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RCMP seize over 900 marijuana plants .............................. 2


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Maeve Wilson (above left) as Pinocchio and Georgia Phillips (above right) as The Fox have their moment in the spotlight at the Lady Grey Elementary School version of the classic story of Pinocchio called No Strings Attached. Check out the Golden Star website or Facebook site for more photos from the show. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Transit questions still linger Darryl Crane

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At its regular open meeting held April 10, the Town of Golden Council announced its intent to cancel all contracts associated with the provision of public transit services in the Golden area. The announcement has caused some backlash from the community who is trying to understand why and how the decision was made. Sonya Smith is the President of Olympus Stage Lines which was the company contracted to run the service in Golden. Even though she is a business person, Smith was not happy about the decision for many reasons.


“As a taxpayer I am angry and disappointed. I do believe there is a lot of misconception in the community,� Smith said. “I believe our community is losing a service which could have been very valuable.� Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Golden, David Allen, said he understood how it could look as if this was a decision which was made quickly in the public eye but nothing could be further from the truth. “It was based on a pretty thorough analysis that BC Transit did of the service. That was a 92 page report. The gist of it really was the reason for council deciding to discontinue the service,� he said. Allen explained that in the report that when Golden was compared with similar sized communities, the


town was at the bottom with a 3.4 per cent cost recovery and it was second highest from the top for the cost to run the service. Allen pointed to a combination of long distances in the rural area combined with a low ridership as contributing factors. Smith felt the system was not used to its full potential, and that the town had not taken advantage of the opportunities offered. “There are small communities with amazing transit systems. Those municipalities actively plan, advertise, promote and support their systems. BC Transit offers municipalities marketing materials at no charge and Golden has never to my knowledge taken advantage of these tools,� Smith said. continued on page 4


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Over 900 marijuana plants in total siezed by Golden RCMP Darryl Crane On April 24, the Golden RCMP executed a search warrant in the 500 block of 11th St. South in Golden. They seized 322 marijuana plants along with extensive growing equipment. “In my 20 years it is probably one of the best set ups I have ever seen. They had a professional electrician in there,� said

Sgt. Troy Durand with the Golden RCMP. He explained, “Normally the smell of marijuana is so potent that in a community like this you would get lots of phone calls. We could stand in the doorway and not smell a thing.� Two males and one female have been charged with cultivation of marijuana, mischief and theft of power. The Golden RCMP had been working on the

case for more than a year. “It is pretty significant. We get lots of information on these files. It is pretty hard to gather the evidence in a grow op file. To have it end up in a search warrant is significant,� Durand said. He added it has been awhile since the detachment has seen a case like this within the town of Golden, however a few months ago the detachment was involved in a case in the Blaeberry

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region. The Golden Detachment RCMP also obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 600 block of Golden Donald Upper Road. The search warrant was executed on April 27, and the Golden RCMP officers located and seized 625 marijuana plants, extensive grow equipment, and electrical bypass equipment. The investigation is continuing, no persons have been charged in this case at this time. Police are trying to locate the owner of the house, whom they believe is not a local resident. Durand says the two cases are not related to each other.

Pictured above is just a small amount of the marijuana found when Golden RCMP executed two search warrants. Photo Submitted

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During the regular council meeting on April 24 questions about a recommendation from staff to have a five per cent taxation increase were posed by council. At the meeting Chief Financial Officer, Lisa Vass, explained why staff had recommended the town go with a five per cent taxation increase. Coun. John Jackson wondered what would have to be cut in order to tack the increase down to the second option of a four per cent increase. “We recommend that we go to five per cent because as we have seen in the past if we lower the rate down the road then we are going to see issues with our capital funding,� Vass said. Vass went on to explain that under the five per cent plan, the town would be able to get the snow removal reserve back to the level it should be at. In an interview in the days after the council meeting, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Golden, David Allen, further explained the position. “To put this into perspective a one per cent property tax increase only generates $43,000 in revenue for the Town of Golden, not a lot of money compared to larger municipalities. A five per cent tax increase is required if we are to maintain the current levels of service for the many services and programs that our municipality provides. For example, snow clearing budgets can be reduced as long as the public is willing to accept that roads and sidewalks will be plowed less frequently,� Allen said. “However, some costs are far more difficult to control. The cost of energy has jumped significantly over the last few years, and in 2012 two per cent of the five per cent property tax increase is required to pay for the increased cost of electricity, propane, and fuel for municipal operations. Conservation is one way to minimize the impacts of these energy increases, and in 2011 the Town was able to reduce water consumption by 20 per cent, resulting in a savings of $21,000 in electrical charges for pumping water.� Allen went on to explain why he felt this a better option for the town than the four per cent increase. “A four per cent tax increase would reduce Town revenue by about $43,000, which would limit our ability to maintain adequate reserves, in this case the snow clearing and flood protection reserve. Managing risk as part of effective municipal management, and in 2010 we had a big snow year, which meant that we spent beyond our normal annual snow clearing budget,� he said. In 2011 we had to draw down on our snow clearing reserve to purchase additional winter road main-

tenance materials, so the five per cent tax increase allows us to put money back into this reserve in the event of another big snow year.� When asked if there was no increase in taxes what effect would this have on the town Allen said services would have to be cut and/or scaled back. “ In fact, while eliminating public transit in Golden and the surrounding rural area was a difficult decision for Council, we would have been potentially looking at a larger tax increase if we hadn’t cut this service. Similar to the Consumer Price Index, which is adjusted every year based on annual cost increases in various goods and services, municipalities also have to keep up with annual increases in the inputs associated with the provision of municipal services and programs. The alternative is reducing the level of service (i.e. less frequent snow plowing, etc.),� he said. “In addition to property taxes, like other municipalities the Town of Golden charges fees for certain utilities and services (i.e. water, sewer, municipal waste and recycling, and recreation, etc.). The public is generally more receptive to increases in user fees and charges, as they are more discretionary. In 2012 Council will be reviewing pricing and other financial policies to identify options for shifting revenues from property taxes to user fees.� Allen also explained why these are very challenging times for many communities who are trying to keep their budgets under control. “Unlike the provinces and the federal government, municipalities are not legally allowed to have budget deficits. Every year municipal budgets must balance. However, 92 cents out of every tax dollar go to federal and provincial governments, with only eight cents going to municipal government. Ironically, local government is the most accessible and transparent form of government, and provides the public with the most important services (i.e. water, sewer, roads, street lighting, recreation, arts and culture, etc.). Allen went on to talk about this deficit. “The looming infrastructure deficit ($123 billion in 2007 according to the FCM - article/id25221 ) is going to be an issue for all Canadian municipalities. Fortunately, Golden is making good progress on developing its own Asset Management Plan which will identify how to deal with the Town’s aging infrastructure over the next 10 – 20 years,� he said. “It is time for municipalities to stop relying on property taxes as their main source of revenue (Golden will get about 43 per cent of total revenue from property taxes, and 24 per cent from fees and charges). We need new financial tools like consumptive taxes (i.e. a portion of the HST and/or GST, and the B.C. property transfer tax, etc.).�

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Local Girl Guides Pitch-In The Girl Guides of Golden participated in the nationwide Pitch-In Week. The local chapter of Girl Guides, including Sparks, Brownies and Pathfinders picked up garbage along the river and the Pedestrian Bridge as their contribution to the project and the community on April 24. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo


Little Mittens looks for new home Darryl Crane The Little Mittens Animal Rescue group made a presentation to council about the group’s hope to one day have a building to continue they work the do in the Golden area. On hand presenting for the group was president of the Little Mittens,Alannah Duffy, and Jamie Crawford who is a member of the group’s board. The group explained that currently they been working through a trap/neuter/ return program to try and help control the feral cat population in Golden. However one of the biggest challenges they are facing is not having a building of their own to house the animals while they are captured. “In order to function at full efficiency we require community support especially in order to secure a building to house a cat shelter,” Duffy said. The group is currently using half a garage space to look after the animals. They have 15 adult cats along with four kittens in this space which is a challenge for them. The group was looking for formal support from the town to get a building which would have at least three rooms so they could have a proper space to house the animals. Council thanked the group for coming in and presenting. Propane contract awarded The Propane Supply Contract for the Town of Golden was awarded to Superior Propane for a two year term. The contract is for the supply of propane fuel for a fixed price of $0.429/litre plus applicable taxes. “We could go for a cheaper variable rate but due to the uncertainty of what is going to happen with energy costs over the next number of years, out of caution we are suggesting a fixed rate,” said chief administrative officer David Allen. Coun. Ron Oszust declared a conflict and removed himself from the discussion and awarding of the contract. Rates at Golden Civic Centre A question about the rates to use the Golden Civic Centre was posed at the end of the meeting by a member of the gallery. The question was over rates being too high for some user groups. Mayor Christina Benty pointed out the rates bylaw has not been passed as of yet. “We figure we might have aimed low as far as operational costs but since it is a new building we are going to be looking at what the operational costs for the building and then compare them. We may have to make some adjustments or at least decide what we are going to do.” It was pointed out that the rates are being based on historic rates with some slight adjustments due to some of the new options in the facility since the renovation.

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Allen felt the service was just not living up to the goals that it was implemented for. “The idea of public transit is that it should be convenient and get single occupancy vehicles off the road. It should reduce greenhouse gas emissions but clearly it wasn’t having that kind of impact,” Allen said. “Unfortunately it failed. People were not using it.” Smith saw the transit as an important part to Golden moving forward, and is something which will hurt the area going forward. “Transit has many benefits, economic, social and environmental. Despite the Official Community Plan indicating transit is a priority to the community now and into the future, it has been cut I believe without adequate consideration of the future of our community,” she said. Allen also explained the decision had to be made in a timely fashion so the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), who provided part of the funding for the service, could be informed. He also stressed that another contributing factor in the cancellation of the system was the fact that the town was going to have to purchase two new buses at the end of the year. “That would have tapped out our grants and gas tax money. With the expectation that ridership would not increase all that much we would be stuck with a service that would not do what it was intended to do.” Smith felt there were changes available to council to work with the system. “At a time when people are recogniz-

ing the benefits of transit more than ever before Golden has cancelled the service without even truly attempting to make it successful,” she said. She went on to explain that at a meeting with council in February it was indicated “The Golden system was still ‘young’ and establishing itself. And poor performance was not uncommon in this situation.” Smith felt transit could have also helped with other problems the town is facing such as limited parking. “Transit had the potential to benefit many residents 12 months out of the year unlike many other projects such as the bicycle program. People who utilize transit are generally not the most affluent in society and, consequently, often times their voices are easily ignored.” Allen said that sometimes when economic situations are tough councils are put in a position where they “have to make tough decisions.” “You have to look at all your services... In terms of the public transit system it was not about the idea of scaling back. We had a very low ridership and a very high cost,” Allen said. Smith felt from the information she has been provided on the system, there was a great chance for this service moving ahead and the system is a great loss to the area. “After going to such great lengths in order to bring BC Transit into our community, cancelling the system without first making every effort to have it succeed seems premature... Primarily it is important for people to know that we had an opportunity to offer a valuable service to our community at potentially no cost to taxpayers and now it has been cancelled.”

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Weekly protest to continue during teachers job action in Golden Darryl Crane Local teachers are continuing to come up with different ways to voice their concerns in their ongoing job action. Teachers will now be going to the public once a week to have their voices heard in protest where they will be picketing to remind people that even though they are back to work they are not pleased about how things have been progressing. Kara Hunt is a teacher who has 20 years of experience and will be taking part in these new actions. “I think you would be very hard pressed to find any teacher in this province that was OK with anything in Bill 22. I think we need our people to know that we are going to defend public education because we think it is in serious trouble,” Hunt said. Hunt went on to explain why she feels this is an important struggle for students in British Columbia. “Because I want the public to know we are not done. I want them to know we may be back to work but we are not happy about it,” she said. “The fact that libraries are buildings for books and no longer have librarians in them. That our special needs kids have been the hardest hit I think. Classrooms are getting larger,” Hunt said. Hunt explained she is hopeful the public and parents will join the teachers “To save public education.” She also added teachers don’t do what they have been doing very easyily and most teachers are very uncomfortable with what they are doing. “In my 20 years (as a teacher), particularly the last eight or nine, you have seen every year get worse and worse. I think the teachers are the only ones standing up to say anything, maybe because we see it and we know. But we need to get the public to say something is seriously wrong,” she said. “Teachers do a very good job of making sure the kids get everything that they can give them, because it is in our nature. When the schools have less and less we make up the difference because we get very attached and we love these people.”

