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On Dec. 14, it was announced that Tercon had issued a notice of receivership. This has the potential to have a serious effect on many companies in Golden who were waiting to receive payments from the company. The company had been working on the highway construction east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon area. On the “Notice and Statement of the Receiver” a number of local companies were named in a long unsecured credit list. Kicking Horse Ford in Golden is one of the many businesses on that list. “It is a 100 per cent loss of revenue. We do not know if there is any opportunity to recoup it. In this economy every dollar counts. That is a huge blow for any business. To recoup that lost money is going to take months,” said Dan Maisonneuve, the dealer principal at Kicking Horse Ford. Maisonneuve explained that they had done engine work on one of the trucks being used in the area. They contacted Tercon after 30 days

because they had not paid the bill and did not get any response until a letter came to the business which explained that Tercon had filed for bankruptcy. Maisonneuve also said he felt terrible for the other businesses in the Golden area who will be affected by this. “It is a small town and pretty much all of the business owners know each other. It really hits home,” he said. “With the economy in the state that it is, this is certainly bad timing for everyone. We look at these construction projects as a glimmer of hope and some opportunity to keep the town going. When someone as large as this company comes in and deals this blow with as many customers as they have, it is tough.” Doug Birnie is the owner of Home Hardware in Golden, which is listed as being owed more than $12,000 on the receivership list. “It has certainly impacted our winter season. It all comes off the bottom line,” he said. “We probably might have to get rid of, or lay off a couple of employees to keep things moving in the right direction.” Birnie said he was surprised to hear that Ter-

con had run into this type of issue. “With Tercon it was totally off guard. With all of those guys doing road construction or bridge building, it is a long pay period so you may not know anything until it happens,” he said. Both men said their companies had done what they were supposed to in checking out Tercon’s past, and saw no problem with giving them credit. Maisonneuve said Kicking Horse Ford did their due diligence by checking into references for Tercon but in the end they were “still burned,” by the company. Birnie said, “We did our credit checks and everything was fantastic.” Maisonneuve said he has not had to deal with a situation at this level before. “You would expect our government to do their due diligence in hiring a contractor which is in good shape. There have been many great contractors who have come into Golden and were wonderful for the town,” Staff from The Golden Star attempted to contact a representative from Tercon with no contact being established.


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The past and future comes together Darryl Crane As 2012 has come to a close Town of Golden Mayor, Christina Benty, shared her thoughts with the Golden Star on the past year and 2013. Looking back on 2012 Benty said one of the highlights was the opening of the Youth Centre. “I think we can be very proud of that because it was youth driven. They were heavily involved in the entire process and got their funding from a number of places. It has been something that has been asked for before by young people in the community and now it is a dream that has been realized,” she said. “The other thing which I think has been huge for us is the Columbia Valley Transition Line, which will be a great help for Golden moving forward. “We have been talking about reliable power for years. We have lobbied the government for years. The project is being done, it is on time and it is coming in under budget,” she said. She also looked back at the start of 2012 and the opening of the renovated Golden Civic Centre. “We saw the first year of the new civic centre. It has been well received by the community. We have seen a number of sold-out concerts. The facility has been used for conferences, workshops, local events, weddings, and I think it has been quite successful,” she said. “I think that seeing that done and the finished project is something we can all be proud of.” Benty went on to say that the the success that Kicking Horse Culture has had, both in the fall and summer, has been a great boost to the community. She also spoke of the loss of two councillors, as John Jackson and Mags Magnusson both resigned from council in 2012. “We had the byelection and bridge to bridge issue, which made life very interesting for local government. This created a lot of controversy in the community,” she said. Benty also wanted to recognize that Magnusson had received the Queens Diamond Jubi-

lee Award in 2012 after years of community service. “It was a great way to acknowledge his years of service to the community and on council,” she said. “I miss him. He is a great person.” The mayor Christina Benty has heard that an Mayor of Golden announcement will be made in the near future about a four-laning highway project from Donald to Golden. “That is good news for us. We are hoping for an announcement sometime in January in terms of timing and funding,” she said. This project is part of a larger one, which Benty and other mayors have been pushing for over the last number of years. Even though the highway west of Golden appears to be ready to have an upgrade, things are still up in the air on the project through Kicking Horse Canyon. “The fact is that we haven’t got any commitment about the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, and we don’t know when the funding will come to complete that portion of the project,” she said. Going into 2013 one of the biggest things for the town of Golden, according to Benty, is this process surrounding the Official Community Plan (OCP) process. “It has been five years and we plan on having a fairly rigorous public planning process. Things have changed economically in our community, so we’re re-looking at some of the issues that have been identified in the OCP. We will monitor where we are at and identify how we can move forward in the next five years,” she said. Another area that will be looked at by the town in 2013 will deal with the Town’s asset management. “That is going to inform our future budget process and our future lobbying of the federal and provincial governments,” said Benty.

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BC Hydro has installed 93 per cent or 1.73 million of 1.87 million smart meters. To ensure the final seven per cent of smart meters can be installed, the province is extending the deadline under the Clean Energy Act from Dec. 31, 2012, to Dec. 31, 2013. Shortages in qualified labour, equipment and specialized meters, plus customer concerns, prevented BC Hydro from fully installing all smart meters in 2012. The additional time will enable BC Hydro to complete the work and address as many customer concerns as possible before finalizing smart meter installations. There has been a tremendous amount of resistance to smart meters in British Col-

umbia, and in Golden in particular. Citizens for Safe Technology, an international group that aims to educate and protect the public from unsafe wireless technologies, has been one of the groups leading the charge against smart meters, and gained quite a following in Golden. Citizens and businesses in town placed “No Smart Meter” signs on their buildings, and even locked up their current meters, to prevent the new technology from being installed. The concern being that the smart meters emit dangerously high frequencies, and can be detrimental to your health. The Town of Golden council even sent a letter to BC Hydro, requesting an “opt out” option for the residents of Golden.

BC Hydro is insisting that the meters are safe, and that they are expected to pay for themselves by delivering $1.6 billion in benefits over 20 years. These are savings that BC Hydro will not have to collect from customers. Their research has shown that some of the new tools available through smart meters will enable customers to conserve up to 15 per cent in energy costs. Smart meters will make possible new conservation tools like secure online customer accounts and optional inhome devices that will provide homeowners with upto-date information about power use. Also, once smart meters are fully installed and operational, they will also let BC Hydro know of an outage immediately, so power can be restored faster.

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Local dog suffers serious injuries after suspected cougar attack Darryl Crane An animal attack near Nicholson has left a family pet blind in one eye and with serious head injuries. Steve Skinner is the owner of Keanna, a karelian bear dog, which was attacked by what is suspected to have been a cougar. Skinner and his wife Melanie, went skiing on Jan. 2 around two in the afternoon behind Nicholson. They went about three kilometres up one of the back roads, when they saw animal carcasses that looked as if they had been dumped just off the road. Skinner said he had seen carcasses at this site before, but he was not sure what type of animals they were. On the way up, the family dog sniffed the dead animals as they skied by. The dog was doing this again on the way back down the road when the attack happened. “We turned our back for a second and the dog was gone. We heard her yelping. There was one big yelp and then she went down the bank,” he said. Skinner said he never saw a cougar but there were drag marks right down the embankment and a vet later thought that the attack was most likely perpetrated by a cougar. Hearing his dog yelping in pain, Skinner went looking for the animal.

“I took my skis off and followed the drag marks…I pretty much found her because there were crows flying over where she was,” he said. “I found her underneath a log like she had been stuffed in there.” After helping the animal get out from under the log, Skinner helped her get back up the embankment. Looking back on the situation, Skinner admitted he was not thinking about the cougar still being in the area but, was very concerned for his family pet of seven years. Keanna was taken to the Invermere Veterinary Hospital where surgery was performed by Dr. Bruce Thiessen. “We are trying to do a best guess. Bears are sleeping. Coyotes attack as a pack and there is usually trauma all over the body. This was one bite with a few claw marks on parts of the body. My best guess would be that it was a cougar,” Thiessen said. The doctor confirmed the dog’s skull was fractured in the attack and she lost sight in one of her eyes. Skinner had a message for people who dump carcasses in areas near paths and roads where families may frequent. “Don’t dump them there. On the day we were there a family with three kids were not far away from where we were. If a cougar was going after a dog as close as we were Pictured above is Steve Skinner and his dog Keanna who lost an eye and sufto it, then we need to be careful,” fered a skull fracture after an animal attack near Nicholson. he said.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Liberal candidate visits local residents Darryl Crane BC Liberal MLA hopeful Doug Clovechok was in Golden on Jan. 6 to meet with members of the Sikh community in Golden. “We are in town today to meet with the Golden Sikh community. I was invited to come to the temple today, meet some of the community and have some good conversations today,” Clovechok said. “This is very personal for me. I am very much about culture. I am a member of the Piikani Nation, a First Nation Blackfoot nation in Alberta. I understand the importance of culture. The BC Liberals have been very supportive of culture and I want to be able to support these people and other groups throughout the riding.” Since being announced as the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, Clovechok said he has been travelling throughout the district talking to residents about their concerns. “It has been really busy. We have been throughout the riding from Kimberley to Revelstoke many times. We have been at fall fairs and we are knocking on doors. We have been very active, and are finding really positive responses,” he said. “With the election coming, I am very proud to be the candidate who supports free enterprise and a strong economy. Our government is creating jobs throughout British Columbia. There are multiple issues going on throughout the riding and we want to spend more time unifying the riding from revelstoke all the way to Kimberley. We have some great ideas and they are being received very well.” Clovechok also said he believes the people in the riding are ready for a Liberal MLA in Victoria.

