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Brace for Impact! Next Summer Kicks show features Ayrad ..................................3


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Youth Centre Co-ordinator Mike Symons braces for impact at the Golden Swimming Pool’s first weekly Youth Swim. Special activities offered in the future for the Friday afternoon swims (4-5:50 p.m.) may include movie night, obstacle course, costume swim, DJs, karaoke, water fights, and build a cardboard boat to race. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Zoning fears came out at Area A meeting Dr. Erika answers your wellness questions .......................................11

Jessica Schwitek More than 200 Area A residents packed themselves into the Arena Lounge last Tuesday, June 30, to make sure that zoning and development bylaws were not on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s table.

A scheduled open meeting for the Area A Director, Karen Cathcart, and her advisory committee (the second such meeting to occur) was dominated by a discussion about zoning, which was sparked by rumours leading up to the meeting along with what many residents say was poor communication. “It always feels like things are being snuck

through the back door,” said one concerned resident. The agenda for the meeting included a discussion about a Rural Development Plan, yet the vague nature of the term had some people insisting that it meant Director Cathcart was fixated on zoning. Continued on page 3

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New program aims to increase activity Wildfire close to Harrogate Jessica Schwitek

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more people in Golden active. “So many people are not getting the physical activity they need,” said Jordan Petrovics, manager of recreation services. “This is a great way to partner with the health sector, get more people active, and get some more usage out of our programs and facilities.” Through the Physical Activity Program, currently in its early planning stages, local residents will get “prescriptions” from their doctor for physical activity, which will also serve as a coupon for Town of Golden physical programs. The Town has started offering season

passes for its facilities, which encompasses all of their programming for either the summer or winter season. With these prescription coupons, patients whose doctors think they need more physical activity can go swimming in the summer, skating in the winter, or enjoy any of the programs offered at the Mount 7 Rec Plex such as winter walking. “This will be a great way to reach a new demographic, and also help the health sector with a more proactive approach to overall health,” said Petrovics. The program has been very successful in Victoria, and

Petrovics came back from the conference with data and testimonials from both physicians and facilitators of the program in Victoria. The recreation department is still working out the details, and will hopefully have a complete plan to present to council before the fall. Council has already expressed support for the idea, but will have to officially vote on it before any pricing can be approved. To learn more about the recreation programs offered by the Town or information on season passes, go to and click on the soccer ball.

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The community of Harrogate received notice of an evacuation alert on Sunday evening due to a wildfire burning in the area. The alert, which is not an immediate evacuation, means that residents had to prepare themselves and be ready to evacuate “with very short notice,” should the need arise. The BC Wildfire Service responded to two wildfires in the East Kootenay over the weekend. There was a full response to both of these fires including multiple helicopters and airtankers supporting crews on the ground. One fire is adjacent to the Elk River, and 1.5 kilometres east of Highway 93 and the community of Baynes Lake. Twenty-five BC Wildfire Service firefighters and multiple pieces of heavy equipment are working on this incident. This fire is currently estimated at 200 hectares. The other fire is adjacent to

Highway 95, near Cedared Creek and the communities of Harrogate and Brisco. Ten firefighters and a water tender are on site. This fire is estimated at 50 hectares. This is the fire that sparked the evacuation alert for Harrogate, issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.
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 With hot and dry conditions forecast through next week and the potential for more thunderstorms, the Southeast Fire Centre is urging the public to be extra cautious in the backcountry. All person-caused fires are preventable and these incidents may affect the ability of the firefighting crews to respond to naturally occurring fires. This was the most current information at the time of publication. For more up to date info on the fire situation, go to

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Golden gets a bonus show from Kicking Horse Culture

Golden was treated to a bonus Kicking Horse Culture show this week. Not only did Cannery Row with Gary Comeau perform in Spirit Square, above, but the 52nd Street Project also performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Civic Centre, left.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Next live show featuring gypsy world music

Ayrad is performing at the next Summer Kicks show on July 15.  Photo Submitted Golden Star Staff Next up for the Summer Kicks ser-

ies is the world gypsy music of Ayrad. Ayrad explores myriad musical styles, shifting from Anda-

lusian and Berber rhythms to Reggae, Raï and Latin grooves. Ayrad is the brainchild of composer/singer Hamza Abouabdelmajid and oboist Annick Beauvais. The collective is now made up of six talented multi-instrumentalists who are past masters of world music cross-pollination –Gabriel Brochu-Lajoiebass, double bass & voice –, Anit Ghost – violin –, Kattam Laraki-Côté – percussion – and Bertil Schulrabe – drums. The collective (sex-

tet) – is distinguished by its moving poetry, its inspiring melodies and its improvisatory skills. In addition to their own compositions, the group breathes new life into pieces drawn from the Maghrebian, Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan-Jewish repertoires. The whole project is supported by the poignant voice of Hamza, who sings both in Arabic and French. Ayrad band has been nominated for the 2015 Juno Awards in the category of world music album

Area A Director insists no zoning plans

 Continued from page 1 “This plan is about how we engage the residents of Area A,” said Cathcart. “We want to hear from you, what you like in Area and don’t want to change, as well as what you don’t like.” Intersol Group was hired on contract to develop the plan. The contract’s value is $30,000, which will be paid to the company when and if the plan is approved. Several examples of what could be included in such a plan were brought up, including fire protection in the Blaeberry, water quality issues, and broadband services. Cathcart assured the crowd that no new service could be implemented in the area without a vote or “referendum”, with 51 per cent in favour. And on top of that, these referendums won’t take place at all if she doesn’t hear any support for the services in the area. “You’re telling me that you don’t want zoning, and I hear you,” said Cathcart. “If you don’t want it, we won’t do it.” Cathcart’s advisory committee, made up of representatives from the different areas of Area A, will be gathering information from residents regarding what they would like to see in their areas. However some suggested that the best way to gauge public opinion and receive feedback would be through a mail-out survey. Cathcart seemed very receptive to the suggestion, and said she would take the idea to the CSRD board. Tensions still remained high at the end of the meeting, with many of those in attendance fearful that this plan would only bring about more government in their lives. Many were even heard shouting out “we don’t want change,” insisting that everything in Area A is exactly the way they want it. Cathcart however, says that she has been asked questions about certain services by residents, and it is her job to listen to everyone in Area A and seek out answers to those questions.

