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Students from the Golden Secondary School Fire Academy pose with their completion certificates. The cadets, known as Delta Squad, completed an intensive four month program learning about structural fire fighting. Pictured are (back row, l to r) Paul Stanton, Jay LaRoy, Gillian Bunnell, Mitch Pedley, Saxon Kuhle, Stephanie Lareau, Ruben Hobrecht, Jordan Sandquist, Charlie Kimber - front row, l to r, Taylor Barrault, Sarah Hunt, Brittany Lillies, Andy Pezderic, Carly Lloyd, McKenna McGregor and instructor Mike Archibald Darryl Crane/Star Photo

First look at Columbia River Treaty Darryl Crane

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Representatives from the Province of British Columbia were in Golden on June 19 to share information and consult with local residents in an attempt to ensure regional interests help shape the future of the Columbia River Treaty. The 1964 Columbia River Treaty (CRT) became an international agreement between Canada and the United States to co-ordinate flood control and optimize the earliest date either Canada or the United

States may terminate the CRT is in 2024 as long as one country provides 10-years advance notice. It’s possible either country may wish to renegotiate parts or all of the CRT, or terminate it entirely. With the support from Columbia Basin Trust the group had been travelling to many communities to hear what people have to say about the future of the treaty. Town of Golden Mayor Christina Benty was on hand at the meetings and thanked the Columbia Basin Trust for helping organize the meeting at the Golden Civic Centre.

One of the leaders at the phase one set of consultations was Kathy Eichenberger, Executive Director of the Columbia River Treaty Review. Eichenberger stressed these consultations are just the beginning, with plans already in place to return in the fall and update residents. “After we have looked at all of the interests and we have done at a number of studies to see how future potential decisions will impact those interests we will come back,� Eichenberger said. continued on page 5


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On the only sunny day Golden saw last week, Friday June 22, families were out enjoying the warm weather at the Golden Swimming Pool, and the adjacent Spray Park. Julie Kronlund, pictured right, was dragged into the excitement by her new friend, three-year-old Landon Perry. Go to to see more photos from the Spray Park. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

CBT collaborates with BC Ideas Competition Columbia Basin Trust submitted Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is partnering with BC Ideas to provide five $10,000 cash awards to reward innovative solutions addressing issues which will improve the lives of residents in the Columbia Basin region. BC Ideas: Solutions for Stronger Communities is an online competition seeking to identify solutions to deal with challenges facing BC communities now and in the future. This “collabetition� is designed to promote collaboration and information sharing among participants and experts to improve well-being and strengthen society. All stages of

solutions are welcome and encouraged, from ideas to established programs. “BC Ideas is a unique platform that recognizes and helps advance innovative ideas and projects that may benefit Basin communities,� said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “Participants can share their ideas to gain profile and solicit feedback. In turn, CBT’s support for the competition will enable successful Basin innovators to turn their ideas into action.� Although a province-wide initiative, CBT has committed to providing five $10,000 awards to be given specifically to entries from individuals and organizations that identify innovative and sustainable solutions

that have strong potential to result in the greater social, economic and environmental well-being and selfsufficiency of people and communities in the Columbia Basin. Entries will be evaluated for innovation, impact and sustainability. BC Ideas has over $200,000 in awards available province-wide. Visit to submit ideas, nominate others or find out more information. The competition closes September 12, 2012. CBT supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1-800-5058998.

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Golden Star Staff On June 23 a 50-year-old female resident of Calgary was part of a group of people rafting down the Kicking Horse River, guided by a Golden rafting company. They entered the Kicking Horse River in five boats, each carrying eight clients and one guide. They made one run of the Upper Canyon, “Portage Shotgun� without incident and tried a second run, when one of the rafts capsized. All rafters were wearing flotation devices, helmets, and wetsuits, however the deceased was immediately

noted to be floating face up, unresponsive. The rafters in the other boats immediately rescued all of the people from the capsized raft, including the deceased. Artificial Respiration and CPR was performed on her as she was in respiratory arrest and had no pulse. The BC Ambulance Service was contacted, responded, and activated the Provincial Emergency Program. The deceased was evacuated by helicopter to the Golden Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The Golden/Field RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are conducting an investigation into the incident.

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Bears in the classroom Macdonald stresses eight is enough Darryl Crane

Sadie Parr with Golden’s Bear Aware program spent Friday June 22 at Lady Grey Elementary teaching students about bears. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

July 1 is a day for Canadians to get out and celebrate their country but the date this year will also be the twomonth anniversary since the group providing local road rescue service in the area stopped and according to Columbia River – Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald the BC Liberal government still has no plan. The Golden area has been without local road rescue services since May 1, 2012. The coverage area includes the Trans Canada from the Rogers Pass to Yoho National Park. “It is the responsibility of the province to ensure that when accidents happen, trained and equipped rescuers are quickly on the scene,” said Macdonald. “These are often life or death situations. But with the summer travel season upon us, there is no one contracted to provide this service in this area.” It has been estimated that more than 10,000 vehicles per day travel this section of road in the summer months. Macdonald believes getting the situation resolved should be a top priority of the provincial government. Justice Minister Shirley Bond said the province is working towards finding a solution to the issue. “The Province continues to work in good faith with all the partners involved - including MLA Norm Macdonald - to try and find a suitable solution. We continue to explore options to support a qualified group to provide Road Rescue Service to the region, but we also need to ensure there is a partnership and support at the local level. We understand that a timely solution is necessary to support the community and we continue to pursue one,” Bond said. This plan, based on how other areas of the province provides support, may not work on Golden according to Macdonald. “There is no question that the government is going to have to move outside its traditional service provision model to solve this problem, and it is going to cost the government money. The current situation is unacceptable,” he said.

Macdonald admitted to being frustrated with the situation as he does not think it should remain in limbo. “The Province has to step in and solve there problem here on the provincial roads.” On May 1, the Province proposed a one-year pilot project to the Town of Golden “that ensured 100 per cent full reimbursement of costs, plus offered the town $10,000 for their administrative costs to deliver the service for the year. The normal reimbursement rates for things like WorkSafe BC and third party insurance coverage, as well as equipment replacement costs, would still apply. EMBC also offered to support the Fire Department’s application for gaming grants to help them acquire any new capital assets that would supplement what would already be transferred to them from the GADSAR group,” according to Bond. Macdonald does not believe the plan offered to the community would lead to no local costs. “The assertion there is no cost to the community is clearly not true. If that is the sticking point the Province needs to address it,” he said. “We are heading into an incredible busy period and this needs to be sorted out.” Bond wanted to make sure people realize this issue is a priority for the government and said, “To suggest that road rescue hasn’t been a priority simply isn’t accurate. We made a significant proposal that was declined by Council. Recognizing the importance of this issue, we will continue to work to find a satisfactory solution however, it will require a willingness on everyone’s part to be able to do that.” Macdonald fears that something terrible will have to happen before the government makes any type of concerted effort to rectify what is not being provided in the area. “The concern I have is that we are in some way waiting for a tragedy that is completely unnecessary,” he said. “The expectation the travelling public has, quite correctly, is that the government of B.C. has something in place to deal properly with road rescue in the area.”

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Teachers voice their concerns before summer season starts Darryl Crane Teachers in Golden took to the streets one last time before the end of the school year to continue their protests over the lack of a new contract with the Provincial Government. The Teachers have been without a new contract for over a year and for the past few months have dedicated a short period of time one afternoon a week to remind local people of the situation they are in. The outgoing President of the Golden Teachers Association, Bob Wilson, was on hand at the protest. He thinks it is important for people to remember how this process has affected both the teachers and the students this year. “All we have right now to show for our years worth of work is Bill 22 which took away our right to legally strike. It imposed this cooling off period where they appointed a mediator who we feel is biased and shouldn’t be the mediator to try and settle the agreement,” Wilson said. He went on and said some small steps have

President of the Golden Teachers Association, Bob Wilson, holds a sign during a protest in Golden as part of the current job action between the teachers and the provincial Government. Darryl Crane/Star Photo been made, but whether they can hammer out an agreement by the deadline remains to be seen. One of the concerns for the teachers is the possibility that the government will force an

agreement on them if the mediation fails to work. “At the end of all of this and I look at what we have been through, I am concerned about the lack of respect for working people in the prov-

ince. Whether they are employed in the provincial or public sector it seems like our rights are under attack from this provincial government,” Wilson said. “As teachers we will be going back

to the classrooms in September and we will work our hardest to ensure that students have what they need to be successful. It would be nice to start the year with a negotiated collective agreement

which has provisions that support student learning and respects teachers. Whether that happens remains to be seen.” Wilson went on and said he has been amazed by the local teachers who

have been going out week after week showing their commitment to public education. “Teachers think this is more than just an election issue. It is a bigger issue than that,” he said.

Golden gathers at a full day of events to celebrate Canada Darryl Crane A day to celebrate Canada is once again upon us and there will be many fun events to go to in Golden. The day will kickoff with two free pancake breakfasts. One will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion and the other in Spirit Square. Both will be running from 9 to 11 a.m. After having breakfast the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce and Sobeys will be hosting the Kicking Horse Country Dash. Participants will be able to register in Spirit Square for the six-kilometre dash and all levels of runners, walkers are welcomed to compete in the event which will start at 10 a.m. “You do not have to be an athlete. You can walk or run it, ride a bike or take the kids out in a stroller. It is just for fun,” said Manager of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Ruth

Hamilton. Registration for the Dash starts at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m. there will be a couple of events happening in town. There will be a Community Church Service held outside at the Anglican Church (all of the churches are gathering together) in the courtyard. The Golden and District Museum will be holding the Traditional Family Fun Games with the singing of Oh Canada and cake at noon. The Royal Canadian Legion will be cooking up a storm at a Free barbecue which will also have a Canada Day Cake, Live Music and fun for all. The barbecue will run from 12 to 2 p.m. After having some great food residents will be able to head over to the Skate Park and Pump Track Jam Session starting at 2 p.m. The Bike Skills Park and Pump Track will be having the official grand opening at 3 p.m. If hitting the pool is where your interests lie there will also be a special Pool Party, sponsored by Town of Golden, with donation

being taken for the Golden Food Bank. Swimming will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Meanwhile, on 9th Avenue North, car and market lovers will be able to drop by and see many great vehicles taking part in the Red Line Car Show and the Farmers’ Market will also be open on the street. The event will run with cars on the street for most of the afternoon. Starting at 8:30 p.m. the annual Canada Day FREE Concert and Campfire Event will be held at the Golden Municipal Campground. The night of music will lead into a fireworks display at 10:45 p.m. “Just come out and embrace our community and country, our neighbours, families and friends. Just come out and enjoy a day together,” said Hamilton. For more information check out the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce website at www.






