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Pictured above are President of the Rotary Club of Golden Greg Ehman, Eddie Leigan, Joanne McCullough of the Early Learning and Care Stakeholder Action Group (ELCSAG), Lori Baxendale and Karen Cathcart. The four members of the Rotary Club of Golden were presenting a cheque for $25,000 to McCullough in support for an early learning and child care HUB in Golden. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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Jessica Schwitek Mayor Christina Benty was presented with a special honour during the regular open council meeting on Feb. 19. “It is my great honour today to present Mayor Benty with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, for which she is so deserving,” said Member of Parliament David Wilks.

Benty, the fourth Golden resident to receive the honour, was nominated by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. “FCM chose you to receive this distinction for your exemplary efforts to make your community a great place to live. It recognizes the important role municipalities - and their elected leaders - play in ensuring our prosperity and high quality of life,” said FCM President Karen Leibovici in a letter to the

Mayor. Benty served as town councillor for two terms before being elected Mayor, for which she is now serving her second term. And she is currently enrolled in a master’s degree program at Royal Roads University, which she is completing online. “She is highly regarded among her political colleagues,” said Wilks. Story continued on page 4


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cares about the people using our sites,” said Richards. UsedKootenays. com has its own charity as well. Called the Community Angel Program, Richards explains staff, or “angels”, spend time looking for ways to help out a person placing an online ad. “Their job is to search our sites to find people who have posted ads saying they’re in need,” she says. “That can be anyone - from a single mom who needs a birthday present for her son because she can’t afford one this year to a senior needing a new battery for their scooter.” The angel makes contact and meets with them in person to learn their story. “Whether that’s financially, or whether they just need help connecting to other resources, we do our best to give them a hand,” says Richards. “We really want to have personal connections with our users.” Also setting them apart from other online shopping venues is tighter moderation, ensuring things like weapons, puppy mills and pornography aren’t promoted. Scams, spam and low quality content are less likely to appear on this site as well. It’s all part of main- is an alternative place to connect with your community.  Photo Submitted taining a high quality service that allows a positive exchange of goods with those living nearby. “People want to buy and sell from their neighbours, from people that they trust, from people living in their own communities,” Richards says. Secondhand bargain shopping is also the trend among many trying to save a buck these days. As well, it’s convenient to shop from a home computer, says Richards. “You can see the item right there online and you all the information and then you just go pick it up.”

As part of a network of websites across the country, covers the entire Kootenay region but users can narrow down a search based on how far they’re willing to look. On Facebook and Twitter, is increasing its profile after a few years of operation. The feedback forum on their site is also open for comments from users who see a way they can better serve the immediate area. “I would love to engage in some dialogue with people in the Kootenays,” says Richards.

Food Bank looks to the future Jessica Schwitek The Golden Food Bank is in the final stages of putting together the findings of a Columbia Basin wide study that will help them reduce their costs, and help them deliver their services more efficiently. The 2012 study looked at 19 food banks around the Columbia Basin, and will help the Golden Food Bank identify best practises that can be implemented locally. “Our primary objective is to reduce our cost structure at the Golden Food Bank by 40 per cent. We’ve already found significant savings from this Basin study that we’re working on,” said Barb Davies, executive director of the Golden Food Bank. The local food bank has higher than average operating costs, mainly due to the fact that they pay market rate for their building and utilities, whereas other food banks have had a space donated to them.

To offset this cost, the Golden Food Bank has renovated their building to allow for two separate office spaces, one of which has already been rented out. The 2012 study revealed that in March alone, there were 4,175 individuals who received a food hamper from a Columbia Basin food bank. “To put this into context, food banks provided food to a population about the size of our municipality in a month. I think that’s really staggering, and this happens every month in the Columbia Basin,” said Davies. The Golden Food Bank provides food hampers to an average of 105 households per month, with roughly 60 per cent residing in Golden, and the rest in Area A. The food comes from community donations and food drives, as well as a monthly shipment from the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, for which the Golden Food Bank has to cover the transportation cost.

“Our primary aim is always to increase the nutritional value of the food items that are donated,” said Davies. “Almost half of the people that access the food bank are families, with 31 per cent of our clientele being children.” Food bank usage across the country is at an all-time high. The Golden Food Bank hit its all-time high in 2010, and has gone down about 11 per cent since then. “Low income is really at the heart of why people access the food bank. The strength of the local economy has a direct impact on who walks into the food bank on a weekly basis,” said Davies. And because it is unlikely these families’ incomes will go up any time soon, the Golden Food Bank is determined to reduce their costs to better serve their cliental. The results of the Columbia Basin study will be ready soon, and Davies will be distributing them as widely as possible.

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Country singer Tim Hus helps out Little Mittens Rescue Jessica Schwitek The Little Mittens Animal Rescue has grown from a twoman operation a few years ago, to the thriving and invaluable community group it is today, and they need your help to keep growing. Little Mittens, a group dedicated to controlling the feral cat population in Golden, is hosting a fundraiser at the Mad Trapper Pub on Friday March 8, featuring a performance from country singer Tim Hus. This will be the third year Hus has come to Golden to support Little Mittens. “He’s awesome about it. He’s been messaging us to find out when we can book the show,” said Jamie Crawford, administrations manager for Little Mittens. “He definitely supports us, we’re really grateful,” said

Alannah Knapp, the organization’s executive director. The not-for-profit takes cats and kittens off the street, spays or neuters them, and then either releases them, or tries to find them homes. They also take in “surrenders,” which are cats who’s owners are no longer able to take care of them. An owner can surrender their cat to Little Mittens for a $50 fee instead of just abandoning them. At the moment they are responsible for about 20 cats, and in the summer that number gets closer to 50. But since the Town of Golden gave them a space to work out of, that task has gotten a little bit easier. “We’re in the space now, we moved in the beginning of December. It’s been great, it’s so much better than the space that we had before. It’s more accessible to the public,” said Crawford.

The Town was able to offer Little Mittens the dog pound, which has now been renovated to accommodate both dogs and cats. “The fact that the Town was able to help us with that is just incredible. It’s been a huge asset to us.” “They (the Town) pay for the heat, and are giving us the use of the building. But most of the renovations we had to do, we used the money from our last fundraiser for that,” said Duffy. The money from the upcoming Tim Hus fundraiser will go to a new project. Little Mittens has applied for a Community Initiatives and Affected Areas grant through Columbia Basin Trust. “We applied for a low-income spay and neuter project, similar to what the SPCA does in Cranbrook… As part of that grant, they always ask that the organization contribute something as

Cost of carbon offsets in Golden clarified Jessica Schwitek In the past several weeks, the purchase of carbon offsets, and their cost to the Town of Golden, has been called into question. It was reported last week in the Golden Star that Pacific Carbon Trust and their pricing model are being examined by the province. Golden, however, does not purchase, and has no intention of purchasing carbon offsets from PCT. PCT charges $25 per ton for offsets, and based on that cost it was reported that Golden will spend an estimated $14,000 on offsets in 2013. The cost to the town will be far less than that due to the fact that Golden will be purchasing its offsets from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District at a cost of $15 to $16.50. At this price, it is estimated the Town will spend closer to $9,000 on offsets in 2013. Golden’s Official Community Plan states that “The Town will endeavour to purchase carbon offsets of only a high environmental quality from reputable agencies and organizations such as the Pacific Carbon Trust.” Since the Town is able to purchase quality offsets from the CSRD, they have opted not to deal with PCT. The Town’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2012,

through the purchase of offsets, comes from the voluntary signing of the BC Climate Action Charter. As signatories to the charter, Golden is eligible for rebates through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP). The rebate is equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon taxes the town pays on their energy consumption, and is expected to be roughly $14,000 for 2013. It has been proposed by Coun. Keith Hern that Golden withdraw itself from its voluntary commitment to the charter, stating that it does nothing to improve the air quality in Golden, and that resources would be better spent elsewhere, such as the Woodstove Exchange Program. The Town has agreed to partake in some energy and emissions reduction training with Dale Littlejohn, the executive director of the BC Community Energy Association. He will be in town for two days of training in mid-March, the first of which will be more of a formal presentation, open to the public. The second day will be for Town staff and council, where they will be able to ask questions regarding policy. Council agreed that they need more education before making any decision on Hern’s proposal, and will likely bring it back to council chambers for discussion after the training.

event organizing and ed in helping out, or fundraising, as well either fostering or foster care for the adopting a cat, you can contact Little Mitcats. “We have a small tens at 250-290-0279 group of really dedi- or littlemittensrescated volunteers that we couldn’t do this Tickets for the Tim without, but there are Hus show are now still a lot of gaps to be available at the Mad filled in,” said Craw- Trapper. Presale tickford. ets are $20, or $25 at If you are interestthe door. 2.815x4

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 The Golden Star

Golden Scouts and Guides celebrate founders’ B-day

MP David Wilks pins the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on Mayor Christina Benty during a regular council meeting.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Benty accepts medal from MP Wilks 

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“She also maintains an exhaustive schedule of appearances and meaningful participation to various committees and processes,” said Wilks. There are 60,000 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals being handed out across the country,

but only 4,000 have been allocated to municipalities. Benty shares this honour with three other Golden residents—helicopter pilot Don McTighe, former town councillor Mag Magnusson, Paul Hambruch and Fire Chief Ken McClure.

Ludovica Hadford and Rowan Baxendale roast weiners over the campfire at the Scout-Guide Week celebration at the Golden Municipal Campground on Feb. 19.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo Jessica Schwitek In celebration of the birthdays of Lord

and Lady Baden-Powell, the founders of the Scouting Movement, the local Scout and Guide groups met at the fire pit at

the Golden Municipal Campground for an evening of fun. The participants, ranging from Sparks to Pathfinders, and Beavers to Scouts, enjoyed a scavenger hunt, hotdogs, roasted marshmallows, and a campfire singsong. Scouts Canada, and Girl Guides of Canada, provide youth across the country with an opportunity to have fun, outdoor adventures, and to discover new things and experiences they wouldn’t discover elsewhere. For more information, or to inquire about enrolling your children in the organization, contact Julian England (for Scouting) at, or Margo Reinders (for Guiding) at rayandmargo@myflexi. net.

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RCMP Report: Robbery suspects in custody Darryl Crane

are asked to keep an eye out for strangers near vacation homes in the area and if they witness someone stange in the area they should contact the RCMP.

