Claire Palmer

Environment Canada issued an updated long-term forecast on Feb. 1. (Contributed)

Warm weather approaches, cold spring forecast: Environment Canada

It’s going to be a chilly spring

Environment Canada issued an updated long-term forecast on Feb. 1. (Contributed)
Symptoms can persist for weeks and even months after contracting COVID-19. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)

What is considered a COVID recovery: the Physicians of Golden explain

A recovery is better explained as being “non-infectious” according to Larsen Soles.

Symptoms can persist for weeks and even months after contracting COVID-19. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)
Langley RCMP will be collecting donations for the local food bank at the Willoughby Town Centre parking lot (20678 Willoughby Town Centre Drive near the Royal Bank) on Saturday Dec. 19 from noon till 4 p.m. (file)

Driver dies after single-vehicle crash on Highway 95 near Golden

The vehicle incident occurred at approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning.

Langley RCMP will be collecting donations for the local food bank at the Willoughby Town Centre parking lot (20678 Willoughby Town Centre Drive near the Royal Bank) on Saturday Dec. 19 from noon till 4 p.m. (file)
Langley RCMP will be collecting donations for the local food bank at the Willoughby Town Centre parking lot (20678 Willoughby Town Centre Drive near the Royal Bank) on Saturday Dec. 19 from noon till 4 p.m. (file)

UPDATE: One fatality in vehicle incident along Hwy 95 near Golden

The vehicle incident occurred at approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning.

Langley RCMP will be collecting donations for the local food bank at the Willoughby Town Centre parking lot (20678 Willoughby Town Centre Drive near the Royal Bank) on Saturday Dec. 19 from noon till 4 p.m. (file)
Students participating in an outdoor education experience in the Golden area during COVID-19. (Meg Langley photo)

Outdoor education project takes Golden’s students into nature

The program offers a way for students to learn in nature and safe from COVID

Students participating in an outdoor education experience in the Golden area during COVID-19. (Meg Langley photo)
The bighorn sheep population in Golden live near the highway and are blue-listed as a species at risk. (Meg Langley photo)

Study published on limiting factors of local bighorn sheep

The herd of sheep have been around since the 1980s

The bighorn sheep population in Golden live near the highway and are blue-listed as a species at risk. (Meg Langley photo)
A map of the lots of Bears Paw Development. Lot 33 is the subject of the proposed rezoning. (Bears Paw Heights photo)

Public hearing planned for Bears Paw Phase 5 duplex

The hearing will be held virtually due to COVID-19

A map of the lots of Bears Paw Development. Lot 33 is the subject of the proposed rezoning. (Bears Paw Heights photo)
Webcams show winter driving conditions along Hwy 1 in Donald, between Golden and Revelstoke. (DriveBC photo)

Vehicle incident causing delays on Hwy 1 west of Golden

The roads in the area have compact snow and are slippery and slushy according to DriveBC

Webcams show winter driving conditions along Hwy 1 in Donald, between Golden and Revelstoke. (DriveBC photo)
An art auction that took place during the 2018 edition of the Starlight Soiree. The Soiree will not be held this year due to COVID-19. (File photo)

Golden Women’s Resource Centre looking to fundraise

The annual Soiree will have to be cancelled this year due to COVID

An art auction that took place during the 2018 edition of the Starlight Soiree. The Soiree will not be held this year due to COVID-19. (File photo)
The mill will remain fully operation while LP re-evaluates their plan moving forward. (Google streetview photo)

Louisiana Pacific to continue operations at Golden mill through restructuring

There is no timeline for the new strategic alternative; operations will continue as usualat mill

The mill will remain fully operation while LP re-evaluates their plan moving forward. (Google streetview photo)
Utility bills are in the mail. (File)

POLL: Did your utility bill go up this year?

Let us know in this week’s poll!

Utility bills are in the mail. (File)
A power outage is scheduled for March 2 for poll replace, according to BC Hydro. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

BC Hydro scheduled outage for March 2

Parts of Golden will be without power on Tuesday, March 2 from…

A power outage is scheduled for March 2 for poll replace, according to BC Hydro. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The data probided by the BC CDC that shows the geographic breakdown of COVID cases in B.C. (BC CDC photo)

1 new case of COVID-19 in Golden area; BC CDC

It’s the first case identified in the month of February.

The data probided by the BC CDC that shows the geographic breakdown of COVID cases in B.C. (BC CDC photo)
The patches donors to the Golden Food Bank can receive. (Rachel Gamble photo)

Food bank receives support from community and Mealshare program

The Golden Food Bank is encouraging people to reach out to see how they can help

The patches donors to the Golden Food Bank can receive. (Rachel Gamble photo)
A rendering of some of the park expansions, with rideable benches and more elements for riders of all ages and skill levels. (Jason Jones photo).

POLL: Do you support expanding the skatepark?

Let us know in this week’s poll!

A rendering of some of the park expansions, with rideable benches and more elements for riders of all ages and skill levels. (Jason Jones photo).
The proposed layout for the skatepark expansion. (Jason Jones graphic)

Golden Skateboard Association looking to expand skatepark

Concepts for the expansion includes an outdoor rink and updates to the basketball court

The proposed layout for the skatepark expansion. (Jason Jones graphic)
BC CDC updates numbers weekly. (BC CDC photo)

Zero new COVID cases in Golden during first week of February; BC CDC

It’s the first time in almost two months that no new cases have been reported in a week

BC CDC updates numbers weekly. (BC CDC photo)
With the pool slated to reopen this year after being closed last summer due to COVID-19, applications are now open to become a lifeguard. (Contributed)

Recruiting has started for pool lifeguards this summer

The plan is to open the pool in May, weather and COVID permitting

With the pool slated to reopen this year after being closed last summer due to COVID-19, applications are now open to become a lifeguard. (Contributed)
A resort goer making use of the uptrack this past weekend connecting the Pioneer chair to the Stairway to Heaven chair. (Claire Palmer photo)

Kicking Horse unveils uptrack between Pio and Stairway

The track will only be offered for this season

A resort goer making use of the uptrack this past weekend connecting the Pioneer chair to the Stairway to Heaven chair. (Claire Palmer photo)
The Golden/Field RCMP detachment during Remembrance Day proceedings in 2019. (Betty Watson photo)

Golden/Field RCMP recap January

The Golden/Field RCMP detachment responded to 238 calls in the month of January

The Golden/Field RCMP detachment during Remembrance Day proceedings in 2019. (Betty Watson photo)