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Golden Minor Hockey wins the big one Jessica Schwitek

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“I can’t believe they just said my name on TSN!” Those words resonated throughout the top floor of the Wolf’s Den on April 3 after Curt Thorne was named the Pacific Region’s winner for the Kraft Hockey Goes On challenge. Less than two weeks ago the Golden community came together to throw their support behind the minor hockey coach, junior hockey president, restaurant owner, and community leader. Nearly 450,000 votes were cast in the Pacific region, giving Thorne $100,000 for the Gold-

en Minor Hockey Association. “Boom Chucka Lucka! It doesn’t get better than this. We didn’t expect to win. We’re a small town, and honestly we didn’t think this would happen. What can you say?” said Thorne after the announcement on TSN. “I just want to thank Kraft, and all the volunteers. I’m just one of 100 people who could have won this here, 1,000 people over the years. I’m just glad to be the loudest one that they recognized.” The awards, sponsored by Kraft Canada, were to recognize and thank those who dedicate so much of their time to hockey in their community. And Curt is eternally grateful to the women who thought so much of him, to

put his name forward. “I want you all to know who made this happen. It wasn’t me, I’m just one of the thousand volunteers in this town who do things for different sports. Two girls saw this contest… Carey and Nicola,” said Thorne after the announcement was made. Carey Alexander is a hockey parent, and Nicola Hollick is an employee at Thorne’s restaurant. “All of us owe it to these two girls who took the initiative to write a letter about me… They recognized what we do in our little town. I can’t thank them enough.” Continued on page 4


Wednesday, April 10, 2013 The Golden Star

Dignitaries MP David Wilks and Mayor Christina Benty (above left), as well as emergency services personnel from the area including RCMP officers Troy Durand, Spencer Lainchbury, and Chris Wolfram (above right), several members of the Golden Fire Department (below left), and Nicholson Fire Chief Parker Vaile (below right), came to support STARS Air Ambulance at the first annual 911 Emergency Services Ball.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Community came out to support 911 Emergency Services Jessica Schwitek

ies, and family and friends gathered to celebrate local emergency service workers, and to raise money for a valuable cause. STARS Air Ambulance was the recipient of the inaugural fundraising event. The money will go to help the organization transport patients in their helicopters in the prairies, as well as eastern British Columbia.

The beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge was full of glammed up Goldenites for the first annual 911 Emergency Services Ball. Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, dignitar-

There were touching speeches from Mayor Christina Benty, MP David Wilks, and vice president of STARS Mike Lamacchia, who happens to have been born in Golden and raised in Field. Attendees enjoyed a delectable four-course meal, perused the silent auction, and then moved onto the dance floor for the rest of the evening.

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Residents looking to show support for the BC NDP’s Norm Macdonald will have a new place to call home on April 16. “Campaigning doesn’t have to be boring,” said Macdonald, who will be in town to celebrate the grand opening of his party’s provincial election office on the evening of Tuesday April 16. He noted food and refreshments will be served, along with a plate of food-for-thought. The two-term MLA will

be outlining his platform, discussing his party’s plans for government and how both of those align with issues that are important to people in Golden. “There is a real appetite for a change in government throughout the province,” Macdonald said. “But not just change, it’s about change for the better.” The campaign office, which will be staffed by a team of volunteers, is located at 513 - 9th Ave. N., right across from the CIBC. The kickoff event is scheduled to start at 4 p.m and will feature music from Sarah Osadetz and Leo Downey.

MLA Norm Macdonald is preparing to kick off the 2013 provincial election.  Photo Submitted

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Taking care of our feathered friends one at a time Jessica Schwitek

A Great Horned Owl, pictured above, is recuperating at a bird rehabilitation facility in Invermere.  Michele LaPointe/Star photo

Veterinarian Dr. Mark Zehnder and some of his staff at the Invermere Veterinary Hospital have been donating their time and expertise to help injured wildlife in the region, particularly raptor birds. “He gets a lot of birds, more and more every year, often with a broken wing,” said Judy Burns, an employee at the hospital. “The goal is always to release them, but they need to rebuild their strength before we can do that.” Zehnder used to take them home to help with the rehabilitation, but a fundraising effort last year allowed them to build 20x20x100 foot Flight Cage.

“It was stressful, and time consuming, and we thought there must be a better way. So we were able to build this flight cage,” said Burns. The group is now in a much better position to help out their flying friends, but they still need some community support. “This is going to sound a bit gross, but we need dead rodents,” said Burns. The birds they are housing need food while they are recovering, mainly in the form of dead rodents such as mice, rats, squirrels or gophers. They are currently rehabilitating a Great Horned Owl, who has depleted their food stores. “The response from the local people has been amazing,” said

Burns. “But we’re really low right now.” The clinic is asking that anyone in Golden, who may have access to dead rodents, and are travelling to Invermere, stop by the animal hospital to drop them off. Any rodent who has not been killed by poison or bullets would be a great help. “We have lots of customers who come down from Golden, so I thought if they knew we were in need, they might be able to bring us some rodents if they were coming to town anyway,” said Burns. They have a large freezer to store them, so you can drop them off frozen as well. Burns would also like the people of Golden to know that

An update from the Town of Golden Mayor Jessica Schwitek The Golden Star recently sat down with Mayor Christina Benty to get an update on what the Town has been working on, but she wanted to start with a congratulations to Golden Minor Hockey. “The entire community is bursting with pride right now. It was a well deserved nomination for Curt Thorne and the work he does with Golden Minor Hockey,” she said. “His energy and enthusiasm rallied the entire community and beyond to make this win happen. Thank you Curt and thank you to all the volunteers that continue to make this community a great place to live. We are all so proud and inspired.” Spring break is over, and the Town of Golden is back in action with a major regional conference coming up next week in Invermere. “The AKBLG (Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments) is going to be a great conference. There’s some excellent speakers lined up, and some

really good professional development opportunities there,” said Benty. Benty and four others (staff and councillors) are going to the three-day conference to work on some resolutions, hear the speakers, get some professional development, and get together with peers from other communities to discuss commonalities, frustrations, ideas and opportunities. “I think sometimes we perceive that we exist in a bubble, and that no other community is experiencing the economic challenges that we are,” said Benty. “The communities that are represented range from 1,000 to 20,000. So there’s a lot of small communities similar to ours that are facing similar challenges. It gives us an opportunity to share ideas and look for ways to support one another.” For the past several weeks, council’s focus has been primarily on the budget. They logged in more than 20 hours of deliberations before finalizing a five year financial plan. Due to increases in

operational costs for things such as fuel and equipment, reductions had to be made to bring the budget in line with last year’s. They approved a two per cent increase on top of that to go into an Asset Renewal Reserve. “Asset management, so looking after our assets, has been a key focus for this council. The reality is we have invested a fair amount into capital projects over the last several years - spirit square, the skateboard park, the Golden pathway, the Civic Centre, the spray park,” said Benty. These projects have resulted in a depletion of the Town’s reserve funds. “All of those were capital projects that cost the municipality money, and we’ve taken advantage of a lot of granting opportunities and leveraged funds to ensure that as much as possible in these projects was covered by grants. “We’ve made a lot of investment over the last several years, and it’s time to now build up the reserves. And as we do our asset management, and look at the life cycle of our assets and the

renewal and replacement costs, we need to make sure we have some reserves to leverage funds for new granting opportunities.” Council is still working on their Asset Management Plan, and the Official Community Plan, where they will examine what their priorities will be in terms of upgrading or replacing aging infrastructure. The budget is scheduled to be adopted at the regular open council meeting on April 9. Some of the Town’s work plan may be affected in the coming months, as there has been some changeover in staff. “We’re experiencing some staffing changes. Due to spring break, council hasn’t met yet to really decide on a plan,” said Benty. Chief Administrative Officer David Allen left his post in late March, and Jon Wilsgard, manager of corporate services, will be acting CAO until the Town hires a replacement. “We may not be able to get as much accomplished as the work plan had laid

out,” said Benty. “I am thrilled that Jon Wilsgard is filling the gap. We’re very fortunate for him to step into that place.”

this resource is available for anyone who may come across an injured raptor bird. “Dr. Zehnder helps a lot of wild birds, so if anyone sees an injured eagle or owl they can bring them

to the clinic for treatment,” she said. Anyone who is able to help with rodents, or knows of a bird who needs help, is encouraged to call the Invermere Animal Hospital at 250-342-7007.

