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The inaugural class of the leadership program offered at the College of the Rockies. (Claire Palmer photo)

College of the Rockies offers Summit Leadership Program

It was the first cohort to complete all three peaks of the program

The inaugural class of the leadership program offered at the College of the Rockies. (Claire Palmer photo)
Paul and Ingrid Hambruch at Glenogle Lodge for the Golden Rotary Club annual general meeting. (Contributed)

Rotary 50/50 draw back for 2021

The draw will now be in honour of Paul and Ingrid Hambruch

Paul and Ingrid Hambruch at Glenogle Lodge for the Golden Rotary Club annual general meeting. (Contributed)
BC CDC data showing the geographic distribution of cases in the province. (BC CDC photo)

16 new cases of COVID-19 in Golden area

It’s the highest amount reported in a single week by the BC CDC

BC CDC data showing the geographic distribution of cases in the province. (BC CDC photo)
Increased traffic along Highway 95 has many worried about wildlife populations along the road. (File photo)
Increased traffic along Highway 95 has many worried about wildlife populations along the road. (File photo)
Dr. Trina Larsen Soles and the Physicians of Golden. (Claire Palmer photo)

Dr. Larsen Soles: leading Golden’s charge against the COVID

Larsen Soles has been the face behind the Physicians Facebook updates

Dr. Trina Larsen Soles and the Physicians of Golden. (Claire Palmer photo)
Details will be made available in the next few days. (File photo)

UPDATED: Community vaccine program to open in Golden

The clinic will be held from Saturday, May 8 until Sunday, May 16.

Details will be made available in the next few days. (File photo)
Red dresses have been hung along Highway 95 to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. (Claire Palmer photo)

Columbia River Métis Society honour Red Dress day

The day raises awareness for the plight of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women

Red dresses have been hung along Highway 95 to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. (Claire Palmer photo)
HWY 95 south of Golden will be getting improved cell service. (File photo)

Better cell service coming to Highway 95

Improved connectivity just south of town is expected with new funding

HWY 95 south of Golden will be getting improved cell service. (File photo)
Registration for vaccination is open to all those 18+. (File photo)

POLL: Have you been vaccinated yet?

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Registration for vaccination is open to all those 18+. (File photo)
BC CDC data that shows 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the Golden area. (BC CDC photo)

15 new cases of COVID-19 in Golden area

The surge comes as cases appear to plateau provincially

BC CDC data that shows 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the Golden area. (BC CDC photo)
Forest schools encourage outdoor learning and provide an alternative to traditional schooling. (Contributed)

Budding Minds brings forest school to Golden

The forest school will officially be welcoming students come fall, with registration currently open

Forest schools encourage outdoor learning and provide an alternative to traditional schooling. (Contributed)
Bees are important pollinators to a thriving ecosystem. (Illana Grostern phot)

Wildsight Golden launches No Mow May

Wildsight is encouraging people to let dandelions and clovers grow to help pollinators

Bees are important pollinators to a thriving ecosystem. (Illana Grostern phot)
WildSafeBC is back in town as the bears come out of hibernation. (Photo submitted)

The bears are back and so is WildSafe Golden

WildSafe is reminding people to stay bear aware this season

WildSafeBC is back in town as the bears come out of hibernation. (Photo submitted)
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Anti-mask activist Chris Sky makes stop in Golden

He made the stop as he travels to Calgary as a part of his cross-country ‘Freedom Convoy’

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The road in front of the 413 9th Ave N building will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Claire Palmer photo)

Construction planned on 9 Ave N

The road will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

The road in front of the 413 9th Ave N building will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Claire Palmer photo)
Thad Mertick stands outside his store, Free Energy, which is bringing solar to the people of Golden. (Claire Palmer photo)

Free Energy bringing affordable solar panels to Golden residents

Mertick says that solar pays for itself within a few years

Thad Mertick stands outside his store, Free Energy, which is bringing solar to the people of Golden. (Claire Palmer photo)
BC CDC data showing the geographic distribution of COVID cases in the province. (BC CDC photo)

Three new cases of COVID-19 in Golden area

Cases are levelling off across the province but remain high in East Kootenays

BC CDC data showing the geographic distribution of COVID cases in the province. (BC CDC photo)
The rolled-over semi along Highway 95, photographed at 7:30, just over seven hours after the initial incident. No fatalities have been reported. (Brain Duchovnay photo)

No fatalities in Highway 95 crash

RCMP are encouraging witnesses to the single-vehicle roll over incident to reach out

The rolled-over semi along Highway 95, photographed at 7:30, just over seven hours after the initial incident. No fatalities have been reported. (Brain Duchovnay photo)
Ellen Zimmerman was a staple of the community in Golden, working tirelessly for women's rights, environmental rights and against any injustice she saw. She passed away on March 8 from cancer. (Photo submitted)

Wildsight Golden honours Ellen Zimmerman on Earth Day

An inaugural award in her honour will be presented online today.

Ellen Zimmerman was a staple of the community in Golden, working tirelessly for women's rights, environmental rights and against any injustice she saw. She passed away on March 8 from cancer. (Photo submitted)
Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Monday, April 19, 2021. Younger Canadians in several provinces are now able to get the AstraZeneca vaccine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

POLL: Would you accept an AstraZeneca vaccine if offered?

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Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Monday, April 19, 2021. Younger Canadians in several provinces are now able to get the AstraZeneca vaccine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette