Ladybug Plant Sale Saturday May 28

Ladybug Plant Sale

Join the Ladybug Garden Gals for their annual plant sale in the Plaza.
Saturday May 28th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Rent a table at the Market for $10
Sell anything you wish: art, baking, crafts, jam, clothing or garage sale items.
Pre-buy your table at ‘The Vault’, with Jeannie Maddocks at People’s Pharmacy
or call Kristen Little at 250-283-2952
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Bake Sale Today Starting at 5:00pm

Ellena's Baking

Bake Sale today at the Plaza
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Proceeds will go towards the Grade 9 class trip to “WE DAY”
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Extended Summer Hours at Super Valu

Super Valu Ad

As of May 24th, Super Valu has now extended it’s hours of operation.
Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday hours remain unchanged: 10:00am – 5:00pm
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Drop-in For Tech Help June 1

TabletsMadeEasy_GR

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eLibrary Made Easy June 1

eLibraryMadeEasy_GR

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CHEK News Report on ATM Switch

If you missed CHEK TV’s piece in Gold River regarding the removal of the full service ATM, please watch below.  Thank you to Lee Yateman for the video.

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19th Hole Restaurant Hours Extended For Summer Season

GR Golf Course
As of June 1st the 19th Hole Restaurant at the Golf Course will be extending it’s hours. The new hours of operation will be 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thank you – Golf Course Management.
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New Time for Ladies Golf

The Golf Course would like to remind all those involved in Ladies Night golfing that it will now start at 5:30pm instead of 6:00pm.
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CENTURY 21 Arbutus Realty Also Offers Property Management Services

Reminder to Gold River property owners that I also offer Property Management services in Gold River.  I have had inquiries from several excellent tenants looking for homes to rent since I advertised one available home in Gold River.  Prospective tenants range from those looking for short term (1 or 2 months) fully furnished to those seeking long term (years).  If you have a property that is not in use, but have been reluctant to rent it, please contact me to discuss my service.  Property Managers in BC must be licensed the same as real estate agents.  I am licensed for both Property Management and Real Estate Sales, in addition to being the owner and Managing Broker of our office.  All tenants must complete a Confidential Application form, pass a reference and credit check, and sign a Residential Tenancy Agreement.  I conduct Move-In Condition Inspections as well as Move-Out Inspections, and regular inspections as per legislative requirements and insurance requirements.  We organize repairs that come up during the term of the tenancy.  My goal is to treat your property as if it was my own, and to place a tenant that I would be willing to occupy my own property.  Please email Janet Scotland, Managing Broker, CENTURY 21 Arbutus Realty at janet [dot] scotland [at] century21 [dot] ca

Why not have someone help pay your mortgage, taxes and hydro, and help Gold River grow and prosper by providing homes to families and individual moving to our community for work and better quality of life?

Janet Scotland | Managing Broker | Owner
CENTURY 21 Arbutus Realty

Direct Line: 250-923-2111 extension 102 or 250-287-6985
www.janetscotland.ca

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Grad 2016 Commencement Ceremonies June 4

Grad 2016 Announcement

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New ATM Machine Will Not Allow Deposits

As many of you may have heard, RBC is pulling the full service ATM machine out MAY 31st. Super Valu has been given 30 days notice. As this will affect many residents and businesses in Gold River, Brad Unger of Super Valu has written the letter below.  RBC has not given a specific name or address to write to, but if you go to the main RBC website you will be able to lodge a complaint that way.

atm removal letter

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P.A.R.T.Y Program Helps Educate GRSS Students on Risky Behaviour

PARTY PROGRAM COLLAGE

Via Rhonda Callow, Gold River Volunteer Fire Department

If you drove past the Village Office parking lot on the morning of April 26th you probably saw some first responder action going on and wondered what was happening. It’s not often you can see emergency vehicles and teenagers being carried away on stretchers and think, “good, I hope they learned from this.” But if you witnessed this event, that’s exactly what you could think.

Local first responders and health care providers teamed up with the P.A.R.T.Y Program (which is an acronym for Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) to give GRSS students a glimpse into what happens when they choose to be involved in risky behaviour. The P.A.R.T.Y Program’s mission statement sums up the morning’s events perfectly, “To promote injury prevention through vivid clinical reality, enabling youth to recognize risk, make informed choices and identify potential consequences about activities and behaviours.”

GRSS students were divided into four groups and rotated through interactive stations, following the path of a trauma patient.

Crash Scene

Paramedics, first responders from the fire department, and two volunteer students demonstrated a crash scene scenario where two kids were out on their quad, drinking, and crashed into a tree. One teen was impaled by the handlebars of the quad while the other was ejected from the vehicle, hit a tree and was unresponsive with an obvious head wound. GRSS students watched as paramedics and first responders worked together to try to stabilize, treat, and transfer the youth into the waiting ambulance. Given the lack of cell service in Gold River and the intricate network of backroads in and around the area, it was explained to students that it could be a very long wait for help to arrive, especially if they’re unable to flag down help themselves or if they need to wait for Search & Rescue to arrive from Campbell River.

Trauma Room and Morgue

Over at the Gold River Health Clinic, students visited the trauma room where nurses showed them what efforts and equipment would go into saving the patients’ lives, as well as explaining what it would look and feel like to be a trauma patient. Students also saw the morgue, where their peers would end up if they were unable to be resuscitated.