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Behind the Wheel Nuisance Lights Lights, without a doubt the subject that generates the greatest number of requests for DriveSmartBC articles. We’ve looked at almost every kind of light connected with the operation of a vehicle or cycle on a highway in British Columbia, so it’s time to widen our view to the roadside. Have you been blinded by the light emitted by newer LED advertising signs? I don’t know about you, but I can point to a few roadside advertising signs that I’m familiar with that cause me discomfort due to their brightness when I approach them in darkness. It is almost as if the lighting level needed to make the sign stand out during the day has not been moderated when night falls. Since your eyes quickly adapt to the brightness level but take significantly longer to return to dark vision after you pass the sign, this can be a dangerous situation. Depending on where you are driving, signs beside the highway are regulated by municipalities within their borders or the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure outside of municipalities. Either municipal bylaws or the Transportation Act provide the authority to require changes if these signs are a nuisance to passing road users. These bodies are also the authorities that grant permission to install the signs in the first place. I cannot find any published standards for how much light from LED signs is considered to be hazardous, so complaints about them may be difficult to satisfy. The opinion of the MOTI official or bylaw enforcement officer may or may not match yours. However, a carefully worded complaint outlining your difficulty should raise the possibility of liability for a crash with both the official and the sign owner and that may be enough to cause a change. 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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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 The Golden Star

Tires rounded up

A large crowd turned out at the Wolf’s Den to hear the Kraft Hockey Goes On announcement.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Thorne thanks hockey community Continued from page 1 After that, the community took over. Facebook and Twitter were buzzing for over a week, T-shirts were made, minor hockey players spread the message around town, and several businesses set up voting stations for people who didn’t have a computer. “There’s lots of people to thank. There’s all of you first of all. I know that so many of you sat there and voted over and over again,” said Thorne to the crowd at the Wolf’s Den. “Golden actually had the most likes and Tweets in all of Canada on our Kraft page.

That’s pretty good for a small town.” Thorne was also sure to thank Golden Minor Hockey President Brad Cable, all of the coaches, parents, volunteers and board members, not to mention one thank you that was very close to his heart. “I’d like to thank my wife Kathy. She sat in front of that computer for nine days straight, reminding you all to vote. She knows you’re all sick of her,” he said. But all the work and determination paid off, as Golden Minor Hockey will soon be holding a $100,000 cheque from Kraft Canada in their hands.


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It was a great day for a Tire Round-Up in Golden as many local people dropped off old tires and other household items at an event hosted by Tire Stewardship BC. Many volunteers turned out like (top picture) Ranjit Jassi, Adam Makonin and Dawson Young. Ed Blysak (directly above) decided to use his bike to drop off tires that once were used on a Cessna aircraft.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Mayor explores new online communication ideas Jessica Schwitek Do you know how much it costs you to have water and sewer services every day? Mayor Christina Benty has started a series of videos, loaded on the Town of Golden Facebook page, discussing issues that affect the town and its residents. The most recent one talks about how much it actually costs each person to have clean water and functioning sewers every day. “I’ve done a water and sewer video, and I had previously done one on Bridge to Bridge,” said Benty.

“It’s a bit of an experiment on ways to communicate. I’ve actually gotten some feedback from outside the community that they thought it was great information.” Getting messages out as clear as possible is always an important goal, and Benty intends on putting these videos out when important issues come up. “I’d like to do some more of those. It will be a matter of getting more comfortable in front of the camera, and trying to be as succinct as possible,” she said. To see the video on sewer and water, go to the Town of Golden Facebook page.

The Golden Star Wednesday, April 10, 2013 A5

RCMP Report: Local male charged with trafficking cocaine Darryl Crane In a seven-day period Golden/Field RCMP responded to 40 files. 911 hang up issues continue

The fire spread and burned out the car which was owned by the renters of the property. RCMP would like to remind anyone who is planning to burn anything that fires can get out of control very easily and they should take caution. Male arrested trafficking in a controlled substance

The RCMP had to deal with six 911hangups this week. Many of these seem to happen when people leave their phones on in their pockets. The RCMP would like to remind people that these hangups take up valuable resources. People are reminded to lock their phones to avoid pocket dials. If a pocket dial does happen please answer the phone when the RCMP call back to ensure everything is fine. Grass is not always greener 31-03-2013 A report was made about a local person who was burning grass, which accidentally led to the burning of an unlicensed car. The person, who is the landlord of the property where the grass was being burned, was burning the grass to make it greener when it got away from him.

02-04-2013 A 19-year-old male was arrested at approximately 10:30 p.m. for trafficking a controlled substance. The substance the male is charged with having on his possession was cocaine. The person in question was known to police after being arrested in an unrelated break and entry in the Canyon Ridge area only a few weeks before. The male had been released from custody on the break and entry charge before being arrested again. The male has been released again until his court date. A case of fraud 05-04-2013 RCMP were informed by a local citizen who received a cheque in the mail that advised him to put the cheque in the bank and then go to a number of

stores to purchase specific items. The information said the person could keep the products and submit a report on the customer service he/she received. The person would then submit the report and return the extra money from the cheque. The RCMP referred the case to Phonebusters, and would like to inform local people that there are many different types of fraud being employed right now. If you think that someone is attempting to perpetrate a fraudulent act against you, please contact local RCMP. Two vehicle accidents on highway RCMP responded to two motor vehicle accidents on the highway. Both were single vehicle accidents. The first accident happened 23 kilometres east of Golden. A vehicle had left the highway and ended up in a ditch. The RCMP contacted a local towing company that helped pull the vehicle out of a ditch. The car was not damaged and the driver continued on his way. The second accident involved a tractor trailer. However, the police were informed on their way out to the accident site that the driver had moved his vehicle back on the highway and had already left the scene.

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Local Toastmasters Terry Hickey (centre) and Delanee Jmaiff (right) are pictured with area governor Roberta Rodgers (left). Photo Submitted

Toastmasters event comes to Golden Darryl Crane On April 6 the College of the Rockies was the site for the Toastmasters Area Speech Contest. The event was hosted by the Golden Voice Toastmasters who started a club in Golden about 18 months ago. President of Golden Voice Toastmasters Geraldine Smith said having the event in Golden was great for everyone involved. “There will be 25-30 people involved today. We get to meet new people and hear new speakers. This is an opportunity to meet people who speak from different clubs which is exciting,” Smith said. In all members from the Golden Voice Toastmasters, Cranbrook First, Cranbrook Phoenix and Creston Valley took part in the event. Local club members Terry Hickey and Delanee Jmaiff both took part in the event which was the first of its kind to be held in Golden. “I wanted to step out of my comfort zone. I do public speaking with the Legion quite a bit

but it is different,” Hickey said. “It has been great. I have met new people and had new experiences. I have been doing things I never thought I would do while learning about myself. It is quite exciting actually.” Jmaiff agreed with what Hickey said. “In a small club we get used to speaking in front of our fellow members. This is a room full of people who we do not know,” she said. “One of the things that I found was the confidence you get from just being able to stand up in front of people,” Jmaiff said. “We have a lot of fun. Usually, every meeting someone has a sore belly from laughing.” Smith added that things have been going well with the club since it started up and new members are welcomed. “They can go to the clubs website at www. or drop by the College of the Rockies for a meeting on Thursday night from 7-8:30 p.m.” The winner of the event was David Farrell who won the Evaluation contest as a member of Cranbrook First. David Farrell also won the International Contest as a member of the Cranbrook Phoenix club.

