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Take Back the Night

Hospital reaches target for new ventilator ....................................3


Reach a Reader raises funds for literacy ...................................9


First KHC show has western Canadian roots ................................11


The Golden Rockets and their captain Ian Desrosier were among those in attendance for the Golden Women’s Resource Centre’s annual Take Back the Night march. The worldwide initiative strives to eliminate violence against women. Joel Tansey/Star Photo

Town hosts successful first Golden Ultra .......................................13

Kootenay region hosting Community Futures conference Jessica Schwitek It’s one of the best resources for small businesses in the Kootenay region, and very few people know about it. “(Community Futures) is there to help people succeed in business,” said Golden’s Isa-

belle Simard who currently holds the position of Vice Chair for the organization. The organization provides business loans, and sometimes training and other support, for small business owners across British Columbia, and Canada. The Kootenay region of Community Futures has helped countless businesses get off the

ground, including several right here in Golden. “It’s such a great organization and resource, but a lot of people don’t know that it exists,” said Simard. “Because it is our mandate to help local businesses, we can take a bigger risk and give a loan to someone the bank might have turned down.” Continued on page 2


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Wednesday, September 23., 2015 The Golden Star

Local wood carver displays impressive talent in Spirit Square Joel Tansey Cory Schacher has a passion for wood as well as a stunning level of artistic talent. Recently, he’s found a way to combine the two of them. Schacher spent his entire working life

around wood and was working at Canadian Timber Frames until last year. He left the company and started his own business, Silverless Woodworks, which he runs out of the shop at the home in Parson that he shares with his wife and four chil-

Golden Dental Centre News

Summer is Over! Our extended hours have begun allowing for more available appointment times. New patients welcome for general family dentistry and orthodontic care.

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Reddi Mart is OPEN Again!

Thank You!

To the cyclist who called in the fire. May your tires never go flat. To the Golden Fire Department. Without your quick response, it could have been much worse! To the community for your patience. Your kind words and support mean so much to us. To the cleaners, contractors and suppliers for helping us get up and running so quickly. To Amy, who while on holiday pitched in and helped. To the Reddi Mart staff: Caitlind, Britt, Kindra, Karen, Kelsi, and of course James. For kicking me out of town. For surprising me when I got back. For being the best staff anyone could ask for. You guys are amazing! Come on down and see what the girls did! FREE coffee, juice and cookies on Saturday, September 26th.

dren. His creations are mostly done through the use of chainsaws, with each individual cut forming a building block for the final product. A quiet guy by nature, Schacher is chattiest when discussing his work, which includes art pieces in the form of tables, custom stairs, doors, mantels, and the list goes on. One of his first projects was the very visible wolf sculpture that is a prominent figure at the Wolf’s Den restaurant. Over the weekend Schacher brought his talents to Spirit Square. Creating art in front of an audience was a completely new experience for him. “Saturday morning…I was so nervous, those first few cuts I just couldn’t stop vibrating, just trying to hold my saw up,” he said. To go along with the theme of the Golden Ultra, Schacher’s piece

was named the Mystical Forest Runner and depicts a tree-like figure engaged in a full run. For the lay-person, it’s hard to imagine how someone could have the vision and the talent to create something so detailed out of a piece of wood, but Schacher makes it look easy. He finished his work early Sunday afternoon after two long, and at times, rainy days in Spirit Square. Schacher developed the idea for the piece following some extensive brainstorming on paper, as is the norm for much of his work. Ruth Hamilton, the manager at the Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce, came up with the name, and it’s one that Schacher likes because it isn’t too specific. “It’s very vague. If I give it a name that’s too specific, then everybody can’t use their

CF hosting youth Dragons’ Den Continued from page 1

Every year all the CFs get together for a conference, and this year the Kootenays are hosting it in Kimberly. The event includes speakers, and workshops, and will give Golden and the Kootenays the opportunity to show other business advocates throughout the province what the


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area has to offer. Community Futures is also working on bringing a Junior Dragons’ Den competition to the area soon. As the representative for Golden and Invermere, Simard will be working on making the competition available to youth here. “I think it’s going to be a really cool thing for the kids here,” said Simard. Community Futures has done it in the past in the West Kootenays (hosted in the Greater Trail area) with great success. It was modelled after CBC’s The Dragons’ Den, where qualifying entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors. the Junior Dragons’ Den started as a West KootenayBoundary-wide student business competition two years ago, and is expanding through the Columbia Basin this fall. To learn more about what Community Futures offers in the East Kootenays, go to

Cory Schacher works on his sculpture in Spirit Square over the weekend.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo own brains to evaluate it themselves,” he said. Much like the runners who completed their lengthy races to the finish line in Spirit Square, Schacher develops his own version of a “runner’s high” while working on an exciting project.

“If I get in a groove, I’m smiling and sawdust is flying,” he said. Schacher, 42, has big plans for the future - he proudly leafs through numerous ideas he has for future projects - and feels an urgency to accomplish what he can while he is still

able, explaining that his hands are simply getting worn out after a lifetime of work. Schacher’s piece from the weekend will be up for auction through the Chamber. Visit goldenchamber. for more information.

The Terry Fox Run

The Cooper family including John, Kristi and their kids (front, from left) Kessie, Marley and Lucy pictured at this year’s Terry Fox Run. The family participates every year in honour of the children’s late grandfather.   Photo Submitted

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Rusalka gets ready The 3 Wood-Sprites are getting ready for the local production of the opera Rusalka. Golden’s Courteny Green (centre) and Dana Hudson (right) will be joining the production that premiered in Halifax last year.  Photo Submitted

HUGE MOVING SALE! Saturday, September 26th 9am - 2pm 1507 Fir Crescent Furniture, fitness equipment, household items, crafts and much, much more! Golden Snowmobile Club & Golden Snowmobile Trail Society (GSTS) Annual General Meeting Thursday October 8th 7:00 p.m The Island Restaurant(upstairs)

Golden’s ventilator fund reaches goal

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Interior Health Submitted In May of this year the Golden Hospital struck a committee made up of Interior Health Managers, local physicians and nurses with a dream to raise $43,000 through a community supportive fundraising effort to buy a new transport ventilator for the rural hospital. What has happened since then is literally magical with the community rising to the occasion in fundraising over $20,000 for the cause. Donations poured in from local events and donors who wished to share their gratitude, honour a loved one, and those who simply wanted to get behind their hospital. In addition, help from East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) provided a link to the regional health foundation’s ability to approach other granting bodies for funding consideration. One of those grant requests has turned into a most miraculous moment. Quoting right from a page on their website “Most people take breathing for granted… consider a donation today” are the

The Golden Museum would like to thank the following for special contributions to the success of the Fall Faire Golden Rotary Club Sandra Beckett Bruce McKenzie Lou Bergenham Ray Tress Golden Lawn Tractor Racers Doreen Kelley Bill Braisher Charlene Fairchild Ton & Louise Jobin Golden Interact Club Randy Tress Jason Tress

Eddie Leigan Raylen Tress Golden Fire Department Jocelyn Wilson Travis Jobin The Pickups Syenna & Carrington Mitchell Tony Bell John Jenkins Crista & the Crybabies Drummy the Clown Little Mittens Kicking Horse Party Rentals

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Passed & Forgotton (From left) Janice LaRoy (RN), Johanna Evison (Site Manager, Golden) celebrate a defining moment when they raised the required funds to purchase a new ventilator, with East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Donna Grainger (Executive Director) and Patricia Whalen. Photo Submitted very words and action taken by TB Vets with an incredible gift of $43,000 awarded to EKFH for the Golden Hospital. For 70 years the mission of TB Vets has been and will continue to be helping British Columbians with respiratory illness lead healthy and productive lives. With the community’s generosity and the dedication of TB Vets an even bigger dream has been realized for Golden. The

combination of all the fundraising allows the hospital to purchase both the transport ventilator as originally planned and also a trauma stretcher that will accompany the unit. “There are moments in health care that are impacted by the generosity of people. Having our community and the TB Vets get behind this project is one of those moments and is truly a remarkable outcome for our hos-

pital,” says Deborah Austin, Acute Health Services Administrator for Golden/Invermere. Dr. Kirk McCarroll will be the guest speaker and represent the Golden Hospital and EKFH at the upcoming TB Vets BreatheBC Grants Awards evening on September 30 in Vancouver. To learn more about the extensive work of the TB Vets Charitable Foundation visit http://

The topic of choice in the DriveSmartBC e-mail box this past week has been about drivers who pass you in the left lane of a multiple lane highway and then immediately change lanes back in front of you. This action leaves less (sometimes much less) than optimum following distance between you and the driver who passed you. It’s as if once passed, you are completely forgotten by the other driver. Since the driver who changed lanes doesn’t seem to care suggested one correspondent, she had to keep dropping back to re-establish a reasonable following distance. Of course, once she did that another driver would fill it in again. Travelling this way on lower mainland highways almost became an exercise in going backwards. I’ve written about this once before in an article titled Forced Tailgating. The Inland Island Highway is often relatively quiet, yet a driver often passes me in this manner when there were literally kilometers of empty highway in front of both of us, forcing me into a tailgating situation. Out of sight, out of mind I guess. It should not be this way though. Have you ever used the mantra mirror, signal, shoulder check, change? If you can’t see the entire front of the vehicle behind you in your center rearview mirror, you are not far enough ahead to change lanes yet. Having trouble fitting in? Perhaps an adequate signal of your intention will result in the other driver politely making room. 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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Candidate Q&A: Canadian Federal Election 2015

