Category Archives: Boundary

Founders Day 2018

Greenwood is celebrating Founders Day on July 14 and 15 this year.

Admission is by Donation with the money shared between Founders Day and the Greenwood Food Bank so please be generous.

The line-up for who is appearing / what is happening on the stage:

All the vendor spots appeared to be full at the beginning of Saturday. You can see or yourself in the VR Walk through I did early in the morning. Once the video begins you can change the direction you are looking in by dragging around your mouseĀ  finger in the video.

This year’s parade went off smoothly with no stalls or waits. The weather was accommodating and the onlookers appreciative.

the area’s MP Richard Cannings was present (he even rode a bike in the parade) as was Local MLA Linda Larsen. The Pipe band began the day’s official kick off festivities. While I don’t have the speechifying I did capture the band proceeding to the stage. When the video begins the band is behind you so you will have to ‘turn around’ to see them . . .

For more information and a full list of who is appearing visit their website www.foundersday.ca or their Facebook page.

 

Community Meetings set for Rock Creek and Grand Forks

Grand Forks, BC
May 14, 2018
10:30 a.m. PT

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, there will be two community meetings held, one in Rock Creek
at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and one in Grand Forks at the Grand
Forks Secondary School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Officials will be present to update community members on the current flood situation and
will be available to answer some pressing questions.

Community involvement during this time of unprecedented flooding has been remarkable.
Volunteers are tirelessly supporting relief efforts across the Boundary region. So far,
220,000 sandbags have been distributed.

Emergency officials are cautioning the public to remain vigilant in anticipation of the
second surge of water from melting snow set to pass through local watersheds this week.
The RDKB continues to work closely with local government officials in preparation of this
event.

Public must remain out of evacuated areas. Evacuation orders have been put in place for
public safety and those entering restricted areas put themselves at risk as well as divert
resources from critical flood efforts.

Crews continue to repair critical dikes in the Boundary region in priority sequence.

Many Grand Forks residents have registered with the Red Cross upon evacuation. Loved
ones wanting to connect with them can call 250 442-1658 or 250 442-1556.

It is extremely important to be safe when near floodwater. River levels can rise
quickly and currents can be unpredictable. The ground can be soft and unstable
causing extremely poor footing. Exercise extreme caution.

The contact for the Emergency Operations Centre is 1-888-747-9119.