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Congratulations to all our contestants! These photos were hard to choose from. The photo contest ran all summer and we received many impressive shots. Kerri Lautamus won a free night with dinner and breakfast. at Heather Mountain Lodge. Thanks to Tourism Golden. Elite Nutrition, Derailed Sports and Heather Mountain Lodge for providing the prizes.

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Over the years, many people have moved to our region to farm and live productive lives. In our past and present, farming was not just a way to make a buck but, like one in three people in this world, a way of substance living. In our culture we have grown from an economy where we held an odd job or two and tended to our farms for our food and a way of life. Things were simple and easy. No internet, no flat screen TVs with NetFlix, no social media to keep our brains active with likes and comments, and no mass production food. Our way of life has changed. I feel there is a major disconnect with our food. Now we are going back to basics, but in a modern way.

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I’ve heard countless ewws from the kitchen when someone cleans a fish or finds the gizzards inside a turkey. I find it funny when someone buys meat at the grocery store and you see the dainty fingertip pinching of the meat as they prepare it. Though their lips are smacking at full speed and full of praise when they eat a delicious burrito or hamburger stew, some people refuse to prepare a fish with the head still attached. Does the food become more real if there are signs it was alive staring you in the eye? Is it better to pretend meat is nothing more than another inanimate object? Does buying breaded chicken nuggets shaped into dinosaurs further disconnect us from the fact that it once was alive and kicking? It is exciting to have farms around our town that cater to tourists and townies, and educate the public where our food comes from. The Red Barn Farm up in the Blaeberry caters to kids to showcase heirloom livestock, connecting a live chicken to what chicken looks like on the dinner table. Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch teaches people the value of smallherd farming and the history of the traditional uses of the large beast. Ebi Farms sells fresh produce everywhere they can on the farmers’ market circuit. There is also a plethora of small backyard farmers who produce and can their own food to share with friends or have a delicious tomato sauce in the heart of winter. Urban farming is gaining popularity and has momentum to evolve to a greater scale. Sustainable Golden is growing food to provide some winter veggies to its members and the food bank. The Wixon House is in full bloom, growing food for the food bank. Food gardens are springing up everywhere: even in front yards.

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Sean (Rookie) Nyilassy | Layout & Editor: Harvesting snow and waves are his pastimes. Walking away to tell the stories of huge waves and sweet lines in deep snow is his present- and futuretime.

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Leslie Adams | Contributor: Leslie knows how to enjoy summer. Great friends, boating and camping all around BC. She can harvest the good times like no other stoic lady around Golden. Faith Dusevic | Contributor: This busy lady is all over town harvesting the knowledge of locals and providing an insightful view into minds of our youth. Most of her interviews include reaping the rewards of harvested fermented grapes. Todd Menzies | Music & Muses: The Menzies can harvest any type of music to come to Golden, including Willhorse, Stellar Radio Choir, Maurice and many other big-name bands. Just ask and it will be!

Contributors: Sean Tonelli, Dalia Yanai, Jason Eastwood, Mike Gallagher, Wendy Chambers, Colette Cottrell, Gentlemen’s Leisure Club of Golden, Laura Shaw, Leah Blaine, Joanne McCullough, Colleen Palumbo, Linely Mclean, Kori Monteith, Susan Lucas | The Local Townie News thanks them for their continued support and great writing. If you are interested in writing or contributing please email KrisKing@LocalTownie.com The Local Townie News is committed to our community. To date, we have donated over $10,000 in advertising to local community-focused organizations to enhance, enrich and contribute to our community and families. We believe in our community and supporting organizations that help change and enhance our lives. To find out more please contact us at 250-439-7123. CORRECTION PHOTO CREDIT: August issue, Mike Burns family photo: Adrian Marcoux.

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LOCAL HERO: Donna Attewell By Leslie Adams On a Wednesday afternoon, you will notice a lot of traffic cruising in and out of the St. Andrew’s United Church Centre for Peace. At first glance, it just seems a steady stream of people shop in the basement thrift store. Look again and you will notice attractive shrubs and colourful gardens with benches—a truly peaceful spot. If you take a few minutes to walk about the raised planter boxes at this time of year, you will notice they are overflowing with vegetables: chard, zucchini, beans, tomatoes, lettuce and more. Even the shrubs produce small berries, red and black currents and the very tasty Nanking Cherry.

Donna also works for the Golden Food Bank and part of this work takes her down the street to the backyard of the Ruth Wixon House. The moderate funding for this program comes from the Town of Golden and the crop goes to the Golden Food Bank. This is a three-way partnership including the Golden and District Museum—who manage the Wixon House. Its backyard flourishes with heritage potatoes, heritage blue beans, bush beans, tomatoes, zucchinis, peas, swiss chard and a lot of lettuce. All this food is grown on a very small budget in a small area. If Local Townies pay close attention, we can have fresh, local, organic produce and get the satisfaction of growing our own food along with the pride of putting the harvest on our tables with a small investment. Donna said most of her budget is put into organic matter. “I use alfalfa meal and that’s probably the least expensive organic fertilizer you can get. I get it from the local feed stores,” she explains. “Seeds I got mostly from other people, but I bought tomato plants from a local greenhouse. I spent about $185 and that included a tool.” She estimates six potato plants yielded about 20 pounds of potatoes. Fresh organic potatoes at three dollars per pound would equal about $60 worth of potatoes alone.

These gardens are mostly organized and overseen by Donna Attewell, a small but energetic woman. Donna is a wellspring effervescing with ideas mostly centred on music, learning and food sustainability. These are the pillars of the Centre for Peace, a non-denominational, non-religious centre housed and overseen by the St. Andrew’s United Church board. There is a fully licensed commercial kitchen in the back and the church sanctuary is used for concerts, community meetings and films.

Donna set her roots in extensive What have you got to lose? Optimisgardening skills studying horticul- DONNA ATTEWELL tic Donna’s worst gardening failure ture and arboriculture—or care CENTRE FOR PEACE DIRECTOR was planting seeds that didn’t of trees—in Alberta. “I’ve always come up. This fall, the Centre for been interested in the plant world, Peace is organizing workshops to every aspect of it: from it being teach food preservation, including functional and scientific, to the canning, dehydrating and storage. esoteric nature and relationship of If you are ahead of the game and plants to us. I think what really led already have your gardens growme to be interested in the urban ing, hopefully you will pay the farming and for people being self-sufficient also came from studying hol- small fees and learn these new techniques to safeguard your harvest. Say istic management.” goodbye to 7-11 hot dogs after the bar and crack into a jar of your own healthy, homegrown berries or cherries. She talks about the back-to-the-land movement in the ’70s when she was young, impressionable and in California. “I lived in a place where I could If you want to get involved with the many learning opportunities available grow things. Then I started growing food for wealthy people in California. at the Centre for Peace, feel free to call Donna at 344-6117. She says One wealthy client, who insisted I grow food for her, wouldn’t even eat there is a long message, but she checks it regularly and will call you back. the food until I put it in plastic bags. If it wasn’t perfectly clean, bundled And next time you are walking by, take a minute, sit on a bench, look at up, put in a bag, she just couldn’t quite get there. There was just a what you can grow in a small area, enjoy the view and become inspired disconnection from their food.” about what you can do in your own backyard.

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LOCAL TRADES: Kyle Hale, GADSAR By Faith Dusevic When Golden and District Search and Rescue arrive on scene in an emergency, they move quickly, fluidly and without hesitation. In the public eye, this is the only perspective we see and the mechanics behind their perfection and professionalism stays in the background. There is much more that comes into play and many more people who make these smooth responses happen. Behind the scenes, Kyle Hale is one of three Search and Rescue Managers. “I am one of three in Golden right now who are operationally responsible for all the Search and Rescue tasks in Golden,” he explains. Kyle is involved in various organizations dedicated to preserving human life and has been with GADSAR for 12 years. Since he started with GADSAR, Kyle has been a manager and taken on various responsibilities. One of the tasks involved with being a SAR Manager is always being aware of the resources available and very familiar with the GADSAR team. Kyle says the biggest responsibility is “being able to deploy the right people with the right skill set into the right situations. We need to balance the needs of the rescue with the ultimate goal of being as safe as we can.” He explains that GADSAR’s goal is to provide safe and efficient rescues, although many other background obstacles can get in the way. “We are a volunteer, not-for-profit organization and it is difficult to make that kind of organization run as professionally as we would like. We are constantly looking for new membership, we have funding constraints, politics; there is a lot of other stuff associated with running.” This stuff includes, but certainly isn’t limited to, bookkeeping, fundraising and politics on an area and provincial level.

There are many individual decision makers that, as a team, make GADSAR run. Without their hard work and dedication, Golden and its surrounding wilderness would be far too risky and remote for most recreationalists. In place of heartwarming rescue stories, tears of sorrow would follow those who just happen to get lost or injured in our own backyard.

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Although there can be many behind the scenes stresses, Kyle and his fellow managers, Shauna Speers and Mike Palumbo, believe strongly in the organization and the 25 to 30 members who keep it alive. “People always say I’m in charge and, operationally, I’m one of the managers, but the organization is run by a volunteer board of directors with a president and is run by the membership,” Kyle says. These other members, and the organization as a whole, must provide the proper courses, training and supplies to ensure the members are ready for any situation. Potential situations include mountain rescue, avalanche rescue, ice rescue, technical rope rescue, swift water rescue, backcountry medical rescue, HETS rescue and missing person searches, among other things. Although it can be a great deal of pressure and stress to ensure the proper people and resources are at the proper scene at the proper time, Kyle says it helps that the organization is supported so greatly by the community. “I just want to give a big thanks to the community for supporting the organization. We have had a rough go as of late with building issues, a lawsuit and all that other stuff. But through everything, the community has been behind us and we thank Golden for supporting us.”

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With little to do in the spring shoulder season, I decided to go on a three-week road trip: A road trip around Japan. This was not my first time to the land of Nippon; I lived in Japan from September 2006 until November 2007. During this time, I taught English to adults in Niigata City, most famous for good rice and being the home of Ken Watanabe, the head Samurai dude from The Last Samurai. Returning to Japan was not something I’d ever really contemplated after my acrimonious departure from the country almost five years ago. However, after reconnecting with an old Japanese friend, he convinced me to come back for some good times on the open road. I also realized I hadn’t seen any of the famous sights of the country the first time around because I was too busy working and skiing. After arriving in Tokyo I caught a train to Niigata to catch up with former colleagues and students. From there, my Japanese buddy Tomohisa picked me up and we started our road trip by driving roughly 450 kilometres from Niigata to Chiba Prefecture. This is an amazing stretch of road that takes you through the heart of the Japanese mountains and Nagano—host city of the 1998 Winter Olympics. From Chiba we sped to the city of Kamakura to visit some of Japan’s oldest and most recognized temples and shrines, like the really big Buddha statue. I had a bowl of tiny transparent tadpoles for lunch, served with a side of mashed radish and wasabi—it took many Ashahi Super Dries to get that down.

