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ECDC hosted child care discussion .............................. 3


Boxer looks to knock out cancer ................................10


Steve Earle rocked the Civic Centre ............................ 13


The McBride boys come together for a photo at the Golden Golf Club on Sunday June 17. Three generations of McBrides, William, Glen, William Jr., Jeffrey and Glen Jr, all played in the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

A question of flood reaction Darryl Crane

Golden Minor Soccer wraps up season .............................15

Since a flood watch of the Kicking Horse River was undertaken by the Town of Golden and its Golden and Area Emergency Program between June 4 and June 8 many questions still remain on how the rising waters were dealt with by the town. Town of Golden Mayor Christina Benty after being briefed by Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) staff on June 9th along with other members of Town Council, stated, “Council was impressed by the professionalism, experience, and dedication of Town staff and experts who worked at the local EOC.

I believe the community was very well served during this event, but I do understand that the public often has questions about how we respond in such events.� In the regular council meeting held on June 12 Benty again complimented the staff who were involved with the situation arising from the rising waters. “The province has had high praise for the staff’s mobilization of the various resources during that time. The reality is what could have happened didn’t happen but it could have happened.� According to a press release written by the Town of Golden, “A height of 5.1 metres will top the dyke at its lowest elevation behind the businesses in the 400 block

of 9th Avenue North. Based upon correlations between the BC River Forecast Centre data and the water height markings adjacent to the Highway 95 Bridge in town, at its highest point the Kicking Horse River was within about seven centimetres of topping the lowest point on the dyke.� A topographical map based on detailed GIS survey elevations identifies the lowest point in the dyke as immediately east of Spirit Square adjacent to the Rockwater Grill and Bar. According to the release the first position where the dyke would be breached is at the very place where the Aqua Dam was deployed. continued on page 5


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 The Golden Star

Educational Art The East Kootenay Brain Injury Association held a poster contest at Nicholson Elementary School to help teach kids the seriousness of brain injuries, and the importance of prevention and wearing helmets. The winners were Taylor Young, Jake Gudjonson, Billie Sexton, Karson Oddy and Samantha Fedar. Missing from the photo is Michelle Wolfenden. First place winners were given helmets. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

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GR ANTS AWARDED Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program In March, 27 project proposals were received requesting over $514,000 in funding from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. After Public Input Session presentations in April and careful review by the Community Funds Local Selection Committee, 19 projects were awarded a total of $276,597.87, the full amount available. All applicants are to be commended for presenting great ideas and participating in this process. Congratulations to the grant recipients noted in the table below. Organization 1st Golden Group Scouts Canada

Project Camp Wenman - Exterior Works

1st Golden Group Scouts Canada Camp Wenman - Interior Works Abbeyfield Housing Society - St. Paul's, Golden Replacement of Flooring in Communal Areas Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation Geo - Walk to Half a Billion Years Ago the Burgess Shale Giving Tree Child Care Society Early Learning & Care Champion Golden & District Community Foundation Building Long-term Community Fund Development Capacity & Sustainability Golden & District Historical Society Remedial Conservation Golden & District Senior Citizens' Housing Renovation of Units 2, 4 & 6 into 2 One Bedroom Units Society Golden and Area Community Economic Youth Action Group Building a Sustainable Youth Centre Development Society Golden Cycling Club Tool Cache Golden District Rod & Gun Club Proposed Skeet Range Layout Golden Food Bank Society Sustainable Golden Food Bank Golden Golf Club Deep Aerator System Golden Lions Club Outside Door Replacement for both the Kin Hut & Lions Den Golden Snowmobile Trail Society West Bench Trail Health Arts Society - Kootenay Chapter Concerts in Care (ArtsWay) Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club Purchase Equipment Kicking Horse Rescue Dog Association Transportation Kennels Little Mittens Animal Rescue Association Trap Neuter Return

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Sharon Gregson, of the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC, gave a presentation on child care to a group of residents on June 11. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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which have gone from bad to scary according to Gregson over the past 10 years. She looked at high fees for parents, low wages for educators, too few quality spaces for children and the growth of corporate ‘bigbox’ child care operations as some of the major problematic issues facing the industry today. “The goal is to increase awareness and support for the Plan across the province leading up to the May 2013 provincial election so that all candidates wanting to be elected as an MLA will know that they will attract votes if they commit to implementing the Plan as a solution to the current child care crisis,” Gregson said. “To do this we are launching a series of campaigns – starting with the province-wide postcard campaign directed at current MLAs, that is available by emailing “”. She went on to explain it is very difficult to be a child care provider in B.C. right now. “The fact that many child care providers enter the field and stay in the field is a testament to their dedication and commitment to the children and families of their commun-


Darryl Crane On June 11 Sharon Gregson was in Golden to give a presentation to people involved with child care and local residents about a plan to help create a better system for child care in British Columbia. Gregson who works at the Coalition of Child Care advocates of BC has been getting out in the province to explain what changes are needed to have a system which would makes the lives of the workers and children involved with child care better in the future. “It was clear to me that Golden has a very committed group of citizens what want to make a positive difference for who and families in their community. I was so impressed with the thoughtfulness of the questions from the audience, the level of interest and the willingness to engage with a new solution to an old problem, Gregson said. “The calibre of the people attending the event convinced me Golden would be a great place to advance the Plan.” “The Plan” Gregson spoke about would look at reversing many of the issues

ity,” Gregson said. “The example of an early childhood educator still earning just $13/hr after working with children for 17 years is not acceptable. Now it’s time for them to have the level of respect, remuneration and opportunity for education that they rightly deserve,” she said. Gregson said it is important for the government in B.C. to step up and take care of the “crisis” and do the “right thing”. “The answer is that now we have a specific Plan on how to address the issues. We are providing government (of whatever political stripe) with the Plan and an implementation schedule,” Gregson said. “I was asked if the Plan means that taxes will go up. The answer is that politicians set priorities all the time on how they will collect and spend our tax dollars. Whether it’s a new roof on a sports stadium, a convention centre, healthcare spending increases, security at the G20 Summit, transit expansion, new bridges, are all examples – our position is that government needs to make child care a priority and there needs to be tax fairness in Canada.”

Changes still debated at Golden Swimming Pool Darryl Crane The swimming pool in Golden was once again a hot topic during question time at the regular Town of Golden Council Meeting held on June 12. President of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Lori Baxendale asked about the lack of availability of evening public swim time. The question came from some local businesses who felt the perception of visitors to the town was that there is not much to do after a certain point of the evening. “I know that in previous reports with Mr. Petrovics (Manager of Recreational Services, Jordan Petrovics) there was discussion about the tracking of users in some regard. I was wondering if some mechanism has been put into place,” Baxendale said. Petrovics explained that tracking was now in place at the facility and the town was actively tracking usage and where the users are coming from. “At the end of the year we will be able to put together a very detailed

report in terms of usage for all programs. Petrovics also went on to confirm that some early issues with the children’s wading pool had been fixed and the smaller pool was now completely functional. Another member in the gallery then asked Petrovics if there was going to be an evening swim in the summer program to gauge if people are using the pool at these times. “We do have the opportunity as the schedule sits to do a couple of evening based swims when the swim club is out of town. So we will be working on advertising these times as speciality extended bonus swims. We will be tracking those events,” Petrovics said. Another question presented to council was about security at the pool, specifically dealing with the front door being left open and no one at the front desk at the facility. Petrovics said the front door at the facility is supposed to remain closed if it is not then they will have to direct staff to make sure the door remains closed so a buzzer will go off every time someone enters the facility. “I will follow up with our staff to make sure that process is in place,” Petrovics said.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 The Golden Star

A gift to the community from the Magic Mountain Quilters’ Guild Jessica Schwitek The women of the Magic Mountain Quilters’ Guild here in Golden decided they wanted to give back to the community. They found two very worthy causes to improve the health care for women in this region. Donna Grainger with the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, based out of Cranbrook, came to Golden so the guild could present her with their donation at their meeting. The guild presented Grainger with a $500 cheque towards the foundation’s recent initiative to bring some valuable equipment to the area. “What we’re trying to do is, we’re trying to bring a digital stereotactic mamography unit to East Kootenay Regional Hospital,” said Grainger. “It benefits the entire region, men and women, because two per cent of men can be diagnosed with breast cancer.” Ellisse Lalonde and her husband John are the “faces” of the campaign for the Golden region. Ellisse was also at the meeting, thanking the guild for their contribution and talking about her struggle with breast cancer.

Donna Grainger, left, with the East Kootenay Foundation for Health came to Golden so the Magic Mountain Quilters’ Guild could present her with a donation towards the new mamography unit. The guild also presented Erica Phillips, Health Services Administrator for the Golden and District Hospital, with a donation towards a new crib. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo “I was diagnosed the day after my son was born,” she said. She then had to make several trips to Cranbrook and Kelowna to get the treatment she needed. “The community came together right away to support me and my family. It’s been really inspiring and over-

whelming.” The EKFH planned to fundraise for this project for two years, but Grainger is hopeful that they will reach their goal much sooner than that. “We’re thrilled today that Magic Mountain Quilters’ Guild has made a donation of $500 for our campaign, and that

has brought us over the $800,000 mark towards our $1 million goal,” said Grainger. “It’s a two-year campaign, but we are hopeful that we can make that fundraising goal one year ahead of schedule.” Having a digital stereotactic mamography unit would make mamograms

much more accessible to women in Golden, and could increase early diagnoses. “This machine will without a doubt save some women’s lives, and it will start saving lives sooner than later,” said Grainger. The Magic Mountain Quilters’ Guild

also donated $500 to the Golden and District Hospital’s Crib Campaign. They are $2,000 into their $12,000 goal to buy a new crib for the hospital. “Our current crib is pretty old, it looks like a prison on wheels,” said Erica Phillips, health

services administrator for the Golden and District Hospital. “The money you are raising is making a difference, so thank you,” she told the guild members. To learn more about the EKFH fundraising campaigns, or to donate go to

Transition complete to WorkBC Employment Services Centre “So what the government decided to do was combine them all into what we like to call ‘onestop shopping’ for employment services.” Prior to this amalgamation clients would have to visit different locations for different services, even though they were all related to employment. The government also wanted to add some consistency to the different locations across the province. “One of the reasons for bringing it all together was to have it more consistent. So if you walk into Golden, you walk into Victoria, you walk into Kamloops, all those Employment Services Centres are going to have the same sort of feel, delivering the same services. So clients who

Jessica Schwitek Golden Employment Services just celebrated their transition to a WorkBC Employment Services Centre on June 13 at their office on the second floor of the Patlar Building. Around 40 people showed up to learn about the services and mingle with the staff and guests. “Before April 1 there were a bunch of different employment programs all across the province, for all different groups of clients at different offices with all different policies and procedures,” said Jamie Crawford, case manager with the centre.

might move will find a lot more consistency,” said Crawford. Services will remain pretty much the same, with some minor changes to how they’re delivered. They still offer a wage-subsidy program, self-employment program, training for EI clients, potential training for clients with disabilities and regular job search services including the use of computers, fax machines, job boards and the photo copier. “Our goal is to work with employers to both understand and help fulfill their labour market needs. This helps us to better support job seekers in making career path choices that will lead to successful long-term employment,” said Amber

Cuthill, business services co-ordinator for the East Kootenay region. One of the ways they are doing that is through their new website. “We have a new website, and all the job postings are going up there. It’s an East Kootenay website, which means the job postings will be seen throughout the entire East Kootenay region, which is really nice for employers. It’s very easy, they can get on a register themselves, and put up their own postings, they don’t always have to go through us anymore,” said Crawford. To learn more about services, view the job board, or post a job listing, go to






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Golden Hospice Society adds final touch to Hospital visitors’ room Golden Hospice Society submitted The Golden Hospice society added the final touch to the visitors’ room in Golden Hospital last week. Some of the renovations included new pot lighting, painting, new couch and chairs, lamps and a new flat screen TV and VCR and a privacy wall. These renovations were long overdue and many of the members worked closely with the hospital staff and administration for the past two years to get the work completed. This area is a comfortable, semi private place for family and friends to gather when they need a space to talk amongst themselves when they have family who are ill in the hospital. Much of the funding for the renovations came from the hospital and nursing staff at the hospital and generous donations in memory of Paul Peacock. The Golden society has been

active in assisting families in the Golden area for the past 13 years when there is a need. The purpose and mission of the society members is to provide comfort and relief to members struggling with the inevitable loss of a loved family member. All the compassionate volunteers are trained and screened before they are allowed to work with families. Referrals for assistance can come from family members, doctors, nurses, pastors or friends who realize the stress of coping with a life threatening illness is wearing down the energy of family members. There are several local volunteers who are ready and willing to work with patients in the hospital or at home. If you know someone in need of this service please feel free to call Terry at 344-4646 and he will be happy to meet with you to discuss how they can help to make this difficult time less stressful for you.

Members of the Golden & District Palliative Hospice Society pose proudly in the newly renovated visitors’ room in the Golden Hospital. Back row: l – r: Jill Starke, Judy Doyle, Betty Hoogendorn, Jim Dorst, Martie Salisbury, Terry Schiesser. Sitting l-r Julia Cundliffe, Geraldine Smith and Marjha Spehar. Photo Submitted

Flood waters have gone down, now Golden looks back at response continued from page 1

cies the focus is not on private property it is on public property. Out of that we will be doing a debriefing with staff. This will include our own public works staff because there is definitely some misconceptions out there about the role of the operations centre and town staff when responding to emergencies on private property,” said David Allen Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Golden. Oszust also suggested getting in touch with CP Rail in the area to see if they could help with any issues which might arise from issues on their property. “I think what ended up happening was there was some misinformation out there about the Town being involved with the decision if there could be any dredging of that property. The provincial flood assessor said ‘No you can’t have equipment going in and pulling material out of that private property,’” Allen said. “The fear was the safety of the operator would be potentially compromised by doing any of that work. So it was not actually a Town decision it was a Provincial decision.” According to the release, the owner of Brookside Motel was informed of the assessment in a very timely manner. It was also said that early in the flooding situation the owner was offered, and accepted, four pallets of pre-filled sandbags, which were delivered to the motel. “The correct mitigation to the situation at the Brookside Motel was to safely excavate silt and gravel from the creek on the CP

This was subsequently confirmed by a Hyddrological Engineer appointed by the Province who has also undertaken extensive local flood risk assessments for the Town of Golden in the last several years. During the event the Golden and Area Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) requested the Provincial Regional Emergency Operation Centre (PREOC) provide a Provincially appointed and certified River Assessor. It is stated in the release, “The Kicking Horse River and creeks in the area were continuously under this individual’s scrutiny during the Flood Watch period. Hospital Creek was assessed on numerous occasions, including the bank-topping at the Brookside Motel. It was the Assessor’s recommendation to the EOC Director that an excavator not be used because doing so would have been hazardous to the operator.” Coun. Ron Oszust said in the council meeting that many questions had been bouncing around in social media about the flooding which happened at Brookside Motel in Golden. He believed an explanation about the Town’s responsibilities in this situation would be prudent. “It is on private property and both CP Rail and Brookside, the area was a gong show. It was the busiest street in town for three or four days,” Oszust said. He went on to say he felt it would be valuable to speak out. “Often when staff is responding to emergen-

The Brookside Motel was an area where people gathered in Golden to watch waters rise. Star Photo property to the North of the motel (i.e. downgrade). This was accomplished under the scrutiny of the River Assessor and a Provincially appointed Site Safety Officer, also requested by the EOC and provided by the PREOC. The water level at the motel receded as expected following this action,” was concluded in the press release from the town. It also stated that private property rights

and other civil liberties may only be infringed upon if extraordinary powers are adopted by Council subsequent to the declaration of a State of Local Emergency and such a declaration was judged unnecessary in these particular circumstances. Therefore, the undertaking by the Town of works on private property and within a riparian zone would have been unlawful.





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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 The Golden Star


A ghost of a chance Are small towns in Canada going the way of the dodo and the dinosaurs? This idea has been rattling around local areas for quite some time according to some people I have talked to. Sadly there is nothing new in this tale. As economic welfare changes and populations move about some small towns are put in a life or death situation which makes continuing on a more difficult decision for By Darryl Crane everyone involved. Coming from the East Coast I have heard the stories of resettlement in Newfoundland and have seen videos of houses being floated on barges to new hometowns. During this time many communities were forever lost and eventually became nothing more than a part of stories told and eventually history of bygone days. To a point this type of movement continues today as generations get older in some smaller towns and as the youth move away and a generation gap which seems never to be filled. I remember returning to Newfoundland after many years away and thinking how nice it was going to be to see some old friends once I got back on the island. There was one catch with my well thought out plan at the time. Upon my return I found out that almost everyone I wanted to see who was around my age were now living in different parts of Canada. Just as I had left the province after graduating from university so too had many of my friends. For a long time, until the recent upswing in the economy, many people moved to other parts of Canada from Newfoundland to find their way. Recently while in Field the question was raised about sustainability of the town in the region. It has also bee a discussion I have heard many times in Golden. As the population declines and money issues are always in the middle of decisions how can towns continue to get the infrastructure work done when a way to gather more money is limited by rules and regulations? Infrastructure is a word which seems to be all over the media these days. From large cities to the smallest towns the ability to keep what we have in working conditions is a struggle. There never seems to be enough cash collected to get what needs to be done fixed. In Golden there are many debates about how money should be spent. What is the best way to take what you have and use it to what is best for the community is the tough decision for anyone to make, especially when finding the money is not particularly easy to do. The question now is if the system is not working what do you do to make it better. Will it take a concerted effort of towns to make a stand against both the provincial and federal governments to develop a new system of how cash is shared to restart communities or is it just a fact of life that some towns which people call home will some day just become a part of history. Will it all become a memory kept alive only in books and stories about a home that is no longer there. Only time will tell where this story will end.