Golden/Field RCMP responded to 44 files. Three suspects, who are suspected in being involved with the armed robbery at Peoples Drug Mart, have been arrested. RCMP received information that the suspects were still in town and arrested them. The two people involved in the robbery were not from the area, while a third person who drove the get away vehicle was identified as a local from the Golden area. RCMP have recovered a large amount of the drugs that were taken during the robbery. The suspects have been charged with robbery with an offensive weapon, and more charges may come as the investigation continues. RCMP dealt with five impaired IRP (Immediate Roadside Prohibition) charges. RCMP said this was a high number for the area. Each vehicle was impounded for 30 days and drivers were put on a 90 day driving prohibition. One of the people charged with impaired driving was also charged with taking a vehicle without consent.

A 50-50 ball drop was held during the Golden Rockets game on Feb. 22. Four hundred balls were sold and then tossed on the ice in support of Cops for Kids. Search and Rescue dog “Brooke” scooped up the winning ball which was owned by Jenny McNab who won $1,000. Cops for Kids organizers would like to thank the Golden Rockets, the Rotary Club of Golden, Brooke and Adam Sherriff of Golden Search and Rescue, the Golden Taps, Golden and District General Hospital, Overwaitea, Sobeys, and all the fantastic Goldenites who assisted Cops for Kids.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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RCMP responded to three motor vehicle accidents on the Trans Canada Highway. No one was seriously injured in the accidents with the most serious accident involving a F-150 pickup truck and a Jetta. The driver of the Jetta lost control of their vehicle and crossed over into oncoming traffic. The vehicle then hit the truck. Both vehicles were not drivable and had to be towed from the scene. RCMP have had to deal with a number of reports of homes being broken into over the past few weeks. The homes are second homes of people who do not live in town. RCMP said nothing seems to be stolen from the homes and it looks as though people are just staying in them for a short period of time. People

RCMP had to respond to four 911 hang-ups. People are reminded to make sure their phones are locked when in their pockets and if they do accidentally phone 911, please answer the RCMP when they phone back. Feb-20-2013 It was reported to the RCMP that a purse had been stolen from the front seat of an unlocked vehicle on 9th Avenue South at approximately 12:30 a.m. RCMP arrested three people who were involved with the theft. The RCMP would like to remind people not to leave valuables in their cars and to make sure their cars are locked at all times. Feb- 23-2013 At approximately 12:35 p.m. the Golden RCMP responded to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 1 approximately 59 kilometres west of Golden. The initial investigation by Golden traffic services unit revealed a van was traveling westbound down a moderate grade when it was struck from behind by a loaded tractor trailer unit. The impact caused the van to cross over the double solid line where it side swiped an eastbound tractor trailer unit. The driver of the van was unable to exit his drivers door due to the rear impact damage, however was able exit the van through the passengers side door. The driver was transported to Golden General Hospital, and later airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital where he is in stable condition. The passenger who was seated at the rear of the van died at the scene. The road conditions at the time of the collision were wet and slushy, and may have been a causal factor to the collision. The RCMP and BC Coroners Office are continuing the investigation.

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Wasteful no more Over the past year in Golden there have been many discussions about what should or should not be done in the town. People have stood up to take stands on many different topics. In the past week, discussions with numerous people have looked at the idea of what a single person can do to help out, not only for the - My Way town they live in, but By Darryl Crane also the world. The issues facing the Golden area are real, but during a passionate presentation at the Rotary gala, the need to have a culture that is prepared to take a stand on showing support for the youth in the area was clearly made. During the teachers job action last year many questions were raised over what was happening in schools, not only in Golden, but across the province of British Columbia. For years it seems people have been seeing a problem with the education system, but how to turn things around is still up in the air. Some local people said the system itself was outdated and not able to provide for the children of today or in the future. The idea was presented at the weekend function that one way we can help prepare children for going to school is to have them better prepared before the day comes to go to kindergarten. This certainly could not hurt. Taking steps to help families in a world where, quite often, just getting by is a struggle, should be a focus for any government in power. Over the next few months we are going to hear many promises made, but after the provincial election the question of whether or not the promises amount to anything more than hot air will have to be seen. Another way to change the system that does not seem to be working would be to step up and look at how some of the them are wasteful. Someone also looked at me this week and explained that back in the 40s and 50s there was a thing like recycling but it was not called that. She said that people just used everything they had, and nothing went to waste. This concept is valid in the world of today because all too often the want of something is seen as a need. Those two words are not the same. These wasteful ways are found both on the political and personal level today. The focus that is found in a few people who see a dream of being able to realize a goal that will help many people in the future, is something to admire. They do this not for personal glory, but because they see a chance to make a true difference. Currently there are many things we need to fix in regards to where and how our tax dollars are being spent. Sometimes waiting for someone else to come and solve a problem is not the best way to go. What needs to happen is that people need to come together to help fix a broken system, and governments have to find a way to stop letting money slip through the cracks. If they do not fix the problem, in the cracks is where the next generation just may end up.

A vision for future generations By Brad Bennett, OBC On February 12th, Premier Christy Clark’s government introduced a visionary idea that we should all seriously consider – a BC Prosperity Fund that would ensure the bounty from our natural gas revenues is protected for future generations. A tremendous opportunity stands before British Columbia – the creation of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry.  Successfully attracting LNG plants to northwest BC can be transformational for our province. Natural gas companies have already invested billions in natural gas development and pre-development work for LNG.  Shell, Chevron, Petronas (a Malaysian energy giant), and British Gas are already on the scene. The scale of just one of these plants eclipses the largest private sector investments ever made in BC.  Projections by industry experts and finance officials are staggering in terms of the economic potential for BC. That means jobs and opportunity for our children and grandchildren – throughout BC.  It also means a lot of new revenue to help make BC a better place to live. We could put this potential revenue into day to day government operations and watch the size of government grow, much like Alberta where they squandered resource wealth on bigger government. Or we can, as Premier Christy Clark suggests, steer new resource revenues into a Prosperity Fund that address inter-generational equity - a fund that ensures that what we leave behind for our children and grandchildren is a stronger, better BC.    One way we do that is to have the Prosperity Fund pay down BC’s debt, which would reduce interest payments, help make life more affordable for BC families, and enable greater investments in health care and education. Premier Christy Clark’s visionary idea opens the door to a broader discussion about the future of resource development in BC – new mining opportunities, growing our forest industry, and developing clean power with the Site C hydroelectric dam – and steering more of our existing resource wealth into a future-focused Prosperity Fund.   Now is the time to talk about the idea of the Pros-

perity Fund. We need strong government leadership to realize this LNG opportunity. The BC government must be wholly committed to getting this done as we are in a worldwide race to meet Asia’s demand. While the first plant might not break ground until later this decade, the decision to proceed will be made very soon. Leadership matters and an election is coming soon. At this critical time, the BC NDP are sitting on the fence – afraid to commit strongly to LNG and all the steps necessary to realize this opportunity.  Fencesitting will not build these plants and we risk these opportunities passing us by.  Slowing down the process in BC is just what our competitors in Australia, the US and the Middle East want. BC is more than just natural resources, but our natural resources are still our ‘core business’.  It allows us to dream big and to address long-term priorities like diversifying our economy and providing for future generations. Dreaming big also means opening more doors for First Nations economic opportunities and developing our resources with the best technology and in the most environmentally responsible way possible.  We should be global leaders in how to produce LNG, and I believe we will be. These are important legacies we can leave for future generations.  Our legacy is growing the economy and leaving a better BC for future generations, not taking the proceeds of resource wealth to simply grow the size of government. We have a premier who gets our core business and she has a vision how to turn that to our future advantage.  The BC Prosperity Fund is exactly what we need to capture and protect the bounty from LNG and other natural resources.  It’s a brilliant idea. This May, we have the opportunity to support a Premier who is demonstrating the leadership qualities necessary at this critical time.  Her vision and determination is what we need to seize this opportunity now for future generations. Brad Bennett is a Kelowna businessman, director on the boards of private and public companies not-for-profit organizations, and former Chair of the University of British Columbia.

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Will having an early learning and child care centre help attract families to Golden?

Jocelyn Gorton “Yes, absolutely. I have a little baby, and knowing that they’re working on that is awesome.”

Carl Trinkwon “I don’t have any little ones myself, so I haven’t really looked into it. But I think being able to find work would be a bigger factor.”

Mary Stevenson “Certainly it will. That’s one of the research questions that parents will ask, if there’s any daycare, sports facilities and that type of thing.”

I am glad that the province and the federal government continue to work to improve Highway 1 – although I do wonder when they will get to the section in the canyon east of Golden – but I think there is something else they should be doing. I would like to see the province working with the highway contractors to figure out ways of reducing the number of times the highway is closed in the winter and reducing the length of time the highway is closed when it has to be closed. I know it is closed for safety reasons but it is a major highway and if it was closed less often and

for shorter periods that would benefit both locals and visitors. I know that there are mountain highways in many other countries and I wonder what is done in those other countries to keep highways open as much as possible in the winter. Has our government been checking into this? An improved highway is great but right now I’d be happy with an existing highway that is closed less often and for shorter periods. A closed highway helps no one especially those people who should be able to depend on it. Regards, John Manuel Golden

panther that really purred on Saturday night. Who knew jazz was that awesome.

McCullough for everything she’s done for the early learning and care HUB in Golden.

Stingers to the eejit who nearly ran over the woman in the cross walk of the only traffic light in town on Friday morning at 8:20 a.m.

Stars to the chef at the fire pit for the excellent steak, and cold beer.

Stingers to the people who have been throwing garbage out onto the frozen Kicking Horse River. Find a garbage can.

Stars to Suzanne, Maxine, and Vicky from the Post Office. Thanks for understanding how important my package was to me. A mic full of stars to the

Stars to Ned and Rachelle, and Nancy and Ron for recommending the Canmore Veterinary Clinic. Stingers to the red SUV who hit and ran my car in the People’s Drug Mart parking lot. Stars to Joanne

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Climate information Due to some of the concerns recently expressed in the Star regarding the Town of Golden’s  involvement in  Climate Action Charter I offer the following information: The Town of Golden has not and does not intend to purchase carbon offsets from Pacific Carbon Trust. The Town of Golden will be purchasing carbon offsets from the CSRD at a cost that is significantly lower (35 -40 per cent than the Pacific Carbon Trust. As a signatory to the Climate Action Charter, the Town of Golden  receives rebates from the provincial government that are GREATER than the carbon

offsets that are paid Therefore, we gain a net positive financial benefit as  signatories to the Climate Action Charter The Town of Golden  has demonstrated our  commitment to improving the air quality in numerous ways including: invested $85K on a woodstove exchange program in the past decade; improved the street sweeping equipment and practices  during spring, summer and fall;  voluntarily enforce the provincial government ban on outdoor burning; banned cosmetic pesticide use by bylaw; replaced a municipal 4X4 pick-up truck with a Honda Hybrid car; and 

Implemented a complete HVAC refit during the Civic Centre Revitalization project. Respectfully Christina Benty Mayor of the Town of Golden

Correction It was reported in last week’s Golden Star that the Town purchases carbon offsets from Pacific Carbon Trust, and will spend an estimated $14,000 in 2013. The Town in fact intends to purchase offsets from the CSRD, and estimates spending closer to $9,000 in 2013. See page 3 for story.