Bill Green Green Party of Canada

Don Johnston Liberal Party of Canada

Wayne Stetski New Democratic Party

David Wilks Conservative Party of Canada

Christine Yahn Libertarian Party of Canada

What, if any, changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program will you advocate for in order to help support tourism in the region? Or what is alternative solution to businesses in our region that cannot find the staff they need to operate at full capacity? The Temporary Foreign Worker Program was established to address short-term problems, but there is no quick fix to most of our labour shortages. The Green Party’s labour market strategy focuses on long-term solutions: - education and skills training.   - a Guaranteed Livable Income to provide everyone with an income above the poverty line. - bringing in foreign workers as future Canadians – not as temporary, vulnerable employees. We will remove financial barriers to education, apprenticeships and skills training by eliminating tuition fees and capping student debt. A guaranteed income will allow people to live and work in their home communities, even on minimumwage jobs, which will ease staff shortages in tourism and service sectors. Finally, Canada needs immigrants and their families who become permanent, valued contributors to Canadian society. The immigration process must be tailored to meet our labour needs. Given that Kootenay-Columbia is a lake and river-filled region with extreme weather events, how will you be an environmental steward and address the uncertainties of climate change? The best way to address the uncertainties of climate change is to avoid causing more climate change. Canadian governments have so far failed to meet this challenge.  The Green Party’s bold climate action plan starts with goals informed by science. To avoid catastrophic climate change, we must begin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically, starting now. Our plan to achieve this is built around carbon pricing – a predictable carbon price levied on industry at the point of extraction. All carbon fee revenue will be re-distributed as a dividend, rewarding those who strive toward a low-carbon footprint. Leading international energy companies are urging governments to establish carbon pricing systems. The Globe and Mail ranked the Green plan as the most economically efficient.  We are experiencing the effects of climate change even now and more severe effects are unavoidable. We must be prepared. The Green Party will invest $6.4 billion per year in green municipal infrastructure to support community resilience in the face of extreme weather events. 

What, if any, changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program will you advocate for in order to help support tourism in the region? Or what is alternative solution to businesses in our region that cannot find the staff they need to operate at full capacity? Staffing seasonal industries and ensuring younger workers secure dependable employment are both nationwide concerns. We need to address both. Conservative mismanagement led to TFWP entrants increasing from 141,000 in 2005 to 338,000 in 2012 and abuses of this program drives down wages and displaces Canadian workers. Liberals believe those who want to work in Canada should have a pathway to citizenship. We will return the TFWP to its original purpose: filling jobs when qualified Canadians cannot be found and then complement it with employment programs. We will increase the Labour Market Development Agreement by $500 million annually to support regional job retention, waive Employers EI premiums when they hire 18-24 year olds, support college co-op jobs, expand Pre-Apprenticeship Training, and create a 3 year $300 million Youth Employment Strategy aimed at creating 40,000 jobs each year. Combining TFWP benefits with other employment strategies has longer term value. Given that Kootenay-Columbia is a lake and river-filled region with extreme weather events, how will you be an environmental steward and address the uncertainties of climate change? Canadians want immediate leadership on the environment and that’s our promise. Our commitment to bring all Premiers to the 2015 Paris Environmental Conference and investing $6 billion more in green infrastructure in our first four years is step one. If you’re asking what I can do locally to mitigate problems it could range from water level negotiations for the Columbia Basin Treaty, reinstating the Federal Kootenay Lake Fishery office, or supporting wildfire programs. Climate change itself requires comprehensive environment policies and are one of the strongest reasons to choose a Liberal candidate. Our website details plans to invest in green infrastructure projects like local water and wastewater facilities, climate resilient infrastructure, and energy efficient buildings. Liberals will provide support for community-scale renewable energy projects, and work with the provinces to develop a Canadian Energy Strategy that brings cleaner, renewable energy – like solar and wind – onto the electricity grid.

What, if any, changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program will you advocate for in order to help support tourism in the region? Or what is alternative solution to businesses in our region that cannot find the staff they need to operate at full capacity? In typical Harper fashion, the Conservative ‘fix’ to the problem with the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program did little to address the real issue. While we experienced serious issues with abuses of some foreign workers right here in the Kootenays, overall, the ‘solution’ to the problem has made it very difficult for businesses in the area to get the workers they need, and didn’t actually protect the foreign workers that are here. I have spoken with numerous small business owners who are now struggling to get enough workers to keep their businesses open. We clearly need a new approach that meets the needs of both those seeking employment in Canada and the businesses that want to hire them. Given that Kootenay-Columbia is a lake and river-filled region with extreme weather events, how will you be an environmental steward and address the uncertainties of climate change? As the former Regional Manager for the Kootenays responsible for Fish and Wildlife, Ecosystems and BC Parks, I know the importance of healthy lakes and rivers to our environment, and our quality of life. The Harper Conservatives have gutted environmental legislation, 50 years in the making, and that is why internationally recognized environmental scientists like Dr. David Schindler are speaking out, asking voters to vote together to protect the environment. Tom Mulcair is a recognized leader in the development of environmental legislation. As Minister of Environment in Quebec, he brought in the most progressive environmental legislation anywhere in North America. That’s the kind of environmental record I am happy to support.

What, if any, changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program will you advocate for in order to help support tourism in the region? Or what is alternative solution to businesses in our region that cannot find the staff they need to operate at full capacity? New measures under the low skilled worker program were implemented in 2014 after abuses to the system were identified.  These new rules are meant to ensure that Canadians have jobs first.  These changes did however have a significant effect on communities in KootenayColumbia who are tourism based and cannot find enough local workers to fill the jobs.  I will continue to meet with the Minister to express the concerns of local businesses and work toward a solution. Given that Kootenay-Columbia is a lake and river-filled region with extreme weather events, how will you be an environmental steward and address the uncertainties of climate change? Our government will continue to work with other countries from around the world to establish a fair and effective international climate agreement that includes meaningful and transparent commitments from all major emitters.   Within Canada we have implemented a sector by sector approach and to date have regulated the transportation and electricity sectors.   We have taken action to limit the growth of emissions on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).   We have implemented strict new rules on emissions for coal fired electricity plants and are the first country in the world to ban construction of traditional coal plants.   I will work with local and regional partners such as the Columbia Basin Trust and support their Environment Strategic Plan which includes 5 goals, Water, Ecosystems, Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Education and Stewardship and Environmental capacity building to strengthen communities.

What, if any, changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program will you advocate for in order to help support tourism in the region? Or what is alternative solution to businesses in our region that cannot find the staff they need to operate at full capacity? I would like to see a streamlined process so that foreign workers are able to take part in programs such a the foreign worker program. Its a common issue for employers to access reliable workers and I think we should be doing whatever we can to aid in allowing the process of applicants to be as simple as possible. Given that Kootenay-Columbia is a lake and river-filled region with extreme weather events, how will you be an environmental steward and address the uncertainties of climate change? With climate change humans need to develop the ability to adapt in a way that works with nature’s shifting and evolving cycles as opposed to fighting against it. There are many things we can do on an international and national level to reduce pollution through green incentives and holding polluters accountable by removing policy that protects them and sending them through the judicial system. However on a local level I would implement permaculture and agriforestry practices to harmonize with changes to climate and ecology. Planting along the lakes and rivers to reduce erosion, planting diversity in the forests to reduce the monoculture of pine trees to reduce issues like pine beetle damage...when you have a variety of flora and fauna pests are far less of an issue. Working with partnerships with biologists, entomologists,and other specialists to develop plans and programs to create sustainable systems in our ecosystem. Food security will become a pressing issue with climate changes and we seriously need to work hard to create a local food system. I see this through  supporting our farmers, making land available  to our young farmers who are the next generation of food security.  The average age of our farmers is 65 years old and we have a surge of youth who are interested but do not have the land. I would work to build green houses, community gardens, green spaces and food forests with communities.