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Liberal MLA candidate Doug Clovechok speaks to members at the Golden Sikh Temple. Darryl Crane/Star Photo “It is really encouraging. With all due respect to the NDP candidate, I think people are looking for someone that will do something. That is one of the messages that we have been hearing. I have been working with a group here in Golden on the causeway island issue. I have been working with the Ministry of Transportation on looking at the Trans-Canada Highway issue. The response has been really positive.”

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Kicking Horse Chamber looks to bring Golden together Darryl Crane It was a busy year in 2012 for the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce, and things are only going to be busier in 2013, according to the president of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber, Lori Baxendale. “Looking back in 2012 we made a concentrated effort to

focus on policy and advocacy. I think we were successful in that,” she said. Baxendale pointed to the four-way partnership between the chamber, the Town of Golden, Golden Area Initiatives, and Tourism Golden as being a strong relationship moving forward. “What we are really looking forward to, is to continue partner-

ships and collaborations in the future… Partnerships and teamwork is essential for the future,” she said. “There is an overlap of interests in organizations to see businesses succeed in Golden. From a tourism, economic, town and chamber perspective, there are many issues we can work on.” One area the chamber is looking at for the

future is better highway signage. “We have to see how we can get people into this community, and having them stay here, so they see what we have to offer,” she said. Baxendale also pointed to the success of the Golden lifestyles show which was held for the first time in 2012. Almost 1,000 people came to the event to see a wide var-

Public Notice 2013 Grant in Aid Program Application Process Open Town Council’s Grant in Aid Program provides an annual cycle of relatively small scale allocations (typically <$5,000) of financial assistance to community and non-profit groups seeking support for proposals which will support the livability of Golden. The program gives Council the opportunity to directly provide a limited amount of public dollars toward valuable initiatives of community benefit and support the increasingly important volunteer and community based organizations of Golden. Program applications will be available as of January 2nd, 2013 at Town Hall or online at and on our facebook page. They are due by February 28th, 2013 in order to be considered for funding in 2013. For more information about the program contact Viv Thoss, Council Clerk, at or at 250.344.2271/224. A reminder that 2012 funding recipients who have not submitted a Post-Project Completion Report will be ineligible for 2013 and future funding. Note that program funding is subject to Council’s approval of program and budget continuation in the 2013-2017 Financial Plan bylaw.

iety of businesses. “We are really looking forward to that, to get 1,000 people through the door for those businesses. I think that one of the great parts of the show is that there are no limits to who can exhibit. If you have something to promote then this is the event for you,” she said. “This is truly for everyone.” She also said that receiving feedback from both businesses and shoppers is only going to make the chamber stronger moving forward. “We value feedback. We can’t fine tune things without feedback. We want to find out what people want us to do for local businesses,” she said. Shopping local all year long is something Baxendale hopes people will do in 2013. “Shopping local is not just about Christmas shopping. The chamber has to be an important part of a culture of shopping local in Golden all year round,” she said. Baxendale added that the chamber is working hard to sup-

port all business in Golden. “The chamber’s most important function is supporting businesses of all kinds in Golden; however we also need people to support the chamber. It is critical that people purchase memberships because you are not just supporting the chamber, you are supporting the organization that helps small business in Golden,” she said. ”If you believe in small business in Golden, and want to see small business in Golden succeed, if you want to ensure that small business in Golden has a voice, then we urge people to support the chamber.” She encouraged people to join the chamber in 2013. “Memberships are not the only way to support the Chamber of Commerce. Volunteering by being on the board of directors is also helpful. We are in a new year and our annual general meeting is around the corner. If people want to support small businesses in Golden then they could think about

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being on our board of directors,” she said. “It is also important for the chamber to stay modern and progressive. I really have to congratulate the manager of the chamber, Ruth Hamilton, for what she has brought to table in terms of social media. She does an excellent job of feeding all of our important information about our members, events, program and services through Facebook and Twitter.”

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Just under 5,000 property owners in the Town of Golden and surrounding area can expect to receive their 2013 assessment notices in the next few days. “Many homes in the Golden area are declining slightly in value compared to last year’s assessment roll,” said Bradley Lane, Kootenay Region Area Assessor. “Most home owners in Golden will see only modest changes depending on location.” Overall, the Town of Golden’s assessment roll decreased from $638 million last year, to $621 million this year. The value reflects a slight decline in most areas due to market movement as well as approximately $2.04 million in growth due to subdivisions, rezoning and new construction. Assessments are considered a snapshot of the property value as of July 1, 2012, which predates some of the recent decline in real estate markets. “Property owners who feel that their property assessment does not reflect market value as of July 1, 2012, or see incorrect information on their notice should contact our office immediately, as indicated on their notice, as soon as possible in January,” said Lane. Despite the decreases, which are seen in most regions of the province, Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced on Wednesday Jan. 2 that B.C. homeowners’ grant is increasing by $10,000 to $1.295 million. The northern and rural benefit adds an extra $200 for homeowners outside the lower mainland and Vancouver Island, an amount added to compensate rural people for extra costs of the carbon tax on fossil fuels. Property owners can check their assessments online at (click on e-ValueBC) and compare with their neighbourhood to decide if they wish to file an appeal by Jan. 31. The Property Assessment Review Panels, independent of BC Assessment, are appointed annually by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and meet between Feb. 1 and Mar. 15 to hear formal complaints. Although property values have seen slight drops in most regions, the assessed value of total real estate in B.C. rose 2.3 per cent from a year ago, with most cities seeing gains around 1.5 per cent from new construction.

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Rcmp Report: End of year leads to a busy time in Golden Golden Star Staff

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people in custody on New Year’s day. Hospitalization required

Late night noise On Dec. 31, RCMP responded to a report of a male heard screaming behind a local business, shortly before 5 a.m. Officers located a very intoxicated male hanging onto a chain-link fence. The male was extremely intoxicated, soaked, very cold, and lost. The male, an Alberta resident, was arrested for public intoxication, provided with warm dry clothing and held until sober and able to take care of himself.

On Jan. 1, police responded to a report of a very intoxicated female. The person who had reported the incident had come upon the female who was so intoxicated she was unable to speak properly, and therefore they were unable to assist her in locating someone to care for her. Police attended and confirmed her state of impairment was so excessive that she was turned over to EMS, who transporter her to the hospital for further care.

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Police were kept very busy this year during the New Year’s Eve events. Eight people were arrested overnight. They were arrested for a variety of offences from public intoxication, assault, and failure to comply with court orders. In the past five years RCMP have arrested at most a handful of people, and this year police had eight

Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Golden on Jan. 1. Police located a drunk male outside the residence, yelling at the occupants within to come out and fight. It was clear the male had already been involved in a physical altercation. He was arrested for causing a disturbance by being drunk, and was held until sober.

There was a report of a suspicious vehicle at 5:30 a.m. in a downtown parking lot on Jan. 3. It was reported the vehicle appeared to have occupants within it, and the vehicle was being turned on and off intermittently. Police checked on the vehicle and occupants, and ascertained they were travelling from Alberta to the Okanagan. They had parked overnight to sleep, and were simply trying to keep warm. Stolen trailer On Jan. 4, a 20-food flatdeck trailer was stolen overnight from a business on 10th Avenue North. At the time it was stolen, it was bearing a B.C. license number of 18114D. Anyone with information on these, or any other crimes in the area, are asked to call the Golden RCMP detachment at 250-344-2221, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

MLA takes a look at the future hopes for Golden and British Columbia Darryl Crane As 2013 begins, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald sat down to talk about the future of Golden, an upcoming election, and what to look forward to in a new year. “It has been a difficult couple of years for Golden and that is not surprising with what has happened in the world. We are not immune from what is happening,” Macdonald said. “The opportunities here are very strong and always have been. We do know that with our economy based on resources that there are ups and downs.” Macdonald said that forestry prices look to be strengthening and cheaper forms of wood, which has been popular over the last few years, is starting to run out. “Companies are moving back into areas with green wood and we have been fortunate here due to the combination of the forest type and a good job was done getting on the beetle impact areas.” Macdonald also pointed to other opportunities that he felt would help the region. “There is going to be the big highway project. We know there is another smaller highway project coming that will be useful. At some point, which will be triggered by the federal government, they are going to put forward their part of the

project and we will be looking at a number of years of activity on the Kicking Horse Pass.” He also said that the weather has been helping out tourism in the area. “It looks like it is another good snow year at Kicking Horse, which is good for tourism. It will be there and strengthen as well,” he said. Macdonald said that even though CP Rail is reshuffling, the coal that goes through Golden will still need to be moved and support the area. The MLA once again reminded people of the problems he feels the HST has caused for the province as a whole. “The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) has been a problem that compounded what happened in North America. The HST was a disaster coming in and it has been a prolonged disaster going out.” Macdonald also spoke about the news that the company Tercon had filed for bankruptcy protection, and how it effects both the work on the highway and local businesses. “It came to us very quickly. There is no question that what is owed to local businesses is a real worry. That concern has been shared with us. The process is in place that will play itself out,” he said. “We want to make sure the safety issues are looked after and local businesses are treated fairly.”

