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Neha Virk competes in the 50 metre Fly at the home swim meet for the Golden Dolphins. To see more photos and get the results from the meet turn to page 23 or check out The Golden Star website and Facebook page. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Bridge to Bridge debate continues Darryl Crane

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The Town of Golden Council met on July 3 to discuss whether there would be a next step in the Bridge to Bridge process. The Proposed Loan Authorization Bylaw 1301, 2012 passed three readings of Council at its regular meeting of April 10, 2012. The Town Elector Response Forms (ERFs) were made available at Town Hall in hardcopy and on the website for download and it was determined more than 10 per cent (in total 746 valid forms were returned to the Town) of the eligible electors in the Town of Golden registered their opposition which

defeated the bylaw. At the council meeting Mayor Christina Benty thanked the large number of people in attendance for coming to the meeting, but reminded everyone it was a business meeting of council and under the rules no questions would be taken. “As I have said in the past our roles as elected officials is to act as custodians for the future. The decisions we make are incredibly difficult at times and are not taken lightly,� Benty said. “It is time for council to take a position and make a decision.� The first question the mayor asked to council was should the Bridge to Bridge project move forward. She acknowledged that those who are against the

project had worked very hard to get their message out to the public, while also sending a message to the elected officials. “I can only speak for myself. It would be very easy to end it here and wash my hands of this,� Benty said. “No one likes to risk their reputation and tick off many prominent people in the community. It is social and political suicide.� She then went on to explain that after a great deal of thought about the project and she was “willing to risk my popularity now so that in the future when I am long forgotten, I will know that I did the right thing.� Continued on page 4


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Robert Anderson and Orlando Pecora of the Golden and District Lions Club make a presentation of $200 to Cst. Mike Hull to help with fundraising for Cops For Kids. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Golden and District Lions donate to help Cops for Kids Darryl Crane The Golden and District Lions have once again stepped up to help out Cops for Kid. “This is the second year they have given $200 and they have also been helping out with the barbecue and whatever we have

going on. They are always a big supporter,” said Cst. Mike Hull of the Golden/Field RCMP detachment. Hull went on and said the Lions had recently purchased a number of Cops for Kids badges as another way to support the effort. Hull added the support has been very important to help fund money which is then going back into the community. “We are at over $8,000 for local kids with another big announce-

ment coming soon,” Hull said. Former President of the Lions in Golden, Orlando Pecora, was on hand with Lions member Robert Anderson for the presentation. “We look for projects of this nature that we can do. We do not have a huge amount of money but if we can help a lot of people with small amounts it helps out,” Pecora said.

RCMP deal with alcohol, theft and vandalism issues in Golden Golden Star Staff Over the Canada Day weekend Golden RCMP members dealt with a number of incidents involving over consumption of alcohol. As a result officers removed two impaired drivers and arrested three people for disturbance related offences. One person was arrested twice in two days after over imbibing. Dirt Bike Thefts Golden RCMP are investigating the thefts of two dirt bikes

stolen from local residents. Between the evening of June 25 and the early morning of June 26 a 2000 Kawasaki KX250 green and white dirt bike was stolen from a residence on Pine Drive. Another reported theft occurred overnight on June 28 in Nicholson where a 2007 Yamaha 230 white and blue dirt bike was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Golden RCMP or Crimestoppers. Golden Royal Canadian Mounted Police have received

reports of vandalism in the area of 5th Street South during the evening of Canada Day. These reports included a street sign being pulled out of the ground on 5th Street South and 6th Avenue South, flowers being destroyed at a residence and outdoor lights being smashed at another residence. Police are requesting that if anyone has information regarding this or any other crime they can contact either the Golden RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

All open fires prohibited in the Southeast Fire Centre Golden Star Staff Effective at noon on Friday, July 13, 2012, all open fires are prohibited within the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 19, or until the public is otherwise notified. Specifically, this prohibits: * The burning of any waste, slash or other material. * The burning of stubble or grass. * The use of fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description. This prohibition does not include campfires, gas or propane cooking stoves or briquettes. This

prohibition also does not apply to a resource management open fire, including those conducted for agricultural purposes by the Creston Valley Grain Growers Association. Campfires must not be larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres in size. People lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from around the campfire area and must have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire. Campfires should not be lit or kept burning during windy conditions. Never leave a fire unattended. Make sure that the fire is completely extinguished and the embers are cold before leaving the area. This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown

and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department. Please check with civic authorities for any prohibitions before lighting a fire. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. Anyone who causes a wildfire through arson or recklessness can be fined up to $1 million or spend three years in prison and be held accountable for associated firefighting costs. Crews from the Southeast Fire Centre have responded to 21 wildfires since April 1 (20 caused by humans and one caused by lightning), which have burned a total of 290 hectares.

The Southeast Fire Centre encompasses an area extending from the U.S. border in the south to Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east. This includes the Selkirk and Rocky Mountain districts. Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling *5555 on your cellphone or 1 800 6635555 toll-free. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning prohibitions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: www. You can also follow the latest wildfire news On!/BCGovFireInfo On Facebook:


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Non profits gather Paraglider crashes near Mt. 7 Golden Star Staff

A scary incident had a happy ending for a paraglider in Golden on Friday evening. On July 6 at 9:06 p.m. the Golden/Field RCMP received a report of a 59-year-old male paraglider who had launched from the ramp at the top of Mount 7, and crashed into trees on a cliff face on the same mountain.

The RCMP immediately activated the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) protocol and the Golden and District Search and Rescue (GADSAR) responded to the scene. Engaging and Alpine Helicopters Ltd. helicopter and pilot, GADSAR personnel quickly located the downed paraglider and utilized a long line rescue technique to secure him and remove him to safety. The paraglider sustained no injury.

RCMP search continues Golden Star Staff

Eleven participants representing eight local non profit groups attend the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ two-day Fundamentals of Fundraising course in Golden. Andrea McManus, President of The Development Group, came from Calgary to offer this course for the first time in Golden. Over the next six months, Ms. McManus will help the participants and their organizations develop integrated fundraising programs that will help them better address organizational and community needs. The project is led by the Golden & District Community Foundation with funding support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo Submitted

The RCMP is still looking for help locating a missing person. Greg Charles Winter was last seen at the Golden Municipal Campground, and has been reported missing since June 2. He was last seen walking away from

his campsite around noon on June 2, wearing blue jeans, a purple T-shirt, and a black and brown jacket. He is 5 feet 5 inches, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and greying hair. Anyone with information regarding where Greg Winter may be is asked to call the Golden RCMP Detachment at

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Council to continue to look at options before decision on B2B Continued from page 1 Benty explained that public perception had made her give the opposition consideration, but in the end she would have to vote with her conscience and speak in favour of moving the project forward. “I believe this is a critical project that addresses a fundamental security risk,” Benty said. “Our mandate is to be wise, not to be cheap.” She said that if people believe the river would never be a threat the people would be naive. “If we had a flood it would not only impact the businesses along that part of the dike. It would have a serious impact on our water and sewer systems,” Benty said. She believes the council erred by not allowing more discussion in options for the project because they thought the options could be looked at during the design portion of the project. “I am finding out that doing the right thing the wrong way can be a headache. There is a perception in this community that this was a vanity project for council and at the end of the day a large part of the response against borrowing is about the growing frustration with the cost of living,” Benty said. She understood from her perspective people have the feeling that everyone is reaching into the tax payers’ pockets and people took this as the chance to show how “sick and tired they are of being gouged everywhere they turn.” At the end of her opening speech Benty said she hoped the project could go to referendum with an option which would best serve the people. The first councillor to speak at the meeting was John Jackson who began his response with, “For the record I am dead against the whole project.” Jackson explained he did not like the idea of borrowing money and felt there was a serious issue with the current grant process. “We have had this discussion before that if we don’t take the money then somebody else will. It is a change that we have to make in the whole process,” Jackson said. “The grant process doesn’t work.” He went on to say he likes the back alley that would be changed under the proposed project just the way it is. “I don’t think it needs a whole lot of beautification,” he said. “I don’t think that little section of town deserves the concern we are putting into it.” Coun. Mike Pecora made a statement explaining that everyone knows what his opinion is on the project and he has openly supported it from the beginning. Coun. Chris Hambruch then spoke on the project and the reaction. “The ground swell that took place of the anti Bridge to Bridge campaign was a complete surprise to me,” Hambruch said. He continued and said he did support the project moving ahead on some level. He agreed the granting system was a problematic issue that should be fixed. Coun. Caleb Moss said this was the type of project and process for which there will be no easy solution.

“Voting yes or no is necessary but not the relevant part to this. The relevant part of this is coming up with a community solution that has been recognized as a problem. That solution might be doing nothing,” Moss said. “I do not believe the dialogue has been flushed out enough... dropping dead and doing nothing at this time without further useful dialogue is probably premature.” Moss said he is in favour of the process moving forward, knowing the project may change in time. He also explained he was disappointed that Coun. Ron Oszust was not at the meeting via teleconference. “I am disappointed that Councillor Oszust is not here. He is one that believes that having this conversation in public is important. I did believe that he said it was important to be a part through teleconference today and I am disappointed that he is not here to take part in that because he has an opinion which differs from a lot of us,” Moss said. Oszust explained once he returned to Golden that he had in fact been away with, “my 80-year-old father to northeastern Alberta to visit his remaining family members and visit his 100 year old homestead.” (He also shared his views in a letter to the editor on page 6 in this week’s paper). This led to the discussion of whether or not the council was in favour of a long term borrowing situation. “As the way things sit at the moment I would say yes because I believe the infrastructure project is protecting an area of the community over a long term period,” Moss said. “If the project changes in some significant way then perhaps that’s not the way to go.” Jackson disagreed with Moss. “In these economic times I would suggest that borrowing in any way shape or form is ridiculous,” said Jackson. Moss responded to this assertion and said, “Given the economic times shift and change, by definition we may be saying it is always ridiculous to borrow because over a 30-year period things are going to go up and down.” Hambruch said he is not against long term borrowing but he would like to see some options on how this would be accomplished. Benty agreed with this, but added she would hope to go to a referendum with options as far as long term borrowing and the scope of the project. “I feel similar to Councillor Hambruch on moving forward but looking at different options,” said Pecora. Jackson thinks that moving ahead is not necessary because, “It seems to me the people have already spoken.” In response to this, Hambruch pointed out that he believes the council had only heard from 27 percent of the electorate. “We need to give the people who want it a chance to say yes,” Hambruch said. “We need to have a dialogue in the community to dispel some of the myths and rumours that had been drummed up during this process. I have lost an awful lot of respect for a lot of people in this community.” Hambruch added that there have been many incidents of finger pointing, name calling and insults aimed at people since the start of the process.

