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New x-ray equipment installed .............................. 4


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The Golden Dolphins Swim Club gathered at the Golden Swimming Pool, on the chilly morning of Saturday June 9, for a team photo and their first “fun� swim meet of the season. Their first competitive swim meet will be in Lumby, B.C. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo


Golden responds to flood warnings Jessica Schwitek

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The Kicking Horse River, swollen from last week’s high rain fall, rose to record levels (having reached a 20-year water height event), and gave the Town of Golden a bit of a scare, as the British Columbia River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch for the region. The flood watch was initially put into effect on Wednesday June 6, as the muddy water full of debris inched closer to the top of the dyke. The last time the town issued a flood watch was in 2007 when there was significant ice jamming. Golden’s Emergency Operations Centre was also



put to action as they were brought to Response Activation Level 1, and raised to Response Activation Level 2 on the afternoon of June 7. And the Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre in Nelson and the Provincial Emergency Co-ordination Centre in Victoria provided the necessary support, including timely and detailed meteorological products. The situation remained stable going into the weekend, but the Town took several precautions to limit the amount of damage, had the river continued to rise. The alley along the river, behind the businesses on 9th Avenue North, was closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and was enforced by personnel on site. Cement barriers were placed along the same alley,

and were backed up by a water-inflatable dyke protection bladder, or “aquadam.� “The aquadam was positioned in the area most threatened, being a componenet of the lowest section of the dyke within the town boundaries - from the Highway 95 bridge to the timber frame pedestrian bridge,� said Jon Wilsgard, manager of corporate services for the Town of Golden “On June 7, the river came within seven inches of breaching the dyke.� The unfavourable weather predictions and concern over the freezing level in the mountains between Field and Golden (as they both define the flow and level of the Kicking Horse River at Golden), kept the Town on edge for several days. continued on page 5


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Special help on Camp Day Volunteers and Tim Hortons employees were spending June 6 collecting money to help send kids to camp. Pictured left to right are Amber Brunner, Nicki-Jo Wolfram, Spencer Lainchbury, Brianna Kelley, Tami Carter, Judy Caughlin, Donna Wiersma and Chris Wolfram. Anyone interested in learning more about Camp Day or making an online donation can go to www. to see how they can contribute. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

Stay HCA Mountain Minerals (Moberly) Ltd. will be drilling and blasting at the Moberly Mountain Mine during June and July of this year. Hauling of the blasted material from the mine to the plant at Blaeberry River Road East will also start in June and continue through until approximately the end of August 2012. HCA Mountain Minerals (Moberly) Ltd. would also like to remind the general public that for their safety, access to the mine is restricted to only those persons authorized by the General Manager. If you have any questions or concerns about the planned work, please contact the General Manager at (250) 344 7171.



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Heading to Velo Jessica Schwitek Rural cycling is the focus of an international conference on Salt Spring Island, and Golden Mayor Christina Benty has been invited to speak. Velo Village, a precurser to the major event, VeloCity Global 2012 in Vancouver, is a project of Island Pathways, an organization that has been supporting safe, active transportation for almost 25 years. “Velo-City Global is the world’s premier international cycling planning conference. If offers delegates from around the world a chance to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as a part of daily transport and recreation,” said Benty. A slate of interdisciplinary speakers will be at Velo Village, highlighting the rural cycling value proposition by connecting the dots between rural, suburban and urban cycling worlds. Politicians, professionals and community leaders from all over North America will be presenting. It may seem unusual that the mayor of such a small community be invited as a guest speaker at a global event. But Golden has a unique program that has caught Velo Village’s attention. “I will be speaking about Golden’s bike share program. It has garnered interest because we are the smallest community in Canada to have a bike share program,” said Benty. “I will be outlining how we got here and where we are going.” Not only does Golden have an innovative program within the town boundaries, it also has some of the most exciting cycling trails in the province. “Because it is an international conference, it will provide Golden with some positive exposure as a bike friendly community,” said Benty. The conference is attracting cycling enthusiasts from around the world to see what different communities are doing. “I plan on taking some Tourism Golden material to promote Golden as a cycling destination for all levels.” On the Velo Vancouver website it states the conference is a place where, “Spotlighting cities and regions around the world, small, medium, and large that are enabling and encouraging people of all ages to choose cycling as a daily form of active transportation and recreation. This includes the Forerunner Cities that are achieving significant cycling success as well as the Climbing Cities that are taking significant steps forward to improve cycling in their community.”

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Cops help kids Golden’s Matthew Fouron received an iPad from Mike Hull, a representative from Cops for Kids on Thursday June 7. Matthew suffers from a complex neuro-motor disorder, which strongly affects his fine motor skills, as well as some visual and hearing loss. Jessica Schwitek/ Star Photo

Columbia River Treaty info session coming to Golden Darryl Crane The Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee is hosting information sessions in seven communities-including Golden on Tuesday, June 19 to inform Basin residents on how to take part in the provincial consultations on the Columbia River Treaty (CRT). The Province is getting set to do its consultation to review the 1964 Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the U.S. this spring. The sessions are one way to consult with people in B.C. to ensure their concerns are heard. “The information session in Golden is hosted by local governments, with support from Columbia Basin Trust, and will include an open house starting at 3 p.m., a chance to discuss issues with experts from 5 p.m. to 6:30, and a free dinner so people can continue talking and sharing ideas before the consultation workshop with the Province at 7 p.m.,” says Deb Kozak, CRT Local Governments’ Committee Chair and Councillor, City of Nelson. The meeting in Golden will be held at the Golden Civic Centre starting with an Open House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed with a discussion from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m and a Provincial Consultation Workshop at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The information sessions in Golden will give residents a chance to get answers to questions they raised during 2011 information sessions and to prepare for the provincial consultation. “It is important that residents be involved in the process and engage in positive and productive dialogue on the future of the CRT,” says Christina Benty, Mayor, Town of Golden and member of the CRT Local Governments’ Committee. If you can’t attend an information session, you can learn more on your own schedule by taking an online tutorial at tutorial. For more information about any of these upcoming opportunities to learn more about the Columbia River Treaty visit www. “Columbia Basin Trust’s primary role is to act as a resource for Basin residents and local governments. That’s why we’re working with the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee and the Province to ensure this region and its residents are informed and actively engaged in Treaty-related issues,” says Garry Merkel, Chair, Columbia Basin Trust Board. The CRT is an international agreement between Canada and the United States to coordinate flood control and optimize hydro-

electric power generation on both sides of the border. Under the 1964 treaty, three dams were constructed in Canada, including Mica, Duncan and Hugh Keenleyside. A fourth dam, Libby, was constructed in Montana. Its reservoir, the Koocanusa, extends 67 kilometres into Canada. Since its ratification in 1964 the CRT has influenced the management of the Columbia and Kootenay River systems in both Canada and the United States. Residents in the Columbia Basin, on both sides of the border, will be directly affected by any decision related to the future of the CRT and will shape transboundary water management across the entire Columbia Basin for decades to come. The CRT has no official expiry date, but has a minimum length of 60 years, which is met in September 2024. Either Canada or the United States can terminate many of the provisions of the agreement effective any time after September 2024, provided written notice is filed at least 10 years in advance (2014). While no decision has been made by either Canada or the United States on the future of the current treaty, given the importance of the issues, and the approaching date of 2014, both countries are now conducting studies and exploring future options for the CRT.

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Golden Women’s Resource Centre Annual General Meeting Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 6:00pm at Kicking Horse River Lodge t 6:00pm: Food & mingle t 6:30pm: AGM business t 6:45pm: Board election Guest Speakers, Renew your Membership, Nominations, Vote for 2012/2013 Board of Directors, Network. Learn more about the GWRC in our community. Call to check in regarding Child Minding for your little ones during the event. For more information please contact Linley at the Golden Women’s Resource Centre: 250-344-5317

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Funding agreement for Golden Area Initiatives to end Golden Star Staff At its regular open meeting held May 29, 2012, the Town of Golden Council gave public notice to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and the Golden and Area Community Economic Development Society that as of December 31, 2013 it will no longer be a part of the Community Economic Development Services Agreement that currently binds the three entities. This will effectively terminate the program. The accord, which is also known as the “Tripartite Agreement,” has for the last 10 years been the basis for defining the funding model by the two government bodies for the society as well as the roles and responsibilities for all three. “This was a difficult decision to make, given a decade of history with GAI, and some significant achievements it has made”, said Mayor Christina Benty. “But as one of the members of the society Council feels that its governance framework is not working. Council has stated that it still feels an economic development function in our community is important, and giving notice of termination of the Tripartite Agreement was the only real way to compel the local government partners to examine other models of delivery by imposing a deadline upon the current one.”

“We are now faced with a myriad of possible options for delivering economic development services either singularly or jointly with the regional district”, said Coun. Caleb Moss. “On one hand, it could be as simple as changing the terms of the Tripartite Agreement to address our wants and concerns; on the other, it could result in a completely new model for delivery. It is our intention to begin exploring all the possibilities with the regional district over the next several months.” Under its trade name Golden Area Initiatives was registered as a non-profit society in 2002, and has just four ongoing members. The Town of Golden Council, The Electoral Area Director, the CAO of the Town of Golden and the CAO of the regional district. The board of seven directors are appointed annually, one each by both the Town Council and the Electoral Area Director and three jointly between them. The mayor of the Town of Golden and the Electoral Area Director are automatically appointed to the board. Notable deliverables by the society have included the construction and ownership of the BC Visitor Centre, numerous and updated investment publications, film commission activity, community planning, investment, and collaboration initiatives, local and regional representation on boards and committees associated with local community development, and a recently developed high profile web and social media presence for the community.

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Golden Hospital gets new equipment

After a few delays, the new X-ray machine has finally been installed at the Golden and District Hospital. It replaced a machine that had been there since 1996, making it one of the oldest in Interior Health. Mayor Christina Benty, from left, and Interior Health’s Thalia Vesterback pose with Elizabeth Webb and Tami Colonna from the hospital’s diagnostic imaging unit and the new X-ray machine. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Limiting bear interaction on the links at the Golden Golf Club Darryl Crane The Golden Golf Club has initiated a new program to reduce possible conflict between people and bears. Staff of the club met with Sadie Parr, Bear Aware - Program Coordinator for the Town of Golden and Conservation Officer Justin Bell to develop a plan. The club is currently implementing a pro-

gram at the golf course to prevent bear habituation and any possible conditioning to human foods. Patrick Chury, General Manager of the Golden Golf Club explained the steps which were being take at the course. “Our program starts with removing all non bear-proof garbage and recycle receptacles from the golf course and clubhouse grounds. We installed two new bear-proof garbage and recycle receptacles for the clubhouse grounds area,” Chury said. He went

on to explain the club has also added secure and bear-proof commercial garbage and recycle receptacles, has implemented a “Pack In - Pack Out” program for our members and guests while providing free garbage bags compliments of Sobeys in Golden. The club will also be hoping to educate their guests through posters, handouts, and in person at the Pro Shop counter. Chury felt these changes will be positive for the Club and “we are excited to be moving in this direction.”

