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Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) President Mark Baxendale (centre) accepts the B.C. Alpine Club Development of the Year Award from B.C. Alpine CEO Bruce Goldsmid. Also pictured are Justine Parent (left) and Johnny Crichton of B.C. Alpine, as well as GKHAT head coach Ryan Ford (centre, left). Photo Submitted

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Jessica Schwitek editor@thegoldenstar.net It may have been a busy summer for the tourism industry here in Golden, but rumours still swelled over the future of Golden's BC Visitor Centre on the highway. Destination BC, the crown corporation that oversees the centre, has been conducting

research about the way visitors get their information, and have been looking into options for the best way to deliver that information to tourists. The possible changes to the delivery of services has had locals wondering what that means for the centre in Golden, sparking rumours of its closure, with some even saying they heard it would be closed as early as the

end of October. A spokesperson for Destination BC has responded to the rumour, insisting that there are no current plans to shut down the centre. Research has shown that more visitors are using online resources, so in the future more services may move online. However that is part of ongoing conversations, and no decisions have been made, said the spokesperson.

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Search and Rescue service honoured at 50th anniversary party Golden and District Search and Rescue celebrated 50 years of service on Saturday. President Nick Comstock (left) spoke about the organization’s dedicated volunteers. Community members enjoyed a barbecue, cake, as well as a tour of some of the equipment.  Star Photos

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Literacy month reached readers of all ages Congratulations! Jessica Schwitek editor@thegoldenstar.net

Golden’s first month full of literacy activities wrapped up last week, and the community really embraced the cause says Monica De, co-ordinator for Golden’s Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). “It was all a really great success, we’re thrilled,” said De. The month-long scramble, where participants made words out of letters posted around town, produced two local winners: Don Allin and Victoria Ewing. The Trivia Challenge also received a lot community support. Several teams went to the Civic Centre to participate in the challenge, and also raise some funds for literacy programs in Golden ($600 towards the Friday Reading Program for adults). “That was really successful, everyone had a lot of fun,” said De. “We really want to do that again next year.” Even though everyone had a good time, a winner had to be crowned. A group of teachers, aptly named Schooled Ya, took first prize. The next event, Stop Drop and Read, where community members were asked to stop what they were doing and read. All four schools participated, bringing the tally to 904 readers. “Next time we’re going to try to get some of the businesses involved,

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NOW OPEN! A group of local teachers for the group Schooled Ya won the Trivia Challenge during the Columbia Basin Alliance For Literacy’s (CBAL) Literacy month.  CBAL Photo maybe even challenge another com- phones. munity,” said De. CBAL has hosted literacy events in “But I’m really happy with how the past, but this is the first campaign many people participated this year, it aimed at getting people of all ages was great.” involved. The month also included several “We really want to keep promoting workshops, including one that helped life long learning, and this was a great cellular users get to know their smart way to do it,” added De.

Small businesses will be given recycling option at Golden landfill CSRD Submitted In January of 2015, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) transitioned the residential recycling collection program to the industry led stewardship program managed by Multi-Material BC (MMBC). The MMBC program is restricted to residential recycling only and is aimed at collecting recyclable materials related to packaging and printed paper. MMBC is funded by the producers of packaging and printed paper and therefore non program materials such as hard cover books are prohibited. The CSRD recognizes that some small businesses are now challenged to find a recycling option for their material and there needs to be an option for non-program materials. In an effort to fill this gap in service, a commercial drop off program will be implemented at the Golden Landfill. “Businesses and institutions that generate large amounts of recyclables must still find a private local service provider to collect their recycling,” said Ben Van Nostrand, Team Leader, Environmental Services. “But small loads of recycling, from businesses or schools, can now be dropped off free of charge in the commercial recycling bins during regular hours of operation at the landfill.”

Commercial customers will be able to recycle cardboard, mixed paper, plastics numbers one through seven, and metal food containers. Due to cost and safety factors, Styrofoam, plastic bags and glass will not be accepted in the commercial recycling program. In addition to the new commercial recycling options, residents will also be able to drop off books for recycling. “A book recycling bin will be added to the residential recycling program at the Golden Landfill to ensure we are diverting as much as we can out of the garbage,” said Van Nostrand. “Residents were concerned that books had to be thrown away, and we wanted to address that collection gap.” The CSRD will continue to put pressure on the Provincial government not only to expand the materials that are collected under the MMBC program, but to include the commercial and institutional sectors as well. The CSRD is currently working on similar drop off options for some of its other landfills and transfer stations. The commercial drop off will be available starting soon, on October 13. For information on what is accepted, visit the CSRD website at www.csrd.bc.ca, or contact the CSRD at 1.888.248.2773 extension 5950.

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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

What’s your reaction to the United Nations report issued earlier this year that criticizes Canada for a broad range of human rights failures including the lack of safeguards in Bill C-51 to protect Canadians’ civil liberties and an inadequate response to missing and murdered Aboriginal women? The July 2015 report of the UN Committee on Human Rights makes 15 recommendations regarding needed human rights improvements in Canada, while commending us on only five matters. This long list of deficiencies should be of deep concern to Canadians. Security of person is a human right, but Indigenous women in Canada face particularly high risk of violence. Indigenous women account for 16 percent of female homicides and 11.3 percent of missing women cases, even though they make up only 4.3 percent of Canada’s female population. I support a full inquiry into our crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. If we are committed to security as a country, this must mean security for all. The Green Party immediately opposed Bill C-51 when it was introduced in April. We share the concerns cited in the UN report, such as the bill’s lack of adequate legal safeguards and risks to Canadian’s civil liberties. We will continue to advocate for repeal of this bill.  Oil companies are intent on getting their product to market, whether it be by train or pipeline. At the same time, serious environmental and public safety issues have been raised about both methods of shipment. What do you see as the solution to these issues?  In the long term and at heart, this question concerns climate change as well as environmental and public safety issues.  The Green Party’s very clear and achievable goal is to reduce Canada’s carbon emissions by 40% below 2005 levels by 2025 (10 years) and 80 % below 1990 levels by 2050.  This means that, in the short term, we have to stabilize, rather than increase, current levels of oil production (and employment), then work to shift energy industry investments away from fossil fuel extraction and pipelines and towards a new, renewable energy based economy. If we stabilize current levels of production, there’s no need to expand beyond our existing and extensive network of pipelines.  Investments can then be directed to improving both rail and pipeline safety, as well as in renewable energy resources distributed all across Canada.

