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The open house took place at Town Hall, and gave an opportunity for the public to give their opinion on the fiscal plan. (Claire Palmer- Star Photo)

Public hearing for proposed zoning bylaw

The hearing will be held on Nov. 2

 

Paulette Talerico and her nephew Pierre Pelletier after the transplant. Paulette Talerico photo.

Golden woman donates kidney, advocates for living donor program

Paulette Talerico donated her kidney to her nephew in August, and is now advocating for donors

 

(Photo: Pexels)

Kelowna portfolio manager fined over $55K by B.C. Securities Commission

This is the second time the firm was fined in the past eight years

 

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) wants to increase literacy in the Columbia Valley, and are embarking on the alliance’s 20th annual Books For Kids campaign. (CBAL photo)

Books for Kids kicks off in October

The fundraiser helps bring literacy programming to the Columbia Valley

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) wants to increase literacy in the Columbia Valley, and are embarking on the alliance’s 20th annual Books For Kids campaign. (CBAL photo)
The recent fundraiser will help bring more Spacelabs to the Golden & District Hospital. 
(Friends of Golden Hospital photo)

‘Giving Thanks’ to The Golden District Hospital 2021 raises over $34,000

The fundraiser is trying to bring new Spacelab monitors to the hospital

The recent fundraiser will help bring more Spacelabs to the Golden & District Hospital. 
(Friends of Golden Hospital photo)
The Golden Ski Swap is back after a brief two year hiatus. (File photo)

Golden Ski Swap revived by food bank and POW

The event will be on Nov. 6, with equipment drop off on Nov. 5. Register online.

The Golden Ski Swap is back after a brief two year hiatus. (File photo)
A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
An example of old growth in the Golden area, in the Kinbasket region. (Doug Adama photo)

Wildsight speaks out on old growth for National Forest Week

Wildsight says pockets of old growth in the area are worth protecting

An example of old growth in the Golden area, in the Kinbasket region. (Doug Adama photo)
The list included other well-known small towns such as Banff and Tofino. (file photo)

Golden named one of Canada’s top 12 small towns

Travel + Leisure magazine showed the mountain town some love this week

The list included other well-known small towns such as Banff and Tofino. (file photo)
The River Walk project took two years to complete. (Town of Golden photo)

The River Walk now open to the public

The riverfront space opens today

The River Walk project took two years to complete. (Town of Golden photo)
The door at Moon River that was smashed with a rock. RCMP are looking for details. (Moon River Facebook photo)

Golden RCMP looking for tips on series of break-ins

Three businesses were targeted

The door at Moon River that was smashed with a rock. RCMP are looking for details. (Moon River Facebook photo)
The mill will remain fully operation to vaccinated employees. LP does not required employees to be vaccinated. (Google streetview photo)

Only vaccinated employees to be allowed on site at LP until Sept. 19

As ordered by Interior Health in response to several employees testing positive

The mill will remain fully operation to vaccinated employees. LP does not required employees to be vaccinated. (Google streetview photo)
The mill will remain fully operation while LP re-evaluates their plan moving forward. (Google streetview photo)

Only vaccinated employees to be allowed onsite at LP in Golden

As ordered by Interior Health in reponse to several employees testing positive

The mill will remain fully operation while LP re-evaluates their plan moving forward. (Google streetview photo)
John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)

In the heart of Mara Lake: Family and dive team reflect on recovery of drowned Alberta man

John Planaden called Sicamous a second home, was part of community for more than 30 years

John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)
Jason Hardy is hoping the Alley Cat Bowling Alley can become a community hot spot and a place for people to gather. (Claire Palmer photo)

Alley Cat Bowling opens in Golden

The bowling alley is completely refurbished and is hoping to become a community hotspot

Jason Hardy is hoping the Alley Cat Bowling Alley can become a community hot spot and a place for people to gather. (Claire Palmer photo)
Summer Kicks at Keith King Park have seen an early end due to COVID-19. (KHC photo)

Summer Kicks cancelled for rest of summer

There is a full series of Live Kicks planned for fall, however

Summer Kicks at Keith King Park have seen an early end due to COVID-19. (KHC photo)
The race has not been held since 2019. Photo Submitted

Golden Ultra cancelled for second straight year

New COVID restrictions limit outdoor organized events to 100 people

The race has not been held since 2019. Photo Submitted
Tara Whittick, left, is organizing Art From the Attic on behalf of Windermere Elementary School. Here she and fellow teacher Katie Niddrie show off some of the art that has been donated for the big event. (Contributed)

Art from the Attic back in Invermere

Donations from Golden can be dropped off at the Golden Star

Tara Whittick, left, is organizing Art From the Attic on behalf of Windermere Elementary School. Here she and fellow teacher Katie Niddrie show off some of the art that has been donated for the big event. (Contributed)
Josh came to Golden from Ontario just over three years ago. (Contributed)

Golden remembers Josh Ribble

He was well known to locals, and loved to share his heart with those around him

Josh came to Golden from Ontario just over three years ago. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Eric Tucker, 74, is all smiles after collecting $500,000 in spliting a $1 million Maxmillions prize with a man from Surrey in the June 8 Lotto Max draw. (BCLC photo)

Vernon man soars to $500K lottery win

Eric Tucker, owner of aircraft maintenance company, collects $500,000 in Lotto Max Maxmillions draw

Vernon’s Eric Tucker, 74, is all smiles after collecting $500,000 in spliting a $1 million Maxmillions prize with a man from Surrey in the June 8 Lotto Max draw. (BCLC photo)