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Road rescue issues resolved around Golden Jessica Schwitek It was in May that the Golden and District Search and Rescue decided to stop providing road rescue operations outside the municipal boundary. The province and the Town of Golden have finally reached an agreement to fill that gap. Council has approved a resolution that will enter the town into a memorandum of understanding for the Road Rescue Financial Analysis Project. The year-long project will allow Golden Fire Rescue to take on the responsibility of road rescue outside the municipal boundary, while collecting cru-

cial data that will assist the province in future road rescue projects. Area residents and travellers have been fortunate enough to be served by Golden Fire Rescue since May, but this new program will remove a lot of red tape, which will cut down on response times. “The dispatch for ambulance would actually have to get onto the telephone and contact Surrey dispatch, and ask for permission for us to come…That took time. And in the meantime someone is still bleeding, still trapped,” said Golden Fire Chief Ken McClure. “Now I’m hopeful that we can get service out quite a bit quicker.” Their new boundaries extend from the top


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of the Rogers Pass, to the Yoho National Park boundary, and south to Harrogate. “Council approved to go into the pilot. So it tops up to a maximum of $20,000 costs over and above what would be covered by the province under its original policy,” said David Allen, chief administrative officer for the Town of Golden. Previously, council had been worried that local taxpayers would be have to pick up the tab for what has always been a provincial responsibility. “Our councillors are feeling better that our taxpayers won’t be on the hook for providing a service outside of the town,” said Allen. continued on page 4

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Eight cars from a CP train went off the tracks near Field at 3:05 a.m. on Nov. 23. There were no injuries in the accident and no danger to the town. The track was re-opened by early afternoon on the same day. An investigation into the accident continues. Photo Submitted   

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The Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Bill Bennett, announced that the cabinet has approved the incorporation of Jumbo as a mountain resort municipality. A municipal council has been appointed for a term ending Nov. 30, 2014, and an interim corporate officer has also been named and will serve until the first council meeting of the new municipality. Jumbo’s first mayor and councillors are Greg Deck (mayor), Nancy Hugunin and Steve Ostrander while Phil Taylor has been named the the interim corporate officer, ensuring that the municipality is operational by its incorporation date of Feb. 19, 2013. Deck is a former mayor of Radium Hot Springs and has also served as the chair of the Regional District of East Kootenay. Hugunin is a member, director, and president of Windermere Valley Ski Club and serves as Kootenay regional chairperson for the BC Ski Association while Ostrander is a longtime resident of Invermere who, since retiring in 2008, has been involved with many different volunteer organizations. Taylor is a qualified accountant with more than 32 years experience in the local government sector, including nearly 20 years at the senior strategic management and corporate level. He has worked primarily for smaller communities, most recently for the town of Golden. The Jumbo Glacier Resort’s Master Development Agreement was approved in March 2012, following a 20-year review process and extensive consultation. Columbia River-Revelstoke Norm Macdonald has long been an outspoken critic of the project. “I’ve not spoken to anyone outside the BC Liberal party who thinks that this legislation makes sense,” said Macdonald. “To create a town where there are no residents, to appoint a council that may never face election, and do this with no real possibility that a resort will be built is ridiculous. But a small group of Jumbo supporters are getting their way on this one:

transferring control of public lands into private hands.” Macdonald went on and added, “One has to ask why the BC Liberals would press forward with this designation at this time. This resort will never be built, and after more than a decade, the developer has not been able to find an investor.” The year-round ski resort is proposed to be located at the foot of Jumbo Mountain and Jumbo Glacier, 55 kilometres west of Invermere. The $450-million resort is planned in three phases and will include 5,500 bed-units in a 104-hectare resort base area. It is projected to provide approximately 750 to 800 permanent full-time jobs. The Ktunaxa Nation, who have openly been against the project, released a statement about the decision that said they were, “deeply disappointed in the BC.. government’s decision to provide the designation of resort municipality to Jumbo Glacier Resort.” The feeling of disappointment was echoed by Robyn Duncan, who is the program manager with Wildsight. “This is a public land grab. For 20 years, the people have said no to the Jumbo Resort, grizzly bear scientists have said no to the Jumbo Resort and the Ktunaxa Nation has said no to the Jumbo Resort. In September, the Union of BC Municipalities said no. This decision changes the face in democracy in B.C.,” she said. The BC Chamber of Commerce released a statement in support of the B.C. government for its decision to approve the incorporation of Jumbo Glacier as a mountain resort municipality. “This resort will be a game changer for B.C. tourism,” said John Winter, president and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.  “Now that the environmental assessment has been completed, and municipality incorporated, the project proponents finally have the green light to go ahead and put the funding in place.” Winter went on and said, “It is good to see B.C. sending a clear signal that economically critical projects can ultimately be dealt with through an expeditious and balanced process, and I very much hope that this becomes the start of a trend.”

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Golden Fire Department takes over road rescue in new project Continued from page 1 The memorandum of understanding will be in effect when the province hands over $80,000 of gaming grants to fund the project (received by the Golden Volunteer Firefighters Association). Allen described the Road Rescue Financial Analysis project as a win/win, giving the fire department the resources required to provide the service, while also gathering crucial data for the province. “The benefit to the province is that they get good information on the real costs of operating the road rescue service. They haven’t really had that in the past... I imagine there will be a lot of other fire departments that will be looking to see what the results are,” he said. Golden Fire Rescue will be going through a bit of extra training, but for the most part, they are ready to hit the ground running. “We train for auto-extrication anyways, because we do it inside the town boundaries. But the dynamics that are out on the highway are a little bit different, higher speeds and bigger vehicles,” said McClure. “There’s going to be a bit of a learning curve, but our firefighters are up to the challenge. They think that this is a great idea, and it’s going to help citizens.” Golden Fire Rescue is always looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a firefighter you can contact McClure at the fire hall at 3446401, or at 1107 11th Ave. S.

B.C. Fire Commissioner Becky Denlinger and some kindergarten students visit the Golden Fire Department. The department has taken over road rescue around Golden after an agreement was made between the province and the Town of Golden.  Photo Submitted

Treaty discussions continue Jessica Schwitek

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A provincial team of consultants on the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) came through Golden to make a presentation and gather feedback about the governments upcoming decision of whether to continue, or terminate the treaty. “Congratulations Golden, because last night there were only five people,” said Mayor Christina Benty to the crowded room at the Golden Civic Centre. “We were impacted by the last process, so we need to be engaged on the future process.” This is the second round of consultations, the last being in the spring of 2012, and government and BC Hydro representatives are travelling around the basin to get input. The CRT is a trans-boundary water management agreement between the United States and Canada (signed in 1961 and ratified in 1964), and was born out of the need for flood control, and a growing demand for electricity. Some residents were displaced, and access to some of the area’s recreational lands were lost. This time around residents want to make sure that they minimize the

environmental impact, and are also compensated fairly. The presentation mainly focused on the benefits and impacts of either continuing, or terminating the treaty, which was referred to as a “high level strategic decision.” Although there is the possibility of renegotiating the treaty, that would depend on the United States and Canada agreeing to new terms. If the government chooses to follow this option, Canadians might not get what they want. The residents at the Golden consultation focused more on issues related to the Mica Dam, whose reservoir is the Kinbasket Lake. Maintaining more stable and higher reservoir levels to support fish, recreation, navigation and reduce dust, is the main priority for the Kinbasket Reservoir. Kinbasket was formerly a much enjoyed recreational area for Golden residents, but access to the lake has gotten difficult, and debris continues to fill the water. At the previous consultation residents expressed interest in the construction of a water retention structure (either a weir or dam) to maintain stable high waters in the Kinbasket Reservoir for recrea-

Town of Golden Mayor Christina Benty tional purposes. A feasibility study has already been conducted, and it has been determined that a dam is not a viable option, given that it would add an extra $250 million to the bill. “It’s pretty darn expensive, and for that reason, it’s not being looked at right now,” said Kathy Eichenberger, executive director of the Columbia River Treaty Review Team. Although the turnout was good, the Columbia River Treaty Review Team still wants more input from Golden residents. Go to to learn more about the CRT and to voice your concerns.

The Golden Star Wednesday, November 28, 2012

RCMP Report: Vehicle stolen Darryl Crane

Seven vehicle accidents The RCMP in Golden have responded to seven vehicle accidents. Six of the accidents were on the Trans Canada Highway. There were no serious injuries, and speed and weather were factors involved in a number of the accidents. Immediate Roadside Prohibitions RCMP gave an Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRP) to a driver. This type of incident occurs when a driver blows a fail on an Approved Screening Device. The driver was issued a Notice of Prohibition for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. RCMP would like to remind people heading into the Christmas season to make sure that if they plan on drinking to have a safe way to get home. Shoes stolen A shoplifter stole a pair of shoes from a local business. The male was located by an RCMP officer with the shoes. The officer gave the male his old shoes back and took the shoes which he removed from the store. The accused was given a promise to appear in court and will be charged with theft under $5,000 for stealing the shoes. Vehicle stolen A stolen vehicle was found in the Golden area. The vehicle ran out of gas approximately nine kilometres outside of Golden. A tow company was called to assist and upon arrival the driver noted a female in the vehicle was visibly upset. The tow truck driver contacted the RCMP who attended the scene and found out the vehicle was stolen out of Vernon and the two occupants were arrested. Upon further investigation the RCMP discovered a number of stolen items in the vehicle. Both occupants of the vehicle have been transported to Kelowna where they had outstanding warrants. Drinking in public RCMP would like to remind people who go drinking in town to be responsible. People can be issued a violation ticket for being intoxicated in public. There is also an offence under the Provincial Code for causing a disturbance by being drunk. A5

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To learn more about Movember go to Break and enter There was a break and enter into a shed around 12th Street North. A couple of snowboards were stolen. RCMP would like to remind people to make sure their equipment is properly secured. Snowmobile reminders The RCMP would also like to remind snowmobilers who are heading into the backcountry to make sure they do so in as safe a manner as possible. They would like people who are going into the backcountry to have a check-in plan and carry the proper safety items with them.

Update on Golden’s water situation Jessica Schwitek A senior hydrogeologist from Golder & Associates Ltd. was in town on Nov. 20 to give council an update on the town’s Well Protection Plan. “The town of Golden has been blessed with an abundant ground water supply… It’s not easy to get out of the ground, but as you know, it’s good quality,” said hydrogeologist Dan Brown, adding that Golden’s water is classified as a “moderately vulnerable water supply.” “But they do tend to be vulnerable to potential contaminants from local land uses.” The first three steps of the process have already been completed (the formation of a community planning team, define the protection area, and identify potential contaminants). Right now they are working on steps four and five (develop management strategies, and develop a contingency plan for cases where the management strategies don’t work or there’s an emergency situation), and then the final step will be to monitor the results and evaluate the plan. “The main risks that we’ve identified is the commercial/industrial land uses… The commercial

industrial area is primarily on the north side, and along the highway,” said Brown. This means that the two wells in that area of town have a higher risk of being contaminated. “Down south of the Kicking Horse River, there’s much less concern.” Other potential risks are transportation corridors, and improperly constructed or abandoned wells. Brown also identified several ways the town could reduce those risks, including; improving land use management practices, prohibiting high risk activities in sensitive areas, site plan controls and studies, incentive programs, and community awareness and co-operation. “That’s a big one. It’s probably the biggest bang for your buck, letting people know what the risks are,” said Brown. A draft of the plan for contingency and emergency response in now under review. Golden is fortunate to have wells on both sides of the river, allowing for continued clean water if an incident were to occur on either side of the river. However Brown recommended that the town have agreements with neighbouring communities to share water supplies if either town was in need.

