power outage notice

Power outages February 18 and 21

The City is planning power outages 9:00 to approximately 17:00 on February 18 and 8:30 to approximately 15:00 on February 21. We are upgrading sections of the power line. Please see the map below for the approximate areas. Notices have been hand delivered to most affected properties. The red area will be out on February 18 and the purple area on February 21. Thank you for your patience. Please contact City Hall with any questions – (250) 442-8266 | email.

Looking to prepare for an outage?

  • Turn up your heat before the start of the outage.
  • Turn off or unplug appliances or equipment. Sensitive equipment, electronics and appliances should be unplugged during an outage and re-plugged after power has been restored.
  • Preserve heat, where possible. Close blinds or curtains and avoid opening doors to keep heat from escaping. Do not use outdoor barbeques, kerosene or camping heaters indoors as they emit carbon monoxide.
  • Stay warm by dressing in layers and bringing out extra blankets.
  • Get social! Make plans to visit friends or family in another area.
budget 2018

2018 City Budget Workshop 1:30 pm February 5, 2018

The City is drafting its 2018 capital and operating budgets. Everyone is invited to the budget workshops. Staff will present an overview of the proposed budgets for discussion and questions by Council and residents.

2018 Revenues and Taxes Presentation


2018 Capital Budget Presentation


2018 Operations Budget Presentation


Tree trimming in progress

The City is trimming trees on 2nd Street and some other areas that are to be worked on as a part of the electrical system upgrades. We’re making room for crews to work on the poles and line. Please call (250) 442-8266 with any questions or concerns.

1990 International Truck – 186,000km – Snow Plow Rigout


  • DT 466 diesel Engine
  • 10 speed single axle
  • has a leak on the hoist cylinder
  • 12ft dump box
  • 11ft Henderson slide in sander
  • 10 Monroe rotating under body plow

Available for viewing by appointment Monday to Friday 7am – 3:30pm.

Please send your viewing request to:

David Reid

email | 250-442-8266


Sealed bids will be accepted until January 15, 2018 and must be submitted to:

City of Grand Forks

Attention Chief Financial Officer

Mail: Box 220

Drop off: 7217 4th St

Grand Forks, BC   V0H 1H0


Any bids submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

power outage cancelled

Power Outage December 10

Update December 7, 2017 – The planned outage has been cancelled due to a change in the project work schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience.

As a part of the electrical system upgrades, the City is planning a power outage Sunday December 10th from 8:30 to 14:30 in the highlighted are on the map. Thank you for your patience.

For Sale: Highway Commercial Property

This is a PUBLIC NOTICE, pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter, of the intention of the City of Grand Forks to sell a Highway Commercial zoned property at the corner of Central Avenue and 25th St.

The property is legally described as:

Lot A, Plan KAP83258, District Lot 520, S.D.Y.D.

Lot A Plan KAP3258 DL 520 SDYD

Council has deemed this property as excess to the needs of the City and wishes to dispose of the property.

The lowest price that will be accepted for the property is $275,000 plus any applicable taxes.  Property Purchase Tax will be payable at the time of conveyance.  The Purchaser will be responsible for all costs of transferring the title of the property.  The lowest or any offer may not necessarily be accepted.

Sealed offers, identifying the prospective purchaser’s name, address, offer price and a development proposal, together with a certified cheque, or other form of payment acceptable to the City, in the amount of 10% of the offer price, representing payment of a deposit, will be accepted at City Hall, 7217 – 4th Street, P.O. Box 220, Grand Forks, B.C., until the close of business at 4:00 p.m., on November 3, 2017.

Inquiries regarding the property should be directed to Dolores Sheets, Manager of Development & Engineering at 250-442-8266, extension 60116.