Local Arts community receives funding from Canadian Heritage Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage submitted Arts and culture in the Kootenays received a boost today that will help stimulate the economy and promote jobs and growth. Funding for the Golden District Arts Council was announced by David Wilks, Member of Parliament (Kootenay–Columbia), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Senior Regional Minister for British Columbia. Funding will support the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 performing arts series, to be presented in Golden’s newly renovated Civic Centre. This investment will provide residents and visitors alike with access to live performances, in a variety of disciplines, by emerging and established artists from British Columbia and across Canada.

“Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in organizations that showcase and promote Canada’s talent,” said Minister Moore. “By supporting this local performing arts series, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy, create jobs, and support arts, culture and heritage.” “Investing in arts and culture is central to the economic health of communities across Canada,” said Mr. Wilks. “The Golden District Arts Council continues to present high-calibre arts performances for residents and tourists. I am thrilled to see arts and culture alive and thriving in Golden.” “Kicking Horse Culture is delighted and grateful for the Government of Canada’s continuing support of Golden’s Live Kicks performing arts series,” said Bill Usher, Executive Director, Kicking Horse Culture. “Combined with the support of our members and audiences, local business champions and other

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The waters of Hospital Creek overflowed on June 8, flooding the grounds of Brookside Motel.

Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Dyke not breached but some parts of Golden suffered damage continued from page 1 But the emergency plan processes went smoothly. “The Town has an emergency plan process to which we apply BCERMS (BC Emergency Response Management System) organizational structure to address the emergency, adjusted to the scope and nature of its severity,” said Wilsgard. “The Province has stated its appreciation for the efficiency and effectiveness of our ability to mobilize our Emergency Operations Centre and deal with this to the extent that we can locally.”

The river did not breach the dyke, but there was still damage caused by the river and the unusual weather the region has been experiencing. There was some erosion on the Kicking Horse upriver, in the Beaverfoot Area (none in town as the entire length of the river within town boundaries is hardened with dykes). The area around Hospital Creek experienced flooding with water running on to the property of the Brookside Motel, which has cabins on either side of the creek. On the morning of Friday June 8, there was water gushing through the Brookside grounds, and down to the train tracks. Some community members had helped fill sandbags the pre-

vious evening, but it was not enough to prevent the waters from Hospital Creek from reaching the cabins. Outside of town, Highway 1 between Golden and Revelstoke was closed for nearly 24 hours ( June 6 to June 7) as a mudslide in Glacier National Park covered the road. Crews were working 24/7 to get the highway open said Jacolyn M. Daniluck, communications officer with Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks. It was no easy task. There was no pavement visible on certain sections of the road as thick mud and debris covered it entirely. The road re-opened around noon on June 7.

College of the Rockies Board of Governors announces appointments Golden Star Staff The Board of Governors of College of the Rockies (COTR) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Board members. Appointed to the College Board through Provincial Order in Council are Glen D. Campbell of Sparwood and A. Kenneth Hoeppner of Golden for terms ending December 31, 2014. Mr. Hoeppner is Professor, Emeritus, and Associate Vice President Research, Emeritus, at Mount Royal University in Calgary where he has taught since 1987 starting in the English Department. Previously, he taught at the Uni-

versity of Calgary, Medicine Hat College, and Mount Royal College. Active in his community, Mr. Hoeppner served as President of the Golden and Area Community Economic Development Society, and as Co-Chair and Chair of the Golden and District Arts Council. Mr. Hoeppner holds his Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and his Master of Arts and Doctorate from the University of Calgary. Mr. Campbell is the Manager of Human Resources for the coal business unit of Teck Resources Limited and Teck Coal Limited in Sparwood, BC. Previously, he was the Superintendent of Employee Relations at the Fording

River Mine in Elkford, BC and held the same position at the Line Creek Mine in Sparwood, both for Teck Resources. Prior to this, he worked in various human resources positions for Teck at their smelter and refinery in Trail, BC and their Sullivan Mine in Kimberley, BC; and also with Skeena Cellulose Inc. in Prince Rupert, BC. Mr. Campbell holds his Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the University of British Columbia as well as a Certified Human Resource Professional designation. Mr. Campbell and Mr. Hoeppner join previously appointed members Orest Federko (Board Chair), Richard Reinders (Vice-Chair),

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Weather Whoa!

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It has been a busy time due to Mother Nature getting seemingly upset at everyone in British Columbia. Walking into work and hearing about mudslides to the West and rock slides to the East compounded with rain falling in a way where many conversations involved which type of boat to build is never a way you want a day to start. One of the most interesting facts that come from weather like this is just how many By Darryl Crane people wander out to literally take a look at how high the water has become. Every day while the river was flowing downstream people were out having a look, taking the odd picture or video and discussing when the last time water had got that high. It was as if the town meetings had moved to the side of the riverbank. As with any discussion in town as of late people were looking at the water and debating how much if any money should be put into the proposed dyke project. That debate seemingly only got more spirited as water levels went up and down. Of course no matter where the water ended up the debate was going to rage. People can take any incident and turn it into a point which will support their side of an argument. It was close to going over versus it didn’t One thing which should not be lost is the devastation which can truly change a person’s life during an event like this. I myself have been through many different types of natural disasters and after some serious earthquakes I have to admit rain does not have quite the same effect or concern for me even though it should be respected. Families who do not live in the area go through a great deal when the word flood gets thrown around. Stress goes well beyond the borders of the town. Locally the waters did rise and do damage to property and at least one local business. When you look at the province and see streets which have become rivers you realize how dangerous situations like this can get. It could be said we were lucky in many ways. One thing which should be taken from times like this is what you can learn for the next time. Flood waters will rise in this town like many others again at some point and those who look after emergency situations are in the unique place where they deal with the situation at hand while also taking notes and seeing what can be done the next time something happens. Whether it is water or fire, mud or rocks residents have to hope something beneficial comes out of the times which affects the residents they serve. . This time we have to see the lessons learned put in place to provide even better protection where people need it. One last point to be made should be a thank you to those who went out to help their neighbours or sat out back making sure no one went down the back road near the river. It says a great deal about a community where you hear stories of friends and strangers who give of their time to help others and sitting in a back alley watching the river rise and fall is no fun way to spend a weekend.

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I have reviewed Urban Systems report Bridge-to-Bridge which is positioned as a Project Justification / Business Case. It appears that Urban Systems billed the town some $70,322 for this report with an additional $29,960.75 paid to Matrix Solutions Inc. I understand that Urban Systems has had a 15 year ‘relationship’ with the Town of Golden. During this period it is not clear how often Urban Systems was the sole service provider without any competitive bidding. As a former consultant, used to writing proposals in response to Requests for Proposals, in my opinion, much of the ‘information’ provided in this report is general knowledge that one would expect a qualified consultant to include in a proposal to demonstrate

Facts about the teacher’s conflict Here are some of the reasons why the teachers are protesting what is happening to the education system in BC. - Class size limits and class size averages have been removed. The government says they will pay teachers


more when they have a large number of students in their classes, but no teacher I know thinks more money for the teacher is a solution to oversized classrooms. - There is no guarantee for a librarian in a school. This was taken away in 2002. Now there are fewer teacher librarians than ever before.

impact of gravel transport and deposition. This would require some fairly sophisticated hydraulic modelling and considerable expertise, not found in most engineering firms. Estimating gravel bed transport is a very tricky challenge, however the amount of sediment transported through the canyon and deposited in the lower reach through the townsite is very significant. The importance of removing gravel on a regular basis from the townsite reach cannot be overstated; the alternative is to be continually raising the elevation of the dykes to provide enough freeboard as the river deposits sediment in the lower reach. David P. Jones, M.Sc., MBA

- There is now no limit to the number of special needs students per class. - Funding has not kept up with inflation, meaning that there is less money for instruction every year, and less funding for classroom materials. And most of all, the reason why every citizen should be concerned about this labour

conflict is that the government legislated an end to the fair process of negotiation entitled to every Canadian under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Christine Bernier Lady Grey Grade 5/6 FI teacher

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The Golden Star Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Black bear cub killed on Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park Sarah Fabbri Parks Canada A black bear cub was struck and killed by a vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway near Field, BC in Yoho National Park on Friday, June 1. The evening incident occurred around a corner in the westbound lane. A7


Parks Canada is extremely saddened by the loss of this animal and asks visitors and residents to help bears, and other wildlife, survive. While driving on our highways obey posted speed limits and drive for the conditions. Be extra vigilant at dusk and dawn as these are the most active times of day for many larger animals in the mountain parks. As green up in the mountains continues this spring, Parks Canada reminds every-

Field issues Our MP, David Wilks, has told the people of Field that they need to come up with their own solution to the catastrophe created by Parks Canada by shutting down the visitor centre there during the winter. I would like to humbly propose a solution on their behalf: the people of Field should become a Large US Corporation. The Park Superintendent is pleased to override opposition to allow Brewster Travel Canada develop the Sunwapta Valley with their GlassFloored Observation Platform so that they can collect money from people normally too lazy to get out of their cars. Don’t be fooled by the name; Brewster was bought out by an American firm in 1996.

NO NEED for BRIDGE TO BRIDGE In the last week we have experienced torrential rains, the likes of which this area has seldom if ever experienced. These rainfalls caused a major high water event which was almost unprecedented in the town’s history. These rains very clearly demonstrated that the existing dykes in the area of the proposed Bridge to Bridge Project (B2B) are more than sufficient to prevent a flood. In fact, at the high water mark there was still approximately three feet of clearance between the top of the dyke and the Kicking Horse River. During the high water event we witnessed the deployment of the Town’s temporary dykes. These units appeared to be more than sufficient to meet the needs of the community. I wonder how expensive each unit is? How many meters could we purchase with the $4.5 million Mayor Benty and council is proposing to spend on B2B? Why was the temporary dyke deployed where it wasn’t needed when another long established local business; the Brookside Motel was actually being flooded and under water?

one to be “Bear Aware” in order to keep both people, and bears, safe. Do not approach or feed bears, make lots of noise, travel in groups, walk your dog on a leash, carry bear spray and know how to use it, do not leave food out and store garbage in appropriate containers. Report all bear sightings to Banff Dispatch at 1-888-WARDENS. Helpful observations include day, time and location of sighting, whether the animal had a collar or ear tag (and which ear), and its behaviour.