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Scott Iverson of Slave Lake, above, takes aim at the Golden Rod and Gun Club’s Canada Day shoot. The mountains in the background provided a great backdrop for the many shooters who travelled to Golden for the event. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Golden Club hosts Canada Day shoot Jessica Schwitek

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The Golden Rod and Gun Club put on one of their biggest events to date last week when they hosted the Canadian National Sporting Clays Association for a Canada Day shoot with Ron Nemecek organizing the shoot from start to finish. There were 55 registered shooters from Golden, B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan (many camping on site) in what will become an annual event. Top place overall went to Calgary’s Stu Carter with a score of 180 out of 200, but Golden’s competitors also had some impressive results. Gordon Franzen took bronze and Logan Franzen took Silver in their respective classes, while James Stewart, Jarod Wood and Ray Wood also finished strong in their categories. Another notable finish came in the youth category, where 14-year-old Hunter Brewster took

Gold in Sub Junior with a score of 163 out of 200. “It was really amazing. The weather was perfect. Just a great event,” said Charlene Steinhubl, one of the event organizers. “Doug Harvey set up such an amazing course. He’s been shooting for over 60 years, and it is so great that he was able to be a part of this.” The Rod and Gun Club has plans to make the soon-to-be annual event a memorial in some way to Doug Harvey, who is currently losing his battle with cancer. It took a lot of people to get this show off the ground said Nemecek. There are several board members and volunteers without whom the event wouldn’t have happened including Roy and Sandra Pagliaro, Andrew Mithorne, Gord and Jackie Franzen, Jesse Corteau, Derek Feldberg and Pierre Desautels. “I just can’t thank all the shooters and volunteers enough, it was such a wonderful day. Almost like one big family reunion,” said Steinhubl.

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The Net Result: The Immortalists Dolphins owned the competition in Kelowna Andrea Johnson

The quest to live forever… or die trying is the ageold adage at the center of this thought-provoking flick, The Immortalists (2014) that follows two quirky scientists who have dedicated their life’s work to seeking a response to the tragedy of aging, as they see it. Aubrey de Grey and Bill Andrews are both gerontologists (scientists who study aging) and molecular biologists who are featured in the film for their unwavering commitment to curing aging and creating a world where immortality is available as an overthe-counter pill. Despite their shared objective, the two scientists in both appearance and research could not be more different. Andrews, as a youthful 60-year-old and avid ultra-marathoner, believes that he will find the answer to aging by the time his own father, 84, succumbs to Alzheimer’s. Whereby, there was rarely a frame where de Grey was without a pint of beer in hand as he elaborated on the actuality that he would live forever. It is quickly apparent in the film that the two men are incredibly intelligent and have theories that are heavily rooted in the science that they preach, but their many years spent amongst beakers and bunsen burners may have put them slightly out of touch with reality. With two young filmmakers, David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, at the helm, this documentary posed many more questions than it answered and left me thinking about the global repercussions of their plight. With an already over-populated planet where our resource capacity is stretched on a daily basis, how could we provide food for people on a planet where living to 1,000 years was a possibility? What would the environmental impacts be when people were burning oil in their cars for millenias? Where would we live if every square foot of our planet was inhabited? At one point in the film, de Grey attempts to answer these questions during an intel-

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Scientists Bill Andrews, left, and Aubrey de Grey are committed to “curing” aging in the documentary The Immortalists.  Structure Films lectual debate at Oxford University where he points out that we don’t know the possibilities that lie ahead in environmental science, space exploration and resource renewal, so we would be doing a major disservice to our descendants if we didn’t carry out this research and find the elusive Fountain of Youth. Even though the film may divulge into fairly complex science, it is easily understood and oftentimes convincing. I mean who wouldn’t want to live forever? With an eccentric storyline and a sense of conviction for their plight , I give The Immortalists seven out of ten mouse clicks.

Golden Dolphins KelOWNED the competition this weekend. Through the sweltering heat of Kelowna the Golden Dolphins had another great weekend with lots of success in the pool. Achieving another medal this weekend was Zara Johnson, who placed 3rd overall in Division 6 with great performance in her 200 IM and 100 Backstroke. Our Division 4 swimmers Quinn Morgan, Emma Russell and Enzo Soret, pushed their boundaries and abilities and competed in the A Finals for multiple events receiving best times and improving performance. Some other great swims came from our younger swimmers Molly Caldwell and Lauren Russell who smashed the competition and improved their times in Division 2. For her first swim meet ever, the newest member of the Golden Dolphins, Emme Abbs exhibited great performances, and competed in multiple consolation finals. Hayley Plonka excelled in 50 Butterfly and 100 Butterfly receiving best times showing that hard work and perseverance pays off. Malcolm Russell was our youngest competitor for the Dolphins this weekend, completing 4 events he swam best times and completed two 50 freestyles with great execution and a big smile. Douglas Caldwell, Robert Caldwell, and Kayla Lush also performed great swims as they improved their times. Coaches Caprice Rosentreter and Hailey Kehler are very pleased with the success and performances seen mid season at the Kelowna Meet this year. 

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As communication technology gets stronger and more advanced, communication skills keep getting weaker and weaker. This is no great epiphany. We’ve all been aware of the decline for quite some time. The more people talk, write, post, tweet and share, the less people listen. - I SURMISE This was made abunBy Jessica Schwitek dantly clear at the recent Area A Local Advisory Committee Meeting. Hundreds of Area A residents packed themselves into the hot and humid upper floor of the Golden Arena to make sure nothing was being done without their knowledge or consent. The fear, sparked by rumours, lack of communication, and past experience, was that the Area A Director was going to impose zoning bylaws on the properties in Area A. You could get the sense in the room that these people had been through all of this before, and were frustrated with the situation. But that, unfortunately, caused the communication to break down even further. The group of calm and engaged citizens, with concerns, questions and comments for the director, were overshadowed by the larger group of disgruntled residents who were shouting out of turn and letting their comments turn into personal attacks rather than constructive discourse. When people are frustrated, confused, and feel like they’re being lied to (which many people said was the case at that meeting), it’s understandable that the conversation would be less than amicable. It does not, however, make for a productive discussion. And while hopefully some of the misconceptions were cleared up that evening, it seems that little else was accomplished. The best means of communicating with the residents did take centre stage for some of the evening, which I was happy to hear. Area A is large and diverse, and it will be difficult to reach everyone with one method. Most of the people in attendance said traditional mail was their preferred method as many of them didn’t have email, or even own computers, while others said they would like to see notices in the newspaper. With around 3,700 residents (the number includes all residents, not just eligible voters), using as many mediums as possible would be beneficial. Having said that, communication is a two-way street. It’s not enough for one party to put the information out there. The other party has to have the desire to receive the information, which may take effort on their part. But if you want to know what’s going on, that effort is worth it.