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RCMP Report: Two separate collisions with bears near Golden Golden Star Staff Window Smashed Police were called on September 14 after the owner of a VW Jetta reported having his vehicle window smashed in while it was parked on 8th Avenue South. Anyone with information regarding this mischief is asked to contact the GoldenField RCMP at 250-3442221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Vehicle Rolled on Hwy A 37 year-old from Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., was transported to the Golden Hospital by BC Ambulance after rolling his vehicle on Highway 1 near Heather Hill on September 14. Police believe that speed relative to conditions may have been a contributing factor. No other vehicles or occupants were involved. Collisions with Bears Police responded to two collisions involving bears this week. The first incident occurred on September 14 on Highway 1 approximately 15 kms west of Golden. The bear, which police believe would have been injured, was never located. The second incident occurred on September 16 on Highway 95 near Habart Road. BC Conservation was advised and the deceased bear was

removed from the highway. No human injuries were reported in either of the incidents. Parked Semi Hit On September 16 police were called to the ‘old scales’ parking lot off of Highway 1 after a truck driver reported that someone had hit his truck while he was sleeping. Police responded and were able to review the vehicle’s dash cam which had recorded the incident, specifically the company name and trailer number for the other vehicle. Police were then able to track down the driver of the other vehicle who denied knowing that he had struck the vehicle. A collision report was prepared and forwarded to ICBC for further follow up. Stolen Bike Police are asking for assistance in locating a stolen bicycle that is believed to have been taken sometime between noon and 7 p.m. on September 15. The bicycle is described as a Grey/ Brown 2011 Specialized Camber 27 Speed mountain bike with dual suspension and turquoise handlebars. Anyone who may know where the bike is located is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Collision a False Alarm Emergency crews responded to a “collision” on Highway 1 east of Golden on September 16. RCMP and BC Ambulance received a call indicating that a pickup truck had collided into the side of a mountain and required help. Upon arrival police and paramedics determined that the vehicle had not struck the mountain and that the driver had simply pulled to the side to change a flat tire. “Unfortunately these types of calls happen quite often throughout the year and can be avoided by callers simply stopping and determining what has transpired before calling 911,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury. “The two minutes it takes to stop could save police from being tied up unnecessarily and allow paramedics to respond to other calls.” Jackets Stolen Police were called on September 18 after it was reported that someone had stolen two jackets out of a parked vehicle that was left unlocked on Mitchell Road. The jackets were worth approximately $400. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers. Trespassing Quads Police have for-

warded information off to the Ministry of Environment for follow up after police received a tip that quads had been trespassing on private property and doing “doughnuts” in the Blaeberry River. The caller advised that the property is often accessed by quadders who break the fence to gain access to the area. Traffic Services The Golden RCMP Traffic Services unit set up ‘Speedwatch’ September 14 on 9th Street South in the 30km/h zone near Alexander Park School. “Several motorists were given friendly reminders to slow down,” says Cst. Lainchbury “Although the speed limit is in effect there year round, we wanted to remind motorist to slow down now that school is back in.” The program which uses a large display to show driver’s how fast they are travelling is something that the Golden RCMP would like to use more often with the assistance of community volunteers. Anyone interested in helping with the program is asked to contact Cst. Lainchbury at the detachment or by email: Impounded Trailer Police with the Gold-

en RCMP Traffic Services unit impounded a tractor trailer unit this week after they allege that the driver was travelling 105km/h in the 60km/h zone on Highway 1 near Lafontaine Road. The vehicle was impounded for seven days under the BC Motor Vehicle Act, and the driver was also issued a Violation Ticket for $368.00. 50 km Over Limit A 58 year-old from Alberta also had her vehicle impounded this week after police allege that she was travelling 130km/h in a 80km/h speed zone just east of Golden. The driver was also issued a $368.00 Violation Ticket. School Bus Safety Police would like to remind drivers of the requirement to stop for school buses after receiving several complaints throughout the first few weeks of September. Under Section 149 the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act: The driver of a vehicle on a highway, on meeting or overtaking a school bus (a) that is designated as a school bus, (b) that is stopped on a highway, and (c) on or near which a sign or signal is displayed indicating the

Rock Solid comes to GSS for Grade 8s EKASS Submitted Golden students new to high school will be getting a crash course on the dangers of substance abuse. On Sept. 23 and 24 East Kootenay Addiction Services Society and collaborating agencies will be running a Substance Use Prevention program for all the Grade 8s at Golden secondary School. Rock Solid is a community based school program aimed at supporting students as they start their education at Golden Secondary School. The program is designed for “learning while doing” in the outdoors and includes activities focused on team work, leadership, supporting each other and respecting differences, while introducing them to a supporting adult community. Rock Solid is based on research that suggests students are more likely to do well in school and avoid high risk behaviors such as alcohol and drug misuse if they receive support while transitioning from intermediate school to high school. The program also addresses parent concerns relat-

ed to substance misuse as their children move towards independence. We know that the majority of grade 8 students do not use substances and it is our goal to support this healthy choice. Rock Solid includes one classroom session and one day in the non-traditional setting of Camp Wenman. We hope students will have lots of fun and be reminded of the importance of substance free play. Students get the opportunity to explore their personal strengths, meet community support people who can be a positive influence in their lives, make healthy connections that contribute to a safe environment in which they grow, and share facts of substance abuse, including possible ways to deal with the new social and emotional challenges of high school life. Rock Solid is steered by East Kootenay Addiction Services Society and works in partnership with School District #6, Child and Youth Mental Health and Golden's youth serving agencies. More info can be found at or through Justin Telfer at East Kootenay Addiction Services Society ( 250-344-2000 or jtelfer@ekass. com).

school bus is receiving or discharging school children, must stop the vehicle before reaching the bus and not proceed until the bus resumes motion or the driver of the bus signals to other drivers that it is safe to proceed.

Rocky Mountain School District 6 will be working with police to ensure that drivers who fail to stop are reported which may result in a Violation Ticket for $167 being issued which also carries 3 demerit points.

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

7:00 pm - at the Golden & District Search & Rescue Meeting Room 210 Fisher Rd. (next to Alpine Helicopters)

Golden & District Senior Citizen’s Housing Society

Annual General Meeting Monday, September 28th at 7:00 pm in the lounge at Purcell View Apartments We are seeking new members for our board! The G&D Senior Citizen's Housing Society operates Purcell View Apartments, a low income Apartment building for Senior Citizen's! We typically hold 2 meetings a year so this is not a big time commitment! Please attend the AGM or contact Kaye Jankovic at 250-344-5133 for more information!

NEW Support for Non-Profits We’re aiming to help Basin non-profits increase capacity & become more sustainable and efficient. Non-profits are invited to seek organizational support through Columbia Basin Trust’s new Non-profit Support Program. For more information, contact Michelle d’Entremont at or 1.800.505.8998. 1.800.505.8998

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Hunger Awareness Week


Fiscally Responsible? Editor,

As the afternoon drags on at the office a thought crossed my that often hits me at this time of day. I’m hungry! I ate lunch three hours ago, and by the time I leave work, get groceries and make dinner, it will be another three hours - I SURMISE from now. By Jessica Schwitek But as my favourite comedian Louis C.K. once said, “If you ate today, you’re not hungry...that’s first world hunger.” Louis is right. Hunger and starvation are a real problem around the world, and often right here in Canada. And the grumbling ache in my stomach is nothing compared to the feeling of seeing an empty table night after night. This week is Hunger Awareness Week in Canada. It aims to raise awareness for what Food Banks Canada calls “the solvable problem of hunger in Canada.” Events are being planned all over the country to shed light on the issue, and here in Golden the food bank is hosting a movie night, showing the film Just Eat It at the Centre for Peace. In 2014, close to 850,000 people were assisted each month by a food bank in Canada. Of those helped, 37 per cent were children and 90,000 turned to a food bank for the first time. Too many Canadians do not have enough income to pay for rent, bills, clothing for growing children, transportation, medication – and food. Food is unfortunately one of the most flexible household expenses, and it is often nutrition that suffers when money is tight. Golden is no exception to this. In 2014 the Golden Food Bank assisted an average of 300 individuals per month. I’ve always found it interesting when I hear the Golden Food Bank report that many of their users are employed or have some source of income, and are just having trouble putting enough food on the table every day. Only 35 per cent of those who accessed the Golden Food Bank in July of this year had no income, and 49 per cent of those assisted by the Golden Food Bank live on a fixed income, such as social assistance, provincial disability or pension income. Hard times can fall on any of us, and we’re incredibly fortunate to have resources like food banks around. But we can always do better. Hunger Awareness Week asks people to understand what the hunger situation is in Canada and each of our communities. So go to and see just how important the food bank is right here in Golden.

When I hear people say that Conservatives are fiscally responsible I can’t help but to wonder - specifically which Conservatives? The Harper Conservatives, currently represented here by David Wilks, wanted to buy the F35 fighter jet stating the price tag at $14.7 billion. A review by the Parliamentary Budget Officer put the cost at closer to $29 billion. Not only were they $14.3 BILLION off the mark, they didn’t follow business rule #1 - put the contract up for tender to get the best product at the most competitive price. Meanwhile, when asked by sitting MPs and the Budget Officer to

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disclose details of public spending for Parliamentary review the Harper Conservatives refused. They were taken to court, lost the case (taxpayer funded of course) but incredibly continued stonewalling and were found in contempt of Parliament! So much for transparency and accountability for the tax-payer purse. During the 2009 global financial crisis the Conservatives were patting themselves on the back for Canada’s stable economy. However many experts attributed the weathering of that storm to pre-Harper policies instituted by the Paul Martin Liberals. No matter, Harper smugly took credit. Now the smugness is gone as Harper’s one-trickpony economics have collapsed into recession - part of his “long-

Lab Services To the editor, Re: Proposed reduction in laboratory services at the Golden hospital. I am writing with serious concerns about proposed reductions to the laboratory services at Golden District Hospital. My family has relied significantly on the services provid-

term plan” I suppose. Their worst long term fiscal decision was eliminating the mandatory long form census. Both the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce advised against this simply because good fiscal planning requires accurate information. Obviously the Harper Conservatives aren’t interested in good fiscal planning. If you want transparency and accountability for your tax dollar, you’ll have to vote for someone other than the local Harper Conservative. Erik Treijs Blewett, B.C. Kootenay Columbia Riding

ed by our local lab over the past 4 months. In March of this year, I had surgery to remove a tumour in my colon. Shortly after, a pelvic infection was discovered. I was required to be on antibiotics, and daily blood tests were used to monitor the effectiveness of both the medications and my bodily response. Often the type of antibiotic needed to be changed or daily doses adjusted based on small but measured variations in blood test results. This was the only way to know whether or not the infection was under control. Continued on page 7

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Do you think political debates are beneficial when deciding who you are going to vote for? Bingo Stars to the Independent Seniors for supporting the Fall Fair and the community!