What’s your reaction to the United Nations report issued earlier this year that criticizes Canada for a broad range of human rights failures including the lack of safeguards in Bill C-51 to protect Canadians’ Civil liberties and an inadequate response to missing and murdered Aboriginal women? The United Nations report is absolutely right. If there is any reason for Conservative supporters to say ‘enough is enough’ it is Mr. Harper’s dismantling of Canada’s international and human rights policies. This is not the Canada that our generation was proud to have built. Despite perceptions about Bill C-51 Liberal policy is clear. Our MPs will stand up against anything that violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Unfortunately both the Conservatives and the NDP chose to play politics with Canada’s security. Stephen Harper created an Act that will be challenged in court and the NDP changed positions until they could generate fear for any government role in security. We successfully argued for three amendments to the Bill and told the Conservatives we would run an election against rights abuses. We will immediately ensure parliamentary oversight, institute mandatory legislative reviews, and narrow abusively broad definitions. Last week we all addressed the Ktunaxa Nation Council forum and that audience knew about the Liberal’s 2005 Kelowna accord that the Conservatives ignored. It was a respectful action plan for government-to-government dialogue. We need to deal with the root causes of a national tragedy that lead to over 1,200 murdered or missing aboriginal women over the last 35 years. A Liberal government will not ignore uncomfortable truths and we will launch an inquiry. Oil companies are intent on getting their product to market, whether it be by train or pipeline. At the same time, serious environmental and public safety issues have been raised about both methods of shipment. What do you see as the solution to these issues? If we don’t demonstrate to the world that we have our act together on climate change and the environment, we will find it harder to get our resources to markets. We will improve the environmental assessments with a comprehensive and fair process that ensures decisions are evidence-based, and allow meaningful participation. We will also modernize the National Energy Board and ensure it has broad regional representation and expertise in environmental science and community development.

What’s your reaction to the United Nations report issued earlier this year that criticizes Canada for a broad range of human rights failures including the lack of safeguards in Bill C-51 to protect Canadians’ Civil liberties and an inadequate response to missing and murdered Aboriginal women? Under the Harper Conservative government, Canada’s international reputation has been severely damaged with respect to climate change and the environment, our role as peace keepers, the use of science and good data to make decisions, and on human rights. The Harper Conservatives have refused to act on the United Nations commitments on indigenous rights. Our current government’s refusal, for instance, to take seriously the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women, is simply unacceptable. The Harper Conservatives, along with the Liberals, rammed through Bill C-51, the Secret Police Act, which over one hundred legal scholars and four past Prime Ministers say goes too far. Bill C-51 will result in the erosion of our rights and freedoms and does nothing to make Canadians safer. An NDP government will: repeal Bill C-51, implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, protect gender identity and expression in the Human Rights Act, and call an inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women within 100 days of taking office. By doing what’s right, we can reclaim our reputation on the international stage. Oil companies are intent on getting their product to market, whether it be by train or pipeline. At the same time, serious environmental and public safety issues have been raised about both methods of shipment. What do you see as the solution to these issues? In the short term, we need to review the safety standards of both pipelines and railways to ensure public and environmental safety. For example, there are far too few Federal Government railway inspectors in Canada, another important area cut by the Harper Conservatives. We need to start to transition our economy from oil and gas towards renewable green energy. This is important from both an environmental perspective, including climate change, and from an economic perspective. Green energy creates the jobs right here at home, so that people don’t have to travel to Alberta or northeast BC, and disrupt families, to earn a living. The new solar Sun Mine at Kimberley and bioenergy power plant at the Aqam Reserve near Cranbrook are an excellent start!

What’s your reaction to the United Nations report issued earlier this year that criticizes Canada for a broad range of human rights failures including the lack of safeguards in Bill C-51 to protect Canadians’ Civil liberties and an inadequate response to missing and murdered Aboriginal women? Our Government is responsible for the security and well-being of Canadians. Our legislation gives the RCMP, CBSA and CSIS the ability to share information and co-ordinate.  C-51 must conform to the Canadian Charter of Rights of Freedoms and there is judicial oversight.     The RCMP report on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal women provides a road map forward.  Our government introduced The First Nations Matrimonial Interests Act, which now provides families on reserve with the same rights expected by all other Canadians in the event of a marriage breakdown. We will continue to bring forth legislation so that all Canadians can prosper fully from our economy. Oil companies are intent on getting their product to market, whether it be by train or pipeline. At the same time, serious environmental and public safety issues have been raised about both methods of shipment. What do you see as the solution to these issues?  Oil companies are responding to an ever increasing demand for oil.  In Canada our oil is found predominantly in the western provinces and we are focused on getting our product to the market.  We know that the safest mode of transportation today is by pipeline and our standards for pipelines in Canada are some of the highest in the world.  The NEB along with other agencies oversees pipeline safety.

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RCMP Report: Break-in at Columbia Valley Elementary School Golden Star Staff reporter@thegoldenstar.net Traffic Complaints The Golden-Field RCMP received over 75 traffic complaints during the month of September with the majority of them coming from traffic travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway. Complaints included passing on double solid lines, speeding, road hazards, and vehicles illegally passing school buses. Concern for Passenger Police were called during the evening of September 29 after a male came off the Greyhound advising others that he was planning on heading into the mountains to sleep for the winter. “Others were concerned for the safety of the male and believed he may be suffering from mental health issues,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, spokesperson for the Golden- Field RCMP. Police were able to locate the male who was brought to the Golden General Hospital to be seen by a doctor. Stolen Tools Police are asking anyone with information regarding two thefts on Wiseman Road to contact them after receiving two separate reports on October 2. “Both callers reported that they had tools stolen with one caller reporting approximately $2500 in tools taken, and the other reporting a drill worth approximately $250 taken.” Local police can be reached at 250344-2221 or you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-2228477. A reward may be offered through

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Police are also asking anyone with information regarding a break in at the Columbia Valley Elementary School in Parson to contact them after an alarm was triggered on September 28. Police attended and determined that one of the doors had been pried open with what they believe was a screwdriver, causing approximately $100 in damage. Wildlife Collision A local resident went to the Golden RCMP Detachment on October 2 to report that she had struck a deer with her vehicle on Highway 95 near Flemstrom Road. There were no reported injuries however the vehicle is believed to be a total loss as a result of the collision. Drunk Semi Driver Police came across a collision on Highway 1 near Hartley Road on September 29 while responding to a report of a possible impaired semi driver at the weigh scales east of Golden. “The police officer spoke with the occupants of the vehicle who confirmed that they were not injured but required a tow,” said Cst. Lainchbury. A tow truck was arranged for the vehicle and police then continued to the weigh scales where the officer formed suspicion that a semi driver had alcohol in his system. The driver provided a sample of his breath into a roadside screening device which resulted in Commercial Vehicle Service