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He was also critical of how much money he said the BC Liberals are spending on ad campaigns. “The $15 million in ad campaigns, and the inaccuracies in what is being claimed there are huge. It is publicly funded

“Campaigning is not the same as governing. It is just a series of promises when what we need is action on a number of issues.” — Norm Macdonald — Columbia RiverRevelstoke MLA propaganda for the BC Liberals, which is highly questionable and wouldn’t happen in other jurisdictions. Campaigning is not the same as governing. It is just a series of promises when what we need is action on a number of issues.” Macdonald said the fiscal state of the province is a serious problem which needs to be dealt with. “There are still education


issues which need to be sorted out. There is no question that there are forestry issues, when looking at the land. We don’t really have the work that government should be doing to look after the land properly. We have fiscal challenges, with not only the state of the province, but also some of our major crowns have been bled dry,” he said. Macdonald said he thinks what the BC Liberals are doing is not credible when they are making cuts in areas such as forestry, while at the same time selling off crown property. “They are selling property and not telling us what the properties are. It is possible they will book it as $700 million in sold properties, without even knowing what properties,” he said. Macdonald also spoke about issues surrounding the education system in smaller areas like Golden and Nicholson. “What you saw initially with the BC Liberals was a change in the funding formula that basically made any school that is under 1,000 students incredibly difficult to operate. You move to a conscious program of centralization which they have done everywhere in rural B.C.” Macdonald went on to explain that the BC Liberals are not a government that is comitted to public education in the province.

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Norm Macdonald Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA “This is what has happened and what will continue to happen unless a government comes in with some commitment to providing services to rural B.C. The other problem is the BC Liberals are not committed to public education. We have seen a growth with money put into private institutions.We have seen continuous turmoil in the public eduation system. It is just not their thing.” Macdonald said what is needed in the area are resources for public education while making sure the support is their for all students, including special needs and gifted students. “I think the best investment you can make is in children’s education and skills training.”

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Looking after the little guy Not writing this editorial about how happy I am the labour dispute is over between the NHL and NHLPA will be tough, but here I go. This week in Golden and other parts of British Columbia, many companies, both big and small, heard the news that Tercon, (who have been working on the Trans Can- My Way ada Highway in the Kicking Horse Canyon), had By Darryl Crane filed for bankruptcy. This has left many local businesses dangling in the wind for thousands of much needed dollars. These projects have been, and will continue to be, a valuable source of income for businesses in towns like Golden. However, when an incident like this happens, with such a large company, one has to wonder where the trust will come when the next construction company comes to town. This project is seen as a government construction. These contracts are, and should be seen, as a fairly safe investments for local companies. They should be able to work with the companies and give credit to those firms who are awarded the work. But as so many companies have recently learned, nothing seems to be safe in the economic days that we now live in. Though some of the businesses only lost a few hundred dollars, many others lost much more than that. This blow will inevitably filter down in a small town. A few hundred dollars to a small business that is run from someone’s home, could have a drastic effect on an owner’s ability to keep the business going. For a larger, more established business, the effects are no less important. Monies lost have to be made up in some other way or written off on their bottom line. This has the potential to cost an employee their job if the dollar figure lost is high enough. One job lost is a lot to a small community like Golden. The question that seems to be on the minds of many of the people who have been, or will be affected by what has happened is, where does this leave our business? That is not an easy question to find an answer to because of the wait and see attitude. There is a process that the company and those in control will now have to go through, but based on speaking to those people who have been through this before, there does not seem to be much hope. The time it seems has come, where if a company is going to be awarded a large contract on any level, then there has to be more protection for the smaller businesses they are going to work with. If I go to a bank and take a loan, I have to be responsible for paying it back. So in a case like this, safe guards should be in place to protect the little guy from getting steamrolled first when the big fish falls from the sky. The fallout from this latest bit of bad news is a chapter of the story which has not yet been written. However the time is here for those in power to take on the responsibility to protect the small businesses that make up the backbone of small town B.C. It has been a tough few years and adding to the problems is not what is needed at this time.

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Star EDITORIAL PM hurting Canada Dear Editor, Stephen Harper has done it again with his treasonous approval of the Chinese government-controlled CNOOC’s takeover bid for the Canadian tar sands giant Nexen. His deal gives the Chinese between three and six billion barrels of tar sands oil. Harper’s approval came with no public input and was announced (late on a Friday afternoon in December) — a clear attempt to sneak it under the public’s radar. The deal is bad for several reasons — the most important being his gift of a Canadian resource to a foreign government. Even worse is the fact that Harper could at any time approve the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Act (FIPA). If he approves this act, CNOOC (and

any other Chinese corporation invested in Canada) will be able to sue Canadian governments (federal and provincial) in secret tribunals if our governments do anything which CNOOC perceives as a threat to its corporate profits. This would include any environmental protections and job creation efforts. Harper’s latest action is just one more example of his failure to protect the interests of Canada. Canadians must wake up to his treachery and tell him that Canada is not for sale. The hypocrite Harper, who in the past railed against the communist Chinese government, must protect Canadian democracy and our natural resources. He must be told not to ratify FIPA. Norm Funnell Radium

Stick with your 2013 resolutions We are now more than a week into the new year, which can only mean one thing. A good chunk of us have already given up on our New Year’s resolutions. According to polling firm Angus Reid, only 45 per cent of those making resolutions in 2011 achieved their goals, with the majority — 52 per cent — sticking with their resolution for about a month. Entering 2012, according to the Harrison/ Decima polling firm, the top Canadian New Year’s resolutions were spending more quality time with

friends and family (66 per cent), getting more enjoyment out of life (65 per cent), getting into shape (59 per cent) and paying down debt (46 per cent). Every year, inevitably, the first resolution to get tossed out is the healthy lifestyle/ getting into shape resolution. All five of us employees at the Golden Star have made a commitment to be a bit healthier in 2013 (although one employee insists it was not of his own free will). But on the first sluggish Sunday of the month three of us took a break from work to go eat dinner at the

pub. (Not to say that there aren’t healthy options at the pubs, but none of us chose them). No matter what your goals for the upcoming year are, there will without a doubt be some barriers in your way. All I can say is, don’t let one or two little slips make you give up on yourself. Skipping the gym, cheating on your diet, or going a little over your budget, does not mean that you’ve failed in your goal. Talk to anyone who has quit smoking, and they’ll tell you it took them several attempts to reach that feat.

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Star editorial and opinion

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Golden point of view Are you glad that the NHL lockout is finally over?

A stinger to the garbage collectors for not informing their customers about the schedule change over the holidays. Stars to my daily customers. Thank you to all for the last 20 years. I did not retire, I quit. Randy Pearce “I didn’t even know it was over. I think it was pretty pathetic that this was happening in the first place, so I haven’t really paid attention.”

Sid Brook “No, I hoped they would stay out all year. And I’m a fan, but fans will have to pay more.”

Tom Ford “It didn’t really bother me, I’m not a massive NHL fan. But my friend is a big fan, and he kinda wants to boycott it now.”

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Bribes vs. Contributions Dear Editor, There has been a lot of negative comments lately about our provincial government’s ill-advised decision to make the Jumbo Valley an incorporated municipality complete with a puppet council but not one single resident. Because of the Jumbo issue, another example of the government’s dishonesty has gone unnoticed here in East Kootenay. In April 2010, according to the Globe and Mail and CBC Radio, the Pacif-

ic Western Brewing Co. of Prince George hired Liberal insider Patrick Kinsella to lobby the provincial government for a substantial tax break that would not be available to other brewers. In early November 2012, Pacific Western made an in-kind donation valued at $27,000 for use as an auction item at a political fundraiser cabinet minister Rick Coleman held in his riding. Two weeks later, Coleman granted Pacific Western the tax break they wanted. When this became public knowledge, the furor that erupted forced him to return the $27,000

Stars to the Golden Cinema for helping out and fundraising for Northern Lights Wildlife Society in the rescue of the grizzly bear cub.

