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Li Jigeurs Mechif Wildsight hosting Birding Breakfast ....................................2


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Local to compete in Aboriginal Hockey Championships........14


Isla Telfer, left, and Breck Nolin performed with Li Jigeurs Mechif at the Golden Home and Lifestyle Show on April 26. The traditional Métis group danced while guests browsed the booths at the show. There were several door prizes and giveaways, including two raffles won by Vance Christian and Wendy Wilson. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

CPR shop expansion expected to create eight jobs Carpenter leaves mark on Golden.................19

Jessica Schwitek CP Rail is increasing its presence in Golden with an expanded mechanical shop, creating new jobs in the community. Representatives for the company, including local employees Drew Farrer and Mark Wood-

house, were at the Golden Home and Lifestyle Show this past weekend discussing the changes with the public. "We met both with council and with the Chamber of Commerce, and they actually suggested that we be here, which was a great idea," said Mike LoVecchio, director of government affairs with CPR.

The expansion of the shop, construction on which has already begun, is expected to create at least eight new permanent full time jobs in Golden. Two additional tracks, and three new pits (being constructed within the existing footprint), will accommodate the increase in coal trains using the mechanical shop. Continued on page 4

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Crabby visitors came to Lady Grey Elementary Mortgages @ 2.99% • Construction Financing • New Home Purchases • Renovations and Consolidations

(From left) LGES students Anne Sidhu, Sidney Mitchell and Kalli Solberg paid close attention during a presentation from the Vancouver Aquarium last week. Students got a chance to see and (carefully) touch a variety of sea creatures, including the crab pictured here. Joel Tansey/Star Photo

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Bird Day celebration at Reflection Lake Jessica Schwitek editor@thegoldenstar. net

Wildsight is calling all birders in the area to come out and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on May 9. The Columbia Wetlands are used by almost 250 different species of bird, and even more are passing through on their migratory route. “Birds are so important - they’re pollinators, they act as pest control, handle seed dispersal, and announce environmental dangers,” said Rachel Darvill with Wildsight. “It’s important to celebrate birds at this time, and bring awareness to their importance to humans.” Wildsight is hosting a breakfast on May 9 from 7 to 9 a.m., allowing families to participate before the kids have to go to school. Aside from a light breakfast with coffee and juice, there will be some presentations from local birding

Wildsight is inviting bird watchers to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on May 9 with an event at Reflection Lake. Photo Submitted experts Ellen Zimmerman and Darcy Monchak. Wildsight has been hosting the event, which also takes place all over the Americas, for several years, and is hoping that bird enthusiasts in the area will make it out for some bird watching, and possibly show interest in an upcom-

ing Wildsight project. Wildsight is hoping to collect some important data that will help with conservation efforts in this important bird area. Not only is the Columbia Wetlands used by about 250 species, it also provides nesting and rearing capacity for more than 180 species of bird.

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The Birding Breakfast at Reflection Lake is free of charge, books and binoculars will be provided, just come with an interest in birds. The light meal is by donation. For more information on the data project, you can email Darvill at

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Cache In Trash Out Growing concern over ALC Staff Writer Black Press

Louise and Eugene Rande were two of the main organizers of the Cache In Trash Out garbage pickup on Apr. 27, which was sponsored by GPS Central and World Caching. A dozen individuals showed up at Spirit Square to help with the cleanup.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo

Newly appointed Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick is meeting with B.C. Agriculture Council representatives this week to discuss their growing concerns about a plan to set new rules for protected farmland in the B.C. Interior. When changes to the Agricultural Land Commission were announced in late March, the move was generally endorsed by Rhonda Driediger, then chair of the BCAC. Dreidiger, a berry grower in the Fraser Valley, said opening up the Interior, Kootenay and North regions to secondary uses based on social and economic needs would help farms innovate and stay in business. Dreidinger has been succeeded as BCAC chair by Stan Vander Waal, who operates flower greenhouses in Chilliwack. After meeting last week with Letnick, Vander Waal wants changes to the legislation. “It is the position of the B.C. Agriculture Council that as currently written, Bill 24 threatens the sustainability of agriculture in B.C.,” Vander Waal said in a statement. The BCAC is forming a steering committee of member farmers to continue discussions with the government. The changes were spearheaded by Energy Minister Bill Bennett as part of the govenment’s “core review” of operations. They would allow consideration of more non-farm uses outside the Island, South Coast and Okanagan regions where most of B.C.’s farm income is generated. Bill 24 also formalizes the cabinet appointment process for the ALC’s six regional panels, so two or three local farmers make the front-line decisions on applications for permitted uses such as a secondary residence. NDP agriculture critic Nicholas Simons has protested the legislation since it was revealed. “The decision to protect land suitable for agriculture 40 years ago was for the benefit of future generations,” Simons said. “Having two zones and the ‘regional panels’ make decisions about agricultural land is too political.” Bennett said the current ALC chair has refused to appoint local panel members recommended by government, centralizing the ALC function and subverting the intent of changes made in 2003 to provide local input to decisions.

Province weighs options as Teachers’ Federation strike takes action

B.C. Teachers picketing in Golden during a strike in 2012.  Star Photo Jeff Nagel Black Press The provincial government is so far holding off on a threat to try to force the B.C.Teachers’ Federation to pay $5 million a month to cover the cost of its members’ benefits in response to their limited job action. That possible financial weapon was broached earlier in the month by negotiators with the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association and Education Minister Peter Fassbender

said it remains an option, particularly if the union escalates its tactics. “The BCTF has said they’re taking this action to put pressure on us,” Fassbender said Thursday in an interview. “We may need to add some commensurate pressure to the BCTF if we find we’re not getting any solid options from them.” The union has demanded pay hikes estimated at 13.5 per cent over three years, while the government has offered 6.5 per cent over the first six years of an intended 10-year deal. Fassbender said the BCTF has made some movement in negotiations, but not a significant amount. He expressed disappointment that despite continued talks the union opted Wednesday to begin its first-stage strike action – restricting administrative duties and supervision of students outside of class time – a move that has prompted several rural districts to cancel recess. The BCPSEA had notified the union any strike action could trigger a call for it to cover health and welfare benefits for B.C.’s 40,000 teachers, estimated at $5 million a month. “I don’t want to inflict pain on anybody,” Fassbender said. “But there are tools available to government as there are to the union. “I don’t think we want to put out any threats but by the same token we need to ensure that we have stability in the classrooms. That’s our goal.” BCTF president Jim Iker said he doubts the Labour Relations Board would approve a request ordering the union to pay benefits, noting a similar effort to make the union pay 15 per cent of wages was denied in the last teachers’ strike.

“We would see that as retaliatory and punitive for them to even think about or threaten that the union pay the cost of the benefits when teachers are in the classroom working as hard as they normally do with students,” Iker said. Iker said it is the government that has not moved much off its position, including a refusal to bargain smaller class sizes and more access to specialist teachers. “Our hope is we can get this deal done by the end of June and not be going into September still at the bargaining table.” Overshadowing the labour dispute is last year’s B.C. Supreme Court ruling that the province must restore class size and composition to what existed in 2001. The province has appealed the decision, saying it would impose enormous costs and disrupt programs. Waiting until the fall for an appeal court ruling would be unfortunate, said Dan Laitsch, an associate education professor at SFU. “It really is kind of an all-or-nothing case,” Laitsch said. “They’re playing a fairly high stakes poker game because either side could lose big depending on the outcome of the appeal.” Ideally, he said, the two sides would recognize it’s too risky to wait and instead craft a settlement that doesn’t subject schools to a months-long strike action. Laitsch said budget shortfalls now surfacing at many districts mean the province will be under pressure to find more money for the school system regardless of the outcome of the teachers’ dispute.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 The Golden Star

Public Notice

Possible Water Surging in Toilets

During the month of May please close your toilet lids as Town Public Notice staff will be flushing sewer mains throughout the community as a Possible Water in Toilets part of the annual sewer Surging collection system maintenance program. During the month of May lids as Town will be flushing As a precaution, weplease ask close thatyour all toilet residents andstaff businesses sewer mains throughout the community as a part of the annual sewer collection system keep your toiletAslids lowered after in order to keep maintenance program. a precaution, we ask that use, all residents and businesses your toiletagainst lids lowered afterback use, in order to guard against any back splashing that guard any splashing that might occur. might occur.