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Smart Metres Dear Editor, When I examined my BC Hydro bill of April 13, I was aware of the new increases to come. However, I was shocked to see the rate rider fee has increased by 100 per cent. I tried to investigate this astronomical increase with BC Hydro and, after many conversations, the final word on the subject was from a team leader in customer service, Sarah: “BC Hydro had nothing to do with the determination of the rate rider value as they did not request a change. The


Ed Bond Kamloops

Graduation a time to celebrate, not panic It’s officially grad season, and in a town with one high school, we are quickly up on the main event. For some this will be the end of their formal education, and for others it is only the beginning. But either way, these students have earned the right to celebrate a massive accomplishment. Very few other goals in your lifetime will take 13 years to complete. I read an editorial recently that said: “It’s a time for them (grads) to reflect on what they’ve accomplished and to begin charting the path for the next

phase of their lives. “The only thing certain is the uncertainty of what lies ahead. Economies in North America and Europe are sputtering. The booms in China and India have quieted. Unemployment is up, wages are down... Some experts say we’re on the brink of a global recession.” I pictured the author writing that piece in his dark apartment with a kitchen stocked full of canned food and a glass of scotch in his hand. Relax! This is not the apocalypse. If I have one piece of advice for this year’s grads,

it’s just that. Relax. You have you’re entire life to reflect and plan and worry. But how many chances in your lifetime will you have to celebrate a 13-year achievement with friends and family who have been with you from start to finish? It is true that your futures are uncertain. But I remember hearing the same concerns at my own graduation eight years ago. And as a 26-year-old with a degree and a job, my future is no more certain than it was back then. But if you spend your time worrying about that then you

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will miss the excitement of the moment. And trust me, you will look back on this as one glorious moment.

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Canadian Forces At the same time the Department of National Defence has admitted that the numbers of suicide incidents in the Canadian Forces have risen, how is it possible that the department is eliminating the jobs of medical professionals involved in suicide prevention and monitoring of post-traumatic stress disorders? They are actually reducing the number of epidemiologists and researchers who analyze mental health issues. This government has previously asserted that dealing with such health issues is a priority. How can the government announce on the one hand that it appreciates the sacrifices made by our veterans and then turn around and cut the services and research efforts needed to treat those same men and women, at a time when they need it most? The Royal Canadian Legion is extremely concerned with this move, especially with the increase of suicide incidents in the Canadian Forces. The full extent of the cases of mental illness, arising from the heavy operational tempo in the Balkans and Afghanistan, has not likely been felt yet. The government and Canadians have sent these men and women to deploy and serve in these missions abroad and therefore have a moral obligation to ensure they are properly cared for once they return. The announced cuts give the government a failing grade. Without operational research in this area, Canada will be forced to resort to reactive treatment while abandoning the proactive education and prevention of mental illness to our troops. It is unacceptable that these cuts be made on the backs of our most vulnerable and mentally ill soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen. There is no better way to demonstrate their commitment to support the men and women who serve their country than by not making these cuts. Patricia Varga, Dominion President, The Royal Canadian Legion

Transit in Golden I am shocked and disturbed by Council’s decision to terminate the Kicking Horse Community Bus. February 14, 2012 a representative from BC Transit, Kevin Schubert, attended an open council meeting to address the findings of the Kicking Horse Country Transit System Long-Range Plan Report. The purpose of the KHCTS Report was to provide information that would assist in making improvements. During the presentation to Council Mr. Schubert outlined various options and recommended changes that would improve the service significantly. Instead of implementing the recommended changes Council disregarded the expert advice and cancelled the service. The Town has made it sound as though transit is a financial burden to the tax payers which I do not believe is accurate. According to the Town’s Release the Annual System Cost for the entire transit service is $241,000. BC Transit contributed $176,000 of this while the Town provided $53,000 and the Regional District supplied $65,000. The purchase of two replacement buses would require an additional $30,000 annually. More people are recognizing the economic, social and environmental benefits of transit than ever before and, as a result, there is funding available to help communities offset costs related thereto. One source of such funding is the UBCM Public Transit/Gas Tax Fund. In fact, “The GTF has already provided funding towards various projects that support reducing GHG emissions and energy consumption. Improving public transit service is a high priority and the largest area of investment.” The Town

Star EDITORIAL AND OPINION Field Frustration The article “Positive Meeting in Field but Parks cuts will still come” published in the June 6, 2012 Golden Star failed to represent the views of Field residents. The overall feeling at the end of the Town Hall Meeting with Superintendent McDonough was frustration and disbelief. Frustration with the pat answers Mr. McDonough offered to every observation of how negatively Parks Canada’s budget cuts will impact Yoho National Park and the community of Field. Disbelief that Mr. McDonough could fail to engage in meaningful dialogue with people who live in Field, who provide services to national park visitors and work really hard to make a living in this National Park townsite. Parks Canada has suggested holding marketing workshops with Field businesses and stakeholders to help “mitigate” the winter closure of the Field Visitor Centre and find replacement track setting options for the cross country skiing trails in Yoho National Park. It is odd that Parks Canada has money to hire marketing specialists, but doesn’t have money to operate and maintain Yoho National Park or Field Townsite as mandated in the Management Plan and Community Plan, legal documents treated with apparent disregard by Parks Canada man-

Share your pool opinion Dear Editor I direct this letter to the residents of Golden. I attended another meeting of the Town Council on June 12 in hopes that we would see changes to our swimming pool scheduling this summer to bring back the evening public swim. Well, my hopes were shattered. I am angry and I am frustrated, but most of all my heart breaks that our outdoor swimming pool is becoming less accessible to the families and children of our community. Operating just four months of the year it is “Closed” more than it is “Open.” I just don’t get a council that is excited about and defending a beautification project costing millions of dollars and yet not act when programs are continually taken from children and families of Golden received $225,948 in public transit/gas tax funding last year and $122,980 the previous year. Please also note the contribution BC Transit puts towards our transit system annually. Cancelling the BC Transit service was equivalent to throwing away a $176,000 per year investment in our community. We were very lucky to have transit services and while our community is cancelling service there are many other communities waiting to get it. The Town has also made it sound as though no one is riding the community bus. In actuality, according to the KHCTS Report there were aprox. 6,000 riders last year, an average of 25-31 per day (pgs 8 and 34). This represents a 21.9 per cent year on year increase (pg 34). The final quarter showed the highest ridership since the service was implemented (pg 34). With such promising results it seems odd that the service would then be cancelled, especially without exploring alternative options. These results demonstrate there definitely was a market for the service. The vast majority of transit systems have peak hours, even large well established services experience this. Unlike larger systems, however, our system had the unique ability to adapt to meet community needs. For example, our system could have provided handi-dart services in addition to conventional service. These ridership results were achieved despite very little municipal support or promotion. Imagine what could have been accomplished with Municipal and Community input and support. A7

agers. Yes, the meeting was well-attended. No, the meeting was not positive. Parks Canada management has a strategy to uphold the message, refuse to negotiate or discuss options to cut expenses in other areas that will have less impact. Parks Canada has failed to provide financial justification for these decisions beyond saying it will save about $62,000 and reduce the workforce by three part-time positions. These actions look good on paper, but have the capacity to devastate a vibrant, exciting community in a rare, non-commercialized protected area. Do you travel the TransCanada Highway between Golden and Calgary in the winter? Are you someone who has skied the beautiful winter trails in Yoho National Park? Have you stopped in Field for coffee, lunch, supper, a visit to the pottery shop, or to see Burgess Shale fossils? If services in Yoho National Park and Field are important to you, then let Parks Canada know your feelings. Write to MP David Wilks (David., Parks Canada CEO Alan Latourelle ( and Environment Minister Peter Kent ( Thank you. Craig Chapman Chair, Field Community Council of this same community. Well, here is where we are at...Tallies are being taken at the pool counting who is using the pool. I asked how tallies would be taken for programs that weren’t even being offered. In answer, Mr. Petrovics is receiving letters and emails that will be counted and considered. So please, all of you, if having summer swim programs open for families and children beyond the afternoon public swim time is important, if we want an outdoor pool that is “Open” more than it is “Closed,” please send your letter or email to Mr. Petrovics with a copy to Mr. David Allen, C.E.O., Town of Golden. Maybe if enough of us speak out we can have our evening public swim back for July and August. Fingers crossed! Wendy Oszust Golden Transportation and public transit are included in, and referred to, throughout the Town of Golden Official Community Plan indicating that it is a priority to the people of Golden to have a public transit system now and into the future. It is important for residents to recognize the value and limitless potential this system had for our community and what a huge loss it will be if it goes. As a tax payer I would, at the very least, expect Council to implement the recommendations provided by experts and promote the service making every effort and giving it every opportunity to succeed prior to making the decision to terminate the service with very little or no public consultation. After going through all of the effort and expense (feasibility studies, etc.) to get transit services in 2007 cancelling the service without due diligence seems irresponsible. Transportation is an essential service. Prematurely cutting a major service which had funding, citing budget as the determining factor, yet planning to spend $790,000 on beautification for the Bridge to Bridge project requiring residents to endure a 5 per cent increase in taxes seems ridiculous. It would appear that Council has not only lost sight of what is important to the people they are supposed to be serving/ representing but also the realities of current economic conditions. There is a petition to protest the hasty cancellation of transit and an Elector Response Form available to oppose the proposed Bridge to Bridge Project. Let Council know this is a democracy and you will not accept shortsighted, unilateral decisions. Ben Kuhle Golden


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Call to Action-All Artists Illustrators, painters, acrylics and water colours, potters, tiling/mosaics, beading, photography, silversmithing, etc.