Steve Benty

Erika Buckley-Strobel

Pam Mooreside

“I don’t know who I’m voting for yet but I do find them to be quite beneficial.”

“Yes it is a great opportunity for the community to come together and hear all the different perspectives.”

“Yes they are, however only if they actually answer the questions.”

Stars to Britt for fixing the windshield wiper in the dark on the side of the road in the pouring rain. Stingers to the dog owners that let their dogs poop in public and don’t clean up after them. I stepped in some, and now my shoes stink!

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Stars to 7/11 for your great customer service. Stars to the Golden Ultra team for hosting an amazing first event. We’ll be back again next year! Stingers to people who talk loudly on their cell phone at restaurants. We don’t want to hear your conversation. It’s bad etiquette! Stingers to the tall,

blonde girl with the ripped blue jeans that was flirting with my boyfriend at the bar on Saturday night right in front of me. Did you not think I would notice? Stingers to my soonto-be ex-boyfriend for flirting back. Stars to Red Tomato Pies for the awesome pizza the other night. You guys do an awesome job!

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MLA Report: More needs to be done to protect B.C. lakes, rivers We're still not doing enough to protect BC from zebra and quagga mussels I have written many times about the need for the Provincial government to vigorously protect our lakes and rivers from some particularly challenging invasive species, quagga and zebra mussels. These mussels are from Russia originally, but many decades ago, this invasive species became established in the Great Lakes region. And just last year, they came to Manitoba. While the zebra mussel has predators in Europe, those predators are rare in North America. An adult zebra mussel can survive for a number of days out of water, which allows them to be transferred from water body to water body on boats. Once established, zebra and quagga mussels cannot be eliminated from our lakes and rivers, and the impacts they will have are profound and costly. It only makes sense, economically and environmentally, to keep zebra and quagga mussels out of BC’s lakes and rivers by checking every single boat entering

the province from other jurisdictions. In the two week summer session of the BC Legislature, the BC NDP proposed legislation similar to Alberta’s that would require the inspection of all boats coming into BC. The BC Liberals chose to ignore the proposal, but we intend to continue to raise this important issue. The BC Liberal government has been under tremendous pressure to do something to stop the infestation, and they have reacted to this pressure by setting up mobile checking units. And the Columbia Basin Trust has funded some additional stations, but these are clearly half measures. Columbia Lake, St Mary River, Windermere Lake, Revelstoke Lake: just some of the critically important bodies of water in this area that must be protected from zebra and quagga mussels. To properly check all boats coming into British Columbia at every point of entry would likely cost over $2 million each year, but the impact of a zebra and quagga mussel infestation is estimated in the range of Continued from page 6

The immediate feedback that the Golden lab provided to the doctors was an essential part of this process- it allowed the doctors to make the best and most effective decisions with the most relevant and up-to-date information. For our family, that meant less waiting and much less worrying. Golden provides an excellent standard of health care and the doctors, nurses and staff at the clinic and hospital work hard to ensure it stays that way. But like any welloiled machine, if you take one cog out of the wheel you will affect the whole. Eliminating all or even some of the lab services at Golden District Hospital will compromise our access to the best possible health care. That is not a risk my family is willing to take. Piers Lesser Golden

$100s of millions per year in the Great Lakes area alone. Better an ounce of prevention when there simply is no cure. British Columbians must demand that their government not stop at half measures. We cannot allow our lakes and rivers to remain unprotected. And I do not accept the argument that we can’t afford to take action, and neither - Norm Macdonald should you. Remember, in MLA Columbia River-Revelstoke their last budget, the BC Liberals gave a $135 million a year tax break to B.C.’s richest 2%. When you can afford to do that, there is no question that there is enough money to protect our province against an infestation that will devastate our environment, and our economy.

Principal’s Report: Lady Grey Janne Arlt Principal LGES, FES Leaves are changing colour, snow is on the mountaintops and school has begun again for another year! At Lady Grey our two School Success Plan goals this year are to increase students’ achievement in writing and to increase students’ personal and social responsibility. Before school started, our staff did some professional development activities related to both of those goals. Teachers have learned some new strategies to develop and extend writing skills. Your child’s teacher would be happy to talk to you about those and what home support might help your child best in their writing achievement. Continued on page 9

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Events & Entertainment Calendar The Golden Family Center would like to thank Andrew Englehart and all the riders and sponsors of the 8th annual Poker Ride in memory of Bryan Englehart for their generous donation to our Youth programs. Thank you! You help us help children and youth. The Golden Dolphins would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: • Columbia Basin Trust • Higher Ground Mountain Sports • Golden Bottle Depot • Kardash Plumbing • Golden Curling Club • Kellie’s Family Daycare • Golden Swimming Pool Staff • Kicking Horse Movies • Kicking Horse Embroidery • Liz Winters – Epicure Selections • Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club • McDonald’s • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort • Napa Auto Parts • Louisiana Pacific • Red Tomato Pies • Off The Wall • Signature Clothing • Overwaitea • Subway

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The Golden Star The Bear’s Den Town of Golden The Golden Dollar Store Whiskey Jack Logging The Jungle Room Big Cones The Turning Point Boston Pizza The Whistle Stop Outpost Dairy Queen Tim Horton’s Down Memory Lanes Top Notch Dr. Alex Link Western Financial Group Ewan & McKenzie Whitetooth Bistro Golden Installations Wolf’s Den Gouraly’s Pharmacy

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Golden Cinema presents: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Showing Sept. 25 to Oct. 1. Shows are at 7pm daily.

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Let Them Run: The Salmon Century Exhibit At AGOG from Sept. 11 to Oct. 14. 2015 BikeFest Sept. 25-27. Weekend events include a movie premier, Top to Town Enduro, Townie Tour, Kids Poker Ride, and Cedar Lake BBQ.

Wed, Sept. 23

Golden Public Health presents Baby Talk for new parents and kids every Wed., 1:30-3pm in the Early Learning Centre. 12 months and under. 250-344-3001 for more info. Hapkido Martial Arts Wed., Arena Lounge 6-7pm (kids) 7:158:15pm (adults). Parent and Tot Play Group Wed. 10:30am12pm at the Rec Plex. Follows school schedule. 344-2000 for info. Public Skate ever y Wednesday from 7-8pm at the Golden Arena. Badminton Wednesdays 7-9pm at the Rec Plex. Bring your own racket.

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Men’s Basketball Thur. 7:30-9:30pm at the Rec Plex. Bridge Club every Thur. at the Senior’s Centre 1-4pm. 250-344-5448. Mountain Magic Quilters Guild Thur., 7:30-9pm in the GSS sewing room. New members/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 3:45-5:30pm. Cribbage at the Golden Seniors Centre every Thursday from 1-3pm. English Language Classes, free! Tue. & Thur. 10am-12pm. 3448392 to register. ‘Just Eat It’ documentary night on Sept. 24 at 7:30pm at the Centre for Peace in support of Hunger Awareness Week.

Fri, Sept. 25 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. Friday Night Bridge at 7pm at St. Andrew’s Centre for Peace. 250344-5448. Golden Toastmasters Fridays, 7:00pm at College of the Rockies. Mother Goose Program Fri. 10:30-11:30am at the Early Years Centre. Snacks are included. Special Olympics “FUNdamentals” youth program Fri. 9-10am at APES. For children 7-12 years with intellectual disabilities. Call 250919-0757 for info. Grab a Granny and Go every Friday from 10-11am at Durand Manor. FREE Settlement Services to help newcomers to Canada with English language training, citizenship, community resources, banking, housing, and more! Fridays from 9-11am. Call 250-344-8392. Soup Day on Sept. 25 at the Senior Centre 11:301pm, $6.

Sat, Sept. 26

A.A Meetings Sat. at the Golden Museum. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Saturday Lego Club at the Library from 11am12pm for all school aged children. .

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Golden Farmers’ Market Saturday market from 10am-3pm in the Spirit Square. Rusalka Opera at the Golden Civic Centre on Sept. 26 at 7pm. Tickets available at AGOG.

Sun, Sept. 27 Sunday Howl open mic at the Wolf’s Den Sundays 4-8pm. Magic the Gathering Game Tournament 12-5pm at Bizarre Entertainment.

Mon, Sept. 28

Heroclix League 6-9pm Mondays at Bizarre Entertainment. Picnic in the Park Play & Chat Mondays from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Alexander Park Elementary playground. N.A Meetings Mon. in the Library basement. 8pm. Golden Youth Centre drop-in every Monday from 5-8pm. Nicholson Parent & Tot Mondays from 9-11am at Nicholson School. Crafts at the Seniors Centre every Monday from 1--3pm. Art classes at the Golden Seniors Centre every Monday from 10am-3pm. Hapkido Martial Arts Mon., Arena Lounge 6-7pm (kids) 7:158:15pm (adults). Al-Anon Group meets Mondays at the Women’s Centre from 6-7pm. 3446492 for more info. Badminton Mondays 7-8:30pm at the Rec Plex. Bring your own racket.

