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COTR mining simulator attracts B.C. minister ...................................4


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Nicole Mastroianni and her two sons, Kaiden (left) and Grayson (right) pose with Emma Miller at the Town of Golden’s annual Children’s Halloween Party at the Golden and District Arena on Saturday. Face painting, spooky fishing, themed crafts and a haunted room were some of the activities available. Joel Tansey/Star Photo

Plans proposed for Highway 1 corridor Winter Motoring ........................10-11

Jessica Schwitek Golden’s largest Resort Municipality Initiative project in this funding cycle took another step forward last week when representatives from the engineering firm MMM Group came to town to present their ideas. The project, with a budget of just over $1.1 million, got underway early this summer when

the Town brought together some stakeholders (mainly business owners from the highway strip) to brainstorm about what they wanted out of the project. MMM Group took that information, and came back with a few “bold moves” that they think will enhance the highway corridor. The moves centred around lighting, landform, and landscaping. These moves are intended to tie the corridor

together from one end to the other. The first move, which would occur at the entrance signs at either end of the corridor, would draw inspiration from the rugged mountain landscape and bring in earth and large scale rock formations into the planting islands. This would also create an ideal place to incorporate public art on the highway. Continued on page 5

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First community conversations event focused on communication Jessica Schwitek Participants of the first ever Community Conversations lunch meetings would like to see stronger two-way communication to increase civic engagement within Golden. Mayor Christina Benty was overjoyed with the turnout of nearly 50 participants, who came to talk about how they would like to be engaged in civic affairs. “It’s great to see so many people here,” she said at the Columbia Basin Trust sponsored event on Oct. 23. The participants split up into round tables to discuss the topic at hand, and a final consensus seemed to be that more communication is desired. Some people were asking for more disclosure prior to council decisions being made. And even though they appreciate the council members who consistently engage in discussion, they would like to hear a bigger variety of voices from council and Town staff. Facebook was identified by several tables as

a means of communication. Some liked it, and some didn’t, but it does allow for instant communication, and also lets anyone who’s interested to join in on the conversation. Others were more interested in some type of newsletter format, either through email, or snail mail. However, where the conversation takes place was less important than how it was administered. As long as questions and feedback are getting to the right people, and that these discussions happen before decisions are made, that’s all that matters. Even though people like face to face communication, the residents in Golden are already kept very busy with various committee meetings, and participants agreed that too many public meetings would probably not be well attended. One participant requested that council meetings be streamed over the internet, that way people could still be informed of the goings on in the comfort of their own home. The notes from the meeting are going to be compiled for the Town. The next Community Conversations meeting will be on Nov. 27.

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Interested parties are invited to submit equipment rental rates for snow removal and general work. Rates are to cover the period of November 15th, 2013 to November 14th, 2014. All previously listed equipment must be re-registered. Registration forms may be picked up at Town Hall or downloaded from the website’s 'forms and applications' section found at: and submitted at Town Hall.

Now Taking Claudine St-Cyr Premont leads a group of kids at her French summer camp. Premont has recently started a French social club for adults Photo Submitted

En Français for new social club Joel Tansey Du thé et du chocolat will be on the menu Friday night at the Arena lounge for the Social French Club for adults. The newly formed monthly club is organized in collaboration with the Golden chapter of Canadian Parents for French (CPF). A wine and cheese event kicked things off last month and was attended by 10 people of various french levels and abilities. “We had some people from France, we had some people that learned French in university, or high school…it’s not exclusively for people who are bilingual, it is for learning and for practicing French,” she said. The club’s next event will be on Dec. 6 where beer and charcuterie will be sampled. Premont says that the idea for a french social group for adults came from the parents of the children that she had been tutoring. “They said, ‘we want to be a part of that as well’,” she said. “They wanted an opportunity to have conversations and to practice French.” Premont has organized the Petit Tournesol French summer camp the past two summers and runs the weekly Children’s French Club throughout the school year. Additionally, Premont organizes a homework group for students of all ages on Tues-

day evenings and runs a club for children in Parson. All of the children’s clubs cost $5 for CPF members and $8 for non-CPF members per session. The adult club’s costs vary month to month depending on the beverages and refreshments on offer. Premont began teaching French a few years ago when her landlord asked her to tutor her children on the side. She eventually got involved with the CPF and even volunteered for 6 weeks in Morocco where she taught French to both children and adults. “It was a great experience to teach over there,” she said. “It was so interesting for me because it was such a different culture.” Premont believes that the study of French is important, and not only because it is one of Canada’s official languages. “It’s great to learn another language because it lets you learn about another culture…I think it is important in Golden to have a variety of activities,” she said. The Town clearly agrees, as Premont has recently received $1,600 in grant money in order to further develop her programs. Premont plans to put this money towards bringing in performers and expanding the activities that she has already in place across all of her different clubs. For more information about any of Premont’s programs, contact her at 250-272-0062 or by e-mail at

Little Mittens home getting crowded Jessica Schwitek In the time since Little Mittens Animal Rescue formed, the organization has prevented an exceptional number of potential feral kitten births, and 2,000 this year alone says the group’s executive. “Every one you take off the streets decreases that number big time,” said Little Mittens’ Jamie Crawford, who went through the typical litter sizes, and number of feral cats in Golden to come up with that number. This year the group performed TNR (trap, neuter, release), on 180 cats. This program, throughout the years, has resulted in a noticeable decrease in the number of feral cats in certain problem areas around town. Since Little Mittens moved into their permanent facility, the group has been better able to address the issues they were having. They have more room to operate, but they are finding

that it still isn’t quite enough. “We’re very grateful to the municipality (who donated the use of the space),” said Crawford. “But we’re still low on space.” Next on their list of priorities is to build an addition onto their facility for more room, as well as a special quarantine area to help control the spread of illness. In 2013 the shelter experienced a few outbreaks, which resulted in the loss of several animals. Draft plans are now underway for the addition, which are being generously donated by Ned Johnson. Johnson also indicated to Little Mittens that he would be willing to donate time and labour for the actual construction as well. The shelter currently has 85 cats and kittens ready to be adopted. So far this year they have adopted out 55, slightly less than last year’s total of 85. For more information on the volunteerrun organization, or how to adopt a cat, go to



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thousands of jobs in the mining sector to open up over the next Advanced Education few years - particularly Minister Amrik Virk in the Kootenays - and got a hands-on dem- we need to ensure we onstration last week are training students of a haul-truck simula- in the right region tor during a visit to the with the right skills.” 

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 The college bought “Haul-truck simula- four stationary haultors at the college are truck simulators and preparing students in one mobile simuthe region for B.C.’s lator (which travmining sector with els to COTR campushands-on training,” es, including Goldsaid Virk. “We expect en) through funding

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totalling more than $2.8 million. Funding sources included $580,000 from the Province, $560,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust, and more than $1.7 million through Western Economic Diversification.
 “With over 4,000 employees working at the five coal mines here and many of them approaching retirement, the opportunities for my constituents to find well-paying work with Teck Coal are excellent,” said Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and MLA for Kootenay East. “The only hitch is that you need skills. This truck simulator is a terrific way to provide skills for a job that is in demand at the mines.”

Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk tests out the College of the Rockies haultruck simulator. Photo Submitted The simulators run through real-life scenarios and help students gain hands-on experience that complements their class-


room and online instruction. The first intake of students to benefit from the new equipment was in August at the college’s Fernie campus and September at the Cranbrook campus. The programs run on a monthly basis, with the next intake of students due on Oct. 28, 2013. 