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Working Collaboratively to Identify Risk and Respond to Relationship and Sexual Violence April 23rd & 24th (9am-4pm) Golden Senior’s Centre

Topics include: • Identifying low, med and high risk cases of violence including lethality factors Featuring Representatives from: • Community Coordination and Community Coordination for Women’s Safety Collaborative Safety Planning North Okanagan • Information Sharing and Developing Integrated Case Assessment Team Common Ground Ending Violence Association of BC • Case Studies and Working Together Armstrong RCMP • Adoption of the North Okanagan Integrated Case Assessment Team Model

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 The Golden Star


Standing together

Congrats to Golden Minor Hockey

When people come together as part of a unified goal, then anything can be accomplished. Golden proved this and came together to win $100,000 that will go to help the development of minor hockey in the area. For many days leading up to the voting period you could not go anywhere in the area with- My Way out people reminding you to make sure you By Darryl Crane cast a vote. Online the effort to help out local players was even stronger. People saw a chance to do something that would help out many local children. This effort had little to do with hockey and much more to do with the backbone of a small town that decided to take on a great challenge. When you face off against areas with many more people, determination and desire to succeed can take you a long way in any competition. It was an interesting couple of days to be reporting in Golden while the voting was going on. Everywhere you turned there seemed to be someone on a computer, carrying signs and just passing along the word on the street that every vote made a difference. Both hockey kids and people who certainly were, and are not, hockey fans, took time to go online and cast a ballot or two, or a few hundred. The support given by everyone who got involved became impossible not to be a part of. It became the fun thing to do in Golden for two days. It was as if the subconscious of Golden willed you to hop online while watching television, eating lunch, or between writing stories (in my case) and vote a few times. Then came the wait, and like Christmas day no one really knew what was going to happen, but everyone wanted a big surprise when they finally got the chance to look under the Kraft tree. The announcement came quickly and the news, as it turned out, was one where the “little town that could” got a great reward. People shouted, screamed and a few tears were shed when people realized that the hard work had paid off. Now that it is done the tough decision will have to be made on what to do with the new found financial security which minor hockey has. Money, for all its good, can lead to issues, but as long as the momentum gathered in the voting process is held onto, the next few years for minor hockey in Golden should be interesting. Great things can be accomplished and the number of people who made this good situation great, both in Golden and beyond, should not be forgotten. Though this is a small town, the people have proven that when they work together for the same cause anything can be accomplished.

On behalf of the Golden Dolphin Swim Club, I would like to congratulate Curt Thorne and Golden Minor Hockey on your outstanding achievement of winning top prize of the Kraft “Hockey Goes On” competition.

Customer Service personified Thanks to Brad and staff at Home Hardware for helping me figure out the best options for my greenhouse cover for my garden

Dear Editor, The upcoming May election prompts me to share our story. This past year, our family, like so many others, battled cancer. In order to access care, we were forced to travel great distances and spend months away from home, family and friends. Although we are extremely grateful for the care we received, this time away from our home community in Golden was extremely stressful and costly. Approximately $70,000 worth when you add in transportation, accommodation, lost wages, etc. We cannot even claim these medical expenses on taxes as my disability due to MS and my husband’s illness and subsequent inability to work did not amount to much income-wise. My point is this. Interior Health continues to

We would like to extend our congratulations to Curt Thorne and the Golden Minor Hockey Association and to all who voted to make winning the Kraft “Hock-

Janice LaRoy President of the Golden Dolpins

beds. Brad went above and beyond in not only finding a solution but also in making sure it was cost effective for what I needed it for. Then he and a coworker went yet another extra mile in making

Health Care questions

Minor Hockey wins

Your Association and all of its supporters (athletes, parents, family, friends and sponsors) are truly an inspiration on the meaning of “Team.” We are proud to be a part of Youth Sport in our community of Golden.

the lengths I needed. Wow exceptional customer service! Hanna Bracken Golden

remove services from rural communities and “centralize” them. For example, Invermere recently saw their dialysis program shut down forcing patients to travel many hours several days per week. Communications I have had with Interior Health staff, BC Cancer Agency and the BC Health Minister have all been met with the same response. Our numbers do not warrant service delivery. We do not matter. So the cost and struggle to access services continues to be shifted onto the backs of patients. This election, I am interested to hear what the candidates are willing to do about this injustice. We all pay for B.C. health care. Rural residents should have access to the same level of care as everyone else. Respectfully, Karen Wilson Golden

ey Goes On” competition. We are a small town but are certainly a force to be reckoned with, our families are committed to raising a community that places importance on being active.   What a great achievement Curt!  

Thank you for your commitment, hard work and dedication. From the Head Coach Christine Muise, the Board and all the athletes at the Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club

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Stars to John and Renee Mierhouse. Happy Trails for donating a cross country ski trainer to Special Olympics B.C. in Golden. Stars to Spencer, Chris and all of the volunteers for putting together a great ball.

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“Of course, I always vote. It’s our right to vote, and I think everybody should be doing it. How else does the government know what the people want.”

“Yes, I usually do vote. I don’t know who I’m voting for, so I’ll have to pay attention to the election.”

“Yep. The candidates tend to be all the same, they have their own agenda. But I know who I like.”

Stingers to the two girls on April 2 who let both of their dogs crap, while on leashes, in front of my business doors. Shame on you for not cleaning it up. You know who you are and so do I thanks

Congratulations to Curt Thorne and Golden Minor Hockey Association and all the friends and families across the country and world, that voted and made this amazing achievement possible. Winning the top prize in B.C. for the Kraft “Hockey Goes On” competition in such a convincing manor. Commanding the most votes of any association in the whole of Canada. We are proud to be associated with our sports friends on the ice and how you have set the bar for the rest of the

sporting organizations in this fantastic community, to raise their game in developing youth sport here in this small town nestled in the mountains of western Canada. In 2010 our Olympic athletes and communities across Canada rallied behind the slogan “I Believe.” See what happens when a few people “Believe”  and light the fire of other people’s imagination. Congratulations again and thank you for what you have done for hockey, youth sports and the community here in Golden B.C. Mark Baxendale President of the Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team

The Kitimat Refinery Project Jim Shepard Retired President of Finning and Canfor, two of B.C.’s largest companies, and a past Director of Imperial Oil I first heard of this concept from David Black a number of years ago. At the time I was skeptical of its chances. My initially negative attitude was based mainly on my experience of 10 years of service on the board of directors of Imperial Oil. Since I was accustomed to the discussion of petroleum economics centred in Calgary, I saw no need for a refinery in Kitimat. That attitude was based on the fact that there had not been a new refinery built in North America in many years. And any needed increase in petroleum produc-

Stingers to the people that drive their ATVs on pristine river beds, i.e the Blaeberry River, ignoring the government posted signs, destroying the ecological integrity of the flora and fauna, destroying the salmon breeding spots and the flowers. And not to mention the horrible noise pollution they create. Stars to Darren from the Golden Bakery and to Visey from the

Gear exchange for their assistance and phone numbers.

A dump of stinky stingers to whoever throws their garbage over the side of Moberly Brand Road. Such thoughtless stupidity is disgusting. Stars to all the voters who made a dream a reality. Stars to all the people who ended the ski season with a very cold bath at the resort.

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Rocketing to new heights Thanks to the Golden Rockets and the whole community for providing such a great experience for our son to live and play hockey in Golden. He has played two years with the Rockets with this year having more success on the ice than the previous year. Much of that success has come from all the supporters of the Golden Rockets, the president, and all the volunteers.  And coaches Ty and Danny have led the team to a wonderful season.  However, I just want to make sure we recognize the efforts of the current and especially the past presidents, directors, coaches, drivers, volunteers,

tion was achieved by expansion of existing refineries throughout North America. But after my service with Imperial Oil, I went on to serve four years at Canfor which led to my nine visits to China in search of lumber markets. My exposure to the phenomenal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept. It made me realize that it would not be just another refinery relying on the North America market, but rather a refinery that would supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum products. The challenge will be to draw the attention of Asian investors who would see the value to this investment. It appears that David Black, after many years of effort, is nearing an agreement that could provide the vast capital infusion needed to make this refinery initiative a reality.

billet families, and everyone who has helped the team survive for over 20 years. The on ice success this year is a culmination of many  years of fine work done by all these people. It takes many people to make this organization run for the benefit of our players and fans, and these people often don’t get the recognition they greatly deserve. So, we just want to say thank you to everyone who has helped along the way over the last 20 years, and in our case a special thanks to everyone who helped in the last few years.       Pat and Deb Leonard Kamloops

The appetite for oil products for all Asia will continue to grow and the Kitimat refinery is ideally situated to take advantage. Asian countries, especially China, are very interested in securing a sustainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade barriers like surprises with taxes, regulations or tariffs. Canada has a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a dependable source of supply. Now is a very opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refinery go ahead. David Black, with his years of diligence, deserves our appreciation  for displaying the foresight and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring along this huge initiative. Continued on page 15

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Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema Presents: Jurrasic Park 3D starting Friday Apr.12 to Thursday Apr.18 at 7pm.