Stingers to the inconsiderate people using the garbage bin meant for residents. It’s full when we need it and it costs extra to empty it more often. When we catch unauthorized people using it, we will charge them. Stingers to the people that go to the movies and cough incessantly throughout it. Please extend the common courtesy to everyone who does not want to

get sick by staying home until you feel better. Stingers to the groups that couldn’t sort out a Golden-KHMR snow shuttle. This service gap reflects badly on the entire community. A sleigh load of stars to Santa for visiting schools, children’s groups, individuals, and private parties. He seemed to be everywhere during this Christmas season.

Email your Stars and Stingers to donation and come up with a policy that is fairer to all the brewers in the province. There is a very fine dividing line between what is a political contribution and what is a bribe. In my opinion, the $27,000 in-kind gift was a bribe. If Premier Clark does not demand Rick Coleman’s resignation, it will be one more indication that our provincial government has lost its moral compass. Jim Galloway Brisco

Response to CORE letter I wanted to make one point of clarification on Bruce’s letter in the paper dated January 2, 2013. A select committee of council such as the Economic Development Services Vision Committee is voted on by all members of council. I cannot appoint directly. All members of council voted unanimously in open session to make the appointments that they did. Respectfully Christina Benty Town of Golden Mayor

Alexander Park Elementary looks to start a new year off right Vicci Nelson Principal Alexander Park School The staff of Alexander Park looks forward to welcoming all of our students back to the start of a new calendar year, 2013. Teachers are planning many interesting activities and learning opportunities for our students over the coming months. This next stretch until March break promises to be a busy and productive one - not only reading, writing, and arithmetic but also skating and gymnastics. Reading with your child, not only promotes a love of reading at an early age, but also lays the foundation for success with reading and writing at school. Reading together can be a happy and relaxing time for parent and child. Reading to your child, even when he/she can read is

also important. Read books that are too difficult or long for your child to read alone. Try reading books with chapters and talk about what is happening in your child the story. Encourage your child to make predictions about what will happen next and connect characters or events to those in other books and stories. A few other examples of family literacy include writing a note to a grandparent, sharing a bedtime story, making shopping lists, helping a child with his/her homework, playing games such as Scrabble, encouraging a child to read to his/her grandparents or siblings, or reading and following a recipe. Family participation in literacy activities enables parents and other family members to become active participants in their children’s education. It’s never too early to begin family literacy activities.

For parents of young babies to children age 2, Bubbly Babies is a wonderful free drop in program that runs every Monday afternoon from 1 pm to 3 p.m in the APES StrongStart room. Kim Weatherall is now, working alongside Shelley Zajsek, teaching parents fun and interactive songs and rhymes, which are so important in helping babies with brain and sensory stimulation. It is also a wonderful way to bring parent and child closer together through one on one interaction and touch. Shelley and Kim invite you to come for the whole afternoon, or for whatever time your schedule permits. The upcoming months as we head toward Spring Break promise to be exciting and busy ones! Keep up with what is happening through class newsletters, the A.P.E.S. Chatter, or the school website at


Wednesday, January 9, 2013 The Golden Star

Columbia Veterinary Services is closed for appointments January 1st, 2013 February 6th, 2013

General inquiries and appointment bookings for February may be directed to Cindy at 250-344-6575

Attention Babies of

Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema Presents:

Golden Taps Pub.

Life of Pi Wednesday Jan. 9 and Thursday Jan. 10 at 7pm.

Golden Voice Toastmasters every Thursday 7-8:30pm at COTR Rm 121. New members welcome. For info call Delanee Jmaiff 250-344-0652.

Jack Reacher Friday Jan. 11 to Wednesday Jan. 17 at 7pm. Film Kicks-Stories We Tell Showing Thursday Jan. 10 7:30pm


This Week Oldtimers Hockey Sunday 7:15 and 8:45pm, Wednesday 9:45pm. Call Russ at 250-344-2734.

The Golden Star will be featuring babies born in 2012 in our Jan. 30th edition. Cost $20. Tell your mom or grandparent to bring in your picture before Jan. 25th.

Come and Join us for a FREE “Food Skills for Families” Program


Over six weeks you will learn how to cook healthy, tasty meals on a budget, prepare and eat a meal each week and learn to shop wisely during a visit to the grocery store.

Bring your children and we will Space is limited provide child minding, sign up to 12 participants please register early with a friend or bring the family. to reserve your 6 Saturdays from space. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sponsored by: January 19th, 2013 to Canadian Diabetes February 23rd, 2013. Association, All food and beverages are CBAL, St. Andrew’s supplied. United Church and Centre for Peace

Tel 250 344 6117

Wed, Jan. 9 Co-ed Badminton at Mount 7 Rec Plex from 7 to 9pm. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Golden Youth Centre drop in every Wednesday from 3:30 to 9pm. Jam nights every Wednesday evening.

250 ·344·5251 6 Fun and Free Classes 5 Free Dinners

Silvertips Hockey (50+) Every Monday 3:30pm and Friday 2pm. Call Sid 250344-5514.

Community Kitchen at St. Andrew’s United Church 901 11 Ave S

Free Homework Help Program Wednesdays from 3:45 - 5:15pm at the Youth Centre. For students in grades 8 - 12. Certified teacher and snacks included. Drop in. Public Skate every Wednesday, 7 to 8pm at the Golden Arena. Jam Night - OpenMic at the Rockwater. Golden Parent and Tot Play Lets parents and kids from birth to five enjoy preschool type activities. Every Wednesday at the Rec Plex from 10:30am to noon.

Thurs, Jan. 10 Ben & Eric Jam Night at the

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Men’s drop-in basketball Every Thursday from 8 to 10pm at the Rec Plex. $8 to play. Bridge Club Every Thursday at the Senior’s Centre from 1 to 4pm. Contact 250-3445448. Mountain Magic Quilters Guild meets Thursdays from 7:30 to 9pm 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 6:30pm. Drop in rate is $6.50. Food Bank Movie Night at the Rockwater Grill and Bar every Thursday from 8 to 10pm until April 25, 2013. Free admission when you bring a Food Bank donation.

Fri, Jan. 11 Winter Walking at the Mount 7 Rec Plex from 1-2:30pm. Mother Goose Program Every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30am at the public library. Drop in, snacks included. The Golden Rockets v.s Fernie Ghostriders Jan. 11 at 7:30pm in the Golden arena. Sly Business at the Rockwater 10pm to 2am. Golden Youth Centre drop in every Friday from 3:30 to 9pm And movie night every Friday from 7 to 9pm. Bridge Club every Friday from 7 to 10pm at St.

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Andrews Centre for Peace. Contact 250-344-5448. Parent and Tot Skate 10am to 11:15am at the Arena. Public Skate 11:30am to 2pm at the Arena. Pilates Core and More Tuesday and Friday, Jan. 8 - June 14, 12-1pm. at the Rec Plex. Please bring own mat. All levels welcome. Sign up at the College of the Rockies.

Sat, Jan. 12 Karaoke Night at The Mad Trapper hosts a karaoke night every Saturday. Public Skate every Saturday, 5:30 to 6:45pm. Toby Creek Nordic Jackrabbit Program starts for kids, Jan 5. The Golden Rockets v.s Kimberley Dynamiters Jan. 12 at 7:30pm at the Golden Arena. Multi-denominational Service held at the Pentecostal church on 10th St. S. every Saturday evening at 7pm through winter.

Sun, Jan. 13 Public Skate at the Golden Arena Sundays 4:30 - 5:45pm. Helmets recommended, no pucks or sticks allowed during public skate. Junior Climbing Club at Dogtooth Climbing Gym 12:30pm to 2pm. Booking is recommended 250-3446444.

Mon, Jan. 14 Interview Skills Workshop Monday, Jan. 14 at 1pm. at the WorkBC office (205421-9 Ave.N.) To register Call250-344-5413.

Co-ed Badminton at the Mount 7 rec plex from 7-8:30pm $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Drop in Shinny every Monday from 9:30 to 10:30pm. Drop in fee $6.50.

Tues, Jan. 15 Pilates Core and More Tuesday and Friday, Jan. 8 - June 14, 12-1pm. at the Rec Plex. Please bring own mat. All levels welcome. Sign up at the College of the Rockies. Join the Cadets. This free program meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Legion Banquet Hall. For young men and women ages 12 to 18. Aquafit exercise class at the Travelodge from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Drop in rate is $6.50 John Jenkins & Friends at the Rockwater 8pm. Free Homework Help Program every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5pm in the Lion’s Den below the library. For students Grades 3-7. Just drop in.

Upcoming Events Snowed In Comedy Tour at the Rockwater Jan. 23 8pm to 11pm $15. The Travelling Mabels at the Civic Centre Friday, Jan. 25. Taste Washington Winemakers dinner at the Eagle’s Eye on Jan. 26. The Golden Film Festival Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 2013. Thursday Jan. 31, 7pm to 11pm. Friday Feb. 1, 7pm to 11pm. Saturday Feb. 2, 7am to 11pm.