Behind the Wheel Do As I Say, Not As I Do

I have to admit that I made a conscious decision to disobey a couple of traffic laws the other day. I disregarded the speed limit and failed to keep to the right lane. I didn’t think that the failing to keep right would be an issue because I was pacing a marked police vehicle that I knew was not responding to an emergency. As with many readers, it has always been a sore point with me when I know that the people who are charged with enforcing the laws were not prepared to follow those laws themselves. While I do make mistakes, I did my best to follow the rules because I felt that I could not write violation tickets if I was not prepared to be an example. This marked police vehicle was not being a good example as the driver was consistently 15 to 20 km/h over the speed limit if there was no overtaken traffic to slow down for. The vehicle also never vacated the left hand lane at any time during the 5 kilometers or so that I followed along behind. Do as I say, not as I do. What does one do? Grumble like I did and carry on? Complain to the head of the detachment and hope that something is done? Perhaps you can write about it like this and hope that the officer will see themselves in the narrative and decide to do as I say and as I do. 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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Red tape can blind the world It has been a busy time for the Town of Golden Council recently as the road rescue situation has finally been resolved. The Provincial Government and the Town of Golden Council finally came to terms on what is being called a Road Rescue Financial Analysis Project. Since May, the road res- My Way cue issue has been up in By Darryl Crane the air over a gap of funding. For months provincial representatives have taken their time to come up with a reasonable answer on the best way to proceed after the Golden and District Search and Rescue stepped down from providing the service. During this time, debates and discussion were held while the obvious answer to solve all of the issues was apparent right from the start. There was no other way for this debate to end. The province needed to have road rescue on a dangerous highway where many accidents happen, and the only group in the area which could take on the responsibility was the local fire department (who have been serving the area since May). So what was the hold up? In many cases debates like this focus on the financial side. This is at least partially true in this case because the local government took a stand against downloading from the higher levels of government. This is not an uncommon story. Over the years, especially during tough times, Ottawa passes the buck onto the provinces and in turn the provinces pass things on to the municipalities. In this case the line was drawn gingerly in the sand and the Town of Golden Council said no more. The province, of course, had no reason to make a deal with the town quickly because the service they were not willing to take on was being provided anyway. It is tough to negotiate when one side is getting what they want during the negotiations. The thing that may make you sit up and take notice of how red tape can blind us all is the money itself. The amount of money needed to make sure the taxpayers in Golden were not going to be hit for road rescue on the highway was rather insignificant in the grand scheme of provincial governments. This deal should have been worked out months ago and this has turned into a great symbol of where the system fails the people it is supposed to represent. Too often, deals which we all know have to be made, are delayed for any old reason. The different levels of government have become their own versions of opposition parties these days. If one side proposes something, all too often even if it is the best decision, the opposition votes against it just because it came from the other side. At least the road rescue situation is getting fixed and a deal is in place for this year, but it will be interesting to see what happens next year when the deal is up. As always the red tape could return and mess up a good thing.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 The Golden Star


Columbia River Treaty talks get complicated

Journalism is a wonderful profession if you like to learn. Every day I spend my time learning about new things, and reporting back to the community about what is going on. It is something that I enjoy, and in my short time in this career I have gotten better at getting to the heart of issues and events, and boiling it down to the most important details. This past week, however, I was in over my head. The Columbia River Treaty Review, is easily the most complicated and in depth public consultation I have ever witnessed. I felt like a first year university student who accidently stumbled into a fourth year hydrogeology course. For the most part, the presenters might as well have been speaking Greek. For a person who’s job it is to understand and reiterate information, it was kind of a scary moment. To my surprise, most of the people in the crowded room at the Golden Civic Centre had an impressive body of knowledge and interest in the topic. They understood what they were hearing, and asked vital and engaging questions. This treaty, signed between the United States and Canada, deals with a 2,000-kilometre long river, multiple dams and reservoirs, and the interests of countless communities on both sides of the border. The treaty review consultations, which will help the government decide whether they want to continue or terminate the treaty, delve into important political policy decisions, complicated economic concepts, environmental impacts, and the intricacies of how hydroelectricity in generated. Not to mention all geography, and history about the process and impacts from the first treaty process. There is a lot you need to know to be able to actively participate in these discussions. And these Golden residents have certainly put in the time and effort to be informed and engaged citizens. It was quite impressive.

I have to say that I was also impressed with the team the province has assembled to handle these treaty consultation sessions. They are putting in considerable effort to gain valuable feedback, and ensure that residents feel like their voices are being heard throughout the process. At the last round of conultations, in the - Reporter’s View spring of this year, resiBy Jessica Schwitek dents in Golden and other areas had expressed interest in a dam being built to maintain higher, more stable waters in the Kinbasket for recreational purposes. When the review team returned six months later, they had already completed a feasibility study on the idea. The study revealed it wasn’t financially viable, but the fact that the time was put in to research it leads me to believe that people are actually being listened to. It is quite an optimistic stance to take, and only time will tell if the government will really be taking local concerns into consideration. But it seems to be that they are trying. This treaty could have a significant impact on the area, both economically (through the Columbia Basin Trust), environmentally, and recreationally if they are able to improve access to the Kinbasket region. It is important to know what’s going on. Fortunately, a large number of people in Golden do know what’s going on. But for those of you who don’t, I know it’s painful, but I recommend you visit and get informed. It’s the only way to be part of the conversation.

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Will you be doing any of your Christmas shopping locally this year?

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“I will, when I can. I don’t have a car, so I won’t be going to Calgary, but I probably won’t be getting much this year.”

“I won’t because I’m actually done all my shopping already. I spent a lot of time travelling this year, and bought things then.”

“Yes, of course. I usually make a lot of stuff, and this year I didn’t make as much, so I’ll definitely be shopping around town.”

Stars to all those who helped put on a fun night at the Starlight Soiree.

their vehicles on someone’s property like the burgundy station wagon north of Sobey’s

Stars to another great Grey Cup once again proving why the CFL is much more exciting than the NFL.

Stingers to the weather. It’s almost December, time for snow already!

Stingers to the crappy Christmas tree lights that burned out after a week of usage. Stars to all the car owners who don’t abandon

Go to to have your say.

Stars to the lady who gave me her crocheted hat. It was very special—Thank you, you made my day. Stars to Kevin for recommending Starship Troopers. It was awe-

some! Stingers to Kevin for recommending Starship Troopers to my husband. It was awful! Stars to all the people who took the time to vote online for the Chemo in our Community idea. Stingers to governments who take forever to make decisions, spend money on deliberating, and then do what they were going to do anyway.

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Together with Golden Area Director I am working to create a better working Bennett and George Abbott to discuss It’s not about’s Gary Habart, I am working on an issue relationship for all. advanced education and building betabout accomplishments In politics when someone continually spends time reporting on what they say others are not doing, it usually means that they are actually reporting more on their own lack of accomplishment. Sound familiar? If so, then you know I am talking about Norm Macdonald’s MLA reports. In his regular “reports” his only rhetoric is what he thinks the BC Liberal government is or is not doing and he never talks about what he is doing as far as his work goes within the riding; his most recent attack being on the BC Jobs Plan which is actually working very well. What then should a responsible MLA report look like? I offer a report on some of my recent accomplishments, work that is ongoing while the current MLA continues to play at politics.

associated with the seasonal occupants of Cosway Island. We have been able to get extensions for the occupants’ tenure on the Island and we continue to work with Minister Steve Thomson toward a longer term solution. I continue to work with the President and CEO of Edgewater based WoodEx Mill to secure fibre from Canfor and the Akisqnuk Band. I continue to work with the residents of the Community of Meadowbrook, just outside of Kimberley, toward a solution to the Cherry Creek Falls issue. I continue to work with representatives from the Dry Gulch development near Radium on potable water issues. I continue to work with the developer of the Painted Ridge subdivision on a solution to their water issues with the Village of Canal Flats. In each situation,

What we have been able to accomplish on behalf of this constituency over this past year is because of bench strength and ability--the strength and ability to bring issues directly in front of f each Minister responsible. I have hosted the Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to talk about forestry, land management and access issues. I organized a first ever meeting between the Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Environment and golf course owners and superintendents from across B.C. to discuss the use of cosmetic pesticides. While in the riding I introduced Minister Lake to our ranching community who discussed the need for predator control with him. I arranged visits from the Honourable Ministers Dr. Moira Stilwell, Bill

ter communities. I am currently arranging visits from Mary Polak, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure to discuss the TransCanada highway with leaders from Revelstoke and Golden, Minister of State for Seniors Ralph Sultan to talk with seniors and Finance Minster Mike de Jong to talk about the financial status of B.C. I have also had the distinct pleasure of presenting Premier Christy Clark in this riding three times. So there you have it; my report and it spoke nothing about politics but rather of accomplishments and work in progress with constituents to solve problems and I am not even the MLA; at least not yet! Doug Clovechok Fairmont Hot Springs

Local involvement ensures public interest is served One of the biggest issues that I am hearing about this week is the need for local involvement in decision making on the land base. There have been a number of decisions made recently by government where local people have felt that they were either not consulted or their expressed views were ignored. But this is not a particularly recent turn of events. Over the last 11 years, many specific legislative

steps have been taken to remove previous requirements for local participation in decision making. In 2003, the BC Liberals passed legislation called the Significant Projects Streamlining Act which allows projects to be designated as provincially significant and thus override local jurisdiction which might hamper development. Bill 30, also known as the Ashlu River bill, removed the power of local govern-

ments to make decisions on whether or not private power river-diversion projects should go ahead on public lands. An amendment to the Local Government Act has now allowed the Provincial government to create a Mountain Resort Municipality where there are no residents and appoint a mayor and council that may never face election. Community land use planning groups which have developed Integrated

Resource Plans have been disbanded and the need for community consultation on land use has been eliminated. These are only a few examples of the ways that this government has taken you out of the decisionmaking process. And we’ve seen that the quality of decisions being made has been lessened as local wisdom has been ignored. I believe that we need to build resiliency in rural

communities and that means that local residents must have a say on how our land base is used. I believe that those who rely on the land base for employment, recreation and the protection of environmental values will make the best decisions. And that local involvement ensures that the public interest is always at the forefront of policy decisions, something that has been lacking for too long in British Columbia. 

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Winter Walking at Mount 7 Rec Plex every Wednesday and Friday from 1 - 2 pm. Mountain Prana Run Club Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm at Spirit Square, and Saturdays at 8:30 am at Nicholson School. For more info contact

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Wed, Nov. 28 Co-ed Badminton at the Mount 7 Rec Plex from 7 to 9 pm. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Positive Discipline Free parenting education program every Wednesday from 3:15 to 5 pm until Dec. 12 at APES. Snacks and childcare provided for children. Register at the Family Centre, 344-2000. Golden Youth Centre Drop in every Wednesday from 3:30 to 9 pm. Jam nights every Wednesday evening.

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from birth to five enjoy preschool type activities. Every Wednesday at the Rec Plex from 10:30 am to noon. Public Skate Every Wednesday, 7 to 8 pm at the Golden Arena. Jam Night - OpenMic at the Rockwater.

Thurs, Nov. 29 Vault Grand Opening at the Golden Museum, 1302-11th Ave. S. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 pm. Men’s drop-in basketball Every Thursday from 8 to 10 pm at the Rec Plex. $8 to play. Golden Voice Toastmasters every Thursday 7-8:30 pm @COTR Rm 121. New members welcome. For info call Delanee Jmaiff 344-0652. Bridge Club Every Thursday at the Seniors Centre from 1 to 4 pm.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 Travelodge from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Drop in rate is $6.50.

Fri, Nov. 30 Moustache Competition and Pub Crawl Bar games and prizes at the Riverhouse Tavern and the Golden Taps. Winter Walking Program Every Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Rec Plex starting on Nov. 9. Kyprios & The Chaperones at the Rockwater Nov. 30. Mother Goose Program

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Every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the public library. Drop in, snacks included. Get it from the Horse’s Mouth A chance for newcomers to find out what Golden is all about. At the Rockwater at 6:30 pm. Appies, prizes, and lots of info. 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. 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 pm at the RecPlex. Sign up at COTR. Golden Youth Centre Drop in every Friday from 3:30 to 9 pm And movie night every Friday from 7 to 9 pm. Bridge Club Every Friday from 7 to 10 pm at St. Andrews Centre for Peace. Contact 250-3443448.

Sat, Dec. 1 Opening Day at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Santa Claus Parade starts at 5 pm. in downtown Golden. Golden Local Shopping Extravaganza Golden shops are having special Christmas deals all day long. The Funk Hunters at the Rockwater Grill and Bar. Karaoke Night The Mad Trapper hosts a karaoke night every Saturday. Public Skate Every Saturday, 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Photos With Santa at the Funky Dog Spa Dec. 1 9-4

$10 donation with proceeds going to The Spotted Dog Rescue.

Sun, Dec. 2 Public Skate at the Golden Arena Every Sunday from 4:30 to 5:45 pm. Come skate with family or friends. Helmets are recommended, no pucks or sticks allowed on ice during public skate.

Mon, Dec. 3 Co-ed Badminton at the Mount 7 rec plex from 7-8:30 pm $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Drop in Shinny Bring your friends for a good old game of hockey. Every Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 pm. Drop in fee $6.50.

Tues, Dec. 4 Pilates Core and More Every Tues and Fri Nov. 7 to Dec. 21 noon - 1 pm at RecPlex. Sign up st COTR. Join the Cadets This free program meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. at the Legion Banquet Hall. For young men and women ages 12 to 18. Aquafit exercise class At the Travelodge from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Drop in rate is $6.50. Free Homework Help Program Every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 pm in the Lion’s Den below the library. For students Grades 3 to 7. Just drop in.