This Week 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.

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.

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Taking orders for chickens and turkeys. Supplier of all your farm needs. Fertilizer, seed, and feed for all animals! We also rent tents for all your events.

Wed, Apr. 10 Golden Youth Centre drop in every Wednesday from 3:30-9pm. Jam nights every Wednesday evening. Jam night at the Rockwater. 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.

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AutobiogrAphicAl Writing FREE 8-week program for adults to introduce interesting techniques for organizing memoirs and composing an autobiography. No writing experience necessary!

Wednesdays, April 24 to June 12 1:00-3:00pm. to register, call 250-439-9665 Service provided by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

Hic et Ubique: Here and Everywhere. Mar.30-Apr.23 at the Art Gallery of Golden.

Mountain Prana Running Club Wednesday 5:30pm. Email hollietataryn@gmail. com for more info.

Thurs, Apr. 11 Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub.

Food Bank Movie Night at the Rockwater Grill and Bar Thursdays from 8-10pm until Apr.25, 2013. Free admission with Food Bank donation.

Fri, Apr. 12 Mother Goose Program Fridays until June.7 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.

Sat, Apr. 13 Karaoke Night at The Mad Trapper every Saturday night.

Sun, Apr. 14 Junior Climbing Club at Dogtooth Climbing Gym 12:30-2pm. Booking is recommended 250-344-6444. Dog Obedience Classes Mount 7 Rec Plex Sundays Mar.3-Apr.14, 4-5pm. Contact Cindy Peacock 403370-3205.

Mon, Apr. 15 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. Rockwater Bar & Grill Music Bingo every Monday night. Indoor Soccer at Mount 7 RecPlex Mondays 8:309:30pm until June 24. Mountain Prana Running Club Monday 5:30pm. Email for more info.

Tues, Apr. 16 John Jenkins & Friends at the Rockwater 8pm. Free Bra Clinic Tuesday Apr.16 from 10am-4pm at Sassy’s (509 - 9th Ave N). To book a custom fitting, call Bev 1-888-909-9641. Rockwater Grill & BarR


Golden Voice Toastmasters Thursdays 7-8:30pm at 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 3:305pm Grades 4-7. Snacks included. Drop in.

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Storytime at the Golden Library 10:30-11:30am. Free drop-in, contact 250344-6516. Multi-denominational Service at the Pentecostal church on 10th St. S. Saturday evenings, 7pm through winter. Flamenco Rosario performs Mis Hermanas at the Golden Civic Centre Apr.13.

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Clothesline Project BBQ Apr.18 11:30am-2:30pm. Location T.B.A. Golden Curling Club AGM Friday Apr.19 7:30pm at the Curling Club. Live Kicks Extra: Silk Road

House Concert Saturday, Apr.20 at 7:30pm. Tickets $15 at the Art Gallery. Golden Cycling Club AGM Tuesday Apr.23 at 7pm at the Kicking Horse Lodge. Working Collaboratively to Identify and Respond to Relationship Violence Apr.23&24 9am-4pm at the Golden Seniors Centre. Preregister by Apr.12, 250-3445317. Autobiographical Writing for adults - Free 8 week program to introduce techniques for organizing an autobiography. No experience necessary! April 24-June 12 1-3pm. To register call 250-439-9665. Golden Spring Home & Lifestyle Show Apr.26 12-8pm, and Apr.27 9-5pm at the Curling Rink. Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team AGM Thursday Apr.25, 7-9pm at the Golden Civic Centre. Spring Recreation Information & Registration Night Friday Apr.26 at the Golden Arena (lobby) 6-8pm. Admission is free. Live Kicks Presents Rick Scott of Pied Pumkin fame performs an afternoon concert at the Civic Centre, Apr.28. All Candidates Forum Thursday May 2 at Golden Seniors Centre. Doors at 6:30pm, forum is 7-9pm. Metis Nation - Columbia River Society Special Meeting Saturday May.4 10:30am at GSS Kikino Room, Golden. Saturday May 11 10:30am at AB Ed Room, DTSS, Invermere. Stone Iris at The Golden Taps May 31.

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Golden Moments: Wayne’s World comes to Golden Darryl Crane

Wayne Miller was born in Golden, and jokingly calls himself one of the Originals of the town. There was never a dull moment for Miller while growing up in Golden. “It was eventful. We were always trying to figure out how to invent things to play with because it was, and is still, a small town,” he said. Miller started working in the area and took his first full-time job as a dishwasher at Smitty’s before becoming a gas jockey (someone who pumps gas at a gas station). “After my first couple of jobs, I went into the logging industry where I would stay for about 22 years,” he said. When things started changing in the industry he made the decision to work in Revelstoke for a couple of years before returning to Golden. He started working in the construction industry before he made his way up the mountain and started a career at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. “I have been here since day one in both part-time and full-time positions,” he said. Miller said that working at the ski hill has been a perfect fit for him over the years. “It is an adventure everyday. You can’t preplan your day working here for the simple reason that there is always something new that is going to come up.” Miller said he enjoys doing anything he has to do at the resort and this keeps his job interesting. “Everyday is amazing. I feel like this is Wayne’s World at times. Sometimes when I am by myself and working up here I get the chance to sit back and enjoy where I am. I take pride in what I do, and I expect people to look after the place,” he said. “We like to take care of things and make sure people have a great time at the resort.” The downtown core of Golden has changed a great deal over the years according to Miller, with many businesses changing. Miller was also a volunteer firefighter in Golden. As a person who enjoys meeting many new people, he often found himself at the door of friends in town. “Because I lived here my whole life I knew the people who lived at the addresses we were given. When I would walk up to the door and have people answering who knew me they would just look at me and go, hey Wayne,” he said. Miller said he enjoyed his time on the fire department and it gave him a great deal of time to learn about many different things. As for Golden, Miller said he aways seemed to come home. “I have ventured as far as Thompson, Manitoba to work in a nickel mine, but I always seem to come back,” he said. “Life is really good.”


Wayne Miller was born and raised in Golden and watches the town change from the slopes of the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

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REQUEST FOR BIDS The Royal Canadian Legion Golden Branch # 122 is now accepting bids for the maintenance of the Legion Cemetery. Duties include: • mowing the grass • watering the grass, • generally keeping the cemetery clean and tidy. Anyone bidding will have to have their own W.C.B. coverage. Sealed bids may be: Dropped off after 3:00 pm. at the Legion. 1011 S. 11th Avenue, Golden, B.C., Mailed to: Royal Canadian Legion, Attn: Secretary, P.O. Box 254 Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0. E-mailed to Applications must be received by April 25 2013 Does your club need a meeting place? Call 250-344 -6214 Tuesdays - Free Pool Fridays - -Meat Draw - 5:30 Saturdays - Meat Draw - 5:00 All members and Bona Fide Guests Welcome



