Cigarette Tossed out Window

A Gold Riverite posted on Facebook the other day that they saw a man in a red Ford Explorer (the drivers door read Explorer under the window in big letters) throw his cigarette butt out his car window in front of the gas station.
This resident immediately got out of their car and extinguished the burning cigarette.
The BC Government is “considering harsher punishments for careless people who start wildfires, including impounding cars for tossing cigarette butts out of the window.”
So one day soon in BC if you toss a cigarette out your window, you may lose your car.
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Gold River Legion: First Call for 2017 Executive

Legion Meeting

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Friday Night Meat Draws Back Again at the Gold River Legion After Summer Break! Sept 9 Start

Meat Draws

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Burgers & Beef Dips are back at the Gold River Legion Starting Sept 9

Burger Night & Beef Dips

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ROBERT ANTHONY LESLIE Born 6 Feb 1924 – Died August 21, 2016

Robert Anthony Leslie

Robert Anthony Leslie

ROBERT ANTHONY LESLIE B.6 Feb 1924 – died August 21, 2016

Robert Anthony Leslie (Tony) was born in 1924 in Shanghai, China to parents Mary and Norman Leslie. He resided there until he was 5 years old. He then went back to the family home in England to attend The Dragon School and then Cheltenham College. At age 18 he joined the British Navy where he served for 3 ½ years during WW2. He returned to England for a short while and then went to Nairobi, Kenya to manage a farm for the next 12 years. After leaving Africa, he again had a short time in England before coming to Canada. He came to Vancouver Island and met the love of his life, Kathleen Oates. They were married in 1961 and at the end of that year their first child, Penelope Anne was born. From then until 1964 Tony ran a dairy farm on Minto Road in Royston. His only son, Martin Anthony was born in 1964. He then worked at Bamberton Cement Works on the Malahat until 1966 when he moved the family to Gold River. He worked in the Pulp Mill as a First Aid Attendant and Stores Manager until his retirement. At that time Kate and Tony moved to Comox. Kate died in July 1998.

Tony loved life! He played tennis in Comox until he had his hip replaced at age 79. He loved to sing! He sang with CYMC Community Choir, North Island Choral and the choir of Comox United. At age 92 he would still go to Glacierview Lodge on a Sunday afternoon to “sing to the old people”! He was a voracious reader. He loved his garden and he loved to walk. He walked almost every day.

He left us far too quickly. He lived life to the fullest, right up to the end. He was the last of his generation but leaves behind his two children (Penny(Colin) and Martin(Betty-Lou)) and 5 granddaughters (Sarah, Madison, MacKenzie, Hannah and Jade).

Our Baba, was the best father, husband and friend. He excelled in keeping in touch with friends and family. He is an inspiration for all of us re growing old. At 92 he was healthy, of clear mind and still very active. He shall be missed by many.

A Celebration of Tony’s life will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 1 pm at Comox United Church.

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Truck & Driver for Hire!

JCJ Moving

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Gold River Family Days Itinerary Aug 25 to 28

Please note: The Family Bike ride starts at 9am on Sunday, NOT 10am.
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Register Your Bicycle with the Nootka Sound RCMP At Gold River Family Days

Bike Resistry

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Cold Prickly Buzz

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A COLD PRICKLY to whoever has been putting whole fish into the porta pottie down at the Marina.
It has happened 2 times now and there have been many upset local people! I am the Manager of the Marina and this is a seasonal position.
If anyone has concerns contact the Band Office or contact me, Margaret Amos.
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Only A Few Tickets Left for WiL Show this Friday at the Ridge. Get Yours ASAP!

There are still a few tickets left for the big WiL show this Friday night starting at 8 p.m. He doesn’t sound like someone who should be missed!


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Solds by Judy McLean C21 Arbutus Realty



609 Conuma Drive

609 Conuma Drive SOLD

514 Cedar Crescent

514 Cedar Crescent SOLD

415 Golden Hinde Place

415 Golden Hinde Place SOLD

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2002 Flagstaff Tent Trailer For Sale

 Tent Trailer
2002 Flagstaff Tent Trailer 176 SD LTD. $3,900 OBO
Will consider any reasonable offer – we need to sell before we move!
Please email rhondacallow [at] gmail [dot] com to see more photos or to arrange a time to come take a look. You can also call us at 250-800-0180.
Tent trailer information:
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 2280 lbs.
Base/Dry Weight: 1251 lbs.
Base/Dry Hitch Weight: 180
Base/Dry Axle Weight: 1071
Cargo Capacity: 1029
Box Size: 8’
Trailer Size (Closed) – Includes Hitch: 12’
Height (Closed): 57”
Trailer Length (Open): 17’
Interior Height (Open): 6’6”
Travel Width: 85”
Tire Size: 12” R
Power Converter with Charger: 12 AMPS
Sleeping Capacity: 6
• Kitchen faucet with electric water pump
• Indoor/outdoor propane stove
• Tinted vinyl windows and privacy curtains
• Interior lights
• Heated mattresses
• Built-in ice box
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Gold River Home for Rent



Front exterior

Beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home for rent, backing on to Heber river, private peaceful setting. This home is fully furnished and includes linens, dishes, bbq, etc. Available nightly, weekly or monthly. Price of long term rental of 3 to 9 months is $1200 + utilities, contact me for short term rates.

