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CVCU says goodbye to longtime board president .............................9


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Town CAO Jon Wilsgard (right), with Assistant Fire Chief Chris Findley, learns what it is like to be a firefighter when he joined the Golden Fire Department for a night. See more photos at Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Golden Mayor talks economic development Jessica Schwitek

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Summer may be the slow season in the political world, but Town of Golden Mayor Christina Benty is keeping busy, and preparing for an eventful fall. Economic development is on council’s radar at the moment, especially with the uncertain future of Golden’s economic development services body. “We’ve presented to the CAO and region-

al director of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District) CSRD, and currently the CAO is drawing up a memorandum of understanding,” said Benty. Last month, following a report from the Economic Development Service Vision Committee, council voted to continue economic development services, provided the CSRD continues to provide their share of the funding. “So essentially we’re in discussions with the CSRD for municipally overseeing economic development with a regional focus.”

In the meantime, GAI is continuing to operate as usual, and has an upcoming project that Benty is very excited about. “The BRE (Business Retention and Expansion) program is a significant project for GAI,” said Benty. “I’ve wanted to see this done for years, so I’m glad we’re finally doing it.” The BRE project surveys businesses to gather vital information about the economic climate in Golden, the successes, problems, and opportunities. Continued on page 4


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Gardie Newman and Leslie Adams of Golden, BC are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Jonathon Newman to Ashley Bowen, daughter of Tim and Patti Bowen of Olds, Alberta. The wedding took place on July 6, 2013 in Olds, where the couple is now beginning their new life together.

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to Francis, son of Richard and Sylvia Iredale. The wedding will take place in Golden on September 28th.

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Some concert goers enjoy the show from their lawn chairs, while others play in the fountain at the previous Summer Kicks show in Spirit Square.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

GAI project gives businesses a voice Golden Area Initiatives Submitted Golden Area Initiatives (GAI) is planning a community economic development project for Kicking Horse Country, according to Denise Wheelhouse, administrative manager of GAI. The Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) project is designed to stimulate economic development and growth by assisting existing businesses. The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Golden, Golden Community Resource Centre, Town of Golden, College of the Rockies and other local organizations and residents are working in partnership to implement the Kicking Horse Country BRE Project. BRE is an action-oriented and community-based approach to business and economic development. It promotes job retention and growth by helping communities learn about issues and the concerns of, as well as opportunities for, local businesses, and set priorities for projects to address these needs. Business development and job creation are key factors in developing healthy and vibrant communities. Ultimately, communities will have greater success in attracting new business if existing businesses have favourable economic conditions, and strong local support. Before a community can assist existing businesses, it must identify the businesses’ needs, concerns, and growth opportunities. Through the BRE project, trained researchers visit businesses and gather information. The local leaders running this program then work to address identified issues and opportunities. Participating businesses will have the ability to have a direct impact on the priorities, initiatives and funding of local and regional economic development agencies that directly support this

area. Additionally, participants will receive the rolled-up, regional reports generated from the data gathered. Selkirk College’s Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) is supporting communities in BRE implementation through the provision of training for BRE researchers, implementation support materials (BRE manual, confidentiality forms and processes, etc.), access to the online regional e-pulse data management and referral system, and data analysis and report writing support. “The RDI’s mandate is to support informed decision making through the provision of timely and relevant information and applied research.” said Dr. Terri MacDonald, RDI Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development. “With the valuable information collected through community-driven BRE projects in hand, decision makers and economic development practitioners in the region will be well positioned to provide targeted support to our local businesses and to take collection action to improve the overall business climate in our region.” “A key aspect of this project is confidentiality,” according to GAI’s local BRE lead, Wheelhouse. “We do not publish information on individual businesses. The project is very careful about this confidentiality issue.” The information gathered from the visits is compiled and analyzed by the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute. The Local BRE Lead and Steering Committee review key findings and recommendations and set into motion a plan for follow up action. “One of the reasons for the popularity of the BRE project is that it not only supports long range planning for the community but also yields some short-range tangible results,” said Wheelhouse.

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Debris builds up around the Kinbasket Reservoir, hampering recreation by clogging sites and creating boating hazards.  Photo Submitted

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Kinbasket marked for debris cleanup Jessica Schwitek BC Hydro is gearing up its debris removal program on the Kinbasket Reservoir in preparation for high water levels expected this fall. The Kinbasket Reservoir, created by the Mica Dam, has traditionally been a popular recreation area for the residents of Golden. But heavy debris has hampered that by clogging recreation sites, and creating boating hazards. “Earlier this year, local debris management contractors from Golden and Valemount removed as much shoreline debris as possible to reduce the amount of wood that would be refloated when the later level rises,” said Jennifer Walker-Larsen, stakeholder engagement advisor with BC Hydro. “Now BC Hydro is planning a water-based debris removal program when the water level is high to remove additional debris expected due to the high water. Depending on the amount of debris,

BC Hydro expects to fund up to $600,000 of debris work this year.” Since 2007, BC Hydro has put close to $4 million into debris work on the Kinbasket, and has removed more than 300,000 cubic metres of woody debris says Walker-Larsen. “This year’s work builds upon BC Hydro’s very successful water-based debris removal programs that ran last year on Kinbasket, Koocanusa, and Arrow Lakes Reservoirs in response to high water conditions across the Columbia,” she said. Inflow waters into the Columbia River Basin are expected to be average this year, however the Mica Dam is undergoing some project work to replace aging equipment at the facility. This means that BC Hydro will be running fewer generating units, and less water than normal will be discharged from Mica. The Kinbasket Reservoir is expected to fill its normal full pool level of 754.38 metres, and could possibly rise up to one foot above full pool in the early fall.

Women’s centre looking for designs Jessica Schwitek The Golden Women’s Resource Centre is inviting you to put your mark on the organization. From now until Aug. 23, the centre is accepting designs for their T-shirt Design Contest. The winning applicant will have their art work displayed on T-shirts that will be sold at various events as a fundraiser for the women’s centre. “It’s an idea that the women’s centre has had for a while,” said Jordan Trotter, a summer student who has been with the centre

for just over a month now. “We haven’t really had the time, so with Jordan here she took the lead,” said Melanie Myers, executive director of the centre. “It’s going to be a fundraiser for us. So we’ll have them printed, and they’ll be for sale at different events.” The money raised from the T-shirt sales will go towards keeping the Golden Women’s Resource Centre programs operating throughout the year. They will be on sale at women’s centre events, as well as the centre itself. The design should

portray women and what the women’s centre represents to the artist and the community. It should be positive, and contain appropriate language and images. Other than that, let your creativity guide you. All colours are acceptable, and the colour of the T-shirts themselves will likely depend on what goes best with the winning design. “People can send designs to my email, or bring it in. They can draw, and we’ll get a graphic designer to put it onto a computer. Or they can try to do it themselves,” said Trotter.

The deadline for design submissions is Aug. 23. You can email designs to, or drop them off at the centre at 419C 9th Ave. N.

Behind the Wheel Off Road Lamps

There is little doubt in my mind that one of the most popular add on accessories for vehicles is some type of light. I was asked recently to comment by a visitor to the DriveSmartBC web site who said that he had noticed rectangular LED light bars in the bumpers and on the roofs of trucks and SUVs. While it is possible that some of these lamps are legal for use on the highway, many are not. The question is, how do you tell? In general, lights that comply with requirements are marked by the manufacturer to show that fact. North American equipment bears SAE or DOT codes, European lamps with E codes and Japanese lights with JIS/ JASIC codes. Each has a particular marking that shows device function such as SAE Y or E HR for an auxiliary driving light. A lack of these markings should raise a red flag. Unfortunately, it is common to find counterfeit markings on aftermarket lamps, particularly those purchased from outside of Canada on eBay. LED lights are slowly gaining acceptance for on highway applications and no doubt will be present in all applications in future. For now, if you cannot find a similar LED lamp that is original equipment on a vehicle manufactured in North America be suspicious that the approval markings are bogus. If the lamps do not show any approval markings or words similar to “check with local authorities before using on the highway” are present on the packaging it is highly probable that these lights are not legal for use. All non-approved lamps installed on your vehicle are considered to be “off road lamps” and must be covered with an opaque cover when the vehicle is being driven on the highway. The author is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit The best insurance rates. Have a Commercial

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Public Notice Deadline for Annual Permissive Tax Exemption Applications Council has the authority to exempt some property owners (i.e. not-for-profit, religious organizations, etc.) from paying some or all their taxes, at their discretion and typically according to a policy. Application for a PTE is required. The 2014 application forms are now available for completion. Property owners who completed the five year application in 2011 are not required to complete an application until 2016 unless circumstances have changed since their 2011 submission. Non-profit organizations that filled out a detailed application in the last two years must complete a renewal application. New applicants are required to complete the detailed application. All applications are reviewed and approved annually by Council bylaw. The deadline this year is August 30th, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact the Finance Department at 250-344-2271.


