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Hundreds came out to pay their respects to Canadian veterans at the 2012 Remembrance Day Cenotaph Service on Nov. 11. See more photos on Page 10. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Town purchases final piece of Spirit Square First nordic event of the year coming up ............................. 23

Jessica Schwitek The Town of Golden Council has advised staff to move ahead with purchase of a small but special piece of land. Since the creation of the Spirit Square in downtown Golden, the town has been renting a 64.3-square-metre section

property from the Riverhouse Tavern. "It's the part of the Riverhouse property that used to be their parking," said Jon Wilsgard, manager of corporate affairs for the Town of Golden. The property was required for the Spirit Square design, and at the time the owner did not want to sell, so the town has been leasing it ever since. "She has changed her mind, and wants

the agreement to end," said Wilsgard. The land purchase, which is viewed as more of a "lot-line adjustment" is for the amount of $19,000. The options presented to council were to either purchase the land for this amount, or continue to lease it. But Coun. Keith Hern requested that the resolution be pushed to a closed meeting to discuss a possible third option.

He suggested that it would be more cost effective for the town to just allow the Riverhouse to reclaim the piece of land for themselves, meaning that the town wouldn't have to pay the purchase amount or rent. Council decided to keep the land as part of Spirit Square, and make the purchase by a vote of 4-2 (Hern and Coun. Ron Oszust opposed).


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Golden hiring staff for BC Ambulance Jessica Schwitek It is a vital service in our community, but it needs people to keep it going. The British Columbia Ambulance Service is hiring part-time paramedics in Golden, as the local detachment is struggling with their limited staff. "We're looking for people, and we've actually had lots of inquiries. A number of people are interested in the EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) course," said Ron Oszust, Golden unit chief. "The process is that they need to apply to BC Ambulance, get an employee number with BC Ambulance, and then at that point, if we have six or more people, they will put on an EMR course here in Golden." The Golden station is currently operating with 16 members, only eight of whom live in Golden. One comes in from Field, and the rest reside in Alberta, and come to Golden for a block of shifts. "We are somewhat short-staffed at this point in time in Golden," said Oszust. Golden is a busy station, and has gotten even more so over the past decade. When Oszust started in his position in 2000, the station averaged about 450 calls a year, and now they get called out between 800 and 1,000 times a year. "We've seen some interesting changes. Historically, one third of our calls were motor vehicle accidents on the highway, one third were transfers, and one third were medical calls," said Oszust. With better road and vehicle construction, the station is seeing fewer motor vehicle accidents, and the ones they do attend, often have a more favourable result. Medical calls have increased significantly, as have transfer calls which most often go to Calgary or Cranbrook. Ideally the station would like to have

The under-staffed BC Ambulance station in Golden is actively seeking new workers to join the team. Photo Submitted between 20 and 24 staff (although the number depends greatly on how much availability those staff have). "It is structured as such that each employee makes himself available for however many shifts he wants to do," said Oszust. "The staff have the full flexibility for making themselves available for one or two 12-hour shifts a month, or 40 12-hour shifts a month." Given this type of scheduling, the job tends to attract young, single, lifestyle oriented people said Oszust. "This job is fantastic if you want flexibility. You can work every day for a month, or you can take a month off and it's OK." The qualifications for the job are not as strict as you may think. BC Ambulance is willing to provide much of the training. New members are required to go through a criminal record check, have a certain physic-

al ability, possess a Class 4 drivers license, be 19 years of age or older, and preferably have the two-week OFA (occupational first aid) course, however the station will be hiring people with no first aid training. The hope is to get enough people interested to provide the EMR course here in town (which is an incentive in itself as it is quite an expensive course if you take it on your own). "This job, such as with most emergency response jobs, attracts a certain type of folk," said Oszust. "It is a wonderfully flexible job, and it is a cool job. It's fun to help people, and often you're helping people in the worst moments of their lives, people don't get exposed to this stuff on a regular basis." If you are interested in becoming part of BC Ambulance, or have any questions, you can contact Oszust at 250-344-8448 or



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Kootenay and Boundary municipal governments met in Cranbrook last month for a workshop and roundtable discussion about the challenges facing our local governments. Mayor Christina Benty, who is the vicepresident of the Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG), organized the workshop to help bring some of their issues out in the open, and to help the AKBLG focus on fewer, clear, succinct resolution to bring to UBCM. "Local governments are under a lot of scrutiny right now. And I think it's important that people know what the challenges are for local government," said Benty. "One of our challenges as a municipality is that we have the most varied infrastructure. And that infrastructure is aging. We have crumbling roads and sidewalks, aging pipes, aging buildings that need to be replaced, we've got escalating community safety requirements, and of course there's always the increased demand for services from our residents." Gaëtan Royer, author of Time for Cities, spoke at the workshop, and then the attendees broke into smaller groups for roundtable discussions. The groups discussed the difficulty of maintaining municipal infrastructure with only eight cents of every tax dollar collected,

and inability to prioritize properly with such a strict granting system. "At the end of the day, it's all about quality of life. We want to build communities that people want to live in. If we only provide core services, we're losing our quality of life," said Benty. "This eight cents on the dollar is a problem. If you look, historically, relative to the GDP, the provincial and federal taxes have more than doubled. And property taxes, relative to the GDP, have stayed the same." The difference is that provincial and federal taxes are collected consistently throughout the years, whereas municipalities collect their property taxes all at once. People feel it more. Local governments are under a lot of scrutiny right now, and many people are calling for reduced spending. Benty wants people to understand that a struggling economy has no affect on the town's responsibilities. "People don't realize, that regardless of the economy we have to provide the same level of service. We can't reduce the quality of water. We have to provide the same level," she said. "At the end of the day, it's all about quality of life. We want to build communities that people want to live in. If we only provide core services, we're losing our quality of life." These are common themes being discussed at every municipal organization across the country.

Christina Benty Mayor of Golden "It's starting to gain some momentum, and we want to be part of that," said Benty. "I want the public to be aware of what the challenges are, and I want to be part of the wave of municipalities across the entire nation that are sending the message that we need reform." The next step for the AKBLG will be to compile the information and the feedback from the workshop, and start developing points to bring to the organizations AGM in the spring.

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Big winner in Golden Star giveaway

Cathy Chappelle accepts $500 worth in Overwaitea gift certificates from Dwayne Westlund, Overwaitea store manager, after winning the Golden Star’s survey contest. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

CRT consultation in Golden Golden Star Staff Golden residents are being given another opportunity to voice their opinions on the Columbia River Treaty. At a series of workshops (the second such series, the first round having been held in spring 2012) Columbia River Basin residents are encouraged to help shape the future of the long-term Columbia River Treaty (CRT). The CRT is an internationally respected water management agreement between Canada and the United States, and was conceived to provide storage reservoirs to capture spring run-off to prevent catastrophic flooding on both sides of the border, as well as to optimize power generation along the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. These workshops are the next step in the province's commitment to consult with residents, and ensure their concerns are heard in the Provincial Review of the 1964 CRT between Canada and the United states. At the Golden workshop on Wednesday Nov. 21, people will learn about the initial results of the

studies being conducted for the Provincial Review, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback and input. "It is important that residents attend these provincial consultation workshops to provide their input on the new information the province has compiled," said Mayor Christina Benty, who is also a CRT Local Governments' Committee member. Under the CanadaBritish Columbia Agreement (1963), Canada is required to obtain the B.C. government's consent before terminating or amending the CRT. Even though the agreement has no end date, either Canada or the United States can unilaterally terminate the treaty on or after Sept. 16, 2024, with at least 10 years' notice. "Public input is crucial to our government during the review process. We want to hear from Columbia River Basin residents before making any decision about the future of the treaty," said Rich Coleman, minister of energy, mines and natural gas, the ministry that is leading the government's review of the CRT. The Golden workshop

MLA Meeting Day Thursday, November 22nd

is taking place at the Golden Civic Centre from 6 to 9 p.m. (open house with background information from 6 to 6:30, and a presentation and discussion from 6:30 to 9). These consultation workshops are free, registration is not required.