Upcoming Events Staying Alive Presented by the KHMR Safety Team on Dec. 6 at the Senior’s Centre at 6:30. Learn all about avalanche and backcountry safety. Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour Dec. 7 at the Golden Civic Centre.

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Golden Moments: There is no place like home for Jim Doyle Darryl Crane

Doyle said listening to people talk about issues gave him a bug for politics and he ended up becoming involved in the antiwar movement in Brisbane. After living in Australia for two years Doyle made his way to Canada, but only planned on staying for a visit. “I came to Canada on my way back to Ireland and got hired by the railroad. I worked in the electrical department on the coast and ended up in Golden on Dec. 2, 1968,” he said. “In my case, when I arrived in Golden, on that Saturday if I remember right, someone said hello and in big cities they don’t do that. They are fine people but they do not communicate. I am sure I wasn’t here more than a month when someone said ‘Jim would you like to curl?’ I had no idea what curling was but I ended up doing it for years and then joined the Lions Club. I got to know more people,” he said. This type of involvement led Doyle to a realization as time rolled on in the town. “Suddenly you realize one day that you are at home in Canada and in Golden.” Since moving to Golden, Doyle has made up to 40 trips back to Ireland where he visits his family including his 98-year-old mother. After his mother visited Golden, Doyle said she realized that he was at home. “I think after that she had an easier time sleeping at night because her wee boy James was not sleeping under a bridge,” he said laughing. “I think any parents are the same. They want to know where their little boy is whether you are 10 or older.” He also explained it was in Golden where he met his wife. “The best thing that ever happened to me in my life was when a girl immigrated

For Jim Doyle, Dec. 2 is a special day of the year. On this date, 44 years ago, Doyle came into the Town of Golden for the first time. Even though he did not realize it at the time, he had found a new place to call home. Doyle was born in Ireland where he was the fifth son born to his parents who would then go on to have five girls as well. He spoke fondly of his time growing up on a farm in Ireland. “We shared everything. You had a segment of an apple or an orange, not a full one. We had hand-me-down clothes. I was the fifth boy. By the time you got pants there were no bottoms in the pockets, but that was fine. I never was hungry and my childhood was great,” Doyle said. As he got older one of his friends put the idea in his head to move to Australia for work. The cost to immigrate at the time was about $25 Cdn. The one thing you would have to do is agree to live there for at least two years. “I grew up on a farm in Ireland and then moved to a big city in Brisbane. But that was not for me,” he said. Even though he did not completely enjoy the city life, Doyle would find a passion for politics during his time down under. “Growing up in Ireland we never talked about politics. The only thing I read in the newspaper was the comics,” he said. “I went to Australia and the Vietnam War was alive and well. Living in Brisbane, for something to do on a Sunday afternoon, I would go down to speakers corner.”

here from England as a physiotherapist. We met and we fell in love and I am happy to say it is a condition I still suffer from 30 years later. I have two wonderful boys and life is very good,” he said. Golden is also the place where Doyle would take his interest in politics to a new level of service. “I was elected as an aldermen for five years and then I was the mayor for nine years. I was the MLA for 10 years and then mayor again for six years,” he said. “In Victoria they used to say I was the only MLA in the legislature who didn’t speak either of our official languages.” This is funny to Doyle who explained when he returns to Ireland people there say he has lost his Irish accent. One thing Doyle learned about politics was that municipal and provincial governments are not the same. “The thing I found when I went from mayor to Victoria was that as a mayor you leave your political card in your pocket. When you are in Victoria and you are sitting across from each other. You may be sitting in government and I am in the opposition. You may bring up a good idea but too often they criticize because it is not their idea. Good legislation is ripped apart, which is fine to critique it, but sometimes they vote against it because we brought it up,” he said. “At the end of the day I would say municipal government is more civil by large.” As for Golden, Doyle has seen many things change over the years. “The Golden I arrived in was vastly based on the forestry. We didn’t have as diversified an economy as we do today. Forestry is

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Christmas goodies Glacier winter permits in Golden Star Staff

Leslie Parent gets some goodies from volunteers Mary Clampitt and Inge Clapperton at the Trinity Lutheran Church’s Tea and Bake Sale.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

The 2012/13 Winter Permit System is now in effect in Glacier National Park. In recent years there have been extensive changes to the Winter Permit System. These include changes to Winter Restricted and Prohibited Area boundaries, parking, and permit administration. Daily and Annual Winter Permits are now available, with the Annual Winter Permit holders having to take an on-line quiz. The quiz is available by visiting and consists of 25 questions. The Annual Winter Permit will be issued when proof of successful completion is provided to park staff at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre, along with vehicle license plate number(s). A terms and conditions, waiver of liability and indemnity agreement must also be accepted and signed. Daily, individual winter permits will continue to be available at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre. The Rogers Pass Discovery Centre is open between Nov. 23, 2012 and April 30, 2013. The centre will be open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., but is closed 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. between Tuesday and Friday. People are reminded that entering a closed area in the park without a permit is dangerous and an offence under the Canada National Parks Act. Offences are punishable on conviction of a fine of up to $200,000. Visitors should note that Glacier Park Lodge is closed and there is no fuel or hotel accommodation in Rogers Pass.

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Environmental education the focus

Winter 2013 Art Spot Offerings

Jessica Schwitek

The following courses will be offered at College of the Rockies starting in January. In order to reach as many people as possible, students may only register in 2 workshops prior to January 21, 2013. After that date, students may register in additional workshops if space is available. Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) members ($20 annual fee for January to December) pay a $30 supply fee for each course. Non-LLP members pay a $40 registration fee plus a $30 supply fee for each course. Introduction to the Pottery Wheel: Jan 8-17, Tue & Thu, 1-3 pm Beginner/Intermediate Pottery Wheel: Jan 22-31, Tue & Thu, 1-3 pm Painting with Acrylics: Feb 5-Mar 5, Tue, 12-3pm Beading and Beyond: Feb 4-27, Mon & Wed, 1-3pm Introduction to Metal Copper Art: Apr 6-27, Sat, 10am-2pm For more information and to register, please call 250-344-5901. Classes are limited to 10, so don’t delay – call today! 1305 - 9th Street S., Golden BC V0A 1H0 • Phone 250-344-5901 • email: •

Do you want to practise forestry in BC? New forestry designation available now The Natural Resource Professional (or NRP) designation is new and recent grads from natural resources conservation programs at the University of BC, Thompson Rivers University and the University of Northern BC can apply today. The NRP designation will allow you to practise aspects of professional forestry in every corner of the province. You might find yourself working for government, consultants, industry, Aboriginal groups and more! For more information and to see which programs qualify, visit our website at

If we want Canadians to develop good environmental habits that they will carry throughout their lifetime, we have to start teaching them young. That’s the approach that Jane Francis Powell, project manager with the Golden Community Resources Society, is taking. “Children begin to form their values and habits at a very early age in life,” she said. “If you want these good habits to stick, you have to start young.” The goal of her project, Building Rural Capacity in the Early Years Through Environmental Education, is to promote community development and environmental stewardship in the early years. “I am conducting this project through three main components,” said Powell. She is getting her message out through free workshops with educators and childcare providers, activities with children, and information sharing through a blog. Aimed primarily at children ages three to eight, Powell wants environmental education to be crosscurricular. In other words, this information should be available across all areas of the school system.

Students at Nicholson Elementary School learn about worms and their role in natural recycling from Jane Francis Powell, left.  Photo Submitted “My dream is to get environmental education in the school systems. But teaching it in one block isn’t enough, it needs to be cross-curricular. They need to learn how to do these things in every part of their lives,” she said. Powell has been in the schools using interactive methods to teach children about the environment. In Nicholson she taught the kids about worm farms, and how they recycle leaves and

food scraps, and turn them into rich soil nutrients. After that they did some recycling of their own, and made paper mache worms out of recycled newspaper. The first of a series of six free workshops for educators and childcare providers was on Nov. 21. (Powell would like to thank GADSAR for the free use of their hall for the workshop). “The workshops, although they are all connected, are indi-

vidual. People can participate in as many or as few as they like,” said Powell. The next workshop will be in January at the College of the Rockies (date has not yet been determined), and will be based around the idea of the outdoor classroom. For more information about the programs, and to see updates about upcoming workshops, go to Powell’s blog at www.

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How prerpared would you be in an extreme situation?

Attached is a picture of the Lou Rauch farm where the magical root cellar was located. Photo from the Golden Museum

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

I am sure many of you, like me, watched with concern the events of Hurricane Sandy play out in parts of the Carib-

bean, Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. Sandy was the second costliest storm to hit the US in recorded history with damages estimated at over $52 billion. There were 253 people killed in seven countries as a result of the storm and millions were without power or clean drinking water for weeks! Thank goodness there was an early warning system in place and many were prepared.

How prepared would you be? In any extreme situation you cannot survive for more than: three minutes without air - three days without water - three weeks without food. Here in Golden we have gone for short periods of time without the stores getting supplies and we are aware that after 48 hours there is no milk in the stores! Do you have enough food stored in your home to feed your family for two weeks

in case of a disaster? How would you cook it? Do you have a way to stay warm? Do you have enough water stored? Do you have candles or battery operated lights or flashlights? Any idea how many rolls of toilet paper you need to have stored for two weeks, or where you would go, or where you would dispose of the waste? We have all become very dependent on the grocery stores to keep us fed but if Golden were cut off for any reason for a week or more many families would not be prepared! It’s not hard to create an emergency supply, it just requires a bit of action. Each week as you buy your groceries and supplies add to your supply – even $5 a week will get you started. Where did this come from you might ask? I was washing carrots and while I was rinsing the dirt off I was thinking how happy I was that we now have this little garden in our backyard. It’s not very big, and it was our first year but is it ever nice to have potatoes, carrots and onions this late in the season. It

reminds me of my grandma Allen and her farm. Today we talk about sustainability and recycling but no one did it as well as my grandmother or the people of her generation. Grandma had a huge garden because she was supplying her household with vegetables for a whole year. She planted row upon row of peas, carrots, turnips, parsnips, potatoes, tomatoes – well you get the idea. Not only did she keep her house in produce but she gave lots away to people who really needed the help. She canned most everything until she got power in the house and then she bought the first deep freeze, which truly made her life easier. She had jars of fruit, meat and vegetables canned and lined up in the utility room and all the root vegetables were in the root cellar. The root cellar was a magical place to visit. We went out there with Uncle Stan, who opened up the first door and then the second and with flashlight in hand, or the old barn lantern, we picked out

vegetables and potatoes, enough for several days. If it looked like there was going to be a cold snap Uncle always brought in extra because you didn’t want to open the root cellar when it was really cold out or things could freeze. There were dividers in the cellar that kept the potatoes, carrots and turnips in separate bins. And there was always that bucket full of sand that had carrots planted in it. I was in my early teens before I was taught that carrots don’t produce seeds every year – only every other year – so you had to carefully dig up and plant a half a dozen in soil to keep them alive so they could produce flowers and seeds the next year. Grandma was a seed saver, there was always a newspaper or cardboard box laying around with seeds drying for next year. The produce tops went to the animals or back into the garden as did all of the table scraps. Before she had power she kept things that would spoil quickly like milk, cream, butter, cheese, meat and ber-

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ries in a cold box suspended just above the flow of the creek. Even in summer the chill from the mountain stream kept everything cold. A few days before Christmas we would do the annual bonfire to get the apples out of the ground. Uncle Stan had a pit at the back of the house that he put boxes of apples in. He covered the pit with boards – over the boards went some old sheets of roofing tin and then the whole thing was covered with bales of hay. A couple days before Christmas we’d all go out and start shovelling out the hay – sometimes we had to light a fire to thaw the tin and boards enough to get into the apples, and while we were hard at work Grandma was brewing a pot of cocoa – not hot chocolate – cocoa made with dry powder, sugar and canned milk. When I think about it I know I had a blessed childhood, lots of food to eat, a warm home and I lived closed to my cousins who were and are my best friends! And all of this from a scrawny little carrot!


