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The Golden and District Hospital (pictured above) has a new benefactor, The Friends of Golden and District Hospital. 4VCNJUUFECZ,FJUI8)FSO 4QFDJBMUP(PMEFO5IJT8FFL 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 sizeable 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, totalling $36,000. Shortly thereafter on September 4th Frances passed away. In the days following, the family decided it would be a fitting tribute to the 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 CanadaHelps. org. 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 CanadaHelps. org platform, “Giving Thanks to the Golden & District Hospital� which we anticipate will be open for donations from October 6th to October 11th 2015. This will coincide with the Celebration of Life being held for Frances at the Island Restaurant on October 10th.


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Kicking Horse Movies - “Mountain Men� t0QFOJOH'SJEBZ 4FQUUIUISV5IVSTEBZ  4FQUUIBUQN “Filmed in Revelstoke, Mountain Men is a comedy/drama that follows two estranged brothers, Toph and Cooper, as they journey to a remote family cabin in the mountains to evict a squatter. Buried resentment and bruised egos soon derail the plan and when the smoke clears they’ve destroyed their car and burned down the cabin, leaving them stranded in the cold Rocky Mountain winter. With their very survival at stake, they must learn to work together as brothers to get back to civilization.�

Firearms PAL (Possession and Acquisition License Course) tSept. 19-20, 2015 in Golden. Non-restricted on Saturday, Restricted on Sunday. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preregistration is required, suggested at least 5 days before the course. For info, call Ron or Sandra at (250) 4936545 or (cell) (250) 344-2503. Email:

Glean Golden - Pick, eat, glean - locally! tSept. 19 and Oct. 3 - Golden needs volunteers! Harvest apples with us. Get help! Reduce human / wildlife conflict. Families and friends welcome! Meet at the Golden Food Bank each Saturday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Sarah Osadetz at (250) 3448695, Nicholson Parent & Tot tWednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Nicholson Elementary School, Room #2. FREE DROPIN program for parents and caregivers with children 0-5 years. Join us for play time, creative art activities, stories and adventures. For more information, contact Erin Van Achte at

Golden Rockets tNext home game is Saturday, Sept. 19th at 7 p.m. Golden vs. Castlegar. Soup Day at the Golden Seniors Centre t Friday, September 25th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Soup (three kinds), bun, tea or coffee and dessert. $6.00 per person, children under three are free! Everyone is welcome!

Golden StrongStartBC tGolden’s StrongStartBC program at Alexandar Park Elementary School will open on Sept. 9, 2015. New 2015-2016 Schedule - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:45 - 11:45 a.m. StrongStartBC is a free, early learning program for children birth to 5 years old and their parents / caregivers. Golden Child Daycare & The Golden Dojo t818 9th St N are having an OPEN HOUSE Saturday September 19th from 12-5. View the daycare and register your child. As well there will be karate and yoga demonstrations in the dojo and registration for programs as well.

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1st ANNUAL TOY SWAP and BABY BIZARRE - Where people can sell quality used toys and baby gear. Drop off toys and baby gear Friday, Sept. 18th from 5-7 pm or Saturday morning from 9-11 am then the sale starts at noon until 5. It’s a great way for parents to unload some kiddie gear and swap for different things for their kids. (10% commission applies.) t#PVODZ$BTUMF XFBUIFSQFSNJUUJOHBOE Jocelyn the Clown - FREE for all kids t%JTDPWFSZ5PZT5BCMFXJUI/&8UPZTUPPSEFS (stock up early for Christmas) t(PMEFO4IPUPLBO,BSBUF4PDJFUZXJMMCF selling hot dogs and pop for $2.00 Call Pamela Tetrault for more info, (250) 439-8039 (cell). 35th Annual Terry Fox Run tRegistration is now open for the 35th Annual Terry Fox Run. In Golden, the event will start at the Mt. 7 Rec Plex on Sunday, Sept. 20. Registration and run start at 9:30 a.m. Event closes at 12:30 p.m. Choose between a 10 km, 5 km and a 3 km family walk; suitable for bikes, wheelchairs / strollers and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome. Where is your food going? JUST EAT IT - A Food Waste Story. tThursday, September 24th, 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church and Centre for Peace. A Golden Food Bank event. Admission by donation, either food or cash, whichever you please! Dvorak’s Rusaika! Lyric Fairytale Opera tSaturday, September 26, 7 p.m. at the Golden Civic Centre.

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Live Kicks features diverse lineup this year by Golden This Week Staff

For the past 10 years, Kicking Horse Culture (KHC) has been bringing amazing performers to Golden for the Summer Kicks and Live Kicks concert series. This year is no different, with a blockbuster lineup featuring old favourites and new acts that are sure to entertain everyone. Bill Usher, director at KHC, says the season has been nearly a year in the making, but has culminated in a great lineup. “I am certainly delighted the way this season came together. It can be a juggling act to be able to book shows on the dates we need them, to get diversity and to appeal to all the folks in town.”

The 2015-2016 Live Kick Concert Series promises some audience favourites, like the Downchild Blues Band and Motus O Dance and performers that are new to town like jazz pianist Michael Kaeshammer. Check below for a brief roundup of this year’s performers and stay tuned as Golden This Week offers a more in depth look at each artist over the course of the season. KHC memberships are now on sale. Members can purchase discount tickets (for $15) to all of the Live Kicks shows and get the chance to buy advance tickets for special extra shows – like the Nov. 17 Downchild Blues Band performance (tickets for this show will be available starting Sept. 21).