Dear Editor, There is an obvious adaptation to climate change we need to have started “yesterday.” Aside from comments about 38 degrees C in May of this record-breaking 2015 and the need to put a war effort equivalent into slowing down global warming (the World Meteorological association announced in 2012 that for the previous decade we had already been experiencing 200 year events every 10 years), the most obvious critical adaptation we need to make, is to store water

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 The Golden Star

uphill during the rainy season in each watershed. We thus would have a chance to respond to the kind of extreme "organized crown" fires (which skip fire breaks) that are occurring, if we had these widespread reservoirs and also to deal with the other implications of drought. Ideally water licensees (and municipalities) would get together with support from downstream power generators, government and endowments like the Columbia Basin Trust ( in our region) for soft costs (design costs for: hydrology/engineering , including assessing rain event flood/ landslide risks,in planning these

reservoirs, and also organizational development expertise to help watershed licensees organize themselves to manage these). We would then be able to have water at high pressure and volume to douse vulnerable public and private infrastructure as well as have water for domestic use, agriculture, to maintain streamflows as habitat and presumably this would also benefit downstream power generators during the high value season for their power as there would tend to be more preserved streamflows. Andre C. Piver Nelson

Area A Report: Plan about community input Karen Cathcart Area A Director When I was elected, I committed to 1) establishing a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) and 2) developing a plan to provide Area “A” residents with an effective and efficient way to input suggestions, issues and concerns. Through a well-advertised process, the LAC was appointed and we had our second meeting last week to discuss the “Rural Development Plan”, a plan to provide me with the tools to serve Area “A” residents

better. Rumours perpetuated the myth that a “Rural Development Plan” meant that I was unilaterally imposing zoning and planning on Area “A”. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I want to design a process that will allow the community to provide input and identify areas of concern so that I can represent my constituents in the best way possible. I have every intention of being proactive and involved and will continue to work to make a difference. Continued on page 7

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Do you think this fire season will be worse than last year? Stingers to the Chinese person who tagged the new traffic control signs downtown. Ok, “Ped Xing,” we know you like your name, but quit vandalizing town property!

Frank Girard

Anthony Costas

Tara O-Keefe

“Who knows. It seems like every year they say it’s going to be a bad season.”

“Oh probably. It is pretty hot and dry around here.”

“Definitely. There’s already a fire burning south of here. It’s going to be a bad year.”

A STINGER is awarded to the Town of Golden as they sell a piece of our true heritage in the Ruth Wixon property (A heritage home bequeathed to the town). What a blatant disregard of our heritage and town val-

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Next meeting at end of month Continued from page 6 I do not believe that I was elected to do nothing and assure you that I will fully represent our area at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CRSD) table in Salmon Arm. I have no intention of taking us down a particular route unless the residents of Area “A” ask me to. What I do get to decide, as your elected representative, is how to keep the commitments I made during the election. With the establishment of the LAC and the contract Area A Report award for the “Rural Development Plan,” I am making good on my promises and will continue to keep you By Karen Cathcart informed. What I need to know from you is how you prefer to receive information. I will be exploring a number of communication tools and I am interested in hearing your suggestions. Here is my contact information; Karen Cathcart-Area A Director 250-348-2226 250-344-8357 kcathcart@csrd. As you may know, the recently appointed members of the Area “A” Local Advisory Committee (LAC) meet with me for two hours every month to discuss issues and concerns that they have heard from the Area “A” residents. The aim being to make sure that I am as well informed as possible so that I can address these issues as well as I can on your behalves. These meetings are open to the public, and I will be setting some time aside at each session for members of the public to connect with me directly. I hope to hold the next meeting in Parson on July 28, and it will run from 6 to 8 p.m. As well as the monthly meetings, I will be arranging a series of training workshops for myself and the LAC members, to make sure that we have the knowledge, skills and tools we need to play our roles and serve you as best we can. The first of these workshops will be held in the Golden & District Centennial Area on Thursday July 9 from 4 to 9 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to view these workshops as observers and I will be happy to remain afterwards if any residents have pressing issues or concerns that they wish to bring to my attention.

ues. Shame on you! A star goes out to Colleen Palumbo and the article she wrote. Clearly she is a true caring citizen of the town and echoes the sentiment of many people in this town. It is a tragedy to see the town disregard Ruth Wixon’s generosity in giving Golden her home as a heritage property. Stingers to the idiots on

Highway 1 who are driving like maniacs. Stars to the Lions Club for hosting yet again a delicious Canada Day breakfast. Stingers to people who are spraying bug repellent in public with no regard for who else is getting sprayed. Stars to the Town for repainting the handicap spaces downtown.

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Keep safe while cooking outdoors Kevin Touchet Leader of Environmental Health Practice with Interior Health It’s the time of year when many of us enjoy cooking outdoors - in parks, campgrounds and back yards. This pleasurable summer pastime of casual dining also provides ideal conditions for outbreaks of foodborne illness. Foodborne illness peaks during the months of May through September because of barbecuing and outdoor eating. E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter are examples of some of the many bacteria related to handling raw meats and other perishable food items. That’s why it’s vital to be sure items are refrigerated, well cooked and handled with care. Outdoor cooks should keep food safety in mind as they are preparing summer feasts. These four words can help you reduce the risk: Clean: Wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after handling food. Wash all dishes, cutting boards and counters with hot soapy water. A spray bottle containing 1/2 tsp of chlorine bleach per litre of water can be used to sanitize these items. Separate: Keep raw foods away from cooked foods to avoid cross-contamination. Store raw meat at the bottom of the fridge or cooler to prevent juices from dripping onto other foods. Always use a clean plate when taking cooked meat off the barbeque. Cook: Properly cooking food will kill harmful bacteria. Cook all meat to the appropriate internal temperature - see Health Canada’s Safe Internal Cooking Temperatures chart ( for more details. Use a digital food thermometer to measure the inside temperature of cooked meats. Once cooked, keep hot foods at 60ºC or hotter until ready to serve. Chill: Always thaw meat in the fridge, microwave, or under cold running water – never at room temperature. Do not let cooked or perishable food sit out in the sun or at room temperature for more than two hours. Cool any leftovers right away. Finally, keep cold foods cold at 4ºC or lower. For more tips, go to Interior Health’s website for the Life Begins at 40 degrees brochure or Health Canada’s Summer Food Safety Tips ( php).