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STARS mobilizes trauma training Jessica Schwitek Local health care professionals were treated to some state-of-the-art simulation last week when the STARS Air Ambulance Mobile Education Program stopped in Golden. This mobile program, which is the first of its kind in North America, features a human patient simulator that replicates complex medical and traumatic problems. “Mostly we tend to lean towards hospitals and their doctors and nurses. And we just run through cases,� said the educator Dave Allison, who is also a flight paramedic with STARS. “We pick about half a dozen of the sickest patients they will see in their career, and we use the mannequin, kill it if we have to. And we talk about the case afterwards.� The mannequins have been installed in two motorhomes, creating large mobile emergency rooms. The cutting edge technology emulates human beings going through traumas. It speaks and breathes, blinks and has reactive pupils, has a heartbeat and a pulse, and accurately mirrors human responses to such procedures as CPR, intravenous medication, and catheterization.

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Oszust pushes for local voices to be heard continued from page 1 She said it is important to come back and explain to Basin residents how their concerns have been considered before making a recommendation to government. Eichenberger said the first phase of meetings have been going very well. “People are very engaged. They are looking for information to understand what the process is and what are some of the issues,� Eichenberger said. During the Golden meeting there were frustrations from certain people in attendance about how the agreement was made and promises they believe were not kept. “We do understand and have heard it loud and clear that the residents in the Basin were not consulted around the original signing of the treaty. They expect us to do it right this time and we are committed to that,� Eichenberger said. Town of Golden Coun. Ron Oszust asked multiple questions to the representatives during the meeting. Some of the questions revolved around the 2009 Golden Area Initiatives commissioned Kinbasket Reservoir Commercial and Recreation Opportunities Study. “It was noted that the potential impacts of tourismrecreation development will only partially offset the identified significant economic losses that our area has suffered,� said Oszust. “As a result of ‘our’ reservoir providing 40 per cent of the power for the Province of B.C. we continue to have annual economic losses in our area estimated at $12.4 million....that’s annually.� Oszust went on to explain why he felt this situation was not being fair to the locals involved. “This is not acceptable. Investment by the Province is needed so that we may realize key recreation-

al opportunities identified in the study. We need more money for debris clean-up, especially in years of ‘fullpond’ or near full-pond. We need Provincial funding to enhance access roads to and along the shoreline, along with improved road maintenance. We need to be able to remove stumps to improve navigational safety. We need upgrades of Provincial Recreation Sites and Campgrounds. “This would be a start to providing an economic stimulus to our area. Ms. Eikenberger stated ‘I think it’s going to be different this time.’ Personally I will have to see that to believe it. This isn’t much different than the negotiations by BC Hydro and the Province back in the days of the building of the reservoirs. I say to Ms. Eikenberger and the Province, please listen and pay attention to the concerns of our community. Listen and pay attention to our voices. Listen and pay attention to our documents� Eichenberger said she understands where people may have their doubts but the sessions are just one way they are trying to make sure people have to get the chance to have their voices heard. “They do. Very much so. Is there some skepticism to whether their voices will be heard. Yeah, perhaps. I think we can expect that to some degree. Our team is committed that we will demonstrate to the citizens that their voices have been heard,� she said. Eichenberger added she understands even though it is a very large and complicated issue they are working at getting any information people request out to them. Some of the key issues which were discussed in the phase one discussions revolved around better operations in dealing with the ecosystem and the effects of reservoir levels. People also want to know about the benefits which come in from the treaty and have shared their views on where this financial prosperity should be spent.

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Isn’t it funny how fast a year can pass. It was on Canada Day last year that I started working at The Golden Star and what a year it has been. Canada Day is that rare moment in Canada where people get a little brash and go out and show some pride in our country. It is not that as Canadians we are not proud but we do have a subtle side which controls the level of bold pride we By Darryl Crane are willing to throw out there for the rest of the world to see. It seems appropriate the 2012 Summer Games in London are just around the corner. After seeing how people responded to the Vancouver Games here is hoping the athletes who compete in London show both their skills and what it truly means to be Canadian. Of course what it means to be Canadian is a tough question to answer. It was always an interesting part when travelling to hear what people who had never been to Canada before thought about our country. The range went from Canada had to really be the happiest place on earth where all people got along to the cry of a socialist playground where no one could succeed. The truth is being Canadian is much like the geographical nature of the country and the people in it are varied generally depending on where you might be. I personally do not think we would want it any other way. Part of the greatness of this country is the fact of how people from all over the world have come here with their own sense of culture and how it has mixed to create the web which makes us who we are. From cities like Toronto to smaller towns like Golden all you have to do is take a stroll and you see the influences which make the country whole. This does not mean we live in utopia. Many people have issues and province to province things can be very different. There are uprisings about many issues. The environment versus financial gain, where and how money should be spent, collective bargaining could be a thing of the past, taxes, guns, should pot be legal, tuition hikes, treaties, bridges, bears and deer, the battle for small towns to survive and will this be the year for the Canucks. So much to think about and so little time to figure it all out. The nice part is you can get out and have your say when you agree or do not agree with what is happening around you. That is a right which we should never take for granted. I am currently living in my fourth province and I have literally travelled from East to West driving from Newfoundland to British Columbia less than two years ago. That was a first for me. I have flown across the country many times but to take a route through the Maritimes, into Quebec, across the vast space which is Northern Ontario which led into a day run across much of the Prairies before heading once again into the Rocky Mountains is something I would advise that if this is something you have not done yet it should be on a list of great things to do in Canada. You just never know what a day in the car will reveal about the country you are from.

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Although I am feeling much anticipation, excitement and delight in regards to our upcoming move, my heart aches while saying good-bye to a wonderful community. Our family has been privileged to call Golden home for some time and we would like to pay tribute to this magical place and its terrific residents. Thank you to all our loving and caring friends who have stood by us through both happy and challenging times. Golden cares, and shows time and time again how members in our community support each other; a fine leadership skill to be proud of. It never seizes to amaze me how much Golden has to offer with the many talented and accomplished people living here. Both, as a mother of two kids, and through my work and personal interests, I have had the opportunity to participate in


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Flooding has us in over our heads If you don’t know how to swim, you might want to learn soon. It seems as though Mother Nature has decided that we all looked a little too dry, and that flooding the province was a fitting solution. Another flood watch has been issued for the Kicking Horse River (Monday June 25), and you can clearly see the waves splashing the grass on Gould’s Island. Residents along the Fraser Valley have been evacuated, and the rising Shuswap and Thompson rivers have people in the Thompson Okanagan region worried.

The hardest hit so far has been Sicamous, who has seen damaged homes and dozens of cars swept away after flash floods tore through the town. So far, 350 people have been evacuated from their homes. A mudslide west of Revelstoke had highway crews working overtime trying to get the Trans Canada back open. At Goose Creek, near Castlegar, the floods turned fatal on June 23 as a 72-yearold man was swept away by rising creek water. The man was walking across the creek on a private bridge, when the entire

bridge was washed away. It makes Golden’s situation look relatively mild. But I must say, this town has seen its share of natural disasters. Avalanches and rockslides have had the highways closed on a semi-regular basis this year. And I’ve been told that the most irritating natural phenomenon is still to come, as the mosquitos will start terrorizing Golden in the next few weeks. It is important to be as prepared as possible — have a proper emergency and evacuation plan, fill sand bags. Buy bug spray.

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Health cares Dear Editor, The recently published Canadian Wait Time Alliance Report Card on wait times for medical care in Canada contains two findings that should make members of the public and policy makers take note. The report estimates that one in six hospital beds are now occupied by patients who do not require acute care services but who end up in hospital due to a shortage of preventative, community-based health ser-

Thanks to Hospice On behalf of Golden & District Hospital and Staff we’d like to thank the members of the Hospice Society for the acute care patient lounge makeover. They’ve been working with Hospital staff for the past several months to improve and beautify the lounge.

vices. Wait times are best addressed by improving the entire health care continuum and investing in primary health care services, including home support and residential care, that will improve quality of care for seniors and keep them out of expensive and inappropriate hospital beds. The report also notes the important role played by the federal government in setting national health strategies and facilitating their implementation. Much progress has been made in reducing wait times in the five areas identified as priorities by fed-

eral, provincial and territorial governments under the 2004 Health Accord. Unfortunately, the federal government has stated that after the current Health Accord expires in 2014, it will continue to provide some funding, but no leadership for health care. This isn’t good enough. Our publicly funded health care system requires the shared commitment and cooperation of Ottawa and the provinces. Rick Turner, Co-chair, BC Health Coalition

Through their efforts and input, the area has been completely renovated and updated. Renovations included painting the room, building a half wall for privacy and the installation of new ceiling lights. The volunteers purchased the new furniture and TV for the area; making the room comfortable for the patients using the space. We truly appreciate the Hospice

Society’s commitment to the community and facility and are thrilled with the changes to the lounge. Thank you for the wonderful “makeover”.

