Mayor’s Report: Oszust discussed the weeks ahead for Council

At meetings during the months of Jan. and Feb., senior Town staff will be making presentations to Council from each of the departments.

I hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year’s celebration and that you had the opportunity to spend time with family and friends.

Prior to the Christmas break, Council was presented with the initial financial information as part of the 2015 Budgeting process.  The Select Committee on Finance meetings are open to the public and the dates will be posted on our regular BACK PAGE information sharing in the Golden Star.

At the Regular Open Council Meetings during the months of January and February, senior Town staff will also be making presentations to Council from each of the departments.  This will provide each of the new Councillors with foundational information as well as be a refresher for continuing Councillors.

We have seen some very different water/ice activity on the Kicking Horse River. This situation continues to be monitored and there are ongoing conversations with Ministry staff. We will continue to work to ensure that our community is protected from these types of events.

Town staff continues to work on the New Build Canada Fund and the Provincial Strategic Priorities Fund applications. When successful, these will provide us with the opportunity to address a number of community infrastructure needs.

In the area of Shared Services with Electoral Area A (Rural Golden), the conversations are ongoing, and we know they will lead us to partnerships that will benefit all of the citizens of our community.

Across from the Town Office there has been an amazing amount of work going on over the past few months. Congratulations to all involved with the Grand Opening/Open House of Element Therapeutics (802 Park Drive), Golden’s newest wellness center on January 3rd.  Welcome to the neighborhood.

Should you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch.

Ron Oszust, Mayor of Golden: (p) 250 344 8448 (e) ron.oszust@golden.ca (w) www.golden.ca

 

Just Posted

Schools placed in ‘hold and secure’ following RCMP incident

An incident in the community cause all three local schools to be… Continue reading

Bear’s Paw Heights sparks public commentary

A public hearing for rezoning at Bear’s Paw Heights, on Selkirk Hill,… Continue reading

Rockets defeat Rebels and Thundercats

The Golden Rockets took on the Castlegar Rebels January 11 on home… Continue reading

House concerts return at Bacchus Books with BMC Organ Trio

Golden Star Staff Bacchus Books is bringing back its humble but powerful… Continue reading

Derina Harvey Band brings Celtic rock and non traditional folk to Golden

Golden Star Staff Offering a fresh take on Celtic rock and traditional… Continue reading

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Add money, start spraying to wash dog in the K9000

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

For two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years

Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

The Liberals still have not said whether they plan to replace Wang, who stepped aside Wednesday

Most Read