 “The success of the college’s new haultruck operator training program demonstrates the power of

BC Hydro has started planning work to allow Revelstoke Unit 6 Project to be constructed by 2020. The project is being advanced as a contingency project should future electricity demand be higher than expected as described in BC Hydro’s August 2013 Integrated Resource Plan. As outlined in that plan, BC Hydro’s expected electricity demand would be met by other projects and conservation measures .

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partnerships,” said College of the Rockies President and CEO David Walls. “The funding support we received is helping to ensure our students are well-prepared to enter the job market across the province.” 

 The provincial government funding is part of a $17-million investment in public post-secondary institutions across British Columbia to upgrade skills training equipment,

A 2012 report by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, in conjunction with the Mining Association of BC, showed that heavyequipment operators and truck drivers will be the top two mining sector in-demand occupations in the next 10 years. The forecast shows that of 11,330 workers needed in the B.C. mining industry, 6,370 will be needed in the Kootenays.

Jessica Schwitek Next summer Golden will start to see some changes to the community’s Spirit Square. As part of a Resort Municipality Initiative project, a new Amenity Hub is going to be constructed in the square to accommodate all the community events that take place there. Discussions around priorities for the project were discussed at a committee level. This past summer was used as an information gathering period to find out what “makes people tick in the square.” The information was compiled, and plans have been drawn up for a permanent stage, as well as some seating in the square. The project will likely be completed in three phases, with the groundwork being laid for the stadium style seating, and the stage which will now be facing south towards the river, in the first year. The stage and its cover will not be completed in time for the 2014 Summer Kicks outdoor concert series, but the temporary stage and tent that has been used in the past can be placed over the base of the new stage until that phase of the project is complete. The cover on the stage will reflect the design of the Pedestrian Bridge, incorporating the timberframe and green roof, and will also serve as a buffer between the square and the back alley. During early stages of the planning, it was thought that upgraded bathrooms might be part of the project. But as the project went along, and other priorities were identified, the decision was made to move the existing bathrooms instead of building new ones. The bathrooms have held up very well over their first five years, says CAO Jon Wilsgard, and they’re expected to hold up well for the next five. The budget for the project is just over $300,000, which limits what can be done in the first phase of the project. Council was presented with the information on the project at the Oct. 22 regular council meeting, and will bring it to the floor for discussion at the next meeting.

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RCMP Report: String of vehicle thefts in area under investigation Golden Star Staff Vehicle thefts being investigated Police are investigating a series of reported stolen vehicles. A vehicle which had been stolen from Alberta was left abandoned south of Golden. Two other vehicles nearby were then stolen from area resi-

dents. One has since been recovered. The remaining are suspected to be in Alberta. Anyone with information is asked to call the Golden RCMP or Crime Stoppers. Prohibited driver has vehicle impounded A local resident was leaving the downtown area of Golden late at

night on Oct. 18 and was checked by police for driver sobriety. The driver was found to have consumed alcohol prior to driving that evening and as a result had their vehicle impounded for seven days. Further charges are pending as the driver was noted to be prohibited from driving by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.

Pooch gets away with warning Police responded to a residential alarm on Oct. 19. Investigation revealed the property owners had left their pet to roam inside the home which activated the sensor. The dog was not arrested. Theft from unlocked vehicles Police have received

a number of reports relating to thefts from unlocked vehicles. There have been

some reports of a suspicious person, a female, being seen in the area. The pub-

lic is reminded to lock unattended vehicles at all times and keep valuables out of sight.

Public Reminder Keep Lanes and Alleys Clear The winter operations season is close at hand and cleared alleys and lanes are critical to perform these services and to ensure public safety. Permitting debris or equipment to accumulate and parking unlicensed vehicles on public lanes, alleys and boulevards or parking any vehicle in such as way that it obstructs snow removal or emergency vehicles is an offence under Traffic Regulation Bylaw 966 of the Town of Golden. Uninsured vehicles are a liability for motorists, pedestrians and winter maintenance personnel. Work crews are now surveying all streets and lanes in the municipality for compliance. Vehicles meeting these conditions may be towed at the owner’s expense and residents having debris accumulations adjacent to their properties in lanes and alleys may be charged for removal.


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The engineering firm MMM Group presented designs to council for the highway corridor project, including a landform change around the sign near Tim Hortons.  Image generated by MMM Group

Plans focus on light and landscaping 

Continued from page 1

The next two moves utilized the limited property the town has control over by introducing landscaping and lighting. They designed a decorative rock centre median with lighting on top for illumination. Then on the side medians (in between the highway and the frontage road) there would be landscaping. Both

features would be intermittently spaced along the corridor. “We want there to be a cohesive feel from one end to the other,” said Davin Shillong, the project manager with MMM Group. “It’s all about enhancing the visitor experience, and getting them to stop.” All of the plans were presented to the stakeholder group, who used poker chips

representing the $1.1 million budget to invest in what they thought were the best ideas. “Now you have the really hard task of deciding where to spend the money,” said Shillong to Town Council. MMM Group presented their ideas, as well as the stakeholders’ opinions, to council on Oct. 22. Council will be discussing the project at the next regular meeting.



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Civic Engagement


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 The Golden Star

Education System Dear editor,

It was a very encouraging experience attending the first Community Conversations event at the Golden Civic Centre this past week. The topic at hand was civic engagement, and nearly 50 people showed up on their lunch hour to talk about how they want - I SURMISE to be engaged in local By Jessica Schwitek affairs. In a growingly apathetic society, it was great to see so many people care enough participate in such an event. This leads me to believe that people do still care about what in going on in their community, they just need easier ways to stay informed and involved in civic affairs. And although the turnout was inspiring, there was one element obviously missing youth. There was one other participant, a Town employee, at the table I was at who was roughly my age. From what I could see (now I may have missed a fellow youngster in the crowded Civic Centre), we were the youngest in the room, and probably the only ones there under the age of 30. Of course this is no new revelation. People in their 20s and early 30s consistently have the lowest voter turnout all over the country, and those numbers show no signs of getting any higher in future elections. In Golden youth engagement seems to be particularly low. This could be, perhaps, because the area’s adventure tourism opportunities bring in a more transient demographic. However, there are many young people who have chosen to make Golden their permanent home. They work and live in this community, and already do, or are planning to own property, which will make them taxpayers in the Town of Golden. This group of residents have a right to have their voices heard, but they have to show up to do it. It occurred to me that it can be quite intimidating walking into a crowded room full of longtime residents who have been engaged in community issues for years. Maybe if there were a similar event targeted specifically at a younger generation they were be more inclined to join the conversation. You can’t help mould Golden into the community you want it to be if you don’t speak up.

The provincial government is ruining our educational system. Every year, the amount of money the various boards receive is inadequate for meaningful education and safe schools. Every year school boards are faced with having to cut staff, teachers as well as support staff, in order to prevent having a deficit budget. On top of that, the recent salary

Halloween Safety The RCMP have issued some tips to keep everyone safe on Halloween night. - Do not go trick-or-treating alone; go with an adult or older brother or sister. Let your parents know where you will be and for how long. Remember, drivers might not be able to see you in the dark. Wear a bright-coloured costume with reflective tape, and carry a flashlight. - Do not go to houses that have their lights out. Do not go inside the house or car of anyone you don’t know. Wear make-up instead of a mask. You will be able to see better if you are wearing make-up. If you wear

increase that the support staff received, has to be paid out of the school board’s budget. The provincial government has refused to pay that increase. That means, in order for the Boards to meet the increase, more layoffs are needed. Staff has received an increase of 3.5 per cent in their wages since 2005. MLAs have seen their salaries increase by 26 per cent over the same time period. Bob Abrahams Nelson

a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough for you to see through clearly. - Use the sidewalk. Do not run across lawns or gardens. Cross the street in a crosswalk or at a corner. Look both ways before crossing the road. - Do not eat any of your treats before you get home. When you do get home, have your parents check all the candy so that they can throw away anything that is not wrapped in a sealed wrapper. Have a good supper before you go out trick-or-treating. Take some candy from home if you have to – don’t eat any treats that are given to you until your parents have looked at them. Never eat any fresh fruit or home-made

treats unless you know where they came from. - Wear good shoes, such as runners, so you won’t trip. Be very careful if you wear high heels or have a long costume. Always stay in your own neighbourhood and know where there is a safe house that you can go to if you need help. Start trick-or-treating early and finish early. Never go into alleys, parking lots, wooded areas, or vacant lots. Don’t go near any animals you do not know. - Stay away from anyone playing with firecrackers – these dangerous! Don’t pick up any fireworks. Don’t hold them or try to light them. More information at

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Do you think it is a good idea to make hospital visitors wear a surgical mask if they haven’t had a flu shot? A Star to Colleen Palumbo for all of the effort she is putting into a new museum proposal.