Free Yard Waste Roundup for Golden Residents! Friday, May 9th - The Town of Golden will once again pick up and dispose of residential yard waste for Golden residents who receive weekly and bi-weekly curb-side waste and recycling collection services. This service is for YARD WASTE ONLY – organic debris that includes grass clippings, leaves, tree cones, tree branches (no stumps), shrubs, bushes, and parts thereof, not exceeding 8” diameter. Please bundle your pruning’s to make it easier and faster for us to collect them. NO OTHER TYPE OF WASTE WILL BE ACCEPTED, including construction wood waste. To receive this service, place your yard waste in containers, bags, or bundles at your normal curb-side collection area on Friday morning, May 9th, by 8:00am. Any Yard Waste not placed in containers, bags, or bundled at the curb WILL NOT be picked up. If you wish to use your green garbage container please ensure it is empty of garbage before adding yard waste. Please do not use your blue recycling container. TOURNAMENT


Shriner’s 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Golden Golf & Country Club Best Ball - Fun Tournament Saturday, May 10th, 2014 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start Enter as a team, couple, or as an individual • $90 entry fee. Entry fee includes : 18 holes of golf, power cart, small bucket of balls, fun, and prizes! Please note *lunch is not included*. Register at the Golf Club in person or by faxing entry form to 250-344-2922. Or call Mark Nagao (Golf Registrar) at 250-3448255. Last year over $26,000 was raised !


The green on Hole #2 at the Golden Golf Club was damaged by vandals last week after they drove their vehicle onto the course.  Photo Submitted

Vandals damage greens at GGC Joel Tansey Maintenance and grounds crews at the Golden Golf Club were forced to deal with an unexpected obstacle just as the club opened its doors on the 2014 season. Between the evening of Apr. 20 and the morning of Apr. 21, someone entered the course grounds and performed a series of doughnuts and spinouts on the second green with what appears to be a small car. Club staff notified the RCMP and police surveyed the damage on Apr. 22. The damage was extensive and Superintendent Wade Duchman and his crew have been working around the clock in an effort to get the green ready as soon as possible. “There was a bunch of grass ripped out. We are about 20 hours into the repair so far,” said Duchman. This is not the first incident of vandalism the club has suffered in the past year. Vandals

committed a similar act last fall on the fairway of the same hole. “We think it’s the same car…there are similar tread marks (from last year) and it’s a super small car,” Duchman said. The second hole is particularly vulnerable because of its proximity to Gorman Lake Road. Other than the case of vandalism, Head Pro Graeme Kreiner says the course is in good shape and it opened without any temporary greens, a rare luxury for the club. The back nine opened this weekend and the front nine will open soon, as was the plan even before the vandalism incident. Duchman says it’s hard to tell when the second green will be ready, but the club does have a spare, 19th hole for instances like these that could come into play. Anyone with any information regarding the vandalism is asked to contact the Golden RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Feedback showed noise concerns 

Continued from page 1

The location, and the way the trains enter the existing shop made it a prime location for CPR. "We asking people what they think, and the response to a degree has been really positive. People are very pleased to see jobs coming into Golden," said LoVecchio. "We've had a quite a few questions about the noise… It is an industrial activity, so yes there will be noise. But getting this feedback will help us fine-tune our plan once the renovations are complete."

Although some residents did show some concern about the noise, LoVecchio said the response was mostly in favour, especially since there won't be a new location, only a slight increase in noise where it already exists. The renovations will be ongoing throughout the summer, and CPR expects the new facility to be operational in the fall (when the remaining new jobs will commence). The pits have already been dug, and the concrete pouring has begun. "Golden Concrete is our contractor for the concrete,

so we're trying to encourage local involvement in the project," said LoVecchio. "All these locomotives are by General Electric, so their technicians will be coming into Golden as well, staying in hotels and eating at restaurants. So there's going to be a great spinoff benefit here. "We really appreciate the welcome that we've had this weekend. Overall people have been really positive, and we've had great support from the Town and the Chamber of Commerce. And we look forward to a bigger presence here in the future."

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RCMP Report: Spilli Arson suspect located Golden Star Staff

Speeding in a contraction zone

Attempted Arsonist located As reported last week, on Apr. 16 Golden RCMP responded to a report of an attempted arson south of Golden in Spillimacheen. A male arrived at a residence and set fire to the corner of the building while the owner was inside. A guest at the home quickly extinguished the fire while the owner confronted the suspect, who alleged he was owed money and assaulted the home owner. The suspect has been identified and fled the scene. The suspect was located a few days later and is facing a number of charges. Abandoned truck canopy On Apr. 17, police received a report that a truck canopy was lying in the west bound lane of Hwy 1 East of Ten Mile Hill. While police were heading out to the area to locate the item, a motorist arrived at the detachment to report that they had struck the said canopy, part of which was lodged in their front bumper. Both police and highway staff searched the area but were unable to locate the canopy or the remaining debris.

An officer observed a vehicle travelling at 96 km per hour in a 50 km posted construction zone on Apr. 19. The driver was found to have no license and in fact was a prohibited driver. The driver is facing a court appearance for Provincial Offences and had their vehicle impounded for seven days. Roadside test failure

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Police conducted a check stop of a vehicle leaving an area where alcohol consumption was suspected on Apr. 20. The driver immediately told the officer that he was the designated driver as he was less drunk than the passenger. The driver, required to provide samples of his breath, failed the roadside screen device and has now lost the use of the vehicle for 30 days and is prohibited from driving for 90 days.

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angling guides and sport fishery organizations in the East Kootenay. The existing angling management plans are now 10 years old, and the ministry is reviewing the performance of the plans, and soliciting ideas for ways they can be improved. For more information, and to apply to be a member of the committee contact Kevin Heidt at the ministry regional office in Cranbrook 250 4898540 or by email at: Kevin.Heidt@gov.