Oily subject Dear Editor: There’s been another pipeline leak in Alberta. About 230,000 litres of black gold has spilled all over farmland near Elk Point, northeast of Edmonton. It’s the third dystopic gusher in a month. Crews are still working to clean up an 800,000 litre spill from a well owned by Pace Oil & Gas Ltd close to the Northwest Territories border, and a spill of up to 480,000 litres from a Plains Midstream Canada pipeline into the Red Deer River. The pipeline involved in the most recent spill belongs to Enbridge. That company is currently undergoing com- A7


Erica Phillips-Golden and Invermere Acute Health Services Administrator Christine Bailey, Golden and District Hospital Site Manager

munity hearings in anticipation of building the Northern Gateway Pipeline from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. that’s set to traverse rugged mountains, pristine wilderness and areas of high geotechnical risk, including avalanches, slides and seismic activity. The bitumin will then be loaded onto supertankers bound for Asia that really have no hope of safely navigating the notoriously treacherous waters of the Inside Passage. In April, NDP leader Adrian Dix said that under the Enbridge proposal, British Columbia would assume almost all the project’s risk, yet would see only a fraction of the benefits. By any measure, such a high-risk, low-return approach simply isn’t in B.C.’s interests.” In May, Premier Christy Clark described the Northern Gateway project as a balance of risk

Committee says no to provincial ban The British Columbia Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticide use should be commended for examining the issue of urban pesticide use so thoroughly. The committee received 8675 submissions and held 22 meetings where presentations were made by dozens of witnesses including experts from Health Canada, environmental groups, industry organizations, scientific organizations and academics. In the end, the committee made 17 recommendations but came to the conclusion that scientific evidence does not warrant preventing British Columbians from buying and using approved pesticides so pesticides should not be banned in B.C. The committee did its due diligence on this topic and discovered that pesticides in Canada are regulated by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency which employs over 350 scientists who are experts in their field. The review process involves a comprehensive set of 200 tests and a review of all

and benefit. She admitted that the project would create almost no jobs in B.C. It creates some jobs in the construction phase but there are very few long-term jobs that would be left in the province after that. Like Dix, she concluded that it’s a high-risk, low-return game. B.C. is taking 100 per cent of the risk. But at the moment B.C. gets about the same benefit as Nova Scotia.” The risk-benefit ratio could improve, of course, if Alberta offers B.C. access fees or a share of royalties. But it’s still a no-win proposition when one calculates the profound costs of the inevitable spills and the loss of the coastline, the fisheries, and the ancestral grounds of First Nations livelihood

scientifically credible studies that exist to ensure the product will not cause harm to people, animals or the environment. If the report from the committee had been different and they had instead recommended a ban, the groups that are unhappy with the actual outcome would be commending the government on a thorough process that looked at all available science before making the decision they did. It’s ironic that these same groups only like the growing and suggestive body of evidence when it yields the answer they want fortunately for Canadians science doesn’t work that way. The B.C. Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticide Use did look at all available science and made the right decision to continue to ensure British Columbians have access to useful tools to protect private and public properties from pests. Sincerely, Lorne Hepworth President, CropLife Canada representing the plant science industry

and culture. Just last week the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a report, A Green Industrial Revolution, showing that carbon-intensive industrial policies can be overcome and a transition made to a sustainable economy and a zero carbon Canada. It’s scarcely the first report of its kind. Such possibilities are anything but new news. There’s actually no reason for Canadians to be browbeaten into embracing fossil fuel development as a divine order and oil spills as the status quo by politicians who are acting on behalf of their corporate sponsors, the oil and gas industry, rather than their constituents. Dianne Varga Kelowna, BC

Rural British Columbians want more say in how forest lands are managed June and July are generally a time when I get back into the constituency after the Spring Legislative Session, but this year I am spending this time serving as Deputy Chair of the Special Committee on Timber Supply. The meeting schedule for this committee has me travelling throughout British Columbia with little time in my own communities. While it is difficult spending so much time away from the constituency, the time spent focusing on the challenges within the forest industry is important to rural communities across the province. These are challenging times. There have been market difficulties since 2008. And the pine beetle infestation has fundamentally changed the industry in the central interior. Climate change will continue to force

us to take innovative action to ensure that forestry continues to be a viable industry in this province. As part of the Timber Supply committee, I have heard from forest professionals, First Nations, local government representatives and forest workers, and it is clear to me that tremendous wisdom sits in rural communities. We understand best how to manage our forest lands. And we want more say in how our forest lands are cared for. For eleven years, the BC Liberal government has pursued a very specific forest policy. That policy has resulted in fewer forestry jobs, a less resilient forest and reduced competition. And rural communities are paying the price. So far, 35,000 forestry jobs have been lost. And more job

losses are predicted. The Opposition has laid out a forest policy that will begin to return forestry to its traditional place as one of British Columbia’s most prosperous industries. Our policy includes a move towards much greater utilization of the resource. That means less raw log exports, more value-added and encouraging innovation to get the most jobs possible out of every log. We also believe that we can’t have a healthy forest industry without healthy forests. This will mean that we have to make a substantial investment in forest health. Our forest lands are our greatest asset, and that investment will provide dividends in return. The Opposition supports the return of a job protection commissioner to assist forestry-dependent commun-

ities in diversifying and developing new opportunities in forestry. And an NDP government would invest in skills training. Our forest industry cannot be successful if British Columbia does not have the skilled workforce it requires. I believe that forestry can once again be a primary economic driver in British Columbia, but it will take a concerted and deliberate effort on the part of government. And I believe that rural British Columbians are demanding that effort from their government, a belief that has been confirmed by the many submissions that have been made to the Timber Supply committee thus far. If you have something you would like to tell the Timber Supply committee, submissions can be received in writing until July 20th. You can email

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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 Rocky Mountain International Student Program at Golden Secondar y School is seeking host families in Golden and area beginning Sept. 2012. We are seeking families to host for a shor t-term respite care (1 night-2 weeks). For more info cantact Monica De, Homestay Coordinator, Rocky Mountain International Student Program, 250344-2201, or email, monica. GKHAT Early Registration online at Register before August 30 and receive the same rates as last year. GMHA Hockey Registration. Sign up at www.goldenhockey. com prior to June 30 and pay $100 deposit to receive FREE entr y to our hockey camp on Sept. 10-13. Summer Climbing Camps for Kids at Dogtooth Climbing Gym in July and August. All levels welcome. To pre-rgister or for more info go to www. Girls Just Want to Have Fun Summer Camps. 2 week long camps, one for grade 5 girls and another for grade 6 & 7 girls. For more info go to www. seeking Host families

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Golden Farmers’ Market Wednesdays at the CP parking lot, 2pm-7pm. Local food, local art, local music. For more info email 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. Golden Cycling Club group ride and instruction. 7-9pm. FREE.

Thurs, June 28 Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub.

Fri, June 29 DJ Wakcutt Golden’s very own master of mix at the Rockwater Grill and Bar

Sat, June 30 Karaoke Night The Mad Trapper hosts a karaoke night every Saturday. DJ Momentum Top 40 DJ taking requests all night at the Rockwater Grill and Bar G Durand Manor on

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FREE Community Pancake Breakfast from 9-11 am at Spirit Square. Sponsored by the Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce, Golden lions Club and Overwatiea Foods. Royal Canadian Legion FREE Pancake Breakfast from 9-11 am. Kicking Horse Country Dash6km Walk or Run. Registration starts at 9 am at the Spirit Square and run starts at 10 am. Registration fee $20 with registrant entered in a 50/50 draw. All ages welcome. For more info call 250-344-7125. Community Church Service outside in the Anglican Courtyard at 11 am.

Golden Museum Traditional Family Fun Games, Oh Canada and Canada Day Cake at 12 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion FREE BBQ Canada Day Cake, live music, from 12-2 p.m. The Spirit Square Saturday Farmers Market. Every Saturday from12-4, downtown on 9th Ave. N. Skate Park & Pump Track Jam Session from 2-4 p.m. at the Golden Freeride Park. Food Bank Donation Swim from 2-5pm. Bike Skills Park & Pump Track Grand Opening at 3pm. Canada Day FREE Concert and Campfire Event at the Golden Municipal campground at 8:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for “Little Mittens kitten’s�. Canada Day Fireworks Display at 10:45ish. Golden Team Red Line Car Show July 1 on 9th Ave. N. Registration starts at 11 a.m. Showl runs from noon - 5 p.m. Food, Fun, Cars, Music, Prizes, Giveaways. Open to all makes and Models. Contact Lisa or Jason at 250-344-4883.

Mon, July 2 Summer Climbing Camp, Monday, July 2 & Wednesday July 4, from 12:30-2 pm at the Dogtooth Climbing Gym. $44 with snack and drink provided. For more info and to register contact Ian or Rachel at 250-3446444.

Tues, July 3 Summer Kicks 2012 Down by the Bridge Series. 7-9. Tuesday, June 26, Faye Blais. Also per forming Willhorse. John Jenkins & Friends Live acoustic mountain folk, Rock, Reggae, improv. Starts at 8pm at Rockwater Grill & Bar.

Upcoming Events Summer Reading Club at the library for readers aged 5-12. Free program runs Thursdays, July 5-August 2, 1:30-2:30 pm. To register of for more info call 250-344-6516.

Summer Kicks 2012 Down by the Bridge Series. 7-9. Friday, July 6 John Reischman & The Jaybirds. Also performing Leo Downey & Mike Garner. Said the Whale to play the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Saturday July 7. Juno award winning indie Rock Band. Paint in Nature! Sunday, July 8th or Saturday August 11, join us on a stunning outdoor setting for a day of fun and painting with acrylics at Sancturay Retreat at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch. Workshop is $60 which includes a gentle meditating walk, art supplies and instruction. Absolutely no experience necessary! To preregister and info email or call 250-344-4779. Golden History Camp. Summer camp runs 6 weeks in July & August. Starting on July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th, August 13th, and August 20th. Camp days run from 10am-4. To reserve your spot, please drop by the Golden and District Museum or call 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 Summer Kicks 2012 Down by the Bridge Series. 7-9. Wednesday, July 11 Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto. Also performing Will Wardwell Trio. The Counter Culprits, hard rock, stoner metal band at the Rockwater Grill & bar on Thursday, July 12. Golden’s 5th Annual Community Weed Pull Friday, July 13 from 9 a.m-noon. Meet at the pedestrian Bridge at 9am. All volunteers get a FREE lunch at Bacchus Books Cafe after the event. Gloves. plastic bags, and beverages are provided. The Rotary Club of Golden presents The Annual Aman Virk Memorial Golf Tournament. July 14 at the Golden Golf Club. To register call Bob Finnie at 250-344-2171.

