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At its Nov. 19 Finance Standing Committee meeting, Town Council unanimously decided to explore its options with COTR house, a building that is owned by the Town and operates as a five student residence for the College of the Rockies. “COTR House provides an advantage for the College because it allows easier entry into this community for first year adventure tourism diploma students,” said campus manager Karen Cathcart,

who was not in attendance. “It makes a difference to have this facility available to [the students]. In fact, if I had my way we’d be expanding our residence options here, and we’ll probably look at that in the future.” COTR House was an aging site that the Town revamped into rentable accommodation for students at the college, with the help of grant money from Columbia Basin Trust. As part of the agreement, the College agreed to loan the Town $70,000 for capital upgrades. The Town has paid down approximately $20,000 on that loan and

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currently grosses a few thousand dollars a year from the operation of the residence. Taking into account depreciation and amortization, however, the facility is actually an annual loss for taxpayers. With that in mind, Town Chief Administrative Officer Jon Wilsgard, along with Mayor Christina Benty, recently approached the College to see if they would have interest in selling COTR house back to the Town for $50,000, which would wipe out the current loan that is being paid back. Continued on page 4

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flames. While she was cleaning in the living room, Paul heard a loud pop sound coming from the kitchen. After further investigation, she discovered smoke coming from in behind the fridge and smelled what appeared to be burning plastic. “I just stood there in disbelief and thought ‘no way, this can’t be happening’,” she said. She quickly dialled 9-1-1 and was redirected to the fire department but that proved to be of no help to her situation, as the department told her they weren’t able to help. “Then panic set in, because I thought there was no way I can handle standing here watching [it] burn.” Because the house is located in the Blaeberry Valley, an area that is not protected under fire coverage, there was nothing that Golden Fire & Rescue could do to help. “The municipality of Golden pays for the fire department. We are 100 per cent

funded by the tax payers of Golden,” said Fire Chief Ken McClure. “For me to go outside of my jurisdiction, which is the town boundary, I can’t do that.” The only exception to this rule is if a human life is in danger. In that case the fire department is allowed to conduct a rescue operation, but will not attempt to salvage any property that might be at risk. Still, these regulations don’t make it any easier for McClure when he has to take a call like the one that came from Paul. “My heart just breaks,” he said. “My guys are firefighters, they want to go out and help people all the time.” A police officer called Paul back to tell her that an officer had been dispatched. Realizing she was on her own for now, Paul knew she had to act quickly to prevent the house from sustaining too much damage. Still in a panic, she went to the front door to check for a fire distinguisher, before she remem-

bered that the extinguisher was actually in the kitchen. “I was panicked because I’d never had to use one before,” she said. Thankfully, Paul managed to put the fire out before the fire could spread and cause too much damage. “I was so relieved,” she said. “When you know the people and you know the home, I just can’t imagine them losing it all.” The cause of the fire was a malfunctioning older fridge. While Paul humbly doesn’t consider herself to be a hero, the fact remains that without her intervention, the house would likely not be standing today. For their part, the owners of the home gave Paul a nice thank you card, as well as some bonus money that will come in handy for her upcoming trip to Ontario. “I said [to the owners], ‘This is the one day I really wish I didn’t come to work, but I’m glad I did’,” she said.


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Willhorse performing at Taps to raise money for local child Golden Star Staff reporter@thegoldenstar.net

Willhorse will be performing alongside local musicians in order to raise funds for Asher Kotyk, a local eight week old who has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Donations will be accepted at the Nov. 28 event at the Golden Taps Pub. The $5 cover charge, sales of Willhorse merchandise, as well as 10 per cent of bar sales, will go towards the cause. Donations will also be accepted at the Golden Youth Centre earlier that night, where Willhorse will be performing an accoustic set. “It was a welcome surprise to hear about the fundraiser that our friends of Willhorse, Taps & the youth centre are putting together for Asher,” said Erin Van Achte, Asher’s mother. “It has been so overwhelming all the love and support we have been receiving from our wonderful community.” The heart failure is the result of two large holes in Asher’s heart, which is causing his heart to be enlarged and beat much faster, leading to rapid breathing. Asher will have open heart surgery next month in order to fix the problem. In the meantime, there is a chance that Asher will be released from the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, where he has been under observation since Nov. 15. He is currently on three different medications and if he continues to do well, the family might be able to return to Golden while they wait to have a date for the surgery. The problem was discovered when his parents, Jan Kotyk and Erin Van Achte, noticed he was breathing strangely and brought him into the emergency room in Golden. The family is very thankful for the care they have received in Golden from Dr. Ginny Clark since his birth, as well as Dr. Kirk McCaroll and the rest of the hospital staff during their initial visit Nov. 14. “And of course we are over the moon thankful to every single person out there thinking positive thoughts and supporting our little man. We love you all and can’t wait to get back to our mountain town,” said Van Achte.

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Emcee Tammy Fitzgerald (left) and 2012 Woman of the Year Maureen Hogan (centre) present Jane Doel (right) as the 2013 Woman of the Year at the 8th annual Starlight Soiree. Nominations for the award were submitted to the Golden Women’s Resource Centre and Doel was chosen through a draw. The soiree included live entertainment, a photo booth, a silent auction and a food challenge, with offerings from The Island, Bacchus Books and Cafe, Eleven22, Whitetooth Mountain Bistro, and Kicking Thyme Catering.  Michele Lapointe/Star Photo

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decision is made. Also at the meeting from Nov. 19, Council weighed in on what to do with the Wixon House, a property that was

“I think it’s our responsibility in some way to protect [Wixon House’s] legacy.” — Ron Oszust — large value and in essence we’re giving it away for $50,000, it doesn’t seem like really good business.” Among the options raised by Coun. Oszust was the possibility that the structure could be moved and sold or leased, Wilsgard doesn’t believe the former option to be a realistic one. Nevertheless, council agreed that all avenues should be explored before a

bequeathed to the Town seven years ago. According to Wilsgard, if the intent is to make this a tourist attraction, it would cost at least $30,000 in capital improvements, and $10-20,000 a year in operating costs. “If you are not going to do that, then why have it, because this truly is a money pit,” he said. “Every year we are spending between $15,000-

$20,000 on it and what is the end game?” Council was presented with six choices with regards to the Wixon House, including an option to return the building and property to the trustees of the Ruth Wixon estate. Because the building is seen to have historical significant, council believes that the Town should have some discussions with the trustees in order to protect the building’s legacy. “I think there’s great value in having an initial discussion with the trustee…I think [it’s] our responsibility in some way to protect that legacy,” said Coun. Oszust. Council voted in favour of the option to explore giving the Wixon house back to the family’s estate, with nobody opposed.


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Simply go to Google Maps or Google Earth and enter the name of a Parks Canada site to let the magic unfold, including photos of nearby Glacier National Park and Yoho National Park. “Throughout this exceptional adventure, Google received outstanding support from the whole Parks Canada team, to whom we extend our grateful thanks. With their help, we hope that Street View imagery in Google Maps of our national parks and national historic sites will help Canadians explore our country as never before and open a window into the beauty of Canada to the world,” said Mr. Aaron Brindle, Communications & Public Affairs, Google Canada. Next year, Google and Parks Canada will continue their work to capture even more places and add the final touch to this gallery of breathtaking images. Through this initiative, Parks Canada allows Internet users to dream as they take free virtual visits, offering unique opportunities to learn more about its protected sites as well as connecting Canadians together and giving them a taste to travel to extraordinary destinations.