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Human Rights Tribunal set for Khaira camp near Golden Alex Cooper Black Press A human rights tribunal will hear about the plight of a group of African tree planters found working in squalid conditions at a camp near Golden three years after the camp was discovered and closed down. A human rights complaint against Khaira Enterprises, the silviculture contractor who ran the camps, was filed by the B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC); it will be heard by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal starting Sept. 30, 2013. “The human rights complaint is really in our view about the discrimination that we thing was at the root of the treatment of these workers that resulted in all the other violations,” said Eugene Kung of BCPIAC. “They’re not separate. They all stem from the same work conditions, the same work camps.” BCPIAC has been representing the workers legally since their ordeal began in 2010 when 28 workers, mostly of African descent, were found at a camp on Bluewater Creek, 40 kilometres west of Golden, with no safe drinking water and no toilets. They slept in shipping containers, cleared brush seven days a week for 10-14 hours with minimal breaks and were poorly fed. One of the tree planters, San-

tokh Singh Kooner, died of alcohol poisoning at the Canada West RV Park near Revelstoke on June 24, 2010. The human rights complaint claims the poor working conditions were racially motivated. Kung said the African workers were segregated from non-African employees. “They were given different living conditions, different food, different work conditions. Just different treatment all around,” he said. “And not to mention verbal and emotional abuse that was often laden with racist language. It’s hard to ignore the fact these guys were vulnerable refugees from Africa played a large role in the abuse they suffered.” The hearing is set for five weeks and many of the workers will be testifying about the conditions at the camp and the treatment they received. “A big piece for the workers themselves is to have the discrimination they’ve experienced recognized and acknowledged by the human rights tribunal and hopefully have some broader systemic remedies that can make the situation better in the future,” said Kung. The human rights case is not the only one that resulted from the discovery of the work camps. In 2011, the Employment Standards Branch ordered

Workers are pictured at a Khaira work camp west of Golden in 2010. Photo contributed by BC Federation of Labour Khaira pay the 57 workers $228,000 in back wages. That number has since increased to more than $260,000, said Kung, and less than $100,000 has been paid. WorksafeBC fined the company $9,122.75 for failing to comply with several health and safety violations, including failing to conduct a risk assessment of its remote work loca-

tions. As well, Khalid Bajwa, the owner of Khaira Enterprises, is also facing criminal fraud and forgery charges in provincial court. According to court documents obtained by the Times Review, the two forgery charges allege that Bajwa forged two fire suppression certificate documents, including sig-

natures of a Revelstoke man. The two fraud charges allege he defrauded Tom Austin, representative of B.C. Timber Sales, and Scott King of Louisiana Pacific Corp. Both organizations are involved in issuing silviculture contracts to subcontractors like Khaira. The case is scheduled for a three-day trial in Surrey court from Sept. 10-12, 2013.

Finding flooding solutions a goal for this fall’s UBCM conference Continued from page 1 “One of my goals around this is getting information that will

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the local economy, because of its legislation, but also because of its spending. “I went to a workshop at the College of the Rockies that dealt with local ownership and spending, and it was really interesting. It was talking about how to contribute to local prosperity,” said Benty. In 2012, the municipality put $2 million back into the Golden economy through its major capital expenditures. That’s $2 million into the hands of suppliers and contractors, who turn around and spend in the community. “We do have some limitations, but for the most part, we actually spend a fair amount of money locally,” said Benty. “We’re spending residential and business tax payer dollars back into local businesses.” Coming up in the fall, the Town is looking at what they want to accomplish at UBCM.

They already have meetings set up with several ministers to discuss what the priorities are for Golden. They have a meeting with both Premier Christy Clark and the Minister of Transportation to discuss Highway 1 projects. “We want to make sure the Kicking Horse Canyon project stays on the radar, we’d like to see that finish,” said Benty. Also high on the list are issues surrounding flood prevention. Golden was fortunate this year to have escaped the disasters in Canmore and High River, but that doesn’t mean it will be as lucky next year. “I think it’s not a matter of if it’s going to happen, it’s when,” said Benty. The municipality will be requesting that the province take back the responsibility of diking for communities under 5,000. “They need to take that responsibility back

Christina Benty Mayor of Golden for small communities. We just can’t do it.” There is no saying if or when this will happen, so they will also be requesting that the province change it’s policy of gravel removal so that the Town will have more flexibility to extract from the Kicking Horse River. “Right now we have to reach a certain level of gravel before we can even apply for grants to get into the river,” said Benty. “I think there’s a

perception that we can just go in and take gravel out. We can’t do that, there’s lots of hoops we have to jump.” Benty also plans to bring a resolution before council to cease in granting flood plane exemptions in Golden. “In light of the floods, what’s been happening across the border and south of us, I think we should seriously consider not granting any flood plain exemptions.”

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RCMP Report: Purse snatcher Golden Star Staff Nicholson Car Accident 2013-07-28 Police are investigating a collision that occurred on 12 Mile Forest Service Road in Nicholson. A vehicle with two occupants had been traveling on the road when the driver failed to keep the vehicle on the travel portion. The vehicle left the road and overturned. The passenger was thrown from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. Neither occupant of the vehicle had the means to call for help. The driver continued on foot for several kilometres before help was found. Police, Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance responded. The passenger was air lifted from the scene and is in stable condition. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Deer Injured 2013-07-29 Police received a report that a vehicle had struck a baby deer and the driver brought the animal to the local veterinary clinic. Police attended and located the animal outside the clinic and hoped the animal could be saved. The fawn was transferred to the Conversation Officer who monitored the animal for a time, however the animal could not be saved.

Golden teachers demonstrated last spring that they intend to keep negotiating for B.C. schools and students. Negotiations will resume in September. Star Photo

Appointment of public administrator to resume teacher negotiations Golden Star Staff When negotiations resume with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) in September, there will be a new face sitting across the table from them. A “public administrator” has been appointed to replace school trustees on the board of the government’s bargaining agency. According to a government release, this is only a temporary measure that will “ensure government can advance its plans to restructure the K-12 bargaining process and its mandate to secure a long-term deal with the BCTF.” They are hoping to secure a 10-year deal, and are hopeful the appointment of Michael Marchbank (the CEO of the Hospital Employers’ Association), with the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) under his direction, will help achieve that goal. The announcement of the appointment, made by Education Minister Peter Fassenbender, surprised school trustees around the province. He denied the suggestion he is setting up a “showdown” with teachers that would shut down schools and turn the public

against the unions. “It’s not about pitting them against us,” Fassbender said. “It’s about finding a new road map where we can achieve that goal.” The move is also to meet a request of the BCTF to bargain directly with the B.C. government according to Fassbender. The government also intends to eliminate essential services rules that keep schools open with minimum staff during strikes. The BCTF is returning to court this fall to seek restoration of bargaining for class size and special needs support. School support staff, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, are to resume negotiations for a new contract this month, after walking away last spring because their negotiators didn’t believe BCPSEA had an adequate mandate to get a settlement. CUPE employees have not had a raise in four years. “CUPE education workers keep BC schools clean, safe, and inclusive,” said Colin Pawson, Chair of the CUPE BC K-12 Presidents’ Council. “The government needs to get back to the bargaining table with funded offers in order to avert more job action in the fall.”

Restaurant Thief 2013-07-30 A customer at a local restaurant sought more than a meal from the establishment. The subject was seen rummaging through an employee’s purse. He was apprehended by the victim’s co-worker and held until police arrived. The victim’s wallet and contents were recovered from the suspect. Charges of theft under $5,000 are pending. Aggressive Drivers 2013-08-01 In the last week, Golden RCMP has received 103 calls for service, 51 of which were traffic related. Golden officers responded to vehicles broken down on Hwy 1 and in the canyon, cyclists in the canyon affecting the flow of traffic, some minor vehicle collisions, and at least one driver found to be under the influence of alcohol. However the majority of the traffic related calls for service were in relation to aggressive drivers, primarily on Hwy 1. Also in the past week, five people were arrested and lodged in cells, all of whom were under the influence of alcohol and/or illicit drugs. These people, in their mind-altered state, had been involved in physical altercations which led to the police being called. Charges are pending in at least one incident.