The kind of legislation British Columbians want and need With the release of the latest provincial budget, British Columbians are taking a close look at where the BC Liberal government is saying they plan to spend taxpayer’s money. But there is one line item in the budget that continues to raise the hackles of voters across the province: the ongoing spending spree on partisan, pro-Liberal government advertising. The $17 million

wasted on these ads could actually be spent on programs and services that make life better for British Columbians. But that is not the choice the BC Liberals are making. Adrian Dix, leader of the Opposition, is serious about putting a stop to government-funded, partisan ads.  In fact, he has already prepared legislation, the Government Advertising Act, which will establish

strict guidelines for all government advertising. This legislation was presented in the House on February 18. If the BC Liberals were willing to allow this legislation to be debated and passed, all government advertising would have to meet certain standards.  Government advertising would be restricted to presenting information objectively, in tone and content, with facts expressed clear-

ly and accurately using unbiased and objective language. Gone would be the feel-good ads promoting the BC Liberal’s Jobs Plan that claim that job numbers in British Columbia are on the increase when in fact jobs have been lost. Government ads could no longer include the name, voice or image of the Premier or members of Cabinet. Government

ads could no longer be partisan in nature. And government ads could no longer be timed to promote the governing party’s political interests ahead of an election. And it would be the responsibility of the Auditor General to review every government ad to ensure that it meets this standard. This is the kind of legislation that British Columbians want and need.  It is an example

of how government should function to ensure that the public good is put ahead of partisan interests. If you support the implementation of the Government Advertising Act, make sure the Premier is aware of your opinion.  Send an email today to demanding that this legislation, which is now before the House, be allowed to go forward for debate.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 The Golden Star

Attention: Golden Rod and Gun Club Members We are now scoring horns, antlers and skulls taken during the 2012 hunting season for the for 2013 banquet. For an appointment call: 250 344 6616. Deadline for scoring is March 3rd 2013.

Horns and antlers must be removed from the head reasonably clean and dry. Skulls must be clean and dry, preferably boiled. Mountain Shrine Club #44 would like to share that they have received “Thank you letters” from the Childrens Hospital in Alberta and BC: “Thank you for your club’s generous donation from the gold tournament”, “We are fortunate to have your club’s continured support to fun urgently needed equipment purchase upgrades, leading research and programs”, and from Stars: “Your contributions to our life-saving missions are greatly appreciated”. All these funds are raised primarily from the Golf Tournament that the club holds in the spring. We wish to thank all those who helped make this happen, Helping us to Help Kids.

A big THANK YOU to all the players, parents, fans and sponsors for helping make the Golden Rams Novice Tournament such a success! S pons o r s : Ti m Ho r to n s Dodge Car a v a n Kid s Turni ng P oi nt Re s ta u r a n t Canyon’s Ed g e Wol f ’s De n K el l i e’s F amily Da y c a r e OK Tir e E pi cure / Liz Win te r s F l yi ng W Tr a il Rid e s Ki c ki ng Horse Mo u n ta in Re s o r t Gol den Dolla r Sto r e W hol esal e Wa r e h o u s e Gol den R o c k e ts Vancouver Ca n u c k s Cal gary Hitme n K oot ena y Ic e K oot enay He a v y Ha u l A l pi ne R a ftin g R evel st oke Mou n ta in Re s o r t

Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema Presents: A Good Day to Die Hard starting Friday Mar.1Thursday Mar.7 at 7pm.

This Week Oldtimers Hockey Sunday 7:15 & 8:45pm, Wednesday 9:45pm. Call Russ at 250344-2734. Silvertips Hockey (50+) Every Monday 3:30pm and Friday 2pm. Call Sid 250344-5514. Pilates Core and More Tuesdays & Fridays, 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. Erica Konrad Waggle Dance Exhibit Feb.22-Mar.26 at the Art Gallery of Golden.

Wed, Feb. 27 Co-ed Badminton at Mount 7 Rec Plex 7-9pm. $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Golden Youth Centre drop in every Wednesday from 3:30-9pm. Jam nights every Wednesday evening. Public Skate every Wednesday, 7-8pm at the Golden Arena. Jam Night at the Rockwater. Free Homework Help at the GSS Library 3:30-5pm for high school students. Drop in. Golden Parent and Tot Play Lets parents and kids from birth to five enjoy preschool type activities. Wednesdays at the Rec Plex from 10:30am-noon. Brown Bag Lunch Series - The Return of the PST. Wednesday Feb.27 12-2pm at College of the Rockies. To pre-register call 250-3445901. Highway #1 Upgrading Info Session Feb.27 5-8pm at the Civic Centre.

Thurs, Feb. 28 Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub. Golden Voice Toastmasters Thursdays 7-8:30pm at

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COTR Rm 121. New members welcome. For info call Delanee Jmaiff 250-344-0652. Men’s drop-in basketball Thursdays from 8-10pm at the Rec Plex. $8. Free Homework Help at the Youth Centre 3:30-5pm Grades 4-7. Snacks included. Drop in. Bridge Club Every Thursday at the Senior’s Centre from 1-4pm. Contact 250-3445448. Seniors Day at Reflections Hair Studio every Thursday 20% off all services, call 250-344-5766. Mountain Magic Quilters Guild Thursdays, 7:30-9pm in the Golden High School’s sewing room. New members and guests welcome, annual membership is $25. Aquafit exercise class at The Travelodge from 5:306:30pm. Drop in rate is $6.50. Food Bank Movie Night at the Rockwater Grill and Bar Thursdays from 8-10pm until Apr.25, 2013. Free admission with Food Bank donation. Ian Johnston “Reinventing Consumption” at the Golden Civic Centre Feb.28 at 7pm.

Fri, Mar. 1 Winter Walking at the Mount 7 Rec Plex from 1-2:30pm. Mother Goose Program Fridays from 10:30-11:30am at the public library. Drop in, snacks included. Golden Youth Centre drop in Fridays from 3:30-9pm and movie night every Friday from 7-9pm. Bridge Club Fridays, 7-10pm at St. Andrews Centre for Peace. Contact 250-3445448. Parent and Tot Skate 10-11:15am at the Arena. Adult Skate 12-1:45pm at the Arena. World Day of Prayer Mar.1 7pm at the Seventh-day Adventist Church 917 - 11th St S. .

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Trapper every Saturday night. Storytime at the Golden Library 10:30-11:30am. Free drop-in, contact 250344-6516. Public Skate every Saturday, 5:30-6:45pm. Fundraiser for Cops For Kids Mar.2 at the Winston Lodge. $1 from every pint of Mnt. Begbie goes to Cops for Kids. 20th Annual Beach Party at the Rockwater Mar.2 with DJ SlickMick. $10 for guys, girls get in free. Free Food Skills for Families Jan.19-Mar.23 10-1pm. Teaches how to cook healthy on a budget. Call 250-3446117 to register. Golden Figure Skating Club 45th annual Ice Show. Saturday Mar.2 2pm and 7pm. $9 adults, $7 seniors and kids, kids under 5 free. Riding the Divide: Packhorse and Predictions with Wayne Sawchuk. Saturday Mar.2 7:30pm St. Andrew’s Church. Admission by donation. Multi-denominational Service at the Pentecostal church on 10th St. S. Saturday evenings, 7pm through winter.

Sun, Mar. 3 Public Skate Golden Arena Sundays 4:30-5:45pm. Helmets recommended, no pucks or sticks allowed during public skate. Junior Climbing Club at Dogtooth Climbing Gym 12:30-2pm. Booking is recommended 250-344-6444. The Golden Light Horse Club meeting Mar.3 at the Golden Museum 7pm. Questions? Call 250-3446798.

Mon, Mar. 4 Co-ed Badminton at Mount 7 Rec Plex, 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. Winter Walking at the Mount

7 Rec Plex 1-2:30pm. Rockwater Bar & Grill Music Bingo every Monday night. Grief and Loss Support Group every Monday starting Feb.4 until March 25. 7:30-9pm held at The Pentecostal Church 717 10th St. S. Indoor Soccer at Mount 7 RecPlex Mondays 8:309:30pm until June 24. Parson Hall AGM Mar.4 at 7pm, everyone welcome!

Tues, Mar. 5 Join the Cadets. Free program meets every Tuesday, 6:30 - 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. FREE Women’s Journal Writing Group Tuesdays Feb. 26-Mar.26 1-2:30pm or 6:45-8:15pm. Free childcare and writing materials are available. To register call 250-344-5317. John Jenkins & Friends at the Rockwater 8pm. Rockwater Grill & BarR


Upcoming Events

KHMR Winter Dinner Series - Taste of BC Saturday Mar.9 6-11pm at Eagle’s Eye. Public Input Meeting, Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program. Mar.6 and 7, 6-9pm at the Golden Seniors Centre. All welcome, for more info: Rita Chiarelli Band Thursday Mar.7 at the Golden Civic Centre. International Women’s Day Annual Performance Salon Mar.8 7-9pm at the Kicking Horse River Lodge. $5 at the door. First Annual 9-1-1 Emergency Service Ball Saturday, Apr.6 at Emerald Lake Lodge in Field. Tickets $75ea. Available at RCMP Detatchment, or the Fire Hall.