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Vehicle stolen from a local hotel Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at a local hotel on Nov. 18. While speaking with the owner, the owner’s friend drove into the parking lot. The owner stated they were not aware the friend had taken the vehicle. Police spoke with the friend and determined the friend was under the influence of alcohol. As a result the driver received an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and is unable to drive for the next 90 days. Police busy with highway incidents Police were kept busy responding to incidents on the highway relating to the snow fall. In the early morning hours of Nov. 18, a semi truck driver, drove past a line up of vehicles which were stopped for others who were chaining up. The semi lost control in a curve and struck another commercial vehicle headed in the opposite direction. The unit then collided with a Parks Canada vehicle which was on scene. There were no serious injuries in the incident. The driver of the semi was ticketed for his involvement in the collision. Stranded motorist on Highway 1

ist with a young child west of Golden on Hwy#1 on Nov. 21. The vehicle had suffered a flat tire and was unable to move further from the area. The roads were snow and ice covered and the officer felt it was not safe for the mother and child to wait in that location. The officer rolled up his sleeves and changed the tire for the pair who immediately returned to their home in the Blaeberry. Drivers are reminded to use extra caution at this time of the year when using the roads. The packed snow, icy and slushy conditions affect safe stopping distances, in particular at intersections in town. This also holds true for crosswalks and is particularly concerning around local schools where children may not understand that a vehicle has a reduced ability to stop safely on such roads. It is imperative that all drivers drive according to the conditions of the road at the time. Slow down, leave a greater distance between yourself and the vehicle in front, and when in school zones, assume a child is likely to approach the road area. This also holds true when approaching school buses. Prepare ahead that the bus may be about to load or unload children at the roadside. Once they display their flashing red and/or the stop sign, you must stop when approaching the bus from either direction. Failing to stop for a school bus is a $167 fine.

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Living in Canada it is very easy to take some things for granted. Regardless of some problems that may exist, we enjoy very high standards of living when compared to most of the rest of the world. Of course, there Joel Tansey is always room for S TAR R EPORTER improvement. After attending the second Seniors Group meeting on Nov. 20, put on by the Golden Community Resources Society, one area I believe this community could improve upon is in its services to the mature residents of Golden. Of course, Golden has plenty of natural, almost unavoidable, issues when it comes to services for seniors. Our weather can make it a challenge for seniors to get out of the house in the winter months. Driveways need to be shovelled and sidewalks become perilously slippery. Even a little fall can mean a serious injury for an individual in their 70s or 80s. Other problems exist year round. Golden’s small population and isolated location is part of what I think makes this town so great, but it is also the reason that a lot of people, seniors included, are forced to travel long distances to receive the specialized medical treatment that they require. Several well run seniors housing options exist, from assisted living in private apartments to full care nursing homes. At the Seniors Group meeting, however, it came to my attention that there is still a limited number of options for lower income seniors, and that several people have recently moved away from town because of a lack of options. So what can be done to help a generation of Goldenites that surely deserves it? Of course, that question is not easily answered. The most important thing for now is that we are, indeed, asking it. The conversations that have taken place through the Seniors Group meetings have identified such potential ideas as a meals on wheels program and a community van to help with transportation around town. It is my hope that these discussions will continue to be productive and will lead to some feasible, long term solutions that will benefit the current generation of seniors, as well as the people that will find themselves in those very same shoes before too long. I commend the group’s participants for their work in coming up with those potential solutions.

Dear editor, Canadian government officials are working with those from 11 other nations to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I am very concerned about the TPP, which is currently being negotiated without public input. We know from documents revealed by Wikileaks that the TPP includes an Internet Censorship plan that would make the Internet more policed, expensive and censored. Experts have pointed out that under the TPP, “kids could be sent to jail for downloading” and whole families could be kicked off the Internet. It would force Internet Service Provid-

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ers (ISPs) to become Internet police and monitor my Internet use, censor website content, and remove entire websites from my view. It would also hinder our ability to access information and criminalize our every day use of the Internet. As a concerned citizen, I am speaking out for a free and open Internet. The TPP would also limit accessibility for disabled people. Visually impaired or deaf people would be criminalized for circumventing digital locks on any digital materials they have purchased. This means they would be unable to convert them to braille, audio, or other accessible formats. I believe that the Internet should be open and accessible to everyone. In addition, the TPP’s propos-

A New Economic Development Committee Dear editor, A group of citizens from the Town of Golden and Area A have stepped forward and formed an Economic Development Committee. Our interest is in promoting business activity in the region and we also want to work on strategies to attract residents and investment to our community, as well as to retain what we have now. One problem with working in the economic development area is the difficulty of being able to move from analysis and theory to actually getting results on the ground. Our members see this committee as very results oriented. Quite a bit of work has been done already by the GAI and others in the way of studies and theory. We can build on this work, and now want to produce a plan that focuses specifically on increasing measurable eco-

al to force ISPs to install costly and invasive surveillance equipment into their networks gravely worries me. These added costs would drive up everyone’s Internet bills and could force smaller independent Internet providers out of business. I believe that Internet access is a right and should be kept open and affordable for everyone. Already over 120,000 have signed the Say No to Internet Censorship petition. I encourage everyone to learn more about TPP Internet Censorship before it’s too late at this website: https://OpenMedia.org/ Censorship I encourage each and every Canadian to learn more about the TPP at OpenMedia.org/ Censorship. James Johnson

nomic development. While there is a tendency abroad to always look to paid government staff for solutions, citizens’ committees have served the Town and Area A well in the past. The former Economic Development Commission contributed significantly to such initiatives as the development of the CPR yards and the creation of the local airport. It was the first body to produce a report on how Golden could enhance its tourism profile, and its activity under the chairmanship of Paul Hambruch to preserve jobs during the forestry downturn in 1996 and 1997 was a stellar moment. The immediate objective of the committee will be to formulate some very concrete plans for retaining business in Golden and attracting new initiatives. We are not looking for funding from either the Town or the Regional District at this point. Continued on Page 7

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Golden point of view Do you think Golden is a seniors-friendly place to live?

Stars to Sobey’s and McDonald’s for supporting youth hockey. Stars to the kind folks that pushed my car out of the snow on Tuesday morning. Vreni Tobler

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“Yes it is, yeah. It’s slow enough that people seem to be happy here. I’ll tell you in a few years from now.”

“Yeah I think it so, I’ve got lots of friends here.”

Lorraine and Sandy Anderson “It’s getting better, definitely. Not just for seniors, but for everyone, the signage is nice very attractive. We have an excellent hospital. ”

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minutes. Not only are you idleing too long, but you’re waking everyone up. Stars to the cashiers at 7/11 for their excellent service.

Stars to the Legion for putting on a great Remembrance Day ceremony

Stars to the friendly neighbour that shovelled my driveway unexpectedly.

Stingers to my neighbour who starts his vehicle at 5:30 a.m. and lets it run for 20

Stars to Tammy at Off the Wall for producing the team jackets so quickly for the GSS Jr.

Girls Volleyball Team. You are amazing! Stars to the locals who donated typhoon relief money to Aya Pinute Foyston. Stars to Cindy at Home Hardware for all your helpful service. Stingers to barking dogs and their owners that leave them tied up outside downtown.