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“My concern is about how you would go about policing it. How do staff know if someone actually had the shot or not?”

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“I think it is a good idea because it will protect both yourself and others.”

A pumpkin full of Stars to Moose Trax and Top Notch for their great Halloween decorations. Stars to the ambulance, Firefighters and EMS workers for their hard work and dedication.

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Stingers to people who tie up their dogs outside of people’s places of business. A box full of stars to all who donated to the sweater drive for Syrian refugees and a truck full of stars to Susan Birnie and her staff at Home

area? Answer: Yes, it is illegal to let your dog run at large in the Town of Golden, and the dog must be on a leash throughout most of the town. Outside of mandatory leash areas, dogs must still be kept within eyesight. Dogs must also not be left unattended and tied up to sign posts, stop signs or lamp posts in the downtown area.

Hardware for transporting the sweaters to Canadian Lutheran Relief headquarters in Winnipeg. Stars to Little Mittens for putting on a great night of comedy at the Rockwater on Friday. Stingers to all the people who attended Halloween parties on Saturday night without wearing a costume.

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Say What? Do you have any questions about your community, something you’ve been wondering about but never knew who to ask? Email your questions to, or drop them off at The Golden Star office at 419A 9th Ave. N. Question: Is it against town bylaws to walk your dog without a leash? What about to tie them up outside a commercial

Stars to Veronica and Doug at Barrault Home Furnishings for their excellent service!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin Students at Golden Secondary and our Alternate Program have been involved in their learning in a variety of ways this year, both in our school and in the community. In partnership with the College of the Rockies, 16 students have been learning valuable skills in the COTR Intro to Trades Program that involves working with experts in the community 9+ hours per week and some weekends. Another 12 students were involved in a three week Bladerunner Program, completing a three week in-class training portion followed with 320 hours of paid employment. Resume writing, budgeting, personal planning and job search skills, along with relevant certificates such as First Aid were some of the basics offered. Groups of our senior students have travelled to SAIT to explore post-secondary career paths, to Banff to tour an art exhibit, as well as numerous local field trips in areas around Golden. We are fortunate to have teachers who organize and supervise these incredible learning opportunities for our students. Al Nutini from the RCMP Drug & Organized Crime Awareness Service works to develop Community Prevention Education Continuum (CPEC) in communities throughout the East Kootenays. The goal is to assist youth in reaching their “full potential” through smart and healthy choices. Al arranged for GSS to host a resiliency workshop to train influential senior stu-

dents in the hope that their status may allow them to become a vehicle for messages to reach a significant number of students in each high school. The interactive workshop exposed 19 students to a perspective that will allow them to thrive and hopefully share the ideas with fellow students. The message centered around the idea that resiliency involves the ability to persevere or adapt when things go awry, overcome obstacles, bounce back from major setbacks and reach out and broaden one’s world. We have an exciting upcoming event in early December. With the support of our PAC and various community businesses and groups, we have a special presentation: Internet/ Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy Education 101 For Tweens, Teens and Young Adults (grades 6-12). The presenters will share valuable information that will help to keep students safer, increase their privacy and protect their on-line digital footprint. For more information, check out their website: . We are pleased to offer an evening presentation for parents and community members on this important topic. Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy Education for Parents and Community Members Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Golden Secondary Drama Room. Everyone is welcome to attend! (presentation is free). Iris Trask GSS/Alternate School Principal

Flu shot regulations will be in effect for all BC health authorities Staff Writer Black Press Health care workers and visitors in patient care areas will be required to have the current influenza vaccination or wear a mask when the annual influenza season returns in December. Health care union objections to the policy were rejected by a labour arbitrator’s ruling this week, a decision Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall called “good news for patients.” The policy can now be enforced for staff

across all of B.C.’s health authorities, particularly in long-term care facilities, Kendall said Thursday. Visitors will be on an “honour system” to keep their flu shots up to date or use a mask when they visit friends and relatives, he said. The current influenza vaccine is available from doctors and pharmacies around the province, and is free to those with chronic conditions or who come in contact with people who are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza. To find out if you are eligible for a free vaccine, ask your doctor or pharmacist, or call Health-

Link BC at 8-1-1. Health employers now have the option of progressive discipline to make sure employees protect against passing on influenza virus to vulnerable patients. “We obviously hope it won’t come to that, because we believe that health care workers do care for their patients,” Kendall said. The Health Sciences Association, a union representing lab techs and other specialists in the health care system, had argued that its members were entitled to make their own decision on whether to get the annual vaccine. It is formulated each

year by international health authorities, based on the dominant strains of influenza that are found around the world. Kendall said the arbitrator accepted research findings from the University of Minnesota that found the vaccine to be 90 per cent effective in years when it is a “good match” with the virus strain that emerges during winter. The study found that a less accurate match causes the effectiveness to drop as low as 40 per cent, but Kendall noted that is better than zero protection, which is what skipping the flu shot provides.


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Senior Citizens’ Metal Waste Clean-up Day Friday, November 1st, 2013 The Town of Golden will once again pick up and dispose of bulky metal items for homeowners who are Senior Citizens (65 yrs of age and older) within our community. Items containing freon (fridges, freezers, air conditioners, etc) cannot be picked up due to the landfill charge of $15.00. Please place metal items in the same area where you place your garbage/recycling bins. Call the Town Hall at 250-344-2271 - Extension 0, or e-mail before 4:30 pm October 31st to register your name, phone #, address, and items for pick-up.

Columbia Electoral Area ‘A’ Television Rebroadcasting Society AGM Saturday, November 16th at Noon Golden Civic Centre Boardroom Motion to amend the Constitution will be presented (reduce the number of directors from nine to five). Details can be viewed at the office of Cox and Associates during office hours 509 Main St. Golden.

Meeting is open to public. Area A residents are welcome.

Plant a Row, Grow a Row Program. Drop off produce donations to the Golden Food Bank Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings at 1115 9th St S. For more info 344-2113. A.P.E.S.After School Program Monday to Friday 3 -5:30pm. $12/day for ages 5 to 11. To register please leave a message at 250-272-0425. StrongStart a free, school based learning program bir th-5years. Mon&Fri 12-3:30pm, Wed 2-5pm, Tue&Thur 8:45-11:45am. Call Shelley for more info 250-439-9324. RSS


Wed, Oct. 30 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. Badminton ever y Wednesday 7-9pm at the Mount 7 Rec Plex. Adults $7, students/seniors $5. Need your own racket. Public Skate at the Arena every Wednesday 7-8pm. Telling Life Stories, a free writing workshop Wednesdays from 10am12pm. Call 250-439-9665 to register. Ends Dec.11. Golden & District Seniors Housing Society AGM Oct.30 at 7pm at the Purcell View Apartments. Wildsight presents “It’s the Land that Feeds Us” Oct.30 at 7pm at St. Andrews Church Centre for Peace. Free event!

