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Pictured above are some of the big award winners from the 2012 Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence awards. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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It was a night of glitz and glamour, mixed in with a few cowboy hats, at the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards Gala. Countless community leaders, business owners, and volunteers came out celebrate excellence in Golden. Kickin Thyme Catering filled everyone’s bellies with a five course meal, and local musicians kept the crowd entertained. The winner of the evening include: Golden Area Initiatives Peter Bowle Evans Award - Bill Usher, the Town of Golden Volunteer Award - Robert

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The Golden Women’s Resource Centre has decided to take steps to end violence in relationships, and is creating the Community Coordination for Safety in Relationships Project (CCSR). “The project is in response to the issue of violence in relationships... It affects women of all ages, including youth,� said Sarah Wegelin, project co-ordinator. The project, funded by Status of Women Canada (SWC), will address the reality of violence in Golden. “Community members are often shocked to find out that domestic violence is an issue in our community,� said Wegelin. Between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012, the Women’s Centre’s Safe Home Program services were accessed 822 times, the Safe Home shelter was used 146 nights, and the Outreach services were accessed 328 times. The objective of the CCSR project is to work together with women and community partners to develop and implement a community plan that will reduce the rates of violence against women and girls in the community. The first major step in this project is to conduct a gender-based analysis, which will examine the rates of gender-based violence, and the specific needs of women and girls. “The gender-based analysis is a really unique opportunity for us to learn about people’s perceptions and experiences,� said Linley McLean, executive director

of the Golden Women’s Resource Centre. “We don’t want to make any assumptions when developing our community plan. We want to understand what people think is happening and what people’s real experiences are.� An online survey has already been set up, and the centre is asking as many people as possible (men, women and children) to fill it out. The answers to the survey itself will be anonymous, but if you leave you name and number (separate from the survey), you are eligible to win a $100 gift certificate to Sobey’s. Please fill out the survey at Once the analysis is complete, the project co-ordinators will collectively identify gaps, priorities, and opportunities, and collaborate to ensure tangible results for women and girls and a co-ordinated community response to gender-based violence in the context of local need. The Golden Women’s Resource Centre is looking for community members to join the CCSR team. They are looking for partners who work directly with victims and offenders, and can meet once a month (every third Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.) to help steer the project. The project’s current community partners include the Golden Family Centre, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Ministry of Social Development, the RCMO, Victim Services, Golden Safe Homes Program, Golden Mental Health, Golden Pentecostal-Tabernacle, and Cranbrook Community Corrections.

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New protection trailer set to benefit local fire departments Jessica Schwitek A shiny new red trailer rolled into Golden on Oct. 16 and went straight to the Golden Fire Department. The Type 2 Structure Protection Unit Trailer, funded by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District along with a substantial grant from the Columbia Basin Trust, is designed to provide some extra protection to structures on the edge of a wild fire. The $78,000 piece of equipment provides firefighters the tools to protect these priority zones with sprinklers, bladders and a hydrant kit. “It’s a wonderful tool, and can be quite effective if we get lots of warning,� said Golden Fire Chief Ken McClure. The unit will be shared between multiple fire departments including Golden, Nicholson and Revelstoke. Regional Fire Services Co-ordinator for the CSRD, Kenn Mount, brought the trailer to Golden last week because he wanted to get it over the Roger’s Pass before winter, and allow the fire departments to start training with it. “We’ve been trying for a few years to get a unit like this, so we’ll be ready for the fire season next year,� said Mount. The unit can help protect 25 to 30 homes, depending on the span. “It’s important to remember that it is just a tool, it won’t prevent a fire. But it is a valuable piece of equipment to have,� Regional Fire Services Co-ordinator Kenn Mount, and Golden Fire Chief Ken McClure stand in front the the new Structural Protection Unit, which will service multiple fire departments. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo said McClure.

Getting prepared for the provincial election in Golden Darryl Crane With a little over a six months before a provincial election will be held in British Columbia, residents in the Columbia RiverRevelstoke riding already know two candidates whose names will be on the ballot. Current MLA Norm Macdonald will be running again for the NDP and Doug Clovechok will be on the ballot for the BC Liberals. Recently both candidates took time to share their opinions on a number of important topics heading into the election period. “One of the most important issues for people in Golden and Field is the ability for communities to make decisions for themselves. I believe that the best decisions are made by those who are closest to them,� Macdonald said. “People in this community are clear that they want to live in a place that properly looks after its seniors and its children, and it is the responsibility of government to make it happen.� Clovechok shared his view on what people in Golden have been saying to him. “The biggest concern centres around economic development. People are looking for government representation that will work with them to attract investors into the area and region. The Golden area and the rest of the Columbia River-Revelstoke riding has so much untapped potential that needs to be responsibly promoted and developed,� he said. Both candidates spoke about the importance of improve-

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ments to the Trans Canada Highway and how this undertaking directly relates to Golden. “Improvements to the Trans Canada Highway are also very important to Field and Golden. Few communities feel the impact of a substandard highway more than we do,� Macdonald said. “That is why I have fought, both as Mayor and as MLA, for a full funding commitment to complete the twinning of the TCH.� Macdonald went on and said, “The truth is that the money to finish the Trans Canada Highway project is not in the provincial budget. And putting up more signs or making more announcements won’t make it happen.� On this issue Clovechok said, “The Trans Canada Highway (TCH) project is a critical pillar to the current and future economic and social well being of Golden. Golden is the gateway into B.C. with the TCH being the lifeline. If the region is going to grow, in terms of economic development, we have to have a transportation system that is second to none in the country. The stretch of TCH that runs from Field to Revelstoke is perhaps the most treacherous in terms of winter driving anywhere in Canada, but it is also some of the most scenic in the world and whether you are talking tourism or the transportation of goods, the TCH has to be one of the top priorities of both the federal and provincial governments.� He also added he has had discussions with Premier Christy Clark about this issue. Both candidates also answered a question about the effects of downloading from higher levels of government and what it is doing to municipalities.

“Government is also responsible for ensuring that its decisions do not place an unreasonable burden on citizens. Many people in this community have struggled with added costs due to things like the HST, increases to MSP and BC Hydro rates. During tough economic times, these added costs can be very difficult to bear,� Macdonald said. “There is a very real and on-going reality in regards to issues being ‘downloaded’ onto municipal governments from either federal or provincial counterparts. Although many of these issues such as the delivery of social services, the location and maintenance of heli-pads or most recent the Interior Health 4321 water system compliance and regulations need to be at the local government level; but along with these responsibilities, both federal and provincial governments must clearly understand that any reallocation of responsibility must come with complimentary funding; local government cannot be expected to shoulder all of the burden,� Clovechok said. “The May 14, 2013 election is one of the most important elections we will have had in B.C. for quite some time. As we move towards that date I would ask the people of Golden, Field, and the rest of the riding for that matter, to consider this question: ‘do you want an MLA who is a ‘political ideologue,’ someone who likes to talk about the principles of democracy, or do you want an MLA who has calluses on his hands and is not afraid of work, someone who is not concerned about the politics but about the accomplishments? If you lean towards the values associated with a working MLA then I would ask people to support me in the next election.�

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Children get a wonderful surprise during Christmas season Jessica Schwitek The snow is starting to cap our beautiful mountains, and the Christmas season is getting closer. This means that Angel Tree is up and running for another holiday season. The annual program provides gifts for children whose families may not otherwise be able to provide them. “I had been in Kinetts for 12 years, and I did the program for about five years. I’m always doing something with kids,” said Jennifer Isaac, organizer of Angel Tree. “When Kinetts shut down I decided it was something that still needed to be done.” Families who need help getting a Christmas gift for their child can go to The Food Bank, the Government Agents Office or the Golden Women’s Resource Centre to pick up an application, fill it out, and then drop it off at the Government Agents Office.

The information provided will be out on the tree (which goes up in TRU Hardware on Nov. 17). All the names of the “Angels” and the gift givers will remain confidential. Anyone who wishes to help out can go into the hardware store and pick an angel off the tree, and buy them a Christmas gift. The gifts will be for children ages 18 and under, and should cost between $30 and $50. “It’s lots of fun. Chaos, but fun,” said Isaacs. “Last year it was kind of quiet for the first little while, then in the last couple of weeks it doubled. The day before Christmas I was delivering. Usually we like to do it at least four or five days before so they’re under the tree for a few days.” Applications for the Angel Tree are available from Oct. 29 to Dec. 17. They will be accepting applications until Dec. 19, and ask that all gifts be provided by Dec. 21 at the latest. “I understand the rush of the project this year, but I’m confident our community can do this,” said Isaac.

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Behind the Wheel How Far Away Do I Park?

I received a request from a gentleman who wanted others to know how far away drivers have to park from roadside features. He has a problem with people parking across the end of his driveway rather than keeping their distance and is hoping that a reminder to other drivers might solve it. Is your measuring tape ready? You cannot park in the following places: on a sidewalk or boulevard, in front of a driveway, in an intersection unless permitted by a sign, on a crosswalk, bridge, elevated roadway or in a tunnel, contrary to a sign, on the roadway side of a vehicle already parked, or on a highway for the purpose of advertising or selling. You cannot park within 5 metres of a fire hydrant. You must not park within 6 metres of: the approach side of a crosswalk, the approach to a flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal, the entrance or exit of a hotel, theatre, public meeting place, dance hall, fire hall, or playground in a rural area. You cannot park within 15 metres of a railroad crossing. Of course, if you must park somewhere forbidden due to a breakdown, a note on the car and a word to the property owner goes a long way to avoid misunderstandings. The author is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit

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Angel Tree organizer Jennifer Isaac and John Shapperd, owner of TRU Hardware, stand in front of the Christmas tree that contains the names of the “Angels” who are in need of gift at Christmas. This year’s tree will be up at TRU Hardware on Nov. 17. Applications are available now at the Food Bank, the Golden Women’s Resource Centre, and the Government Agents Office. Star Photo

Halloween comes to Golden Arena Golden Star Staff The time is here to get your little ones dressed up for the Town of Golden’s Kids Halloween Party. Children ages 12 and under can come to the Golden Arena on Saturday Oct. 27 in their Halloween costumes for a kids event hosted by the Town, and the Golden Lions and Leo Club. Those in attendance will have the chance to take part in various kids crafts, games and fun play in the arena lounge and lobby. The Lions Club is also hosting a special costume public skate. Anyone who shows up in costume can take advantage of a $1 admission rate with all proceeds going to the Lions and Leo Club. The event starts at 3 p.m., and the public skate will be starting at 5:30 p.m.