Email your Stars and Stingers to editor@thegoldenstar.net Compromise needed for government’s tax forms

Continued from page 6 The committee feels that our first task is to come forward with concrete proposals as to what we can do to strengthen the local economy. We do think that both the Town and the Regional District will have an interest in funding this kind of work provided that measurable results can be achieved. We are at this time myself, Ian Rowe, Lindsay Cox, Mark Teasdale, Rav Soomal, Tammy McDonough, and Bob Tegart. But there is room for a couple more on the committee and lots of opportunity for those who don’t want to serve on the actual committee to assist with one or two iniatives. We’ll try to keep the community informed on what we are doing and welcome your suggestions or help.

Bruce F. Fairley Barrister & Solicitor Golden, B.C.

How comfortable do you feel with filing forms and making payments online? We are constantly warned of the dangers lurking on the Internet and yet every day the Canadian population is being pushed further into this realm by various levels of government. At the moment B.C.’s provincial government is leader of the pack. Many Canadians use third-party services like bookkeepers or accountants to guide them through tax issues and file their forms online. In recognition of the fact that much of the population is still leery of online banking, the Federal Government makes simple payment forms readily available to all individual taxpayers who submit their tax returns via E-file. Similarly, businesses who collect GST/HST can submit their returns online but take a simple form to a financial institution to pay. It’s a model that both works and respects the needs of Canadian individuals and firms. So why is the B.C. Provincial Government currently bullying its business taxpayers into an all-or-nothing situation? Businesses who collect the PST must choose a fully-electronic path to file and pay or a fullypaper path. Where is the harm in allowing for a transitional period that includes a compromise option such as the one offered by the Feds?

Kris Witt

Principal’s Report: Term two is underway at Golden Secondary Iris Trask GSS Principal Termonehasended,reportcardshavebeendistributedtoparents and students, and we are into our third week of Term two. On November 21st, we had Honour Roll Assemblies where we recognized 114 students who earned a B average, qualifying them for Honour Roll. We also recognized 19 students for the Alpha Award (straight A’s). At these assemblies, we usually have a presentation (this time it involved defining bullying, describing when teasing becomes bullying, and explaining what is not bullying) and finally, we share an inspirational video. The following day we served a pizza lunch to all of the recipients which they enjoyed while watching the Jam Session in the forum. On November 28th, our students will be treated to a cultural performance, Dufflebag Theatre, a theatrical group that adapts fairy tales and classic stories using members of the audience in the main parts thereby creating a spontaneous and energizing theatre experience. This is one of four cultural performances that our students will experience this year.

On December 3rd, LGES/NES Grade 6/7 students will be joining our students in the afternoon for a special presentation called “Internet Safety 101”. Beth and Darren Laur present, “Internet Safety and Personal Information Protection”, designed to provide students with pro-active on-line “critical thinking” and “decision making” strategies that they can immediately put to good use. Knowledge - and the understanding and application of that knowledge - is very powerful. The presentation provides the knowledge, information and empowerment, based upon academically peer reviewed research, that tweens, teens and young adults need to know to stay safer and become more digitally literate, savvy and resilient while participating in the on-line world. Also on December 3rd in the evening from 6:30-8:30, is an evening presentation for parents and community members that is FREE of charge. Everyone is welcome to come to the GSS Drama Room for this award winning presentation. This opportunity is happening for students, parents and community members in Revelstoke, Invermere and Kimberley, as well as numerous other places throughout BC in an effort to raise awareness and safety for our youth since they are spending increasingly large amounts of time in cyberspace.

On December 11th, beginning at 7:00 will be our musical performance in the GSS Gym featuring our Grade 8-12 Choir, Grade 8 Beginning Band and Grade 9-12 Advanced Band. Mrs. Lowe and Mr. Fellows have been working with students in order to prepare them for this public performance. It will be a fun evening for everyone! On December 17th we will be having our Winter Holiday Dance, which is a Masquerade Ball. Our P.A.R.T.Y. Students’ Council will be putting on this dance and are encouraging students to dress up and wear a mask. On December 19th, our Senior Foods Class will be serving a special breakfast for all students and staff. Any parents and/or community members who would like to help out with this delicious event can phone the school at 344-2201. Finally, on December 20th, we will be having a Recognition Assembly on the last day of school at 2:00 in the gym. Again, our Leadership class is planning and coordinating this event. School resumes after the holidays on Monday, January 6th, 2014. We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a healthy, prosperous New Year on behalf of the Golden Secondary/Golden Alternate staff!!


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Expression of Interest - Community Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ Get Involved with Parks and Trail Planning and Make a Difference! The Columbia Shuswap Regional District invites residents of Electoral Area ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ who wish to serve on their Community Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, to complete and return an Expression of Interest Form. An Expression of Interest Form is available on the CSRD website, www.csrd.bc.ca or by contacting the Operations Management Department. CSRD Staff will review all submissions and will schedule meetings with all applicants in January. The Commission will assist the CSRD by ensuring that it receives thoughtful and comprehensive advice from a representative group of individuals from the Parks and Recreation Area with local knowledge and interest in the parks and recreation needs of the community. Commissioners are required to meet a minimum of four times per year. Terms are two years in duration, commencing on the first scheduled meeting of 2014. Individuals who best satisfy the following requirements will be recommended to the CSRD Board of Directors for appointment: • Interest, leadership and passion for enhancing public enjoyment of parks, trails and green spaces, as well as promoting local stewardship of recreational amenities. • Desire to share knowledge and experience in a range of subjects relevant to community parks and recreation planning, management and development. Please submit a completed Expression of Interest Form by 4:00PM Monday, December 16, 2013 located on the CSRD website Inside the CSRD/ Application Forms/Parks. For further information, please contact call 250.833.5950 or e-mail operations@csrd.bc.ca.

Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema presents: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire daily at 7pm.

This Week 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.

Wed, Nov. 27 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. Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition Wednesday nights at Bizarre Entertainment from 6-9pm. Picture the Ocean plays at the Rockwater Grill and Bar Nov.27.

Thurs, Nov. 28 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. 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.

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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 8pm. 19+ years old. Big Hearts Helping a Little Heart - Music for Asher Thursday Nov.28. 6-9pm at the Youth Centre with an acoustic performance by Willhorse. 9pm-2am at the Golden Taps Pub, $5 at the door, 10% bar sales, and all proceeds from Willhorse merchandise going towards the cause.

Fri, Nov. 29 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. Bridge Club every Friday at the Centre for Peace in St. Andrew’s Church, 7pm. Special Olympics “FUNdamentals” youth program Fridays 9-10am at APES. For children 7-12 years with intellectual disabilities. Call Cyra 250-9190757 for more info. Golden Rockets vs. Beaver Valley Nitehawks Nov.29, Golden Arena at 7:30pm.

Sat, Nov. 30 Storytime at the Golden Library 10:30-11:30am. Free drop-in, contact 250344-6516.

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Meat Draw every Saturday at The Legion 5pm. A.A Meetings in Golden: Saturdays at the Golden Museum 1302 - 11th Ave S. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Public Skate at the Arena every Saturday 5:306:45pm. Christmas Parade and Shopping Extravaganza Nov.30. Parade starts at 5pm by Sobeys. The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Competition Nov.30 during the Christmas Parade. Come by the Golden Star Office for some cookies and hot cocoa and help pick the best cookie!

Learn Mondays 5-7pm in the StrongStart room in A.P.E.S. Free program includes dinner, discussions, and activities. Call 250-439-9665 if interested. Heroclix League 6-9pm Monday nights at Bizarre Entertainment 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 Mondays at 9:15pm. Must be 19+ years old.