HMC Announces Summer Paving Program HMC Services is pleased to announce its upcoming pavement rehabiliation program on Highway 95. Working closely with the Ministry of Transportation, HMC Services will be completing approximately 3 kilometers of pavement replacement and widening between Ben Hynes and Gasec Roads. This work will improve surface condition on the highway and will also provide additional paved shoulders to accommodate cyclists. In addition, HMC will be completing hard-surfacing on a number of sideroads in the same area. Hours of work are expected to be 7am-7pm daily, including weekends. Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed by August 19, 2013. HMC asks travellers to please slow down, obey speed zones and local traffic control persons. Delays are expected to be less than twenty minutes in duration and HMC asks that you plan your travel and work schedules to accommodate some delays. Grooved pavement may be present for short periods of time and motorcyclists are urged to use caution. Richard Umpherville, Road Superindenent for HMC notes "While we recognizes there may be inconvenience during the construction, we are pleased that the work is moving ahead. Highway 95 is an important corridor and the additional widening should provide cyclists with increased riding opportunities." HMC will also be completing pavement repairs on Highway 1 between Quartz Creek and Glacier Park Boundary. HMC Superintendent Richard Umpherville remarks "HMC has been aware of detiorating pavement in this area for the last several years but due to other pressures, it has been difficult to address. This year it has been great to be able to partner with the Ministry of Transportation to be able to complete these repairs this season." This program will allow HMC to address some of the worst sections in this area while providing both HMC and MOTI some time to consider longer term options. Works in this section are expected to be of short duration and no significant delays are expected. Again, HMC asks that motorist please slow down and obey traffic control persons. Once again, HMC thanks the public for their understanding and patience. Questions or concerns can be directed to Richard Umpherville, Road Superintendent, HMC Services at 250-344-5009.


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Lock up your stuff! I have only been stolen from once in my life, and as much as I hate to admit it, it was mostly my own fault. When I was in high school I had a combination lock on my locker. In the ninth grade I realized that I could push my lock so that it looked like it was closed. I was excited by this rev- I SURMISE elation. It saved me preBy Jessica Schwitek cious seconds every day, not having to enter the combination (which often took me two or three times to get right). So basically, I stopped locking my locker. I came back from class one day in the tenth grade to find my stuff all over the hallway floor. Someone had noticed my lock wasn’t completely shut and decided to go rummaging through my locker. Whoever it was made away with a winter coat, and a very expensive calculator. I was furious, cursing this unknown person for having the audacity to take my things. My friends just looked at me with an unsympathetic expression on their faces. I knew what they were thinking. “That’s why you lock your locker silly girl.” When I went home that evening I didn’t get any sympathy from my parents either. All they said was: “So how are you going to buy yourself a new calculator?” I was angry at the still unknown thief, but equally angry at myself. It is never OK to steal someone else’s things, and nobody deserves to be stolen from. But we all have the power to prevent many of the thefts that occur by simply locking up our belongings. Almost every week I hear stories, or read in the RCMP Report, that property has been stolen in Golden. Possessions from unlocked cars or homes are constantly being taken. I heard one story of a purse being stolen when it was laying on the front seat of the owner’s unlocked vehicle. The most common crime of this sort seems to be the liberation of other people’s bikes. Every week the RCMP are tracking down bicycles that went missing, usually the night before. Houses on common routes home from the bars tend to be hit the hardest, as inebriated residents grab the first bike they see to get themselves home faster. According to a report from RCMP Staff Sergeant Troy Durand, crime in Golden is down from the previous year across the board. If we all put in a little bit of effort, and make it as difficult as possible for criminals to get their hands on the goods, I think we’ll see it go down even further next year.

Respecting water restrictions

Thanks for the service

Dear editor,


It is appalling to see our community’s fire chief to have the gall, and utter disrespect for all Goldenites; by continually watering his lawn whilst residential water restrictions are in place. We return regularly to Golden to visit our grandchildren and were dismayed to witness this ongoing abuse on several occasions. This not only sets a poor example for other members of our community’s wonderful fire department, but also demonstrates a cavalier attitude that our beloved community’s fire chief is somehow ‘above the law’.

I would like to send a thank you bouquet to Selkirk Service Automotive Ltd. Traveling through your town we developed car trouble and worried about finding an honest mechanic who could have us on the road speedily without taking advantage of our dilemma. We found such a service in Selkirk Service Automotive Ltd.

Ken and Barbara Stone Formerly of Golden

Larry Tollefson Edson, Ab.

Municipal resistance to Harper To the editor, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is trying very hard to negotiate a Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). This deal will jeopardize our governments to enact legislation at every level. It will give European companies the right to challenge any Canadian law that affects their profit, including areas of health care, education, pharmaceuticals, the environment, our water, our public services in our courts.

Thank you for your service.

This agreement would hamper our governments at every level from supporting local economies, poverty, hunger and homelessness. Already, more than 40 municipalities have demanded to be exempt from this draconian agreement. Opposition has already been expressed by labour unions, environmental groups, the Council of Canadians and others. Let your MP in Ottawa know that you are opposed to this agreement. Bob Abrahams Nelson

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Golden point of view Do you lock up your bike in Golden?

Trevor Cross

Hannah Turner

Kevin Weakes

“I don’t have a bike, but if I did, yes I would keep it locked. I’m always hearing about bikes being stolen.”

“No, I’m embarrassed to say I don’t. I’ve been lucky though, it hasn’t been stolen.”

“I’m from Calgary, and I always do. I guess in a small town like Golden maybe it’s not necessary.”

Stingers to the Organization that broke my son’s heart for booking a swim meet on his birthday after we booked it a month ago.

the Sobeys Cops for Kids BBQ - the volunteers, quilters, Sobeys, chef Cam Dawes, and the Jungle Room for the balloon donation!

A sky full of stingers to that noisy Sky Dive Plane ... my God .. can’t even enjoy the peace and quite of our beautiful backcountry.

Stars to the Businesses that Charge Albertans 12 per cent tax. If you don’t like the tax - stay in your own province!

Stars to Blane for fixing my son’s iPod. He made a little boy very happy and thankful.

A flower shop full of Stars to Deb and Bob at Flowers From Home for making my day . The world needs more people like you.

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Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Invest Kootenay team up Golden Star Staff Two regional marketing organizations are using collaboration to promote the Kootenay Rockies region, with Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Invest Kootenay formally entering a partnership to work together on regional marketing initiatives aimed at tourism and business investment. The two organizations see a strong link between tourism and investment attraction, since investment interest is often sparked by a tourism visit to the region. "The collaboration between Invest Kootenay and Kootenay Rockies Tourism is a natural. Those of us who have operated businesses in the area, in particular

tourism-based businesses, recognize that many of our new residents were at one time visitors to the region, whether on business or holidays” said Garry Jackman, chair of Invest Kootenay and RDCK Area A director. “The Kootenay Rockies region provides opportunities for entrepreneurs who also value an active, outdoor lifestyle or who just appreciate being close to nature in a pristine environment.  Connecting visitors who are introduced to the area through Kootenay Rockies Tourism to local investment opportunities is important both for succession of existing businesses and growth within the region". The partners believe that the regional tourism sector is supported by vibrant

communities with diverse, local businesses. “This new relationship is a win/win for both organizations,” said Kathy Cooper, managing director of Kootenay Rockies Tourism. “We believe there will be many opportunities for both Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Invest Kootenay to work together to generate more tourism and investment revenue for this entire region. We look forward to exploring those opportunities going forward.” An early initiative already launched by the partners is inclusion of Invest Kootenay on the Kootenay Rockies Tourism Kootenay App – a free mobile application that offers complete travel information services for the region, including more than 1,200

product listings. Kootenay App users can click on the Invest Kootenay button to be directed to the site, where they will find investment opportunity listings from around the Kootenay Rockies region. Kootenay Rockies Tourism is one of British Columbia’s six official regional Destination Management and Marketing organizations. The organization represents more than 600 tourism businesses and operators and co-ordinates tourism marketing initiatives for the region. Invest Kootenay is a regional partnership of several Kootenay-region communities who have joined forces to attract, retain, and expand business investment in their community.