It will be a chance to put on your Halloween best at the Golden Arena on Oct. 27. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Wilks bill gets closer to being law Golden Star Staff Kootenay Columbia MP David Wilks’ Private Members Bill C-299 is one step closer to becoming law. It passed its third reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The bill now proceeds to the Senate for review. “This bill goes beyond amending the Criminal Code to impose a mandatory minimum sentence,” said Wilks. “It goes to the heart of every parent who has young children. It recognizes that the most vulnerable, a child, must be protected at all cost.” The bill, which was proposed by Wilks in the fall of 2011 shortly after three-year-old Kienan Hebert was kidnapped and safely returned in Sparwood, would impose a minimum jail sentence for a stranger who kidnaps a child under the age of 16. “Surely if we as politicians saw fit to give mandatory

minimum sentencing to a person who kidnaps another person with a firearm, or is connected to a criminal organization, we ought to see that kidnapping a defenseless child is in my opinion far graver than the aforementioned,” said Wilks. The bill passed by a vote of 151 to 117, and Wilks believes it will send a message to the people who commit these crimes that it will not be tolerated in Canada. He originally submitted the bill after an overwhelming response from his constituents, who wrote and emailed him asking him to introduce the legislation. “This is not about taking away the power of a judge’s decision, nor about interjecting into a legal system that some believe provides adequate sentencing. This is about sending a clear message that the protection of children is front and centre when it comes to criminal behaviour,” said Wilks. “I look forward to following the debate in the Senate and eventual passage of Bill C-299.”

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Selkirk bear relocated to Smithers area Golden Star Staff Break and entries There were two separate instances of break and entries in the Golden area over the last week. One incident happened at Top Notch Clothing when someone stole a jacket from the store on Oct. 12. During the break-in, damage was also done to the alarm system. Another break-in occurred on Kicking Horse Creek Road. A number of items were taken in the robbery which happened at an unoccupied residence.

Missing Person There was the report of a missing person in the Golden area. Family members reported the person missing after not having contact with him for five days. RCMP located the male unharmed. Missing Cow On Oct. 19 there was a report of a missing cow. The reason the report of the missing animal was made is because the cow recently had a calf which is currently being hand fed. The animal went missing around Anderson Road. Bear moved RCMP aided local Conservation Officers

in the relocation of a black bear. The bear had been spotted around Selkirk Hill in Golden. The suspected two-year-old cub was tranquillized and relocated to the Smithers area. Accidents There were recently three collisions in the Golden area. RCMP suggest residents make sure they get their winter tires on before the winter season is here. People should not wait too long as snowfall could happen at any time and being caught without the proper tires on could cause more issues on the roads.

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Pictured above are Const. Mike Hull, Payton, Tanya, Jonathan and Caeden Desmarais and Rhonda Smith from the Golden Infant Development. The Desmarais family is holding a new classroom sound system, that was purchased with the help of Cops for Kids. It will help Caeden in his schooling. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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Cops For Kids helps a local boy learn Darryl Crane A sound field FM system was recently donated by Cops for Kids to help local child Caeden Desmarais hear better during his classes at school. The sound system will be used in the classroom for Caeden according to Golden RCMP member Const. Mike Hull. “It hooks on to a teacher in the classroom. They have a little device and it helps a child hear in the class. The system is about $1,800 and he will be able to take it all the way up through Grade 12 and onto university if that is the way he chooses to go,” Hull said. The benefits for Caeden will be amazing according to his father Jonathan. “Everything she (the teacher) says will come through the speakers which are strategically placed in the classroom. He will get to hear better. He only has one ear and this will help him when there is a lot of commotion in the classroom,” he said. “The system has worked with other children and is proven to work.” Jonathan added that he is very excited and grateful his son will now have a chance to hear more in school.

“This is extremely important. He is a very shy kid. In situations where there are a lot of people he tends to draw back. This will let him focus more on what the teacher is doing,” he said. “It will help with his ability to learn and his speech.” Jonathan also wanted to thank everyone involved with helping his son in this way. “We really appreciate this. There would be no way we could have afforded a system like this. The support from Cops for Kids and the community is wonderful. It is wonderful to see the donations come back to the people of Golden. Not just Caeden but all the other people who have received things from Cops for Kids. It is nice to see people actually care about the youth of today,” he said. Hull was quick to thank all of the people who have supported the effort over his time in Golden. “Really it is a community effort. We have had so many silent partners in the community. Those people do not get to be recognized enough but now they will get the chance to see the benefit the child gets from the help that they have given. We get to be the vehicle for it,” Hull said. “It has been really good again this year and I want to keep helping kids in this town,” he said.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 The Golden Star


Bully no more

Closing time

There has been another cry over the mountains for laws to get settled in place to dealing with the issues surrounding cyber-bullying. New Democrat MP Dany Morin has brought forth a motion calling for a national effort to fight the problem before the House of Commons. The idea of bullying is nothing new in any school, but now bullies have a 24 hour-a-day ability on the By Darryl Crane internet to attack someone who does not have the ability to get away from the onslaught, even when they go home. Of course every case is different, but the attacks that happen do have a lasting effect in the victims’ lives. The question now becomes how do we as a society want to deal with this issue? Blaming things on how easy it is to make a mistake online, or writing it off as something that is harmless, does not fly on any level any more. Yes, you can say something online in a much easier fashion, which makes a spur-of-the-moment mistake easier. We see this on many types of social media sites. The only difference seems to be that most of society is held accountable for what they say, and up until now, too little has been done to stop this specific type of harassment. We have laws in effect which protect us against threats but when you are a child there is the alone-against-the-world factor? I know when I was growing up being a fat kid, and I was big, it was not easy. Added to my problems was the fact that I was very shy and did not think I could stand up for myself. I had to deal with bullies on a daily basis and if I could have figured out a way not to go to school, I would have gladly gone somewhere else. Too many young people are trapped in a system which does not allow them to have any way to defend themselves. It is not reasonable to say just stay offline because the attacks are happening and will continue to. Society has to change the mindset that this is all just a part of growing up. When I was a teacher I would sit down with parents who would never accept that their “little angels” could ever be naughty. Children are being abused on a level no one could have imagined 20 years ago. The physical abuse of the past is now combined with a new level of mental abuse as well. The time has come for both families and lawmakers to stand up and say enough is enough. People need to understand what is happening and change, not only the laws, but also the mindset of society which has seen the bullying situation get worse over the years. Many groups work hard to promote a safe school environment which does not condone these kind of attacks, yet too many times we are forced to see the failure of the system. Children who are being attacked need to know they are not alone and those attackers need to be held responsible for their actions. Understanding why something is wrong is the first step to recovery. High school is not the be all and end of life. So many great things happen after you leave Grade 12. Hopefully soon everyone will realize just how important an issue this is before anyone else has an unnecessarily tragic end to their story.

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Hello town’s people. So I just got word the other day that the one and only hotels in Roger’s Pass, the old Glacier Park Lodge, is closing its doors. Although they may be closing the place for many reasons, I suspect it mostly has to do with compliance with the Parks Canada rules and regulations to follow being a National Park and all. This lodge has been running for nearly 50 years, catering to the backcountry enthusiasts and nature lovers of all kinds. I’m sure most of us stayed there one time or another, maybe not by choice, due to it being an area prone to storms/ avalanches. Many of us have eaten there before. We were just happy for the fact that there is shelter so far out in the middle of the big mountains. It surely wasn’t the most luxurious, cleanest, warmest or nicest hotel out there, but for its place it certainly did the trick. After so many years of different owners and people taking over the

lodge it has been neglected. It looked, in some areas, like it had almost been given up on. I had the chance to work there one spring as head of maintenance. Let me tell you, what a job that was trying to keep up with the repairs and problems along with plowing snow 24/7. But apparently, before I got there, they had a bad winter of pipes bursting everywhere, and no heat in the hotel for days, also without power for some time. I tell ya it can’t be easy to run that place, or take ownership of it. In my opinion to make the lodge compliant with all regulations it basically has to be torn down and rebuilt, which is a huge job and very, very costly. This place, back in the day, used to be the pinnacle of adventure and good times out in the mountains. I had the chance to look through old photographs and stuff from the old days of the lodge circa 60s and 80s. The good times they used to have there with the skiers from all over the world and a huge amount of staff at the lodge. The big parties that went on in its hay day was quite amazing. It was a happen-

Sending a huge THANK-YOU, For the road traffic control crew in Golden, due to accident, plus all the local businesses that we stopped at, for the awesome polite service, well organized, and friendly smiles in a situation that was not very pleasant.

ing destination back then. It was truly a place you could only wish for in today’s world. So here it goes, 50 or so years later, and they’ve basically given up on it. I won’t go on about the ownership of the lodge although I will say I figured the lodge would be closing soon after I had left myself. They were not catering to the needs of backcountry travellers, more just tour groups on buses. I’m not sure if they are selling it now or going to try to repair and fix up everything. But I think the only way the lodge will make it in the end is with new ownership. Hopefully someone capable of transforming and making the lodge into the great amazing place that it could be. Right smack dab in the middle of the mountains the Mecca of backcountry skiing in North America. Oh the possibilities it could have, I’ve thought it over in my head again and again ,but with the economy were in today not sure who will take on that task? Travis Leblanc Golden

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Golden point of view Do you think laws need to be brought in to protect youth from bullying and cyber-bullying? Stars to the Food Bank and Bear Aware for offering to help people pick up their apples. Thanks to those who keep their garbage secured as well.

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“Ya, I suppose. I know there are so many laws. But I suppose it would be good to have some for bullying... I think bullying is a problem of human nature.”

“It would be wonderful if we could do that, but who would enforce it... That’s the problem. Bullying has been an issue since my kids were young, and it’s gotten worse.”

“That’s a good question. I’m not sure how that would work online unless you get some sort of cyber police. Maybe that’s what we need.”

A big star to Alison and Jack for a fabulous Scotch Club night.

to leave them there to attract bears. Because of you FOUR bears were killed this year. Stars to Kal Tire for fitting me in and getting my winter tires on before I had to drive the Roger’s Pass. Stingers to the snow.