Tues, Sept. 29 A.A Meetings Tues. at the United Church 901 11th Ave S. Alley Ent. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Golden Youth Centre drop-in Tuesdays from 3:30-7:30pm. Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition Tuesdays 6-9pm at Bizarre Entertainment.

FREE Settlement Services to help newcomers to Canada with English training, citizenship, community resources, banking, housing, and more! Tues. 1-3pm. 250-344-8392. Golden Shotokan Karate Tues. & Thurs. 6-6:45pm (kids) 7-8:30pm (adults). Grab a Granny and Go, Tuesdays at 3:30pm at Durand Manor. T.O.P.S (take off pounds sensibly) Family Centre, Tue., 6-7pm. 344-7228, 344-6492 for more details. English Language Classes, free! Tue. & Thur. 10am-12pm. 3448392 to register. Smart Phone Workshop on Sept. 29 from 6-7pm at the CBAL office. Learn how to make the most out of your smart phone.

Upcoming Events

Ridley Bent at the Golden Civic Centre on Oct. 3 at 7:30pm. Tickets available at AGOG. GADSAR 50th Anniversary at the SAR Hall on Fisher Road on Oct. 3 from 1-4pm. Film Kicks presents Wild Tales on Thursday Oct. 8 at 7:30pm at the Golden Cinema. Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards on Oct. 24 at the Civic Centre. 6 Guitars at the Golden Civic Centre on Oct. 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets available at AGOG. GetClub the word Lion Annual out! Duck Race on Oct. 18 at 2pm. Only 500 tickets, available at Elite Nutrition, TRU Hardware, the Nicholson Store, and from any Lion for $10. Federal Election on Oct. 19. Do you have a community event coming up? Let us know and we’ll put it in our Community Events Calendar. 250-344-5251. to Visit toLearn LearnMore More

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Reach a Reader supports literacy in Golden CBAL Submitted More than half a million British Columbians face significant challenges because of limited literacy skills, whether it’s an inability to read the newspaper, or a lack of understanding of important financial or health documents. Literacy skills are vital to all British Columbians because they are a necessary part of everyday life and impact everything from healthcare to employment and economic status. Literacy is no longer just the ability to read or write, but encompasses a much wider scope of daily activities - including using technology, doing calculations, communicating verbally and in writing, and problem-solving. This month, Black Press and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) are joining forces to raise funds and awareness about the importance of literacy with the 5th Annual Reach a Reader campaign. The campaign will culminate with community leaders and volunteers hitting the streets across the Columbia Basin and Boundary to distribute special editions of local newspapers and collect donations in support of CBAL community-based literacy programs. The Reach a Reader campaign coincides with Decoda Literacy Solutions’ Literacy is Life Campaign; a province-wide fundraising and awareness campaign designed to put a human face on literacy and shed light on how low literacy affects children

Help make a difference and donate to literacy programs in our community.  Photo Submitted and adults, aboriginal and immigrant communities, those in the workforce, and the economy as a whole. CBAL’s Executive Director, Ali Wassing, says “Literacy skills are essential for a vibrant B.C. economy, so addressing limited levels benefits everyone. We would encourage anyone who is affected by literacy issues to tap into the many resources and literacy pro-

grams available in their community.” To find out more about literacy in Golden, contact Monica De at or go to cbal. org. Look out for your local Golden Rockets around town on Oct. 7. They will be selling newspapers to raise money for literacy programs right here in the community.

 Continued from page 7 For our personal and social responsibility goal, we are continuing the journey of being a Leader in Me school. Staff and students are reviewing the 7 habits of effective people right now. Parents can check out the information in our new agendas. These agendas will be used as resources for teaching, as well as planning tools for homework and communication with parents. Please look for your child’s to come home every day and help them remember to bring it back each morning. An opportunity for parents and community members is coming up in October. There will be a Golden 7 Habits workshop available Oct. 17 and 18 at no cost for all interested community members. More details and a link for online sign up will be advertised soon. As in previous school years, our Fall Running Club is literally up and running! Many students and staff are getting out on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon hour and charting their progress on the bulletin board by the library as the kilometers accumulate. We have street hockey out on the playground daily at lunch time and many students take advantage of the equipment available to borrow from Operation Fresh Air. More lunch clubs are starting up soon. In the mornings, Mrs. McMullan has a learning club; students can complete work or get help with homework, reading, math, etc. We also have our daily breakfast club. Students can grab some fruit, milk, and toast or other healthy snacks before school, while playing on the playground, to help get them ready for learning. This important program is supported by our PAC, Golden Bakery, Overwaitea, IGA, Columbia Valley Credit Union, Action Schools BC and our local food bank. Our PAC is always looking for more voices to help with supporting Lady Grey students. There are many possibilities and opportunities and we need lots of parent participation to make those things happen. The next meeting is Monday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. and you’ll have a chance to participate in setting PAC priorities for spending. We look forward to much more to come as the year unfolds!

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Ridley Bent brings “hick-hop” stylings to Golden for Live Kicks Joel Tansey Ridley Bent, who was born in Halifax, currently resides in Winnipeg, and has previously called Vancouver home, has undoubtedly had his music shaped by the west. Western Canada is where he performs 95 per cent of his shows, and with much of his music deriving from personal accounts, his lyrics are centred around stories that happened to him while travelling through this vast terrain. “I’m always on the road touring between Winnipeg and Vancouver or Victoria… it’s a beautiful land. There’s a lot of miles between towns but it’s fun,” Bent said. With his music falling under the genre of country - he’s described himself as “hick hop” - Bent has released three albums since his debut record in 2009, including his 2014 release Wildcard. As with his other albums, Wildcard features strong lyrics, an area of writing that Bent believes he particularly excels at. “I think my biggest strength as a songwriter is my lyrics, so in a situation where people are sitting down and can hear me spin my tales, they’re going to come out,” he said. One area that Bent says he struggles with at times is finding a proper hook or melody. “When I do get one…I’m the most excited about that. It seems I can always figure out a lyric to throw in,” he said. “I think the magic of songwriting comes when you get a great chorus.” One of his main influences over the years has been the writing of Cormac McCarthy and John Steinback and the bleak worlds they have created in their work. “I really like McCarthy’s dark side…I like the darker edges…especially when you’re not trying to write a conventional tune about love,” Bent said, adding that he continues to read a lot and draws influence from a wide range of authors. When he performs in Golden on Oct. 3, Bent will be joined by guitarist Chris Dunn. “If you’re a fan of tasty guitar you’re going to love this guy, he’s one of the best,” Bent said. More information on Ridley’s show can be found at

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The Net Result: Cowspiracy highlights issues with agriculture Joel Tansey Kip Andersen was profoundly affected by the Al Gore narrated documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The doc, which warns of the effects of greenhouse gases and their profound impact on our environment and climate, changed the way Andersen lived. He took shorter showers, he rode his bike everywhere, recycled everything he could, all in an effort to become a difference maker. But then he started wondering: even if everyone in the world adopted his eco-friendly habits, would it really make much of a difference? Would it make a significant impact on climate change? For Andersen, the answer was pretty clear: it wouldn’t. And

the reason is that our challenges with global warming go far deeper than emissions from cars or even the burning of fossil fuels. Our problems, Andersen argues in his 2014 documentary Cowspiracy, lie in what we eat. The statistics are mind-bending. In drought-plagued California, half of an individuals water consumption comes out of what they consume in meat and dairy. That’s because it takes 2500 gallons - nearly 1000 litres - to produce a single pound of beef. That burger you bought last week at a fast-food joint? Just under 2500 litres of water went into producing it. Hope it was filling. The rest of the numbers that Andersen cites are also mind-boggling. Over 90 per cent of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is

done with the purpose of raising animals for consumption and the World Bank Group estimates that 51 per cent of global climate change is because of animal agriculture. Basically, the message is that raising livestock is unsustainable. Which raises Andersen’s curiosity. If animal agriculture is such an unsustainable practice, why do we continue to mass-produce meat and dairy products and why isn’t anyone talking about this problem? Andersen is repeatedly refused interview requests with Greenpeace, and when he discusses problems with other organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Rainforest Action Network, they inevitably trumpet issues with fossil fuels and greenhouse gases. Anderson and his co-

director Keegan Kuhn have crafted an interesting, thought-provoking documentary that is sure to make even the staunchest carnivore think twice about their

diet. There’s plenty of bias here, but it is also refreshing to see a filmmaker take on a subject such as this one, likely in the face of tre-

mendous corporate pressure. Cowspiracy is entertaining and informa-

tive, a great combination for any documentary. It’s worth 8 mouse clicks out of 10.