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Golden Moments: Giving back to Golden and the world Darryl Crane Ingrid Hambruch was born near Baden-Baden, Germany where she got her education, became a physiotherapist, and met the man who would become her husband, Paul Hambruch. After the Second World War, Paul made the decision to move to Canada and came to Brisco. “There was no problem because I had my career and I had someone who helped with the housework,” Ingrid said. Three years later Ingrid and their daughter flew to Canada with Paul on a super constellations, a kind of airplane. “We didn’t go by boat because the first time Paul came over he went by boat. Out of the 12 days he was on the ship he was seasick for 11 days. He didn’t do very well on boats and even though he had a bit of a problem flying it wasn’t as bad as the boat,” she said. Ingrid said that when they all got to Brisco they stayed with a family who changed the way she viewed certain aspects of her life. “That is where the appreciation of people helping each other and volunteering started as far as I was concerned. In those days it was such a totally different life here than there was in Germany. It took a bit of getting used to, but it was no problem because of the people who were around me,” she said. “They helped with everything that came up. There were so many people in Brisco who did help that I could not name them all.” After building a cabin with four rooms the family spent their first winter in their new home. “It was a very different experience for me because there was no electricity. We heated with wood and by the time I would have a wood fire going and thought I could start cooking the fire was out,” she said laughing. “I had never lived anywhere without running water and electricity but we were all young and we did it.” After the first winter the family made the decision

to buy a house that did have electricity, but needed a great deal of work done on it. “The house needed repairs and Paul did most of it himself. We certainly did not have the funds to hire contractors,” she said. As time went on Paul worked at a number of different jobs and Ingrid spent her time with their children. “I was looking after the kids in the house. When you made up your mind this was what you were going to do it is not different than anywhere else. They had friends and there wasn’t any hardship,” she said. One thing that Ingrid did miss was not having a greenhouse in the area. After Paul read an article about how to make a greenhouse out of polyethylene the couple’s future would be changed. “Being Paul, he did that. So we had a little greenhouse for our own plants, and anything that was leftover people would come by to see if they could have some. It turned into a business and it was originally a hobby,” she said. The family eventually moved to Golden for a numbers of reasons that included the fact that they were involved in many groups and activities in the town. “We first tried out an apartment to see if we would like it and we did. It was because people were very friendly and it had a nice atmosphere,” she said. After moving to Golden Ingrid took her idea of helping to many different groups in town. She did counselling for seniors, worked with the hospital auxiliary, UCW, conducted keeping fit classes at the seniors centre, and anything else that came along. Eventually Paul and Ingrid would become a part of the Rotary Club of Golden (which she is still a member of today). She said the club gave both her and Paul another place where they could accomplish something great with hard working people. “It is such an inspiring experience because of the energy and enthusiasm everyone seemed to have. You get infected with this energy from everyone around


Ingrid Hambruch came to Canada and has worked hard to give back to the world.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo you,” she said. “You realize all the things that can be done and will be done because there is a group of people who say they are going to do things both locally and around the world.”

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Monday morning we received a call Everyone Welcome from the local Ministry of Transportation office stating they had the old mining records at the Old Courthouse Orion’s Fish Bus will be in Golden at the and thought that we Petro-Can card lock next week, Friday, March 8th. might like to have a look. I arrived there Boneless/Skinless, vac-packed wild before 9 a.m. and Cod portions 2.5 lbs $15! (reg $20) took pictures with my cell phone until noon Stop by the truck and join our email list to get tasty Seafood Recipes and a FRee BOnuS every $100!                                when I headed to the   museum. During that Health approved.  Good prices. Great selection. time I was able to capReally Good Seafood! ture over 200 records and maps. I knew that I couldn’t possibly get through by myself as this was Heritage Week and we had other activities planned so I called some volunteers who have been busy clicking away and we have more than 2000 recENTIRE STOCK!! ords now. These old record books, dating back to 1883, will be moved to storage in Victoria so the chances of us getting our The Golden DOLLAR STORE hands on them again are really remote. (The store will be closed Mar 4 until April Thanks so much to for reno’s. Thanks for your patience.) Shelly for the call

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that made it all happen. In the spirit of the mining records is information from a bulletin put out by the Golden Placer & Quartz Mining Co. Placer gold was first discovered on Canyon Creek in the early 1860’s by the old prospectors, about the time of the great placer gold excitement on Wild Horse Creek in south-eastern Kootenay, from which many million in placer gold were mined. Canyon Creek takes its rise among the glaciers of the Selkirk range of mountains bordering on the Columbia Valley. The creek has a very rapid decent, flowing along the base of precipitous mountains and through deep canyons, its length being about twenty miles. It is said that the early prospector took out considerable gold from crevicing in the canyon and primitive means of washing the shallow gravels. The deeper and supposedly far richer deposit at the mouth of the canyon being too hard a proposition at the time for those old pioneers. There are three main forks or feeders, each about six miles in length, and from the disintegrating action of the glacier and running water tearing and hurling down the massive mountain material, three great road ways or valleys through which the waters now flow have been carved out and extend back into the very heart of these high mountain elevations. Numerous quartz, porphyry, and metamorphosed slate dykes traverse the region. Great masses of volcanic and andesitic breccias are profusely scattered over this section. In this narrow canyon, miners at different times at low water have taken out by crevicing, sluicing and rocking considerable gold. The gold which is found here occurs in flat pieced and is of a

Looking out of the Base Metal Mine at Field, BC.  Photo courtesy Golden Museum coarser nature. Nuggets from the value of 25 cents up to 3 or 4 dollars are common and event to the value of 80 dollars have been found. The surface of the gold is very smooth, pointing to the fact that it has been swept down the stream over the hard and polished bed rock for a considerable distance, after being liberated from its ferruginous and rock association. The gold has a very rich yellow appearance and assays at $18.75 per

ounce. Numerous small stringers of quartz were seen along the course of the canyon in the formation, and more particularly at the mouth, where they are running directly across the canyon. The facilities for mining here are very favorable, there being plenty of mining timber close at hand, and the work can be safely and economically carried on throughout the year. Miners’ wages for underground work

are $2.50 per day and board; all necessary supplies can be bought from the merchants here at reasonable prices. This property is situated about six miles south of Golden, on Canyon Creek. The stream rises in the Selkirk range of mountains and is said to be about 20 miles in length. It flows in a south-easterly direction and enters the Columbia River about six miles above Golden, a station on the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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Ian Johnston will be doing a free slide show and presentation at the Golden Civic Centre on Feb. 28 starting at 7 p.m.  Photo Submitted

Art Gallery of Golden hosts Ian Johnston Darryl Crane The Art Gallery of Golden has arranged with noted Canadian artist Ian Johnston to do a free talk and slide show presentation at the Golden Civic Centre starting at 7 p.m on Feb. 28. The presentation called “Reinventing Consumption” explores global issues regarding consumerism and consumption. This time Johnston is searching for inspiration at the other end of the waste stream while traversing the idea of invention and accidental discovery. From large-scale ceramic wall installations, to massive inflatable breathing environments, accidental discoveries amongst the inven-

tion process have taken the artist on a journey of unexpected turns. The project started in 2010 with research at the European Ceramic Work Centre in Holland, and then continued at Red Deer College in 2011. More recently the work has continued at Columbus State University in Georgia, where Johnston was a resident artist in their visiting scholar program. Currently (Feb. 8 to March 25, 2013) being shown at the Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo, the work will tour Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario ending at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton at the end of 2014. Ian Johnston is an architect turned sculptor based in Nel-

son, B.C. Since the mid-90s he has been pursuing an interest in ceramic and more recently large-scale installations that often include ceramic. Johnston studied architecture at Algonquin College, and Carleton University in Ottawa and with the University of Toronto at Paris, France. Prior to opening his Nelson studio in 1996 he spent five years working at the Bauhaus Academy in post Berlin Wall East Germany. At the Bauhaus, together with two architects, he developed and facilitated a series of workshops around themes of urban renewal and public intervention in a tumultuous time of cultural transformation. His recent body of work, Refuse

Culture: Archaeology of Consumption, examines our relationship with the environment in a series of installations using ceramic and mixed media appealing to multiple senses of the viewer. For those of you interested in the artistic journey and process as much as the final product, this opportunity to share in Johnston’s journey these past few years will be very illuminating for your own process. The presentation will also encourage people that working towards a sustainable and healthy world, is something everyone can be involved with for a better future. This is a free presentation supported by the Art Gallery of Golden. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; John-

ston’s presentation at 7 p.m. for about an hour, with time for a question and answer session.

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This may be in the form of visiting a home of the family that has lost someone, going for a coffee and just listening to the concerns that the family member has after a loss. All local hospice workers are trained volunteers who are willing to work with families that may just need someone to talk to and share their loss. Referral to a hospice worker can come from the family who feels they cannot cope with the stress of a loved one dying; a pastor, a nurse or doctor, or a family member or friend.  If you know someone who may need this service please feel free to call 250-344-6300. “Hospice care allows people to live until they die, their families to live with them as they are dying and to go on living afterwards”  Elizabeth Kubber-Ross.

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Free antioxidant scan offered on March 8 and 9 Darryl Crane Three independent distributors for Monavie in Golden are getting ready to offer people a free antioxidant scan at Elite Nutrition on March 8 and 9. “With the Monavie View Antioxidant Scanner you can quickly get a view of your general antioxidant levels by reading the flavonoids and carotenoids in their bodies,” said Linda Pecora. The non-invasive scan, that takes about 10 seconds, allows the distributors to gauge a person’s antioxidant levels. “It is going to tell you what is going on inside of your body,” said Gladys Neumann. She went on and said people sometimes forget they need to be healthy both on the inside and out. “You need to eat fruits and vegetables, have less stress in your life and get a good quality of sleep. These things all contribute to the inside of your body being healthy,” she said. The machine itself shines a light which reflects on the skin of a person’s finger. This scan reads the antioxidant levels in your skin. The information is then sent to the distributors’ iPhone or Android, and the client will be able to find out where their levels are. “If you bite into an apple and leave the apple on the counter for five minutes, it will start to brown. That is the apple oxidizing. If you take that apple and dip it in lemon juice and sit it on the counter it will stop browning,” said owner of Elite Nutrition, Mike Pecora. “The lemon juice is the antioxidants to the apple which stops the apple from aging.” A person can also decide to do a full scan for a small fee which will give more detailed information for the person tested. “The full scan gives you an actual number on the life score system to show where you are on the antioxidant scale,” said Linda. Anyone will be able to contact the distributors to receive their free scan. “What we are trying to do is create an awareness


(Pictured left to right) Lynette Snopek, Linda Pecora and Gladys Neumann show off a new antioxidant scanner, which they will be demonstrating at Elite Nutrition on March 8 and 9.   Darryl Crane/Star Photo for people of what their health levels are because it is a lifestyle choice. It is not only what you put in you body and if you exercise. There are air pollutants out there that get in our body that we do not have a choice about,” said Linda. “People measure their weight and their body fat. This will measure your internal health,” said distributor Lynette Snopek.

