Town of Golden CAO Jon Wilsgard gives an update on the Resort Municipality Initiative at Tourism Golden’s AGM.

Tourism operators get Golden RMI update

An update was given on Golden's Resort Municipality Initiative projects at the Tourism Golden annual general meeting.

For the past seven years, Golden has been part of a small group of municipalities in British Columbia, only 14 in total, who are part of the Resort Municipality Initiative.

Jon Wilsgard, chief administrative officer for the Town of Golden, gave an update on Golden’s RMI projects at Tourism Golden’s annual general meeting.

As a member of this group, Golden gets approximately $500,000 per year for tourism related projects, and the town has a lot of those projects on the go right now.

“Things are going great,” said Wilsgard. “But it’s important to remember that this funding is for building things, not maintaining them.”

In the past few years, several projects have been completed, including some of the signage (like the roundabout by the Visitor’s Centre, which is waiting for some lighting), and the Nordic Centre at Dawn Mountain.

2012 is the start of a new five-year place, and there are a number of things the Town is hoping to get underway in that time.

They are looking at the possibility of a permanent structure at Spirit Square, one that would accommodate the summer performances with a covered stage, and also have bathrooms, and possibly some sort of concession space.

There will be more signage on the way, and hopefully one on the frontage road near Tim Horton’s. In fact, they are also looking at ways to improve the overall appearance of the Frontage Road, which would not only require a large budget, but also the co-operation from BC Highways.

Wilsgard is in the conceptual stage for a new message board in the town, one that would let visitors and locals know what’s going on around the community, and possibly serve as a medium for displaying some local art.

 

Just Posted

Golden’s weekly 60-second news recap

Highlighting the top stories from last week

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Services Report: Woman missing from Columbia Valley, two males arrested for attempted robbery

Golden-Field RCMP RCMP in the Columbia Valley are seeking the public’s assistance… Continue reading

Property owners say CSRD’s offer for 10-acres bordering landfill is unfair

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) has offered to purchase a 10-acre… Continue reading

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

BC SPCA investigates Okanagan woman with prior animal abuse convictions

BC SPCA is investigating a property near Vernon

Man wanted for sex trafficking, confinement may be heading to B.C.

Kevin Myrthil, 26, is also accused of assault on a 19-year-old woman at an Edmonton hotel

Most Read