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

Help Inform the Future of the Columbia River Treaty The Province of British Columbia invites you to a Columbia River Treaty Review consultation workshop with information on future Treaty scenarios. Find out how your interests may be affected. We want your input on the future of the Treaty. The Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee encourages you to join them and be heard at a community near you. Jaffray

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Thursday, November 15

Jaffray Hall Creston and District Community Complex

Revelstoke Tuesday, November 20

Revelstoke Community Centre


Golden Civic Centre

Wednesday, November 21

Valemount Thursday, November 22

Valemount Visitor Centre


Tuesday, November 27

Nelson and District Rod and Gun Club


Wednesday, November 28

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Thursday, November 29

Nakusp and District Sports Complex

Presentations and discussions: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Open House: 6:00-6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. Join us live, online from Trail on November 28. To find out more about the community and live streaming events visit: To find out more about the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee visit:


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Gift certificate winners announced for the CBAL contest Jessica Schwitek Two lucky winners have each gone home with a $100 gift certificate for groceries in Golden. Kathlene Hadford ($100 gift certificate from Sobey's), and Jair Stolz ($100 gift certificate from Overwaitea) were the winners of the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) contest. "It was a way to promote the programs that we offer, the new space that's here, and just literacy in general," said Monica De, community literacy co-ordinator for CBAL. De sent out newsletters in the mail about a month ago, offering this information. The newsletters also provided people with the opportunity to enter into two different contests. "So there was a trivia contest, and if people emailed the answers to the trivia questions they were entered in a draw,"

said De. "The other draw was for people who wanted to volunteer or register for one of the programs." The trivia questions dealt with literacy in Canada, and revealed the following five facts: The term literacy includes reading, writing, math, speaking and thinking, children learn the most from birth to age five, the average child starts reading at age seven, 82 per cent of Golden high school students graduated in 2011, and 48 per cent of Canadian adults have low literacy rates. "I'm happy with the number of people who participated in the contest," said De. "Other people who didn't enter said that they read the newsletter, so it's good that the message was getting out there." De also wanted to give a special thank you to both Overwaitea and Sobey's for donating half the value of the gift certificates.

The lucky winners of the two $100 gift certificates to Overwaitea and Sobey’s hold up their prize. Kathlene Hadford (left) and her three children Alaina, Cole and Ludovica, and Mel Stolz, with her kids Nova and Asher, accepted the prizes from the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy contest. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Behind the Wheel Official Vehicles: The Tow Truck

The tow truck is a bit of an orphan when it comes to being an “official vehicle” as defined in our slow down, move over laws. Drivers happening across a tow truck working at the side of the highway must slow down and move over if possible just as they would for an overtaken police vehicle, fire apparatus or ambulance. The latter three types of vehicle are easily identified by the colour of their flashing lights but the tow truck blends in with all the other flashing yellow light equipped vehicles on our highways. It goes without saying that a defensive driver will slow down and move over if possible for any type of vehicle displaying flashing lights stopped on the shoulder. This would even include a broken down car with the hazard flashers showing. However, there are those who will not unless mandated by law. Perhaps a tow truck should be given the authority to use a combination of amber and white flashing lights to more easily identify it as being part of the group of official vehicles that we must slow down and move over for. Rather than wondering if we need to until we are quite close, this would allow drivers to make the identification from a distance and take action well ahead of time. Remember, slowing down for stopped official vehicles at the side of the road is mandatory under all circumstances. Not moving over is only an option if you cannot do it safely. The rule was enacted to protect emergency workers when they are looking after us. Let’s look after them too. 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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Rotary Raffle draw at Craft Fair Golden Star Staff The Golden and District Rotary Club is holding a raffle in honour of one of their own Ratarians whom they lost last month. The Paul Hambruch Memorial 50/50 Raffle tickets are on sale now. Tickets are being sold for $10 each, or three for $20. They are

available from Rotarians, at the Golden Star office, and will also be sold at the Christmas Craft Fair at the Mount 7 Rec Plex on Friday Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17. The winner will be drawn at the Craft Fair on Nov. 17. All funds raised from the Paul Hambruch Memorial 50/50 Raffle will go towards the various Golden Rotary projects within and outside the community.

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Town of Golden Council Notes Jessica Schwitek Golden Emergency Management Program The Town of Golden Council has passed a resolution to extend the Golden and Area Emergency Preparedness Program Agreement. The original recommendation by staff was to extend it for three years, but it was ammended to one year. The agreement will have a cap on the amount of money spent by the town, but the dollar figure of that cap has been referred to a future meeting. Procedure Bylaw A New Council Procedure Bylaw has passed its first reading. The bylaw is a fundamental stature required

of all local governments to guide the processes of town council and committee meeings, as well as procedure for passion motions and bylaws. The document has been “significantly restructured” according to manager of corporate services, Jon Wilsgard. Economic Development Select Committee Following council’s decision in May 2012 to cancel the Community Economic Development Services Agreement between the town and the regional district, council has approved the proposed terms of reference for an Economic Development Service Vision Select Committee. Coun. Ron Oszust opposed the resolution because it did not include involvment from the regional government.

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RCMP Report: Multiple accidents Golden Star Staff Poor Road Conditions On the evening of Wendesday Nov. 7, the road was closed near Field Hill due to road conditions. It was closed most of the night while crews dealt with jackknifed semis. There was also a single-vehicle accident in Nicholson where a vehicle went off the road on Tuesday Nov. 6. The two occupants of the vehicle were transported to Calgary via ground ambulance. The Golden RCMP are encouraging motorists to slow down as the road conditions are getting worse with the changing season. It takes some time to adjust for the lack of traction on the roads. Drivers should start their stops earlier than what they’re used to during the summer months. Also make sure proper tires are on vehicles. Domestic Assault A5

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On Thursday Nov. 7, RCMP were called to a domestic assault. The suspect was arrested, and released the same evening on conditions. If anyone would like to report a crime, they can do so by calling the Golden/Field RCMP Detachment at 250-3442221, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Focus on the positive Negativity has been running rampant in Golden the past few months. There was a tense election, mixed in with a heated referendum. There is talk everywhere about our struggling economy, and the lack of action from our government to help. Christmas is approaching and retailers are concerned that residents will be leaving town to do their shopping. By Jessica Schwitek It is very easy to get caught up in the melancholy feeling around the community, but there are countless people in Golden who are choosing not to do that. There are people, organizations, and businesses in Golden are working hard to stay positive, keep the community vibrant, and help out those in need. Those are the people who deserve some attention. The Columbia Valley Credit Union, Kicking Horse Ford, and Overwaitea all have initiatives going right now to help out some local charities (The Golden Food Bank and the Golden Women’s Resource Centre). Dozens if not hundreds of men are putting down their razors for a month to help out a worthy cause—some of whom are doing so at the expense of a happy relationship. Volunteers are working hard to put together community events like the Christmas Craft Fair, the Early Bird Shopping Event, the Starlight Soiree, and the Christmas Parade. Kicking Horse Culture and various local pubs are striving to keep the town’s music scene going, bringing in talented musicians from around the world to play in our community. Emergency response personnel are giving up their time and energy to keep the people of Golden safe, a task that will undoubtedly get harder as road conditions worsen. One Golden woman, Karen Wilson, has been working nonstop to win the funding to bring a much needed medical service to town. I am constantly amazed and impressed by how many people in this town take the time to be involved in the community, and I am fortunate enough, in this job, to be able to witness it. Working in the newspaper industry I often hear one similar complaint: the news is just too negative. A lot of negative and unfortunate things happen in this world, and that is why I think it is important to focus on the brighter side of life as often as possible. At the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Community of Excellence Awards last month, one of the award winners, Kicking Horse Culture’s Bill Usher, made an interesting comment. He said that several years back, people used to write nice letters to the Golden Star. And as I’m sure you’ve noticed, there have been some pretty negative letters sent into the paper in the past few months. I think it is time to see some happy Letters to the Editor in the Golden Star. If you think there is an unsung hero in the community (either an individual, business, or organization), please send in a letter to let them know their contributions to the community have not gone unnoticed. Letters can be sent to

Donald Bridge barriers The fact that there are no meridian barriers on the new Donald Bridge causes me great concern. I am quite sure that it is not a case of IF there will be an accident on that bridge, but a matter of WHEN. As soon as construction is completed, speeds coming eastbound down the hill will increase and they will come on the “bridge surface” that is prone to being slippery, they will touch their breaks,

lose control and fishtail into oncoming traffic. This is a RISK exposure that I feel must be addressed. The four-laning is about reducing the potential for those horrific head-on collisions, and I feel that this revamp has increased that potential, by virtue of there being no meridian barriers between the lanes of traffic. I feel a responsibility to identify this as a safety concern for all. People need to be aware of the hazard and the risk.