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disheartened. The city that stands now is a testament to the wherewithal of the Japanese people and determination to rebuild their country.

From Kamakura we headed to Tokyo to participate in illegal street racing and see a couple of baseball games. Watching the Yomiuri Giants—the New York Yankees of Japanese baseball—live in the Tokyo Dome was a blast. It was by far one of the loudest places I have ever been to in my life. Replacing our typical hotdog vendors and pretzel stands were sushi shops and noodle huts. The highlight though, was the unbelievable efficiency of the beer girls: these tiny little worker bees in their colourful uniforms marched up and down the aisles of the stadium with mini kegs on their back to make certain there wasn’t a thirsty GOLDEN PAVILLION Photo: Submitted fan in the house. After our time in Tokyo, Tomohisha and I parted ways as he had to go back to work. Solo, I cashed in my JR rail pass and hopped a bullet train for Kyoto. The historic capital of Japan, Kyoto is home to the country’s most famous artefacts and its most famous temple, The Golden Pavilion. From Kyoto, I continued south to Hiroshima, the site of the first nuclear tragedy and one of the saddest places I had ever been. Seeing the evidence of nuclear disaster and reading stories of the suffering of the city’s people, I felt truly

Following Hiroshima, I ventured to the southern tip of the island of Kyushu, to the city of Kagoshima. Having done absolutely no research about the city, I had no idea what to expect when I got off the train. I basically thought it was going to be pretty much like every other Japanese city, just a little warmer as it was so far south. I was quite surprised to walk out of the train station into what I thought was a rabid dust storm.

After being accustomed to the spotlessness of the rest of Japan, I didn’t know what to make of all the dirt and dust whipping around this city. There were literally mini tornados of dirt everywhere. It wasn’t until I got to my hotel and looked out the window that I realized it wasn’t dust blowing around the city, but ash from a semi-active volcano. I had a glorious view of the volcano from my hotel room. This was cool to see, but the situation put a damper on my time in Kagoshima as the ash made it unbearable to be outside. That evening I dined on raw horse and it was delicious. The most amazing part of it all was that, when I woke up the next morning, the city’s people and workers had cleaned up the entire city overnight. Then I got on a plane and came back to Golden.

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By Faith Dusevic Growing fruits and vegetables and having fresh meat is considered wishful thinking for many people. It is often much easier to make a quick stop at the grocery store rather than search for the organic options. In reality, fresh food surrounds Golden and a self-sufficient lifestyle is one that can, and has been done by many in the community. B and Lil Cacaci are one of the families who prove a self-sufficient lifestyle is not impossible. The Cacaci’s moved to Golden about 40 years ago in order to work at Evans. Moving from Vancouver, the couple hoped to save enough money to purchase land in the Golden area. “We were looking for a good piece of land where we could be as self-sufficient as possible,” Lil explains. This self-sufficient dream became a reality with the creation of Chinadoll Farm, located in Parson. “We have meat animals for sale—chicken, turkey and lamb. We also sell wool products from our sheep.” The fresh and healthy meat raised at Chinadoll Farm has grown quite popular and is sold in both Invermere and Golden. This popularity has necessitated a waitlist; proof that many people feel putting in the extra effort to find organic local products is a better, healthier option. “We don’t buy meat in a supermarket. We know our birds have non-medicated food—there are so many hormones in chicken and industry-raised food,” Lil warns. “The commercial food industry is so powerful. Seriously, watch what you buy from the store: Everything has been hybridized and I question where the food and eating habits of North America are going.”

Cacaci’s decided go a step farther, growing their own fruits and vegetables as well. “We try to buy as little as possible. We make our own kale chips—we don’t buy potato chips or anything. We also make our own juices with our steamer,” Lil says. The Cacaci garden has an abundance of fruits and vegetables including peas, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, rhubarb, apples and raspberries. With so many edibles being grown and raised at the Cacaci’s farm, it is difficult for people to say they can’t do it too. “Anybody in town can have a garden. If you are busy, you can raise With a strong passion in eating fresh, organic and healthy foods, the minimal-care plants like spinach or lettuce, but you can grow anything.”

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Not only can Goldenites grow many fruits and vegetables in the summer, they can be enjoyed in the winter months as well. Organic, local products can be enjoyed year round by making fruit leather, dried fruit, juices and simply canning at the end of the season. “We freeze a lot of our broccoli and cauliflower and we might try to dehydrate them this year. You can freeze and pressure cook them. I don’t buy many vegetables in the winter, mostly just lettuce and tomatoes,” Lil smiles. Lil and B have been able to make a business out of eating healthy and it is something many people can do. With farms scattered around Golden growing various products, locals have many healthy options. “People just need to be careful about what they are eating. Buy local and fresh. Remember, you are what you eat!”

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Travelling down the back roads of the Blaeberry Valley hugged by the western flank of the Rocky Mountains, you come to a place where the buffalo roam at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch. As you wander down the dirt driveway, you are greeted by the biggest sincere smile of a man who is passionate about living off the land. Leo Downey is a farmer, tour guide, accomplished signer/songwriter, father to a teenaged son and owner of RMBR. Leo’s passions, ideals and his connection with God have shaped his wandering soul to where he places his feet today. Leo was born in Monterey, CA, where his dad was a US Navy Pilot in World War II. Like most military families, they moved a lot: Their temporary homes included Iceland and Singapore, but they eventually settled in Santa Barbara, CA. Leo finished high school there and became a professional musician.

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His path to Golden to raise buffalo took some time, though definitely was not boring. When he was a teenager, Leo would hike into the desert mountains to “live like an Indian,” he says. “I did this as a kind of prayer and on my first vision quest I found a bible in the middle of nowhere, but I also wanted to be able to really live off the land like they did. I ate rattlesnakes and rabbits and whatever I could find, but I realized almost all of us have forgotten how to feed ourselves without grocery stores. When I came to Canada on our honeymoon in ’96 I saw a wild beautiful land with good people where I thought I could actually survive off the land.” The years prior to coming to Canada to start RMBR were full speed in the fast lane. A record deal with Sony Records pushed his musical talent, however, a passion for a peaceful and meaningful life still pulled at his heart. “My solo experiences in the wilderness are a core part of my life,” states Leo. “In 1992, I was offered a three-record deal with Sony Records and a promotional contract with Budweiser. I saw a fork in the road and I felt a calling away from the music scene and all that had become for me. I entered a monastery during that time and I lived most of the next four years alone in the wilderness and began taking others back and introducing them to the experience of being alone there in prayer. I fell in love with my wife, Karen, back there, was married in 1996 and we came to Canada on our honeymoon and I fell in love with Canada too.” Soon after, RMBR was born, a dream come true. “I just love meat,” Leo says with a hearty laugh. Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch is a quaint place: about 80 acres of land and a handful of bison. The ranch did see a full herd of about 50 head over six years ago and is now down to about 20 but increasing in size. The steadfast leader of the heard is Leo’s

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pride, Chester. Six years ago, the government changed their regulations for meatpacking and the small farmer suffered in favour of the huge production plants and feed lots. “It killed us, we have been struggling for years to produce and humanely harvest our herd,” says Leo. “The new regulations stated that we had to a government-inspected meat packing factory. Those facilities were a six- to eight-hour drive. Before the regulations, we would traditionally kill the animal on the site and transport the meat to my neighbour, to a great local butcher and also a bigger commercial butcher in Invermere. I was then able to direct sell to locals and to other restaurants in the area and even export down to my friends and restaurants in the US.” All of Leo’s practices were clean, followed procedure and passed border regulations. Before the regulations changes— these favored big commercial facilities, which can process thousands of animals a day—there was no stress on the animal, the meat was quality and the costs were low. Leo explains the hardships since their introduction. “I try to keep my prices affordable for families, The [provincial government] said for food safety and animal welfare we had to truck our animals to a plant to have them killed. That means basically about 24 hours of torturing them before they are killed. Once a trailer is moving they aren’t too stressed, it’s what happens at most plants that is the worst of it: most plants don’t know how to handle buffalo. They hate to be separated and the whole process is extremely stressful for them. Buffalo keep their wild instincts. I’ve dealt with one plant in Alberta that keeps their word and does a good job, but most of the time it’s a crap shoot. The only people this law actually benefits are the owners of a few big global corporations that own the plants, three of which, by the way, are American owned. I kill each one of my animals with prayer, they lead a happy life here and I think they are at peace when they move on to the next world.”