The College of the Rockies, Golden Campus is going to be delivering an art program for seniors in the fall as part of our Lifelong learning programming. We are asking that all artists - drawers, painters, acrylics and water colours, potters, tiling/mosaics, beading, photography, silversmithing, etc. contact the college if they are interested in teaching their art form in the program. Please submit a resume outlining your qualifications and experience. Phone 344-5901 n n

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

Golden Cinema Presents Madagascar 3 (3D & 2D) 3D shows Wed June 20-Thurs. June 21 at 7pm. Rock of Ages 3D shows Friday June 22-Thurs June 28 at 7pm.

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.

Wed, June 20 Golden Women’s Resource Centre, AGM. Kicking Horse River Lodge. 6pm mingle, 6:30pm AGM starts. For more info contact Linley 250-3445317. Guest Speaker, Karen Cathcart. Summer Kicks 2012 Down by the Bridge Series. 7-9. The Boom Booms. Also per forming is John Jenkins.

Have a great day of celebration to all Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit entrepreneurs!

Jam Night - Open Mic Join local musicians as we start the summer. Rockwater Grill & Bar. Golden Farmers’ Market Wednesdays starting June 13 through to August 29 at the CP parking lot, 2pm-7pm. Local food, local art, local music. For more info

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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

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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 Wednesday, 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 21 Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub. Youth Action Group Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Golden Secondary portable from now until June 2012. This free program aims to create more opportunities for youth in Golden! Call 250-439-9665 for more information.

Fri, June 22 Soup Day at the Golden Seniors Centre. 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Soup, coffee or tea, bun, dessert. $5/person. Children under 3 Free. Heavyweights Brass Band features tons of horns doing upbeat Jazz numbers and covers in a great dance party way. Rockwater Grill & Bar. Bear Aware Electric Fence workshop from 6-9pm at the Bear Aware office (901 10 St. S).

Sat, June 23 Karaoke Night The Mad Trapper hosts a karaoke night every Saturday. GADSAR Open House 11am-4pm. Burgers, hot dogs and beverages by donation. HETS (helicopter long line) demonstration at 1pm. New facility is located at 210 Fisher Rd (Airport). Everyone welcome. Hoffman Lenses Vanouver based Reggae/funk band. Rockwater Grill & Bar Sneak a Peak weekend at KHMR. 9am-5pm Master Composting Workshop The CSRD Master Composting

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Program, Wildsight Golden is a supporting partner in this event. Contact or 250-344-4961 to register for this free workshop. G Durand Manor on

Sun, June 24

Golden Light Horse Club Fun Day starting @ 10am. Bring your horse or your family for some good clean fun! BBQ at Noon (approx). Facebook us at Golden Light Horse Club.

early, Saturday June 23rd & Sunday June 24th. Bike the trails, hike the peaks, and have scenic lunch at Eagles Eye. 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. July 1 - Canada Day

Sneak A Peak Weekend at KHMR. 9am-5pm. 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.

Mon, June 25 Grief and loss support group Mondays, 7:30pm at the Pentacostal Church, 717 10th St. Call Jim, 250-344-2459.

Tues, June 26 Summer Kicks 2012 Down by the Bridge Series. 7-9. Faye Blais. Also performing Willhorse. 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 public library) from now until June 2012. This program aims to help students with homework and areas of difficulty such as reading, writing and math. Call 4399665 for more information.

Upcoming Events Sneak a Peak Weekend at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Kick off summer operations

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce is planning on hosting a free pancake breakfast for our community, sponsered by Overwaitea Foods. The breakfast is a fabulous addition to the extensive events available to the community on Canada Day, taking place this year on a long weekend. This year, the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce is planning on hosting a 6km run on Canada Day entitled the Kicking Horse Country Dash. Registration is open at 9:00 am with the Dash starting at 10 a.m. Golden Team Red Line Car Show will be happening on July 1 on 9th Ave. N. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the show will run from noon until 5 p.m. Food, Fun, Cars, Music, Prizes, Giveaways. Open to all makes and Models andis fun for the whole family. Contact Lisa or Jason at 250-344-4883 Said the Whale to play the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Saturday July 7 Golden History Camp Returns This year the summer camp runs for six weeks in July and August. Camp weeks start on July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th, August 13th, and August 20th. 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 250-344-5169. Summer Fun Day Camp July 9th – August 31st (8 weeks of camp) Parents can sign up for 1 week or multiple weeks. If you have any questions please give me a call. 250 344 7393

Aurelea Dyck is an all round excellent student. She is polite, pleasant, hardworking, conscientious, organized and respectful.

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Become A Hair Stylist 6HSWHPEHU$XJXVW Study to become a hair stylist at College of the Rockies Golden Campus. This program helps prepare students to complete the practical and theoretical aspect of the Cosmetology Industry Association of BC. 6XFFHVVIXOJUDGXDWHVTXDOLI\WRZULWHIRUWKH&,$%&&HUWLÂżFDWH RI 4XDOLÂżFDWLRQ 6WXGHQWV DUH DVVLVWHG WR REWDLQ SUDFWLFXP sponsors who will mentor them in the four-week practicum. For more information or to register, contact the Golden Campus: Phone: 250-344-5901 Toll Free: 1-877-489-2687 ext. 6201 or email:

The yard of the Columbia River Lumber Company with the piles of drying lumber. Photo courtesy Golden Museum

Fires burn in the history of Golden Here I sit on June 15, 2012, looking out at rolling clouds and thinking about the weather forecast which is calling for more rain. This certainly wasn’t the case one hundred years ago on June 15, 1912, in fact the forests were burning up and they hadn’t had much rain at all. Check out the Golden Star article from 1912. The Golden Star: June 15th 1912 GOLDEN DISTRICT SCENE OF BIG FOREST FIRES Forest fire, which caused more animosity than actual damage, raged in the vicinity of Golden from Saturday last until Wednesday afternoon when rain, the first to fall in this district since April with the exception of a slight shower May 28, checked their progress and considered possible effective measures to get the conflagrations under control. On several occasions destruction of property in town was feared but the elements were favourable and apart from losses sustained by the CRL Co., and many of its employees no great damage was sought. On Saturday afternoon and again on Tuesday afternoon the situation

was serious but fortunately the wind was in Golden’s favor in each case. Thousands of acres have burned over but, it is said, damage to green timber was not excessive. Camp 14, a construction camp, between three and four million feet of saw logs and some of the equipment of the camps are the chief losses sustained by the CRL Co. But many of the company’s employees lost all their effects in rushing to safety. Fortunately no fatalities are reported but several men had to put up hard fights for their lives. Early Wednesday morning a high wind arose and difficulty was encountered in stopping the fires across the Columbia River from leaping to this side. As a precautionary measure the fire engine and reels have been sent up town on the previous evening from the mill at the request of certain citizens by Manager Sanders who expressed every willingness to assist the townspeople. The engine was lighted early Wednesday morning, William Houston acting as engineer and Frank Nattress, chief of the fire brigade, and his able assistants saturated many of the buildings in town to prevent fly-

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ing embers causing any damage. Large gangs of men were employed in fighting the fires which at intervals spread with almost inconceivable rapidity. Theo J. Wadman of Revelstoke, chief fire ranger for this district, supervised the fighting of the fires. During the progress of the fires John Anderson, CPR roadmaster, placed several gangs of men at the disposal of the citizens in case of emergency and this assistance proved very valuable.