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A look back at watery times in the history of Golden Glacier House, the hotel that sat near the Glacier Station circa, 1890. Photo courtesy - Golden Museum

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

The recent rain storms have people asking questions about heavy rains in the past that have caused considerable damage. One of the most costly rain incidents is recorded in 2000 Golden Memories. Early in the morning of Friday, September 4, 1931, the clouds opened up at Glacier and caused the creek, which normally ran past the station, to burst out of its banks at some point above the tunnel and flood the ventilating power house and then block the tunnel. At 7:30 a.m. the engineer on duty in the power house could hear the raging flood and notified the chief engineer who came to the scene immediately. Between them they were able to make everything secure and get to safety. They had just reached safety when they looked back to see the lower windows in the power house smashed by a huge volume of water, which carried with it boulders of unbelievable size and immense logs which had, not many minutes before, stood on the banks of the normally quiet creek. Within half an hour, all the local bridges had been washed away, as had the tennis club house and half the tennis court. By now the power house was half full of the soft grey silt that the raging creek had brought with it. The concrete slab at the

power house was washed away and slid in to the Connaught Tunnel. The track was no longer straight lines of steel and signals, but rather acted like a canal, directing all the water into the tunnel, effectively blocking it off. By noon the water had reached the eastern portal of the tunnel and had carried away with it 22,000 ties and completely washed out 20 feet of track at Connaught. The station was now in a position of being carried away as well, all the soil that had been sitting on it had been washed away. About this time, with six feet of raging water covering everything in sight, it was decided that something must be done to get the water back in its proper channel or at least direct it elsewhere. The rain was still pouring down as men began to come from all directions, most unprepared for the battle they were about to face. Action was what was needed, and soon the engineer and others in charge put together a plan to tame the unruly monster. Gangs of men were sent up the creek to where the water had jumped out of the confines of its banks. They used dynamite to blast log jams and huge boulders out of the creek bed and to deepen the channel so that it would cope with the volume of water. The blasting operations went on

through the rest of the day and into the night. Come morning it was apparent that they were winning the battle. Many precautionary measures were taken to ensure the safety of the men working on the project. Heavy sandbagging was carried out along the banks as well as several other ingenious devices. The entire system of the C.P.R. was affected and heads of every department turned out to handle their own particular branch. Officials made the trip to the site from Vancouver in just 11 hours. Eighty hours after the original onslaught of water, the rails were cleared, ready to run on, the telegraph wires and poles were being reattached and secured. The Connaught Tunnel certainly made the men of the day think. With its one and a half percent grade, how the water made its way through the five miles so quickly was definitely something to think about in the future. A baby caterpillar was used inside the tunnel to clear away the rocks, silt and trees and with an incredible effort on the part of the men involved, regular service was resumed on the main line on Friday morning, September 11. It would be some time however, before the residents of Glacier were able to recover, each thankful that there was no loss of human life during those first dark days.

Taking the yoga experience to GSS Darryl Crane With the assistance of Columbia Basin Trust, the students at Golden Secondary School students have had the chance to take part in special yoga classes this semester. Taught by local yoga instructor Dalia Yanai, the students have been coming out to the classes and learning about yoga. Yanai has a yoga studio in Golden called Golden Lotus Ayurveda and has enjoyed her time with the students since the end of spring break.

“I have been teaching for quite a while and I have started teaching pre-school children this year. I have also had more teenagers come to my studio for classes,� Yanai said. “It made me realize how important it is to start early with this. I wish I had started earlier.� She went on to say this was a great chance to give something back to the students where they could come in and relax which is different from many activities they are involved with. Yanai believes this can help students build their

self esteem while helping them have a more positive connection with their bodies. “I am hoping we will get more funding and be able to start at the beginning of next year. I have really enjoyed it,� Yanai said. She also said that a number of athletes have come to the classes to work on their core strength and flexibility. “I am very grateful of the opportunity to work with the students and hope to be able to do more in the future.� She went on and thanked the CBT who

helped get the program off the ground.

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Public Notice Discharging Flood Water into Sanitary System Prohibited It’s that time of year when if the water in the Columbia is high, many residents are seeing water accumulate in their basements – the legacy of living in a community built on a floodplain and affected by a rising water table. Residents using a sump pump to deal with this situation MUST NOT discharge the water into our sanitary system either through a home’s cleanout or placing hose outlet into a sanitary manhole. Water discharged into our sanitary system is very costly to treat and if left unchecked could overwhelm our treatment plant resulting in an extremely costly and bad situation for our entire community. Sump pumps may discharge onto the street where the water is captured in either localized catch basins or in the storm water drainage system. The Town of Golden thanks all residents for their cooperation in this matter.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012 The Golden Star

Grad group picture A group of Golden Secondary School Grade 12 students got together for a group photo before their last week of high school. Check out next week’s edition of The Golden Star for a 12-page special section on the Golden Secondary School Graduation. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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Search and Rescue member Jay Lloyd shows his daughters Janelle (pictured) and Rosalie (inside the helicopter) some of the equipment GADSAR uses, including the helicopter. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

GADSAR hosts the community Jessica Schwitek


The Golden and District Search and Rescue (GADSAR) held their first open house at their new building on Saturday June 23. Search and Rescue members and their families, as well as residents from the community enjoyed a relatively rain-free afternoon at the group’s new home located beside the airport at

210 Fisher Road. Attendees got to view the new facility, look at some of the equipment that Search and Rescue uses, including the helicopter, and enjoy a barbecue lunch. GADSAR has been in the new building since October of last year after a generous donation from the Columbia Basin Trust.

GADSAR was formed in 1965 and is the Golden and Area A’s sole provider of mountain rescue, avalanche rescue, swift water rescue, ice rescue, back country medical rescue, and missing persons. The entirely volunteer-run organization has roughly 25 members, all of whom donate their time on a weekly basis.

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Local GoGos help raise money to help African grandmothers

Over $2000 was raised by the Rockies for African Gogos along with help of local volunteers and businesses. Picture above left are Rockies for African Gogos members Davene Dunn, Nicole Lussier along with Pamela Tetrault from Mountainside Gardens. Above right are two of the volunteers who helped prepare food for the lunch Roberta Altenhofen and Shawna Dunn. Darryl Crane/Star Photo Darryl Crane The Rockies for African Gogos in Golden held a special luncheon which also gave people the chance to buy handmade jewelery from Africa on June 20. One of the organizers of the event was Davene Dunn who explained why the group decided to have the lunch and sale. “We know that everyone is busy in Golden and with the rain this year we missed our chance to hold our jewelery sale. With summertime coming we got busy and decided to try and do a soup day,” Dunn said. With the weather co-operating many people were gathering on

Dunn’s deck to have a homemade lunch with a view. The ladies receive the Kazuri jewelery trough the Stephen Lewis Foundation which works with grandmothers and families in Africa to help them have a better life. Dunn explained why she thinks this is an important cause to be involved with. “Because I think even the poorest of the poor in Canada have a social net. Where as in Africa you watch your child die in pain with no medicine or help,” an emotional Dunn said. “It is pretty important work to be done,” volunteer Brenda Bernat added. Another part of the sale involved the selling of plants. After looking for some pots to put the plants in for the sale many people came to help Dunn out.

“I got plants donated and pots were coming into my driveway. I thought I was going to be selling pots,” Dunn said. Another person who wanted to help was Pamela Tetrault from Mountainside Gardens. She was holding a pancake breakfast for father’s day and collected donations for the group and gave a portion of sales for the day to the event. “I think they are doing something good and we wanted to help her in any way we could. We raised $110 from the donations and we are going to match the amount. So it will be a $220 donation in total,” Tetrault said. Dunn said everyone who has been helping the group has been amazing.





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Lions find civic pride The Golden District Lions Club presented the Town of Golden a donation of $6,000 towards the continuing work at the Golden Civic Centre. Picture left are incoming Lions President Wayne Clark, Town of Golden Mayor Christina Benty, CAO for the Town of Golden David Allen, Councillor Mike Pecora (who is also a member of the Lions Club) and outgoing Lions President Orlando Pecora. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

Vice Principal at Golden Secondary School prepares to retire Darryl Crane For the past nine years students and staff at Golden Secondary School have worked with vice-principal and art teacher Barry Johnson. At the end of this school year Johnson will be saying good-bye to teaching and starting a new time in his life when he retires. Before coming to Golden, Johnson worked in Alberta for 23 years in various capacities. “I am going to stick around Golden. There are no big, strange or startling kind of plans. It will be typical

stuff. Spend more times with kids and family and maybe grandkids on the horizon,” Johnson said. He also plans on doing some of the things he has put off doing over the years including creating some art. He also is looking forward to enjoying the outside life in the area. Johnson said there was not any particular reason why he made the decision now other than things seemed to be at the right point and he does have many friends who have retired and talk about a great life they are leading. As for next September Johnson

admitted there will be things he will miss about the job. “I will miss working with the great staff here and of course working around teenagers. I believe they help keep a person young,” he said. Over the years in his vice principal roles Johnson said he has had to deal with many different situations which could have caused a great deal of stress. Humour is one thing which has helped him through the years. “I try to find the funny side of stories. There is usually some cute aspect of situations. There are some serious situations which have to

remain that way but most of it is human nature playing itself out,” Johnson said. With his final countdown already started Johnson did have a message for all of the people at the school. “Keep looking after each other and looking after yourselves. There is an exceptional culture in this school. There is a lot of support for kids and the students themselves look after each other,” he said. “Here there are some great support for students and parents are involved. I think we have some great citizens graduating from GSS Barry Johnson every year.” Retiring VP of GSS

Art that both people and birds can get into Darryl Crane After growing up in Fort St. John, artist Shelley Soles made her way to Golden in 1984. Since then she has continued to find different ways to express herself through her art while living in Golden. “I have always been creative. I have enjoyed sewing and painting. I enjoy working with my hands,” Soles said. “I enjoy woodworking as well.” After moving into a new house Soles decided she would make her own birdhouse and a new path of creativity had begun. “A few other people liked it so I built some for them. Then my daughter was going to a soccer tournament and they needed to raise money so I made one to help with that,” she said. Since she started making the birdhouses Soles has had some

on display at the Art Gallery of Golden and also continues to help fundraising for many different groups. Soles said she really enjoys making the birdhouses for many different reasons. “They are something for me to do which is creative. It helped pay for my kids to go to university. I also enjoy selling them at craft fairs and getting to hang out with the other sellers,” Soles said. Much of the material she uses comes from all over the Columbia Valley. Soles uses old fences and other materials which she for the most part recycles. “Many people bring me rusty things and ask me if I would like to use them,” Soles said. Over the years her husband Bill has gotten involved by helping put the basic structure together. Soles also has her work displayed in shops in both Inver-

Shelley Soles has taken her passion to be creative and created one of a kind bird houses. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo mere and Lake Louise. To see more of her work local-

ly stop by the Art Gallery of Golden.