Enforcement officers suspending the driver from driving for having alcohol in his body. Youths Shoplifting Two youths have been banned from a local grocery store after staff allegedly observed the two attempting to steal teeth whitening products and food. “Police were called during the afternoon on October 1 and responded,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “Both youths, at the request of the store, were given warnings by police regarding stealing, and received a ban from store management.” Squatting at Residence A 20 year-old female, believed to be from Golden, was arrested on a warrant out of Revelstoke after police received a report that people had been squatting in a residence on Hartley Road. “The call came in to us on September 30 and members immediately attended the residence,” says Cst. Lainchbury. “The complainant was not interested in pursuing charges against the two for being in the house; however the female had outstanding warrants and was arrested.” The female was later released on documents requiring her to attend court in Revelstoke later in the year. Window Smashed with Planter Box Police responded to a suspicious occurrence during the early morning hours of September 30 after receiving a report that a heavily intoxicated female had taken a planter box from outside a business on 9th Avenue North and used it to smash out the window of a vehicle.

Attempts were made that evening to contact the owner, however after no response the vehicle was towed for safekeeping. Police were surprised to receive a call from the owner the following morning, in which she advised that she had thrown the planter through the window after locking her keys inside. Drunk Driver A 25 year-old male from Golden had his vehicle seized for 30 days and his driver’s licence suspended for 90 after police allege he failed two roadside alcohol screening device tests during the early morning hours of October 4. Police initially observed the male fail to obey a stop sign before proceeding to weave in the driving lane. A traffic stop was conducted and suspicion was formed by the officer that the driver had alcohol in his system. Traffic Services Local police will be out this upcoming weekend for the National Operation Impact Campaign. “The campaign will see us focus on enforcement around seatbelts, distracted, impaired, and aggressive driving,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “However, these won’t be the only things that we will be looking for.” Drivers found driving without seatbelts or driving while distracted may be issued a $167 fine. Speeding in Yoho A 46 year-old from out of country had his rental vehicle impounded for 7 days after Golden RCMP Traffic Services officers allege that he was travelling at 156km/h in

a posted 90km/h in Yoho National Park on October 1. Failure to stop Police with Golden RCMP Traffic Services stopped a vehicle on October 3 after they allege the vehicle failed to stop for a stop sign. Further conversations between the officer and the driver led police to believe that the driver had alcohol in his body. The driver subsequently failed two roadside alcohol screening device tests which resulted in his driver’s licence being suspended for 90 days and his vehicle being impounded for 30. License Revoked for German Tourist A 21 year-old from Germany had his driver’s licence suspended for 3 days as well as his vehicle impounded after police found him driving with alcohol in his system. “The driver initially failed the approved alcohol screening device test, but a subsequent test on another instrument provided a lower ‘warn’ reading.” With the Immediate Roadside Prohibition legislation, police take the lower of the two readings.

Male arrested under Immigration Act A 25 year-old male is currently in police custody after local traffic services officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 1 on October 4

and noted that the driver had a Canada wide warrant for his arrest under the Immigration Act. The male is currently awaiting transport back to Vancouver by the Canadian Border Services Agency.

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Free Yard Waste Roundup for Golden Residents! Monday, October 19th - The Town of Golden will once again pick up and dispose of residential yard waste for Golden residents who receive weekly and bi-weekly curb-side waste and recycling collection services. This service is for YARD WASTE ONLY – organic debris that includes grass clippings, leaves, tree cones, tree branches (no stumps), shrubs, bushes, and parts thereof, not exceeding 8” diameter or 8’ in length. Please bundle your pruning’s to make it easier and faster for us to collect them. NO OTHER TYPE OF WASTE WILL BE ACCEPTED, including construction wood waste. To receive this service, place your yard waste in containers, bags, or bundles at your normal curb-side collection area on Monday morning, October 19th, by 8:00am. Any Yard Waste not placed in containers, bags, or bundled at the curb WILL NOT be picked up. If you wish to use your green garbage container please ensure it is empty of garbage before adding yard waste. Please do not use your blue recycling container.


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Strategic voting is getting a lot of attention this election...across the country but particularly in the Kootenay Columbia riding. Given the polarizing effect the current government seems to have on Canada, I suppose it’s no surprise. You love them or hate - I SURMISE them. And if you hate By Jessica Schwitek them, then a change in government is more important than what that change is. There is a letter to the editor on this page that states, “those voters planning to vote either Green or Liberal need to know that their votes will only serve to help Wilks get re-elected.” It goes on to say that those who want Harper gone, need to vote together. The National Post summed up strategic voting perfectly in an editorial this week: “the voter is often presented with the dilemma of voting for a party he dislikes, rather than the party he likes, in order to prevent the party he detests from getting in.” This is not entirely untrue. Odds are that many of the voters casting their ballots for Green or Liberal would prefer the NDP over the Conservatives. If there were only two parties, the NDP might very well be leading the polls, rather than being neck in neck with Conservatives as they are now (at least in the Kootenay Columbia riding). This is the part in the editorial where I’m supposed to throw my own opinion into the mix. But the truth is, I’m not entirely sure where I stand on the issue. On the one hand, if I, as a voter, want to see change in government, I should be informed of the most promising way to do that. On the other hand, don’t tell me who to vote for. I should be able to choose the candidate and/ or party I like best based on their promises, platforms, and track record. But here I go, using the S-word. “Should” gets used too often. We live in an imperfect world, and there’s a lot of things that SHOULD be. Instead I think it’s best to accept the reality of Canada’s political system and make our choices accordingly. We all have to decide if we want to vote for the person/party who will do the best job, or the person/party who has the best shot at beating the person/party we think will do the worst job. If you’re lucky, you’ll be checking the same box on the ballot either way. If not, you have a difficult decision to make.

