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Cpl. Mike Jacobson is currently working from the Golden Detachment as a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist.

Collision expert using ‘photogrammetry’ to shorten closures

Cpl. Mike Jacobson has been with the RCMP for 24 years, and has spent the last one here in Golden investigating collisions.

Cpl. Mike Jacobson is currently working from the Golden Detachment as a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist.
Bob Wilson is the new principal at Nicholson Elementary School.

Rewarding career continues for Wilson at Nicholson Elementary

Former teacher Bob Wilson has now taken on the role of principal at Nicholson Elementary School.

  • Sep 20, 2016
Bob Wilson is the new principal at Nicholson Elementary School.
Particulate matter is the biggest factor in Golden's poor air quality.

Golden area recording decline in air quality

Golden's air quality, more specifically particulate matter in the air, gets worse in the winter months.

Particulate matter is the biggest factor in Golden's poor air quality.
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This year’s Poker Run will be raising funds for the Golden Family Centre

Golden’s annual Poker Run supporting a great cause

Proceeds from the annual motorcycle event will go to the Golden Family Centre, an organization very special to organizer Andrew Englehart.

  • Sep 15, 2016
This year’s Poker Run will be raising funds for the Golden Family Centre
The Seniors Centre has gotten some great new upgrades

Golden Seniors Centre upgrades will be unveiled at Grand Opening

The Seniors Centre is hosting a Grand Opening celebration on Sept. 17 from 1-4 to unveil all the upgrades they've done over the summer.

The Seniors Centre has gotten some great new upgrades
The Cooper family is pictured getting involved in last year’s Terry Fox Run. This year’s event takes place on Sunday Sept. 18 at the Mount 7 Rec Plex.

Terry Fox Run continues legacy in Golden with September event

Golden’s Terry Fox Run this year will be held on Sunday September 18, starting from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mt.7 Rec. Plex.

The Cooper family is pictured getting involved in last year’s Terry Fox Run. This year’s event takes place on Sunday Sept. 18 at the Mount 7 Rec Plex.
Day 1 of the Golden Ultra is a 5-km race up Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Golden Family Centre fundraiser is getting heavy

With every dollar raised this volunteer runner will add 10 grams to his backpack for the Golden Ultra's vertical kilometre race.

Day 1 of the Golden Ultra is a 5-km race up Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
The upcoming Golden Ultra is a three-day stage race covering 85 km of Golden’s finest trails.

Participation in Golden Ultra expected to nearly double last year

The 85 km stage race had 150 runners last year. This year registration is already at 227, and is expected to reach 275.

The upcoming Golden Ultra is a three-day stage race covering 85 km of Golden’s finest trails.
Three craft breweries have signed up to be part of Rotary’s beer festival this weekend.

Rotary adding beer festival to Golden Fall Faire activities

The Rotary Club of Golden is celebrating the transition into fall with their inaugural Rotary Beer and Burger Festival.

Three craft breweries have signed up to be part of Rotary’s beer festival this weekend.
Lawn tractor races are always among the highlights at the annual Golden Fall Faire

Golden Fall Faire returns with all of you favourite events and activities

Guests will see their favourites; the competition tent, tractor races, live music, a kids corner full of activities, and of course food.

Lawn tractor races are always among the highlights at the annual Golden Fall Faire
Columbia Valley resident Michael Copple has written a book

Columbia Valley resident publishes novel based on his own life

For author Mike Copple, free falling from an airplane didn't come easy, but it was much easier than finally publishing his novel.

  • Aug 31, 2016
Columbia Valley resident Michael Copple has written a book

Golden MP hosted meeting to discuss changes to electoral system

Wayne Stetski came through Golden last week to gather public opinion regarding changes to our federal electoral system.

The Golden Dolphins Swim Club celebrated a successful season with their annual awards banquet. Top Row from left: Coach-Josh Sorensen

Swimmers did Golden proud at Provincials in Coquitlam

The girls led the way for the Golden Dolphins at the provincial tournament, ending the season on a high note.

  • Aug 25, 2016
The Golden Dolphins Swim Club celebrated a successful season with their annual awards banquet. Top Row from left: Coach-Josh Sorensen
Lane Mathews

Build your own boat for the Golden Swimming Pool’s annual cardboard boat race

Costumes and creativity are encouraged, and there may just be a few different race categories based on who comes out to participate.

  • Aug 24, 2016
Lane Mathews
The Kicking Horse Gymnastics club used to use the Rec Plex

Golden council still considering altering Rec Plex for multiple users

The town has explored altering the space to allow the Kicking Horse Gymnastics club to have semi-permanent usage of one side.

The Kicking Horse Gymnastics club used to use the Rec Plex
GADSAR took a week to take an intensive rope rescue training session in the backcountry. Back row L-R: Eric Brogno

SAR members learn new techniques while training with ‘rope rescue guru’

Ten members of the GADSAR team joined Kirk Mauthner for a week-long training session in the backcountry.

GADSAR took a week to take an intensive rope rescue training session in the backcountry. Back row L-R: Eric Brogno
Golden Cycling Club President Jeremy Harris takes an official first ride on the Scalli Mag

Group effort got new connecting bike trail built

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is now connected to Cedar Lake Road via a new mountain bike trail called Scalli Mag.

Golden Cycling Club President Jeremy Harris takes an official first ride on the Scalli Mag
Ken Kawashima

Sugar Brown learned about blues from its Chicago birthplace

Golden's next Summer Kicks performer learned traditional Chicago blues while playing in the clubs on the west side.

Ken Kawashima
Joy Wang

Group travels to Golden to shed light on horrifying injustice

Falun Gong practitioners were in Golden informing people of how Canada and the West are inadvertently supporting "organ pillaging" in China.

Joy Wang
Brandon Harrison made it to Golden last week after restarting his cross-Canada longboarding journey in Lake Louise.

Skateboarder rolls through Golden after restarting his journey

He made the 5,400 kilometres from St. Johns to Lake Louise the first time around before having a stroke. Three years later he restarted.

Brandon Harrison made it to Golden last week after restarting his cross-Canada longboarding journey in Lake Louise.