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Summer Kicks off with Willhorse Local Golden band Willhorse hit the stage and put on a great show at the first night of the Summer Kicks series in Golden. The band stepped in when the original band who were going to perform ran into car issues on their way to Golden. Willhorse played many original songs and mixed in covers with their own unique twist such as a great version of “All Along the Watchtower.” To see more photos of the show check out The Golden Star website. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

Jaybirds ready for summer fun Jessica Schwitek For Summer Kicks’ third performance of the season, Kicking Horse Culture is bringing in a Juno-nominated bluegrass band with a long history in Canadian music. John Reischman and the Jaybirds have spent the last four years touring across North America and Europe, delighting audiences with their unique, yet traditional sound. Frontman John Reischman, a mandolin master, began exploring fingerpicking and blues styles with the guitar at age 12. It wasn’t until the age of 17 he found his true calling with the acoustic mandolin. Reischman’s synthesis of this wide range of genres was honed over more than two decades of performing beginning in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1970s. He cemented his reputation touring and recording for many years with the Bay Area’s eclectic Good Ol’ Persons before moving to Vancouver in the early 1990s to pursue a solo career. Now a familiar figure at bluegrass, folk and jazz festivals, Reichman is also a highlyregarded teacher and participates in music camps and workshops throughout North America. In addition to Reichman, the Jaybirds include highly regarded veterans Jim Nunally on guitar and vocals, Trisha Gagnon on

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bass and vocals, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo and Greg Spatz on fiddle. John Reischman and the Jaybirds offer a blend of vintage gems, original vocal songs and trademark original instrumentals – variously bluesy, hard-edge and haunting – that make them one of the most interesting bands on the circuit today. Their virtuosity, inspiring material and heartfelt vocals generate a live performance not to be missed. They have played in fold and bluegrass festivals all over North America and Europe, and they will be playing the Spirit Square in Golden on Friday July 6 at 7 p.m.

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The Rockwater Grill and Bar has been working hard this spring to bring in as much live entertainment as possible, and they have a great lineup set for the summer. This one is for the metal fans. The Counter Culprits out of Kamloops will be taking the stage on Thursday July 12. Four friends from the prairies set out to make a name for themselves on the Canadian Rock scene. They came together in a house in Kamloops to create an ever increasing set list of memorable Rock and Roll tunes. Now known for their catchy choruses and rockin’ solos, the group were good friends long before the band came along. It is what gives them the advantage above the rest. The Counter Culprits intend to devour the

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Great White North with their own form of Rock and Roll that combines elements of songs in G. Go to to check out their music. Don’t forget that Juno-winners Said the Whale will be stopping by Golden for a show on Saturday July 7, with opening act Willhorse. Tickets are on sale now at the Rockwater and Plain Wayne and Jane, $15 in advance and $20 at the door.Also, the Rockwater recently announced that they have booked Canadian rock band Sloan for a concert in September. Originally from Halifax, the long-time Toronto scenesters have been making music for two decades, and have enjoyed plenty of Muchmusic and rock-radio airplay. Tickets for the September 7 show are going on sale July 1 at the Rockwater and Plain Wayne and Jane. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.


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Happenings at APES

RCMP members were at APES last week for the LP Safety Team Bike Rodeo, where they taught students the importance of bike safety. Above left, Grade 3 student Mattias Hartwig learns to look both ways at a stop sign from Cst. Mike Hull. The Golden Cycling Club and John from Derailed Sports also helped out with the event. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo Pictured above right is Amanda Paccagnan who had fun leaving her paint foot prints behind at a Get Smart event held at Alexander Park Elementary School. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

0AUL0UPOISRETIRINGAFTERYEARS OFDEDICATEDANDLOYALSERVICEASTHE'ENERAL-ANAGEROF#OLUMBIA6ALLEY#REDIT5NION Married to Vicki, Paul was working for the Bank of Montreal in Kelowna when the opportunity arose for him to return to Golden. He applied, and was the successful candidate, for the position of General Manager of Columbia Valley Credit Union and he commenced his duties on May 20, 1980. Paul and Vicki’s first son, David, was born in Golden on October 6, 1980 and Anthony was born on January 10, 1985. Throughout his career, Paul devoted a great deal of his time to ensure the Credit Union became the successful autonomous financial institution it is today. In the beginning, Columbia Valley Credit Union had assets of just over $4,000,000 and, at the end of 2011, the Credit Union had assets around $145,000,000.

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Under his direction, the Credit Union has gone through several major renovations to the building over the years, with the most recent renovation completed in October, 2011. He always ensured the members were delivered value added services, which include the first ATM installed in Golden, phone and internet banking, a coin/bill dispensing machine, E-statements and many other of the latest technological services. Columbia Valley Credit Union will continue to support different local groups and organizations through community donations, even through these tough economic times.

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Catching air at the pump track

Twelve-year-old Austin Tomash catches some air on the new pump track behind the Rec Plex on Thursday June 21. The track was recently built by volunteers from the Golden Cycling Club after years of planning. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Rockets hope to add some grit to this year’s roster Jessica Schwitek It may be the off-season for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, but the Golden Rockets are in full recruitment mode. Head Coach Ty Davidson, and the rest of the Rockets staff, were in Kamloops a few weeks back for the team's spring camp. "Spring camp in Kamloops went really well. It exceeded all our expectations," said Davidson. "It's the first one we've ever done and we had about 56 kids." Very few of the 56 kids will ever see ice time in Golden. Sixteen players from last year's roster will be returning for the 2012/2013 season. Davidson expects that five or six guys from spring camp will make the team. "I think the one thing we lacked last year, and a lot of people in Golden would agree, and that's toughness and grit. That was a real priority for us in this off-season," said Davidson. And that has been his number one priority while recruiting in the off-season. He is hoping that new recruit Carter Cochran from Kamloops, younger brother of former Rocket Tanner Cochran, will help fill that gap. "He's a very highly touted young defenceman... He was very sought-after, and I was very fortunate to get him," said Davidson. Also expected to put on a Rockets uniform this season, provided he doesn't make a Junior A team, is 6 foot 2 forward Felix Larouche. "He is going to add some size and grit up front," said Davidson. Last season the Rockets were knocked out of the playoffs after only four games in the first round. Davidson is confident that


won't happen again. "I'm expecting huge things with this returning group here. I think we've got four solid lines up front, we've got a great group of guys on the back end. And Cole Henson coming back in net, I think will arguably be one of the best goaltenders in the league," he said. "My vision is to win a KIJHL Championship, not just make it past the first round."

That vision is shared by team president Curt Thorne, who took on that position at the beginning of last season. It was a change that Davidson, now in his third year in Golden, says has made a significant difference with the team. "I think Curt and I are on the same page now, and it should make for some really entertaining hockey for the folks of Golden this year."

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Though summer may be just around the corner the members of the Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) are busy preparing for next season. President of GKHAT, Mark Baxendale, said the group is working hard to get registrations for next season. People who would like to register can do so online at gkhat. ca with a super early bird deal to give the same rates as last



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Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team gets ready for next season “It gives discipline and technical skills on how to negotiate race gates,” he said. “The ability to have tackle a slalom course gives the ability to take on almost anything else.” Baxendale went on to explain that if children can do this from a young age then they will be able to move forward with their abilities at a higher level as time goes on. “It is a great fun time. We look to the fundamentals of the course and we look for a balance between the fun side of it and the experience of skiing. It sets the kids up for enjoying the sport for the rest of their life,” he said.


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THE GOLDEN DOLLAR STORE IS CLOSING ITS DOORS Determine Your Discount Climbers from the Dogtooth Gym’s junior climbing club, from left, Zoey Lowe, Quinn Morgan, Olivia Wilson, Emilie Lessor, and Maeve Wilson hang out on the wall. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Dogtooth Climbing Gym starts summer camps Jessica Schwitek Whether you want to dangle from a rope, tackle that fear of heights, or improve your climbing skills, the Dogtooth Climbing Gym will be able to accommodate you in their kids summer climbing camps. “All the kids really love it. And even if they start off being scared of heights, we work with them and they progress,� said Rachel Wilde, instructor and owner of the climbing gym. “They don’t need to be at a certain level before

they come. We take all levels and sizes.� The camps are all two, two-hour sessions taking place in July and August. Kids five and up will learn how to climb, boulder, and take part in climbing games. Climbers nine and older will also learn some belaying skills, taught by their ACMG certified instructor. “We play games with them, so there’s always challenges going on... We do one hanging game, they grab onto a hold and we see who can hang on the longest,� said Wilde. “So it’s a lot of fun.� The Dogtooth Climbing Gym has been

open for five years now, and this is the fourth year they’ve run the summer camps. “The summer camps are good because they give the kids a good understanding of the basics of climbing and the rope work. We teach them how to tie the knots, and communication,� said Wilde. And there is always an emphasis on safety. All campers must register in advance (at least a day before the camp’s start date). For more information on the camps and how to register go to www.dogtoothgym. com.

