Donations Needed for Family Fishing Derby

My name is Darrel Glass, and I am hosting this year’s Muchalat Master’s Family Trout Derby
I am asking for donations at this time for this great family event. All proceeds from this Derby go directly to Little Dinosaur’s Childcare Centre in Gold River which is a non-profit society.
This year the Derby will be held on Aug 19th, 20th and 21st. This Derby is on the weekend just before Gold River days.
I would like to thank everyone who donated last year, and I would like to thank you in advance for your donations this year. I, along with Little Dino’s appreciate all the donations and help that this community offers.
Please contact me at 250-283-2040 if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Darrel Glass
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23rd Annual Muchalaht Masters Family Trout Derby Aug 19 – 21


23rd Annual Muchalat Masters Trout Derby


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Alyshia Boyle & Spencer Larsen to be Married

Richard and Laura Boyle are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyshia Boyle to Spencer Larsen, the son of Richard and Maureen Larsen.
Their wedding will take place on September 18, 2016.
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Gold River Family Days August 25 – 28

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In Loving Memory of Jim Power

Jim Power

In Loving Memory
Of our Grumpy
(Jim Power)
March 09, 1923 – June 23, 2002
A heart of Gold stopped beating
Two twinkling eyes closed to rest
God broke our hearts forever
To prove He only takes the best
Love you Dad,
The Gang
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New Listing by Dawn Dakin

500 Industrial Park Place

500 Industrial Park Place: $69,900

500 INDUSTRIAL PARK PLACE – In need of a change? This PROFITABLE small business in the heart of Vancouver Island may be just what you are looking for. A turn key, modern cafe and art gallery that seats 30+ is perfect for a motivated individual that is looking to set your own hours, be your own boss and live in a clean and safe community. The current owners / artists will continue to work in the studio next door to the cafe, attracting locals and tourists alike. If you are looking to build a life and business in a beautiful small town paradise, then this is a great opportunity with loads of potential!

Please contact Dawn Dakin, CENTURY 21 Arbutus Realty at dawn [dot] dakin [at] century21 [dot] ca or call 250-283-7515 ext 202

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A new listing by Judy

445 Donner Drive

445 Donner Drive: $299,900

445 DONNER DRIVE – Location says it all, outstanding mountain views with southern exposure. 1670 sq. ft. custom rancher, privacy plus and backs onto forested land. 3 bedroom, 2 baths, spacious & open layout with surround windows to capture the views. Maple kitchen, knotty pine ceilings, white oak flooring, free standing wood stove with river rock hearth & wood mantel. 3 good sized bedrooms, master with walk-in and a 4 pc. ensuite. A 3yr old roof and hot water on demand. A bonus 500 sq. ft. self contained non-conforming inlaw suite above the 2 bay garage, great for your guests. Suite come with 2 appliances, woodstove, deck with views. Lots of parking. This is one beauty package, very private and backs onto greenbelt. A must see!

For information on this listing or viewings of listings in Gold River, please call Judy, CENTURY 21 Arbutus Realty, at 250-283-2494 or email me at judy [dot] m [at] cablerocket [dot] com

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Gold River Veterinary Schedule for July & August

GR Vet Clinic

Dr. Dave MacDonald, will be here in Gold River for all your veterinary needs on the following days:
(Please note these dates are all Thursdays)
~ July 7th & 28th
~August 11th & 25th
For appointments, please call Lori Toohey at 283-2508.
Any questions, please call Lori.
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RCMP Requesting Help in Recovering 9.9 Horse Power Mercury Kicker Stolen From Tahsis


The Nootka Sound RCMP is investigating the theft of a  from a boat that was trailered and parked at 51 Strange Road in Tahsis.   The motor was last seen on the morning of June 16th and discovered stolen later that afternoon having been removed from the rear of the boat.  The motor had a silver propeller guard on it, equipped with an electric start and electric tilt.  The serial number of the motor is OR239204.  If anyone has information to the whereabouts of the stolen motor or who may have stolen it is asked to contact the Nootka Sound RCMP at 250-283-2227 or CrimeStoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Local Student Success Story: William Stratton

Via BC Gov News:

William Stratton

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William Stratton is a Grade 12 student currently attending Gold River Secondary school on North Vancouver Island.

Last year, this talented young man won the $2,000 BCIC Young Innovator Scholarship for his work building a steam-powered miniature working copy of a Stirling engine using a pop can. A Stirling engine is a heat engine that operates by repeated compression and expansion of air or other gases at different temperatures.

The BCIC awards are handed out to grades 11 and 12 students who have developed a science and technology innovation with the potential to benefit the province.

Will’s successful project led him to the regional science fair where he placed second overall. Because of his accomplishments, he was selected to represent the North Island in the Canada Wide Science Fair in New Brunswick last May.

Although he did not receive an award this year, he made quite an impression on all the judges with the engine he built. He received positive feedback from the judges, who were extremely impressed with his in-depth knowledge about engines.

Will is originally from Sooke. After he graduates this summer, he will be return back to south Vancouver Island to attend Camosun College in Victoria, where he is enrolled in the highly sought-after mechanical engineering program.