Sun, Dec. 1 Sunday Howl open mic night at the Wolf’s Den every Sunday from 4-8pm. All ages welcome. Public Skate at the Arena every Sunday 4:30-5:45pm. Documentary & Discussions every Sunday night at Bizarre Entertainment from 6-9pm. Admission by $5 donation, or 2 non-perishable items to the food bank. Metis Nation Columbia River Society Special Meeting Dec.1 at the Golden Secondary School (in the Kikino room), 7pm. Kicking Horse Culture Live Kicks presents: A Christmas Carol Dec.1, 2pm, Golden Civic Centre. $25 at the door.

Mon, Dec. 2 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

Tues, Dec. 3 Job Skills Workshops at the Work BC office every Tuesday at 10am. Call 250344-5413 to register. John Jenkins & Friends at the Rockwater 8pm. Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition Tuesdays 6-9pm @ Bizarre Entertainment (Free) 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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Golden Rockets vs. Fernie Ghostriders Dec.4, Golden Arena at 7:30pm. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Dec.6, 7:30pm, Golden Civic Centre. CP Holiday Train comes to town Dec.12 at 9:30pm, across from 7-11. Krowd “This is how we Ride” tour at the Rockwater Grill and Bar Friday Dec.13. Tickets and info available at Darkside Snow & Skate. Christmas Dinner at The Legion Dec.20 from 6:308pm. Must have tickets by Dec.17.

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Joel Tansey reporter@thegoldenstar.net Some of the newest technology in real estate marketing is helping homeowners sell in Golden. You may have seen some bright yellow sign toppers on for sale signs in Golden, the application is called ‘StreetText.’ Dan Veselic is one of a few RE/MAX agents in town that are using wireless technology in order to better serve their clients. ‘StreetText’ is a mobile application that provides instant, real time property information to a mobile device through text messaging. A small StreetText sign above the usual RE/MAX for sale sign gives potential buyers a number and a code that they can punch into their phone. Within seconds, a response comes back stating the listing price, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as the square footage, links to photos and the realtor’s phone number. The service is completely free, although standard text/data rates do apply. One benefit to the consumer is fast and instant information. Another benefit is, they have simple communication method to schedule a showing. For people who prefer not to pick up the phone and call for information, the StreetText app provides information without having to pick up the phone to place a call. “It’s good for when people drive by especially from out of town,” said Veselic. Veselic began using the service a few weeks ago and has seen a good response from it so far, despite the fact that this time of year typically represents a down time in the real estate business. Naturally, this has had some obvious benefits for his listing clients, in addition to prospective buyers. “It definitely helps, when I go into a listing presentation it’s like an added value feature for them to have on their listing,” Veselic said. “They’ve definitely received it as something that adds value to the marketing that’s being done on their home.”

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Greg (left) and Dan (right) of the Gentleman’s Leisure Club locked themselves up outside the post office Thursday in support of the Golden Women’s Resource Centre. The innocent duo raised $500 for the Centre in order to “make bail”.  Adam Zarachowicz/Star Photo

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The 2013/14 Winter Permit System is in effect from November 26, 2013 until the seasonal end of the avalanche control program. Access to all slopes in Glacier National Park that face the Trans-Canada Highway and Canadian Pacific railway line is either prohibited or restricted to the public.

Le système de délivrance de permis d’accès hivernal pour la saison 2013-2014 est en vigueur à partir du 26 novembre 2013 jusqu’à la fin de la saison des déclenchements préventifs d’avalanches. L’accès du public à toutes les pentes du parc national des Glaciers qui bordent la Transcanadienne et la voie ferrée du Canadien Pacifique est interdit ou restreint.

The Winter Permit System allows backcountry users to enter Winter Restricted Areas that are part of the highway avalanche program when artillery gunfire is not anticipated in those areas. This system protects the public from avalanche control actions in the transportation corridor, but it does not render slopes safe for winter recreationists. For the 2013/14 season: •Annual Winter Permits are available through an online Winter Permit System quiz; parkscanada.gc.ca/ skirogerspass •Daily individual Winter Permits continue to be available at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre •A Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement and specific terms and conditions must still be accepted as in previous years.

Ce système permet aux randonneurs de l’arrièrepays de pénétrer dans les zones d’accès hivernal restreint visées par le programme de déclenchement préventif d’avalanches lorsque des tirs d’artillerie n’y sont pas prévus. Ce système protège le public contre les déclenchements préventifs dans le couloir routier, mais il n’assure pas la sécurité des pentes pour les amateurs de loisirs d’hiver.

Pour la saison 2013-2014 : •Il est possible de se procurer un permis d’accès hivernal d’un an en subissant un test-éclair en ligne sur le système de délivrance, au parcscanada.gc.ca/skicolrogers. •Les particuliers peuvent obtenir leur permis d’accès hivernal d’une journée au Centre de la découverte du ColRogers. •Comme par le passé, il faut cette année encore accepter les modalités d’une entente d’exonération de responsabilité et Winter recreationists are reminded that entering a closed area d’indemnisation. in the park without a permit is dangerous and an offence under the Canada National Parks Act. With an increase in violations Nous tenons à rappeler aux amateurs de loisirs d’hiver qu’il est last year, it is important to note that one hundred percent dangereux et illégal en vertu de la Loi sur les parcs nationaux compliance with the Winter Permit System is required. Violation du Canada de pénétrer sans permis dans une zone fermée au of restricted and prohibited areas is punishable on conviction of public. Compte tenu de la hausse du nombre d’infractions a fine of up to $200,000, and could result in permanent changes enregistrées l’an dernier, il est important de noter que Parcs Canada exige désormais un taux de conformité de 100 % aux to the Winter Permit System. modalités du système de délivrance de permis d’accès hivernal. For complete details on the Winter Permit System, please visit Ceux qui pénètrent illégalement dans des zones d’accès restreint ou interdit sont passibles d’une amende pouvant aller jusqu’à parkscanada.gc.ca/skirogerspass or call 250-837-7500. 200  000  $. De plus, les infractions pourraient entraîner des Please note that Glacier Park Lodge is closed and there is no fuel changements permanents au système de délivrance de permis or hotel accommodation in Rogers Pass. Travellers should plan d’accès hivernal. their trips accordingly and check DriveBC.ca for current road Pour obtenir des détails complets sur le système de délivrance conditions. de permis d’accès hivernal, consultez le site Web parcscanada. gc.ca/skicolrogers ou composez le 250-837-7500. Veuillez noter que le Glacier Park Lodge est fermé, et qu’il n’y a ni essence ni hébergement dans le col Rogers. Les voyageurs sont priés de planifier leurs déplacements en conséquence et de consulter le site Web DriveBC.ca (en anglais seulement) pour connaître l’état des routes.

