Grand Forks Projects & Initiatives
Grand Forks, located in the south-central interior of British Columbia, is home to an abundance of wildlife. The semi-arid climate makes the area ideal habitat for bears, cougars, coyotes, deer, moose, raccoons, and rattlesnakes.
Living alongside such diverse wildlife can sometimes involve conflict. The provincial government manages wildlife in B.C. and Grand Forks works with provincial agencies on reducing human-wildlife conflict within our municipal boundaries. We can take steps reduce human-wildlife conflicts in all of our day-to-day activities and think about how we live, work, and play with respect to wildlife.
Downtown Free WiFi
The City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks Credit Union, Community Futures Boundary and Grand Forks Rotary jointly purchased and created a free downtown wireless hot spot. There are currently 6 access points installed that connect through the Grand Forks Fiber Optic Network to the internet.
The Rotary Free WIFI zone covers the campground and city park area, as well as a good section of the downtown core area.The system uses outdoor Meraki (a division of Cisco) access points to provide these Gateways and Mesh connections. The 6 access points were connected during the week of August 5th and during the first week a total of 16GB of traffic and over 400 different devices have connected to the wireless network.
Grand Forks Wood Stove Buy Back Program
To access information with regard to the Regional District Woodstove Buy Back Program, please access the following website:
Wood Stove Exchange Coordinator: John Vere