I do so as a member of this community, as someone who travels that stretch of highway on a regular basis, and as someone who has responded in multiple capacities to simple collisions, fatality collisions, and miracles (that no one was killed) at the Donald Bridge in the past. For a small cost (relative to the overall project budget of $63 million) this hazard can be GREATLY reduced. Install meridian barriers. Ron Oszust Golden

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Seeking Support Dear Editor: I realize that many of you reading this are already committed to helping others in our local communities, within our country and on an international level, but I want to raise awareness of another concern for your consideration. Bill C-398, currently before the House of Commons, will reform previous CAMR (Canadian Access to Medicines) legislation so that affordable, life-sav-

ing generic medicines will be more readily available to developing countries for the treatment of diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. Canada has the opportunity to save millions of lives, at no cost to Canadian taxpayers. Presently people are dying needlessly because affordable drug treatment is not available. One in two children born with AIDS, if untreated, dies by the age of two. Half of the people who require treatment for HIV/

AIDS do not receive it. Malaria and tuberculosis, too, continue to have devastating effects in developing nations. How can we, in good conscience, not help to make affordable drug treatment available to so many in this world? I believe we have a responsibility as global citizens and as human beings. Canada can lead the way. Our Members of Parliament will be voting on this legislation in November. Please urge David Wilks to support Bill C-398. You may

contact him in one of the following ways: Write to Mr. David Wilks, MP Kootenay-Columbia, Ste 620 – 151 Promenade, House of Commons, Ottawa, K1A 0A6; Email to David.Wilks@; Or telephone 613-9957246. Thank you,

Luana Gillies Windermere

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Golden point of view Were you disappointed to hear that 7-Eleven is closing down? STARS to the employee at Overwaitea that gave my mom, HIS two pumpkins when they were sold out. My kids were thankful to carve jack o lanterns with gramma.

Rebecca Gagnon

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“I think that it’s sad because the location is so convenient. It’s disappointing, I would like to see something similar take the space.”

“Ya, sure. It’s in a good spot, and I work all hours of the night, and it’s nice to go there for a coffee or whatever.”

“I didn’t know it was closing, I’m from Field. That’s terrible, this is a really popular spot. I imagine they’ll put something else there, it’s a prime location.”

Stingers to my stupid elliptical machine for breaking in the middle of a run. Stars to the Gentlemen’s Leisure Club of Golden for hosting an excellent ski swap at the Rec Plex this year.

Stingers to whoever smashed their beer bottle on main street, leaving broken glass for us to walk on. Stars to all the people who went out in the cold for the Remebrance Day services. And a big Star to all the people who put in countless hours every year to organize it. Stars to the girl who lent me her spare pair of gloves because I forgot mine.

Stingers to the people who were doing laundry in the middle of the night. It sounded like nuts and bolts rolling around in that dryer. Stars to all the guys sacrificing their upper lips for charity this month. Your wives and girlfriends may not appreciate it, but there are people out there who do. Stingers to drivers who don’t slow down when the road conditions are bad.

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Cops for Kids riders took a much needed break at Sobey’s when they rode through Golden this fall. Photo Submitted

Thank you from Cops for Kids Mike Hull Submitted On behalf of Cops for Kids I would like to express my thanks to the communityfor their support on the ride, and other events, this year. Since the spring of 2011, we have now helped nine families and assisted in funding the new pediatric crib at the hospital through more than $24,000. This could not have been possible without the help of community support, particularly from the following organiz-

ations/people: - Sobey's - Overwaitea - Lion's Club of Golden - Golden Infant Development Program - Mayor Christina Benty - Fire Pit BBQ Smokehouse - The Royal Canadian Legion - Elite Sound and Light Entertainment - Golden Dollar Store - The citizens of Golden for their ongoing support

Governing a province is, without question, a challenging task. And balancing revenue against expenses, especially in tough economic times, is particularly difficult. These are the choices that a government has to make. I know that British Columbians understand that, and they expect their government to be prudent. We all know that once again the province will be putting forward a deficit budget, adding even further to the Province’s debt. And taxpayers are being asked to do without many programs in order, the government claims, to bring spending under control. But there is one budget item that isn’t being cut; the advertising budget for Christy Clark’s BC Jobs Plan. $15 million is being spent on government ads that brag about job creation and economic development in the province. These ads make claims of job numbers that have already been disproven, but the ads continue to run. So not only is this money being spent frivolously, it is being spent to deliberately misinform the public. I think we can all agree that this is unacceptable. What if that $15 million was put towards services that actually made life better for British Col-

umbians? $15 million could provide training for up to 1,000 new miners instead of bringing in temporary foreign workers for new mines. $15 million could provide home care services for approximately MLA Report 1,500 seniors for a By Norm Macdonald year. $15 million could provide BC schools with about 250 additional special education teachers. $15 million could see a third more seedlings planted on Crown lands, making an important contribution to forest health. But instead, this government chose a tax payerfunded propaganda campaign. British Columbians deserve better. They deserve a government that will be honest about the state of the province. And they deserve a government that puts the needs of citizens first.

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Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema Presents:

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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 2) Friday Nov 16th - Thursday Nov 22 at 7pm. Matinee at 3pm on Saturday.

This Week Joni Young Impressions of Golden at the Art Galler y of Golden from Nov. 2 through Nov. 27. Oldtimers Hockey Sunday 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. Wed. 9:45 p.m. Call Russ at 250-3442734


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.



Silvertips Hockey (50+) Ever y Monday 3:30 p.m. and Friday 2 p.m. Call Sid 250-344-5514 Winter Walking at Mount 7 Rec Plex ever y Wednesday and Friday from 1 - 2pm. 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@

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bir th to five enjoy preschool type activities. Ever y Wednesday at the Rec Plex from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Contact 250-344-3448.

Public Skate Ever y Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m.

2012 Christmas Craft Fair Handcrafted seasonal gifts from more than 60 regional artisans. Friday Nov. 16, from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday Nov. 17 from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rec Plex.

Jam Night - OpenMic at the Rockwater. Golden Minor Soccer Association AGM. Wednesday Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Golden Secondary School.

Thurs, Nov. 15 Men’s drop-in basketball Every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Rec Plex. $8 to play. Bridge Club Ever y Thursday at the Seniors Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. Contact 250-344-3448. Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub. 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. Aquafit exercise class At the Days Inn from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Drop in rate is $6.50.

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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.

Winter Walking Program EveryWednesdayandFridayfrom 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Rec Plex starting on Nov. 9.

Positive Discipline Free parenting education programeveryWednesdayfrom3:15 to 5 p.m. until Dec. 12. at APES. Snacks and childcare provided forchildren.RegisterattheFamily Centre, 344-2000.

Mother Goose Program Every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30am at the public library. Drop in, snacks included.

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

Pilates Core and More A pilates-based bone building class focusing on posture, core strength, fracture prevention and balance. Tuesdays and Fridays from Nov. 7 to Dec. 21, noon to 1 p.m. at the RecPlex. Sign up at COTR.

