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City Beat

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Grand Forks Fire / Rescue Set to Hire Additional Deputy Chief

Grand Forks, BC – With changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012, Grand Forks Fire / Rescue will be hiring an additional Deputy Fire Chief in 2018. After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically. From an average of about 300 responses per year…

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City of Grand Forks Hires CAO for 2.5 Year Contract

January 18, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grand Forks, BC – After nearly a year of evaluations and deliberation, the City of Grand Forks Council signed a contract with the current Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Diane Heinrich to become the CAO for two and a half years. Ms. Heinrich was selected to be Interim CAO…

Public Notices

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Stage 3 Water Restrictions

The City will be implementing Stage 3 Watering Restrictions effective Monday September 11 because of the provincial drought levels. We’re asking for the cooperation of all residents as we try to reduce our water demand by fifty percent. During the month of August, the City distribution system (all residents and businesses) used 321,360 m3 of water…

Council Meeting Chambers


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.

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…


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.