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and reporting the news. I’m not really sure why he had it in for the mayor of Calgary unless it had something to do with Henry Norman, a writer for the Winnipeg Call saying that “Donald, BC had the reputation of being the toughest place in the Dominion, with crooks, card sharks and bummers of all kinds.” He stated that, “the principal streets of Donald consisted of an unbroken series of saloons” and that Donald is a place of not the slightest importance of perhaps 1,500 inhabitants.” It was at this point that the Calgary Herald, with tongue in cheek, came to Donald’s defence. They did, however, in a way that must have make Houston shake his head because the following is a tall tale in grand fashion, that appeared in the Truth, June 30, 1888 about the political situation in Calgary at the time. The headline read: CALGARY TO BE FENCED IN – “The people of Calgary, her merchants especially, are mere babes when they come in contact with sharp, practical people of the world. Her merchants have time and again been the easy prey of confidence men; and her good churchgoing citizens generally are being slowly, but surely, led astray by immoral ranchers from Red Deer and Sheep Creek. Lately, her merchants have

suffered so much in purse and her good people so much in morals that a special meeting of the city council was called, so that effective measures might be taken to prevent the former losing the little they acquired during the flush times that ended with the suppression of the Northwest rebellion and to surround the latter with moral safeguards. The meeting is said to have been attended by every member of the council except Mayor Skellton, who was skillfully absent; the chair being occupied by Councillor Orrnot. Councillor Alan Rankin first addressed his acting worship saying; “While I believe I was elected to look out for the interests of the citizens of Balary as a whole, I do not believe it to be my duty to neglect my own business so as to act as a mentor to the stupid clerks of my competitors, and prevent them giving $9.75 in change in return for a 25 cent purchase with a $1.00 bill. Again this whole thing may be only another job, put up by Dr, Lafferty and his friends to down me, and I must be careful.” He sat down and the tall and imposing form of another dry-goods councillor shot into the air. It thundered: “Down in Bruce, where I used to kind of run things, we nailed every man to the cross that entered Kincardine without a pedigree

and properly attested credentials as to moral character. If we do not put a stop to these outrages, Calgary can never hope to be the permanent seat of the Episcopal bishopric and the Roman Catholic diocese; and more of our merchants will be forced to settle for 40 cents on the dollar, thus entirely ruining our credit in Donald and other large trade centers. We must take effective measures for self-preservation.” And the “brains of the council” took his seat amid the applause. Councillor McKallem next gave his views. He is reported to have said: “Your acting worshipful honour, I am a practical man and suggest that as lumber is very cheap and our carpenters and labouring men have absolutely nothing to do, that they be employed at $1 a day to build a 20 foot fence around sections 14 and 15.” Here Councillor Douglass interrupted by asking: “Why not include section 16?” McKallem: My dear colleague, you are well aware, as are the other members of council, of the reputation enjoyed by that part of our city. It is much worse than that attributed to Donald by the Tribune. It would only tend to lower the morals of the whole city to have that section enclosed with other two truly good sections; and really, it is not necessary, the residents of

section 16 are able to take care of themselves.” The clerk was directed to read and did read: “Whereas, Many worthy merchants of Calgary, who have hoarded their savings for years to settle with their wives 100 cents on the dollar, are being ruthlessly fleeced by strangers and “Whereas immoral practices of neighbouring towns, which are so vividly portrayed in our local papers, are having a bad effect on the good, but susceptible, people of our city, Therefore, be it “Resolved, that it shall be the duty of the new chief of the fire department to at once cause to be erected around the City of Calgary, except that portion of Section 16, a board fence 20 feet high, with but one gate for the ingress of outsiders.” “Resolved, further, that said gate will be guarded day and night by the chief of police, he being instructed to admit no person within the gate unless he presents pedigree from Burke’s Peerage, or be “drumming” for a house willing to sell goods on ling time and indefinite payment; Provided always, that Jarrett O’Keefer, Smytheus, and “Jumbo’ shall be passed unquestioned when the convoys a cargo of contraband spiritus fermenti.” “The fence is reported rapidly nearing comple-

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Twenty years of the Heart and Stroke Big Bike Ride in Golden Darryl Crane The Heart and Stroke Big Bike will be returning to Golden for a 20th time on Wednesday, May 15. Jacquie Goldie, the co-ordinator for the event in Golden, is excited to be involved with the event this year. This is the 20th year Goldie has been involved with the ride in Golden. She said she is looking forward to the event again this year “I have been with it since the beginning. I started out as a rider and it has just carried on over the years,” she said. Goldie said heart and stroke problems are very big issues for not only the people of Golden, but across Canada as well. “Teams are always changing and I am hoping many people will come out, whether to ride or for support,” she said. The bike itself can hold up to 29 riders and Goldie said the people who come out are amazed when they see it. “It is awesome,” she said. “I think it is a worthy cause and many people are affected by heart and stroke issues.” Riders must be 14 years of age and need to have ID to take part in the event. Goldie said the ride only takes about 15 minutes, and it is a great deal of fun for people who come out to the event. Anyone interested in taking part can contact Goldie at 250-344-6614 or 250344-1047. You can also find Goldie on It will be a day of fun when the Heart and Stroke Big Bike comes to golden for the 20th time on May 15. her personal Facebook page and send  Darryl Crane/Star Photo her a message.

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CBT earmarks $19.4 million in new funding for 2013/14 Rachel Lucas Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) will provide $19.4 million in new funding in the 2013/14 fiscal year to support a broad range of social, econom-

ic and environmental initiatives throughout the region. “A key approach in how CBT delivers benefits is to support Basin communities and residents in identifying their priorities, and to provide funds and other sup-

ports based on those priorities,” said Greg Deck, Chair, Board of Directors. “CBT will deliver a substantial portion of this budget by involving communities in directly allocating CBT funds based on community-identified

priorities.” CBT’s Board of Directors approved the following budget allocation for 2013/14: * $3.5 million for Social Initiatives, including literacy, affordable housing, non-profit initiatives


and $1 million for the Social Grants Program; * $3.2 million for Economic Initiatives to strengthen the labour force, foster entrepreneurial ventures and encourage regional economic development partnerships within the Basin, including $1.3 million for wage subsidy programs; * $3.3 million for Environment and Water Initiatives, including support for environmental restoration, conservation and education projects, for residents and communities taking action on water-related issues and for delivering programs such as Water Smart, Carbon Neutral Kootenays and Communities Adapting to Climate Change; * $4.3 million for a

variety of community development initiatives that support a range of community projects and priorities, including $706,000 to support arts, culture and heritage; * $1.6 million for Youth Initiatives to work with youth and communities to increase youth opportunities and engagement; and * $3.5 million for other initiatives and to address opportunities that may arise throughout the year. “The consistently strong performance of our Investment Program means we can return more benefits to Basin communities,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “CBT’s fundamental role is to support communities in achieving their

aspirations, and this budget will allow us to continue to do so.” The Board also approved the 2013/14 - 2015/16 Service Plan, which describes the overall mandate of CBT, sets out specific goals, measures and targets, and forecasts budgets for the next three-year time period. View it online at CBT supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998. CBT works with residents and communities to support a range of programs and initiatives in the Columbia Basin.

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Local acts Willhorse (pictured above left) and Broken Down Suitcase (above right) have been nominated for Kootenay Music Awards this year. Local DJ WakCutt (see page 15) has also been nominated this year.  Star Photo

Golden acts nominated for multiple Kootenay Music Awards Black Press Five music industry judges sifted through hundreds of nominated songs to come up with this year’s shortlist. Now it’s up to the public to choose the winners for the Kootenay Music Awards. KMA president Chad Hansen was thrilled to see the musical diversity in the Artist of the Year category. “We’ve got an opera, two big folk-stomp bands, an electronic producer and a singer-songwriter going head-tohead,” he said. “It just goes to show the range of talent we have in the region. Whatever type of music you like, you can find somebody here doing it really well.” Shortlisted artists come from all corners of the Kootenays. The Good Ol’ Goats from Cranbrook show up in the “Best Roots and Blues” and “Artist of the Year” categories, Golden’s WakCutt is on the list for “Best DJ” and the Slocan Valley’s Immune 2 Cobras is hoping for “Best New Artist” and “Best Punk/Rock/Metal.” There’s a huge representation from Nelson artists. KHAOS, the opera written by Don Macdonald, is nominated in three categories. Tofu Stravinsky and James Lamb are both up for “Album of the Year” and Selkirk music student Dylan McPherson is going for “Best New Artist.” To listen to tracks from all the contenders and place your vote go to and click “Nominate” on the page banner, then “Vote now.” There’s a play button under each artist’s picture that you can click to listen to their music. When you’ve picked your favourite, register for an account and start voting. The voting period closes on April 30 and the winners will be announced at an award show at Spiritbar in Nelson on May 10.