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

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Early Bird Christmas Shopping Up to 24 vendors at the Golden Senior’s Centre on Nov. 16 from noon to 8 p.m., and Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 17 Karaoke Night The Mad Trapper hosts a karaoke night every Saturday. Public Skate Every Saturday, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. 2012 Christmas Craft Fair Handcrafted seasonal gifts from more than 60 regional artisans. Friday Nov. 16, from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday Nov. 17 from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rec Plex. Early Bird Christmas Shopping Up to 24 vendors at the Golden Senior’s Centre on Nov. 16 from noon to 8 p.m., and Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. UFC Night at Omega Nov 17th 8pm $10 cover. Praise and Eucharist monthly service, Saturday November 17th at 6pm. All people, all denominations welcome at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 913 9th St. S.

Drop in Shinny Bring your friends for a good old game of hockey. Every Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Drop in fee $6.50. Golden House Concerts presents Brie Neilson and Her Othermen with David Simard Album Launch Tour. Mon Nov 19th 8pm, 811 7th St N, $10.

Tues, Nov. 20 Join the Cadets This free program meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Legion Banquet Hall. For young men and women ages 12 to 18. John Jenkins & Friends Liveacousticmountainfolk,rock, reggae,improv.attheRockwater Grill and Bar. Starts at 8:15pm. 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 Starlight Soiree The Golden Women’s Resource Centre fundraising event will be held at the Rec Plec on Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Moon River Gift Gallery and the Golden Women’s Resource Centre. Devilsplender with D. Trevlon Band at the Rockwater Grill and Bar Friday, November 23 Dawn Mountain Cross Country Ski Race Nov 24 and 25 9am 3 pm.

Sun, Nov. 18 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, Nov. 19 Co-ed Badminton at the Mount 7 rec plex from 7-8:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

Tom Fun Orchestra at the Rockwater 9pm - 11pm, Nov. 27. Vault Grand Opening at the Golden Museum, 1302-11th Ave. S. on thursday, November 29th at 7pm. Mountains - the Sacred and the Profane with Pat and Baiba Morrow. Fri Nov 30 7:30 pm (doors at 7) Golden Civic Centre. Tickets at the Art Gallery of Golden. $15 Adults, $5 students.

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Golden Moments: Coming from the Gateway to Golden Darryl Crane Jean Dakin was born and raised in Parson which is also the town where she met Gord who would become her husband. The couple moved to Golden five years ago after spending most of their lives together in the small town. When they were first together they were teachers, then Gord changed his career and started working in the logging industry. Over the years, Jean taught all levels of school, but now she enjoys teaching people about seeds. "I grew up on a farm and both Gord and I are dedicated to growing," she said. Gord explained they have three gardens they look after in Golden. "Part of the reason we came to Golden was to get away from the hard work of the farm," he said. "However, we had a bunch of heritage seeds that we wanted to keep going, so we took a look at a place to plant seeds in town." After a short search they found someone who wasn't using their garden and got a second garden started. "I wasn't ready to give either one of them up so then we had them both. Then our neighbour next door left and rented their house to someone who did not have any interest in having a garden. They have a nice garden over there and we had a project we wanted to do," he said. The couple used the third garden to plant bean seeds as a part of the sustainable Golden project. "Golden is difficult to grow in even though people do not believe that," Jean said. After Jean broke her leg, she received help from six friends who came over to give her a

hand in keep the gardens running well. As for her time growing up in Parson, Jean has many fond memories. "We were happy, I had seven brothers and a sister. My dad was a good farmer. He was knowledgeable and self sufficient." Gord was born in Cranbrook and raised in Kimberley. He moved to Parson to work with his cousin who had a contact with the Cranbrook sawmill. "They were using a two-man saw, and me being an 18-year-old and not knowing anything, I worked the other end of the saw for him," he said. Gord got to know one of Jean's brothers through events happening in town. It did not take long before he noticed Jean. Gord explained he did not have much luck the first time he invited Jean out. "My cousin had a girlfriend in Parson and they decided they were going to see a movie in Golden. Her mother said they could not go unless there were four people. He talked me into getting a partner and Jean's name came up," he said. "I went down and knocked on the door. Her mother answered and I proposed this little get-together." Gord did not know that Jean was hiding behind the door during the conversation with her mother. "I looked at the kitchen at the huge table and all I could see was her father’s feet sticking up on the table and a newspaper. When her mother looked for an answer from the table all he said was 'Nope' and the door closed." It was later at a turkey shoot that he met her dad and he ended up getting invited to dinner. "He infiltrated the family," Jean said smiling. Certain changes stand out to the couple about what life is like these days, compared to the past.

Gord and Jean Dakin spent most of their lives in Parson before moving to Golden five years ago. Darryl Crane/Star Photo "There are so many things. We didn't have garbage. We used everything. There was no plastic and anything that was left over went to the animals," Jean said. "You wouldn't have gotten rich going to the dumps in those days. There was nothing there. Maybe a few tins that got rusty and a few pots and pans that wore out," Gord said. Jean added that she finds it sad how many


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Memorial Ribbon honours loss and sacrifice Golden Star Staff Ministers of National Defence Peter MacKay and Veteran Affairs Steven Blaney announced the creation of the Memorial Ribbon, which will be offered to close family and friends of deceased Canadian Armed Forces members as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice. “The Conservative Government has enormous respect for the men and women who have made sacrifices in service of their country,” said David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay Columbia. The Memorial Ribbon is a profound demonstration of our care and concern for Canada’s military families — not just the men and women who bravely serve our country, but their families and other loved ones who have sacrificed so much for us. “With the new Memorial Ribbon, our Government is ensuring that those who are not usually designated as potential recipients of the Memorial Cross will be able to honour their loved ones by wearing this Memorial Ribbon with pride,” Wilks said. The Memorial Ribbon will now be part of the Memorial Package, which currently

MP David Wilks spoke at the Golden Remembrance Day Services on Nov. 11. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo includes the Memorial Cross, the Memorial Scroll, the Memorial Bar, the Sacrifice Med-

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Jazz musician Brandi Disterheft, and drummer Morgan Childs (from Invermere), played at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Thursday Nov. 8. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Kicking Horse Culture and Wildsight are teaming up to bring Mountains: the Sacred and the Profane to Golden. It is an audiovisual presentation by Pat and Baiba Morrow, award-winning photojournalists from Wilmer, B.C. Their presentation will reflect upon three decades of high adventure—from searching for hidden valleys in the Himalayas, to Jumbo Pass in the Purcell Mountains of B.C., and their local community efforts to keep the mountains wild and free. When Kootenay born and raised Pat and his wife Baiba summitted Carstensz Pyramid, the loftiest peak in Australasia, Pat became the first person to summit the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. His book, Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits, documents his hallmark adventure. In recognition of these achievements he has received the Order of Canada in 1988, and the Summit of Excellence Award in 1990. Mountains: the Sacred and the Profane will be presented at the Golden Civic Centre on Friday Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Art Gallery of Golden, and are $15 for adults, and $5 for students.

Prairie musician Rob Malowany comes to Golden as Devilsplender Golden Star Staff A guitar shredding skater from the prairies, Rob Malowany (a.k.a. Devilsplender) rolled in Vancouver's music scene with big plans and passion to make them happen. Devilsplender and his enthrallingly eclectic mix of musical genres will be performing at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Friday Nov. 23.