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Of Course He Has a Driver’s Licence I arrived part way though a story unfolding in the Driver Service Center today. As I sat down, I saw a middle aged woman indicate a young man to the clerk and comment something to the effect of “at least he has a valid licence.” It quickly became apparent that she trying to initiate the review of the impoundment of her vehicle and that one of her children driving it without a valid driver’s licence had triggered the impound. The clerk had clearly handled this before. She calmly explained that the review could be requested in writing or it could be done orally over the phone. Which was faster? They are both about the same she said, it would really depend on whether you are more comfortable explaining your point of view orally or in writing. The fee for a written review is $50 and it’s $100 for the oral review. “OK” said the woman, followed quickly by “what, you mean I have to pay?” Chances are pretty good that this was not her favourite son today. No doubt he would be paying for all of this one way or the other in the future. The trouble is, Mom is paying for his cavalier attitude to driving without a licence now. The bottom line here is, family or not, it is risky to loan your vehicle to another person, particularly one that does not have your best interests at heart. I’m sure that the review could be positively influenced by some due diligence. You show me your licence and then I’ll give you the keys. The author is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit

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RCMP officer says farewell

Think before you act It sounds like it should be a pretty simple mantra to live by - think before you act. But in the past week, there have been two examples (one in our community, one outside) of incidents where people got carried away and caused far greater damage then I’m sure they realized at the time. - I SURMISE What appeared to By Jessica Schwitek be a minor altercation involving road rage (unconfirmed as police are still investigating) near Queen Elizabeth Park in Revelstoke last week, has resulted in the loss of a life due to injuries to a Revelstoke man, who passed away at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on Monday April 28. Although violence is never OK, people do get in fights all the time, and both parties usually get home safely with little more than some bumps and bruises. This time, however, one of the men fell the wrong way, and sustained a fatal head injury (the events that took place have been reported by witnesses, but unconfirmed by police). I will give these men the benefit of the doubt and assume neither meant to cause any serious harm, however they acted without consideration of the consequences. A less devastating, but still frustrating situation occurred in Golden last week, when someone, or several someones, drove on the greens at the Golden Golf Club and destroyed the turf (see story on page 4). The vehicle did “doughnuts” which ripped out the grass, and the maintenance crew has been working very hard to repair the damage. The front nine holes are not scheduled to open until next weekend, and if the green has not been repaired by then, the course may have to rely on their spare 19th hole. The incident has angered the community over the senseless act of vandalism, that has damaged a treasured community facility. And I would like to think that the culprit(s) behind the vandalism acted without realizing the damage they were really causing. I assume those responsible were young (as is often the case with vandalism), but failing to think before you act is not only a trait of youth. The two men involved in the altercation in Revelstoke were ages 33 and 56. Our snap decision at any age can have consequences that follow us around for the rest of our lives. In some cases you may be able to make up for it, as would be the case with the Golf Course vandals should they come forward. But some things can not be undone, and motorist in Revelstoke will have to live with what happened forever.

Thank you, Golden. From one of your Mounties. I recently learned that I have been transferred to another position with the RCMP and will therefore be leaving this little town that I have come to call my home. While change is good, my exciting new adventure comes with mixed emotions. Almost four years ago, I drove into the Town of Golden having never before driven past the “strip”, to begin my post as a General Duty Constable with the Golden/ Field RCMP. Following my first call along Highway 95 South, I drove back into Town and noticed the sign that says: “Golden – Town of Opportunity”. I couldn’t help but wonder what opportunities this little town nestled in the Rockies could offer. Looking back on my time here and thinking about that sign along Highway 95, I have come to realize the numerous opportunities that I have been afforded by this special little community. I have had the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful (yet unforgiving) environments in the world, the opportunity to meet many great people, and the opportunity to become involved in so many wonderful activities. My list could go on and on and those of you who have

Alberta Bitumen (part two) This is the second of two columns addressing what I see as the greatest threat to the B.C. environment in our lifetime (the previous column appeared in the Apr. 23 issue of The Golden Star). The Alberta oil industry’s Northern Gateway plan is to export bitumen to Asia via tankers from the B.C. coast. Under no circumstances should we allow that to happen. A bitumen spill at sea could destroy our coastline, together with the fish and wildlife that depend on it, for hundreds of years. My first column discussed the light oil spill by the Exxon Valdez and the terrible toll it took on the Alas-

made this community home will understand why. More than anything else, my time in Golden has provided me with the opportunity to grow as a person and learn a lot about myself, thanks to all of you. While the role of an RCMP officer brings with it many challenges and inherently places a person in situations in which they can’t always be popular, this is what each of us as members has signed on to accept. I am proud to be a member of the RCMP and know that my coworkers throughout Canada strive to make the communities in which they live better places. I can only hope that, through some of the situations I have encountered as an RCMP member in Golden, I have been able to make a difference in the lives of Golden’s citizens, however small that may be. While I am sad to leave this town, they say that sometimes leaving is the only way to appreciate what we have. I will leave with Golden having a special place in my heart and, although my role has been to serve the people of this town, I want to say thank you to the community for all that each of you has given to me. Please be good to one another until we meet again! Constable Mike Hull Golden

kan habitat and fishery. It also gave proof that a bitumen spill would be far worse. A bitumen spill would be almost completely unrecoverable because it would sink and stay on the bottom of our seabed. The solution that is best for Canada is to build a refinery in Kitimat. I am promoting and backing this solution. It will convert the bitumen to very light fuels that would float and evaporate if ever spilled. There are other enormous benefits: There will be a major reduction in greenhouse gases. We will use new cutting-edge Canadian technology in our refinery. It will be so clean that in combination with oilsands extraction there will be less CO2 than in the huge conventional oilfields and refineries of Iraq

and Nigeria. In other words the Kitimat refinery will neutralize the extra greenhouse gases generated in Canada’s oilsands. This refinery will be built in Asia if not in Kitimat, and if so it will emit double the CO2 of our new design. This is the reason that Andrew Weaver of the BC Green Party is in favour of a Canadian refinery. An Asian refinery will also generate 100 train cars a day of very dirty coke (much fouler than BC coal) which will be subsequently burnt in the atmosphere to create power. The Kitimat refinery will not result in the production of any coke. As we all live on one planet, it is far better for the global environment to build this refinery in Canada. Continued on page 7


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Are you excited to have a chain restaurant move into Golden? Stars to the restaurants in town for their delicious food.

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“I would say no. I’m more of a mom & pop kind of guy. I’d prefer to keep the money in local coffers.”

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Go to to have your say. Continued page 6 Construction of the refinery will create 6,000 jobs in BC for five years. Operations at the refinery will result in more permanent jobs than any project has ever created in BC with approximately 3,000 direct jobs. These will be highly paid permanent jobs. These jobs will be available for the life of the refinery which should be in excess of 50 years. In addition there will be thousands of other jobs created in spinoff local petrochemical companies and in indirect employment throughout the province. The Canadian and Provincial governments, local regional districts and municipalities, and many First Nations, will

share in billions of new tax dollars each year. Unfortunately our Canadian oil companies are not interested in building a new major refinery. They are focused on extraction which is more profitable than refining. One of them challenged me to spearhead the refinery myself, so I am doing that. We have a solid business plan and as a consequence Chinese banks and other institutions are prepared to lend us most of the funds required to build the greenest and most efficient refinery in the world. We are currently moving ahead with engineering design and environmental work. We will also build a safe pipeline from Alberta to the refinery, with the active

Creek. Thanks to your kind donations and participation we were able to raise $1000 for our local search and rescue organization. Thanks to Sysco foods, Overwaitea and Fast cat Grooming for all their hard work and planning. Hope to see you all out next year for an even better event. Play safe out there!! Stingers to the people that don’t use the

pedestrian light to cross the road at the bridge. It was put in place for a reason and there is no excuse for jaywalking! Stars to the Rotary Club for cooking up some delicious pancakes at the Spring Home and Lifestyle show. Stars to Joel for making some awesome spanikopita!