Zoey Briggs for her wonderful friendship skills.

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Golden Moments: Bringing a passion for the community Jessica Schwitek If you've been in Golden for longer than a week, chances are you have met a Palumbo by now. Gino Palumbo's grandfather, his dad's dad, came to Canada after he landed in North America at Ellis Island in New York. "Colleen actually has the documentation from him arriving there," said Palumbo. His wife Colleen is the executive director of the Golden Museum. "The first recollection of my grandfather is that he landed in Trail. He first came to Canada to work, and then he went on to buy a dairy in the Field area," said Palumbo. After that the family settled on a farm just south of Golden, and that's where Palumbo's father, as well as he and his siblings grew up. "That's where we were all born and raised," he said. "We milked a lot of cows, and fed a lot of pigs. Chased a lot of cows too." Palumbo's heart was never into farming, a trait he shared with most of his five siblings, and by his late teens he moved onto other pursuits. Only his brother Barry stuck with the

family business, and still lives out at the farm on Mitchell Road today. "I left for a spell. I got married young and thought I would go test out the oil fields," said Palumbo. So he went to Lloydminster, Alberta for two and a half years before circumstances brought him back home. "Not long after that my mom fell ill, and she had cancer, and my dad wanted to take time off to look after her. So I moved back to the valley to look after my dad's trucking ventures," he said. "Dad took Mom back east. She's always dreamt of going to a place called Vankleek Hill, and my mom's great grandfather was a Vankleek. So she went back to see where he had homesteaded." Palumbo has stayed in Golden ever since, working first for his father, then driving logging trucks, working a short stint with CP Rail, then back into trucking hauling power polls, and eventually settling down with BC Transit. Palumbo has lived in this community his whole life, and there is one aspect of it that he has held a passion for ever since he was a child.

"Hockey has definitely been my thing, no doubt about that," he said. "My passion for hockey came from watching Hockey Night in Canada with my uncle, watching Lafleur, Lapointe, Laperriere, and Dryden, that was it for me. "We didn't get a TV into my house until way late. I think everyone else had a colour TV by the time we had our black and white. But Saturday nights was big. And I'd have to get the antenna just right so I could get the CBC and see a bit of hockey." For nearly 14 years now, Palumbo has been the voice of the Golden Rockets (along with Tom Stanton), doing the online broadcasts for the games. "Hockey has always been in me, I've always loved the sport. I've never been able to play it at any great level, but apparently I could talk lots. So it was just natural that I went the direction that I did." His love for Golden hockey, however, has gone far beyond the broadcasts. Colleen spent years as the president of the club, and over the years the couple has hosted countless billets in their home. "Over the years Colleen and I

Gino Palumbo, whose great grandfather came to Golden via Ellis Island in New York, is one of a large Palumbo clan in the Golden area.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo try to add them up but we lose track. We think we're probably in the neighbourhood of 40 over the past 14 years, maybe more," said Palumbo. "I think out of the 40 or more,


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 The Golden Star

Highway issues in Golden as relevant then as they are today

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

I know that you have heard me say, on more than one occasion I’m sure, that “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” and I’m going to do it again. The following is excerpted from the Golden Star dated January 5, 1940, some 73 years ago. The headline read “Prepare for Tourists.” “For the past few years strong efforts have been made by the Board of Trade of the various centres to have the Big Bend Highway completed and opened for traffic. This year will see the official opening – but are we ready for it?

According to reliable estimates there will be thousands of cars pass through Golden over this highway during the coming summer. What benefit will this traffic be to our town? How can we accommodate those who might desire to stay here? What entertainment do we have to offer? Furthermore, what attractions have we developed to induce those travelers to spend a few days in our midst? True, The Rod and Gun Club has been stocking the lakes in the district yearly with fish, while we have a bountiful supply of game for the hunter, but the summer tourist does not come during the hunting season, and a great many do not enjoy fishing. Some years ago a start was made to lay out a golf course, and a couple of greens were made. Interest lagged and the effort of the faithful few was all for nought. This ground can still be made into a respectable course with little effort and expense.

In the matter of accommodation, we have need for a great many additional cabins and grounds for tourist campers, while there it is doubtful if there is sufficient restaurant accommodations during the travel season (if estimate of motorists is anything like accurate.) A tourist on a holiday trip must have several requirements. Reasonably good roads, attractive scenery and routing, and satisfaction in the way of entertainment and accommodation. We have the scenery – the best on the continent – the rest is up to us. If the original travelers over the Big Bend Highway are satisfied, then there will be no need to worry about future travel; but should they be dissatisfied for any reason, the most scenic drive on this hemisphere will suffer and gradually dive entirely. Surely the expenditure of several million dollars on the Big Bend Highway, and the money

Behind the Wheel How Big is BC’s Collision Problem? Every year on the first of January I restart the collision counter on the DriveSmartBC web site. In order to try and keep it accurate I check ICBC’s latest collision statistics, calculate the daily average and tweak the code that produces the display. This year, I can’t get data on the number of people injured by impaired drivers. I’m sure that you will agree that it is an important statistic to know. Hoping for an answer, I contacted ICBC as they are the official keepers of the data. Sorry was the prompt response, since the provincial government removed the requirement to report collisions to the police in 2008 we can no longer provide that data. As ICBC does know how many collisions involve impaired drivers I find this answer somewhat suspect but it should still make us all pause and wonder. Are we losing touch with how often the bad things are happening on our highways? I suspect that the main reason for the removal of the requirement to report collisions to police is the simple fact that there were just too darned many of them for the police to keep up with. This alone is a bad sign. To me it shows that we don’t care about traffic safety because our insurance scheme will smooth things over and no one will really hurt too much. It’s just another day on the highway. At minimum, the police should attend and report on all injury and fatal collisions. The causes of the collision should be determined and the violators held to account, both by the insurance company and the justice system. If there are no consequences for having a collision other than inconvenience there will be less incentive to drive safely. 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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A parked car has a banner in the window that says “Stay off BC Roads - they are hellish.”  Photo courtesy of the Golden Museum spent on the Kicking Horse Trail and other approach roads, should warrant an effort by all concerned to make and keep the travelling public satisfied and content to use this scenic route. The coming season should be a banner one for tourist travel in Canada. The conflict in Europe will discourage traffic to that country. Let us, therefore, get united action as soon as weather conditions allow, to be pre-

pared for the greatest tourist season this district has ever experienced.” I’m sure that I don’t have to point out the similarities we still face today. The predictions of 40 years ago that thousands of tourists would pass through Golden has definitely come true – but they are still just passing through. Most just believing that what they see on the highway is all there is. Until we figure out as a community, how

to bring them off the highway and in to Golden they will continue to pass through with a glance at the scenery on their way by. The odd one that is interested enough to come down town will not be greeted with the level of service they expect because we are not training our front line service people to be ambassadors for our community. In fact, I’ve been in several lineups in the

past couple of years where I learned about parties and their participants, who sells drugs and the restaurants to avoid. Lets work together to bring the Superhost program back to Golden and get everyone selling Golden in a positive, professional manner and keep them for those extra days. As they said in the 1940 article “We have the scenery – the best on the continent – the rest is up to us.”

Golden business can now register to collect provincial sales tax Golden Star Staff Businesses that sell or lease taxable goods, or sell software or taxable services in B.C., are now able to register to collect the provincial sales tax (PST) announced Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto. Registration for the provincial sales tax opened on Jan. 2, 2013. The PST will be re-implemented April 1, 2013. “This early opportunity to register online is just one of the ways government is working with businesses to help them transition back to the PST. We’re also offering webinars, PST seminars, extended hours for phone assistance and special consultations with tax specialists,” said Yamamoto. The minister expresses her distaste for the PST in Golden, during a tour of the Kootenays in November. But she also said that since the decision has already been made, the government is trying to make the transition as smooth as possible for business owners.

Businesses can register to collect the tax in three ways. The can go Online to Online registration should take about 10 to 20 minutes to complete. They can do it In person by going to the nearest Service BC Centre at 837 Park Drive in Golden. Or they can register via mail or fax. Complete the Application for Registration for Provincial Sales Tax (FIN 418) found at pst. (Go to Forms and Publications). Businesses also can get the form at the nearest Service BC Centre, or by calling 1 877 388-4440 to have one mailed to you. Mail or fax the completed form to the address or fax number shown on the form, along with the appropriate documentation. A new PST number will be assigned once the business registration application is processed. The PST process will not be identical to what it was previous to the HST. Some measures have been put in place to simplify the administration of the tax. Go to to find out more.