Adults and seniors can buy a membership for $10 plus tax; families (two adults) for $20 plus tax; and children and student memberships are free. Live Kicks 2015-2016 season line up: Oct. 3, Ridley Bent Country singer-songwriter Ridley Bent calls his style “hick-hop.” Listening to one of his songs from the latest album Wildcard, Fil Yer Boots, his beets do have a break-beat feel to them. Overall, his sound is rhythmic, and the foot-stompin’ beets and swing influence are sure to get you up dancing. Oct. 17, 6 Guitars: Chase Padgett In a word: Amazing. Padgett mixes music, comedy and the personalities of six different guitar players – all in a one-man show. It really is quite incredible how he

moves from one character to another, and if you are a guitar lover in any way this show is a must-see. “Some folks travel to the city to see fringe theatre like this, well this guy has been voted the best of the fringe festivals,” says Usher. “He puts on a fantastically funny theatrical show. It’s a hoot a minute. It’s just one guy up on stage for the whole show, and it’ll have you laughing from start to end.” Nov. 6, Christine Tassan et Les Imposteures According to reviews and the music industry, their music falls into the “gypsyjazz or gypsy-swing” category, but this all-female quartet is totally original and it ... Continued on page 11


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Terry Fox Run celebrates WHY BUY? 35 years of hope RENT IT FOR LESS! This Sunday the annual Terry Fox Run will celebrate its 35th year of fundraising. Most Canadians will remember the story of Terry Fox, who was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right leg in 1977, and had to have his right leg amputated just above the knee. During his time spent in hospital, Fox was “so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope.� The Marathon of Hope kicked off in 1980, with the simple objective of informing Canadians of the importance of finding a cure for cancer. Fox ran an average of 42 kilometers every day, for 143 days, until he was forced to end his run on September 1, 1980 when the cancer spread to his lungs. By February 1st of the very next year, the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope fund totaled $24.17 million, an achievement realized of

raising $1 for every Canadian. Fox died in June of that year. Today, the Terry Fox Foundation is reponsible for supporting close to $20 million in discovery based research each year in Canada. It simply has one mission: To fund innovative cancer research. Registration is now open for the 35th Annual Terry Fox Run. In Golden, the event will start at the Mt. 7 Rec Plex on Sunday, Sept. 20. Registration and run start at 9:30 a.m. Event closes at 12:30 p.m. Choose between a 10 km, 5 km and a 3 km family walk; suitable for bikes, wheelchairs / strollers and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome. Pledge forms are available around town or online. This is a non-competitive event, and there is no minimum donation. There is also BBQ by donation happening so people can even just stop by for a hotdog. ~ Submitted.

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Janet Crandall-Swaffield Publisher A tragic conclusion to the abduction and murder of two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, and her father Terry Blanchette, has left the nearby community of Blairmore devastated. Their grief is unimaginable as the family and the community try and come to terms with what has transpired. As the details of this case unfold over the next few days, investigators are crediting the AMBER Alert system for the speed in which it assisted with the situation. An AMBER Alert is a child abduction alert system (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response), designed to rapidly inform the general public when a child has been kidnapped. It originated in the US in 1996, and was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-yearold abducted and murdered in Texas that year. AMBER alerts were typically distributed however possible, via radio, TV, posters and bulletins as far reaching as possible. The system came to Canada in 2002, the first province-wide system launching in Alberta, with additional provinces adopting the program shortly thereafter. Fast forward nearly 20 years, and soon to be available in Canada, AMBER Alert has now teamed up with Google, Bing and Facebook to relay information to an ever growing demographic, where alerts are automatically displayed when users search or use map features in a particular location where a child has recently been abducted and an alert was issued. The speed and success of the well established AMBER Alert system is one thing, but the speed of Facebook is another. In situations like this, not only are we updated online as soon as any details are released, because of Facebook and other social media, we can also weigh-in on the situation. Unlike ever before, we can be up close and personal with the victims of a crime, and their families. It really is a two-way street, whether we like it or not. Take for example, the September 16th Facebook post of Terry Lynn, little Hailey’s maternal grandmother, thanking the public at large for the ‘outpouring of love and support’ received in their time of need. In just 23 hours, the post had been ‘liked’ more than 10,638 people, shared 5,954 times, and had 132 comments. Unbelievable. That’s the power of Facebook. It is human nature to want to support someone who is suffering, especially in times of grief and tragedy. I’m not suggesting that offering one’s opinion publicly about the details of the case might be appropriate, I’m not sure that it is. But even I can’t argue with the power of the gesture of love and support, given primarily from strangers, that 10,638 ‘likes’ hopefully brings to this family.

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TB Vets & Community Contributes $63,000 for Transport Ventilator & Stretcher Submitted by East Kootenay Foundation for Health Golden, BC‌ 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.� 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.

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people take breathing for granted‌ consider a donation today� are the very words and action taken by TB Vets with an incredible gift of $43,000 awarded to EKFH for the Golden Hospital. For seventy 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 hospital,� 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 On behalf of all of those involved with the Golden Transport Ventilator project ~ thank you, we couldn’t do it without you. EKFH’s mission is to provide funding to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital and other community facilities in complementing the health care needs of the region. Please like us on Facebook and visit regional and community updates on our website Questions? Contact Donna Grainger, Executive Director at 1-877-489-6481 or by email:

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Bill Bennett to speak at AGM

Columbia River-Revelstoke Riding Association - Notice of Annual General Meeting featuring Keynote Speaker, The Honourable Bill Bennett. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Columbia River-Revelstoke Riding Association will be held on Friday, October

