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Tigger is still looking for a forever home! Please call 283-7606 if you can help.
This is Tigger, a neutered male Tabby, who is approx. 3 years old. Very affectionate, he loves to curl up beside or on top of his owner when laying on the couch. He is an indoor/outdoor cat but uses a litter box when indoors. He eats Friskies dry cat food, but he doesn’t seem picky. He doesn’t scratch furniture because he likes his scratching post. Good with adults, we don’t know how he is with children as he’s not around any.
If you would like to adopt this sweetheart, please contact the Gold River Cat Society at 250-283-7606. Leave a message if no one answers.Email This Post to a Friend
Bob & Grace Hoffman, Staff & Membership of RC Legion Branch 270, Jack Wilander, Mayor Craig & Jennifer Anderson, Family of the Late Alex Beatty, Darlene & Tony Reeve, Doug Kennedy, Dillon Kennedy, Doug Knowles, Shirley Farley & Gary Philcox, Christine Williamson, Michelle Lauzon, Bill & Tracy Jennings, Mike Leighton, Roselyn Goernert, Bob McGeorge, Janet Witton & Chuck Syme.
Howard Nemtin, Howard Nemtin & Associates Ltd., B&L Forest Products Ltd., Dwayne, Lester and Frank, Steve Savola Conuma Cable Systems Ltd., Gold River Lions Club Glen Frame, Bridgette Messer Gold River Garden Center, Rick Messer Gold River Building Supplies (1983)Ltd., Gold River Auto Parts Plus, Ross Allison & Jim Bailey, Scott Patrick Painting, Mick Mann, Village of Gold River Public Works.Email This Post to a Friend
(Thank you to Merle Hagerty for the reminder! )
The Great BC Shakeout Drill is scheduled for 10:16 a.m. on October 16, 2014. This means that wherever you are at that moment—at home, at work, at school, anywhere—you should Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds.
PROTECT YOURSELF. SPREAD THE WORD.
Official rescue teams who have been dispatched to the scene of earthquakes and other disasters around the world continue to advocate use of the internationally recognized “Drop, Cover and Hold On” protocol to protect lives during earthquakes:
If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.
These are general guidelines for most situations. Depending on where you are (in bed, driving, in a theater, etc.), you might take other actions, as described in Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (PDF | RTF).
The main point is to not try to move but to immediately protect yourself as best as possible where you are. Earthquakes occur without any warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl; you therefore will most likely be knocked to the ground where you happen to be. You will never know if the initial jolt will turn out to be start of the big one. You shouldDrop, Cover, and Hold On immediately!
In addition, studies of injuries and deaths caused by earthquakes over the last several decades indicate that you are much more likely to be injured by falling or flying objects (TVs, lamps, glass, bookcases, etc.) than to die in a collapsed building. Drop, Cover, and Hold On offers the best overall level of protection in most situations.
As with anything, practice makes perfect. To be ready to protect yourself immediately when the ground begins to shake, practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On as children do in school at least once each year.
What NOT to do:
DO NOT get in a doorway! An early earthquake photo is of a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects. Get under a table instead!
DO NOT run outside! Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table.
DO NOT believe the so-called “triangle of life”! In recent years, an e-mail has circulated which recommends potentially life threatening actions, and the source has been discredited by leading experts. Please click here for more details.
What to do after the shaking stops!
Please check out The Great BC Shakeout website, where there are numerous more resources for families, schools and businesses, and many resources on First Aid and emergency kit supplies. It’s a great reminder! Plus you can register your family/school/business! I registered the Gold River Buzz, and will remind you on Oct 16th when it’s time to “drop, cover and hold on”.
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Notice : Gordon Rajotte
Minutes Gold River Voice – Gold River Chalet -09 24 2014 7PM to 8:30PM, D Beggs
Gold River Voice held its founding meeting Wednesday 24 September in the beautiful meeting rooms graciously donated to the 17 persons who attended 15 of whom became members.
* When the mill closed in 1996 ,the provincial government provide ten million dollars to assist the recovery o f the community along with significant dollars for job retraining. As well, they provided $50 000 for the school board’s effort s to create a resident hockey school.
With kids back to school this fall your local RCMP want to remind everyone of the reduced speed limits in school zones (30km/h 8am-5pm) and to expect extra foot traffic in and around town. Our local speed watch volunteers were out this past week and noted some increased speeds in the passing vehicles. Drivers can also expect an increased police presence and a zero tolerance for speed related offences in our local school zones. So please do your part, slow down and help us keep the roads safe for everyone.
Chris MCGEE Sgt.
This Resident Spotlight is someone who I’m sure most everyone knows! She’s lived in Gold River for many years, and as you will read, has been a very active volunteer, helping to make our community a better one.
Thank you so much Heather!
How long have you lived in Gold River? What brought you here?
I have been here in Gold River since 1976 – 38 years.
I was born and raised in Quebec – my late husband, Bob, also. Bob worked in the Pulp and Paper Industry – in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick – for the Company which eventually became part owner of the new Pulp Mill here in Gold River. In 1976 Bob was offered a transfer out here – he was thrilled at the opportunity to get working in a NEW mill. The kids and I not so thrilled, but heck what’s one more move. So we left family and friends behind and out we came.
What do you do for (paid) work?
I have never worked outside the house since coming to Gold River - always plenty inside the house to look after!
Please tell us about any volunteer work you do.
I am a long time member of the Gold River Health Care Auxiliary. And under that umbrella comes the Thrift Shop - always lots to do there. Also the Community door-to-door Cancer Canvass which we do every April. Also the Screening Mammography visit twice a year and we give the girls a hand there. Along with Pastor Rob Hoffman, he and I handle the Gold River Food Bank year round. And the best part of our year is our Community food drive the end of November, and then the Christmas hampers.
Please tell us a bit about your family.
We all settled in nicely in 1976, and liked Gold River a WHOLE LOT. Sadly, 4 years later Bob was diagnosed with bladder cancer. He fought his battle for 11 years, and in 1991 he lost it.
We had 4 children, they all graduated from Gold River Secondary School.
Karen is a nurse at the Chilliwack General Hospital
Kevin teaches Forestry in Lincolnshire, England - has a son and daughter
Kent works for Squamish Terminals, in Squamish - has a daughter
Jeff has his own Cartographics Company in Victoria
Do you have any pets?
No pets in today’s world.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love our Aquatic Centre Pool, and I’m there every weekday morning for aquafit and a swim. I much enjoy playing Bridge, which I do Thursday nights.
What do you wish Gold River had that it doesn’t? Is there anything missing for you?
I often dream of a Senior’s Home (of some sort), providing all the amenities and help for the aging Senior.
And just for fun – if you had 1 million dollars to donate to the community in any way you wished – what would you do with the money?
I would like a chunk of it (maybe all of it over the years) to support our Recreational Facilities and Sports Programs. Exercise is good medicine and time well spent.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Yes, I would like to acknowledge our Gold River Health Clinic and its very special staff for the excellent service they provide.
Ditto to our Ambulance service and its Paramedics. Ditto to our Gold River Fire Department.
Make your own hockey team for $20 and play for the NHL season. 1-point for a goal –1-point for an assist. Log onto http://www.officepools.com/ any time to check your points.
The fundraiser is for the GRSS Student Exchange to Italy. Italian students are coming here in February and our students are going to Venice in April or May. The Hockey Pool is available for the entire community.
For more info, please phone Laura Brunning at 283-7980.
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