BC Venture Acceleration Program launches in East Kootenays BC Innovation Council Submitted The BC Innovation Council is happy to welcome the Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) as a partner offering the BC Venture Acceleration Program. KRIC and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) in Rossland are both joining a province-wide network of partners offering a structured venture growth program to B.C. tech entrepreneurs. “B.C.’s technology sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the economy,” said Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson. “Supporting the BC Innovation Council and its partners like the Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council is one way government is developing a tech-friendly business environ-

ment across the province, where new technology companies can grow into the economic engines of tomorrow. “ “KRIC is pleased to offer technology entrepreneurs the opportunity to accelerate their growth through the BC Venture Acceleration Program,” said Sheelagh England, Executive Director of KRIC. “As the catalyst for science, technology and education in the East Kootenays, we are confident the Venture Acceleration Program will help local tech startups and entrepreneurs seize opportunities in the knowledge economy.” The Venture Acceleration Program is a structured venture growth program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs in BC grow their companies. It is funded by BCIC in the Kootenays in partnership with the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust. Offered through regional partners in the BC Acceleration Network and led by a dedi-

cated Executive in Residence (EIR), the program encourages a disciplined approach to growing a technology company. At $200 per month, the Venture Acceleration Program offers exceptional value to startups. “The Venture Acceleration Program provides technology entrepreneurs anywhere in the province with easy access to highly qualified entrepreneurial expertise and know-how in an organized and consistent manner,” said Dean Prelazzi, Managing Director of the BC Acceleration Network. “BCIC is pleased to be working in partnership with KAST and KRIC in the Kootenays to support the growth of entrepreneurs in this region.” KRIC is accepting applications to join the Venture Acceleration Program. For more information, go to or


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Have you experienced strange and/or unusual phenomenon on the stretch of road between Golden and Revelstoke, particularly in the area of Rogers Pass? Examples include: observing strange lights in the woods or sky, completing the journey with no recollection of the drive, or feeling as though you have “lost time” at one point or another along the way. If you have, please know that you are not alone and though I don’t have answers, I would very much like to hear your story. Please call (toll-free) 1-866-749-5977 between the hours of 9am and 9pm PST. All calls will be held in the strictest confidence.

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Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema Presents: Wolverine in 3D Friday August 9 - Thursday August 14 @ 7pm. Late shows Friday & Saturday at 9:30pm.

This Week John Hartman “The Columbia in Canada” at the Art Gallery of Golden June 21 - September 2. Public Swim MondayThursday, 1-3:30pm. Fridays, 1-7pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9pm. Saturday and Sundays, 3-8pm. Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club Camps Aug.12-15 / 19-22 / 26-29. For more info: Girlz Group Grade 6&7 Aug.12-16, 1-3pm. Grade 5 Aug.19-23, 1-3pm. Register at the Golden Women’s Resource Centre. For more info: 250-344-5317.

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Men’s drop-in basketball Thursdays from 8-10pm at the Rec Plex. $8. Bridge Club Every Thursday at the Senior’s Centre from 1-4pm. Contact 250-344-5448. 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. Rodeo Grounds/Dirtbike Track Weed Pull Thursday, Aug. 8 from 5-7pm. Meet at the Rodeo Grounds. Free pizza and refreshments.

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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.

Summer Kicks Series Bocephus King with A-Muse Troupe “Soulful street carnival blues and roots rock mysticism” Aug.7, 7pm at Spirit Square.


program for families with children 3-5. Includes dinner and parent discussions, Wednesdays 5-7pm at the Museum starting June 26 to Aug.14. To register call 250-439-9665.

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Karaoke Night at The Mad Trapper every Friday night.

Meat Draw every Friday at The Legion 5:30pm. Tony Bell at Peaks Grill Friday Aug. 9 and 23 from 6-9pm. WIldsight hosts the Edible Gardens Tour Aug.9 from 9am-1pm. Register at info@ or call Barb 344-2113. $20 adult, $10

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youth, 6 and under free. Half the fees are being donated to the Golden Food Bank. Golden Youth Centre drop in Fridays from 3:30-9pm and movie night every Friday from 7-9pm.

Sat, Aug. 10 Storytime at the Golden Library 10:30-11:30am. Free drop-in, contact 250344-6516. Spirit Square Saturday Market starting Saturday June 15 to Aug.31 from 11am-4pm at Spirit Square. John Kirby at The Golden Taps Pub Saturday Aug.10. No cover.

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Summer Kicks Series Willhorse Wednesday, Aug.14 7pm at Spirit Square. Also performing is Retrofied with Mike Pecora. Over the Road Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the Rockwater Grill and Bar.

Meat Draw every Saturday at The Legion 5pm.

Bruce Cockburn Aug. 16 at the Golden Civic Centre. Doors at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. $40 (plus gst).

John Jenkins at Peaks Grill, Saturday, Aug. 10 and 24 from 6-9pm.

Travis Pickering at Peaks Grill Saturday, Aug.17 and 31 from 6-9pm.

Sun, Aug. 11 Junior Climbing Club at Dogtooth Climbing Gym 12:30-2pm. Booking is recommended 250-344-6444. Sunday Howl open mic night at the Wolf’s Den every Sunday from 4-8pm. All ages welcome. Benny Walker and Band at Peaks Grill Sunday, Aug. 11 at 4pm. Free shuttle from the Rockwater at 3:30pm. Outdoor Yoga in Spirit Square Sundays 11am12pm throughout July and Aug. Admission by donation to the Women’s Centre. Crib every Sunday at the Brisco Community Hall at 1:30pm.

Mon, Aug. 12 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.

Ninja Funk Orchestra Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Rockwater Grill and Bar. Arsen Shomakhov Orchestra Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Rockwater Grill and Bar. The Balconies Aug.20 at the Golden Taps. No cover. Devon Coyote at The Golden Taps Pub Aug.23. No cover. Kla-How-Ya River Battle Aug.24. For more info call 250-272-7467 or email Matt Blais plays at the Golden Taps Pub Aug.28. No cover. Golden Lion’s Club CNIB/ Sight First Charity Golf Tournament Monday, Aug. 26 at 11am. Call Gary Bjarnson 250-344-2336 for info. Golden Sound Festival Sept.7. Tickets $25-$75 available at Plane Wayne & Jane, and Jita’s Cafe.

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Columbia Valley Credit Union says goodbye to board president Jessica Schwitek Gary Bjarnason has dedicated more than 35 years of service to the Columbia Valley Credit Union. When he started in 1975 he was just hoping to walk away with a radio. For his retirement from president of the credit union board, he was given a new set of golf clubs. “When I accidentally got on the board, I had just gone to one of the meetings. They could nominate off the floor at that time. They were looking for one more director, and somebody nominated me. I was there just for the prizes,” said Bjarnason, who was hoping to win the radio the credit union had advertised. Although very nonchalant about his beginnings with the board, Bjarnason was delighted to be giving back to the institution that had helped him so much as a young adult. “I joined the credit union in 1957, that was to save money to go to school. And when I went to school in 1959 I had enough money for one year, so from 1960-64 I borrowed money off the credit union,” he said. At that time he was given the number 212, because he was the 212th client. A few years later he went to the credit union again to buy his house

in 1972. He borrowed a staggering $16,000. “When I first joined, the credit union was run out of someone’s home, in the front of their house. That’s where it first started. It went from there to the deBoers’,” said Bjarnason. “At that time we weren’t even at a million dollars. We were hoping to get to a million dollar equity in the credit union at that time. We got over that million, and just kept going after that.” Since 1975, the Columbia Valley Credit Union and its board has changed a great deal. They purchased their current property, which used to be a pizza parlour, and the board directors have taken training to give them a better understanding of the financials. “I’d probably do it all over again. I learned so much,” said Bjarnason. “I’d recommend it to anyone, and most people are capable of learning what they need to.” Bjarnason is retired from the board completely, but has told them he would come back to fill in if he is needed. “The credit union is community owned, and hopefully as our liquidity rises we’ll be putting more and more money into the town, or giving it back to the people who invest,” he said.