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Children’s art class helps build confidence and creativity Jessica Schwitek Children's art classes are starting up again in February, and space is limited. Local artist Joni Young has been teaching for years now, and she always loves bringing children into her studio. "When I was a kid I was eager to learn about art, and I always loved art class… I know there's a lack of it now in the schools," said Young. "The kids really love it. They're learning a lot from it, and their confidence goes up. And it's really rewarding for me as well." Young's classes are for children ages six up to about 14. Starting the first week of February, kids can sign up for either the Tuesday or Wednesday classes, which go from 6 to 7 p.m. "We finish a painting each night, within an hour or an hour and a half," said Young. "Just when I think I might be pushing it, and asking too much from them, they prove me wrong. They can do the things I ask them to do, and they impress and surprise themselves all the time. They just didn't know they had it in them." All of the supplies will be provided, including the canvas, the brushes, and the acrylic paint, all of which is nontoxic. All levels of experience are welcome at the classes. Young has students coming back for years, and also has new kids coming all the time. "There's just one level of class, and everybody does it to their ability. So if you have experience you'll still learn in my class," she said. "Some kids will come, thinking they're not going to like it, and then by the end of the class they love it. They're hooked. One boy told me that he wanted to come forever, and he's been coming for two years now." There are still spots open for each class, and you can

Some students from Joni Young’s children’s art class hold up some of their work. Pictured from left are (back row) Sydney Kamstra, Madison Forton, Taylor Young, (bottom row) sisters Eva, Alice and Samantha Bresky, and Olivila Sollows.  Photo Submitted register by calling Young at 250-344-2179, emailing her at, or sending her a Facebook message.

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Skiing around the Chatter Creek Lodge will give guests a different perspective on the backcountry of British Columbia and the chance to ski some amazing slopes.  Photos submitted by Chatter Creek on behalf of Alain Sleigher

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It has been an incredible journey into the backcountry for both the guests and owners of Chatter Creek Mountain Lodge. The company, which is mostly locally owned and operated, with the inclusion of a few clients that have become investors over the years, works hard to support the local economy by hiring and shopping in Golden. Isabelle Thibeault handles marketing for Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges. “There are two lodges which are side by side. There is the Vertebrae and Solitude Lodge which are north of Golden, near the Bush Arm River. We cut, peeled and built the lodges ourselves from the wood surrounding the area. It was definitely a labour of love from the beginning,” Thibeault explained. Thibeault said the weather

in the area is perfect for creating great snow for people. “It is amazing because we have a colder climate than a lot of the other areas, so we get cold, dry snow. This year we have had many days where you would ski, and you would get multiple face shots because that was how dry it was,” she said. People can come to the lodges to go snowcat skiing, heliskiing, and for three weeks a year snowmobiles take over the area. “The snowcat offers a peaceful day of skiing where they can get to the bottom and rest for 15 minutes. Then they go to the top again. Some clients think they may have to wait for the snowcat, but the system works so well. By the time the guests get to the bottom the snowcat is arriving at the same time. You will most likely ski 15,000 to 20,000 vertical feet in a day.” As for the heliskiing,

people get the chance to go places that most skiers could only dream of. “We bring in the helicopter to ski in areas which will not have many, if any, tracks on it. We are still discovering our terrain so it is quite excitings,” she said. “It is such a special time and moment. It is special to be somewhere no one else has been.” Chatter Creek has a lease for 238 square km of terrain, with about 75 per cent of it being skiable. Larger groups can stay at the lodge which holds 36 people during the ski season. “It is you, in nature with the powder. It is a special and unique experience,” Thibeault said. In April people have the chance to bring their snowmobiles in the area. “Once the skiers go, we open for snowmobilers. In the last four years we have gotten very busy. We offer

guides, but we are mainly accommodation and food. We have space for 36 to 48 snowmobilers. In the past we have been near capacity from places like Manitoba. It is a different experience but it is just as fun,” she said. Chatter Creek also offers their guests a wide variety of meals.There is also a professional baker who bakes breads, muffins and cookies for the guests. “The experience of skiing is fun, and when you are finished we have a big lounge, pool table, and a nice bar where you can have everything from fine wine to a regular beer,” she said. Thibeault added that, “There is fine dining with extremely good food. We have fresh baked bread with other fresh made food on site. The people love the staff and the food. It is a big place, but people feel like they are a part of the family.”

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Snowed In Comedy Tour brings some HBO talent to Golden Golden Star Staff The Snowed In Comedy Tour is making its way to Golden, and will be at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Jan. 23. The show will feature four up and coming comedians, some of whom you will already be familiar with. Arj Barker, best known for playing Dave on the hit HBO series the Flight of the Concords, is an American stand-up comedian who has already tallied a large list of accomplishments in his short career. He has appeared on David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Bill Maher, Last Comic Standing, multiple Just For Laughs Galas, and has done three Comedy Central Specials. Dan Quinn has taken some high profile opening gigs (Russell Peters, Rob Schneider, Tom Green and Tracy Morgan) and turned himself into an international headliner. He was the winner of The Canadian Comedy Competition for Just for Laughs, and has been seen on CBC, CTV, and the Comedy Network. Craig Campbell was the notorious host of Canada’s legendary Ed’s Night Party, and headline guest on numerous TV shows such as Jim Carrey Live, The Dennis Miller Show and Just for Laughs. He has become a favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and won an invitation to perform in the Best of Edinburgh program in New York. Although raised in Canada, Pete Johansson has made a name for himself internationally, and now resides in London so he can keep up with all his touring around the world. He has long been a fixture on Canadian, US, and British television, having appeared performing stand up on Comedy Central, Comedy Now, CBC’s Just for Laughs, NBC’s Friday Night and the BBC’s Russell Howards Good News. Tickets for the Wednesday evening show are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. There are only 100 seats available, so get your tickets at the Rockwater early.

Arj Barker, best known for his work on HBO’s Flight of the Concords, is coming to Golden with the Snowed In Comedy Tour on Jan. 23. Photo Submitted

Delhi 2 Dublin coming to Golden Golden Star Staff Golden Delicious is bringing Delhi 2 Dublin back to Golden this year for a show at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Feb. 8. The fusion band from Vancouver has made several appearance in our town, the most recent of which was at last year’s Masque Costume Ball, part of Kicking Horse Culture’s Snow King Masque Parade. Formed in 2006, Delhi 2 Dublin combines Bhangra (folk music of India’s Punjab state) and Celtic music, fusing Indian beats with Celtic melodies. They have toured the world, playing top festivals in Canada (including the Canada Day festivities in Ottawa and the Vancouver Winter Olympics), the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2011 they even ventured further into Europe and the Pacific Rim. They have been described as the “United Nations of rock ‘n roll,” and have become one of Canada’s most buzzed about bands. In December, 2012, Bif Naked told the Vancouver Sun that even though she is going






Vancouver band Delhi 2 Dublin performed at the Civic Centre last winter for the Masque Costume Ball. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo through a health scare right now, she really hopes to be able to collaborate with Delhi 2 Dublin soon.

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A time to give credit to those who step up to help Darryl Crane The Columbia Valley Credit Union in Golden has stepped up to help the Golden Food Bank with a $500 donation. The money was raised in part by donations from members who picked up calenders at the credit union. “Every year we hand out calendars to our members. We ask if they would like to make any donations, which are all collected at the end of the program. The money raised goes to the Golden Food Bank,” said Member Service Manager at the Columbia Valley Credit Union, Karen Cotton. “This year we received $90 in donations from members and the Credit Union is adding another $410 to that to make the final donation $500.” Cotton added that people stepped up to help with the donation and this is important all year long. “The food bank is a great cause. A lot of people can use it. It seems people are more generous at Christmas time, and now that it has come and gone, we thought it would be a great way to start the new year,” she said. Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Golden Food Bank Society Mandy Cantle was on hand to accept the donation. “We really appreciate all of the support that the community provides. We want to say thank you to the credit union for Pictured above from left to right are Nicole Cater, customer service representative at the Columbia Valley being one of the first donors for 2013,” Credit Union, Mandy Cantle of the Golden Food Bank and Karen Cotton of the Columbia Valley Credit Union.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo she said.

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Leo Club helps local student continue his education Golden Secondary School graduate Zachary McClean received a $300 Leo Club bursary to aid in his post secondary education from (far left) Kristy Hawkins and Neha Virk who are members of the Leo Club of Golden. McClean is currently attending the University of Lethbridge. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

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It is a great time to get active in Golden as there are a variety of programs, including drop-in badminton. Star Photo

Getting active in a Golden town Darryl Crane It is a great time of year to get out and become more active, and the Town of Golden is trying to help people have fun activities to take part in. According to Jordan Petrovics, manager of recreation services for the Town of Golden, many people make New Year’s resolutions to get out and be more active. “People come out with ambitious New Year’s resolutions. People want to get more active and get out there and become more aware with the programs offered in the Town of Golden,” he said. One of the programs the town offers is the Winter Walking program at the Rec Plex, which is held on Mondays and Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. until January 25. After that date it will then go back to regular days of Wednesdays and Fridays at the same times. This is a

free program to attend. “Winter walking is an easy first step into getting out there and getting more active. We have done our best to schedule the programs around the lunch hour time so people who are working will be able to scoot down to the Rec Plex and walk some laps,” he said. Petrovics added that the Aqua Fit program has been getting more people coming out to it over the past few months. The Aqua Fit Exercise Class is held at the Travel Lodge (Sportsman) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The town is also offering Public Skating programs at the Golden Arena and Parent and Tot Kids Play at the Rec Plex. “The aim is to achieve healthier living goals. I think it is a great chance for people to get active. Not only with the Town but also other user groups who offer programs like basketball and badminton for people in Golden,” Petrovics said.