Stingers to those who despite repeated attempts every year by the Food Bank and Bear Aware amongst others to pick up your apples continue

Stars to Eddie for wearing cowboy boots. Your hungry dates thank you. Stingers to the drivers

who refuse to slow down when the weather gets bad. Stingers (for the millionth time) to the people who smash bottles in the streets instead of recycling them. Stars to the guy who lent me his jack when I had a flat tire in Nicholson. Stars to Bill Usher for his insightful and inspirational thank you speech.

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The Golden Star happy to anounce new member to team Jessica Schwitek The Golden Star would like to welcome the newest member of the newspaper team, Ali Starchuk. She is now the smiling face that welcomes you when you walk into the Golden Star office. “I really like customer service. It’s nice helping people one-on-one, making sure everyone is happy. It makes me happy,” said Starchuk, who has been filling the administration position since Oct. 16. Originally from New Westminster, Starchuk came to Golden in April, 2012, after her boyfriend had accepted a position with Kick-

Economic future is full of optimism and hope! Dear Editor, Helen Keller told us that “optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence” and your BC Liberal government has never been more confident and optimistic about the future of British Columbia. When we were elected by British Columbians in 2001 we were presented with a financial disaster highlighted by the $3.8 billion structural deficit left by ten years of NDP fiscal mismanagement. We inherited a province that had been plagued by what were known as NDP “fudge-itbudgets” where the NDP would offer millions in surpluses in pre-election promises knowing that there would actually be millions of dollars

ing Horse Mountain Resort in October, 2011. “My boyfriend moved up to Golden for work, and I came with him,” she said. “I like it up here. It’s really pretty and there’s so many nice people.” The pair have been enjoying the various summer outdoor activities the community has to offer, and although she is not a winter enthusiast, Starchuk plans to embrace as many winter activities as possible. “I’m going to learn how to cross country ski and snowshoe, that will be fun,” she said. “This is my first winter here, so I’m excited. I’m ready, I have my mittens.” Educated at BCIT for Event Marketing, Starchuk has worked various jobs over the past several years. She spent four years work-

ing at the Purdy’s Chocolate head office, and had a position at a teleconferencing company in downtown Vancouver before moving to Golden. “I was working at Sobey’s as a cashier when I came to Golden, and I got a job in the office up there, just filling in for someone on vacation. I realized that I wanted to be in an office job again,” she said. There was a job opportunity at the Golden Star, and she jumped on it. “I thought it sounded like a really great place to work, and it is,” said Starchuk. “I’m taking an English course at the college right now, and I’m thinking of possibly getting into editing in the future. So I thought this was the perfect opportunity.”

in deficit after the election. They left us with a province that ranked last in private sector job creation in all of Canada and suffered from the highest unemployment rate of all the Western provinces. Real disposable income dropped every year between 1991 and 2000 and while bankruptcies across Canada fell by 13 per cent they rose by 12 per cent in B.C. The NDP 90s saw British Columbians leave in droves to find better opportunities elsewhere; in the NDP’s last full year in government, nearly 14,800 people left the province. Combined with the NDP’s eight consecutive deficit budgets that doubled the provincial debt and six consecutive credit downgrades, BC had the worst fiscal record in Canada. In the face of these mounting catastrophes the people of BC expressed their optimism and confidence in the leadership of the BC Liberal Party, voted us in and we started work. So did we do it?

You bet we did and we continue to do so! Since forming government we have balanced the budget every year between 2004 and 2008 and used our record surpluses to pay down debt. In fact we made the largest single debt pay-down in BC history in 2004/2005 $1.90 billion. We have built BC back into a “have province” with seven consecutive credit upgrades, saving tax payers tens of millions that would have otherwise gone to higher interest payments. We re-established our AAA credit rating status putting us in an elite class not only in our country, but our continent and the world. We continue to put Families First by keeping taxes low and as a result have the lowest provincial personal taxes in Canada and an increase of 22 percent in real disposable income between 2001 and 2012. When it comes to jobs, we are second only to

DAVID MYLES Saturday, November 3 7:30 GOLDEN CIVIC CENTRE CHAMPIONED BY Golden Dollar Store Bacchus Books & Cafe Olson Construction

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Alberta in total percentage of job growth and since December 2001 British Columbia has added over 430,000 jobs; 75 per cent of which are full time jobs. Our BC Jobs Plan is working! There are those like Norm Macdonald who will tell you that our current provincial financial situation has never been “more dire” and will also try to tell you that you are worse off than you have ever been. Truthfully, he and those of his ilk could be no further from the truth. British Columbia families count on their government to live within their means and your current government is committed to continue doing just that. In spite of the world economic woes, our future together has never looked more optimistic or hopeful. Doug Clovechok Fairmont Hot Springs, BC

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Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema Presents: Paranormal Activity 4 Playing Wednesday Oct. 24 and Thursday Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Argo Playing Friday Oct. 26 to Wednesday Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

The Community Coordination for Safety in Relationships Team wants to hear from you: What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman? What does Violence in Relationships mean to you? What can we do to stop it? Share your thoughts with us by completing an online survey at: GoldenCommunitySurvey You could win a $100 gift certiďŹ cate to Sobeys. Contact us at 250-344-5317 for more information. Rocky Mountain School District #6 invites you to participate in a special community forum on

Graduation Requirements Dialogue DATE: November 6, 2012 TIME: 7:00 pm LOCATION: Invermere Board Office 620 – 4th St. (near fire hall)

You are invited to join students, parents, educators, employers, postsecondary partners, civic leaders and others in a conversation to inform the development of future graduation requirements. The Ministry of Education is seeking input from around the Province to develop recommendations for new graduation requirements. There will be facilitated group discussions focused on getting feedback to key questions. Please see our website at for further information.

RSVP to Judy Palmer 250 342-9243, ext.4404 by November 5, 2012.

Otello Playing Saturday Oct. 27 at 11 a.m.

This Week Oldtimers hockey Sunday 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. Wed. 9:45 p.m. Call Russ at 250-344-2734 Silvertips Hockey (50+) Ever y Monday 3:30 p.m. and Friday 2 p.m. Call Sid 250-344-5514 Mountain Prana Run Club Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Spirit Square, and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at Nicholson School. For more info contact hollietatar yn@ The Community Garden at the Ruth Wixon House is looking for volunteers to drop in on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. Creative Seeds Explore Acr ylic Painting. Choose structured class (starting Oct. 10), or drop in (starting Oct. 5). Runs six weeks. Contact Janis Dyck at

Wed, Oct. 24 Big Sugar coming to Golden on Oct. 24 at the Golden Civic Centre. Tickets are presale only, available at Jita’s Cafe, Plain Wayne and Jane, and the Rockwater.

type activities. Ever y Wednesday at the Rec Plex from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Public Skate Ever y Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m.

Thurs, Oct. 25 Men’s drop-in basketball Every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Rec Plex. $8 to play. The Sweet Lowdown Acoustic roots trio from Victoria at the Rockwater on Thursday Oct. 25.

Rockwater Grill and Bar

Sat, Oct. 27 Halloween Party Golden Delicious Productions presents the Golden Food Bank Halloween Party at the Rockwater, Oct. 27 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Kids Club Movie at the Golden Cinema - Playing Hocus Pocus for free at 3 p.m. Karaoke Night The Mad Trapper hosts a karaoke night ever y Saturday.

Start Right Free six-week program for parents and children ages three to five in the StrongStart room at APES. Learn how to support your child’s learning. Call 250-439-9324 to register.

Kids Halloween Party Kids ages 12 and under are invited to the Golden Arena for crafts, games and fun at 3 p.m. There will also be a special public skate in costume.

Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub.

Public Skate Ever y Saturday, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Mountain Magic Quilters Guild Meets on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 in the Golden High School’s sewing room. New members and guests always welcome, annual membership is $25.

Leo Downey Food Bank Fundraiser Sat. Oct. 27, 7 p.m at 1456 Hwy. 95 South.

Aquafit exercise class At the Days Inn from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Drop in rate is $6.50.

Fri, Oct. 26 Soup Day At the Golden Seniors Centre from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three kinds of soup, $5 per person. Ever yone Welcome. Golden Rockets vs Creston Valley Thundercats Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. GKHAT Fundraiser Beer and a BBQ burger at the Mad Trapper from 6:30 to 11 p.m. $15 per person.

Co-ed badminton at the Mount 7 rec plex from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

Golden Youth Centre Drop in ever y Friday from 3:30 to 9 p.m. And movie night ever y Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Golden Youth Centre Drop in ever y Wednesday from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Jam nights ever y Wednesday evening.

Scrapper’s Cove Scrapbooking retreat Oct. 26 to 28 at the Invermere in. Call for your spot 250-342-7238.

Golden Parent and Tot Play Lets parents and kids from bir th to five enjoy preschool

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Blues Emergency 2012 tour of bluesmen Doc Maclean and Morgan Davis is in Golden on Saturday Oct. 27. Tickets for the house concert are $20, and are available only at Bacchus Books.

Sun, Oct. 28 Public Skate at the Golden Arena Every Sunday from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Come skate with family or friends. Helmets are recommended, no pucks or sticks allowed on ice during public skate.

Mon, Oct. 29 Co-ed badminton at the Mount 7 rec plex from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Drop in Shinny Bring your friends for a good old game of hockey. Ever y Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Drop in fee $6.50.

Tues, Oct. 30 Let’s Do Coffee Join the Chamber to talk about

the mobile vendor issue at the Kicking Horse River Lodge, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 9:30. Join the Cadets This free program meets ever y Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Legion Banquet Hall. For young men and women ages 12 to 18. Free Belly Fit classes Every Teusday evening until end of October, Belly Fit with teacher in training at 7 p.m. at LGES gym. Times subject to change. John Jenkins & Friends Live acoustic mountain folk, Rock, Reggae, improv. This week, Tony Bell at Rockwater Grill & Bar. Aquafit exercise class At the Days Inn from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Drop in rate is $6.50. Free Homework Help Program Every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Lion’s Den below the library. For students Grades 3 to 7. Just drop in.

Upcoming Events Ross Nielson and the Sufferin Bastards Southern Blues Rock n Roll at the Rockwater at 9 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 1. Next Live Kicks performance is David Myles on Nov. 3. Pilates Core and More A pilates-based bone building class focusing on posture, core strength, fracture prevention and balance. Runs Tuesdays and Fridays from Nov. 7 to Dec. 21, noon to 1 p.m. at the RecPlex. Sign up at COTR. Fall Tea Bazaar and Bake Sale At the Golden Seniors Centre on Saturday Nov. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Only $5 per person. 2012 Flu Clinic Flu shots are free for those eligible. Drop in at the Mount 7 Rec Plex on Wednesday Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information at Golden Flu Line 250-344-3011. Golden Minor Soccer Association AGM Wednesday Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Golden Secondar y School.