Local teachers were out with signs, and vow to do so once a week, to remind the government they have not given up their fight during the current labour dispute. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

RCMP Report: Climber dies in fall Golden/Field RCMP detachment is requesting any information with regards to a number of mischief complaints that were received over the weekend of April 20 to April 22, 2012. A complaint was received that graffiti had been left at Golden Secondary School both in the west parking lot and on the sidewalk in front of the main entrance. It is believed that this took place sometime on Friday, April 20. In addition to this incident, a number of personal vehicles suffered broken windows and were keyed throughout the town while parked at private residences. The RCMP also received several complaints of windows being broken at various properties in town. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the Golden/Field RCMP Detachment at 344-2221. The Golden/Field RCMP detachment is starting to see an increase in mischief to property, theft and break and enter occurrences in the Golden area due to the warmer weather. Police are reminding property owners to keep their out buildings, gates, homes and vehicles locked to prevent theft. The most common break and enter/theft occurring in the Golden area is the result of unlocked buildings or vehicles. In additional to already existing residential patrols, police will also be issuing violation tickets for liquor consumption in public areas to curb late night and early morning vandalism April 21 Golden/Field RCMP Detachment responded to a commercial vehicle collision involving two semi trucks, 7.4 kilometres east of Golden on Highway 1 in the avalanche area. Police arrived to find impatient westbound traffic sneaking through the scene and driving through and over cattle remains which had spilled onto the roadway. These motorists destroyed some of the scene evidence. An eastbound semi truck with a tridum trailer

hauling cattle innards and remains, failed to negotiate the curve and over turn into a westbound semi truck driver’s path. Golden Search and Rescue, BC Ambulance Service, Highways, and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement attended. The driver of the westbound semi truck sustained some injuries and was taken to the Golden Hospital. The Golden/Field RCMP Detachment were also dispatched to a complaint that a 28-year-old male snowmobiler had been injured in the backcountry near Vertebrate Glacier and Prattle Creek. A local back country lodge called search and rescue and police, and also assisted the injured man. RCMP immediately notified the Provincial Emergency Plan (PEP) and spoke with a Golden Search and Rescue co-ordinator who was already aware of the situation. The snowmobiler was transported to the Foothill Hospital in Calgary by STARS helicopter for injuries related to a fall. April 28 At 5:52 p.m., the Golden Field RCMP were contacted by the BC Ambulance Service as they were attending to Mount Stephen in Yoho National Park for a report of a hiker/climber who had fallen off of a cliff. Police, Ambulance and Parks Canada personnel staged in the area, which is approximately three kilometres east of Field. Parks Canada Search and Rescue attended, and utilizing a helicopter, located the 29-yearold male who had fallen some 50 metres from the ledge he was traversing. The male was pronounced dead on arrival, and the BC Coroners Service were contacted. The body was recovered from the scene by Parks Canada Search and Rescue and transported to the Golden and District General Hospital. Next of kin have been notified, and the deceased’s name is being withheld. Golden/Field RCMP and the BC Coroners Service investigations are continuing.

Board of Variance Expressions of Interest The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is looking for volunteers for the Board of Variance (BOV). The BOV consists of three (3) members that review land use variance appeals for all CSRD Electoral Areas (A-F). The appointments are for a three (3) year term. Training will be provided to members. Individuals who best demonstrate the following attributes will be recommended to the CSRD Board of Directors for appointment: x Have a background in land use development or local government x Have an understanding of the CSRD and local government process x Have an interest and passion for sustainable community development Expression of Interest forms are available on the CSRD website ( or at the CSRD Office in Salmon Arm Please return completed forms via email, mail, or in person by 4:00 pm Monday, May 7th, 2012 to: Candice Benner, Development Services Assistant Columbia Shuswap Regional District PO Box 978, Salmon Arm BC V1E 4P1 Phone: (250) 833-5904 or Toll Free 1-888-248-2773 Fax: (250) 832-3375


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Showing support This week I had the chance to see just how much fun can be had in this area while also doing a great deal of good for the community at the same time. Soccer season officially kicked off and the field of dreams was open for business. Teams of children were getting out and being active while learning from a great group of volunteers about a great sport. However something else which was nice to see were By Darryl Crane all of the parents (and others) who not only came along to be coaches but also were out watching and cheering the kids along. It can never be underestimated how important being out there to watch your child participate can mean to them. It was also great to see the coaches work with the children on many different aspects of the game while promoting the fun nature of sports. There were no cries from the sideline about winning or losing but there were many people laughing and having fun watching the players run around and enjoy themselves. It is inspiring to see so many people giving of their time to be organizers and coaches. It is also great to see people taking from their own lives to give something back to local children. The ideals which make up giving something back for others was also evident at the Rotary auction held at the Golden Civic Centre. Hundreds of individuals turn out to place bids on items which were donated by local people, groups and businesses. The money raised will go to help people in many different countries and once again there were many volunteers on hand to help run the event. Everyone involved made the event as interesting as possible with a great cause behind it all. Hundreds of people also came to the event to place their bids to help with the cause the Rotarians were working for. The level of commitment shown by the group and the level of support given by those who came by to have a fantastic burger or find something to bid on was at a high level as always. The support shown and work put in is amazing to see. To find out the totals raised came out to right around $16,000 is spectacular and all of those people involved deserve a great pat on the back. Speaking of pats on the back something else I saw this week was a first for me since coming to Golden. As I wandered into the downtown area on Thursday morning I was greeted with the lineup heading up the block from the Art Gallery of Golden. It brought back some fond memories of sleeping outside in Newfoundland to get tickets for shows when I was in University. Kicking Horse Culture has put on a spectacular string of shows at the new look Civic Centre and have given many great memories to local people. But they too need the support of local people or else the shows would never happen. Many different businesses and individuals have stepped up to help the shows grow and give even more reason for artists to come and perform in the town. So to all the volunteers and supporters who are involved in making this town what it is, well done.

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Bridge to Bridge questions Letters to the editor: In the April 11 edition of The Golden Star an article was ran regarding the Kicking Horse River Dyke Upgrade and CAO David Allen quoted the following: "We're not here to sell this project, it is up to the electorate. And if 10 per cent of that electorate is against borrowing funds to support this project, then that will be the end of it”. Now in the April 25 edition of the paper we get the following from Councillor and Current Acting Mayor, Caleb Moss: “Bridge to bridge will move forward and the conversation of whether or not to proceed is not on the table. This project has been deemed a community priority, has the support of at least three consecutive councils and

will finally be addressed”. So my question is do the residents of Golden have an option to say whether the Town goes into debt for a $2,100,000.00 loan which will eventually cost $3,973,000.00 as per the Staff Report sent out by CAO Allen, March 6th., 2011 or not? In my opinion the residents of Golden do have an option to either approve or disapprove the borrowing of money to upgrade the dykes. And why are they putting in the beautification project? The cost of the actual dyking is almost covered by the Federal and Provincial government. Drop the beautification upgrades from the cost of the necessary dyking project. If Council wants to go ahead with this project at a later date cover the cost of it by increasing the taxes of the

Old Age Security Dear Editor, Today we received letters (both of us), from the Honourable Diane Finley, P.C., M.P., Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, regarding the proposed changes to the Old Age Security (OAS) program. We are both over the age of 65 and receiving the Old Age Security pension. The letter states: “If you are already receiving OAS, you will not be affected by any of the proposed changes.”

Jim deBolebec Golden

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Star OPINION Bridge to bridge

Golden point of view

Where is it that we live again? I am confused after the report written in last week’s paper about the Bridge to Bridge project. Since when do the people not have a say? I do not question that repairs need to be made to the existing dyke along the Kicking Horse River to satisfy the government’s need to protect us in the event of a one in 200 year possibility of flooding on the north side of Golden. Offer us some options. Flooding could happen and it would be inconvenient but the business owners along the dyke are insured for such an event. So why are we being taxed to protect privately owned commercial property on the north side of town? When I contacted the Ministry of Transportation

Are you going to miss the Golden Transit?

Safety issues

Karen Epp

Dan Poitrass

Lara Hernberger

“I’m outraged... The first year that I lived here, I didn’t have a car for a year, and that’s the only way I got back and forth. And how many people here are trying to be eco-friendly, and don’t have cars?”

“I’ve been wondering if enough people were using it. I personally don’t know anybody who has been. It doesn’t seem like there’s enough demand for it in town right now.”

“I think people use it. I used to work up at Dairy Queen, and there were definitely quite a few people up there who live in town and use the busses to get up there. I think it will be missed.”

Go to to have your say. Teacher issues Not that I am a big fan of the bullying tactics of federal or provincial governments, but is it just me or are the teachers, pilots and airline workers, civil servants and public employees not earning far more than private sector workers such as you and I to begin with? And are their pensions not far ahead of us same folk who toil endlessly without snivelling about how badly we are being treated by our employers? Teachers start at a wage which is already higher than the average Canadian single income earner, who does not enjoy three months of annual holidays. What’s the reason these elite income groups can’t suck it up like the rest of us and get on with it? And from where does this need arise to create as much havoc and inconvenience to those folk to whom their alleged mission

Dear Editor, MP David Wilks is acting recklessly, putting his community members’ health at risk. He is supporting legislation that will reduce food safety oversight and make major cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Canadians remember the devastating impact on many families from deaths caused by the Listeriosis outbreaks. We know that more needs to be done to protect consumers, but in a callous and misguided move the Conservatives are making the problem worse. They have decided to cut food inspectors and eliminate programs designed to proactively identify unsafe meat and other food products. Bowing to industry pressure, Conservatives are also eliminating enforcement of product labelling in

is to serve and assist and whose support they are so desperately seeking? I heard one of the BCTF drones on TV the other day whining about the extra work for which teachers were not getting paid, presumably what they call voluntary participation in extra-curricular activities. Excuse me, voluntary? When I started my career in teaching, one was expected to assist in the supervision of early morning yard duty, recess, lunch, and dismissal duties, and coach a sports activity and mentor a club such as the camera, glee, craft, science….you know, the discipline for which one was best suited. No argument, no extra perquisites or pay. It was just something one did with pride - and it was also done wearing a shirt, tie and suit jacket. Jeans and T-shirts hadn’t even been invented yet. One was expected to go to summer school to upgrade for six weeks on his/her own dime, too.

about their role in the project, I was told that they have not been consulted and that yes they have either a rehab or replacement of the bridge on the books. So what happens to the B2B project if the new bridge is relocated upriver even 200 feet? As a property owner on the dyke, who stands to gain substantially from higher property values as a result of the project Caleb Moss should recuse himself. And yet I’m told that there is no conflict of interest because the project is for the greater good. Seriously? Who will maintain the path in winter and at what cost? Where will the business owners who presently park in the back alley park? If this project was so important why isn’t it a part to the regular infrastructure work undertaken by the Town? Colleen Palumbo Golden, BC spite of widespread violations. Consumers will now be responsible for determining whether companies’ claims about nutritional information, such as levels of cholesterol, sodium and sugar, are true. For those with serious health conditions like peanut allergies or diabetes, false claims could prove deadly. Waiting for Canadians to get sick is not a food safety strategy. Liberals are opposing these cuts because Canadians deserve to know that food they buy at the grocery store is safe and that manufacturers’ health claims are true. I encourage Mr. Wilks to reverse his reckless position and put Canadians’ health first. Frank Valeriote, MP for Guelph, Ont. Liberal Party Critic for Agriculture

And for all this, a first-year teacher earned the princely sum of $3,300. Okay, that was a couple of years ago I admit, but it was in what was then considered the most progressive school board in North America, Etobicoke. I didn’t stay in the education system very long because I had difficulty accepting the “closed shop” militant union mentality which over the years threatens to interfere with, or worse, disrupt and contaminate, the learning environment and opportunities for our children, the nation’s most valuable natural resource. And when I hear them spouting propaganda such as ‘job action being performed for the sake of the students’, I want to gag. I wonder if there could be a connection here as to why some of our kids grow up thinking the world owes them everything? Ed Murdoch Enderby

Province must fulfill its responsibility to communities Every second week, I have the opportunity to share my thoughts on a number of issues that face my communities and in January, I wrote an MLA report about community resilience. In recent times, it was this report that garnered the greatest number of constituent contacts, indicating to me that this is an issue that is of interest to many. To increase the resilience of a community, action must be taken to enhance the capacity of citizens and institutions to thrive even during times of social, environmental or economic change. In my previous report, I wrote primarily about the

need for communities to be able to make decisions for themselves. But there are a number of other factors that are needed to ensure that rural communities are able to manage the challenges brought about by climate change and peak oil. Local government leaders across the region are applying sustainability principles to governance, making sure that we are prepared for whatever the future holds. Four key principles of sustainability that are being applied by communities are resource conservation, social equity, adaptive management and just transition.

Resilient communities are careful to use existing resources in a manner that ensures maximum benefit for its citizens, not just for today but for tomorrow. Resilient communities work toward developing policies and programs to make life more affordable and provide opportunities for all citizens to fully participate in community life. Resilient communities are committed to adaptive management, using the best practices available, developing a culture of continuous learning, and being prepared to modify strategies as more information becomes available.

But resilient communities also require a provincial understanding of just transition. Just transition means that mechanisms must be in place to ensure that as communities adapt to environmental, economic and social change no individual or sector bears an unfair burden. The provincial government must commit to just transition, it must fulfill this responsibility to communities. There will be challenges ahead. But I believe our communities will thrive as citizens work together, share individual knowledge and focus efforts on building a stronger community.