Moving on and enjoying the last days of school Janne Arlt, Principal Nicholson Elementary As another school year comes to a close, we have been having many end of year celebrations and events. Last week we had our Grade 7 Farewell. Our oldest students are looking forward to moving on to the high school but take a lot of memories of their elementary years with them. Family and friends joined us for a celebration of their time at Nicholson and to wish them well in their futures. Classes have enjoyed field trips to Calgary,

Radium, and all around town. The swimming program has been taking place every Monday in June. Our winning house team for the second half of the year, the Tapirs, enjoyed an afternoon of bowling and treats last week. The Wildfire Safety crew came to visit a couple of classes to talk about forest fire safety. They brought along Smokey the Bear to help share their message. Over the past few weeks, we’ve had students awarded with prizes for winning poster contests about Brain Injury Awareness and Remembrance Day. Today we have a Fun Day in the afternoon.

Grade 6/7 students are manning the stations for the rest of the school to enjoy some relays and games. Tomorrow, there will be a movie in the gym in the morning and classroom award presentations in the afternoon. As we come to the end of the year, it is a fitting time to recognize all of our staff for their commitment and caring for the students of Nicholson. We all appreciate and enjoy the support of the parents and families in our community. Working together is the way to provide the best environment for our students to learn and grow. Thanks to everyone! Have a great summer!

Girlz just want to have fun in the summer Jessica Schwitek The summer session of the Golden Women’s Resource Centre’s Girlz Group is about to begin. The centre’s hugely successful Girlz Group programs, that start new sixweek sessions every season. “This is just a place for the girls to be, ask their questions, get honest answers and have fun,� said Linley McLean, executive director of the Golden Women’s Resource Centre. McLean runs the Girlz Group with Sarah Wegelin, special projects co-ordinator with the centre. “Our goal is to provide a space where the girls can

speak their own opinions, and maybe come out of their shell a little bit,� said Wegelin. For the summer session, there will be two week-long camps; one for the Grade 5 girls, and one for the Grade 6 and 7 girls. “The summer is all about crafts,� said McLean. “Based on feedback from the girls we’ll be doing games in the park, making friendship bracelets, volunteering in the community, doing some letter writing, a fashion show, a potluck. It sounds like a lot for just one week.� McLean and Wegelin have been running the Girlz Group for several years, and they always have a new experience, and learn from the diverse

group of girls who participate. “We see some new faces every fall with the Grade 5s, and we say goodbye to our Grade 7s too in the summer. It’s great to see the rotation,� said Wegelin. At the end of the week, during the potluck dinner, there is the question and answer period. There is a question box in the washroom at the Women’s Centre, and girls can put in whatever question they have anonymously. “The questions range from anything like math, to more serious stuff like friendships and relationships,� said McLean. “I find in our discussions it’s really interesting what

they come up with, and we try to let them direct the conversation. I’m always impressed.� Registration forms are being (or have already been) handed out at the schools, and participants can just drop the forms off at the Women’s Centre on 9th Avenue North.

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Final Reminder – Payment of 2012 Property Taxes Property Tax Notices for the Town of Golden have now been mailed to all property owners on record. If you have not receives your tax notice, please contact Town Hall so that a copy maybe forwarded to you. Taxes are due on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, after which time a 10% penalty will be added to any unpaid current taxes. Home Owner Grants (HOG) maybe claimed even if current taxes are not paid in full. Penalties apply to Home Owner Grants not claimed by July 3rd, 2012.



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Couple With Horses. Large Central BC Cattle Ranch seeks couple with horses to spend summer on range with cattle herd in the spectacular Chilcotin country. Travel trailer provided for housing. Low pay, but an adventure of a lifetime. Alexis Creek Ranch (425) 4818451 Email: Days Inn requires Part Time Maintenance Person. Apply in person or email Fax 250-344-6673 or Call 250-344-2216.

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.

Lost & Found Found: Necklace/chain. Identify it and it’s yours. Call 250-344-6347. Lost between Post Office and Fast Gas station in Nicholson. Motor bike key for Yamaha R6. Please call 250-290-0575.

TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627

In Loving Memory of Maria De Sousa August. 29, 1931- June. 25, 2009 If roses grow in heaven, Lord, Please pick a bunch from us. Place them in our Mother’s arms, And tell her they’re from us. Tell her we love her, and we miss her so And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile. For she’s our special angel in heaven Watching over her family once again. Three years have passed since you left us Our hearts still ache in sadness And tears still Àow. Memories of you are all we have The pain of losing you will never go away What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. You were a precious gift from God above, So much beauty, grace and love. You touched our hearts in the most special way. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day Forever loved, never forgotten Querida mai, querida vovo

Love Maria, Erle, Derrick, Jarred, and Brittany; Filomena, Kim and Chris

Help Wanted 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

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Russell Allan Austin December 17, 1938April 30, 2012

Russell Allan Austin, age 73, passed away on Monday April 30, 2012. Russell was born on December 17, 1938 at Duncairn Dam, SK to Thomas & Mabel Austin. He took his schooling in Simmie, SK and then left for Golden BC to work in the sawmill. While there, he met Hannelore Renate Guergre and her son, Frank. Russell and Hanna were married on September 18, 1965. They later moved to Vernon BC where he worked in the sawmill as a saw filer. He really enjoyed this job and was very good at it. After retiring, they travelled to the East Coast for three months and then settled at Simmie SK where they reconnected with family and old friends. All his life, Russell enjoyed hunting and fishing and was able to enjoy these hobbies back at Simmie. He was always laughing and smiling and enjoyed being with family & friends. Hannelore was always Russell’s best friend and joy...and Russell was Hanna’s. Russell leaves to cherish his memory his wife Hannelore; son Frank (Kari-Ann); granddaughter Alyssa. He is also survived by three sisters, Loretta, Delores, and Patricia; two brothers, Harry and Gerald, his remaining siblings out of a family of 15; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Thank you Russell for giving us Hanna and Frank, and also for all the wonderful memories, they will always be cherished. The Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday May 5, 2012 from the Simmie Hall, Simmie SK with Gerald Austin as Master of Ceremonies.The prerecorded songs for the service were “Amazing Grace”, “Roses in Her Hair”, “Hallelujah” and “Imagine”. The life history was read by Gerald Austin with readings by Sandy Larson, “I was Born to Love You” and by Gerald Austin, “If I Knew”. Honorary Pallbearers were “All those who shared in Russell’s life”. Interment will take place at a later date. In Russell’s memory, donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Simmie Rec Board would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were in care of Swift Current Funeral Home, Swift Current Sk.



Charles “Wayne” Edlund February 27, 1941 June 12, 2012

Wayne was born on the family homestead in Blaeberry, near Golden, BC to Charles and Violet Edlund. He will be forever missed by his loving wife Gail. Wayne leaves to cherish his memory three sisters: Delores Frederick, Golden; Christina Garrett, Christina Lake and Tammi Moore, Calgary, AB; two brothers Ron Graham, Port Alberni and Ed Coupland, Golden. Wayne also leaves behind a son Rodrick, granddaughter Kayla and grandson Dallas all of Edmonton, AB. Wayne attended Lady Grey School in Golden, BC and then worked brieÀy in the logging industry around BC. In 1959 he enlisted in the army with the Queen’s Own RiÀes Regiment and was stationed in Calgary, AB. Following the army, he took vocational training in Nanaimo, BC to become a pipeline welder. Wayne’s work as a

professional welder and portable welding contractor for over thirty years took him across Canada, north to the Yukon and Northwest Territories and south to the Caribbean. In 1992, Wayne “retired” to build a ranch in the Sullivan Valley north of Kamloops, along with Gail, and raise Hereford cattle for the next eighteen years. Wayne’s cow herd and the champion bulls he purchased from recognized BC breeders were a source of great pride and joy to him. A faithful cow dog was always at his side to help out. He enjoyed horseback riding, ¿shing, hunting, camping and spending time with family and good friends. Wayne’s Swedish heritage was especially important to him. After researching and writing the Edlund family history in 1997, Wayne and Gail traveled to Sweden to meet and get to know family there. Wayne was one of the best – compassionate, honest and loyal. He worked hard and excelled in meeting any of life’s challenges. A Celebration of Wayne’s life will be held Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the ranch. Please call Gail for more information. Many thanks to all who have given us so much love and support over the past year. We couldn’t have done it without you. Should friends so desire donations may be made to the TB Vets, 1410 Kootenay Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 4R1; phone 1–888–874–5626. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings. com

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Prestige Inn requires Housekeeping Staff and Guest Services Agent. Please apply in person with resume. 1049 Trans Canada Hwy or email

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. For details visit Contact Tyson Lambert by Fax: 250-286-9502 or by

Experienced COOK required Full or Part Time. Days/Afternoon shift. Wage dependent on experience. Apply in person. EXPERIENCED PARTS person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at: Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email:

Khams Holdings Ltd. dba Mary’s Motel (Golden, BC) is hiring for Front Desk Hotel Clerk ($13.00/hr), Housekeeping Room Attendant ($12.89/hr), Hotel Managing Supervisor ($16.86/hr), Handyman / Woman ($19.65/hr); all 40 hrs/wk + other benefits. Apply by Fax: (250) 344- 7173.

LOGGING TRUCK DRIVER needed for the Golden area. We offer competitive wages and benefit package. For more info, call Dale Henderson Hauling at (250)344-6784 or email


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

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Prestige Hotels & Resorts require full-time Front Desk Agents to make room reservations, register guests, provide information to guests and process payments. Positions are available at: Prestige Mountainside Resort 1049 TransCanada Hwy N. Golden and Prestige Radium 7493 Main St. Radium Hot Springs. No experience required. Applicant must have a strong command of English (written and oral). Conditions: Full Time, Shift, Weekend and Weekday. Wage: $13.00/hr. Complete employment application (found on and submit with your resume to

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

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Ida Ellen Margaret Hawley May 12, 1926 – June 20, 2012

Ida Ellen Margaret Hawley passed away at the Golden & District General Hospital on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the age of 86 years. A funeral service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Golden on Saturday afternoon, June 30, at 2:00pm, with a tea to follow at the Golden Senior’s Center. Ida was born in Michigan, USA on May 12, 1926 and had been a resident of Golden for the past 15 years. Ida was predeceased by her husband Joseph, three sons and a grandson Jeff. She is survived by 10 children; one brother Stan; 24 Grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Messages of condolence may be sent to Ida’s family by visiting her obituary at Cremation arrangements are in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.