Malowany, the bandleader, songwriter and producer, already has seven full-length albums to his credit—Hey! Ho-hum! LIVE! released in 2012 is his latest. “Growing up, I wanted to be Pete Townshend of the Who, his showmanship is critical in my structuring music for performance," said Malowany, originally from Edmonton. "But Paul Westerberg of the Replacements is the comparison I get the most, and that's a huge compliment. TIM was a landmark

album. The Devilsplender concert experience rings through at every gig. Already having shared the stage with such rocking notables as The Dudes, Black Mountain, and the legendary NoMeansNo, as well as roots and blues heavyweights like the Lowest of the Low and the Bughouse 5, Malowany's show is as varied as his influences. A jack-of-all-trades, Malowany keeps his foot in the music business as a soundman, pro-

moter, and more, on top of the do-it-youself approach he takes with his own music, which he funds, manages and produces himself. Moving forward, as Malowany continues to push Devilspender in broader, more challenging directions, there is anticipation of a new solo Devilspender electronic / noise album and a new full band, roots rock'n'roll Canadiana album set for release in 2013. For more information on Devilsplender go to

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Adult dance classes teaching the basics of jive Jessica Schwitek Whether you want to jump jive and wail, or country two-step around the room, the Golden Dance Academy is try-

ing to help you out. A three-week program of adult dancing, focusing primarily on jive and country two-step, started on Friday Nov. 9. And the Golden Dance Academy is hoping to

garner even more interest, because they plan on bringing in a full eightweek session in the new year. "You need absolutely no dance skills to participate. As long as you

know left from right you'll be fine, and we can teach you that too," said dance instructor Deborah Foley. Foley, who now resides in Canmore, has been teaching adult

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social dancing (latin, ballroom and swing) in the Vancouver area for about 10 years. She has been in Golden for the past several weeks teaching Belly Fit, and was approached by the Golden Dance Academy about the possibility of teaching dance. "Just last week I was asked to teach an adult group in country, and maybe some other styles. So we're doing a three-week session right now," she said. "Tonight and next week is country two-step and jive, because they have the same rhythm pattern. So that's the program." Even though the first class has passed, people are still welcome to join in for the second session on Friday Nov. 16. Both couples and singles are welcome. Throughout the evening Foley tends

to mix up the couples because she finds people learn better that way. "It's typically the females that say, 'come on honey, come out, there's no hockey game.' But it is definitely not gender specific, and it is always a pleasant surprise for a lot of males who didn't know they could dance that well," said Foley. There were roughly eight couples out for the first class, and they were able to pick up some of the basic steps fairly quickly. "It's all about your musicality, being able to hear the beat. Everything else can be learned," said Foley. "I think that everybody want's to dance, but they don't know what to do when they get out there." The next session of adult classes will be in

January 2013. "We're doing this again in January for sure, we have a couple different teachers we're talking to. Hopefully Deb can do it again, but we'll be able to do it again either way," said Shauna Robinson with the Golden Dance Academy. "We're going to offer an eight-week class, and it will have some ballroom, zumba and salsa. We're going to stay with the all adult theme. I think it's a little more fun, it's nice for couples to get out and have fun together. It's not competitive, it's just for fun." If this is something you are interested in, check the Golden Dance Academy Facebook page for updates. Information is also available at Top Notch in downtown Golden.


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Gratitude expressed for Kicking Horse Cup Aleks Macklem Submitted The inaugural Kicking Horse Cup was an extremely successful event bringing cyclists to Golden and the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort from all over Western Canada to compete in the five cycling event series that took place in July, August and September of 2012. The general feeling of the event was summed up well by this participant who said: "I really enjoyed it! It was my first exposure to Kicking Horse Resort and the Town of Golden. One of the best organized cycling events I have

attended and I have been racing category races for six years". Thank you to our sponsors: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort & Kicking Horse Realty, TCR Sports Lab, Garibaldi Mortgage, JanaVisions, Sobey’s, Kanyon Ridge Traffic Control, Great Canadian Heliskiing, Switch Sunglasses, The Sufferfest, Glacier and Mountaineer Lodge, The Town of Golden, Hammer Nutrition, Tim Hortons and the hard work and support of the volunteers from Calgary, Golden and Kicking Horse. Proceeds from the successful event were donated to Kicking Horse Hospice and the Kicking Horse Endowment Fund.

Aleks Macklem, centre, and her son Quinten gave cheques to Geraldine Smith with Kicking Horse Hospice, and Max Creton, representing the Kicking Horse Endowment Fund. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo is looking for a volunteer to join our team and host a blog on Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The blog content can be creative and fun. It should provide some information on snow conditions from time to time but the format is really open to the inspirations of the contributor. The only requirements are that you have a passion for skiing or snowboarding, you enjoy writing, you love skiing powder, you get out two or three times a week, and you feel good about sharing your experiences with the general public.

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Donated pennies help out women’s centre Jessica Schwitek Since it was announced that pennies would eventually be taken our of circulation, the Columbia Valley Credit Union decided to give people a chance to get rid of their old pennies, and help a good cause as well. "These pennies really add up," said Karen Heppler with the credit union. "We started rolling them last week and we have $618 already." The money, which is collected in a barrel at the credit union branch,

will go to help the Golden Women's Resource Centre. Anyone who brings in a container of pennies will be entered into a draw to win a mini iPad. The draw will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday Nov. 30. The collection barrel will be removed after that, but people are still welcome to bring in their old pennies for donation to the Women's Centre after that. The Golden Women’s Resource Centre provides vital services to women in Golden including a safe homes program, outreach services, a confidential shelter, crisis counseling, and much more.

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The life and times of the Robinson family in Golden

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

The following information was submitted to the Historical Society’s publication of Golden Memories and was authored by R.E. Robinson. When I was including the names of area soldiers who died as a result of the wars and were never returned home, I missed Leroy Robinson. Leroy was one of five sons who served our country – who of whom lost their lives. This branch of the Robinson family has been around for the best part of one hundred years and during much of that time some member of the family has lived in or around Golden. For the record the writer’s name is Robert Earl Robinson born in Golden on the 30th day of November 1919, the seventh of a family

of eight sons and daughters. Our mother was born Effie May Bailey in the State of Kansas in the United States(1883). Our father Edward Clark Robinson was born in Beacon in the State of Iowa(l873). Shortly after their marriage they moved up to Canada and settled in the little town of Donald, the town of the stolen church fame. Times were very difficult for them in the beginning. Our father had to sell the horse harness that he had brought with them to Canada in order to put food on the table. Mother was a good shot with a twenty two rifle and managed to find some protein in small game in the area. She became pregnant while living in Donald and returned to the United States to give birth to her first child, Edna. Shortly thereafter they made a move to Golden where they remained for the rest of their lives. Father’s life revolved around the outdoors. Before moving to Canada he had been a trapper in and around Yellowstone Park in the US. He had spent some

time as a meat hunter in company with Buffalo Bill Cody who had a contract to supply meat to the railroad construction crews. It follows then that when he arrived in Canada he could see the potential for earning a living as a trapper and he followed that trade for the balance of his life. When he first arrived in Golden our father struck up a friendship with a man named Bill Avery who himself was something of a trapper. The two of them invaded the rich swamp land south of Golden and by the time the spring trapping season was over they had acquired more than fifteen hundred muskrat hides. With his share father purchased one half of a Village block and built a house on one corner of the lots on the Alberta Street side, a stone's throw from what eventually became the Lady Grey School. Bill Avery had his roots in the soil and eventually developed a very fine farm on the Blaeberry bench. The twelve lots in Golden did not sit idle. A second but smaller house, a barn, chick-

en house and woodshed soon took shape under my father's skilled hands. Much of the property had good soil and before long a miniature farm evolved. Our mother never had an idle moment for there were cows to milk and gardens an idle moment for there were cows to milk and gardens to look after and all the while bearing and raising eight children. Edna was the oldest. Her destiny was to many a local school principal, Jack Buchanan, and eventually raised her family of three in New Westminster. Everett, the finest man I ever met, could easily be the subject of a book himself. His talented hands, along with those of the bonnie lass that he married, helped carry his family through the difficult days of the Great Depression. He died in the service of his country in World War Two but left a legacy of three fine sons. Elsie, became Elsie Graham, wife of a CPR section foreman. Irvine was the second son in our family. He never married. After a dramatic and traumatic

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his schooling in Golden. He spent a season on his dads trapline and when duty called, he joined the Army and then transferred to the Air Force. He excelled in marksmanship and eventually became an Officer instructor in Air Gunnery. Eventually he was posted overseas to a bomber squadron where he too lost his life in the service of his country. Robert, the author of this article spent much of his military career as a flying instructor. After WW 2 he took employment with the B.C. Forest Service and is now a retired Forest Ranger living in Nelson B.C. Harry or Bud as he is known to his many friends began a career with the railroad but joined the Navy as soon as he was old enough to be accepted. At the end of the war he returned to the C,P.R. and eventually became a retired locomotive engineer living in Dallas just East of Kamloops.