2nd, 2015. Registration: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Meeting: 6:00 p.m. * Wine and cheese to follow * Location: Kimberley Ski Hill Stemwinder Bar, 501 N Star Blvd Kimberley, BC

Parks Canada updates It is still nice enough to get out there for a hike, but with fall in full swing in some of the higher elevations, here’s some important info to know before you head out into the wilderness! Banff National Park - Expect snow above tree line. Please be advised that Fortis will be doing work on the Sulphur Mountain trail starting Monday, August 17. The trail is still open, but please use caution when encountering work crews. The Johnston Canyon Trail will be closed for extensive restoration and infrastructure upgrades from Sept. 15 until the end of October 2015 (weather permitting). The closure includes the walkway to the upper and lower falls at the Johnston Canyon day use area. The Ink Pots remain accessible via the Moose Meadows Trail. Lake Louise area - Restricted Access in effect for Moraine Lake area trails. These trails include, Consolation Lakes, Larch Valley, Eiffel Lake, Wenkchemna Pass, Sentinel Pass, Paradise Valley and Sheol Valley. Hikers are asked to hike in a group size of four or more. Paradise Valley (PA8) campground is closed. In the past few days there has been snow fall at elevations above 2000 metres. Melting can be expected with warming temperatures. The larch trees are very close and within a couple of days of peaking at their full fall color. Be prepared for hiking with warm clothing and good footwear. Warning - the elk rutting season has begun and will last until mid-October. What you need to know: t,FFQBUMFBTUNFUSFTBXBZGSPNBMM elk and never get between a male and the females. t#VMMFMLCFDPNFFYUSFNFMZBHHSFTTJWF protecting their harems during the mating

season. t%POPUQBSLZPVSWFIJDMFCFUXFFOB male and the females; elk may charge at your vehicle, which may result in damage. Glacier National Park of Canada - Public vehicular use of the Beaver Valley Road beyond this point is restricted at this time. Western Toads (Anaxyrus boreas), a species at risk, are migrating along this roadway. Large numbers of these toads have been killed by vehicles in recent days. Toads are very small, around the size of a quarter. Visitors wishing to use the Beaver Valley Trail may proceed on foot to the trailhead. Visitors may also bicycle to the trailhead on this road, and continue on-trail as far as the Grizzly Creek bridge. All visitors should take care to avoid impact on toads. This Prohibited Activity Order is in effect until further notice. Jasper National Park - Warning of a bear frequenting the area around the Skyline Trail and campgrounds. Warning - The elk rutting season has begun and will last until midOctober. Warning signs that read “ATTENTION – Elk Mating� have been posted at areas where elk herds often gather including Whistlers Campground, various locations in the townsite, and at the Jasper Park Lodge. What you need to know: t,FFQBUMFBTUNFUSFTBXBZGSPNBMM elk and never get between a male and the females. t#VMMFMLCFDPNFFYUSFNFMZBHHSFTTJWF protecting their harems during the mating season. t%POPUQBSLZPVSWFIJDMFCFUXFFOB male and the females; elk may charge at your vehicle, which may result in damage. t5IFSFJTBi$PEFPG$POEVDUGPS Wildlife Photographers� brochure available at the Information Centre.




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History series - Part 2: The Forest Industry in the Golden area I was a kid in Invermere in the late 1950’s, I think it was actually 1959, when my folks were asked to help some old friends named Don and Dorothy Norman (the original owners of Don’s Trailer Court at Nicholson) to move from Creston to Golden. I was about thirteen years old at the time and wasn’t really much into the workings of the economy, but everyone, kids included, had heard the big news from Golden: a U.S. company had come in and were going to spend a million bucks building a new mill. The emphasis in the story was on the million dollars. The only time we ever heard of a million dollars in those days was when someone in some far off place won the Irish Sweepstakes, the forerunner of all of today’s lotteries. A million dollars for a new mill was almost unthinkable. But with all that money and all the timber up the Big Bend area, the sky was the limit for the new Kicking Horse Forest Products in Golden. By way of background, one of the goals of the Canadian federal government in creating the Canadian Pacific Railway was to provide for the opening of the Canadian west to other industries. Those who voted for the railway in the House of Commons in 1880 were well aware of the agricultural possibilities in the prairie regions which would later become the enlarged province of Manitoba and the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. They were also aware, however, of the possibilities for industry in British Columbia. Forest resources were obvious, and the mountains surely held sizeable deposits of minerals. And the mountains views were surely calling tourists. Mining has played a limited role in the economy of the Golden area, but surely not close to the amount of promise that it held in the late 1800’s. The interest was obviously high because two smelters were built in order to process the expected mine production. The results, however, were dismal. One smelter, built in about 1886, never operated at all and the second ran for one only evening in October of 1905. The lands on which both were built reverted to the

by Duane Crandall Special to Golden This Week

government for unpaid taxes. One mine, the Base Metals Mine at Field, was a direct result of lead-zinc ore being found during railway construction in 1884 at the base of Mt. Stephen. It operated intermittently for over 60 years. Silica mine production began in the 1980’s and continues to the present.

“I was about thirteen years old at the time and wasn’t really much into the workings of the economy, but everyone, kids included, had heard the big news from Golden: a U.S. company had come in and were going to spend a million bucks building a new mill.” Agriculture is an industry which exists in nearly every part of the world, and the Golden area is no exception. Many farms or hobby farms, including several dairy farms, have existed both north and south of Golden since the railway was built. Cattle ranching has been a major thread in the agriculture fabric in the valley, with some operations continuing to the present time. In terms of providing employment to a major portion of the valley residents since the inception of the railway, however, the major player, by far, has been the forest industry.