Dear Editor, I was very pleased to learn of the formation of the Friends of the Golden Hospital. We are extremely lucky to have such a good hospital here. They not only look after the Town of Golden, but deal with highway and backcountry accidents. They are a great asset to the district. My wife Annette spent her last three days in the hospital. The nursing and emergency staff could not have

Change in Ottawa Editor, With the two front runner candidates, Stetski and Wilks, currently locked at 37 per cent in the local polls, those voters planning to vote either Green or Liberal need to know that their votes will only serve to help Wilks get re-elected. Only if those of us who want the Harper Conservatives gone, vote together, will we have a chance to rid ourselves of the most undemocratic regime in Canada’s history. This is the unfortunate real-

been better. The nurses went about their work with compassion and skill. When the Friends of the Golden and District Hospital launch their fundraising campaign later this month, to help purchase needed medical equipment, I intend to donate. I urge those who can to make a donation. Yours truly, George Ross Golden

ity with our current “first past the post” election system. Right now, those voters in Kootenay Columbia wanting to see change in Ottawa number 63 percent but if we divvy those votes between the three other candidates, the probable outcome is we will not see any change. When the NDP forms the next Government, they have committed to bring in proportional representation for the next federal election. Under this much fairer election system, every party gets a say in Parliament based on the over-

all percentage of their national vote. No longer would we have a repeat of the last four years where the Harper Conservatives, who got only 39 percent of the overall national vote, have dictated to the majority opposition with 61 percent of the votes. For Kootenay Columbia voters, this is clearly an opportunity to supersize your vote! Yours truly, Gary Werk Cranbrook

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Do you think our electoral system needs to move away from “first past the post”?

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Unite the Left Dear Editor, While Harper’s Conservative Party of Canada marches on to war, championing Jerusalem, fabled site of the rumored-to-be-imminent “Armageddon”, reaping $15 Billion of lucrative profits from its  weapons industry sales to Saudi Arabia,  the “Left” rallies to defeat this climate-change denying, fossil-fuel dependent, economically dead-end free-market philosophy. Stripping legal rights from Canadian citizens, while granting corporations greater rights to sue Canadian citizens for protecting their resources and livelihoods is not OK. This “reformulated”  Harper Conservative Party is an aggressive lackey of the global corporate resource-stripping economic system. There is no loyalty to Canada, its citizens, nor concern for its well-being and future.   Who among us is not sick with dread that the “Left” will sabotage our own goal to reinstate Canadas’ integrity and environmental stability, with wellmeaning but short-sighted idealistic reasons resulting in splitting the Left vote ?   We “Left” must unite, in a recognized short-term co-operative effort, to defeat Harper’s government. At the Nelson Kootenay-Columbia ridings’s all candidates debate,(Conservative Royalty Wilks disdaining), Don Johnston, Liberal candidate suggested: “What about a tripartite system? What if we were the government?” The audience roared with approval!  Once a “Left party” is governing, all the parties can debate the merits of different approaches respectfully, and collaborate. Let’s make sure the “Left”  unifies to commit to this long recovery process of  participatory Canadian democracy and global stability. Wayne Stetski, Bill Green and Don Johnston, please rise above your differences, to unite the “Left” ! Yours most sincerely, Susan Eyre Yahk, B.C.

Veteran Affairs Editor, It seems to me that many Conservatives are supportive of the military. Not the Harper Conservatives. They have underfunded Veteran Affairs, closed 9 offices across the country, eliminated injured veteran pensions, and cut 900 Veteran Affair jobs. Over an eight year period, they Scrooged $1.13 billion from vets and returned it to general revenue. Shameful. How bad is it? They spent $750K of taxpayer money to battle vets in court and lost with Judge Robert Barnes concluding the claw-backs "create a particularly harsh effect on the most seriously disabled Canadian Forces members...and I reject it universally." No mincing words there. Those same claw-backs must be where they found the $28 million to commemorate the War of 1812 bicentennial. They love the pomp and ceremony but not the vets. Funding for the WWI centenary you ask? Simple. They demanded that Heritage Canada, Veteran Affairs and the National Defence Dept, all underfunded, pay for the various events and commemorations out of their existing budgets. It looks like the Harper Conservatives care about the photo ops, but not for the vets themselves. If you are an actual military supporter, remember that when you're voting on the 19th of October. Erik Treijs Blewett, BC

Stars to Overwaitea and IGA managers for your kind contributions to Golden Shotokan Karate’s recent Open House and Fund Raising event.   We were able to raise almost $200 in support of our Development Team activities.  Thank you so much.

Overwaitea meat department for great customer service.

Stingers to those defacing local stop signs for your own political agenda. Now taxpayer dollars must pay to repair your damage.

Stinger to the person/ persons, who discard their flyers, junk mail etc. in between the cracks of the Austin Road community postal boxes. I have been cleaning up your mess

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Stars to Mark Teasdale for the Great party. Everything was tops, except we stayed even longer than planned but the good music kept us there. Thanks for the invite.

for a very long time. Please please take your unwanted mail home to trash or recycle. Stingers to dog owners who let their dogs poop downtown. I stepped in some last week. It’s absolutely disgusting and you should be ashamed! Stars to the friendly folks at 7/11. Stingers to friends who are disloyal and talk about their so called “friends” behind their back.

MLA Report: A look at Canal Flats One of our Kootenay communities recently received a massive blow, affecting not just the Village of Canal Flats, but also workers throughout the area. The closure of the mill, the community’s biggest employer, will be devastating.  There has been a mill in Canal Flats for more than 100 years, using wood from the forests that surround Canal Flats. Following the closure announcement, Canal Flats Mayor Ute Juras and I met with the Premier and the Minister of Jobs. I appreciate that meeting with the Premier, and I found the Premier’s commitment to help find a replacement industry for the mill encouraging. Our communities are surrounded by healthy forests and there are new markets for manufactured wood products. There are new and exciting wood products that could be manufactured, so there are reasons to be optimistic. However, the truth is that this is an effort that will be complicated by the lack of control and influence our government now has to manage the use of our forests for local jobs. In 2003, the BC Liberal government ended the connection between communities and their surrounding forests in many ways. They removed the requirement on corporations to ensure local jobs came from local wood. Corporations with rights to cut in an area can now ship that wood anywhere in the province. Back in the 1990’s, when I was in local government, communities like Revelstoke got control of their surrounding forests and estab-

lished a Community Forest Corporation to support their local manufacturers. In that same timeframe, Golden was able to save our threatened mill, and that mill still operates to this day. The 2003 changes removed the tools to protect local mills - Norm Macdonald that had promoted MLA Columbia River-Revelstoke Revelstoke and Golden’s forest industry to provide employment in the community. But as the assurances for local employment were removed by the BC Liberals, we watched as 200 mills across British Columbia were permanently closed. This shift in policy had consequences. Residents of Canal Flats, and the laid off workers from the Canal Flats operation, can still watch truckloads of local wood driven out of their area to other mills. This forestry policy does not serve this community or this area. So while I am thankful that the Premier is willing to work with the Village of Canal Flats to find a replacement industry, the position that Canal Flats finds itself in is a consequences of actions taken by government in 2003. We live in an area that is rich in opportunity with capable and entrepreneurial citizens so there is always reason to be optimistic. But this is a crisis that the Village of Canal Flats should not have been forced to face.