Tough luck, though, if you are just a resident trying to eke out a living in the Parks by operating a B&B or a pottery shop, or someone who wants to actually get outside in the winter and enjoy the Park as it is. If some large US Corporation decides sometime in the future to build a Glass-Floored Observation Platform over the Kicking Horse River, those tourists willing to stop their cars on their way through Yoho Park long enough to fork out some cash may be lucky enough to look down between their swollen ankles and see the wreckage of some former local business washing away downstream from the ghost town of Field. Chris Jinot Golden

Why didn’t this business receive protection from the temporary dykes? What vital municipal infrastructures was the town trying to protect? A book store and a health supplement shop? In last week’s paper Mayor Benty justified B2B on the basis of preventing an “economic and social disaster and a crippling of the community’s operating systems”. What vital operating systems is she referring to? What social or economic disaster is she trying to prevent? The most important community facilities and operating systems like the hospital & Durand Manor, medical clinic, pharmacies, fire-hall, police station, ambulance service, BC Hydro substation, Telus communication center, cable TV satellite station, sewage & water treatment plants, courthouse and provincial government offices, town hall, library, Civic Center, Senior Center, college, pool, arena, Rec-plex, airport, rail yards, industrial area, vital commercial/retail operations and the majority of the residential homes in Golden are across the river from the proposed B2B site. None of these services, homes or businesses will be protected by B2B.

Dog Concerns Comments: Dear Golden Star. I’m writing in regards to the multiple dog attack on Isabelle Simard accruing at the Northern Lights Wildlife Center. I feel that the other dog who joined in has been forgotten about. Hopi, if I’m spelling the female dog’s name correctly, is still at large. As I live on the same street, I see her frequently roaming the neighbourhood unattended. It would seem even more frequent since the attack. I see her loose on her property with children and wonder if the parents realize that dog just attacked a women. What if Hopi decided to attack a paying costumer? Is that really The Wolf Centers risk to take? Should there at least be beware of dogs signs warning the people they invite on their property. I have not been able to walk past the center to get to the mailboxes with my own dogs without being attack ed by the karelian in the past. And certainly don’t feel any safer now. My reason behind this letter is to bring awareness to the public, that this dog is free to roam and she is aggressive. Thank you for your time. Sincerely Worried Sylvia Verhaeghe Golden

All of these vital services, homes and businesses are in a historic flood plain and have the highest degree of risk. Most commercial businesses and property owners in the area of the proposed B2B should have flood and water damage insurance or can obtain it. A substantial portion of any losses incurred as a result of a flood would be recovered from their insurers. While there would be some economic impact it would not be a disaster provided businesses had the available insurance. While some flooding in the old business district would be an inconvenience it would not be a social or economic disaster. In this time of economic uncertainty Mayor Benty and town council need to show fiscal restraint and curtail all but essential spending and borrowing. We have other priorities like our roads, sewers and water mains that need to be replaced or repaired. The B2B is not an essential project and should be scrapped. With a population and tax base that is decreasing we can’t afford it and as the recent rains have demonstrated we don’t need it. Yours truly Bob Munro Golden, BC

The voter still has the final say One of the most significant pieces of legislation that was passed in this Spring’s legislative session was the bill that brings back the Provincial Sales Tax (PST). Although the legislation passed on May 31, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will not actually end until April 1, 2013. The people of British Columbia fought long and hard to get rid of the HST and so it is certainly a credit to the citizenry that the BC Liberals were forced to take this action. And for that reason, the passage of this legislation should be celebrated. But as often is the case with the BC Liberals, important legislation is passed without significant and necessary oversight and debate. In the case of the PST bill, it was introduced to the House with only 8 days remaining in the legislative calendar. This bill contained 255 sections and nearly 200

pages. This very important legislation should have been presented to the House near the beginning of the legislative session to ensure that Members of the Legislature had time to properly examine the act. The opposition needs time to fully question the government on every single section. That is how we ensure that legislation is written that protects the best interest of the public. With only 8 days, it was impossible to fully scrutinize this legislation, but the BC Liberals cut off debate and passed it anyway. The new PST is supposed to replicate the previous tax system, but one key difference that one finds upon investigation of the new legislation is that much of the detail surrounding the establishment of the tax and any new changes to the tax can

now be dealt with by regulation. The old PST required all changes be done through legislation which makes possible the full scrutiny of the House and the public. While this may seem to be a small thing, it is indicative of the way most things are now done by the BC Liberal government. It is a continued centralization of power to the Premier’s Office and the Cabinet, and it is a lessening of our democratic rights. For 11 years, the BC Liberals have fundamentally changed decision-making in this province. In case after case, you have less and less say in how your province is run. It’s up to us to stand up against this constant erosion of our democratic system. And remember, just like the battle against the HST, it is in fact still you, the voter, that has the final say.

- MLA Report By Norm Macdonald


Wednesday, June 13, 2012 The Golden Star


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Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema Presents Snow White & the Huntsmen Friday June 8th-Thursday June 14th at 7pm. late shows Friday & Saturday at 9:30pm. Madagascar 3 (3D & 2D) 3D shows Friday June 15thThursday June 21st at 7pm. matinees on Saturday & Sunda yat 2pm. Special 2D show on Sunday only at 4:30pm.

This Week Back to School Pack supply order forms have been distributed at APES & LGES. If you have not received yours contact DJ’S Paper Place 250344-6414 to order. The Golden Family Center new office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm with lunch at the same time, from 12pm to 1pm. 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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Jam Night - Open Mic hosted by Jeremy at the Rockwater Grill & Bar. Golden Farmers’ Market Wednesdays staring June 13 through to August 29 at the CP parking lot, 2pm-7pm. Local food, local art, local music. For more info Golden Citizens on Patrol AGM Wed. June 13, 7pm at the Ramada Meeting Room. New members welcome. Positive Discipline A free parenting education program every Wednesday from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Alexander Park Elementary, Strong Start room for children, Music room for parents. (Snacks and childcare provided for children). For more info Rachel or Carrie at the Golden Family Centre - 250344-2000. Afterschool Shakeup – FREE homework help for students in grades 8 to 12. Ever y Wed-

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nesday, 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Golden Secondar y School por table from now until June 2012. Call 250-439-9665 for more information.

Thurs, June 14 Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub. Rotary Club of Golden AGM Thursday, June 14, Canyon’s Edge Restaurant. RSVP to Bob Finnie 250-344-2171. Golden Museum AGM, Thursday, June 14, 5pm at the Museum (1302-11th Ave. S). Potluck and everyone welcome. 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.

Fri, June 15 Shotgun Dolls. Rock n roll with blues, classic rock and stoner rock at the Rockwater Grill & Bar.

Sat, June 16 Karaoke Night The Mad Trapper hosts a karaoke night every Saturday. Bass Workshops DJs. Bass, drums, beats, dubstep, Dr. ytactics & sereal Slayer at the Rockwater Grill and Bar. Nature’s WIld Edible Foods Saturday June 16, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration is limited to 15 people so get your spot soon. Cost is $15 for WIldsight members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, please contact or 250-344-4961. EK Brain Injury BBQ at Overwaitea, Saturday, June 16 from 11am-3pm. June is Brain injury month. Golden Local Season Pass Sale ends June 16. Call 1-800-258SNOW(7669) or email GMSA Wind-Up Tournament & BBQ at Keith King Memorial

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Fields, Sat & Sun, June 16 & 17 at 11am. Columbia Electoral Area ‘A’ Telivision AGM Saturday, June 16 at noon open to the public. Golden Cycling Club Volunteer Day. Columbia River/Kicking Horse Bridge, Saturday, June 16, 9am-1pm. CBT Mainline trail work with lunch provided. Strength in Numbers-Bike Movie at the Golden Cinema, Saturday, June16, 9-11pm. $10 or $9 for Bike Club Membersbring ID. Durand Manor on

Sun, June 17

GMSA Wind-Up Tournament & BBQ at Keith King Memorial Fields, Sat & Sun, June 16 & 17 at 11am. Catholic Church of Sacred Heart 808-11th St. S. Summer Mass schedule, Saturday 7pm, Sunday 10am. Weekday Masses are posted at the church. 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. Legion Annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament, Sunday, June 17. Signup @ the Legion. Dinner and prizes to follow. For more info call 250-344-6214 or email

Mon, June 18 Good for Grapes. Live music with this 6 piece folk, alternative band that has inspired the “Folk Stomp�. Come out and dance at the Rockwater Grill & Bar. Grief and loss support group Mondays, 7:30pm at the Pentacostal Church, 717 10th St. Call Jim, 250-344-2459.

Tues, June 19 John Jenkins & Friends Live acoustic mountain folk, Rock, Reggae, improv. Starts at 8pm at Rockwater Grill & Bar. 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 pub-

lic 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.

Upcoming Events Golden Women’s Resource Centre, AGM Wednesday, June 20 at KickingHorse River Lodge, 6pm mingle, 6:30pm AGM starts. For more info contact Linley at the Golden Women’s Resource Centre, 250-344-5317. Kicking Horse Culture Presents Summer Kicks 2012 Down by the Bridge Concerts Wednesday, June 20 The Boom Booms. Tuesday, June 26 Faye Blais. All ages FREE, shows 7-9pm. Heavyweights Brass Band, features tons of horns doing upbeat jazz numbers and covers in a great dance party way at the Rockwater Grill & Bar on Friday, June 22. Bear Aware Electric Fence Workshop on Friday, June 22 from 6-9pm at the Bear Aware office (901-10th St. S). GADSAR Open House Saturday, June 23 from 11am-4pm. Burgers, hotdogs and beverages by donation. HETS(helicopter long line) demonstration at 1pm. New facility is located at 210 Fisher Rd. (airport). Everyone welcome! Sneak a Peak Weekend at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Kick off summer operations early, Saturday June 23rd & Sunday June 24th. Bike the trails, hike the peaks, and have scenic lunch at Eagles Eye. Master Composting Workshop The Columbia Shuswap Regional Disctict (CSRD) Master Composting Program, Wildsight Golden is a supporting partner in this event. Contact or 250344-4961 to register for this free workshop. Golden & District Historical Society AGM Wednesday, June 27, 5pm at the Museum ((1302-11 ave. S). Potluck dinner followed by presentation by Randle Robertson of the Burgess Shale Geoscience foundation. Election of officers to follow. Everyone welcome.