Starting around the time of the railway construction, the first sawmills were set up to meet demand for that project with such products as railway ties, lumber for bridges, trestles, snowsheds and buildings. To the present time small mills, often family operations, have existed to meet demand for such products as those above and dimension lumber as well. Two large-scale mills employing hundreds of workers have been in existence in the area over the years. The first was the Columbia River Lumber Company which had a mill on the eastern bank of the Columbia River in southwest Golden, near the present sewer lagoons. Known first as the Golden Lumber Company and after 1901 as the Columbia River Lumber Company, the operation became one of the major mills in British Columbia’s interior. The CRL mill ran on electricity generated by steam turbines which were powered by the burning of sawdust and other mill waste. In addition to supplying power for the mill it also provided electricity to the town when it had excess, such as in the evenings. The source of timber for the mill was the West Bench across from Golden and the logs were transported to Golden on a railway that ran along the bench to Donald with the south end being at Nicholson. The logs would be loaded on cars along the bench, transported to Nicholson and then dumped in the river where they would float down to the mill at Golden. There were no dry kilns in those days and so vast amounts of lumber would be piled for air drying before it would be planed and sold. Most of the lumber would be sold on the prairies where the CRL operated a large number of retail lumber yards. The CRL, which employed up to six hundred people at one time, operated until the summer of 1926 when a forest fire destroyed most of its timber and equipment on the west bench. It took three years to sell all the lumber inventory, but by the summer of 1929 all operations had ceased. With the demise of the CRL, ‘small

and very small’ sawmills were the pre-dominant form of forest industry operations in the Golden area between 1929 and the early 1950’s. In 1952 Henry Sigalet initiated an operation that would eventually become Kicking Horse Forest Products. That would evolve into Evans Forest Products and still later into the Louisiana Pacific plywood and laminated veneer mill which is in existence today. Through the years it has been the mainstay of the forest industry in Golden, at times employing as many as eight hundred workers.

“In terms of providing employment to a major portion of the valley residents since the inception of the railway, however, the major player, by far, has been the forest industry.” A key development of the sawmill manufacturing capacity, which has undoubtedly had an effect on the Golden mill staying in operation during many work stoppages in B.C. was the change of the mill in Golden from a sawmill to a plywood mill. That was further enhanced when the plywood mill was upgraded from just a plywood mill to the LVL mill which it is today. Golden is the only town in the East and West Kootenays to have a plywood/LVL mill. In terms of historical and economic impact on the Golden area, the forest industry has been the largest employer in providing a base for the families and businesses that have called Golden home, certainly one of the desired results that John A. Macdonald and his colleagues envisioned when they authorized the Canadian Pacific Railway. Without the forest industry throughout most of its years Golden would have just been a railway stop for the CPR and later a highway stop on the Trans-Canada Highway.

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Variety of acts will grace the Live Kicks stage ... Continued from page 3 shows in their performances. They have a huge following in their native Quebec, across Canada and internationally and after watching them, it’s easy to see why. The gel together like musicians do after playing together for as long as these ladies have – over 10 years – and their vocals are beautiful. /PW %PXODIJME#MVFT#BOE Appearing for their second time in Golden, Downchild is one of those bands that has made their mark on the blues scene. They have a huge following and have been referred to as “one of the greatest� blues bands out there. They have been playing together for over 40 years and are a must-see for all music lovers. “Downchild Blues Band was here in 2009 on their 40th anniversary tour. They go back a long way,� says Usher, who has known the band since their inception. “It was a no brainer [to book them] when I saw that they were on the road.� At $40, Usher says the tickets are a real deal and encourages members to take advantage of early bird sales as the show is sure to sell out fast. /PW (PSEJF.D,FFNBOBOE)JT 3IZUIN#PZT Hailing from PEI, Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys are a great mix of old and new. A young group of fellas, they obviously take their inspiration from authentic east coast music and infuse their own brand of youth and enthusiasm into the sound. The result is a true, toe-tapping mix of magic that will appeal to music lovers young and old. “This is going to be a great one,� says Usher, adding that the band is booked across the province. “It’s going to be a real down home, east coast, kitchen party in that old-fashioned style. It’s really great to see these guys who are in their late 20s carrying on the tradition.� %FD #BOGG.PVOUBJO'JMN'FTUJWBM 8PSME5PVS According to the festival website,, following the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in November, “a selection of the top films submitted to the Festival go on a tour around the world. Host organizations in

,JDLJOH)PSTF$VMUVSFQSFTFOUTUIF-JWF,JDLTTFBTPO CFHJOOJOHPO 0DUXJUI$BOBEJBODPVOUSZBSUJTU3JEMFZ#FOU Photo submitted by KHC. each tour location choose a program that reflects the interests of their community, creating a unique celebration of adventure and adventurers at each stop.� This event is always a favourite in Golden and will be sure to enthral film buffs. +BO .PUVT0 According to their bio, since their formation in 1990, Motus O has created 16 full-length productions for both family and adult audiences. The troupe continues to tour throughout North America, Europe and the South Seas, bringing with them their innovative and highly visual works to both small and large communities alike. The company is celebrating its 25th anniversary by touring some of its classics across the country, including their adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. “Motis O has been here six times over the last 10 years,� says Usher. “They really engage the community. We brought them back because they have a lot of fans here.� 'FC UI"OOJWFSTBSZPGUIF .BTRVF1BSBEF If you’re from Golden and Area or have lived here at all in the past 10 years, this show needs no introduction. This magical blend of music, costumes, dance and more is a Golden tradition welcoming the coming of spring and honouring the town’s history and culture. 'FC .JDIBFM,BFTIBNNFS Think Michael Buble meets Harry

Connick Jr. meets young piano virtuoso. This guy is so talented he’ll blow your socks off. This writer was literally speechless for the first few minutes of a performance watched recently. Not only can he play piano like nobody’s business, he can sing, he oozes charm on stage and is an absolute pleasure to watch. Kaeshammer rose to fame with his boogie woogie piano styles, but also infuses his music with New Orleans funk, jazz and even a bit of a pop sound.

