Council Notes: Golden location has been chosen for CSRD compost site

Ben Van Nostrand with the CSRD was in town last week to talk to Town Council about the CSRD’s Solid Waste Management and Recycling programs.

Solid Waste Management

Ben Van Nostrand, with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, was in town last week to talk to Town Council about the CSRD’s Solid Waste Management and Recycling programs.

There are 55,000 people in the regional district, being served by four landfills, including the one in Golden. There are also currently two composting sites (Salmon Arm and Revelstoke), and there are plans to open one up near the Golden landfill next year.

“About 5,000 tons of garbage gets burned in Golden every year,” said Van Nostrand, adding that one large construction project can spike that number in a given year. “What I’d like to do is get some better communication with some of these construction projects beforehand, and make sure they know about the recycling opportunities that are available.”

Landfills have a lifespan, and Van Nostrand wants to make sure that Golden gets the most out of theirs. It isn’t scheduled to close until 2098, but if enough recycling programs get taken advantage of, he hopes that Golden will never have to see the landfill close.

“I don’t want it to close ever,” he said. “We’re treating these sites like precious resources, and we need to make them last. Golden is fortunate that there is a lot of life left in it.”

Golden Fire Duty Truck

Golden Town Council has approved the purchase of a new duty truck for Golden Fire Rescue.

Golden Fire Rescue has a “duty officer” rotation, which means that one officer is always on call and available. Other departments who don’t use this system have to hope that an officer is available when a call comes in. Chief Dave Balding calls it “luck of the draw.”

“This truck has multiple purposes, it carries equipment and personnel…It needs to be reliable,” said Balding.

The department found a truck at Kicking Horse Ford, a 2016 F-150 for a total of $39,474. The department has had a good history with Kicking Horse Ford, and the new truck would be consistent with the rest of their fleet.

“They have also, in recognition of the volunteer firefighters, offered to donate three years worth of maintenance on the truck,” said Balding.

 

Just Posted

Your weekly news recap

The Golden Star’s weekly 60-second news recap… Continue reading

Avalanche control scheduled tomorrow on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke

Avalanche control work is scheduled along Highway 1 on Dec 15. From… Continue reading

Avalanche Canada issues special public warning

Very weak layer buried under recent snow a cause for concern

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke, set to reopen at 7:30 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near the west entrance to… Continue reading

Golden Rockets win one on the road

The Golden Rockets faced off against the Creston Valley Thundercats on the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards

Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

Vancouver-based company says the decision is due to declining lumber prices, high log costs and log supply constraints

Canada’s prospective world junior team members await final roster decisions

Thirty-four players were invited to the national junior selection camp

Final phase of Kelowna hospital cardiac centre completed

Finishing new recovery rooms marks completion of $381 million project

Family searching for B.C. professor last seen at Colombian salsa club

Ramazan Gencay, a professor in economics at Simon Fraser University, was last seen in Medellin

Rash of bomb threats a learning opportunity for response capacity, Goodale

Thursday’s wave of bomb threats swept across communities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border

Most Read