Monthly Archives: June 2017

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.

City Council meetings June 19, 2017

The meetings that were supposed to happen on June 12 were put off to June 19.

The Committee Of The Whole meeting may be viewed below.


Viewing of the Regular (evening) meeting is on hold pending legal consultation.

At some point in the future the meeting in whole or part will likely be available but at this point all I can offer you is my words to council at the end of the meeting.

Grand Forks Parades Committee Boundary Museum Society REGIONAL TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Activation Wage Reimbursement Policy 1207 - Temporary Use of City Property or Facility Agricultural Land Commission application for subdivision on 75th Ave Monthly Highlight Reports from Department Managers IN-CAMERA RESOLUTION