Paytyn Feldberg for her awesome attitude. She is kind to others and works hard in class. Stop in by October 31, 2012 to receive your small blizzard tt

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Golden Moments: Still rolling after 84 years in Golden a new police officer came here. The previous officer would never look at the truck,� said Bill, explaining that the officer knew who he was and would intentionally look the other way when he drove by. Soon after the issue was resolved and Bill never had a problem driving from that point on. “It was during the war. A lot of the men were overseas fighting and that is why us young guys were getting the work.� Bill would continue to drive throughout the valley as he got older. From gas to trees to driving all sorts of large machinery, he moved anything that had to be moved. Bill also started a family business with his brothers, which they owned for a number of years before owning the Nicholson store, which he ran from 1976-1979. Before Bill retired he went back to work at a local mill. Since retiring, Bill still enjoys keeping busy. “I don’t like to work steady but I do like to be busy everyday. That’s what keeps you going when you get older,� he said. He still enjoys helping his family do work, whether it is at home or running their business. He is also still active by watching and participating at local sports. An avid curler and Golden Rockets fan, Bill has been a season ticket holder for the junior hockey team for many years. “I played hockey until I was 65. We were over in Scotland and in the States a few times. I played left wing until I started getting older then I moved back to defence,� he said. “I never miss a hockey game. I like hockey.�

Darryl Crane Bill Henderson has been a part of the fabric of Golden for 84 years and there is no sign he is ready to slow down. Born in Golden in 1928, Bill was the oldest of seven children. Bill’s grandfather was a building contractor in Scotland who moved to Calgary in 1888 to build a hotel. “He liked Canada so much that in 1890 they came to Golden,� he said. Bill’s grandfather was involved in the construction of a number of buildings in Golden, some of which still are standing today. When his father passed away in 1939, Bill started to do more to help his family. “When I was a child, I had to help my mother because there were seven of us kids,� he said. Bill explained he was hired by the gentlemen who owned the local Texaco station. “I started driving a truck at 13. I was just hauling sawdust to the Queen’s Hotel and the Big Bend Hotel for heating. My brother was a year younger than me but we would load the sawdust and deliver it.� He went on to say that when he started the job he used to get two bits a day and a bottle of Coke. One of his other jobs was working with his uncle who was an undertaker. “My brother and I would dig the graves by hand. They had to be just the right length to get the rough boxes in there,� he said. By the time he was 15, Bill said he had another job driving for local MLA Thomas King. “I didn’t have a driver’s license and when

Bill Henderson is pictured with a photo of his grandfather, father and uncles over his shoulder at the Golden Curling Club. Darryl Crane/Star Photo


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Town will soon be advertising for select engineering services A new engineering service provider is not part of the 2012 work plan, however staff recommended that council proceed with advertising now so that a contract may be in place for 2013. At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 16, council directed staff to make modifications to the proposal, and then proceed with advertising.

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Popping corn to help out the Food Bank 2012 Annual Poppy Blitz The members of various youth groups will be going door to door distributing poppies in Branch #122's Annual Poppy Blitz. Date: Saturday Oct 27 Time: Starting at 10:00 AM Poppy trays will be distributed on Friday October 26, 2012 BC Yukon Command will be launching a new mobile giving initiative- which means British Columbians will be able to donate $5 each time they text “POPPY” on their mobile phone. From October 28 to November 30, 2012 text the word “POPPY” to 20222. You will receive a reply to confirm your donation. The $5 is charged to your cellular phone bill Does your club need a meeting place? Call 250-344 -6214

Pictured from left to right are Breanna Magnusson, Madison Ehman, Rachael Wilson, Bryanna Wilson and Director, Golden Food Bank Society, Barb Davies. The students from Lady Grey Elementary were on hand at the Food Bank to donate $300 they raised through popcorn sales at the school. (Missing from photo are Spencer Spiry, Rachel Cochrane and Neva Dalinghaus). Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Tuesdays - Free Pool Fridays - -Meat Draw - 5:30 - Karaoke - 9:00 Saturdays - Meat Draw - 5:00 All members and Bona Fide Guests Welcome

Spooky times in Nicholson The school year is rolling along with many activities and events filling up October. Mr. McCarthy’s Grade 6/7 class enjoyed a day in Kootenay Park at Olive Lake and Radium Hot Springs with Gr. 6/7 students from Lady Grey. Students worked together on some cooperative challenges and considered qualities of leadership that they wanted to work on. Last week, we had Student-ParentTeacher Interviews and want to thank parents for making the time in their schedules to attend these important meetings. Open communication between home and school is vital to a student’s success. At any time, parents are welcome to come in and see what is happening at school; to ask questions, raise concerns or just check out how things are going. Also, thanks for the support of students and parents of our annual Book Fair. Many books were purchased for home and school – lots of great reading is ahead! Our One-to-One Community ReadingTutor program began on Monday. We are always looking for volunteers for this valuable program. If you have an hour or so a week to volunteer for six to eight weeks at a time, please contact the school or Monica De of Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Students have been practicing and auditioning for our Talent Show, coming up in early November. Hallowe’en plans are also taking shape. This week, members of the LP Safety Committee will be visiting primary classrooms to talk about Halloween

Safety. On Friday, October 26, all students will participate in pumpkin carving, with the generous donation of pumpkins from Mike and Sandra Mills at Southside Grocery. Parents are needed to help with that event. Pumpkins will be displayed at the store over the weekend and can be picked up and taken home on Monday, Oct. 29. On October 31, students are invited to wear Halloween costumes or black and orange. At lunch time, there will be a dance for Grade 4 to 7, organized by some Gr. 6/7 students. Some of our Nicholson Volunteer Firemen will be visiting classrooms to talk about Fire Safety and how to be prepared for emergencies. They also sponsor a contest for one student to be Fire Chief for a day and win a $100 Gift Certificate. This weekend, some of our senior NickyBopper Jump Rope club members will travel to Turner Valley, Alberta with their Head Coach, Mrs. Donna Williams, for a two-day jump rope workshop. This trip is made possible by a generous donation from our PAC. We also appreciate Mrs. Williams’ time, energy and commitment to developing our students’ skipping and leadership skills, and providing them with so many valuable opportunities. Every Monday morning, from 9 to 11 a.m., Nicholson Parents & Tots meets in Room 2 with facilitator, Jane Powell. All children 0 to 5 years of age and their caregivers are welcome to drop in for this program. Plans are in the works for many other projects and events coming up in the next couple of months. We’ll keep you posted!

NOTICE OF POWER INTERRUPTION GOLDEN Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MDT When: Sunday, October 28, 2012 We will be making electrical system improvements in the Golden area on October 28th. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 4 hours, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The area affected is: Customers from Home Hardware South to and including Horse Creek Road and 13th Street, and Hwy 95 North through to Evans (LP) including Business’s along N 10th Avenue. To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, please unplug all electronics, such as TVs, PVRs, DVD players and computers. Please also turn off all lights, electric heaters and major appliances, such as your clothes or dishwasher, dryer or oven. For the first hour after the power comes back on, please plug in or turn on only what you really need. This will help ensure the electrical system does not get overloaded. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting or from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical difficulties or for more information.


Janne Arlt Principal Nicholson Elementary


Wednesday, October 24, 2012 The Golden Star

IMPORTANT NOTICE 2012 REMEMBRANCE DAY WREATH CAMPAIGN Canvassing will begin on October 26, 2012 No monies will be collected by the canvassers. Invoices will be issued by Branch 122 Golden.

Poppy trays will be distributed on Friday October 26, 2012 In order to shorten the length of the Cenotaph Service only the Official Wreaths will be placed during the ceremony. All other wreaths will be placed by the Branch prior to the ceremony. A list of these wreaths will be read at the ceremony.

For information on pricing or to order a wreath contact Branch 122- Golden at 1011 11th Ave. South Golden or: Phone: 250 344 6214 Fax : 250 344 6243 E-mail:

Pictured above are members from the 3066 Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps) and the volunteers who helped sell poppies last year. The cadets and friends will taking donations for poppies starting on Oct. 27. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Local cadets get set to sell poppies Darryl Crane editor@thegoldenstar The 3066 Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian Army Cadet

Corps) will be taking donations for poppies in Golden on Saturday, Oct. 27. “The poppy event is important to the Cadets

Free residential metal & organic waste DISPOSAL EVENT October 1st to November 10th at CSRD Land¿lls and Transfer Stations During regular hours of operation


Grass Clippings • Leaves • Prunings • Brush & Weeds • Tree Limbs up to 8” in diameter


Fridges • Air Conditioners • Freezers • Hot Water Tanks • Bath Tubs • Stoves • Clothes Washers and Dryers Fridges, freezers, water coolers, air conditioners, etc, that contain FREON will be subject to a $15/unit Freon removal fee


Barbeques • Lawn Mowers • Angle Iron • Bed Springs • Propane Tanks • Metal Doors • Metal Window Frames • Plate Steel (small pieces) • Metal Roo¿ng • Metal Siding • Old Plumbing • Bicycles • Metal Toys (wagons, etc.) • Swing Sets • Metal Yard Tools NO wood attached. NO auto parts. NO auto bodies. NO commercial wastes and NO prohibited wastes. All other refuse delivered to the refuse disposal site on these days will be assessed the applicable refuse disposal fee. All commercial loads are subject to disposal fees. For more information contact:

Columbia Shuswap Regional District 781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm BC V1E 4P1 250-833-5950 Toll free at 1-888-248-2773

as it shows our support to the local Legion branch as well as veterans from Canada. The Legion donates part of the funds raised to the cadets as well,” said Captain Navneet Rondeau. The cadets will be walking from the Legion and going along 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Street. Depending on time the cadets may also go to the

Alexander Drive area. Rondeau believes that poppies are important for many reasons. “I feel poppies are important to wear this time of the year as the Remembrance Day is approaching, we should be thinking of the veterans who served for our country so we can live in peace,” she said. “I also want the com-

munity to be aware that the freedom we have is because of the people who fought for us in the past and are still fighting for us now. We should appreciate this freedom.” Rondeau added that funds raised through poppy sales go to help out the families of veterans and also to help different local organizations.