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Wildsight invites community to help pull weeds Jessica Schwitek For the eighth year Wildsight Golden is calling on volunteers to help out their community by stopping the spreading of invasive plant species. "It really helps with biodiversity in town," said Corinna Strauss, the invasive plant co-ordinator for Wildsight Golden, and organizer of the 8th annual Community Weed Pull. The group has already seen tremendous progress in the containment of invasive plant species, and are seeing a lot less of the noxious weeds they have been targeting. This year, as in past years, the weed pull will focus on spotted knapweed, burdoch, and goatsbeard. Knapweed is particularly harmful to the area, as it emits a poison into the ground that inhibits the growth of the area's native vegetation, which in turn impacts the insects who feed on that vegetation. "It's really important that we stop the spread of these plants," said Strauss. Everyone is welcome to join in the event. Bags and gloves will be provided, however if you prefer your own gardening gloves feel free to bring them along. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Pedestrian Bridge on Friday July 10 at 9 a.m. The weed pull will continue until noon, and will be followed by a free lunch at Bacchus Books and Cafe. Refreshments will also be provided for volunteers while they’re working.


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2015 graduates leave mark with Saxidentals Joel Tansey The Saxidentals is an infinitely appropriate name for a group of Golden Secondary saxophone players, who managed to come together by accident. Made up of graduating students Dryden Wilson and Craig Turner, as well as Zoey Lowe, Rachael Wilson (Dryden’s younger sister), international student Jacob Shauer and retired music teacher Doug Orr, the Saxidentals formed last fall, following in the tradition of Golden Secondary’s previous saxophone group, the Dukes of Saxony. “We got together about mid-October,” Turner recalled. “Mr. Orr asked us after the (Christmas) concert… ‘so guys, where do you want to go with the rest of this year. Do you want to stick with the level that we’re doing, or do you want to go further’.” Orr expressed his belief that the group had a lot of potential, and that’s the direction that the Saxidentals took from that point forward. “I’m glad that we went for more of a challenge,” Wilson said. “Not just for us, but my sister’s in Grade 9 and Zoey is (Grade 10)…but they caught up so quick.” Their typical setup included Orr on bass, three tenor saxes and two altos, but they switched things up every now and then depending on what the music called for. And it was an exceptionally wide range of tunes that the group played, mixing in classical works with classic rock, and finding room for anything and everything in between. From Bohemian Rhapsody to the 1812 Overture, the Saxidentals covered a wide array of music in their short time together. And despite the band’s name, it’s no fluke that this group meshed so well. As Wilson and Turner explain, it started from the group’s leader, Orr, and trickled down from there. It also helped that the band knew each other before getting together, and they quickly found that their musical styles complimented each other nicely. For most, graduation feels like the end of an era, and that might be especially true for the pair of saxophone players who will be leaving high school music behind for good. Both have designs of continuing with music in the future, although neither was completely sure how that might look. Regardless of what the future holds, they’ll always have the Saxidentals, and it’s clear that it brought great joy to both young men as they reflected on their time with the group. “I’m going to really miss the group and getting that pump on when you’re going up to perform and that great feeling when you’re done and people are applauding,” Turner said. “I’m going to miss the group but I don’t think I’m sad. I think I’m really happy that I got to do it,” Wilson said. As for the group’s name, Wilson and Turner believe that the Saxidentals should be retired, as the Dukes of Saxony name was in the past, but hope that their younger bandmates will continue the saxophone group tradition and carry the torch in the years ahead. Both commended the talents of a few Grade 8 students who will be around to carry on where they’ve left off, alongside the younger members of The Saxidentals. “I will be in town when they’re playing (next year),” Turner confirmed. “I’m totally going to make it,” Wilson agreed.

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Recreation important for early settlers Answers to health questions

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

The early settlers to this area were a tough, hard-working group of people who had to work hard each day to make ends meet. They did, however, know how to take time out for recreation. This they did with every bit as much enthusiasm as they poured into working. It wasn’t always easy to attend the events but the spirit of the settlers never left them, they just went with the flow. Often the events were held in other communities up and down the valley and travelling to these events could be as interesting as the event itself. The following article came from the Golden Star before the turn of the last century. “It was a jolly crowd that left Golden a week ago Thursday for Windermere to attend the great annual event at the headwaters of the Columbia River. The trip up river was a somewhat tiresome one, taking just 23 hours to cover the distance between here and Windermere

Three men are enjoying a day out at the community park where all kinds of recreation games went on. The recreation grounds were in the neighbourhood of the present high school. Photo courtesy of the Golden Museum – one whole day late for the sports. The Golden Rifle Association had a team on board that was expected to make things interesting for the marksmen of the Upper Country, but owing to the late hour at which the boat arrived, our champions were shut out of the competition, which was put on early in the day. Windermere carried off the team honors, while James Johnson of Wilmer, topped the individual score and carried off the gold medal. The action of the committee in not permitting the Golden team to shoot against the other scores was deeply resented and

will likely create friction in future contests. In the racing events Golden’s horse proved to be too much for the stock in the south, winning hands down from all comers in both races in which he was entered. As a rule, the other races were very good – at least, what our representative saw of them on the second day. The aquatic sports, although curtailed, were interesting and created considerable amusement both for the spectators and competitors. Among the passengers aboard the Ptarmigan on the return trip were Mrs. Butlin,

Miss Oakley, Mrs. Buckingham and her daughter from Chicago. Although the day was warm and the Golden contingent were somewhat fatigued from the previous day’s sports, the ladies from Chicago endeavored to keep up the spirits and a goodwill of the journey, notwithstanding the fact that the boat came to many a sudden stop at stations along the stream which passengers heretofore had never heard tell of, and in many instances, it required the skill and hard labor of the boat’s crew to dislodge the craft from the many obstacles in its path. Continued on page 12

Book details Johnson’s Landing slide Joel Tansey On a whole, Canada is really fortunate when it comes to natural disasters. Our neighbours to the south have certainly seen their fair share of hurricanes, floods and tornadoes in recent years and it’s all too common to hear of major disasters occurring overseas, from Nepal to Haiti to the Philippines. It’s a bit unnerving when a disaster strikes close to home, particularly so in the case of the Johnson’s Landing slide that killed four and destroyed multiple houses in 2012. This harrowing true story is chronicled in author Amanda Bath’s appropriately titled first person account of the landslide, Disaster in Paradise. Johnson’s Landing, a tiny community on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, is home to a group of close-knit residents who choose to live in this remote village for its beauty and its peace and quiet. That quiet was shattered on July 12, 2012 when a devastating landslide wiped out a chunk of the town, including Bath’s home, which she shared with her husband Christopher. By chance, Bath was running some errands in Kaslo when the slide struck, surely sparing her life. Christopher was also out of town, on business. The rest of the book chronicles the attempted rescue and recovery operation, including a second mudslide, which Bath narrowly escapes.