Leo and his family had to change their revenue focus and wait out the storm. They concentrated efforts on their guesthouse on the Ranch and tours of the farm for curious tourists. Leo has taken this chance to explain a spiritual connection to the buffalo. “Since focusing on the educational buffalo tours I give every day through the tourist season, I see great potential to expand my ranch into a place where people can come and experience not only the buffalo, but a more intimate experience of what life is like here. The culture, the buffalo, the music and all that is involved in what it means to actually provide your own meat. This winter, I am planning on offering an experience for people who want to seriously and respectfully be led through the actual process and responsibility of what it means for an animal to give its life up so we can live. Somehow the buffalo seem to draw a person’s own story out and show it to them. I’d like to help people appreciate and tell their story. I’ve come through one of the hardest times of my life with a peace and hope for something beautiful I think I can help provide. I want my life to be a prayer and I want to share something beautiful I see.” Leo’s music is full of introspection and spiritual lyrics. His classical guitar style is a superb pleasure to listen to. “I have written hundreds of songs here. I released a CD three years ago with songs mostly inspired by people and life here. I’m ready to record the next one and I think these are the best songs I have ever written. I’m also just about done with my first book I think will be titled Wandering in the Spirit, and I might add, And Stubbing Your Toe,” states Leo. Regulations now in place will allow RMBR to expand its herd and go back to a humane way to harvest the buffalo. Meat packing will be done nearby in Invermere. Leo is happy to bring back a sustainable food source to locals and reinvest in our local economy. Leo is happy to answer any of your questions and take orders for the fall harvest. Find more about Leo’s music at www.leodowney.com or buy it on iTunes Find out more about the ranch at www.rockymountainbuffaloranch.com For tours call 1-866-400-8400 or email sanctuary@redshift.bc.ca


NORTH COLUMBIA FARMING By Leah Blain - CSRD

GARRY HABART Pitch’n Hay

If you were playing a word association game, you probably wouldn’t pair North Columbia with farming, yet agriculture has played a role in the growth of the Golden area and is a part of the local economy today. You won’t find fields of berries like in the Fraser Valley or apple orchards that have made the Okanagan famous, but the climate and soil in the Golden area are well suited for hay and cattle. “We have very little tillable soil,” says Electoral Area ‘A’ Director Garry Habart, “but we can grow grass and, where you have grass, you can have cows.” The weather wreaked a little havoc with the local farmers this year and the haying season dragged out a little longer than normal. “We’re usually done in 10 to 12 days, but this year it took us nearly a month.” Garry along with his wife, Sabine, and their son, Anthony, baled 250 tonnes of hay. “In my grandfather’s day, with a crew of

COMMUNITY FARMING: WIXON HOUSE By Barb Davies

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Take a stroll past 812-9th Street South, otherwise known as the Ruth Wixon House, and you will find an intensely planted veggie patch that makes you want to roll up your sleeves and get your hands in the soil. This is one of two community gardens in Golden: Read the Local Hero to learn about the other. Intensive organic gardening techniques in both gardens demonstrate how much food can be grown in a small area. Many of the plants growing at both gardens are heritage plants cultivated right here in our own valley, encouraging preservation of these seeds for the future.

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11 men he would bring in 100 tonnes in a summer. With the three of us, we brought in 250. Of course, that’s with the help of the machines.”

it’s impossible to expand. You can’t buy or lease Crown land,” he points out. “You try to expand as most businesses, but you just can’t.”

Tractors and equipment have made the job easier and possible with less help, but haven’t helped farming become a more viable way of making a living—fewer and fewer people in the North Columbia are making their living off the land. “There used to be about six or eight dairy farms; they’re long gone. We used to sell hay to a family in Invermere who had a big farm, but they no longer have a cow. There’s not enough money in it anymore,” Garry explains. “There’s one larger cow/calf operator in the area, but the rest are like me: with not a lot of cows. Farming is more a hobby for me now.”

In the 1970s the province of BC created the Agricultural Land Reserve to protect the large amount of farm land that was being lost to development. It is managed by the Agricultural Land Commission. If a farmer wants to subdivide their land or use it for something other than farming, they must put in an application to the ALC. “It was a good idea, but it hasn’t really helped protect farmers,” says Garry. “[The ALC is] concerned with the protection of farm land but don’t always take into account the practicality of making a living on the land.”

Increased costs, more regulations and lack of possible land expansion are a few reasons he cites for the decline of farming in the North Columbia. “Our biggest problem is that

It might not be the easiest way to make a living, but Garry says farm life is great for raising children. He does have advice for anyone thinking about trying their hand at farming: “Buy lottery tickets.”

WIXON GARDENS

Growing food for the Food Bank

Donna Attwell manages both gardens. John Jenkins is the Garden Assistant at the Ruth Wixon House and Jan Rodman is the Garden Guardian at the Centre for Peace. The Ruth Wixon House is a unique celebration of Golden’s heritage. Ruth Wixon grew up there and bequeathed the house to the Town of Golden for use as a historical site when she passed away in 2007. It was originally built in the late-1800s for Dr. Taylor, the first doctor to be hired by the newly formed Hospital Society who was building the original hospital. Ruth maintained the house as historically accurate as possible and wanted to share Golden’s history with generations to come. The Golden Museum offers tours of the house throughout the summer. In 2008, the Golden Food Bank formed a partnership with the Town of Golden and the Golden Historical Society for use of the back gardens at the Ruth Wixon House as a community garden. Produce harvested is added to food hampers, ensuring those in need receive fresh food in addition to non-perishable donations. Approximately four percent of the population of Golden and surrounding areas use the Food Bank. It sees an average of 280 clients per month, most of who are unemployed, on disability or receive social assistance. With the support of avid gardeners in our community and the Ruth Wixon Community Garden, the Golden Food Bank received 1600 kilograms of fresh produce in 2011. They hope to receive a similar amount or more this year. If you are a gardener and have extra produce, bring it to the Food Bank at 1115-9th Street South on Tuesdays to support those in need in our community. Bear Aware will also arrange to have fruit trees gleaned by volunteers. Excess fruit is donated to the Food Bank. Call 290-1222 for details. “From breakfast, or noon at the latest, to dinner, I am mostly on horseback, Attending to My Farm or other concerns, which I find healthful to my body, mind, and affairs.” - Thomas Jefferson


YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT By Faith Dusevic

Youth and food choices:

In recent years, North America has become much more health conscious. With an obesity epidemic down south and diseases being diagnosed daily, it is important the right decisions are made on what we consume. When picking proper foods, it is often based on a commercial or a special claim written on the box. The problem with this, is the corporations producing the foods we consume have also realized our new obsession for health and their marketing teams are quick to adjust. “Low-calorie” or “High in fiber” are terms we like to hear and, when reading the nutrition label, many of us only look at the numbers. The company knows the chances of someone reading the ingredients are slim to none. With young people, health is the new trend and healthy foods follow suit. For example, when choosing breakfast options, health-conscious people will choose something like Cheerios before they would choose Fruit Loops. But do we really know where our healthy Cheerios come from? “I don't really know where Cheerios come from, but apparently they have trisodium phosphate in them,” 18-year-old Brodie Amies says. Trisodium phosphate is a stain remover, cleaning agent and doubles as a food additive. Its primary use is as a cleaning agent, but it’s also found in your “hearthealthy” Cheerios. But let’s ignore all that and focus on the product as a whole. Where does that come from? Does it matter?

WHAT IS IN YOUR FOOD? You are what you eat!

syrup are just as dangerous and even more prominent in the packaged foods we purchase. Corn has become one of the hottest commodities in the world due to its cheap price for manufacturers and its ability to be put into almost everything. But corn is healthy, so what’s the problem?

The problem is that products do not use corn in its pure form and corn syrup, found in many cereals, can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. This does not even take into account the pesticides and growth agents used to “My food comes from the grocery store,” was the most popular response manipulate corn to grow faster. Unless you are buying locally from organic received from young people on the subject, but is an answer people of all farms, you simply do not know what you are ingesting. ages deliver. Food comes from the grocery store: where it arrived from is “Science has evolved our food so much,” 20 year-old Amanda Shibley exoften overlooked. Fortunately, this thought process is losing its luster. Youth plains. “When you look at your Ichiban noodles or Lean Cuisine, do you want to know where their food is coming from and why other options aren’t even know what part of nature that food was derived from? Is it food or is always made available. it a laboratory experiment designed to satisfy your taste buds? Our intes“All I question is, why are we getting Taber corn when Agassiz’s corn is tinal system isn’t advancing with the rapidly advancing food technology. better and from BC?” 17-year-old Saxton Kuhle wonders. “I just think it Our bodies want whole, natural foods. The simple stuff—raw fruits and would be nice if we could buy more local from our grocery stores.” In vegetables and nuts—is what we have always lived on; this is what all other reality, where our food comes from stretches even farther than just our mammals live on. It’s what nature intended us to live on. The bodies of neighbouring province. Fruits and vegetables come from other countries people across North America are protesting to these fake foods in the form and grain products are no different. Meats and dairy products come from of Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, strokes and cancer.” hundreds of miles away. Some could say it is amazing how we have been In Golden, we are lucky to have local producers of organic products that inable to eat food from across the world without having to be there, but what volve nothing more than the science of healthy soil, sunlight and caretakers do they have to put into those foods to ensure they stay fresh upon arrival? passionate about health. As youth grow more and more educated on where In many cases, it doesn’t matter: Food is expensive and organic food is their food comes from, perhaps ingredients such as trisodium phosphate more expensive, so the budget of most youth does not fit the quota. “Hon- will no longer be found on the back of the box. estly, I have no idea where my food comes from. I go to Overwaitea and buy it. Thinking about where it comes from doesn’t change the price they’re selling it for, so I think more about what will keep me fed until the next pay cheque than I do about where it’s coming from,” 25-year-old Caitlyn Strange admits. This opinion is shared by many: After rent, utilities and vehicle payments, food options are slim. Companies in charge of foods understand this problem and many have marketed healthier products with affordable pricing. There are many cereals now available from well known companies that provide you with a morning dose of fiber, antioxidants and protein. Their claims must be true because it is written on the box and companies can’t just lie, right? The secret lies in the countless loop-holes companies make to have their claims written and allegedly truthful. Many people don’t know the true damage these far away products can do. It was once a rule of thumb that if the product has a word difficult to pronounce, the body does not want it. The truth is, if you cannot pronounce the ingredient, it can be potentially damaging to the body, but if you can pronounce it, it can be equally as damaging. Things like high-fructose corn

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YOUTH CENTRE By Faith Dusevic

CLEANING UP

Getting ready for the downtown youth Photo: Kris King

New opportunities:

In the fall of 2011, a group of individuals came together as a team with a vision. This group, involving youth and community organizations alike, shared the common idea that Golden required something, or someplace, for youth. After nearly a year of hard work, dedication and community support, the building most recently housing the Crooked Antler will be opening its doors as the Golden Youth Centre. Katelyn Oszust, a Youth Action Group member, explains that the dream became real in November 2011, when a group of community members joined together “to write an expression of interest for a grant from Columbia Basin Trust. The grant was for $25,000 a year for four years to go towards creating more opportunities for youth in the community.” After being awarded the grant, YAG surveyed 12-18 year olds to see what they wanted in their community. “A youth centre was the number one choice and was in the top three for 80 percent of the youth,” Sara Nichols, the Youth Coordinator explains. With so many youth looking for a place to call their own, YAG needed a paid coordinator to move the project forward. After submitting a successful Community Initiatives Program grant to Columbia Basin Trust, a passionate and well known community volunteer, Sara, was hired. “I think having a community space right in our downtown dedicated to youth, recognizes them as an important and legitimate part of our community. Having a place—whether to play pool, meet with friends over coffee or get involved with community projects and activities—will help to build a bridge between youth and our community,” Sara says. Youth Jam nights, art classes, movie nights, yoga classes or a place for meetings are only a few of the ways the GYC will be utilized by the youth. “Youth are just like adults: there isn’t just one demographic. We all have different interests and strengths and come from different places; the GYC is something flexible that appeals to different people.”