Email your Stars and Stingers to participation of First Nations. Modern pipelines can be built and operated safely. Leak data is available for everyone to see on Canadian and US government websites and it proves recently constructed pipelines are not leaking. Furthermore some of the best pipelining companies in the world are based in Canada. In addition we will build a fleet of new tankers, powered by LNG rather than Bunker C oil, to transport the refined products to Asia. This way we know the tankers will be state-of-the-art and as safe as possible. The fleet will be owned by a company based in BC so it cannot shirk its legal liability if there ever is a spill at sea. Let me be up front about my bias-

es. I am for creating thousands of good permanent jobs in BC. I am for creating billions of new tax dollars for government coffers. I am for reducing the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. I am for building an oil pipeline that will never leak. I am for building a modern tanker fleet that carries only refined fuels that float and evaporate if spilled. I am against shipping bitumen in tankers. If you agree that we should not put bitumen in tankers please contact your local MP and say so. The Canadian government makes a decision on Northern Gateway next month. David Black Shareholder with Black Press

MLA Report: Developments on controversial agriculture bill In my last MLA report I spoke about Bill 24, a bill that will significantly alter the Agricultural Land Reserve and will lessen our ability to provide local food to our communities.   Since the writing of that report there have been a number of developments, and even as I write this one I know that by the time it is published there could be many more.  Unfortunately, none of the - Norm Macdonald developments so far include MLA Columbia River-Revelstoke the cancellation of this terrible legislation. When Bill Bennett announced Bill 24, he claimed that he had the support of farmers and ranchers across

the province, citing the endorsement of the BC Agriculture Council. That support was based on what we now know to be misleading information provided to the Council by the minister.  Once the members of the Council read the bill in its entirety, they publicly withdrew their support. As a result, the current Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick began to make noises about a proper consultation with farmers and ranchers, and maybe even a province-wide town hall to take guidance from voters, but Bill Bennett, with his usual ‘Bennett knows best’ attitude, declared that it doesn’t matter what the Agriculture Minister says, or what the people affected have to say, the government will pass this legislation, as it is currently written, without revision or delay. So, first Bill Bennett misleads farmers and ranchers about the content of the bill to gain their support. And


then Bill Bennett says the minister of agriculture can consult with people but there will be no change to the bill. Begs the question, why does Bill Bennett get to make all the decisions? Bill Bennett is Premier Clark’s minister of core review.  What on earth is core review?  Well, so far it looks like an excuse for Bill Bennett to ram through every one of his pet projects with absolutely no care about just how disastrous it might be for British Columbia.  Bill Bennett doesn’t care if we can feed ourselves in the future.  But I know that you care.  Don’t remain silent while the land that feeds us is permanently lost to development.  Email premier@ and today.  Tell them to get rid of this foolhardy legislation and have a proper discussion about how to increase food security in our communities.

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Events & Entertainment Calendar Golden Cinema Presents: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3D) starts Friday Apr.25 to Thursday May 1 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, Apr. 30 Parent and Tot Play lets parents and kids from birthfive enjoy preschool type activities. Wednesdays at the Rec Plex from 10:30am12pm. Badminton Wednesdays 7-9pm at the Rec Plex. Adults $7, students/seniors $5. Need your own racket. Winter Walking at the Rec Plex Wednesdays 1-2pm. Job Skills Workshops at the Work BC office every Wednesday at 10am. Call 250-344-5413 to register. Money Skills, a FREE program to help adults understand concepts of money. Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm. Call 250-4399665 for info.

Thurs, May 1 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 250-3445448. Golden Toastmasters Thursdays, 7:30pm at the College of the Rockies. Mountain Magic Quilters Guild Thursdays, 7:30-9pm in the Golden High School’s

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sewing room. New members and guests welcome, annual membership is $25. Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub every Thursday. A.A Meetings 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. Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce AGM May 1 at 6pm at the Kicking Horse River Lodge.

Fri, May 2 A.A Meetings Fridays at the Lutheran Church basement 915 - 9th St S. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Golden Youth Centre drop-in Fridays from 3:30-7:30pm. Mother Goose Program Fridays 10:30-11:30am at the Library. Snacks included, just drop in! Karaoke Night at The Mad Trapper every Friday night. Meat Draw every Friday at The Legion 5:30pm. Bridge Club every Friday at the Centre for Peace in St. Andrew’s Church, 7pm. Winter Walking at the Rec Plex Fridays 1-2pm. 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. Food Fridays at the Golden Legion 6:30-8:30pm. Golden Curling Club AGM & Wine and Cheese May 2 at 7:30pm in the Curling Rink Lounge.

Sat, May 3 Meat Draw Saturdays at The Legion 5pm. A.A Meetings Saturdays at the Golden Museum 1302 11th Ave S. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Golden Dance Academy pres-

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ents Dance!Dance!Dacne! May 3, 7pm, Civic Centre. $15 at the door. Fast&Female Golden Champ Camp May 3 10am4pm at the Arena, $35 at door. St. Andrew’s United Church Annual Plant, Bake Sale, and Tea May 3 at 10am 901 11th Ave South. Golden Bike Swap May 3 in front of Derailed Sport from 10am-3pm.

Sun, May 4 Sunday Howl open mic at the Wolf’s Den Sundays 4-8pm. Magic the Gathering Game Tournament 12-5pm at Bizarre Entertainment.

Mon, May 5 Join the Cadets. Free program meets every Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm at the Legion Banquet Hall. For young men and women ages 12-18. 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 Mondays 15% off all regular priced services, call 250-344-5766. Heroclix League 6-9pm Mondays at Bizarre Entertainment. Family Dinner Play and Learn Mondays 5-7pm in the StrongStart room in APES Free program includes dinner, discussions, and activities. Call 250-439-9665. The Cadets meet Mondays 6:30-8:30pm at the Legion Banquet Hall. Winter Walking at the Rec Plex Mondays 1-2pm. Golden Youth Centre drop-in every Monday from 5-8pm. Badminton at the Mount 7 Rec Plex Mondays 7-8:30pm. Need your own racket, $7 (or $5 for seniors/students). Spring Recreation

Information & Registration night May 5 from 5:307:30pm at Mount 7 Rec Plex.

Tues, May 6 A.A Meetings Tuesdays at the United Church 901 11th Ave S Alley Ent. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Volleyball Tuesdays at the Rec Plex 7-8:30pm $5. Golden Youth Centre dropin Tuesdays from 3:307:30pm. Aquafit at the Travel Lodge Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm. Until Mar.13. Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition Tuesdays 6-9pm at Bizarre Entertainment. Rockwater Grill & BarR

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Golden Minor Hockey AGM May 5 at 7pm in the upstairs Arena meeting room. Golden Community Choir presents: A Spring Concert May 8 at 7:30pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Wildsight presents Bird Watching Breakfast May 9, 7-9am at Reflection Lake. Golden Community Choir presents: A Spring Concert May 9 at 7:30pm at the Golden Baptist Church. Shriners Charity Golf Tournament May 10. Call 344-8255 for more info. Chi Kung Health Workshop May 10, 9am-noon at Golden Lotus Ayurveda $40 250-344-8685. Mother’s Day Tea in the Gardens May 11 from 2-4pm at Mountainside Gardens. Delbert Johnson Memorial Barrel Jackpot May 31 (1pm)&Jun.1 (10am) at the Rodeo grounds. RCMP Charity Golf Tournament June 9 from 9-3pm.

