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Participants in a running clinic have decided to continue with a free run club.

Run Club brings runners together

What began as an instructional running clinic has evolved into a free run club, and the new met for the first time on June 13.

Participants in a running clinic have decided to continue with a free run club.
The first annual Golden 24 is set to go this weekend on the Mt. Shadows trail network.

Inaugural Golden 24 race to take place this weekend

The first Golden 24 begins on Saturday with more than 300 registered riders.

The first annual Golden 24 is set to go this weekend on the Mt. Shadows trail network.
Slade Coffman performed with John Jenkins’ Small Town Revival at the group’s CD release concert last month. Coffman

Field’s Slade Coffman making impact on Golden’s music scene

Still just 14 years old, Coffman has already accomplished what many longtime players never do, he’s written and performed on an album.

Slade Coffman performed with John Jenkins’ Small Town Revival at the group’s CD release concert last month. Coffman
At an earlier rally in May

Rafters and supporters rally tonight to protest locked gate at Lower Canyon

A rally is being hosted in Golden this evening at 6pm in the CP Parking Lot to protest CP Rail blocking access to the Lower Canyon.

  • Jun 13, 2016
At an earlier rally in May
Nicholson Fire Chief Parker Vaile performs CPR on a dummy during the CPR Wars event on June 1.

CPR Wars at Taps raises awareness

A fun, team-oriented event at Taps on June 1 helped raise funds and awareness for CPR education in Golden.

Nicholson Fire Chief Parker Vaile performs CPR on a dummy during the CPR Wars event on June 1.
Cod Gone Wild

Cod Gone Wild to kick off summer shows in Golden

Andrew Mercer and Cod Gone Wild have brought their brand of east coast, Newfoundland-inspired music to audiences all across western Canada.

Cod Gone Wild
Gerald and Abi Wagner moved to Golden after getting a flat tire on the highway and they eventually opened the Dreamcatcher Hostel.

Tourism Week in Golden: Hostel owners Gerald and Abi Wagner

Gerald and Abi Wagner discuss how tourism, and a flat tire, brought them to Golden.

  • Jun 3, 2016
Gerald and Abi Wagner moved to Golden after getting a flat tire on the highway and they eventually opened the Dreamcatcher Hostel.
Mayor Ron Oszust has had a chance to observe the tourism industry in Golden from a variety of capacities.

Tourism Week in Golden: Mayor Ron Oszust

Mayor Oszust has observed the tourism industry in a variety of capacities during nearly three decades in Golden.

  • Jun 2, 2016
Mayor Ron Oszust has had a chance to observe the tourism industry in Golden from a variety of capacities.
Kicking Horse had one of its best seasons on record this past winter as excellent early conditions led to record crowds.

Tourism Week in Golden: Max Cretin with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Read what Max Cretin has to say about tourism in Golden and what tourists contribute to the community.

  • Jun 1, 2016
Kicking Horse had one of its best seasons on record this past winter as excellent early conditions led to record crowds.
A group of paddlers gathered on the Kicking Horse River during last year’s inaugural Kicking Horse Paddle Festival.

Kicking Horse River takes centre stage at 2nd annual Paddle Fest

The Kicking Horse has gotten a lot of attention lately, but the paddlers who love the river are going to celebrate on the water.

A group of paddlers gathered on the Kicking Horse River during last year’s inaugural Kicking Horse Paddle Festival.
A group of Golden Cycling Club volunteers celebrate the completion of a new trail two years ago.

Tourism Week: Jeremy Harris with the Golden Cycling Club

Read what cycling club president Jeremy Harris has to say about the tourism industry's impact on the club. #BCTourismMatters

  • May 31, 2016
A group of Golden Cycling Club volunteers celebrate the completion of a new trail two years ago.

BC Tourism Matters for National Tourism Week

Opinion: Celebrate what tourism means for the people of Golden, even those not working in the industry.

Dr. Trina Larsen-Soles has been named president of the Doctors of B.C.

Golden doc named president of Doctors of B.C.

Doctors of B.C. has elected their new president - Golden’s Dr. Trina Larsen-Soles.

Dr. Trina Larsen-Soles has been named president of the Doctors of B.C.
Nurse Melissa Sharp (right) with Dori Stefaniw and Chris Thompson

Local nurse helps with earthquake recovery

Melissa Sharp lent a helping hand, and her medical expertise, to a small town in earthquake-devastated Ecuador.

Nurse Melissa Sharp (right) with Dori Stefaniw and Chris Thompson

Standoff between CP and rafters continues despite promise of a solution

A locked gate at the access point to the Lower Canyon of the Kicking Horse River shows CP has little intention of fulfilling its promise.

  • May 20, 2016
Jake Gudjonson shows off the gold medal he earned at the Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Mississauga

Team BC boys take gold, girls finish fourth at Aboriginal tourney

Golden's Jake Gudjonson took home a gold medal at the Aboriginal Hockey Championships while Annah Setter helped her team to fourth.

Jake Gudjonson shows off the gold medal he earned at the Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Mississauga
Last spring’s Fast and Female event was successful in encouraging girls to participate in sport.

Girls Sport for Life event aims to keep girls involved in athletics

As teenagers, many girls begin to drop out of competitive sports. The Girls Sport for Life at the Golden Arena event hopes to change that.

Last spring’s Fast and Female event was successful in encouraging girls to participate in sport.
Pony rides remain one of the top attractions for kids at the annual Parson Spring Fling.

Spring Fling bringing Parson together

The fifth annual Parson Community Hall’s Spring Fling is set to go on May 7.

Pony rides remain one of the top attractions for kids at the annual Parson Spring Fling.
Rex Baxendale built a one-person fishing vessel made out of recycled materials that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill.

Students turn their Trash into Treasure for a recycling project

Students at Lady Grey Elementary School exercised their creative muscles with the help of Wildsight Golden.

Rex Baxendale built a one-person fishing vessel made out of recycled materials that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill.
John Jenkins Small Town Revival performs at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday Apr. 23.

John Jenkins’ Small Town Revival hosting Golden CD release concert

Jenkins’s latest album, Green, includes songs with lyrics about fatherhood and being a parent

John Jenkins Small Town Revival performs at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday Apr. 23.