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Rockets remain winless after 4-0 home loss to Castlegar Rebels Joel Tansey It’s three games into the KIJHL season and the Golden Rockets are the only one of the league’s 20 clubs that has yet to register a win. A tick in the win column never looked to be in the cards for last night’s home contest against the Castlegar Rebels. The visitors scored the opening goal of the game less than four minutes into the first period and were more or less on cruise control from there, eventually coasting to a straightforward 4-0 win. Scoring continues to be a primary concern for first-year head coach Jason Stephens and his staff, the Rock-

ets having mustered just four goals across their opening three games. “I think we’ve just been struggling… I don’t know where everyone’s head’s at but we just can’t put the puck in the net,” said assistant coach Jay LaRoy. “Things are coming along better with our forwards and our defence, but we’re just not quite there yet.” Golden managed precious few legitimate scoring chances in the opening frame and sprinkled just a handful of serious opportunities throughout the final 40 minutes. Rebels goaltender Logan Sawka, playing in his first KIJHL game, had to make just 23 saves for the shutout.

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Rockets goaltender Chandler Billinghurst makes a save while battling a crowd in front of the net during Golden’s 4-0 loss to the Rebels on Saturday night. Joel Tansey/Star Photo “We just gotta have more drive to win. It seems like we’re all playing out there and going through the motions…we’ve gotta get back to the simple game and just work hard,” Desrosier said. “We can make excuses about how the chemistry isn’t there yet but at the end of the day it comes down to whether or not you

win or lose and we haven’t won a game yet.” Last year’s edition of the Rockets generated the bulk of their scoring chances off of odd-man rushes, which simply hasn’t happened across the opening three games of 2015/16. “I think right now we’re just a little off on our passing. We just

need to settle down. It seems like we’re getting a little nervous with the puck,” Desrosier said. “That’s our biggest fault right now.” Bright spots weren’t aplenty for the Rockets, but goaltender Chandler Billinghurst was among them, making 36 saves on 40 shots in the one-sided affair. “Billinghurst has

been holding us in… goaltending here this year isn’t our weak spot,” LaRoy said. Rookie Jake Gudjonson also performed well on the Rockets’ top line and defenceman Kyran Karol made several impact plays, including a welltimed slide that broke up a dangerous Rebels 2-on-1 in the third. The road to a first

victory won’t get any easier for the Rockets next weekend, as they’ll receive visits from a pair of Eddie Mountain Division powerhouses. The Fernie Ghostriders will be in town for a Friday night matchup while the defending KIJHL champion Kimberley Dynamiters will visit on Sunday.

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their time skiing at Hidden Valley in Northern Ontario. His love for the sport was evident from the beginning and he began racing at just five years old. “When I was kid we’d go to the chalet for the weekend and we’d get there at 7 o’clock on Friday and I’d go to the hill until 10 when it closed. I’d get up in the morning at 9 and then go racing and then ski until 10 when it closed…it was just skiing with friends all the time, having fun,” he recalled. “It just never gets old. You do the same run 100 times and it’s still fun every single time.” Ford moved to Golden to coach and is now entering his third year working with the Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT). After working with various age groups in the program over his first two winters, he has been named the

Ryan Ford will take over as GKHAT’s head coach after two winters with the program.  Photo Submitted team’s head coach for 2015/16 and will oversee the entire club. Ford began coaching at 15 in Huntsville, Ont. and later coached at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay before moving west. As far as teaching kids, it’s really all about keeping things fun. “I try to just go out there and show them how much fun skiing can be…You try to

make sure you have a portion of every day that’s more routinely set for technical development and you try and get them to buy into that technical development by showing them where it can take them. Mostly, it’s pretty easy to have fun with kids on the snow,” he said. And getting kids keen to race isn’t hard either, Ford explains.

“When you introduce competition to kids, there’s an aspect of trying to be the best or to win something, some kids connect to that for sure. All you have to do is put two kids next to each other and say “okay, first one to that tree over there’,” he said. For more information on GKHAT, including registration details, visit

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Runners from across Western Canada and the U.S. took part in the first annual Golden Ultra over the weekend. Golden’s Sean Allen (right photo, far right) took home third place in the open category on day 3, sharing the podium with overall champion, California’s Jorge Maravilla (centre).  Joel Tansey/Star Photos Joel Tansey There was at least one sizeable group of people who were pleased to see the skies open up for most of Sunday morning and afternoon. When you’re running 20km through the rolling hills on the slopes of the Columbia Valley, you take any kind of refreshment you can get. The “perfect” weather and some home course knowledge helped a pair of Goldenites seize a podium spot on Day 3 of the gruelling Golden Ultra. Alex Link earned third in

the Men’s Masters division, while Sean Allen took third in the Open Men’s category. “It was tough, a lot of hills…it’s a tough trail run. The downhills were steep,” Link said. “I felt really good. I couldn’t have gone any harder.” “It was awesome, the weather was good, the crew did an awesome job, the start and finish was fantastic and I live at the end of the bridge so I didn’t have to go anywhere,” Allen laughed. Three Goldenites took part in all three stages over the weekend, which included a

vertical kilometre on Friday evening and a 55km loop from Spirit Square to the top of the gondola at Kicking Horse and back. Jen Stronge finished 6th overall in the Women’s Masters division while Mike Pecora and Jan Kotyk battled through injuries on their way to solid finishes in the Men’s Masters and Men’s Open divisions respectively. “The first day was surprisingly good. Day two I hit a couple of walls mentally and physically. Day three was just pain,” Kotyk said, adding that he had to go backwards on the downhill sec-

Goldenite Jan Kotyk strides to the finish line to complete the third stage of the Golden Ultra.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo

tions of day three because he was simply too sore from the second day. Kotyk had some thoughts of skipping the final day of competition after hurting himself on day two, but powered through the final gruelling day of racing and was welcomed back to Spirit Square by a sizeable crowd as he completed the third stage in 3:45:20. “I really needed to finish it. I really needed to get it done… coming through (the finish) was probably the greatest thing ever,” he said. He was also the recipient of some extra fuel out on course courtesy of a friend. “A friend a kilometre (from the finish) ran a hot dog to me out of nowhere, which was also somehow uplifting in a weird way,” he laughed. The inaugural Ultra was well received by runners from across western Canada and the United States, as well as the locals who took part. “It was so well organized, well put together and for a first year so well attended…If this doesn’t blow up to 500 racers in the next couple years I’ll be truly shocked,” Pecora said. The best time

belonged to Jorge Maravilla, who made the trip north from California for the sole purpose of competing in the race. He completed the three

stages in just under eight and a half hours. “It was good. I got to see a lot of the landscapes that Golden has…this is an amazing playground,”

Maravilla said. Next year’s Ultra will take place from Sept. 23-25. For full race details and results, visit

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New society tackles equipment needs What you should plan for in your financial future Friends of the Golden & District Hospital Submitted by Keith W Hern

When Frances and I returned from our vacation in June we read that the Golden Hospital was fundraising for a Transportation Ventilator and decided that we would like to help. Preliminary discussions with the hospital staff in July indicated that they had applied for a grant to cover the outstanding balance, the result of which would be known by the 3rd week of August. The grant application was successful and the acquisition of the Transportation Ventilator is now fully funded. It became apparent during our discussions that the Golden Hospital and Durand Manor had a sizable list of small equipment needs over and above their annual budget for which funding is not easily nor readily found. The list comprises of 18 pieces of equipment, individually each under $5000, totaling $36,000. Shortly thereafter on September 4 Frances passed away. In the days following, the family decided it would be a fitting tribute to the

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memory of Frances to raise funds so that the hospital could acquire this list of equipment. There are many families in our situation of wanting to thank the hospital staff for one reason or another and that there should be a group formed to provide ongoing help to the hospital in a tangible way. We have been joined in this cause by the Dusevic family, the Oddy family, the Ross family, the Cundliffe/ Peacock family and the Lindsay/Matheson family. Each have their own story to tell and reasons for giving thanks to the Golden and District Hospital. This group, the Friends of the Golden & District Hospital, has now been endorsed by the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and has been given approval to move forward with a crowd-funding project in support of the EKFH through Donna Grainger, Executive Director, EKFH is thrilled. “Your choice of selecting to fundraise for a number of minor equipment items for the Golden& District Hospital and Durand Manor is truly appreciated. These items truly do make a big difference and have a huge impact on the equipment needs of a small rural hospital. The leadership team at the Golden Hospital is ecstatic with your decision.” We are currently working to set up the crowd funding page on the platform, “Giving Thanks to the Golden & District Hospital” which we anticipate will be open for donations from October 6 to October 11, 2015. This will coincide with the Celebration of Life being held for Frances at the Island Restaurant on October 10.