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The youth centre will also be a space for adult community members to get involved with Golden’s youth. “Adults will be allowed to be involved and need a criminal record check to be a volunteer. We would love to have adults working with youth and sharing interests. We have RCMP officers who want to come in and volunteer in plain clothes to build positive relationships with youth and we are looking at how other service providers can be involved too, like councillors from the Family Centre and Women’s Centre.” The youth centre will be open three days a week from 3:30 to 9 p.m., with the potential to adjust the hours to accommodate demand. For now, YAG looks forward to the opportunity the space will provide to Golden’s youth. “There are tons of youth who would love the opportunity to contribute more to their community, but there aren’t enough people to help them figure out how they can do that. That’s why I think YAG is an amazing thing for our community,” Katelyn expresses. “The GYC is a huge opportunity for youth in Golden and they should take advantage of it. Also, the community support has been great for this project and the youth center will only remain successful if that support remains.” For more information or to learn how you can be involved, email yaggolden@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE By Kris King

It’s the Oscars

of Kicking Horse Country with a twist and includes live local musicians, dressing up, fantastic food and awards. Voting begins this month for the eighth annual Community Excellence Awards and, new this year, the Golden Nugget Awards. “Each October the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce invites the community to celebrate with them and recognize the contribution that small business makes to the economy of Golden. We ask the general public to nominate those who own or manage an outstanding business or who want to acknowledge quality service in our community,” says Ruth Hamilton, KHCCC manager and event organizer. “This year we have added a fun element to the nominations called the Golden Nuggets Awards to further acknowledge the work of those who go the extra mile in the community. Nominate a Nugget for who makes the best latte, who has the best patio, where can you find the most beautiful hanging basket or where is the best place to steal a kiss,” Ruth explains. “The small businesses are integral to the well being of the community and to the economy of Golden. Small businesses in Kicking Horse Country are as diverse as our landscape: entrepreneurs are making their living with ATV tours, designing timber frames, managing hotels, operating your favourite gift shop or ski lodges. Some are making names for themselves around the world and many have put Golden, BC on the map; they all are boosting our economy. They are our employers, sporting events sponsors, a major Town of Golden property tax contributor and the backbone of the community. Imagine a town with no small business: gone would be the hardware store, the pizza shop, the ski shop, the plumber … In all of history, a community begins when someone puts an ‘Open for Business’ sign outside their door.” Keep an eye out in the Golden Star and The Local Townie News for voting

locations and where to vote online. You can win a huge vacation prize just by spending five minutes voting. “The Community Excellence Awards voting begins in early September by a call to the general public to nominate the businesses, employees and organizations. The winners are announced on Sat., Oct. 20 at finale Gala. We want the whole community to dress up and come out for a dinner and dance to celebrate with the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.” For more information and to find the link to vote visit www.goldenchamber.bc.ca To vote for the best tourism or hospitality business visit www.tourismgolden.com

Oregon Grape By Laura Shaw

An abundant edible in the Golden area of the power plant variety is the Oregon grape. When you see a shrub resembling holly, with shiny, dark green leaves, chances are you are looking at an Oregon grape. This shrub does not bear actual grapes, but clusters of purple berries that are edible and full of vitamin C. The berries can be eaten raw, fermented into a wine or boiled and sweetened to use as tasty syrup. The roots and inner bark of the stems have potent medicinal properties. They contain the alkaloid berberin, which is highly anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and recent research shows it also has anti-cancer properties. It is good for improving digestive weakness, stimulating the liver and relieving constipation. To prepare a tea, dry and coarsely chop the roots or inner bark of the stems and steep in hot water for 10 minutes. This tea can also be used as a wash for numerous skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. It should be noted that before using any plant medicinally, consult a trained herbalist who can give you the proper dosage. Pregnant women should not use this shrub medicinally.

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EDUCATION: Return on Investment By Kris King

COTR research:

Are you one of those types who ran away from the big city after college or university, came to the mountains and never left? In one hand you have a piece of paper that says you are educated in some discipline, but you are flipping burgers with the other at the local greasy spoon to earn cash for a new pair of skis. You feel a bit down and out with your low paycheques because your education is taking a backburner to your addiction to the mountain lifestyle. Have no worries! Your education is worth the investment and, over time, you will find your place in the mountain town and soon be recouping a return on your investment, buying the most fancy, latest-model skis and boots with matching outerwear. Many people have imported their way from the depths of the nether-reaches of far away towns, found their way to enjoy a great lifestyle of skiing, climbing, hiking, golfing, biking and so forth, and have a healthy employment utilizing their skills. It just takes some time to stumble upon that opportunity while shoulder rubbing down by the river fishing. No more picking gum off the plates from that greasy spoon diner. The College of the Rockies conducted some great research in 2007 about its economic impact. COTR serves the East Kootenay region of BC from Fernie to Cranbrook and all the way north to Golden. Its seven campuses, according to the Economic Impact of COTR fact sheet, contribute over $17 million to the COTR service area through operations and capital spending. Now, about you the student or graduate, COTR reported graduated “students enjoy an attractive 13 percent annual rate of return on their COTR educational investment, and recover all costs (including wages foregone while attending) in 10 years.” COTR is a unique educational institution with some solid statistics.

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COTR - ATBO Grad displaying information about sustainable wilderness business practices. Photo: Laura Shaw

We now just have to figure out a way to get rid of those pesky student loans. If you are deciding whether to go back to school, there is no time better than during a recession. According to Karen Cathcart, campus manager of COTR Golden, “There are so many grants and ways of funding for education right now. The provincial government is heavily investing in education.” Now get out there and turn some free education into a huge return on investment. For more information visit www.cotr.bc.ca/golden or call 250-344-5901

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Do you remember counting credits to make sure you had enough to graduate? The student councillor would navigate you through course guides and patch your schedule together. The momentous torture of figuring out how to make those credits add up to that magic number was not wasted. “Students will see their annual income increase, on average, by about $78 per year for every credit completed at COTR…” says the Economic Impact of COTR fact sheet. Have you received a pay raise lately or just landed that sweet management job? As a bonus to society and the great socialism structure of our government, the report also states, “Provincial and local government will see a rate of return of 21 percent on their support for COTR, which compares very favorably with private sector rates of return on similar long-term investments.”

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TOWNIE HEALTH: EMFs By Kory Monteith It seems that, recently, many of us are experiencing changes in our physical health and emotional state, and more so than normal. This may be because the Earth is currently going through some major changes shifting into a lighter frequency and we are feeling the effects. We are all totally connected to the Earth.

Everything vibrates at its own energetic frequency measured in hertz. The Earth has exactly the same frequency as our DNA. The Earth’s vibration frequency increases as it experiences magnetic pole reversal, solar flares and increases in technological and electro-magnetic frequencies from cellular towers, satellites and microwaves. Since our bodies are composed of more than 70 percent water—which holds onto and records frequency—they feel the same effects as the Earth, so our frequency is also becoming higher and lighter. Negative emotions and stresses are lower frequencies, which the water in our cells stores and remembers. Our bodies try to find a balance between the high frequencies from exposure to EMFs and the low frequency of negative emotions and stress. Like oil rising to the surface of water, lower negative frequencies within our cells surface when the body tries to find balance with the higher frequencies. This can cause emotional and physical stresses to arise, which may make no sense. One way to clear or resolve any issues that surface is by writing them down on a piece of paper: situations, memories or feelings; anything that comes to mind. We want to bring every detail of the stress or memory out of cells and into a physical medium. We must forgive others, the situation and ourselves, as forgiveness will clear and resolve any issues. We want to actually write down, “I forgive,” even if we do not feel forgiveness, so that our cells will begin to follow suit, then take the paper and burn it, rip it up, get rid of it, let it go. This process helps us to move beyond the issues that have surfaced. My understanding is that life’s a journey, not a destination; so living in the moment is what’s most important. If we let them go, things that happened in the past cannot control us now. Once we move beyond this by forgiving, accepting and letting go, we can enjoy the present and live in the moment. All emotions we feel help us to learn life lessons. These lessons are learning acceptance—acceptance of others and of self.

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Keeping with this month’s theme, I dug up an agricultural Yoga pose. Plow pose, Halāsana in Sanskrit, is an inversion, meaning you go upside-down. It is, however, a very mild and relaxing one, suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike.

PLOW POSE

Plow pose helps to unwind the nervous system and prepares the body for relaxation, so is usually reserved for the later parts of a practice session. It helps regulate the thyroid gland and rid the respiratory system of excess phlegm. Like all inversions in Yoga, Plow pose gives your heart a break and helps to tone the upper- and mid-back. It is not recommended for people with high blood pressure, eye or ear infections, women in the first two days of menstruation or anyone who’s had serious trauma to their neck vertebrae. To practice Plow pose, lie down on your back, bend your knees and lift your legs up, then bring them over your head. Bring the hands to your lower back to support it. If your toes don’t reach the floor, try practicing with a chair behind you, supporting your legs on it. Once your toes reach the floor, walk them as close to your head as you can, straightening the backs of your knees. Keep lifting your sit-bones up and straightening your back—if your back is pretty straight, you can reach your arms behind you on the floor, interlacing your fingers. Breathe calmly and watch your belly rise and fall with the breath. Stay for at least 10 breaths. To come out of the pose use your hands on the floor as stoppers and roll your back down slowly.


URSUS HORRIBILIS By Wendy Chambers

Grizzly Bears:

Ursus arctos horribilis, even the scientific name strikes fear into folks. In fact, the word grizzly refers to grizzled—or grey—hairs in the bears’  fur, but when naturalist  George Ord  formally named the bear in 1815, he misunderstood the word as grisly, to produce its Latin name horribilis. The name, along with the media portraying that these man-eating beasts are out to kill us, needs a 2012 update. Grizzly bears have three main focuses in their day-to-day life: primarily to eat, secondarily to sleep and thirdly to get it on for four weeks in June. They lead simple lives, are intelligent, compassionate creatures and really do not like humans. They try to avoid us at all costs using their keen sense of smell—seven times stronger than bloodhounds— and by detecting our pheromones. Yes, they know if you are scared, relaxed or wary.