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Bear activity abounds throughout British Columbia Sadie Parr Golden Bear Aware Community Co-ordinator There has been a great deal of bear activity reported across the province this past month, ranging from a black bear destroyed as a result of swatting a man in a hot tub in Whistler to large fines facing a man in Christina Lake for feeding black bears. Sadie Parr, Golden’s Bear Aware Community coordinator believes that the best bear encounter is one avoided. Parr says “It is easier to manage attractants responsibly to prevent bears from becoming used to people or human food sources than it is to reverse a bear’s behaviour once it has learned to find food associated with people.” The terms used to describe a these types of bear s are “human habituated” and “human food conditioned”. Unfortunately, when a bear has a history of accessing human food sources there is little that can be done to reverse a bears’ drive for these high caloric meals. Parr recognizes that the Town of Golden has drastically improved its

waste management program and bylaws over the years, which have resulted in fewer bears accessing residential garbage, fewer bears being destroyed, and fewer potential safety risks for humans. Golden’s existing bylaw (# 1257) states that: “No person shall store, handle or dispose of waste and attractants in such a way that they are accessible to animals”. While many people recognize that garbage is a major bear attractant, Parr feels that folks must also understand that bears also love a good barbeque, bird feeder, or unturned compost pile. “While most people accept that bears are attracted to garbage, many don’t realize that bird feeders and barbecues can also be major attractants. Take your bird feeders in over the spring, summer and fall and clean your barbecue after every use. The odours produced by barbequing are easy for a bear to sniff out, as bears have an extremely strong sense of smell. Unmanaged compost in a residential area is more than just stinky, it is a potential bear attractant too! Parr invites locals

to learn how to “Compost with Care in Bear Country” on June 23 at the Master Composting Workshop. To sign up for the event contact Carmen Fennell- CSRD Waste Reduction Facilitator, at or 250-832-8194. Parr will also be hosting an introductory Bear Aware meeting for interested Volunteers Wednesday June 20, 7 pm at the Bear Aware office (across from Alexander Park Elementary School). She welcomes people to come and learn about what Bear Aware does and how to be involved. Parr would also like to remind people “Never approach a bear or try to feed it. All wildlife does better when it is able to find and work for natural resources. One thing the Golden Bear Aware Program is working on is identifying bear and other wildlife corridors so that future development will take into account travel routes and resources bears need to access in order to attain the natural resources they need to survive and thrive.” There will be a free electric fence workshop Friday June 22, location to

be determined. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to properly install and maintain an electric fence. An electric fence has the power to keep grizzly bears out of landfills. Portable electric fences have become an effective tool across the province to prevent conflicts between both black and grizzly bears and fruit trees, chickens, hogs, beehives, hobby farms and other small livestock, but it has to be done correctly. To learn more about managing wildlife attract-

ants visit the Bear Aware website www.bearaware. For details on the upcoming electric fence workshop stay tuned or contact Sadie Parr at 250290-1222 or golden@ Bear Aware gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Columbia Basin Trust, a regional corporation created to deliver social, economic, and environmental benefits for residents of the Columbia Basin. Bear Aware would also like to thank its sponsors: the B.C. Con-

servation Foundation, the B.C. Ministry of Environment, and the Town of Golden.

To report a bear sighting or wildlife incident, call the RAPP line at 1-877952-7277.

MLA Meeting Day Friday, June 15th Please call 250 344 4816 to book an appointment

Norm Macdonald MLA #104, 806 9th Street North |

NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT The Council of the Town of Golden hereby gives notice that it will consider a resolution to issue a Development Variance Permit for the property noted below at its Regular Open Council Meeting held:

TIME: June 26th 2012 at 7:00 pm

Behind the Wheel

What Are We Thinking About When We Drive? What are we thinking about when we drive? More and more often I am convinced that we are thinking about anything but the driving task. Please be assured that when I say this I am giving drivers credit that they know how to drive properly in the first place. I was waiting at a red light watching drivers turn left around me when I began to ponder this. Most of the vehicles I observed turned into the wrong lane and all of those drivers failed to shoulder check and signal as they moved over. If another driver had overtaken them intent on using the outside lane or had decided to turn right from the other side, would these drivers have been able to avoid a collision? I suspect that their first awareness of any problem would have been the noise and sudden change of direction produced by the collision they were involved in. This is far too late! Awareness of the vehicles around you and anticipation of what their drivers might do are paramount to preserving your own safety as well as that of others. Defensive driving means following the rules so that others know what to expect of you and maintaining a constant awareness of what is around you. Focus only on where you are going and you are going to eventually have trouble. You may wish to consider this in the context of what the drivers around you might (or might not) be thinking. The author is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit www.

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PLACE: Town Hall Council Chambers (810 9th Ave South) PURPOSE: If approved the Development Variance Permit would reduce the front yard setback from 6.0m to 5.4m and reduce the side yard setback from 6.0 to 1.5m in Part 24 section 24.2.2 of the Town of Golden Zoning Bylaw 911, 1993 on the subject property. The variance is requested to facilitate the construction of an entranceway to the existing Seniors Centre building. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1401 9th Street South, PARCEL A (SEE XB9664) SECTION 7 TOWNSHIP 27 RANGE 21 WEST OF THE 5TH MERIDIAN KOOTENAY DISTRICT EXCEPT PART INCLUDED IN PLANS 18570,19056, NEP19417 AND NEP19672 as shown on the following map: VARIANCE APPLICATION SUBJECT PROPERTY

A copy of the proposed Development Variance Permit and background material including Staff Reports, and the application package may be inspected at the Town Hall from Wednesday June 13th to Tuesday June 26th from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. All persons who consider themselves affected by the adoption of the proposed Development Variance Permit and who wish to register an opinion may do so by: a. Appearing before Council at the said Council Meeting; and/or b. Forwarding written submissions for Council consideration to the attention of the Corporate Officer by any of the following means:

By post: By fax: By email:

P.O. Box 350, Golden B.C V0A 1H0; 250-344-6577;

Any submission made to the Corporate Officer must be received no later than 12:00 pm (noon) on the Wednesday of the Council Meeting held June 26th, 2012.

Jan Dicaire

Dated June 13th, 2012 Jon Wilsgard, Corporate Officer


Wednesday, June 13, 2012 The Golden Star

Pictured above is Main Street in Beavermouth. Photo credit Golden Museum


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 1294, 2011 Notice is hereby given, that a Public Hearing will be held Tuesday June 26th, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Town Office Council Chambers located at 810 9th Avenue South, Golden, BC. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to hear representations from members of the public who deem their interest in property or quality of life affected by the adoption of proposed Town of Golden Zoning Bylaw No. 1294, 2011, which if enacted, will repeal in its entirety, Town of Golden Zoning Bylaw No. 911, 1993. A Public Hearing for the proposed bylaw was originally held October 18th, 2011 after which Council rescinded its original second reading in order that several changes could be affected concerning land use and siting. Second reading then passed again on May 29th, 2012. Because of the changes made following the initial Public Hearing, another one is now required. A Zoning Bylaw provides guidelines and a regulatory framework for the use, siting, and density of land and buildings on all lands within the municipality. Any member of the public, who feels they may be affected by the adoption of Zoning Bylaw No. 1294, 2011, may register their opinion by appearing before Council at Public Hearing; and/or forwarding a written submission for Council consideration to the attention of the Corporate Officer by any of the following means: By post: By fax: By email:

P.O. Box 350, Golden B.C V0A 1H0; 250-344-6577;

Any written submissions must be received prior to the close of the Public Hearing and will be read to all those present at the Public Hearing by the Corporate Officer. A copy of proposed Town of Golden Zoning Bylaw No. 1294, 2011 may be viewed between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays, at Town Hall located at 810 S. 9th Avenue, Golden, BC until the date of the Public Hearing. The proposed bylaw is also available on the Town of Golden website at (click on Local Government). Jon Wilsgard, Corporate Officer

A boat ride back in time The information for this column came originally from the small newsletter called the Mica Murmur and was reprinted in the Golden Star, on Mar 3, 1966. Many visitors to the museum ask about Boat Encampment which is now completely covered by water as a result of the building of the Mica Dam. Boat Encampment is an odd name to be given a spot in the heart of the mightiest mountain range on the continent. Yet, when the reasons are given it is obvious that no other could be more appropriate. Aside from possibly Tete Jaune Cache, it was the first place in the province named by white men. Situated at the apex of the Columbia where, that stream is augmented by the flow of the Canoe and Wood rivers, the scene is of the same breath-taking beauty today as it was when David Thompson first saw it, in the late winter of 1811. Thompson was on his way to the Pacific via the Columbia, and in order to travel down the river he had to first build boats. It was at this point that he built them, hence the name. Here the long portage from over the Athabasca Pass through the Rockies ended at the almighty Columbia, and for some years this was an important junction on the main fur route of the province. With the removal of the HBC coast headquarters from Fort Vancouver on Vancouver Island, this route gradually fell into disuse, and the voya-

geurs no longer made echoes resound from the mountains with their trail songs. Thompson was probably the first to build boats here, and according to his journal, he had considerable difficulty. In vain he and his men searched for suitable birch trees to rob of their bark for the construction of canoes. Plenty of birch were found, and were big enough, but the bark was too thin to be satisfactory. Finally they were forced to use an entirely different method of construction. So they split cedar boards and sewed them together with split spruce roots as he says, with the greatest difficulty. Strangely enough, instead of going down the rivers, as anyone would have thought, he went upriver to the headwaters, and thence by many streams and portages reached the Columbia again below what is now the United States Boundary. Up to 1940, this old historic site was to all intents and purposes, inaccessible to the tourists; but with the construction of the Big Bend Highway it became possible to reach it by car. Today, while only a hamlet as far as size is concerned, it is an important point on the sparsely populated highway. It boasts a motel, four star class at that, as well as a store and filling station. The original motel at Boat Encampment burned down and in its place now stands a lovely modern building which

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

consists of a restaurant, dining room and motel units. Mr. and Mrs. Tinsted have created a warm friendly atmosphere at the inn and the food is delicious. To the south of the inn is a thriving sawmill and to the north a trailer court and filling station. The small airport which serves the Mica Project is just a few miles northeast of the settlement. It also had a novel sign to remind motorists to drive carefully as may been seen in the province. This consisted of a huge wooden head, topped by an old fashioned plug hat. It was carved by an Italian workman during the road building days of 1937-38, from the chin to the eyebrows, it was the height of a man, and in front of it was the sign which read “Don’t be a Wooden Head. Drive Carefully. You’ll live to enjoy the scenery.� The wooden head which belongs to Boat Encampment was stolen some years ago and now stands near the highway at the Revelstoke turnoff. It would be interesting to find out who the culprit was and how the wooden head got to Revelstoke.