The free scanning event will be happening from 12-7 p.m. on March 8 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 9 at Elite Nutrition (407, 9th Ave. N.) The distributors will also be taking part in the Golden Spring Home & Lifestyle Show on April 26 and 27. People who are interested learning more can email the distributors at, or

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EXHIBITORS EARLYBIRD DEADLINE ENDS on March 1st! ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT to secure your booth! Chamber members receive $100.00 off of the booth cost Contact:

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Nomination period opens for Kootenay Music Awards Black Press Staff Kootenay Music Awards are back for a second year of celebrating our homegrown talent. Sponsored by the Nelson Brewing Company, and Black Press, the awards are currently accepting nominations for artists in every genre of music — from punk rock to folk bands and electronic producers. There’s also awards for the year’s best artist, album and song. “If you’re making music in the Kootenays and you have an MP3 you can send us, we want to hear from you,” said Chad Hansen founder and president of the Kootenay Music Awards. A panel of music industry professionals will listen to every submission and shortlist the top four or five entries in each of the 10 categories. Then it will be up to the public to decide with their online votes which artists deserve the titles. The winners will be announced at an awards banquet at Nelson’s Spiritbar on May 10. Hansen said the contest provides incredible exposure for the shortlisted artists. “Last year, artists were getting 2,000 unique listens on the tracks up for awards,” he said. “It’s a really great opportunity for an up-andcomer or established artists alike to get exposed to new audiences in all of the communities in the Kootenays.”

Last year it was Fernie’s Shred Kelly that went away with coveted title of Artist of the Year, while Nelson’s The Automation was named best new band. Hansen can’t wait to see who will enter the competition this year. “There’s so much musical talent in the Kootenays,” he said. “There’s great bands just jamming in their basements or playing for the dinner crowd at local restaurants — we want to dig out those hidden gems.” With the help of Black Press community papers, including (insert your paper’s name), all the performers in the running for an award will be in the spotlight. “The reach of the awards has grown exponentially,” Hansen said. “We’ll be exposing people to artists from Golden to Grand Forks and all the communities in between.” To nominate yourself or someone else for a Kootenay Music Award, go to and click “nominate” in the page banner. Nominations close March 31 and online voting will run April 7 to 30. Other sponsors for the event are AM Ford (Platinum), Selkirk College (Platinum)6, Chatterson Drive (Gold), Wapiti Music Festival (Gold), Kootenay Savings Credit Union (Gold), Bee Kissed Body Piercing (Gold), Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism (Gold) and Nelson’s Ric’s Lounge and Grill (Silver).

Chad Hansen, pictured above, at the Kootenay Music Awards at last year’s awards banquet. This year’s Kootenay Music Awards are currently seeking nominations.  Photo Submitted

2nd Annual

Kootenay Music Awards The Golden Star in partnership with 11 other Kootenay Newspapers are heading up the 2nd annual 2013 Kootenay Music Awards. Artists and fans alike will begin submitting their favourites from the past year starting in March and voting in April with the Awards Gala on May 10th. This is your opportunity to be a major sponsor for 10 weeks you will be promoted across the Kootenay’s in 12 newspapers and other promotional material.

Belle Plaine will be playing a live show at The Truffle Pigs on March 13.  Photo Submitted

Belle Plaine to play The Truffle Pigs Golden Star Staff The Truffle Pigs in Field is hosting Regina’s “Best Singer” for a concert on Tuesday March 13. Belle Plaine is an acoustic-guitar playing, storytelling vocalist whose debut full-length album, Notes From a Waitress, reached number three on the National Jazz Chart. Plaine describes the album she recorded at Edmontone Studios along with several fellow Grant MacEwan College alumni. “I wanted the songs to read as a travelogue from the other side of the world and back. They’re like souvenirs from each journey. It’s my thowback to the vocal jazz of the 1960s. Think of Peggy Lee and Julie London. I created Notes From a Waitress in the spirit of these artists,” she said. The success of this album, combined with an assertive touring scheduling has caught the attention of the Canadian fans and music industry

alike. Belle Plaine (a.k.a. Melanie Hankewich) was selected by the 2013 Juno Host committee as the artist performer and representative to perform and scrum with media at both local announcement and national nominee announcement. She was also recently offered official showcases at BreakOut West and the Folk Alliance International Conference. Her music and live show have attracted favourable attention from CBC personality Grand Lawrence and Juno-nominee jazz songstress Jill Barber. Belle Plaine’s own brand of jazz fusion unites swing with vintage country and feminine pop. Audiences experience a genre-crossing set list that includes her original music, sensual jazz standards such as Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out by Nina Simone, folk anthems such as Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Released, and country classics such as Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys. The Truffle Pigs show is at 7 p.m. on March 13, and admission is by donation.

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YOU ARE HERE. AND SO ARE WE. The art of Erica Konrad will be on display at the Art Gallery of Golden from Feb. 22 to March 26.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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The Art Gallery of Golden will be showing the encaustic work of artist Erica Konrad between Feb. 22 through March 26. Konrad will be showing pieces in this show which were created using the encaustic process. On her website Konrad explained the method of this type of artistic work. “I use encaustic as a medium, with oil stick and oil paint. Layers are built up, fused with heat, exposed and then covered again. I employ mark-making, adding, subtracting, and incising to get to the desired image – the one that is complete, bringing closure to the process. Working quickly with the hot wax requires Zen-like concentration and releases the thinking mind…Encaustic is the medium which consists of molten beeswax, damar resin, and pigments that are fused after application into a continuous layer and fixed to a support with heat. This achieves a lustrous enamel appearance.” Konrad said the word “encaustic” comes from the Greek “enkausticos” and means to burn in, which refers to the process of fusing the paint. She said that this is a durable medium and an excellent investment. This is due to the fact that beeswax is impervious to moisture. Because of this it will not deteriorate, it will not yellow, and it will not darken. As an artist Konrad is inspired by what she sees around her. “I am largely inspired by the natural world, but I am also inspired by abstract impressionism,” she said. “I take a bit from many things to make my works.” She is also very excited about having a tour through the Kootenay region. “It is so lovely. This is my first show of the tour. The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Columbia Basin Trust gave me a grant to create these paintings. I am thrilled to be in Golden partially because my parents lived here,” she said. Konrad added that even though her father enjoys painting in a way very different from her, he is an inspiration for her. “I am inspired by him and there was always art around our house,” she said. “He doesn’t paint abstract impressionism. It is very different from what I do. I went a different way.” She also took time to explain what the art on this tour deals with. “There are seven paintings representing the waggle dance of bees. It is the directions and distance to a food source from the hive. The seven paintings represent the fact that it is considered one of the seven wonders of the animal behaviour world. I also have one representing of the hive. It is my way of honouring the bees whose wax I use.”
 Erica Konrad is an artist living and working in Nelson, British Columbia – a small arts town in the West Kootenay. Her background is a formal University education (BA Honours) in environmental studies, which has laid the foundation for her intense inspiration from the natural world.

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Red hot Golden Rockets grab three straight in playoffs Darryl Crane The Golden Rockets have taken a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven series against the Kimberley Dynamiters in first-round action of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoffs. Both teams came out hitting in the first period of game one, but no one could score until over half way through the second period when Rockets forward Connor Beauchemin scored his first goal of the playoffs. A little over four minutes later the Rockets took advantage of a power play opportunity when Keith Wake scored. Bobby Kashuba scored only seven seconds into the third period, but the Dynamiters were not done in the game and scored their first goal midway through the final period. Near the end of the game the Rockets got into penalty trouble and Kimberley took advantage with 1:16 left in the period. Down by only one goal, the Dynamiters pulled their goalie to try and tie things up but the Rockets held on and got the puck down the ice where Josh Jewell tapped it into the empty net with only one second remaining on the clock. The Golden Rockets scored 12 times in game two of the series in a blow out on home ice.

Midway through the first period the Rockets top line stepped up with two goals in seconds from Beauchemin. Before the end of the first the Rockets scored twice with goals from Brett DeFrias and Kashuba. Beauchemin started the scoring in the second period, securing his first hat trick of the playoffs. But the Rockets night of scoring was just beginning. The team would get goals from Jacob Bergeron, Carter Cochrane and Keith Wake before the end of the second period to hold an 8-2 lead. After giving up four powerplay goals in the first two periods, the Dynamiters continued to get themselves into penalty trouble in the third and the Rockets continued to take advantage. Wake, Braeden Allkins and Blake Roney all scored power-play goals in the third period. Even when the Dynamiters got on their own power play things did not end well as Rockets forward Felix Larouche netted a shorthanded goal midway through the period. After the game Rockets head coach Ty Davidson explained why he was not too surprised on the game’s outcome. “I don’t know if I would have predicted quite to this extent but I did say last night that if we played our A game they would have all they could handle and more. They did have that tonight,”

he said. “I thought we played unbelievable tonight.” Davidson was hoping the momentum caused by the game would carry over for the rest of the series. “Momentum is an incredible thing not only on the positive side but on the negative side of things. They can’t be thinking too many good thoughts. They are down 2-0 and we just beat them 12-2. I think we owned them all night long. Their two goals we put in ourselves, and whenever we did get in a scrap James Leonard (the Rockets goalie) was incredible again.” The Golden Rockets then went on the road a grabbed a 7-3 road win. Beauchemin started the game off with a goal 39 seconds into the game. The Rockets grabbed a 2-0 lead a little over two minutes later when Cochrane scored his second of the playoffs. The Rockets seemed to have the game well in hand when Begeron gave them a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the first period. However, the Dynamiters did not give up and came back to score two goals before the end of the first period. At 2:15 of the second period the Dynamiters tied the game up but the Rockets would quickly strike back with two goals as Begeron and Beauchemin scored their second goals of the night only 31 seconds apart. Brad Orr netted

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Rockets forward Connor Beauchemin celebrates after scoring against the Kimberley Dynamiters in KIJHL playoff action.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo a shorthanded goal early in the third period which was followed up by a goal from Larouche. The Rockets then clamped down in their own zone to lock up their third straight win against the Dynamiters.