GRIZZLY MOMMA AND CUB

While extremely rare, bear attacks may occur when a human has encroached into bear habitat and a mother bear is protecting her cubs or a bear is startled. With the typical media spin, it is all the bear’s fault. Folks need more education and to understand that we invade their territory, so should respect them. In BC, the Grizzly Bear Trophy hunt is still allowed. This practice has been going on for a long time and government figures—not including poached bears or orphaned cubs—estimate that 385 Grizzly bears were killed last year; not for sustenance, not for clothing, but for a trophy. Despite being listed as a species of concern, Grizzlies can be hunted, killed and then stuffed or laid on a floor. Instead of taking the shockand-appal approach, I just want people to know that the Grizzly bear just wants to live its life. Why should we deny it that? They need to be on the endangered list now before we hunt them to extinction.

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All over BC, Grizzly bear viewing tours bring in lots of revenue where folks can shoot these bears with cameras instead of guns. You can also always visit our own resident Grizzly Bear, Boo, at KHMR and learn all about bears and their habitats as well as how to be bear aware. We share this valley with these beautiful majestic creatures and a clearer understanding will help us walk alongside them with respect.

Fall Gleaning Project

Next to household garbage, domestic fruit is the most common bear attractant in communities across the province. But it doesn’t have to be this way! We can prevent T O D O N A T E bears from becoming used to YOUR UNWANTED FRUIT people and our food. This will keep both people and bears 1. FRUIT ON TREES: Contact safe. Bear Aware for collection or

3 EASY WAYS September to May 2012 (Children age birth - 4 years)

Due to the tremendous success of the Skills Upgrading for Parents Program last year, College of the Rockies, Golden Campus is offering the program again for September 2012 to May 2013. Please contact the college if you are a mom or dad who is looking to finish high school or would like to upgrade your skills for college or university or trades. As this is a continuous intake program, please register your interest TODAY! More spaces open up every week. For more information or to register, contact the Golden Campus: Phone: 250-344-5901 Toll Free: 1-877-489-2687 ext. 6201 or email: golden@cotr.bc.ca

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2 . FALLEN FRUIT: the KHMR Grizzly Refuge will be happy to take donations 3. DONATE TO FOOD BANK: Edible fruit and produce will be gratefully accepted by the Food Bank

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We’ve all been told that if we work hard and make the right choices, then we can have our little family and get ahead in life. This seemed to be the case for our parents, their parents and their grandparents, so it is reasonable to assume it will be the case for us. Why, then, does it seem next to impossible? Dr. Paul Kershaw of the University of British Columbia believes the generation raising kids today are doing so in an unfortunate time, when social policy has not kept up with the economic and social changes of family life. In simple terms, he calls us Generation Squeezed or, to put it frankly, Generation Screwed. My childhood was a time of no car seats, no helmets, no vaccination dilemma, no peanut-free fanaticism, no choices between organic and non-organic foods, no pre-school or daycare waitlists and playing in the park until the street lights came on. We were free-range kids and stay-at-home parents had their own community to rely upon. While I am glad about today’s improved safety standards, I find myself longing for a bit of the simplicity surrounding my childhood. And, while I long for the simplicity that will never be, I am baffled by the impossibility of raising a family on a single income. What has changed? According to Kershaw’s research, it has indeed become harder to raise a family. Canadians aged 25 to 45 are squeezed for time at home, because it often takes two adults to bring home what one breadwinner earned a generation ago. They are squeezed financially because household incomes have stalled despite the rise in dualearner families, while housing prices skyrocketed. So what do we do with this information? We can disclaim it and blame the difficulty of raising a family on the lazy, consumerist, over-indulged parents of today, or we can accept that parents today are killing themselves trying to build the same kind of family life they enjoyed as kids. This issue of the declining standard of living for families is discussed by experts around the world and UNICEF ranks Canada as being especially slow to adapt family policy in response. Why? What impacts do these unfavorable changes have on our children? What can we do to make things better? Do we care? If this information has you thinking or makes you mad, I invite you to a WTF party at the Golden Taps pub Fri., Oct. 5, where we can argue, listen and learn together. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., Kershaw will get the conversation and laughs going at 6 p.m., and DJ Mihajic Touch will start spinning afterwards.

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MUSIC & MUSES BY MENZIES By Todd Menzies

54.40:

Thirty years is a long time for anything, especially for a band. Canadian iconic rockers 54-40 have done it and are heading across Canada to celebrate their 30th anniversary as a band. Emerging from the post-punk scene in the early ’80s and based out of East Vancouver, these guys have paid their dues. From screening their own t-shirts and releasing self-recorded demos on cassette tapes, to producing three consecutive platinum albums between 1992 and 1996. With an impressive 13 studio albums under their belt, they have been consistently recording and touring to support each album for most of the last three decades. The Gold, Guts and Glory tour will be making a stop in Golden Sat., Sep. 15 at The Rockwater Grill & Bar. We are fortunate to have a band of 54-40’s stature grace our small, mountain town, considering they have toured worldwide, headlined numerous festivals and play arena shows—including an opening slot for The Rolling Stones in Calgary in 1991. This time around, it seems as if they are bringing it all back to their roots, playing a number of smaller venues across western Canada. “A band has to evolve with its audience to keep their interest,” explains bassist Brad Merritt. “We make records based on where we’re at, at that time. So it’s kind of like a time capsule.” Their most recent album, Lost in the City, was recorded in three different studios, including their own called The Smiling Buddha Enjoyment Complex. While these guys aren’t writing, recording or performing their own music they are recording, producing and co-writing with many emerging Canadian artists including Jets Overhead, Marianas Trench, Armchair Cynics and Hedley. It’s their way of giving back to the Canadian music scene

that has done so much for them munity to have such recognizable over the last 30 years. acts coming to our town. Be sure to buy your ticket in advance at Plain Armed with more than 40 singles— Wayne and Jane and support live including fan favorites like I Go music in Golden. Blind, She La, Ocean Pearl and Take Me Out—and an unforgettable live For more on 54-50 visit performance that they have per- www.5440.com fected with over 2,000 shows, this Sept 15 Rockwater with guests is going to be a night to remember Willhorse are $25 in advance and for Golden. We are lucky as a com- $30 at the door

Pip Skid:

Canadian rapper Pip Skid will make an appearance in Golden at Jita’s Café Sat., Sep. 15. The Vancouverbased rapper is a well-known underground artist who has produced numerous albums as well as appeared on over 150 albums by other artists. His most recent album, Skid Row, peaked at number four on the Canadian Hip Hop charts. Loaded with political and intellectual lyricism, Pip’s songs are captivating and raise awareness to a lot of world issues. Known for his role in the hip hop crew Farm Fresh, Pip is a veteran in the Canadian rap scene. Relentless touring has made Pip a household name amongst western Canadian hip hop fans. Be sure to check him out for a taste of something different in our town of Golden, in an intimate atmosphere that is sure to be a night to remember. For more on Pip Skid visit www.myspace.com/pipskid

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is the sequel to a popular 1996 documentary about a fictional, self-destructive, punk-rock band called Hard Core Logo. The new film documents the Canadian punk band Die Mannequin. Their lead singer, Care Failure, claims to be possessed by Hard Core Logo lead singer, Joe Dick, and connects with director Bruce McDonald to make a documentary of her band and share some insight into Dick’s spirit inside of her. Based around the recording of the new Die Mannequin album in Regina, Failure channels Dick’s high-energy, scream-rock style. This film focuses more on the life and career of McDonald and finds him in front of the camera, while still playing the roles of filmmaker and director. Skeptical at the beginning, McDonald grows more and more convinced that Failure is, in fact, possessed by the famous Joe Dick. Hard Core Logo 2 ties these three lives together and, more importantly, three spirits that all share a true love for punk music. Without McDonald there would be no Dick, without Dick there would be no Hard Core Logo and, hence, no Failure, or at least the Failure portrayed in this film. Failure shines in the lead role, projecting the punk-rock queen she is in real life well. Hugh Dillion would be proud. For those unfamiliar with the original mockumentary, Hard Core Logo, the film may lack in content, but the sequel’s quality of filming is superb and the acting much more professional than the original. Hard Core Logo has been a huge influence to the Canadian punk scene, for a band that never really existed in reality. I feel Hard Core Logo 2 concludes a legendary tale of a punk-rock generation that will live on long after Joe Dick or Care Failure.

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sophomore album shows a lot of growth as a band and in musicianship. In The Hills presents a heavier, more diverse sound than their first album, straying away from their folk roots. Frontman Tim Newton takes his banjo playing to the next level, while the aggressive-punk-style drumming of Ian Page-Shiner provides the fast-paced, high-energy drive that Shred Kelly is so well known for in their live shows. The thing that stands out the most on this album though, is the haunting, seductive vocals of keyboardist Sage McBride. Taking on more of a lead singer role this time around, Sage sings with confidence and captivates you right from the start on the tracks The Bear and Rowed Away. Tim and Sage share songwriting credits on In The Hills, each contributing their own style similar to Buckingham and Nicks on earlier Fleetwood Mac albums. The Cold is by far the heaviest of all the tracks, with a strong build-up and a climatic ending. Fossil and Tin is a throwback to old-time folk music with a banjo-driven waltzing melody. As a whole, In The Hills represents Shred Kelly’s sound well and, with most tracks clocking in at three-and-a-half minutes, it’s a sure bet that this album will bring them more radio play. In The Hills is the stepping stone for Shred Kelly that will take them from small, mountain-town bar-band to a nationally known Canadian favorite. Check out Shred Kelly at www.shredkelly.com In The Hills is available at shredkelly.bandcamp.com and iTunes

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MUSICIANS: VEGAN vs OMNIVORE Being a starving artist is not an exaggeration, especially for touring musicians: With the cost of fuel and the decline in our economy, it is hard to make ends meet. Recently, I travelled to Wells, BC with my band, Stellar Radio Choir, for the amazing Artswells Festival. Wells is an isolated, old, goldrush town with a population of 200. Every August long weekend, musicians and music lovers alike head to the hills of Wells for Artswells, the festival of all things arts. As artists, we were fed three meals a day; amazing meals, but all vegetarian options. Our road-manager for the weekend was a vegan and was overly satisfied, but the rest of us were craving meat by the third day. This made me ponder the differences of vegan musicians to meat-eating musicians. So many times on the road we are running late and need to make good time to get to the next show. It seems overly easy to hit the highway strip fast-food drive-troughs to fill our hunger cravings. The options are limited though—McDonalds is by far the cheapest, but usually the least healthy option. If available, we opt for Subway to at least get our daily vegetable intake—a five-dollar vegetarian footlong sub goes a long way.

