Jessica Schwitek

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Backcountry ban for Rocky Mountain District will be rescinded

As of 1 p.m. today (Sept. 15), the Rocky Mountain Forest District will again be open to the public

  • Sep 15th, 2017 11:40am

Injured bear released by conservation officer near Golden

A male black bear was released after the Conservation Officer removed a wolf trap from his foot

  • Sep 12th, 2017 4:30pm

Indian Kitchen celebrating community with Grand Opening

Golden’s Indian Kitchen opened its doors in the summer and is now ready to celebrate a Grand Opening

  • Sep 7th, 2017 12:20pm

New ban closes backcountry access in Rocky Mountain Forest District

As of 12 on Sept. 2 access is restricted to crown land in the district due to extreme fire danger

  • Sep 1st, 2017 10:10am

Evacuation alert issued for Moyie Lake area

Due to the Lamb Creek fire near Moyie Lake, 18km SW of Cranbrook an evacuation alert has been issued

  • Aug 31st, 2017 1:25pm

Fatal accident east of Golden Tuesday afternoon

Highway 1 was closed east of Golden Tuesday afternoon due to a fatal car accident

  • Aug 30th, 2017 8:00am

Cops for Kids fundraiser taking place this weekend

A fundraising bbq will be held at the IGA on Aug. 26 to raise money for Cops for Kids

  • Aug 25th, 2017 3:15pm

Annual Stompdown competition will celebrate 11th year

The Golden Stompdown will be hosting bike and skateboard competitions at the Golden Freeride Park

  • Aug 24th, 2017 1:00pm

Pedestrian struck and killed in Yoho National Park

A Quebec woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Takkakaw Falls Road on Sunday afternoon

  • Aug 21st, 2017 2:50pm

Golden defies BC trend with fewer bear calls

BC is reporting almost double the number of bear calls as last year, but Golden is reporting fewer

  • Aug 17th, 2017 1:30pm

Witnesses aided in arrest of male east of Golden

Police arrest a man on Hwy 1 after driving over spike belts and attempting to steal another vehicle

  • Aug 10th, 2017 2:45pm

Legacy project collecting oral history of Golden pioneers

A new legacy project is ensuring that the Punjabi Canadian history, including Golden’s, is preserved

  • Aug 2nd, 2017 12:00pm

Wildfire fighting equipment stolen in Southeast Fire Centre

The theft of a water pump and hoses has hindered firefighting efforts on the Harrop Creek wildfire

  • Aug 2nd, 2017 8:00am

Highway 95 remains closed near Canal Flats due to wildfire

Wildfire crews are working to contain a 130-hectare fire 13-km south of Canal Flats sparked Sunday

  • Jul 31st, 2017 9:40am

Wind gusts in Golden reached 89 km/h in last night’s storm

Golden has a strong wind storm last night (July 23), that caused damage all over town

  • Jul 24th, 2017 9:45am

New Schacher Trail Shelter opened on Mount 7

Last week the people involved in the Schacher Trail development gathered for an official opening

  • Jul 19th, 2017 3:00pm

Patsy Cline tribute comes to the Golden Legion on Friday

An evening with Patsy Cline is a the Golden Legion tonight (July 14)

  • Jul 14th, 2017 10:15am

Dolphins hosted Okanagan teams for annual swim meet

Find out how the Golden Dolphins did at their home meet last weekend

  • Jul 13th, 2017 1:00pm

Daycare owner retires after fulfilling 39-year career

Lorrain Daley has taken the plunge and retired after having her own daycare for more than 20 years

  • Jul 12th, 2017 2:00pm

Campfires banned in Golden and Southeast Fire Centre starting today

Starting today (July 7) at noon campfires will be banned throughout the Southeast Fire Centre

  • Jul 7th, 2017 10:00am