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Cadets hold annual review The Annual Cadets Review took place in Golden on May 28 2012. Pictured left are the officers; Maj. Mark Lubincki (Lord Strathcona’s Regiment), Mayor Christina Benty, Capt. Leonard LeSchack (Reviewing Officer), WO Brown (Lord Strathcona’s Regiment), Major Gregor (Army Cadet League), Capt. Navneet Rondeau (CO 3066), behind the camera Capt. Douglas Salmon (Army Cadet HQ , Victoria. Cadets Award winners for 2012

Best Dress on Parade-MCPL Ethan McClean, Best Attendence Marci Drees , Top MarksmanshipAlexander McClean, Top Green StarKathleen / Brianna Watt, Top Red Star-Andy Nagydeak, Top Silver Star-

Alexander McClean, Top Golden StarShawna Rande, Most Improved Cadet-Stewart Drees, Best Overall CadetEthan Chambers, Most Improved NCO-Shawna Rande Commanding Officer’s Award Terrance Bachman.

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Canadian Commonwealth and Olympic boxer Mike Strange talks to the students at Lady Grey Elementary School on June 13 as part of a Box Run to raise awareness about cancer. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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Running to raise cancer awareness Darryl Crane The students at Lady Grey Elementary had a special visitor on June 13 when former Olympian Mike Strange dropped in to the school. Strange, who won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight boxing division, has been running about 40 kilometres a day en route from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Victoria to raise money and awareness for cancer. The event is being called the Box Run and started when Mike’s good friend Bob Lavelle passed away three years ago from cancer. Lavelle was a mentor and a guy who helped raise funds for Canadian amateur athletes. Last year Mike organized the Heater’s Heroes Run for Children in honour of Lavelle (whose nickname was Heater). The event was designed to help children run one mile with their favourite celebrity and raised $25,000. One of the kids involved with the run was Kelsey

Hill. Hill was a young girl who suffered from a brain tumour in Ridgeway, Ontario. After the race Strange and Hill became friends and he went on to push her in the Terry Fox Run about a month after the Heater run. Strange stayed in touch with Hill and her family but eventually the young child passed away. This devastated Strange who was inspired to come up with something more he could do. “It all came together after pushing her at the Terry Fox event. Why don’t I run where Terry Fox didn’t. A lot of people have run in the same footsteps. I didn’t want to run where he did, basically his footsteps are sacred. I decided to run from where he was forced to stop,� Strange said. The run was on day 63 when they arrived in Golden and hope to end on day 83 when they reach Victoria where Strange will dip his Commonwealth games gold medal in the Pacific. “It has been a great journey with ups and downs. It is a roller coaster ride both mentally and physically,� Strange said. “The kids get so pumped. It has been awesome.�


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The Rotary Club of Golden held an inspirational Annual General Meeting on June 14 at The Canyon’s Edge. Pictured from left to right are Chris Hambruch, Secretary; Paul Hambruch, Treasurer; Eddie Leigan, Director of New Generations; Jeff Dolinsky, Foundation Chairman; Ben Adama, International Service Director; Mayor of Golden, Christina Benty; Bruce McKenzie, Student Exchange Director; Phil Taylor, Club Service Speaker Program; Greg Ehman, President; Tim Parker, Club Service Fundraising; Bob Finnie, Past President; Dave Wachna, Club Service Marketing and Public Relations. Missing from the photo is Bob Tegart, Membership Chairman. Michele LaPointe/Star Photo




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Plaster of Paris pigs bring out the artistic side in Golden resident Darryl Crane A passion for art has led Janet Klock down a path where she uses special plaster of paris pigs from Mexico to create one of a kind wonders. For the past seven years Klock has been making the pigs but she

explained it was only by luck she started using them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made one as a gift for my brother and he really liked it. Then I decided I could make it for people as gifts. After that I started going to craft fairs,â&#x20AC;? Klock said. She went on and said she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;tickledâ&#x20AC;? when the chance came to have

her work put on display at the Art Gallery of Golden. The pigs are now also on display at a shop in Banff which is something Klock could never have predicted. Klock said that she was always interested in expressing heself in different ways however stumbling on the pigs and what she could

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Artist Janet Klock sits in her work room where many of the ideas and designs for her unique piggie banks are developed. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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dents and staff is almost upon us. It will be time to say farewell to our Grade 7s with a pizza dinner, presentations and bowling on Friday, June 22. Thank you to all the parents and staff who are helping to organize this event. We wish all the Grade 7s a lot of success at the high school in September. At the other end I would like to welcome all the Alexander Park Grade 3 students to Lady Grey this upcoming September. We will have a special Grade 4 Parent/Student Open House session in early September. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students, parents and staff for your great support of myself and the school for the benefit of all our children this year. As well thank you to the continued dedication of our Parent Advisory Council (PAC), School Planning Council (SPC) and parents and community members who volunteer their time and expertise. We have had a fantastic tenth year, a decade as an intermediate school and look forward to continued success this fall. Have a great summer! Field School Happenings We have been busy at Field School now that the snow is finally gone! Unfortunately torrential rain took its place!! We have been enjoying gymnastic lessons again and were lucky to join a couple of Golden classes for swimming. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy to have a new student join us for the last couple of weeks of school â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he helps the soccer game at recess! We are looking forward to some sunshine and to summer break.

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Steve Earle in Concert

It was a night to remember when Steve Earle came to play a sold out live show at the Golden Civic Centre on June 11. The highly anticipated show was sold out in only 90 minutes with over 300 people in attendance to hear the American singer/ songwriter perform classic songs like Copperhead Road, Guitar Town, I Ain’t Ever Satisfied and Little Emperor. Earle sang songs which hit topics ranging from political to songs he has written for his wife. At different times the audience broke out and sang along with the singer. To see more photos and a video go to The Golden Star website. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo.

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Faye Blais to play Spirit Square Golden Star Staff Summer Kicks has officially begun, and the second show will be featuring Ontario songstress Faye Blais. Her latest album On the Bright Side, released in May, was recorded at her family’s cottage in Northern Ontario, and has been hitting the road all over Canada promoting it ever since. Blais resonates sweet melodies coupled with raw acoustics that turn into the soundtrack to your life. With a powerful stage presence, she is a force to be reckoned with. The indie folk princess easily wins over her audience with quick wit, spontaneity and the ability to reach

the warmest parts of their soul. She has been a full-time musician for the past five years, and has spent much of that time recording and touring overseas, with one-anda-half year stints in both Taiwan and Australia. She now splits her time between Canada and Australia. Blais has been featured on several Canadian broadcasts including CBC Radio One, RadioCanada/CBON Breakfast Television, CTV - Sudbury, VUE Weekly - Edmonton, and has recently written the music for a recently released Canadian Aboriginal documentary. She will be playing the Spirit Square on Tuesday June 26 at 7 p.m. for the second installment of Kicking Horse Culture’s Summer Kicks.

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The Rockwater is hosting another patio set on Monday July 9 with Whistler artist Rachel Thom. Thom is a Canadian singer and songwriter as well as keyboardist who originates from Edmonton, and has been living in Whistler for four-and-ahalf years. Music has always been a family affair for Thom. Her brothers and father are also singers and songwriters. She began performing at the tender age of five and competing since she was eight. By the age of 10 she began songwriting, and at 14 Thom incorporated the guitar into her performance. Through her studies and life experiences Thom has evolved into a well-rounded musician. She released her first album at the age of 14 and another at the age of 17. Half of the proceeds from her first album went to Children’s Cancer Research. Thom acquired a musical mentor in New York City. She has also travelled to Los Angel-

Whistler artist Rachel Thom will being playing a patio show at the Rockwater on July 9. Photo Submitted es to record with Jimmy Harry with a catchy melody and great and Chris Fudurich. Jimmy harmonies. After you hear this Harry has worked with artists song the first time, you exhale. such as Britney Spears, Pink Your body absorbs the music and Kelly Clarkson. like nourishment to the soul. Her single “Innocent Child” Over the years Thom has is off of her latest CD titled Wear racked up a few career high& Tear. This single is about how lights including a performlove makes you feel. ance with Juno-winner Barney “It seems to appeal to many Bentall on the Olympic Main people over several markets,” Stage during the 2010 Winter said Thom. The single is a Olympic Games. refreshing change to what’s She also sang with Gene Simbeing produced in music mons and Sarah McLachlan on today. New Years Eve, 2011. Thom’s vocals are crisp The patio show at the Rockand expressive. The rhythm water will be from 9 to 11 p.m. in “Innocent Child” is upbeat on July 9.