“I haven’t bothered going downtown on a regular basis because I do not like the attacks on the street. I don’t think this position deserves that. I will respectfully listen to anybody who wants to share their opinion with me at any time but I don’t want to be raided or torn out of a conversation with someone that I am having on the street by someone else who wants to rip a strip off me over this project,” he said. Moss agreed with Jackson, saying that a message had been delivered, but felt it was a multifaceted message. “My interpretation is not that the people have spoken,” he said. It was at this point in the meeting approximately 15-20 people stood up and left the session, calling the meeting a joke. After order was restored in the council chamber, there was a vote, three votes for and one vote against ( Jackson). Council directed staff to look at the options on the project that could be turned in to a referendum question and report back to the council at a future date. After the meeting many people who had been in the gallery discussed what had happened outside the council chamber. “The mayor did what I would have expected the others to do. She justified it. She gave some leadership. I do not agree with the position she had but she had at least prepared herself to react to what the public has said. The rest of them should have put that much thought and consideration in what they were going to say instead of grasping for words,” Bruce Fairley said. “She showed leadership and articulated why it was important despite the results.” Fairley added he could not understand what the councillors had been thinking about leading into the meeting. Keith Hern who has been working with the Say No to the Bridge to Bridge group said, “I am absolutely speechless that the majority of council would disregard 746 very fully informed, considered responses to their question.” A few days after the meeting Hern wanted to clarify his opinion and added “The Say No to B2B Group is pleased with the overwhelming number of Electoral Response Forms opposing the borrowing of $2.3 million for the Bridge to Bridge project without first going to referendum. The town council has directed the staff to develop options for the council to consider going forward. The Say No to B2B Group recognizes the importance of flood damage mitigation and would welcome the opportunity to work with the Town to develop cost-effective options for flood control management.” Dallas Matheson wondered where the people who are for the project were, and why they did not do more. “They made a comment about not hearing from the yes side. Well why didn’t those yes people get a committee together and be here and make a presentation to council? Because they don’t want to. They could care less. They just didn’t sign our nos. It doesn’t mean they are for it. It means they are too lazy to get up,” Matheson said. “Where were they today to see what this was going to be?” Matheson added that she believes the people had spoken and the council was not listening which she said was “very sad.”

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The Rotary Club of Golden will be hosting the Aman Virk Memorial Golf Tournament on July 14. Star Photo

Rotary set to host Aman Virk Tournament Jessica Schwitek The Rotary Club of Golden is hosting one of their favourite annual events, the Aman Virk Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament, dedicated to former Golden Mayor Aman Virk who passed away in the middle of his term, is on Saturday July 14. “The first two years we did the tournament for the Search and Rescue, they needed some help to buy some equipment,� said Bob Fiinnie, former president of the Rotary Club of Golden, and organizer of the event. “After that we turned it into our own Rotary tournament. Basically to sponsor a lot of our local projects that we were doing at the time.� Virk was an active Rotarian, and was serving as president at the time of his passing. “After Aman passed away in 2009, somebody decided we should do something. And his family created a bursary with the Community Foundation. So we decided we’d have a golf tournament to raise money for that

foundation, as well as for the Emergency Medical Assistance Fund,� said Finnie. The medical fund and bursary programs were two projects that Virk was very passionate about, so the Rotary thought is was a perfect fit for the tournament. Over the last couple years, there have been about 64 golfers participating in the event, but this year is looking even bigger says Finnie. “This year we’re up in the 70s, possibly 80s, so it’s looking pretty good. And we got a lot more sponsors this year as well.� And one of the largest supporters has been Virk’s own family. “The family and friends of Aman are usually the predominant group. And they sponsor quite a few things. This year there’s 24 of them coming out from around Calgary, Vancouver and Golden,� said Finnie. But there is still room for more golfers. If you would like to participate contact Finnie at 344-2171 or rrfinnie@ The cost is $95 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, prizes and a food voucher.

Aircraft tour makes stop in Golden Jessica Schwitek Joanne Sweeting with Tourism Golden, and Ruth Hamilton with the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce, were at the Golden Airport to greet some tired travellers on Friday July 6.

Parkwest Air Tours has taken nine light aircrafts on a tour of National Parks in Canada and the United States. And they decided to make Golden a stopping point on their way to Banff. “Everyone says it’s been raining so much, and that we’re here on the best day of the year so far, so we’re

really lucky,� said Marissa Fay, tour guide, pilot and co-owner of Parkwest Air Tours. Most of the pilots were American, but the farthest travellers came all the way from Paraguay. The group enjoyed some refreshments with Sweeting and Hamilton before carrying on to Lake Louise.

Public swim returns to Golden pool Golden Star Staff Manager of Recreational Services Jordan Petrovics announced at the June 26 Town of Golden council meeting that after staff suggestions there would be a new evening public swim at the Golden Swimming Pool. “There will be an evening public swim from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. during weekdays,� Petrovics said.

He went on to thank the Golden Dolphins swim club who adjusted their swim times to make the schedule work. The original decision to change the swim times had been a point of contention with people coming to council meetings and stressing the importance of the evening swim. For more information about the schedule check out the Town of Golden website.

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Music and friends There is nothing quite as nice as sitting back in a beautiful place while enjoying great live music in a beyond natural setting like we are lucky enough to have in Golden. Once a week during the summer we are lucky enough to have the chance to pop over to Spirit Square, find a comfortable seat and kick back and relax while musicians from around the world come to this small town in the mountains to play for the By Darryl Crane music lovers who drop by. And why wouldn’t they? Here for free you get to sit in a stunning valley surrounded by a light mass of people and experience something others come from great distances away to just get a taste of. You have to be grateful that chances like this are here. While living overseas I missed the casual atmosphere of siting on a patio and just enjoying the view. This is not something I have to worry about here. We are all lucky enough to have a group who work hard to put on great shows both in the winter and summer for people to enjoy. There is nothing quite like music live and natural like you see in Golden. But there is more than that to the whole story. We are also fortunate in Golden to see many of the local musicians get the chance to perform in this setting. Sometimes it is easy to forget just how many talented people live in this area. In this case it is the musicians who are showcased but we all must realize there are many artists who do many different things which astound and amaze us and people who come through Golden. I have realized a long time ago sometimes the best music is easier to find than you think and Golden musicians only reaffirm this with their talent. Over the rest of the summer we will have the chance to pop by Spirit Square, which on its own is a great place to stop by for a picture, to read a book and enjoy the view. However we also will have the chance to take a well earned rest, spend some time meeting and chatting with people while listening to folk, blues, rock, celtic or any of the other types of music which will have people dancing, singing or hula hooping their way through summer. When you sit back and think about it, why would you want to spend an evening any other way when the opportunity presents itself.

- My Way -

On a side note this week The Golden Star will be saying good-bye to the longest serving member of the staff as Sue Hein is preparing to take a new step in her life. When I was offered a position at the Star a little over a year ago many people in Invermere who knew Sue told me I should jump at the chance to come to work with her. Over the last year she has been a great co-worker and friend who has helped me adjust to living in a new town and taking on a new role. She has been a huge part of the community of Golden over the years as many people have expressed to me since I arrived. Though I am happy for her as she heads off to a new chapter in her life she will be missed. So at the end of this editorial I wish the best to Sue and her family as they take a new step.

No Respect First of all, I would like to thank John Jackson for being the only councillor who listened to the community. It was probably tough having to go against the other councillors and mayor, but I know the 746 people do appreciate it. Unfortunately, it’s pretty sad when our community works their butts off to send a message to the council and we get told our opinion pretty much doesn’t matter. For the councillors who feel threatened by the community’s message, if you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen. I guess we will all have to rally together again and fight hard-


Kayla Matheson Golden

Bridge to Bridge As I was not able to be in attendance at the Special Open Council Meeting on July 3 and I understand that each of the Councillors provided a verbal preliminary statement; I am going to take this opportunity to do so publicly. (My absence from the SOCM was as a result of there being no Council meetings scheduled during the first week of July (back in June) and I planned and transported my 80 year old father to northeastern Alberta to visit his remaining family members and visit his 100 year old homestead). I do not believe that it is fiscally responsible to proceed with the project as it presently is proposed. To commit 20 per cent of our borrowing power at this time is a major concern for me. I believe that the dikes and flood protection are important and their priority has to be set out taking into consideration the Risks, our Vulnerability and the Consequences; as we would do with all such projects. I believe that the Bridge to Bridge project should be evaluated with all of the other 20/30 year timeframe projects/needs that our community is facing or we know will be facing. My understanding is that once the Asset Management Plan is completed (should be in the first three months of 2013) we will have all of that information. At that time we will be able to identify our priorities and determine where the tax payers’ dollars should be spent / invested. I believe that the beautification component of the diking project should partially be paid for by the businesses that will benefit from the project. This is no different than what has historically happened with Downtown Revitalization projects in our community in the past or with other Business Improvement Areas. This will allow those that directly benefit from the project to be able to contribute financially to the project, as well as provide some direction and input into the project. I know that this has been a difficult issue for our community; our Council and our staff. We can all be passionate, and that’s to be expected, but we must always be respectful of each other, regardless of our opinions and positions on a matter. At the end of the day we are community. As the sign says….. ……………………AUTHENTIC………….ADVENTURE ………………………COMMUNITY……………..SINCE 1882 Respectfully submitted, Ron Oszust

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Bridge to Bridge I am writing this because I have nothing to lose, as I have already lost my pride, dignity and faith with many community members over this. This is the AAP on the B2B project form you signed....Nowhere does it say you want the project to end! Nowhere does it say you are against it! Nowhere does it say if 10 per cent or more signed, the project will die! It does say you are opposed without going to a referendum first! So Council did hear all 27 per cent of you. You want a referendum! If you were told otherwise, then the B2B group did a fantastic job lying to you. 73 per cent either don’t

care or want the project. “I certify that I am a person entitled to be registered as an Elector of the Town of Golden, that I have not previously signed an Elector Response Form with respect to this Bylaw and I am OPPOSED to Town Council proceeding with the adoption of Bylaw No. 1301, 2012, “Loan Authorization” a Bylaw to authorize the borrowing of up to Two Million, Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,300,000.00) to facilitate the completion of the Kicking Horse River Dike Upgrade (Bridge2Bridge) Project without first obtaining the assent of the electors in a voting proceeding (referendum).”

Adventure 55 The time has come to give up my window seat at The Golden Star office. I will take my purple plant, (leaving the green couch) and be done as of Thursday July 12. This office has been like a second home for me. I started in June 1997 part time/temporary. By the fall I was full time, never ever thinking A7

Star EDITORIAL AND OPINION Please re-read what you signed and re-read the bottom line. again please. I don’t own the building I’m in, so my net worth won’t go up if the project goes through! My rent will, but I am willing to pay the extra 40ish dollars a year for a great project like this that will enhance our downtown core. I can say that I am embarrassed by the way people have been treated in this matter and how it has divided the community. If after the referendum is complete and the “majority” of the community is against it, I am fine, fine, fine with that. But do not come into my store yelling at me and accusing and berating me about this project. Don’t say I

I would still be here 15 years later. Many changes have come about including editorial, production, management and the way things are done. Even my administrative position has evolved over the years. I have made it my own while still trying to keep up with each new system. Going forward, it’s not quite ‘Freedom 55’. I’m calling it ‘Adventure 55’. Some free time and then back to work.

have no clue about fiscal responsibility, I have owned three businesses in this town, one for 20 and one for almost 30 years. I think I know how to deal with finances! We as a community get to keep eight cents from every tax dollar we pay, so what’s wrong with getting back more this time round! Don’t go around sneakily behind our backs and whisper that we have no clue and didn’t listen to the voters. We did! The proof is on paper and the Referendum will most likely be on September 8. Then everyone in the community can have a say. “Everyone” as in Majority.. Mike Pecora Golden

All the best to my co-workers Michele, Carolyn, Darryl & Jessica as they continue to bring The Golden Star to the community each week. I look forward to our golf game! Thank you to all the people I have worked with as customers over the years. Please be patient and remember I had 15 years to build on my job. See you down the valley! Sue Hein Golden

Stars and Stingers Stingers to my coworker’s husband who tried to set me up with every guy he saw this weekend.

Stars to the Golden Cinema for planning to bring in Magic Mike, the ladies of Golden appreciate it.