MLA Meeting Day Wednesday, October 14 Please call 250 344 4816 to book an appointment

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RILEy BARnES Position: Forward Hometown: Merritt, BC Birthday: Mar. 24, 1997 Favourite Player: John tavares

tOny FEStA Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, AB Birthday: Dec. 18, 1996 Favourite Player: Michael Ferland

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tERIx FISCHER-KOBES Position: Forward Hometown: Lloydminster, SK Birthday: Apr. 22, 1997 Favourite Player: Jonathan Drouin

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Hello Hockey Fans, It is with a great deal of excitement that we start the 20152016 Hockey Season in Golden and we are off and running. Golden is a great hockey community and we are working hard as an organization to make sure we represent the Town of Golden Jason Stephens in a way that makes each and Golden Rockets Coach every citizen proud. We have a great group of players that have come to Golden to battle it out in a very competitive division of the KIJHL. The Rockets have a long history in Golden and we appreciate all the support the fans, sponsors and billet families have given the team. We will work hard to continue to develop our young athletes for future hockey opportunities and also prepare them for life away from the game focusing on character, accountability and work ethic. We truly appreciate your support this season and we are off to a rough start, no doubt. but we are not going to stop building on the group we have and get this turned around as soon as we can. Your support is needed by these young men and greatly appreciated this season! See you at the rink!

Captain’s Message Being the new captain of the Golden Rockets is definitely a challenge with such big shoes to fill, after last year with hometown boy Daniel Dahlin being our captain. He showed me a lot and shaped me into becoming a better leader, with such big shoes to fill I knew stepping into this role Tanner Wit would be tough but I was up to the challenge and have felt noth- Golden Rockets Captain ing but support from the entire team and especially Coach Jason. Jason is great coach and he is stepping into the role as perfect as anyone could've expected , with a coach like Jason it's easy for the team to play with confidence and to rally around the positive and professional atmosphere he brings. For this year it seems like a fresh start was in order for the town of Golden and as an organization we are excited for the things to come for this team. This team has a lot of talent and a lot of heart and once we hit our stride as a family we will be strong contenders in this league. We hope to show Golden what our organization is really about this year and need the support of the entire town. I hope everyone is as excited as I am to get this season going.

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Twenty-somethings too pessimistic about future for their own good Kevin Press Brighterlife.ca One-quarter of Canadian investors aged 25 to 30 say they are either somewhat or very pessimistic about their financial future over the next five years. Twenty per cent are somewhat pessimistic; six per cent are very pessimistic. That’s just one of the headlines in a new study

of Canadian investors 25 and older that my team released on behalf of Sun Life Global Investments last week. According to the Investor Sentiment Report by Sun Life Global Investments, that negative view extends to their feelings about the Canadian economy in general. Nine per cent have a very pessimistic view of the

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domestic economy over the next five years. That’s more than any other age group. Generation X comes closest: Seven per cent have a very pessimistic view. Six per cent of preBoomers do, too. The findings are consistent with other research we’ve conducted. The Sun Life Canadian Health Index has consistently shown that many young Canadians are highly stressed, in particular about their finances. Our most recent study — released in September 2014 — found that 88% of 18-to24-year olds reported at least one source of excessive or uncomfortable stress. Fortyseven per cent said they experienced

uncomfortable levels of stress related to their personal or household finances. We know young Canadians are struggling. Those who graduated from school in the years following the financial crisis have had difficulty establishing themselves. Unemployment rates among young adults remain stubbornly high: about double the national average. There’s more to the story, though. Our study shows a degree of risk aversion among Canadian investors between 25 and 30 that is not serving them well. Conventional wisdom dictates that investors can take on more risk in young adulthood

because they have a longer time horizon in which to make up for short-term losses. If you believe that capital markets move higher in the long term (a reasonable conclusion to draw based on historic returns), then you can place bigger bets in your 20s and 30s. That’s not happening. One in five Generation Y investors (21%) told us they have a conservative portfolio. Another 32% describe their portfolio as moderate, and 38% balanced. Just nine per cent say their portfolio is growth oriented (half the number of Generation X investors who say the same thing); and a lonely one per cent say they have an

aggressive growth portfolio. While we didn’t define these categories in terms of percentages held in stocks or bonds, these findings suggest that virtually all young Canadian investors are too conservative in their portfolio decisions. We’re not the first to report numbers like these. An important hypothesis has developed — as a result of numerous studies — that young investors have a view of capital markets informed too heavily by the market volatility that followed the financial crisis. Indeed, this new Sun Life Global Investments study found that 63% of investors aged 25

to 30 say it is very or somewhat important that the decisions they make regarding their savings and investments guarantee their principal. Sixty-one per cent say it’s very or somewhat important to minimize risk. Not surprisingly given all of this, Generation Y investors are least likely to say they work with a financial advisor (just 40% say they do; a low number among survey respondents with the requisite minimum $25,000 in investible assets). That’s a shame. Professional advice is exactly what they need. This financial column was sponsored by Shannon Hood, Sun Life Financial.

Hospital fund raising campaign live this week

Away or busy on October 19? You can vote in advance.

Friends of Golden and District Hospital Submitted Friends of Golden and District Hospital’s (FGDH) online fundraising campaign ‘Giving Thanks to Golden and District Hospital’ is now live at the link: www.canadahelps.org/ en/pages/giving-thanks-to-the-golden-district-hospital/ FGDH created this fundraising campaign in order to provide our community with the equipment that will change, and save, our loved one’s lives. This is a campaign that requires the support of the entire community and all of our friends. When we work together as a community, we can achieve great things and help our hospital continue the important work they do. Donations of any size can be made and will be graciously accepted. The funds raised will be directed specifically to the equipment needed at the Golden Hospital and Durand Manor. FGDH is a group of volunteers that wish to provide important funding for the Golden and District Hospital and Durand Manor. These are important assets in the community that has saved the lives of many of our loved ones. It is also a place that has provided comfort and compassion in the situations where lives can no longer be saved. For more information regarding the FGDH, please visit us at friendsgdh.blogspot.ca. The campaign will end on Sunday, so give your donation today and share on Facebook and with all your friends.