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Preparations started for Golden Home and Lifestyle show Darryl Crane The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce has started preparations for the 2013 Golden Spring Home and Lifestyle Show. This year the event will be held on April 26-27.

“We are really excited going into our second year; the 2012 Golden Spring Home & Lifestyle Show was very well attended. In 2013 we plan to build on these successes. We know what people really enjoyed in the past that featured businesses,

local entertainment, door prizes and a variety of displays,” said the manager of the chamber, Ruth Hamilton. Hamilton went on and explained why she thought this show was a great weekend for the businesses and those

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people who come out and attend. “It is springtime, and after a long winter people are getting excited about working in the garden, renovating and discovering lifestyle changes. People are busy. To have the opportunity to browse so many diverse businesses all in one location is a real time-saver for them,” she said. “Everyone is welcome to come for a couple of hours or stay all afternoon. The show will have something for everyone, with two full days to check out the home improvement ideas from a local expert, or visit one of our many exhibitors to discover new valuable lifestyle choices.” Last year’s vendors had the opportunity to showcase their products and services to an audience of more than 900 attendees. Though plans are just underway for the

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Megan Crandall (pictured above with the manager of Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Ruth Hamilton) was the recipient of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce bursary. The funds were raised at the 2012 Golden Spring Home & Lifestyle Show. This $500 bursary is available for a GSS graduate who plans to attend business studies or who plans to become an entrepreneur in the future. Photo submitted

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GKHAT skiers start a new season with three mentor coaches Mark Baxendale GHKAT We have 65 registered athletes joined for this season which matches registration numbers for the last two years. We have nine coaches and three mentor coaches. Logan Kardash, who has been in the club for several years, asked if he could assist as a mentor coach this year, and then we have two international students, Ramon Arnold from Switzerland and Soren Hasselberg from Germany, who are also helping out . These volunteers will be taking their E1 Coaching course with us later this month so they will be fully qualified coaches. In December the team purchased $9,000 of new gates, safety netting, training aids and other ancillary items needed to improve our training systems within the club. With this now in place the operations deptartment at Kicking Horse Mountain  Resort has agreed that we could start weekly gate training sessions on the Wolverine run, which is right under the Catamount chairlift. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far easier for us to access, and easy for the coaches to set training gates up. It is intended that this terrain will be used for our home race on Feb. 24 as well. After this, the first weekend of the gate training, there were a lot of smiling faces in the clubhouse at lunchtime and lots of excited chatter. We will be attending the Revelestoke race on Jan. 20 and will be interested to see how the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance improves with the extra gate training we will be conducting this The Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team have been working hard since getting back on their skis and are year. excited about the upcoming season. Photo Submitted

Nordic skiers get ready to take on a chocolate chip challenge

Nordic skiers are preparing to take on the trails at the 5th annual Chocolate Chip Cup. Star Photo Jessica Schwitek The Golden Nordic Ski Club is hosting their 5th Annual Chocolate Chip Cookie Cup on Jan. 20. The club is expecting more than 40 participants for the fun event, from their Jack Rabbits

program, FUNdamentals and Learning to Train programs, and the Grade 7s who are participating in the Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Cool Ski program. There will be six different events throughout the day with the Team Sprint finishing off as the main event.

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ✝Until January 14, 2013, receive $750/ $1,000/ $1,250/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $3,750/ $4,000/ $4,750/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2013 Edge SE/ Fiesta S, Flex SE, Explorer Base, Transit Connect, E-Series/ Focus ST, Fusion Hybrid/ Focus S, Focus BEV, Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (value Leader)/ Fusion (excluding Hybrid)/ CMAX, F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs/ Explorer (excluding Base), Escape (excluding S)/Fiesta (excluding S), Flex (excluding SE)/ Mustang V6 Premium/ Focus (excluding S, ST and BEV), F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Gas engine / Mustang GT, Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ Expedition / Taurus (excluding SE), Edge FWD (excluding SE), F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non 5.0L/ F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel Engine/F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L/F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L– all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, Transit Connect EV and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 2.0L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $15,999/$26,499/$31,499. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $4,000/$3,000/$7,500 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Fusion HEV & Energi, C-Max, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ✝✝When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 competitors. ✝✝✝Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 comparable competitor engines. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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of smoking cessation aids. Once in each calendar year, B.C. residents enrolled with the Medical Services Plan can receive coverage for a single continuous course, lasting up to 12 weeks, of either a prescribed smoking cessation drug through the PharmaCare program, or a free supply of nicotine replacement gum or patches. The nicotine replacement therapies can be accessed by calling HealthLink BC at 8-11, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And the smoking cessation drugs can be obtained through your regular physician.

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Call Mike at 250 344-8159 • 250 344-2289


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Proud to be serving the town of Golden! Inviting all clients, old and new to come check us out.

I can help you with: • Life & health insurance • Critical illness insurance • RRSPs / RRIFs

“Grave marker sales, installation and refurbishing” Dave & Susan Poland P.O. Box 1741, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0

Phone: (250) 344-8351

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A father and daughter team that captures perfect moments in time Darryl Crane For a local father and daughter, photography has given them a way to work at something they love, while spending more quality time together. Horst Neumann and Dezarae Schuck, the owners of Captured in Time Photography, started taking pictures a little over a year ago in Golden. “Dezarae and I have taken pictures forever. I used to shoot with film, and after deciding to buy a digital camera Dezarae said we should start a business together,” said Neumann. “We started last year and it has taken off from there.” He added that the pair decided to promote their business through social media, and it has taken off ever since. “We started advertising on Facebook and everyone started liking our pictures. We try and do something very different from what is normally done. The benefit is that we both take pictures and what one doesn’t get, the other one does,” he said. “We started off with pregnancies and new borns. Then we did some weddings and more have been booked. We are loving it. It’s lots of fun,” Schuck said.

Neumann explained that both he and Schuck have worked in many different art mediums, and this helps them when taking pictures. Schuck agreed with this and added, “When people find out that we work together as a father and daughter they have said it is a special thing that they are getting to share. The father/daughter team is fun and he has a different eye than what I do. He has very different ideas, so we combine them and end up getting awesome pictures,” she said. “Dad and I have the same birthday and we have shared many special bonds over the years. To get to do this is awesome.” The pair also said that they are willing to work with their clients to get the photos they are looking for. “We do anything and everything. Whatever people want us to do, we are willing to work with them to give them what they want,” Neumann said. The pair also wanted to thank the people for the support they have received since opening their doors. To learn more, or to book a time, go to the Captured in Time Photography Facebook page, email neuschuck@ or call 250-3446145 or 250-344-5097.

Pictured above is Horst Neumann, his grandson Carter Neumann, Dezarae Schuck and her daughter Kayli Schuck.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

The above photo is an example of the work done by the father and daughter photography team.  Photo submitted

Hello Babies of 2010! 2012! The Golden Star will feature Golden and area babies born in 2012 in the 2013 January 30 edition. Ad cost is $20 for your baby’s colour photo, name and birth details. To book your ad, call the paper at 250 344-5251. Deadline for submissions is January 25, 2013.

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In Memoriam



Coming Events GOLDEN ROCK & FOSSIL CLUB SILVERSMITHING *BEGINNERS Sat Jan 19, Sun Jan 20 $60 + kit GOLDEN SILVERSMITHING is offering a Creative Silver Retreat. Feb 2-3, 9-9 Sat (light supper provided) Sun 9-4 $35.00 Unleash your creative inner spirit. Come play with fire!

Thank you! The family of Christine Howe would like to thank our wonderful community, family and friends for their support and sympathy for our recent loss of our daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter. She will be very missed by many. Thank you to Travis Pickering, Jack Bowers, Tammy at Off The Wall, Charlene at the Dollar Store, Seniors Centre, Doreen Kelly Carol Kelly and helpers, DJ’s Paper Place, Flowers from Home and Dezarae Schuck and her dad Horst Neuman. Thank you to whoever else we missed. From the Family of Christine Terasa Margot Howe


For information or to register your seat: Call 250-344-2010 *Silver and Stones available*

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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

Employment 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. ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Ltd. is currently recruiting management positions for various Co-op locations in Nunavut. We provide relocation assistance, subsidized accommodations and group benefits. Please forward your resume: fax to: (204) 632-8575. humanresources@ Visit for more information. FARM, Fishing, Hunting, Property Manager: Year round. To manage and maintain a 685 acre working farm with pheasants, cattle, dogs, hay and tourism accomodations. Semi retired welcome. Hands on management.