I had a senior moment. If you would care to stop by the store I would like to thank you in person.

Stars to my neighbour who cleaned up all the garbage in front of our apartment building.

Stingers to the guy who wouldn’t stop singing Red Solo Cup, it has been stuck in my head for days.

Stingers to the sun for burning my poor skin.

Stingers to the people who feel the need to scream when they’re walking home from the bars at night...shhh.

Stingers to the person or persons who borrowed/stole the dark green wrought iron, old fashioned plastic furniture from my front veranda.

Stars to the good samaritan, my most sincere thanks to you for “finding” my store keys. I guess

Email your Stars and Stingers to Trip Save I would like to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you!” to Wanda Johnson and everyone who helped her to organize the Gr. 7 Blue Lake camping trip after it was nearly cancelled. My daughter had a great time, and the trip never would have happened without Wanda stepping up and organizing everything. She touched

base with the camp, organized the parents, made all the necessary phone calls, got all the paperwork in order and even managed to find funds to rent a bus for the kids. She did a great job, and it means a lot to me that my daughter will have some great memories of finishing Gr. 7. Thanks again! Elaina Wagner Golden

Golden Mayor explains Bridge to Bridge position There was a Special Open Council Meeting on July 3 so that council can have a political conversation regarding the APP results and make a decision on next steps if any. As I have said in the past, our role as elected officials is to act as custodians for the future. The decisions we make are incredibly difficult and not to be taken lightly. It is all about choices.....choosing to do some projects and choosing not to do others. It is never black and white. The results of the APP are in. We have received the report from the Corporate Officer. More than 10 per cent of eligible voters have registered their opposition to the borrowing bylaw and it has been defeated. Those who were against borrowing for this project worked hard to get their message out to the public. They have worked effectively to not only ensure the bylaw was unsuccessful but to send a message to us, the elected officials. We were urged by the organizers of “say no to B2B” to look at the names of those who signed the forms so that we could see that it was a broad range of people including many prominent, well known and respected people. I can only speak for myself but it would

be easy to end it here and wash my hands of this. No one likes to risk their entire reputation and tick off many prominent people in their community. It is social and political suicide. However, I have thought long and hard about this.......I am willing to risk my popularity now so that in the future when I am long forgotten, I will know that I did the right thing.....that future businesses and residents will know that somewhere in the past, their politicians made good decisions. I have given the opposition immense the end I must vote with my conscience and that is why I will speak in favour of moving forward. I still firmly believe that this is a critical infrastructure project that addresses a fundamental security risk. Our mandate is to be wise, not cheap. Although the river is within provincial jurisdiction, the responsibility for the dike falls to the municipality and the responsibility of managing flood risk was downloaded to the municipality around 2002. The Town has spent significant energy and dollars building up the dikes and removing gravel. So to say this project has not been a priority is false and to assume that the river will never be a threat to

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this town is naive. If we had a flood, it would not only impact the businesses along that part of the dike, it would have a serious impact on our water and sewer systems. After our ice and high water event in 2007, we finally got permission to remove gravel out of the river. It cost local tax payers approximately 500K. One of the conditions of the permit was to come up with a long term engineered solution. From my perspective, it is not a matter of if we want to do this it is a matter of how. This is our job.....the job of of public infrastructure. We as a council have learned a number of hard lessons along this process. I will be honest and say that when I received the email announcing that we were successful in our flood protection grant I could never have predicted how many sleepless nights I was about to have. If B2B paid rent inside my head we would not have to borrow a cent for this project and we would have enough left over for a pool. I don’t say this to be funny......I could not be more serious. Lessons learned: 1) We failed to allow the discussion of options. We thought the options could be looked at during the process

of design and that was a mistake. 2) We are already taking a closer look at our relationship with Urban Systems. We want to ensure that we are making best use of dollars and that there is a defensible level of reasonableness in all our spending. 3) Even though this grant was lobbied for over three terms of council, maybe we did not ensure this project was always on the public radar. That is the difficulty with grants. There is a finite amount of money with a drop dead date. We had no idea when or if we would receive any money. 4) I am finding out that doing the right thing the wrong way can be a headache. There is a perception in the community that this is a vanity project for council. At the end of the day, a large portion of the response against borrowing is about the growing frustration with the cost of living. Everyone is reaching into your pocket whether it be taxes, increasing fuel cost, rising food prices, insurance companies, bank fees, telecommunication costs, health care. This was an opportunity to send a message about how frustrated people are at the cost of living. I get that…….we are all sick and tired of being gouged everywhere we turn. It is easy to bash

Mayor’s Report By Christina Benty council because right now they are an obvious target and let’s face it; we don’t get the opportunity to direct our anger at those who are really turning the screw. The reality is, for every tax dollar collected, 8 percent goes to the local government to provide a broad range of services. Traditional democracy is purely based on numbers....who gets enough votes. Knowledge based democracy is based on a culture of learning, inquiry and excellence in decision making. It is my hope that we get to the referendum with an option that best serves our community in the long term.

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Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema Presents. Ted Showing Friday, July 6-Thursday July 12 at 7pm. Late shows on Friday & Saturday at 9:30. Amazing Spider man 3D Showing Friday July 13 to Thursday July19 at 7 p.m. Late shows on Friday and Saturday at 9:30.

This Week The Wixon House is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-4 pm until the end of August. Chris will be on site to provide tours. Admission by donation. Public Swim at the Golden Swimming Pool From 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday. 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.

provides BBA program services to businesses in the East Kootenay region. Will brings solid business management experience to the program in retail, food service and small business ownership, and has successfully supported businesses in all sectors of the region’s economy. The BBA Team has a combined forty years in supporting businesses to achieve their full potential.

Tercon Construction Ltd. *Notice of Construction* Tercon Construction Ltd. would like to inform the travelling public of our construction project 4 km East of Golden, B.C. on the Trans Canada Highway. The project currently has an expected completion date of November 2012. We appreciate your patience during this time and request that you please watch for our crews and obey all construction signs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Site Safety OfďŹ ce at: 250-344-6768.

GKHAT Early Registration online at Register before August 30 and receive the same rates as last year. 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. Summer Fun Day Camp July 9th – August 31st (8 weeks of camp) Parents can sign up for 1

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Summer Kicks 2012 Down by the Bridge Series. 7-9. Wednesday, July 11 Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto. Also performing Will Wardwell Trio. Jam Night with Jeremy. Open Mic starts at 10:30 pm. at the Rockwater Grill & Bar. Golden Farmers’ Market Wednesdays at the CP parking lot, 2pm-7pm. Local food, local art, local music. For more info email Golden Cycling Club group ride and instruction. 7 p.m. Instruction from Andy Bostock at the new Pump Track. To learn more at Also check out the Golden Cycling Club group ride and instructions. Golden Golf Club Men’s Day ever y Wednesday starting at 1:30 p.m.

Thurs, July 12 Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub. Sue Hein- last day at the star. Come say good-bye or so long to Sue The Counter Culprits, hard rock, stoner metal band at the Rockwater Grill & bar on Thursday, July 12. 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.

Fri, July 13 Bass Workshop DJs. Featuring Dr. Utactics &Ssereal Slayer at the Rockwater Grill and Bar. Golden’s 5th Annual Community Weed Pull Friday, July 13 from 9 a.m-noon. Meet at the Pedestrian Bridge at 9am. All

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volunteers get a FREE lunch at Bacchus Books Cafe after the event. Gloves, plastic bags, and beverages are provided.

Sat, July 14 Karaoke Night The Mad Trapper hosts a karaoke night every Saturday. DJ Momemtum at the Rockwater Grill and Bar Golden Farmers’ Market In the Spirit Square from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local food, art and music. 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. Cops for Kids will be hosting a barbecue at Sobeys from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be selling hot dogs and drinks as well as Cops for Kids badges. G Durand Manor on

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Public Swim at the Golden Swimming Pool every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.

Mon, July 16 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 250-3445169.

Tues, July 17 John Jenkins & Friends Live acoustic mountain folk, Rock, Reggae, improv. Starts at 8pm at Rockwater Grill & Bar. Golden Golf Club Ladies Day every Tuesday starting at 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events Tambura Rasa is next up in the Summer Kicks series, playing at the Spirit Square on Thursday July 19 at 7 p.m.

The Vancouver rock band will be playing at the Rockwater on Friday July 20. Cops for Kids will be hosting a barbecue at Over waitea on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be selling hot dogs and drinks as well as Cops for Kids badges. Kicking Horse Cup / BC Road Masters Race, July 28 and 29. Test your power on this 13.8 km course, with an 11 km UCI Category 2 Climb. Contact: Kicking Horse Cup. Starting at the scenic Spirit Square and on to crossing the Kicking Horse River, get ready to grind it out for 10km Carpenter Conference July 28 at the Mad Trapper The Hog Open Golf Professionals, amatuers, celebrities, proceeds going to underprivileged Golden youth in sport. July 29 and 30. Go to www. for more info. 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 acr ylics at Sancturay Retreat at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch. Workshop is $60 which includes a gentle meditating walk, art supplies and instruction. Absolutely no experience necessar y! To preregister and info email karen@ sanctuar or call 250-344-4779. The Grad Class of 1972 is holding a 40 year reunion for all grads, classmates, teachers and anyone who attended GSS during the same time. Dinner at Kicking Horse Grill on August 11. For info call Anna Jean Abel, 250-426-3552, or email Don’t forget the Fall Fair is coming this September. So start growing your vegetables or registering for events. If you would like to volunteer contact Colleen Palumbo at GMHA Hockey School September 10-13 To register go to For info email

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This year there were 12 grads from the Alternate Program 2012: Julie Arnold, Dale Axford, Mike Esser, Lauryn Lindequist, Kameron Lucier, Jessica McGregor, Matthew Monchak, Derrick Nickle, Jennie Rande, Alia Ray, Devon Turner and Kody Verhage. Photos submitted

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Rachel Darvill submitted The Town of Golden has a new resource just waiting to be utilized... Master Composters! Last week the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) sent their Waste Reduction Facilitator, Carmen Fennell, to our community to teach a course that she delivered to 10 volunteers. Wildsight Golden partnered with the CSRD to co-ordinate the event and the Golden Museum was kind enough to let us use their facilities for instruction. Composting keeners learned about environmental stewardship surrounding waste reduction, which included learning about the history of waste management, home composting, worm composting and residential recycling. Volunteers also had hands on training, and built a composter that could be used in any backyard situation. The result of this course is that we now have 10 individuals in our community that are Master Composters. They are ready to contribute 35 hours each of volunteer activities to promote composting in Golden, as well as the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. Many people do not consider where their waste goes once they put it on the curb. They put it in the green bin, it is taken away in a big truck, and then it is largely forgotten about. Do you know where your garbage goes? Well, in Golden it is taken to the CSRD landfill located on Golden-Donald Upper Rd, where your waste is properly disposed of to comply with Operational Certificates and Provincial criteria. If you live in Rural Area A, you might bring your waste to the CSRD transfer station in Parson, but ultimately this also ends up in the CSRD landfill. And hopefully, you don’t just burn your garbage or throw it in the bush, as this can lead to environmental problems such as unhealthy air and land contamination. It is interesting to note that nearly 30 per cent of what goes into the CSRD landfills are compostable materials like vegetable scraps. This compostable material is bur-

ied in the landfill and left to sit underground for a very long time, since it is not exposed to oxygen and the tightly compacted soil does not allow for biodegradation to occur. Without exposure to oxygen, it could take even a head of lettuce many years to decompose! When wastes are not exposed to oxygen, slow decomposition also produces harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. However, if you composted your lettuce and other organics, GHGs would be reduced, as well as your waste output and environmental footprint. You would also generate a useful and valuable by-product... organic compost! Compost is free and is an incredibly healthy and valuable resource when used as a soil conditioner to help you grow delicious garden veggies. If you are interested in learning more about the three R’s or backyard composting; how to do it, how to build your own composter, or how to purchase a ready-to-go Earth Machine (plastic composter), contact Carmen Fennell with the CSRD. She would be happy to put you in touch with one of Golden’s newly recruited Master Composters who will help answer your questions. You can reach Carmen at: or 1-888248-2773.