With her home and possessions gone, Bath becomes increasingly frustrated, before becoming downright angry, at what has happened to her beautiful home. Once the news comes out about a few of her friends from the Landing, this tragic story reaches an entirely new level. It’s easy to feel a measure of sympathy for Bath’s plight. Being displaced from her home and losing all of her possessions must have been a downright awful experience. Having said that, Bath was exceptionally lucky, escaping with her life when others around her didn’t. I was a little surprised that she seemed so devastated at the loss of some of her materialistic possessions, given that she could have easily died in this disaster. She does acknowledge that fact on a couple of occasions, but she also spends a lot of time focusing on the things that she has lost rather than what she still has. However, Bath’s story is an intriguing look into the human reactions towards disastrous circumstances. Most of us have likely had the good fortune to avoid getting caught up in natural disasters, and it’s impossible to know how one might react in this sort of circumstance. With that in mind, Bath’s story becomes an interesting study into the human reaction to adversity, and with it occurring on a somewhat local level in eastern B.C., it’s all the more fascinating. As a bonus, it’s well written and easy to get into. Disaster in Paradise is available at Bacchus Books & Cafe.

Q – My partner and I are planning a pregnancy. I know that folic acid is important, but are there other nutrients I should be considering to ensure the health of my future baby? A – I’m glad you’re being proactive. More and more studies are showing the connection between a mother’s (and father’s!) nutrition before conception to not only an infant’s health, but also his or her health when reaching adulthood. You mentioned folic acid, which most people now know is important for preventing neural tube defects, but this nutrient has also been shown to decrease the risk of brain tumour development and prevent early delivery. Vitamin B6 has also been shown to help prevent early pregnancy loss. There are many studies from all over the world that indicate how important Vitamin D is for life long health. A study out of Australia showed that low prenatal Vitamin D levels affect fetal bone development and increase adulthood osteoporosis risk. In Scotland, they have studied the link between maternal Vitamin D levels and childhood asthma rates. A low level of Vitamin D in pregnant women was associated with a 3 fold increase

of persistent wheezing syndrome in their children at 5 years of age. Other studies have shown that higher Vitamin D intake by pregnant mothers reduces asthma risk by as much as 40% in 3 to 5 year old children. Because of these studies, Slovakia has made Vitamin D supplementation in pregnant women and newborns and standard of care that is paid for by the government. The Swansea Baby Trial looked at the connection between use of probiotics in late pregnancy and early infancy and allergic conditions. They concluded that probiotics reduced the frequency of eczema and rashes due to allergies. Although most of these nutrients are included in a good quality pre-natal vitamin, it is always a good idea to discuss preconception and prenatal nutrition with your healthcare provider. Also, be sure to start on a pre-natal vitamin 3-6 months prior to attempting to conceive to ensure

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Golden Faith Column: How hard can it be? I failed to see an approaching car at an icy intersection. Fortunately no one was hurt. Except my ego. I suffered embarrassment, a fine, a demerit, and increased insurance premiums to cover the claim for the other car. For my own car, I simply pounded the fender out a bit and pop-riveted the plastic bumper fascia back together. And I’ve been driving it since. But it has bothered me. So I tried my hand at backyard body work. Surely I can fill in all those little dents with bondo and sand it smooth like Chip Foose. How hard can it be? I began to repair the rear quarter panel. You may have seen me driving around town with varying shades of primer. In the evening I applied and sanded body filler. In the morning I sprayed primer to protect any bare metal. Many days. Many different body fillers tried. A couple different primer colours. “How hard can it be?” My sons might want to put that on my tombstone. I finally gave up trying for perfection and stopped a little short of that smooth, mirror-like finish I imagined I could achieve. Well ... I stopped a lot short. In reality, I just gave up and sprayed the whole thing some kind of red that almost matches the rest of the car. Not exactly factory original. “Good enough” may be OK for my body repair efforts on my own car. But what about when “good enough” isn’t, but the issue is critical? The Bible reveals that we were created in the image of God. But something has marred that image. Severely. Each of us has  Continued from page 11 The sounding of the boat’s whistle at irregular intervals was evidence that there was something wanting somewhere aboard – even the whistle choking from Windermere dust. Golden was reached at about 8 o’clock in the evening only to find two rigs to transport the many passengers to the hotels and homes a mile up the road. The first and unlucky ones to reach a rig consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and


turned our back on God and said, “I want to do it my way” and are living with the damage we have caused. The transformation necessary to return to what God intends us to be requires the original Creator’s hand once again – this time re-creating us, re-fashioning us. How hard can it be? The Father had to give up His Son. The Son had to lay aside his rights as Son of God to become a son of man. Jesus, the Son, had to endure the hardship of life in all its challenges, -Pastor Tom Fehrresisting temptation and the tempt- Rocky Mountain Alliance Church er himself. He endured all manner of hostility, suffering so much. Then he died an excruciating death he did not deserve: the innocent exchanged for the guilty. We can gage the depth of a problem by the severity of the remedy required. Jesus paid a price none of us can afford in order to provide what none of us can obtain on our own. “How hard can it be?” Too hard for us. Impossible. That’s why we need to turn to the One who created us. He did for us what none of us can do for ourselves. And he is willing to do the restoration work our lives need, if we will only lay down our tools and give up our futile efforts at self-improvement. Time to turn the project over to the Master Craftsman.

their two children; Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair; Mr. Edwards of Golden; one lady and a child from Field; Mr. Horton and Mr. Kilbourne of Winnipeg. These people were favoured with an unexpected upset which occurred opposite Mr. Houston’s residence, but fortunately, no one was seriously injured, although several received a severe shaking up, which will demand soothing agencies to allay the pain of the bruised areas. This accident was not, however, the fault of the driver, but was due to

the horses running away and being compelled to make a sharp turn in the road.” It should be noted that if you were a passenger on one of the boats traveling on the river at the turn of the century and something went wrong, such as getting hung up on a sandbar, you were expected to work right beside the crew to right the situation. I figure that by the end of many of the journeys the riverboat company should have been paying the passengers, not the other way around.

