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Integrated Watershed Service Explanation Plus Q&A

On Friday Sept 28, 2018 a presentation was made on the proposed Boundary Integrated Watershed Management Service Proposal which comes up for referendum voting next month. This presentation was at Christina Lake Рthere will be another in Grand Forks in the coming week, on Thursday Oct 4 at 5PM at GFSS before the Mayoral Debate.

Along with the recording we have some of the handouts in PDF form as well.

First a FAQ for the proposed Boundary Integrated Watershed Service

next a copy of the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan

And finally the presentation

Thanks to Thomas Reichelt for the ride and taking a hand at the camera.


Death in Jump from Nursery Bridge

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a bridge-jumping incident near Grand Forks on July 8, 2014.

He is Joe (Morey Joseph) Lafreniere, aged 53, from Grand Forks.

Mr. Lafreniere was with a group of acquaintances who were jumping recreationally from the old Nursery rail bridge into the Kettle River on the afternoon of July 8, 2014. When Mr. Lafreniere jumped, he was immediately observed to be in trouble in the river, but his companions could not get him to shore before he was swept away by the current. Search and Rescue were called and rescued Mr. Lafreniere after about 20 minutes. He was immediately transported to hospital but could not be resuscitated.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

The family of Mr. Lafreniere has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service requests that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.