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Dates and times: 5 day program 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For beginners 4 to 10 years old: Session 1 : Art and Music July 14-18 Session 2 : Outdoor activities July 21-25 For students in French immersion or with a French background 5 to 12 years old: Session 3 : Art and Music July 28-August 1st Session 4 : Outdoor activities August 4-8 Cost: $195 per children or $180 per children if registered at the Spring registration evening or if a member of Canadian Parents for French. Proof of membership is required. For more information please contact: Claudine St-Cyr Prémont ph: 250.272.0062 email:

Annette Edwards stands near her acrylic painting of a waterfall she did with the COTR’s art program at the Art Show on April 24. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

COTR showcases student artwork Jessica Schwitek The College of the Rockies had art displayed in almost every room and hallway on April 24, showcasing the work of the school’s art program students. Paintings, sculptures, pottery, sketches and more were there for the enjoyment of the dozens of visitors who came out to enjoy the show. There is no minimum skill level required to enter this program, and students join for a variety of reasons. “It’s a therapy for me. I used to do this a long time ago, but I had a series of strokes. So this is teaching me how to do it all over again,” said Annette Edwards, who had multiple pieces in the showcase. “It’s been very helpful for me.” One of Edwards’ favourite things about the classes she took was that the teachers don’t try to control your creativity, they let you do what comes naturally to you. She pointed out several paintings that were from the same assignment in her class, and none of them looked similar. “She lets you make your own mistakes,” said Edwards, who plans on continuing with the program as long as she can. “When I feel overwhelmed I can just sit in front of the canvas and do whatever, whatever comes into my mind. It’s great therapy for me.” Janis Dyck taught an introduction to acryl-

ic that explored different techniques and helped students learn to express themselves using that medium. The class used loose guidelines as a starting point, but was given the room to explore. “I’m an art therapist by trade, so it’s more about using art as a way of exploring your inner self,” said Dyck. “The students have done an amazing job, and we just have such a great variety on display here.” “What’s wonderful as a student is that the college had access to such remarkable artists and teachers right in our own community, who had the skill to encourage us to grow,” said Jan Rodman, another student in the program. “I had never painted ever… when I was in Grade 8 my teacher told me that I wasn’t an artist…The nurturing I got from these teachers was amazing.” COTR’s Meg Langley was instrumental in bringing the art program to the college in the first place. “I believe that art enhances learning in general,” said Langley, who chased down the funding to get the program going. “I thought this event was a great opportunity to showcase all this work. Most of us don’t think of ourselves as artists, especially ones who show their work, so to have a venue where the focus wasn’t just on one person was wonderful.” COTR is hoping to continue this successful program as long as the funding is available.

“It’s more about using art as a way of exploring your inner self.” — Janis Dyck — Art Teacher

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A Lovely performance

Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet star in director Jason Reitman’s Labor Day.

A Reel Review: Labor Day Joel Tansey

Juno award-winning The Good Lovelies were on hand at the Golden Civic Centre Apr. 23 for Kicking Horse Culture’s final Live Kicks show of the season.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo

Masters of Nün release their first album Jessica Schwitek

Golden's Masters of Nün celebrated the release of their first album on April 26 in true Golden fashion, with a CD release party at the Golden Taps. The album, titled Heart Shock-Ra, which has been three years in the making, combines the writing and singing talents of lead man Carl Trinkwon, along with musicians Mike Gomer, Jane Tevelein Doel, Ian Rowe, Carlos Coyote, Todd Kieth, and Bill Noble. "I made this album after I had a heart attack. Actually it was in the middle," said Trinkwon, who says the event set the tone for the whole album. Although mainly original tracks written for the Heart Shock-Ra, there is one cover song that is especially significant to Trinkwon. "I recorded a song called You Made Me Love You, which features my father," he said. "That song has been covered by countless artists for the past 100 years, and I had old cassette recordings of my father playing it." Trinkwon's father never made it to the studio, as he passed away while Trinkwon recorded his first album in 1999. But Trinkwon was able to piece it together with the old recordings. Heart Shock-Ra, which is available at Moon River Gallery, Bacchus Books and the Art Gallery of Golden, was Trinkwon's third album (although the other two were not with the Masters of Nün), and his first in more than a decade. "Some of this album is beyond my wildest dreams, what came out of it," he said. And he was glad to record

Carl Trinkwon did the cover art for his band’s first album.  Photo Submitted it in a local studio, Strawbale Studios. The Masters of Nün have already performed at several events and locations around town, including last year's Summer Kicks in Spirit Square, and they are hoping to do even more shows this year. They are scheduled to be on the line-up for the 2014 Summer Kicks, and Trinkwon says he would like to participate, or even facilitate, some benefit concerts, possibly for The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Golden Food Bank which are particularly close to his heart.


Loneliness and depression might influence someone to do a lot of things, but could it lead a single mother to harbour a fugitive? That’s what Adele Wheeler (Kate Winslet) does in Labor Day, a well-crafted character study of a woman and a son who are desperate for love and a mysterious convict who provides them with it. Adele spiralled into a depressive state when her husband left her for another woman. She spends most of her time indoors and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) does a lot of the household errands. When she and her son are out for a rare shopping trip, the pair are confronted by on-the-run convicted murderer Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin). He forces them to take him to their home, claiming he had just jumped out a window and was hurt. Adele and Henry soon learn Frank’s true identity and are apprehensive towards their house guest, but it quickly becomes clear that he isn’t your typical convict. While he becomes the subject of a city-wide manhunt, Frank makes dinner and does maintenance jobs around the Wheeler home. Perhaps you’ve already guessed where this is going, but Frank and Adele soon fall in love and begin to plan a (very complicated) future together. Meanwhile, through flashbacks and narration, the full picture of both Adele and Frank’s difficult past is revealed, and not surprisingly, there is more to their respective stories than what meets the eye. Labor Day is full of rock solid performances from the lead actors, including the teenaged Griffith who more than holds his own against his award-winning co-stars. Canadian director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) gets the most out of the story behind the camera and penned a very solid screenplay to compliment it, although I found the closing line of the film to be somewhat cheesy and cliché. I think the musical score is destined to be an under-rated aspect of this movie, but it really helps set the mood and creates a lot of suspense for a film that (at times) meanders along rather than flies by. There isn’t a lot to dislike about Labor Day, but the relationship between Adele and Frank builds way too quickly for my liking. It doesn’t feel forced, but it does feel somewhat unrealistic, and that takes away from the movie a little bit. Overall, this is a very solid film that is more than worth the 110 minute commitment. However, it’s lacking a jaw-dropping moment or two that could have put it over the top. For that reason, I’ll give it 8 dancing hot dogs out of 10. Labor Day is now available to rent or own at Kicking Horse Movies.


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The Golden Food Bank is calling on Golden residents to break the silence surrounding hunger and Give Hunger a Voice during Hunger Awareness Week (May 5-9, 2014). The Golden Food Bank is asking community members to voice their stories, their concern, their support and their solutions for hunger on Food Banks Canada’s online story wall of hunger. “Hunger is an issue many people are uncomfortable discussing so during Hunger Awareness Week we are working to make sure the voice of hunger is loud and clear,” said Stephanie Findlater of the Golden Food Bank “We encourage everyone in Golden to visit the story wall and hear, or contribute, to the multitude of voices of hunger.” Nearly 850,000 Canadians will visit a food bank for assistance this month alone. Of those, 36 per cent are children. Here in Golden more than 350 individuals will turn to the food bank for support this month alone.