“Feb. 13, 10th Anniversary of the Masque Parade If you’re from Golden and Area or have lived here at all in the past 10 years, this show needs no introduction. This magical blend of music, costumes, dance and more is a Golden tradition welcoming the coming of spring and honouring the town’s history and culture.â€? .BSDI "QSJM7FSDI She just released her 10th album, but this singer, songwriter, fiddler and step dancer is showing no signs of slowing down. Verch comes from a musical background and her music reflects her homage to her roots. According to her

bio, “she keeps the community-fired celebratory side of her music at the forefront, honing a keen awareness of how to engage contemporary listeners.� "QSJM %BWJE#SBJE According to his bio, Macleans Magazine has called Canadian artist Braid “a jazz genius to call our own.� He has won two Juno Awards and has performed across Canada and the world. His performance is uplifting and takes you back to a time of smoky dark clubs, crazy horn players and that thing that makes you dance in your chair. "QSJM $PMMFDUJWF The Vancouver-based dance company returns to Golden. The unique bunch is currently working on a brand-new work that they will be touring in the spring of 2016. According to their website, (where you can watch a video of the group rehearsing), “the work pushes the company into new physical territory to further explore the essence of unison and togetherness, the negotiation of group dynamics, and the preservation of self inside the collective consciousness.� "QSJM %VGnF#BH5IFBUSF This Toronto-based company are known for their interactive children’s theatre. Actors retell classic fairytales and Shakespeare classics and involve the audience in their many hilarious plot twists. The show will have kids of all ages laughing and having a great time. A great night out for the family! "QSJM )BSSZ.BOY Manx is a talented slide guitarist who has taken his blues songs to the next level by infusing Indian folk melodies to create a very unique and awesome sound. While his career began in the blues clubs of Toronto, he would go on to study music in India and the result is a sound that really takes the listener to another world during his performance. The transformation from blues guitar to sounds from the East is something that is sure to inspire. “This is a big star coming to play our little town,� says Usher, adding that the show is sure to be a sell-out. For tickets, more information or to check out videos and biographies of all the performers, go to the Art Gallery of Golden or visit

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Fall Faire a spectacular success

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Wildsight hosts outdoor movie

Film enthusiasts settle into their lawn chairs for an outdoor screening of The Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Photos by Claire Dibble.

Screening of the film festival at the ball diamonds was a fundraiser for Wildsight.

Clear skies and big mountain views were a perfect backdrop for films about being outdoors.

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PUBLIC NOTICE 2016 Proposed Permissive Tax Exemptions In accordance with the notice requirements of Section 227 and the authority of Section 224 of the Community Charter, the following properties are proposed by bylaw, for permissive property taxation exemption for the 2016 calendar year. Also included are required estimates of exemption amounts for the following two years. Note that all applications are reviewed for approval on an annual basis.


Roll #


PERMISSIVE EXEMPTION SPLIT STATUTORY/PERMISSIVE EXEMPT 00186.005 Golden Sikh Cultural Society Golden Sikh Cultural Society Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day 00196.070 Saints Saints Christian & Missionary Alliance 00229.000 Rocky Mountain Alliance Church (Canadian Pacific District) 00269.000 Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Golden Pentacostal Tabernacal 00371.007 Trinity Lutheran Church of Golden Trinity Lutheran Church 00371.010 Church of England St Paul's Anglican Church Congregation of The United Church of 00393.000 St. Andrews United Church Canada 00404.009 Trustees-Golden Jehovah'S Witnesses Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Bc Conference) 00590.150 Roman Catholic Bishop of Nelson 00441.020

00141.000 Patlar Holdings Ltd 00141.000 Patlar Holdings Ltd 00141.000 Patlar Holdings Ltd 00141.000 Patlar Holdings Ltd 00141.000 Patlar Holdings Ltd 00160.000 0798724 Bc Ltd 00234.000 Rocky Mountain Housing Society 00372.000 Synod of The Diocese of Kootenay 00426.010 Golden Pacific #122 Branch R C L 00554.020 Golden & District Historical Soc 00348.000 Annabelle Enterprises Total Non Profit








712 10th Street S




717 10th Street S 909 9th Street S 913 9th Street S

405 1,095 656

413 1,117 669

421 1,139 682

901 11th Avenue S




603 13th Street S 1529 Lafontaine Rd




7th Day Adventist Church

913 11th Street S




Sacred Heart Church

808 11th Street S
















423 9th Ave N




423 9th Ave N




205 & 206 -421 9th Avenue N




102-421 9th Avenue N




208-421-9th Avenue N




516 9th Avenue N




601 11th Street S




915 9th Street S




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3,508 4,347

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Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Golden Community Resource Society Child Care Resource and Referral Golden Community Resource SocietyGolden Early Years Centre Golden Community Resource Society Employment Centre Golden Community Resource Society Golden Youth Action Network Golden Family Centre Society Golden District Arts Council/Kicking Horse Culture (NFP) Rocky Mountain Housing Society Abbeyfield House Society St Paul's Golden Royal Canadian Legion #122 Golden & District Museum Golden Food Bank