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Golden has a new Dance Society and they are working harder than ever to raise funds to get a new studio opened. Pictured right are a few of the new board members and some local children who gathered together at the Rec Plex on June 9 to help raise some of the needed funds at a garage sale fundraiser. Pictured are Stephanie, Sarah, Shauna, Kelly, Keri, Emma Bottom left, Walker, Margo, Kaylee, Isabelle and in the chair, Korra. Darryl Crane/Star Photo



Columbia Shuswap Regional District Annual Reporting on Municipal Finances Pursuant to section 814.1 of the Local Government Act, the Report of Remuneration and Expenses for the year ended December 31, 2011 for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval at its Regular Meeting scheduled for 9:30 AM, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in the board room of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District ofďŹ ce located at 781 Marine Park Drive NE, in Salmon Arm BC. Copies of the Financial Statements and the Report of Remuneration and Expenses will be available for public inspection at the CSRD ofďŹ ce during its regular business hours as per Section 10 of Schedule 1 of the Financial Information Regulation after the presentation to the Board of Directors. Peter Jarman Manager, Financial Services

Attention Parents of Birth to Six Children and Siblings Our early learning team invites your family to join us for:


SUMMER NIGHTS Wednesday, June 20th 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm Alexander Park School 4:30–5:30

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Mac and Cheese Dinner


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A honey of a stop in Spillimacheen Darryl Crane While driving along Highway 93/95 South of Golden you will come across a piece of history in Spillimacheen which is now a place where honey goes to be turned into something for everyone at Beeland. It was around 12 years ago when one of the owners of Beeland, Morley Winnick, was told about the wilderness property along the Spillimacheen River and how it used to be a place where great honey had come from before. After trying out the site the business has now flourished into seven different sites with 200 hives in the valley which bring a variety of flavours for their customers. Currently the business is set up in the old trading post in Spillimacheen which they refurbished about six years ago. “As the business grew and grew we realized we needed a base for the honey. We transitioned our process here, the handling and storing of it,� Winnick said. Over the years the company has been developing different foods in which they use honey. “Like honey in jams, fruit preserves and now five and a half years later we have a line called Jubilee Mountain Apiary. It is the food products which have been the growth for us,� he said. Winnick went on to explain there are many reasons why the food products have been expanding at such a fast rate. “The quality of the product. The honey is unsurpassable. We harvest late so you get a high quality cured honey. It is absolutely pure,� he said. “We are expanding into speciality food like frozen foods. We started with our honey Saskatoon pies and honey cherry pies. We now have vinegars and more.� Winnick also said they have a Jubilee Mountain line of body and skin care products which are 100 percent natural. Many people who have seen the business develop over the years are shocked by how far it has come from selling jars of honey. Winnick is excited about what the future holds for the business and where the next step will lead.

Morley Winnick stands on the front steps of the historic Spillimacheen Trading Post which has been the home to the Beeland business for over five years. The company which started out selling only honey has expanded into the Jubilee Mountain Apiary selling frozen food, salsa, body products and much more . Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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Golden Gentlemen present ‘Strength in Numbers’

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Juno winners come to Rockwater Golden Star Staff Over the past few years, this British Columbia indie rock band has been garnering more and more international attention. Last year Said the Whale won a Juno for New Group of the Year, and were the subject of a CBC documentary called Winning America. Promoting their fourth release in four years, Little Mountain, this

internationally acclaimed band will be playing at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Saturday July 7. After forming five years ago, the five piece, hook-heavy poprock band has toured the world, playing some very prestigious gigs including the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the nationally televised Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, and the Sasquach Music Festival in Washington. With the new wave-tinged single “Heavy Ceiling” already mak-

ing its mark on the Canadian rock/ alternative charts and videos for all 15 album tracks to exclusively debut online, Little Mountain is shaping up to be one of the landmark rock albums of 2012. Local band Willhorse will be opening for the group. Tickets are already on sale at the Rockwater and Plain Wayne and Jane, $20 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information or to listen to music from Said the Whale, go to

The Gentlemen’s Leisure Club of Golden wants you to start your cycling season right, with a showing of the exciting mountain biking film out of Whistler, Strength in Numbers. “Higher Grounds Sports and the Gentlemen will be kicking off our mountain biking season with an action-packed premier of Anthill Productions’ much anticipated new movie,” said Brian Coles with the Gentlemen’s Club. The movie aimed to capture the diversity of the sport, from the World Cup Circuit to back yard dirt jumps; from the largest bike in the world in Whistler to remote high-alpine trails in Nepal; from the endless freeride lines in Utah to stunts built in the rain forests of British Columbia. Strength in Numbers features a broad selection of riders with some of the big-

gest names in the sport, including: Andrew Shandro, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Danny Macaskill, Gee Atherton, Graham Aggasiz, Matt Hunter, Rene Wildhaber and Thomas Vanderham. It will have a mix of established pros, up-and-comers and local (B.C.) riders, with Adam Billinghurst, Darren Berrecloth, Rachel Atherton, Ryan Howard and Steve Smith also appearing in the film. The film will be playing at the Golden Cinema on Saturday June 16. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets will be $10 at the door, $9 for Golden Cycling Club members. “Make a day out of it by sprucing up those bike trails you love,” said Coles. “The Golden Cycling Club will be holding its annual Trail Maintenance Day on June 16. Meet up at Reflection lake at 9 a.m. to help maintain the Mount 7 Trails. Tools will be provided.”

A Columbia Valley Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Golden Golden Star Staff The Another Time Exhibit opened on June 8 at the Art Gallery of Golden. Born in 1927, Susan Stewart (born Edwards) emigrated from England at the age of two with her parents, brother and maternal granddad, William Alcock, a cabinet maker. Her father, Captain George Edwards was a mining engineer involved in mining explorations in the Purcell’s. Her mother, Vera, was a teacher of English literature. Some of Susan’s happiest childhood memories were from living on the Columbia River at Carbonate Landing, hiking with her brother, Robin, and a 30 mile pack trip into the McMurdo Creek mine.

She moved to the Circle E ranch in Spillimacheen at the age of 12. There the English artist, George Overton, trained her to be an artist, which influenced the rest of her life. She specialized in water colours and pen and ink drawings. Later her inspiration led her to silk painting. Her work has been displayed in juried art shows. In 1982 one of her silk pieces was accepted by the BC Festival of the Arts. Her life work was honoured when she was named “The Patron of ‘Arts Around’ 2006.” In addition, Susan had a gentle, poetic nature and wrote poetry from a very young age. In 1952 Susan married Douglas E. Stewart. They had four children (Ralph, Gwen, Catherine and Heather), nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her family was a source of great joy.

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Susan was a vegetarian, and an environmentally conscious individual, encouraging the organic movement from the sixties and supporting groups such as The David Suzuki Foundation. In addition she loved her country and contributed generously to The Friends of the CBC, Council of Canadians, and The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, among others. Susan’s love of the outdoors remained with her throughout her life. She was still hiking into her late seventies, including treks to Conrad Cain hut and her father’s mine site up McMurdo Creek. Susan enjoyed her daily walks on her property embracing the natural world. This retrospective exhibit will also feature a sampling of works by George Overton, Susan’s early teacher.

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Pictured above are Daric, Scott and Bob Keenleyside. The three generations work together at Merc Flooring and Paint and are a part of a long line of business owners in Golden’s history. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Fathers and Sons found at local business Darryl Crane When you walk through the doors of Merc Flooring and Paint you could speak to any of the three generations of father’s and sons who spend their days working at the store. The Keenleyside family not only has a long history in Golden but also has a long history of owning businesses in the area. The patriarch of the family Bob at the age of 80 has been retired for a number of years which according to his son Scott means he is only at the store six days a week. Bob was involved many different businesses and was the one who led the family into having the business they currently own. Scott was in his teens when he started working with his father and worked in the flooring side of the company. When Bob made the decision to retire Scott sold the build-

ing supply side of the store and moved the business to its current location since the summer of 2004. The youngest Keenleyside who currently works at the store is Daric who like his father started working at the store when he was a teen. Having so many family members working together could be seen as a challenge to some people but for the Keenleyside family the situation has been one that has worked for many years. “We may butt heads but at the end of the day you get past it and move on. They know I love them and if they need me I am here,” Scott said. “I enjoy it. Like he (Scott) said, we may butt heads but it is a lot easier to forgive and forget with someone you have grown up with. You know who they are and how they function,” Daric added.

As for if he thought this many years later his son and grandson would still be looking after the business Bob gave a simple answer. “No. I never looked that far ahead. I have been in business since I worked with my father when I was 12. When he ended up in hospital when I was 14 I was totally on my own.” When asked if he expects more out of his son Scott admitted he may be a little harder on him than he is other workers. “He is my son and I know what he is capable of,” Scott said smiling. Scott explained that it is the way it is when you work for your father and pointed out Bob was always tougher on him and his brother than other workers when he was growing up. In the end things have worked out for the family and they still enjoy their time working under the same roof in Golden. “There is a level of trust. Someone said to me once that your parents may not give you the best advice but they always have your best interest at heart,” Scott said.

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Ms. Beckett’s Kindergarten Class Alexander Park Elementary


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The Grade five classes at Lady Grey Elementary (pictured above) and Nicholson Elementary (pictured below) gathered along with Constable Nicki-Jo Wolfram from the Golden/Field RCMP detachment to celebrate the completion of the DARE program. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a comprehensive school-based drug prevention program taught by police officers to children at the Grade 5 level. The D.A.R.E. Officers partner with classroom teachers to build protective factors for children by providing information and social skills needed to live drug- and violence-free. Darryl Crane and Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

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Contact your Library Board member today to show your support for our library workers: Golden Garry Habart Library Board Vice-Chair District of West Kelowna Carol Zanon 250.801.5937 Okanagan library workers have been without a contract since 2010. We are seeking long overdue benefits and a modest wage increase.

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Jessica Schwitek June may have been a wet month so far, but eventually the clouds will disappear, the sun will come out, and homeowners will have to rely on themselves to water the lawn. An initiative from the Town of Golden and the Columbia Basin Trust is teaching residents how to get the most out of their waterings, and ideally, consume less. “They started the program last year, and what they did is focus on the town itself,” said Avinga Atkinson, water smart ambassador for the Town of Golden. The Town did some major work on their infrastructure including their water mains, some of which had leaks, and did some upgrading to make sure the town’s water system was running as efficiently as possible. “They worked so hard last year, there’s not too much left to do with the town. I thought that philosophy was wonderful, work on your own stuff first and go from there,” said Atkinson. This year, the water smart program is focusing on residents and ICI (industrial, commercial, institutional), and their systems. Watering lawns is one of the biggest water consumption activities, and Atkinson will spend the summer teaching people how to best do that. He will be doing free assessments on private residences to identify any problems, and help people draft an effective watering plan.

“What’s involved is we look at the lawn, we actually take a sample. Then we take it apart, look at the root system and how things are that way, how much soil you have. Then we look at the other plants and shrubs in the yard, and if there are any concerns there,” said Atkinson. “One of the main things is adhering to the watering times that the Town has. And then within those watering times, they’ve done studies that show that it’s better to do 15 to 20 minutes, once in the morning and once in the evening. “I think a lot of us have been brought up to do big waterings, flood it. But then it does just that, it floods away. It gets that initial amount of water, but then it’s gone, and the roots don’t go down deep to go after it.” The ultimate goal of the program is to encourage people to consume less water. Golden may be surrounded by natural water sources, but the cost of infrastructure to extract that water is a major expense. “The infrastructure that provides water for us is a huge cost. So if they have to start upgrading, or adding another well, that could cost millions of dollars, so if we can avoid doing that it’s great,” said Atkinson. “It’s our taxes that pay for this, so it’s in our best interest to keep our consumption as low as we can.” Assessments are free, just call the Town office at 3442271 to book one. And every resident who does an assessment also gets a free water timer that attaches to the faucet.