- MLA Report By Norm Macdonald

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more information... go to Events •• For Looking for ski hill events? Entertainment Golden Cinema Presents American Reunion Playing now until Thursday May 3 at 7 p.m. The Avengers (3D) Playing Friday May 4 and Saturday 5 at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., and Sunday May 6 tp Thursday May 10 at 7 p.m.

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This Week Monday and Wednesday Night Badminton- Monday 7-8:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Rec Plex. Adults & students welcome. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. A.P.E.S. After School Program Ever y Monday to Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Alexander Park Elementar y. For more info or to register, please contact the After School Program manager at 272-0425.

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ELECTORAL AREA ‘A’ LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is inviting Expressions of Interest from individuals interested in participating on the Electoral Area ‘A Local Advisory Committee (LAC) for a 2 year term. The LAC will consist of up to 5 volunteers who will provide local input to the Electoral Area Director on service delivery and community issues that are the responsibility of and can be provided by the CSRD. The draft Terms of Reference and Expression of Interest forms are available on the CSRD website at www. Residents of Electoral Area ‘A’ interested in participating are requested to forward a completed Expression of Interest form by email, post, fax or in person before 4 PM on Friday May 25, 2012 to: Carolyn Black, Deputy Manager of Corporate Administration Services Columbia Shuswap Regional District PO Box 978 Salmon Arm BC V1E 4P1 Email: Phone: 250-833-5939 or 1-888-248-2773 toll-free Fax: 250-832-3375

Minor Hockey AGM Wednesday, May 2, 7pm, upstairs arena meeting room. Girls Girls Girls at the Rockwater Grill and Bar The UK touring band will perform their high-energy, dance your socks off set. McHappy Day, $1 from every Big Mac, Happy meal, and hot McCafe sold will go to local children’s charities like Ronald McDonald House. Positive Discipline A free parenting education program ever y Wednesday from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Alexander Park Elementar y, Strong Start room for children, Music room for parents. (Snacks and childcare provided for children). The program starts April 11, and will run until June 6. For more info, or to register contact Rachel or Carrie at the Golden Family Centre - 250-344-2000. Afterschool Shakeup – FREE homework help for students in grades 8 to 12. Ever y Wednesday, 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Golden Secondar y School por table from now until June

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2012. Call 250-439-9665 for more information.

Thurs, May 3 Golden Golf Course opening on Thursday, May 3. Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub. Youth Action Group Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Golden Secondary portable from now until June 2012. This free program aims to create more opportunities for youth in Golden! Call 250-439-9665 for more information. Parents Reading, Children Succeeding - FREE 6-week program for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents, April 26 to May 31, 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in the StrongStart room. Call 439-9324 for info and to register.

Fri, May 4 Golden ATV Club AGM, May 4, 7pm at the Lion’s Den. For more info call Dan 250-344-6571. DJ Wakcutt at the Rockwater Grill and Bar Little Mittens Animal Rescue Funraiser at Mad Trapper, May 4, 9pm. Tim and his travelin’ band will be performing. Advance tickets $12 and $15 at the door.

Sat, May 5 Live Kicks presents Lucas Myers in Deck. 7:30pm Saturday, May 5 at the Golden Civic Centre. Karaoke Night The Mad Trapper hosts a karaoke night every Saturday. LP Garage Sale, Saturday, May 5, 10am in LP Mill parking lot. All money raised donated to STARS. St. Andrew United Church 901 1th Ave. S Annual pie, plant, bake sale and tea. Saturday May 5th at 10am. Donations of plants appreciated. For more info call 250-344-6336.

Golden Food Bank is hosting the Annual Food Drive, Saturday May 5, and Saturday May 12. Volunteers needed. Contact the Food bank at 250-344-2113, or CSRD Stewardship Round-up Event Parking lot across from 7-11 Petro Canada on Saturday May 5, 10 am to 3 pm. Bring household hazardous materials for free disposal.

Sun, May 6 Jay Aymar The roots singer/songwriter will be playing an early Sunday show at the Rockwater grill and Bar.. Junior Climbing Club Sundays 12:30-2pm. Cost $45 for a 4 session punch card. Booking is recommended, call Ian or Rachel, 250-344-6444. www.

Mon, May 7 Grief and loss support group Mondays, 7:30pm at the Pentacostal Church, 717 10th St. Call Jim, 250-344-2459. Pilates-for better bones, balance and strength. Session starts Monday May 7 thru Friday, June 1. Every Monday & Friday at the Rec Plex. For info and registration call College of the Rockies, 250-344-5901.

Tues, May 8 John Jenkins & Friends Live acoustic mountain folk, Rock, Reggae, improv. Starts at 8pm at Rockwater Grill & Bar. Golden Figure Skating Club AGM Tuesday , May 8 at 7pm in the Louisiana Pacific Board Room. Names of all attendies will be entered $100 off one registration. Afterschool Shakedown – FREE homework help for students in Grades 3 to 7. Every Tuesday, 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Lion’s Den (below the public library) from now until June 2012. This program aims to help students with homework and areas of difficulty such as reading, writing and math. Call 4399665 for more information.

Hospice Training on May 8, and 15 from 7-9pm in the hospital community room. For more info call 250-344-6058.

Upcoming Events Little Chimps 2012-2013 preschool registration. For more info call Shelley at 439-9324 Golden Cyling Club AGM, Tuesday, May 8, 5:30 pm at Kicking Horse River Lodge. Golden Softball Association 2012 season begins early May. Interested teams and individuals please contact Greg, 344-2974. Stone Iris , rock blues, reggae and soul band is playing on Friday, May 11 at the Rockwater Grill & Bar. Shriner’s 16th Annual Charity Golf “Best Ball-Fun Tournamentâ€?. Friday May 11. Register at the Golf Club or Fax entry form to 344-2922 or 250-3448804 or call Bryce Piggot (Golf Registrar) at 344-8412. Farmers Market/Garage Sale May 12, 10am -6pm at the Parson Rink and Baseball Diamond. Zumba demo at 1pm and free outdoor class. BBQ lunch and dinner, pony rides. Proceeds go to the Parson Hall. Mother’s Day Tea in the Gardens Sunday May 13, 2 pm to 4 pm at Mountainside Gardens. Bring your mom for a springtime tradition to enjoy the gardens and complimentary refreshments and snacks! Live music by John Jenkins. Heart & Stroke Foundation BIG BIKE is coming to Golden on May 14. To register your teamto ride this bicycle built for 30. Contact Jaquie at 344-6246. James Struthers He is out on the road and will be making a stop for an intimate show at Jita’s CafĂŠ in Golden on May 15 at 12 p.m. Healthy Lawn and Garden Fair at the Golden Civic Centre Saturday May 26, 11 am to 4 pm. Wildsight Golden in partnership with The Town of Golden and supporting group the Canadian Cancer Society, host 2012’s HealthyLawn and Garden Fair. Please join us and register! Free to attend.

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A favoured activity at the Kicking Horse Fall Faire has been the Lawn Tractor racing competition, and this year the organizers are looking for more entries. You may be wondering how you turn the family lawn mower into a fire breathing, high intensity racing machine. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have some professional help, but where do you





find that in Golden, BC you might ask? Well, ask one of the racers from the past, like Randy or Jason Tress. Probably the first question to ask yourself is whether or not you are going to race your mower in the stock or the modified competition. If you and your neighbour are already racing your lawn tractors to see who can finish your lawns first then you may just want to stick to the stock category but if you are a “mowtivated” individual a few of the rules are: brakes must provide adequate stopping; steering must be functional and have minimal play; must be




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Lawn Tractor Racing Returns to the Fall Faire in Golden lawn tractor chassis and body and resemble a lawn tractor; no suspension travel other than from factory: must be lawn tractor type engine (4 stroke) no horse power size restrictions; governors can be altered or removed; must have functional kill switch ( tether or seat style). For a complete copy of the rules for stock or modified entries, drop by the Kicking Horse Country Fall Faire booth at the Healthy Lawn and Garden Show on May 26. Copies of the rules can also be picked up at Lordco, Napa Auto Parts or the Golden Museum.

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Golden Beavers and Cubs Pitch In to clean up trails and campgrounds 1st Golden Scouts submitted article Last weekend for Earth Day and Pitch In Canada week the Golden Beavers and Cubs spent their Saturday morning helping to clean up our town by collecting garbage along the Rotary Trail next to the Kicking Horse River and around the Municipal Campground. Afterwards they enjoyed a wiener roast followed by ice cream thanks to the proprietors of the Golden campground. Thanks also go to the campground for disposal of the collected garbage. “Our Beaver Scouts promise to help take care of the world and the Cub Scouts promise to do a good turn every day, this was a perfect opportunity for them to put their promises into action and learn that they can make a difference in their local community” stated 1st Golden Scouts Group Commissioner, Julian England. 2012 was the forty-sixth Pitch In Canada week. The program is the largest environmental improvement campaign in Canada and is a partnership between governments, media, industry and the public. More than 3.5 million volunteers participate in thousands of projects each year. New members are always welcome. Sign your child up now and save $25 off the Fall registration fee and your child can participate in all our summer meetings. Beaver Scouts is open to boys and girls aged from five to seven and Cub Scouts to boys and girls aged eight to 10. Contact Julian England at or call him evenings at 250-290-0250 for more information.

From left to right on the back row are Lane Mathews, Tabias Frisky, Ruben Hobrecht and Ty Malberg. Front row Philip England (Beaver in training!), Julian England, Liam Managhan, Kaydn Thompson, Ivy Frisky (another Beaver in training), Kisha Mathews, Weston Brooks and Rylan Thompson along with the bags of garbage they collected. Photo Submitted

Free disposal of unwanted wastes Columbia Shuswap Regional District submitted In the next few weeks the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will be conducting its annual Stewardship Round-up event in Salmon Arm to collect a backlog of hazardous household material. “This is really a great opportunity for residents to get rid of items such as paint, pesticides, old gasoline in approved containers, and fluorescent bulbs and tubes,” says Waste Reduction Facilitator Carmen Fennell. “There are so many items that pose potential hazard to human health, such as the mercury contained in fluorescent bulb.” Residents can get rid of all these items, free of charge, on the following days and locations: Sicamous: Saturday, April 28 at the Sicamous & District Recreation Centre Parking Lot 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Revelstoke: Sunday, April 29 at Revelstoke

Bottle Depot 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Golden: Saturday, May 5 at the parking lot across from the 7-11 Petro Canada 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Salmon Arm: Saturday, May 12 Bill’s Bottle Depot 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “The CSRD offers residents this opportunity because there are materials that can’t go into the landfill but need to be disposed of. In BC, products such as pesticides and herbicides are regulated through an Extended Producer Responsibility Program administered by Product Care,” says Fennell. “Because there is no Product Care drop off facility established in Sicamous, a mobile collection is being offered, and Product Care will be on hand to collect those items that they are responsible for handling.” For more information on this event, including a full list of all acceptable hazardous waste materials please visit the CSRD website at, or send an email to

A spring in their steps at NES Janne Arlt, Nicholson Elementary School Principal Our Parent Advisory Committee is busy preparing for our annual Nicholson Spring Fling on Friday, May 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be a BBQ, games, face painting, raffles and more! Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the evening! This week, a modified version of report cards has been sent home. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress or would just like to check in with teachers, don’t hesitate to call the school and set up a time to meet. We have been enjoying some special presentations and performances lately. The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary tour came through Golden and Nicholson. Students attended a slide show presentation that explained the history of Rick’s Man in Motion tour and his ongoing message that we all can make a difference. Nicholson School had a student, Jake Gudjon-

son, a parent, Karen Gudjonson, and a staff member, Donna Williams, participate as medal bearers in the relay. The students enjoyed watching the Lady Grey performance of “No Strings Attached” last week and today hosted a visiting Vancouver school, doing some drama and music for us on their way through Golden. On Friday this week, we are looking forward to the Parks Canada show “Wild Sings” coming to our school from Banff. Also, our own local GSS band will perform for the Nicholson students in a couple of weeks. With the spring weather, bikes are out and children are playing outside, walking home from school etc. Please use caution on our Nicholson roads to ensure the safety of all. As we head into our last couple of months of this school year, we have many special events planned. Watch for school newsletters and notices coming home in backpacks to keep updated on the latest happenings!