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Hambruch, who passed away in October, was one of the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in honour of his years of service to his community. Before presenting the award, Macdonald thanked the Rotary for all that the group does to help others. “I want to thank Rotary for the work that you do. It is such an important part of our community. If you look around the community you see that not only are you active now, but this is an organization that has been active over a long period of time,” he said. “This was an organization that Paul put a lot of time into, and he felt passionate about the work you are doing.” The medal honours significant contributions and achievements of Canadians. Macdonald made the presentation to Paul Hambruch’s widow Ingrid Hambruch.  “Elected officials were to choose people who served their communities. It is the sense that community doesn’t just happen. You have to create the community you want and Paul did that,” he said. “It is with great pleasure that I want to present Ingrid with Paul’s medal.” After accepting the medal Ingrid said, “I think Paul would be very honoured…thank you very much.”

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Close. Some of these ideas were shared out to staff at a Chai Chat initiated by our Vice Principal, Laurie MacDougall, to discuss best and promising practice. Collaborative groups of teachers have been meeting the last two Tuesdays in November where they discussed our Student Success Plan objectives. Specifically they discussed the new Ministry of Education ERASE antibullying initiative along with directions of anti-bullying lessons to be taught in class. This is to further our YMCA program. (You Matter in a Community of Awesome.) We tied this theme into our very successful Remembrance Day assembly earlier this month with several Grade 7 students sharing their views on bullying. Earlier today all students walked to the Civic Centre to see Alfa Ya Ya Diallo – African Dance a cultural performance funded by our PAC. The PAC also started our Hot Lunch program in early November. A huge thank you

to our PAC for all they do for our school. Other happenings at Lady Grey include: -Avalanche Awareness Presentations to all classes. -Spirit Day on Friday Nov. 30. Students are encouraged to dress up as twins and triplets. -Many Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes were collected -One-to-one tutors who are reading with many of our students -First formal report card going out Friday, Dec. 7. - Christmas Festival scheduled for Wed., Dec. 15 in the afternoon.

Field Elementary School Update It’s a winter wonderland up here in Field. It’s been a pretty quiet month for us because between sunny holidays and nasty sicknesses we’ve been a small bunch. We are looking forward to getting back to normal and preparing for Christmas. We’re also working on our fitness because skiing season is here and everyone is excited about that!

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Last week may have been Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the best is yet to come! And I say we call it “Golden Saturday.” This Saturday December 1 will be a day not to be missed in our community. The Golden Shop Local Extravaganza will run all day with merchants offering you some of their best deals of the year. Then at 5 p.m. you can look forward to the delights of the annual Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus Parade. The Parade route will be bustling with fire pit warming stations, charity barbecues and hot chocolate, fund raising for Golden’s own Special Olympian, and Christmas music with commentary at the fountain downtown. After the Parade, at 7 p.m., don’t miss the chance to take in a holiday family movie “Rise of the Guardians” at Kicking Horse Movies. The icing on the cake is the bonus weekend at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, locals can look forward to those first

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Not only will you have the chance to shop and watch the Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 1 but you will also have the chance to help local Special Olympian Shelly Poland (pictured in the middle) go to Pyeongchang, South Korea for the international competition. A fundraiser will be held at Red Tomato Pie on the day of the parade.  Star Photo

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While residents of Golden are out and about, enjoying the Santa Claus Parade and doing some Christmas shopping, the folks at Red Tomato Pie are hoping that people will stop by to help out a worthy cause. “We’re doing a fundraiser for my cousin Shelly (Poland), because she’s going to the Special Olympics,” said Brenda Exley, manager of Red Tomato Pie. Poland, born and raised in Golden, is a cross-country skier who competed in the national Special Olympics last year in Alberta. She returned home with a gold medal. That gold medal earned her a spot on the Canadian 2013 team, headed to Pyeongchang, South Korea for the international competition. “She’s really excited to go. She loves competing in the Special Olympics,” said Exley. The community has always been supportive of Poland. Before the competition last year, her mother Jean Hogaboam told the Golden Star, “She’s been here her whole life, so everyone in town knows her. So she’s gotten so many good luck wishes. And one person told her they were proud she was representing Golden.” Right now, in Red Tomato Pie on 9th Avenue North, there is a jelly bean guess. And on the day of the Santa Claus Parade (Dec. 1), Exley will be outside the store garnering support for her cousin. “The day of the parade we’ll actually be doing a silent auction. So people can come by and get an autograph from Shelly,” said Exley. The silent auction items will be donated by local businesses, and will take place between 4 and 6 p.m. (the parade is at 5 p.m.).

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The Golden Shopping Extravaganza! Shopping specials throughout the day Community wide in store specials Firepit Warming Stations Kumsheem Park, Post Office Square, CVCU Square Falkins Insurance Fundraising BBQ “Firing up” at 3:30pm – Proceeds to Bridges to Community – Nicaragua GKHAT- Fundraising BBQ in Kumsheem Park Red Tomato Pie Silent Auction 4-6pm Please help send the Poland’s to watch Special Olympian Shelly Poland compete in Korea! Funky Dog Spa Photos with Santa 9am- 4pm - proceeds go to the Spotted Dog Rescue Barrault BrandSource – 6pm – 7:30pm – Have your picture taken with Santa, please bring a food or cash donation for the Food Bank Golden Christmas Tree - 4:30pm Join us we officially declare the Holiday Season underway! By lighting the Golden Christmas Tree in the Post Office Square. 5pm Annual Santa Claus Parade Watch the parade move through the downtown. Help judge the parade through your enthusiastic applause at the KHMR broadcasting booth by the post office.

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Golden Star Staff Some west coast hip hop is taking over the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Friday Nov. 30. Kyprios, a North Vancouver hip hop artist, was one of the founding members of the two-time Juno-nominated Sweatshop Union. It was on a road trip to New York City with Prevail (Swollen Members), the aspiring MC/actor/poet decided to lengthen his stay in the Mecca of hip hop. Studying theatre at HB Studios in Greenwich Village, hitting monthly rap battles anywhere in the city, and participating in poetry slams at the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, the young artist was learning amongst the best, and developing his trade. Kyprios' solo work caught the attention of Sony Music Canada, but the unfortunate timing (Sony Canada was merged into BMG), resulted in Kyprios' solo record being shelved. After that, he moved back to Vancouver and re-joined the Sweatshop Union, beginning a rigorous schedule of recording and touring. Kyprios has toured all over North America solo, and as part of the Sweatshop Union, with the likes of The Black Eyed Peas, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, The Roods, Swollen Members, and Jurassic Five. He has made numerous appearances in television and film, and is one of the voices for Michael Jordan's website In 2011, he played inside Rogers

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Hip hop artist Kyprios is playing at the Rockwater Grill and Bar as part of the Get it From the Horse’s Mouth event on Nov. 30.  Photo Submitted Arena during the Stanley Cup Finals p.m., and connects newbies to inforwith his hit This is How the West Was mation about backcountry travel, local One, and played the Grey Cup Street adventure sports, tourist services and Festival. much more. Kyprios will be playing the Rockwater There are tons of prizes, free appies, after the Get it From the Horse's Mouth and $3.75 pints. Kyprios will go on at 10 event, which connects new residents p.m. (cover for the after 10 p.m. party is to Golden. The free event starts at 6:30 $10).

The Purcell Mountain Orchestra (PMO), a local 22-piece symphony, is a small group of local musicians who play centuries old classics, unplugged, right here in Golden. Six years ago, the group formed under the direction of Laurie Dalzell and it seemed unlikely that a small community like Golden could gather half a dozen violinists, a couple of cellists, flutes, clarinets, trombones, trumpets and percussionists, flavoured with an oboe, french horn, piano and string bass. This year the orchestra will offer up a big plate of fine classical music just in time for Christmas. Under the direction of the conductor, Jackie Ohnander, the PMO has been rehearsing since September to present a diverse program on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Golden Civic Centre. The repertoire will include music such as Beethoven's Egmont Overture (a PMO world premiere), Rossini's William Tell, Sibelius, Blake, Holst and Tchaikovsky. The PMO invites everyone for the family concert with audience carol singing. Admission for the event is by donation. For more information on the Purcell Mountain Orchestra please visit or find the group on Facebook.

Canada’s best undiscovered band playing show in town Golden Star Staff The British Columbians will be bringing their own style of Rock and Roll to the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Saturday Dec. 8. The group released their sophomore album in 2011, Made For Darker Things, to critical acclaim. The follow-up to their 2009 self-titled debut combined eight tracks which were brimming with soulful, old-school blues influences, while still maintaining a modern day rock n' roll sound. The band's eclectic brand of folk, blues, and southern rock n' roll, is mixed with a tireless work ethic and a grassroots approach to making music.

In 2009, the British Columbians were named "Canada's Best Undiscovered Band" in the Zune Concert Series Competition which was voted on by an industry panel including representatives from Universal Music, Last Gang Records, Dine Alone, Roadrunner Records, and Canadian radio veteran Alan Cross. The British Columbians have enjoyed successful cross-country tours and select dates on renowned festivals including NXNE and Virgin Festival. During the tour dates they have shared the stage with the likes of Broken Social Scene, Our Lady Peace, K-OS, Plants & Animals, Band of Skulls, Arkells and Grady, to name a few.

Rock band the British Columbians are playing the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Dec. 8.  Photo Submitted


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 The Golden Star

Golden’s DJ Mihajic Touch opening for the Funk Hunters Golden Star Staff

Things are about to get funky at the Rockwater Grill and Bar in Golden. The Funk Hunters will be playing a live show on Saturday, Dec. 1 with an opening set by DJ Mihajic Touch. The Funk Hunters are one of Canada’s busiest electronic acts. They have been performing their signature highenergy DJ sets and audio-visual shows at some of the world’s most popular music festivals and clubs. The duo (Dunks & The Outlier) first teamed up because of a mutual love for good music and today this passion still rings true as they continue to champion the simple but often lost idea that the music itself comes first. Armed with four turntables, their very own custom synched visuals, and the unique ability to create live mashups and remixes, their live show stands out. The pair blend original productions with everything from hip hop to house, glitch hop to drum and bass. The Funk Hunters create original sets which are never Top banner replicated. 2012 has already seen the duo tour through the United Kingdom and Europe. They have also played headlining slots at some of North America’s most popular music festivals including Burning Man, Shambhala, Bass Coast, MEG, Evolve, and the Big Golden’s very own DJ Mihajic Touch is opening for the Funk Hunters, one of Canada’s busiest Time Out. Top  banner electronic acts, on Dec. 1.  Photo Submitted



The 2012/13 Winter Permitparkscanada. System is now in effect in Glacier National Park. Access to all slopes in the park that face the TransCanada Highway and Canadian Pacific Rail is either prohibited or restricted to the public. The Winter Permit System allows backcountry users to enter Winter Restricted Areas that are part of the highway avalanche program when artillery gunfire is not anticipated in those areas. This system protects the public from avalanche control actions in the transportation corridor, but it does not render slopes safe for winter recreationists.

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Le système de délivrance de permis d’accès hivernal est maintenant en vigueur dans le parc national des Glaciers pour la saison 20122013. L’accès du public à toutes les pentes du parc qui bordent la Transcanadienne et la voie ferrée du Canadien Pacifique est interdit ou restreint. Ce système permet aux randonneurs de l’arrièrepays de pénétrer dans les zones d’accès hivernal restreint visées par le programme de déclenchement préventif d’avalanches lorsque des tirs d’artillerie n’y sont pas prévus. Ce système protège le public contre les déclenchements préventifs dans le couloir routier, mais il n’assure pas la sécurité des pentes pour les amateurs de loisirs d’hiver.

