Grand Forks, British Columbia
|City of Grand Forks|
|Regional district||Kootenay Boundary|
|• Governing body||Grand Forks City Council|
|• Mayor||Brian Taylor|
|• City||10.44 km2 (4.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||520 m (1,710 ft)|
|• Density||381.70/km2 (988.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
The population of Grand Forks was 3,985 in 2011. The mayor of Grand Forks is Brian Taylor. The city started in the late 19th century when copper mining was popular in both the Boundary and Kootenay regions of British Columbia. It officially became a city on April 15, 1897. In both 1908 and 1911, fires destroyed the downtown core because of the large number of wood frame buildings and stores. Grand Forks has an ice hockey team, the Grand Forks Border Bruins which play in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
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- "Grand Forks - Census Profile". Statistics Canada. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=5905032&Geo2=PR&Code2=59&Data=Count&SearchText=Grand%20Forks&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
- "The History of Grand Forks and the ‘Sunshine Valley’". Grand Forks. http://www.city.grandforks.bc.ca/index.php/about/our-history/. Retrieved 2013-06-26.