Schedule announced for Golden Swimming Pool season Darryl Crane With a new schedule in place the Golden Swimming Pool is being prepared for another season. Manager of Recreational Services Jordan Petrovics has been working with local groups who use the facility to set up the most efficient schedule for the facility. “The overall goal of the changes to our historic pool schedule is to create some weekday consistency with our public programs. It is much easier for us to grow the popularity of programs like our morning lane swimming, when they are happening every day of the week,” Petrovics said. One of the biggest changes to the schedule according to Petrovics is the introduction of a consistent public lane swim program during weekday mornings. “Public can now lane swim Monday to Friday mornings, compared to the three days a week offered in the past (Mon / Wed / Fri). Our morning public lane swim is a very popular program and by introducing a consistent five day a week program, we will likely be able to increase the

number of people who are engaged in the morning lane swim program.” Petrovics said. “ Morning lane swim has been a popular program in the past and many pool users have expressed the interest that they would like to be able to have access to the pool during all week days,” he said. Another change in the schedule is the shift in the times for our Aqua Fit and Kayak role to earlier in the evening. “The goal of attracting more people as the times for these programs are more convenient for the participant. Programs like Aqua Fit have the potential to attract a great variety of people, however it is hard to grow the numbers with a program that starts at 8:30 p.m. as many people do not want to ‘work out’ after 8:30 p.m. (last year’s start time). This year Aqua Fit and Kayak role start at 7:30 p.m.,” Petrovics explained. In the summer months the facility has added an hour of time to the afternoon public swim and stopped hosting the 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. public swim as the participants at the evening swim have been very low. “As the time falls into dinner hours and bed times for younger kids. Adding an hour to the already popular afternoon swim, is going to

have a great impact on the visitor experience,” he said. “The reasoning that the evening public swim is not on this year’s schedule, is that the public swim had a very poor attendance. On average, attendance would be 5 -10 people over this two hour window.” Petrovics went on to say that even though some of the changes had to happen it was important to have consultations with the public and groups. “The changes to the exclusive and self-guarded use of the pool was non-negotiable. To meet best practices and safety protocol the Town (operator of the facility) made this change. However, consultation directly with the swim club on the times the club uses the pool, the impact on other public programs and figuring out a schedule that works for both the club and the other public users was an extremely import part of implementing this change. Town council has identified that staff need to investigate ways to increase the use at rec facilities and broaden the public access during prime times.” Additionally all local schools run programs at the pool during school hours through May and June. To ensure that these changes are working well, the pool staff are planning to introduce

comment cards and provide a feedback e-mail address allowing Town to compile constructive written feedback from the general public. The staff are also going to be diligent with tracking use and getting statistical information that can be used to help make sustainable and smart decisions in the future. The other facility that has also supported some of the reasoning for pool scheduling changes is the Spray Park located directly beside the pool. The facility will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for everyone (summer months). “As a small seasonal outdoor pool our team is doing its best to provide opportunities for a variety of users to enjoy the facility and investigating ways to accommodate as many of people as possible. To help ensure the programming is working for as many residents as possible the pool will be introducing formal comment cards and a feedback e-mail address this season,” Petrovics said. “The team is looking forward to getting the facility open for public on May 19 and welcoming everyone back for another summer of fun. Swimming lesson registration night is happening on Monday May 14th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.”

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GADSAR gets busy during April Kevin Weir GADSAR Information Officer Golden and District Search and Rescue has had a busy month of April, with a total of nine call outs including eight backcountry rescues and a road rescue on the Trans Canada Highway east of Golden. Here is a small summery of events that took place in the month of April. On March 31, five members of GADSAR responded to an injured male sledder/skier in the McLean Creek area. The subject was located and brought back to the Silent Pass trailhead via snowmobile. The injured male had sustained a lower leg injury and was transferred to BCAS in Parson. On April 1, GAD-

SAR and CARDA members provided mutual aid to Panorama Resort for an avalanche. Three CARDA teams flew from Golden to Panorama and assisted the pro-patrol and the local SAR group with a search of the area. On April 1, GADSAR responded to a male skier trapped in a bergschrund above the Fairy Meadows Hut. GADSAR flew to the area and gained access to the subject from below. The male skier was located, unharmed, and returned to the Fairy Meadows Hut. On April 10, four members of GADSAR responded to a cardiac emergency above the Fairy Meadows Hut. GADSAR flew to the area where they attended to a 60-year-old male directly below Friendship

Col. The male was flown to Golden where he was transferred to BCAS and taken to the Golden hospital. On April 11, three members of GADSAR responded to an injured skier at the Fairy Meadows Hut. GADSAR flew to the hut and picked up the injured skier without incident. The injured female skier was flown back to Golden and transferred to BCAS. On April 15 Members of GADSAR responded to a call to rescue an injured sledder with a dislocated hip from the Quartz Creek area. On April 21 GADSAR responded to a two semitrailer collision approx 10 km East of Golden on the Trans Canada Highway. A single occupant of one of the semi-trailers

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required extrication and was handed off to BCAS at the scene. On April 21 Members of GADSAR responded to a call for a sledder medical in Chatter Creek area. Members flew in and performed a helicopter evactuation to a snowmobiler with a broken back,.The patient was flown to Golden Hospital and then to Calgary via STARS.

New Horizons Grants announced

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is inviting tenders for the maintenance and performance of park services at Cedar Lake Recreation Site and Moonraker Trailhead located on Cedar Lake Forest Service Road within Electoral Area ‘A’- Rural Golden. The resulting Agreement will be for a two year term and will require that the Successful Tenderer provide daily service from May 14th to September 30th in both 2012 and 2013. Sealed tenders, clearly marked “Tender – Cedar Lake Recreation Site and Moonraker Trailhead Maintenance�, will be accepted until 2 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the offices of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Parks Drive NE, PO Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Tender documents and further information are available on-line at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District website at, on the BC Bid website at, and at the office of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District at the above address during regular office hours. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the rights to accept or reject any or all Tenders and to waive any informality in the Tenders received, in each case without giving any notice. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept the Tender which it deems most advantageous. Faxed or e-mailed submissions will not be accepted.

David Wilks, MP Kootenay Columbia Seniors across the Kootenay Columbia will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay Columbia made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). “Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,� said Wilks. “Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.� Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 10,400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the Government of Canada will provide more than $35.6 million in funding for almost 2,000 community projects. Fourteen organizations in Kootenay Columbia will receive $271,370 for their projects. City of Cranbrook Generations Garden Project 40 $ 24,700 The organization will purchase two garden benches and plants to promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations by pairing seniors with children to create flower and vegetable gardens. Golden Secondary School Arts for Aboriginal Elders and Teens $ 23,334 Elders involved with the school will share their cultural knowledge and skills by mentoring teens in the arts of bead, moccasin, drum making and clay work while co-learning the Cree language. Lilac Terrace Supporting Participation Among Our Seniors $ 25,000 The organization will replace furniture so they can continue to support social participation and inclusion of seniors in activities including meals, arts & crafts, and games. Nakusp Senior Citizens Association of BC Br.#71 $ 15,700 The Association will renovate their entrances to improve safety and support social participation and inclusion of seniors by continuing meal, game, quilting, and yoga activities. Sparwood Old Age Pensioners Society Sparwood Seniors Independence Program $ 25,000 The organization will install storage cabinets to promote volunteerism among seniors by implementing outreach, elder abuse workshops, and special events activities.

Radium Hot Springs Seniors Club Carpet Bowling Upgrade $ 4,600 The club will replace carpets and purchase a pickle ball game to continue to support social participation and inclusion of seniors with activities such as carpet bowling and pickle ball. Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook Growing Community $ 25,000 The organization will engage seniors in the community through mentoring of others by recruiting senior volunteers to teach food preservation and share gardening techniques with others in the community. Revelstoke Railway Museum Tourism Development with Senior Volunteers $ 10,200 Seniors involved with the museum will promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations through senior volunteer recruitment, training and management to engage visitors with real time interpreters and storytellers. College of the Rockies - Golden Campus An Art Spot for Seniors $ 25,000 The organization will support the social participation and inclusion of seniors in art education by providing learning opportunities through the creative process with local artisans mentoring seniors. Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Elk Valley Seniors’ Computers $ 9,936 The organization will support the social participation and inclusion of seniors by providing computer training to aid seniors in developing the knowledge and skills to safely use online tools. Golden Seniors Timber Frame Canopy $ 25,000 The society will build a canopy to allow safer access to the Centre to support the social participation and inclusion of seniors by holding activities such as ballroom dancing and ethnic cooking. Creston & District Community Resource Center Promoting Productive Seniors (Seniors Helping Seniors) $25,000 The society will support the social participation and inclusion of seniors by visiting of shut-in seniors by seniors and regular phone calls by seniors to seniors. BC Seniors Association Branch 103 Hall Kitchen Range Replacement Yahk $ 7,900 The organization will replace the kitchen range to support the social participation and inclusion of seniors through preparation of a weekly shared lunch and friendship circle. City of Kimberley Renovation of Centennial Hall Floor $ 25,000 The organization will replace the flooring to support the social participation and inclusion of seniors by continuing their activities of carpet bowling, bingo, card games, meetings and celebrations.

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Bids were flying at Rotary auction Local Rotarians were out at the Golden Civic Centre for the annual Rotary silent and live auction. While the food was being cooked up outside the centre by Bruce McKenzie (far left) and Bob Finnie other Rotarians like Eddie Leigan and incoming Rotary president Greg Ehman (pictured directly left) were inside helping bidders. In total more than $16,000 net was raised. The Rotary Club of Golden wants to send out a big thank you to everyone involved with the auction. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

Golden Food Bank hosts food drive for Hunger Awareness Week Barb Davies Director, Golden Food Bank Society The Golden Food Bank will be hosting our Annual Food Drive in recognition of Hunger Awareness Week. We have recently completed Food Bank Canada’s Hunger Count survey, where we collected valuable statistical information regarding food bank use in Golden. Here in Golden the rise in need is represented by a 37 per cent increase in those turning to us for support since 2008 at the onset of the recession, with an average of 290 individuals in our community coming to the Golden Food Bank for assistance in 2011. In a country as affluent as Canada, hunger is unacceptable. Yet, close to 900,000 Canadians will visit a food bank for assistance this month alone. Of those, 38 per cent are children or youth. Hunger is often a hidden issue, and we are working to change that fact with Hunger Awareness Week, which Food

Banks Canada has expanded from previous years’ Hunger Awareness Day. One day is simply no longer sufficient to call Canada to action on this pressing issue. During Hunger Awareness Week, May 7-11, Food Banks Canada encourages Canadians to Give it Up for Hunger, to become more conscious of hunger and what it feels like to go without food. The goal is to have individuals Give It Up by putting food out of your reach and challenging yourself to give up your lunches or a food staple for the week. We hope that people will share their experiences and thoughts on this challenge by going to and supporting our local food bank. We can work to make a difference for the 290 individuals in Golden who turn to our food bank for support each month. By learning about hunger and experiencing it personally, we can all change the way we think about hunger and activate the changes needed to reduce it.

B.C. pushes school calendar change Tom Fletcher Black Press

May 30, 2012

School districts will be able to determine their own calendar year and offer online classes to students in any grade under amendments to the School Act presented Thursday. Education Minister George Abbott said the changes are designed to increase flexibility for schools and students. The ministry will continue to require a minimum number of instructional hours, but school boards will be able to design their own calendars. Abbott said the standard school calendar is a relic of an agrarian society where children did farm

work in summer. A two-month summer break can result in setbacks for student learning, especially those who are struggling to keep up, he said. Abbott cited Kanaka Creek elementary school in Maple Ridge, which uses a modified calendar with shorter breaks through the year instead of the standard September-to-June model. That has been popular with students, parents and teachers, and academic results have been encouraging, Abbott said. "What we now have is a pretty strong case that children learn better when they don't have a long summer break, that a shorter period when they're away from school is better," Abbott said.

Online courses are currently only allowed for grades nine and up. The amendments allow the option for any course in elementary or middle school. Abbott said that this change is not designed to encourage home schooling, but rather to offer options to students that aren't always available in smaller schools. Online learning has taken off in B.C., from 5,000 students using it five years ago to about 30,000 today, he said. School districts will have to holds consultations with the public and staff before changing the school calendar, and the ministry has to approve changes before they can take effect.