2013 Kootenay Music Awards Nominees: Best Producer Yan Zombie Vs. (Produced by Evade Beatz) Philth Kids Ryan Wells Science of Defiance Best DJ Cass Rhapsody Breakfluid WakCutt Sweet Pickle Rafferty Funksmith Best New Artist Shyness of Strangers – “Hot Bodies” Moontricks – “Swamp Bubbles” Immune 2 Cobras – “Momma Drank” Dylan McPherson – “The Rope” Kindred Heart – “We Daughters” Best Live Act KHAOS Tofu Stravinsky Shred Kelly Clinton Swanson and friends Savage Blade Best Roots and Blues Broken Down Suitcase – “The Liar” Brian Rosen – “Wild Rivers” LINT – “Elevator Chase” The Good Ol’ Goats – “Not The Same” Hoodlums – “Moving out of Cell Range Baby?”

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Best Country Folk James Lamb – “River in Bed” Shred Kelly – “New Black” Motes & Oats – “Saskatchewan” Rhoniel – “Make Believe” Laela Heidt – “Love Blind” Best Rock Punk Metal Thus Far – “Burning to the Ground” Savage Blade – “Wasteland” Immune 2 Cobras – “Momma Drank” Chinese 4 Travelers – “The Haunting” Willhorse – “Easy Girl” Song of the Year James Lamb – “River in Bend” The Good Ol’ Goats – “Kiss a Cactus: Shred Kelly – “The Bear” Rhoneil – “Make Believe” KHAOS – “Black Water” Album of the Year Tofu Stravinsky – BTTRMLK Broken Down Suitcase – Broken Down Suitcase Brian Rosen – Choose Your Choice Rhoneil – Make Believe James Lamb – Imagineering Artist of the Year KHAOS Shred Kelly Yan Zombie The Good Ol’ Goats Rhoneil

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Bacchus Books welcomes famous guests

Owner of Bacchus Books Caleb Moss (in both pictures) has been giving Golden special reasons to come by the store over the past two weeks. Award winning author Angie Abdou (pictured above left) did a reading from her newest book The Canterbury Trail, while author Bob Sandford gave a presentation to a packed house.  Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

Rockwater Grill and Bar welcomes JP Hoe for a show Golden Star Staff

audiences with his sharp lyrics, a smooth voice and a casual demeanour. Humour, simple phrases, and bold ideas are all part of his trade. The release of his fifth recording, Mannequin, last year had him touring all across the country, which he is continuing to do this year. He’ll continue to connect with audiences young and old, near and far, sharing the stories behind his songs, refusing to rest on his laurels, and continue to be thankful he’s found a place amongst so much noise. He’s toured the world, at times providing support for season veterans such as Jann Arden in concert halls and arenas, and other times playing in the hidden roadhouses that dot the southern USA. This troubadour knows you’re only as Prairie singer JP Hoe is coming to Golden on April 23 for a live good as your last show. show at the Rockwater Grill and Bar.  Photo Submitted

Think tongue-in-cheek torch songs, and you have one place of departure with this Winnipeg singer songwriter. The prairie singer JP Hoe will be playing a show at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on April 23. JP Hoe is anything but a cookie cutter artist, and has remained fiercely independent throughout his career. Whether it’s routing tours around his favourite barbecue shacks in Mississippi, or returning home every December to throw the city his themed concert in the form of the JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show, the two-time nominated Western Canadian Music Awards artist is pursuing his vision. He writes tirelessly in all styles, charming



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Stone Sparrows bring the east coast to Golden Golden Star Staff

Often described as East Coast Bluegrass, the Stone Sparrows will be in Golden for a show at the Golden Taps on April 24. After a few attempts at forming a group and releasing their collective material under the monicker The Stone Broke Buskers, Sam Balson and Megan Patrick were looking to take a different approach. A relationship with manager James Gorry led them to Oliver Ward. Having taken a 10-year break from the violin, Ward was experimenting with more improvisational styles. After happening upon one of the jams that was taking place at Ward and Gorry’s house, Balson and Patrick approached the two in hopes of filling out their act. Stone Sparrows was born. Steadily progressing their songwriting and live show over the next year, the Sparrows were offered an opportunity to record some tracks at the Ryerson University Studio to contribute to a friend’s student project. With the idea to create an EP using the newly written material already in the works, the timing was perfect. After about 30 hours in the studio, the group came out with a four-song collection entitled Wild Spaces. They then hit the road out east to soak in the famous east coast hospitality, and share their brand of acoustic folk, bluegrass, and blues inspired music. With warm receptions at home in Toronto and abroad, a

Stone Sparrows will be playing at The Golden Taps on April 24. Photo Submitted widening fan base, and a steadily progressive writing process, the group has plans to complete another full length album under a more contemplative and extended framework. Go to to hear their music.

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Sweet time at the market

Golden’s own DJ WakCutt has been nominated for Best DJ in the Kootenay Music Awards. Photo Submitted

WakCutt honoured to be nominated Darryl Crane

Farmer’s Markets will soon be returning to Golden on a weekly basis and to get everyone warmed up, one was recently held at the Mount 7 Rec Plex. Pictured above are Adele and Eloise Brisson who were helping out with sales at their family’s table by selling maple syrup products. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

Golden’s DJ WakCutt has been nominated as the Best DJ for the 2013 Kootenay Music Awards. The final nominees were recently announced and Wakcutt said he was honoured to have been nominated. “I don’t really know what to think. It is unfamiliar territory for me,” he said. Originally from Calgary, WakCutt was introduced to vinyl culture early in life by his father who was an avid record collector. He took to turntables in 1996 and has continued to work since moving to Golden in 1997. During his time in Golden he has enjoyed getting to know the people in the Kootenays. “I love my fans. B.C. has been

crazy good to me. I am so lucky to have a career out of this area. Usually if you want to make a living out of this you have to live in a bigger area.” Over the years, WakCutt has developed an ability for mixing various styles of music in his performances. He has opened shows in the past for the likes of Glitch Mob, A-Skillz, Nu-Mark, Buck 65 and many others. He has also shared the stage with Ed Solo, Greyboy, Maestro Fresh Wes, Josh Martinez, DJ dopey, and Mat the Alien. “I have met so many awesome people in the music scene in western Canada. It is very impressive when you look at the talent pool we have with bands, song writers, artists and more…Western Canada is really popping off,” he said.

Opinion editorial takes a look at proposed Kitimat refinery Continued from page 7 The positive merits of the Kitimat refinery are so profound that this project is really beyond any political persuasion. Any and all supporters of NDP, Liberal, Conservative or even Green should see the tremendous benefits that would come to B.C. with this project. This initiative will involve the investment of many billions of dollars. That’s for sure. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million let alone a billion of any thing. So lets look at the “ on the ground” facts of such an undertaking for all of us in B.C. Let’s start with the big picture. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well exploration to the gas station, the jurisdiction that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion of the value addition to the raw material. For the KRC Project that would mean several thousand mostly trade union jobs for the

multi-year term of the construction phase. It would also mean the creation of more than 3,000 permanent jobs for the operation and supply support of the refinery when running. This refinery would be processing 175 million barrels per year, which means the tax revenue that could go toward healthcare, education, vital services for the disabled and elderly would be immense. But job creation and tax revenue is not the only desirable feature of the KRC. It also would provide much lower risk to the marine  environment. The shipments out of the refinery would be finished product like aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel. These products, if ever spilt, would be much less impactful  on the marine environment. They would also be transported in smaller ships. I know there are those on both sides of the political aisle that address this as  a political issue. And I would

disagree with both. This is a project that can be attractive to all political stripes. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships. Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in government funding. Business activity especially in the challenged north west B.C. would be very positively impacted. And those with a concern for the threat of marine spills would see a significantly reduced exposure for the environment. Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on B.C., I think the question should not be if we want it....but rather, how can we help make sure that the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder capital?

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The provincial race heats up as the BC Conservative Party announces they have a candidate running in the Columbia River-Revelstoke riding. Earl Olsen, a semi-retired certified general accountant and resident of Fairmont Hot Springs, will be running against incumbent Norm Macdonald (running for the BC NDP) and Doug Clovechok (running for the BC Liberals).