Tourism labour shortage possible for 2014 Nicole Trigg Black Press

The Kootenay Rockies’ tourism industry could face labour shortages as early as 2014. According to a report released by go2hr, B.C.’s tourism and hospitality human resource association, regional studies show that over 3,000 job openings are expected in the Kootenay-Rockies by 2020, but although labour demand is predicted to grow, by 2020 the region is expected to have a labour shortage of 438 positions that will need to be filled. The food and beverage and recreation and entertainment sectors will be the hardest hit. “The Kootenay Rockies region is already feeling the effects of labour shortages in the tourism sector,” said Heidi Romich, owner of Heid Out Restaurant in Cranbrook. “A number of our residents are drawn into the resource industries in the Kootenay Rockies, Northern British Columbia, and Alberta, making it increasingly difficult for small businesses to fill positions in our industry.” Tourism businesses and destination management and marketing organizations are being encouraged to make labour recruitment, retention and training a priority. “The Kootenay Rockies faces specific pressures within our industry,” said go2hr CEO Arlene Keis. “The unemployment rate is already as tight as what we saw during the labour shortages in the mid-2000s. Compared to many areas of the province, the region will also have a higher percentage of jobs opening up due to retirements, and the Kootenay Rockies is also affected by seasonality and retention challenges, particularly in resort communities.” Through the labour market strategy, go2hr is working with industry, government and other stakeholders to take strong, proactive steps to leverage tourism’s increasing economic importance and address impending labour shortages. For more information, visit www.go2hr. ca.


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Merle Erickson receives a cheque for $6,212 from Rotary president Greg Ehman after she won the Paul Hambruch Memorial Raffle. Fifty per cent of the proceeds from the draw went towards the club.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo Joel Tansey reporter@thegoldenstar.net It’s been another busy year for the Rotary Club of Golden and its President Greg Ehman. In February, the club put on its first Rotary Gala, which raised over $10,000 for the proposed Early Learning and Care Centre, with the club capping that off with a total of a $25,000 donation. “The real key for Rotary in that is that we really believe in supporting our communities and building future generations,” Ehman said. “You can change the world with influencing youth.” Also in February, Ehman and his wife Kristie went on a friendship exchange to Pakistan for two weeks. “It was a great experience to be introduced to Rotary in Pakistan, and the opportunity to see their projects and where we can help, and what Rotary does in other countries in particular in somewhere like Pakistan,” Ehman said. The Ehmans went to visit a few hospitals, a couple of water projects and they got to see a couple of schools. A highlight for Ehman was witnessing the generosity of the Pakistani people. “The hospitals were amazing, a lot of charitable donations going forward in

order to provide healthcare for the poor. It was pretty powerful, pretty moving,” he said. In a few months, a few Rotary members will be going to Brazil for a similar exchange. With over 34,000 clubs around the world, the travel opportunities for its members are plentiful. Rotary also did some work at Confluence Park, which was something that had been in the works for quite some time. “We got a lot of really good compliments on it, it was just a chance to give back to the community,” Ehman said. One thing that Ehman and the club in Golden have hoped to change a common perception that Ehman says no longer applies. “There’s a bit of a stigma with Rotary that we’re really trying to get away from. It’s not a bunch of old guys eating lunch and just writing cheques. It’s normal ordinary people in the community that get out and just really believe in doing good work for everybody,” he said. The club welcomed six new members into the fold this year, but is always looking for new members. “If people are interested in getting involved in something that really helps them feel good, and build a better community and a better world for all of us, it’s a great group to be a part of,” said Ehman.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 The Golden Star

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Reeling Rockets suffer a trio of setbacks, losing streak at 10 Joel Tansey reporter@thegoldenstar.net

The Rockets continued to struggle this past week, adding three more losses to a funk that has seen the club lose 10 straight. The Creston Valley Thunder Cats were too much for the Rockets on Thursday night at the Golden and District Arena. The Eddie Mountain Division rivals traded chances throughout the game’s opening frame. The Rockets fired 15 shots on Creston Valley goaltender Brock Lefebvre but were denied each time. Just past the midway point of the second period, the Thunder Cats finally broke through when Colby Livingstone walked in from the sideboards unchecked and fired a high shot that beat Rockets’ netminder Brian Parsons. Just under four minutes later, and with defenceman Matt McMath in the box for holding, the Thunder Cats extended their lead when Jesse Collins finished off some nice passing with a beautiful shot that gave Parsons little to no opportunity at making a stop. Down by a pair, the Rockets stormed out of the gates in the third in an attempt to get back into the game. Ninety seconds into the third, leading scorer Connor Beauchemin streaked down the left wing and beat Lefebvre on the glove hand side for his 15th goal of the campaign. Golden hit a bit of a lull

Rockets’ forward Jacob Coelho takes a shot on Creston Valley netminder Brock Lefebvre action Thursday night. The Rockets fell 2-1 for their eighth consecutive loss. after that, but some strong time eventually ran out ing hard, we are in games, saves from Parsons kept on the Rockets’ hopes of we just gotta find a way to the deficit at one and gave sending the game into win.” the Rockets a chance at overtime, and they lost by The Rockets took those the comeback. a 2-1 final score. positives into a pair of “Tonight he was right on “We played pretty well. road games on Friday top of his game,” said head We were playing the most and Saturday night, but it coach Ty Davidson. offensive team in the wasn’t enough for the club Golden’s best chance for league, we held them to snap its losing streak. the equalizer came with to two goals, we out- On Friday the Grand Forks about 3 minutes left when shot them, we just didn’t Border Bruins came back Beauchemin was sprung score on our chances,” from a 3-1 first period for a clear breakaway. His said Davidson following deficit to negate a quick shot, however, sailed high the loss. “The one posi- start from the Rockets. over the crossbar, and the tive thing is we are play- The Rockets scored first

during second period Joel Tansey/Star Photo again the following night against Castlegar, but six unanswered goals from the Rebels put the game out of hand before 40 minutes had been played. A pair of late goals proved to be too little, too late for Golden in the 6-3 loss. This week, Golden will play host to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday night before heading to Creston for a road contest against the Thunder Cats.

Rockets Profile: Golden’s Braeden Allkins improving his game Joel Tansey reporter@thegoldenstar.net

Golden’s own Braeden Allkins has 7 goals and 9 assists.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo

Local product Braeden Allkins got off to a slow start this season, but has come around of late to become a key contributor for the Rockets up front. “I thought Braeden got off to a slow start this year to be quite honest, but he’s really started to find his stride here of late,” said head coach Ty Davidson. “He’s been playing very well lately.” Allkins has no problem with this assessment, and admitted that his start to the year was not what he envisioned. “I was really slow at the start, and I just need to get it going now and keep going,” he said. Allkins describes his game as one that centres

around puck possession and making plays for his linemates, while using his size to protect the puck from opposing defenders. He says he isn’t much of a shooter despite his 7 goals this season (to go along with 9 assists) placing him fourth on the team. With this being his second full season in a Rockets uniform, Allkins feels he needs to continue to take on more of a leadership role this year “I feel like I’ve gotta lead by example more though and just bear down on my chances,” he said. Overall, playing for the Rockets in his hometown has been a a great experience for Allkins. “I know a lot of guys here and a lot of people. It’s great to have the support from the fans, it’s fun,” he said. “I watched lots of the guys before me and I got to play with a few of them last year. It’s lots of fun.”

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 The Golden Star

Youth program set for another season at Dawn Mountain Golden Star Staff reporert@thegoldenstar.net The Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre was a hub of activity over the past few weeks. The club saw its earliest opening ever on November 8th. Skiers didn’t have to wait long to ski the newly built 2 km Coyote Trail which was only completed a few days prior to opening. Designed to add more beginner trails, the classic ski trail Coyote saw lots of traf-

fic over the past couple of weeks and has already been claimed a favourite by many skiers because of its flow. Youth coordinator Troy Hudson is encouraged with the rising numbers in the club’s youth membership after what he calls a lull following the graduation of its last generation of skiers. The Skill Development Program (SDP) is comprised of three levels or stages, Bunnyrabbit, Jackrabbit and Track Attack.