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Artist Sarah Osadetz shows off some of the paintings she has on display at Jita’s Cafe. Half of the proceeds from anything sold will go to the Golden Food Bank. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Golden artist using her creative gift to help the food bank Jessica Schwitek There's no need to feel guilty buying the artist's work, because half of all the proceeds of her sales will go to the Golden Food Bank this Christmas season. Sarah Osadetz, artist and graphic designer, has a collection of paintings hanging on the walls of Jita's Cafe on 11th Avenue South. Fifty per cent of everything sold will be donated. "I wanted to have them (her paintings) up, and there were empty walls (at Jita's) so I just jumped on the opportunity and came up with the idea of fundraising for the food bank," said Osadetz. The collection has been up for two weeks, and they have already raised $270 for the Golden Food Bank. "This is a win/win. You get to purchase art, either to keep or to gift it, and you're also having a positive social impact. That was more important to me than hanging onto the art," said Osadetz. "It gives more meaning to a person's purchase." Born with creativity in her blood, Ozadetz started out small when she was young, and grew into the artist she is today. It wasn't until 13 years ago when she moved to Golden that she really started to get into painting. "I always sketched as a kid, and this was just another fun way to be creative," she said. "My roommate's girlfriend at the time inspired me

with the work she was doing, so I started to experiment and just kept practicing my skills and evolving them." At first, most of Ozadetz's paintings were abstract images from her imagination. As she got into the art form more and more, she started experimenting with techniques and styles. Now she tends to dabble back and forth between abstract paintings, and ones that are more based in reality. "I experiment with a lot of different styles," said Osadetz, pointing around the Cafe at more than 20 of her paintings that look like they were created by a dozen different artists. "So my pieces tend to look pretty different from each other." The collection at Jita's is a combination of old and new works of art. Some were even taken down off of her own walls in her home to put on display. "Sometimes I can make something that sells the very next day. And then sometimes it's years. I guess the expression just has to match the person," said Osadetz. "This was a good way for me to showcase some of my work, and find new homes for some of the pieces." She is also playing with the idea of making this an annual event in the future, featuring the art of several local artists in support of the Food Bank. Osadetz's paintings will be hanging at Jita's Cafe until the end of the Christmas season. Tax deductible receipts are available with purchases.

“It’s a win/win. You get to purchase art... and you’re also having a positive social impact.” — Sarah Osadetz —

Joshua Waters tests out some of the equipment at the Golden Ski Swap and Snow Show, organized by the Gentlemen’s Leisure Club of Golden. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

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Keep Lanes and Alleys Clear The winter operations season is close at hand and cleared alleys and lanes are critical to perform these services and ensure public safety. Permitting debris or equipment to accumulate and parking unlicensed vehicles on public lanes, alleys and boulevards is an offence under Traffic Regulation Bylaw 966 of the Town of Golden, as well as parking any vehicle in such as way that it obstructs snow removal or emergency vehicles. Uninsured vehicles are a liability to all other drivers and vehicles obstructing snow removal present safety hazards during winter conditions. Work crews are now surveying all streets and lanes in the municipality for compliance. Vehicles meeting these conditions may be towed at the owner’s expense and residents having debris accumulations adjacent to their properties in lanes and alleys may be charged. The Town of Golden thanks you for your co-operation in this matter. Have a look at our Snow Clearing Policy on our website. Go to; click on View and then Bylaws and you’ll find it amongst our other policies. Give us a call if you have any questions.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 The Golden Star

Winter Walking Program has begun at the Mt. 7 Rec Plex Jessica Schwitek So many people, especially those who don't participate in winter sports, find themselves getting sedentary during the winter months. It gets dark early, it's cold outside, and the couch is beckoning. But the Town of Golden Recreation Department is providing options to keep us active this winter, including the winter walking program. "It's basically utilizing one of our recreation facilities to allow the public to get out and get active," said Jordan Petrovics, manager of recreation services. Every Wednesday and Friday from now until March (with a break during Christmas holidays), from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the Mount 7 Rec Plex will be reserved for people who want to get active and start walking. "Anybody who wants to come out for a walk, stretch their legs and be active is more than welcome to come and do some laps. And it's free," added Petrovics. People can come for as much or as little time as they want, although the average tends to be about 45 minutes. The town has been running this program for a few years, and last season they saw about 25 to 30 people come out per session. "It's very hard to get cardio in during the winter. There's less daylight, and to be able to get up in the morning and go to the gym when it's still dark out is never easy. And if you're working during the day, by the time you go home it's dark and you just want to relax. So exercising during the day, maybe on their lunch hour, might be ideal for some people," said Kim Bryan, recreation services co-ordinator. "People can come on their lunch break and get in their fitness for the day, and still be able to go home and have dinner." There were already some familiar faces at the first walking session of the season, showing that the program tends to be as social as it is healthy.

Some of the regulars at the Winter Walking Program stop for a photo during the first session of the season. Winter Walking will take place every Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo "If people want to meet up with their friends here, then they'll be more likely to stick with an exercise program and be glad that they came. And while you're walking you get to catch up with your friends and chat, and then it doesn't feel like work," said

Bryan. "But it is definitely exercise. Walking is a great way to stay on top of your cardio, and maintain your bone density and your overall health and well being."

Food baskets now at Overwaitea Jessica Schwitek

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Overwaitea would like the town to support the Golden Food Bank this holiday season, so they're making it as easy as possible. The grocery store is putting together pre-made baskets for donation to the Food Bank. All you have to do is pick one up in the store, pay for it at the check out (all baskets are $10), and the store will deliver them to the Food Bank. "Each basket contains a variety of Western Family, non-perishable items, and a sharing coupon," said Dwayne Westlund, manager of the Golden Overwaitea. "I've done this at other stores in the past and it has been really successful." Each basket will contain Western Family canned green beans, canned peas, 900 grams of spaghetti, canned kidney beans, a jar of pasta sauce, and Cup-o-Chicken soup. The staff at Overwaitea will be assembling 120 baskets, but can put together more later if necessary. "I don't think we'll have any problem selling 120 baskets," said Westlund.

Overwaiteaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Janet Ingram shows off the $10 food hampers for the food bank, now avalable at the store. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo Overwaitea Foods will be selling them from Sunday Nov. 11 to Sunday Nov. 18. Baskets will

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Golden’s Signature Clothing gearing up for Christmas Jessica Schwitek Fashion can sometimes be hard to find in a small town, but Golden is lucky enough to have Signature Clothing right downtown. Owned by Deanna Ure since 1998, Signature Clothing has been providing the community with quality attire and personal service. "I was always into clothes, so it seemed like a great opportunity to buy this place," said Ure. "But I've definitely morphed this place into my own. We expanded in the kids wear, and some more junior stuff. There's more lingerie for sure." Although it is certainly not the only clothing store in town, Signature has carved out its niche as a more upscale clothing store, separating it from the board and sports clothing shops in Golden. "I have everything from jeans and jackets, to dresses, to pajamas, to shoes, so a bit of everything," said Ure. "I'm more for the mom after she's been out shopping for her kids and their ski gear." New stock comes into the store all the time, although it will slow down for a bit before the spring lines come out. Ure carries a wide variety of brands like Buffalo, Tribal and Point Zero, and choosing what to bring in is one of her favourite parts of the job. "I don't carry a lot of the same thing, so once it's gone it's gone," she said. "Dresses I only do either one or two of them, especially the fancier dresses, usually only one. And with the jackets, I'll usually get in three. I also try to keep track of who has what, so you probably won't see someone walking around in the same thing." Christmas is coming up, and Signature is bound to have something that is on almost every lady's list. After years of selling clothing to the women of Golden, Ure is pretty good at helping even the most clueless guys pick out the right gift. "I usually know who people are shopping for, and I'm pretty good at guessing what they would like," she said. Signature Clothing is having an open house shopping event to start off their Christmas season on Thursday Nov. 15 from 4 to 11 p.m. So come out to the store on 9th Avenue North and start get-

Deanna Ure, owner of Signature Clothing in downtown Golden, stands in front of some of the store’s winter stock. The shop is hosting an open house on Thursday Nov. 15. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo ting some ideas for your own Christmas list. "My pricing is very competitive. Almost everything comes with a suggested retail, and for Christmas I do free wrapping," said

Ure. Signature Clothing is open from Monday to Saturday, and will open seven days a week as Christmas gets closer.