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GREAT CANADIAN Dollar Store franchise opportunities are available in your area. Explore your future with a dollar store leader. Call today 1-877388-0123 ext. 229; online:

HIP OR knee replacement? Arthritic Conditions/COPD? Restrictions in walking/dressing? Disability Tax Credit $2,000 Tax Credit $20,000 Refund. Apply today for assistance: 1-844-453-5372.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

Box 600 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 250-344-6784

CANADIAN MILL Services Association (CMSA) is looking for a Lumber Inspector/Supervisor for the Prince George area. Duties include visiting CMSA members for the purpose of inspecting lumber for proper grade, moisture content and grade stamping, reviewing kiln records, and providing Grader training. The idea candidate is a self-starter, works safely, is willing to learn, can work with minimal supervision, and possess a valid BC drivers licence. Ideal candidates will have a lumber grading ticket. CMSA offers a very-good salary, pension plan, & benefits, and also supplies a company vehicle, laptop & smartphone. Please submit a resume in confidence by July 15, 2015 to to:

Celebration of Life


In Memoriam

Shelby Dawn Klassen

The family of Lyall Campbell is hosting a Celebration of Life on

March 5, 1996 – July 5, 2014

Education/Trade Schools

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

starting at 2pm at the ranch in the Blaeberry at 2641 Johnson Road.

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! 1-866-399-3853

Supper will be served at 5pm. Please bring a chair, liquid refreshments and your stories and memories. For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact 250-344-6554 or

Help Wanted “I miss you with every breath that I take.” Love you, Mom

HOUSE PARENTS for Children’s Residence. Looking to contract a couple to support children in a live-in home setting. – careers for more information or 604-485-6411.

Obituaries Sharon Schuman Sharon Marie Schuman passed away peacefully in the Golden Hospital on June 7th 2015 in Golden B.C. at the age of 66. Sharon is survived by her father: Al Schuman, husband: Doug; children: Pamela and Charlene; sisters: Shirly and Diana and her grandchildren Leila, Kaylee, and Christina. She is preceded in death by her daughter Tina and her mother Mary. Sharon was born on Feb 27th in Yorkton SAK to Mary and Al. Sharon grew up on a farm in the Peace River country in Northern BC. The family journey took them all to the West Coast of BC to a small fishing village called Bella Coola. Sharon’s journey continued, with her three children, to the East Kootenays where she would discover the joys of Nursing. She graduated from The College of the Rockies in 1998 with a Certificate for Licenced Practical Nursing. Sharon began working for Interior Health as an LPN and eventually took her passion for caring and supporting people to Duran Manor in Golden BC. As an LPN she touched the lives of many individuals and families by caring for their loved ones in extended care. She had to say good bye to many of her patients and mourned each passing. She was an active and dedicated member of her union and often acted as a shop steward supporting her co-workers. She really enjoyed those 16 years of her career. She was a kind hearted individual who loved her family and who was passionate about reading and cooking and looked forward to indulging in these pleasures during her retirement. Sharon also loved to accompany her partner Doug on photography trips to their favorite place, Waterton National Park. Unfortunately the joys of retirement were not to happen as she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and immediately started her courageous battle with cancer that was lost too soon. A Memorial service is scheduled for July 12, 2015, 12:30pm at, The Community Seniors Centre with a luncheon to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sharon's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lymphoma Canada at Condolences can be sent to 1316 Pine Drive, Golden, BC V0A1H0 or in person at the service. The family would like to thank everyone that was there for Sharon during her fight with cancer, especially her loving partner Doug and all of the staff at The Golden Hospital that tentatively attended to her comfort and supported her family through this difficult time.

Joan Doreen Marion MARION, Joan Doreen passed away at the Golden and District Hospital on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Joan was born at Ottawa, Ontario on February 28, 1935. She moved from Ontario to Golden in 1969. She worked as a waitress for many years in Golden and loved meeting and visiting with the people. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, sewing, crafts and bingo. She sold her crafts at the annual Christmas bazaar for 20 years. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Fern; three sons, Michael (Francine) of Quebec, Patrick of Golden, and Roger (Christine) of Calgary; daughter, Linda (Rob) Hoffarth of Breton, AB; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held from the Pentecostal Church, Golden, BC on Saturday, July 11th at 2:00 pm with Pastor Helen Lapka officiating. Online condolences can be sent through Joan`s obituary at Arrangements were in the care of Hindman/Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.

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Experienced Hooktender required by busy logging and hauling company. Competitive wages based on experience. Health insurance benefits included. Please forward resume to the email address or mailing address above. Ponderosa Motor Inn requires Housekeepers Exp. preferred, but will train. Apply in person with resume 1206 Trans Canada Hwy.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus requires a Heavy Equipment Technician Instructor to commence August 15, 2015. Caterpillar experience will be an asset. Visit our website at: SALMON ARM area logging company looking for hydraulic loader op and buckerman. Must have exp. to apply. Competitive wage & benefits.


Alternative Health

Days Inn Golden is hiring: Looking for servers, bartenders, dishwasher and restaurant supervisor. Apply via email to or in person 1416 Golden View Rd, Golden BC

Medical/Dental MEDICAL Transcriptionists are in huge demand! Train with Canada’s top Medical Transcription school. Learn from home and work from home. Call today! 1-800-4661535 or

Trades, Technical AUTO SERVICE TECH required in Penticton. Guaranteed pay scale depending on billable hours and experience. Permanent position, 40 hour week guaranteed. (250)809-9780 or Dave (250)492-5630.

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 1250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: C- 250-938-1944

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Quality Health Professionals Life and Health Insurance Industry

• RN, LPN, Lab Technician • Medical Lab Assistant • Physician • Nuclear Medicine Technologist • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  Complete Medical History Questionnaires  Collect blood and urine specimens  Complete electrocardiograms  Phlebotomy skills are essential.

Please fax your resume toll Free: 1-888-991-9119 or email:


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Financial Services

Misc Services

LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online



Merchandise for Sale

Appliances Frost free fridge in very good condition $30. Call 250-2900056.