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The overall objective of the program is to assist children in the development of a love of the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, excellent technical ski skills proficiency and a good level of physical fitness within a sport environment. This is the 20th year of operation for the program. Registration costs $60 for one child, $100 for two and $130 for three for the one day program. Registration fees cover trail fees, insurance, registration with Cross Country BC and honorariums for coaches, as well as hot chocolate to help the kids warm up once they return to the lodge. Children aged 10 and over will have the option to participate in the club’s Track Attack program which focuses on the more competitive side of cross country skiing, including several races through-

The Golden Nordic Club’s Rabbit program this season.  out the year, both compliment each at Dawn Mountain other quite well, and at clubs in the leading to a lot of surrounding area. kids who particiEvents this season pate in both downinclude the Jingle hill and cross counJangle Cup on Dec. try. 22 and the HuckleTo find out more berry Loppet on about the youth Feb. 16. program, contact While Hudson Hudson at goldeadmits it is tough to nights@uniserve. recruit children for com. cross country skiing Goldenites will in a mountain town also have a unique like Golden, the opportunity to two sports actually learn the tricks of

is entering its 20th year of operation Photo Submitted ski waxing from glide and kick wax Team Canada’s wax basics, equipment technician Gra- selection, ski care ham Maclean on tips, and benefits of December 3rd at rilling. 6:30 pm at Dawn Memberships for Mountain Nordic the Golden Nordic Centre. Maclean Ski Club are on sale has been waxing at an early season skis for the Nation- discount from now al Team for twelve until Dec. 1 for $90. years at Olympics The rates will go up and World Cham- to $110 after Dec. pionships. In this 1. Find out more at free waxing clinic, www.goldennordiche will cover topics club.ca. such as base prep,

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Are you interested in reviewing development permit applications for Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks? The Advisory Development Board is a group of volunteers that publicly reviews development proposals for Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks and provides recommendations to the Park Superintendents. There will be vacancies to serve for a twoyear (2) term on the board starting January 1, 2014.

Souhaiteriez-vous faire l’examen des demandes de permis d'aménagement présentées pour les parcs nationaux Banff, Yoho, et Kootenay? La Commission consultative sur l’aménagement est composée de bénévoles qui étudient publiquement les propositions d'aménagement présentées pour les parcs nationaux Banff, Yoho et Kootenay, et qui formulent des recommandations aux directeurs des parcs. Il y er janvier 2014. aura des postes d’un mandat de deux (2) ans à pourvoir à compter du ler

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Avez-vous... • un intérêt dans les parcs nationaux? • des connaissances générales sur les parcs nationaux Banff, Yoho et Kootenay? • la capacité de comprendre des dossiers complexes et de tenir compte de points de vue divergents?

Are You... • over 18 years of age and a Canadian citizen? • able to contribute approximately 8 hours a month for the two-year (2) term?

Êtes-vous... • âgé de plus de 18 ans et un citoyen canadien? • en mesure de donner environ huit heures par mois de votre temps pour un mandat de deux (2) ans?

Interested? Interested individuals are asked to complete an application form available from the Reception Area, Banff Park Administration Building; the Lake Louise Visitor Reception Centre; the Yoho Park Administration Office or the Kootenay Park Administration Office. Applications can also be obtained electronically or by mail by contacting: rachel. fernandes-ubell@pc.gc.ca or by calling (403) 522-1207.

Cela vous intéresse? Veuillez remplir le formulaire de demande, que vous pouvez vous procurer au comptoir d'accueil du Centre administratif du parc national Banff, au Centre d'accueil de Lake Louise ou aux centres administratifs des parcs nationaux Yoho ou Kootenay. Vous pouvez aussi obtenir une demande par voie électronique et par courrier à l'adresse, rachel. fernandes-ubell@pc.gc.ca, ou en composant le (403) 522-1207.

Applications should be submitted to the Development Office; Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit, P.O. Box 213, Lake Louise, Alberta T0L 1E0 Deadline for applications: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 The Golden Star

George Soles was given a rare honour for his military service

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

On July 9th, 1927, our community gathered together for the dedication and unveiling of the Golden and District War Memorial. World War One had been over for 8 years and the citizens of Golden felt it was due time to honour the men of the area who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The citizens group tasked with the building of the cenotaph worked with their memories to include those they knew who had served and whose lives had been lost. Families gathered to

make sure that their loved ones were remembered but in a couple of cases loved ones were in another country or had passed away so some soldiers names are absent from the cenotaph. In one case the wrong brother is memorialized. July 28, 2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War and we have an opportunity here to correct the information on the cenotaph. Today we have access to much more information, including the back issues of The Golden Star and we have scoured the veterans’ sites and newspaper for the past 5 years to do our best to insure that we have accounted for everyone. During the time that we have been working on this we have interacted with a number of people from across the country, gath-

ering and sharing information. One of the men that I spoke to said that Golden had a bouquet of heroes that we should be proud of. I had never considered singling any one person out and concentrating on them because the men in question survived and my goal was to find the fallen and forgotten. I was however intrigued, and set about learning about the heroes. Wow, was I surprised at what I learned. The Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded to George Soles for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack, when the left flank was held up by some strong posts, he led his men to the right and worked around to within bombing distance. He knocked over a machine gun with a bomb, killing eight of the enemy and taking the remain-

der, eighteen in number, prisoners. Only 2,132 Distinguished Conduct Medals were given to Canadians from the time it was first awarded until 1993. You could only receive a DCM one time. For additional acts of bravery you were given a bar to display with your DCM. George Soles received a bar for an additional act. Only 38 Canadian received this bar. Soles became the only soldier in Canadian history to receive a second bar. His citation reads: “For marked courage and good leadership during the operations near Cambrai from 27th September to 1st Oct, 1918. On 29th September he rushed an enemy strongpoint, single handed, accounting for the garrison and capturing three machine guns. Later, he worked his way along a railway cutting, and person-

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ally shot eight of the enemy. Later, again, he organized a strong point, which successfully held up an enemy counter attack.” Upon his return to civilian life George Soles joined the British Columbia Police Force, a position that he held until he was forced to retire do to ill health. This man was a hero but his name is not on our cenotaph because it’s a place reserved for the names of fallen soldiers. Our cenotaph needs to be renovated. Not the base just the name plaques so that we can truly pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in the service of our country. This past week I was a delegate at the Town Council meeting and I have asked council to consider the renovation to coincide with the 100th Anniversary so that when Remembrance Day 2014 arrives we can

Soles earned a Distinguished Conduct Medal with two bars for his numerous acts of bravery. Golden Museum Photo stand in front of the cenotaph understanding that we have honoured everyone and that we haven’t forgotten. I believe that council will support this project but if you are out

and about and see a member of council it certainly wouldn’t hurt to let them know that as a community we support the cenotaph renovation.

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Grief Shared Is Grief Diminished As Christmas draws near, we realize that the holiday season can be a difficult time for families who have lost a loved one. Believing that this is a time for remembering together, we welcome you to attend our annual remembrance

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Alfred died peacefully at the Golden District Hospital, November 24, 2013 at the age of 70 years.

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Alfred was born in Golden, January 5, 1943 and lived in Golden his entire life. He was predeceased by his wife Linda and son Stacy. He leaves behind his partner Doris LeClair, his son Shaun (Christine) and grandchildren, Aidan and Katelyn. A memorial tea will be held at the Golden Legion, Saturday, November 30, 2013 between 2-4pm.