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


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White Cane Connections take a stroll on the streets of Golden Jessica Schwitek There are so many beautiful places to take a walk in Golden, but for some people it is not all that simple. Two women took a walk around town on Friday July 6 to help make

that point. Sue Boman from Ponoka, and Golden’s own Sharon Leslie grabbed hold of their white canes and walked the Rotary Trail along the river to promote awareness for people with impaired vision. Boman is travelling around Canada, doing

a series of short walks, in what she’s calling White Cane Connections. Her final stop in B.C. was in Golden, and Leslie decided to join her. “The CNIB (formerly called the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) Kamloops office phoned me. They keep

track of who has white canes in their district. So they phoned me and said there was going to be this walk,� said Leslie. Born and raised in Golden, Leslie was diagnosed with her eye disease, idiopathic bilateral juxtafoveal telangiectasia, in 2004.


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It’s a condition that causes the blood vessels behind her retinas to break open and bleed. “When the first blood vessel broke, it was like I was wearing sunglasses inside. So my vision basically got dark,� she said. There is no cure, so her vision has been slowly getting worse since her diagnoses. She is now legally blind. Leslie uses two canes, an ID cane that identifies her to pedestrians and vehicles as visually impaired, and a mobility cane which is longer and thicker, and helps her feel for uneven spots on the ground. She was very happy to be part of Boman’s awareness campaign. “People who have a disability of some kind, don’t like to advertise it. But when you have a vision problem, the only way people know is with

Sue Boman, left, and Sharon Leslie walked around Golden with their white canes to raise awareness about vision impairment. Photo Submitted a white cane. So I think it’s important that people know what the canes are for, and how to help or at least stay out of the way,� she said. “I had an experience at an airport. This lady who helps people from the gate to the airplane saw that I had a cane with me. So she just grabbed my

ORL jumps into new tech Jessica Schwitek The Okanagan Regional Library has updated their technology. ORL customers with web-enabled smartphones or tablets will now be able to manage their library accounts anytime, anywhere using ORL’s new mobile app. The app, called “ORL Mobile,� also includes branch information, catalogue searching, links to social media and more. “We’re very excited to

enter the mobile world,� said Chantelle McGee, the head of ORL’s new Virtual Branch. “ORL Mobile has some very innovative features that will make using the library even more convenient and enjoyable for our tech-inclined members.� For example, the app includes a feature called “BookLook� which on most devices can scan the ISBN code of any book and link to the ORL catalogue to show available copies. Then it is easy

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to place a hold request. Customers can also browse available eBook and eAudiobook titles in either of the ORL’s two digital book collections through the app and download them to their device. To access this free app, visit on your mobile device, or go to and scan the QR code. You can also find the app at the iTunes app store or Google Play store by searching “Okanagan Regional Library�.

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arm, instead of letting me grab her arm, and she led me right into a doorway, and smacked my face on the doorway.� Boman is now heading east to continue her walks. To hear more about her experiences, or learn about her mission, go to

Well, they say summer has come, though the weather may beg to differ. The birds are singing, the sun is shinning (occasionally), the water’s high, and the invasive weeds are growing - flourishing, really. Because of this, Wildsight Golden, in collaboration with the Town of Golden, has a summer-long Invasive Weed Management Program that’s working to control invasive weeds in this area. Through weed-pulling and education of the public, the goal is to get a handle on the rampant spread of alien plants in Golden. Invasive weeds are considered to be second only to habitat loss in terms of their threat to biodiversity. They thrive here because, having been introduced, they have no natural enemies or controlling elements. Quickly out-competing native species, these weeds choke the life out of all other plants trying to grow in the area, and can overtake entire gardens. Often appearing at first to be pretty and unthreatening, these plants can overcome the whole yard in a relative-

ly short period of time. Any Golden resident interested in having a free backyard survey to check for invasive weeds and to learn how best to deal with them can sign up at the Wednesday Farmers’ Market at the Wildsight booth, or can contact Kay or Claire at On July 13, Golden is having its 5th Annual Weed Pull. Come out and help eradicate the invaders along the shore of the Kicking Horse River. The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Pedestrian Bridge, and includes a free lunch at Bacchus Books Cafe afterwards. Help keep Golden’s alien weeds under control, and come out for the weed pull. Equipment will be provided. Please RSVP by emailing so a lunch can be reserved for you. Though summer seems to be hesitant to show itself, the invasive weeds are not. Whether you are interested in a backyard survey, participating in the weed pull, or anything else, contact the Invasive Weed Co-ordinators Kay and Claire deBoer at, or come out to the Wednesday Farmers’ Market and drop by the Wildsight booth.

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Jaybird jams

Rockwater presents Rio by Night Golden Star Staff

John Reischman and the Jaybirds played in the heat for a crowd at the Spirit Square on Friday July 6 for the third Summer Kicks show. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Can’t make it to Brazil for an evening? Well the Rockwater will bring the sounds of Rio by Night to you. The four-piece band based out of Vancouver fearlessly combines the cello and ukulele to create a sound all their own. Starting out as the ukulele-anchored solo project of front-woman, Britt MacLeod, the band quickly morphed into a duo with cellist, Alex Hauka. But when bassist, Ben Whipple, and drummer, Mike Lauder joined the band in the winter 2011, Rio by Night found a sound completely new. McLeod was born and raised in Terrace, first learning how to sing and harmonize by mimicking artists like

Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald and the Beatles. She started writing poems at the age of six, and songs by age 11 on the piano. In November 2010 she picked up a ukulele for the first time and taught herself how to play. By the end of the first week she had written three new songs. Now the sounds of cello, guitar, keys, banjo, bass, percussion and others often join in to compliment, making Rio by Night an ever-changing experimental collaboration anchored always by intricately woven lyrics, ukulele and a soulful voice. Rio by Night are performing at the Rockwater on Sunday July 22 at 9 p.m. Don’t forget, tickets for Sloan are now on sale at the Rockwater, and Plain Wayne and Jane, for their Friday September 7 show.

World music makes its 2012 debut at Summer Kicks Golden Star Staff Summer Kicks is bringing in some international flavour with Tambura Rasa on Thursday July 19. This is the band’s second trip to Golden to perform in the Kicking Horse Culture series, the last time being in August of 2010. Led by frontman Ivan Tucakov, Tambura Rasa combines contemporary grooves and traditional rhythms with fiery Spanish guitar fully orchestrated Baladi gypsy string section, and Afro-Latin Percussion. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Tucakov spent the first eight years of his childhood in the plains of central Turkey, after which he moved back to Serbia. After years of travelling, he finally ended up in Vancouver where he received education in computer science and physics from the University of British Columbia. He formed Tambura Rasa in 2004 with the goal of

expanding the boundaries of world-fusion music. The band put out Sunrise on a New World that year, and followed it up with Vaije in 2006. Their most recent release, Adsum, was nominated for Best World Recording at the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards. Global in its reach, Tambura Rasa has become B.C.’s favourite caravan of vivacious globalistas, filling everything from intimate soft-seat theatre shows, large dance filled festivals to hip urban clubs in attempt to bring dance, joy and vigor to the world around them. This is not your average rhythm section, folks. These guys can cook up some spicy food that will have you sweating in no time. In fact, they can often be found brewing turkish coffee at the side of the road to keep up their energy between gigs. They will be taking to the stage at the Spirit Square at 7 p.m., with opening band Carl Trinkwon and the Masters of Nun.

SUNDAYS Prime Rib (while quantities last). Bloody Caesars $4.25 MONDAYS NY Steak Sandwich w/ fries or greens $7.75 OK Springs 1516 sleeves $3.75 or pitchers $12.50 Highballs $3.75 Dbls $6.25 TUESDAYS Bison Burger w/ fries or greens $5.25 Sleeman Original Draught sleeves $3.75 or pitchers $12.50

WEDNESDAYS 1Lb of Wings & Dos Equis $10.00 Dos Equis Buckets $15.50 (4)

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Barry Klassen (250) 344-0262


1212 - 11th Avenue

2 bedrooms

Golden Donald Upper Road

4 bedrooms


#304, 1545 Kicking Horse Trail

962 McBeath Road

1436 Hemlock Street

Bob Tegart (250) 272-4321

from $189,900 to $449,000

514 - 7th Street

#10 Swiss Village MHP 3 bedrooms

$595,900 1363 Golden Donald Upper Road



$399,900 2477 Holmes Deakin Road 3bdrms 2 baths 2,492sqft 18.2 acres


503 - 5th Street

$139,900 Lot 1, 2113 Highway #95, South



$289,000 1208 Alexander Drive


Marlon Chambers (250) 344-0735

#8, Parkland Gardens

#301, 1549 Kicking Horse Trail 2 bedrooms

Flec Demmon (250) 344-8451

SOLD $645,000

1615 Purcell Woods Close 3 bedrooms

3 baths


$124,600 1286 Horse Creek Road 1.026 acres

$529,000 1517 Poplar Street 4 bedrooms

3 baths


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RE/MAX of Golden 250-344-7663

Garry Oddy (250) 344-7234

$324,300 1506 - 14th Avenue 3 bedrooms

3 baths


$369,500 1 bath



#16 Whispering Spruce MHP 3 bedrooms

1 bath


$1,095,000 + HST 3 bedrooms

3 baths

$368,600 1610 Gareb Road 4 bedrooms

3 baths




4 bedrooms


3 bedrooms

2 baths




Bob Tegart (250) 272-4321


2 Bedrooms

3 bedrooms

1.5 baths

4 bedrooms



4 baths


4 bedrooms

2 baths



$466,300 4bdrms 2 baths 2,366sqft 18.5 acres

$275,000 2 bedrooms

2 baths

3 bedrooms

80 acres

2 bedrooms



$95,900 #62 Golden Mobile Home Park

from $90,000 to $280,000


718 - 10th Street

Remainder, Kettleston Road


2 baths


#3, 1248 Campbell Road


3 bedrooms

2280 Neville Road

612 - 12th Street 3,094sqft



$399,900 3 baths

Dan Veselic (250) 344-1435

#23, Parkland Gardens

1668 Dogtooth Close

901 - 11th Street 6 bedrooms

Barry Klassen (250) 344-0262


1217 - 11th Street



2 baths

Marlon Chambers (250) 344-0735

1013/1015 King Crescent


$439,900 1.5 baths

Flec Demmon (250) 344-8451

#5 Golden Mobile Home Park

1221 Alexander Drive

1305 Stoney Lane 3 bedrooms

1,068 sqft

1592 Golden Avenue

#55, 1290 Haesler BB 2 bedrooms

Norma Crandall (250) 344-0275

1302 Pine Drive 5 bedrooms

2 baths




1357 Campbell Road

501 – 9th Street

Canyon Ridge

802 - 9th Street

551 Highway #95, South

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Land and Building

25 Lots Available

Land and Building

6bdrms 4 baths 4,056sqft 3.19 acres

$299,900 515 - 5th Street 4 bedrooms

1 bath

$895,000 2458 Kettleston Road


3bdrms 2 baths 2,163sqft

$269,000 809 - 10th Street 3 bedrooms

2 baths


40 acres

from $210,000 to $260,000 4 Acreages Available


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20 acres


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.43 acre

506 - 8th Street

75’ x 150’