Due to the publication date the Rockets will have played more games between the printing date and when the paper arrives on news stands. To keep up to date with the playoffs got to The Golden Star website at

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Lucas Wilkins celebrates after scoring a spectacular goal during the Golden Rams Minor Hockey Association’s A/B home hockey tournament on Feb. 23.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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Golden figure skaters host annual carnival Jessica Schwitek The Golden Figure Skating Club is getting ready to host their biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Ice Show Carnival. “The club has been around since 1970. This isn’t the 40th anniversary, but we’re taking that theme of the club being around for 40 years. So the

WORLD DAY of PRAYER 2013 I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me – Written by the Women of France On Friday, March 1, 2013, the women of France invite you to Join them in the World Day of Prayer celebration, praying under the theme, “I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me”. Each year the World Day of Prayer service brings with it a feeling of curiosity. What will we learn about the theme and the focus country? What will challenge, inspire and encourage us? “Our experience of being a stranger and then becoming welcomed empower us to build connections and create community where all are welcomed.” The women of France introduce us to six women on their committee. We learn their names and we learn that some have come from other parts of Europe and Africa. With this introduction we realize that the World Day of Prayer Committee of France is inclusive and representative of the multi-cultural complexity of France. Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer service and learn more about the culture and heritage of France. Join Christians in more than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather on the World Day of Prayer to pray and act in solidarity with the people of France.

carnival will be skating through the ages of music from the last 40 years,” said Karen Nemecek, head coach for the club. “The kids had a lot of input in the music this year. Ninety-nine per cent of it was chosen by the kids.” There will be about 50 skaters participating in this year’s carnival, with many performing in six or seven numbers. The club has been working hard at getting these numbers ready since January. “The choreography is done by myself, I put it together in my head off ice. And when I get on the ice I ask the skaters if it’s working for them, and how we can make it better. So they have input there too,” said Nemecek. This is a busy time of year for the club, as they are also getting ready for their test day, which will be only a week and a half after the carnival. So the

About 50 skaters with the Golden Figure Skating Club are performing at the annual carnival on Mar. 2. Star Photo skaters are working to be prepared for both, and they have an old friend back in town to help them out. “Right now Morgan Jmaiff is back with the club and helping us out. Right now we don’t have a ton of ice time to fit in all the lessons that are needed to produce a carnival,

plus get ready for test day,” said Nemecek. Jmaiff is a former competitive skater with the club, and is back in town for the season helping them get ready for their two biggest events of the year. The club has already had a successful year, competing in four competitions that

resulted in more podium finishes than last year. The Ice Show is taking place at the Golden Arena on Saturday March 2. There are two shows, 2 and 7 p.m., and tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and kids 14 and under, and free for kids five and under.

A local World Day of Prayer service will be held at: Seventh-Day- Adventist Church – March 1, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. 917 – 11th Street S For more information on the WDP service in this community, please contact: Mrs. Yvonne Johnson - 250-244-4795

Behind the Wheel Texting While Stopped at a Red Light Intersections can be dangerous places both because it is a place of high crash risk, but also because it can be a place with a significant risk for being ticketed. Traffic police have become creative when working at intersections as related in the article Beware the Flower Clown and Other Roadside Characters. Last week’s character held a Happy Valentine’s Day sign and was watching for drivers texting at the red light. Almost 80 drivers stopped at the red light, grabbed their cell phones and started to text. Almost 80 drivers were flagged out of traffic and ticketed for doing so in the few hours that the operation lasted. It was much too easy to catch offenders said the officers who operated the check. Did these people think that it was OK to text as long as their vehicles were not moving? Clearly their attention was drawn to the phone as it is no secret that police use this tactic and the character with the sign was in plain view. If they had paid proper attention to the driving task they would have been able to identify the threat and avoid the ticket! Just in case you missed it, “use” includes simply holding the device in a position in which it may be used and this is illegal when you are driving or operating a motor vehicle on a highway. When you are the driver, sitting in your vehicle waiting at a red light is operating a motor vehicle on a highway. 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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Christina Benty and Jeff Dolinsky perform with the Parson Jazz Cooperative at the Rotary Gala on Feb. 23. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Rotary fundraising gala a success Jessica Schwitek More than 200 people came out to support the Early Learning and Care Stakeholder Action Group (ELCSAG) at the Golden Rotary’s fundraising gala. The guests were fed a delicious steak dinner by the Whitetooth Bistro (including dessert from Kickin Thyme Catering), and were kept entertained by performances from Krista and the Crybabies, the Parson Jazz Cooperative, and DJ Mihajic Touch. The Rotary Club organized the fundraiser to

support ELCSAG in their goal of opening an early learning and care HUB. The group looked for an existing space to put the HUB, but was unable to find one in Golden that fit their needs. They will instead be building the centre next to Alexander Park Elementary School. The Rotary Gala was the kick-off to their fundraising for this project, and was a great way to get it started. Not only did the event raise more than $12,000 from ticket sales, 50/50 draws, a VIP table draw, and various donations (particularly from the staff at The Golden Taps, and Elite Nutrition), but Rotary also put in their own donation of $25,000.

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Top Notch service in Golden for the past 27 years Darryl Crane For the last 27 years Top Notch Clothing Emporium has been a staple of the business community of Golden. Owned by Deborah and Brent Kwiatek, the store has something for everyone, but when it began 27 years ago Deborah was not thinking that it was going to keep her busy for this long. “Not really, no. I think at the beginning I thought about making it through the first five years.” Over the years the business has developed into a very different store than what it looked like originally. “It has changed a lot. When I first started it was just mens and then I started carrying a little bit of ladies. When Brent came we got more into ladies and outgrew the spot next door,” she said. “The we

started doing the snowboard stuff. When we first moved into the store we are now in we had to spread out stock to make it look nice. Now we have almost outgrown this spot too.” The couple also said they have always tried to do their best to serve their customers. “I think we just keep trying to bring in what people want, and give good customer service. We try and make everybody happy,” Deborah said. “We have had some great customers. We have noticed more Alberta customers over the past few years who come here and shop. They really like the store because in the city it is hard to find a store that has everything under one roof. That has helped us a lot having those people come here. We really appreciate all the support we get. We wouldn’t be here without the customers.”

Pictured above are Deborah and Brent Kwiatek along with their dog Apollo. The owners of Top Notch Clothing Emporium and Brent’s Board Shop are currently celebrating their 27th anniversary in Golden and wanted to say thank you for all the support they have received.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo


Packhorses and Predictions in BC’s Northern Rockies with Wayne Sawchuk Join us for an evening of stunning photography and stories as we follow Wayne’s adventures on horseback across Northern British Columbia. Saturday, March 2nd 7:30 pm St. Andrew’s United Church and Centre for Peace Admission by Donation Presented by Wildsight


Shelley Zajsek receives the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education from Kootenay—Columbia MP David Wilks.  Darryl Crane Star Photo

David Wilks updates Golden Council Jessica Schwitek Member of Parliament David Wilks was in Golden last week, and stopped by the regular town council meeting to give an update on what has been going on in Ottawa. As a former member of the First Nations Committee, Wilks discussed two bills that he believes will positively affect on life on reserves. Bill S2, the Matrimonial Property Bill, allows all First Nations people to own land on reserve. “That’s never been allowed since 1867. It will change a lot of opportunities for owning land on reserves, and we believe that it will solve a lot of the problems,” said Wilks, adding that First Nations

women, who are responsible for the home yet don’t own it, in particular will gain a lot of power through this bill. Bill C27 affects the governance on reserves, and will bring all chiefs and councillors of First Nations in line with all other levels of government. This means they will now have to divulge expenses information such as salaries. “That will come into effect sometime in March or April, and then there’s a 90-day period for First Nations to fall into line with that,” said Wilks. Starting this week, Wilks has been transferred from the First Nations Committee to the Justice Committee, which he says falls in line nicely with his background in law enforcement. “One that’s near and dear

to my heart, and I think it will make a big difference, is Bill C42, which is amendments to the RCMP Act. It now allows the commissioner of the RCMP to fire someone if they are not doing their job properly,” he said. “Since 1873, the commissioner of the RCMP had no authority to fire anyone. That’s why if they had a ‘problem child’ they would just transfer them, because that’s all he or she could do. “I think that’s a long time coming. I’m a retired member of the RCMP, and I’m all for it. That’s probably the problem that we’ve had all along, there hasn’t been enough opportunity for the commissioner to do his due diligence. Now they’ll be given that opportunity.”

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Econo Lodge finds the perfect partner in Golden Darryl Crane A family-owned hotel in Golden has joined up with Econo Lodge to provide a wider source of service for people who live in or, come to the Golden area. Nick and Karan Uppal, are the owners of the hotel located at 91510th Ave. S. which opened its doors 18 years ago. “It was the chance for Nick to try something different,” said Karan. “He came here from England and stepped into it and has done very well ever since.” Karan explained that the decision was made to join the Econo Lodge after almost a year of negotiations. “Partnering up with Choice Hotels was very exciting. They are an amazing group of people to work with. I think we are extremely excited to be the only Choice Hotel in the Kootenays. It was a chance to bring in a different franchise to the area,” Karan said. “We were really ready for a change and are now reinvented as the Econo Lodge.” “I think this is a wonderful opportunity,” said Kim Scrivens of Choice Hotels US. “Econo Lodge was a brand in the United States. Choice purchased it over 20 years ago. It is a very involved brand throughout the U.S. and Canada. There have been many changes throughout the years and we are constantly evolving.” Scrivens added that she has found Golden to be a wonderful place to visit. “It is a charming place and the people here have been wonderful. I have been doing this for a very long time and it is nice to deal with people who are so excited and involved in looking towards the future,” she said. Some of the differences people will notice right away when they stay

at the hotel will be in the look of the rooms. “Our rooms are being renovated right from the top to the bottom. We have new beds, carpets and they have been painted. The bathrooms have also been redone,” Karan said. In the near future the hotel will also be bringing in new flat screen televisions and new beds are being added to rooms every day. Samantha Aastrom is the general manager of the hotel, and has worked with the family for eight years. She is very impressed with the new future she sees for the hotel. “I think there is a lot more opportunity now. Things will be running smooth in the future and having the rooms redone is huge for the guests. I expect to see many happy people in the future,” she said. Scrivens added, “You have to stay fresh over the years and make sure you look at things like bedding, amenities and breakfast. Things like this are huge. We have many benefits that people can learn more about online at or” The location of the hotel is also a big draw for guests who come to Golden. “Our location is a key as well. We are downtown near the restaurants, bars and shopping. We have Overwaitea and a liquor store right across the road. The cinema is a two minute walk down the road and the Pedestrian Bridge is close. People choose us because of the location,” Nick said. “Everything is in walking distance. There is no driving involved and Golden is beautiful to walk around,” Karan said. Aastrom added that the hotel has always had many returning customers and she is excited to see how they react to the new look.