Gary Bjarnason retired as president of the Columbia Valley Credit Union after more than 35 years of service.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

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The Inaugural Edition – Saturday, August 8, 1891. The Golden Era is published every Saturday morning in time to catch the east and west mail trains, also the mail for the upper company, Windermere, Fort Steele, etc. It is the only advertising medium in the East Kootenay District. Inaugural In presenting to the public The Golden Era we desire on our first words to return thanks for the generous and unanimous

support which we have received from those who have confidence in the future of Eastern British Columbia, and desire to encourage every legitimate development of its resources. Their aim and ours is the same. In a country so preeminently endowed with Nature’s riches as that of which Golden is the centre, it has seemed strange that no journal should be found to speak to the outside world the facts which form the strength of a district marvellous among the marvels of Nature for the wealth which it exhibits, in addition to affording to this district a regular chronicle of public events, and uniting in a constant and consistent purpose those daily growing numbers who form the advance guard of the great army of occupation entering upon possession of this land

The Golden Era Printing Office, pictured, began printing the Golden Era newspaper on Aug. 8, 1891. Photo courtesy of the Golden Museum


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of speaking what we know of our country for the enlightenment of the outside world as well as the benefit and convenience of this community. It is right that we should take the first opportunity of stating publicly the aim and object with which the Golden Era comes before the public. In every man of Eastern British Columbia we claim a friend and ally in this united purpose and invite his friendship and cooperation. With such help it will not take long to accomplish the object with which

we come into existence – to bring in a double sense to every inhabitant of the vast district of Golden, A Golden Era. July 21, 1894   Immorality in Golden   The immorality which prevails in our town today is a disgrace to any civilized community. Silence has been kept too long in this matter, but things have come to such a state that it is impossible to hold back any longer. The most conspicuous per-

son on the streets of Golden today is the prostitute. This class of people are allowed more liberty here than our respectable citizens. Why this should be so is beyond our comprehension and the only explanation seems to be that the Government Officials here do not perform their duty. Only this week we find a Government official actually pleading in an open court on behalf of those disreputable characters against a poor working man who was probably enticed to one of those houses, fleeced

of every cent he had and finally accused of stealing some trumpery jewellery. Two or three time last winter several of those women made the streets resound with their shrieks and curses yet no arrests were made, in fact these people seem to be shielded from the law rather than otherwise. It is time the residents of Golden made some move in the matter and not sit quietly by and see the minds of their young corrupted by the immorality which exists here at the present time.

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Three local churches have come together to bring an important to Golden, the “Rockies” Teen Challenge BC. The Rocky Mountain Alliance Church, Golden Pentacostal Tabernacle and the Golden Baptist Church are bringing the Teen Challenge tour to the Spirit Square on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. BC Teen Challenge is a faith-based residential program for men and women ages 19 and older, who are trapped in life-controlling addictions. The program does not limit the term “addiction” to the abuse of drugs or alcohol, but any

form of debilitating addiction. The Aug. 21 event is aimed at reaching out to the community in Golden, specifically those trapped in addiction or those who have been affected by addiction. In each of the seven communities visited during the tour, there will be an evening consisting of music, sharing, and powerful testimonies. In Golden you’ll hear from current students, Teen Challenge alumni, supportive parents, and local believers. There will also be a panel called “Real Questions, Real Answers,” where presenters discuss your fears, concerns, and questions surrounding addiction, and freedom in Christ. For more information go to

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Local birds of prey focus of upcoming KHMR presentation Jessica Schwitek See birds soaring from the mountain

top at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s Birds in Motion presentation. Put on by the Can-

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adian Raptor Conservancy, Birds in Motion gives you a chance to see five birds of prey gliding at 7,700 feet at the top of the gondola. “Our organization is there to educate people about birds of prey,” said James Cowan, director of the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. The organization is home to more than 240 birds at their facility in Ontario. They spend a lot of their time travelling the country, teaching people about Canada’s bird population, and particularly what’s in their own backyard. “We talk about birds of prey, their habitat and preservation. But we find that people mostly want to learn about what they can see in their own region,”

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“We know the crowd won’t be just full of bird watchers and experts. But hopefully we’ll convert a few into avid bird watchers while we’re there,” said Cowan.

The two presenters will be bringing five birds of prey, including an eagle, vulcher, and falcon. And 90 per cent of the birds they talk about can be found in B.C.

There will be two daily shows at the top of the gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort from Aug. 15 to 19. Go to for more details.

Wildsight fighting invasive weeds Wildsight Submitted It’s that time of year again. August, we mean. Summer’s past its midpoint, and suddenly the fall is looming large on the horizon. The heat is - occasionally - oppressive, and the garden’s getting out of control. Yet the summer’s not over yet, as much as certain nasty creatures would like you to believe. These are, of course, invasive weeds. For those of you to whom this phrase is still unknown, invasive or noxious weeds are not your normal dandelion-type annoyance. They are species of plants that quickly overrun gardens, yards, and just about anything they can sink their roots into and that’s just about anything. They include burdock, spotted and diffuse knapweeds, common tansy, and orange hawkweed, among others, and are considered to be the second greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide, second only to habitat loss. To clarify - they’re a big problem. Golden is not taking this threat lying down, however: the Town of Golden, in co-operation with Wildsight, run an Invasive Weed Program over the summer, the purpose of which is to control the spread of these invaders and to try to bring the 7/18/13 4:03 PM

Wildsight is continuing its effort to reduce of invasive weeds, like Burdock, in Golden.  Photo Submitted issue to the attention of the public. Ali and Miranda, this year’s Invasive Weed Co-ordinators, have been hard at work around town pulling, chopping, and digging out all kinds of invasive plants. They also held the 6th Annual Golden Community Weed Pull, the results of which showed that this program is working - fewer weeds were discovered, despite enlarging the site from previous years. Now we ask that you, brave citizens of Golden, help us in this battle. On Thursday, Aug. 8,

from 5 to 7 p.m., we encourage you to join us for a weedpull at the Reflection Lake/ rodeo grounds/dirt bike track area. Afterwards, there will be free pizza and refreshments, and the winner of the sticker contest - the prize being two one-hour trail rides courtesy of Flying W Trail Rides - will be announced. If you have any questions, want to submit a sticker idea, or believe you may have invasive weeds in your yard, email us at wildsightweedprogram@gmail. com. See you there!

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Danish folk fever Denmark’s favourite band, Habadekuk, had the crowd at the Spirit Square going on July 31 for their Summer Kicks performance. They may be a band of few words, but their energy kept you entertained throughout the whole show. Jessica Schwitek/ Star Photo

Willhorse and Retrofied play final Summer Kicks performance Golden Star Staff They kicked off the summer with the pre Canada Day concert, and now Willhorse is returning to Spirit Square to finish off the Summer Kicks series with the final performance on Wednesday Aug. 14. Golden’s own southern rock band has been tirelessly touring ever since their debut CD release in late 2012. Now they’re back to perform in front of the home crowd. “It’s unbelievable how many local people have grabbed onto our music and our sound, and really embraced it and supported it,” lead singer Jeremy Borschneck told the Golden Star. The quartet also features

Branden Winterholt on guitar and vocals, Nick Petrowich playing the drums, as well as Todd Menzies on bass. Since forming in Golden nearly two years ago (although the members had played together previously) they have toured right across the country, recorded an album, made the top 20 in Vancouver’s Peak Performance Project, and have shared the stage with Said the Whale, 54-40, The Breakmen, Leeroy Stagger, Elliot Brood and Shred Kelley. On Aug. 14 they get to share the stage with local band Retrofied, playing covers of some of your favourites. The final Summer Kicks performance starts in Spirit Square at 7 p.m.

Willhorse is closing out the Summer Kicks series in the Spirit Square on Aug. 14.  Star Photo


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a tour in Europe, and are coming to Golden for a show at The Golden Taps on Aug. 20. In the blink of an eye, the group (a four-piece rock band from Ottawa) has grown from a humble indie pop band to a leather-clad fourheaded rock and roll monster, punctuated by 80s hair metal flair. The Balconies continue to steamroll unsuspecting crowds throughout Europe and continental North America – doing it heavier and sweatier each and every night (go ahead, try to outdo lead singer Jacquie’s deep rock lunges, red lips, and swirling dark hair). They’ve shared the stage with Cold War Kids, Mother Mother, Devo, Sloan, Stars, Wide Mouth Mason, Big Sugar, Tokyo Police Club, Puddle of Mudd, and the Sam Roberts Band.  But The Balconies aren’t satisfied. The Balconies have taken Europe by

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Ottawa’s The Balconies are performing at The Golden Taps on Aug. 20. Photo Submitted storm; touring with Rival Sons, playing packed showcases at MIDEM in Cannes, Liverpool Sound City (UK), and Brighton’s The Great Escape as well as playing North American dates at South By Southwest, Canadian Music

Week, and North By Northeast. With a new fulllength album on the horizon recorded with legendary producer Arnold Lanni (Finger Eleven, Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace), and a summer packed full of

festival dates, the future looks bright. So, if you fancy a riot of gargantuan rhythmic proportions, swing by. Oh, and be prepared – this will get loud. To hear some of the band’s music, go to