Thurs, Oct. 31 Ben & Eric Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub. 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.

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Golden Toastmasters Thursdays, 7pm at the College of the Rockies. 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. A.A Meetings in Golden: Thursdays at the Family Centre 421 9th Ave N. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Golden Youth Centre Band Of Guys drop-in for male teens (12-18) every Thursday from 3:45-5:30pm. Shinny hockey at the Arena every Thursday at 9pm. 19+ years old.

Fri, Nov. 1 Karaoke Night at The Mad Trapper every Friday night. A.A Meetings in Golden: Fridays at the Lutheran Church basement 915 - 9th St S. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Golden Youth Centre dropin every Friday from 3:307:30pm. Mother Goose Program every Friday 10:30-11:30am at the Library. Snacks included, just drop in! Public Skate at the Arena every Friday 12-1pm. Parent and Tot skate at the Arena every Friday 10-11am. Meat Draw every Friday at The Legion 5:30pm. Special Olympics “FUNdamentals” youth program Fridays, starting Nov.1, 9-10am at APES. For children 7-12 years with intellectual disabilities. Call Cyra 250-919-0757 for more info. The Golden Rockets vs. Chase Heat at the Golden Arena. Nov.1 at 7:30pm.

Sat, Nov. 2 Storytime at the Golden Library 10:30-11:30am. Free drop-in, contact 250344-6516. Meat Draw every Saturday at The Legion 5pm. A.A Meetings in Golden: Saturdays at the Golden Museum 1302 - 11th Ave

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S. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Public Skate at the Arena every Saturday 5:306:45pm. Blacksky Beach plays at the Golden Taps Pub Nov.2 at 10pm. No cover! Leo Downey: A fundraiser in support of the Golden Food Bank Nov.2 at 7pm at the Managh residence 1756 Hwy 95 S. Fall Tea Bazaar and Bake Sale at the Golden Seniors Centre Nov.2 from 2-3:30pm. $5 admission.

Sun, Nov. 3 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. Crib every Sunday at the Brisco Community Hall at 1:30pm. Public Skate at the Arena every Sunday 4:30-5:45pm.

Mon, Nov. 4 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. Golden Community Choir, Mondays from 7:30-9:30pm at the Lutheran Church. Member fees $10. For info call Joyce 250-344-6043. Seniors Day at Reflections Hair Studio every Monday 15% off all regular priced services, call 250-3445766. Family Dinner Play and Learn Mondays from 5-7pm in the Strong Start room in A.P.E.S. This free program includes dinner, discussions, and activities. Call 250-439-9665 if interested. The Cadets meet Mondays 6:30-8:30pm at the Legion Banquet Hall. Golden Youth Centre drop-in every Monday from 5-8pm. Badminton at Mount 7 Rec

Plex Mondays 7-8:30pm. Need your own racket, $7 (or $5 for seniors/students). Shinny hockey at the Golden Arena every Monday at 9:15pm. Must be 19+ years old.

Tues, Nov. 5 Job Skills Workshops at the Work BC office every Tuesday at 10am all summer. Call 250-344-5413 to register. John Jenkins & Friends at the Rockwater 8pm. A.A Meetings in Golden: Tuesdays at the United Church 901 - 11th Ave S Alley Ent. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Parent and Tot skate at the Arena every Tuesday 10-11am. Golden Youth Centre dropin every Tuesday from 3:307:30pm. Rockwater Grill & BarR


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Free Flu Clinic at the Mount 7 Rec Plex Nov.6 from 10-6pm. Bring your Care Card. The Golden Ski Swap & Snow Show Nov.7-9 hosted by The Gentlemen’s Leisure Club of Golden. Nov.9 is the Ski Swap at Mount 7 Rec Plex 10-3pm with free entry. Metropolitan Opera: Tosca at the Golden Cinema Nov.9 at 11am. Kicking Horse Culture presents Live Kicks: The Bills Nov.13 at 7:30pm at the Civic Centre. Early Bird Christmas Shopping event Nov. 15 (12-8pm) and 16 (11-4pm). Crafts, art, draws and baked goods. Devon Coyote plays at the Golden Taps Pub Nov.16 10pm, no cover. Columbia Electoral Area A Television Rebroadcasting Society AGM Nov.16, 12pm, Golden Civic Centre. Starlight Soiree: Roaring 20s Nov.21 at Mount 7 Rec Plex doors at 6:30pm. $20 advance, $25 at door ($5 off at door with donation to Food Bank).

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Nothing beats traction of winter tires says traffic injury research Old man winter is about to lay his ice-cold grip on Canadian roadways and savvy motorists are getting ready by changing over to winter tires. Tire makers are encouraging motorists to get the facts about winter tires and to carefully consider the safety and performance benefits that today’s high-tech winter tires offer in all cold-weather road conditions. A trailblazing report from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) cites extensive research that shows that winter tires deliver superior traction, cornering and braking whether the cold-weather road surface is dry, snow covered, icy or slushy. The TIRF report can be viewed in its entirety, along with a wealth of other information about the performance benefits of winter tires, by visiting and clicking on “Resources” under the “Winter Tires” drop-down menu. Better traction, shorter stopping distances One of the most important advantages of these new winter tires is reduced stopping distance when braking. TIRF cites research that shows that at temperatures just below freezing on dry pavement, stopping distances for vehicles with all-season tires can be as much as 30 per cent longer than for vehicles with winter tires. The report also cites research that concludes that winter tires offer better traction on a snow or ice-covered

road surface at well below -30°C than an all-season tire has at 4°C. “The idea that winter tires are only needed for snow covered or icy roadways is outmoded and belies the superior cold-weather performance made possible by advances in winter tire technology,” says Glenn Maidment, president of The Rubber Association of Canada, which represents tire makers. “Today’s sophisticated winter tires feature specialized rubber compounds that retain elasticity at temperatures well below -30°C. The truth is that winter tires dramatically outperform allseason tires in all cold-weather conditions and decrease collisions and personal injury accidents. The fact that only 52 per cent of Canadian drivers use winter tires should give us all pause for thought about road safety during the cold-weather driving months.” Winter tires save lives, reduce collisions Research shows conclusively that winter tires save lives and reduce road-accident injuries. A 2011 study by the Quebec government found that winter road-accidents in the province have dropped five per cent since winter tire use was made mandatory by law in 2008. The research concludes that widespread use of winter tires prevents about 575 road-accident injuries per winter in Quebec. The study also found that vehicle accidents resulting in death or serious injury are down three per