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The Gentlemen's Leisure Club of Golden is providing the town with the perfect way to cap off this year's Movember efforts. The 2012 Moustache Competition Bar Crawl is taking place on Friday Nov. 30. For the 2012/13 season: The Gentlemen have organized an evening Pour la saison 2012-2013: • Annual Winter Permits are available through an online Winter full of fun and moustache admiration around • Il est possible de se procurer un permis d’accès hivernal d’un an • Permit System quiz; - Parks • en subissant un test-éclair en ligne sur le système de délivrance, Golden. Beginning at 10 p.m. at the Golden • Canada will not be holding Orientation Sessions this year • au Parcs Canada ne tient pas de • Daily individual winter permits continue to be available at the Taps with bar games, it moves onto the River• séances d’orientation cette année. • Rogers Pass Discovery Centre house Tavern for more drinks and more bar • Les particuliers peuvent obtenir leur permis d’accès hivernal • A Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement and specific games. The party moves back to the Taps at SYSTÈME DE  DÉLIVRANCE  DES  PERMIS  D’ACCÈS  HIVERNAL  PRÉSENTEMENT  EN  VIGUEUR WINTER  PERMIT  SYSTEM  NOW  IN  EFFECT • terms and conditions must still be accepted as in previous years. • d’une journée au Centre de la découverte du ColRogers. midnight for judging of the moustache comsystème  de  délivrance   des  passé, permis  d’accès   ivernal  pcette our  2010/11   est  présentement   en  vaccepter igueur  au  Parc  NaQ •Le  Comme par le il hfaut année encore lesonal  du   The  2010/11  Winter  Permit  System  is  now  in  effect  in  Glacier  NaQonal  Park.    Access  to  all  slopes  in  the  park  that  face  the   Canada  des  Glaciers.  L’accès  en  hiver  aux  pentes  qui  font  face  à  la  voie  transcanadienne  et  à    la  voie  ferrée  du  Canadien   petition, and then back to the Riverhouse for Trans  Canada  Highway  and  Canadian  Pacifi c  Rail  is  either  prohibited  or  restricted  to  the  public.   modalités d’une entente d’exonération de responsabilité et Winter recreationists are reminded that entering a closed area in •Pacifique   est  soit  restreint  ou  interdit  au  public.   Ces  restricQons  sont  en  vigueur    afin  de     protéger  le  public  contre  le   prizes at 1 a.m. • d’indemnisation. These  restricQons  are  in  effect  to  protect  the  public  from  avalanche  control  acQ ons,  the  extreme  danger  resulQ ng  from   déclenchement   prévenQ f  d’avalanches,  y  compris  le  text danger  extrême  – qui  résulte   des  Q rs  dcolumn ’arQllerie  directs  et  les  risques   English left the park without a permit is dangerous and an offence under the de  déclenchement  d’avalanches  par  résonance.  Le  système  de  délivrance  des  permis  d’accès  hivernal  permet  aux   arQllery  fire,  and  the  potenQal   for  sympatheQc  avalanche  releases.  The  Winter  Permit  System  allows  backcountry  users   The Leisure Club has put together some Canada National Parks Act. With an increase in violations last to  enter  Winter  Restricted  Areas  that  are  part  of  the  highway  avalanche  program  when  arQ llery  gunfire  is  not   amateurs  de  sports  d’hiver  de  pénétrer  dans  les  zones  à  accès  restreint  qui  sont  touchées  par  le  programme  de   Nous tenons à rappeler aux amateurs de loisirs d’hiver qu’il est great prizes, including a pair of skis for the anQcipated.   prévenQon   d es   a valanches   d ans   l e   c ouloir   r ouQer   l orsqu’aucun   Q r   d ’arQllerie   n ’y   e st   p révu.     L e   d éclenchement   p révenQ f   year, it is important to note that one hundred percent compliance d’avalanches  effectué   Parcs  Canada   end  pas  les  de pentes   pour  les   amateurs   de  sports   d’hiver  et   dangereux etpar  illégal enne  rvertu lasécuritaires   Loi sur les parcs nationaux du moustache grower who raised the most Parks  Canada’s   avalanche  control   acQ ons  do  System not  render  slopes   afe  for  winter  recreaQ onists  in  Glacier   NaQonal   Park. with the Winter Permit is srequired. Violation of restricted uQlisateurs  de  l’arrière  pays  en  hiver. THE WINTER PERMIT SYSTEM money, and $100 to the best moustache with and prohibited areas punishable ofto  Smart   a fiane oftude  up Canada de pénétrer sans permis dans une zone fermée au public. Important   changes  to  the  Winter   Permit  is System   this  year   include  aon  new  dconviction esignated  access  route   nd  ForQ Les  changements   qui  ode nt  éla té  apportés   au  système   de  délivrance   des  permis  d’accès  hivernal   comprennent  l’an Compte tenu hausse du nombre d’infractions enregistrées Restricted  Areas   and  Flat   Creek  Winter   Unrestricted   rea;  designated  parking   at  Bostock  Parking   Winter Winter   toWinter   $200,000, and could result in Apermanent changes to the a costume. 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De plus, permis  d’accès  hivernal  annuel  afi n  de  pénétrer  dans  ces  secteurs.  Pour  ce  faire,  vous  devez  assister  à  une   Top  bWinter   anner individual  will  have  to  obtain  their  own  Daily  Winter  Permit,  as  permits  will  no  longer  be  issued  solely  to  group  leaders.   séance   d’informaQon  sur  pourraient les  permis  d’accès  hentraîner Un  permis   d’accès   hivernal  n’est  pas  exigé   pour  pouvoir   les infractions des permanents raise a e minimum of $20, or pay $10 on the is  fa Glacier   Nivernal.   aLonal   Pchangements ark   would   ike   to  rand emind   veryone   that   the   snow   Entering  a  Pnote rohibited  othat r  Restricted   Area  in  the  pPark ark  without   a  valid  permit   angerous  and  for illegal.  the winter of Please Glacier Lodge isis  dclosed sauf  pour  les  secteurs   qui   sont  adjacents   au  secteur  à  al ccès   pénétrer  dans  un  secteur   à  accès  non  restreint,   au système de délivrance de permis d’accès hivernal. N’en faites pas THE WINTER PERMIT SYSTEM IN night. restreint   d u   s taQonnement   d u   r uisseau   B ostock.     L es   p ermis   d ’accès   h ivernal   d ’une   j ournée   s eront   d élivrés   a u 2012/13 there issigns  no fuel or ihotel accommodation indue  Rogers For  your   own  sand afety,  please   obey  all   along   the  highway,   ncluding  the   designated  “NO  STOPPING”  areas   to   votre dernière descente. col  Rogers,   mais  l’émission   de  ces  derniers  dépend  des  acQ vités  liées  au  programme  de  déclenchement avalanche   hazard.     Moustache Competition Bar2Crawl may sea Permit   System   will  take  ermis   effect   in  the  cThe oming   weeks.   For  the   011/12   Pass. Travellers should plan their trips accordingly and check prévenQf   des  GLACIER avalanches.  Il  à  noter  que  chaque   personne  doit  obtenir  son  propre  pPARK d’une  journée;  les   NATIONAL e   s eront   p lus   d élivrés   exclusivement  aux  chefs  de  groupe.    Pénétrer  dans  une  zone  à  accès  interdit  ou   permis   n be a fun evening of debauchery, but its main OrientaQon   s essions   w ill   b e   h eld   i n  Revelstoke,   D ecember   8 ,   7   p m   a t   t he   U nited   C hurch   a nd   i n   G olden,   D ecember   1 5,   7 for current road conditions. 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BoMom   b anner davantage  sur  le  système  de  délivrance  des  permis  d’accès  hivernal  ou  les  séances  d’orientaQ on,  faites  le  250-­‐837-­‐ and  Parks  Canada  operaQons  have  been  re-­‐located  to  Glacier  Park  Lodge  next  door  unQ l  further  noQce. prostate cancer and male mental health initia7500  ou  consultez   le e  lien  vous   permet  aussi   d’obtenir   des  renseignements   our   noter que le Glacier .  CPark Lodge est fermé pour l’hiver Glacier  NaLonal  Park  would  like  tVeuillez o   rcemind   eaux  veryone   that   the   is  leàf  jalling   in  Rogers  Pass  and  the  Winter   sur  les   ondiQons  et  d ’accéder   bulleQns  d’avalanche  quoQdiens.   Veuillez   noter  que  s le  now   Centre  de  la  découverte   du   20122013 et qu’il n’y a ni essence ni hébergement dans col tives. Col-­‐Rogers  est  fermé  jusqu’à  nouvel   avis  pour  2009   cause  de  rénovaQw on  einter   t  le  centre  d’informaQon   est  situé  temporairement    p ermit   h olders   aTond   those  who  have  never  had  an  a Rogers. Les voyageurs sont priés de planifi er leurs déplacements à  côté  à    l’hôtel  Glacier  Park  Lodge. support the Gentleman's Leisure Club of BoMom  banner Permit  System  will  take  effect  in  the   c oming   w eeks.   F or   t he   2 011/12   s eason: en conséquence et de consulter le site Web (en anglais and helpSimprove obtain  one  must  aMend  a  WGolden's inter  PMovember ermit  Oteam, rientaLon   ession  (lo seulement) pour connaître l’état des routes.le site parcscanada. men's health, go to to w donate.  Annual  winter  permit  holders  from  2010/11  may  renew  on-­‐line  (for  menofgolden dFor etails   see   ebsite). more information the competi Daily  individual  winter  permits   c onLnue   to  be  about available   at  the  R tion and bar crawl, go to gentlemenofgolden. org.

2009 winter  permit  holders  and  those  who  have  never  had  an  annual  winter  permit  and  want  to    There  will  be  addiLonal  closures  and  avalanche  control  done  (e obtain  one  must  aMend  a  Winter  Permit  OrientaLon  Session  (locaLons  and  dates  listed  below).

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Flying high for volleyball season

The Golden Secondary School Junior and Bantam Girls volleyball teams played against Invermere’s David Thompson Secondary School teams on Nov. 13 in Golden’s only home game of the season.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Golden Rockets take the fight out of Beaver Valley Nitehawks Darryl Crane For the second week in a row the Golden Rockets came from behind to notch a win on home ice. The Rockets were facing the Beaver Valley Nitehawks who are currently third in the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. The Nitehawks jumped out to an early lead on a goal from Connor Brown-Maloski. The goal was the highlight of the night for the Nitehawks as the Rockets stepped up and took control of the game from that point on. Before the end of the first period, Rockets forward Blake Roney would score his 10th goal of the season to tie the game up. Roney netted number 11 a little over six minutes into the second before Jacob Bergeron

gave the Rockets a two-goal lead going into the final period. The Rockets’ top line was in the mix again in the third, which lead to Keith Wake grabbing a rebound goal. With a little less than five minutes left in the game the Rockets finished off the scoring as Carter Cochrane scored his first goal of the season on a shot from the point. Rockets head coach Ty Davidson said the team played a good game and worked hard as a group to come back. “It speaks nicely to the way we are regrouping after not having the start we wanted. It is showing a lot of composure where the wheels don’t fall off. We are able to regroup as a unit and get going in the right direction,” he said. “I think tonight in the first 10 minutes we were flat, but good teams know how to weather that situation and then right the ship and get going in the right direction.”

Rockets forward Jacob Bergeron celebrates with Carson George after scoring his 12th goal of the year against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Golden Rockets VS. Creston Valley Thunder Cats Friday, Nov. 30th in Creston

Golden Rockets VS. Kelowna Chiefs SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 7:30PM IN GOLDEN



Wednesday, November 28, 2012 The Golden Star

Stache Happy Some of the Golden Ram Minor Hockey Association players and coaches showed off some impressive moustaches in support of Movember. Photo Submitted

From a kickboxing champion to the perfect figure Darryl Crane Luraina Oddy has worked hard over the years to stay physically active and to consistently challenge herself. The former North American and Intercontinental Kickboxing Champion was ranked #1 in the world for eight years. Since having children Oddy has changed what she likes to do to stay physically active. “After having four kids I don’t have that fighter’s fire anymore. I am more of a nurturer now rather than a scrapper. I needed to find something that kept me in the game and competitive. This gives me goals to focus on in fitness but it is not so dangerous,” she said. This decision led her to take part in her first British Columbia Amateur Body Building Competition where she placed third in a figure event. She explained that in this part of the event judges look at both muscle tone and definition to decide on the winners. Originally Oddy was going to take part in the fitness side of the event but after hurting her knee in training she switched over to the figure event. “Fitness is my whole life. I played for the B.C. team in field hockey. Then I went into kick-

boxing where I became a world champion,” she said. Thanks to coming in third, Oddy has now qualified for the provincials event where she will have the chance to move on to a national event in 2013. Quite impressive considering this was her first event. “I am a total novice. A total amateur. It has been a wild experience and it was fun,” she said. Oddy said the hardest part of preparing for the competition is having to stay on a very strict diet. “You are surrounded by temptation everywhere. You have to eat proteins and vegetables with the occasional piece of fruit which sounds easy enough but it is not,” she said. Oddy currently lives in Brisco but has taught different classes in Golden and is looking to come back to the community to teach, possibly in the near future. She also wanted to explain that one of the reasons for taking part in the event was watching her sister, Jolaine Bloom, who is also a competitor and her trainer. “It has been a great help for her. My sister is my inspiration. She is in the national league now and has placed second. She is into fitness and has killer routines. She is extremely entertaining to watch.”