PARK, ATHLETIC OR RECREATION GROUND Golden Rodeo Grounds (Golden Light 00193.008 Crown Provincial Horse Club) 00583.001 Mertex Construction Ltd Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club Total Park, Athletic Or Recreation Ground

1343 Pine Dr 806 12th Street S

107 - 421 9th Ave N

1011 11th Avenue S 1302 11th Avenue S 102-1115 9th Street S

1700 Reflection Lake Rd 907 10th Street N

PERMISSIVE EXEMPTION INTEREST IN PUBLIC/LOCAL AUTHORITY PROPERTY Golden Women's Resource Centre 00143.000 Deborah Lynn Kwiatek 419 9th Avenue N Society 00193.015 Golden (Town) Golden & Region Seniors Branch #150 1401 9th Street S Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce 00595.009 Canadian Pacific Railway Co 500 10th Avenue N (Lessee) Total Permissive Exemption Interest in Public/Local Authority Property TOTAL PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTIONS


1218 9th Street S

Golden & District Senior Citizen Golden & District Senior Citizens' Housing Society Society (Purcell Apts) Total Permissive Exemption Split Stat/Permissive Exempt

NON PROFIT 00141.000 Patlar Holdings Ltd


Golden Jehovah's Witnesses

00660.045 Trustees of The Golden Baptist Church Golden Baptist Church 00501.000


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Eat Pure: Back to school!

by Kory Monteith Eat Pure Mountain Market Special to Golden This Week

With school now in full swing, I can’t stress enough how important it is to avoid sending our kids to school with processed snacks and lunches. Taking time with our kids to prepare

snacks for the week helps support them physically and mentally so they can thrive in school and in life. A healthy tummy makes for a healthy mind. Here are some healthy ideas to get our kids to eat their vegetables. Vegan (or not) Chocolate Fudge Beet Muffins tnBYFHHT PSSFHVMBSFHHT tDVQCFFUQVSFF ZPVDBO also substitute butternut squash, applesauce, plum or another fruit puree) tDVQNBQMFTZSVQPSBHBWFOFDUBS TVCIPOFZJGOPUWFHBO





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muffin tin with paper liners, or lightly grease. 1SFQBSFnBYFHHTJOBMBSHFNJYJOH CPXMBOEMFUSFTUGPSNJOVUFT Add beet puree, melted oil, maple syrup or agave, brown sugar, baking TPEB TBMUBOEXIJTLGPSTFDPOET Stir in the almond or hemp milk and whisk once more. Add cocoa powder, spirulina and nPVSTBOETUJSXJUIBTQPPOPSTQBUVMB until just combined, being careful not to PWFSNJY*GUIFCBUUFSBQQFBSTUPPUIJDL  add a touch more almond or hemp milk. #VUJUTIPVMECFRVJUFUIJDLBOE/05 pourable – rather, scoopable. Lastly, stir in chocolate chips. Then divide batter evenly in muffin cups TIPVMECFFOPVHIGPSCFUXFFO  and sprinkle with a few more chocolate DIJQT PQUJPOBMCVUSFDPNNFOEFE  #BLFGPSNJOVUFTPSVOUJM a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes in the pan, remove from tins and let cool on a cooling rack. Will keep DPWFSFEGPSTFWFSBMEBZT'SFF[FGPS MPOHFSUFSNTUPSBHF 'MBYFHHT5CTQHSPVOEnBYTFFE


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It’s a Brighter Life - The stupid economy Submitted, written by Kevin Press This new recession is the most important issue facing Canadian voters. And there are clear, well-considered choices available. James Carville, the colourful political consultant who helped Bill Clinton win the White House in 1992, is famous for the middle section of his three-chord plan: “The economy, stupid.� That line, which began as a pointed reminder to fellow Clinton staffers, was a dagger to the heart of President George H.W. Bush by the end of the campaign. The U.S. recession of the early 1990s was instrumental in his undoing. Two decades on, a new recession here at home risks the unseating of our own incumbent. It was confirmed yesterday that Canada entered into a technical recession, which is to say that our economy shrank in gross domestic product terms in the first and second quarter. While forecasters

“James Carville, the colourful political consultant who helped Bill Clinton win the White House in 1992, is famous for the middle section of his three-chord plan: “The economy, stupid.� anticipate a return to positive economic growth in Q3, we’re probably looking at an annual economic expansion rate of something close to 1% this year. All of this is to say that Canada’s stupid economy (my words; I’ve run out of polite descriptors after six-and-a-half years of writing this blog) is very much at the centre of the current federal election. Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau has pledged his party’s commitment to an infrastructure investment plan that will tap deficit spending in each of the next three years to stimulate the Canadian economy. This positions the Grits uniquely; both the Conservatives and New Democrats are committed to balanced budgets. It is precisely the discussion we should be having in this election campaign.

And make no mistake: The fact that this austerity vs. stimulus debate is back on the agenda says a great deal about the state of the Canadian economy now, seven years after the financial crisis hit home. Earlystage predictions that the downturn would be followed by a 10-plus-year period of slow growth have come true. I would argue that what Trudeau is committing to is pretty conventional policymaking. The Conservatives under Prime Minister Stephen Harper took similar steps in the period following 2008. Government spending is required to pick up the slack when consumer and business spending falls off during a sharp downturn. This is what the famous economist Milton Friedman meant when he said: “In one sense, we are all Keynesians now� back in 1966. (I’m taking a bit of liberty with context there; he completed the oft-

quoted statement with “in another, nobody is any longer a Keynesian.�) Nevertheless, the comment was sufficiently influential that U.S. president Richard Nixon would paraphrase Friedman as he took the U.S. off the gold standard five years later, saying, “I am now a Keynesian in economics.� The Keynes in question is of course John Maynard Keynes, who made history arguing for a mix of monetary policy (lower interest rates) and fiscal policy (government spending on infrastructure) to reverse the Great Depression. The great man’s influence could be seen directly in moves made by the U.S. Federal Reserve — and just about every other major central bank — following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. The decision for Canadians this time around is as important as it is clearly defined. First, do you agree that

government stimulus is the right thing to do in troubled economic times? Second, do you agree that the present state of the Canadian economy demands the kind of deficit spending the Liberals have proposed? Bring on the debates.