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‘NAPA Know How’ winter driving tips Don't let the winter weather catch you and your car by surprise. Check out NAPA Auto Parts’ tips below to make sure you're prepared. -Don't drive in winter until snow and/or ice is completely cleared off your windows, side view mirrors, headlights, taillights and license plates. -Before you head into winter traffic, make sure that your windshield wipers are not frozen to your windshield. -Keep your windshield washer fluid tank full. -Before you take off in cold weather, start your car and let it warm up for a minute to allow the oil to flow. This will ease wear on your engine and other mechanical components. -Check the tread on your tires regularly for uneven or extreme wear. -Keep half a tank of gas in your vehicle. If you become stranded in extreme conditions, the extra fuel can keep you nice and warm. -Whenever you run your car to keep warm in the cold weather, make sure you keep a window cracked to prevent carbon monoxide from building up. If you can, free the exhaust pipe from any snow to further reduce the carbon monoxide risk. -Take care when parking in snow. A blocked tailpipe could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. -Keep an extra hat, pair of gloves and ice scraper in your car for unexpected weather changes. -Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle, including a blanket, clothes, gloves, boots and an emergency flashlight, medication and non-perishable foods like candy bars or crackers. -Just in case of a snow emergency, keep a snow shovel, an extra pair of windshield wiper blades and a snow brush/ice scraper handy. -If you are heading into a skid or slip, remember to keep your foot off the brake and off of the accelerator. -When stuck in the ice or snow, try using your floor mats to gain extra traction under your tires. -If you hit a patch of ice and start to slide, take your foot off of the gas pedal! Do not use your brake. Do not jerk the steering wheel. If you can remember, turn your car towards the skid. -If the road conditions are icy and/or snowy, don't panic, and slow down! People have a tendency to panic and over-steer. If you have any questions about what you need to keep you and your car safe throughout the winter, head down to Golden’s own NAPA Auto Parts on 9th Street North. Find more NAPA Know How tips about car maintenance at

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Mountain Motorsports owner, Aaron Bernasconi, shows off the new Venture MP sled with his daughter Bella.  Star Photo

Find your Golden winter adventure While you're getting ready to brave the cold weather, don't forget about getting your machines prepped as well. Mountain Motorsports has all the latest snowmobiles and other winter recreational equipment to keep you safe and happy while enjoying all of Golden's riding areas. A sled that Mountain Motorsports is excited to offer this year is the Venture MP, featuring an 80FI 4-stroke engine. It has comfortable driver and passenger seating, making it ideal for family trail rides and adventures. It even has a tow hitch to carry all of your ice fishing needs. It is also the ideal sled to test out the newly fin-

ished Westbench Trail, which offers more than 36 kilometres of groomed trail riding with some spectacular views. Check out snowmobilegolden. com to find out more about the Westbench Trail, as well as the other riding areas around Golden. Mountain Motorsports not only offers mountain snowmobiles, but trail, utility, and cross over machines as well. Stop by their 9th Street North location to talk to Kim, Aaron, or one of their highly trained and friendly staff about any of your equipment needs. Also, don't forget to take your machine into Mountain Motorsports for its preseason checkup, professional service with a smile.

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Go see the tire experts at OK Tire Don't leave your winter driving up to chance, go into OK Tire to get the best expertise and the best deals on winter tires. Owners Tony and Mario Mastroianni, or one of their other licensed mechanics, are happy to spend time with each customer and make sure they get the right tires for them. "We'll ask them what kind of driving habits they have, what they're using their vehicle for, and how long they plan to keep it." says Tony. OK Tire has a full range of all-season and winter tires that also range in price, although for the area, winter tires are recommended. So whether you're looking for the latest Toyo Tires (currently offered with an $80 rebate), General Tires, Kumho, Firestone, Blizzak or Pirelli, they are sure to find the right fit for you. OK Tire winter tires also come with their nationwide warranty which includes 300 stores across Canada. Even though this is a busy season in the tire industry, OK Tire can fit most people in for appointments within a couple days. But don't wait too long if you're looking for a new set of tires, stock can get low later in the season. Tires are meant to hold up, says Tony, so don't worry about waiting for the first snowfall of the season. It’s always better to be prepared, especially with Golden’s unpredictable weather. OK Tire also has a winterized oil change special on right now, so call 250-344-2239 to book you appointment today.


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Canoeists fight for Columbia River Joel Tansey Four canoeists from Voyages of Discovery, a group that conducts educational expeditions on the Columbia River, passed through Golden last Sunday in an effort to raise awareness about the problems that have affected salmon species along the 2,000 km-long waterway. With the possibility that the Columbia River Treaty could be terminated or altered in the next 10 years (the B.C. and U.S. Governments are currently reviewing their options and asking for public input), the group is hoping that a new agreement will be friendlier for salmon populations that are currently blocked from spawning up-river because of dams that lack proper passage. Problem dams include the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington that was completed in 1942, and the Chief Joseph Dam, also in Washington, that was completed in 1955. Currently, entire populations of salmon die off when they attempt to return to the location of their birth in order to spawn. The group hopes to see the construction of fish ladders at these sites, which would allow the salmon to

Four canoeists (from left, John Malik Zinser, Xander Demetrios, Jay Callahan and Adam Wicks Arshack) arrived in town after a lengthy journey that began at the mouth of the Columbia River.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo pass through the dams and spawn further upriver. Jay Callahan, Adam Wicks Arshack and Xander Demetrios began their lengthy journey at the mouth of the Columbia at the Oregon/Washington border. The expedition started with five different canoes, and the one that took them all the way to Golden was made by the group in about 10 days. The crew paddles about 40-50 km a day and had been paddling for about two months before they arrived in town. John Malik Zinser was fishing by the river when Callahan,

Arshack and Demetrios paddled up to the shore. “I’m just a traveller, a hitchhiker pretty much,” Zinser laughed. “This is my second canoe expedition this summer... I just said ‘Hey, can I come with you?’.” Despite his late arrival to the Voyages of Discovery cause, Zinser has seen the benefits of their trip up the river. “Even just paddling in a small canoe, it has been effective [in spreading the word]. A lot of people that we have met weren’t aware that the salmon were blocked by the dams,” he said. The paddlers were

set to continue along the river until they reached Canal Flats, at which point they will have reached the end of the Columbia. If the weather holds, the crew might just decide to continue their trip. “If it’s not too cold then maybe we’ll keep going down the Kootenay River back to Castlegar,” Arshack said. Follow the Voyage of Rediscovery through the group’s blog at For more information on the B.C. government’s review of the Columbia River Treaty, log on to

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A Reel Review: “R.I.P.D.”

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds star in “R.I.P.D.”, now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.  Dark Horse Entertainment Joel Tansey

Headliner Mr. V entertains the crowd at Little Mittens Animal Rescue’s second annual Raise the Woof comedy show Friday night at the Rockwater. Proceeds from the event will go towards improving the facilities at Little Mittens.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo

Leo Downey concert supports food bank Jessica Schwitek Leo Downey and the Golden Food Bank are teaming up again this year to bring the community a house concert, and raise some funds for the food bank at the same time. Brenda and John Managh are hosting the show at their home at 1756 Hwy 95 S., like they did the previous year. The event raised $870, and organizers are hoping to repeat that this year, especially with the food stores being particularly low. This year there will also be a silent auction, with mainly “artsy” items, with the proceeds also going to the food bank. Leo Downey will be joined by another local musician, Lori Bru, for the performance. The two

Leo Downey is playing a house concert on Nov. 2 with Lori Bru, in support of the food bank.  Star Photo toured together in California this past summer. The concert is at the Managh residence on Saturday Nov. 2, at 7

