Our Town

Karla Lara

Family realizes long-time goal of opening restaurant in their new home

A new family has bought Golden's ABC Country Restaurant, and will soon turn it into a Ricky's All Day Grill.

  • Dec 22, 2016
Karla Lara
Saje Gosal

Golden Secondary student excels on and off the UNBC court

Former GSS student and basketball player Saje Gosal has been awarded the CanadaWest Academic All-Canadian at UNBC.

Saje Gosal
Fernie band Shred Kelly went to Durand Manor for a holiday telegram

Kootenay band treats Durand residents to Christmas performance

An anonymous donor in Golden purchased one of Shred Kelly's Festive Telegrams to spread some cheer to the residents at Durand Manor.

Fernie band Shred Kelly went to Durand Manor for a holiday telegram
IGA’s Cam Dawes

Hampers for sale for Little Mittens during 12 Days of Kittness

Golden IGA is helping out LIttle Mittens Animal Rescue by putting together hampers that customers can purchase for the organization.

IGA’s Cam Dawes
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s opening day last year saw huge crowds lining up to get on the slopes.

This weekend is opening day and community day at KHMR

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort opens up tomorrow (Dec. 9), and Community Day where residents get a free lift ticket is this Sunday.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s opening day last year saw huge crowds lining up to get on the slopes.
Whitetooth Brewing Company owners Mark Nagao and Kent Donaldson stand in the brewing room with brewmaster Evan Cronshaw

Whitetooth Brewing opens doors to excited Golden beer enthusiasts

After Whitetooth quietly opened its doors last week the community came out in droves to try the brewery's six varieties of beer.

Whitetooth Brewing Company owners Mark Nagao and Kent Donaldson stand in the brewing room with brewmaster Evan Cronshaw
Ken Lavigne is performing his Christmas Musical Roadshow in Golden on Dec. 7.

Christmas performance will bring the past to life

Next week Golden is being treated to the Ken Lavigne Christmas Roadshow, a throwback to the golden age of live radio.

Ken Lavigne is performing his Christmas Musical Roadshow in Golden on Dec. 7.
Stacey Gysbers poses with a few of her furrier customers who just got new sweaters at Happy Tails Pet Supplies to keep them warm this winter.

Happy Tails passes the one-year mark in Golden

Just over a year ago, Stacey Gysbers realized her dream by opening her own pet store.

Stacey Gysbers poses with a few of her furrier customers who just got new sweaters at Happy Tails Pet Supplies to keep them warm this winter.
The Purcell Mountain Orchestra performs a Christmas show every year at the Civic  Centre.

Purcell Orchestra spreading the joy with Christmas performance

Everyone has their holiday traditions, and here in Golden, the annual Purcell Mountain Orchestra performance has become one of them.

The Purcell Mountain Orchestra performs a Christmas show every year at the Civic  Centre.
Nick Laferriere painted this piece specifically for the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s annual art competition to find an image to place on the Salmon Conservation Stamp. Laferriere’s acrylic painting was chosen as the winner.

Local artist makes waves with winning painting

Golden artist Nick Laferriere had his work chosen by the Pacific Salmon Foundation's art competition.

Nick Laferriere painted this piece specifically for the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s annual art competition to find an image to place on the Salmon Conservation Stamp. Laferriere’s acrylic painting was chosen as the winner.
This Stop of Interest sign north of Cache Creek—which disappeared between 2012 and 2015—will be replaced

Some old favourites coming back to B.C. Highways

More Stops of Interest signs are being commissioned, and the Garbage Gobbler has returned to several locations.

This Stop of Interest sign north of Cache Creek—which disappeared between 2012 and 2015—will be replaced
Henrietta Quok sits behind some of her bead and leather artwork at the Métis Nation Columbia River Society’s Louis Riel Day celebration and the Golden Museum. The celebration also included food

The Louis Riel Day celebrations took over the Golden Museum

The Métis Nation Columbia River Society gathered at the Golden Museum for food, fiddle playing and community connection.

Henrietta Quok sits behind some of her bead and leather artwork at the Métis Nation Columbia River Society’s Louis Riel Day celebration and the Golden Museum. The celebration also included food
GSS Senior Boys Soccer Team

GSS Senior Boys Soccer wrap up season

Golden Secondary's Senior Boys Soccer Team finished up the season with one last tournament in Hope.

  • Nov 21, 2016
GSS Senior Boys Soccer Team
Golden Hospice Society members Judy Doyle

Golden Hospice Society will light Christmas Tree to honour those lost

Starting Nov. 21, there will be a Memory Tree of Lights where people can purchase a tag to hang in honour of a lost loved one.

Golden Hospice Society members Judy Doyle
Some members of the Rotary Interact Club of Golden pose with the garbage cans that they painted

Golden’s youth service club continues to contribute to community

The Rotary Interact Club of Golden has been working hard over the past year to build up a presence in the community.

Some members of the Rotary Interact Club of Golden pose with the garbage cans that they painted
Local musician Pablo Euphoria

Music community gearing up for exciting winter season in Golden

With bands coming to town almost every week, there are a myriad of local bands also playing shows, and DJs to take in.

  • Nov 15, 2016
Local musician Pablo Euphoria
To help accommodate the growing number of people discovering Gorman Lake as a snowmobile destination

Snowmobile Club funds new parking area for Gorman

Gorman Lake is one of Golden’s favourite “local” spots to enjoy snowmobile trails, but the parking area was getting congested.

To help accommodate the growing number of people discovering Gorman Lake as a snowmobile destination
Jay and Tammy Paul at the new owners of The Dugout Bar and Grill (formerly Omega).

Golden neighbourhood pub revamped under new ownership

Jay and Tammy Paul made the move to Golden to open up The Dugout Bar and Grill, formerly Omega.

Jay and Tammy Paul at the new owners of The Dugout Bar and Grill (formerly Omega).
Dave Stonehouse

Log home builder Stonehouse is sharing tradition with students

Dave Stonehouse's week-long log home building course at his site in Donald filled up so fast some students ended up on a wait list.

Dave Stonehouse
Golden’s Sunshine Group competed in the Pat Mark Memorial Bowling Tournament in Cranbrook in October and came back with third place trophies. (Back Row) Anju Mall

Golden’s Sunshine Group brings back trophy from tournament

Victoria Ewing, Anju Mall and Tyler Ralph placed third overall in the tournament, playing against teams from all over the Kootenays.

Golden’s Sunshine Group competed in the Pat Mark Memorial Bowling Tournament in Cranbrook in October and came back with third place trophies. (Back Row) Anju Mall