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Notice of Power Interruption

Please note:  Power outage will occur this Sunday beginning at 8:00am.  Scroll down for a map of areas affected, compliments of Jerry West and The Record.  (Thanks Jerry!)

Gold River 2014 Outage Poster

Hydro Outage map


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Super Valu Specials Oct 17th – 23rd

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Weekend Ice Schedule – Oct 18/19 (Revised Oct 16)

Please note:  This is the second revised schedule as of 11:00pm Oct 16th – Sunday has changed.
Saturday Oct. 18th
12:00 to 2:00 Peewee room 1 VS Campbell River room 3
2:00 to 4:00 Bantam room 6 VS Campbell River room 2
Sunday Oct. 19th
10:30 to 12:00 Midget Game room 6 VS Campbell River room 1
12:00 to 1:00 Mites practice room 2
1:00 to 2:30 Midget Game room 6 VS Campbell River room 1
2:30 to 4:00 Peewee practice room 2
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Halloween Dance at the Gold River Legion – Nov 1st

Halloween poster 2014

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The Great BC Shakeout – Oct 16 @ 10:16am

Tomorrow is the day! Read through the info below and on the website to familiarize yourself and your family on what to do in case of an earthquake.

(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.


Via The Great BC Shakeout Website:


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:

  • DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
  • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
  • HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

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!

After the shaking stops: Car

After the shaking stops: Home

After the shaking stops: Work

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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Scouts Selling Trails End Popcorn

It’s that time of year…time for Scouts – Trails End POPCORN!

Time for the best popcorn ever, and it can only be purchased from Scouts during the month of October. Our small but mighty Scouts will be coming to your door.  Not all have uniforms yet, but we are putting our best foot forward to raise funds to enable us to do some cool and exciting Scouting adventures over the coming year.  When you buy Scout Popcorn, 60% of the sales stays in Scouting with about 45% directly benefiting our local group.  Help us make the fun happen and enjoy your family time with some great flavoured popcorn.

Popcorn makes a great Christmas gift, for those people that you don’t know what to buy, and it is a great treat for the coffee rooms at work and for snack time at home.  Enjoy your Trails End Popcorn – don’t miss your chance to order!

All sales must be into me by October 28th.  So if you haven’t got your order in, you may have been missed – don’t miss out – call me and I will ensure that your popcorn gets put onto a youths sheet.

Phone 250-283-2302 evenings, or leave a message including your name, phone number and what you’d like to order and I will get back to you.

Thank you for your continued support of our youth in Gold River.

In the Scouting Spirit,

Maxine McLean
Group Commissioner
1st Gold River Scouts

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International Artist Day Celebration

International Artist Day Celebration

Clayworks Café and Gallery

Saturday October 25th

10:00am  – 2:00pm

Artists are welcome to bring work and demonstrate their process

Please call Anita to reserve a free spot



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Community Policing Volunteers Garage Sale, Craft Sale & BBQ Fundraiser

Gold River Community Policing Volunteers are having an indoor/outdoor Garage Sale, BBQ and Bake Sale.

When:Saturday October 18th
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: 390 Nimpkish Drive ( former site of Donovans)
The indoor garage sale is limited to space. The cost of a table is $10.00. You must remove all your own items at the end of the day. To rent a table please contact Kirsty at 250-283-7425 First come, first serve.
BBQ will be by donation.
Please come and check it out.

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Golf Course Membership Meeting

2014/2015 Membership meeting at the
Gold River Golf Course October 21st at 8:00pm
~ Everyone is encouraged to attend ~
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Two Arrested Following Stabbing

Nootka Sound

On the evening of October 11th, 2014, at approximately 11:30 pm, Nootka Sound RCMP responded to a report of a fight in progress at the Garden Apartments located at 450 Maquinna Crescent, Gold River, B.C. Members arrived on scene almost immediately to find an unresponsive male on the ground who had been stabbed. Police arrested two suspects attempting to flee the area and quickly discovered that one of the suspects had also been stabbed. The unresponsive male was taken to hospital by ambulance, where he remains, while the injured suspect was treated and later released back into police custody.

All parties are known to police and alcohol is believed to be a factor. Police are treating this as an isolated incident and do not feel that there is any heightened risk to the public at this time. This matter remains before the courts at this time.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information that may assist investigators is asked to contact the Nootka Sound RCMP at 250-283-2227, or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Chris McGEE, Sgt.
Detachment Commander
Nootka Sound Detachment

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