“R.I.P.D”, the latest offering from director Robert Schwentke (“The Time Traveler’s Wife”, “Flightplan”) gives audiences a different, but somewhat tired take on the buddy cop genre. The film feels much closer to “Men in Black” than “Lethal Weapon” thanks to numerous fantasy and supernatural elements that are clearly evident throughout, along with some solid, comedic performances from leads Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. After Boston police officer Nick (Reynolds) and his partner Hayes (Kevin Bacon) found gold at a crime scene, they both agreed to keep it for themselves. Eventually, Nick changes his mind and decides that they should return the loot and Hayes reluctantly agrees. However, when a shootout erupts during a warehouse raid, Hayes shoots and kills Nick and frames one of the criminals for the murder. Nick is then transported to the afterlife, where he is recruited by the Rest In Peace Department (R.I.P.D.). R.I.P.D. is a police force that recruits deceased officers in order to patrol the streets in their afterlife and capture “Deados”, souls that didn’t make it to the afterlife and have instead returned to Earth as ogre-like ghosts. If the premise sounds a little absurd, that’s because it is. But what works about the film is that it never takes itself too seriously, with the actors seemingly acknowledging the absurdity of the plot in their own performances. Nick’s partner with the R.I.P.D. is Roy (Bridges), an 1800s cowboy and veteran of the force who reluctantly takes Nick under his wing and shows him the ropes. While the pair are assigned to Boston, Nick soon discovers that this won’t mean a normal reunion with his wife Julia (Stephanie Szostak). That’s because the cops from R.I.P.D. are all given avatars and unable to reveal their true identity, a device that is used to evoke a few good laughs from the audience throughout the movie. Nick is quickly given a chance to chase down his ex-partner/ murderer Hayes, who turns out to be involved in much more than just petty crime scene thievery. The highlights here are the performances of Reynolds and Bridges as the leads. Bridges, in particular, shines with a hilarious southern accent and some great comedic banter with Reynolds. For me, it doesn’t quite live up to previous films in the genre, such as the previously mentioned “MIB”, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth a look either. As long as you don’t take “R.I.P.D.” too seriously, it can be an enjoyable popcorn flick that doesn’t ask the audience to give it much, if any, thought. For that reason, I’ll give “R.I.P.D” 7 dancing dogs out of 10. “R.I.P.D.” is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray at Kicking Horse Movies.

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Golden Moments: Moss moved north to escape U.S. politics

Joel Tansey reporter@thegoldenstar. net Jeff Moss and his late wife, Share, were looking for a change of scenery in the early 1970s and found it with a move to Golden. The couple was living in Berkley, California during the heart of the United States’ increasingly unpopular Vietnam War. Moss passionately opposed the cause, and despite the fact that he wasn’t even eligible for the draft, did what many Americans did at the time and moved his family north. “My former homeland and I couldn’t agree politically, so we decided that I would leave,” he laughed. At the time, Caleb, his oldest son (he has another son as well, Noah), was 6 months old, and Moss said that this was a factor in the timing of the move as well. “I didn’t want to raise my kids there,” he said. Moss was born in Los Angeles and had lived

in the city his entire life. When he and Share decided they were moving north, they wanted to find somewhere rural to live and settled on B.C.. A couple of his friends had previously moved to Toronto to avoid the draft and they all decided they would meet somewhere in Canada to start their new lives as Canadians. When Moss drew a line on the map north from Berkley and west from Toronto, the lines intersected in Golden. While Golden was supposed to be just a meeting place before they explored B.C. and found a permanent home, circumstances would change their plans indefinitely. “My car broke down just as I was pulling into Golden. So we were here for two weeks while I was fixing it, and during those two weeks we went looking around and thought that this place was really beautiful,” Moss said. No further exploration proved necessary

and they found a small cabin to live in for the winter near Parson. That winter was the snowiest winter since he got here, Moss said, but the harsh weather didn’t make him long for the sunny beaches of California. Eventually, the Moss family bought property on Thomas Rd., where Moss still lives today. Moss has a degree in chemistry from UCLA, and held a very interesting job before his departure from the U.S. as a research chemist for NASA’s Apollo program. “We were analyzing returned lunar samples. It was pretty high end stuff, there was only a few people in the world that got to touch that stuff,” he said. For Moss, the move to rural lifestyle necessitated a career change. “There wasn’t anybody who needed a chemist in Parson,” he laughed. After a brief stint working for the CPR, Moss began work in

the logging industry as a chain saw operator. When a dead snag fell and injured his shoulder, he started his own small sawmill business. When he broke his leg, he was forced to take some time off from that and began substitute teaching. A teaching degree wasn’t required at the time and Moss started teaching chemistry and math part time at the high school. He loved it from the very beginning. “Teaching was the best job in the world,” he said. “It was so great hanging out with kids all day long…[I loved] the relationships you can build with them.” To work full-time, Moss had to attend teacher’s college in Kelowna during the week and commute back to Golden on the weekend to visit with his wife and kids. Moss was put to work as soon as he got home. “She’d hand off these two teenage kids to me, ‘You take them’,” he said with a smile.


Jeff Moss and his family moved to Golden in the 1970s when he got fed up with American politics and the Vietnam War.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo Moss got his teaching certificate and began teaching in Sept. 1987. He eventually had to leave fulltime teaching when Share was diagnosed with cancer and Moss became her caregiver, which was hard on him in more ways than one. “It was terrible to leave the classroom…

but in the end [you] really have no choice,” he said. The couple had to go to Calgary while Share received treatment for her illness, and Moss took advantage of the free time that he had by picking up the cello for the first time since his youth. In addition to music, fishing and

gardening remain his biggest hobbies. Despite what his birth certificate might tell you, Moss is adamant about where his real home is now. “I love this country. When people call me an American, I get [upset]. I am not an American, I am a Canadian,” he said.

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Tanner Watt is currently tied for second in team scoring with 15 points, including seven goals.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Golden Golf Club is now accepting proposals from qualified firms to operate the Food & Beverage services at its 18 hole golf course facility located at 576 Golf Course Drive in Golden, British Columbia. Proposals will be accepted until November 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Interested firms must complete the provisions of a Request For Proposal (RFP) document which can be obtained by contacting:

Wendy Shanahan, Administrator Golden Golf Club P.O. Box 1615 Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0 Phone: 250-344-3646 Email:

A couple of weeks ago Tanner Watt found himself on the Rockets’ fourth line, a familiar position for a lot of rookies who are making their first jump up to Junior B hockey. When top line forward Nick McCabe went down with an injury, however, Rockets’ head coach Ty Davidson had a good idea of who could take his place. “I just kind of went on a hunch. [Watt] is a kid that I had liked, and he was playing well and he has taken full advantage of it,” Davidson said. Watt hasn’t looked back, producing four goals and six assists in his past four games alongside veteran Connor Beauchemin and fellow KIJHL rookie Jacob Macpherson. “Me and Macpherson work pretty hard in the corners and Beauch is quick so we try to get him the puck as much as we can and it works out well for us,” said Watt of the new line’s early chemistry. With his recent run of points, Watt finds himself tied for second with defencemen Coltin Berard in team scoring. Despite the run of points, Watt doesn’t consider himself to be a pure scorer. “A little gritty but I just try to work as hard as I can every night and hopefully things happen,” Watt said when asked to describe his style of play. In addition to the offense, the gritty side to his game has certainly shown up in the box score as well. Watt is currently second on the team in penalty minutes with 72, which includes five different 10 minute misconducts. Watt agrees that the speed of the the game in the KIJHL was an adjustment at first, and he credits team leaders such as Beauchemin, Michael Anderson and captain Brett DeFrias, who lives with Watt, for bringing him along in the early going. Watt, a native of Terrace, B.C., is hoping that he can eventually turn his young hockey career into a scholarship to play at the collegiate level.

Food bank looking for game meat Jessica Schwitek The Golden Food Bank is asking local hunters to help out the cause by donating any of their unused

game. “We know that most people are probably using what they kill, but we would really like people to know that we will gladly accept any extra or

unused game,” said Stephanie Findlater, hamper co-ordinator for the food bank. Each food bank recipient receives ground beef in their hampers. And with

the food shortage the Golden Food Bank experienced this past summer, they needed to cut back on the amount given per hamper. The meat will have to be professionally cleaned and processed, which will be done at Konig Meats & Sausage Co. in Invermere, but it will cost the food bank one third of what they would be paying for meat in the grocery store. “If people have any game they would like to donate to the food bank, it can be taken to Invermere… where we will arrange the processing and transport back to our freezers here in Golden. Basically, if they can get to Invermere, we can handle it from there,” said Findlater. If anyone has any questions about the locally hunted game program at the food bank, email info@

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Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

Education/Trade Schools 21 Week HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Classes start November 18, 2013. Call for more information. Taylor Pro Training Ltd. 1-877-860-7627.