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age range). Similar shortages exist for other jobs, including diesel engine and heavy duty mechanics. Aside from worker shortages, economic growth in the Asia-Pacific Gateway is also driving demand for workers in transportation. This applies not only to companies in the Lower Mainland, but in other regions as well, since the Asia-Pacific “Gateway” is actually made up of an integrated supply chain of airports, seaports, rail and road connections, and border crossings, from Prince Rupert to Surrey, with links supplied by trucking. Today’s trucking industry is an exciting place to be. Equipment in many companies is state of the art, meaning increased comfort and ease for drivers and opportunities for mechanics to work with technologically advanced systems, keeping both their skills and interest engaged. Dispatch relies on sophisticated tracking and routing systems. Others on the operations side also

use information technology of many kinds to deal with everything from licences and permits, to customer services, accounting, sales and marketing. And, people joining the industry have many career choices. Drivers, for example, may work close to home as pick-up and delivery or shorthaul drivers. Those who like the idea of travelling across Canada or North America can become long-haul drivers for an employer or work as owner-operators. Drivers may haul consumer goods, fuel, logs, heavy-duty equipment, livestock – most of what we purchase or consume spent some time on the road with a commercial truck! If you already have experience as a driver, mechanic or operations worker, most companies advertise jobs on their websites. Members of the BC Trucking Association from across the province may post jobs under Careers on www., and the provincial and feder-

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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.

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CHILLSPOT IS The Coolest Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. Misc For Sale. Pellets, specialty lumber, chop saw, 5 kw generator. Moberly Wood Products 250-344-5119. MODULAR HOMES and park model homes factory direct wholesale. New single wides $37,209 doubles $73,486 Special winter discounts! Call The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or Queen and doubl mattresses, assrtd furniture for sale at Mary’s Motel 3 Bdrm trailer for sale/rent. 250-344-3090, 250-344-8179. Woodfired Boiler. Tarm Innova 50 controls & storage. 250-344-2603 evenings.

Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town Wanted: Reasonably priced mobile home w/ CSA sticker. To be moved to family farm. Ideally located in the Golden area, priced b/t $0-25000. James 250-290-1020, facebook,

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 11 & 1/2 acre parcel 10 mins south of Golden, east side of the Rockies. Drilled well, flat building site, good access. Survey plan available. 1-250-769-4288

Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm apartment in the Blaeberry. Avail Nov 15. All inclusive. Sat t.v, high speed internet. $650/mnt. 250-3447299.

12 plex apt bldg. Info at: search Golden ID #65220.

Misc for Rent

For rent - 2 Bdr Mobile Home at Nicholson. $750/mth plus utilities, available now, pets welcome. 250-344-8551.


Rental Units avail. Close to downtown. Call (250)344-8919 Sherri,Highland Property Management Ltd. NP No parties.

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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. Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell) Each of¿ce is independently owned & operated.

FULLY FURNISHED all inclusive bachelor suite. View at or call 344-7001.

Commercial/ Industrial 1579 square foot office w/ 2 entrances located in downtown Golden. Call Rob or Lorne at Columbia Valley Credit Union at 250-344-2282 for lease details. Golden COMMERCIAL BUILDING 3100 sq. ft. of Retail Space Located DOWNTOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-344-6710

or call Willy 250-344-6048

For Sale By Owner

Please telephone 250-344-6710.

Cottages / Cabins New 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom fully furnished cabin in the Blaeberry. Heat, hydro, sat incl. $900/mo + DD. 344-1075.

3 Bdr Upper & Avail now. 250-344-5075. 3 Bdr upper & Avail Now. 250-344-5075.

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm mobile home for rent newly reno’d pets ok. Call 250439-8092. 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. 3 bdrm home in town, wood heat, w/d, LOTS of storage, shop. Avail immd. $1200/mo + utls. 250-344-8990.

3 Bdr., 1 1/2 bath single storey home. F/S. Avail Dec.1 $850/mth + utilities & DD. Family preferred. No parties. Call 250-344-6194. 3 Bdr house (Av. Nov 1) 1116 12 St. Appliances incl., references required. No Pets, No Parties. 250-344-5626

3 bdr house on 70 acres in Parson. 2 baths, W/D, dishwasher incl. Large garden, large deck. Carport. No smoking in house. Refs req. 250-344-6456. 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 Bdrm house in town. Walking distance to all amenities. Avail. immediately. Mature adult. 250-344-5450. 3 BDRM trailer in Moberly elect heat, yard, pets ok. $850 utl incld 250-344-6410. 3 bdrm trailer in Moberly plus edition. Elect heat $950/month utls incld, pets ok. 250-3446410. 3 Bdr single storey. 523 8 St. F/S, No parties. Couples or family preferred. $700/mth + utilities. Call 250-344-6194. 4BR house on the north bench, & 15 min to town, quiet/peaceful area, newer home, wood floors, beautiful views, wood stove, W/D, Ref. Req. DD, pets negotiable, $1350/mth + util 5 Bdr 2 Bath house on 2 levels in Golden. Large yard. Long term preferred. Damage Deposit and References required. $1495/mth + utilities. Telephone 250-344-6710. 5 Bdr house. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, 2 washrooms. Excellent location close to school and town. Lv msg. 250344-6131.

3 Bdrs up, 2 down. Located in residential area close to everything. Fenced yard, W/D hookup. Call 250-344-5996. For Rent - 716 8th Street Main floor 3 Bdr, 1 1/2 Bath, f/p in living rm, laundry rm downstairs, electric heat, carport, mature tenant, no pets. $1100/mth, DD $600. Call 250-344-5508 Mountain and river views 2495 HWY 95. 4 Bdrs, wood stove, good water. $900. Call 250-342-7434. Newer 1 Bedroom cabin with loft, sitting on a full basement on an acreage south of Golden. $925/month + utilities. No parties, no illegal activities. Long term, mature, reliable tenants preferred. References and damage deposit required. Please telephone 250-344-6710.

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

Property Management

Room for rent in fully furnished large home, close to all amenities. $450/mth, plus DD. NS, No Pets. Avail. ASAP. 604-356-2543 Shared accmd looking for 1 mature NS roommate to share a very clean house in Nicholson w/ 1 person. No pets. DD and refs reqd. $400 +utls. Call 250-344-7847.

Want to Rent WANTED: One or two bedroom condo for March 2013 at Kicking Horse/Golden. No kids, no pets, no smoking. Please call Carrie at 587 433 2711 or


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Storage 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.

Suites, Lower 2 Bdr Apt bottom floor, 1 step, downtown. No pets, dishwasher, w/d hookup. Very clean, excellent condition. $675. Avail Sept 1. 250-344-0222. 2 Bdr. basement suite. No pets, no parties, N/S. Laundry facilities. Can be furnished. Internet + sat. tv. 250-344-0604 Great spacious bright 1 Bdr basement suite. Fully furnished, separate entrance. Full kitchen with large eating area, big living area with large windows & beautiful views of river and mountains. Minutes to town. Parking, laundry. $700 incl utils. and TV. DD required. N/S, No pets. 1-250826-1696.

Suites, Upper

Rental Housing Conference, Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 22nd & 23rd Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria. Mini-workshops for Residential Landlords & Managers. • Hoarding • Tenant Selection • Insurance • Financing • Income Tax • Energy-Efficiency • Bedbugs More information visit: To register, call: 1.888.330.6707


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.

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. For rent 3 bdrm townhouse with yard, 1.5 baths NS NP W/D avail Nov 15. $950/mn Call 250-341-1092.

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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

Cars - Domestic 2003 Ford Escape. Driven daily, but needs work. Sell/trade for (furniture, tools, boat, bike?) 250-344-6561

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.