Will’s abstract for the Canada Wide Science Fair –

“The Stirling engine is an interesting machine, which operates through the expansion and contraction properties of air. These engines require a significant thermal differential in order to function. I wanted to study the different forms of the Stirling engine with the hopes of creating a viable prototype. A Stirling engine’s ability to pump fluids has interesting applications in the medical field.”

Katrina Kornylo, teacher and Will’s science fair mentor, Gold River Secondary

“Will is a very unique student who has an amazing ability to problem solve any situation. He does not get frustrated easily and will continue trying different approaches to solve a problem. He will make a remarkable engineer one day.”

(Thank you to Jerry West of The Record.)

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Come Celebrate the Initiation of New Legion Members July 1


Initiation of New Legion Members

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CENTURY 21 Arbutus Realty Welcomes Dawn Dakin!

Dawn DakinCENTURY 21 Arbutus Realty is very pleased to welcome the newest member of our Sales Team, Dawn Dakin!

Gold Riverites will be very familiar with Dawn – she’s a long-time resident of Gold River, and has been the owner of the Gold River Deli for 6 years. Her well-trained staff will look after the store, while Dawn uses her business skills to begin her next adventure – a real estate career.

Dawn’s enthusiasm and fresh outlook as a new licensee gives her a keen desire to work for you. As your agent, working on your behalf, whether buying or selling, Dawn is very excited to play a part in that process. She appreciates that purchasing or selling a home is one of the most important events in your life. Dawn will work tirelessly to sell your existing property or to find the perfect new property so you can move on to your next adventure!.

Dawn is available for your real estate needs in Gold River and Tahsis, but also has connections throughout Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Along with the world-wide connections of the CENTURY 21 System, Dawn can assist you with your real estate needs no matter where your next adventure takes you.

Stop by and visit Dawn at our Gold River office, or give her a call at 250-283-7515 extension 202 or email dawn [dot] dakin [at] century21 [dot] ca

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Sean Hogan Performances Cancelled

The Ridge is sad to announce that Sean Hogan has had to cancel his shows for this weekend.
He was having some voice issues and wants to perform at his very best.
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B.C. publishes updated hunting and trapping regulations

Via BC Gov News:

The Province has released the 2016-18 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, detailing the most up-to-date rules and regulations for hunters throughout British Columbia.

The synopsis includes 85 regulatory changes aimed at conserving wildlife and their habitats, enhancing the quality of data collected, protecting at-risk species and livestock.

The Province updates the synopsis every two years in response to the most current scientific information about wildlife populations and sustainable use. The new rules are in effect from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

In preparing the synopsis, the Province consulted with a wide range of stakeholders including conservation and hunting organizations, local government and First Nations. The Province also posted proposed changes for public comment on its angling, hunting, and trapping public engagement website.The site has now  been updated with decision statements for each of the proposed regulation changes at:

The synopsis is available online and in hard copy at sports stores, outfitters and other hunting licence vendors throughout B.C.

Quick Facts:

  • There are more than 100,000 resident hunters in the province.
  • Sustainably-managed hunting contributes over $350 million each year to B.C.’s economy

Learn More:

Read the new hunting and trapping synopsis:

See the current edition of the freshwater fishing regulations:

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New Mood Disorders Support Group

Mood Disorders Association of BC

The Mood Disorders Association of BC has now started a North Island support group! Our first meeting will be held at the Campbell River Community Centre on Thursday, June 30 at 2:30 pm. We invite all who are suffer from chronic depression, bipolar disorder, chronic anxiety, panic attacks, cyclothymic disorder, dysthymic disorder and other related mood disorders, as well as their families and caregivers, to share in our support network. It is also anticipated, if the need is demonstrated, that we will soon be offering an evening group and a caregiver group in Campbell River, as well as other meetings in the Courtenay Comox area.

For more information contact me (Douglas) by email nimooddisorders [at] mail [dot] com or go to

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GRLC Used Book Sale June 18

Literacy Society Book Sale poster II June 18 2016-page0001

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Professional Looking to Rent

Hello everyone. I’m excited to be starting work at the high school in the coming school year. I am currently looking for a place to rent starting in August. At this point I have no real sense of what is available and am open to consider a house, apartment, trailer, condo – if you have something available or know of someone who does, please contact me via email at jrockwell [at] viw [dot] sd84 [dot] bc [dot] ca or by phone at 250-332-5971. Thank-you!
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Sean Hogan Performing at The Ridge June 17 and 18


Gold River is in for a treat this weekend with performances this Friday and Saturday night by country Star Sean Hogan at The Ridge.

The response to Sean Hogan’s 1996 debut album was extraordinary. His uniquely authentic blend of “alt-country” and “modern rustic pop” immediately caught the attention of country radio and music fans across Canada, leading to his first Canadian Country Music Association award (Independent Male Artist of the Year, 1997). Sean’s next two albums, Hijacked and Late Last Night were each named Best Country Album at the West Coast Music Awards. He followed up these accolades with the CCMA’s Roots Artist of the Year award in 2003. His next album, Catalina Sunrise, won three more music industry awards and was named the second best album of 2005 by the Country Music News. Sean has continued to create award winning albums and will be playing all his hits this weekend at The Ridge

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Father’s Day Dinner Specials at the Gold River Golf Course June 19

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A New Library for the Village of Tahsis

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