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Audrey Irene Rioux October 27 1941November 16 2013 Audrey Irene Rioux passed away at the Golden & District General Hospital on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at the age of 72 years. A Memorial Service was held at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church, Golden on Saturday afternoon, November 23rd with Reverend Christine Muise officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church, Golden, in memory of Audrey. Audrey was born in Vancouver, B.C. on October 27, 1941 and had been a resident of Golden since 1967. She was active with her church and a member of the Anglican Guild for many years. Audrey also volunteered with the Thrift Store. She loved to read, but most especially loved to spend time with her family. Her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life. Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Vera Goseltine, one brother Robert and her beloved husband Raymond in May of 2013. She is survived by three children: AndrĂŠe Rioux of Revelstoke, Marie (Ron) Gaudreault of Golden and Raymond Albert (Kelly) Rioux of Calgary; grandchildren: Joel and Jessica Bourke, Emma and Rose Gaudreault and William Rioux; in-laws: Paul, Marcel, Helen, Mary and Yvonne as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Messages of condolence may be sent to Audreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family by viewing her obituary at www. hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.

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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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Mobile Homes & Parks 2 bdrm mobile home w/ deck in Mountain Shadows. Walk/hike/bike/ski out your back door to Mt 7 trails! $25,000 OBO. 250-344-0725.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 - 2 bdrm, 1 - 3 bdrm mobile home at Anderson Rd. Pets welcome. 250-344-8551. Rosewood apts 1309 12th St S utls incld. Close to amenities. Laundry facls, security entrance. No pets, parties, or smoking. 250-3448113. 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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A Reel Review: Jobs

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Ashton Kutcher stars as the title character in Jobs, a biopic on the late Apple co-founder. Jobs is now available to rent or own at Kicking Horse Movies. Endgame Entertainment Joel Tansey reporter@thegoldenstar.net Jobs is a biopic about Apple’s late co-founder, long-time CEO and technological innovator Steve Jobs, who is aptly portrayed by usual funny man Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher is surprisingly one of the film’s biggest highlights for me in what is perhaps his best performance since 2004’s The Butterfly Effect. The movie opens with Jobs presenting his latest innovation, the iPod, to the public for the first time at one of the CEO’s now legendary keynote speeches. Kutcher and director Joshua Michael Stern work well together to capture the magnitude of this presentation, and the early tone they set carries over for much of the film. The story then jumps back nearly 30 years to Jobs as a college dropout. Over the next few scenes, Jobs is shown working for Atari, experimenting with drugs and journeying through India. The audience is also introduced to Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad), who created the prototype for what would eventually become the first Apple computer. The relationship between the two Steves is an interesting one, with Jobs as the clear marketer and businessman, while Wozniak is portrayed as the genius, but timid inventor. Overall, Jobs succeeds on multiple levels. It successfully portrays the ups and downs of Apple from its humble beginnings in the garage of Jobs’ parents house, to the rise into IBM’s chief competitor, to Jobs’ eventual exit and return. Kutcher captures Jobs’ ruthlessness and relentless perfectionism perfectly, especially during one scene where a top programmer is fired because of what Jobs perceives as a lack of ambition. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the film shows that Jobs did have a human side to his personality, even if it requires a few layers to be peeled back before it is fully evident. Jobs fails in some aspects, in my view, by rushing through a few sub plots that could have either been left out or explored further. His personal life, including the contested paternity of his daughter Lisa, is briefly covered but not fully fleshed out. At one point he leaves a brief, heated message on Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ answering machine, only to have that potential plot line forgotten about and ignored for the rest of the film. It doesn’t appear that this will be the last biopic on the widely popular Jobs. There are plans in place for Aaron Sorkin (Moneyball, The Social Network) to write a script for another film. For now, this version of the Jobs story is definitely worth checking out for Apple fans and haters alike, because at the end of the day, Steve Jobs was a very, very interesting individual whose influence and impact will undoubtedly continue long after his death. For this reason, I’ll giveJobs a score of 8 out of 10 dancing hot dogs.

This is The Shoes, a two-piece band from Vancouver, will be playing at The Rockwater on Dec. 5.  Photo Submitted Golden Star Staff reporter@thegoldenstar.net This is The Shoes. And they are another two-piece. So you’re thinking The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Japandroids or The Kills, right? Or maybe their simple arrangement of a kick drum, guitar, vocals, percussion and harmonica has you expecting a pair of folk revivalists? The Shoes would rather you think about the origins of rock and roll. Like John Lee Hooker and his foot tapping, J pounds a kick drum to accompany the six-string he plays loud and proud. Sonny Boy’s harmonica becomes electric mud in the hands of Sabrina. Her west coast drawl and irrepressible rasp cut deep, echoing the styles of Big Mama Thornton and Patsy Cline. Want proof? Look no further than BUST, the duo’s latest EP, released on Sept. 3. Recorded live-off-the-floor over the course of a staggering seven days, the six tracks showcase the band’s diversity. “Backwards”, is a foot-stomping Eagles of

Death Metal-inspired rock and roll tune, while “So Tired” wraps up the album in a mess of noise reminiscent of Dark Side of The Moon. The first single from the EP, “Stuck”, pushes The Shoes away from their blues-rock comfort zone, eschewing their characteristic sound for a southern country vibe. BUST takes listeners on a journey through soundscapes of heavy blues, fuzzy rock, gospel, southern soul and noise. Following the release of BUST, The Shoes are venturing out of their East Vancouver home for their first-ever national tour. The “BUST TOUR 2013” heads coast to coast with 30 shows (and more to be announced) from Vancouver Island, B.C., to Charlottetown, P.E.I.. Abandoning worldly possessions and throwing caution out the van door, The Shoes, alongside Vancouver-based musician Corey Abell, will spend three months traveling through rain, sleet and whatever else this country can throw at them. The band will stop in Golden for a show at The Rockwater on Dec. 5. For more information about The Shoes, check out their website at www.thisistheshoes.com.

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Golden Moments: From Leanchoil to Golden

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Lawrence and Audrey Johnson stopped in Golden in 1951 on their way to Leanchoil after a long trip east along the Big Bend Highway. For Audrey, Golden, with its pot holed streets, dusty roads and wooden sidewalks, was not the Shangri-La she was hoping it would be. “When I first saw it,

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I cried it was so awful,” she laughed. “But the people were nice, everyone we met was super to us.” It didn’t take long for Audrey to come around to the idea of living in this area and they moved to Golden permanently in 1955 after Lawrence was transferred out of the CPR’s operations in Leanchoil. Before their move east, the Johnsons met in Armstrong, where Lawrence grew up. Both had an interest in what they call “old-time dance” and they met at a square dance outing in town. Audrey, originally from Burnaby, was a school teacher in Armstrong, but had to give that profession up temporarily when they moved to Leanchoil. Leanchoil was an isolated CPR residence just inside Yoho National Park. At the time, the CPR required an extra steam engine to make it from Golden up the hill to the Yoho boundary. That engine was hooked up in Golden and detached when it made it to Leanchoil. Detaching the extra engine and sending it back to Golden was the responsibility of the small crew in Leanchoil. For the Johnsons, trips to Field or Golden were neces-