Keeping safe on Halloween Darryl Crane Sgt. Troy Durand of the Golden/Field RCMP detachment has some advice for people who will be trick-or-treating this year. “Halloween is coming up at the end of the month. In the Golden area we advise that younger kids should be out with their parents. People should use a reflective vest,” he said. Durand pointed to a popular area like Selkirk Hill as a place where people like to come and park due to the high number of houses in a short walking distance. “If you are up in that area, or anywhere else, be aware of cars,” he said. Durand added that the RCMP will be out on patrol on Halloween giving away stickers and candies to the children. He also added with the recent number of bears in the area trick-or-treaters should stay in groups. “It is always better to go out in groups. It is safer that way. With the bears around it is better for sure,” he said. “Be safe out there and have fun.”

Halloween Safety tips -Wear makeup instead of a mask. This will allow you to see and be aware of everything going on around you while walking from house to house. -Wear reflective clothing. -Wear a watch you can read in the dark. -Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going. -Stay on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic. -Stay away from pets you don’t know. -Do not cut across yards or driveways. -Walk, don’t run. -Obey traffic signals and give traffic the right of way. -Trick-or-treat in groups. -Make sure young children are accompanied by an adult. -Older children should know where to reach you and when to be home. -Pets get frightened on Halloween. Put them inside to protect them from cars or inadvertently hurting a trick-or-treater. -Make sure your yard is clear of such things as ladders, hoses, dog leashes and flower pots that can trip trick-or-treaters up.

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Four detachments in (almost) 40 years Darryl Crane In the almost 40 years working for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Golden, Helen Lapka has seen many changes in both the staffing and detachments. Lapka was recently given the honour of raising the Canadian flag at the newest detachment which has just recently opened. “It was a nice honour but I was not expecting it,” she said. Currently she is the Office Manager at the detachment. She talked about how things have changed for her over her time working for the RCMP. “I have seen many officers come and go. When they did a 25th anniversary for me they printed off a list of all the members that I worked with and I had already forgotten some of the names. Asking me at almost 40 years is more difficult,” she said laughing. “I have seen a lot of technology changes which test my abilities of course.” Lapka said she has had

Helen Lapka was given the honour of raising the Canadian flag at the new Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment in Golden on Oct. 19. Darryl Crane/Star Photo a great deal of fun over her years. “I have enjoyed the job. It was always interesting working with new people,” she said. She added that she is enjoying her first days at the new detachment. “It is beautiful. I have been working with Sgt. (Troy) Durand on getting everything up and running. We had to pick the colours without seeing the building. It has been a

chore. It is certainly nothing like when we moved into the building we just vacated,” she said. “I have worked with Helen for four years and she has taught me a lot,” said Sgt. Troy Durand. “I came here as a new detachment commander. It was my first posting and Helen has guided me in many areas. Her expertise is in finances and I can tell you financially she runs this detachment.

Without her I would be lost. New detachment commanders may come and go and they rely on Helen to get them up and running on what is happening in town and how the detachment runs. She in invaluable.” As for how long she plans to continue working Lapka said that forty is a nice round number but added, “Who’s to say in April if I will be in that frame of mind.”



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Stunning show

The Sweet Lowdown will bring their acoustic sound to Golden for a show on Oct. 25. Photo Submitted

The lowdown on a sweet night of music Golden Star Staff

Ballet Kelowna came to Golden and put on a beautiful performance at a sold-out Civic Centre. Tickets are now on sale at the Art Gallery of Golden for the next Kicking Horse Culture show, David Myles on Nov. 3. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Learn the lowdown from these sweet ladies at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Oct. 25. The Sweet Lowdown is an acoustic roots trio from Victoria, drawn together by mutual passion for old-time groove, hard driving bluegrass, sweet harmonies and well-wrought songs. Originally conceived as a duo in 2008 by Amanda Blied and Shanti Bremer, the band blends original song-writing with old-time roots music to create a sound that is unique and timeless. Bremer grew up in Washington and began learning bluegrass banjo at the age of 11. After moving to Victoria she continued to refine her sound, and also discovered, and became smitten with, clawhammer banjo.

Blied, a Victoria native, fell in love with old time music in 2000 after hearing the recordings of Doc Watson and Crarence Ashley. She has since traveled throughout North America tracing the roots of the music she loves. The third member of the Sweet Lowdown, Miriam Sonstenes, was originally from Germany, and came to Canada at the age of nine. She is a classically-trained violinist turned fiddler. She plays with several other acts, and is also a sought after fiddle teacher. In the past year and a half, the trio has travelled around the country to share their music and teach their craft, from as far afield as Haida Gwaii (Edge of the World music festival) to Nova Scotia and northern Saskatchewan. The show starts at 9 p.m. To hear more about the Sweet Lowdown, go to

A little suffering leads to great music at the Rockwater Golden Star Staff Kick off November with Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin Bastards. The southern blues rock n roll band is playing at the Rockwater on Nov. 1. Known as one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardest working blues rock acts, Ross Neilsen does it right. He takes strong, timeless material, and takes it to a place that matters - to the people. For more than six years Neilson has been hitting the pavement, playing more that 1,000 shows and travelling half a million kilometres. Proving that hard work pays off, he has been honoured with a nomination for Best New Artist at the Maple Blues Awards in 2010, two Rising Star nominations from CBC,

back to back Blues Album of the Year nominations from the East Coast Music Association, a win for Best Blues Recording for the album Redemption at the 2010 MusicNB awards, and most recently, Neilsen has been selected to represent Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Redemption, released in the spring of 2010, was recorded at the famed Zebra Ranch Studio in Mississippi. The voyage to recording Redemption was an epic one, with Neilsen and his band deciding to record with famed musician and producer Jim Dickinson and the ranch. Dickinson was impressed with the demos he had heard, and was eager

to work on the new recording. The stage was set and the plans were made for Neilsen to make the trip of a lifetime, however a wrench was thrown into the wheels. In August 2009 Dickinson passed away, leaving the band shattered and unsure of the next step. Within hours, Dickinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family contacted the band to step in and take over production; this time in the chair would be Cody Dickinson, threetime Grammy-nominated producer and drummer for North Mississippi All-Stars. The recording would be back on. Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin Bastards will be playing an early show at the Rockwater at 9 p.m. To hear more about the band go to www.

Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin Bastards will be at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Nov. 1. Photo submitted

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St. Paul’s Thrift Shop volunteers Judy Dimond, Adam Archibald, Francois Girouard, Jared Kotyk and Eugene Champagne take a break from preparing over 300 bags of clothing to Partners for Others in Calgary. The cothing items will be used to help people in need as far away as Africa.



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do everything they can to serve the community first. “What doesn’t sell here locally goes to Partners for Others. They take care of the need whether it be in orphanages or communities where there has been a disaster,” she said. The volunteers at St Paul’s Thrift Shop have been serving the Golden area for 50 years, and have been working hard to serve other people in the world as well. “This time we are sending about 300 bags,” she said. Usually the group sends anywhere from 100 to 150 bags out at a time, but this time the group organized a larger pickup which allowed them to send even more bags. In the past volunteers have stated sending the bags is also a great thing for the environment. The group tries tokeep things out of the landfills. Items such as books and cardboard are recycled. Another reason the donations are being sent to Calgary is that the group does not want to be throwing away reusable clothing. Dimond added that it takes a great deal of volunteer time to organize this type of delivery. “It takes about 100 hours of volunteer time to run our thrift store,” she said. Diamond added that she was very grateful to those people who donate to the store. “If it were not for the generosity of the community we would not be here. What we put out in the store is all good quality and we try and take care of the community,” she said.

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Tourism continues to be a driving force in British Columbia Golden Star Staff For some, a dream job would be a vacation planner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for themselves! Vacationing in B.C. can take so many forms that it would indeed be a fulltime job. The tourism and hospitality industry is an extremely diverse industry with more than 400 different occupations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including occupations that lead to longer-term careers, as well as those that fit well for those seeking part-time work, like students or older workers who are not yet ready to retire. British Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tourism industry will be a leader in provincial job growth as businesses look to fill 101,000 new job openings by 2020, according to a study of labour demand and supply by go2, the B.C. tourism industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s human resource association. The Tourism Labour

Market Strategy, released in the spring of 2012 by go2, sets out the plan to recruit, retain and train the workers needed to keep pace with the growth projected for the industry. Nearly half of the 101,000 openings will be new jobs created by the tourism industry across the province, adding 44,220 more jobs to the provincial workforce by 2020. The other approximately 57,000 openings are due to replacements (i.e. retirements). â&#x20AC;&#x153;The labour strategy co-ordinated by go2 is a key pillar of industry growth in the province. Without it, we simply wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the skilled workers in place to deliver the visitor experience throughout B.C.,â&#x20AC;? says Lana Denoni, Chair of TIABC, the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia. British Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location, bordered by the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Pacific

Ocean on the west, makes it unique within Canada. Its mountain and coastal scenery, opportunities for summer sailing, winter skiing, and other activities such as fishing or sightseeing in coastal or inland waters or experiencing our vibrant cities all make us a world-class destination. Tourism helps to diversify our economy and also brings new community services to permanent residents. B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tourism and hospitality industry is now the single largest â&#x20AC;&#x153;primary resource industryâ&#x20AC;? in the province, generating an annual real GDP of more than $6.4 billion in 2010, ahead of forestry, mining, oil and gas extraction, and agriculture. Tourism and hospitality generated $13.4 billion in annual revenue in 2010. Overall, between 2004 and 2010, industry revenues grew by a total of 25.5 per cent, representing an average annu-

al growth rate of 4.2 per cent. The provincial governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gaining the Edge: A five-year Strategy for Tourism in British Columbia targets revenue growth of five per cent a year that will top $18 billion in tourism spending by 2016. The fastest growing sectors for tourism job growth over the next decade are expected to be recreation and entertainment and travel services. There are an estimated 17,943 tourism-related businesses across the province, employing about 260,000 workers, or 10.8 per cent of B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total labour force of 2.4 million people. More than 80 per cent of tourismâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new job openings are projected to come in Food and Beverage Services (43,410 openings), Recreation and Entertainment (20,530 openings) and the Accommodation sector (18,920 openings).