If you’re ready to vote early, you can vote at your advance polling place between October 9 and 12, from noon to 8:00 p.m. Or you can vote at any Elections Canada office across the country any day until October 13 at 6:00 p.m. For all voting locations, check your voter information card, visit elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868 ( TTY 1-800-361-8935). Elections Canada has all the information you need to be ready to vote.

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- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

Although Golden’s history is a short one, it’s amazing how many unique and interesting events have taken their beginnings from Golden. Joe Lamontagne was born in St. Anne, Quebec, October 31, 1867 and came west to Donald on the second train to cross Canada on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1885. He worked for a time as a line repairman for the CPR and then made the decision that would seal up his fate. Joe moved to Golden in about 1888 and opened a barber shop in rented quarters but soon he saw a need to have a shop of his own erected. Here at Joe’s

shop, a man could get a drop of local gossip, smoke a cigar if he chose, get a haircut and for the sum of one dollar he could be shaved 6 times. Other barbers moved to Golden, setting up shops in competition with Joe’s but Joe never minded the competition and tried to always keep his shop up to date. In October of 1897, he had the inside of his entire shop plastered and the following summer he added to his business by bringing in a line of shaving mugs, soaps, and razors to offer for sale. Always mindful of the comfort of his customers, he also purchased a gramophone, the music of which, not only lulled those in the chair, but also caught the attention of those on the street. Joe also made sure that everyone knew that he had all the latest papers available to his customers. In June of 1899, while on a hunting trip, Joe and his party

Joe Lamontagne’s stands in front of his barbershop with his prized car. It was located where Elite Nutrition is today.  Photo Courtesy of the Golden Museum came across a little town, but also was gen- don to buy his “Billy,” a mountain goat which erally accepted to be request that he didn’t take to seriously until had been hurt and the town mascot. Golden may have her heard the amount separated from its mother, they knew it been a small town that they were willcouldn’t survive. Joe but news from here ing to pay for his wee brought the little billy, travelled all over the goat. They offered which appeared to be world as evidence soon him $1,000 to bring about two weeks old, showed. Joe Lamon- his goat to London to home with him and tagne received an be placed in the zoo soon “Billy” became, offer from the Zoo- there. Continued on page 19 not only the talk of the logical Society of Lon-

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CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, someone may catch you off guard this week and you don’t have your go-to plan in place. Worry not, as you will rebound quickly and bounce back in a big way.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, expect to be excited by a budding relationship in the weeks ahead. Open up to friends or family members so you can share this positive development with loved ones.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, it may seem like everyone is hanging on every word you say this week. Don’t worry about performing, just continue to do what gravitates people toward you.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Waiting patiently this week will not get the job done, Aquarius. You may have to be more assertive to get things done. Others will understand and prove helpful.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, although you’re not a big fan of the spotlight, this week you will be asked to handle a situation on center stage. You just may enjoy the situation, so don’t fret about it.

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K ay Morin It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian Kathleen (Kay) Morin, nee Marshall. Kay passed away on Monday, September 28th, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Kay was born in Armstrong on May 23, 1940 to Frank and Willa Marshall. She was the youngest of nine siblings. She is predeceased by her parents, Willa and Frank; two sisters: Bernice (Gord) Burl and Francis (Len) Husband; four brothers: Bert (Myrtle), Tom (Peggy), Dick (Ann) and Norman (Norma) and three nephews. She leaves to mourn her passing, two sisters: Jean (Bill) Skolbalski and Alma Marshall as well as 15 nieces and nephews, many dear friends and her favorite critter – her cat Duchess. Kay moved from Armstrong to Golden in the 70’s. One of her early jobs was working as a desk clerk at the Northlander Hotel. Over the course of her career she worked at the plywood plant, post office, liquor store, guard for the RCMP and Mistaya Lodge. Kay was always busy in her leisure time. She was well known at the golf course, the curling rink and the bowling alley. She was made a life member of the curling club in 1995 and was given an award by the golf club in 2011 for her contribution to the sport of golf. She was also an active member of the hospital auxiliary. Kay was raised on a farm in Armstrong and true to her roots, she loved horseback riding and spent many hours in her back yard gardening. Her friends and family will remember Kay for her quick wit and her fantastic sense of humour. She loved a good practical joke, dressing up and playing pranks on her neighbors. Kay was a wonderful sister, Auntie, neighbor and friend and will be missed by all whose lives she touched. There will be no formal service in accordance with Kay’s wishes. We encourage family and friends to remember and celebrate Kay’s life in a way that is meaningful to them. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Kay’s obituary notice at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.

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Sterbenc Joseph (Joe) February 23, 1928 – September 29, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph (Joe) Sterbenc on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Durand Manor at the age of 87 years. Beloved brother, husband, father and grandfather, Joe was born in the farming village of Radenci, Slovenia on February 23, 1928. He was the oldest of 5 siblings and spent most of his childhood and early adult years working on the family farm. In 1944, at the age of 16, he was enlisted in the Yugoslavian army to fight alongside the Allied Forces. He became an important part of the regional Partisans and regarded his role as messenger with great importance. His keen observations and reporting prevented many lives from being lost. After the War, he returned to work on the farm. Under the Communist government, Joe felt there was no future or opportunity for him in Slovenia. After several attempts, he finally succeeded in his escape through the Alps and arrived in Austria. He moved to Canada at the age of 30. His first point of entry into Canada was Halifax and Joe looked forward to his new Canadian life working in Toronto. Through a family arrangement, he met his wife Mihela, for the first time, when she arrived into Canada. They lived in Canal Flats then moved to Golden where Joe worked for various companies including CP Rail and Evans. He later started his own business as a custodian for approximately 15 years before he retired. His great love was carpentry. He built an addition onto their modest home, and spent a lot of time in the workshop creating such things as furniture and jewelry boxes. He was a regular fixture for many years at the Golden Christmas Craft Fair. Joe enjoyed spending time with family and friends, loved to laugh and had a great sense of humour. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren whom he adored. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 55 years, Mihela, brother Peter (Martina), sisters Ivanka and Mimi, daughters Maria (Don) and Irene (Stan), son Rob, grandchildren, Michaela and Benjamin, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his parents Ivanka and Joze; his brother Paul and nephew Peter and his beloved pet and companion Sydney. Joe’s family would like to thank Dr Cunes and the staff at Golden Hospital and Durand Manor for their compassionate care of him. Funeral service was held on Saturday, October 3rd at Sacred Heart Parish and his ashes were interred in the family plot at the Golden Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Henry Durand Manor.