Luraina Oddy recently placed third in her first British Columbia Amateur Body Building Competition.   Photo Submitted

Stepping up at both ends of the ice for the Golden Rockets Darryl Crane Michael Anderson has been taking on new roles in his second year with the Golden Rockets. So far this season Anderson has continued his solid play for the team. “It is going pretty good. We have a good team, and even though we had a couple of stumbles, we are now picking things up,” he said. As for his role with the Rockets, Anderson is trying to play well and help other players develop. “I think I am trying to be more of a leader this year. As a second

year guy I am trying to show some of the younger kids the ropes,” he said. Trying to be a consistent leader at both ends of the ice is something Anderson has tried to improve upon this year. “I am feeling pretty good. I have already broken my last season point total. That is a good thing. I am hoping to score some more and keep the points going,” he said. “I have worked a lot on puck and stick handling over the summer. I wanted to get my hands better, and I worked on my shooting as well to get the point total up.”

The Rockets have had some big wins as of late and Anderson feels the strong play is due to the team coming together. “We have a great core group of guys. We also have a good group of rookies who have come up and we have been gelling together,” Anderson said. As for the rest of the season, Anderson explained he would like to score at least 20 points and take a good long playoff run. “Competing every game is something our coach wants us to do. We have to compete hard every night and I think we have been, and that is leading us to our success,” he said.

Michael Anderson Golden Rockets

The Golden Star Wednesday, November 28, 2012


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Tasty creations are on the menu of Kickin’ Thyme catering Darryl Crane It has a been a busy time for the owners of Kickin’ Thyme Catering since starting up their business in March of this year. The catering company is owned and operated by Nikki Morrison and Elyse Ramstad, great friends who made the decision to become business partners. “We have known each other for 12 years. We used to work together in many different places and this just seemed to be a good time to start a business like this,” Morrison said. With more than 30 years of cooking experience between them they feel like they have something special

to offer people. “I have been cooking my entire life in one way or another. We both worked for places where we had the chance to gather a lot of on-site fine-dining experience from a lot of top chefs and bakers,” Ramstad said. “We totally knew what we were getting into. We knew each other’s strong points and how we could work together,” Morrison said. Even though they spend a great deal of time together, the pair said they continue to enjoy each other’s company which is important in business. “Our friendship has been built over the years of working together and we still manage to want to take time off together as well,” Ramstad said.

Since starting the business things have been getting busier as the months have passed. “It has gone well since then. We have lots of weddings and other events booked for next year already,” Ramstad said. “We have complete control over what we are doing. We enjoy working with the customers and make as cool a menu as we can. Every menu is suited to each client.” The pair are willing to cater private meals for as few as two people, and will also cater weddings for a few hundred people. “The other thing we do is we run a weekly meal on Mondays that is a delivery service. We put out a new menu on Tuesdays and

Friends and business partners Nikki Morrison and Elyse Ramstad have been hard at work since starting Kickin’Thyme Catering.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo then people can order through email or on our Facebook site. We then deliver the dinner on Mondays,” Ramstad

said. The meals can either be for one or two person size for $15, up to a family size for $30.

Anyone interested in contacting the company can do so through the email,

the businesses website at or the Kickin’ Time Catering Facebook page.

New menu, new season, new beer and a new look at The Golden Taps Darryl Crane It is a new season at The Golden Taps and things just keep getting better. Adam McCullough, one of the partners, came to Golden more than eight years ago to open a pub. He moved to town from Jasper where he and his business partner were both working as bartenders. “We wanted to open our own place. We looked around British Columbia at different places with ski hills and figured out Golden had the best equation for us,” he said. As for the past eight years, McCullough said they have gone by very fast. Recently the pub

went through a renovation heading into another ski season. “We raised the booths. They were lower before, and on busy nights it felt like the crowd was above you. Now those are the first three places people sit when people come in,” he said. They decision was also made to put in a stage area for musical performances explained McCullough. “People can sit there and eat during the day and bands can play at night. It also provides us with a more suitable dance floor. It is now set up for multipurpose usage,” he said. “It also seems a bit cozier now.” The new look will also allow for bigger

groups to sit together at the pub. Along with the physical changes made at Taps, the bar has also brought in new beer on tap. “We now have two new Sleemans and two new Okanagon Springs products. This is along with a new menu which will combine the classic meals which people come here for and a few new surprises,” McCullough said. Ever since the pub opened, McCullough said the support they have received from the community has been overwhelming. “We had never been here until we opened this place. The town was very receptive and welcomed us with open arms. We were

The Golden Taps is getting ready for a new ski season after completing a renovation of the pub.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo lucky in that way,” he said. “We always like to keep the place fresh so the people who come here have something

fresh to see.” To learn more about what is happening at Taps go to www.

or The Golden Taps Facebook page. You can also take a look at on the pubs website in which Joanne

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McCullough (Adam’s wife) has a blog with reviews and updates about what is happening at the pub.

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In Memoriam

Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

ADOLF (Ed) JANKOVIC, July 14, 1929 - Nov. 30, 2011. You have been gone one year. We miss your smile and laugh. We miss your endless recipes. We miss your stories. We miss you. Always in our hearts, Jordan, Christy, Jackie & Dave

LEARN FROM Home. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535

Christmas Corner Check out the Christmas Shop at the Bargain Basement at St. Andrew’s United Church! Wanted: Vendors for Christmas Golden Farmers Market Dec. 22nd Rec Plex. For details email:

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: New to town? Having a baby? Getting married? Call Ellen Hatlevik, your local Welcome Wagon Representative! 250-344-4799.


Farm Workers HEAVY DUTY JOURNEYMAN DIESEL MECHANIC required in Invermere, B.C. Permanent full-time position. Wage based on experience. $30 – $38. Benefit package available. Please fax or email resume to 250-342-0212 ASSISTANT Manager, Creston Warehouse Facility Individual with strong work ethic to join fast paced environment. 5-8 yrs logistic/warehousing exp, min 5 yrs mgmt exp. For full ad please see online classifieds. Please submit application to: Wildsight Golden is looking for an individual who is passionate about the environment for a one-day a week position as an outreach coordinator. Past volunteer experience is an asset. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a letter of interest and resume to by December 7.

DAIRY, BEEF, Crop, Sheep, Swine, Horticultural work. Live and learn in Europe, Britain, Japan, Australia or New Zealand. 4-12 month AgriVenture programs available. 1-888598-4415 Canadian farmers may also apply for overseas trainees.

Forestry ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIBERcurrently seeking timber/land purchase, standing timber, timber harvesting & purchasing opportunities (all species, including Douglas Fir) in the Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere and Cranbrook/Kimberly areas (Rocky Mountain and surrounding forest districts). Please contact 250-688-1651 or email: for details.

In Memoriam

Employment Forestry

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

COOKS REQUIRED IMMED. Maids, bar staff, waiters, beer store staff, desk clerks. Northern Motor Inn, 3086 Hwy 16E Terrace,BC V8G 3N5 250635-6375; Fax 250-635-6129

Kicking Horse Ford is looking for Saturday help, duties include answering phones, greeting customers, washing the odd car. Saturday from 9-4. Drop in or email

Haircare Professionals

Experienced COOK and SERVERS required Full or Part Time. Days/Afternoon shift. Wage dependent on experience. Apply in person.

Attention Hairstylists: Sassy’s House of Hair has a station available for a journeyman hairstylist with a clientele. Please contact Carolyn Anderson 250-344-2017 or

Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

In Memoriam

Phyllis Ottoson Dec 2, 1926 - Nov 26, 2010

OWN A Homecare business! Full Training/Support. A great income potential by helping others. Canadian based. $80K req’d to start. 888-561-0616.

LOG TRUCK drivers with offroad experience wanted in Northern Alberta. Immediate openings, good wages, accommodation supplied. Forward resumes:



Norman Jean

In Loving Memory

ACCOUNTING & Tax franchise. Start your own practice with Canada’s leading accounting franchise. Join Padgett Business Services’ 400 practices. Taking care of small business needs since 1966. or 1-888-723-4388, ext. 222.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

August 30, 1953 November 17, 2012

Broken Chain We didn’t know that morning That God would call your name In life we loved you dearly In death we do the same It broke our hearts to lose you You did not go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you home You left us peaceful memories Your love is still our guide And although we cannot see you You are always by our side Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one The chain will link again Thank you to the doctors who cared for him, thank you to everyone who attended the service, and thank you to the family and friends for making his life worth living. With Love, Megan, John, Jessica & Family


ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIBERcurrently seeks logging contractors for stump-to-dump and phase logging/road building in the Kootenays. Various contract opportunities exist in the Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere and Cranbrook/Kimberly areas (Rocky Mountain and surrounding forest districts). Please contact 250-688-1651 or email: for details.

Heaven Needed Mom So many things of mom we miss -her gentle hug and tender kiss. We still can feel her warm embrace. And picture yet her loving face a mother’s tasks are never done. And heaven must have needed one. Her angel came and took her hand and led her to God’s promised land. She's surely kept quite busy there while brushing little Angels' hair. And making sure they're dressed just right. Although there's sadness. This we know – She's waiting there, her face aglow. We close our eyes and we can see her arms still open wide for us. With our love always, Ann & Tim, Gary & Janice, Vicki & Garry, Kieran, Breleigh, and Lynn.

Business Opportunities


Adolf Jankovic

July 14, 1929 - November 30, 2011 The gift of memory keeps our loved one close at heart. Mary and Family

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780725-4430

Experienced Raft Guides needed for 2013 Summer. Valid First Aid ticket, and Class 4 White Water experience required. Drivers licence and Class 4 an asset. French, Spanish, German, Japanese as a second language is an asset. $11 - $19/Hr. June 15 - Sept 15. Please email Resume to P/T maintenance person wanted at Heather Mnt Lodge. 2 days/wk year round. Contact Dan or Carrie 250-344-7490

Professional/ Management KURT LeRoy Trucking Ltd., of Campbell River is experiencing a 50% growth of new capital expansion over the next year with a new division on the mainland. We need a Highly Motivated experienced CGA to complete monthly cost accounting for each division. Payroll of 38-45 employee’s. Subcontractors will vary. Excellent salary and benefits. Please e-mail resume’s with driver’s abstract to or fax to 250-287-9914.

Help Wanted

Wanted: A Beancounter with Attitude Good attitude, that is! You hold an accounting designation (or very close to it or equivalent experience), but your friends and coworkers don’t really think of you as an “accountant”. You know your numbers instinctively, but are keenly interested in being a part of the business’ operations. You always take personal pride in the quality of the information you produce and you can effectively keep many balls in the air at one time in a busy, multi-organization entity. Those are the critical success factors for the Group Controller that will join our team – along with a great sense of humor and the ability to laugh at yourself. You are an accountant, after all. We are a group of companies located in the Invermere area that includes Windermere Water & Sewer, Parr Utilities Ltd. and Point Developments. We are involved in everything from water and sewer utilities to residential and commercial land development and every day puts a different challenge on the desk. Your attention to detail and passion for doing things right the first time is what differentiates you from others. In addition, you will be fluent in a fully computerized environment, willing to dive into research whenever required and be knowledgeable of and up to date on current financial reporting standards in a private company environment. If you’re interested in being part of our team, please get that resume into our hands. This is a permanent part-time role with significant flexibility, but requires a commitment to meeting the deadlines related to our businesses.

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For Sale By Owner

Misc for Rent


Cars - Domestic

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25-$31/hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-8542845; Email

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For Rent: 4 bdrm mobile home. Large yard + shed. Wood + oil heat. 2 miles Upper Donald Rd. $600/month 250344-3081.

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

2011 Ford Focus SES, wow loaded with leather, power moonroof, Microsoft sync system, 6 speed auto, air, cruise, tilt, upgraded alloy wheels, fantastic on gas and low low payments available! Sale priced at 17,888.00 STK BI593.

Cars - Sports & Imports

RED SEAL Diesel Truck and Trailer Mechanic wanted in Northern Alberta. Full time, permanent position. Initial accommodation supplied. E-mail: for immediate response.


Merchandise for Sale

Appliances GE 18 cu ft fridge for sale. Good condition, very clean! $150. Call 250-344-4777.

$100 & Under QUEEN size beds and 27” TV’s for sale (250)344-0780

Health Products

Free Items

HERBAL MAGIC. With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds by New Year’s Eve and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today Call 1-800-854-5176.

Free 27” older Sharp colour tv. Needs remote. 250-344-5010. Free bagged leaves. Pick up from 800 block alley between 13th and 14th St S. 250-3445010.

Catering/Party Rentals PAOLA’S CATERING SERVICES looks forward to making your Christmas Celebrations a night to remember! Paola will come to you in the comfort of your home or to any facility of your choice. RESERVE YOUR PRIVATE CHEF TODAY. 250-344-0492 leave message.

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Legal Services BIG BUILDING Sale. This is a clearance you don’t want to miss! 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265 One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206,

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

Misc Services Custom blueprints.Vist: Save! Save! Save!