Pictured from left to right are Karan and Nick Uppal who own the Econo Lodge in Golden, Kim Scrivens of Choice Hotels US and Samantha Aastrom who is the general manager of the hotel.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Engineering student looks to manage his summer through painting Darryl Crane Jake Barrault was born and raised in Golden, and will be returning this summer to take on a unique summer job. Through the Scholars Edge Painting, Barrault will spend this summer managing a painting company in the Golden area. “It is a company based out of Calgary who interviewed a few hundred people. Out of that selection group I got a job,” he said. “What I will be doing is running a painting business in town and gaining valuable experience at the same time.” Barrault explained that he is going to

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be hiring people for the jobs in town and is looking forward to the challenge of running the business. “It is going to be a challenge and very interesting,” he said. The first-year engineering student at Mount Royal University in Calgary will be receiving help in getting set up from the company, which is a great asset according to Barrault. “It is a student company that goes through many universities in Canada. For me I think it will have a benefit down the road when I start looking for work in the engineering field. You always want to stand out a little bit,” he said. The company will offer both interior

and exterior painting for both homes and businesses with estimates starting on March 2. Actual painting will happen between April 20, up until the end of August. “It is a nice way to be able to come back home for the summer. I am very interested in the management aspect of the opportunity. I also feel I am good at working with people so I wanted to give this a try.” Anyone interested in learning more or setting up a meeting for an estimate can call Barrault at 250-344-0260. “I am going to work very hard for the customers and I think it is going to be a very good summer.”

Jake Barrault is looking forward to painting in Golden.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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Cook. $12 - $14 per hour 40 hours per week. Email resume to: careers@ or drop off resume between Noon-5:00pm. EXPERIENCED PARTS person for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Or Email to: GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message for Information: 1800-972-0209.

Looking for a Permanent P/T Community Health Worker for Golden Health Centre. Alpine Rafting Golden BC requires 1 Full Time & 1 Part Time BUS DRIVER for Summer 2013 Season. $16/hr. As part of the operations team you will work in the delivery of our day of rafting to our clients. Driving clients from our office to our rafting departure point. You will also be asked to help with the loading and unloading of gear for the clients. Perks include lots of time outdoors, complimentary rafting and a positive work environment. Email or Fax resume to employment@alpine 1-866-220-7844. Best Western Mountainview Inn is looking for a cafe cook, and barista. Apply with resume in person at Best Western 1024 - 11th Street N. Golden, BC Glacier Raft Company requires Class 2 Bus Drivers. Standard transmission. Full & Part time Mid May to September. Email resume to or call 250-344-6521.


Sales RETAIL Trade Supervisor for the long board/skateboard industry. Secondary school & Several years of experience in sales, specifically related to the long boarding/skateboarding industry. $17/hour. Please apply through email at, or

Help Wanted

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ENGLISH Bull Terrier puppies, (Don Cherry dog), CKC, CH bloodlines, Ex Family pet, $2000 (604) 853-4273

$100 & Under QUEEN size beds (250)344-0780

Help Wanted

The Golden Women’s Resource Centre is currently accepting applications for the following positions: ¡ Executive Director & Outreach Coordinator ¡ Special Projects Coordinator Please visit itoolkit.asp?pg=OPPORTUNITIES_FOR_EM for complete job descriptions and application details. The deadline to apply for both positions is noon, Monday, March 4th.

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Trades, Technical

CAREERS AT CBT Manager, Community Initiatives (13-14 month maternity leave coverage) A detailed description can be viewed at or requested from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. Please forward resumes to CZOPPO145.BSDI GPSDPOTJEFSBUJPO XXXDCUPSHt

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Commercial Transport Mechanics Needed in Kitimat

Kitimat is located in the northwest corner of British Columbia, which hosts a population of over 8,000 people. It is located at the head of the Douglas Channel and provides amazing ďŹ shing opportunities in both fresh water and salt water. The Kitimat Valley is a scenic valley with all kinds of wildlife and is a playground for outdoors enthusiasts. The community of Kitimat has every type of recreational facility possible.

Career Opportunities


21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes:

GENERAL MANAGER Community Futures East Kootenay in Cranbrook, BC has an opportunity for an established business professional to further their career as General Manager. The GM is responsible for the broad roles of Community Futures, including the management of the loans portfolio, overseeing the effective administration and delivery of the various programs offered, and promoting economic development within the East Kootenay region of BC. CFEK offers a competitive salary and full benefit package. For more information about this rewarding position, see the full job description on our website:Â The deadline for applications is March 11, 2013.

As a Commercial Transport Mechanic you will be performing preventative maintenance and repairs on a eet of coaches, transit and school buses in a well-equipped three bay union shop. The position offers $38.00 per hour base rate with additional premiums depending on certiďŹ cations. We also provide a generous beneďŹ t package which includes Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Eyecare, Tool and Boot Allowance and a Pension.

Please e-mail: phil.malnis@ďŹ or fax 250-632-2154 We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Merchandise for Sale



Heavy Duty Machinery

Apt/Condo for Rent

Seasonal Acommodation


$449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo 1-888-481-9660.

Re: The estate of Phyllis Higgs Ottoson, deceased, formerly of 606 -12th Street South, Golden, B.C.

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD:

1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or check online at:

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030

2 bdrm mobile home at Nicholson. Pets welcome. 250-344-8551. LARGE newly reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm apt., NS, no pets, no parties, laundry facilities. Walking distance to all amen., DD req. (1-250)344-0780 Radium - 405 Top unit Pinewood West building. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, underground parking, fully furnished. All inclusive. Avail immediately. $1000/mth. Call Lina @ 403-264-2782 or 403277-7898 ask for Emilio 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 immd. Sorry no pets, N/S, no parties. 250344-8113 Twin Rivers - 1 & 2 bdrm apts. No parties, N/S, no pets. Laundry facilities, Security doors. Best Deal in Town! 250-344-8113.

Apartment Furnished 1&2 bdr. furnished suites. Utilities included. Close to amenities. No pets, parties. DD. Internet available. 250-344-8429, or 344-0604.

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

Cottages / Cabins

Shared Accommodation Shared Accommodation in Golden. $450 incl util. Close to College. 1248 Alexander Dr. 403-820-0785.

Suites, Lower 2 Bdr. basement suite. No pets, no parties, N/S. Laundry facilities. Aval March 1st 250344-0604. 2 bdr suite. Nicest suite in town! N/S, no parties, no pets. Avail Mar 1. All incl. $1100/mth. 250-439-1055. 403-497-9303

Suites, Upper Two Bedroom walk-out suite with garage FOR RENT. Furnished $950 (utl. incl.) Across from Nicholson school. NS/NP Call Evelyn at 250-344-1372. Upper bachelor Suite avail in Nicholson. Util incl. N/P, N/S. Avail April 1. Call 344-1372.

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.


Auto Financing

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 2BR Cabin 8 mi S of Golden. Secluded acreage. N/S. Refs req. $800/mo. Avail Mar 1. 403 461-4090 / 403 286-3391.

Misc for Rent


Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Phyllis Higgs Ottoson are hereEy notiÀed under section  of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executrices, Dorothy Lynn Ottoson and Vicki Louane Loader, c/o Graves & Russell, Barristers and Solicitors, 21 ² 0 Anderson Road, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 1S2, on or before 2 0arch 201, after Zhich date the executrices Zill distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executrices then has notice.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Allan William Ottoson, deceased, formerly of 606 -12th Street South, Golden, B.C.


Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Allan William Ottoson are hereby notiÀed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the administratrix, Vicki Loader, c/o Graves & Russell, Barristers and Solicitors, 218 – 8055 Anderson Road, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 1S2, on or before 28 March 2013, after which date the administratrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the administratrix then has notice.

Visit our website for complete rental listings Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell)

Real Estate


Each ofďƒžce is independently owned & operated.

For Sale By Owner 12 plex apt bldg. Info at: search Golden ID #65220.

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Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1, 2, and 3 bdrm apts for rent avail Mar 1. Visit or call/txt 250-439-1128 for more info.

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


Homes for Rent 2 Bedroom renovated older house, downtown Golden. No pets or parties. References and Damage Deposit required. Long-term preferred. $950/mth + utilities. Located on a large commercial lot and is suitable for business use also. Telephone 250-344-6710. 3 bdr, 2 bath home in the Blaeberry. High speed internet & Sat TV available. Wood & electric heat, large yard, room for horses & dogs. Seasonal or long term. $850/mth. Available now. 250-344-5888. 5 bdrm 2.5 bath house for rent $1050/month utls incld. 250344-5648 Cozy 2 Bdr house near Pine Drive. Low heating costs. N/S. $700/mth. 250-344-5992.

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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Vehicle Wanted Wanted: for parts 1976-1984 VW Rabbit/Jetta or up to 1989 Cabriolet. Email:

Snowmobiles 2010 Yamaha Nytro MTX, 162 track, 7000kms, stock except tunnel dump exhaust, steering re-locater, and CFR board/gas rack. Great shape! $7000 OBO. 250-344-0399.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 The Golden Star

CBT proposals to be heard Golden McDonalds is proud to support our local economy by hiring locals. We currently have openings for Team Leaders and Swing Managers. Competitive salary and benefits. Must be able to work shift work, including weekends. Must have high school diploma and 1-3 years experience in a fast paced restaurant environment. To apply, go to

w w w. wo rk s fo rm e . c a and click on Golden.

Project applicants for Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs will be presenting their proposals to the public in two evening sessions, Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Golden Seniors Centre. After each short presentation there will be an opportunity for questions from the Town of Golden’s Community Funds Local Selection Committee and the public. Twenty-five applications for the Golden and Area A program will be presented over the two nights, with a total funding request of $474,185.07.  Photo Submitted


• Are you ready to work for a company you can truly believe in? • Do you take pride in efficiently producing a superior quality product? • Are you constantly learning and asking the right questions? • Do you believe in being challenged and always bettering yourself? Brisco Wood Preservers Ltd., a major Canadian Pole Producer of CCA treated wood poles to Western utilities and communications companies, is seeking to hire Labourers for our plant in Brisco, BC. Our main treating facility is located just north of Radium Hot Springs in the beautiful Columbia Valley in British Columbia. Brisco Wood Preservers’ second treating facility is located in Peers, Alberta. In addition to our pole manufacturing and treating, Brisco also produces large engineered beams from LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) in our laminating plant Brisco Manufacturing Ltd. Brisco sells treated posts, rails, plywood and lumber and we also custom treat a variety of wood products. General Summary: Reporting to the Yard Supervisor, the Labourer is required to learn various tasks including utility pole production, lumber piling, utility pole framing, counting inventory as well as general cleanup and other duties as required. Key Responsibilities: • Perform tasks efficiently focusing on Safety, Quality and Production while meeting deadlines. • Using a variety of equipment such as chainsaw, brander, drills and other hand tools. • Fill out paperwork accurately. • Work effectively together with assigned crew. • Following established procedures to safely produce high quality results. Qualifications: • Experience in Lumber mill production or manufacturing an asset. Willing to train the right candidate. • Ability to follow direction and work together with others to complete assigned tasks. • Ability to use simple mathematics. • Background in the Forest Industry a definite asset. • Self reliant, organized, motivated and quality oriented. This is a full time position, which offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. How to Apply: Please address cover letter and resume to Corey Boilard – VP Operations and e-mail pdf file to: or Fax to 250-346-3218 Deadline for application is 5:00 pm (MST) Friday, March 15, 2013.