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Conservative candidate announced for Columbia River-Revelstoke Olsen’s working career focused on private and public sector management responsibilities, as well as small business ownership. Prior to retirement, Olsen was a partner in a firm that owned large printing plants in Edmonton and Calgary. He is actively involved in Columbia Valley community activities, and serves as a volunteer fireman/first responder. He also loves the outdoors and is enthusiastic about kayaking, touring on his trike and working with wood. The 2013 Provincial Election is scheduled for May 14.

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The season at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort ended with a lot of fun as competitors took part in the Dummy Downhill and Splashdown events. Pictured above left is Team Gnomeo, (l-r) Mark McFadden, Wayne Miller, Syd Fife, Joel Forbes and Neke Savard, who won second place in the Dummy Downhill event. (Above right) Jan Kotyk prepares for a cold crash landing in his airplane. To see more photos from the weekend go to The Golden Star Facebook page and website.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Soccer players Rowan Heim, left, and Grayson Mitzel chase after the ball during the shoulder season indoor soccer program at the Mount 7 Rec Plex on Wendesday April 3.  Jessica Schwitek/  Star Photo

Indoor soccer fills shoulder season gap Jessica Schwitek It can sometimes be tough to keep the kids active during the shoulder season, so one mother and soccer coach decided to start up a new program to keep them moving. Jody Cable has started an indoor soccer program for Golden Minor Soccer players in Grades 4 to 7. "I just started the beginning of March, and then we were shut down for spring break. And we're going to go until the outdoor soccer starts," said Cable. "We'll just see if the kids keep showing up." This is the first year that a program like this has ran, and so far it has seen around 12 players coming each week. Even though Cable is

a coach, the primary focus is to keep the kids active, not skills development. "I realized that once the basketball shut down and then hockey was ending, there was nothing for the kids in the mean time, at least until the fields melted. So I thought it would be a good idea to have something running to fill the gap," said Cable. "This is just to keep them active. There's no instruction really, it's just about keeping them into the sport, and hopefully to draw more out." There is a small fee, $5 drop in or $40 for the season (which is running until the end of the month). The group meets every Monday and Wednesday at the Mount 7 Rec Plex from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information you can contact Jody Cable at 344-1730.

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Getting a boost to help take bicycle enthusiasts to the moon Darryl Crane The Golden Cycling Club has received funding through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund for upgrades to the Moonraker Trail system. The funding was announced by Kootenay Columbia Member of Parliament David Wilks on April 5. In total $9,669 has been allocated to the club for the upgrades. “The ongoing improvements and maintenance to the Moonraker Trail system is a priority of focus for the Golden Cycling Club. For over 10 years the Golden Cycling Club has successfully worked with all levels of government to continually improve and market this recreational asset,” said director of the Golden Cycling Club, Rick Seward. Wilks said this type of investment into communities is important on many levels. “Our government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities across Canada,” said Wilks. “By making these investments in local infrastructure, we are helping boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for Canadians.” Seward explained the club is looking forward to a busy summer on the trail system. “The government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIFF), allows the Golden Cycling Club to hire a team of local trail builders to make major improvements to the existing trail system. The project will focus on sections of trail vulnerable to erosion and flooding. The club is excited to receive this grant funding and plans to complete these trail improvements this summer. The results of Kootenay Columbia Member of Parliament David Wilks was on hand to inform the director of the project will be enjoyed by local cyclists and visiting mountain bikers who choose Golden as a destina- the Golden Cycling Club, Rick Seward, that the club had received $9,669 in funding from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund.  Darryl Crane/Star Photo tion riding location,” he said.


Award Categories Artist of the Year Song of the Year Album of the Year Best Rock/Metal/Punk Best Roots & Blues

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The Kootenay Music Awards are open to any resident of the Kootenays. Please make all submissions mp3 format. From there they will be shortlisted by our panel of judges that includes Christine Hunter from Shambhala, Ryan Martin of The Hume Hotel, Lea Belcourt of Starbelly Jam Music Festival, Jay Hannley Program Director of Kootenay Coop Radio and Paul Hinrichs of the Royal on Baker. Nominations are open to all, you can nominate your self or favourite artists or acts, we want to make sure we have a great representation of the talent that the Kootenays have to offer. Nominations are open from March 1 to the 29th.


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Moberly Pub owner celebrates her 10th year in business Jessica Schwitek Anyone who has lived in Golden for a while knows that the Moberly Pub is the place to be on a Thursday night. Wing night at the pub, that is nestled away in the Blaeberry, has become a tradition for a lot of people, and owner Susan Milum can often be found in the kitchen by herself, cooking food for a packed pub. “As of April 1, I’ve owned this place for 10 years,” said Milum. “We (her and her husband at the time) knew the pub was for sale, so we decided to go see if we could buy it.” There have been some ups and downs in the past 10 years, but Milum has found a family in her business. “I enjoy running it 99 per cent of the time. It’s been pretty great. There’s some really good people who come in here,” she said. “We have a lot of groups who come in every week.” Blaeberry residents come in on a regular basis, and Golden residents often make the drive along Upper Donald Road to come out to Moberly, but the pub also sees quite a few out of town visitors. “I actually get a lot of repeat customers who are travelling the highway, and drive in to eat,” said Milum. It’s hard to predict what nights are going to be busy in a rural pub, so Milum has become accustomed to doing whatever job needs doing, and often ends up working the kitchen solo on busy nights. “I’m here all the time, doing whatever needs to be done. You have to do what you have to do,” she said with a chuckle. Hard work is a key component to success, but Milunmwanted to thank the community for helping make her pub what it is today. “The community support we’ve received from Golden has been great,” she said. “I can’t thank them enough.”

Linda Pecora enjoys some appetizers at the packed Moberly Pub during their Thursday Wing Night. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Finding a home as the new stylist at Sassy’s in Golden Golden Star Staff reporter Sassy’s in downtown Golden has welcomed a new member to their staff as the owner of the shop, Carolyn Anderson, and stylist Krystal Samuels, welcome Janet Soukeroff to their styling team. “Sassy’s stylists have served Golden for many years. Krystal has been styling men’s and women’s hair for over 15 years, mostly at Sassy’s. Janet has been styling for over 20 years in the Golden area,” Anderson said. Anderson had been training new up and coming stylists in Calgary. She decided to

Pictured left to right are the staff of Sassy’s in Golden Krystal Samuels, Janet Soukeroff, Carolyn Anderson. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

come back to Golden and open her shop again in a new location. Anderson is still training young stylists right here in Golden at the College of the Rockies. “Janet continues to upgrade her styling skills and enjoys all aspects of the hair industry, she is looking forward to seeing all her friends and clients in her new location,” said Anderson. Sassy’s is in downtown Golden located next to Falkin Insurane (509 9th Ave. N.)  and is having a 40 per cent off sale in the bouquet  until the end of April. For hair appointments call 250-344-2017, everyone is welcome.

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In memoriam... She never failed to do her best, her heart was true and tender, she toiled hard for those she loved, then left them to remember. At early morn, when all was still, God gave His great command; in silent peace she passed away, into the Better Land. - Love, the Family.

The family of Neta Neale thanks the staff and doctors at the Golden and District General Hospital and the Golden Medical Clinic, as well as the ambulance personnel for their kind and compassionate care of their mother. Special thank you to Dr. Larsen Soles for the many years of exceptional medical care that she provided. Thank you to the staff at Mountain View Assisted Living for providing a caring and comfortable home for Mom during the last six years. Thank you to Rev. Michael Hare, Jack Bowers and Nina Higginson for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

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JOURNEYMAN Electrician required. Call 250-428-1416. Send resumes to: LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Journeyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden BC. Email resume to: or fax to 250-344-8859.

Kettle Falls International Railway, LLC (KFR), an OmniTRAX, Inc. managed company, operates over 160 miles of former Burlington Northern Santa Fe trackage in Northeastern Washington State and Southeastern British Columbia. KFR operates from the BNSF interchange at Chewelah, Washington to Columbia Gardens, British Columbia. A second line operates from Kettle Falls, Washington to Grand Forks, British Columbia. KFR is looking for a Track Foreman to assist with the Canadian operations. Track Foreman: Installs and repairs railroad track on specified territory of railroad, using spike pullers, spike drivers, removes old spikes, drives new spikes, performs related inspection and maintenance to railroad track on specified territory of railroad. This is accomplished by performing the following duties. Additional details at Send resume to or fax 866-448-9259.