2.98 acres

50’ x130’

$369,900 805 - 5th Avenue 3 bedrooms

2.5 baths


SOLD $96,300

#37 Kicking Horse Village MHP 4 bedrooms





1141 - 10th Avenue Land, Building & Business

1117 - 12th Street 2 bedrooms

? baths


$292,000 1213 Golden Donald Upper Road


SOLD $369,900

2bdrms 2 baths 1,296sqft 2.87 acres


Lot 4, Forde Station Road

$527,260 9bdrms

2029 Birchlands Road

560 Grey Crescent

1416 Deere Ridge Road

SOLD 2726 Golden Donald Upper Road



Cromac Ridge

4bdrms 1 bath 2,500sqft 3.68 acres

SOLD $294,900


960 Oster Road

2166 Blaeberry Road

2009 Chalmers Road

Lot 13, Wellstead Road

4bdrms 2 baths 2,400sqft 5.5 acres

38.6 acres

3bdrms 1.5 baths 2,160sqft 2.25 acres

40 acres

$169,900 1061 King Crescent 2 bedrooms

1 bath



Wednesday, July 11, 2012 The Golden Star

Golden’s 5th Annual Community Weed Pull

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(Top picture) A group of happy skydivers prepare to take their jumps while Trevor Doram and Laura Cepeda celebrate a happy landing with a kiss (above left). Darryl Crane/Star Photo Gerson Charmell enjoys the view from his first jump. Photo Submitted

Going to a new extreme over Golden Darryl Crane If taking an adventure is something you are considering doing this summer then Extreme Yeti is the place for you. The company, which opened its doors in Golden last year, is back for another summer of skydiving excitement. One of the co-owners of Extreme Yeti is Myles Delorme who believes jumping in Golden offers a unique experience that brings people from all over the world to the area. Delorme has been hooked on skydiving ever since the first time he took a jump. After a successful 2011 summer the business has expanded their hours of operations to seven days a week. “Things went really well (last year). The potential is here. It is a unique market in that we are the only drop zone in North America where you can skydive between two sets of mountains. To get the same experience you would have to travel all the way to New Zealand,” Delorme said. He added many people come from Calgary but people from all across Canada and Europe are contacting the company about doing jumps. “It is the scenery. There is no where else to jump in a place like this. You are 5,000 feet above the mountains when you jump and you free fall into the valley,” Delorme said. On the day of the interview a large group of friends from Calgary were at the company to spend part of the day jumping. Gerson Charmell, who was preparing to skydive for the first time, explained he loved the idea of doing a jump in Golden because of how nice it is in the area. “Skydiving for me was mostly a bucket list thing. It is something you do at least once in your life,” Charmell said. “Emotionally I am also an adrenaline junkie so it seemed like the perfect thing to do for me.”

Another friend in the group, Andrea Moir, said she was excited and nervous waiting for her jump. “Someone just got a crazy idea in their head to go skydiving and we thought in the mountains in Golden is the most beautiful place we could possibly do it,” Moir said. Trevor Doram and Laura Cepeda, who are dating, got the chance to go up in the plane together and share the experience. After successfully landing from his jump Doram said he felt awesome. “It was unreal. It is not a feeling you think you will ever feel in your life,” he said. Doram said it was a little tough watching Cepeda jump out before him but he was thrilled to have the chance to do something she really wanted to do. “She went first and then I followed her so I got to see her jump out of a plane. It was amazing but I was a little nervous watching her leave,” Doram said. “It was a good feeling to look down and see her parachute open,” he added with a laugh. As for Cepeda she was ready for her second jump right upon landing from her first. “It was amazing. I want to go and do it again,” Cepeda said. “When you are there it is so calm. You see the mountains and the scenery is so beautiful.” Having the chance to share the experience with Doram only made the day even more special for her. Cepeda said she thought it was an experience everyone should take part in and as much as people may think it is scary it really is not. This is the experience everyone seems to have at Extreme Yeti according to Delorme. He said he has never heard anyone say anything bad about the experience they have had with the company or the actual jump. “We always try to please everyone as much as we can. It reflects on our company with how well we deal with the public,” Delorme said. If you are interested in learning more about the company check out

The Golden Star Wednesday, July 11, 2012 A15

A look back on the history of policing in and around Golden

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

On August 15, 1950, the R.C.M.P. absorbed the BC Provincial Police and assumed the responsibility of the full policing of the province. One detachment, consisting of one constable (Cst. D.B. “Doc” Poole) & one corporal (Cpl. Alexander Craig) was opened at Golden. On that same date, the RC.M.P. took over as detachment quarters, an office, cell room, and married living quarters in a building owned by the BC Provincial Government. This building, located at 612 10th Avenue East was rented. It was vacated on January 31 , 1965. The location is beside the present day (“1998) Reddi Mart Convenience Store. The detachment neigh-

bored the Court House of the time, which has since become a vacant building itself. A new Crown-owned R.C.M.P. Type 17 Detachment Building was built by Burnham Construction Ltd. of Golden on the corner of Calgary and River Streets in 1964. These new quarters were occupied on February 1, 1965. The R.C.M.P. continued excavations at the Golden Pioneer Cemetery at some point during the early 1980s. The occupants of the cemetery were removed and relocated to the present Golden cemetery. Presumably, the cemetery was excavated due to its position adjacent to the Trans Canada Highway that was being upgraded near the cemetery at the time. In 1975, the R.C.M.P. Type 17 Detachment Building was sold to a local resident (It is presently situated at 503 - 11 th Street) and the Detachment took temporary quarters in the downtown section across the bridge at 414 E 6th Avenue. During the next year the new

office transferred to this new building in the spring of 1977. Official opening for the new Detachment Office took place in July 1977 . Once Again the Detachment was situated at 902 9th Street, formerly corner of Calgary and River Streets. The Golden Highway Patrol Unit regionalized in May 1995 to increase its membership from five to seven members. As well, authorization was given the same year to allow Golden H.P. members to patrol 45 kilometers into the Alberta Border. In 1996, the Highway Patrol experienced yet another gain in resources by the authorization of a Sergeant in charge bringing the total number of members to eight. Today, Golden Highway members patrol Highway #1 from Castle Junction to Roger’s Pass, Hwy 93 to Invermere and Hwy 95 to Golden. In June 1998, the Field RC.M.P. Detachment was closed permanently. Supplies and personnel were transferred to the Golden Detachment. The Golden RC.M.P. now provides

The attached photo is a picture of the Golden Detachment in 1953, with Frank Regan heading into the Police Station. Photo courtesy of The Golden Museum police service for the Field area. Previously, Field was a two-person detachment until 1996. In 1996, Field Detachment was reduced to one member detachment, while coverage was provided by the Golden RC.M.P. when Field’s constable was off duty. Today, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are acting to meet the challenges and ever present changes to better prepare

the police for the evolving needs of our community. Community Based policing has become a way of doing business for the local detachment. The means used to accomplish this goal is through the R.C.M.P. Community Consulting Group. This group consists of members of the public who are interested in obtaining the best possible policing service that addresses the con-

cerns and issues of relevance to the people of Golden and area. The recent introduction of restorative justice programs such as the Golden Youth and Adult Assistance Programs have provided the community with alternatives to the court process that are proving themselves to be very effective deterrents to crime. Other community initiatives include the

Auxiliary Constable Program which has been around for years and has provided volunteers in the community an opportunity to assist regular members with policing and law enforcement. The Golden R.C.M.P. plan to continue the tradition of providing the best possible police service to the people of Golden and area into the next Millennium as we meet new challenges and changes.

The Rotary Club of Golden Proudly Presents…

The Annual Aman Virk Memorial Golf Tournament

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012 Where: Golden Golf Club Time: Tee Off starts 8:00 A.M.

Price: $95 includes: 18 holes of “Best Ball” Golf cart Food or Beverage Voucher Silent Auction & Prizes!

Book a tee time, individually or as a team today! Please call Bob Finnie at 250-344-2171 or email

Proceeds to benefit the Aman Virk Memorial Scholarship Fund; the Medical Assistance Fund; and the Rotary Community Projects

The Golden Golf Club Community Day was a success this year as more than 200 golfers took to the links. Beautiful weather made this year’s event the perfect time to have a great day on one of the most stunning golf courses in British Columbia. The day may have been partially about having a great round of golf but it was also about stepping up to help the Golden Food Bank Volunteers at the event managed to collect $565 along with a couple boxes of food for the Food Bank from Golfers. Pictured right are Community Day Chair, Bonnie Gelette and the Food Bank representative, Steve Conway.



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Golden golfers help community food bank “We are very pleased with the community participation, over 200 golfers enjoyed a fabulous day on the course,” said Patrick Chury, General Manager of the Golden Golf Club. To learn more about what is happening at the Golden Golf Club check out the club’s website at www.golfgolden. com


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Summer fun brings wildlife back to Golden and surrounding area Sadie Parr Golden Bear Aware Community Co-ordinator Early summer is the best opportunity to avoid bears being attracted by garbage and other food sources into residential streets, where they may become conditioned to human food sources and turn into problem bears later in the year as they get hungry before hibernation. One tool to ensure that bears are not accessing unnatural food sources is the proper construction and maintenance of an electric predator fence. On Friday June 22 the Golden Bear Aware Program hosted Gillian Sanders to provide a workshop on how to do this. Gillian has been homesteading in Bear Country for sixteen years without bear conflicts, and has helped to install more than forty electric fences to effectively protect chickens, fruit trees, honeybees, goats, pigs, sheep, and calves from both black and griz-

zly bears. The Columbia Basin Trust helped make this event possible through Sanders as she kicked off her Kootenay Electric Fence Workshop Tour in Golden. The Town of Golden makes the Bear Aware Program possible in and around this community with financial and in-kind support. Electric fences can be designed for permanent or temporary set -ups that can be adapted to your particular needs. One topic discussed at the workshop was in regard to safety concerns for people and pets. A properly installed electric predator fence has sufficient voltage to deter a bear but has alternating current, limiting any danger to humans or animals. Of course, cleaning up attractants such as chicken feed and windfall fruit are essential to not drawing a bear to your yard that is in search of an easy meal. Therefore property clean up and management of attractants is still important. For folks who missed

the workshop but interested in learning more about this option, please contact Sadie Parr, Golden’s Bear Aware Community Coordinator at Golden@, or 250290-1222. You can also visit the Bear Aware website at www.bearaware. to learn more about electric fencing under “Conflict Prevention�. On Saturday June 23rd Golden Bear Aware’s community co-ordinator was at the CSRD Master Composting workshop. Improperly managed and smelly compost can attract bears into residential areas. With composting in bear country comes the responsibility to maintain your compost as odourless as possible to avoid attracting bears. The key to a healthy compost is adding equal amounts of brown and green materials. Layer your greens, such as kitchen scraps and fresh grass clippings, with no more than 10 cm of browns, such as dried leaves, grass-

es, and shredded newspaper and cardboard. Do not add fish, meat, fat, oils, un-rinsed eggshells or any cooked food. Also avoid adding cereals and grains. Remember to add oxygen by turning the compost regularly. To avoid overloading the compost in fruit season, freeze excess material and add it to the compost gradually. If you are using an electric fence, why not include your compost within the area? Keep garbage indoors until the morning of collection and call 1-877-9527277 to report a bear sighting in a residential area, property damage or wildlife conflict. All reports are confidential - a Bear Aware representative will speak to your neighbour to inform them about the risks of attractants at this time of year, and what they can do to avoid wildlife problems in the future. Bear Aware gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Columbia Basin Trust, a region-