Ambra Shelley
shelleyambra [at] hotmail [dot] com

Living roombedroom2bedroom1bathroomback deckHeber River


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Gold River Family Days: Aug 25 – 28


Gold River Family Days Poster

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Business Spotlight: Eagle’s Wings Cafe

Eagle's Wing Cafe ExteriorThis Business Spotlight highlights a fabulous little cafe and some very lovely owners. I sat down with Henry the other day and had a delicious cup of coffee and a great chat. Thanks so much Henry!

How long have you lived in Gold River? What brought you here?

My family and I came to Gold River 14 years ago. We wanted to raise our son in a small town. My wife Susanne knew Chris and Cindy Matthews who had a Larch Place townhouse available to rent, and everything fell into place!

Please tell us a bit about your family.

My wife Susanne and I have been married for 19 years. We have one son, Isaiah, who will be starting Grade 12 at GRSS this coming September.


You are the owner of the Eagles Wings Cafe. When did you start this venture? Who helps you run the business?

We officially opened the Cafe on July 27, 2015.

It’s a family run business and my Mother-in-Law Louise Karlsson helps as well.  It’s been a dream of mine for 25 years to run a family owned cafe. It also serves as fantastic work experience for Isaiah. I would also be open to provide work experience for a GRSS student who wishes to enter the food service industry and learn about the business.

Henry & Isaiah Fossen

What kind of food and drinks do you serve? 

We serve fresh cinnamon buns and fresh homemade soup everyday. We also have baked goods like bread and buns available.

Cold Cucumber Soup

Cold Cucumber Soup

As well, we do special orders for baked goods such as bread, buns, cakes and pies. We also try to offer a fresh muffin everyday.  Everything we serve is homemade (with love!) from scratch.

Fresh MuffinsAnniversary cake

We also have 10 flavours of hard ice cream served with homemade waffle cones.

We serve a variety of coffees and teas: the Buzz Saw was developed for Gold River Days, and is a flavoured iced coffee. We also serve Canadasia (Americano), Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino and Frappuccino.  (All coffees can be iced) In addition to coffee, we also have 22 varieties of tea and are now offering Matcha tea.

Our coffee is an Ethiopian free trade organic coffee. Refills are free!

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

We look forward to serving the community of Gold River for many years to come.

Beaver Cupcakes

Beaver Cupcakes on Canada Day

Like us on Facebook for daily soups and specials! Eagles Wings Cafe

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Floater Jacket Lost

We have lost our red XL floater jacket on the way to the dock. If found, please phone 283-9272.
Thanks in advance, Scott.
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3 Bedroom Home for Rent

Three plus one bedroom, 3 bath home for rent in Gold River available the beginning of September.  If you are interested, please email and tell us a bit about yourself. IE: single/family, employment, any pets, etc.  Pets will be considered on an individual basis and may require a pet deposit. A lease of six months is preferred.
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Gold River Health Clinic: Harm Reduction

The Gold River clinic now carries harm reduction supplies and take home Narcan/naloxone kits. Please talk to one of the nurses during clinic hours for yours.

Enid O’Hara

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RCMP Media Release – Found Property


On August 15th, 2016, a good Samaritan dropped of a Jewellery item that they found near the Gold River Plaza. If it is yours, please attend the Nootka Sound RCMP Detachment in Gold River, B.C. so it can be returned to it’s rightful owner.

Cst. Murray Harper

Nootka Sound RCMP
499 Muchalet Drive
Gold River, British Columbia  V0P 1G0
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Campfires to be banned in most of Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Aug. 17, 2016, campfires and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”.

The Fog Zone is a band of land two kilometres wide that runs from Owen Point near Port Renfrew to the district boundary of Port Hardy.

Anyone lighting a campfire or conducting a Category 3 burn anywhere in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the Fog Zone, must extinguish any such fires by noon on Aug. 17, 2016. The existing Category 2 open burning prohibition remains in place.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at:

The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing the additional prohibitions due to increasing temperatures and because there is no precipitation currently forecasted for the region. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2016 or the public is otherwise notified.

The following activities will not be allowed:

~ campfires, as defined by the Wildfire Regulation (burning of woody debris)
~ open fires (using woody debris) in an outdoor stove
~ tiki torches
~ the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description
~ the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

The campfire ban and Category 3 prohibition cover all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the Fog Zone. They do not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department.

These prohibitions do not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, 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 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.

A map of the affected area is available online at:

To report a wildfire 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:

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

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