Fruit & Vegetables

AERIAL CONTRACTORS LTD. Power line systems built to BC Hydro standards. EC# 19806. 1-800-661-7622.

RASPBERRIES U/We Pick Creston. 250-428-0211. No spray. Also available: fresh frozen, whole berries & jam pkgs.

Garden & Lawn Golden’s Best! Premium Topsoil Now Available Great for gardens or lawns 100% organic - ph $20 per cu. yard loaded Lots of references! We can arrange delivery. Call Bernie - 344-4646.

Home Improvements

Heavy Duty Machinery A-CHEAP, LOWEST PRICES STEEL SHIPPING Dry Storage Containers Used 20’40’45’53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. 40’ containers as low as $2,200DMG. Huge freezers. Experienced wood carvers needed, full time. Ph Toll free 24 hours 1-866-528-7108 or 1778-298-3192 8am-5pm. Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale

FULL SERVICE plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area 1800-573-2928

Gold Claims 2 large @ joining legacy placer gold mine claims in Revel stoke Area.All permits of auth. in place,ready for testing & to commence mining. PH:250-8372868

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale

Mobile Homes & Parks

STEEL BUILDINGS. “Our big 35th anniversary sale” 20x20 $4500. 25x24 $5198. 30x30 $7449. 32x36 $8427. 40x46 $12140. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422,


Move your NEW or Newer Mobile Home onto our lot and we will pay up to


Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

Suites, Upper

2 Bdr 1/2 Duplex. 1 1/2 baths, W/D, Satellite dish. Couple preferred. N/S. Refs req. $725 + util. 250-344-7163 or 344-8179. Avail Immed.

2 Bedroom renovated older house, downtown Golden. No parties, mature reliable tenants preferred. $950/month + utilities. Located on a large commercial lot and is suitable for business use also. Tel: 250-344-6710.

AFFORDABLE FULLY WHEELCHAIR MODIFIED RENTAL OPPORTUNITY, GOLDEN: CMHA Kootenays has 1bdr and 2bdr units available for rent. Sites wellmaintained, large green space, patio, carport, fridge/stove, Washer/dryer, new flooring, new paint. No cats/dogs, no smoking. More info call 250-426-5269. 1bdr $861 per month.**BC Housing application form and proof of income required.

Misc for Rent

“litter-less” $1000 cash!! FOR RENT Visit our website for complete rental listings

…show it! Misc. Wanted Wanted Load of Firewood. Please call after 5pm - 250-344-1756 or 250-344-8113

Real Estate Houses For Sale Custom Timber Home On 6.5 acres, exc. Views 250-348-2447

Trades, Technical

Call Reg Janzen at 250-344-6935 Kicking Horse Village MHP

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell)

Mobile Homes & Pads

Apartment Furnished

Employment Agencies/Resumes

Office/studio for rent: $350.00/month (excld. GST). 200 SF, on ground floor, hydro/heating/wi-fi/ parking/waste disposal incld, private washroom, no smoking, no pets, avail June1. Inquire: 250.344.2443 Konan / 250.348.2591 Vreni.

Shared accmd looking for 1 mature NS roommate to share a very clean house in Nicholson w/ 1 person. No pets. DD and refs reqd. $450 +utls. Call 250-344-2408.


Townhouses 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1500+ sqft townhouse with balcony. Propane fireplace & dishwasher. No pets; no parties. Long term preferred. Good references & security deposits required $1595 per month + utls. 250-344-6710. AFFORDABLE Bedroom Town Home RENTAL OPPORTUNITY, GOLDEN: CMHA Kootenays has a 3bdr unit available for rent. Sites well-maintained, large green space, patio, carport, fridge/stove. 1/2 bathroom. No cats/dogs & no smoking. More info call 250-426-5269. $890 plus util. **BC Housing application form and proof of income required.



Mobile Home Lots for rent. First 3 months free! Creek side available. Ph. 250-344-0751.

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.

1996 29” ft Corsair 5th wheel. Very good condition. Tow package incld. 3 way fridge, 4 burner stove w/ oven, 4 piece dinette. $8000 OBO. Call 250344-7636 or 250-344-0111.

Homes for Rent

Suites, Upper


1 bdr apt. Ground floor, downtown, dishwasher, w/d hookup. Very clean, excellent condition, $650. Avail immediately, 250-3440222.

2 Bdrm bsmt suite: 1116 12th St. No pets, no parties, responsible adults only. References req. Avail afterJuly 15th 250-344-5626

Legal Notices

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

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


Shared Accommodation

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

Commercial/ Industrial

Newer 1bedroom cabin with loft, sitting on a full basement on acreage south of Golden. $950/month plus utilities. No parties, no illegal activities. Long term, mature, reliable tenants preferred. References and damage deposit required. Please telephone 250-3446710.

Each ofce is independently owned & operated.

2 bdrm w/ storage close to all amnts. Hydro, hot water and heat incld. Security entrance and laundry factls, sorry N/S, and no parties. 250-290-0056.

Bright 1 bdr apt. - $700/mnth. All inclusive, fully furnished (dishes, towels, bedding etc) $350 DD. 250-290-2011.


2 bdr. house. Close to Lady Grey. Large yard, laundry, large living room. 250-344-3535/5629.

If you see a wildfire, report it to

2 bedroom house on acreage at Castledale on Hwy 95 South. $950/month + utilities. No parties, mature reliable tenants preferred. References and damage deposit required. Call 250-344-6710.

1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.

Employment Agencies/Resumes

Employment Agencies/Resumes


Get Paid to Learn

Legal Public Notice Let it be known that any person or persons storing property at 690A Nicholson Frontage Rd, known as Mini Storage, have 60 days to pick up said property upon payment or forfeit such. Contact Eugene Champagne at 250-344-2989.