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I Got It!!! Dan Rose (aka Rosie O’Daniel), with the Dogtooth softball team, flies through the air to catch a ball on Thursday June 7. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo


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Cycling Club dream finally a reality Jessica Schwitek A couple tons of dirt and 30 plus volunteers can make quite a difference. The Golden Cycling Club spent the weekend building a pump track behind the Rec Plex on 10th Street South. The project began two years ago when the club got a grant to build it at Sander Lake, but the location fell through. "Everything fell apart, but we had the money. It's taken us two years now, but we got the Town on our side, and they gave us the area here, and now we've finally got the project happening," said Rick Seward, director for the Moonrakers Trails with the Golden Cycling Club. "This is perfect. You couldn't have asked for a better location from the Town. They really came through for us, they've been amazing." Volunteers from the cycling club spent all day Saturday and Sunday packing down the dirt to make a pump track and skills area. "We found the dirt for free, it was donated by Gurmit who's a contractor who had some stuff. And the public works guys (public works time donated by Town) moved it into place. And the rest is all done by volunteers," said Jordan Petrovics, director at large with the Golden Cycling Club. Also generously donated was machinery from Dogtooth Tim-

As a thank you for all the local support GADSAR has received we are hosting an Open House to show off our new facility!

Saturday, June 23 from 1100 to 1600 hrs

GADSAR facility located at 210 Fisher Rd (airport).

Burgers, hot dogs and beverages by donation. HETS (Helicopter long line) demonstration at 1300 hrs.

EVERYONE WELCOME! The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #122 Golden

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Volunteers from the Golden Cycling Club donated their time to make a pump track behind the Rec Plec become a reality on June 9 and 10. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo ber, Mountain Iron Contracting and Kardash Plumbing and Heating, as well as food for a lunch barbecue from Overwaitea. And the Town has found a way to donate recycle materials from another project. "The Town was renovating the pool, so they gave us all their old pool decking they had on their perimeter terrain. So we're going to have an ideal decking surface for our beginner area. Instead of being wood, it's going to be the plastic decking. And it's all

recycled," said Seward. One of the goals of the Cycling Club when designing the pump track, was to make sure it was accommodating to all skill levels and ages. The skills area will have a beginner, intermediate and advanced track. "Depending on how comfortable you feel on a bike, you'll be able to take different paths. Each path will have different features on it," said Seward. It is also located next to the free ride skate park, so bmx bikers will be able to util-

ize both. The pump track will hopefully be enjoyed for years to come, and the Golden Cycling Club has committed to making sure that happens. "Maintenance will be done by volunteers from the Cycling Club," said Petrovics. "But the nice thing about a facility like this is that once it packs in it's really not going to need that much maintenance. It will need a bit of work from time to time, but the club is willing to take that on."

Cost: $95.00 per player - includes Green Fees - 1/2 Golf Cart - Dinner at the Legion - Prizes Signup and payment by June 13 Golfing at the Golden Golf Club First Tee Time: 1:00 PM

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In Loving Memory of

Maria Raposo Janurary 24, 1942 - June 13, 2006

You who have a mother, Love her while you may, You’ll never know her value Till she’s laid beneath the clay. She never failed to do her best, Her heart was true and tender, She toiled hard for those she loved, Then left them to remember At early morn when all was still, God gave His great command; In silent peace she passed away, Into the Better Land. Love, your Children, Emmanuel and Sandy and Grandchildren; Austin, Sheldon and Alyna

John David Oesch

May 6, 1922 – May 31, 2012

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John passed away in the Shuswap Lake General Hospital on May 31, 2012 at the age of 90 years. He was born at Spiritwood, SK, moving to Alberta and then BC working as a truck driver and in Golden at Evans Forest Products up to 1982. He met and married Mickey; they both retired and moved to Salmon Arm in 1985. John was an avid hunter and fisherman. He & Mickey enjoyed many camping trips throughout western Canada. His heart was always in Saskatchewan. He enjoyed a good cup of coffee; visiting all the local shops to socialize with all his friends. He is survived by his wife Mickey, brother Walter (Alberta), daughter Faye (Enderby), grandchildren Robert (Creston) Brenda (Airdrie), Blair, (Golden), great grandchildren Katie (Airdrie), Christopher (Airdrie), numerous nieces, nephews and their families. John recently enjoyed a wonderful 90th birthday BBQ with family and friends. No funeral service by request. Should friends desire, memorial donations in John’s name could be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at

Betty Ann Demuth Betty Ann Demuth passed away at the Golden and District General Hospital, Golden on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the age of 73 years. A family gathering, in memory of Betty will be held in Golden at a future date. Betty was born in Carrot River, Saskatchewan on April 12, 1939. She met her future husband Gus in Calgary and they were married in 1960. Together, they raised three children. They settled in Nicholson, where Betty has been a resident for the past 34 years. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Gus in 2003. She is survived by three sons: Bill (Jan) of Kamloops; Jim of Grand Prairie and Robert of Quesnel; her daughter-in-law: Nadine of Calgary and three grandchildren: Justin, Crystal and Dylan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Betty. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Betty’s obituary notice at www. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.

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Bylaw Enforcement Officer The CSRD is seeking a qualified Bylaw Enforcement Officer to join our Development Services Team to be responsible for investigating complaints of infractions of the regional district’s bylaws and regulations, and undertaking appropriate action to ensure compliance. The successful candidate will have completed post-secondary, education courses related to Bylaw Enforcement and three (3) years relevant experience in investigation and/or law enforcement work, preferably in a unionized, local government environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A valid BC Driver’s License is a requirement of the job. Based on operational needs, this position may work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, and weekends. The normal work week (35 hours) will consist of 5 consecutive days, followed by 2 consecutive days off. To find out more about this position visit our website at www.csrd.bc.a Interested candidates should submit a covering letter and resume by 4:00 PM on Friday, June 15, 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: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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Request for Qualifications Do you have in-depth business knowledge? Would you like to see more small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed and grow?

BUSINESS COACH  CONTRACT POSITION The Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council is seeking Business Coach(es) to provide coaching/mentoring services to science, technology, manufacturing and innovation based businesses in the East Kootenay Region. This is a contract position, volume of work varies based on client need. Qualifications: Prior experience with business plan development, and with providing business coaching and/or mentoring support to businesses. The successful applicant must have a valid driver’s licence and be willing to travel. A full job description can be found on our website at No calls please. Apply by email with a resume and covering letter by 9am Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 to KRIC is a not-for-profit society that supports the growth of science, innovation and technology based companies the East Kootenay Region.

Experienced COOK required Full or Part Time. Days/Afternoon shift. Wage dependent on experience. Apply in person. EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at: Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: Golden Village Inn / Golden Tourist Dev. Ltd. FRONT DESK CLERK Full time, shift work - $12.45/hr 40 hours per week. Register guests, Calculate Charges & Clerical Duties. Balance cash transactions & Customer Service. Basic Computer skills, completion of High School required. No experience necessary, training available. 1439 Lafontaine Road, Golden BC V0A 1H3 Send resume to - HD MECHANIC Fernie Alpine Resort, RCR Inc. 3rd year apprentice or journeyman. Full time yearround. Apply to Steve Wall, Vehicle Maintenance Mgr.

Local service based business accepting applications for BOOKKEEPER/ RECEPTIONIST. Must be familiar with Simply Accounting. Part time position/ Full time position for right applicant. Wage based on experience. Send resume including experience & references to Bookkeeper/Receptionist Box 149, Golden BC, V0A 1H0

LOGGING TRUCK DRIVER needed for the Golden area. We offer competitive wages and benefit package. For more info, call Dale Henderson Hauling at (250)344-6784 or email Mountain Sports Distribution. Sales and Marketing position FT with PT periods. Experience in Sales and Marketing is an asset. Some physical work required. Send resume to chuck@mountainsports or call 250-344-5060.


Financial Services


Misc. for Sale

UNRESERVED AUCTIONSJune 16 & 17, Redwater, Alberta. Collector vehicles and tractors, 1300 die cast toy tractors, wagons, buggies, show harness; old gas upright gas pumps; original case eagle; antiques. Thursday, June 21 - Harry Shapka, Vilna, Alberta. Phone 780-636-2165. JD 8650, 4440, 4240; Concord air drill; 1977 & 87 Kenworths; Cat 966C loader; Komatsu D85; lowboy; 8820 & 860 combines; haying equipment. Saturday, June 23 - John Baranec, Innisfree, Alberta. Phone 780-592-2308. Steiger ST250, 9030 Bi-Directional; 4640 & 4320; MF 8450; Claas 98; 1980 Ford tandem; Kello 24’ disc; JD 820 & 830; plus full line-up. View full lists online:

STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x 76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422

M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD for sale. Call 250-344-7677.

Garage Sales 1309 Selkirk Dr. Sat. June 16. 9am - 2 pm. Multi family. Antiques, clothes, household items and a FREE pile. 1505 Poplar St. Saturday June 16th 9:30-Noon. Lots of Stuff!! 520 6th Ave. S. Saturday June 16th. 9am. Multi Family.

Home Care/Support

Medical/Dental MARIPOSA GARDENS (in Osoyoos BC) seeking RCAs. ($17.34/hr) email: becky.marlatt

Trades, Technical REQ’D Jouneyman Automotive Technician for Penticton Kia. Import experience required. Gov’t Inspection an asset. Fastest growing Dealership in South Okanagan. Competitive wage and benefit package. E-mail Resume to Service Mgr. Dave Hehr


Health Products OPEN HOUSE- Herbal Magic Join for only $9.95 per week. Come in today, or call Herbal Magic at 1-800-854-5176.

Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328 Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited.

Merchandise for Sale

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Prestige Inn requires Housekeeping staff Beer Store Clerk Guest Services Agent Please apply in person with resume. 1049 Trans Canada Hwy.

NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs, LPNs, certified care aides and experienced home cleaners. If you are: empathetic; personable; possess an outstanding work ethic; positive attitude; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, forward your resume to

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. Wanted COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 11 & 1/2 acre parcel 10 mins south of Golden, east side of the Rockies. Drilled well, flat building site, good access. Survey plan available. Contact 1-250-769-4288 or email 55 Subdividable acres. Views, cabin, 3 creeks, outbuildings, timber, trails connecting to Crown, zoned multi-dwelling, 20 kms. south. $595,000. Call 250-348-2569.