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At Canadian Pacific, we are driving the digital railway. Our employees are using state-of-the-art technologies to ensure we are operating a safe and reliable railway through the communities in which we live, work and play. Be a part of our team. We are currently recruiting: Work Equipment Maintainers (Heavy Duty Mechanic) - Golden We offer: t(SFBUXBHFT CFOFöUTBOEQFOTJPOQMBO t&NQMPZFFEJTDPVOUTPOUSBWFM WFIJDMFTNPSF t0QQPSUVOJUJFTGPSDBSFFSBEWBODFNFOU t"TBGFUZGPDVTFEXPSLFOWJSPONFOU t&EVDBUJPOBOEUSBJOJOHQSPHSBNT t1IZTJDBMXFMMOFTTTVCTJEZ t0VUEPPSXPSL If you are someone who is dedicated, with a desire to work outdoors, has a flexible schedule and wants to make a difference, please apply by Monday, July 9, 2012, at


Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. A career with Tolko means working in an environment that encourages personal and professional development. We offer a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in the success of our Company and where individual efforts are acknowledged. We are currently seeking the following positions in the North Okanagan Region of British Columbia. Maintenance Supervisor to join our team at our Lavington Division RESPONSIBILITIES: The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for providing supervision of maintenance crews to obtain proper operating efficiencies and achieve quality and machine safety standards. QUALIFICATIONS: • Have a good working knowledge of Worksafe BC and OH&S Regulations • Journeyman certification with interprovincial is required. • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in forest industry. • Good organization, planning and scheduling is required. Maintenance Superintendent to join our team at our Armstrong Division RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Plant Manager and working in close connection with the production team, the Maintenance Superintendent will provide direction and leadership to the maintenance crew. As an integral part of the management team, the Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for, the safe and efficient operations in planning, organizing and operating all aspects of the maintenance department in a team environment. QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum 10 years’ experience in all areas of Maintenance. • Strong management skills. • Knowledge and understanding of workplace safety systems and programs. • Ability to analyze data, rationalize solutions, and communicate plans. TO APPLY: 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 We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Interior Renos, Drywall & Ceiling Repair, Painting, Minor Construction. 30+ years experience. 250-439-9061 or 439-9062. Misc Services: Construction including drywall & taping, landscaping, junk removal. References available. Call 250-439-8334.

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

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Homes for Rent

EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T immediate openings. easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed.

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

3 Bay Shed on Legendz property on Trans Canada Hwy. Available any time. Ideal for fruit stand. Call Legendz Diner after 3pm. 250-344-5059.

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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.

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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.

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EMPLOYMENT ALBERTA: Journeyman Sheet Metal Mechanic, Field and Shop Fabrication, Refrigeration Mechanic, Plumbers/Pipefitters. Overtime and benefit Package. Email resumes to: toddw@ Fax: 780-624-2190. Contact Todd at 780-624-4140 OIL BURNER Technician Plumber/Gasfitter, 4th Class Power Engineer required in Yellowknife, NT. Journeyperson, bondable and own hand tools. Resume: k.leonardis@ TECHS LIVE Large in Alberta! Moving/training/tool allowances. Great wages. Full benefits. Investment program. Go Auto has 30 dealerships/18 brands. Apply now!

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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.

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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 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS for sale. Need some extra storage or workspace? Alpine Steel Buildings is an authorized Metallic Builder. Kelowna company with 1300+ sold. 1-800565-9800.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

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

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.


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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.

2 Bedroom Furnished Condo Enjoy the stunning views of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort from the 24 ft. balcony. Perfect for all season outdoor enthusiasts; Golfing, biking, hiking, skiing. Condo is move-in ready. Stainless steel appliances. FP in LR with custom made queen sofa bed for extra guests. Lots of storage space. Well maintained bldg with elevator. Situated next to the Kicking Horse River in a quiet location near Spirit Square and covered Pedestrian Bridge. $210,000 Firm. Call 250-344-7430 or 250-272-0434.

Livestock Year old laying hens for sale. $2.50 each. Call 250-344-7286.

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Appliances Danby Energy Star apartment size fridge. 2 years old. Excellent condition. $300 obo. Call 250-348-2481.

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

777 Barber Rd. (North Bench). Fri June 29th 5-8pm; Sat June 30th 9-1. Tons of toys, boys clothing, shoes, books, household & misc. Something for Everyone!

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RETIREMENT AUCTION for Excel Van & Storage Ltd. Saturday, July 7th at 10:00am

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

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2 - 45lb. Standard Barbell plates. $90. Call 250-344-5024.

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BLACK LOAM ORGANIC SCREENED TOP SOIL. $30/yd delivered in Golden area. Pick up at the yard - $25/yd, we load you. Also mature fine mulch & forest wood chippings. Call John 439-9798 days, 344-2160 evenings. Samples available. Good Organic Black Topsoil. Great for gardens and lawns. $20/yd loaded. Bernie 250-344-4646.

Other Areas 20 ACRES- Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 1-800-755-8953.


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

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

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

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:

Rental Units avail. Close to downtown. Call (250)344-8919 Sherri, Highland Property Management Ltd. Real Estate.

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.

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


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Commercial/ Industrial Property

Golden COMMERCIAL BUILDING 3100 sq. ft. of Retail Space Located DOWNTOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-344-6710

1 Bdr cabin. Cozy & quiet. Furnished. Available Sept 20. Call 250-348-2311. 1 Bdr Chalet. Kitchen, fireplace, sat tv, high speed internet. Util incl. N/S. $500/mth. 344-7874 evenings.

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

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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. TWO apartments in large house in Golden. 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: 1-800-506-7177.

Upper & Lower Single bedroom apts with easy walking distance to town. Newly renovated, new flooring, fresh paint, new appliances. No pets, N/S. $550/mth + utilities & DD. Call Dwayne 250-344-5582 after 6 pm.

Apartment Furnished 1&2 bdr. furnished suites. Utilities included. Close to amenities. No pets, parties. DD. Internet available. 250-344-8429, or 344-0604. FULLY FURNISHED all inclusive bachelor suite. View at or call 344-7001.

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Commercial/ Industrial

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.

1400 sq. ft. Store Front retail space available for lease or rent. Beside Body Quest Gym and Turning Point. Call 250-344-7876.

Misc for Rent 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 Golden; 1100 sq. ft Basement Suite. Util, w/d incl. $900/mth. Avail Aug 1. Also shared accom avail immediately. $450 all incl. 403-820-0785. In town field space for rent. Ideal for equipment, RVs, etc. Call 250-344-6234.

Mobile Homes & Pads Large Mobile Home Site available now. #84 Kicking Horse Village MHP. Call Manager 250-344-6935.

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.

Duplex for Rent 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.


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.

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 $69,900 Double Wide Modular 1350 sq ft from $99,900

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 in town with fridge & stove. Also 1 Bdr suite. No pets. Avail now. Call 344-6596 or 344-1599. 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.

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 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.






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Motorcycles PGO 2007 Scooter 150cc, 498 km. Kept in garage. Like new. $2,300 obo. Great commuter bike. 250-344-6002.

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

Recreational/Sale 5th Wheel trailer. 24ft. $3000 obo. Call 250-344-5772 or 250-344-0553.

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. $4500. Call 250-344-7298.

Cars - Domestic 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.

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

Utility Trailers Yaht Club ATV trailer. Holds 2 quads. Great condition. $1500 obo. 250-290-0053 or 250-426-9787.

Sex and the Kitty

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


A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter. DL# 7557

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Golden Star

GSS 2011-2012 Award Winners Fine Arts: Drama Jr. Drama - Naomi Lenstra-Pettener, Dawson Young Sr. Drama - Megan Brattebo Junior Art Art 8 - Austin Smyth Art 9 - Auralea Dyck, Ariana Grass, Naomi LenstraPettener Art 10 - Naomi Carlson, Jordan Trotter Senior Art Art 11 - Katie Olsen, Harlynn Ovenden Art 12 - Brittany Gutoski Band Band 8 - Keelan Dalinghaus, Loren Ginn, Dylan Rintoul Band 9 - Ethan Chambers, Alexander McClean, Craig Turner, Dryden Wilson Band 10 - Owen Campeau Band 12 - Damian Mason Choir Jr. Choir - Ariana Grass Sr. Choir - Nathan Morris Applied Skills: Home Economics - Foods Foods 8 - Shyvonne Beckett Foods 9 - Alex King Foods 10 - Caity Nagy-Deak Foods 11 - Crystal Austin Foods 12 - Nadine Chaluck Home Economics - Textiles Textiles 8 - Taylor Denis Textiles 9 - Auralea Dyck, Darianna Guerrero-Morales Textiles 10 - Alberta Putney Textiles 11 - Emily Nydre Photography - Benita Berger Yearbook - Crystal Austin Leadership - Kailyn Trask French Culture 8/9 - Taylor Denis Immersion Leadership 8/9 - Neha Virk Technology 8/9 - Coren Broughton Automotive Technology 10 - Jacob Wright Automotive Technology 11 - General Mechanics Jamie Shibley, Regan Paul Automotive Technology 12 - General Mechanics Mitchell Harris, Brittany Gutoski Metal Work 8/9 - Cache Pedley, Raylen Tress, Dakota Beam Metal Work 10 - Andrew Ginn Metal Fabrication and Machining 11 - Trevor Penno Metal Fabrication and Machining 12 - Mitchell Pedley Wood Work 8/9 - Auralea Dyck, Taylor Denis, Jamie Wightman Wood Work 10 - Naomi Carlson Carpentry and Joinery 12 - Colby Dunham Kikino Awards Grade 8 - Jocelyn Hamilton Grade 9 - Ryan Bird Grade 10 - Michaela Dunn Grade 11 - Sarah LaFleur Grade 12 - Brittany Gutoski Kikino Alternate - Sara Oatway PARTY Student Council - Owen Campeau, Shelby Klassen Teacher Assistant - Deb Jones, Risa Moss, Avery Parkinson Physical Education Grade 8 Girls - Shyvonne Beckett, Petra Sutter Grade 8 Boys - Kiran Gosal, Wes Shimoyama Grade 9 Girls - Auralea Dyck, Tiffany Netuka Grade 9 Boys - Nathan Brooker, Neal Randhawa Grade 10 Girls - Carley Frasca Grade 10 Boys - Kilian Berndt, Andrew Ginn, Erik Oosthoek Grade 11 Girls - Crystal Austin Grade 11 Boys - Malte Groh Grade 12 Girls - Kailyn Trask Grade 12 Boys - Markus Kortner, Zachary McClean, Taylor McKeeman, Sergio Ruiz Strength and Conditioning - Brodie Amies, Nadine Chaluck Athletics 9/10 - Saje Gosal, Montana Wright Outdoor Education 9/10 - Auralea Dyck Outdoor Education 10/11/12 - Levon Lindequist, Markus Kortner, Tamika Nagao Fire Academy - Paul Stanton Academic Awards: Francais Langue Grade 8 - Julianna Tomaselli