Wayne Sawchuck will be presenting Ride the Divide: Packhorses and Predictions in BC’s Northern Rockies in Golden.  Photo Submitted

Packhorses and Predictions comes to Golden Maryann Emery Wildsight Golden Come hunters, horse lovers, nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Wildsight presents the aweinspiring Wayne Sawchuck, well known photographer, ardent conservationist and wilderness guide. Ride the Divide: Packhorses and Predictions in BC’s Northern Rockies is a stunning presentation of stories and photographs through the eyes of Sawchuck. He said that his story is not only about the Muskwa-Kechika, a spectacular wilderness area in the north of British Columbia, it is also his personal story about how a logger, guide and trapper became a conservationist. Sawchuck, from the north of British Columbia, grew up working in his family’s logging business. On the off season, he would explore the Rockies and the Boreal forests with his buddies and his horses, and document his experiences. These days he leads wilderness expeditions

on horseback, into the Muskwa-Kechika. He has, in fact, written a book about the area, Muskwa-Kechika: The Wild Heart of Canada’s Northern Rockies. He has been recognized for his conservation work by the provincial and federal Canadian government, in particular regarding the establishment of the 6.4 million hectares of the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area. Sawchuck’s expeditions signify an opportunity for people to see for themselves the wilderness legacy of the Muskwa-Kechika. Kootenay local and well-known author and adventurer, Bruce Kirkby has joined Wayne on one of what he calls his “participatory” trips. Kirkby said that arguably no-one has played a bigger role in protecting the Muskwa-Kechika. Wayne will be speaking in Golden Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church and Centre for Peace. Admission is by donation. Check out Wildsight online at http://www.

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● Administration - David Allen, Ext 228 ● Finance - Lisa Vass, Ext 227 ● Operations, Public Works - Chris Cochran, Ext 226 ● Corporate Services - Jon Wilsgard, Ext 237 ● Recreation ServicesCommittee - Jordan Petrovics, Ext 225 Columbia Basin Trust Community Funds Local Selection ● Fire Department - Ken McClure, 250.344.6401 Are you community minded? Would you● like to be&aBuilding member- Gary of a Smith, local committee that helps people Planning Ext 235 ● Mayor’s Offiand ce -organizations Christina Benty, in ExtGolden 229 reach their dreams? This is the role of the CBT Community Funds Local Selection Committee which each year on behalf of ● Strategic Initiatives - David Love, Ext 249 Appointment hours - Tuesday 9:30 am toTown 12:00 pm Council adjudicates applications and awards nearly $300,000 to local organizations that strive to make our community better. We need to fill one vacancy on the committee and while we would be delighted to see a representative from our community youth, we will accept applications from anyone interested playing a part B.C. on this 810 9thinAve. S Golden V0Afun, 1H0rewarding, and very meaningful committee. The committee meets approximately five times year between and April during the annual CBT Community Funds 250per 344-2271 ● Fax January 250 344-6577 process. A measure of confidentiality and an unbiased outlook toward community development and understanding required. Town of Golden – RegularisOpen Council 2013 Proposed Annual Budget Package Now Available

You are entitled to know about our Annual Budget process and what we are proposing. Our Public Information Package provides some detail of what is involved in building the Annual Budget, important information to consider and understand, and what it may mean to you from a taxation perspective. Council passed first reading of the Annual Budget (Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw) on February 19th. Now is your opportunity to give us feedback. Council plans to give 2nd reading to the bylaw on March 19th, allowing nearly a month to hear from you. The deadline for public input will be 4:00pm, March 11th. This will allow time for council to consider and discuss all comments prior to its March 19th meeting. The Information Package is available: • In print at Town Hall and the Okanagan Regional Library • On our website at (Click on the Public Notice on the Homepage) • On our facebook page “Town of Golden”

How to Give Us Your Opinion •

Email us at Please title your email as “Comments on Annual Budget” • Start a conversation on our facebook page. • Come to Council’s regular meeting at 7:00pm, Tuesday, March 5th where time will be set aside for any member of the public wanting to speak to the proposed Annual Budget. • Write to us care of the Corporate Officer at Box 350, Golden, BC V0A 1H0. We look forward to hearing from you!

2013 Town Council Grant in Aid Program Application Process

Council’s Grant in Aid Program provides an annual cycle of relatively small scale allocations (typically less than $5,000) of financial assistance to community groups seeking support for proposals which will support the liveability of Golden. It 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. The program now requires formal application by community groups using a provided form. Applications are available at Town Hall or at (click on Local Government) and are due by February 28th in order to be considered for funding in 2013. For more information about the program, contact Viv Thoss, Council Clerk. A reminder that 2012 funding recipients who have not submitted a Post-Project Completion Report will be ineligible for 2013 and future funding.

Notice of 2013 Annual Utility Payments

Your annual residential utility bills for water, sewer, and solid waste services have now been mailed out, representing the fees required to provide these services to you during the course of a year as well as contributions to support future upgrades. The early payment discount has been eliminated. Details regarding this were included with your bill. Payments are due by 4:30pm, June 5th, 2013. Late payments will be subject to a 10% penalty.


Meeting: February 19, 2013 Mayor Christina Benty Awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal MP David Wilks presented Mayor Christina Benty with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for her dedicated service and contributions to the community. Engineering Services – Contract Award Council directed staff to award contracts for engineering services to Focus Corporation (Golden), consulting services relating to the waste water treatment plant to Urban Systems Ltd. (Kamloops), and consulting services relating to planning to MMM Group (Kelowna) for a three year term commencing in 2013. 14th Street Lift Station – Contract Award Council directed staff to award a contract for the installation of the package lift station and associated works to Maglio Installations Ltd. for a total cost of $264,200 plus tax. Sewage Treatment Plant Pump Purchase Council directed staff to award the supply of a replacement pump to Boundary Electric (1985) Ltd. for a total cost of $8,780 plus tax. ToG Development Procedures Bylaw No. 1302, 2013 The above bylaw, which is a bylaw to establish procedures for the processing of land development applications including amendments of an Official Community Plan Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw, Floodplain Exemptions, or to issue permits under Part 26 of the Local Government Act, was given second and third readings. ToG 2013-2017 Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1316, 2013 The above bylaw, which is a bylaw to adopt an annual financial plan, was given first reading.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 The Golden Star

RE/MAX RE/MAXofofGolden Golden 250-344-7663 250-344-7663

Garry Oddy (250) 344-7234

Norma Crandall (250) 344-0275


$499,900 1037 - 10th Avenue North Land & Building



Lot 2, Kettleston Road 40 acres

622 - 8th Avenue Land and Building


2 bedrooms


$269,900 554 Day Road

2 bedrooms

2 baths

1,350sqft 1 acre



2204 Holmes Deakin Road

623 - 8th Avenue

3bdrms 1 bath

Commercial Land

$89,900 #70 Kicking Horse Village MHP

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


$24,900 #21 Golden Mobile Home Park 2 bedroom

5.9 acres

$99,000 1402 Deere Ridge Road .35 acre

Dan Veselic (250) 344-1435



1398 Hartley Road

617 - 9th Avenue

Land, Building and Business

Building and Land


$279,000 613 - 9th Street

7 bedrooms

3 baths

Petra Musick Dan Veselic (250) 344-1476 (250) 344-1435




Remainder, Kettleston Road 80 acres

$33,500 #28, 2779 Dejordie Road 2 bedrooms

$99,900 #16 Kicking Horse Village MHP 3 bedrooms




$97,000 1409 Granite Drive   

$336,000 2029 Birchlands Road

2bdrms     2  baths     1,296sqft     2.87 acres

.47 acre

$399,000 1114 - 11th Street

5 bedrooms

2 baths


2 bedrooms

2 baths


3 bedrooms

5 bedrooms

2.5 baths


2 bedrooms

1 bath


$239,000 507 - 6th Street

3 bedrooms

1.5 baths



3 bedrooms       3.5 baths        2,662sqft

$198,500 #15 Parkland Gardens

3 bedrooms       1.5 baths        1,332sqft

$595,000 3 baths

3 bedrooms

3 baths




3 bedrooms       2.5  baths    2,267sqft


644 Golden Donald Upper Road

3 bdrms      2 baths    1,736sqft

1.08 acre

$995,000 1669 Dogtooth Close

3 bedrooms

3 baths


$352,600 517 - 12th Street

5 bedrooms

2 baths


$127,000 1416 Deere Ridge Road 75’ x 150’

$259,000 1212 - 11th Avenue

3 bedrooms       2 baths        1,498 sqft

$369,900 1615 Gareb Road

4 bedrooms

$324,900 1596 Columbia Valley 1.871 acres

71’ x 180’

$369,900 805 - 5th Avenue


1608 Gareb Road

$1,190,000 1636 Purcell Woods Close

4 bedrooms 2 baths 2,064sqft 1.12 acres

1437 Granite Drive

4 bedrooms

$275,000 625 Habart Road

Only 9 lots left


$325,000 #55, 1290 Haesler BB

3 baths

1604 Purcell Woods Close

$349,900 1421 Birch Crescent

Canyon Ridge

$375,000 1613 Gareb Road

$399,000 #301, 1549 Kicking Horse Trail

from $52,250 to $82,500

4 bedrooms       3 baths     3,081sqft

$1,799,000 4 bedrooms

2 bedrooms       2  baths     960sqft

3 bedrooms       1.5 baths        1,480sqft


$319,900 4 bedrooms

2 baths


$945,000 1618 Purcell Woods Close

3 bedrooms       3 baths         2,532sqft   

$329,900 1217 - 11th Street

4 baths

508 - 5th Street

$229,900 #306 1549 Kicking Horse Trail


1668 Dogtooth Close

$560,000 523 – 5th Avenue

3 baths

$345,900 921 - 14th Street

5 bedrooms

2 baths



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