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City News

Notice of PLanned Power Outage

August 26, 2016 – The City of Grand Forks Electrical Department will be doing electrical maintenance August 29 and again September 1 from 5:30am to 7:30am both days.

The following area will be without power during those times:
East of Donaldson Drive, north of Central Avenue, and west of Boundary Drive, also known as Val-Mar and behind the A&W.

For further details, please call (250) 442-4148.

Power Outage

Ever wonder about Bylaws?

August 23, 2016 – The City bylaw officer mainly educates residents about their responsibilities to the community. It is the common resources – water, aesthetic landscapes, and public spaces that are collectively managed to a community standard. The bylaw officer makes sure everyone is aware of that standard and lets them know if they are not meeting it.

Unsightly premises are more than just a messy lawn. Typically the property is filled with a full roll off bin or more of garbage that belongs in the landfill. Owners are given at least three notices if their property has been identified as unsightly.

The landfill is open Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 to 4:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 4:00. The current fees are $4 per garbage bag, or if more than 3 bags, $110 per tonne. Curbside pickup allows one 50lb bag biweekly and extra tags are available at City Hall if needed.

Call us with any questions at (250) 442-8266.

Bylaw information

Public Notice – Aesthetic Water Quality

August 15, 2016 – Public Notice: Aesthetic Water Quality August 15, 2016 – The City’s water system reached peak demand where all five wells were pumping directly into the distribution lines. Some residents noticed discolouration in their tap water. Because the fifth well pump kicked on suddenly, it stirred up iron and manganese in the lines. This is similar to the spring distribution flushing. If you notice this, please run your tap until clear. Find out how to reduce the demand on our system.

Questions about water quality? Call us at (250) 442-8266.

Peak Water Use


July 27th, 2016 – The Committee of the Whole & Regular Meetings of Council Scheduled for Monday, August 15th, 2016 have been cancelled.

Grand Forks Annual Report – 2015

June 13th, 2016 – We are pleased to introduce the 2015 Annual Municipal Report for the City of Grand Forks. 2015 was a year of growth and accomplishments and the City is proud to share these highlights. The Annual Report is a legislative requirement of Local Governments as identified in section 98 of the Community Charter.

2016 Parcel Tax Information Documents

April 22nd, 2016

Parcel Tax For Your Information (PDF)

Fire Truck Parcel Tax FAQ Sheet (PDF)


1958-A1 – Fees & Charges Amendment

City Beat

New – From Council Chambers

August 24, 2016

Public Works Week - 2016

Thanks for helping us celebrate the work we do.