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June 3, 1959 - December 27, 2012

Gardie Newman and Leslie Adams are pleased to announce the arrival of our new grandson,

Liam John Daniel Newman,

born on November 16, 2012. A brother for Dane and son for Dan and Sarah Newman (nee Kotyluk).

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory


Nathan Emery

June 21, 1977 - January 11, 1997 Dearest Nathan, Our world changed forever when we lost you. Your family and friends remember your love of life, your spirit of adventure, your smile and laugh, your funny stories and all your plans and dreams for the future. You are so alive in our hearts. Loving you forever and missing you every day, Mom

John Wayne Tymchuk passed away December 27, 2012 at the age of 53 years. John is survived by his wife Lisa, two sons Chad (Courtney) of Golden BC, Kyle (Natasha) of Red Deer AB, four grandchildren Andrew, Stephan, Trowa, and Ashton, three sisters Avis Clifford of Oliver BC, Mary-Anne Morin of Spruce Grove AB and Tammy Tymchuk (André Normandeau) of Golden BC, motherand father- in-law Louis and Velda Heidel, brother-in-laws Cliff, Tom (Alaya, Allyson and Brett), Colin and Kona (Matthew and Eric), Darryl (Hana, Jessica, and Allyssa), Rick, Ron and Cathy(Alex and Kim) and numerous other relatives. John was predeceased by his parents John and Pearl Tymchuk. The funeral took place on January 4, 2013 in Lloydminster, SK. Donations can be made to the heart and stroke foundation. Condolences can be made at

Olga Elizabeth Hautala passed away peacefully at Ridge View Lodge, Kamloops, BC on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the age of 86 years. The celebration of Olga's life will be held at Hindman Bowers Funeral Chapel, Golden, BC on Friday, January 4th at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at the family plot in the Golden Legion Cemetery, followed by a reception in the Legion Hall. Born in Lamont, Alberta on April 26, 1926, Olga lived a full and active life, dedicating her time to her family as wife, mother and grandmother, living in Mundare, AB; Golden, Salmon Arm and Kamloops, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Sam (1982), a WWII vet and CPR supervisor who was the love of her life. Olga is survived by her loving and dedicated family: her twin sister Amelia Coupland of Spruce Grove; daughters Shirley (Lorne) Stenseth of Sorrento and Arlene Hollister of Kamloops, and son William Hautala of Kamloops; 7 grandchildren - Vince (Thuy), Shannon, Symone, Ria, Jennifer, Christian, and Todd; 3 great grandchildren - Reese, Quynn, and Shyanne; as well the numerous nieces and nephews, all whom she adored. Email condolences may be sent to Olga’s obituary at In lieu of flowers or gifts, please donate in memory of Olga Hautala to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden hospice (http://www. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC

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Furniture For Sale: Fabric room dividers Assorted sizes $50 each. Folding tables and chairs $10$40. Darrell White 250-3446935.

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabsâ&#x20AC;?20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, 100% Grass Fed Naturally Raised Buffalo. All cuts available again farm direct. Sides are now available by reservation also. Call Leo at 250-3444779 and he will be happy to answer any questions you have and put your order together. Thank you very much for supporting our family farm.

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 11 & 1/2 acre parcel 10 mins

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

Cottages / Cabins 2 room cabin located in the Blaeberry. Avail Feb 1 - March 31. Fully furnished incl utilities, laundry & sat TV. $400/mnt 250-344-4785. Must be willing/able to care for horses. Email For rent: 1 bedroom cabin full furnished, all ult incld, no pets. Call Columbia Valley Credit Union 344-2282 ask for Lorne.

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3 Bdrs up, 2 down. Located in residential area close to everything. Fenced yard, W/D hookup. Call 250-344-5996. Fully furnished 4 bedroom house for rent in Canyon Ridge $1700/mnth. Please email or call 250-344-1324. 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.

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


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Houses For Sale 2 Storey house for sale on 1/2 acre lot, Habart Lower Rd. 1900sqft w/dbl carport plus shop in back. Ph.250-344-5706 Two homes and a shop in Golden for sale. Kijiji 370618987. Phone 250-344-5772 or 344-0553.

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

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For rent - 2 and 3 Bdr Mobile Home at Nicholson. $750/mth plus utilities, available now, pets welcome. 250-344-8551. Rental Units avail. Close to downtown. Call (250)344-8919 Sherri,Highland Property Management Ltd. NP No parties. ROSEWOOD Apts. 1309 12 St. S. 2 Bdr apt avail in nice location. Close to all amenities and College. Hardwood laminate throughout with storage & hot water. Laundry facilities & security entrance. Avail mid-Feb. Sorry no pets, N/S, no parties. 250290-0056. Twin Rivers - 1 & 2 bdrm apts. No parties, N/S, no pets. Laundry facilities, Security doors. Best Deal in Town! 250-344-8113.

2 bdrm house in town. Very nice. Quiet neighbourhood. Close to all amenities. 250-344-5450. 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. 4 bdrm house, 15 min south on hwy 95. Renovated, wood stove, elec. furnace, fls, w/d, storage space. $850/mo. Call 250-342-7434.

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Golden minor hockey players take to the ice

The Golden Minor Hockey Association bantam team played home games against the bantam Rockies from Invermere. (Above left) Trey Beckett makes a move toward the Columbia Valley net, while later in the game (above right) Brendan Sime-Vivian picks up the puck on the opposite side of the ice.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Golden Rockets stay atop of Eddie Mountain Division Golden Star Staff The Golden Rockets won their fourth game in a row with an 8-2 dismantling of the Kimberley Dynamiters on Jan. 2. The Rockets came out of the gate strong in the first period and scored twice in the first 20 minutes. Braeden Allkins and Connor Beauchemin netted goals in the first period. The game turned into a blowout in the second period as the Rockets scored six goals. Five different Rockets scored in the period including two goals from Blake Roney, and a second goal from Beauchemin. The Dynamiters came back to score two goals in the third period but never mounted a serious comeback. Beauchemin added two points to his totals for the year and moved into second place in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League scoring race. A weekend matchup against Eddie


Mountain Division rivals had two very close games with two very different results. The Golden Rockets spent Friday evening in Invermere playing the Columbia Valley Rockies. They weathered a tough first two periods to take the win at 4-3. The Rockies opened the scoring just seconds into the game with an unassisted goal from Ryan Henderson. That would however, be the only goal of the period. Each team tallied two in the second, the Rockets getting goals from Josh Jewell and Ian Desrosier, and the Rockies getting goals from Henderson and Stephen Pratt. The Rockets were trailing by one heading into the third period, but managed to even out the score on a power play goal from Carter Cochrane. The final goal of the night came from Rocket Jacob Bergeron with seven minutes left, giving Golden the lead and the two points.

Rockets goaltender James Leonard stopped 34 shots, and was named Kootenay Conference Player of the Month for December. The following night the Rockies came to Golden for the rematch. The Rockets had a tough first period of hockey that they were unable to fully come back from. The Rockies scored three unanswered goals in the first. Golden came out strong in the second, sending a barrage of pucks towards the Columbia Valley net for a full 20 minutes. But they were only able to sneak one past Rockie goaltender Brody Nelson on 27 shots. Carter Cochrane tallied the goal on a Golden power play. Still down by two goals, the Rockets had to fight hard in the third to stay in the game. Halfway through the period, again on the power play, Shane Rutherford scored, narrowing the gap to one. Then Jacob Bergeron tied the game, sending it to four-on-four overtime. The overtime period was short-lived, how-

ever, as the Rockies ended it 24 seconds in with a goal from Ryan Henderson. Columbia Valley went home with a 4-3 win. “We killed ourselves in the first period. We were awful in the first, and most nights that’s going to be too much to come back from. When you’re down 3-0 you’re asking a lot of your team to come back. We made a valiant effort to make it 3-3 and force it to overtime. We were lucky to get one point tonight,” said Head Coach Ty Davidson. Golden welcomed back one of their own that night when former Golden resident Cody Boeckman took the net. “Cody Boeckman was a new edition tonight… We needed a goalie, and Cody was available, fortunately enough. It’s a very nice fit, especially with Cody originally being from Golden. It’s a nice story of him coming back to town,” said Davidson. The next home game for the Golden Rockets on Friday Jan. 11 against the Fernie Ghostriders.

Golden Rockets VS. Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday, January 12 in Golden

Golden Rockets VS. Fernie Ghostriders FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 7:30PM IN GOLDEN



Wednesday, January 9, 2013 The Golden Star

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Golden Star, January 09, 2013  
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January 09, 2013 edition of the Golden Star