THE MENZIES EATS HEALTHY? LOOK AT HIS FINE FIGURE ;)

When we arrive at the venue we are often offered a free meal as hospitality. As I look over the menu that looks like every other bar menu I have seen for the last two months, I try hard to find the healthiest option amongst the chicken wings, burgers, fish & chips and countless other items that are deep fried. I sympathize with musicians who have chosen a vegan lifestyle; I feel they are limited to eating salad every night on the road. Their only other option is to hit the grocery store and stock up on some organic produce. The thing is, most bands tour in a van and by the second day of travelling in the summer heat your expensive organic produce has spoiled. For me, I try to eat as healthy as I can when I’m home between tours and prepare my body for the road—call it binging and purging. I am selfconscious and very aware of the beer belly many musicians obtain after years of touring and lack of exercise. I hate to quote a Nickelback song, but the line from their hit song, Rockstar, sums it up pretty good: “We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat.” This is all too often the case: a diet of coffee and beer until we get our next free meal. To all my vegan musician friends out there, I sympathize with you, yet envy you. For the rest of us, as long as a double cheese burger is $1.39 from McDonalds, at least we’ll survive. To both, all I have to say is B A N A N A S: they are cheap and provide the most nutrients for their price.

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TOWNIE CREATIVE: Jeanine Theil

Have you gone to school or would you like to for art? I attended the Alberta Academy of Aesthetics, studying Full Fashion and Theatre Makeup Artistry. I scored the highest creativity mark in my Looking at your work, it looks as though you work in a lot of different types of class of 2010. I’ve learned that painting on a art. What are your favourites? 3D surface can be quite tricky, yet I felt more I’ve always loved doing portraits, there’s something about drawing eyes that I confident and challenged myself with my final can’t get enough of. When I was in junior high, I was asked to draw up a tattoo project: turning a good portion of my model design for one of my best friends. Once she had it done, it was pretty exciting into a skeleton. seeing my work on her. Where are you originally from? I was born and raised in Peace River, Alberta.

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Do you have your art displayed anywhere, from the internet to stores or galleries? My art is displayed on my Facebook page, Jeanine “jdash” 9, on my deviantArt page, jaydash9, and on my Etsy account at www.etsy.com/shop/jdash9. What inspires you to create? Music is a huge inspiration for me. I find the different genres of music I listen to while doodling give me different outcomes, though I do have my favourites to listen to when I’m drawing complex pieces that keep me energized yet calm and relaxed.

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Have you had any mentors or people who have influenced your art? My Mom is an incredible artist and has always been a huge mentor to me. I’ve had the pleasure of learning from her at a very young age. She’s been very supportive. My high school teacher, Mark Goodchild, inspired me to push my skills to the limit. Kevin Greer is a tattoo artist in Edmonton. I had the pleasure of being his apprentice for a short period of time. One of his training techniques was for me to tattoo myself. He said if I wanted to be a tattoo artist someday I’m going to have to know what getting a tattoo feels like and learn on my own skin how to keep the needle steady. What attracted you to Golden to live? My boyfriend, Nick Petrowich, told me he was going to move to Golden last fall to pursue his music dreams with his close friends, Jeremy Borschneck and Branden Winterholt, and asked me to move with him. It was a crazy idea at first, but then everything in my life fell into place and I moved to Golden. I knew it was time to leave the city. What plans do you have for the future of your artwork? My main goals are to be able to make a comfortable living creating and selling artwork. I’m a huge fan of paintings, interested in sculpting and have goals of creating large-scale pieces and tattooing.


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of wood varies from a downed apple tree on a neighbour’s acreage to being sent maple from back east, where Brian now resides. “Brian sends me maple from New Brunswick. It’s fabulous wood” she comments.

By Sarah Osadetz Situated on the east bench of the Columbia Wetlands, just south of Parsons is Dunphy’s B&B. The golden sunlight striking the mountains sets the backdrop here and the porch chimes echo through the air. The occasional sound of a car cruising by lingers in the distance. A pond, seen from the front deck, glistens gold in the sunset. The fenced-in property has a sense of quiet peacefulness. Everything that greets you here is well manicured and pristine. There are several outbuildings, which hold a couple of different workshops. The dogs’ excited greeting adds to the welcome feeling.

The equipment it takes to create wood sculptures of any kind is not cheap, and the methods for finishing are fairly similar to metal smithing. The big difference comes down to the price of raw materials: Metal workers envy wood workers. Cheaper supplies drastically shape the bottom line on any artisan’s business. Profit, time spent crafting and finishing all affect the pricing structure of a person’s work. “One of my custom pieces takes two straight weeks of full days to get the bowl just right” Suzette assesses. “I can’t keep up with the demand at the Invermere Farmers’ Market. Another artisan once said to me it’s like a license to print money. The influence of Albertan money in the summertime makes it very profitable for me.”

Inside, the B&B itself has a unique flair somewhere between rustic and modern decor. The smell of tongue oil, beeswax and freshly finished wood WOODEN BOWL is everywhere. Clearly there WOODEN VASE Crafted by Suzette Dunphy is a strong connection with Crafted by Suzette Dunphy nature here: Wood is everywhere. Suzette Dunphy, the gracious, talented, hospitable Suzette plans on attending the Banff owner and operator of Dunphy’s B&B and Mystical Turnings, walks out of the Mountain Film Festival, Canmore’s Preoutbuildings. She emerges to say hello with her hands full of newly finished School Society and Golden’s Christmas Craft cutting boards, ready for the Invermere Farmers’ Market the next day. Faire this fall. She makes bowls, cutting boards and wall hangings to name a Suzette’s love of working with wood all started seven years ago. “Brian few. Make sure you check out her stellar work at any of those venues or drop Dunphy, my husband at the time, had been offering to teach me for years,” by her lovely property on a cruise through the Columbia Valley. she mentions. “I got in that workshop and tried my first bowl and, well, it To see her work, you can reach Suzette by email at mystical@telus.net or didn’t go so well! I was disappointed, yet I didn’t give up.” Born and bred phone 250-348-2394 in Spillimacheen, Suzette has watched the sun rise and fall many a day and year here in the Columbia Valley. With every kind of experience under that sun, adversity in this solitary place brings wisdom, a hard work ethic and an opportunity to rise to the challenge. After 20 years together, Suzette and Brian split not long after she learned how to turn wood. It became her passion. “Whenever something goes wrong, I always have wood turning,” she says. “It keeps me balanced and happy.” Her ex, up until that point, had made quite a name for himself in his craft. His father is also a well-known, accomplished wood turner: in galleries his bowls go for no less than $15,000 a piece. Suzette is in good company when it comes to mentorship and the inherited wealth of a name. “I’m happy to make pieces and sell them at markets. At this point, I prefer to sell directly to my buyers, not to put anything on consignment or in galleries. I do custom work and with the unlimited supply of stock, I’m happy to keep working with wood” she explains excitedly. She has a stockpile of wood from the Columbia Valley—pine beetle kill, BC Hydro’s cedar poles, apple and maple. The source

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After smashing box office records and crowning itself one of the greatest comic-based movies of all time, The Avengers DVD and Blu-Ray release takes place in fall. To celebrate the occasion, here’s the background on my favourite Avengers story: The Ultimates Vol. 1 and 2. When the ’90s ruined comic books with awful storylines and continuity that made no sense to anyone whatsoever, Marvel decided to just start over. They created the Ultimate comic line, introducing a new world, new stories and new comics, and it worked. Ultimate Spider-man slayed sales with its youthful take on Peter Parker and the Ultimates—basically the Avengers with a hip new name—followed suit. The team consists of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Hulk, Wasp and Ant-Man—essentially the 1992 Chicago Bulls of comic book teams.  Written by Mark Millar, known for Kick-Ass and Civil War, with art by Bryan Hitch, The Ultimates takes the origin story you’d expect with a grown-up twist: think the Dark Knight meets, well, the Avengers. Volume 1 focuses on the formation of the team under the direction of Nick Fury and their subsequent battle with a very angry Hulk. Volume 2 finds the team under fire when America discovers the Hulk was working with the Ultimates. Meanwhile, a terrorist organization infiltrates America and every hero under the sun comes together to take back the country. It’s an all-out brawl with a truly breathtaking pullout page that would be plastered on my wall if I were rich. What makes these stories work isn’t the plentiful action, but the characters. From Iron Man dealing with his own mortality due to a non-operable tumor, to Captain America finding a place in a world that doesn’t need him, and even some horrific spousal abuse, the world of the Ultimates shows the toll that being a hero can take on a person. It’s a heavy weight to bear on one’s shoulders and, at times, it seems the team can barely lift it. At the end of the day, they never give up on themselves or each other. The Ultimates isn’t so much about conquering the bad guys, but more about conquering the demons within. The Ultimates Vol. 1 and 2 are available at Bizarre Entertainment. If they don’t have it, they will get it just for you.

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COURTHOUSE HISTORY By Colleen Palumbo Canadian Pacific Railway made the decision to move In 1899, its divisional headquarters from Donald to Revelstoke. Much discussion took place about the buildings that would be left behind.

It was obvious that most of the buildings couldn’t be moved to Revelstoke because they couldn’t be transported through the snow sheds in Rogers Pass. Many buildings were moved to Golden instead in early 1900; some of them still stand today. Unlike many of the buildings that were jacked up and pulled to the rails by teams and horses, the courthouse was partially dismantled, then placed on flat cars to start the journey to Golden. While many of the buildings from Donald were unloaded and taken as far from the railway as 14th Street South, the courthouse was only moved across the street to where the present Old Courthouse building now stands. According to local lore, while the building was being re-erected a salesman from the city came along, looked at the building and remarked that he knew it took a long time to get things done in a small town, but 10 years to finish a courthouse? He had no idea that the building had been moved to the new location and based his statement on the date appearing on the front of the building, 1890. Once re-erected in Golden the offices were changed a bit, housing the courtroom and judge and jury rooms on the upper floor with the offices of the Golden Commissioner on the lower floor. The grounds were laid out with a profusion of flowers and shrubs cared for by the office staff and

a boardwalk that led out to the main street. Many trials took place in the old courthouse, including several murder trials and the fate of many was decided not only in the courtroom, but in the Golden Commissioner’s office. In 1952, a decision was made that the old courthouse had become too small for our needs and notice was placed to contractors for bids. The tender from a Vernon firm, Gabriel, was accepted for $59,887. While the old building was demolished to make way for the new modern building, the court services were moved into the upper floor of the Thompson Motors building and carried on services from there. The work went smoothly and the new Old Courthouse was open for business in 1953.