Disability/Rehabilitation

At the school board office, students learned what life might look like if they were left with a permanent brain or spinal cord injury. After listening to a recording of a brain-injured teen to understand how difficult it can be to communicate, students attempted to fill in a simple form while looking in a mirror, simulating the disconnection between the brain and hands when suffering from a brain injury. To further demonstrate the loss of motor control, students also attempted to button up a shirt using a specialized device while wearing mittens.

Consequences/RCMP Station

Students were given the opportunity to listen to and engage with the RCMP, learning additional implications of the decisions they make. They talked about the consequences of drinking and driving, as well as distracted driving. Also in attendance was an ICBC representative who brought along a video simulator which allowed students to experience what happens when you’re distracted while driving – one scenario, for example, had a dog running out into the street, while another had cell phones ringing.

Photos

Below are several photos from the P.A.R.T.Y Program event. Our hope—as emergency personnel, community members, and parents—is that students will learn from this experience and make smart choices when is comes to taking risks.

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The Antler Paddle/Bike/Run May 21

The-Antler-Poster

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Looking for Lost Card Case

I have lost my card case (flowers on white background) on the pull-out at bridge before the Tahsis/Tsaxana intersection.  It is full of my I.D. and bank cards.
Desperate! Reward offered! Please contact colleenhopkins58 [at] gmail [dot] com or contact the Nootka Sound RCMP. Thank you.
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Helping Hands from the Gold River Volunteer Fire Department

GRVFD Helping Residents

As we all get older, moving heavy objects becomes a challenge. Moving a concrete fountain falls into the very heavy category. Gold River Volunteer Fire Department to the rescue. Chief Begon sent us three strong helpers who volunteered their time to help us out. They efficiently moved the fountain from our truck to the very back of the yard and even leveled it up. Many thanks to Lisa Jones, Jacob Knight, and Kyle Collins who took time from their busy lives to help us out.

Our fire department fills a very important role in our community. They are volunteers with special training to help us in an emergency. Being a firefighter is rewarding and if you want to help your community consider our volunteer fire department.

Thank you again for coming to our rescue.

Larry Fehr

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Grade 6/7 Hot Dog Sale May 19

Hot Dog Sale
The Grade 6/7 class is having a hot dog sale Thursday May 19th in the Plaza to raise money for their end of the year field trip, and also to bring fresh clean water to communities in need.
Their teacher, Ms. Lena Watt wants to bring their mindset from ME to WE.
The hot dog sale will be held from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
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Purricane Season has Begun

Spring is upon us once again (or should we say summer), and unfixed cats will have kittens. Over the past few years, the Gold River Cat Society has worked hard to curb the tide of unwanted feral kittens and has succeeded to a great degree. Only one feral female that we know of, a girl we have tried to trap for years to no success, has had a litter. When we find out where she has hidden them, we hope to be able to trap them, socialize them, and adopt them out.

Yet, we have a waiting list for kitten adoptions. So, instead of tossing the little babies out to die, give any young kittens to us to rear, get healthy, and adopt out. We will pay for everything, and no questions asked. Just let us know where and when to get the kittens; and, if the mother is a socialized pet, we can get her spayed for you if you cannot afford it. But please remember that this is a village where everyone’s background will be known by somebody, meaning we cannot afford to provide services to people who can afford it themselves and are trying to pull a fast one on us.

Other services we are legally allowed to cover include inoculations, medications, parasite (flea, ticks, etc) control, and other needed surgeries. Please contact us for information. You may be asked to sign an agreement stating that you cannot afford the expenses and that, if we find out otherwise, you will have to reimburse us plus other costs if they are acquired.

Gold River Cat Society
259-283-7606
Goldrivercatsociety [at] gmail [dot] com
www.grcs.ca

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Open burning will be restricted in Coastal Fire Centre Today at Noon

Via https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016FLNR0087-000769

Effective at noon on Friday, May 13, 2016, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited in most areas of the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2016, or until the public is otherwise notified.

The prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of the area known as the “Fog Zone” and the Haida Gwaii Forest District.

The Fog Zone is a strip of land along the outer coast of Vancouver Island, stretching from Owen Point (near Port Renfrew) north to the tip of Vancouver Island and around to the boundary of the District of Port Hardy. This strip extends inland two kilometres from the high tide point. A map of the Fog Zone is available online: http://bit.ly/1GMvwnU

Specifically, this prohibition applies to:

The burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide.
The burning of stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres.
The use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, or burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description. The use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for rifle target practice).
This prohibition does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local authorities to see if there are any other fire restrictions in effect.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: http://bit.ly/1GlhE9l

A map of the affected area is available at: http://bit.ly/1TApT1V

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. People lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from the campfire area, and they must have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire. Campfires must be fully extinguished when not attended.

Any person lighting larger fires (or more than two fires of any size) must comply with open burning regulations and must first obtain a burn registration number by calling
1 888 797-1717.

Anyone who lights, fuels or uses an open fire when a fire prohibition is in place or fails to comply with an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $100,000 and ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

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Wandering Dog

Large black, intact pittie (?) with large spiked/studded red collar wandering around Larch Place/ main plaza.  Tired, thirsty, and skittish. Last seen headed towards the Village office.
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Health Clinic Will be Closed May 18 from 1:00 – 4:00pm

MAY 18 URGENT NOTICE

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