Turning Back The Pages: A look back on past articles from 1968

From the Golden Star files in 1968.

Jan 17, 1968

Airplane Lost in

Blaeberry District

Air, sea and land rescue are continuing the search for a small plane believed to have come down in the mountains in the upper Blaeberry area.

The missing plane, carrying a young Burnaby pilot and two Victoria engineers, disappeared Monday, Jan. 15 on a flight from Vancouver to Edmonton.

Heavy snow in the mountains has hampered the search and it is feared that the craft may be buried in snow which fell since it was last seen.

April 3, 1968

Historical Association Formed

Do you realize many items are being lost [in] Golden? What can you do about it? The Golden Memories Book Committee formed the nucleus of a Historical Society at a meeting called on Thursday, March 28, at the Alexander Park School.

The aims of the group are to collect and preserve items of historical value to Golden rather than to allow them to be dispersed to other areas. To mark places of historical interest in the district. To discuss ways and means of establishing a museum. Anyone having any ideas of how these aims might be achieved is asked to please contact members of the committee.

April 6, 1968

Rotary Club To Be Formed In Golden

Mr. Guy Guido, Governor of District 508 of Rotary International, who lives in Kinaird, has approved the sponsorship of a new Rotary Club in Golden by the Rotary Club of Revelstoke. He appointed Charles A. Bruce of the Revelstoke Club as his special representative to get things moving in Golden.

April 10, 1968

Paving Program Starts Next Week

The first steps towards the paving of the streets of the residential section of South Golden will get underway next week with excavation scheduled to commence on Tuesday, April 16.

Crews are currently busy installing water and sewer connections to the property line of vacant lots in order that the paving will not have to be dug up for such installation at some later date.

April 10, 1968

A New Experience in Skiing

Step out of the ski lodge, climb into a helicopter, and tell your pilot, Jim Davies, what mountain you would like to ski today. Once aloft, look around and see nothing but mile after mile of some of the best skiing terrain in North America.

Where is this type of skiing offered? At Hans Gmoser’s new lodge in the Bugaboo Mountains. The lodge opened February 10 of this year, and the guests come from as close as Calgary and Vancouver to as far away as Boston, New York, Milwaukee, Chicago, and one gentleman from Hong Kong.

April 17, 1968

Opening Friday

The Moon Café will re-open Friday, April 19, in their new location across from the post office. The spacious quarters will continue under the management of Jun Ung. Superb food at modest prices will be offered to the general public.

May 8, 1968

Log Yard Burns Over 14 Hours

Spontaneous combustion in the power plant fuel pole at Kicking Horse Forest Products Ltd., was blamed for a spectacular fire in their log yard at Golden on Saturday.

The blaze, which was fanned by strong winds gusting at times to an estimated 50 miles per hour, began at 2 p.m. on Saturday and was finally brought under control at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. Mill crews were still working on embers on Monday.

December 11, 1968


Sponsoring Xmas Light Contest

The Golden and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its annual Christmas lighting competition.

Judging will be completed on Sunday, December 22 and the contest is confined to residential properties.

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