Business for Sale LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email:


For Sale By Owner

Interior Renos, Drywall & Ceiling Repair, Painting, Minor Construction. 30+ years experience. 250-439-0961 or 439-0962.

12’x68’ 2 Bdr Mobile with addition. KHMHP. Large window facing Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, lots of storage space with 2 sheds. Tidy fenced in yard with firepit and sunny front deck. Oil/wood heat. Updated appliances. Great starter home! $21,999. Offers considered. Call 250-439-9072 for more info or viewing.

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

DEADLINE FRIDAY Noon Starting rate $8.75

Roofing & Skylights

Phone 250-344-5251 Email classifieds@the or stop by the office. Hours: 8:30-5:00

Cliff’s Exteriors. Shingle, metal & rubber roofing soffit, fascia & siding. Wade Nolin 250-344-5103, 344-1561 cell.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Pets & Livestock

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc Services Infinity’s Window Cleaning; Disc Golf; 2 Acreages for sale on North Bench. Call 250-348-2351.

Pet Services Hawt Pawz N Clawz Dog and Cat Grooming. Currently no waiting period. Call Michelle 250-347-2412, Radium


DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll-Free 1-877-5563500 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Little Mittens Animal Rescue Association. Email info@littlemittensanimal or call Alannah 250-290-0279 or Dianne 250-344-7691.

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Spotted Dog Rescue. Call 250-344-5524.

Well Established Shop requires a

JOURNEYMAN or APPRENTICE PLUMBER with experience in all aspects of residential plumbing. Experience related to hot water heating installations,pumps & water conditioning will be a definite plus. Competive wages & benefit package offered. E-mail resume including experience & references to or mail to Box 69 - Golden

Misc. for Sale BLACK LOAM ORGANIC SCREENED TOP SOIL. $30/yd delivered in Golden area. Pick up at the yard - $25/yd, we load you. Also mature fine mulch & forest wood chippings. Call John 439-9798 days, 344-2160 evenings. Samples available. Good Organic Black Topsoil. Great for gardens and lawns. $20/yd loaded. Bernie 250-344-4646. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Ooo La La! Fabulous jewelry for Graduation and special occasions at Moon River Gift Gallery.

Ricoh Photo Copy/Fax Machine. Free standing. $100. Desk Top Fax machine, $50. Call 250-344-5251. Utility trailers for sale. 250-344-5064.

Houses For Sale Reduced - Two homes and a shop in Golden for sale. Kijiji 370618987. Phone 250-344-5772 or 344-0553.

Homes Wanted MATURE, responsible couple looking for a reasonable 2 or 3 BR single family house to rent. Nicholson area preferred. 250344-0065

Mobile Homes & Parks 12’x68’ 2 Bdr Mobile with addition. KHMHP. Large window facing Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, lots of storage space with 2 sheds. Tidy fenced in yard with firepit and sunny front deck. Oil/wood heat. Updated appliances. Great starter home! $21,999. Offers considered. Call 250-439-9072 for more info or viewing. 2006 Moduline for sale by owner. 14x66, 2 Bdr, 2 bath. New flooring. Cheap to heat. Must be moved. $65,000. Call 250-348-2105.

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

Small ads, BIG deals! Apt/Condo for Rent 3 Bdr. Apt close to Lady Grey school. Newly renovated. Avail May 15th. $900/mth. 250-344-8205 or 344-6533. Bright spacious 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom apartment. Centrally located, newly renovated, F/S + Laundry hookups. N/S, no parties, selective pets considered. $750/mth + Utilities and DD. References required. Avail June 1st. For inquiries 250-344-5277. LARGE Newly reno’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 Rental Units avail. Close to downtown. Call (250)344-8919 Sherri, Highland Property Management Ltd. Real Estate.

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Modular Homes

Homes for Rent

Shared Accommodation

Antiques / Classics

Auto Financing


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

2 Bdr modular home on Hartley Road available immediately. Newly renovated and can be furnished. Washer/dryer and fridge/stove. Also includes snowplowing, garbage pick up and power. $750/mth. Call Keith 250-344-3599. JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00

Phone 250-344-7299 Please leave message if no answer 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 bdrm apts. No parties, N/S, no pets. Laundry facilities, Security doors. Best Deal in Town! 250-344-8113. Upper & Lower Single bedroom apts with easy walking distance to town. Newly renovated, new flooring, 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 or rent. 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 250-344-5059. Golden COMMERCIAL BUILDING 3100 sq. ft. of Retail Space Located DOWNTOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-344-6710

Cottages / Cabins

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm house in town. Very nice. Quiet neighbourhood. Close to all amenities. 250-344-5450. 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. Also 2 Bdr ground level suite, 1112 12 St. No pets. N/S. Avail now. 250-344-5626. 3 Bdr house. F/S, laundry rm but no washer/dryer. Large fenced yard. Call Chuck 250-344-3967. 3 Bdr house in town with fridge & stove. Also 1 Bdr suite. No pets. Avail now. Call 344-6596 or 344-1599. 3 BR beautifully furnished executive home. Hardwood floors, sun room, slate decks, rec room, pellet stove, sauna, private yard, garage, N/S. Selective pets, rent negotiable. Call 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581. 4 Bdr home in Golden in quiet neighbourhood within town boundaries. Large deck, fire pit & hot tub and other great features. 3 references required. Please call for more details 250-344-0492. 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. 5 Bdr 3 bath home. Spacious deck and yard. Large shed/workshop. Avail July 1. $1500/mth. No pets, N/S. DD and refs required. Call 250-439-8099.

FOR RENT Visit our website for complete rental listings Creekside Cabins and Apts One 2 Bdr cabin and three 2 Bdr apts. Call Dan 250-344-1435.

BLAEDEN SELF STORAGE Household storage rentals. Several sizes to choose from. Competitive prices. 24 HOUR ACCESS. Phone or leave a message 250-344-2289.

3 BR Executive Home Beautifully furnished, hardwood floors, sun room, slate decks, rec room, pellet stove, sauna, private yard, garage, NS, selective pets. Rent negotiable.

Suites, Lower

3 BR 2 Bath Bright & spacious upper level. Selective pets, N/S, $900/mth. 4 BR 2 Bath Home Lge family room, 6 appl, fur nished/unfur nished, laminate flooring. Great location KHMR Luxury Condo 2 BR, 2 Bath. Fully furnished, hot tub, exercise room, 2 deck entrances. $1200/mth all inclusive. 3 BR 2 Bath Executive Home Fully furnished. Fireplace, loft/games room, in-floor heating, dbl garage. 2 BR Suite Newly renovated. $600/mth.


1 & 2 BR Apts Spacious, laundry, inside cat considered. $570-$660/mth __________________ Property Management Division

Duplex for Rent 3 Bdrs up, 2 down. Located in residential area close to everything. Fenced yard, W/D hookup. Call 250-344-5996. Furnished 4 Bdr home available in July only. Beautiful location in town with many deluxe features. $800. Call 250-344-2100.

2 Bdr downstairs Available now. Call 250-344-5075.

Each office is independently owned & operated.


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Basement for rent. Living room, bedroom, full bathroom with shared kitchen & laundry. Great location in town. Avail now. (Preferably female). $575/mth, $300 DD. Contact Alyson 250-344-1257.

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INVERMERE Bright, spacious 2 bedroom lower suite for rent. Big bright windows all around - lots of natural light. Located just around the corner from Sobey’s - you can walk everywhere! Large yard (maintained by landscaper), off street parking. Looking for quiet , clean, long term tenants. Available now. $700 + utilities N/S, N/P, W/D 403-609-6643.

1984 Ford Travelaire 21ft motorhome. 9.5 miles/gallon. $10,000 obo. Excellent cond. 250-344-6405. 2007 Crossroads Cruiser RF25RL Hardwall 5th Wheel. Full size. 7’ Slide. One owner. All the amenities. Sleeps 5-6. Great layout. Immaculate, a must see! $18,500. Phone (250) 489-3556.

Scrap Car Removal Old vehicles lying around? Rod will remove them - FREE. Check with him for parts too. 250-344-6921 o r 344-0580.

24/7 • anonymous • confidential • in your language



Sport Utility Vehicle 2005 Blazer. Well maintained. Great condition. Tow package. New studded winter tires. $5500 obo. Call 250-344-7298.

1-800-680-4264 Stand up. Be heard. Get help.

Suites, Upper 1 Bdr suite. Large bedroom and storage space. 688 Hwy 95 S. Call 250-344-2989. Clean, quiet 2 Bdr suite. Sun deck, w/d, wood stove. $700/mth. 5 mins south. Sorry no pets. 250-344-2417.

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

1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) Fold down table for a queen sized bed Fold up bunk beds VHF radio Hull is sound, galley is dated. Low draft 200 hrs on new engine A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9000 Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information


NEW, clean, comfy 1 bdrm basement suite. Beautiful garden. Furnished or unfurnished. $650/month. 250-344-2246 Sunshine basement suite. 2 Bdr newly renovated. Centrally located. Large fenced back yard with garden plot. Private covered entrance. Walk-in closet. Very cool rental suite, a must see! Avail June 1. No pets, N/S. One year lease minimum. $725/mth. Please call Mike 250-344-8385 or Lee 250-348-2242.

Townhouses Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell)

Your Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen


3 BR 2 Bath Home 5 mins from town on acreage. Birch Laminate floors, fireplace, bright, spacious. Open beam ceilings. $1100/mth.


Room available in home in Blaeberry. Shared kitchen, all facilities available. $375/mth all incl. 250-344-2740.

Auto Accessories/Parts Four Bridgestone winter Dueller tires on rims. P215/75/R15. Thread 9/32. Bolt pattern 5x114.3mm. 5 holes. Used on 2003 GMC Sonoma. $500 obo. Email

Auto Financing

Small Ads work! Trucks & Vans BLACK Dodge Ram Laramie 113,000kms leather fully loaded $17,500 250-344-0780




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

2007 PGO Scooter 150cc - 498 kms

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557


New 1 bdr cabin in the Blaeberry. Avail immediately. Pets considered. $800/mth incl utilities. 250-344-3055.

Always kept in Garage

Asking: $2,300 250 344-6002

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdr. 1/2 duplex. 604-12 St. Nice & clean. No pets. Avail July 1. 344-5629 or 344-3535.

Misc for Rent

Legal Notices

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

Notice to Creditors and Others

In town field space for rent. Ideal for equipment, RVs, etc. Call 250-344-6234.

Don’t Wait. Mammograms can detect lumps in the breast long before they are noticed in any other way.

Mammograms can save your life and you’re worth saving. Call (toll-free)


to book an appointment.