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Summer social Members of the Golden & Region Senior’s Society got together on July 28 for the first Annual Summer Social at the Senior’s Centre. Darryl Crane/ Star Photo

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Jessica Schwitek The Winston Lodge and Saloon has made a few changes over the summer, and is ready to share its new features with Golden. “People have been calling it ‘The Saloon at Kicking Horse’ since we opened. We just made it official,” said owner Bill Braisher. The Winston, named after Braisher’s grandfather, is going by The Winston Lodge & Spa, and The Kicking Horse Saloon. “We added Spa to the Winston name because we are very busy with it here. We have three treatment rooms and a bigger menu of services. It’s become a big part of our business here,” said Braisher. The Saloon still has the rustic feel to it, and features a new menu for eat in or take out. It also has a new catering endorsement that allows them to bartend at any private home or outdoor event. The biggest change, however, is probably their new accommodations, the Bunkhouse Hostel. “The Bunkhouse Hostel fills the need visitors have for no frills, affordable accommodation at the resort. Backpackers are some of the most interesting people. When I travel, I stay in hostels just like this one,” said Braisher. “Rebranding and the new phone number gives us a great excuse to contact all our wholsalers and previous guests to say, ‘hey, guess what’s new?’ We’re always trying new things and offering exciting stuff to keep the buzz going.” Check out some of the changes at, or by calling the new number 250-272-7272.

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Glacier National Park investigates bats in Nakimu Caves Golden Star Staff On Aug. 1, Glacier National Park of Canada took preventive measures to bats at risk from a devastating disease: White Nose Syndrome (WNS) – credited in eastern North America with decimating bat populations while they sleep during the winter and potentially fast tracking several bat species, like the Northern and Little Brown Bat to the endangered species list. Parks Canada researchers and partners installed bat acoustic recorders, mats to collect bat droppings and mini data loggers in several entrances to the Nakimu Caves System in order to discover if bats use the caves and if so, when. The “bat team” also collected soil samples to determine if WNS is present. “Bats play an important role in the ecosystem as night-time pollinators and in pest control,” said Sarah Boyle, Glacier National Park ecologist. “In order to protect species like the Little Brown Bat, we need to know two things. First, is WNS in the caves; and second, do bats use the caves. While we have no reports of bats in the caves, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. If they are, the devices we installed will record their calls and tell us what species of bat they are and when they use the caves. This will help us protect them.” The recording devices will be left in the caves for 18 months, recording all sounds. They are the same devices as those used to record whales, dolphins and birds. Mini data loggers will also be installed to record humidity and temperature as some bat species prefer to hibernate or roost in caves that are humid and above 0°C. The data collected will be used to establish base-line data on cave conditions. Parks Canada is also working with Thompson Rivers University Microbiology student, Baylee Out to discover if WNS is in the caves. She will analyze soil samples and swabs taken from the cave to determine if the disease is present or not. Additional data collected from the samples will establish critical baseline data for the park on the microbiology of the caves. Results from the research will inform Parks Canada how to best manage the caves and protect bats. At present, the caves’ wilderness location makes them difficult to access and all visitors entering them must have a guide, special permit and adhere to strict equipment disinfection procedures. Parks Canada protects and presents Canada’s natural and cultural heritage in a network of 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites and 4 national marine conservation areas.

Silas Patterson, a Parks Canada researcher, installs a bat acoustic recorder in the Nakimu Caves System in Glacier National Park. Results from the research will inform Parks Canada how to best manage the caves and protect bats from White Nose Syndrome.  Parks Canada Photo

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Four-year-old Landon Perry takes third place in the Shimano Kids Race at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on Aug. 3.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

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Western Open at KHMR Kolby Kafer, competing in the U19 division at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s Western Open Downhill Race, takes the jump at the bottom of the course on Saturday Aug. 3.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Golden Lions Club Cnib/Sight First 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Monday, August 26, 2013 Starts at 11:00 am

• Form your own team of four or come as a single/couple. • Texas Scramble 18 holes of Golf (two drives per person)

Entry Fee: $85 per person Entry Fee Includes: Green Fees, Golf Cart, Dinner and Prizes • Hole in One Prizes Total $4000 #4, #7, #13, #16 $1000 each sponsored by the Golden Lions Club

To Register: Contact Gary Bjarnason at 250-344-2336 or register at the Golden Golf Course

• Putting Contest

Monies Raised Go To The Cnib To Service blind Patrons in Golden & District

The Nelson Cycling Club and Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism present:

Swimmers Hannah LaRoy (left) and Piper Noble (right) showing off trophies for the winning cheer and most sportsmanlike team.  Photo Submitted

Next up provincials for Dolphins Golden Dolphins Submitted The Golden Dolphins attended the Regional Championship swim meet in Penticton during the long weekend. With only about a third of our club attending, this was the most successful regionals for the Dolphins ever! The Dolphins finished in 4th overall with the power house teams - Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, and Kelowna ahead. Outstanding races were done by Emma Janes in the 50m freestyle, Niko Robinson in the 100m freestyle, Lauren Russell in the 50m breast, and Marcus Dondaneau shaving off lots of time in all his races. Another amazing swim was done by the girls division 3 freestyle relay (Piper Mastroianni, Neva Dalinghaus, Quinn Morgan, Emma Russell). The girls put out a good fight trying to qualify for provincials, all going best times, coming in a close fourth. Not only did the team do well in the pool, but they were also recognized for their spirit outside of the pool. The Golden Dolphins were proud

winners of the annual cheer competition as well as tying with Princeton Kokanees for the most sportsmanlike team. We have 16 Dolphins qualified for the Provincial Championships starting on August 16 which they will be training hard for! The Dolphins are aiming for some podium finishes at the Provincials. The weekend before the Dolphins attended the Kimberley Invitational Swim Meet in Kimberley, their last swim meet before the Regional Championships in Penticton. The team sent 43 swimmers, making it one of the most attended meets of the season and they came home with something to show for it; a 3rd place overall team ranking at the swim meet, with individual medals from Niko Robinson (division 1 boys silver), Meghan Oslund (division 3 girls bronze), Zara Johnson (Division 5 girls gold), Cynthia Pfeiffer (division 8 girls gold), and Lochlan Noble (division 8 boys bronze). Many swimmers, coming to the end of their hardest training cycle, are starting to show signs that they are ready to compete at their highest level.




Downtown parade, trials demos and fun events!


Smallwood Group Ride, BlackJack DH Shuttles, Mountain Station Poker Run and the first Roots, Rocks, and Rhythm Party!


Morning Mountain Madness! Adult XC & DH, Kids XC events! There is something for everyone! Proudly supported by:


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Golden’s mountain view voted top 10 in the world Jessica Schwitek It has been listed as one of the top 10 restaurants with the best view in the world, and it is in our own back yard. The Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, located at the top of the gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, has received two top honours from TripAdvisor, one of the world’s most trusted tourism websites. Canada’s most elevated dining experience is not only the recipient TripAdvisor’s amazing view nod, but also its Certificate of Excellence. “It’s nice to get this one because its unbiased… It’s based completely on reports from our guests,” said manager Marcus Molfenter, who is in his 6th season at the restaurant. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to businesses that rank in the top 10 per cent worldwide for traveller feedback. And the excellent feedback can be attributed to three things; the food, the view, and the dedicated team of staff. “It’s great to see people walk in the door and see that sensation on their face of how great the view is,” said Molfenter. “But this is a huge team effort. Especially in the hospitality world, it won’t work if you don’t have a solid team.” Creating a menu is a tricky thing for the Eagle’s Eye, considering their clientelle is a mix of people looking for a relaxed, fine dining experience, and skiers who just want a bite and a beer before heading back out onto the slopes. “We cater to a lot of people, and Chef Sylvain has been able to offer a great menu,” said Molfenter. It is a combination of these things that has turned Eagle’s Eye not only into a tourism destination, but also a wedding destination. Brides from all over Canada choose to get married right here to have the stunning mountains serve as the backdrop for their wedding. This season there are 38 weddings at the restaurant, and last year there were 42. Eagle’s Eye was the only restaurant in Canada to make TripAdvisor’s top 10 amazing views list. It is in the company of some beautiful restaurants around the world, including an underwater restaurant in Maldives, one that encompasses and island in the ocean in Tanzania, an eatery in Greece that has an unobstructed view of the Acropolis.