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Happy Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13

Mothers make a difference in many different ways Darryl Crane One of the great challenges facing parents who want to be involved is the balance between being there in their community and still spending time with their families who they are trying to make a better community for. After moving back to Canada in 2005, Lori Baxendale and her family had to make the decision on where they wanted to live. “We had just moved back from England and I was born and raised in Calgary. We decided we didn’t want to live in the city anymore,� Lori said. A desire to live in a mountain town brought Lori and her family to Golden. Since coming to Golden Lori has been striving to be involved in many different groups to help be engaged in the community. “Coming from the city I didn’t realize what it meant to be a part of a community. It wasn’t until we moved to Golden that I realized how many people you touch in a day and how well you get to know people. How involved you can become in each other’s lives because your children are on the same team or they go to the same school,� she said. On the day of the interview Lori was on her way to help coach her son’s soccer game. “If this is where we are going to make our life and raise our family then we should do everything we can to make the biggest difference that we can,� she said. One way she like to keep in touch with what is happening in the town is by going to council to hear about the decisions being made which will affect the community while at the same time also learning about different volunteer groups in the area. “If anyone wants to learn more about what is going on in Golden all they need to do is go to a few council meetings and listen to a few delegations. Even if you are not interested in politics, you can listen to the delegations in town and you will learn something about every corner of this community. I find that fascinating,� she said. This opportunity is something Lori has embraced since coming to the area. “If I am going to be attending functions in town, I want to be involved and lend a hand. If you want your community to be a certain way then actions speak louder than words. Making those connections with your neighbours and the people you are sharing the community with makes us a stronger, better community for it,� Lori said. As for spending time with her sons Rex and Rowan, Lori said,

Lori Baxendale is pictured with her sons Rex and Rowan before soccer night in Golden. Darryl Crane/Star Photo “If I can lend a hand in any way shape or form to achieve the dream I see then I am helping my children and everyone else as well.� One thing Lori stressed was that there are many people in Golden who give of themselves to make the community a better place to live. “When we first came here I saw people who were involved in

so many things on so many levels. You could come up with hundreds of people who are like minded in this community. It is a good place to live,� she said. “My message is simple, be what you want the outcome to look like. If I want to live in the best community then I need to do my part to be a best citizen. My personal tools are my voice, my heart and my passion.�

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Girls Girls Girls at the Rockwater Golden Star Staff Are you ready to check out some Girls Girls Girls? The Rockwater will be hosting the UK band on Wednesday May 2. The three-piece indie band describes themselves as "gypsy protocarcrash punk firebrands, performing nautically symbolic punk numbers, forlorn sea shanties, heartbreaking pop songs, and hard-edged ballads." Jeremy Williams, Adrian Martineau and Gabor Mihalics, the three members who make up Girls Girls Girls, are influenced by bands like David Bowie, the Pixies and the White Stripes. And they will be stopping by

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings had people out of their seats and dancing in the aisles during a spirited performance at the Golden Civic Centre on April 26. Pictured above is Stephen Fearing’s niece Suzie Radaschul who lives in Golden and opened the show. To check out more photos from the show go to The Golden Star website or Facebook site. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Lucas Myers get ready to build a DECK Darryl Crane A show unlike anything seen in the new Golden Civic Centre will be held on Saturday, May 5 when DECK: How I Instigated Then Overcame an Existential Crisis Through Home Improvement comes to town. The story of Deck revolves around Cliv, who is a meticulous single parent of two, and has been forced to reassess his future after taking major losses in the recent recession. He embraces a new start in a small town with a sense of ecoconscious, back-to-the-land type of attitude. His attempts at self-sufficiency, however, are seemingly hijacked by a bad house purchase, and he is forced to try his hand at home improvement which leads to various results. At this point of the story Andreas, the charismatic carpenter who takes Cliv under his wing, comes into the picture and offers to lend a hand. Cliv becomes drawn into Andreas’ world of free wheeling

free living, which is the point where he begins to lose his grasp on reality and is consumed by suspicions of Andreas’ true motives. DECK is a dark but hilarious take on the modern struggles of a small town, semi-urban environment. Myers plays all of the characters in DECK and through voice changes and body mannerisms, convinces the audience he’s a 16-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy, an uptight father and a free spirit who’s maybe a little too free with his drugs. The characters are hilarious and Myers will have the audience laughing out loud at the shinnnigans on stage. But DECK will also have some musical moments when Myers picks up a guitar and ukelele at various stages. While DECK is s one-man show, he’s not alone the entire time. Members of the audience will step up to help him finish the decks. Myers put together a compelling story with characters any Kootenay resident has met and knows and holds the audience’s attention for the entire show. To get tickets or for more information drop by the Art Gallery of Golden.

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Golden for one show only. The Rockwater has an exciting lineup of entertainment all week. On Friday May 4 DJ WakCutt will be keeping the bar hopping. On Sunday May 6, roots singer/songwriter Jay Aymar will be playing an early show. And on Tuesday May 8, John Jenkins and Friends will be playing some acoustic mountain folk, rock and reggae, as well as some improv. And mark Friday May 11 on your calendars, because the seven-piece Edmonton sensation Stone Iris will be bringing their high energy, interactive live show to the Rockwater. See a full story on Stone Iris in next week's edition of the Golden Star.

Canadian Country singer Tim Hus will play a show at the Mad Trapper on May 4. Photo Submitted

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Year. The traveling band includes Billy MacInnis on fiddle and lead guitar, and Riley Tubbs on upright bass. MacInnis is one of the most accomplished fiddle players fro the Maritimes. He has appeared with Prairie Oyster and John Allan Cameron, and has been playing fiddle for the legendary Stompin' Tom Connors for the past seven years. Tubbs is from Rocky Mountain House, and lays down "the finest rhythm in the west." The Alberta-based singer will be performing at the Mad Trapper pub on May 4, helping out the Little Mittens Animal Rescue. Tickets are available in advance and at the door.


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Art Gallery of Golden exhibit features local landscapes Jessica Schwitek The natural beauty we see every day in the Rockies is what provides the inspiration for Revelstoke artist Cecilia Lea. A collection of her oil paintings, depicting scenery from the region, are now on display in the Art Gallery of Golden, and will remain there until early June. "I definitely like mountains. I'm a hiker, so I like to promote my mountains. A lot of them are from around here," said Lea, who is originally from England, but has lived all over Alberta and British Columbia. Lea found her passion for art later in life, and is eternally grateful to the woman who introduced her to it, quite forcefully. "I was kind of forced into it by an employer. I had to take a course, and I didn't want to go, I didn't want anything to do with it. I had never painted in my life. That was when I was about 40," she said. "So I went to this weekend workshop, and I walked in with this mopey face. But after two days I came out with two paintings, and I brought them home and looked at them and thought 'wow, I can paint.' And that really surprised me. I've got to be indebted to her forever. She gave me something wonderful in life, that's for sure." Since then, Lea has taken some credit courses with the College of Art, and she makes it to at least one workshop every year to learn from artists she admires, like Liz Wiltzen and Jerry Mark-

ham. Over the years, Lea has grown as a painter. "I love it. At first if was difficult, when I started painting I would get so frustrated. There's so much you have to learn, it's a constant learning process," she said. "The more knowledge and skills you acquire the easier it becomes." The collection in the Art Gallery of Golden contains paintings of all different sizes, some recent, some older, that depict scenes from our own backyard. "I have a few favourites to. I think it depends on the association of where they are. Like I love Lake O'Hara, I worked there, and my husband and I met there. So I have a few of Lake O'Hara that I really like," said Lea. Every artist is bound to have a few pieces that are closer to his or her heart than others. And Lea thinks it's important to hold onto those pieces. "I do keep some of my best ones for myself. And then after many years I finally feel like I can part with them. But I think it's a very good idea for an artist to keep some of their favourite ones that they really are attached to, because they disappear and you never see them again," she said. Sharing the work that you've poured you blood sweat and tears into can be a very nerve-racking experience for a lot of artists. But Lea is happy to have her art on display for everyone to see. "I feel confident, and if somebody likes the art and buys it I'm thrilled. And if they don't, butI still meet an interesting person and I have a nice chat with them, than that's a pleasure too."


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Revelstoke artist Cecilia Lea stands with a couple of her oil paintings, currently on display at the Art Gallery of Golden. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

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Locals head to Farmers Market

Local residents Daina Pickering, Larry Pickering and Travis Pickering do some shopping at Lee Bedford’s Canyon Creek Pottery booth during a Farmers Market held at the Mount 7 Rec Plex on April 29. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

James Struthers to play in Golden Behind the Wheel

Darryl Crane After being selected as the Bell Media Emerging Artist for April 2012, James Struthers is out on the road and will be making a stop for an intimate show at Jita CafĂŠ in Golden on May 15 at 12 p.m. Struthers will be on a 50-plus date national tour stretches from Vancouver Island to Halifax.He has released two EPs and four music videos in less than two years. James is managed by Western Canadian

Music Awards “Producer of the Yearâ€? Arun Chaturvedi. Struthers is known for being an incredibly gifted songwriter and guitarist with a soulful voice and a young, aspiring business man with relentless, work ethic. On his website he is quoted as saying, “Nothing worth doing in life comes easy, but it doesn’t feel like work to me,â€? says Struthers â€œâ€ŚI feel very lucky that I’ve found what I love in life, and even more lucky that I wake up every morning and get to do it.â€? Prior to releasing What Are We Waiting For, James released a holiday-themed single, Blue Christmas, which hit the Top Ten in the national Adult Contemporary radio charts. Then, there are the YouTube fans that are drawn to James’ music. James’ recent video for his Transformersinspired, self-written song You, Me and Optimus Prime has almost 200,000 YouTube views.

The video was also recently featured by famed radio host Alan Cross, and gadget news

site, Gizmodo. Watch James’ new single What Are We Waiting For on YouTube.

Job Posting - Golden Museum Curatorial Assistant Location: Golden Museum, 1302 - 11th Ave S. Golden, B.C. Closing Date: May 7, 2012 with review of applications XQWLOWKHSRVLWLRQLVÂżOOHG3URMHFWZLOOUXQIURPMay 14, 2012 thru Aug 26, 2012. Project: To assist the Executive Director provide an exceptional experience for the visiting public. 4XDOLÂżFDWLRQVAbility to work independently and as a part of a team. At ease communicating and working with volunteers. )DPLOLDULW\ZLWKFRPSXWHUVRIWZDUHRIÂżFHHTXLSPHQWDQG procedures. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills. The FDQGLGDWHPXVWPHHWDOORIWKHHOLJLELOLW\UHTXLUHPHQWVRIWKH <&:3URJUDPVLQFOXGLQJUHJLVWUDWLRQRQWKH<&:ZHEVLWH Responsibilities: You will be responsible for the accessioning artifacts, archival searches, and educating the public on the history of Golden and its surrounding communities. You will also be responsible for daily housekeeping and assisting visitors to the site in their understanding of Goldenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early history. While most of your duties will be performed weekdays, there may be some change of schedule to provide for special events that might take place on the museum site or other historic sites nearby. Level of Education: University, or Community College. The successful candidate will be mature 16 to 30 year old student rHWXUQLQJWRVFKRROLQWKHIDOOĂ&#x20AC;H[LEOHZLWKDQLQWHUHVWLQ history. Salary: $15.00 per hour.

Should My Driving Record be Available to the Public? Yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition of the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper contained an article about Justice Minister Shirley Bond considering making the driving record of B.C. drivers public knowledge. The idea is that if conventional methods of convincing drivers to follow the driving rules are not successful, then it is time to ďŹ nd other solutions. This one would be aimed at embarrassing a non-compliant driver publicly. It is deďŹ nitely an interesting idea that would work if a person considered that a bad driving record would cause them loss of face. I know that I would feel that I had failed if I had a string of convictions out there for the world to see because driving responsibly is important to me. I would even pay to exchange a ticket for formal driving training if I made a mistake, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a story that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already told. Would this make a diďŹ&#x20AC;erence to the motorcycle rider in Saanich who rode through traďŹ&#x192;c at 299+ km/h and then posted his video recording of it on YouTube? Not likely. Sometimes the only way to prevent a driver like this from endangering us all is to put them in a cage. Even this doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily make a diďŹ&#x20AC;erence in attitude, it may only protect the public from the individual for a time. While we are thinking about this though, may I suggest that we also include National Safety Code records for commercial vehicle misbehaviour available to the public as well? It would be useful information to me when I was trying to decide which taxi company to take a ride with or who to haul my goods. If enough clients did this it could eliminate poor commercial vehicle driving practices and the businesses that allow them. The author is a retired constable with many years of traďŹ&#x192;c law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit

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All Your Electrical Needs 1135 10th Ave N (250) 344-2530 Fax 344-2584 Reg. #22652

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Call Shaun at 250-344-2215 for a quote to have your parking lot and driveway swept with our JCB Skid Steer Sweeper Gravel Trucks, End Dumps, Log Haul Units Loader and Skid Steer Rentals Sand, Gravel and Landscape Materials available

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grave marker sales, installation and refurbishingâ&#x20AC;? Dave & Susan Poland P.O. Box 1741, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0

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AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes:

Thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Golden Hospital for the delivery of our baby girl. The Furzer Family

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HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.


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Personals GET PAID to lose weight. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243.

Children Childcare Available New Registered (LNR) Daycare. Part-time, casual, before & after school care. Located 15 mins south (Campbell Rd) Call Kristal (250) 348-2500. Kellie’s Family Daycare Part time spots available starting in September for ages 1 year and up. Call today to reserve your child’s spot. Kellie Gulliford 250-344-8961.

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DRIVER, KOOTENAYS (Castlegar based) Sysco Kelowna has an opportunity for a full time delivery driver. This position provides timely and accurate delivery of products to our customers. Candidate Qualifications: - Class 1 driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract. - Previous driving experience is an asset. - Mid to high level of physical exertion: lifting up to 45 kg (100 lbs) is required. Qualified candidates may email cover letter and resume to:

ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat today by calling Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627

Education/Trade Schools APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: EXCLUSIVE “THINKBIG” Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude required. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888999-7882;


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In Remembrance of

Mary Yadernuk August 21, 1918 - April 21, 2012 Mary Yadernuk died peacefully at Durand Manor in Golden, BC on April 21, 2012. She was 93 years old. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Steve in 1953 and her son, Stephen on January 15, 2012. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Gwen (John) and Suzette (Brian); grandchildren, Anne, Kim, Katie, Lisa, Steven and Gordon; great grandchildren, Glen, Brody and Amanda. Mary was one of the oldest surviving pioneers of the Columbia Valley, living on her farm in Spillimacheen until November 2011. She will be remembered for her hard work ethic, perseverance, trapping, sheep, picturesque farm and her love of animals. Mary’s family wishes to thank the many people who made time to visit her at home and in Durand Manor. A family graveside service was held on Saturday, April 28th at St. Mark’s Anglican Church (Galena) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA in Mary’s name. On line condolences can be sent through Mary`s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden

Help Wanted CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.