â&#x20AC;&#x153;After several years of slow labour growth, the tourism industry is poised to expand,â&#x20AC;? said Arlene Keis, Chief Executive Officer of go2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Labour shortages are already being felt in places like Northern B.C., the Thompson Okanagan and in the Rockies regions. By 2016, the crunch will be more acute throughout the province.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tourism industry often provides people with their important first job and sets them on their career path,â&#x20AC;? said Keis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tourism is also the largest employer of youth, with one in four British Columbians under the age of 24 working in the industry.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This anticipated growth in tourism reinforces the need to plan carefully and ensure that there are enough workers with the right skills in the right communities to meet the tourism industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future labour needs,â&#x20AC;? said Keis. Boomer Gaye Dolezal of Sidney, B.C. says â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working part-time in Tourism Information was a fun way for me to use my great knowledge of Canadian cities. I often astound visitors with the connections I could make to their hometowns.â&#x20AC;? She adds â&#x20AC;&#x153;People like to feel like welcome guests, not just tourists.â&#x20AC;? Tourism Golden Marketing Manager. Joanne Sweeting said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes there are other ski resorts, other

mountain towns, other rivers; but nowhere is there the accumulation of all of those things in one place.â&#x20AC;? Sweeting added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tourism touches many points in the community either directly or indirectly. It is an economic driver and major employer.â&#x20AC;? She went on to explain that Golden has the resources to be a year round destination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Product development, we can build on our current position to increase the attraction of Golden as a year round destination. Year-round product and visitation will lead to more revenue and an increase in sustainable permanent employment.â&#x20AC;?

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It will be a fun night out when the Golden Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resource Centre hosts the Starlight Soiree fundraising event on Nov. 22. Star Photo

The Starlight Soiree returns to Golden Darryl Crane The Golden Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resource Centre is putting together a night of great times and even better memories at the annual Starlight Soiree fundraising event. This year the event will be held on Nov. 22 at the Mount 7 Rec Plex. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the event starting at 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The event is Goldenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most anticipated event. It is a fabulous event where everything from toques to top hats and birkenstocks to feather boas are welcomed,â&#x20AC;? Special Projects Co-ordinator for the Golden Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre, Sarah Wegelin said. The gala evening is a fundraiser for the Golden Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resource Centre which has many local entertainers, food challenges, silent and loonie auctions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many generous local businesses have helped us and donated to the auctions,â&#x20AC;? Wegelin said. There will also be a Woman of the Year draw which happens at the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be collecting nominations for this award. This is for any and every woman in

Golden. The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre is not going to decide if one woman is better than the other. It is selected through random draw and anyone can nominate a woman that they love,â&#x20AC;? Wegelin said. The food challenge part of the event gives local restaurants the chance to show their creative side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a chance to present a new signature dish or something creative in the form of an appetizer or finger foods. Restaurants compete for best tasting, best display and best overall,â&#x20AC;? she said. Wegelin also said that the event is for everyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Starlight Soiree is for women and men. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just ladies night out, though it could be and is for many women. We encourage men to come out to the event, and every year we see more and more men coming, which is fantastic. No pressure to wear suits, just come and have fun with your friends, partners,â&#x20AC;? she said. Tickets are $20 before and $25 at the door (if you bring a donating item for the food bank then the price will be $20 at the door.) Tickets can be purchased at the The Moon River Gift Gallery and the Golden Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre.





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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 The Golden Star

Time is getting near to return to the slopes around Golden

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

Here I am, sitting at my desk looking out at the fresh snow on the mountains and thinking that it won’t be long now until everyone is getting their skis out. The following article was written for Golden Memories 1982 edition by Chris Schiesser. Do you have a copy of Golden Memories? They make great gifts and can be purchased at the Golden Museum. Right after the snow comes Christmas so it’s a good time to start shopping! Most early pioneers depended on snowshoes to get around over the deep winter snow, but a few Swedish immigrants

also used homemade skis which increased their speed in covering their traplines. The Golden District Museum displays one such pair of skis made by Ole Oberg in 1916. Later they were sold to Axel Lindberg, for eight dollars, who again sold them to Gottnar Hedberg for the same sum. Skiing for pleasure only became popular in Canada during the 1930’s, and the sport was introduced to Moberly by the Schiesser family who took up residence there in 1939. Fred Schiesser had been a member of a Swiss army team before coming to Canada. During the war skiing became a part of recreation for the older school pupils in the one room schools, which was being taught by Mrs. Chris Schiesser, and some youngsters skied to school and often noon hour was spent on a small hill above the old log school. Sunday skiing became a community activity, and this led to the for-

mation of the Moberly Ski Club. Meetings were at first at the various homesteads then later at Galsted Lake, where the old cabin was made into a clubhouse. Skiing down the slopes to the lake and on the adjacent meadows gave plenty of practice and fun for even the smaller children with toboggans. Some skied over a trail cut from Lambert’s Lake to Galsted’s or over the still unplowed side roads, which were seldom plowed and never sanded. After skiing everyone gathered in the cabin for a feast of pancakes, bacon and coffee (Bergenham style) served by before heading home. Races were held in late February with money prizes donated by the local bachelors. On several occasions, Ken Jones, of Forde, came over to instruct the young skiers in snow-plowing, sidestepping or herring-boning uphill and shushing to a telemark turn, all this despite the handicap

of “bear trap” harness, leather ski boots or even rubber boots. Surprisingly there were no accidents beyond a twisted ankle and a few scratches and bruises. One Easter vacation four of the older skiers, with Ken Jones in charge and two mothers as chaperones, travelled to Glacier by train and made a run up the Asulkan Valley to the head of the Asulkan Pass. Despite a spell of warm weather, which slowed the downhill return considerably, it was great fun, and two nights were spent in the hut of the Alpine Club of Canada. Tired but happy the party returned to Moberly the next morning on the Canadian. After the war even the side roads began to be plowed and sanded, restricting ski travel, but it also enabled skiers from Golden to join in the fun at Moberly. Then, as skiing became more popular in

The accompanying picture is of skiers on Galsted’s place at Moberly about 1945. Photo Credit Golden Museum and Archives Golden, a hill was developed at Morris’s farm and in 1956 the

Moberly Ski Club was amalgamated with the Golden Skiers.

But it was the Moberly Club which pioneered skiing in the local area.


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Passion taken to new heights Jessica Schwitek When she’s not guiding travellers through the Rocky Mountains she can be found flying through the air on the outside of city skyscrapers. Abby Watkins, originally from Australia, has made Golden her home for the past 13 years. “I was living in California at the time, and I was looking for the perfect place... I was at the time a professional climber, and I was really into ice climbing,” she said. “The best place in the world to ice climb is the Canadian Rockies.” Watkins came to North America as a teenager, on a gymnastics scholarship to the University of California Berkeley. She fulfilled her oneyear competitive gymnastics contract, and decided to move onto other things. “I immediately found dance at Berkeley, although my major was biology. And I also found rock climbing.

It flowed really easily, I was well set up to do both of those things,” said Watkins. Those two passions have taken her to new heights, to the tops of mountains and the tops of buildings. In 2001 a new dance troupe was forming in Vancouver, and when the artistic director, Julia Taffe, was looking for talent in California, she was told that Watkins has recently moved to Canada. Watkins became one of four dancers, including Taffe, to perform at the opening of the Scotiabank Dance Centre Building in Vancouver as Aeriosa Dance Society. “It wasn’t even called Aeriosa then. It was just us four dancers. We danced at the opening of the dance centre in Vancouver... We danced on the outside of the building. And then last year we were invited back to dance for their 10 year anniversary,” said Watkins. Aeriosa specialized on dancing on the outside of buildings when

attached to ropes. They have grown to six core dancers, and had as many as 12 in 2010 when they were part of the Cultural Olympiad. “Most recently, a week ago, we performed on a building in Toronto, a skyscraper. It was pretty cool. It was an unfinished building, so we were part of their topping-off party,” said Watkins. “It was really neat to perform for an audience in Toronto. They’re getting kind of used to us in Vancouver, but in Toronto we were something different.” There were no windows above the 30th floor, so they were able to drill into the concrete for their performance. “You do things closer to the building up higher, but you often look tiny. By the time you get down low the rope is so long you have this amazing loft, which means you can just fly off the building and do huge pendulums. It can be really breathtaking,” said Watkins. “I forget how breathtaking they are, because

Happy duck winners

Pictured from left to right, Golden and District Lions President Wayne Clark, Ray Olson, Bob Finnie, Will Cunningham and Head Drake Orlando Pecora. The Lions made a presentation to the men whose ducks crossed the finish line first and tied for second at this year’s Duck Race. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

I’m rarely on the ground looking up, and it kind of catches in your throat. It’s like a human flying. It’s such a beautiful thing, it really affects people emotionally.” Watkins is hoping to

bring Aeriosa to Golden sometime in the future for a residency. She would like to teach some workshops, and maybe set up some performances either in the theatre or on a local cliff.

October is a time to be a part of Bear Blitz Sadie Parr Golden Bear Aware Co-ordinator The autumn months are often the most challenging to keep bears moving through communities. The valley town of Golden is filled with people and the many things we surround ourselves with that bears take an interest in. On October 10 and 11, Golden’s Bear Aware Community Coordinator was at APES teaching about wild bears, preventing bears from being attracted to homes, and handling bear encounters. Bear Aware program delivery begins in the spring when bears are first waking, and community coordinators work tirelessly over the summer months to get the messaging out to local residents about responsible attractant management. By the fall, presentations, displays, media outreach, school programs, garbage raids and house visits are beginning to wind up, but locals should have no excuse for unknowingly bait-

ing bears into residential areas and encouraging them to stick around. In Golden, Bear Aware Community Coordinator Sadie Parr has tried to emphasize that it takes the whole community to ensure that fruit is harvested in a timely manner, garbage is stored securely, pet foods and bird feeders are taken inside while bears are awake, composts are turned, oil products are not available on site, and bears are treated with respect. Parr uses a First Nations elder saying to describe her approach when educating about bear attractants: “We do not have to ride in the same canoe together, but we can share a waterway and arrive at a common destination.” She believes that most people are not in favour of the needless destruction of bears, but also recognizes that people easily become lazy. Parr is hoping a provincial contest will encourage locals to keep practicing good habits as long as bears are awake. The Provincial Bear Aware Program is run-

ning a Bear Aware October Bear Blitz! There are a few contests that Goldenites can participate in for a chance to win a crisp $50 bill. All winners are chosen by random draw, so people just have to make an entry to be eligible. Contests close at midnight on October 31. All information is on the provincial Bear Aware

Facebook page The 4 contests are: 1.Like us on Facebook 2.Send a fruit recipe to 3.Fill out the colouring contest and send it in, available from facebook page 4.Send in a picture of a well-managed Bear Attractant (e.g. a fruit tree

being picked, a set of garbage cans out on garbage day, a tree without a bird feeder in it). All entries should come with an email address so the winner can be contacted and the prize can be delivered. Show the province what the town of Golden is doing to keep the community safe for people and bears!