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WESTCAN - Interested In Being Our Next Ice Road Trucker? Haul liquid, dry bulk or freight to the diamond mines on the winter road (ice road) from mid-January to mid-April. Not Interested in driving on the ice? Drive resupply from southern locations in Alberta to Yellowknife, NT. Apply online at: or Phone: 1.888.WBT.HIRE (1.888.928.4473) for further details.


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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

JOBS IN Alberta. Large Beef Processor in High River, Alberta looking for experienced butchers. $17.00 - $18.70 hour. Call Laszlo: (403)652 8404 or send an email:

A&W Golden is now hiring for all shifts, full time/part time, kitchen and front end staff, benefits. 250-3444784. Please apply in person to the manager.

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Seeking experienced Raft Guide for seasonal work on Kicking Horse River in Golden BC with minimum: 2 years rafting experience and TL experience on the Kicking Horse, 2 additional years experience guiding 4-5 rivers, ability to pass BC guide licence exam and Valid First-Aid. Must be able to begin May Long weekend. Responsibilities include: Guiding (Responsible for instruction, management and safety of clients), Equipment/Grounds maintenance. Starting wage $19/Hr. Wet N Wild Adventures, 1509 Lafontaine Rd Golden B.C V0A 1H0 250-344-6546

Cooks and Servers, Full/ Part time, needed for Legendz Diner. $11-$13 hourly. 40 hrs/week. Send resumes to PO BOX 676, 1405 Trans Canada Hay Golden BC VA 1H0. Or email to: jobs.legendz., or fax to 250-344-5059. Mow and Snow Land Care is looking for fun, enthusiastic Snow Shovellers & Machine Operators for this winter season as well as Landscape & Lawn Maintenance workers for summer 2014. Machine operators must have experience & a valid driver’s licence. Wages are competitive & based on experience. Hours vary upon snow fall. A typical snow day for a machine operator is 5am to mid afternoon & for a snow shoveller 7am to lunch time. If you’d like to join our fun team environment please contact us by email: or stop by our shop: Unit 3 1501 10th Ave., Fernie.

Labourers YARDING CREW Needed on Vancouver Island - Experience is an asset. Madil 071 operator, Hooktender, Landing bucker. Please forward resume to

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WANTED PROCESSING contractor for interior operation to start immediately. Call 1-604819-3393.

PROCESS Manager - rotational position in Kazakhstan. Responsible for the departments personnel, systems management, safety, customer satisfaction and cost control within the department’s areas of responsibility. This is an administrative position but requires a frequent presence on the operations floor. Competitive pay ($400 per day and up), medical, dental & tax credits. Send resume or contact

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In Memoriam

Crystal Joy Cain March16, 1983 - November 1, 2004

It broke our hearts to loose you But you did not go alone For parts of us went with you The day God called you home…

Trades, Technical HEAVY DUTY Journeymen Mechanics required, camp position. Send resume to: or fax (780) 986-7051. JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403-854-2845; or send an email to:

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PLUMBERS / GAS FITTERS: M and K Plumbing and Heating is the largest Mechanical Contracting and Service firm in the East Kootenay region. We are currently in need of CONSTRUCTION PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS - BOTH JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES - to provide expertise and technical skill to our industrial construction customers in the ELK VALLEY. We expect this project to continue through the winter with 10 on 4 off shifts of 10 hour days. The position will pay hourly, plus overtime, plus Living Out Allowance. WEBSITE:


Counselling GOLDEN COUNSELLING SERVICES Professional Support for Emotional Wellness Counselling Services for: Families, Couples, Individuals, Adolescents & Children. Contact:Jocelyn Seagram MSc Experience: 30 yrs. providing Psychological, Behavioural & Counselling support in schools & clinical settings. c: 250-688-3737. Hours: T,W,TH afternoons & evenings.

Bolico Holdings Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons 1421 Trans Can Hwy, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H2 1020 Trans Can Hwy Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0

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Bolico Holdings Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons 1421 Trans Can Hwy, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H2 1020 Trans Can Hwy Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0

We can only hope that your time spent with us was nearly as wonderful as our time spent with you

Food Service Supervisor

We miss you very much Your Loving parents Vera and Alfred

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Full time(40hrs/wk)/Shift work Nights/Days/Early Mornings/Weekends Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years $12.55/hr + benefits Apply in Person: 1421 Frontage Rd, Golden, BC, V0A 1H2 or Fax resume to 250 439-1963

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Cabin for rent. Fully furnished studio cabin at Sander Lake campground. $550/mnt, 6 mnt min., utls incld, sat. tv, wifi, NS, $275 DD, small pets considered. 250-344-6517.

Office/studio for rent: $350.00/month (excld. GST). 200 SF, on ground floor, hydro/heating/ air conditioning/wi-fi/ parking/waste disposal incld, private washroom, no smoking, no pets, avail Nov.1. Inquire at 250.344.2443.

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Winter in Mexico - Manzanillo on the beach! 1 bdrm sleeps 4 Nov/Dec monthly rental avail. Monthly maid service, fully furnished.

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1 - 2 bdrm, 1 - 3 bdrm mobile home at Anderson Rd. Pets welcome. 250-344-8551.


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Merchandise for Sale Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD for sale. Call 250-344-7677. Firewood for sale: Fir, Pine, Spruce, Birch. Ph 250-9398548

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

2 bdrm suite located in 4 plex w/ large covered deck, lots of storage. Inclds fridge, stove, and laundry hook-up on site. NS, NP ref’s req’d, utls not incld. $650/mnth + $325 DD. 250-344-2702.250344-8266


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Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdrm suite avail Dec 1. Recently reno’d, close to hospital, $750/mnth, NS, pets consd, long term pref’d 250344-0316. 439-1887 (eve)

Rosewood apts 1309 12th St S utls incld. Close to amenities. Laundry facls, security entrance. No pets, parties, or smoking. 250-3448113. Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell) Each ofce is independently owned & operated.

1&2 bdr. furnished suites. Utilities included. Close to amenities. No pets, parties. DD. Internet available. 250-344-8429, or 344-0604. 1 bdr bachelor fully furnished suites. N/S, no pets. Wifi, util. incl. From $700/mth. (wkly rates avail.) Call 250-3447251. Blaeberry Valley Apartments 1 & 2 Bdrm furnished All inclusive. View and contact: or ph. 250-344-7299 BRAND new 1br apt in dwntwn Nakusp w/d, dishwasher, f/s, aircond, private ent, parking (778)206-1769 FULLY FURNISHED all inclusive bachelor suite. View at or call 344-7001.

Commercial/ Industrial 2600 sq ft commercial space for rent. 5000 sq ft for rent. Both avail now. 250-344-1599. Golden COMMERCIAL BUILDING 3100 sq. ft. of Retail Space Located DOWNTOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-344-6710 Office Space for rent. Approx. 350 sq. ft. above Body Quest. Call 250-344-7876.

Cottages / Cabins 1 Bdr cabin. Cozy & quiet. Furnished, tv sat. wood stove, N/P, 20km south of Golden Avail now. $450 + utls. Call 250-348-2311. Blaeberry Cabin - 1 bdrm, furnished. No pets $400/mnth inclds firewood. 250-344-2241. 2BR Cabin 8 mi S of Golden. Secluded acreage. N/S. Refs req. $750/mo.403-461-4090, 403 286-3391.