The Golden Food Bank will be hosting our Annual Food Drive on Saturday May 10 in support of Hunger Awareness Week. Volunteers will be distributing reusable grocery bags to homes in town during Hunger Awareness Week. For those who wish to make a donation, fill your bag with non-perishables and simply leave it on your doorstep for volunteers to pick up on Saturday morning. Residents outside of town can drop donations off at Overwaitea, Sobey’s or the Bargain Shop anytime during Hunger Awareness Week May 5 to 9. Hunger Awareness Week is a week-long initiative that challenges Canadians to learn more about the issue of hunger, the important work of food banks and to take action. Together, Canadians can make an impact on the solvable issue of hunger in Canada and find solutions to hunger in communities across Canada. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer with us for this event please contact us by phone at 250-344-2113 or email us at


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Cover to Cover: The value of the trades

Philosopher Matthew Crawford comments on the value of work in Shop Class as Soul Craft.  Penguin Books Joel Tansey The evolution of university from an option for some into a mandatory path for all is something that has often puzzled me. In Shop Class as Soulcraft, author Matthew B. Crawford takes a look at that transformation and the stigma that has plagued the trades as a result. Crawford himself is an interesting study and there likely isn’t too many people out there who could match him on this subject matter. As a former executive at a “think tank” and an owner of an independent motorcycle repair shop, it is safe to say Crawford has all the bases covered to write on this subject intelligently. In fact, Crawford gave up his job at the Washington think tank because it lacked meaning for him and opened up his bike shop in order

to do something that was, in his opinion, more fulfilling. Throughout the book, Crawford explores his basic principles on the value of work and the trades. He clearly derives an immense satisfaction from being a mechanic compared to his previous jobs, as can be seen in the excerpt: “Socially, being the proprietor of a bike shop in a small city gives me a feeling I never had before. I feel I have a place in society. Whereas ‘think tank’ is an answer that, at best, buys you a few seconds when someone asks what you do and try to figure out what it is that you in fact do, with ‘motorcycle mechanic’ I get immediate recognition.” He gets that satisfaction from providing a service for his customers and seeing the joy it brings them. He feels good when he sees bikers wearing t-shirts with his shop’s logo. It’s certainly a relatable feeling for many. Where Shopcraft loses me is in its wordiness, rather than its message. This is very much an academic look at a mostly unacademic subject (and the 20 pages of footnotes bears that out.) In fact, it almost seems like Crawford is trying too hard to demonstrate that he has a PhD and it becomes rather self-indulgent after a while. I find that his perfectly valid message and opinions get bogged down in between the citations from Aristotle and Kojeve, but I guess that writing style is to be expected from a philosopher turned mechanic (or is it?). It would be a far less tedious read if Crawford wrote this book in a style that wasn’t so scholarly, because there was no reason for this to appear as though it was ready to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. It makes the entire book less than accessible for the general public, who will not want to bring a book like this to the beach for some light vacation reading. However, the language doesn’t quite take away from the overall message and regardless of my opinion on the author’s writing style, this is still an interesting subject matter. It’s a worthy read for anyone with interest in the trades and manual labour, but be forewarned that it is a struggle at times. Shopcraft as Soulcraft is now available at Bacchus Books & Cafe.

Principal’s Report: Talent show an April highlight for Lady Grey Laurie Macdougall LGES Vice-Principal

Michener, Neva Dalinghaus, Mrs. McMullan and Mrs. Oszust, had helped develop Lady Grey is a Community the criteria for our show. The of Awesome! hard work and effort on each We are so proud of the tal- of their parts was tremenent and leadership coming dous.  out of Lady Grey School! Also deserving special menWe have had a talent show, tion is Maeve Wilson who did read-a-thon, A fire starting an outstanding job as M.C. of workshop, French speech this event.  On the days prior contest, Free the Children to this event and on the day of fundraisers and a brand new the event, Mrs. Morris set up initiative to sell first aid kits and organized the sound for to raise funds to support our each participant. Leader in Me initiative comThe talent show was awemencing this fall. some.  We have some incredBelow are some of the high- ible talent at Lady Grey.  The lights: final decision on the winners was one that was extremely Lady Grey Has Talent challenging for the judges.  On April 6 Lady Grey hostTaking third place, singed our second annual Talent ing and drumming was Adam Show.  Students from all class- Archibald. Second place es participated in this event.  was Robert  Caldwell and In total, there were 26 individ- Talus  Josephson with a hapual acts.  kido demonstration.  Tying Prior to this event, a panel for second was Jadyn Tegart of judges consisting of: Claire with a poi presentation.  Frazer, Maya Netuka, Cydnee Finally, in first place was Slade Glasier, Mikayla Dixon, Leah Coffman, singing and playing

the guitar. The audience was great, too! Seventh Generation Club with Mrs. McMullan This week our Seventh Generation Club hosted Mrs. Shaw and her 8 month old twins, Darci and Mateo. Mrs. Shaw, from Golden’s North Star Bushcraft, used a bow drill to demonstrate a fire starting technique. Using a spindle as the drill, a fire board, and a piece of bark as the ember pan, Mrs. Shaw showed us how to produce a coal to light a tinder nest. An enthusiastic group from the Seventh Generation Club practiced on the bow drill set and will continue to practice on a set Mrs. Shaw has graciously lent us. Students also took turns holding Mrs. Shaw’s adorable twins, who were seemingly enjoying the workshop, while everyone took a turn with the bow drill.

Senior Citizens’ Metal Waste Clean-up Day Friday, May 16th - 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 a $15.00 landfill disposal fee. Please place metal items in the same area where you place your garbage/recycling bins. Call Town Hall at 250-344-2271 - Extension 0, or e-mail before 4:30 pm Wednesday, May 14th to register your name, phone #, address, and items for pick-up.

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Golden’s Annah Setter ready for Aboriginal Hockey Championships Joel Tansey reporter@the

Annah Setter got a late start in hockey, but her excellent skating skills and strong work ethic helped her develop her game quickly. Recently the local product was named to B.C.’s team for the 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships to be played in Kahnawake, Quebec, just outside Montreal. Setter made the team after a three day tryout earlier this month. “I was confident I would make it but not cocky,” she said. Setter, who will turn 16 next month, began playing hockey at 11 but her previous training in power skating enabled her to pick up the game in a hurry. She played with mostly boys up until this year, which forced her to develop into a tough, hard-nosed player. “I’m more aggressive and gritty…playing with the boys helped me to be a more versatile player and to be more aware of my surroundings,” Setter said. Because Golden doesn’t have a program for MAY 3 10AM - 4PM


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girls her age, Setter plays Midget hockey in Cranbrook. Her parents are often the ones to drive her to practices and games. “She loves hockey and that’s the sport that she chose…as much as it isn’t our sport, it’s her sport. We support what she does,” said Dana Setter, Annah’s mother. Setter tried out for the B.C. team as a defenceman but was named to the squad as a forward, a roster that will be coached by her Midget coach and includes several of her usual teammates. “I want to go in and play my game,” she said of her mentality heading into the tournament. “I’m not a ‘just have fun’ kind of player, I’m very competitive and I’m there to win,” Setter said. Despite now playing in Cranbrook, Setter credits Golden Minor Hockey and the coaches she has had over the years with getting her to the level she is at now. “My coaches (in Golden) were Dave Gudjonson and Tim Fedow. I really admire their style of coaching,” she said. “They were the coaches that coached you until you knew what you were doing and did it correctly. They cared. I still go to Dave and Tim for help.” Setter’s goal in hockey is to earn a scholarship and play hockey at the university level. Next year she will have to tryout for a Midget AAA team in either Nelson or Kelowna. The Nationa Aboriginal Hockey Championships will take place from Apr. 27 to May 3. To follow Setter’s progress at the tournament and for more information on the team, visit www.