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Journeyman Painter required ASAP. Must have minimum 5 years experience, tools, vehicle. Wages Depending on experience. Email resume to thompsonvalleypainting or call 250-372-9923.

Alpine Rafting Golden BC requires 1 Full Time & 1 Part Time BUS DRIVER for Summer 2012 Season. $16/hr. As part of the operations team you will work in the delivery of our day of rafting to our clients. Driving clients from our office to our rafting departure point. You will also be asked to help with the loading and unloading of gear for the clients. Perks include lots of time outdoors, complimentary rafting and a positive work environment. Email or Fax resume to employment@alpine 1-866-220-7844.

WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso.

CONCRETE Pump Operator required in Salmon Arm area. Must have experience Call Pete (1-250)833-5722



Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259 JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat - phone 250-832-8053, fax 250-8324545, email: The Best Western is hiring fulltime housekeepers. Please drop off resume in person. The Prestige Hotel is hiring fulltime housekeepers. Please drop off resume in person.


In Remembrance Taylor, Dr. James Ernest (Jim) Jim passed away in Kelowna in the presence of his loving family on April 22, 2012 at the age of 94 years. He is survived by his immediate family of Tom and Sue Taylor, Val and Bill Prescott, Nancy and Denis Roy, Kathy and Peter Borsato, Paul and Jane Taylor and Mike Taylor and his extended family of nine grandchildren; Heather Taylor (Steve Shatford), Graham (Itsuki) Taylor, Laura Taylor, Sarah Prescott, Mark Prescott, Jennifer Seifert, Amos Seifert, Emma Taylor and Abby Taylor and four great grandchildren; Terrance Seifert, Fuzuki Taylor, Rio Taylor and Ella Shatford. Jim is also survived by special friend Anne Hendren. Jim was pre-deceased by his wife Betty of 54 years and his daughter Mary. He was a pilot in World War II and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross. He then entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta and then practiced as a family physician and unofficial local veterinarian in Golden, B.C. for 33 very gratifying years. During Jim’s 33 years in the mountains, he embraced his love of the outdoors including mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, fishing and hobby farming. Being the consummate family man, all these pursuits were shared with his wife and seven children. He strongly embraced community service and led many community organizations. He also served as coroner for many years. He always said he loved every working day of his life and he continued this passion for life throughout his retirement years in Penticton where he enjoyed windsurfing, tennis and golf and spending quality time with family. Jim will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Many thanks to Jim’s family physician, Dr. Barry Eliason, the staff of KGH and the staff of The Village at Mill Creek. A Memorial Service will be held on May 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC with the Reverend Dr. Gordon Fletcher officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy St. Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2 and/or The Village at Mill Creek Benevolent Fund, 1450 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www., 250-860-7077.




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Older 2 BDR Bungalow, well built. Includes 2 separate titles totalling approx 3 acres. Hwy 95, Parson. 250-348-2390.

New 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom fully furnished cabin in the Blaeberry. Heat & hydro incl. $900/mo + DD call 344-1075.

Employment Help Wanted TIMBERMILL RESTAURANT now OPEN for business. Part time SERVERS required. Please contact Don Rosodi 250-344-0733. Email

Home Care/Support NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs, LPNs, certiďŹ ed care aides and experienced home cleaners. If you are: empathetic; personable; possess an outstanding work ethic; a â&#x20AC;&#x153;can doâ&#x20AC;? attitude; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, forward your resume to

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RNS - Bayshore Home Health is recruiting casual on-call nurses. Assessment, supervision, foot care, IV drug therapy or training experience preferred. Weekday afternoon availability ideal. Competitive salary and beneďŹ ts. Resumes and references to

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Columbia-Shuswap Regional District Is seeking a highly motivated individual to ďŹ ll the following position

Environment & Engineering Administrative Services Coordinator The CSRD, with ofďŹ ces located in Salmon Arm, is looking for an Environment & Engineering Administrative Services Coordinator to join our team. Reporting to the Manager of Environment and Engineering (E&E), the department is looking for a dynamic individual to join us to manage core administrative services including contract management, Board reports, public consultation and budget preparation. As the ideal candidate you will have a post secondary Administrative or Business certiďŹ cate/diploma and ďŹ ve (5) years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, preferably including experience in or with local government If you are ready to pursue a rewarding career opportunity in one of British Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most sought after locations and would like to be the Environment & Engineering Administrative Services Supervisor of this dynamic organization, please submit a covering letter and resume by Friday, May 18, 2012 to: Colleen Goodey, Administrative/HR Assistant Columbia Shuswap Regional District 781 Marine Park Drive NE Box 978 SALMON ARM, BC, V1E 4P1 Telephone: (250) 833-5922 Fax: (250) 832-9774 E-mail: For more information on this position visit our website at We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Pets A well trained owner is a dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best friend. Come to dog training lessons through the Columbia Valley Dog Club. Starts @ 7pm Wednesday May 2 at Jayenn Kennels, 1507 Pagliaro Rd. 8 weeks of classes, $60 for the set. Call Helena 250-344-6451 to preregister.

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Antiques / Vintage Antiques:over 300 pieces currently in stock. View inventory info online at

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Grazing /Farm land available for lease. Approx. 200 acres south of Golden on Highway 95. Telephone 250-344-6710.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Misc: Utility ATV trailer, Yacht Club. Holds 2 $1650 obo. Yamaha ES SEB generator, $2100 250-290-0053.

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InďŹ nityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Window Cleaning; Disc Golf; 2 Acreages for sale on North Bench. Call 250-348-2351. Saturday, May 5. 10am - 3pm 802 Nicholson Frontage Rd. Nicholson. No early birds. Friday, May 4, 3-8pm and Saturday, May 5, 9am-2pm at 606 - 12 St. No early birds please. Saturday May 12th. Annual CIBC BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital garage sale. 9-Noon, weather permitting. All funds go to BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. Accepting donated items Thursday May 3rd - May 10th.


Food Products All natural, grass fed, local lean beef. Government inspected. Call 250-344-7669.


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Become a GREEN SHOPPER! Misc. Wanted Heavy Duty Machinery Wanted. Will pay cash for scrap steal, logging, mining & farm equip. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217. Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082

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The Timbermill Restaurant in Golden is for Sale OR Business for sale - Land & Building for lease. Contact Don Rosodi 250-344-0733.

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AERIAL CONTRACTORS LTD. Power line systems built to BC Hydro standards. EC# 19806. 1-800-661-7622.

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3 BDR house on 22 organic acres. Great water, privacy, scenery, pasture, woodland, wildlife. Thomas Rd, Parson. 250-348-2390. Two homes and a shop in Golden for sale. Kijiji 370618987. Phone 250-344-5772 or 344-0553.


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Apt/Condo for Rent FOR RENT In the Blaeberry Take a look- you will not be disappointed

All inclusive Larger 2 Bdr Suite $900/month -Fully furnished -Utilities Included -Satellite TV -High Speed Internet -Laundromat on site DD & References required - No Pets Phone 250-344-7299 Please leave message if no answer LARGE Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 2 bdrm apt. N/S, no pets, no parties, laundry facilities. Walking distance to all amen. Util inc.DD req. (1-250)344-0780 ROSEWOOD Apts. 1309 12 St. S. 2 Bdr apt avail in nice location. Close to all amenities and College. Hardwood laminate throughout with storage & hot water. Laundry facilities & security entrance. Sorry no pets, N/S, no parties. 250-290-0056. Twin Rivers - 2 & 1 bdrm apts. No parties, N/S, no pets. Laundry facilities, Security doors. Best Deal in Town! 250-344-8113. Two Bdr apt available now. Non smoking. Age 55+ apartment building. Call Laura 250-344-6233. Upper & Lower Single bedroom apts with easy walking distance to town. Newly renovated, new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, fresh paint, new appliances. No pets, N/S. $550/mth + utilities & DD. Call Dwayne 250-344-5582 after 6 pm.

Apartment Furnished 1&2 bdr. furnished suites. Utilities included. Close to amenities. No pets, parties. DD. 250-344-8429, 344-0209 or 344-0604.

Commercial/ Industrial 1400 sq. ft. Store Front retail space available for lease March 1. Beside Body Quest Gym and Turning Point. Call 250-344-7876. 3 Bay shed on Legendz property on Trans Canada Hwy. Available anytime. Ideal for fruit stand. Call Legendz Diner after 3 pm 250-344-2059. Golden COMMERCIAL BUILDING 3100 sq. ft. of Retail Space Located DOWNTOWN Excellent High TrafďŹ c Area Plenty of Parking 250-344-6710

Cottages / Cabins 2 Bdr chalet avail May 1. Kitchen, ďŹ replace, BBQ deck, sat tv, high speed internet. Util incl. Couple or 2 singles. N/S. $850/mth. 250-344-7874 evenings. Beautiful new 2 bdr cottage / cabin. 10 mins. west of town. Furnished. WiFi, sat incl. N/S, N/P. $650/mth. 250-344-7008.

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Misc for Rent 3 Bdr Upper & 2 Bdr Lower suite. Avail now. 250-344-5075.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 Bdr 2 full bath new clean mobile home. Huge sunny deck, shed, W/D, D/W. $1050 + util. 250-939-9944.

Homes for Rent 1 Bdr Log House with loft. Fireplace, great deck. Avail May 1. Oster Rd. W/D. N/S, no pets. $725/mth. 250-272-5151. 2 Bdr 1/2 Duplex. 1 1/2 baths, W/D, Satellite dish. N/S, no pets. Refs. $700 + util. Avail now. 344-7163 or 344-8179. 3 & 2 Bdr open concept new house in town. Laundry. Avail now. Call 250-344-1340. 3 Bdr house. 1116 12 St. Newly renovated. W/D, F/S. No pets. Avail May 1. Also 2 Bdr ground level suite, 1112 12 St. No pets. N/S. Avail May 1. 250-344-5626. 3 Bdr house. 703 12 St. Large yard, W/D, bright, spacious. $1100 + util. Avail May 1. Call 250-344-6879. 3 bdr house close to Fields store. One bath. 914 10 St. No parties. 250-344-2144. 3 Bdr upstairs & down, 1 1/2 bath, large kitchen, screened in porch, gardens edible and ornamental, yard and storage. Quiet family neighbourhood with kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; park, close to Overwaitea. Call 250-344-5229. 5 Bdr 2 Bath house on 2 levels in Golden. Large yard. Long term preferred. Damage Deposit and References required. $1495/mth + utilities. Telephone 250-344-6710.

Golden Star Wednesday, May 2, 2012



Homes for Rent

FOR RENT Visit our website for complete rental listings 3 BR 2 Bath Bright & spacious upper level. Selective pets, N/S, $900/mth. 2 BR Suite Newly renovated, $625/mth. A23


1 & 2 BR Apts Spacious, laundry, inside cat considered. 4 BR 2 Bath Home Lge family room, fur nished/unfur nished, laminate flooring. 2 BR Luxury Condo KHMR. Hot tub, fireplace, beautifully furnished, lge deck, spectacular views. $1500/mth all inclusive. 2 BR 2 Bath Luxury Condo KHMR. Fully furnished, hot tub, exercise room, 2 deck entrances. $1200/mth all inclusive. 3 BR 2 Bath Country Home 10 mins south on 6 acres. Open concept, wood/propane heat, pets considered. $1200/mth



Each office is independently owned & operated.

Storage Heated indoor secure storage available. Single door entry. Rates negotiable. Call 250-344-1065.

Suites, Lower

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Wanted: Space to use as a WORK SHOP. Call Craig, 250-439-9340

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Transportation DL# 7557

1990 Chev regular cab 4x4 3/4 ton. 4 speed, air bag rear suspension. Many new parts. Good running condition. $1500. Call 250-344-2049 or 250-439-7181.

Warehouse Lien Act. 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, 4 dr. Vin 1GNDT13W5XK129727. Reg owner: Andrew John Jason Sunshine. Amount $2889.60 Columbia Towing Ltd Compound. Sale Date May 14, 2012.

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Recreational/Sale 2004 Sandpiper 37 ft. 5th wheel toy hauler; living room/bedroom slides; 12 ft. garage; air ; new front queen ; new flooring; microwave; 4 burner stove; oven; new tires. 250-426-9020. $19,900.