LIFE Program coming to the valley Sheila Tutty Canadian Cancer Society At the 10th annual Relay for Life on June 16, it was announced that the Inspire LIFE Program will be offered at Copper Point Resort on October 4 and 5. Anyone who has been there, knows the uncertainty and anxiety that comes with a cancer diagnosis. What happens now?‌ what should I do?‌ who can I talk to?‌ what are my options? InspireHealth, an integrative cancer care centre, based out of Vancouver, has helped over 6,000 British Columbians since it began in 1997. They are a world leader in integrative cancer care programs that optimize recovery and survival by combining healthful nutrition, exercise, methods for stress reduction, and emotional and immune support. And now the people of the Columbia Valley may be able to benefit from it, without having to travel to Vancouver. The Inspire LIFE Program has doctors travel to communities to deliver InspireHealth’s two-day program specifically designed for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, along with their caregivers. If you feel uncertain or overwhelmed by your diagnosis, want guidance as to your options, want to take charge of your life and your health, want cutting-edge research on the latest development in integrative cancer care, and want to stay on the path of healing and recovery, then this program is made just for you. Topics include nutrition, appropriate exercise, the importance of emotional and spiritual support, stress reduction techniques, shared learning groups and integrating complementary therapies. The two-day workshop is much more than an information session, it includes experimental and social learning exercises, provide hands-on tools, and helps to develop a local community of support. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are undergoing treatment, have just finished treatment, want to prevent recurrence, or are just a family member, friend or caregiver and want to participate, it is open to all. I know of a number of people in the Columbia Valley that have travelled to Vancouver to take part in this twoday program, myself and my daughter included. To say it was life changing, is an understatement. Sue Engelbracht of Invermere attended the two-day workshop last year and says, “Taking the Inspire LIFE Program was the icing on the cake for me. I had incor-

porated several lifestyle and dietary changes that I felt supported my cancer treatment program, but it was Inspire LIFE that brought my beliefs and practises into a clear focus. Today I maintain an optimism that I am on the best path to healing and recovery, thanks to the Inspire LIFE philosophy of integrated cancer care. “It was two days of learning that has impacted my life forever.� Donna Slobodzian of Fairmont was so inspired by InspireHealth, that she not only continues to go there as a patient, but also volunteers at the centre. She says, “The B.C. Cancer Agency councillor suggested I contact InspireHealth upon my cancer diagnosis in 2009. It was very important to me that I received traditional medical care along with holistic and integrative care for my well-being. The doctors and support staff at InspireHealth gave me much needed hope and support. They taught me to become proactive and provided me with the necessary tools to implement each waking day. I wish I had this knowledge when I was much younger as the techniques have made a very positive change in my life along with my families lives.� For Connie Watson, InspireHealth was a lifeline. “Soon after getting the devastating news that I had breast cancer, my husband and I attended the Fireside Chat at InspireHealth where we learned about this wonderful program. “Because we have family in Vancouver I decided then that I would try to have my treatment in Vancouver and attend the LIFE Program during that time. The program inspired me to have the confidence to take an active role in my health care, which can be challenging where we live. “I had tests done in Invermere, Cranbook and Calgary, surgery in Cranbrook and radiation treatment in Vancouver. I am so thankful for the knowledge and support I had from the InspireHealth staff where I became more conscious of good nutrition, the avoidance of chemicals and taking time for me. “I believe the LIFE Program allowed me to travel this cancer road with faith that I would become healthier and committed to helping others learn about this wonderful program.� If you would like more information about InspireHealth, any of these ladies would be happy to speak with you. You can reach Sue Engelbracht at 250-3426846; Donna Slobodzian via email at twinoakd@shaw. ca; Connie Watson at 250-342-6688; or visit their website at

al corporation created to deliver social, economic, and environmental benefits for residents of the Columbia Basin. Bear Aware would also like to thank its sponsors: the B.C. Conservation Foundation, the B.C. Ministry of Environment, and the Town of Golden. To report a bear sighting or wildlife incident, call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277

Pictured is Gillian Sanders.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 The Golden Star

Golden Business Directory Steve Swaffield Sassy’s is proud to be serving the town of Golden again! Inviting all clients, old and new to come check out the new location.

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Backhoe, Bobcat and Mini Excavator Engineered Septic Systems Construction Oil Tank Removal

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The Grad Class of 1972 is holding a 40th year Reunion! All grads, classmates, teachers, and anyone who attended Golden Secondary during that time are invited. We will be holding a dinner at Kicking Horse Grill on August 11, 2012. Please contact Anna Jean Abel 250-426-3552 or by email for more information.

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS Information (PAL) Possession & Acquisition Firearms license courses running July to June. Call for bookings 344-5737.

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Lost: Could the person(s) who borrowed or stole the dark green wrought iron old fashioned plastic furniture (round table & 2 chairs) from my veranda on 9th St. PLEASE return them.


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Come work with the industry leader in roofing and exteriors. We are a Calgary based Company looking to hire skilled, professional roofers with foreman experience who are seeking year round employment. Must have 5 years of experience in steep sloped roofing, valid driver’s licence, vehicle and tools. $27 $32 per hour depending on experience with potential benefits. Subcontract crews also welcome to apply. Must have all of the above and current WCB coverage. Please call 403-366-3770 Ext. 258 or email Epic Roofing & Exteriors has been in business since 2001.

Farm Workers AUSTRALIA, NEW Zealand dairy, beef, sheep, crop enterprises have opportunities for trainees to live and work Down Under. Apply now! 1-888-5984415

Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. Days Inn requires Full Time Housekeepers/ Room Attendants. Apply in person or email Fax 250-344-6673 or Fax 250-344-6673. 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 Certified Dental Assistant required 1-2 days per week. Please call 250-344-5864.

Career Opportunities

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: EAGLEHOMES.CA Rewarding Sales Career Salary, Group Benefits Excellent team support Hiring Local Drivers to transport railway crews. Vehicle & training is provided. Class 4 driver’s license is required, assistance will be provided for those who require upgrade. Flexible schedule for a 24/7 operation. F/T & P/T opportunities. Contact Wolf Bigge:

In Memoriam

Fax: (403)504-8664

In Memoriam

In loving memory of

Carl Ewald Huebert Sept 21, 1966 - July 18, 1985

Erich Arthur Huebert Sept 9, 1968 - July 6, 1998

Kicking Horse Ford has an opening for an apprentice technician. A great opportunity to learn a well respected in demand trade. Full training will be provided. Train with licensed Ford technicians in a busy shop with the latest diagnostic equipment, unlimited room for advancement. Drop off resume in person to Vonda or e-mail resume to: Shop maintenance/general clean up person required for approximately 5 to 8 hours a week from 4:00 to 6:00 weekdays. Drop off resume in person to Vonda or e-mail to

Everyday in some small way Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near Still missed, loved and always dear. With love, Dad, Mom, Kurt, Katrina, Kara, Ryder and Max, Nathalie & Bastien

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

In Loving Memory of Kathleen Postnikoff Oct 30, 1937 - July 5, 2009

Childcare Windermere Valley Child Care Society Career Opportunity E.C.E. Educator Invermere, B.C.

-Full Time, permanent position -Start Date: as soon as possible -Pension plan and benefits -Starting wage is $18.00/hour -3-5 year-old program -Come join our positive team oriented group Call Arlee or Silvia at 250-342-3168 or fax resume to 250-342-3359 or email to

In our home she is fondly remembered Sweet memories cling to her name; Those who loved her in life sincerely, Still love her in death just the same

Always Alw Al A lways lw ys remembered, r Palumbo & Family Sam S am mP

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


Employment Help Wanted

Experienced COOK required Full or Part Time. Days/Afternoon shift. Wage dependent on experience. Apply in person. FRONT DESK CLERK HOUSEKEEPING HOTEL SUPERVISOR HANDYMAN Khams Holdings Ltd. dba Mary’s Motel (Golden, BC) is hiring for Front Desk Hotel Clerk ($13.00/hr), Housekeeping Room Attendant ($12.00/hr), Handyman/ Woman ($19.65/hr); all 40 hrs/wk + other beneďŹ ts. Apply by Fax: (250) 344- 7173. 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 Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic 2)Driller/Blaster 3)Loader Operator, for Town Jobs. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250287-9259 Whiskey Jack Logging of Golden has an immediate postion for an experienced 120 Madill Yarder Operator. Grapple experience a must. Email resume to Fax resume to 250-344-7282. Mail to Box 10, Golden BC, V0A 1H0.

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Help Wanted

Professional/ Management

Tow Truck Operator required in Golden at Classic Towing. Full/Part time. Must have Class 1 or Class 3 with air, experience a bonus. We are willing to train the right person. Apply today and join our growing company. Salary with room for advancement. Medical, Dental and fuel allowance for full time employees. Fax resume to 250-344-5541 or drop off in person 1025 11 Ave. N.

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

GROCERY MANAGER. Jasper Super A. The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) provides goods and services to a large, independent grocery and food service industry and manages a number of Super A Food Stores. Located in scenic Jasper, Alberta, you will be responsible for all aspects of managing a grocery department including marketing, merchandising, controlling and human resources management. Applicants need ďŹ ve years grocery department management experience. The successful candidate must be customer service focused, show self initiative and leadership to achieve the required results. TGP offers a competitive compensation and beneďŹ t package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. To apply, send a resume, stating salary expectations to: Director, Human Resources, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Trades, Technical

Building Supplies Huge quantities of all types of lumber. Call 250-344-5119.

Commercial/ Industrial Property

Apartment Furnished

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.

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. MOUNTAINEER Lodge, 3rd Floor mountain view, 2 bedroom (with lock-off). $750/month, all utilities, TV, internet, etc. included. Available immediately through Nov 30/12. Contact Hans: or 403-616-4691.

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

Pets & Livestock


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Financial Services

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Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.


Health Products

Full and Part Time Positions Available


Misc Services: Construction including drywall & taping, landscaping, junk removal. References available. Call 250-439-8334.


Competitive wages, Gratuities, Meal Program

Real Estate


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Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers, Bartenders

Merchandise for Sale

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Income Opportunity

Help Wanted


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

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


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Little Mittens Animal Rescue Association. Email info@littlemittensanimal or call Alannah 250-290-0279 or Dianne 250-344-7691. Spotted Dog Rescue. Call 250-344-5524.



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Adopt a Shelter Cat! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.


Furniture ALL NEW Queen MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell. $150 - CALL: 604484-0379

Garage Sales 1202 9 St. S. Saturday July 14th. 10am. Tools, camping, sports, bedding, lots of good stuff. 1214 9 St S. Saturday July 14th starting @ 10 am. Tons of great stuff! 1607 Gareb Rd. Saturday July 14th. 9am. 502 8 St. Saturday July 14th. 9am-2pm. Miscellaneous items. 817 14th St S. Saturday July 14th. 9-4.

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

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


Mobile Homes & Parks REDUCED: 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 ďŹ repit and sunny front deck. Oil/wood heat. Updated appliances. Great starter home! $19,999, offers considered. First 2 months pad rent Free. 250-439-9072 for more info or to view.

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.