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

Employment Agencies/Resumes

Employment Agencies/Resumes

Employment Agencies/Resumes

Misc Services E&P WINDOW CLEANING

250-272-1194

Get Involved - Get Informed - Get Hired

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w w w . e k e m p l o ym e n t . o r g The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Plumbing

Pets & Livestock

Lessons/Training

It Starts with You!

Mobile Home Pad for Rent 3 month free pad rental. Spot available for approved mobile home. Don’s Mobile Home Park 250-439-8334

Merchandise for Sale Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD for sale. Call 250-344-7677.

Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm w/ storage close to all amnts. Hydro, hot water and heat incld. Security entrance and laundry factls, sorry N/S, and no parties. Resident Mngr on site 250-439-1967. •

24/7 • anonymous • conďŹ dential • in your language

YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENCE LINE

1-800-680-4264

info@youthagainstviolence.com

Stand up. Be heard. Get help.

Apartment Furnished

*BC Housing application form and proof of income required

Homes for Rent 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. Home for Rent 3 bdrm home for rent in Parson. Able to have horses. N/S, references required. $950/m call 250-344-0371 House For Rent 5 Bedroom house on 2 levels with large yard in town.$1500/m + utilities. No parties, mature reliable tenants preferred. Security deposit & good references required. Please call 250-3446710

Community We’re at the heart of things™

FULLY FURNISHED all inclusive 1bdrm suite. View at Mount7.ca or call 250-344-7001.

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

Commercial/ Industrial

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.

Newspapers

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

rmoparalegal@hotmail.com.

www.pitch-in.ca

Rentals

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.

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

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.

Legion Ladies Auxiliary Garage Sale at the Legion Banquet Hall. Oct 7 - Oct 12th 9-3

spca.bc.ca

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

STEEL BUILDINGS. Madness Sale! All buildings, all models. You’ll think we’ve gone mad deals. Call now and get your deal. Pioneer Steel, 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

Garage Sale Sat Oct 10 11-2 Collections from White Cotton Pickers - 93 Kicking Horse Mobile Home Park (by LP) Antiques, 1940’s Bedroom suite, Small tables, Home decor, Old tools, 1930’s sewing machine & cabinet, snowblower and many other items Last trailer in the row

Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

Misc for Rent

SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT or www.Norwood Sawmills.com/400OT

Garage Sales

The eyes have it

Mobile Homes & Parks

stampcollector@shaw.ca

Call us to find out

P: 344-5413

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

Find out more about services available to people with disabilities. Participate in workshops focused on disclosing and managing disabilities. Two workshops will be held in September ! more and register for one or both workshops.

Rentals

Looking to buy stamps

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

September is Disability Employment Month

Real Estate

STAMP COLLECTOR

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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Wednesday, October 7, 2015 The Golden Golden Star Star

1700 Sq ft of main floor commercial space available for rent. A large bay door in the back allows for easy access. Also available on the second floor is a front office area with access to storage area in the back portion. Both areas have lots of windows for natural light as well as washrooms on both floors. Call to view & discuss options Joe 250-344-8220

Become a GREEN SHOPPER!

Storage

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.

Transportation

Auto Financing

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

Mobile Homes & Parks For Rent Mountain Shadows Trail pad site for rent. First one available in 7 years!! Would prefer new trailer but call to discuss. Call Mike at 250-344-8385

WHERE DO YOU TURN

TO LEARN WHAT’S ON SALE?

YOUR NEWSPAPER:

*New items daily!*

The link to your community

Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks

LIMITED TIME OFFER!

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

$1000 cash!! OFFER EXPIRES OCTOBER 31ST!

Call Karen Cotton at 250-344-6935 Kicking Horse Village MHP

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

Misc for Rent

FOR RENT Visit our website for complete rental listings

remaxgolden.com Property Management Division Alice Dahlberg, CPM 250-344-2418 or 250-344-8581 (cell) Each ofďƒžce is independently owned & operated.

Cars - Domestic 2007 Subaru Forester, 152,000 km, sunroof, heated seats, 2 sets of tires, summer & winter on rims, $9,500. 250344-6322 evenings.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015 The Golden Star

Rally hits downtown Golden

www.thegoldenstar.net A19

Targeted Initiative for Older Workers Job Skills Training Opportunity Who is this for?

Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria: • •

Unemployed Aged 55 – 64 (in some circumstances, unemployed workers aged 50 – 54 or 65 and up may also participate) Be legally entitled to work in Canada Require new or enhanced skills for successful integration into new employment Live in an eligible community/region Be ready and committed to returning to work

• • • •

What will you get?

Participants may be eligible to receive: •

Class-based skill development – including job searching and career planning Funding to access training at local educational institutions/trainers Income support for the duration of in-class training Targeted wage subsidy for on-the-job training

• • •

A defeat Harper rally took place in front of the Golden Post office on Saturday. Organizers spread the Vote Together message, urging Canadians to vote for whoever they think can defeat Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. Sadie Parr (left) and Amber van Drielen (right) were two of the local organizers. Learn about the cause at votetogether.ca.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Goat lived for nine years in London zoo 

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When I first came across word about Billy in the original Golden Memories book, I wondered what had become of Billy but was certain there would be no way of knowing. Eventually, it got the best of me so a trip to the Golden library got me the name of the information centre for London and I sent a request for the London Zoo’s address, explaining why I wanted it. They, in turn, handed by request over to the zoo and much to my surprise, within four weeks I had a reply. Billy arrived at the zoo in the company of “Rocky Mountain Joe” on June 6, 1900. Joe stayed with him a few days until he seemed to have settled into his new home and then he headed for home. Billy died at the zoo, January 19, 1909 after living in captivity nine years, seven months and seven days. In September, 1904, Joe added a hot water heater to his establishment and could now offer hot baths. Over the years, Joe was careful to keep his old stand up to snuff, painting and papering whenever it was needed. Many of the valley residents still remember that Joe had one of the first automobiles in the area and that he was an avid curler. His spare time was devoted to watch repair, which he did as a sideline. Joe and his wife lived in the rear of the shop and on the morning of February 12, 1943, Joe, age 75, walked into his barber shop, sat down in a chair and quietly passed away.

At the time of his death, he claimed he was the oldest barber in British Columbia to still be working.

When is it? •

November 24, 2015 - March 11, 2016

Funded by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers

Contact the Golden campus today! 250-344-5901 • www.cotr.bc.ca/Golden • Golden@cotr.bc.ca

COMMUNITY

EXCELLENCE AWARDS The Top Three Nominations are in!

ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE!!!

Voting ends Friday, Oct. 9 at noon!

Nominate your finalists online at www.goldenchamber.bc.ca for a Community Excellence Award Business of the Year: Golden IGA, Element Therapeutics, Little Mittens Animal Rescue Employee of the Year: Element Therapeutics - Kristy Norque, Denys Bardarson, Jessica Pyper New Business Award: Element Therapeutics, Eat Pure Mountain Market, Kicking Horse Embroidery Culinary Award: The Island Restaurant, Nagomi Sushi, Heather Mountain Lodge Professional Services Award: Element Therapeutics, Minoldo Nail Design & Beauty Bar, Dr. JG DesCoteaux

Mayor’s Award of Excellence: Little Mittens Animal Rescue, Golden Farmers’ Market, Magie Scallion Professional Services Trade Excellence Award: Horizon Unlimited, Selkirk Electric, Mt. 7 Autobody Business Beautifcation Award: Element Therapeutics, Kicking Horse Interiors, The Bear’s Den Employer of the Year: Kicking Horse Lodging - Bellstar, McDonalds - Carter Lindsay, Columbia Valley Credit Union Home Based Business Award: Apple Island Naturals, Pretty Flour Custom Cakes, Aqua Vitalis Naturopathic

Saturday, October 24 • Golden Civic Centre

Whose Stage is it Anyways?

A night of Improv Comedy with “Canadian Comedy Award Nominee” Stephanie Herrera & “Loose Moose Theatre”Michael Roik

Gala Tickets $55

Call 250-344-7125 or drop by the Star


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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 The Golden Star

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

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

$355,000 805 - 5th Avenue

3 bedrooms       2.5  baths    2,267sqft

NEW

$595,000

1354 Golden Donald Upper Road

2bdrms     2 baths    1,026sqft 102acres

$189,900

$169,900 512 - 11th Street

2 bedrooms

1 bath

1,153sqft

#3, 1215 - 9th Avenue

2 bedrooms       1  bath 

551 Highway #95, South

6bdrms     4 baths    4,056sqft 3.19 acres

623 - 5th Avenue

6 bedrooms       6  baths    4,000sqft

$599,900 1741 Seward Frontage Road

4 bdrms 2 baths 3,438sqft 14.22 acres

2.5 baths

2,682sqft

$324,300

2014 Alexander Drive

3 bedrooms       2 baths        1,750sqft

NEW

4bdrms 3 baths 2,568sqft

1.15 acre

$949,000 1739 Oberg Johnson Road

4bdrms 1 bath 2,680sqft 77.8 acres

NEW

7 bedrooms       2  baths    3,028sqft

4 bedrooms

.4 of an acre

3 baths

$229,900 2 baths

1,350sqft 1 acre

3bdrms     1 bath    1,386sqft

REDUCED

4 bedrooms

3 baths

2 baths

2,000sqft

3,152sqft

$328,300 517 - 12th Street

4 bedrooms

2 baths

4bdrms 3 baths 2,536sqft 1.18 acres

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

$450,000 5256 Ben Hynes Loop Road

2bdrms

2 baths

$188,900 #12, 2924 Kicking Horsse Road

2bdrms

2 baths

1,032sqft

2,436sqft

2416 Campbell Road

$529,000 1816 Campbell Road

$264,900

612 - 12th Street

4 bedrooms

.35 acre

2,216sqft

1445 Granite Drive

$199,900 773 Canyon Creek Road

520 - 12th Street

5 bedrooms       4 baths        2,618sqft

$589,999

554 Day Road

2 bedrooms

$429,000

$369,000 407 Riverglen Drive

576 Habart Road

DanDan Veselic Veselic (250) (250) 344-1435 344-1435

$369,000 503 - 11th Street

$77,900

$315,000 1256 Horse Creek Road

$875,000 1638 Purcell Woods

956sqft

NEW

$675,000

$579,900

3 bedrooms

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

remaxgolden.com remaxgolden.com

1,500 sqft 95 acres

$279,000 #18, 1333 Aemmer Way

2 bedrooms

1 bath

770sqft

SOLD 1592 Golden Avenue

3 bedrooms

3 baths

2,600sqft

1590 Columbia Valley View

6 bedrooms

7 baths

4,500sqft

SOLD 1214 - 11th Avenue 2 baths

1742 Seward Frontage

3 bdrms 1 bath 1,740 sqft 18.5acres

$229,900 #101, 1549 Kicking Horse Trail

2 bedrooms       2 baths        960sqft

1,498 sqft

$725,000 319 Fisher Road 7.27 acres

707-9th Street

MOBILE HOMES #22 Kicking Horse Village MHP..... 4 bedrooms..........................................$47,500 #40 Kicking Horse Village MHP.... 2 bedrooms..........................................$85,000 #4 Kicking Horse Village MHP.... 3 bedrooms..........................................$69,900

IN TOWN LOTS 1608 Gareb Road........................... 71’ x 180’......................................$89,900 1556 Quartz Crescent.................... 71’ x 173’...................................... $89,000 Granite Drive........................... 3 Lots available...............each listed at $199,600 1611 Lafontaine Road.................... .52 acre............................................. $95,000

1669 Dogtooth Close

3 bedrooms

$229,900

$167,700 3 bedrooms

$925,000 2 1/2 baths

2,516sqft

SOLD

SOLD

$220,000 3 bedrooms

$460,000

$1,695,000

$975,000

1 bath

1,374 sqft

820 - 11th Avenue 1 acre

$229,000 904 - 14th Street

3 bedrooms       1.5  baths    1,251sqft

RURAL ACREAGES Cromac Ridge............................... 4 acreages available .....from $210,000 to $260,000 Lot 2, 2116 Highway #95, South...... 2.72 acres.................................................... $129,000 2393 Kettleston Road................... 9.76 acres.............................................$219,900 Cougar Drive................................ 11 acreages available.....from $129,900 to $199,900 2166A Blaeberry Road.................. 8.6 acres............................................. $369,000 Blaeberry Valley Estates.............. 2 acreages available........from $118,300 to $195,300 Lot A, 3495 Highway #95, South....... 5.8 acres......................................................$189,000 1516 Black Bear Drive................... 6.58 acres.............................................$220,900 Reflection Lake Road................... 3 acreages available..... from $130,000 to $280,000

Golden Star, October 07, 2015  

October 07, 2015 edition of the Golden Star

Golden Star, October 07, 2015  

October 07, 2015 edition of the Golden Star