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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.

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

2006 trailer for sale. 2 bdrm 2 bath, $55,000. 250-272-5888. HOME PHONE Reconnect Toll Free 1-866-287-1348. Cell phone accessories. Catalogue. Everyone welcome to shop online at: HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Navy blue leather sofa, chair, and footstool. Asking $400. 250-344-6471. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext 400OT 400OT STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030 WANTED: Industrial Sewing Machine for sewing 1/2 inch or thicker leather (prefer older Landis harness stitcher) also want harness leather & thread Glen (250) 489-0173

FIREWOOD for sale. Call 250-344-7677.

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53 in stock. SPECIAL 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB

Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm apts + den for rent avail immd. Visit or call/txt 250-439-1128 for more info. 2 bdrm mobile home at Nicholson. Pets welcome. 250-344-8551. 3 bdrm and 4 bdrm country apts, outside pets welcome, 4 bdrm $850/mnt, 3 bdrm 750/mnt. Large acreage w/ garden. Avail immdly. Horse Creek South. 250-421-6415.

For Sale By Owner 4 bdrm 2.5 bath house mins from town on 25 acres. $389,000. 250-344-7019.

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Cottages / Cabins For rent: $600/mth, 1 bedroom cabin full furnished, all ult incld, no pets. Call Columbia Valley Credit Union 344-2282 ask for Lorne.

Duplex / 4 Plex 3 bdr upstairs 1/2 Duplex. Clean, in town. W/D, dishwasher & garage. Avail May 1. $1100, util incl. Refs. No pets. 250-344-5398.

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2 Bdr Apt $800/month -Avail. March 1 -Fully furnished -Utilities Included -Satellite TV & Internet -DD ($300)&References required - No Pets Please leave message if no answer

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

Bright & attractive 2 bdr apartment, 2nd floor. Downtown heritage building. References required. Avail now! Call 250-344-5277.

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Garage Sales BIG MOVING SALE! April 13 & 14. 821 Oster Rd. 9am-4pm.


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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

FOR RENT Visit our website for complete rental listings Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell) Each ofď&#x192;&#x17E;ce is independently owned & operated.

Twin Rivers - 1 & 2 bdrm apts. No parties, N/S, no pets. Laundry facilities, Security doors. Best Deal in Town! 250-344-8113. Two Bdr apt available now. Non smoking. Age 55+ apartment building. Call Laura 250-344-6233.

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



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1 bdrm chalet furnished full kitchen, sat. tv, high speed internet, utls incld, fire place, NS, mon. 6 months, avail. April 1. $650/month. 250-3447874 (evenings). 2 Bdr House for rent, across from Overwaitea, avail. May 1. References required. No pets. No parties. NS. Please call 250-344-6200. 2 Bdrm chalet, furnished, full kitchen, fire place, sat. tv, high speed internet, utl incd. NS avail. April 1, min. 6 months $850/month. 250-344-7874 evenings. 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 house (Av. May1) 1116 12 St. Appliances incl., references required. No Pets, No Parties. W/D.

Secure Storage unit available in town.10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $100/mth. 250-344-5707.

Suites, Lower Brand new studio suite for rent Alexander Park. $700/mnth + shared utls. Avail May 1.

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


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Shared Accommodation Rooms for rent in fully furnished large home, incl. util., close to all amenities. $480/mth, plus DD. NS, No Parties, No Pets. Avail. ASAP. 604-356-2543, pref ages 25-40 Shared Accommodation in Golden. $450 incl util. Close to College. 1248 Alexander Dr. 403-820-0785. Basement Suite, all utls incld. $900/month.

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Pictured above are volunteers Beverley Lockhart and Brandy Benary who were selling daffodils at Overwaitea in Golden. Darryl Crane/Star Photo

Campaign starts in Golden Golden Star Staff The community of Golden kicked off the Canadian Cancer Society’s April Daffodil campaign and joined communities across the country to join the fight against cancer. This year’s daffodil campaign marks the organization’s 75th anniversary. The Canadian Cancer Society was founded on March 28, 1938 and has grown into one of Canada’s leading national cancerfighting charities. “We are so impressed by the number of British Columbians who wear their daffodil pin during April to show their support for those affected by cancer,” said Patti King, team leader of Health Promotion for the Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon. “This movement, which originated here in B.C. and is thanks to countless of dedicated volunteers, recognizes the cancer journey and mobilizes communities to make a really

big difference in the fight against cancer.” King added, “Every year we see Golden rally around Daffodil Month and Daffodil Day and this year is no exception. On behalf of the society, I want to thank the Town of Golden for their support.” Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society during Daffodil Month help fund research to outsmart cancer, assist in providing information and deliver programs to prevent cancer and support those living with cancer, and support advocacy for public policies that improve the health of Canadians. To donate online or to find out where you can get a daffodil pin, go to or contact the Canadian Cancer Society’s regional office at 1-800-656-6426. If you want to know more about cancer, visit their website at or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 or 1-866-7863934.

Be careful going to school Janne Arlt, Nicholson Principal

Longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures means children walking and cycling to and from school, as well as out playing in the evenings. We urge drivers to watch for small children and slow down when travelling on the Nicholson loop road, the frontage road by the school and throughout the community. With the bikes coming out, Nicholson School will be having their annual Bike Rodeo on Friday, May 3. We will be asking for support from some parent and community volunteers in reinforcing safe biking practices. Although we are on the final term of the school year, classes aren’t slowing down in their learning – just the opposite! This is the time of year when many students start moving ahead quickly in their skills and understandings. They know the routines and can

focus on their work well. It’s important to keep reading as a regular habit at home and notice the growth your children have made since the beginning of the year. Playing games as a family, writing notes to each other, making up stories or just talking about their day in class are all great ways to reinforce their learning at school. This is also the time of year when field trips and special events start happening. Please keep checking backpacks for notices and permission slips. Our Parent Advisory Committee is busy preparing for our annual Nicholson Spring Fling taking place on Friday, May 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a barbecue, games, and more. Everyone is welcome! If you would like to help out with the Spring Fling in some way (many volunteers are needed for an event like this) then call the school or talk to Wanda Anderson, Theressa DeGagne or Trina Wolfenden. A23


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143 acres

#12, 2924 Kicking Horse Road

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$89,000 #62 Golden Mobile Home Park 2 bedroom

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#101, 521 - 8th Avenue

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1 bath


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1 bath      




4 bedrooms

1308 Pine Drive 3 baths



625 Habart Road

4 bedrooms 2 baths 2,064sqft 1.12 acres

$325,000 #55, 1290 Haesler BB

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1 bath


520 - 11th Street

2 bedrooms

1 bath


1564 Quartz Crescent .289 acre

910 - 12th Street

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3 bedrooms

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2 baths


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$189,900 #306, 521 - 8th Avenue

2 bedrooms

1 bath


$159,900 2505 Highway #95, South 15.45 acres

9.76 acres

4 bedrooms

3 baths

3 bdrms

1 bath


.86 acre

$367,000 4bdrms   2 baths    2,037sqft    5.7acres

$125,000 1611 Lafontaine Road .52 acre

$259,900 #7, 411 - 5th Avenue

3 bedrooms

2 baths


$149,900 1026 King Crescent

2 bedrooms      

$349,300 1610 Gareb Road

4 bedrooms

3 baths



5 bedrooms 2 baths 2,060sqft .66 acre



1037 - 10th Avenue North Land & Building

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1 bath      

2 baths



$264,000 1525 Fir Crescent

3 bedrooms

2 baths




3071 Tegart Road


2267 Neville Road


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.53 acre

848 Oster Road


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800 Nicholson Frontage Road

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Dan Veselic (250) 344-1435

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$137,000 Lot 5, 1313 Campbell Road

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$229,000 509 - 5th Street

$195,900 #15, 2924 Kicking Horse Road


$450,000 1502 Poplar Street


1129 Golden Donald Upper Road

8 Lots Available

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