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

Suites, Upper 2 BDR newly renovated suite. New kitchen, flooring, window coverings. Util incl. 250-344-2731. 3 Bdr Upper Suite available March 1. Call 250-344-5075. Bachelor suite, upper floor, balcony. Hydro & heat incl. N/S, DD, no pets, no parties, Wifi. 1 person-$600, 2 people-$650. Call 344-2443 or 250-348-2591. Clean, quiet 1 Bdr Bachelor suite. Furnished, sat tv, dishes etc. Just need your linens. $650/mth. 5 mins south. Sorry no pets. 250-344-2417. Clean, quiet 2 Bdr suite. Sun deck, w/d, wood stove. $700/mth. 5 mins south. Sorry no pets. 250-344-2417.

2007 Crossroads Cruiser RF25RL Hardwall 5th Wheel 1/2 ton towable. 7’ Slide. One owner. All the amenities. Sleeps 5-6. Great layout. Immaculate, a must see! $18,799. Phone (250) 4893556 or email BIG FOOT Sightings! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024

Scrap Car Removal FREE CAR REMOVAL Will haul your old Junkers away. Call Rod 250-344-6921 or 250-344-0580.

Townhouses 3 BDR 2 bath Townhouse. Balcony & propane fireplace. Appliances incl. dishwasher. Family preferred. References & Damage Deposit. $1495/month plus utilities. Telephone 250-344-6710.

Scrap Batteries Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

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1BDR basement suite. New clean comfy. $700 + hydro. 250 344 2246

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1 Bdr basement suite. Living room, full bathroom with shared kitchen & laundry. Great location in town. (Prefer female). Avail June 1. $600/mth, $300 DD. Call Alyson 250-344-1257. 2 Bdr downstairs suite. Available now. Call 250-344-5075.

3 BR 2 Bath Executive Home Fully furnished. Fireplace, loft/games room, in-floor heating, dbl garage. __________________ Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM

250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell)


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NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT HOURS OF SALE FOR LIQUOR PRIMARY LICENCE An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, from Kicking Horse Adventures Ltd., operating the Winston Western Lodge at 1593 cache Close, Golden, BC, to change the currently approved hours of sale from: 11:00 am to 1:00 am Monday through Friday and 9:00 am to 1:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, to: 11:00 am to 2:00 am Monday through Friday and 9:00 am to 2:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. Residents and owners of businesses located within a .8 kilometre (1/2 mile) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by writing to:


To ensure the consideration of your views, your letter must be received on or before (EXPIRY DATE - SEE NOTE #2). Your name(s) and address must be included. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

1991 Chev Cavalier, 4 door, 2.2 L auto $600. Call 250 3442827.

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Request for Proposal EARLY LEARNING & CARE CHAMPION Funding for this project is made possible through the Columbia Basin Trust, Community Initiates Program

The Giving Tree Child Care Society, together with The Columbia Basin Trust and College of the Rockies are looking to hire a consultant to create the business plan/model for an ongoing infant toddler and group child care facility in the Golden and the Area A community. Project Objectives: t Conduct the research to determine the sustainability of a day care facility operation in Golden BC, a small rural community. t Define the Business Model for early learning & care to sustain such a facility and support existing private day care facilities. t Secure the infant toddler facility to support 8 new spaces for children. t Create the social enterprise model under which the day care facility will operate. t Define the long term model that identifies lifelong learning for children and early learning and care providers in our community. t Research and define the funding opportunities available to support the sustainability of a multi-use, multi-generational HUB. t Project Requirements: t Phase I: Infant toddler facility: May to August 2012 t Secure the infant toddler physical space and the social enterprise to support it. Phase II: Multi-use, Multi-generational Learning HUB: September to December 2012. t Building from phase one, t Identify the long term goals of a sustainable child care facility, a multi-purpose, multigenerational HUB for learning & care. t Create the social enterprise to operate a day care facility. t Build the governance model under which the day care facility will operate. t Define a long term model that identifies lifelong learning for children and early learning and care providers in our community. t Research and define the funding opportunities available to support the sustainability of a multi-use, multi-generational HUB. Project must be completed on or before December 14, 2012. The project highlights and recommendations and business case will be presented to the Stakeholder Action Group and relative community groups and individuals. Five hard copies of the report and an electronic version will be required. The report must be bound and submitted to the Stakeholder Oversight Committee. Project Monitoring The Early Learning & Care Stakeholder Action Group Oversight Committee will work with the successful candidate regularly to ensure opportunities are realized through the research, to support best practices and to ensure the project is focused. Candidate Requirements: The successful candidate must, t Possess a Bachelor level degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. t Provide evidence of their research capability and business acumen. t Possess strong communication, writing, and presentation and technology skills. t Be organized and able to work independently. t Must be able to meet strict timelines. Contract Fees: The project value is $30,000.00. This fee includes all travel and associated expenses relative to the project. All those interested in submitting a proposal for the project, must do so by,

Friday, May 25th by 4:00pm

to be considered. Both hardcopy and electronic copies of the RFP will be accepted. Copies received after 4:00pm are considered late and will not be reviewed. Please submit your applications to: Ms. Rhonda Smith, Giving Tree Childcare Society P.O. Box 415 Golden, BC V0A 1H0

Karen Cathcart College of the Rockies 1305 9th Street S. Golden, BC V0A 1h0


Wednesday, May 2, 2012 The Golden Star

Brain injury barbecue

The East Kootenay Brain Injury Association hosted a barbecue in front of the GNR General Store on April 28. Volunteers Bryan Dean and Wayne Boutk (pictured), as well as Jenny Schoeler, Matthew Benedict, Collette Armstrong and Wilma Erdos came out to support the cause. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Turning 60 this year? Did you go to Golden Secondary in the late 1960s, perhaps the class of 1970? Some of us are coming to Golden on Saturday May 19 would you, or people you went to school with, like to join us? Let me know - Marilyn Phillips Berry 250-342-8835 or email

E ar th Week Hazardous Waste Round-up: Golden Saturday, May 5 10 am - 3 pm

The Big Bend Hotel, pictured, caught on fire in 1977, and took firefighters hours to put it out. Golden Museum Photo

Times to remember in Golden I admit to having been around awhile! And as a result I remember many of the stories that I see printed in the Golden Star from the mid 1960s onward. Many of the stories are interesting because we lived in that time but here are a couple that might be of interest to some of the newcomers to the area as well. The Golden Star, July 1, 1965 In two performances before large crowds in the Civic Centre Saturday evening the famous voice of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 cowboy echoed out in fine style. Wilf Carter, the 61 year old yodeler and former rodeo artist known from coast-to-coast, thrilled adults and youngsters alike when he told stories and sang songs that he had written during his â&#x20AC;&#x153;younger daysâ&#x20AC;? when he rode the trails in this area. The first performance which commenced at 7 p.m., was split by a brief


At the parking lot across from the 7-11 Petro Canada Drop off any household material that is: toxic, corrosive, reactive, or ignitable â&#x20AC;˘ Adhesives â&#x20AC;˘ Antifreeze â&#x20AC;˘ Paint â&#x20AC;˘ Mercury Debris â&#x20AC;˘ Fire Extinguishers â&#x20AC;˘ Pool Chemicals â&#x20AC;˘ Waste Fertilizer â&#x20AC;˘ Grease â&#x20AC;˘ Grout â&#x20AC;˘ Cyanides â&#x20AC;˘ Tar

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intermission. The first part of the show featured Ernie McCullough and his Golden Rockets along with Dixie Lee Stone of Calgary. During several of his vocal numbers, Ernie received loud applause for his impersonations of such noted Grand Old Opry singers as Dave Dudley, Eddie Arnold, and Hank Snow. When the second half of the first show began, master of ceremonies â&#x20AC;&#x153;Texas Royâ&#x20AC;? Miller of Calgary introduced Wilf Carter for the first time. Bounding out of the side wing in a bright blue suit, the old cowhandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first words were, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man, I feel like a kitten tonight, but before the evening is over, you can bet Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be feeling like an old tomcat.â&#x20AC;? The Golden Star, March 9, 1977 Late in the evening of Wednesday last, Bob Williams smelled smoke as


he was working in the basement of the Big Bend Hotel. He found a top floor room on fire in the unoccupied portion of the hotel. He turned in an alarm, and the fire brigade responded in fairly short order to the midnight call. Occupants of the building were cleared out before the firemen arrived. They, and the firemen were provided with coffee and a place to warm up through the ordeal by Frank Pang of the Moon CafĂŠ, who came down and opened up his premises for their use. For those who, like Ed Lucas, were still in their pajamas, this was indeed a helpful gesture. According to Fire Chief Tom Sime, the big problem in fighting the fire was presented by the six inch, double-tarred roof, with false ceiling below that. It took until nearly 3 a.m. to bring the fire under control, and it was not until about 10 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock that the fire was considered completely out. Help, in the form of two bucket lift trucks and Gary Zornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boom truck, was brought in to aid the firemen in getting their

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

hoses up to the roof. Two of the firefighters, Gordon Mather and Grant Sime, were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, and when released were right back on the scene to continue their efforts. The portion of the hotel that caught fire was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;old sectionâ&#x20AC;? built in the 1930s. The brick walls of the new part of the building helped retard the spread of the flames. The restaurant on the main floor suffered mainly smoke and water damage. RCMP and the fire department are investigating the cause of the fire, and for the time being at least, the Big Bend stands marred and deserted in downtown Golden.









with Dr. Joanne Lih Thursday, May10th, 2012 at the

Golden Medical Clinic 826 9th Ave S Golden

Heel pain, arch pain, heel spurs, bunions, corns, calluses, and toenails Including Orthotics and Preventative routine care

For appointments, please call


The Golden Star Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Golden days for soccer

Pictured above left a team plays Kick the Coach. From left to right Caeden Desmarais, Carter Anderson, Coach Debbie, Rosalie Lloyd, McKinley Philips, Koben Potvin and Cooper Young. (above right) One of the squads gathered for a cheer with their coaches after a fun filled game on April 25. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

The Golden Light Horse Club is set to kick off new year of riding Darryl Crane The chance to get out and ride is just part of what you could get by becoming a part of the Golden Light Horse Club, according to vice-president Shelly Black The club is hoping to see new members come to the event and to learn what it is all about. “We are trying to encourage people to come out and ride. We want to get clinics going on and have different activities this year,” Black said. The group is looking to have more fun days this year, as well as getting involved with the riding club in Brisco. The group has been around for

about 40 years and has a long history of being active in the Golden area. “We are looking to get more people involved. It is a good community thing to do for people who have like minded interests,” Black said. The group is also hoping to bring some major events into the area during the year. “If they are interested in riding but do not have a horse, there are many in the valley and we should be able to scurry some up to help bring the club back up,” Black said. “This is a great chance to just get out and ride and learn a little more about their horses while sharing experiences and knowledge.” Anyone interested in learning more can contact Black at 250-344-6798.



Wednesday, May 2, 2012 The Golden Star

Riley Suhan (pictured above left) and Garrett Cox (above right) were just two of the many volunteers who went out to the Rodeo Grounds motocross track last week, to help get the track ready for the upcoming season. Photo Submitted

Volunteers fix up motocross track in preparation for new season Golden Star Staff The motorsport season

is beginning, and volunteers have already been out making sure the facilities in the area are taken

care of. Some local motorsport enthusiasts were out working on the Rodeo

Grounds motorcross track last week. "It's great to see volunteer work getting done to

help make the track safe and enjoyable for everyone to ride," said Aaaron Bernasconi, with Moun-

GOLDEN CIVIC CENTRE Call for Expressions

of Interest for Janitorial / Cleaning Services and/or Booking / Client Services On behalf of the Town of Golden, Kicking Horse Culture is the Facility Manager of the Civic Centre. We would like to hear from people who have skills and experience in these two areas and are interested in discussing possible work opportunities. Please email to with your expression of interest and a summary of your skills and experience.

AGM TUESDAY MAY 8 AT 7:00 PM AT LOUISIANA PACIFICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BOARD ROOM Names of all attendees will be entered into a draw for 1 prize discount of $100 towards registration fees in the Golden Figure Skating Club 2012/2013 season.

tain Motorsports. "We look forward to working on making this a better track for everyone to ride this summer." There is a large network of trails, both multi-use and non-motorized, in Golden. And Bernasconi

asks that motorcross riders respect the multi-use trails, and stay off the nonmotorized ones. "A big thank you goes out to all the other guys and gals who volunteered in the grooming of the track," said Bernasconi.

Job Posting - Special Events Assistant Golden Museum Location: Golden Museum, 1302 - 11th Ave S. Golden, B.C. Closing Date: May7, 2012 with review of applications XQWLOWKHSRVLWLRQLVÂżOOHG3URMHFWZLOOUXQIURPMay 14, 2012 thru Aug 26, 2012. Project: To assist the Executive Director and Assistant Curator in the coordination of seclected community events, including but not limited to Canada Day, Farmers Market setup and tear down, Wixon House Tea and the Kicking Horse Country Fall Faire. 4XDOLÂżFDWLRQVAbility to work independently and as a part of a team. At ease communicating and working with volunteers. )DPLOLDULW\ZLWKFRPSXWHUVRIWZDUHRIÂżFHHTXLSPHQWDQG procedures. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills. Responsibilities: To liase with other museum staff in creating EXGJHWVDQGSURMHFWVWKDWDLGLQYLVLWRUVXQGHUVWDQGLQJVRIWKH rich cultural history of Golden, BC and its surrounding neighbouring communities. The Special Events Coordinator will also be responsible for the dauly care of the historic Wixon House and provide support to the community garden staff.

ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE in recognition of Hunger Awareness Week


Sat, May 5 AND Sat, May 12 Contact the Food Bank at 250-344-2113 or for details. Thanks for your support!!

Level of Education: University, or Community College. The successful candidate will be mature 16 to 30 year old student rHWXUQLQJWRVFKRROLQWKHIDOOĂ&#x20AC;H[LEOHZLWKDQLQWHUHVWLQ history. Salary: $13.00 per hour. Submit a letter of application with your resume to: Golden Museum - Special Events Assistant Box 992 Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0 or Fax to: 344-5169 or email These positions are dependant on the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to secure funding from Canada Summer Jobs.

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Gone in a flash

Golden residents line up around the corner at the Art Gallery of Golden as tickets were released for Kicking Horse Culture’s An Evening with Steve Earle. Tickets were sold out within 90 minutes. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Period 3 honour roll list released Golden Secondary congratulates this year’s honour roll students. Grade 8 Riley Anderson Shyvonne Beckett Sierra Benney Keelan Dalinghaus Taylor Denis Monaco Fedow Loren Ginn Kiran Gosal Dylan Keenleyside Shayla McKay Andy Nagy-Deak Megan Netuka Hayley Pelletier Ross Putney Dylan Rintoul Emma Robinson Nico Ross Annah Setter Wes Shimoyama Owen Smith Julianna Tomaselli Raylen Tress Neha Virk Jake Wan Dawson Young Jake Young Grade 9 Kamber ArchibaldLacasse Rochelle Bertrand Amelia Birnie Leland Birnie Caleb Chapman Aurelea Dyck Saje Gosal

Ariana Grass Darianna Guerrero Morales Josh Hiraoka Josh Johnson Logan Kardash Alex King Naomi Lenstra-Pettener Mallory Mackay Brittani Martin Alexander McClean Tiffany Netuka Piper Noble Cache Pedley Neal Randhawa Wes Routley Alexandra Sime-Vivian Chelsea Thorn Jazzy Trask Craig Turner Jasmine Wan Troy Weigel Sam Wilsgard Dryden Wilson Grade 10 Braeden Allkins Brooke Beech Megan Brattebo Owen Campeau Naomi Carlson Dacey Chaluck Nic Devlin Simran Dhami Chad Dunham Michaela Dunn Carley Frasca Lena Hirvonen Manraj Jaswal Larisa Johnson Shelby Klassen Levon Lindequist

Katrin Linner Kelsey Lloyd Tiffanie McGrath Tamika Nagao Caity Nagy-Deak Erik Oosthoek Makayla Peverill Alberta Putney Hailey Sadler Rahul Summan Jordan Trotter Daniel Warnock Jacob Wright Luke Young Grade 11 Ben Arlt Crystal Austin Emily Badger Luca Baer Benita Berger Max Coch Malte Groh Eriko Hiraoka Harlee Jmaiff Charlie Kimber Tawni Kwiatek Stephanie Lareau Henry Lau Carter Lindsay Sasha Link Kons Melching Laurenz Mettenheimer Yannik Minsch Nathan Morris Jada Moss Risa Moss Emily Nydr Ashley Oddy Katie Olsen Harlynn Ovenden Krista Pearson

Brooklynn Pickering Shawna Rande Jamie Shibley Edi Struthers Jonathan Wolff Deylin Yiao Grade 12 Brodie Amies Segio Castano Ruiz Nadine Chaluck Johnny Chen Megan Crandall Claire de Boer Colby Dunham Chris Gill Brittany Gutoski Mitchell Harris Natsuki Imazuya Markus Kortner Carly Lloyd Taj Manhas Damian Mason Zachary McClean Jenness McGrath Taylor McKeeman Matthew Monchak Lochlan Noble Katelyn Oszust Mitchell Pedley Luca Peterkin Dario Prather Rex Putney Suzannah Raudaschl Jeremy Romaniuk Sarlota Salacova Jordan Sandquist Mark Soles Paul Stanton Cole Stewart Kailyn Trask Tiana Tress

We are raising funds to support Ronald McDonald House.

1301 Trans Canada Hwy Golden

Copies of My Ronald McDonald House for sale $10 ea

which includes “A Tree House for Sydney” – a story about local Golden resident, Sydney Mitchell’s stay at Ronald McDonald House. Sydney will be on location May 2 signing copies. CAR WASH Sunday April 29 - noon to 4pm by donation to McHappy Day


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re/max of golden Garry Oddy (250) 344 -7234

Bob Tegart Norma Crandall Flec Demmon Marlon Chambers (250) 344 -0275 (250) 344 -8451 (250) 344 -0735 (250) 272-4321


1117 - 12th Street

527 - 12th Street


560 Grey Crescent

Dan Veselic Barry Klassen (250) 344 -0262 (250) 344 -1435

1413 Granite Drive


606 Habart Road


Well kept 2bdrm home w/carport on a beautiful landscaped lot close to schools and within walking distance of all downtown amenites. Nice bright home with wood burning f/p. Great yard and private patio.

Home has been architecturally designed & built by owner. 4bdrms, 3baths & attached grg, shaker style maple cabinets in good sized bright kitchen w/deck area. Centrally located close to school & shopping.

Spectacular mountain & river views from this .43 acre lot with older 3bdrm home. The home has addition making the upstairs into 2bdrms with den. Below the addition is large storage area & coldroom.

Mn Flr: dining, kitchen w/granite counters, stainless appliances, family rm. Second Flr: mstr suite w/4pce ensuite, two additional bdrms , full bath & laundry. Bsmnt: waiting for your personal touch.

2bdrms up & 2bdrms down, open plan living area w/ lrg windows & doors to deck & fncd yard. Suite in bsmnt with own entrance. Nicely landscaped, new roof & oil tank, c/w 2 sets of appliances, single grg.






1421 Birch Crescent

Lot 1, Casteldale View Estates

1416 Deere Ridge Road

Blaeberry Road

606 - 12th Street

Great home with upgrades from hardwood flrs, new baths, 2 propane f/p’s, open concept LR/dining/kitchen, 4bdrms, 2.5 baths, office, family rm. Detached grg, lanscaped, fncd backyard. Super neighbourhood.

Beautiful 5 acre lot w/bldg site prepared, bring your own builder or will build to suit. Approx 50 kms south of Golden. Maximize your views of the Columbia Westlands & Mountains, Building scheme is in place.

Great views of the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Purcell and Rocky Mountains, & Columbia Valley. This 75’x150’ lot has a building scheme in place to ensure the high quality of the neighborhood is ensured.

Seclusion, Rocky Mnt views, a beautiful creek, small log cabin & all on 155 acres in the Blaeberry Valley. Crown land on 2 sides, secret waterfall feeds the creek. This is your get away from it all haven.

Home with 2 extra suites has 4 baths, 6bdrms, 2 skylights, 2 propane heaters, woodheater, 3 decks - 1 for each unit. All appliances included. Private backyard with fruit trees and garden area.






#1, 1248 Campbell Road

509 - 7th Street

2564 Highway #95 South

852 Highway #95, South

#3, 1248 Campbell Road






Brand new MH, set-up in a brand new MH park just 12kms from Golden. Home has a country style centre kitchen with all stainless appliances, LR, 2 baths, Mst bdrm at one end w/2nd bdrm at other end.

Upgrades to home include: windows, siding, roof, hot water tank, upgraded 200amp service, kitchen, bath on mn flr, flring & new addition w/vaulted ceiling mstr bdrm & ensuite on top & single grg below.

Affordable country living. Older 3 bedroom bungalow on .63 of an acre in Brisco, BC. Fantastic mountain views of the Purcells across the Colubia Valley. This is a great starter or retirement home.

Spacious family home with 4 bedrooms sitting on a .6 acre lot, just minutes from town. Recent upgrades include a new 3pce bath on the main floor and new flooring on both the main and above floors.

New doublewide in new MH Park only minutes from town. This 3bdrm home has lrg open floor plan, lrg kitchen w/abundance of cabinets. The master suite has a 4pce ensuite. Seller will build deck of your choice.





$139,900 + HST

#304, 521 - 8th Avenue

Lot 4, Forde Station Road

551 Highway #95, South

Blaeberry Road

#206, 521 - 8th Avenue

2bdrm unit on 3rd flr looking onto Kicking Horse River & Mnts. Centrally locted, close to shopping, Spirit Square & minutes to Golf Course & KHMR. Features: Elevator, laundry facilities, deck, strg area.

Be the first to own one of these spectacular lots and the only ones available on Forde Station Rd. Located a short 15min drive west of Golden off Hwy #1. This lot has great views & a minimal bldg scheme.

Executive home or possible B&B. Practical kitchen, sun room, great room, master with ensuite, deck & hot tub. 2bdrms up w/family room overlooking great room. 2bdrm suite in bsmnt, 3 car garage + more.

Over 16 acres pretty well level w/easy access & back end overlooks the Blaeberry River & Hedberg Creek runs thru the bottom end. Good producing drilled well, treed w/privacy, good bldg area, awesome views.

Excellent value in the 2bdrm unit located on the 2nd floor of this complex. Private covered deck, wheel chair access, elevator and lots more features. This is an ideal retirement or investment property.






Lot 5, 1313 Campbell Road

1541 Quartz Crescent

Kootenay Ridge

4012 Beard’s Creek Road

Lot 1, Mitchell Road

Nestled at the base of Kapistro Mountain, this 2 acre parcel is part of a new exclusive development. Bldg & development guidelines are in place to keep the natural environment. Spectacular Views.

Build your dream home on the largest lot in Canyon Ridge. Almost 1 acre of land with 80ft of frontage provides an opportunity to build your custom mountain home within a community development.

Five - 5+ acre Lots Available. Only 3kms from town limits. Drilled wells in place 14 gal/min. Views..Views..& more Views.

Listen to the creek as you sit on your deck & take in the mountain views. This 4 acre parcel has a 4bdrm, 1.5 bath home. Wood stove, lots of upgrades, large deck, all furnishing & appliances included.

Ready for your dream home in the Rocky Mnts. This lot is just over 2 acres & has views of the Purcell Mnts & the Columbia Wetlands, 15mins from Golden. There is a drilled well in place & services at the lot line.



Call Re/max for more information.



802 - 13th Street

Lot 3, Highway #95, South

1521 Fir Crescent

Highway #95, South

#7, 5th Avenue









Great starter home. This home boasts over 1050sqft of living space. There are 3bdrms. Mstr is huge w/2pce ensuite. Main 4pce bath redone. Spacious LR w/nice dining area. Property is fenced. Zoned R-2.

36 acres that is treed & has a good selection of potential bldg sites. Good views & you can pick a bldg site that gives you views but also privacy. Should attract a lot of attention so act soon.

Stunning home in park like setting, private backyard w/ decks of slate, proffessionally landscaped & fully finished. Bsmnt has rec rm, family rm w/pellet stove, sauna, bdrm. Also a screen-in sun rm off the kitchen.

4 wells on this property as it was being developed into 4 strata lots. Survey Plan is on file but not registerd showing how the lots were to be set out. Good investment to finish developing.

Well kept 3bdrm townhome in a popular complex. Features: 1 car attached garage, basement storage & private deck. The whole complex has paved driveways, lawns are well kept & reasonable condo fees.






#17, 1333 Aemmer Way

506 - 8th Street

711 - 8th Street

#112, 1549 Kicking Horse Trail

#106, 1545 Kicking Horse Trail




Located at KHMR, this 1bdrm unit welcomes you after an enjoyable day on the mountain. Use as a vacation getaway or your home at Kicking Horse. Unit c/w hot tub. Features: covered parking stall & strg locker.

Nice infill lot in desirable location with good surroundings. This 50’x 130’ lot has some mature trees and is zoned R-2 allowing for a single family home, single family home with suite or a duplex.

Main Floor: Living room w/wood burning f/p, dining area & kitchen w/centre island, 2bdrms and 4pce bath. Basement: family room with outside access, 2 bedrooms, 4pce bath & utility/storage room.

This unique 1384sqft floor, 2 bedroom condo is in a highly sought after location where you can step off your huge deck into the plaza and onto the lifts or ski directly back to your door.

Mountaineer Lodge Condo w/2 master bdrms & lrg bath, feature f/p & all the amenities including fitness centre, hot tub & sauna/steam room. Recreational use property or ideal investment for rentals.




$399,900 +HST


Golden Star, May 02, 2012  
Golden Star, May 02, 2012  

May 02, 2012 edition of the Golden Star