Storage - covered & secure. Cars, pick-ups, small campers, boats Ph; 250-344-6581 or 250-344-0046 (cell).

Suites, Upper

Twin Rivers - 1 & 2 Bdr apts. No parties, N/S, no pets. Laundry facilities, security doors. Best deal in town! 250-344-8113.

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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.

Homes for Rent 2 Bedroom renovated older house, downtown Golden. No pets or parties. References and Damage Deposit required. Long-term preferred. $950/mth + utilities. Located on a large commercial lot and is suitable for business use also. Telephone 250-344-6710. 2 large bdrm mobile home for rent on top of hill $750/mnth. 2/3 bdrm duplex for rent completely new. Refs req’d. Call 250-344-5996. 3 Bdr house in town with fridge & stove. No pets. Avail now. Call 344-1599. Also, 4 bdrm furnished no pets. Call. 344-1599.

Upper 1 bdrm suite, no laundry on site, no pets. Freshly painted, new floors & applc. Fridge, stove, N/S, ref’s req’d $500/mnth + DD $250. 250344-2702/344-8266

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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3 bdrm 2 story home 5 mins south on 6.2 acres overlooking wetlands. Energy efficient wood stove in living area, ss range, w/d. Covered front veranda and large back deck to yard w/ pond and year round creek. Selective pets. $850/mnth, refs req’d. 250344-8581. 4 bdrm/2 bath apt w/ a HUGE yard, deck, w/d, full kitchen. Close to schools and downtown. Newly reno’d, clean. N/S, no parties. $1200 + shared utls. Avail. immediately! Email: 6 BR, 2 Bath furnished House in great shape. Huge yard, downtown near schools. No Smoking, No parties. $1600/mnth inclds WIFI. Avail. Nov.1, email: GOLDEN HOME available for rent Dec 1st in Alexander park area. 3 bdrms, 1 bath. Part finished basement, lots of gear storage. Wood stove, propane furnace, propane stove, on demand hot H2O. New windows. Warm, comfy home. $1,000/mo. Not included hydro, propane, phone. Will need more fire wood. No cats, one dog negotiable. References pls. Pls call 250-344-8598 or email @

Trucks & Vans 1996 GMC 2500 SLE ext cab long box, fully loaded w/ summer tires on rims & 2 box liners. $4000 OBO. 344-5763.

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Skating season now underway The Golden Figure Skating Club has started its season, and the youngest skaters (either in their first of second year) got together for a photo with their coaches. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Rockets take two at home, lose on the road

The Rockets celebrate a first period goal on Friday night against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. Golden went on to beat the Cats by a score of 7-4. Joel Tansey/Star Photo Joel Tansey A promising week ended on a sour note for the Golden Rockets as the club strung together a pair of home victories last Wednesday and Friday before falling to the Fernie Ghostriders on the road. Golden got off to a flying start in their first game of the week against the Columbia Valley Rockies. The newly formed trio of Connor Beauchemin, Tanner Watt and Jacob Macpherson wasted no time getting on the scoresheet in what would turn out to be a dominant week for the Rockets’ first line. Watt opened the scoring a little over 6 minutes into the game with some help from Beauchemin and Rockets’ captain Brett DeFrias. A pair of

goals midway through the first by Cole Mckechney and Beauchemin would give the home side a commanding lead early on and Watt extended that late in the period with his second goal of the night. The Rockies would narrow the gap when forward Racey Big Snake beat Rockets’ netminder Brian Parsons, but late in the period, Beauchemin added his second goal of the game to restore the 3 goal advantage. Parsons shut the door in the third, and made 21 saves on the night as Golden cruised to the 4-1 victory. The test appeared to be tougher heading into Friday night’s matchup, as the Creston Valley Thunder Cats had previously handed the Rockets their worst loss of the season, an 8-2 decision on Sept.

20. The Rockets appeared to be extra motivated for this one from the opening face-off and Macpherson scored just 32 seconds into the game. His goal was soon followed with a goal by David Barbour to give Golden a 2-0 lead with the ice still fresh at the Plywood Palace. The teams traded goals the rest of the period, with Macpherson and Beauchemin tallying the markers for the Rockets to give them a 4-2 advantage after 20 minutes of play. Macpherson completed the hat-trick early in the second period but Thunder Cats’ Trevor Hanna would score his second goal of the game to keep Creston Valley close. Watt added a goal towards the end of the period and Golden had a comfortable 6-3 lead heading into the final frame. The Rock-

ies would score once more but Beauchemin scored his second goal and sixth point of the game into an empty net to finish off the Thunder Cats and secure a 7-4 victory. The top line scored 6 of the Rockets’ 7 goals on the night, capping off a dominant two game stretch that saw Beauchemin, Watt and Macpherson put up 9, 9 and 6 points respectively. Head coach Ty Davidson put the line together when forward Nick McCabe went out with an injury. “They’ve found a little confidence and some chemistry together and with those two things going on, they’ve had a lot of success here,” Davidson said. Unfortunately for Davidson’s team, the Rockets have yet to back up their excellent play at home with victories on the road. That theme continued on Saturday night as the Rockets went quietly in a 4-0 loss to the Fernie Ghostriders. The Ghostriders scored a pair of shorthanded goals and Golden was unable to beat Riders’ goalie Phoenix Logan-Hill, who made 31 saves for the shutout as the Rockets closed their October schedule by being held off the scoresheet for just the second time this season. Golden managed a 5-0-0 record at home this month, but went 0-4-1 on the road to keep the team in last place in the Eddie

Mountain Division. “With a young team, I think [playing on the road] is a learning experience…maybe it is just a comfort level to figure out what they have to do to prepare themselves,” Davidson said. Still, it was a far more productive month than September. Despite their 2-7 start to the season, they find themselves just 6 points behind divisionleading Kimberley. Golden’s next home game is Friday night against the Chase Heat, before they travel to Fernie on Saturday for a rematch against the Ghostriders.

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3/2 bedrooms 2/2 baths 1596/1596sqft

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3 bedrooms       2 baths        1,498 sqft

1415 Deere Ridge Road

5 bedrooms

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3bdrms 1 bath 3,320sqft

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1.5 baths

2 baths

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2 baths



.53 acre

$599,900 2416 Campbell Road

5 bdrms 2 baths 2,986sqft 10.28 acres

$248,000 3411 Highway #95, South

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1505 - 11th Avenue North

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800 Nicholson Frontage Road



1045 King Crescent

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.42 acre



#79 Kicking Horse Village MHP 2 bedrooms

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4 bdrms 1 bath 2,680sqft 77.8 acres

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3 bdrms 3 baths 2,500sqft 5.28 acres

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2 baths

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3 baths



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143 acres

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4057 Highway #95, South

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#306, 521 - 8th Avenue

ACREAGES Blaeberry Valley Estates Golden Donald Upper Road 2393 Kettleston Road 3362 Highway #95, South Highway #95 South Wiseman Road 4151 Thomas Road South Ridge Road Lot 2, Cromac Ridge Road Lot 2, Golden Donald Upper Road Kootenay Ridge 3009 Golden Donald Upper Road 2238 Neville Road 576 Habart Road 1556 Adolph Johnson Road Lot 1, Castledale Heights

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$319,900 1256 Horse Creek Road

476 Champagne Road



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$425,000 1950 palumbo Heights

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1409 Granite Drive 1416 Deere Ridge Road 1556 Quartz Crescent 1608 Gareb Road 1402 Deere Ridge Road 522-11th Street

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October 30, 2013 edition of the Golden Star

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October 30, 2013 edition of the Golden Star