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Big Bend Highway construction provided jobs during tough times

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

These memories are being shared here by the men who worked on the Big Bend Highway project and appear in Golden Memories. The Big Bend Highway Construction was started in 1929 for two reasons; first, to provide work for the great number of unemployed; and second, to provide a motor highway between Golden and Revelstoke. Motorists came to Golden from the east or the south, then shipped their cars by rail to Revelstoke. These car passengers had to travel by CPR also. This shipment of cars was contracted by Arthur Hamilton. The cost of shipping a Ford was $12, and a larger vehicle it was $17.50. The CPR used converted cattle cars for this purpose. C.M. Walker, Chuck Cornish, Tom Miard, and Ken Fors were some of the men in charge of this

construction. Work started each spring around May 1 and ended in October or November – according to the time of the heavy snowfalls. Each camp was made up of approximately 50 men. The camp buildings consisted of wooden floors, wall and canvas roof. Cookhouses and dining areas were scrubbed daily with soap and lye water. A man and team received $90 per month. The owner had to supply the hay and oats for his horses. A story is told that one teamster stole another’s hay. The culprit was caught planting fine black thread on the hay and this thread was located later in the stolen hay. Mosquitoes were a terrible pest to the men. Two men were falling trees with a cross cut saw, and they claimed they could not see each other because the mosquitoes were so thick. Freight boats worked in many places taking freight across the Columbia. Rafts hauled trucks across before bridges were built. Sawmills were set up as the road advanced. Joe Gendron was the mill foreman in most cases. Arvid Seward

Bridge builders are pictured working on the Big Bend Highway, which began construction in 1929.  Photo Courtesy of the Golden Museum

was bobbing around so much. One brave man, Frank Gombert, came to their rescue in a canoe bringing a fresh supply of gas. The two men who were rescued were John Northfield and George Langlands. Pay for the men working on the construction of the Big Bend Highway was Notice of Tax Sale $5 per month (with clothes, room and board provided). The properties listed below will be sold by TAX SALE on September 28th, 2015, commencing at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall located at 810 - 9th Avenue South unless Flunkies and bull delinquent taxes interest areonpaid at that Any person upon declared theof Town Thethe properties listed below will beplus sold by TAX SALE September 28 ,time. 2015, commencing at 10:00 a.m. being in the Council Chambers cooks were paid $10 must immediately pay by cash, debit are card, order, or certified cheque Hallsuccessful located at 810bidder - 9 Avenue South unless the delinquent taxes plus interest paid money at that time. Any person upon being declaredathe per month with room successful bidder must immediately pay by debitprice. card, money order,toorpay certified a minimum of not less upset price. minimum of not less than thecash, upset Failure thischeque amount will result inthan thethe property Failure to pay this amount will result in the property being offered for sale again. Any balance must be paid by cash, debit card, money order,and board. George beingcheque offered forthan sale3:00again. Any paid by card,being money or at or certified no later p.m. the samebalance day. Failuremust to pay be the balance will cash, result indebit the property offeredorder, for sale again Langlands told of certified cheque no later than 3:00 p.m. the same day. Failure to pay the balance will result in the 10:00 a.m. on the following Monday, October 5 , 2015. how the smart thing property being offered for sale again at 10:00 a.m. on the following Monday, October 5th, 2015. to do was to work for Roll Upset one month for $5, Number Civic-Address Lot Plan Township Section Dist-Lot Range Meridian P.I.D. Price 575005 1141 10TH AVE N 2 NEP4264 27 13 22 1 14999340 17,953.82 get outfitted with 590146 815 11TH ST S 15 NEP5147 27 12 16308 22 1 13172671 11,484.33 clothes, and then 70700060 6 - 1409 11TH AVE N 617.66 move onto the $10 a 70704551 55 - 1400 12TH ST N 837.39 70705251 25 - 1117 10TH AVE N 1,590.80 month job. Most of the amps The purchase of tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Tax Act on the fair market were plagued with value of the property. The purchase of tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Tax Act on the fair market value of the property. skunks and bears. Dated this 16th day of September, 2015 Many a night’s sleep Dated this 23rd day of September, 2015 Lisa M. Vass, BA, CPA, CGA Lisa M. Vass, BA, CPA, CGA was disturbed by a Chief Financial Chief Financial OfficerOfficer told of a mill half way up the Bluewater Hill. This uphill situation was an advantage for hauling the bridge members to the bridge at the foot of the hill. Lumber was cut to use in the building of the camps. Rafts and

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freight boats transported the lumber and fuel. One man told of waves four or five feet high on the Columbia chasing them to shore. They tried to refuel in open water but spilled all the gasoline as the boat

skunk or bear under the tent floor. Syd Feuz told of he and Charles McClintock shooting twenty-two shells into a pit of skunks and the spray that came from that pit, will always live in his memory. A barrel of water with a swivel lid was always set outside the cookhouse door. The skunks, being inquisitive animals, usually hopped on top of the barrel and feel in. The men worked eight hours a day and came to town perhaps once a month. Sunday was the day off, and men visited the next camp or fished and explored the area nearby. Men who operated machines had to spend their time off lubricating their machines and got no overtime pay for this. Ted Jacobson told of how he drove Dr.

Ewert out on the road every Sunday. The doctor had a Plymouth car which was Ted’s delight. On one trip a skunk ran into his vehicle, and the perfume lingered so heavily on this machine that all the tires had to be changed. The men always gave the doctor fresh fish and mushrooms to bring back to town. Dr. Ewert was the health inspector for the camp and looked after minor ailments. On each visit, the doctor and Ted would have breakfast at the camp in Donald and would make it back there for supper at night. Ted Jacobson also hauled gas and diesel lubricating oil to the construction camps. He had to go to Invermere to pick up the diesel oil as there was none in Golden.

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AFFORDABLE RENTAL OPPORTUNITY - GOLDEN CMHA Kootenays has Modified Wheel Chair Units, 1, 2 and 3 bdr units avail. for rent. Sites well-maintained, large green space, patio, carport, fridge/stove, washer/dryer, new flooring, new paint. No cats/dogs & No Smoking. More info call 250-426-5269. 1 bdr $626, 2 bdr $739, 3bdr 862 per month.


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


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For Rent Furnished 2 Bdrm for rent. Hydro, heat, TV & cable incld & small pets o.k. $800.00/mnt. Call 250-344-2989



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

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FIREWOOD for sale. Call 250-344-7677.

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ESTATE SALE 1322-10th St S. across from Rec Plex Sat Sept 26th & Sun Sept 27th 9am-5pm both days Lots of Household items & furniture - Bedroom Suites, Kitchen table, electric fireplace, coffee & end table set, antique sofa & chair, misc chairs and more Inquiries please call 250-3443183 evenings is best.

Dan Veselic RE/MAX Golden 250-344-1435

150 NEW GMC 4dr pickups. Payments from $245.00. Also 400 used vehicles to choose. Easy finance - low payments. Eagleridge GMC 604-5076686. Email: gmctrucksbc@

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For Sale Dishwasher. 2 yr old. $300.00 Firm Phone 250-344-5866

Curious What Your Golden BC Home Is Worth?

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.

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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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Secure Storage unit available in town.8’ x 20’, $100/mth. 250-272-0415.





Singing Lessons Professional Voice Teacher looking to come to Golden to teach one day a week Inquire @ 250-919-0073 Chuck Bisset

Spectacular Views on 11 & 1/2 acre parcel 10 mins south of Golden, east side of the Rockies, Drilled well, flat building site, good access. Survey plan available. 1-250-769-4288.




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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. 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. 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 Oct 1 $1275/mth. Call Mike 250-344-8385. 4 bdrm house for rent $1200/mnth, w/d, some furniture, avail. Immed. 604-543-3124, 778-985-5741







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Lands File 4410699 Brian Schuck Hunting Camps


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The Lands File for this application is 4410699. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook BC V1C 7G1 or email to: Au t h o r i z i n g A g e n c y. Ο C r a n bro o k @ g ov. b c . c a . Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to October 8, 2015. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at ApplicationPosting/index. jsp → Search → Search by File Number: 4410699 for more information. c

KOOTENAY Duct Cleaners . Locally owned & operated , affordable , professional and insured Duct Cleaning services & system sterilizations .Toll Free 1-844-428-0522 Free Estimates .

Private Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030, Local.

GREAT RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE IN PERFECT LOCATION!!! Retail space for rent between Kicking Horse Embroidery and the Golden Bakery Avail.Oct 1. 1800 sq ft. Call Darren 250-344-1065 or 250344-2928.


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Take notice that Brian Schuck from Golden, BC, has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a License of Occupation for two hunt camps situated on Provincial Crown land located near Bush Arm and Hospital Creek and containing a total of 0.75 hectares more or less.


Home Improvements 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.

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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.

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land


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

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

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GARDEN Shed/Workshop 10x12 Wood garden shed. Wired/insulated. Vinyl siding. New roof. $1000. Leave Message at 250-421-1747.

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Homes for Rent FOR RENT 2 Bdrm Suite. Lrg kitchen and dining, private laundry, cable TV, wireless internet, util incl. Quiet downtown neighbourhood. N/S. $900/mo. 250-344-5229.