Tim Smailus reaches for the birdie at drop-in badminton at the Mount 7 Rec Plex. Drop-in is every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo


The Golden Star Wednesday, November 14, 2012 A23

Golden Nordic Club hosts the first race of the season Golden Star Staff The Golden Nordic Club is hosting their first event of the 2012/2013 season on Nov. 24 and 25. In fact, the Dawn Mountain Challenge / Teck Kootenay Cup 1 & 2 is the first cross country ski race in Western Canada this season. The two-day event will be a fun race, involving recreational skiers who enjoy a friendly race once in a while, and competitive racers who need a way to shake off the cob webs from the off season. Saturday will be the classic skiing event with a mass start (15 kilometres for adults and less for younger skiers). And Sunday is the free skate skiing event with individual starts (7.5 km open, or 10 km for adults and less for younger skiers). The Nordic Club is looking for skiers and volunteers to help make this event a success. The races will be taking place at the Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre, and the recreation categories have been expanded this year, so come out and enjoy a great day of early season skiing. More information and registration is available at the Golden Nordic Club website,

The Golden Nordic Club is hosting a friendly cross country ski competition, the Dawn Mountain Challenge / Teck Kootenay Cup 1 & 2, at Dawn Mountain on Nov. 24 and 25. This is the first race of the winter season in Western Canada. Star Photo

Rookie scores overtime winner Getting used to a new home with the Rockets Jessica Schwitek

A three-game weekend for the Golden Rockets had a rough start with a 4-0 loss to Eddie Moutnain Division leaders the Fernie Ghostriders on Thursday Nov. 8. It was a scoreless first period, with the Rockets unable to capitalize on three power plays. The Ghostriders got the scoring going in the second after an early goal from Brendan Burge. Burge would get his second of the evening later in the period. Fernie had two more unanswered goals in the final frame from Matt Carr and Braeden Monk. The Rockets continued their road trip the following night in Washington with a close game that would eventually go to overtime against the Spokane Braves. Spokane made it onto the scoreboard first, putting them ahead by two by the midpoint of the first period. Golden would steal the lead before the end of the period with goals from Marc Lepine, Blake Roney, and Felix Larouche, making it a 3-2 hockey game going into the first intermission. Neither team was able to hold onto the lead for long. The Braves got the first goal in the second (from forward Tyler Peltram), followed by a goal from Golden's Keith Wake. Spokane got two in a row after that from Dylan

Tappe, and a power-play goal from Peltram. Golden was trailing heading into the third, but picked up a point on the power play with a Connor Beauchemin goal. That goal tied the teams at 5-5, and the game appeared to be heading to overtime. Spokane's Paxton Bell scored with four and a half minutes left in the game, breaking the tie. But the Rockets fought back, and rookie Bobby Kashuba kept his team in it with the tying goal, pushing it to overtime. Kashuba would prove to be the game hero, not only forcing the game into extra minutes, but also ending it in sudden death overtime and giving his team the two points. The final game of the weekend brought the Rockets to Nelson to play the Kootenay Conference leaders, the Nelson Leafs. The teams traded goals through the first two periods, leaving them tied at three going into the third period (Golden goals from Jacob Bergeron, and two from Keith Wake, one of which was short handed). Nelson scored a power-play goal early in the third. The Rockets were unable to answer back, and gave up an empty net goal with less than a minute left in the game, for a 5-3 loss to the Leafs. The Rockets have two home games coming up this weekend against the Summerland Steam on Friday Nov. 16, and the Nelson Leafs on Saturday Nov. 17.

Darryl Crane Felix Larouche has found a home in the middle of the mountains while playing for the Golden Rockets. Larouche, who is from Kamloops, is having a great first year with the team. "I love it here. I like the town and the mountains. Coming from Kamloops, this is a really small town. Everyone knows each other. I find that cool," he said. Currently Larouche is attending classes at Golden Secondary School. This is very important because the team wants him to be focused on his education as well as hockey. "It is not always easy but you have to try and do your best," he said. Larouche describes himself as more of a grinder style of player on the ice. "I get in on the forecheck and finish my checks every time I get the chance. I have to get to the net and find rebounds," he said. So far he has been happy with his play but believes there is room to improve. "It has been going pretty good. I feel confident out there but I do have to relax with the puck. I need to execute better as well," he said. "I want to get at least half a point a game on average. Around 40 points would

Felix Larouche Golden Rockets be great." Learning a new system with the Rockets has also been an enjoyable challenge. "It hasn't been too bad. There is more of a system to this league than there was in major midget. There are also bigger guys to deal with," he said. "We have really come together as a team and the guys are really bonding. It has been good playing with them."

Back to Back Home Games Nov. 16th and 17th

Golden Rockets VS. Summerland Steam

Golden Rockets VS. Nelson Leafs






Wednesday, November 14, 2012 The Golden Star

RE/MAX of Golden 250-344-7663

Garry Oddy (250) 344-7234



1361 Pine Drive 4 bedrooms

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

3 baths



2 bedrooms

1 bath


3 bedrooms

3 baths

3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,736sqft 1.08 acre

3 baths




3 bedrooms

1 bath



626 Habart Lower Road

#70 Kicking Horse Village MHP 7bdrms

2 bedrooms


3 baths


4bdrms 2 baths 3,438sqft 14.22 acres



REDUCED $349,000

2,860sqft 1.15 acres

4 bedrooms

2 bedrooms


3 baths

2 baths

805 - 5th Avenue 960sqft

3 bedrooms

2.5 baths

$699,000 4057 Highway #95, South 143 acres

3.5 baths



$199,900 #309 1545 Kicking Horse Trail 2 bedrooms 2 baths 915sqft

$1,395,000 1601 Golden Avenue 4 bedrooms




$370,000 5265 Ben Hynes Loop Road 3bdrms

2 baths

1,500sqft 67 acres



Beard’s Creek Road

2029 Birchlands Road

160 acres

2bdrms 2 baths 1,296sqft 2.87 acres

$1,095,000 + HST


1592 Golden Avenue

Land, Buildings & Business


$289,000 509 - 7th Street

#102, 1420 Palliser Trail


3 bedrooms

3 baths



965 Oster Road 4 bdrms

3 baths



3.7 acres


320 Fisher Road

551 Highway #95, South

#28, 2779 Dejordie Road

20 acres

6bdrms 4 baths 4,056sqft 3.19 acres

2 bedrooms

.6 acre



3 baths

$695,000 1741 Seward Frontage Road

1405-11th Avenue

#21, 1345 Aemmer Way 2 bedrooms

4 bdrms

4bdrms 1 bath 2,480sqft

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

40 acres


#10 Golden Mobile Home Park


985 McBeath Road

4 acres

97.17 acres



$249,900 1,668sqft



1256 Horse Creek Road


1 acre

1636 Purcell Woods Close

4012 Beard’s Creek Road 1.5 baths

1 bath

Lot 6, Dogtooth Close

3bdrms 2.5 baths 2,160sqft

3 bedrooms




$311,600 644 Golden Donald Upper Road

3 baths

3767 Sanborn Road 2bdrms

742 Nicholson Road


4 bedrooms


.35 acre

1669 Dogtooth Close



#60 Golden Mobile Home Park



1065 King Crescent

1409 Deere Ridge Road

3 bedrooms



#101, 521 - 8th Avenue

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




718 Adolph Johnson Road

2975 Allen Road

Highway #95, South

2307 Holmes Deakin Road

Lot 2, Imler Road

5.73 acres

151 acres

3.74 acres

10 acres

3.4 acres

SOLD $179,000

$795,000 2458 Kettleston Road 3bdrms 2 baths 2,163sqft

40 acres

#4 Parkland Gardens 3 bedrooms

1.5 baths


$265,000 515 - 5th Street 4 bedrooms

1 bath




545 Day Road

1132 Golden Donald Upper Road

5 bedrooms 1 bath 1,620sqft .42 acre

4 b drms 2.5 baths 2,300sqft 25 acres

Golden Star, November 14, 2012  

November 14, 2012 edition of the Golden Star

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