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news release Whispers of Hope

City re-visits notice to Whispers of Hope and BETHS

August 8, 2017 Grand Forks, BC – Council re-visited the timelines in their decision from last week regarding the closure of the City owned building occupied by Whispers of Hope and BETHS. The revised notice will give the societies additional time to plan their transition while enforcing the City’s bylaws and sections of the lease…

news release Whispers of Hope

Notice issued to Whispers of Hope and BETHS

City of Grand Forks issues notice of lease termination to Whispers of Hope Benevolence Society and Boundary Emergency and Transitional Housing Society Grand Forks, BC – The City issued notice today for the soup kitchen, emergency shelter and thrift store to cease operations by Friday August 4th, 2017 at 5pm and to vacate the building…



Public Notices


Council Meeting Chambers

PUBLIC NOTICE: CANCELLATION OF AUGUST 21st COTW MEETING

The Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Monday, August 21st, 2017 has been cancelled. The August 21st Regular Meeting is still scheduled for 7:00pm. The next COTW & Regular Meetings are both scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.

Public Notice Electrical Outages

Power Outages

Starting on the afternoon of July 19th, 2017 the power system that feeds some of the downtown core, Riverside Drive, customers on the Granby and at Valley Heights experienced a breakdown causing the power to turn off momentarily. The suspected cause was quickly located and fixed. City crews then realized that there was another breakdown…

Air Quality Advisory

Special Air Quality Statement

July 17, 2017 – Environment Canada and IHA issued a Smoky Skies Bulletin for the Boundary region advising residents to limit strenuous exertion outdoors. “Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and lung or heart disease.”

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2016 Annual Report – Available for Comment

The City’s 2016 Annual Report is available for comment. It will be discussed at City Hall 7pm June 26 in open meeting and residents are encouraged to attend. Appendix A holds the Audited Financial Statements.


PUBLIC NOTICE: 2017 PROPOSED PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTIONS

September 21st, 2016 – Pursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter, Public Notice is hereby given that Grand Forks City Council is considering adopting proposed 2017 Annual Tax Exemption Bylaw 2033 to exempt certain properties used for worship and not-for-profit purposes from taxation in 2017.