Category Archives: Whats Up In GF

Local Volunteers Recognized with Sovereign’s Medal For Volunteers

An event on the steps at the north entrance to City Hall n the morning of July 19, 2017 took place to celebrate the awarding of the Sovereign’s Medal For Volunteers to two long time local volunteers: Lorraine Dick and Chris Moslin

On hand were MP Richard Cannings, Mayor Konrad, a number of city councilors and an appreciative crowd of supporters.

Moslin, a former teacher and city councilor, was lauded for being instrumental in the Rails to Trails project since the beginning. Dick who has volunteered in various roles and projects over the years was singled out for the volunteer income tax preparation program.

Recycle BC Info Session

The Grand Forks & District Public Library hosted a Recycle BC Info Session Jily 6, 2017

Bil Paton, who is a Service Manager, from RecycleBC was there to give information and answer questions about the new Blue Bin recycle program.

What can you put in the bins, what has to taken to the depot and what is trash and why.

As you watch the video bear in mind that when he says something can be recycled it doesn’t always mean that it can go into the curbside blue bins – some things, like Glass, have to go to the recycling depot out near the city dump. So pay attention to the context of his words.

Amateur Radio Field Day

June 23, 2017

This weekend is the 80th Annual Amateur Radio Field Day and Ham Radio operators from Grand Forks are taking part.

This event is a part of emergency services – specifically it tests and demonstrates that local amateur radio operators / clubs can support communications in the event of catastrophes that knockout the normal power and communications systems. The idea, as Brian Norwood explains in the video, is to operate a shortwave radio station powered off-grid for 24 hours. Clus all over North America are also participating. During this time the gear can only powered by batteries, generators or solar power generation systems. Fructova, where this group is setting up, has a large array of solar photo-voltaic panels.

The public is invited to come down and find out more – the operators have to man the site for 24 hours from Saturday June 24 overnight to Sunday.