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Golden resident steps up to return neighbour’s truck Roger Knox Black Press Talk about your good neighbours. A man from Golden was in Vernon on the weekend when he happened to notice the his neighbour’s truck, the same vehicle he knew to have been stolen from Golden on Oct. 20. The truck was spotted at around 1 p.m. in the 5000 block of Anderson Way. “Two of our officers attended and located the stolen truck,” said

Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “When the police arrived a man took off runing from the driver’s side of the truck.” The man ran north through a parking lot going toward the back of the Real Canadian Superstore. “Our officers chased the suspect on foot and were able to arrest him at the north side of the Superstore,” said Molendyk. The suspect, a 41-year-old Enderby man, was taken into custody. Police learned that a 49-year-old Enderby woman was with the

man. She was located inside the Superstore on the second floor near the walk-in clinic. She, too, was taken into custody. Molendyk said officers learned the vehicle was used in a residential break-and-enter in Cranbrook on Oct. 20. “A TV and various other items were located inisde the vehicle,” said Molendyk. The 41-year-old man was slated to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Monday to face charges. No charges against the woman have been laid at this point.

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Zumba time at Lady Grey Elementary

Nicki MacIntosh (centre) with Shape Up Fitness, teaches the students at Lady Grey Elementary School some Zumba, including the students’ favourite routine choreographed to the international hit Gangnam Style. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Golden Rockets stay hot with win over Princeton Posse Darryl Crane The Golden Rockets put together a solid all around game on Oct. 20 to beat the Princeton Posse 4-1 on home ice. The win came a night after the Rockets lost in Fernie to the Ghostriders 4-1. The team came back home and put together 60 minutes of near perfect hockey. The Rockets and Posse combined for 25 shots in the first period but going into the intermission there was no score. The Rockets jumped out to a 2-0 lead by the halfway mark of the second period on goals from Jacob Bergeron and Matt McMath. Keith Wake got the lead up to three with a goal just over six minutes into the third. The Posse then got one back with a little over five minutes left in the game, and after Marc Lepine took a penalty for slashing, they pulled their goalie. The Rockets played solid during the six on four short handed situation and when the penalty ended Lepine knocked in an empty net goal to close out the win. The Rockets have won six of the team’s last nine games and have been playing much better as of late according to head coach Ty Davidson. “I think we scored on some of opportunities. We are competing every night. We might not always get the results we want but we are competing hard. For me that’s a key thing. If you are playing hard every night then you are giving yourself a chance to win every single night.” The Rockets next home game will be on Friday Oct. 26 against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.

Golden Rockets forward Blake Roney attempts to score against Princeton Posse goalie Jack Burgart at a home game on Oct. 20. The Rockets ended up winning the game 4-1. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Golden Rockets VS. Fernie Ghostriders Friday, Nov. 2nd in Golden

Golden Rockets VS. Creston Valley Thunder Cats FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 7:30PM IN GOLDEN



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Fitting the customers need when you go to Higher Ground Jessica Schwitek Whether you’re looking for something new, or a used product that will fit your sporting needs, Higher Ground Mountain Sports has become the place to go in Golden for all your mountain sports equipment and gear. “It always did new and used gear. But when we bought it in ‘08 we had a five-year business plan to expand it into a real solid mountain sports shop for the Golden community,” said Trevor Gavura who owns the store with his wife Charlotte. Charlotte had been the manager of the Gear Exchange, which opened in 2001. When the Gavuras bought it and expanded the new product part of the store, they realized that many people still thought it was only consignment, so they changed the name in 2010 to Higher Ground. Now, with an extensive new retail side, Gold-

en shoppers are offered a greater variety to satisfy their needs. “It allows for a thorough shopping experience. People can come in looking for a deal on something consigned and find something in the new product section and vice versa. Sometimes the new product is a little more expensive than someone thought it would be, but they can find something in the consigned section that works for them,” said Trevor. “We were trying to bring all of this together into one really unique sports hub for the community.” The gear exchange has been very successful for the store, with new batches of used gear coming through almost every day. “We have a pretty strong client base, I’d say from Kamloops to Calgary. It’s been pretty cool because once some people find us they say they can’t drive by Golden without pulling off to see what we have.

So I think with the gear exchange side it keeps rotating the treasures through so you never know what’s going to be in there. That excitement keeps people coming in,” said Trevor. Higher Ground also does their best to price match on all their new gear, allowing their customers a chance to get competitive pricing without having to drive to Calgary or elsewhere to find what they want. “Shopping around is completely understandable, but in time I think that by price matching to those places our customers know that when they come to Higher Ground they’ll get the same prices as Mountain Equipment Co-op,” he said. Extensive mountain sport enthusiasts themselves, the Gavuras bring a wide range of experience and expertise to their customers. Trevor was competitive in the skiing and snowboarding world, and has been in charge of running sever-

Pictured above are the owners of Higher Ground Mountain Sports, Trevor and Charlotte Gavura along with their children Mikaia and Sage. Darryl Crane/Star Photo al ski schools, including the one here in golden. Charlotte has a strong background in mountain biking, and even made it to the world cup. “We definitely know what we’re doing,”

said Trevor. Using their knowledge to find the best products for their customers is a rewarding part of the business. “It’s pretty fun deciding what products to carry in the store,” said

Trevor. “You get to sort through all the garbage, all the stuff that’s not so great, and you get to bring in some innovative stuff. Sometimes people are so used to what’s always been around, but

it isn’t always the best. Brand awareness can sometimes be a flaw. But bringing innovation in is my favourite part.” Higher Ground Mountain Sports is located at 420B 9th Ave. N.

Pretty Flour takes a lifelong passion to create edible art Darryl Crane A love of baking and being creative has helped inspire local baker Jayne Baun to start Pretty Flour. The business gives local residents a one-stop shopping spot for all of their custom cakes and desserts. The name Pretty Flour developed through a brainstorming session Baun had when getting ready to start the business. Baun has lived in Golden for the past 12 years but has been baking most of her life. “The business itself is pretty new. In the past six months I have been getting serious about cakes and more,” she said. “I have been baking since before I can remember. I have seen pictures of me with my mom teaching me to bake early.” Starting to bake early in life has led to a love for what she now is doing with Pretty Flour. Baun is also enjoying the creative side to making the cakes. She had attended art school and sees a direct correlation between the business and artistic side of her life. Over the years she has worked in many different creative mediums. Baun believes this is very beneficial in creating cakes. “It is all similar to what I did in school. I have drawn, painted and done creative design work,” she said. “People can have a wild idea and I can just draw it for them . I can work with them and make it for them exactly the way they pictured it in their mind,” she said. “I love that aspect of what I do.”

Another part of the business she loves is being able to push herself to new heights to give her customers exactly what they are looking for. As for limitations Baun has not come across anything as of yet which she has not been able to accomplish for a customer. “I have yet to find limitations. If someone can think it up then it is possible to make it into an edible form. I am willing to try,” she said. Recently Baun showed off some of her work at a Wedding, Party and Gift Show held at the Mount 7 Rec Plex. This gave Baun the opportunity to reach out to the market in Golden. The wedding market for cakes has developed as Golden has become more of a wedding destination over the past number of years. Since starting the business Baun has worked hard with her customers to provide the best looking and quality cakes. “It is really cool to work with people on things such as wedding cakes. They are happy and if you can create something perfect for them, it is just great. I have had brides and grooms who say it was the perfect piece to their day.” Baun added it has been through the encouragement of local friends to really get the business off the ground and for this she is thankful. She also said her husband, Justin, has been a wonderful partner in helping her start her company. “He has been so supportive in helping me get the business off the ground.” To learn more, check out the Facebook page of Pretty Flour and a website which will be online shortly. People can also call 250-290-0367.

Jayne Baun, owner of Pretty Flower, shows off some of her work.

Darryl Crane/Star Photo


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Mobile Homes & Parks 1980 14X70 Crownpointe Mobile with hitch. Good shape. Nice interior with 3 beds, 2 baths. Priced to sell at $15,000. 250-866-5568

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

Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm suite in Blaeberry, fully furnished, internet, sat. tv, utls incld. $800. 250-344-7299. 3 & 2bdrm at Creekside apts. Quiet, clean & modern living spaces. Perfect for couples coming to ski! Call Dan @250-344-1435. 3 Bdr. Apt close to Lady Grey school. Newly renovated. Avail now. $850/mth. 250-344-8205 or 344-0725 AKISKINOOK resort - 1 bdrm fully furnished condo, indoor pool, hot tub. $725/ month includes cable. Call 403-281-3991

For rent - 2 Bdr Mobile Home at Nicholson. $750/mth plus utilities, available now, pets welcome. 250-344-8551. LARGE Newly reno’d 1 and 2 bdrm apt. N/S, no pets, no parties, laundry facilities. Walking distance to all amen. Util inc.DD req. $750/$850 (1-250)344-0780 Twin Rivers - 2 bdrm apts. No parties, N/S, no pets. Laundry facilities, Security doors. Best Deal in Town! 250-344-8113. Two Bdr apt available now. Non smoking. Age 55+ apartment building. Call Laura 250-344-6233.