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What you have just seen is the ancient art of belly dance, surrounded by intrigue and mythology. Most people think of old Hollywood movies, with women dancing for the pleasure of the steely-eyed sultan. Historically, however, women would dance privately with only other women as the audience. This is a dance by women for women, and all about celebrating festivities that marked special events, such as weddings, holidays and births. Men dance as well and, yet, nobody thinks their only purpose is to seduce. To dance is to express joy. Learning to belly dance is learning how your body moves naturally. There is no THE MYSTIC BELLY DANCE pain involved because we work within your own body’s structure and flexibility. No one person looks exactly like another when doing these moves, enhancing the beauty and wonder of this ancient dance form. This body knowledge also results in improving existing conditions such as lower back pain, poor posture, weak abdominal muscles and poor body image. It’s also a great way to get fit. Of course, one of the best benefits of becoming a belly dancer are the sparkly costumes, with lots of sequins, glitter and rhinestones on beautiful jewel-toned fabrics that light up our eyes and make us want to dance even more. Come out and try it for yourself: You will be amazed at how beautiful you truly are. The Golden Navel Academy will help you celebrate your curves. Contact Colette Cottrell for info on upcoming classes and events by phone at 250-344-3638 or visit www.goldennavelacademy.com

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Yes, Whistler gets a bad rap from time to time in our neck of the woods. It is often known for being expensive, trendy and transient, with endless lineups and too many hot babes. But they have led the way in the mountain sports industry for the past decade, and they have made some damn good beer. Whistler Brewing Company’s Paradise Valley Grapefruit Ale is a treat. It’s similar to wearing genuine merino lambskin slippers with a 430 thread count and 700 down fill, but maybe in flip flop form. WPVGA leaves you feeling refreshed and beckons the call of relaxation. It is very aromatic, but the fruit flavour is definitely not overpowering. Lightly hopped with a clean, citrus finish, you could easily consume more than one per sitting. Get it quick, because these delicious bottles of smiles are only on the shelves ’til sometime in September. $10.99/six-pack at BC Liquor Store

Cariboo Honey Lager Cariboo Honey Lager is not a glamorous, Hollywood Boulevard beer, but more of a go-camping-with-yer-buddies, chainsaws-and-shotguns sort of beer. We felt it necessary to review it for two main reasons: It is local-ish—from Prince George—and Cariboo has committed to planting one million trees by 2020 to replace some of the trees lost to pine beetle and forest fires. The Honey Lager has a direct, but not overpowering, honey flavour. The aroma supports scents of apple and grape. The beer is reminiscent of a cream ale, with very little hop flavour. It enters your palette with the velvety taste of honey and leaves with a hint of malts. The best part; the honey in the beer is from BC near Prince George. So grab a Cariboo, support local beer makers, honey farmers and reforest the province all at the same time! $8/six-pack at BC Liquor Store “The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.” Emerson, Ralph Waldo


VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

considered by many as a relationship issue, not a violent crime. The fact that it happened between intimate Has violence against women become acceptable? Has violence against women partners shouldn’t negate the seriousness of the violence. become something we expect?

By Linley McLean

Then I ask myself, has violence against women become something we expect? Recently, friends of mine were talking about a man who had been kidnapped. They were shocked and couldn’t believe it. I said, “That is horrible, but women go missing all the time—from Vancouver East Side, from the Highway of Tears and other places.” They looked at me, considered this and replied, “Yes, but this is so rare, that’s why it’s shocking.” I thought to myself, why is it shocking when one man goes missing and not when there are 1,559 missing women on file with the Canadian PoI also can’t help but feel lice Information Centre? that violence against I’m also concerned when women are women has become sexually assaulted and the question acceptable when a becomes, “What should she have woman can be viciously done differently?” instead of, “How and violently assaulted by do we stop men from assaulting her partner, and the assault women?” Many women are led to believe it’s their fault and begin to question themselves. “If only I had acted differently. If only I had dressed differently. If only I hadn’t walked alone at night. I must have done something wrong. I led him on,” they feel. Women are even outright told it’s their fault. “She was asking for it. She was flirting with him. She was dressed like a slut,” some may claim. This is unfair and very counterproductive.

I ask these questions because I look around and get mixed messages: I hear music or see music videos and advertisements with lyrics that suggest violence against women is normal; I see women objectified, assuming submissive poses and being dominated. Even some of our language suggests violence against women is normal: the term wife beater, used to describe an undershirt, has always made me feel uncomfortable. Would we ever refer to a certain style of pant as child molester or mass murderer? Of course not. Then why has a term that literally refers to someone who physically assaults their wife been accepted. Sometimes I wonder if violence against women has become something that we, as a society, generally accept.

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against women is not acceptable. It is too often a silent crime: something that happens behind closed doors or in the dark at night. Regardless of the circumstances, it is wrong and unacceptable. Women, just like everybody else, have a right to be free of abuse and violence. Everyone has a responsibility in this. I challenge everyone to listen and look at the media differently to question the messages that are conveyed surrounding women and violence. I also ask people to be aware of and examine their own perceptions and assumptions when they hear about violence against women.

The fact that one in two girls growing up in Canada will be physically or sexually assaulted, according to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, should be an outrage, not a fact of life. I want to invite everyone, men and women, to participate in the upcoming Take Back the Night Event Fri., Sep. 28 because, as a society, we have a responsibility and a voice. Let’s put an end to violence against The bottom line here is violence women.

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FUNDRAISING FOR AMPUTEES By Susan Lucas The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 122 is pleased to announce a Wine and Cheese and silent auction fundraising event Fri., Sep. 28, with proceeds going to The Amputee Coalition of Canada. The guest speaker will be Master Corporal Paul Franklin. Paul’s story begins  Jan. 15, 2006 in Afghanistan, when a suicide bomber attacked his convoy: in an instant, his life changed forever. Paul found himself lying against a wall with his left leg gone and right leg destroyed. A fellow soldier applied a tourniquet that saved his life. After a long string of arduous medical procedures and surgeries Paul eventually found himself a double above-theknee amputee at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton. Focusing his energy into rehabilitation and recovery, Paul walked with artificial legs for the first time Mar. 24, 2006, just over two months after his initial injury and one month after his last surgery. It was at this time he discovered a new passion: helping other amputees. Interacting with injured patients and amputees, and seeing how hard the hospital’s staff worked to care for these individuals, Paul had the idea to start a charity supporting the efforts being made in amputee care. After extensive consultation with his healthcare professionals, he co-founded the Northern Alberta Amputee Program. Soon after his discharge from the hospital, he began to travel the country telling

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his story: a quest that has become integral on his road to recovery. Paul’s story has seen extensive television and press coverage, including an upcoming book, The Long Walk Home, and being named one of Canada’s Heroes by Time Magazine. He has attended two events at the Governor General’s home as an honoured guest at her Excellency’s table in Rideau Hall. Paul also attended the Silver Cross Luncheon with the Chief of Defence Staff. Ontario-based Rubicon Publishing is publishing a book this year including Paul as one of The Top 10 Most Inspiring Canadians. This summer he appeared on CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos. Paul continues to touch lives within the Canadian military. He helps other wounded soldiers through peer visitation, for which he has been certified by the Canadian branch of the Amputee Coalition of America. The ACC was established in 2008 as a non-profit organization to improve and advance the quality of life of persons with limb loss. After recovery from limb loss, a person must regain their independence, not just in their own homes, but also to reintegrate into their community. The rehabilitation phase following amputation focuses on providing immediate care for the individual and often teaches them new physical skills to facilitate adaptation to their physical deficits—such as learning to use a wheelchair or walk with an artificial leg. However, when a person with limb loss returns home they often feel isolated and alone. The ACC aims to prevent this through education and opportunities to gain skills, lessons and coping techniques that increase confidence, connectedness and sense of belonging. The ACC relies on structured and validated programs, along with the involvement of persons with amputations, to encourage a culture of support, networking and active participation in life following limb loss. Funds raised at the silent auction will help the ACC to get persons with limb loss educated on how to best engage in social and physical activities following amputation and how to incorporate these activities into their lives.

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DON’T BE BORED By Sean Nyilassy

Shoulder season:

a dreaded term that means you are bored for months between the supreme, sunny summer and wonderfully white winter. This myth may hold true in many other seasonal towns across BC, but I challenge you to look beyond the standard of boredom and find both shoulders this season, as we in Golden, like most humans, have two shoulders holding our funny-looking heads up high. There is a brief period of magic from late-October until mid-November and again from mid-April until well into June where seasonal restrictions are removed around Golden and cross-seasonal warping becomes a reality. Whether the snowline is creeping down or up the mountainsides, it is what’s important: the snowline. The fact that there is one means that your summer activities can still take place in the valley, while winter perseveres in the alpine. In a town full of seasonal workers, Golden should not be a sleepy void between tourist peaks. This is the time between jobs for many and an ideal season to take time off for others. The fall may not be as good for ski-touring as the spring—the snowpack is still a wee bit granite-heavy—but if you’re up for it, alpine scree and glaciatedslopes start to ride well surprisingly early. The access may not be as easy, but the reward of telling people back home in eastern Canada you got your first turns on November 1 will be well worth it, not to mention the boot-deep pow you slayed. When you’re done, duck below the snowline and beat the brisk fall air with a bike ride while you still can. How many seasons have you gone biking after your first ski day or vice versa? Why not make it every season? Sure you have to work a bit harder, but life’s too short to just use one of those shoulders we’ve got. Stop thinking of fall and spring as gaps between the real seasons and realize they’re overlaps combining the possibilities of both. If you aren’t into cross-seasonal warping, don’t pout around town harshing everyone’s mellow. Turn that frown upside-down by taking advantage of off-season flight and hotel sales across the world. Go do something you thought about all summer, like surfing in Maui, bike-touring across Europe or catching some last rays in the Caribbean before winter. If you’d rather just mope, keep your long face off the streets and inside with a good book by the fire, resting up for an epic season ahead. The rest of us will see you then.