Eagle’s Eye Restaurant manager Marcus Molfenter, above left, and Chef Sylvain Bourget hold TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. TripAdvisor also put Eagle’s Eye on their top 10 list of restaurants with the best view, seen below.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

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Forestry report released




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The Forest Practices Board’s 2012-13 annual report was released last week, and summarizes the board’s work over the year, as published in 29 reports, as well as highlighting work currently underway. “When the Forest and Range Practices Act was introduced in 2004, it was understood that


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improvements would be necessary as circumstances changed and we gained experience with the new regulatory approach,” said Al Gorley, board chair. “Now, nearly a decade later, there is clearly a need to take a look at how we are managing B.C.’s public forests.” “We have started work on a series of reports that draw on our findings since 2004, preparing bulletins on key subjects like managing cumu-


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lative effects, professional reliance and public involvement,” said Gorley. “We hope this work will help focus the public and decisionmakers on the right questions as improvements to B.C.’s forest and range management framework are contemplated.” Topics reported on this year range in scope from the effectiveness of the Province’s reforestation efforts to its progress in establish-

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. †Ford Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from July 3, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (the “Program Period”), on the purchase or lease of most new 2013/2014 Ford vehicles (excluding all chassis cab, stripped chassis, and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor, Medium Trucks, Mustang Boss 302, Shelby GT500 and all Lincoln models). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford of Canada employees (excluding any CAW-negotiated programs). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus S Sedan/2013 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine/2013 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine $16,779/$22,204/$29,226/$31,720 after Total Price Adjustment of $870/$995/$11,673/$11,079 is deducted. Total Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $620/$995/$4,423/$3,829 and Delivery Allowance of $250/$0/$7,250/$7,250. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Price Adjustment has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until September 30, 2013, receive 1.99%/4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a 2013 Focus S Sedan/2013 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine for a maximum of 84 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $214/$314 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $99/$145 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $1,209.67/$4,148.90 or APR of 1.99%/4.99% and total to be repaid is $17,988.67/$26,352.90. Offers include a Delivery Allowance of $250/$0 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ††Until September 30, 2013, lease a new 2013 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get 0.99% annual percentage rate (APR) financing for up to 24 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $29,226/$31,720 at 0.99% APR for up to 24 months with $1,500 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $374/$389, total lease obligation is $10,476/$10,836 and optional buyout is $19,223/$21,400. Offers include Delivery Allowance of $7,250. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after any price adjustment is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions apply. Excess kilometrage charges are 12¢per km for Fiesta, Focus, C-Max, Fusion and Escape; 16¢per km for E-Series, Mustang, Taurus, Taurus-X, Edge, Flex, Explorer, F-Series, MKS, MKX, MKZ, MKT and Transit Connect; 20¢per km for Expedition and Navigator, plus applicable taxes. Excess kilometrage charges subject to change, see your local dealer for details. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy]/2013 Escape FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.5L/100km (30MPG) City, 6.3L/100km (45MPG) Hwy]/2013 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [15.0L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.6L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, vehicle condition, and driving habits. ‡ When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payloads of 3,120 lbs/3,100 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8/3.5L V6 EcoBoost 4x2 engines. Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR. ‡‡F-Series is the best-selling pickup truck in Canada for 47 years in a row based on Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association statistical sales report, December 2012. ▲Offer only valid from August 1, 2013 to Sepetember2, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to Canadian resident customers who currently (during the Program Period) own or are leasing certain Ford Pickup Truck, Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), Cross-Over Utility Vehicle (CUV) or Minivan models (each a “Qualifying Loyalty Model”), or certain competitive pickup truck, SUV, CUV or Minivan models (each a “Qualifying Conquest Model”) and purchase, lease, or factory order (during the Program Period) a new qualifying 2013/2014 Ford truck (excluding Raptor and chassis-cabs), SUV or CUV (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Some eligibility restrictions apply on Qualifying Loyalty and Conquest Models and Eligible Vehicles – see dealer for full offer criteria. Qualifying Loyalty/Conquest Models must have been registered and insured (in Canada) in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months preceding the date of offer redemption. Qualifying customers will receive $1,000 (the “Incentive”) towards the purchase or lease of the Eligible Vehicle, which must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford dealer during the Program Period. Limit one (1) Incentive per Eligible Vehicle sale, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales if valid proof is provided that the customer is the owner/lessee of two (2) separate Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Models. Each customer will be required to provide proof of ownership/registration of the applicable Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Model and the ownership/registration address must match the address on the new Buyer’s Agreement or Lease Agreement for the Eligible Vehicle sale. Offer is transferable only to persons living in the same household as the eligible customer. This offer is not combinable with CPA, GPC, Daily Rental Allowances. Taxes payable before Incentive is deducted. See dealer for details. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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ing old-growth management areas. The board completed 16 audits of forestry and range operations, nine nvestigations of public complaints and responded to 63 concerns from the public. The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government.

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HIRING LOCAL DRIVERS to transport railway crews. Vehicle & training is provided. Class 4 driver’s license is required, assistance will be provided for those who require upgrade. Flexible schedule for a 24/7 operation. F/T & P/T opportunities Contact Wolf Bigge: Fax: (403)504-8664


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Homes Wanted “DESPERATELY SEEKING� to buy a small acreage in Elkford / Sparwood area (or long term rental). Please call after 5p.m. or weekends. 250-6080034

Lots 6 acres of subdividable land mins from Golden. Power, well, septic. Water rights on creek. 40’x60’ shop w/ hoist. 625 Golden-Donald Upper Rd. $295,000. 250-344-2028, 3445799, or 344-6913.

RV Sites COME visit Blind Bay Resort on Sunday, August 4 for our open house and Summer Sale. Fully serviced and landscaped RV lots at Shuswap Lake start at $119,900. Financing available. Amenities include a beautiful sandy beach, private marina, heated pool and more. Visit for details or call 1-800-667-3993. REDUCED SUMMER pricing. Beachfront Avorado RV Resort. New sites for sale $44,500. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call (250)228-3586 or online at:

Other Areas 20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment $0 Down, $198/mo. Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks. Beautiful Views, West Texas. Call 1800-843-7537.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 - 2 bdrm, 1 - 3 bdrm mobile home at Anderson Rd. Pets welcome. 250-344-8551. FOR RENT In the Blaeberry Private Take a look, you won’t be disappointed.

Avail now. 1&2 bdrm (500850SF) furnished apts. $675$900. Utls incld, sat tv, internet, laundry onsite, DD req’d, no pets, ref’s req’d. Phone 344-7299 Leave message if no answer please. 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 The Rosewood apts 1309 12th St S close to all amnts. Hydro, hot water, and heat incld. We have security entrance and laundry facls. Sorry no pets, parties, or smoking. 250-344-8113.

Two Bdr apt available now. Non smoking. Age 55+ apartment building. Call Laura 250-344-6233.

Apartment Furnished 1&2 bdr. furnished suites. Utilities included. Close to amenities. No pets, parties. DD. Internet available. 250-344-8429, or 344-0604. FULLY FURNISHED all inclusive bachelor suite. View at or call 344-7001.

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

Misc for Rent

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

1100 sq. ft fully furnished Basement Suite. Util, w/d incl. *Power not incld. $750/mth. Avail Sept 1.

Mobile Homes & Pads Lot for rent Walking distance to town, Kicking Horse MHP 250-344-6935.

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm house on acreage at Castledale on Hwy 95. $750/month + utls. No parties, no illegal activities, long term mature reliable tenants pref’d. Refs and DD req’d. Please call 250-344-6710. 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. 4 bdr house for rent. Washer & Dryer. N/S, no pets. Avail now. Call 250-344-7363. 4 bdrm avail in upper unit. HUGE yard, deck, w/d, $1200+shared utls. 2 bdrm in lower unit, w/d, $700+shared utls. Both newly reno’d, clean, near dwntwn&school. Avail Sept 1. 403-678-2717 or, 5 Bdr house w/ new upgrades. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, 2 washrooms. Excellent location close to school and town. Lv msg. 250-344-6131. 716-8 St. Main Floor 3 bdr. 1040 sq. ft. home. Fireplace in LR, 1 1/2 baths, laundry down, electric heat. Carport. N/S. NP Mature, long-term tenant. $1200/mo. DD-$600 Call 250-344-5508. HOME for rent, 2 bedroom,front deck, backyard w garden, wood stove, washer dryer, basement w 1/2 bathroom. Rent $1100 + hydro.