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Golden Business Directory ContraCting Ltd. Box 599, golden, BC. V0a 1H0

ContraCting Ltd. ContraCting Get ready for spring! Ltd. Call Shaun at 250-344-2215 Box599, 599,golden, golden,BC. BC. V0a V0a1H0 1H0 Box for a quote to have your parking lot and driveway Get ready for spring! spring! atSkid 250-344-2215 Get ready for sweptCall withShaun our JCB Street Sweeper Call Shaun at 250-344-2215 Call Shaun at 250-344-2215 Gravel Trucks, EndEnd Dumps, LogLog Haul Gravel Trucks, Dumps, foraaquote quote tohave have your parking lot anddriveway driveway for to your parking and Units Loader and Skid Steerlot Rentals sweptwith withour ourJCB JCBSkid SkidStreet StreetSweeper Sweeper swept Sand,Loader, Gravel Skid and Landscape Haul, Steer, Snow GravelTrucks, Trucks, Endavailable Dumps,Log LogHaul Haul Gravel End Dumps, Materials Removal, Sand, Gravel Units Loaderand and Skid Steerand Rentals Units Loader Skid Steer Rentals Sand,Gravel Gravel andLandscape Landscape Sand, and Landscape Materials available. Materialsavailable available Materials



Cranbrook Pest Control Certified & Licensed for Pesticide Application & Sale

Thermal Imaging 100% Money Back Guarantee infor@cranbrookpestcontrolcom

250-426-9586 • 1-888-371-6299

Mike Burns

ConstruC tion

Licensed Home Builder Cell Office Email

250 344 0290 250 344 3992

solar products at great prices .

Batteries inverters panels and controllers

•Sales •Service •Construction •Maintenance •Renovations

Pricing and delivery or consultation right away

Guaranteed lowest price for propane! On the highway next to A&W

All Your Electrical Needs 1135 10th Ave N (250) 344-2530 Fax 344-2584 Reg. #22652

1210 TransCanada Frontage Rd. CALL 250-344-8515 OR 359-444-4882 Ask for Thad CSI Certified

“Grave marker sales, installation and refurbishing” Dave & Susan Poland P.O. Box 1741, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0

Phone: (250) 344-8351

The French Connection Cheese and Fine Foods


1411 9th Street S • Across from the High School

Kicking Horse Embroidery

Construction Management General Contracting Licensed Builder Design Build


Eddie Leigan Shop 250-272-2222 Cell 250-344-0143

Trophies ~ Plaques ~ Giftware ~ Name Tags Signs ~ Acrylics ~ Wood ~ Plastic ~ Glass ~ Granite Tile Leather ~ Painted Metal ~ Anodized Metal WE DO IT ALL AND MORE!

Commercial and Residential Construction 819 9th Street N. Golden, BC


One Call Does It All! “Largest plumbing and heating inventory in the area” • renovations • new construction • service • septic systems • • pumps • water softeners • 10% Seniors Discount – parts only

Tell us what you’re up to!

Golden THE 413A 9th Ave N 250 344-5251

Showroom @ 805-9th St. N


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

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



901 - 7th Street

319 Fisher Road

2 baths


1592 Golden Avenue

3 bedrooms

3 baths

$450,000 5256 Ben Hynes Loop Road


2 baths

1,500 sqft 95 acres

3360 Highway #95, South

1742 Seward Frontage

3 bdrms 1 bath 1,740 sqft 18.5acres

3 bdrms 3 baths 2,160sqft

8.5 acres

$330,000 $330,300 910 910- 12th - 12thStreet Street

4 bedrooms 4 bedrooms 2 2baths baths

2,854sqft 2,854sqft

526 - 12th Street 2.5 baths


reduced reduced

reduced 4 bedrooms

3 bedrooms

1+ baths


$399,900 1515 Fir Crescent

6 bedrooms

3.5 baths

3,704 sqft

3 baths

773 Canyon Creek Road


1425Granite GraniteDrive Drive 1425

2,032sqft 2,032sqft

5bdrms 2.5 baths 2,544sqft .98 acre

1 bath


2 bdrms 2 baths 2,300sqft 3.71 acres

$220,000 1214 - 11th Avenue

3 bedrooms

2 baths

5 bedrooms       4 baths        2,618sqft

1,498 sqft

407 Riverglen Drive

4 bedrooms

3 baths


1 bath

3 bedrooms

1 bath

1,374 sqft


5 bedrooms

3.5 baths


.52 acres

$925,000 1669 Dogtooth Close

3 bedrooms

2 1/2 baths

5 bdrms

2 baths

3,032 sqft

60 acres

2416 Campbell Road

5 bdrms 2 baths 2,986sqft 10.28 acres

$267,000 554 Day Road

2 bedrooms

2 baths

reduced 2 bedrooms

#12, 2924 Kicking Horse Road

2 bedrooms

1 bath

1615 Gareb Road

839 sqft

4 bedrooms

1508 Poplar Street 3 baths


2 bedrooms

1 bath


11 bedrooms

4.5 baths



baths 22 baths

2,000sqft 2,000sqft

$424,000 1404 Birch Crescent

5 bedrooms

3 baths



$795,000 1001 - 10th Avenue

3 baths

612- -12th 12thStreet Street 612

4 bedrooms 4 bedrooms

$174,900 #204, 521 - 8th Avenue


$279,900 $279,000

$487,000 4 bedrooms

2 baths



1007 King Crescent

1,350sqft 1 acre


$169,900 3377 Highway #95, South 2bdrms 1 bath 952sqft 2.41 acres



$565,000 2328 Holmes Deakin Road

$410,000 1515 Cedar Street


586 Lower Habart Road

2 bdrms 1 bath

$174,900 707-9th Street

.35 acre



$429,000 520 - 12th Street

2 bedrooms

$469,000 2016 McMurdo Road

$169,900 #207, 521 - 8th Avenue

2 bedrooms

.35 acre

$80,000 Lot 19, 1208 Station Avenue

$195,000 #206, 1545 Kicking Horse Trail


$899,900 $899,000 3 bedrooms 2.5 2.5baths baths 3 bedrooms


3bdrms     1 bath    1,386sqft


616 - 6th Street

Land & Building Fully Rented


$189,000 1731 Highway #95 South 2bdrms 1 bath 924sqft 2.45 acres

$289,000 1213 - 10th Avenue

3.5 baths

1282 Horse Creek Road

Rural Propery with 2 Homes

$339,600 4 bedrooms

4 bedrooms

$249,900 3071 Tegart Road

$408,000 2483 Seward Road


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

$669,000 509 Main Street

$1,195,000 1593 Columbia Valley View


$319,000 2bdrms 1 bath 960sqft 22.58 acres

8.7 acres


$259,000 #412, 1420 Palliser Trail

$2,300,000 1000 Kicking Horse Drive

Land and Building

7.27 acres

2 bedrooms

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

1208 Alexander Drive

5 bedrooms

2 baths


Golden Star, July 08, 2015  

July 08, 2015 edition of the Golden Star

Golden Star, July 08, 2015  

July 08, 2015 edition of the Golden Star