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L'IL Roadie Closing For A Few Days

February 26, 2018

L'IL Roadie Grill will be closed from Tuesday Feb 27 through Sunday Mar. 4 Deb is having knee surgery on the 27th. We wish her a speedy recovery. All going well, L'IL Roadies will re-open on Monday Mar. 5.

Congratulatons Boys!

February 25, 2018

GRSS 2017-18 Boys Basketball Team....heading to the Provincials! in Langley!

Say No To Bullying

February 25, 2018

Let’s keep our community bully free! Celebrate Pink Shirt Day this Wednesday February 28, 2018. Wear pink and say no to bullies! 

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Power Outage To Gold River Next Saturday

February 19, 2018

B.C. Hydro has announced that half of Gold River will be without power from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday February 24th. The Ridge will not be affected by this power outage so we’re opening our doors early so locals can come on in and enjoy breakfast,coffee and wi-fi. Look forward to seeing you!

An Update From Our Mayor

February 18, 2018

I was fortunate to set up a meeting a couple weeks ago with our MLA/Minister Trevena in Campbell River.
We discussed the following issues,

Highway 28
Although the centre lines were painted last October, the shoulder lines need to be addressed this year. The Minister stated that this was a priority throughout the Province. At times it seems like the size of the gravel they are using on the road is quite large. She said she has heard this many times this winter, and she will look into it.

Highway Cams, apparently the Crest Lake one has been continually damaged, and there is also an issue with how it is powered.

Muchalat Road,
This is the main road of town the Department of Highways is required to maintain it, there are some areas that need to be looked at. The Minister said she will discuss with her Staff.

Transportation, I discussed with her that we need some kind of Transit service to and from Campbell River for our Residents, especially our Seniors that may not drive. They need to get to appointments and other services. The Minister will get back to me regarding this issue.

I asked the Minister to look into the possibility of any grant money for Parks. Council has applied for various grants to help pay for our Revitalization plans for Nimpkish Park, but have not been successful so far the Minister will look into.

Library Funding,
At the UBCM meetings last September Councillor Waterman gave the Minister a lot of information regarding the funding for Librarys, she acknowledge receiving the information and told me she will discuss with her colleagues.

Home Care,
After a discussion with Enid at our Health Clinic, I discussed with the Minister that we need more home care in Gold River. Our Senior population is growing and so is the need for more Home Care. I mentioned to her that this is a high priority issue right now. The Minister said she would look into right away.

Cell Service,
The Minister will continue to support this issue, Council has had cell service on their priority list since 2014.

Seniors Home,
We had a good discussion, she gave me some direction that I can look into. Quadra Island has been working on a Seniors home for a long time and have lots of information. I contacted Area Director Jim Abram and he passed me on to the contact people.

The Minister and I agreed top set up another meeting in a couple of months to continue discussing these issues.

Mayor Brad Unger

Help A Local Family- A message from Barb Wilson

February 16, 2018

Attention Goldriverites:
Our two nephews: Wilson & Jay, niece: Dez and their 3 children suffered from a fire in their building... Thank Na'as that they all got out okay, and are safe. But sadly, they lost their beds, bedding and clothes.
We are looking for donations to send to them.
- Sasha is in size 16 kids or size 30 men's pants and smalls shirts (She does not like anything girly style at all) She is in size 7 youth shoes
- Eleanor is size 12/14 shirts and size 8/10 in pants. She is in size 2.5 youth shoes. 
- Jay is size 34 in pants and size large in shirts. He is in size 8.5 - 9 men shoes.
If you have anything you can donate, please call me at 283-7149 or message me via FB. I will gather the donations and arrange to send them on. Thank you so very much.

Introducing The New Cook At The Ridge

February 15, 2018

Welcome Jason Robertson:

A message from Jason:

I'm originally from Yellowknife, NWT and I have lived in the Yukon off and on for the last 16 years. I've been involved in the food and hospitality industry for 20 years, specifically in the back of house for over 13 years.  I have operated a food truck, worked and catered for big hotels, done the camp cook thing at Diavik in the NWT and been a short order cook for smaller restaurants so I have experience in many different culinary settings and situations.


I wanted to get away from the -50 C winter up north, so I came to Vancouver Island and Gold River appealed to me, as it's a small, isolated town (I'm used to living in small little towns in the Yukon like Mayo (pop-300) and Faro (pop-400)  so I'm comfortable in a place like Gold River) in the middle of the mountains, yet close enough to the ocean to go out and see some amazing parts of the island not many people get to see. 


I'm looking forward to working and living in Gold River and happy to be a part of the team at the Ridge.

The Ridge Is Hiring

February 13, 2018

The Ridge is looking  for a part time server that may lead to full time employment this summer.  Please drop your resume off at The Ridge.

RCMP Investigating Gold River Fire

February 12, 2018

The Nootka Sound RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance with locating the person or persons responsible for an arson which occurred at the Nimpkish Park at around 6 P.M. on Monday evening. The Gold River Fire Department responded to a fire to a porta potty which suffered extensive damage and is considered a complete loss.


The matter is being investigated as an arson due to evidence located at the scene and no power supply to the unit. If you noticed anyone suspicious in the area between 5P.M. and 6 P.M. or have any information regarding this crime please contact the Nootka Sound RCMP at 250-283-2227 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Cst.D.R.(Ryan) WALKER

Nootka Sound RCMP

Media Relations Officer

Nootka Sound RCMP

File 2018-78


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