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Frank Rainville and Travis Leblanc are combining their passion for great food and the Golden area in their new business with Golden Fries. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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perfect,” Leblanc said. “I always wanted to stay around here all summer and now I can.” As for why they picked a food service truck, the pair said it was their passion for good food and a great place to work which made the decision an easy one to make. “I had a craving for poutine,” Rainville said with a smile. “It is about really good poutine with really good French fries along with other great food,” Leblanc added. The truck is set up at the Kicking Horse Rest Stop approximately 10 kilometres east of Golden on

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June is here and with it comes the start of the Golden Farmers’ Market season. Founded by Lee Bedford (Canyon Creek Pottery) and Patty Nickisch (Patty’s Greenhouse) in 2007, the Market has become a regular summer fixture for locals and visitors. On any given Wednesday you will find people lining up for the fresh, locally grown produce, the delicious homemade baked goods, and the sumptuously sweet honey; or they may be there to peruse and buy the eclectic array of beautiful arts and crafts, such as jewellery, photography, pottery and woodcrafts, created by talented local artisans; or to purchase natural, handmade bath and beauty products. As well, local residents can spend time chatting with friends and neighbours while they are entertained by a variety of accomplished local musicians who play live at the market every Wednesday. This summer residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to double their Golden Farmers’ Market experience with the addition of a Saturday market at Spirit Square.

While there to view the Pedestrian Bridge or sit for awhile in the square, people can now linger and shop at the new market too. The Saturday market will have a 14 vendor line-up and will also provide a prominent display area for visitor information. This will be where local businesses can display their brochures, menus, coupons, etc. and where visitors can find maps to these locations as well as information about the area. The Saturday market managers, Brenda Smith (The Porcelain Garden) and Kay Nagao (Kaycrafts), are hoping that signage along the highways directing people to the market will draw more visitors into the downtown area. The Wednesday Farmers’ Market will be ongoing from mid June until September at the CP parking lot from 2 p.m. to 7. (further September markets will have different days and times). The new Saturday Farmers’ Market will run from June 16 to September 1 (with no market on August 18) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If anyone is interested in being a Saturday Market vendor, then please contact Kay Nagao at

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Golden Minor Soccer wraps up season Marsh finds new home with the SilverBacks

After two strong seasons with the Golden Rockets, Bryden Marsh has signed to play in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks. Last season Marsh had 26 points in 38 games with the Rockets. Star Photo Jessica Schwitek

After a back and forth championship game in the under 18 division the Alpine Auto Team, pictured top, came out on top with a 4-3 win against Personal Touch. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo The under 15 division finished up their season on Saturday June 16, when the Dairy Queen Team, pictured above, beat the second-place Golden Installations. See more pictures from both games at Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo


After two seasons in a Golden Rockets jersey Bryden Marsh has signed with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks of the British Columbia Hockey League team. His hope last season was to move up to the BCHL this year, and he has succeeded with a roster spot on the SilverBacks. In 38 games last season, the 18-year-old tallied 26 points for the Golden Rockets. And now the Salmon Arm native gets to suit up with his hometown team. “Bryden is a big power forward who skates very well and loves to win the battles in the corner with a very good skill set. He had

a great camp in May and it was a no brainer for me to offer him a spot on our club for this year,” said Troy Mick, head coach with the SilverBacks. “He will have a break-out year for us and we are happy that he is staying in Salmon Arm to pursue his NCAA dreams.” This won’t be the first time Marsh has worn black and silver on the ice. He was an affiliate player during the 2011/2012 season. He left Golden to play 12 games for the SilverBacks, where he recorded an assist and two penalty minutes. Marsh, who describes his game as “high energy, there for hitting and secondary scoring,” will be missed on the Rockets lineup this year.

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TIME: June 26th 2012 at 7:00 pm 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:

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Gilles St. Ives watches his ball go straight down the fairway after swinging his club at the annual RCMP Golf Tournament on Monday June 11. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Resort gets ready for summer fun Golden Star Staff If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re itching to get back up to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort after the shoulder season, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have your chance with their Sneak a Peak Weekend on June 23 and 24. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have a preview weekend on June 23 and 24, and then our regular operations will begin on June 29,â&#x20AC;? said Matt Mosteller, VP of marketing and sales for Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really excited about it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a great summer.â&#x20AC;? Take a ride to the top of the mountain in the gondola and take in some of the breathtaking views, and exhilarating hiking trails. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to take a peek at Boo. Goldenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite grizzly bear has had a very restful winter and is ready

to go. He slept for five months straight. Or just have lunch at the Eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye Restaurant, which will be open for lunch services seven days a week until 4 p.m. The mountain bikers will be out in full force, enjoying some of the hard core terrain that Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is known for. And if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not planning on making it up for Sneak a Peak Weekend, be sure to take a drive up the following weekend for their Canada Day celebrations. There will be some family fun with the first edition of the Kids Olympic Games, and surprises and animation all day long. They will also be celebrating Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday with a cake cutting at the Eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye. For more information, a list of activities and prices, or to make a reservation at the Eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye, go to

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William Wilson and his mom Runa Bjarnason-Wilson have some fun with the hoolahoops at the CCRR Teddy Bear Picnic last week. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Fun found at summer camps Jessica Schwitek Registration is still open for the Summer Fun Day Camp, including the Mini Camper program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went to day camps my whole life, and I loved it, it was the best part of my summer. So we want to do that for these kids as well,â&#x20AC;? said Jean Paterson, one of the two councillors who will be running the camp. The Summer Fun program runs for eight weeks from July 9 to August 31, although campers can sign up for as few or as many weeks as they like. It operates Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages five and up, and from 1 to 3 p.m. for the Mini Campers (three to five year olds). â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole focus on the camp is outdoors. We want to do as much stuff outside as possible, even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raining we want to have activities where we

can throw the kids in rain gear and take them out,â&#x20AC;? said Paterson, adding that with Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short summers, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to take advantage and spend as much time outside as you can. Activities include swimming, playing, exploring Golden, having cookouts, and best of all having fun with their friends and staff councillors. The two councillors (Paterson and Chelsea Lindley-Scott) will design the specifics of the program, and they are hoping that the kids will give them some input as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of stuff out there that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited to show the kids. Especially here in Golden, everyone has their own secret little places that no one else knows about, and the more people you talk to, the more you find. So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited to explore more myself,â&#x20AC;? said Paterson.â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want the kids to be com-

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another group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to be flexible with kids, you have to be able to adapt, and not take offense if the kids donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids know what they want.â&#x20AC;? The camp is put on by The College of the Rockies and the Early Childhood Development Coalition. To register email goldensummerfun@

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Employment Business Opportunities

DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes 1st! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 1-604-853-4179

DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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H&R TRANSPORT - Come drive for the best! Local company drivers required, various shifts. Home everyday. $20/hr to start. Required, CDN, CDN/USA Company, O/O singles and teams, AB/BC runs. Health benefits, safety bonus, Hutch Thomas, 1-403-8703776, 1-800-567-7266, Carl Constam 1-780-904-1202, 1888-459-2813. Come join the Big Red Team!

KURT LEROY TRUCKING LTD, CAMPBELL RIVER, BC Logging Truck Drivers needed full time and part time for Campbell River, North Island and Port Alberni. Benefits included. Must have 3 years minimum experience in the logging industry. Sub-Contract Log Haul Trucks needed, full time for Campbell River, North Island and Port Alberni.Must be Safe Certified, WCB. Licenced Mechanic, must have Log Truck experience, CVI ticket an asset. Full Time, benefits included. Please fax your resume and drivers abstract to 250-287-9914 or email to

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memory of

Adrien Bertrand

June 24, 1952 - September 21, 2006

Remembering you, Brother & Friend on your 60th Birthday June 24th, 2012 Love your Sisters, Jeannette & Beatrice

For my Loving Husband, Raymond Charest

Dale Andrew Suhan June 19, 1989 28 years old

They say there is a reason They say that time will heal But neither time nor reason will change the way we feel For no-one knows the heartache That lies behind our smiles No-one knows how many times We have broken down and cried. We want to say something So there won’t be any doubt You’re someone to always think of But so hard to live without.

Sadly missed, Derek, Michael and Lisa

Those whom we love go out of sight, But never out of mind; They are cherished in the hearts Of those they leave behind.

Forever missed & loved, Frances

Coleen Ann St. Yves June 20th, 2011

Oh what I would give to clasp your hand; Your dear kind face to see; Your loving smile, your welcome voice, That meant so much to me. No one knows the silent heartache, Only those who have such can tell Of the grief that is borne in silence For the one I loved so well. Always remembered, Gilles


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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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Trades, Technical


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MUSIC PRODUCTION, performance, recording. Music Diploma/University Transfer offered at GPRC, Grande Prairie campus. Specialize in instrument, voice, production, audio engineering. State-of-the-art recording studios, current software. 1-888-999-7882; www. NOW - NEW 8 week courses covering small engine, snowmobile, quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all, fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview Campus. Affordable residences. 18 8 8 - 9 9 9 - 7 8 8 2 ;

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Golden Concrete, a division of Interoute Construction Ltd. requires

Crusherman Loader Operator for their Horse Creek Division Competitive wage & bene¿t package

Send resume to: Fax # 250-344-5938 or Email

Help Wanted 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.