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Lawrence and Audrey Johnson moved to Golden in 1955 after spending four years in Leanchoil. Joel Tansey/Star Photo sary for many purpos- some much needed sued it again once the es, from watching a extra space for their Johnsons had more space for him to set up movie to buying gro- growing children. Audrey returned to a dark room for develceries, although they would often send a list teaching and taught oping his shots. Evenof items with an engin- high school math in tually, it became hard eer on his way back to town for many years for him to balance his Golden and receive until her retirement small business with his their items when in 1988. One highlight full-time job, so phothe next train came for her, in addition to tography became just teaching and working a hobby for him once through. Naturally, because of alongside a wonder- again. The Johnsons have the isolated nature of ful staff, included her the residence, encoun- involvement with the enjoyed travelling, skiters with wildlife were badminton team as a ing and golf over the years. They have visited not at all uncommon. coach. Impressively for a such far flung places as One particular incident stands out for school in a small town, Egypt, Sweden (where the badminton team Lawrence’s family is Lawrence. “I heard screaming won the B.C. high from) and Australia, one day and I came out school championship among many others. on the porch and Aud- in 1981 in Victoria and After they were both rey was in the outdoor finished in 5th place retired, they took a toilet with a bear out in at the national cham- trip across Canada, visiting every province front of the door,” he pionships in Regina. “They were all such on the way except for chuckled. “I couldn’t get out… great kids,” she said. Newfoundland, before I wasn’t coming out “We’d stay overnight in returning through the with a bear crawling a motel and I’d check United States. Nowon them but I never adays, Audrey enjoys around,” Audrey said. “I walked out and the really had to worry playing bridge two bears ran when I went about them getting nights a week and into trouble.” the couple faithfulout,” Lawrence said. Lawrence continued ly cheers on their When they moved to Golden there were his work at the CPR Vancouver Canucks, only three houses for until his retirement in despite their collective sale, and according to 1985, but he also start- discouragement with Audrey, they bought ed a small business on recent results. Although Golden the one that was the the side for a time as made a poor initial least worst of the three. well. “I got involved with impression on AudA portion of the home had yet to be finished wedding pictures, pass- rey, the town quickat that time and it was port pictures, gradu- ly became their home a little cramped for ation pictures,” he and upon retirement the Johnsons and their said. Photography was neither Audrey or Lawtwo young daughters, a long time hobby for rence never had any Pat and Carol. They Lawrence that he had desire to move away. “I’ve liked Golden eventually finished the to mostly give up while upstairs and built an they lived in Leanchoil, ever since we moved extension, giving them but he eagerly pur- here,” Audrey said.

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● Corporate Administration - Jon Wilsgard, Ext 237 ● Finance - Lisa Vass, Ext 227 ● Operations, Public Works - Chris Cochran, Ext 226 ● Fire Department - Ken McClure, 250.344.6401 ● Recreation Services - Jordan Petrovics, Ext 225 ● Mayor’s Office - Christina Benty, Ext 229 ● Planning & Building - Phil Armstrong, Ext 235 Appointment hours - Tuesday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

810 9th Ave. S Golden B.C. V0A 1H0 250 344-2271 ● Fax 250 344-6577 www.golden.ca Community Connections Part 2 – TODAY AT NOON (Nov. 27th) A new approach to community input on community issues! Invest just one lunch hour per month to have an active, facilitated discussion about questions such as: What does quality of life mean for you? What does good citizenship mean to you? How do we increase voter turn-out? Hear others’ points of view, share your own opinions and have them heard, all in a lively, fast-moving format. Your elected officials will be participating and listening, and meeting results will be summarized to help them with future decisions. Community Conversations start Wednesday, November 27th at the Civic Centre, 810 10th Ave. S. (Highway 95 S.) at 12:10 p.m. Bring a bag lunch (or, if you forget, pick up one at cost from our limited supply). Bring a friend, bring your creativity and inspiration, and join the conversation!

Volunteer Nominations of the Year Doreen Kelly was selected this year for Council’s volunteer of the year award for her amazing dedication to our community, announced at this fall’s Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards event. Council would like to acknowledge not only Doreen, but the others who were also nominated who are anchors in our community; we are so lucky to have them: Jeff and Joan Dolinsky, and Judy Doyle.

Recycling gets a Little Cheaper Next year your blue bin fee on your January utility statement will be lowered! Yep, for real. With a new provincial society mandated by the Province and in charge of ensuring better rates of paper and packaging in all of BC, communities like Golden are now part of a provincial incentive program to ensure regular recycling services for residents. The annual incentive will be applied directly to your fees, lowering the annual fee from its current $52 per year by approximately $20. Hey as they say, better than a kick in the pants!

Recreation Services Mania – Check out What’s Happening! Winter Walking at the Rec Plex Looking for a way to stay active and social in the winter months? Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Drop in rates, monthly and season passes. \\thf\files\7700-8299\8020-Rec Programs - Individual\01-General\Winter Walking Program\ Walking Post Card 13.14.pptx Aqua Fit at the Travel Lodge Pool A low impact water passed workout – suitable for all ages Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm (till Dec 5th & Jan 7th – March 13th) Drop in rates and punch passes available Parent & Tot Play at the Rec Plex While the parks are snowed in come in and play Wednesdays from 10:30am – 12:00pm Drop in and punch passes available Public Skate at the Golden & District Arena Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:00pm Friday noon – 1:00pm Saturday 5:30pm – 6:45pm Sunday 4:30pm – 5:45pm Drop in and punch passes available Parent & Tot Skate at the Golden & District Arena Tuesday & Friday 10:00am – 11:00am Drop in, monthly and season passes available Shinny Drop in Hockey at the Golden & District Arena Monday 9:15pm – 10:15pm Thursday 8:00pm – 9:00pm Drop in and punch passes available

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Town of Golden – Regular Open Council Meeting: November 19, 2012 Cenotaph Correction Request Council referred the request from Ms. Colleen Palumbo to add names of missing local heroes to the Cenotaph name plaque, and to plant poppies in the town's flower beds in 2014 to the Standing Committee on Finance. Appointment to Vacancy on CBT Local Selection Committee Council appointed Mr. Scott King to the vacancy on this committee. 2013 Consolidated Financial Plan Amendments Council directed staff to prepare an amendment to the Town of Golden 2013 – 2017 Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1316, 2013 to reflect all necessary adjustments as proposed within the report submitted by the Chief Financial Officer. DVP 2013-04 Application Council approved a Development Variance Permit DVP 2013-04 for a property legally described as LOT 21-23 SECTION 23 TOWNSHIP 27 RANGE 22 WEST OF THE 5TH MERIDIAN KOOTENAY DISTRICT PLAN 469. 2013 Financial Reports – Third Quarter Council received the third quarter financial report as of September 30, 2013. Possible Infrastructure Rehabilitation Projects Timing and Cash Flow 5-Year and 10-Year Options Council directed staff to draft a borrowing bylaw for Council review premised upon meeting anticipated infrastructure grant requirements to complete approximately $14.2 million in projects within a 5 year period. Ratification of Multi-Material BC (MMBC) Services Agreement Council authorized staff to execute the agreement confirming the municipality will assume the role of curbside collector for the delivery of MMBC residential packaging and printed paper (PPP) collection services. Renewal of Council Remuneration and Expense Bylaw Council directed staff to prepare a draft bylaw based upon the same remuneration premises of the previous bylaw for council review at its December 3rd, 2013 regular meeting. Reserve Resolutions Council directed staff to include reserve transfers submitted by the Chief Financial Officer as part of the 2013 third quarter financial reports to Council. ToG 2013-2017 Five-Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1325, 2013 The above bylaw, amending the Five-Year Financial Plan for the years 2013-2017, was given first, second, and third readings


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