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

Homes for Rent 2 Bdr lower suite for rent, Fridge & stove incl., laundry rm, w/d hookups. For more info, call Chuck 250-344-1064 2 Bedroom house on acreage at Castledale on Hwy 95, south of Golden. $825/month plus utilities. No parties, no illegal activities. Long term mature reliable tenants preferred. References and Damage Deposit required. Please telephone 250-344-6710. 2 Bedroom renovated older house, downtown Golden. No pets or parties. References and Damage Deposit required. Long-term preferred. $950/mth + utilities. Located on a large commercial lot and is suitable for business use also. Telephone 250-344-6710. 3 Bdr, 2 Bath house with electric heat. $1000/mth + utilities. Heated detached garage. References, NP, NS, long term, adults only. 250-344-6234 3 Bdr house (Av. Nov 1) Appliances incl., references required. No Pets, No Parties, Pref Long Term 250-344-5626

3 Bdrm House For Rent Blaeberry - Recently Renovated, Open Concept, Wood Floors, 1.5 Bath, Beautiful Views, Woodstove, Newer Appliances, Huge Storage Shed, W/D, Pets Negotiable, Ref req., DD, $1200/month incl. Heat, Hydro, WIFI. Call 403-850-7588 3 Bdr open concept house in town w/ laundry. Call Troy at 344-1340. 4 Bdr fully furnished house for rent in town. $1800/mth $1500 DD. Hot tub & utilities incl. No pets. 250-344-1324 or 250290-2042 4 bdrm house Nicholson, 1 acre corner lot, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appl., propane heat, utilities not included. $1300/mth. Call 250-939-8116 4 Bdrm trailer and 3 Bdrm house in town. Walking distance to all amenities. Avail. immed. 250-344-5450. 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. Large 2 bdr house in town. $900 long term, avail. Dec 1. 250-344-2558 or


Suites, Upper 1 Bdrm bright, clean fully furnished suite for rent. Hot tub & util. incl. $900/mth, $800 DD. No pets. 250-344-1324 or 250290-2042 1 Bdr partially furnished bachelor suite. Main floor. 5 mins. south of town. Mature person or couple, N/S, no pets, no parties. Avail Nov 1. 250-344-2695. 2 Bdr partially furnished. 5 mins south. $700/mth. No pets. Refs required. 250-344-2417.

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


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Perfect for seasonal workers or vacationers. This fully furnished, all-inclusive home has 3 bdrs, 2 full baths, lrg laundry room and lrg covered deck. Willing to rent unfurnished to long-term renters. A must see! N/S. Great backcountry access.Just 10 mins. south of Golden. Avail now. 344-0110.

Shared Accommodation 1 bdrm avail in bright, 2 bdrm, downtown apartment. Close to all amenities. $425 incl heat, power, internet. Avail immed. 1-250-608-0527, 1-250-2267277. Rooms for rent in fully furnished large home, close to all amenities. $450/mth, plus DD. NS, No Parties, No Pets. Avail. ASAP. 604-356-2543

Storage Dry secure storage space Suitable for RV, boat, etc. 250-344-6234 Secure Storage - pickups, boats, campers, etc. Ph; 250344-6581 or 250-344-0046 Secure Storage unit available in town.10’ x 20’, $100/mth. 250-344-5707. S TA S H YO U R S T U F F. C O M Storage spaces of different sizes starting at $40/month including heated units. 250-344-3104.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is inviting Tenders for a three year contract beginning November 15, 2012 for the maintenance and performance of parks services for the Parson Community Recreation Park, located at 3612 Hwy 95, Parson, BC, in Electoral Area ‘A’. Sealed tenders clearly marked “Tender Parson Community Recreation Park - Parks Maintenance” will be accepted until 11 AM local time on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the offices of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive NE, P.O. Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Services are to be provided year round and involve flooding and maintaining the skating rink and related facilities in the winter months; maintaining tennis courts, ball field, volleyball court and other site facilities in the summer months. Tender documents and further information are available online on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District website at, on the BC Bid website at, and at the office of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District at the above address during regular office hours.

The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. For more information, please contact: Marcin Pachcinski, Parks and Recreation Team Leader (250) 833-5923 or Toll Free 1-888-248-2773 e-mail:

Rooms for Rent

Room in house. W/D, cable, wireless internet. Two blocks from all amenities. $525 all inclusive. Winter rate. Call 250-290-0110


Faxed or e-mailed submissions will not be accepted.

Small cabin on Blaeberry River, Now - May 1st $750+DD. includes furniture & utls NP NS. 250-344-2114.

Newly renovated/ fully furnished home in town. Internet, sat tv, laundry, heated storage space. 2 mature clean persons. No pets. No parties. $450 + utilities. 344-2323,


The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Tenders and to waive any informality in Tenders received, in each case without giving notice. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept the Tender which it deems most advantageous.

Perfect for seasonal workers or vacationers. This fully furnished, all-inclusive home has 3 bdrs, 2 full baths, lrg laundry room and lrg covered deck. Willing to rent unfurnished to long-term renters. A must see! N/S. Great backcountry access.Just 10 mins. south of Golden. Avail now. 344-0110.

CLEAN rooms available. Mature adults only. No parties. 250-344-2444.


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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.

Snowmobiles SNOWCHECK edition, camo hood, boss seat, excellent condition, runs great. Boon Docker Box, SLP exhaust kit, Clutch kit, $7300 Call Craig 250-430-2430 or 250-9100517

Sport Utility Vehicle 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 256,000km. New tires, fully loaded, leather, $4800 OBO. 250-344-7299.

Trucks & Vans 06 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 116,000Km. 2 sets of tires & rims mounted. White exterior, leather interior, dual exhaust. Excellent shape. 3445376 eve. 344-0110 For Sale: 2007 Green Dodge Caravan. Remote start, 2 sets of tires, new brakes, very good cond. 130,000Km. $7500. Ph: 250-344-6459 or 250-344-8311

The Golden Star Wednesday, October 24, 2012 A27

Golden Rockets coming together according to captain DeFrias Darryl Crane Golden Rockets Captain Brett DeFrias has been working hard this year to not only be a leader on the ice, but off the ice as well. Earlier in the year DeFrias stated he hoped

Rockets fans would be patient with the team after a slow start. Since that time the team has turned things around and now sits alone in third place in the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lately we have been

doing really well. We are 6-2-0-1 over our past nine games. We had a rough start but we have learned to battle back and get the victories we needed,â&#x20AC;? he said. DeFrias felt the change over the past nine games has happened because of the team coming together.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We realized we have to be patient. Not to be so antsy with the puck. We have to be careful not to have give-aways and have fun mostly,â&#x20AC;? he said. DeFrias added that having solid goaltending during this stretch has also helped the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having Danny Todo-

When it comes to the



sychuk helped us. He is back up in Vernon and that is good for him. We have ( James) Leonard and he is a great goalie. It is a huge thing to have a goalie to help you win games as well,â&#x20AC;? he said. DeFrias added that the team has been working hard not to have situations where they get themselves in unnecessary trouble. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Defence is important. We have five returning guys on the point and a veteran presence is key in this league to get the young guys going.â&#x20AC;? DeFrias also thought the forwards have been performing at a high level this year which has helped the team grab some early leads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a skilled group up front and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask more from them. They are doing their jobs. They are scoring goals,â&#x20AC;? he said. As for goal scoring

Brett DeFrias Golden Rockets Captain DeFrias has had a hot start to the season. Known more for his solid work in his own zone and dogged determination on the ice, DeFrias top season for goals in the KIJHL has previously been six. So far this year he has scored four goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been the power

play. Our power play is number one in the league for home games. It is being on the point and seeing the play in front of you,â&#x20AC;? he said He added â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so excited. This is a special group and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see what comes in the future for this team.â&#x20AC;?



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RE/MAX of Golden 250-344-7663

Garry Oddy (250) 344-7234



716 - 8th Avenue 3 bedrooms

Norma Crandall Marlon Chambers Bob Tegart Klassen Norma Crandall Flec Demmon Flec Demmon Marlon Chambers BobBarry Tegart (250)344-0275 (250)344-8451 (250) 344-0735 272-4321 (250) 344-0275 (250) 344-8451 (250) 344-0735 (250) 272-4321(250)(250) 344-0262

1 bath

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


3.6 acres

$719,000 6 baths

1502 Poplar Street 4,000sqft

3 bedrooms

1 bath

Wiseman Road



$245,000 2 baths



2.5 baths

3 bedrooms


REDUCED 4 bedrooms

5 acres

5 bedrooms

from $169,600 REDUCED to $209,900

6 bedrooms

3 baths

#304, 521 - 8th Avenue


1 bath

2 baths


$139,000 561 Anderson Road


27.26 acres

$175,000 2 bedrooms


$164,900 2 bedrooms

#11, 2924 Kicking Horse Road


2.5 baths



2 baths

3 bedrooms

901 - 11th Street 1,464sqft


1314 Pine Drive 1,213sqft

Kootenay Ridge 5 Acreages Available


1 bath


1.5 baths

from $219,900 to $239,900


1074 King Crescent

1871 Blaeberry Road 3bdrm

2 baths

3 baths


514 - 7th Street


515 - 5th Street


#28, 2779 Dejordie Road


2.5 baths

4 bedrooms


$389,000 4 bedrooms

1221 Alexander Drive 4 bedrooms

2 bedrooms

5 bedrooms


1437 Granite Drive

8.24 acres

1333 Pine Drive

3 Acreages Available

2826 Donald Cemetary Road 23.1 acres



Lot A, Dejordie Road


from $189,900 to $449,000

#106, 521 - 8th Avenue


1421 Birch Crescent

2.5 baths

$161,9000 2 bedrooms


1610 Adolph Johnson Road 3bdrms 3 2 baths 3,3032sqft 39.2 acres


623 - 5th Avenue 6 bedrooms


DanVaselic Veselic Dan (250) 344-1435 (250) 344-1435

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2 bedrooms

from $77,399 REDUCED to $105,000


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Imler Road

Highway #95, South

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1402 Deere Ridge Road

.52 acre

3 Acreages Available

5.8 acres

8 Lots Available

.35 acre

$599,000 2166 Blaeberry Road 2bdrms 2 baths 1,242sqft 8.4 acres

from $299,900 to $399,900




1735 Oberg Johnson Road

1539 Campbell Road

1224 Horse Creek Road

3 bedrooms 1 bath 1,788sqft 1.5 acres

7 acres

5bdrms 3 baths 3,024sqft 1.15 acres

SOLD $378,900

Kettleston Road

3071 Tegart Road

2 Acreages Available

5 bedrooms 2 baths 2,060sqft .66 acre


$154,900 914 - 14th Street 2 bedrooms

2 baths

$279,900 1320 Highway #95, South



1 bath


2 acres

SOLD $69,900


#64 Kicking Horse Village MHP

625 Habart Road

2 bedrooms

4 bedrooms 2 baths 2,064sqft 1.12 acres

$299,000 2827 Donald Road 3bdrms

3 baths


1 acres

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

SOLD $375,000

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1956 Palumbo Heights Road

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2 bedrooms

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