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GEAR BY ROOKIE By Sean Nyilassy Have you ever found yourself with a pair of ski boots you’ve worn until there are holes in the liners’ heels? A pair of hiking boots you’ve had so long and left so muddy that you now have to scrub your feet after each use to stave off the imminent fungus imbedded within them? Bike armour you’ve sweat in so much it smells like the first whiff of a hockey bag—even though it’s not in a bag—and gives you an irritating skin rash for a couple days when you use it? What about a surfboard held together with duct tape that floats a half-inch below the water’s surface, before you even get on? At some point in my life I’ve experienced each of these phenomena, and am currently suffering from three of them, so can’t promise I’m the man to listen to about new gear. But here I go. Replace it before it breaks: There’s nothing more bank-busting than supposedly unexpectedly breaking something midsummer or ‑winter and having to throw a new one on the credit card. Usually, we know when our stuff’s getting old, we just want to maximize what we get out of it. My suggestion would be to save before this happens and replace it now. If you want to rat-bag it until it explodes, at least you’ve got the replacement in the plastic at home. Worse or better yet, warn some new eastern-Canadian, Aussie or Kiwi that it’s probably got a season left in it and sell it to them for $50. They probably won’t use it as hard as you anyway. Treat gear with respect: Believe it or not, side-stepping up rocks on your new skis or rolling your new bike down the scree slope you knew you couldn’t ride won’t be a good start to a long life. I’m not saying to baby your new gear, just don’t do it unnecessary damage. Along the same lines, clean your gear properly after each use. Dust, mud, rocks, water—a.k.a. melting snow—oil, grease and so forth will rapidly depreciate your stuff and are easily wiped, rinsed or scrubbed off before they get caked on and start to do real damage. Rookie’s tip: Crack a beer before you start cleaning. Replace parts: Fancy sports gear isn’t a solitary piece of equipment, it’s hundreds of parts put together to make one fluidly functioning device. If that device no longer fluidly functions, think about replacing parts rather than the whole thing: a bike overhaul at one of Golden’s shops can give you another couple years or old bindings can go onto your new skis. Think outside the box too: ski boot shells soften a bit, but almost always outlast the original liners, so just replace those. Stagger new purchases: You know how people always complain about the initial costs to get into a sport being so high because of all that gear? Rest assured, if all your gear wears out at once, you’re officially out of the sport and right back at square one with initial costs. This can be very tricky with all your gear having different life expectancies. I don’t think there are any definitive numbers on how long things will last, so just try to think ahead. Don’t be like me: my skis have a couple of core shots and edges—though intact—dull beyond repair; boots with missing bolts at the ankle pivots and a tongue held in with fiber-tape; liners with holes cut at my poor, pink, puffy, pinkie toes; mismatched poles in design, weight and length, but just barely; five-year-old Gore-tex pants; taped up gloves; a backpack with a ripped off side buckle; and a 20-plus-year-old helmet. Perhaps I’m thrifty, but more likely just stubborn to ride it ‘til it’s un-rideable. So, although I foresee every piece of gear—save the gold helmet, of course—finally expiring all at once, it’s good for one more year, right? We always say we’ll save next season to buy new stuff, but then have too much fun that season and promise ourselves we’ll save the next—a vicious cycle. Replace gear as necessary, enjoy the perfectly functioning new stuff, keep track of what’s at the end of its life and save appropriately—now, not next season—then repeat. “The farmer works the soil, The agriculturist works the farmer.” - Eugene F. Ware


COWBOY TXTING By Betty Rides SERVICES INCLUDE: 24 hour crisis line 250 344 2101 w Confidential shelter for women and children fleeing violence w Accompaniment and advocacy w Referrals w Assistance, support, and information

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All Services FREE of charge

For Women who: w Have been sexually assaulted w Are experiencing physical/verbal/emotional abuse w Are experiencing other forms of violence and harrassment

Navigating sexual health services can be tricky. Interior Health’s public health nurses want residents of Golden to know what is available in our community and how they can access local services. Golden Public Health, in the community wing of the hospital, offers emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and councelling free of charge. Emergency contraception, also known as Plan B, is after-the-fact contraception when there is birth control failure, or unprotected or unplanned sex occurs. Plan B is most effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex, but still provides some protection up to five days afterwards. Local nurses also assist with pregnancy counselling options. The Golden Public Health office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday—closed for lunch between 12 and 1 p.m. To speak with a public health nurse phone 250-344-3001. Options for Sexual Health (Opt) is a drop-in sexual and reproductive health clinic that provides services the first and third Wednesday of every month. Opt is open between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the community wing of the hospital. Pregnancy testing and counselling is available as well as Plan B for $15. Lowcost birth control pills can be purchased and pap and sexually-transmitted infection (STI) testing is provided. Please see www.optbc.org for more information or phone 250-439-8331. Emergency contraception can also be purchased for $30 over the counter at Gourlay’s Pharmacy—open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.—or People’s Drug Mart—open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. After hours, Plan B is available at the emergency department of the Golden Hospital. Birth control, STI and pap testing are also available at the Golden Medical Clinic, 250-344-2211. They are open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.— closed for lunch between 12 and 1:30 p.m.

There’s something about a man donning a cowboy hat and sh*t kickers that can make even the most cynical of females melt like butter. Tanned skin and a muscular physique acquired from days spent plowing the fields—or whatever it is that farm boys do nowadays—is enough to make me weak in the knees. Don’t even get me started on the faint smell of body odor protruding from a hardworking man; those pheromones get me going every time. I grew up in a small town surrounded by farms and agriculture. It wasn’t a complete shock to see boys showing up to prom driving their father’s tractors with their dates in tow. It wasn’t anything that ever tickled my fancy, but the idea seemed more cost-effective than a limousine. I haven’t had too much experience with farm boys—shocking, I know! I’ve dated a retired professional bull rider, brought home a few plaid-clad men, had a few experiences with illegal farmers, but never have I had my sights set out for a man who works the field. I crave a lot of attention and, when I turn in for the evening, the first thing on my mind isn’t sleep. Same goes in the morning, if nothing else, I at least want a cuddle before I start my day. This wouldn’t happen if I was sleeping next to a farm boy: they wake up really early, work very hard all day and into the evening, scarf down a delicious home-cooked meal—probably prepared by yours truly—and finally retire to bed, fighting to keep their eyes open. That kind of lifestyle does not suit me.

SERVICES INCLUDE: w 24 hour crisis line 250 344 2101 w Confidential shelter for women and children fleeing violence w Accompaniment and advocacy w Referrals w Assistance, support, and information

I have had a few farmers chase me. One thing I noticed while playing the texting game with one particular farm boy was that he had the most atrocious spelling and grammar of anyone I had ever come across. I’m a writer and that just doesn’t fly with me. It may be cruel, but my natural instinct is to correct poor grammar and mispronounced or misused vocabulary. I had that boy running back to the farm in no time, and I’m sure he wasn’t saying pleasant things about me.

For Women who: w Have been sexually assaulted w Are experiencing physical/verbal/emotional abuse w Are experiencing other forms of violence and harrassment

I’m sure there are many benefits to dating a man who knows his agriculture. Topping my list would be the vegetable garden in all its abundance. Groceries could be a monthly venture, if ever, and you wouldn’t have to drive anywhere to get your dinner. Look at me, I said I wasn’t interested in dating a farmer and now sound like I’ve moved in with one and am cooking him dinner every night. Just so long as he keeps me satisfied in the bedroom and keeps that garden growing, I’ll take man, in whatever way, shape or form.

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HORRORSCOPES By Jason Eastwood

Virgo – You don’t have to let your hair become akin to dead leaves on the dirty ground just because it’s fall. Get a new doo and use your extra hair for stew. Mmmmmm…follicle-ly goodness! Libra – Run with the ground squirrels and you will forever be hiding in the shadows of a restless dog. Run with the deer and you must always be weary of cars and rifles. Run with a human and they will eventually talk you into registering for a marathon. Stick to walking. Scorpio – Your ego won’t “l’eggo of your Eggo.” Try to eat healthier breakfasts this month. Sagittarius – Move forward through life by going backward through time. Immerse yourself in history books this month and stay out of the future by living in the present. Capricorn – This month you will uncover secret codes in the television shows The Jersey Shore and Storage Wars that provide compelling evidence for anthropomorphic patriarchs controlling human destiny from some hidden celestial vantage point. Stay tuned… Aquarius – Adopt a full-face fold for fall; keep your forehead down and your chin up this month. Pisces – An alien life force will inhabit and overtake the right side of your brain this month. Use your vast, innate creative ability to devise a plan to get rid of it. Aries – A magical dragonfly with nine wings will soon drop a salad crouton in your cereal. You must lightly sand this crouton into a perfect sphere before rolling it down a series of carefully linked drinking straws into the mouth of a sitting toad. The future of Prog-Rock music is reliant on your accomplishment of this task. Taurus – Your entire makeup is a series of vibrations that strive for broadcast. Use a succession of miniature microphones to amplify yourself and entertain the locals as DJ Bodily Functions.

It’s September – What are your Fall plans? Work BC is here to assist you with: Employment Counselling Resume and Cover Letter Help Labour Market Information Job Board – In office and online at: www.ekemployment.org Career Planning Free Public Access to computers for resumes, cover letters, job search Faxing and Photocopying Free Workshops – resumes, job search, interview skills and preparation Skill Development – Information and access to local, provincial and federal programs and funding Access to literacy programs for employment related skills

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Gemini – Only sweat indoors this month. Cancer – In a past life you were a sheep; wear more wool to connect with your true self, but stay away from Scottish people.

Family Law, Elder Law, Wills & Estates Legal Aid

Leo – A close friend will become closer when you find one of his or her hairs in your soup this month. Friendship is priceless, just eat it and move on.

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LOCAL BANDS FOR HIRE LOOKING FOR A BAND? All types of music available. Menzies Music Productions will help you through the process. Contact Todd Menzies at 250-439-8022 SUMMER SERVICE JOBS

trucks and race through our streets. If your going to rush; rush slowly! CHEERS: To the Golden Dolphins swim team. SEND YOUR CHEERS & JEERS TO KrisKing@LocalTownie.com

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CHEERS: To people who take the time Stop in Golden Employment Center to to smile and say hello when your see the latest local postings walking down the street. LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

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Local Employers wanting to advertise CLASSIFIEDS starting at $5 Get yours jobs call GEC @ 250-344-5413 or email today 250-439-7123 goldenemploymentbc@gmail.com. You can post on our job board for free. Wendell Johnston EDUCATION FUNDING AVAILABLE: College of the Rockies has multiple programs available for students. Stop by for more information 250-344-5901 CHEERS & JEERS JEERS: To people who use the term “that’s gay.” Since when did being happy turn into an insult? Should we start using the term “that’s straight?”

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