The Daily Gold

Village Council Minutes From March 6th Meeting

March 08, 2017

Keep current with what's happening in Gold River and

view the minutes from Monday's meeting. Click the pdf file.

Funeral Services Friday March 10th.

March 08, 2017

Funeral services for the late Josephine Campbell, Jamie Jack, Jennifer Andrew and Greg Mark will take place Friday March 10th at the Gold River Civic Centre at 11 a.m.  A prayer service for Jennifer Andrew will be held in Campbell River on Thursday afternoon, March 9, from 3-5 p.m. at Suttons Funeral Home.

Gold River Real Estate Report

March 08, 2017

Gold River real estate is off to a great start for 2017.  Janet Scotland, Managing Broker and owner of CENTURY 21 Arbutus Realty reports there were 33 MLS sales in 2016, the most annual sales for over a decade, and 5 confirmed sales already this year, with several more pending. 

 

Probably the best news for Gold River is that prices are up and higher valued properties, which have not moved well since 2008, are now very popular.  There were 8 sales last year higher than $200,000 with the most expensive residential sale coming in at $333,000.  If you've been holding off waiting for the market to improve before selling, now is the time!  Contact any of the four agents representing Gold River for an evaluation of your property's value:  Janet Scotland, Judy McLean, Dawn Dakin, and our newest team member, Rachel Stratton.  View all Gold River listings at www.goldriverrealty.ca or call 250-283-7515.

Nootka Sound Watershed Society AGM

March 08, 2017

The Nootka Sound Watershed Society invites you to join us at our Annual General Meeting where we'll be electing officers and reviewing our year! For more information please visit us at www.nootkasound.info"  The meeting will take place Wednesday March 29th at 7 p.m. in  the Western Forest Products Board Room in Gold River.

New Restaurant Opening Soon!

March 07, 2017

Lil' Roadies Grill is opening soon in the White Building.  Locals will be able to enjoy Rotisserie Chicken & Ribs for eat-in or take-out.  The restaurant will also feature an excellent selection of side orders and homemade corn bread.  The exact date for opening hasn't been determined yet but our inside source assures us that "it's soon"

A Devastating Tragedy

March 06, 2017

CTV Vancouver Island 
Published Saturday, March 4, 2017 4:11PM PST 
Last Updated Sunday, March 5, 2017 5:51PM PST

Four people are dead following a head-on crash near Gold River on Friday.

RCMP say the crash happened on Highway 28 around 5:30 p.m. roughly 25 kilometres east of Gold River.

According to officials, a 1992 Buick was travelling eastbound, crossed the centre line and collided with a westbound pick-up truck.

“The Buick spun off road at quite a good chunk of velocity and went down a 20 to 25 degree embankment,” said Const. Chris Mousseau with North Island Traffic Services.

All four people travelling in the Buick were killed in the collision.

Family friends have identified them as Jamie Jack, 42, Greg Mark, 37, Jennifer Andrew, 48, and Josephine Campbell, 40.

Brian Lucas grew up with the two men and says they were inseparable.

“They both had a lot of heart. Greg Mark loved all his nieces and his nephews as well as his siblings,” Lucas told CTV News. “Jamie Jack was a loving, caring father as well as a partner to his late friend Jennifer.”

Police say no one in the vehicle was wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The driver of the pick-up truck suffered minor injuries and was released from hospital.

RCMP say driving conditions were less than ideal at the time.

"Black ice, slushy road conditions [...] it didn't look very good at all, it was a very, very tragic collision," Mousseau said.

North Vancouver Island Traffic Services, Campbell River Municipal Traffic, Nootka Sound RCMP, the North Island Collision Analyst/Reconstructionist Unit, Gold River Fire Department, BC Ambulance and the BC Coroner Service attended the scene.

Two Digital Radio Stations For Gold River

March 07, 2017

Tired of listening to commercial filled radio stations with annoying DJ's?  Well, now you can listen to commercial free radio directly from thedailygold website.  The site features two built in radio stations that will play on your computer, tablet or smartphone.   The first station is The Greatest Hits featuring the Top 100 hits from the

80's,90's and more...but no hip-hop or rap.  The 2nd station is our Golden Oldies Station that will play all the hits from the 60's,70's and 80's.  Each station will feature over 1,600 songs.  It is also in our plans to create a Today's Country Station and a Classic Country Station.

Gold River's Newest Business Opens In The White Building

March 08, 2017

Lexis Hair Styling is now open and ready for business in the White building.

The business is owned by Linda Perchaluk and she is "delighted" with the response so far. Lexis offers hair services for women, men and children as well as tanning and esthetician services. To book an appointment with Linda, please call 283-7579.

Doggie Hotel At The Ridge

March 06, 2017

The next time you need to take Fido for a walk, The Ridge invites you to check out the 5 star doghouse at The Ridge.  While you're enjoying a cold frosty and a warm meal your dog can relax in style.

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