Grade 9 - Alex King Grade 10 - Carley Frasca Grade 11 - Harlee Jmaiff Grade 12 - Claire de Boer Second Languages French Grade 8 - Jake Wan Grade 9 - Naomi Lenstra-Pettener Grade 10/11/12 - Megan Brattebo Social Studies Grade 8 - Dawson Young Grade 9 - Auralea Dyck Grade 10 - Erik Oosthoek Grade 11 - Carly Lloyd History 12 - Kailyn Trask Law 12 - Matthew Monchak Psychology - Jada Moss, Risa Moss Mathematics Grade 8 - Kiran Gosal, Jake Wan Grade 9 - Auralea Dyck, Craig Turner Grade 10 W&A Math - Chad Dunham, Regan Paul Grade 10 Foundations - Wes Routley Grade 11 W&A Math - Mitch Pedley Grade 11 Foundations - Nathan Morris Grade 11 Pre-Calculous - Tawni Kwiatek Grade 12 Principles - Jeremy Romaniuk Calculus 12 - Claire de Boer, Suzy Raudaschl AP Calculus 12 - Suzy Raudaschl English Grade 8 - Jake Wan Grade 9 - Auralea Dyck Grade 10 - Jacob Wright Grade 11 - Crystal Austin Grade 12 - Jenness McGrath, Lochlan Noble Science Grade 8 - Taylor Denis, Wes Shimoyama Grade 9 - Auralea Dyck, Brittani Martin Grade 10 - Kelsey Lloyd, Erik Oosthoek Biology 11 - Alberta Putney Chemistry 11 - Eriko Hiroaka, Tawni Kwiatek, Jada Moss, Deylin Yiao Physics 11 - Tawni Kwiatek Sustainable Resources 11 - Jordan Sandquist Biology 12 - Kailyn Trask Chemistry - Claire de Boer, Lochlan Noble Physics 12 - Lochlan Noble AP Biology - Deylin Yiao AP Chemistry - Claire de Boer TRU Exam (Chem) Gr 11 - Deylin Yiao TRU Exam (Chem) Gr 12 - Claire de Boer, Jeremy Romaniuk Chemistry 13 NEWS Exam - Claire de Boer Avogadro Exam - Sasha Link Top Alternate Students - Jennie Rande, Alia Ray Euclid Math Contest - Claire de Boer Science Council of BC Award - Claire de Boer Rocks Awards Grade 8 - Wes Shimoyama Grade 9 - Naomi Lenstra-Pettener Grade 10 - Larisa Johnson Grade 11 - Deylin Yiao Grade 12 - Jenness McGrath Most Improved Student Grade 9 - Brooke Magnusson Grade 10 - Josh Kaiser, Kaitlyn Tress Grade 11 - Robynn Franson Grade 12 - Dustin Head Athletic Awards Bantam Girl - Ashley Sakkau Bantom Boy - Wes Shimoyama Junior Girl - Kamber Archibald-Lacasse, Simran Dhami, Jazzy Trask Junior Boy - Saje Gosal Senior Girl - Shea Archibald-Lacasse Senior Boy - Taylor McKeeman Harminder Jaswal Memorial Award Taj Manhas Top Scholastic Grade 8 - Jake Wan Grade 9 - Auralea Dyck Grade 10 - Naomi Carlson Grade 11 - Tawni Kwiatek Grade 12 - Claire de Boer, Jeremy Romaniuk Tom King Junior Citizenship Award Alberta Putney Tom King Senior Citizenship Award Nadine Chaluck Top All Around - Kailyn Trask Pricipal’s Award - Taylor McKeeman

A slideshow from the awards ceremony is available on

The Golden Star Wednesday, June 27, 2012

9:00 am

Spirit Square: Free Community Pancake Breakfast 9 – 11am Sponsored by the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce, Golden Lions Club and Overwaitea Foods Royal Canadian Legion: Free Pancake Breakfast 9 – 11am Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion

10:00 am

Spirit Square: Canada Dash – 6 km Walk or Run Sponsored by the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce and Sobeys

11:00 am

Community Church Service: Outside in the Anglican Church Courtyard

Golden Museum: Traditional Family Fun Games Oh Canada & Canada Day Cake at 12pm Sponsored by the Golden & District Museum

12:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion: Free BBQ, Canada Cake, Live Music, Fun for all - goes to 2:00pm Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Golden Farmers Market Downtown 9th Ave N: – goes to 4pm Redline Show & Shine Downtown 9th Ave N: – goes to 4pm Presented by the Farmers Market & Redline Car Club

2:00 pm

Skate Park & Pump Track Jam Session: – goes to 4pm Sponsored by the Gentleman’s Club & Town of Golden Pool Party – Food Bank Donation Swim: – goes to 5pm Sponsored by Town of Golden Bring a donation to the Golden Food Bank

3:00 pm

Bike Skills Park & Pump Track: – Grand Opening Sponsored by the Golden Cycling Club & Town of Golden

8:30 pm

Canada Day FREE Concert and Campfire Event: - Golden Municipal Campground Sponsored by the Whistle Stop Outpost Donations will be gladly accepted for "Little Mittens Kitten's"


Fireworks Display A23


Wednesday, June 27, 2012 The Golden Star

RE/MAX of Golden 250-344-7663

Garry Oddy (250) 344-7234


Norma Crandall (250) 344-0275


$239,600 545 Day Road

5 bedrooms 1 bath 1,620sqft .42 acre

$399,900 1129 Golden Donald Upper Road 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,300sqft 1 acre



$215,000 2 baths

$ 350,000


3 bedrooms 1 bath 1,097sqft 6.74 acres



Bob Tegart (250) 272-4321

$289,000 1735 Oberg Johnson Road 3 bedrooms 1 bath 1,788sqft 1.5 acres

NEW 2 bedrooms

2 baths


Golden Donald Upper Road

1596 Columbia Valley View

985 McBeath Road

4.83 acres

9.48 acres

1.871 acres

40 acres

$450,000 3 bedrooms

2.5 baths



2 bedrooms

1 bath

644 Golden Donald Upper Road

527 - 8th Street

3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,736sqft 1.08 acre

50’ x 130’

$444,000 1132 Golden Donald Upper Road 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,300sqft 25 acres



4 bedrooms

2 baths

2,240 sqft

$317,900 1,276sqft


2.5 baths


#7, 411 - 5th Avenue 2,123sqft

3 bedrooms

2 baths


3 baths



.6 acre

REDUCED 4 bedrooms


2 baths





1 acre


3 bedrooms

2 baths


$429,000 1521 Fir Crescent 3 bedrooms

2 baths


$599,900 4 bedrooms 3 baths 3,600sqft 3.7 acres




1121 Horse Creek Road

3071 Tegart Road

3 bedrooms 2 bath 2,400sqft 5.38 acres

5 bedrooms 2 baths 2,060sqft .66 acre



1602 Gareb Road 2 baths



787 Nicholson Road 1,900sqft



1 bath



1 acre


#28 Kicking Horse Village MHP

2166 Blaeberry Road

2 bedrooms

38.6 acres




4 bedrooms 2 baths 2,064sqft 1.12 acres

1 bath

50’ x130’

509 - 7th Street

625 Habart Road 1,680sqft


965 Oster Road

3 bedrooms

2 Homes on 8.4 acres


1320 Highway #95, South



508 - 5th Street




2 baths

506 - 8th Street 2,860sqft

2166 Blaeberry Road

2 baths

REDUCED 5 bedrooms

1402 Birch Crescent


2 bedrooms

1309 Stoney Lane

3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,398sqft 18 acres

626 Habart Lower Road

1421 Birch Crescent

2 acres

3 baths


3 baths


914 - 14th Street


$369,900 4 bedrooms

Dan Veselic (250) 344-1435


647 Bench Road

1615 Gareb Road

1609 Gareb Road

3 bedrooms

Lot 1, Mitchell Road

4 bedrooms


809 - 13th Street

.4 acre




576 Habart Road

Kootenay Ridge Five lots available




FROM $219,900 TO $249,900

1222 - 10th Avenue



2122 Highway #95, South

1502 Poplar Street

Barry Klassen (250) 344-0262


#303, 1545 Kicking Horse Trail

80 acres




2238 Neville Road

#311, 1545 Kicking Horse Trail 2 bedrooms

Marlon Chambers (250) 344-0735

974 Oster Road

1564 Quart Crescent .289 acre


Flec Demmon (250) 344-8451

4 bedrooms

3 baths



701 - 12th Street 1,980sqft

4 bedrooms

2 baths


Golden Star, June 27, 2012  

June 27, 2012 edition of the Golden Star

Golden Star, June 27, 2012  

June 27, 2012 edition of the Golden Star