Office/Studio for rent: $400/month (excl. GST) 240 SF, ground floor, hydro / heat / parking & waste disposal incld, private washroom, NS, NP, avail Sept.1/2013. Inquire at 250.344.2443

Antiques / Classics

Rooms for Rent CLEAN rooms available. Mature adults only. No parties or pets. 250-344-2444.

Storage S TA S H YO U R S T U F F. C O M Storage spaces of different sizes starting at $40/month including heated units. 250-344-3104.

Suites, Lower 3 Bdr bright basement suite. Great location, large backyard w/storage space and parking avail. $1000/mth incld utls. No smoking, pets negotiable. Avail Sept 1. 250-439-8470. 716 - 8th St 2 bdrm basement suite / fireplace in living rm. Laundry room, $700 + utls - elec. heat. DD $350, no pets no smoking. Responsible mature tenant. Call 250-344-5508. Lower 1 bdrm suite, no laundry on site, no pets. Fridge, stove, N/S, ref’s req’d $500/mnth + DD $250. 250344-5582.

1979 El Camino SS, 350 motor, auto trans, p/s, p/b, p/dl, air, power bucket seats, Keystone Mags, ex. cond., white w/black interior, asking $9500.

Call after 6pm, (250)426-4311

Trucks & Vans For Sale 2002 GMC Sierra 4X4

Fully loaded 3/4, tow package with transmission cooler and five point hitch. Excellent condition only two owners. Brand new winter tires only used half a season. Asking $11,000. Call 403 803-8959


Auto Financing

2003 Four Winns Fish & Ski Freedom 180 F/S,

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


fully serviced 4.3L VOLVO PENTA engine, removable side windows for more fishing room, tilt steering, removable seats with interchanging seat posts, rear entry ladder, front control for rear leg trim, full cover with anti pooling poles, electric motor off bow for fishing, custom matched trailer, Bimini top.

Upper 1 bdrm suite, no laundry on site, no pets. Fridge, stove, N/S, ref’s req’d $500/mnth + DD $250. 250344-5582.

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

This is really a great boat!! $15,000 obo. (250)354-7471 Nelson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

MINES ACT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT TO PERMIT APPROVING THE MINE PLAN AND RECLAMATION PROGRAM FOR Horse Creek Silica Mine Take notice that HiTest Sand Inc. has filed with the Chief Inspector of Mines, pursuant to Part 10.2.1 of the Health and Safety Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia, a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protection and reclamation of the land and water courses related to the proposed Silica Quarry located at: Horse Creek Silica Mine Mineral Claim #373717 District Lot 17053 Latitude: 51°, 12’,40�N Longitude: 116°, 51’, 37� A copy of the permit application, including supporting documentation, is available for public viewing at: Golden Area Initiatives Community Economic Development Office at the BC Visitor’s Centre @ Golden, 111 Golden Donald Upper Rd. Golden, BC. V0A 1H0. Any person affected by or interested in this program has 30 days from the date of publication to make written representation to the Chief Inspector of Mines, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Kootenay Boundary Region at 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G1 or by email, (facsimile: 250-426-1767) Please note that the Chief Inspector does not have a mandate to consider the merits of the proposed mine from a zoning or a land use planning perspective.



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Thank you to all of our gracious sponsors for supporting the 5th Annual Aman Virk Memorial Golf Tournament. The event raised over $10,000 to benefit the Aman Virk Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Medical Assistance Fund and the Early Learning and Care Centre. Congratulations to this year’s Rotary Bursary Winner Crystal Austin and the Aman Virk Memorial Scholarship Winner Brooklyn Pickering. Platinum Sponsors: Bilfinger Stonewall Pub The Golden Star Gold Sponsors: Central Signs Columbia Valley Credit Union DJ’s Paper Place FlatIron Golden Eagle Grill HMC Oanagan Aggregates Parky’s Plumbing and Heating Silver Sponsors: Blaeden Contracting Cal Gas Canadian Timberframes Ltd. Ewan and McKenzie HR Pacific Interoute Construction Golden Concrete Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Kootenay Gradall Vandenbilt Autobody

Bronze Sponsors: Alpine Auto Back Porch College of the Rockies David Wilks Dogtooth Log and Timber Fairley and Scott Golden Dental Centre Golden Food Bank Golden Grizzly Golden Transfer Golden Women’s Centre Ingrid Hambruch Kicking Horse Appraisals Kootenay Pumping Moberly Mechanical Norm Macdonald Reddi Mart Remax Tim Hortons Town of Golden The Golden Taps Winston Lodge Hole in One Sponsor: The Virk Family

Prize/Auction Donors: Bizarre Entertainment Columbia Wetland Adventures CPR Dr. B. Starke Elite Nutrition Falkins Insurance Finning Canada Golden Dental Centre Golden Dollar Store GT Soomal Helen Fuoco Kal Tire Lordco Auto Parts Moose Trax Nagomi Sushi Off the Wall OK Tire Olympia Liquor Overwaitea Red Tomato Pies Strive for Excellence Subway Tim Parker Financial Services Winston Lodge

Thank you to the participants, Rotary Club members and volunteers for making this event a huge success!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013 The Golden Star

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

Garry Oddy Garry Oddy (250) 344-7234 (250) 344-7234




520 - 11th Street

2 bedrooms

1 bath

747 Nicholson Frontage Road Building, Land & Business


$449,900 1037 - 10th Avenue North Land & Building

$579,900 4 bdrms

962 McBeath Road 2 baths 2,512sqft

1363 Golden Donald Upper Road

4bdrms 1 bath 2,480sqft

2.5 baths


1305 Stoney Lane

1 bath      

1 bedroom      

1 bath      


$1,699,000 1668 Dogtooth Close

4 bedrooms

4 baths


1339 Pine Drive

5 bedrooms

3 baths

1.5 baths





522 - 11th Street

2 bdrms

1 bath


1437 Granite Drive

4 bedrooms

3 baths


$329,900 1269 Horse Creek Road

4 bdrms

3 baths



1 acre


1713 Oberg Johnson Road

3 bdrms     1.5 bath     1,468sqft

.87 acres

$99,000 1402 Deere Ridge Road .35 acre


3 bedrooms

2 baths

2 baths


2 baths

1308 Pine Drive 3 baths



1 bedroom

509 - 5th Street 1 bath

5.73 acres



742 Nicholson Road

3bdrms 2.5 baths 2,160sqft

REDUCED 4 bdrms


39.83 acre

4 bdrms

2 baths


2 bedrooms

1 bath


959 McAllister Road

2 bdrms     1.5 baths     2,160sqft 4.03 acres

$360,000 1313 Pine Drive 5 bedrooms

3 baths

$198,500 #15 Parkland Gardens

3 bedrooms       1.5 baths        1,332sqft

974 Oster Road


#16, 415 - 5th Avenue

2 bedrooms

2 baths

3071 Tegart Road

$55,000 1556 Quartz Crescent .289 acre


$975,000 1592 Golden Avenue

3 bedrooms

3 baths


5 bedrooms 2 baths 2,060sqft .66 acre



$329,500 3 bedrooms     1 bath     1,097sqft     6.74 acres

.53 acre




2600 Mons Road

3 baths

1 acre


#306, 521 - 8th Avenue


1556 Adolph Johnson Road


$349,900 800 Nicholson Frontage Road


$330,300 4 bedrooms

Commercial Land

$198,900 2 bedrooms


623 - 8th Avenue

1,350sqft 1 acre

#12, 2924 Kicking Horse Road

$259,000 6 bedrooms

2 baths


554 Day Road

$52,500 #10 Golden Mobile Home Park



$219,000 1731 Highway #95 South

NEW 2 bedrooms

Land and Building

2 bedrooms

50’ x 130’

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

1128 - 8th Street

501 – 9th Street

5 acres

1208 Alexander Drive






519 - 10th Street

4 bedrooms


1 bath


$175,000 #407, 1545 Kicking Horse Trail

143 acres

1026 King Crescent

2 bedrooms      

$419,900 3 bedrooms        1.5  baths        2,700sqft


2043 McMurdo Road


$439,000 1525 Fir Crescent

3 bdrms

5.03 acres

4057 Highway #95, South

$579,900 3bdrms      3 baths    2,704sqft 40 acres



$499,300 2166 Blaeberry Road 2bdrms 2 baths 1,242sqft 8.4 acres

4 bedrooms

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


$325,000 #55, 1290 Haesler BB

2 bedrooms

1 bath

REDUCED 6 bedrooms



503 - 5th Street 2.5 baths


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August 07, 2013 edition of the Golden Star