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

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

Misc. for Sale Free standing Kingsman propane fireplace - 30,000 BTU output. Comes w/ direct vent chimney parts. In perfect condition; used 10 hours. $1000 OBO 250-344-2190. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Misc For Sale. Pellets, specialty lumber, chop saw, 5 kw generator. Moberly Wood Products 250-344-5119. Queen and doubl mattresses, assrtd furniture for sale at Mary’s Motel 3 Bdrm trailer for sale/rent. 250-344-3090, 250-344-8179.

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,

Musical Instruments Alto Saxophone with case, neck sling, music book and reeds $600. 250-344-5010.

Sporting Goods Assorted skis, boots, sets, from kids to adult. Call or text 250-344-8147. Ladies skates size 9, girls 8, mens 7. Rollerblades kids 3+8. $15 / pair. 250-344-6575 or view at Columbia vet clinic. NEW SNOWBOARD BOOTS FOR SALE. Nike Zoom Force 1 Men’s size 11. $150. 250344-2029. Recurve Bow. RH 62”, 30# draw, sights + case + acces. Never used. Ideal for ladies or youth. $275. 250-344-6575. River-Rat Neoprene Waders. NEW. X-small fits 100-130 lbs. 5’2-5’7” chest 34.5”. $200. 250-344-6575.

12 plex apt bldg. Info at: search Golden ID #65220. 3 Bed Mountain View Home Over 1/2 Acre Fully Fenced 250-344-7181 $250,000

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 3 & 2bdrm, and 2 bdrm cabin at Creekside apts. Quiet, clean & modern living spaces. Perfect for couples coming to ski! Call Dan @250-344-1435. For rent - 2 and 3 Bdr Mobile Home at Nicholson. $750/mth plus utilities, available now, pets welcome. 250-344-8551. LARGE newly reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm apt., NS, no pets, no parties, laundry facilities. Walking distance to all amen., DD req. (1-250)344-0780 Rental Units avail. Close to downtown. Call (250)344-8919 Sherri,Highland Property Management Ltd. NP No parties. 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. 1 bdr bachelor fully furnished suite. N/S, no pets. Wifi, util. incl. $725/mth. (wkly rates avail.) Call 250-344-7251. 2 bdrm furnished 15 min south 1 or 2 people $850/mo, NS, no parties. Txt/call 250-344-1014. 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

Duplex / 4 Plex Newer 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath half duplex with garage, balcony, propane fireplace. Appliances including dishwasher. $1495/month plus utilities. No pets, no parties. Long term mature reliable tenants preferred. Damage Deposit and references required. Please telephone 250-344-6710.

Misc for Rent

FOR RENT Visit our website for complete rental listings Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell) Each ofce is independently owned & operated.

Homes for Rent 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 home in the Blaeberry. High speed internet & Sat TV available. Wood & electric heat, large yard, room for horses & dogs. Seasonal or long term. $850/mth. Available now. 250-344-5888. 3 Bdr house, avail Dec 1. $900/mth + util.+ DD. 609 11th St. Call 250-344-7472 3 Bdr house in town with fridge & stove. Also 1 Bdr suite. No pets. Avail now. Call 344-1599 or 344-1828 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. 4 bdrm house in Canyon Ridge. Fully furnished w/ all amenities $2500/mt, or empty for $1700/mt, for sale $475,000. Call Niki 250-3441324 or 4 bdrm house in good condition. Wood heat, storage space, w/d $900/mo. 2495 Hwy 95. Call 250-342-7434. 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

Duplex for Rent

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

Nice clean bright and cheery 2 bdrm home in Nicholson. Many upgrades,open concept,w/d,fridge,stove,gas fireplace, large private yard w/ fruit trees & flower beds, garden,lots of parking. Well maintained.This is a nice place to live, must see to appreciate. $820/mth+utl Avl now. Ref’s Req’d. Call 250-272-0486. Small cabin on Blaeberry River, Now - May 1st $750+DD. includes furniture & utls NP NS. 250-344-2114.

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 bdrm furnished basement suite w/ kitchen $700/mo + utls on 13th w/ yard and 1 bdrm upstairs $450/mo + utls. Wifi, laundry, parking, no parties, no smoking, dogs considered, refs & DD reqd. Avail Dec 1. Call/txt 250.439.8304. 3 bdrm basement walkout for rent. $1000/month pool table bar style kitchen close to info centre, ref’s req’d. Call for details 780-712-7019.

Suites, Upper Main floor 2 bdrm suite in town fully furnished all utls incld $1000 per month. Avalb Dec 1st. 250-344-1509.

Townhouses 3 Bdr Upper & Avail now. 250-344-5075.

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


Auto Financing

Deal of the week 2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4 door sedan, this one has it all, heated and cooled leather seating, navigation system, power moonroof, HID headlights, upgraded interior, THX audiophile sound system and more, comes with winter and summer tires wow 14,888.00 STK BI587A Ford Freestyles all wheel drive, 7 passenger, great family hauler! 2 to choose from starting at 11,888.00 STK BI594.

Lets You Live Life.

2009 Subaru Forester wagon, touring edition, heated seats, power moonroof, power group, ready to tackle the mountain! Free granola bars! Blowout priced at 19,988.00 STK BI579. 2009 Subaru Impreza short wagon, famous all wheel drive, heated seats, power moonroof, and more, blowout priced at 17,888.00 STK A0686.

Off Road Vehicles ATV’S, UTV’s, Dirt Bikes & Buggies. Kamloops Cartsplus. 1-888371-3946.

Sport Utility Vehicle 1997 Ford Ranger. Stop side, 4 cyl, 5 spd. Red, canopy, good condition. $3200 OBO. 250-344-2140.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

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Cars - Domestic 1997 Chevy shortbox 4x4 stepside, safety inspected, 3,888.00 STK 12075A. 1997 Ford F-150 Supercab Lariat 4x4, one owner with an incredible 124,000 original kms, safety inspected, loaded with leather, high rise canopy, selling way below dealer cost at 5,888.00 STK A0663A. 2003 Ford Escape. Driven daily, but needs work. Sell/trade for (furniture, tools, boat, bike?) 250-344-6561 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon, low low kms, great on gas and room for the hounds! Blowout price 8488.00 STK BI569A. 2010 Dodge Caliber SXT hatchback, moonroof, chrome wheels, touch screen stereo and more, reduced to 13,488.00, super low payments! STK BI558. 2011 Ford F-150 WCOBOOST supercrew 4x4, the hottest truck on the market! twin turbo V6 with V8 pulling power and V6 fuel economy, air, cruise, tilt, cd, trailer tow, trailer brake controller, Microsoft sync, reverse sensors, fog lamps, keyless entry, factory warranty and only 11,000 kms! Sale priced at 30,888.00 STK BI591.

FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Icefall Lodge Ltd. of Golden, BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region for a license of Occupation for the purpose of heli-skiing, ski touring, ski touring lodge and repeater site situated on Provincial Crown land near the Incomappleux River drainage (southeast of Revelstoke) and containing a total of 35,509 hectares more or less. The MFLNRO File Number that has been established for this application 4405291. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., V1C 7G1 or email to: AuthorizingAgency. Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until January 3, 2013. FrontCounter may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website http:// -Search -Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional office in Cranbrook.

Legal Notices NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT APPLICATION FOR A LIQUOR PRIMARY (LP) AMENDMENT An application for an interior expansion and capacity increase has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch from River House Tavern located at 506 8th Avenue North in Golden. The current licensed hours are noon to 2:00 am Monday to Sunday. The proposed interior capacity will increase from 46 to 58. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by 1.) Writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Licensing Analyst LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 OR 2.) By email:

PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before December 31st 2012. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government ofcials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

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Great food, belly dancing and the Woman of the Year

It was a fun night out as people from the area gathered to support the Golden Women’s Resource Centre at the seventh annual Starlight Soiree. Mixed in with the tasty food and dancing, those in attendance were also able to place bids on a number of silent auction items (above left). Suzanne McCrimmon, the Woman of the Year from 2011, was also on hand to present the award to this years winner Maureen Hogan.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

CP Holiday Train coming to Golden with Canada’s Doc Walker Golden Star Staff The CP Holiday Train entertainers are tuning up for a big show and are coming to Golden on Dec. 14. For its 14th year of operation, the CP Holiday Train is featuring 14 brightly decorated cars, covered in hundreds of thousands of LED lights. Artists will perform on a modified boxcar that has been turned into a travelling stage. Last year, the train was headlined by Canadian legend Valdy. This year Juno Award winning trio, Doc Walker is taking the stage. The Portage La Prairie band has been making music since 1996, and has earned themselves a Canadian Country Music Award and several radio hit singles including If I Fall, The Show is Free, and Rocket Girl. Just last year they released a Christmas EP called Remember December. Joining them on stage will be Kingston Ont. native Miss Emily. The “Adele-esque” artist has performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest, and has shared the stage with The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band, and The Trews. Since 1999 the CP Holiday Train has become an important fundraiser for many food banks. In 14 years, the Holiday Train program has raised close to $6.4 million, and about 2.6 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Everything that is raised in the community stays in the community for local distribution. The train will roll into Golden at 2 p.m. on Friday Dec. 14. The show will start at 2:15 p.m. in the CP parking lot across from 7-Eleven. People should arrive early to drop off their donations and get a good spot in the crowd. The event is free, but food and monetary donations are accepted, and will remain in the community.

It will be a night for music and fun when the Holiday Train comes to Golden on Dec. 14.  Star Photo

Golden group looking to help people deal with multiple sclerosis Darryl Crane When someone is diagnosed with a disease like multiple sclerosis it is helpful to have people to talk to, according to Golden resident Chris Hambruch. Hambruch is looking to find out if there is an interest in forming an MS support group in Golden. Hambruch was diagnosed with MS in

1982 and at the time there was a support group in Golden. “Several years ago when I was first diagnosed there was an MS support group in town and we got together on a regular basis,” he said. “I know I have had enquiries from different people over the past couple of months to see if there was a group in town. This has motivated me to see if there are enough people to even sit down once a month

and talk,” he said. Hambruch explained that it was a great help for him to be able to talk to people with MS and their families back when he first received the news of his diagnoses. “This would be for people who have been newly diagnosed and are looking for information and to talk about things that are happening,” he said. “It is a disease which causes people to have dif-

ferent reactions. This could help give people the chance to know there are others who have gone through what is happening, and shed a little bit of light on what they are feeling.” Hambruch added the meetings could also be attended by families as well as those people with MS. If you would like to talk to Hambruch about the group feel free to call 250-344-2864 or email


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 The Golden Star

New season set to start at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Darryl Crane The snow has returned to the mountains and that means ski season is just around the corner at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. As an early season record snowfall has

covered the mountain in fresh powder, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort now has the perfect early opening opportunity which is now scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. So far more than 206 centimetres of snow has fallen at the resort. “With lots of fresh

powder snow in the alpine, opening day will offer an epic experience with 4,100 vertical feet of the Rockies best skiing,” said Steve Paccagnan, president of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. “Additionally, our early opening will mark the first full winter with our new

resort family, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies and we are proud to be showcasing Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to a whole new group of skiers/riders.” KHMR will also be holding its annual Valley Appreciation Day on Sunday Dec. 9,

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Snow lovers are getting ready to hit the slopes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.  Star Photo and pursuing the suc- off their skills on Suncess of last year’s Val- day, around 2 p.m. There will also be a ley Appreciation Day, the return of Kick- barbecue happening ing Horse Mountain with all proceeds going Resort/Golden Com- to the Golden Food Bank and the grand munity Day. Broken Down Suit- opening of the new case, the Parson Jazz retail space, KH MounCooperative, and DJ tain Sports, located in Mihajic Touch will be the Plaza. “We see this as a huge playing at the resort opportunity. This is over the weekend. In support of the our second annual ValGolden Food Bank, ley Appreciation Day the events team will after we had one in raffle off the first ride- the spring of last year. up of the winter on We thought we would Saturday. The grand pull it forward to the prize will include the start of the season this first gondola ride on year. This is a chance Opening Day, lunch at to showcase the resort Eagle’s Eye Restaurant to our local communand lift line priority for ity and regional district,” Paccagnan said. up to six people. The 2012/2013 Jun- “Even if you are not a ior Rail Jam event-ser- skier and have never ies which will con- been up to the gondotinue over the win- la to see the great panter will find Goldens oramic view of the area best young freestylers. you live in, come on up All of the young guns and we will send you up from town and beyond as a passenger. You do are invited to enter the not have to be a skier or competition and show a snowboarder.”