Annah Setter tried out for B.C.’s entry in the national tournament and earned a spot as a forward.  Photo Submitted

Golden Golf club’s junior program set to tee off Joel Tansey

Wine & Cheese

Annual General Meeting Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the

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With hockey and ski season in the rearview mirror, many Golden parents might be wondering how to keep their kids busy into the spring. One possibility is the Golden Golf Club’s May junior golf program. Kids will be broken down into three categories, with children 13 and over on Mondays at 6:00, kids 9 to


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The Golden Golf Club will host its junior golf program starting the first week of May and will run a program in June if there is enough interest. Photo Submitted 12 on Mondays from 4-4:50 and 5-5:50 (two sessions) and kids ages 5 to 8 on Tuesdays from 4-4:50 and 5-5:50 (two sessions). Space is limited to 10 players per session, which ensures that club staff can give golfers individual attention. “We have one instructor for every 5 kids so we are able to, if a youngster is a little bit ahead or a little bit behind, give them the information they need

to improve at their current skill level, rather than everyone learning the exact same thing,” said Head Pro Graeme Kreiner. For Kreiner, there is no doubt what is most important when it comes to junior instruction. “We’re just trying to teach the youngsters the fundamentals and introduce the game to them and keep it really fun. It’s about having fun first,” said Kreiner. Besides fun, Kreiner

believes that as long as the kids are gripping the club and following through properly, they’ll develop their games quickly with practice. “Kids are so quick to learn on their own, as long as you can get them started in the right direction they’ll figure stuff out so quickly.” Kreiner said. “(The learning curve) is really steep for kids.” The kids will perfect their skills at the driv-

ing range and on the putting green, and will have some time on the course as well. The cost for the camp is $40 for kids 13 and over and $30 for the younger age groups. The camp will start the first week of May and a June program is a possibility if there is enough interest. Registration forms are available at the Pro Shop or they can be downloaded at

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Golden’s first mayor in 1884 was the brunt of many jokes The following story is one that I wrote many years ago, and when I look - Turning Back the Pages back at By Colleen Palumbo the long list of stories that I have written about people I never met, Peter Sebastian stands out as one I would have liked to have met. Peter Sebastian was known to many as Golden’s first Mayor. He wasn’t elected by an overwhelming majority or appointed by council, but rather was the brunt of many bad jokes. In 1884, there wasn’t very much in Golden, just a few log shacks that had been thrown up by a tough and determined group of people who enjoyed the challenge of a raw, untamed land. Golden did, however, have Peter Sebastian. As Golden’s first African Canadian, Peter had to be thick skinned and opinionated just to hold his own. Before coming to Golden, Peter had many accomplishments to

his credit. He was a quarter master on the ‘Douglas McKay’ the largest ship afloat in 1856, he worked on the Victoria Bridge in Montreal until its completion and was afterwards a miner. It was mining that brought Peter to this area, where he fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning his own mine. He staked a claim close to town and called it the “Annie Josephine,” and he then brought in samples for assay on an irregular basis. It seems that finally owning the mine was more important to Peter than actually making money from it. The townspeople teased Peter about almost everything and the youth took this as a sign to pull practical jokes that often hurt more than his physical self. Peter could tell the most wonderful stories and it was common to see him sitting surrounded by listeners, who were trying to sort out the truth from his tales. His parents (from his own story) were German and Scottish; hence his Dutch sounding name, he used to explain. Peter thought that each of us should keep up on what went on in the world and kept up a steady correspondence with the likes of Earl Grey and Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Although most of the replies

to his letters were written in the Kootenay House by locals, they suited his purpose and gave him renewed spirit. While Peter was often the brunt of cruel jokes, the town took him into their hearts and cared for him when he became too old to care for himself. He never considered it charity but rather his due for a lifetime spent making the world a better place for those who followed. Peter accepted gifts, but he had no hesitation about looking a horse in the mouth, even a gift horse. He needed wood and it was given to him, but the wood must be dry fir; green spruce and saplings were turned down hard. All of his other needs were met through local people anything he needed including companionship. Peter Sebastian died January 18, 1911 at the age of 96 in the Golden Hospital, where he had been confined for a short time with a cold. Great honor was shown him when all the flags in town flew at half mast. The following is extracted from the Golden Star January 21, 1911. “He built better than he knew. In his way he did more to bring out the natural good qualities that are inherent in every man


Peter Sebastian is pictured with his fiddle, standing on the old boardwalk in Golden about 1890.  Photo Courtesy of the Golden Museum than many a preacher who had devoted a year or two of his life to our welfare. Peter reached the hearts of many who seldom see the inside of a church. Golden is notoriously generous. How much of this is due to Peter? He fostered the habit of

giving – and taking. Unconsciously, the people of the town who have supported the good old man since he has been too feeble to earn his own living, were being taught that they are their brother’s keeper, and that they have a responsibility toward their fellow beings.”  

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Andrew Miklos Nagy-Deak It is with over whelming sadness to announce that our son, grandson, brother and friend, Andrew Miklos Nagy-Deak died near Parson April 12 2014 at the tender age of 15. Andy was a kind hearted young man who enjoyed the outdoors, climbing and playing video games. Andy would always lend a hand to his Mother. In recent years he enjoyed working alongside his grandfather working on the car he had hoped to drive when he got his license. Andrew is survived by his Mother Michelle Nagy-Deak, (Joy Guyot), Father Michael Nagy-Deak siblings Caitlin NagyDeak, David Nagy-Deak, Stacey Bainbridge, Travis Nagy-Deak, Michael Nagy-Deak. Grandparents, Don Johnson (Maddy Pacsay) Rae Bennedict (Rob Bennedict) Miklos NagyDeak and many aunts and uncles and cousins. Donation’s can be made to Golden Search and Rescue. A closed service was held at Hindman Bowers in Golden April 17th.

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HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC John Wolfe Construction Co. Ltd is a mining company located at Baymag Mines and Mount Brussilof in the Columbia Valley. Our office is located in Radium Hot Springs. We require a Heavy Duty Mechanic to start immediately. This position is full time, year round, Competitive Wage, Group Benefits & RRSP program. This is not a camp situation; we work Monday-Friday with some overtime as required. Resume with references: or fax 250-347-9096. For further information please call 250-347-9263. KGM Distributors is currently seeking a self motivated individual for full/part time work in warehouse with deliveries. Must have a valid Class 5 license. Please send resume and inquiries to or fax 250-344-7846 or call 250-344-0593. Rocky Mountain Cold Beer & Wine requires Part Time shift work store clerk. Drop off resume at the beer store 1049 Trans Canada Hwy. Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm w/ storage close to all amnts. Hydro, hot water and heat incld. Security entrance and laundry factls, sorry no parties or smoking indoors. $760/mnth 250-344-8113. 3 Bdr. Apt close to Lady Grey school. Newly renovated. Avail now. $850/mth. 250-344-8205 or 344-6533. Twin Rivers - 1 & 2 Bdr apts. No parties, N/S. Laundry facilities, security doors. Best deal in town! 250-344-8113.

Apartment Furnished 1&2 bdr. furnished suites. Utilities included. Close to amenities. No pets, parties. DD. Internet available. 250-344-8429, or 344-0604. FOR RENT: (1) and (2) bedroom all inclusive fully furnished apartments. $675-$950 per month. Visit our Website @ Call or Text 250-344-1825 for more information or to arrange viewing.

Commercial/ Industrial 2600 sq ft commercial space for rent. 5000 sq ft for rent. Both avail now. 250-344-1599.

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Suites, Lower 2 bdr bsmnt suite avail May 1 bright spacious recntly reno’d big back yard washer incld non smoker pets consd long term prefd. 250-344-0316. Sunshine basement suite. 2 Bdr newly reno’d. Centrally located. Large fenced back yard w/ garden plot. Private covered entrance. Walk-in closet. Very cool rental suite, a must see! W/D. Avail June 1. No pets, N/S. 1 yr lease min. $775/mth. Please call Mike 250-

Recreational/Sale 2001 Jayco Quest 24’ 5th wheel trailer, excellent condn, call 344-7457 for details.