Golden Grizzly Cookhouse Now Hiring Full Time LINE COOKS. Food Safe, min 2 years experience. Fax 250-439-1833. Email

Experienced COOK required Full or Part Time. Days/Afternoon shift. Wage dependent on experience. Apply in person. 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 G Tress Contracting in Golden BC has an immediate opening for a Mechanic (certification not required). Offering competitive salary and full benefits. Send resume to Fax 250-344-7362 or Call 250-344-0014.

Help Wanted


Golden Campus your country ... your restaurant

Call to Action – Community College of the Rockies - Golden Campus is actively seeking instructors for continuing education programming for the upcoming school year. We are looking for individuals that have skills and knowledge in a variety of disciplines such as: photography, social media networking, xeriscaping, entrepreneurship, leadership, health workshops, and more…… if you have a unique talent that you would like to teach to others, please drop by the college with your resume, outlining your skills and experience. Looking for a career change? Ever considered teaching? Contact your local community college campus! Phone 344-5901 n n

1049A Trans Canada Hwy 1 250-344-7661 IT’S THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THIS COUNTRY GREAT!

NOW HIRING: Cook, Breakfast Cook, Servers & Bussers We are looking for friendly, hard working individuals to fill these positions for our busy restaurant. Drop by with your resume and speak to us about joining our team.

Administrative Assistant in Golden Wanted The Golden Star

The Golden Star newspaper has an opportunity for an Administrative Assistant.

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.

MANAGER OF Track position. Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd (KPR) has an immediate opening for our Manager of Track position. The successful candidate will become part of an experienced management team and will oversee track maintenance and track capital work while insuring regulatory compliance and safe work practices and must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a track supervisor. KPR operates on 120 miles of Class 1 and Class 2 track in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, between Kelowna and Kamloops. This position works out of our Vernon, BC offices. Please submit resumes and any questions you may have regarding this position to: MARY’S MOTEL requires HOUSEKEEPERS immediately. Experience preferred but willing to train. Drop off resume in person or call 250-344-7111. RAMADA INN requires FRONT DESK staff Full/Part time. Leave resume at the front desk or ask for Mike. 1311 12 St. N. 250-439-1888 Roofers and Labourers required immediately in Kamloops and Cranbrook area. Ideal candidates will have commercial flat roofing experience, valid driver license and reliable transportation. Competitive Wages. Please Send resume to shannon@western Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman HVAC gasfitter/Refrigeration Technician. Part time/on call $38.00 hour. Call 250-549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416 email

We are looking for someone who is outgoing, service oriented, quick learner and can work independently but can also work well as part of our dynamic team. You will need to be able to multitask and will strive to help our clients and readers with all their needs. Please submit your resume by Friday, July 6th. 2012. Michele Lapointe Associate Publisher The Golden Star 413A 9th Ave N Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Email:

INDIVIDUAL knowledgeable in the paint and wall/window covering industry is required for full time employment at Dulux Color Your World in Nelson. Hired applicant will posses excellent communication and people skills. Work independently and along side owners. Please drop off resume to Dulux Color Your World, 410 Stanley Street, or email for more information contact Rocky @ 250777-3411

Trades, Technical AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20 km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for ten 3rd Year Apprentices or Journeyperson Welders. We offer best wages in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journey person $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at (office) 780-846-2231. Fax 780-846-2241 or send resume to: Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

Interior Renos, Drywall & Ceiling Repair, Painting, Minor Construction. 30+ years experience. 250-439-9061 or 439-9062.


Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company w/ marketing & manufacturing facilities throughout Western Canada. Our commitment to excellence in the forest industry has resulted in significant growth. We are currently seeking a #1 Certified Planerman to join our progressive team at our Armstrong Division, located in the North Okanagan Region of BC. QUALIFICATIONS; · #1 Certified Planerman or Millwright with a planerman endorsement · Superior Troubleshooting Skills · Excellent Organizational Skills · Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset


Competitive Wages Development Opportunities On-going Training Dynamic and Challenging Environment

Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko.

READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at;

and submit your resume by June 30, 2012


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

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

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

Pets & Livestock

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

Pets Little Mittens Animal Rescue Association. Email info@littlemittensanimal or call Alannah 250-290-0279 or Dianne 250-344-7691. Missing! Froto, 2 year old male cat. Short & stalky. Grey & white with a very pink/pale nose. Missing from 14th St. S since June 14. Reward offered. Please call Sarah 250-344-2692. Spotted Dog Rescue. Call 250-344-5524.

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

Health Products

Garage Sales

SLIM DOWN For summer! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

1413 Granite Dr. Saturday June 23. 9am. Moving Sale. Almost everything must go! Great furniture, household and so much more. 1717 Oberg Johnson Rd. Saturday June 23rd. 9-4. Multi family. 9’ camper, professional massage table, household items, const & mech tools. Something for Everyone! Moving Sale. Household items and furniture. 1220 10th Ave South. 9am - Noon

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

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Heavy Duty Machinery 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. 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. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate A21

Apt/Condo for Rent 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.

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:

Commercial/ Industrial Property Riverfront Commercial property for sale. 403-405 9 Ave. N Golden. Great Location, Location, Location. $399,969. Open to offers. 250-344-5008 or 344-2775.

For Sale By Owner 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.


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

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.

FOR RENT In the Blaeberry Take a look- you will not be disappointed

All inclusive 2 Bdr Suite -Fully furnished -Utilities Included -Satellite TV -High Speed Internet -Laundromat on site DD & References required - No Pets Phone 250-344-7299 Please leave message if no answer Rental Units avail. Close to downtown. Call (250)344-8919 Sherri, Highland Property Management Ltd. Real Estate.

Suites, Lower

Duplex for Rent

1 Bdr suite fully renovated a few years ago with new appliances, bathroom, kitchen and hardwood floors. Big back yard with lots of trees, garden area, storage garage, storage shed, parking. Great location in Golden. N/S. $600/mth. 250-344-0316.

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Misc for Rent

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

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.

Homes for Rent


Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted



STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

Mobile Homes & Parks



TWO apartments in large house N/S. big yard near school. 4 BR/2 Bath. $1100/month+shared utes. 2 BR/1 bath ground level suite. Full kitchen. $700+shared utes. Both are newly renovated and in great shape. email: phone: 1-800-5067177

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. Internet available. No pets, parties. DD. 250-344-8429, 344-0604. FULLY FURNISHED all inclusive bachelor suite. View at or call 344-7001.

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdr. 1/2 duplex in town. Bright & clean. $500/mth. Avail July 1. 344-5629 or 344-3535.

3 Bdr Upper & 2 Bdr Lower suite. Avail now. 250-344-5075. Furnished 3 Bdr upper level with huge back yard, fire pit, riding lawn mower, BBQ, hot tub, 120” home theatre. In a great neighbourhood. Walk to downtown in minutes. $900/mth to the right tenants. Also furnished 2 Bdr lower level with huge yard, fire pit, riding lawn mower, BBQ, laundry facilities, in a great neighbourhood. Walk to downtown in minutes. Pet friendly. $750/mth to the right tenants. OR rent the whole house for $1500. Save on rent, you get the garage and choose your own neighbour. Internet Virtual Tour available. Call 250-344-0072. In town field space for rent. Ideal for equipment, RVs, etc. Call 250-344-6234.

Modular Homes 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

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 close to Fields store. One bath. 914 10 St. No parties. 250-344-2144. 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. Beautiful mountain home for rent. 5 Bdr, 3 bath. Spacious deck and yard. Large shed/workshop. For more info visit or call 250-439-8099. Furnished 4 Bdr home available in July only. Beautiful location in town with many deluxe features. $800. Call 250-344-2100.

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3 Bdrs up, 2 down. Located in residential area close to everything. Fenced yard, W/D hookup. Call 250-344-5996.

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. 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. 3 BR 2 Bath Bright & spacious upper level. Selective pets, N/S, $900/mth. 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.

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

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. 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.

Suites, Upper 1 Bdr suite. Large bedroom and storage space. 688 Hwy 95 S. Call 250-344-2989.


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


Antiques / Classics


1 & 2 BR Apts Spacious, laundry, inside cat considered. $570-$660/mth __________________ Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell) Each office is independently owned & operated.

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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

Cars - Domestic

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

Suites, Lower 2 Bdr downstairs Available now. Call 250-344-5075.


NEW, clean, comfy 1 bdrm basement suite. Beautiful garden. Furnished or unfurnished. $650/month. 250-344-2246

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Notice to Creditors and Others 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.

1987 Cadillac Fleetwood D’Elegance. Top of the line white 4 door. Loaded. 194,000 miles. Good shape. $1900 obo. 250-344-5836. 1987 Lincoln Town car. 109,488 kms. Mint shape. Never winter driven. 344-6545.