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offering free day tickets to locals and Area A residents, complimented with great entertainment (proof of residency will be required to pick up your ticket at Guest Services). The weekend will be a way to kick off the winter in style with a celebration of snow, fun and community. There will be a variety of events and activities happening on this weekend to enhance the on-mountain experience. The events will begin on Dec. 6 with Staying Alive.   You will be able to join the resorts mountain safety team at the Senior’s Centre in Golden for an interactive presentation that will help you understand how to make safe decisions when exploring the mountain playground. This year there will be new presentations specifically designed for backcountry sledders and numerous displays from retailers and organizations. The event will be hosted at the Senior’s Centre across from the Mount 7 Rec Plex with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The good times will continue during the weekend with live DJs and bands, the first round of the KHMR’s Junior Rail Jam series

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Helping the Golden Food Bank this holiday season is as easy as clicking a button. Kraft Canada has launched a nationwide campaign to help local food banks. “The Golden Food Bank is participating in the Kraft Food for Families program that addresses the capacity needs of food banks to help us better serve our communities,” said Barb Davies, director of the Golden Food Bank Society. The program is very simple. Golden residents just have to add their name to a list online. For every name added, Kraft Food for Families will donate 50 cents to the Golden Food Bank. Residents can add their name once a day, every day until Dec. 31. Also, the food bank that raises the most signatures in their region by Dec. 31 will receive an additional $5,000 donation.

This outreach program is supporting 100 food banks across Canada, with a increased donation goal by Kraft of $125,000. “As a food company, it’s our responsibility to be part of the solution to hunger in Canada,” said Jack Hewitt, vice president of marketing insight and services for Kraft Canada. “Most people don’t realize that food banks need more than just food to feed families,” said Davies. “A new study shows only 85 per cent of food banks in Canada can adequately meet the demands of their communities due to lack of basic resources. Our food bank could greatly benefit from new shelving, tables and a space for cold storage of produce.” A total of $20,000 is available for each region, which has already been reached. But the $5,000 is still up for grans, so keep adding your name until Dec. 31. Go to to add your name to the list.

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● Administration - David Allen, Ext 228 ● Finance - Lisa Vass, Ext 227 ● Operations, Public Works - Chris Cochran, Ext 226 ● Corporate Services - Jon Wilsgard, Ext 237 ●Council Recreation ServicesCommittee - Jordan Petrovics, Ext 225 Columbia Trust Community Funds Local Selection ● Fire Department - Ken McClure, 250.344.6401 We NeedBasin Members on Two Local Committees! Are you community minded? Would you like to be a member of a local committee that helps people Columbia Basin Trust Community Funds Local Selection Committee PlanningCommittees! & Building - Gary Smith, Ext 235 We Need Members on Two Local ●Council ● Mayor’s Offiand ce -organizations Christina Benty, in ExtGolden 229 Are you community minded? Would you like to be a member of a local reach their dreams? This is the role of the CBT Community Funds Local Selection Committee which each year on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust Community Funds Local Selection Committee ● Strategic Appointment hours - Tuesday 9:30 am toTown 12:00 pm committee that helps people and organizations in Golden reach Initiatives their dreams?- David Love, Ext 249 Are you community minded? Would you like to be a member of a local Council adjudicates applications and awards nearly $300,000 to local organizations that strive to make our community better. This is the role of the CBT Community Funds Local Selection Committee which each committee that helps people and organizations in Golden reach their dreams? We to fiofll Town one vacancy on the applications committee while we would be delighted to see a representative from our community youth, yearneed on behalf Council adjudicates andand awards nearly This is the role of the CBT Community Funds Local Selection Committee which each $300,000 to local organizations that strive to make our community better. weyear willonaccept from anyone interested playing a part B.C. on this behalf of applications Town Council adjudicates applications and nearly 810awards 9thinAve. S Golden V0Afun, 1H0rewarding, and very meaningful committee. $300,000 to local organizations that Members strive to make ourTwo community better. We Need on Local Council Committees! The committee meets approximately fi ve times per year between January and April during the annual CBT Community Funds We need to fill one vacancy on the committee and while we be delighted see250 a 250would 344-2271 ● to Fax 344-6577 Columbia Basin Trust Community Funds Local Selection Committee process. A measure of on confi dentiality and anweunbiased outlook toward community development and understanding required. representative our community youth, weand will accept applications from anyone in Town of Golden – RegularisOpen Council We need to fillfrom one vacancy the committee while would be delighted to seeinterested a


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playing a part on thisour fun, rewarding, and people very meaningful committee. representative from community we will accept applications fromreach anyone committee thatyouth, helps and organizations in Golden theirinterested dreams? in We Need Members on Two Local Council Committees! This is the role of the CBT Community Funds Local Selection Committee which each playing a part on this fun, rewarding, and very meaningful committee. Theyou committee meets approximately year between January andawards April during the Are community minded? Would liketimes toCouncil beper a member of aapplications local committee that helps year on behalfyou offive Town adjudicates and nearly people and organizations in Golden reach their dreams? This is the role of the CBT Community annual CBT Community Funds process. A measure of confidentiality and an unbiased outlook $300,000 to local organizations that strive to make our community better. The committee meets approximately five times per year between January and April during the Funds Local Selection Committee whicheach year on behalf of Town Council adjudicates toward community development and understanding is required. annual CBT Community Funds process. A measure of confidentiality and an unbiased outlook We need to fill onetovacancy on the committee while we would delighted to see a applications and awards nearly $300,000 local organizations that and strive to make our be community beter. toward community development andfrom understanding is required. representative our community youth, we will accept applications from anyone interested in Economic Development Services Vision Committee We need to fill one vacancy on the committee andrewarding, while weand would delightedcommittee. to see a representative from our playing a part on this fun, verybe meaningful Recently thisServices new committee of from council has been tasked Economicestablished, Development Vision Committee community youth, we will accept applications anyone interested into playing a part on this fun, rewarding, and develop a established, visioncommittee. and priorities for economic development intimes the area, very meaningful Thenew committee meetsofapproximately five per to year between January and April during the Recently this committee council has been tasked including theeconomic waydevelopment to organizationally deliver annualfor CBT Community Funds measure of confidentiality unbiased outlook The committee meets fibest ve times per yearprocess. between January and April duringand thean annual CBT Comdevelop arecommendations vision andapproximately priorities for in A the area, community development understanding is required. munity Funds process.includes A toward measure ofmembers confi andand antwo unbiased outlook toward community development and them. Membership two oftocouncil, from deliver the board of including recommendations for the bestdentiality way organizationally understanding required. Golden Area is Initiatives, the town’s CAO, and two members of the board community at large. them. Membership includes two members of council, two from of Economic Development Services Vision Committee Golden Area Initiatives, the town’s CAO, and two members of the community at large. Economic Development Services Vision Committee Recently established, this new committee of council has been tasked to We needestablished, two individuals from the Golden area who are interested indevelop economic development, ideally Recently thisdevelop new committee of council has been tasked to a vision a vision and priorities for economic development in the area, and have a good business and community background, and experience of any kind that would be an We need two individuals from the Golden area who are interested in economic development, ideally priorities for economic development in the area, including recommendations for thedeliver best way including recommendations for the best way to organizationally to bringbusiness to this committee. have a good and community background, and experience of council, any kind that would toasset organizationally deliver them. Membership includes two members of two from theofbe an them. Membership includes two members of council, two from the board assetof toGolden bring toArea this Initiatives, committee. board the town’s CAO, twoCAO, members of members the community at large. at large. Golden Area Initiatives, the and town’s and two of the community We would love to hear from you. Forward a detailed letter explaining why you would be a great We need two individuals We from thetwo Golden area who are interested in who economic development, ideally have a good individuals from theWilsgard Golden area are interested in economic development, ideally candidate be on either ofneed these to Jon at or drop We wouldtolove to hear from you. committees Forward a detailed letter explaining why you would be a itgreat business and community background, and experience of any kind that would be an asset of toany bring tooff thisatwould committee. th have a good business and community background, and experience kind that be an candidate on either of committees to JonofWilsgard at or drop it off at Town HalltobybeDecember 14 these . Look for the Terms Reference for both committees on our website. th asset to bring to this committee. We would love hear from14you. Forward a detailed explaining would beon a great candidate to be Town Hall byto December . Look for the Terms letter of Reference for why bothyou committees our website. on either of these committees to Jon Wilsgard at or drop it off at Town Hall by December 14th. Schedule of 2013 Meetings WeRegular would toOpen hear fromCouncil you. a detailed letter explaining why you would be a great Look for the Terms of Reference forlove both committees onForward our website. candidate to be on either ofCouncil these committees to Jon and Wilsgard at or drop Schedule ofRegular 2013 Regular Open Meetings The schedule of Open Council Meetings for 2013 is below is subject to change due to it off at Town HallCouncil by December 14th. Look for the Terms of Reference both committees on our website. Schedule of 2013 Regular Open Council Meetings The schedule of Regular Open Meetings for 2013 below and is subject to change due first to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, notification toisthe public will be for provided. The The schedule of month Regularwill Open Council Meetings for istobelow andof is the subject change dueThe to unforeseen unforeseen circumstances. In such cases,and notification the public willmonth betoprovided. first meeting of the begin at 7:00pm the2013 second meeting (including July and circumstances. such cases, notifiat cation to the public will be provided. rst meeting of theJuly month will begin Schedule ofmeetings 2013 Regular Open Council Meetings meeting of theIn month will begin 7:00pm and the second meeting ofThe the fi month (including and August) will begin at 1:15pm. All are convened in Council Chambers at Town Hall atAugust) 7:00pm and the second meeting of the month (including July and August) will begin at 1:15pm. All meetings th The schedule of Regular Open Council Meetings for 2013 is below and is subject to begin at 1:15pm. All meetings are convened in Council Chambers at our Town Hallchange due to located atwill 810 Avenue South unless otherwise noted. The9th schedule also posted on website. are convened in 9Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 810 AvenueisSouth unless otherwise noted. TheThe first unforeseen circumstances. such cases, notification to the public provided. located at 810 9th Avenue South unless otherwise In noted. The schedule is also posted onwill our be website. schedule is also posted onmeeting our website. of ththe month will begin at 7:00pm th and the second meeting of thethmonth (including July and January 8thth April will 9th begin at 1:15pm. July 8th Chambers at Town Hall August) All 16 meetings are convenedOctober in Council th rd th nd January 22 8 nd Aprilat923 July 16otherwise noted. TheOctober 8is22 January April October located 810 9 Avenue South unless schedule also posted on our website. rd January 22thnd April 23 October 22nd th th th February 5 th May 7th August 20th November th5 th st th th February 19 5 th May 8721 20 January April 9August July 16th November October 8th February May November519 nd rd nd th st th January 22 April 23 February May 21 November 19 th 19 th th rd October 22 March 5 th June 4thth September 10th December 3 th th rd February 5 th May 7September 10 th August 20 November 5th th March 19 5 th June 425 December March June September 24th December317 th st th th th November 19th February 19 May 21 March 19 June 25 September 24 December 17 March 5th March 19th

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The Acting Mayor isunable a 2013 Councillor responsible for acting in place of other the mayor when duties. the mayor is Acting Mayor Schedule absent or otherwise to attend functions, meetings orthe undertake associated absent or otherwise unable to attend functions, meetings or undertake other The Acting Mayor is a Councillor responsible for acting in associated the place of duties. the mayor when the mayor is absent or otherwiseApril/May unable to attend functions, meetings or undertake other associated duties. December (2012)/January - HERN – MOSS August/September – OSZUST

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Meeting: November 20, 2012 The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 122 Permissive Tax Exemption Request Council directed staff to inform the Legion that it should reapply for Permissive Tax Exemption during the 2013 application period. 2013 Council Regular Meeting Schedule, Appointments, and Acting Mayor Schedule Council determined its 2013 Council Regular Meeting Schedule, Appointments, and Acting Mayor Schedule. Giving Tree Childcare Society Grant in Aid Application Council approved the society’s Grant in Aid request of $5000 to develop a childcare facility on the grounds of Alexander Park Elementary School. Well Protection Plan Update Council received a presentation from Mr. Dan Brown, Senior Hydrologist, from Golder and Associates on the work completed to date in the development of the Town of Golden’s Well Protection Plan. Town of Golden Council Procedure Bylaw No. 1317, 2012 The above bylaw, which is a bylaw to regulate the planning and proceedings of meetings and associated activities of the Town of Golden Council and its committees, was given second and third readings. Town of Golden Delegation of Authority Bylaw No. 1318, 2012 The above bylaw, which is a bylaw to replace Town of Golden Delegation of Authority Bylaw


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