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Ice Cream for Breakfast - Clothes, toys and that pee smell by Sarah Elizabeth Special to Golden This Week

One of the best parts about having a child is getting to see the world through their eyes – a.k.a. the toys. One of the worst parts is the shopping; and that pee smell that sometimes wafts up your nose. I thought I would love shopping for my daughter more than I do. I think it’s because it’s a never ending cycle and the clothes end up stained and too small for her quicker than she can throw an unwanted bowl of cereal onto the floor. When it was close to the time for my daughter to arrive into the world, my partner and I did a big trip to the city to shop for our baby. We were so excited, but also clueless as to what we needed - even though I had done a ton of research on everything from baby baths to cribs, to monitors. We stood in front of the baby section for a good minute or two before diving in. The options were overwhelming and added to my anxiety as I realized additional things I would, should or could end up needing and therefore worrying about as a mom. For example, would I need a spray attachment to bathe her with? Would this feature make or break whether or not my baby would have a satisfying bath? Would she forever be scarred for not having the spray attachment? Do we need a baby monitor equipped with video, sound, laser beams and an alarm system lest anyone try to take our little one from her crib while we are ten feet away from her? What if something happened and this monitor could have prevented it? Were we to buy her baby clothes starting at eight pounds, newborn or one month? We definitely needed something to bring her home from the hospital in – something fancy. I’ll say that again. Something fancy. As we were looking around, something dawned on me as I sniffed the air. I turned and asked my partner, “What’s that smell?� He responded with, “I don’t know.� Then it occurred to me as I looked at the children’s beds and mini kids rooms set up throughout the landscape of the store we were in. I grabbed him by the

0OFPGUIFXPSTUQBSUTJTUIFTIPQQJOHBOEUIBUQFFTNFMMUIBUTPNFUJNFTXBGUT VQZPVSOPTF arm, looked him in the eyes and said, very dramatically, “Oh my God! Kids smell like pee! I almost forgot. Kids smell like pee!� As my voice escalated in pitch. He laughed in that “you’re so cute� kind of way, but his laughter trailed off at the end knowing the truth behind my words. For a moment we lost sight of the big picture and felt a little depressed with the realization that our home could smell like pee for the next 12 years. It was during this shopping trip that we had a great glimpse of what was to come in the toy department. Legos, puppets, colouring and stuffed animals that turned

inside out into a ball, kitchen sets, building sets, games and dinosaurs. Dinosaurs! As our excitement escalated I came across the toys that help build a child’s intelligence, talking toys, robot toys with moving parts, more games, wooden toys and plastic toys. I remembered hearing something about wooden toys being better than plastic, but being recommended by a friend to avoid toys made in China. Then I found wooden toys made in China and plastic toys made in Canada. I started to look for glass toys, but what would a newborn baby do with marbles? Overwhelmed, part of me wanted to cry.

“How are we going to do this?� I asked my partner, but he was already filling up the shopping cart. In the end, we accumulated a nice balance of used items given to us by friends - which made making some of the decisions easy; some new stuff in celebration of our sweet baby; and some sweet thrift store finds. Her room was fully stocked. I mean fully stocked. Once she arrived, two months later, I began to realize that the pee smell is not so bad and she began to grow out of her clothes faster than she could poop up the back of her diaper. The time came to start getting rid of all of the stuff we accumulated – including the new stuff. The pile up started happening on a monthly basis and getting rid of them wasn’t easy. Mostly, I mindlessly shoved the clothes in bags and stuck them in the garage for later - notice how I didn’t say “gave them away� or “took them to the thrift store?� The clothes started to haunt me, whispering to me through the roof of the garage and through our front door. “Are you going to have another baby?� They were saying. “Hey, are you going to have another one? Why aren’t you answering? You do want another one don’t you? You only have so much time!� Two years later I braced myself and went for it. I sorted and sorted. There were numerous outlets for me to get rid of stuff, so I sorted based on outlets. For example, I had a thrift store pile, a give-away pile, a sell pile and a keepfor-sentimental-reasons pile. The other pile didn’t exist - the “another one� pile. I picked up my favourite, most memorable items, sniffed them and borderline almost ate them, including the fancy outfit we did not bring her home from the hospital in. Still, the clothes sat in bags waiting to be distributed to all of the allocated places. For some reason I couldn’t get rid of them. Finally I relaxed as I realized I needed the other pile. So I sorted again, this time with more speed and more ease. I gave what I could to a friend and the rest to the thrift store and some I put in a box for later; for maybe; for you never know, maybe one day. As for the toys, well, they just keep accumulating.

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522 - 10th Street

1165 Austin Road

405 Riverglen

Asking $249,900 • MLS 2408274

Asking $324,500 • MLS 2407860

Asking $362,900 • MLS 2404081

Excellent starter home

Well maintained older home, on large double lot with mature trees, double car detached garage & workshop. Master bedroom on main with 2 more bedrooms upstairs. Good sized kitchen and living room, bathroom and laundry on main.