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.

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

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



Wednesday, June 20, 2012 The Golden Star

Time to hit the Red Line again at 5th annual Golden car show Darryl Crane The 2012 version of the Golden Team Red Line Car Show is set to once again bring classic cars and amazing motorcycles to the streets of Golden on July 1. The annual event is entering its fifth year and this time around will be held in the classic downtown area of Golden on 9th Avenue North.

About seven years ago a group of car lovers got together in Golden to share their passion for cars. One of those people who got together was Jason Tang. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It brings in both car lovers and other people into the town,â&#x20AC;? said Tang. Tang explained throughout his life he has loved cars and it was a great hobby for him. The show has been growing over the years and Tang said he enjoys the crowds that come out to the event.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are great and you get to meet new people. You get to see other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cars and see all the hard time and work they have put into is beautiful,â&#x20AC;? he said. The move back into the town area has been aided by the Town of Golden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to have it in the downtown core to be a part of everything,â&#x20AC;? Tang said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be Canada Day this year and we are hoping to see more people come out.â&#x20AC;?

Tang also said it is a great family-oriented event that gives both children and adults a chance to see some great vehicles. This year will also see an award in a motorcycle category for the first time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a family event where people can enjoy the sun and have a perfect day,â&#x20AC;? Tang said. People who are interested in registering for the event can do so from 11 a.m. to noon on the day of the event.

College of the Rockies 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.

Skills Upgrading for Parents

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

September to May 2013 (Children age birth - 4 years)

Due to the tremendous success of the Skills Upgrading for Parents Program last year, College of the Rockies, Golden Campus is offering the program again for September 2012 to May 2013. Please contact the college if you are a mom or dad who is looking to ÂżQLVKKLJKVFKRRORUZRXOGOLNHWRXSJUDGH\RXUVNLOOVIRUFROOHJHRU XQLYHUVLW\RUWUDGHV$VWKLVLVDFRQWLQXRXVLQWDNHSURJUDPplease register your interest TODAY!0RUHVSDFHVRSHQXSHYHU\ZHHN For more information or to register, contact the Golden Campus: Phone: 250-344-5901 Toll Free: 1-877-489-2687 ext. 6201 or email:

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Summer Ambassadors Ali Omelaniec and Emily Louie (pictured on both ends) are pictured with Jepson Petroleum Ltd employees Lodne Salsbury and Rhonda Kepke. Omelaniec and Louie are spending 17 weeks on the road travelling around British Columbia promoting the recycling of oil and other hazardous products. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Summer Ambassadors visit Golden in annual tour to promote used oil and antifreeze recycling in British Columbia Darryl Crane Over 18 million litres of used oil is not recovered by the BC Used Oil program each year and over 17 weeks of the summer two Summer Ambassadors working with the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association will be doing their part to raise awareness in B.C. Emily Louie and Ali Omelaniec are travelling around the province visiting collection centres. “It has been really great. We will be canvassing the province for 17 weeks this summer,” Omelaniec said. The tour will see the two ambassadors travel to over 120 municipalities and over 500 recycling facilities throughout BC, spreading the message, “one drop makes a difference”. During their time on the road the ambassadors will be attending community events, speaking to government officials, as well as the public, the team is dedicated to spreading the message and keeping these hazardous

materials out of our waterways and landfills. “What we do is we work with the return/collection facilities to act as a drop off location for the public. We also work with a group of processors. They are the businesses which will recycle the oil and antifreeze,” Louie said. “Oil is an important product to recycle. We do not want it getting into the landfills, our waterways or our drinking water. A lot of people before this program came out just poured their oil down the drain and thought that was ok but it is not,” Omelaniec said. “We are encouraging people to recycle their oil and realize that one drop makes a difference.” In Golden Columbia Diesel, Jepson Petroleum Ltd and KAl Tire are part of the program. In British Columbia 73 percent of the used oil is recovered along with 88 percent of oil filters and 87 percent of oils and antifreeze containers. To learn more about the program go to

Tractor trailer rolls over Trans Canada East Traffic Services submitted On June 15 at approximately 7:49 p.m. Revelstoke RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and other emergency responders attended to the report of a commercial tractor trailer roll over collision near the Illecillewaet Campground on the Trans Canada Highway near Glacier National Park. RCMP can confirm that a west bound tractor trailer unit travelling from Winnipeg to Delta rolled over in a sharp right hand curve. The posted speed limit in this area in 70 kilometres-per-hour. A collision analyst attended the scene and continues the investigation. The two occupants of the truck, both from Manitoba, were injured. The driver was transported to Foothills Hospital in Calgary by STARS Air Ambulance in critical condition. The passenger was transported to Hospital in Golden with non life-threatening injuries. The commercial tractor trailer unit was transporting packaged meat at the time of the collision. The RCMP continue their investigation into this incident and are looking at speed, driver inattention and inexperience as well as load configuration as possible causes and or contributing factors to this collision. Hundreds of commercial vehicles travel this route daily and that corner has been there since the highway opened. These collisions are very preventable if drivers slow down and pay attention said Sgt Mike Pears, unit commander of the Trans Canada East Traffic Services. “This corner did not just show up.” The RCMP ask if you witnessed this collision, and have not spoken with police, to contact Constable Ted Yademuk of the Trans Canada East Traffic services Unit in Sicamous at 250-836-3428. There is no other information available at this time.







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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 The Golden Star

RE/MAX of Golden 250-344-7663

Garry Oddy (250) 344-7234

Norma Crandall (250) 344-0275



1630 Oberg Johnson Road 1bdrm 1 bath 576sqft 10 acres

2 bedrooms

2 baths

$630,300 2.5 baths


3.5 baths

2.5 baths






2 baths

3 baths



5bdrms 3 baths 1,400sqft 2.97 acres

16.8 acres



$109,900 Lot 3, Forde Station Road

3 bedrooms

3.16 acres


$399,900 1613 Gareb Road 3 bedrooms

3 baths

4057 Highway #95, South 4bdrms 1 bath 2,480sqft

38.6 acres


2.5 baths

143 acres



#21, 1345 Aemmer Way

805 - 5th Avenue 3 bedrooms





2 bedrooms

1 bath



.92 acre

9bdrms 9 baths 5,929sqft 12.2 acres

4bdrms 2 baths


SOLD $149,900

$239,900 789 Golden Donald Upper Road 2bdrms 1 bath 862sqft

5.26 acres



718 Adolph Johnson Road

606 Habart Road 2,240sqft

5.73 acres

.52 acre



Lot 4, McMurdo Estates

1565 Campbell Road

1956 Palumbo Heights Road

3.23 acres

2bdrms 1 bath 1,040sqft 10.47 acres

2bdrms 2 baths 2,600sqft 2.34 acres


SOLD $319,900 524 – 12th Street 6 bedrooms

2 baths


$990,000 1402 Adolf Johnson Road

SOLD 3bdrms 2 baths 2,700sqft 3.6 acres

4 bedrooms


874 East Ryter Road

904 McBeath Road


#10 Golden Mobile Home Park

2.7 acres



508 - 5th Street

2166 Blaeberry Road


40 acres

4bdrms 3 baths

3 baths


Blaeberry Road

3.4 acres

4 bedrooms


3075 Imler Road 2,000sqft



3bdrms 2 baths 2,200sqft 1.57 acres

1761 Short Road


2 Homes on 8.4 acres

36.33 acres

Lot 13, Wellstead Road

Lot 2, Imler Road

4bdrms 2 baths 2,400sqft 5.5 acres

2062 Highway #1, West

1 bath

$739,000 2166 Blaeberry Road





Lot 3, Highway #95, South


Dan Veselic (250) 344-1435

960 Oster Road


1160 Highway #95, South 20 acres

1 acre

1113 - 11th Street

3,000sqft .95 acre



Barry Klassen (250) 344-0262

407 Riverglen Drive


$164,900 2 baths

Bob Tegart (250) 272-4321


4 bedrooms

2972 Imler Road 3bdrms


554 Day Road

2 bedrooms

$640,300 3 bedrooms

3 baths



1500 Quartz Crescent

4 bedrooms

#1A Kicking Horse Village MHP

1092 Highway #1, West 4bdrms 1 bath 1,332sqft 114 acres



$124,600 1286 Horse Creek Road 1.026 acres

527 - 12th Street

1513 Cedar Street 5 bedrooms

Marlon Chambers (250) 344-0735



#3, 433 - 5th Avenue

1501 Quartz Crescent 4 bedrooms

Flec Demmon (250) 344-8451

3 baths

2,410 sqft






501 – 9th Street

2975 Allen Road

1402 Trans Canada Highway

Land and Building

151 acres

Land and Building

1220 - 10th Avenue 4bdrms

2 baths


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June 20, 2012 edition of the Golden Star