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 The Golden Star

Golden Church Services Catholic Church of Sacred Heart Tuesday - 7pm •Wednesday - 9am Thursday - 9am • Friday - 9am Saturday - 7pm • Sunday - 10am Father Cecil 808 - 11th Street • 250-344-6328 Golden Baptist Church Sunday - 10:30am Pastor Richard Campeau 1343 Pine Drive • 250-344-7676 Golden Pentecostal Tabernacle Sunday - 10:30am Pastor Jim Dorst 717-10th Street S • 250-344-2459 Rocky Mountain Alliance Church Sunday - 10:30am Pastor Tom Fehr 712 - 10th Street • 250-344-2456 Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday - 10:30am Pastor Tim Schneider 909 - 9th Street • 250-344-2935 Golden Seventh Day Adventist Church Pastor Frank Johnson 917 - 11th Street St. Andrew's United Church Reverend Michele Rowe Sunday - 10:30am 901 - 11th Street • 250-344-6117 St. Paul’s Anglican Church 913 - 9th Street S • 250-344-6113 Columbia Valley Bible fellowship Sunday - 11:00am Ralph Kirchhofer Parson Community Hall • 250-348-2059 Golden Sikh Cultural Society Sunday - 11am Upstairs at the Sikh Temple cover heads • no shoes Lunch After Prayer by Donation A19

Faith Column: Bible shows God foretells Future Perhaps you have used the expression, “the writing on the wall.” However, have you realized where it came from? Many phrases we use come straight from the Bible! You will find this one in chapter 5 of Daniel. King Belshazzar made a great feast and to show the superiority of his gods, he used the holy vessels taken from God’s temple in Jerusalem. They drank wine from them, and praised the idols of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone — as if they were “gods.” Then the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote on the wall of the king’s palace. The color drained from the king’s face and his knees knocked together. He called for his wise men. But none could even read the writing on the wall or determine its meaning. -Pastor Frank JohnsonThe queen — probably Belshazzar’s mother — hearing of the dilemma, came into the Seventh-Day Adventist Church banquet hall, and said, “O king, live forever! There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation.” King Nebuchadnezzar had made Daniel chief of the wise men because he had an excellent spirit, knowledge, could understand and interpret dreams, and solve problems. Daniel was brought before the king, who disparagingly said, “Are you that Daniel who is one of the captives from Judah. I have heard that the Spirit of God is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you. Now the wise men...could not give the interpretation. Now if you can read...and make known to me its interpretation, you...shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.” Daniel replied that he could keep those gifts, “...yet I will read the writing to the king, and make known...the interpretation. O king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father, kingship and majesty, glory and honour. “But when his heart was lifted up...and hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne...till he knew that the Most High God rules the kingdom of men, and appoints over it whomever He chooses. “But you..., Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this. have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. ...and the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified. ...the fingers of the hand were sent from Him, and this...was written. “...God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; you have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” “That very night Belshazzar, the king of the Chaldeans, was slain.” The wise men could not give an answer but again, Daniel showed that God knows the future.


Sep. 23 to Sep. 29

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Hasty reactions can lead to unnecessary problems, Aries. Instead of making assumptions, wait until you get a clear picture before you come to any conclusions this week.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your mood begins to lift as you find many reasons to celebrate this week. The simplest things can bring you happiness. Don’t forget to share joy with others.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, others are impressed with your analysis and ability to get the job done at work. Don’t be surprised if you soon find yourself in line for a promotion.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you can’t quite figure out if you are happy or sad, because each new opportunity seems like an emotional roller coaster. Enjoy the ride and appreciate the good times.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 There is nothing wrong with trying to make special moments last as long as they can, Gemini. If you want to linger over a romantic dinner or keep the party going, do so.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you can appreciate all the little details that come with tasks this week. You may see things that others don’t because you are paying extra attention to your surroundings.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Try to find a balance between your need for connection and a desire to be alone, Cancer. This week you may have to do some juggling, but it is nothing you can’t handle.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Right now you aren’t very happy about having to deal with someone who isn’t always honest with you, Capricorn. Just maintain a neutral attitude and you will find happiness.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you may feel free and adaptable right now, but in reality your plans are much more fixed. You may not want to stray too far from what’s expected. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, the depth of your feelings this week may come as a surprise to you. Everything makes you feel a bit more emotional than usual. It is okay to spend some time in thought.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you appreciate all the positive feelings coming your way, especially in a week as challenging as this one. Make the most of all of the positive vibes. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may have a hard time distinguishing between fantasy and reality the next few days. But enjoy the extra time to daydream.


www.the CLUES ACROSS 1. Mythological bird 4. Norwegian sea inlets 10. Military mailbox 11. Curved span 12. One hundred grams 14. Chest muscle (slang) 15. Old Portuguese pennies 16. Remove connection 18. Gas storage container 19. Conakry is the capital 20. Erstwhile 24. W. Australian capital 26. Dr. Laura’s initials 27. Death notice 28. Irtysh River city 30. So. Am. country 31. Last in an large series 34. Term for alternative musical passage 36. 12 37. A nestling hawk or falcon 39. Vice president 40. Detailed criteria for a piece of work

41. Six 42. Gossipy 46. Relating to the body 48. Incendiary liquid used in firebombs 51. Plunder 52. Niger capital 53. Game of chukkas 54. Genus Hedera 55. Government prosecutor 56. Plural of genus 58. Born of 59. Livebearers tropical fishes 60. Doctor of Education CLUES DOWN 1. Plundering 2. Can-_____, kitchen tool 3. Crested Australian parrot 4. 4th tone of scale 5. Author of “The Rings” 6. Mains 7. Major European river 8. PC publishing 9. 40th state

12. A tight embrace 13. Large African antelope 17. Impertinence 21. Wild Eurasian mountain goat Your Community Newspaper Since 1891 22. City in Malaysia 23. Small ornamental bag 25. Nelson’s ship 29. Point midway between S and SE 31. “Untouchables” Elliot LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS 32. Misprint 33. Heme 35. Italian mountain range 38. Surgical knife 41. Purple 43. Forfeited 44. Fixed a female cat 45. An edible tuberous root 47. Formerly included in genus Cedrela 49. Headed up 50. Soft shelled clam genus 56. Country doctor 57. Equally

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 The Golden Star

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

$364,900 606 - 10th Street

3 bedrooms

2 baths


5 bedrooms

3 baths

4 bedrooms

3 baths


4 bedrooms

3 baths


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2 baths


2 baths


4bdrms 3 baths 2,568sqft

1.15 acre

4 bedrooms

3 baths

2416 Campbell Road


2 baths

#412, 1420 Palliser Trail 1 bath


1,500 sqft 95 acres

1+ baths

1739 Oberg Johnson Road

$279,000 #18, 1333 Aemmer Way

2 bedrooms

1 bath


6 bedrooms       6  baths    4,000sqft


592 Habart Road 3bdrms 1.5 baths 2,100sqft .45 acres

11 bedrooms

6bdrms     4 baths    4,056sqft 3.19 acres

3bdrms     1 bath    1,386sqft

.35 acre

3 bedrooms

1165 Austin Road



901 - 7th Street

3.5 baths

2 baths


3bdrms 2.5 baths 2,430sqft 3.97 acres

526 - 12th Street

4 bedrooms

2.5 baths

4 bdrms 2 baths 3,438sqft 14.22 acres

5 bedrooms

2 baths

2016 McMurdo Road

$199,600 4bdrms 2 baths 2,668sqft 1/3 in of 2.55 acres

$242,300 586 Lower Habart Road

2 bdrms 1 bath

1636 Purcell Woods Close 3 baths



.52 acres

$529,000 1816 Campbell Road

4bdrms 3 baths 2,536sqft 1.18 acres

$968,000 3 bedrooms


924A - Canyon Creek Road

$469,000 2 bdrms 2 baths 2,300sqft 3.71 acres


$249,900 609 - 11th Street

$599,900 1741 Seward Frontage Road

3,704 sqft



$474,300 Land and Building


955 McAllister Road

$324,500 3 bdrms 3 baths

6 bedrooms


$199,900 773 Canyon Creek Road

4.5 baths

1337 Selkirk Drive

$579,900 551 Highway #95, South

$399,900 1515 Fir Crescent

$795,000 1001 - 10th Avenue


$949,000 4bdrms 1 bath 2,680sqft 77.8 acres


1213 - 10th Avenue

3 bedrooms

$450,000 5256 Ben Hynes Loop Road

623 - 5th Avenue



$235,000 2 bedrooms


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

$569,900 5 bdrms 2 baths 2,986sqft 10.28 acres

1,498 sqft

1508 Poplar Street

$315,000 1256 Horse Creek Road

2 baths


$188,900 #12, 2924 Kicking Horsse Road

3 bedrooms

$220,000 1214 - 11th Avenue

$445,000 1361 Pine Drive


1009 King Crescent

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



$362,900 405 Riverglen Drive

$385,000 616 - 6th Street

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

$239,900 #111, 1545 Kicking Horse Trail

2 bedrooms

2 baths


RURAL ACREAGES 1735 Short Road........................................ 4.94 acres.............................................................$119,900 985 McBeath Road.................................... 40.52 acres.........................................................$349,600 Lot 1, Golden Donald Upper Road......... 4.99 acres ........................................................$129,900 2166A Blaeberry Road .............................. 38.6 acres..........................................................$369,000 Lot B, Carlson Road.................................... 2.47 acres......................................................... $84,900 1414 Black Bear Drive ............................... 2.07 acres ......................................................... $119,900 Highway #95 South.................................... 40 acres......................................................................$209,000 646 Lower Habart Rd.................................. 4.8 acres...................................................................$399,000 Lot 1 Blaeberry Road................................... 4.94 acres.........................................................$179,900 1286 Horse Creek Road............................... 1.03 acres...........................................................$89,500

$1,900,000 1401, 1405 Trans Canada Highway Land, Building & Business

$445,000 1011 - 11th Avenue Building & Land

$950,000 528 - 9th Avenue

Land, Building & Business

$415,000 901 - 11th Avenue Land & Building

Golden Star, September 23, 2015  

September 23, 2015 edition of the Golden Star

Golden Star, September 23, 2015  

September 23, 2015 edition of the Golden Star