Rentals Misc. for Sale



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

$30/yd delivered in Golden area. Pick up at the yard - $25/yd, we load you. Also mature ďŹ ne mulch & forest wood chippings. Call John 439-9798 days, 344-2160 evenings. Samples available. FOR RESTLESS or Cramping Legs. A fast acting remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. Good Organic Black Topsoil. Great for gardens and lawns. $20/yd loaded. Bernie 250-344-4646. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Misc: 40â€?x80â€? Ikea single bed with mattress. Good shape, $80. One 10’ plastic wave slide, $50 obo. Plastic swing seat, $10. Call 250-344-7989. 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.

Misc. Wanted I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale 2 Bedroom Furnished Condo Enjoy the stunning views of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort from the 24 ft. balcony. Perfect for all season outdoor enthusiasts; GolďŹ ng, 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. $205,000 Firm. Call 250-344-7430 or 250-272-0434.

Apt/Condo for Rent 2 Bdr Condo in Riverpointe. Laundry room on site. No pets. Ground level. $900/mth + util. Call 250-344-1771. 2 Bdr ground oor, private entrance apartment. $850/mth incl util. Call 250-344-2561 or 344-9882. 3 Bdr. Apt close to Lady Grey school. Newly renovated. Avail May 15th. $900/mth. 250-344-8205 or 344-6533. Bright spacious 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom apartment. Centrally located, newly renovated, F/S + Laundry hookups. N/S, no parties, selective pets considered. $750/mth + Utilities and DD. References required. Avail June 1st. For inquiries 250-344-5277.

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

All inclusive 2 Bdr Suite -Fully furnished -Utilities Included -Satellite TV -High Speed Internet -Laundromat on site DD & References required - No Pets Phone 250-344-7299 Please leave message if no answer Rental Units avail. Close to downtown. Call (250)344-8919 Sherri, Highland Property Management Ltd. Real Estate. ROSEWOOD Apts. 1309 12 St. S. 2 Bdr apt avail in nice location. Close to all amenities and College. Hardwood laminate throughout with storage & hot water. Laundry facilities & security entrance. Sorry no pets, N/S, no parties. 250-290-0056. Twin Rivers - 2 bdrm apts. No parties, N/S, no pets. Laundry facilities, Security doors. Best Deal in Town! 250-344-8113. Upper & Lower Single bedroom apts with easy walking distance to town. Newly renovated, new ooring, fresh paint, new appliances. No pets, N/S. $550/mth + utilities & DD. Call Dwayne 250-344-5582 after 6 pm.

Commercial/ Industrial 1400 sq. ft. Store Front retail space available for lease or rent. Beside Body Quest Gym and Turning Point. Call 250-344-7876. 3 Bay Shed on Legendz property on Trans Canada Hwy. Available any time. Ideal for fruit stand. Call Legendz Diner after 3pm. 250-344-5059. Golden COMMERCIAL BUILDING 3100 sq. ft. of Retail Space Located DOWNTOWN Excellent High TrafďŹ c Area Plenty of Parking 250-344-6710

Cottages / Cabins 1 Bdr Chalet. Kitchen, ďŹ replace, sat tv, high speed internet. Util incl. N/S. $500/mth. 344-7874 evenings. New 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom fully furnished cabin in the Blaeberry. Heat, hydro, sat incl. $900/mo + DD. 344-1075. New 1 bdr cabin in the Blaeberry. Avail immediately. Pets considered. $800/mth incl utilities. 250-344-3055.

Misc for Rent 3 Bdr house on 14th St. 2 Bdr Apt on 10th Ave. Call Harry 250-344-5634 or Darsem 250-344-2616. 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.

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

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm house in town. Very nice. Quiet neighbourhood. Close to all amenities. 250-344-5450. 2 Bdr suite. 1 1/2 baths, W/D, Satellite dish. N/S, no pets. Refs. $650 + util. Also 3 Bdr mobile home. Avail now. 250-344-7163 or 344-8179. 3 & 5 Bdr houses. In town. Laundry. Avail immediately. Call 250-344-1340. 3 Bdr house. 1116 12 St. Newly renovated. W/D, F/S. No pets. 250-344-5626. 4 Bdr home in Golden in quiet neighbourhood within town boundaries. Large deck, ďŹ re pit & hot tub and other great features. 3 references required. Please call for more details 250-344-0492. 4 Bdr house on approx 2 acres. 1256 Horse Creek Rd (12 mins from town on the Horse Creek Loop). This pet friendly property is available beginning in July for $1295/mth. Rent to own will be considered. Contact Caleb or Niki in person at Bacchus Books and Cafe or call 250-344-5600 or 344-7443. 4 Bdr house, top oor. 2400 sq. ft. 3 baths. 1106 12 St. All appliances. Sun deck. No pets. Refs required. Avail Aug 1. 250-344-5691 or 344-9854. 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.

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Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

Antiques / Classics

Auto Financing


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.

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.

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


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2001 Jayco 24ft 5th wheel trailer. Near mint condition. Call 250-344-7457.

complete rental listings Creekside Cabins and Apts One 2 Bdr cabin and three 2 Bdr apts. Call Dan 250-344-1435.

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

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.

2 BR Suite Newly renovated. $600/mth.

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

Cars - Domestic 2000 Hyundai Sonata. V6. Runs well. Extra set of tires. $1100 obo. 250-348-2275.



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


2001 Suzuki Bandit motorbike. Excel cond. 37,000 kms, lots of extras. $3700. 1996 Yamaha 200 Enduro. 7,000 kms, street legal. Excel cond. $2100. 250-344-8371.



Community Coordination for Safety in Relationships Project: Golden, BC Golden Women’s Resource Centre Request for Proposals: Consultant to conduct a Gender-based Analysis in Golden, Area A


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

Consultation work to do a systematic analysis of gender relations and issues in the community which will specifically inform the development and implementation of a Community Coordination for Safety in Relationships Project in Golden, BC. Project Goal: To enhance opportunities for our community to take action to reduce rates of violence against women and girls in Golden and the surrounding area where the incidence of gender-based violence, including sexual assault, is significant. Project Objective: To support women and community partners to work together to develop and implement a community plan that addresses the issue of violence against women and girls, including sexual assault in Golden and the surrounding area. Candidates must:

Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell) Each office is independently owned & operated. Perfect for seasonal workers or vacationers. Just move in the groceries. This fully furnished home has 3 bdrs. 2 full baths, lrg laundry room and lrg covered deck with great mountain views. A must see! N/S, no pets. $1500/mth all inclusive. Short term welcome. Great backcountry access. Just 10 mins. south of Golden. Avail now. 344-5376.

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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.

3 BR Country Home 10 mins South. Open concept, vaulted ceilings, wood stove, pet friendly. $1200/mth.

3 BR 2 Bath Executive Home Fully furnished. Fireplace, loft/games room, in-floor heating, dbl garage.

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24 ft. Rustler travel trailer. Sleeps 6, bunk model. A/C, full bath, microwave. Very good condition. $7200 obo. 250-344-2270 Golden.

KHMR Luxury Condo 2 BR, 2 Bath. Fully furnished, hot tub, exercise room, 2 deck entrances. $1200/mth all inclusive.

Legal Notices

Reduced $1700 Firm PGO 2007 Scooter 150cc, 498 km. Kept in garage. Like new. Great commuter bike. Top speed 140 km. 250-344-6002.


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

Legal Notices

x x x x x x x

Be familiar and experienced with the process of conducting a Gender-based Analysis in rural communities. Understand what it means to look at issues through a gender-based lens. Be familiar with the issues surrounding gender-based violence. Be familiar with Community Coordination for Safety in Relationships initiatives. Understand the cycle of power and control in Gender-based Violence. An in-depth understanding of women’s issues; the dynamics of family violence; the court system’ community, legal and support services. Be flexible with time.

2005 Blazer. Well maintained. Great condition. Tow package. New studded winter tires. $4500. Call 250-344-7298.

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Notice of Visual Landscape Inventory Project

Golden portion of Columbia Forest District The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operation have contracted RRL Recreation Resources Ltd. to undertake a detailed Visual Landscape Inventory along Highway 95 Golden south to McMurdo and along Highway 1, Golden north to the east gate Glacier National Park. The purpose of this landscape inventory is to provide the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations with current information regarding the scenic resources associated with these areas. The shaded areas on the map below represent the approximate extent of the inventory that will be refined through fieldwork. As a member of the general public, individual stakeholder or representative of an organization that may have specific concerns regarding the project areas, we encourage you to write us or email us with your comments, input or suggestions. The type of information we are looking for includes location of viewpoints and viewscapes valued by the public, an indication of amount and types of viewers, and user expectations and concerns. This information is needed to assess the sensitivity and importance of these visible areas. Any input received will be documented in the final report. Contributions will be accepted up to August 10, 2012. To contribute information to this landscape inventory please contact Jeremy Webb at RRL Recreation Resources Ltd. at 250-743-4046, or email at:

Successful Candidate will provide guidance to Project Coordinators and Partners of the CCSR Project to: x Conduct a gender-based analysis with respect to rates of gender-based violence and the specific needs of women and girls. x Write a report and provide recommendations based on GBA outcome to team members to identify gaps, choose priorities, opportunities, valuable resources and supports and potential strategies. Please provide maximum 7 page proposal including writing samples and a resume with anticipated costs including wage to Sarah Wegelin, Special Projects/CCSR Coordinator: Deadline: July 20th, 2012 at Noon For more information please contact us by phone: 250-344-5317 or email:

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.




Wednesday, July 11, 2012 The Golden Star

Ladies Open Results Results from the 2012 Golden Ladies Open on July 7 and 8. There were 66 golfers competing from British Columbia and Alberta. OVERALL WINNERS Overall Low Gross Overall Low Net

Heather Swallow Monika Savage

73 58

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT 1st Low Gross 1st Low Net 2nd Low Gross 2nd Low Net 3rd Low Gross 3rd Low Net

Eleanor Nelson 76 Cindy Ibach 61 *CB Vicky Young 77 *CB Bev Matthews 61 Sue Fulkerth 77 *CB Dawn Wright 62 1st FLIGHT

1st Low Gross 1st Low Net 2nd Low Gross 2nd Low Net 3rd Low Gross 3rd Low Net

Judy Tennant 82 Heather Kuntz 60 Holly Wilcox 84 *CB Cheryl Alfano 61 Cindy Seitz 84 Marsha Bishop 63 2nd FLIGHT

1st Low Gross 1st Low Net 2nd Low Gross 2nd Low Net 3rd Low Gross 3rd Low Net

Krys Sikora 88 *CB Deb Buccini 60 Louis Ellenton 91 Mary Jordan 63 *CB Brenda McClennan 93 *CB Mardell Thompson 64

*CB stands for count back, which is how ties were broken

Hole in One

Golden’s Krys Sikora, Low Gross winner in the 2nd Flight, tees off on Hole #1 after a shotgun start at the Golden Golf Club’s 2012 Golden Ladies Open on Saturday July 7. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Heather Kuntz - Hole #7 - Friday during practice round Eleanor Nelson - Hole #4 - Saturday Kelly Smith - Hole #13 - Saturday

Golfers get ready to go Hog Wild at the Golden Golf Club Jessica Schwitek It’s time to go hog wild at the Golden Golf Club. The club is hosting the Hog Open on July 29 and 30. “What we’ve done this year is we’ve combined our Men’s Open and Pro-Am together,” said Graeme Kreiner golf pro at the Golden Golf Club. “And the reason it’s called the Hog Open is because we’re going to be doing a pig roast after day one.”