Legal Notices

Re: The Estate of Brian Wesley Fletcher, Deceased, formerly of 60-1400 12th St. N., Golden, BC V0A 1H1 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Brian Wesley Fletcher, also known as Brian Fletcher, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator, Lorne Fletcher, c/o Ewan & McKenzie, Barristers and Solicitors, Box 429, 515 9th Avenue North, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 on or before July 18, 2012 after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012 The Golden Star

Golden Museum gets some help for the summer months Darryl Crane The Golden Museum will have a few new faces working at the facility over the summer to help people learn more about Golden and the surrounding area. Christopher Brown is the Special Events Co-ordinator while Brittany Newman is back for a third summer working as the assistant co-ordinator. Both workers explained why they felt this job would be a great way to spend their summer. “I thought it would be an interesting job where I could do something different everyday. I also thought I could learn things about Golden that I did not know,” said Brown. “I enjoyed it so much last year so I decided I wanted to come back because there is always something new to do,” said Newman. Brown will spend part of summer working at the Farmers’ Markets where he will get the chance to meet people and answer questions about Gold-

en. He will also be working on events like Canada Day and the Fall Faire and spending some time at the Wixon House as well. “It will be nice to meet people who I haven’t met here. People who come to the museum or come to the markets as well. It will be fun,” he said. As for Newman she is working closely with Executive Director of The Golden Museum Colleen Palumbo to do a variety of work at the facility. “I am very excited to have them here. It is wonderful to have Brittany here again and over the years she has helped me out many times. It is also nice to have Chris here. It is nice to be able to offer the positions to people from here,” Palumbo said. Both workers are looking forward to learning more about the history in the area and having the chance to share what they learn with both local people and those who visit the area. “People should come by the area because there is so much more to Golden than they realize,” said Brown.

Golden History Camp Returns Brittany Newman Golden Museum Well parents, it is time to get into your Deloreans and drive your kids into the past. The Golden and District Museum is pleased to announce the return of our History Camp for kids from ages 6-12. Campers will enjoy activities like ice cream making, panning for gold, a scavenger hunt, and learning about and creating their own silent film that will be viewed at the Golden Cinema. There will be some activities off of the museum grounds. These activities, however, will be within a few blocks of the museum and all activities will take place on the museum side of the bridge. The Golden Museum believes that all children, regardless of family income, should have a chance

to experience camp. We are pleased to announce that this year we are making 50 percent of our camp spots available to campers between the ages of 6 and 12, whose family income is limited. If you think you might qualify for this program please drop by and fill out an application. The deadline for applications for this program is June 27. Spots are first come and fill up fast, so please do not wait till the last minute! This year the summer camp runs for six weeks in July and August. Camp weeks start on July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 13, and August 20. Camp days run from 10-4. Registration has begun. In order to reserve your spot, please drop by the Golden and District Museum or call us at 250- Pictured are Golden Museum staff members Christopher Brown, Brittany 344-5169. Newman and Colleen Palumbo. Darryl Crane/Star photo

East Kootenay Brain Injury Association to host barbecue Jessica Schwitek

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the East Kootenay

Brain Injury Association (EKBIA) is hosting a barbecue at Overwaitea

on June 16 to commemorate it. The ultimate goal for

June is to bring awareness to brain injury survivors as well as their

family members, caregivers, support workers and the overall community to help everyone understand that it takes a large support system involving many people to help facilitate a new life of rehabilitation and recovery for survivors. Each brain injury is different. This list goes on with what the injured person struggles with daily, and family and friends also struggle with emotions after finding out a loved one has suffered a brain injury. The only cure for this “silent epidemic” is to never have a brain injury in the first place. So prevention is another key component of Brain Injury Awareness Month. “Awareness is getting much better. I think overall, with groups promoting it, athletes who have suffered brain injuries, it’s just out there more,” said Debbie Gudjonson, outreach worker for the Columbia Valley region

of EKBIA. “All over the province they will be holding events this month to promote awareness of brain injuries.” The number of brain injuries reported has been on the rise for quite some time, but Gudjonson thinks that is a result of increased awareness. “More people are recognizing brain injuries than they were before when they would often go untreated and undiagnosed.” The EKBIA is there to provide support to people living with brain injuries, and their families. If you know someone with a brain injury who needs support call EKBIA at 344-5674, or email “Brain injury hurts,” said Gudjonson. “You can’t see a brain injury, there’s no cast or anything. So you often hear comments like ‘what’s wrong with that person.’ They don’t recognize it.”

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Free Smoking Cessation support reduces barriers to quit Trish Hill Senior Tobacco Reduction Coordinator with Interior Health On my break one sunny day last week, I was on the front steps of our building watching people go by. Some were out meeting friends; others were hurrying to lunch or doing errands. But among those enjoying the sunshine it was a surprise to see, in the space of just a few minutes, two young men searching for cigarette butts on the sidewalk. One of the men managed to find several butts and smoked one after the other, urgently.

The other held up his “prize” to his friend with jubilation, then tucked it away and left. People have told me about times they’ve resorted to smoking butts, but I had never actually seen anyone do it. I felt sad watching this act of desperation. Why would someone put themselves at risk for serious infections in addition to tobacco-related diseases like cancer, lung and heart disease? Tobacco addiction, poverty and mental illnesses often play a role. Rates of tobacco use and addiction are much higher among the poor and mentally ill.

In fact, in the US, people with mental illnesses consume almost half of the tobacco sold and a recent Canadian study reported smoking rates among the homeless at over 80 per cent. These populations also bear a disproportionate burden of tobacco-related illnesses. It can be challenging to treat tobacco addiction among people with mental illnesses who also live in poverty. We often mistakenly assume that dealing with tobacco use may be pretty low on the priority list for people struggling to meet their basic needs. However, research shows many of these

smokers do want to reduce or quit using tobacco, often motivated by concerns about their health. It is important to remember that, with the right supports, they can achieve this goal. Mental health workers, social service work-

ers, physicians and pharmacists can all play an invaluable role in supporting their efforts. In B.C. limited finances are now less of a barrier for those who wish to quit smoking. We have free QuitNow Services and financial coverage for nico-

tine gum or patches and other quit smoking medications through the B.C. Smoking Cessation Program. For more information visit or speak to your health care professional. World No Tobacco Day, was created in 1987 by the World Health

Organization, to raise awareness about the global tobacco epidemic. For more information about World No Tobacco Day, visit the WHO website: http://www.who. int/tobacco/wntd/2012/ announcement/en/ index.html


Empty Your Pockets for the Food Bank! The Golden Food Bank is launching a new fundraising campaign called Pennies from Heaven. This campaign is in response to the government’s announcement earlier this year to phase out the penny from Canada’s coinage system. We will have collection tins circulating at businesses, organizations and events in the community throughout 2012. We are hoping to raise $3000 by the end of 2012. Please join in the fun and ‘empty your pockets for the Food Bank.’ If you are interested in having a tin at an upcoming event or at your business phone the Food Bank to let us know 250-344-2113. The Board of Directors and staff at the Golden Food Bank would like to acknowledge the support we have received from

the community in kicking off this campaign. Numerous businesses and organizations in town have stepped up to offer their support. We are very grateful for the energy and creativity shown by Ms. Savage’s Grade 2/3 class at Alexander Park. They decorated the tins that will be circulating in the community. Kicking Horse Culture will be supporting the Pennies from Heaven campaign at Summer Kicks 2012. Their first event kicks off Wednesday, June 20. The Golden Golf Course Community Day was held on Tuesday, June 12 in support of the Golden Food Bank. They will be collecting pennies for the Food Bank throughout the summer at the Kicking Horse Grill. Thank you Golden for supporting the Golden Food Bank – every penny makes a difference to those in need. We promise to keep you posted of our running tally throughout 2012.

Going APES for summer Vicci Nelson Alexander Park Elementary It seems like only yesterday that the staff of Alexander Park greeted students at our September “Welcome Back to School Pancake Breakfast.” Yet here we are in the last month of the 2011/2012 school year and, at the same time, gearing up for another to begin in the fall. As this school year comes to a close, on behalf of the staff and students of Alexander Park, I would like to express our sincere thanks to the school’s Parent Advisory Council members, and parent and community volunteers for all you have done to support and enhance our school. All of your generously donated time and energy have been greatly appreciated! Thank you to our PAC executive, to everyone who has helped at or organized a variety of school events and activities such as the Hot Lunch Program, the Milk Program, One to One reading, Fruits and Veggie Program, recycling, the Book Fair, the Bike Rodeo, supported fundraising initiatives, volunteered in classrooms throughout the year, and helped with skating and swimming. You were, as always, terrific! For preschool children and their families, plan on attending the last Ready,

Set event for this school year. On Wednesday, June 20, join us for Ready, Set, Summer Nights. All sorts of fun activities are being planned including bubbles, face painting, making sidewalk paint, water table, bean bag toss, and parachute games. There will be a yummy meal provided of mac and cheese, veggies, and watermelon. To end the evening, there will be a family sing-a-long. The fun begins at 4:30 pm and goes until 6:45 pm. The event is free, so come out for all or part the evening festivities. The end of a school year is always bittersweet, as it always brings goodbyes. We say goodbye and good luck to our grade 3 students. Many of them chose to be grade 3 leaders in a variety of capacities over the course of this year and did a terrific job. We wish them lots of success and happiness as they move on to grade 4. We also say adieu and good fortune to those students and their families who are moving away from Golden. Once again, thank you to all of our students’ parents for the support you demonstrated for your child and the school. We have been so fortunate to have so many supportive and helpful parents. To all of our students and parents, the staff wishes you a happy, fun, and safe summer.








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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 The Golden Star

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Lot 2, Campbell Road

320 Fisher Road

2.5 acres

Commercial Land


$269,000 2 baths

1.5 baths


809 - 10th Street 3 bedrooms

5 bedrooms

2 baths

3 bedrooms

2 baths

23.2 acres

1 bath


155 acres


1 bath


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151 acres

2 bedrooms

1.5 baths




2975 Allen Road


1615 Purcell Woods Close 3 bedrooms

3 baths


$379,000 2.5 baths



155 acres

$185,000 875 East Ryter Road 3bdrms

1 bath




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$279,000 2 baths


Blaeberry Road

16.8 acres

4 bedrooms


805 - 5th Avenue 3 bedrooms

“Side A” 1215 Alexander Drive

#15, 2924 Kicking Horse Road

1 bath


143 acres

Commercial Lot

$180,000 2 bedrooms

1 bath


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Blaeberry Road


1 acre

3 baths



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4 bedrooms

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4057 Highway #95, South



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$274,900 5bdrms



4bdrms 1 bath 2,480sqft

787 Nicholson Road

7 acres

23.1 acres

.35 acre

80 acres

McMurdo Road




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1567 Campbell Road


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2267 Holmes Deakin Road

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576 Habart Road 2,252sqft





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3009 Golden Donald Upper Road





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2.5 baths

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3.74 acres

Golden Star, June 13, 2012  
Golden Star, June 13, 2012  

June 13, 2012 edition of the Golden Star