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Vancouver Island Health Authority

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, everytime.

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Century 21 Arbutus Realty

Century 21 Arbutus Realty

Serving the communities of the North Vancouver Island since 1982

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Gold River Food Bank

Gold River Food Bank

A community congregation of Gold River

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Moe’s Concession at the Arena will be closed until October 16th.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Found: Echo Chainsaw Blade Sheath

Posted on October 2, 2015
Category: Lost & Found Buzz
Found on the road to Tsaxana near the sub station, one echo chainsaw blade sheath. The owner of the Cinderella chain saw can contact me and get it back.
Jerry West – 283-7396 or record [at] island [dot] net.
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SD 84 Public Meetings

Posted on October 1, 2015
Category: Community Buzz, Education Buzz, School Buzz
Notice to all Parents, Students, Staff,
and Community Members of
School District 84
(Vancouver Island West)
Public meetings will be held to discuss:
· District Review of Students, Facilities and Staff
· Current Learning Opportunities
· Future Learning Opportunities
· Cost Pressures
· Questions and Feedback
The meetings are scheduled as follows:
· October 26, 2015 – Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School, 6:30-8:00 pm;
· October 27, 2015 – Zeballos Elementary Secondary School, 4:00-5:30 pm;
· October 28, 2015 – Captain Meares Elementary Secondary School, 6:30-8:00 pm;
· October 29, 2015 – School Board Office in Gold River, 6:30-8:00 pm.
You are encouraged to participate.
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School Board Meeting in Tahsis Oct 13th

Posted on October 1, 2015
Category: Education Buzz
AT 3:30 PM AT
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The Ridge is very pleased to announce that the Ryder Hawkins Band will be performing October 9th and 10th at The Ridge. This uptempo band plays a wide selection of popular hits as well as some original tunes as well. It promises to be a great weekend of music, food and fun.
The music starts at 6:30.
For more information visit The Ridge facebook page or their website, www.theridgeroadhouse.com
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Gold River Golf Course

Gold River Golf Course

Annual General Meeting

Sunday, October 18/2015 at the Clubhouse

6:30 PM

Members are encouraged to attend

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Adorable & Affordable & no Strata Fees

Posted on September 30, 2015
Category: Real Estate Buzz

506 Maquinna Crescent1

 506 Maquinna Crescent2
506 Maquinna Crescent – $112,900

Beauty townhouse fully updated throughout and very tastefully done. 3 levels of living; main level entry, great kitchen with loads of counters & cupboards, dining,living room and a 2 piece bath. 3 good sized bedrooms up, fully updated bath is so nice and a family room down with laundry. This home has beautiful mountain views, an extra large lot of approx. 5 feet front and back due to end unit location, vehicle backyard access and excellent RV parking. The deck off the dining room has been recently covered and the large back yard has gardens growing along with awesome apple trees. Appliances are all newer, bathrooms are new, this house is a real gem. A must see and a great price. Basement has been all renovated, pot lighting and a dry core sub floor has been added. Just move in and put your feet up.

Call Judy @ Century 21 Arbutus Realty @ 250-283-2494 for info or viewing.


The Aquatic Centre Programs and Schedule are also always under the Pool Schedule/Maps tab at the top of the page for your convenience.
Fall Pool Programs

Fall Pool Programs

Fall Pool Programs

Fall Pool Schedule

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Resident Spotlight – Barb McKenney

Posted on September 28, 2015
Category: Resident Spotlight Buzz

Barb is a long standing resident of Gold River, and you can certainly tell how much she loves our little Village. Thank you Barb for participating in the Resident Spotlight, and thank you to her friends for convincing her! 🙂

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

I have lived in Gold River for 35 years.  I was on vacation in Seattle when my Grandma phoned me and asked if I would bring her and my Mom up to Gold River to visit my aunt and uncle ( Ted and Helen Grimes) I said sure…never been there and it would be fun. My aunt met us in Campbell River to make sure we got to Gold River alright. We followed her in and I thought that the road would never end. Funny how it doesn’t even bother me now. A couple of days into our stay I was set up for a date with Don. We absolutely hit it off – I took mom and Grandma home and came back for a few more days. I was here for Loggers Sports and Don proposed then and I moved up here shortly after that. We were married the following April. I had 25 wonderful years with Don and I am now on my own.


What do you do for (paid) work? 

I am now working part time for the RCMP as a Guard.

Please tell us about any volunteer work you do.

Nothing at the present time…..for approximately 20 years I worked ( mostly volunteered) for Mrs. Anderson (Anderson’s Flowers) doing what ever I could to help her – working with the plants, doing arrangements and bouquets for all occasions as well as the skating carnival.  Picked up her mail and groceries.  Was fun working over there with the flowers and plants.  I enjoyed helping and meeting all the people that came for plants and eggs.  I miss playing with the flowers.

Please tell us a bit about your family.

I have a brother ( Bob ) and sister in law (Lynne) and one nephew (David) and 2 nieces ( Robyn and Leah ) who are all in Langley and Surrey. I don’t get to visit as much as I like, but am always in touch by phone and Facebook. Don’s 4 children and spouses and kids/grand kids all live in Ontario. I am in contact with daughter ( Dawn Marie ) and her children…we talk on Facebook. I’m also in contact with my daughter in law ( Brenda ) and granddaughter ( Sara ) on Facebook too. I consider all my close friends in Gold River my family as well. I am happy that I could stay in this wonderful community where everyone looks out for each other and helps when it is needed.

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 crazy cats. Merlin (black) and Camelot – Cammie for short ( Tortie ) They are brother and sister but do not look or act anything alike. Merlin is too smart for his own good and always getting into trouble for stealing craft supplies and opening closets and kitchen cabinets but he is definitely entertaining. Cammie is a very fat girl and is very talkative…..never lets you forget when she can see the bottom of the food bowl. Diet food – naw – she just eats more. Merlin loves to help who ever comes over for craft days.




Merlin Helping

Merlin Helping

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to swim….try to be at pool Mon – Fri to do laps. Walk, Paper Tole ( 3 D pictures ), scrap booking and card-making, drawing in charcoal or pen and ink, photography, Zentangle, Hardanger embroidery (cut work embroidery from Denmark) gardening, canning, used to do Stainglass. I love learning new crafts….want to learn how to Chinese Brush Paint and Iris Folding (for cards)  Oh, and I love to READ, READ, READ! I usually read at least one book a day…..lots of favorite authors, love Sci-fi, Mystery, Thrillers, Historical and Paranormal.

What do you wish Gold River had that it doesn’t? Is there anything missing for you?

I with that we still had a bowling alley. I used to bowl 3 times a week when I first got here. I also wish that the kids had a skate park/ BMX park….they have such a good time at the one in Campbell River.

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 have thought of this a lot – and I am selfish…… I wanted to buy the old Odika Restaurant building and add on a bit….make it into an Art Gallery/Museum with the upstairs for all our creative people in town, free of charge they could be responsible for their own hydro. I would also build the skate park/BMX park.

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