The tournament has 25 spots open for pros, and 75 spots for amateurs. But golfers of various skill levels are welcome. “You don’t have to be a really serious golfer for this one, as long as you have a registered handicap you’re good to go,” said Kreiner, who will be playing in the open himself. On Day 1, the groupings will be arranged with one pro, and three amateurs. And on Day 2 they will be following a more traditional men’s open model with the pros competing together, the championship flight will play together, and then first flight, second flight.

“There’s pretty big prize money as well, so that’s a huge draw,” said Kreiner. The minimum prize purse for the pros is $5,000, and $8,400 for the amateurs. There will be eight payouts per flight, with the gross and net winners in each flight taking home $500. Registration for the tournament is now open, so contact the Golden Golf Club at 344-2700 or to book your spot. Proceeds from the tournament will go to underprivileged Golden youth in sports.

Taking a kick at the cup during summer races at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Darryl Crane Things are going to be busy at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort this summer as the Kicking Horse Cup will give competitors many different way to challenge themselves. The Kicking Horse Cup offers three different events over a five day period with the first two events being road races. On July 28 competitors will race in the Kicking Horse Climb which is very similar to the Golden Grind. Starting in the Spirit Square there

will be an escort car that keeps the riding neutral until the participants make their way over the bridge across the Columbia River. Then the racing begins with 500 m of climbing up to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. This will be a chance for riders to test themselves against the mountain and if you have never tried racing before this could be a great race to start with. On July 29, the 61 kilometre Golden Roady Circuit Race will take place on the Golden Donald Upper Road. The format of this race is based on the Australian Pursuit age peletons. This means is that men ages 70 years

or more start racing 6 minutes before the 60 year-old-men. The 50 year old men start 5 minutes after the 60-yearolds and so on. Women race with men 15 years their senior. Both races are on the BC Masters race schedule and promoters are expecting racers from all over British Columbia and Alberta. In both races there are categories for those under 30 years of age and for those who have never raced before and there will be draw prizes from sponsors. From 7 to 11 p.m. on August 4 the Dark Horse xc Enduro will be held.

The Kicking Horse Cup has teamed up with the Western Open Downhill races at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to provide a bike festival atmosphere. EJ Hector plans to make an appearance for racers looking for time bucking bonuses and there will be live music in the village. September 1 and 2 are the first Cyclocross races of the season. Racers will test themselves on the course consisting of mud, cobblestones, stairs and banked corners. The races are run on short lap courses that feature pavement, wooded

trails, mud or sand traps, grass, steep hills and obstacles that require the cyclist to quickly dismount, carry the bike over/through the obstacle and remount. The Kicking Horse Cup has been designed to encourage anyone interested in racing, a fun and supportive environment to take part in events like those happening this summer. Part of the race proceeds from the Kicking Horse Cup will be donated to the Golden Hospice Society and the Kicking Horse Endowment Fund. For more information go to www.

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The Golden Dolphins hosted a swim meet on July 7 and 8. (Pictured above left) Alan Struthers-Ward shakes hands with a Kelowna swimmer after the 50 metre Backstroke. (top right) Eriko Hiraoka competes in the 100 Backstroke and (directly above right) Santana Jones smiles after her 100 freestyle race. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Golden Dolphins host swimmers from across British Columbia Kyle Morrow Submitted The Golden Dolphins Swim Club welcomed a number of teams from across British Columbia this past weekend to their annual swim meet. Approximately 150 athletes, including seventyfive local swimmers, competed in a number of races over the weekend of July 7-8 at the Golden Municipal Swimming Pool. The Dolphins won the overall team aggregate award with 4424 points, besting teams from Revelstoke (2659 points), Salmon Arm (1372 points), Kelowna (415 points) and Lumby (41 points). In addition, 23 Golden Dolphins’ swimmers won individual aggregate medals. Molly Caldwell (6&U), Rex Baxendale (6&U),

Zara Johnson (Div 4), and Lochlan Noble (Div 7) won gold aggregate medals. Talon Malaka (6&U), Thorin Malaka (Div 1), Meghan Oslund (Div 2), Gage Tindall (Div 3), Jazlyn Trask (Div 6), and Ben Arlt (Div 7) won silver aggregate medals. Lucy Wilson (6&U), Amelia Labonville (6&U), Rowan Baxendale (6&U), Matias Hartwig (Div 1), Kayla Lush (Div 2), Aaron Guyot (Div 3), Hannah LaRoy (Div 4), Eli Tindall (Div 4), Piper Noble (Div 5), Josh Hiraoka (Div 5), Eriko Hiraoka (Div 6), Larisa Johnson (Div 6), and Max Coch (Div 7) won bronze aggregate medals. Jasey Jones (Div 2) placed seventh in 50 Free with a time of 58.81, fourth in 50 Fly with a time of 1:14.06, eighth in 50 Back with a time of 1:10.81, and

fifth in 50 Breast with a time of 1:23.34. Kaelan Malaka (Div 2) placed fourth in 100IM with a time of 2:25.67, fifth in 50 Fly with a time of 1:21.29, fifth in 50 Back with a time of 1:00.16, fourth in 50 Breast with a time of 1:07.29, and fifth in 100 Free with a time of 2:04.53. Zoe Lowe (Div 4) placed ninth in 50 Free with a time of 41.69, tenth in 50 Fly with a time of 52.04, ninth in 100 Back with a time of 2:01.60, and ninth in 100 Breast with a time of 1:56.12. Kiki Ovenden (Div 4) competed in 200 IM, 50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Back, and 100 Free posting personal best times in all of her races. Similarly, Madyson Oslund (Div 1) posted personal best times in 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, and 100 Free. For a number of Golden

swimmers this was their first competitive experience. Amelia Labonville, Lucy Wilson, Molly Caldwell, Rex Baxendale, Rowen Baxendale, Darner Tindall, Jolie Burkin, Hailey Mastroianni, Leah Michener, Alexis Tsadilas, Matias Hartwig, Douglas Caldwell, and Robert Caldwell all competed in their first swim meet and posted a number of personal best times. The Golden Dolphins Swim Club provides coaching for over 100 local youth aged four to 17 and caters to athletes from a variety of athletic backgrounds. The team is currently accepting registrations for its “Dare to be a Dolphin� lesson program, which is geared towards youth aged four to seven who are interested in developing their swimming skills in a

Good Luck! Athletes, Coaches, and OfďŹ cials from the Kootenays (Zone 1) will be at the Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games July 19-22 Follow the results at

lesson-style format. If you are interested in joining the Golden Dol-

phins or the “Dare to be a Dolphin� lesson program please stop by the pool

during swim club hours (3:30-6:30PM Monday to Friday).






Wednesday, July 11, 2012 The Golden Star

● Administration - David Allen, Ext 228 ● Operations, Public Works - Chris Cochran, Ext 226 ● Recreation Services - Jordan Petrovics, Ext 225 ● Planning & Building - Gary Smith, Ext 235 ● Strategic Initiatives - David Love, Ext 249

810 9th Ave. S Golden B.C. V0A 1H0 250 344-2271 ● Fax 250 344-6577

Watering Restrictions in Effect Watering of lawns and gardens is only permitted between 4:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Permissible watering days are as follows: Odd civic address - odd calendar days Even civic address - even calendar days We all have a great responsibility to each other to use our water wisely. Our supply and the cost of getting that supply to your home and business should be your concern as well as ours. Please respect our watering times, which are subject to enforcement. In the event of a power outage, shut off all sprinklers. Draining our reservoirs unnecessarily depletes water to all residents, and our ability to provide fire protection!

Deadline for Annual Permissive Tax Exemption Applications Affected property owners (i.e. not-for-profit, religious organizations, etc.) are advised that the 2013 application forms for a Permissive Tax Exemption MUST be received at Town Hall no later than 4:30pm, August 31st, 2012. Property owners who were granted a five (5) year exemption MUST re-apply this year. Applicants having applied for a one (1) exemption last year must also re-apply. Applications are available from the Finance Department.

Results of Recent Alternative Approval Process Sufficient signatures (greater than 10% of eligible electors) were received in relation to the Town of Golden borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority for up to $2.3million in accordance with proposed Town of Golden Bylaw No. 1301, 2012 “Loan Authorization” to defeat the bylaw. Council may now either proceed to a referendum on the issue or reconsider the bylaw. Eligible Electors in Town of Golden

Number of Elector Response Forms Required to Defeat

Total Number of Elector Response Forms Received

Number of Invalid Elector Response Forms

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Zoning Bylaw 1294 Process Update A second Public Hearing was held June 26th to hear the concerns of any residents feeling their property affected by the proposed bylaw. Staff will report back to Council on the issues presented at the Public Hearing and Council will then consider them in future readings. The proposed zoning bylaw is intended to replace its aging and outdated 1993 predecessor. The renewal process began in 2010 with an open house and continued in 2011 with another open house and Public Hearing following public notices in our local paper, radio, and through direct mail-outs to all residents. Public Hearings are required in zoning bylaw processes following each iteration of the bylaw until Council is satisfied that it is ready for adoption.

L Let’s make

water-wise changes At the Town of Golden we’re learning how to save water with new irrigation techniques and technologies for local parks and green spaces. Learn about your residential irrigation system. You could likely do better too.

Brought to you by the Town of Golden

in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust’s Water Smart Initiative For more info:

● Finance - Lisa Vass, Ext 227 ● Corporate Services - Jon Wilsgard, Ext 237 ● Fire Department - Ken McClure, 250.344.6401 ● Mayor’s Office - Christina Benty, Ext 229 Appointment hours - Tuesday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Highlights Town of Golden – Regular Open Council Meeting: June 26, 2012 Adjudication System Council considered the implementation of the Bylaw Dispute Adjudication System and directed the Corporate Officer to request the Province approve moving forward with this initiative. Appointments of Chief and Deputy Chief Election Officers Council appointed Mr. Jon Wilsgard as Chief Election Officer and Ms. Viv Thoss was appointed as Deputy Chief Election Officer for the 2012 byelection. Debris Management on the Kinbasket Reservoir Council directed staff to send correspondence to the Comptroller of Water Rights iterating the importance of debris management on the Kinbasket Reservoir. Development Cost Charge Bylaw Submission to the Province Council authorized staff to submit to the Province, DCC Bylaw 1304, 2012, the DCC Review Final Report, and the DCC Financial Plan. Golden Youth Centre Council referred the correspondence from the Golden Youth Centre to staff to investigate and report back to Council. Rescission of 2009 Resolution Re: Open Loop Thermal Systems to the AKBLG Council rescinded the resolution entitled Legislative Prohibition of Open Loop Thermal Heat Pumps in Public Groundwater Purveyor Jurisdictions submitted June 18th, 2009 to the executive of the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments. Seniors Centre DVP Council approved the Development Variance Permit for the Seniors Centre property. Town of Golden Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 1304, 2012 The above bylaw, which is a bylaw to impose development cost charges, was given first, second, and third readings. Zoning Bylaw 1294, 2011 Council postponed third reading to the Zoning Bylaw 1294, 2011 to another time, and directed staff to review the input received during the Public Hearing for proposed Zoning Bylaw 1294, 2011 and report back to Council. SPECIAL OPEN COUNCIL MEETING

July 3, 2012 Alternative Approval Process for proposed Bylaw 1301, 2012 “Loan Authorization” Given the outcome of recent AAP process, Council directed staff to provide options and alternatives for moving forward with the Bridge 2 Bridge Project and report back to Council as soon as possible.

Golden Star, July 11, 2012  

July 11, 2012 edition of the Golden Star

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