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1 bdrm chalet furnished full kitchen, sat. tv, high speed internet, utls incld, fire place, NS, min. 6 months, avail. June 1st. $650/single $750/double. 250-344-7874 (evenings). 2 & 3 bdrm suites newly reno’d, laundry, dishwasher, pets negotiable, 250-344-1340 3 & 4 bdrm modern house open concept layout 3 bath, big bdrms, fenced yard, call 250-344-1340. 3 Bdr Home Direct access to Mt 7 trails, just 4 mins. from downtown Golden. 1800 sq. ft, 2 full baths. Deck off kitchen. New floors. Brand new approved wood stove with electric backup. Newly painted. Incl F/S/W/D. Huge fenced yard. 1 yr min lease. Avail May.1 $1275/mth. Call Mike 250-344-8385. 3 Bdr house in town with fridge & stove. No pets. Avail now. Call 344-1599. Also, 1 bdrm furnished no pets. Call. 344-1599. 4 bdrm house in downtown Golden $950/month + utilities. Family preferred. Damage deposit & references required. 250-344-6710. Spacious older 4 bdrm home 48kms south of Golden on acreage. Furnished/unfnshd. Prefbly no pets. 250-344-5002 Leave name & ph. number.

Suites, Upper Immaculate newly reno’d 2 bdrm suite for rent in town, NS, NP, no parties, large yard $850/mnt +utls. Free wifi/sat. tv. Avail May. 1, nice landlords! Call 250-344-6879.

Townhouses 4 BDR 2 bath Townhouse. Balcony & propane fireplace. Appliances incl. dishwasher. Family preferred. References & Damage Deposit. $1495/month ($1395/month) plus utilities. Telephone 250-344-6710.

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A good selection of household items, some antiques and collectibles, lots and lots of tools and shop equipment, 2 cars, 2 tractors, 1 quad and misc. outdoor equipment.

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1, 2, and 3 bdrms cabins/apts 5 mins from Golden furnished pet friendly $700-$850/mnth 250-272-4674. Cabin for rent. Fully furnished studio cabin at Sander Lake campground. $550/mnt, utls incld, sat. tv, wifi, NS, $275 DD, small pets considered. Avail May 1. 250-344-6517, 250-344-1744, 250-272-1744.


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.

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On February 14, 2014, westbound on Highway 1 at the Redgrave Rest Stop, near Golden, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Golden RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $42,840 CAD, on or about 17:33 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property would afford evidence in respect of an offence (or offences) under section 354(1) (Possession of property obtained by crime) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2014-2087, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil

Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

REQUEST FOR BIDS The Royal Canadian Legion Golden Branch #122 is now accepting bids for the maintenance of the Legion Cemetery. Duties include: • mowing the grass • watering the grass, • generally keeping the cemetery clean and tidy. Anyone bidding will have to have their own W.C.B coverage. Sealed bids may be: • Dropped off after 3:00 p.m. at the Legion. 1011 S. 11th Avenue, Golden B.C., • Mailed to: Royal Canadian Legion, Attn: Secretary, P.O. Box 254 Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0. • Emailed to Applications must be received by May 8 2014. Does your club need a meeting place? Call 250-344-6214. Tuesdays - closed Fridays - Meat Draw - 5:30 Saturdays - Meat Draw - 5:30 All members and Bona Fide Guests Welcome

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Golden Moments: Carpenter left mark all over the community Jessica Schwitek editor@thegoldenstar. net Robert Anderson's life in Golden began in 1927, when he was born into the community he would call home for his entire life. "I was born in the old hospital here," said Anderson, whose parents immigrated from Sweden in the early 1920s. "Knowing from letters that I have that my parents wrote, he came here first before they were married…Then he went back for her, and brought her here," said Anderson. Life could be hard in those times, but Anderson says his family managed to find everything they need. "During the Depression we didn't have much, but everybody was in the same situation," he said. Being too young to join the war effort in Europe in the 1940s, Anderson had to step up and fill some important roles back here in Golden. "I was fighting forest fires when I was 14, all the men were over fighting in the war, so we had to help out," he said. "I got paid 25 cents an hour, which wasn't too bad back then." Anderson smiled as he reminisced about growing up in the Columbia Valley, enjoying all the outdoor adventures the area has to offer. "I skied, tobogganed, and skated on the river all winter, and in the summer I was fishing all the time. We lived about two blocks from the Columbia River," he said. "We had no electricity, TV, telephone or radio, so we had to fill our time other ways."

Robert Anderson was born in Golden in 1927, and hasn’t wanted to live anywhere else since.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

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Columbia Valley Credit Union would like to thank our members for making our survey such a success! The Andersons had to get all their water from a well outside, until they eventually got a pump inside the house. And they didn't get electricity until the 1950s, and it was the '60s before they had a telephone. Like many young men in that time, Anderson ended his education at Grade 8, and entered the work force. At age 15 he started working for CP Rail for three years. After that he started working as a carpenter, and has had his hand in a lot of homes and recognizable buildings and structures in the area. He helped with the construction of the Mica Damn, the previous Lady Grey Elementary School that eventually burned down, the shopping centre in Trail, and countless other business and homes up and down the valley. As for his family life, Anderson met his wife right here in Golden in 1966. “She was here visiting her sister, and decided she wanted

to stay for a bit so she to have always been got a job at the store. able to find work, I was in the Lions which is one of the Club, and another reasons he never left member said I Golden. should meet her,” “I loved living in said Anderson. “We Golden, there was met in the spring, always something and we were married to do outside, fishin December.” ing and hunting,” he Anderson finished said. out his working life “There are still at the school district some people here I working mainten- grew up with as well, it’s always nice to see ance. them around town.” He feels fortunate (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX


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Confessions of a Curber I was getting good at this, so I purchased a used vehicle in the U.S. and imported it. It didn’t have any airbags, so the warning lights were on. But I wasn’t picky. I knew, based on my other tricks, I could solve that before I had it inspected and registered. You just couldn’t be too worried about the truth. I Googled airbags. I saw I had three options. Get certified replacements installed at a repair shop. Buy some and install them myself. Or, override the warning light. I called and found that the first option was out of the question. Way too expensive. But, option two had some promise. There were cheap ones online. Of course, there were some warnings about dangerous fake airbags. Option three, overriding the warning lights, went too far – even for me. You can find how-to videos about anything on the web. So, I ordered cheap ones and had them sent to my U.S. mailbox. I used a buddy’s garage and put them in. Bingo! The warning lights went off and I was on my way. Soon, I had an ad up on several classified websites: Great car for sale. Moving out of the country and need to sell fast! Good condition. Recently inspected. Call cell. I’m flexible on price!! I couldn’t believe how many calls I had. I found my buyer not long after. A nice man about my age; divorced with three kids. That’s all I know about him – I don’t like getting too personal. I was actually honest about the vehicle this time. I told him that the car had been in an

accident and was from the U.S. I asked if he wanted a vehicle history report*, but he declined. He appreciated my honesty, as he’d gone through a few bad deals. With the transaction done, we parted ways. Then I got a call from my buddy. Being a curious person, he’d read the boxes the airbags came in that I’d left at his shop. “You installed counterfeit airbags,” he said. “So? They look identical to the original airbags,” I said. “I’ve seen videos of bogus airbags catching fire and with metal bits exploding when they deploy. They’re not safe,” he scolded. I’ll take my chances, I thought. It would only be a problem in an accident. The next day, my buddy left a message. He ended our friendship. Whoa, chill out. A guy’s got a right to make a few bucks.

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