Family home in beautiful rural setting.

3 bdrm, 3 bath rancher style home with large det. garage, carport, outbuildings and beautiful gardens, mature trees. Double paved driveway, full finished basement, fenced dog run, large yard, greenhouse - house sits on just under an acre.

Lovely family home in Riverglen.

Large deck off the kitchen. 3 + 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 propane fireplaces, and central vac. Paved drive. Large private yard with built-in sprinklers. Outside basement entrance.

One and two bedroom units

1009 King Crescent

Lot 2, Imler Road Gently sloped property

Asking $289,000 • MLS 2404051

Asking $99,900 • MLS 2403711

521 8th Avenue N. Asking $129,900 - $174,900 MLS 2403753

3 bdrm, 2 bath home that is completely outfitted for wheelchair compatibility. Covered ramp with covered deck and outside door for ease of access. Open concept living, dining and kitchen areas. Come take a look!

Located on Imler Road, this 3.21 acre parcel has a number of trees giving you lots of privacy. Pick your building site to take advantage of the views. Good producing well at time of subdivision. Very well priced parcel.

Quiet units in excellent, central location. Elevator and shared laundry facilities. Nice covered deck with storage units. Well maintained building.

612 12th Street S.

554 Day Road

1608 Gareb Road

Asking $279,000 • MLS 2403710

Asking $229,900 • MLS 2218238

Asking $89,900 • MLS 2394569

4 bedrooms, 2 bath home. Good potential for a suite. Amazing views. Double detached garage with alley access. Lots of upgrades, worth taking a look. Great investment potential

2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Fenced yard plus deck, 1 acre of privacy. Open concept living, hot tub included. 2nd story master with ensuite and den area, potential for third bedroom.

Open concept living

Great family home in good location.



1114 10th Street

Centrally located family home.

Asking $369,500 • MLS 2400478

Large addition off kitchen with amazing deck. Master bedroom features a sunroom. Woodburning fireplace. Double detached garage with bonus room above. Fenced yard, fully landscaped with gardens.

Cute and cozy starter or recreation home



Get the feel of the country - in-town!

Build your new home in amongst the trees in this easy access well treed lot with in-town amenities. Bring your building ideas and start today!



4905 Castledale Heights

1507 Fir Crescent

Asking $495,000 • MLS 2403097

Asking $299,500 • MLS 2404740

Mountain home overlooking the wetlands

Quality built home on 5.28 acres overlooking the Columbia Wetlands. 2500+ sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, open concept design. Slate and hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, woodburning fireplace. Detached shop.

Great starter home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.

Comfortable family home is located with buffer zone at rear. Full basement separate entrance, some finishing needed. Wood/electric forced air furnace. Concrete patio, storage shed.

Norma Crandall

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Counting down to Halloween (candy) by Janet Crandall-Swaffield 1VCMJTIFSt(PMEFO5IJT8FFL

With cooler temperatures upon us, I know that Halloween is just around the corner. As much as I hate to rush the season, well actually, let’s be honest, I love lots about Halloween, so I’ve been watching the leaves start to fall. Once pumpkin spice is on coffee shop menus, and Trick or Treat candy is on the shelf at IGA and Overwaitea, I figure it’s open season! (Maybe it’s just me, but I’m ok with that.) So, since we’re counting down to Halloween, I always think it’s fun to kick the season off with a look at the origin of Trick-or-Treating. Going from house to house begging for free candy is common in North America, popular since the early 1950s. Trick-or-Treating typically takes place in the evening, between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. on October 31st. While many people look forward to greeting children of all ages at their door, in all manner of costumes, others will simply leave a bowl of candy at the door and trust kids to help themselves, hopefully not emptying the bowl into their pillowcase! According to wikipedia, the tradition of going door to door receiving food already existed in Great Britain and Ireland in the form of “souling� where children and poor people would sing and say prayers for the dead in return for cakes. Guising - children in costumes going from door to door for food and coins - also predates TrickOr-Treating, and is recorded in Scotland at Halloween in 1895, where ‘masqueraders in disguise carrying lanterns made out of scooped up turnips, visit homes to be rewarded with cakes, fruit and money.� While going door to door in costume has remained popular among Scots and Irish, the North American tradition of saying (more like yelling) “Trick-Or-Treat� at the door has caught on. Trick-Or-Treating is apparently popular in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Puerto Rico, and parts of Mexico, where it is called calaverita (Spanish for ‘little skull’), where a calaverita is a small skull made of sugar or


chocolate. The earliest known use in print of the term “trick or treat� appeared in Blackie, Alberta, (70 kms southeast of Calgary), in 1927, likely in a newspaper. “Hallowe’en provided an opportunity for real strenuous fun. No real damage was done except to the temper of some who had to hunt for wagon wheels, gates, wagons, barrels, etc., much of which decorated the front street. The youthful tormentors were at back door and front demanding edible plunder by the word “trick or treat� to which the inmates gladly responded and sent the robbers away rejoicing.� Kids look forward to Halloween each

year. Once in a while Trick-Or-Treaters will encounter a home where the occupant will ask for something first, before giving a treat. When my oldest daughter was little, we would take her to the same neighbourhoods every year at Halloween. One year I distinctly remember her practicing a song. I wondered what she was doing, she couldn’t have been more than 7 or 8 years old. “I need to be sure I know all the words to a song for when we get to Mrs. Huxley’s house.� Sure enough, each Trick-or-Treater who went through that particular area of town knew they had to sing for Mrs. Huxley. It was so cute. And what a great Halloween memory.

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