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Local girl Payton Pufal riding Squirrel rounds the final barrel of her race. The Golden Light Horse Club was able to hold its annual barrel race for the first time since COVID-19 emerged, over two years after their last race, this past weekend. (Claire Palmer photo)

Golden Light Horse Club hosts barrel race

Many locals competed and placed at the event this past weekend

 

An example of the kinds of invasive plants that can be found in Golden. (Tesia Hackett photo)

Golden annual weedpull back for 14th year

Invasive plants can be harmful to local ecosystems, Wildsight says

 

Some of the priorities that the GDCF is hoping to touch on in their surveys that will inform community priorities. (GDCF photo)

Golden Community Foundation encouraging residents to participate in survey

It’s a new project to inform community priorities in the coming year

 

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie

B.C. winery operator throws rock to protect his goats from menacing grizzly

The big bears are rare for Quadra Island, especially in the populated areas

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie
Legendary wood carver Rolf Heer (left) and portraitist Elizabeth Segstro at the Bighorn Sheep Cafe in Radium Hot Springs. (File photo)

Park to be created in memory of Rolf Heer

They are currenty fundraising for the park

Legendary wood carver Rolf Heer (left) and portraitist Elizabeth Segstro at the Bighorn Sheep Cafe in Radium Hot Springs. (File photo)
A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe

VIDEO: Whales appear during Indigenous ceremony for 215 children in Campbell River

‘Our ancestors wouldn’t appear if we weren’t doing things in a good way’ — Cory Cliffe

A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe
Phase 3 is set to wrap up next month. (Claire Palmer photo)

Kicking Horse Dike Improvement Project set to wrap up in July

The final phase of the Kicking Horse River Dike Improvement Project has been underway since April

Phase 3 is set to wrap up next month. (Claire Palmer photo)
Dani Lowenstein and his family. Lowenstein has been experiencing long-haul COVID symptoms since falling ill in March 2020. (Contributed)

Over $64,000 raised for former Golden mountain guide COVID-long hauler

“To spend that period of time not being able to connect to nature with your family is really hard.”

Dani Lowenstein and his family. Lowenstein has been experiencing long-haul COVID symptoms since falling ill in March 2020. (Contributed)
The Dolphins will hit the pool for the first time since 2019, with the pool set to open for the summer season. (File photo)

Golden Dolphins looking forward to 2021

The swim club is back in the pool for the first time since 2019

The Dolphins will hit the pool for the first time since 2019, with the pool set to open for the summer season. (File photo)
Armstrong’s Tina Bridal (left) and Vernon’s Risa Pallister have reached the quarterfinals of Maxim magazine’s cover girl search, and a grand prize of $25,000. (Photos submitted)

North Okanagan women in hunt for Maxim cover

Armstrong’s Tina Bridal and Vernon’s Risa Pallister need votes to advance to semifinals

Armstrong’s Tina Bridal (left) and Vernon’s Risa Pallister have reached the quarterfinals of Maxim magazine’s cover girl search, and a grand prize of $25,000. (Photos submitted)
A sketch of what a potential Aquatic facility would look like in the area. (CSRD photo).

CSRD moves forward with Aquatic Centre referendum

The referendum is planned to be held in fall of 2022

A sketch of what a potential Aquatic facility would look like in the area. (CSRD photo).
Affordable housing has emerged as a priority in the community, according to the Coop. (File photo)

Affordable housing report and strategy presented to Golden

Two documents have been made available

Affordable housing has emerged as a priority in the community, according to the Coop. (File photo)
The Golden Farmer’s Market is set to open on Saturday, May 22. (Claire Palmer photo)

Golden Farmer’s Market back for 2021 season

The market is set to open this weekend, with COVID-19 protocols in place

The Golden Farmer’s Market is set to open on Saturday, May 22. (Claire Palmer photo)
Town has passed the 2021 budget, with a five per cent spending increase. (Claire Palmer photo)

Town council approves 2021 budget and tax rate bylaw

The budget will increase by five per cent this year

Town has passed the 2021 budget, with a five per cent spending increase. (Claire Palmer photo)
The road in front of the 413 9th Ave N building will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Claire Palmer photo)

Construction planned on 9 Ave N

The road will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

The road in front of the 413 9th Ave N building will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Claire Palmer photo)
There will be no actual theme for the 62nd annual Vernon Winter Carnival in 2022 says the society. (Vernon Winter Carnival photo)

No theme in 2022 for Okanagan Carnival

Vernon Winter Carnival Society says it’s time for a step back and connect with community by just being a winter festival

There will be no actual theme for the 62nd annual Vernon Winter Carnival in 2022 says the society. (Vernon Winter Carnival photo)
The Golden and District Community Foundation has announced a $5,000 crisis grant to the Golden Food Bank during COVID-19
The Golden and District Community Foundation has announced the first of their small grants for the year. File photo.

First 2021 Neighbourhood Small Grants handed out

Applications are still open for small grants

The Golden and District Community Foundation has announced a $5,000 crisis grant to the Golden Food Bank during COVID-19
The Golden and District Community Foundation has announced the first of their small grants for the year. File photo.
Jasmyn Yakura’s 2004 Chevy Aveo ended up going off Cosens Bay Road Sunday, April 18, with her behind the wheel, and coming to rest down a steep cliff. Yakura suffered only minor injuries. She was helped back to the road by a friend travelling behind her when the car left the road. (Yakura family photo)

North Okanagan driver credits seatbelt with saving life

Jasmyn Yakura, 17, survived after car went off Cosens Bay Road over a cliff, flipping ‘five or six times or more’

Jasmyn Yakura’s 2004 Chevy Aveo ended up going off Cosens Bay Road Sunday, April 18, with her behind the wheel, and coming to rest down a steep cliff. Yakura suffered only minor injuries. She was helped back to the road by a friend travelling behind her when the car left the road. (Yakura family photo)
Residents, especially those with yards with long grass and wooded areas, are encouraged to check themselves and their pets for ticks after being outside. Ticks have reportedly been found in Golden near the pump track. File photo

Ticks found in Golden as spring approaches

Between five and 10 people each year go to hospital in Golden for ticks

Residents, especially those with yards with long grass and wooded areas, are encouraged to check themselves and their pets for ticks after being outside. Ticks have reportedly been found in Golden near the pump track. File photo
The last 400 bear-proof garbage bins will be rolled out this spring. Keri Sculland/Star Photo
The bear-proof garbage bins are a must to keep bears out of town. Keri Sculland/Star Photo

Bear bins required as weather warms

The Town is reminding people to make use of their bear bins now that the bears are back in town

The last 400 bear-proof garbage bins will be rolled out this spring. Keri Sculland/Star Photo
The bear-proof garbage bins are a must to keep bears out of town. Keri Sculland/Star Photo