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water leak repaired June 2017

Water Leak at 2nd St and Central Ave

Update 6/29/2017: Argosy Construction Group is repairing the leak today! Some customers will be without water for a couple of hours, but those affected have been hand delivered notification. 5/26/2017: One of the valves in the water main is leaking through the valve packing. This means there is water in the intersection. We’re monitoring the…

Collective Agreement Handshake

CUPE Local 4728 and City of Grand Forks reach new deal

After two days of bargaining, the City of Grand Forks and CUPE Local 4728 reached agreement on a four and a half year deal. Management and the Union worked together to find new terms that saw a unanimous ratification by the Union and by Council. Both sides walked away feeling happy with the results that…



Public Notices


Electrical Transformers RFP

RFP Submission Deadline: August 14, 2017 at 2:00pm The intent of this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) is to provide new transformers for the City’s electric utility. ELEC2017-01-RFP RFP INQUIRIES All inquiries (not submissions) should be directed to: Rod Zielinski- Power Distribution Coordinator (250) 442-4148 email

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…

Power Pole Test and Treat RFQ

RFQ Submission Deadline: August 4, 2017 at 2:00pm

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.”


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.