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August 07, 2018
























Salmonfest and Highalnd Game Next Weekend

August 06, 2018

People who enjoy the sound of buzz saws at Logger Sports and the skirl of the bagpipes of traditional Scottish Highland Gatherings are in for a major treat at Campbell River Logger Sports at Nunns Creek Park on August 10,11 and 12. There will be bagpipes, traditioanl highland competitions and more...It's a weekend of chainsaws and bagpipes...the ony question that remains is which sound is more annoying  lol!

Campbell River Golf & Country Club sets opening date

August 06, 2018

When people call the pro shop at the Campbell River Golf & Country Club wondering when the course is going to open, Kyle, the head golf pro, finally has an answer – Aug. 9. The public can now begin booking tee times over the phone or on the club’s brand new website,

Opening day has been the most commonly asked question for weeks. After a 17-month rebuild, golfers were understandably anxious and excited to play the brand-new course. But this inaugural golf year is about more than 18 new holes. While it’s still the same sport, the CRGCC is approaching the game in unique and exciting ways that should please golfers of every calibre and interest and plenty of non-golfers too.  To reduce wear and tear on the new turf the course will be open Thursday-Sunday.

Gold River Days

August 03, 2018
































25th Annual Muchalat Master’s Family Trout Derby

August 03, 2018

25th Annual Muchalat Master’s Family Trout Derby
Held August 17th – 19th, 2018 @ Muchalat Lake

 Muchalat Master’s $20.00 16yrs +
 Fly Masters $20.00 7yrs +
 Enter Both $30.00
 Junior Master’s By Donation 7-15yrs
 Bullhead Derby By Donation 0-7yrs

Friday 17th Toonie Derby 3pm Till Dark
Saturday 18th All Derbies Start 6am
Sunday 19th All Derbies End 1pm



ANY QUESTIONS CALL PETER HINZ 250-283-7672 OR DAN 250-283-7102


Good News! Helicopters Can Now Land At The New Hosptials

August 02, 2018

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – The rooftop heliports at the new Comox Valley and Campbell River hospital campuses will begin operating today.The ports will open at 6:00 a.m. at both facilities. Island Health said the start of heliport operations follows the completion of activation processes that included training and orientation of flight crews, clinical staff and heliport operators. Air ambulance test flights were conducted, along with simulated patient transfers.Both hospit al heliports received certification from Transport Canada in June.

Gold River Elections

July 31, 2018



The next General Local Election will be held

Saturday,  October 20, 2018 to elect 

  • One (1) Mayor 

  • Four (4) Councillors 

  • Two (2) School Trustees 


Running for Office
Any Canadian citizen who is eligible to vote in the province

of British Columbia is qualified to run for election as a Counci

member unless he or she:


  • works for the Village of Gold River or the Strathcona Regional District (unless a leave of absence is taken to run and the person agrees to resign, if elected);

  • is a Federal public service employee (unless they have first requested and obtained prior permission from the Public Service Commission of Canada);

  • is a Provincial Court, Supreme Court or Court of Appeal judge;

  • has been convicted of an indictable offence and is in custody;

  • is involuntarily committed to a psychiatric or other institution; OR

  • has been disqualified under the Community Charter or Local Government Act, or any law in force in British Columbia (e.g. guilty of an election offence, failing to file a campaign financing disclosure statement, etc.).

The Inspector of Municipalities maintains the List of Disqualified Candidates who were disqualified for not filing the required campaign financing disclosure documents within 150 days after the 2014 general local election. Click here for more information

Candidates do not need to live or own property in the Village; however, they must have resided in British Columbia for at least six consecutive months before filing nomination documents.  For more information about becoming a candidate, pick up a nomination package at the Village Office (available July 27, 2018).

 Don’t miss the guides published by the Province:

Fires Near Myra Falls Now Under Control

July 30, 2018

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – Coastal Fire Centre crews continue to work on a trio of wildfires near the Myra Falls mine in Strathcona Park. Fire Information Officer Dorothe Jakobsen said two out of the three reported wildfires are now considered “under control”.

“The third one is next to be called under control, and things are looking positive,” she said.

Jakobsen noted that she’s hopeful that the third fire is under control by the end of the day Monday.

However, she said it’s difficult to speculate whether or not that will be the case.

Two crews and two helicopters are on scene. The Coastal Fire Centre said that lightning caused the fires on Friday night.

Don't Miss This Amazing Show August 28

July 31, 2018























Great News! A Message From The Mayor

July 27, 2018

Great news tonight!!!
I was informed late this afternoon ( and announced at our Council Meeting tonight) that the sale of the former Mill site has been completed. Details will be shared as they come available.
Brad Unger

Soap Box Extravaganza

July 26, 2018




























Road Construction Notice

July 24, 2018

Please be advised of upcoming road construction operations at approximately 16-19.5km on the Head Bay FSR. Operations will be commencing Tuesday July 24, 2018 and ongoing until August 15. Expect short delays, please plan your travel accordingly.

Gold River Days

July 24, 2018


























Village of Gold River

July 22, 2018

Village of Gold River – Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling Program Gold River Recycling Update.... Some of you may have heard about the new Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling program in BC that has been advertised on the TV and Radio. This Flexible Plastic Packaging is a PILOT program for a select number of communities set for a June start date, but unfortunately Gold River is not one of them (yet). Starting in September, if all goes well, we should have new packaging information and depot Bags provided to us and it will be our turn to join in the trial project....Although these products are not currently accepted at our Depot at this time, the Campbell River Return it Center is a Trial Depot and you have an option to take your products there. Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling includes: Stand up and zipper locked pouches (frozen foods/fresh fruit/baby food/dried fruit etc.) NOT ZIP LOCK BAGGIES. Crinkly Wrappers/Bags (potato chips, dried pasta, cellophane from flowers/gift baskets/cheese slice wrappers/snack bars etc.). Flexible Packaging with Plastic Seal (pre-packaged Deli meats/cheese/fresh pasta etc.) Woven and Net Plastic Bags (Net bags vegetables and fruit etc./ woven plastic bags for rice, etc.) Non-food Protective Packaging (Padded protective plastic like plastic shipping envelopes, plastic air packets, bubble wrap).

Bylaw Enforcement Officer

July 20, 2018

Employment Opportunity BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER The Village of Gold River is seeking candidates for a part-time (less than 40 hours per month on average) contract Bylaw Enforcement Officer. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer the successful candidate in this position will have an understanding of local government bylaws and enforcement practices. This position will be a field position responsible for monitoring compliance to appropriate bylaws within the Village and identifying non-compliance issues of the Village’s Street and Traffic, Animal Control and other regulatory bylaws. A flexible work schedule is anticipated; weekend and evening work will be required with the requirement to be available on short notice to respond to complaints. The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:  Minimum Grade 12 graduation or equivalent.  Sound knowledge of Bylaw Enforcement and Investigative Skills.  Training and experience in dealing with difficult and angry people.  Excellent conflict resolution skills are essential.  Ability to make decisions and use independent judgement.  Excellent attention to detail, written and verbal communication and public relations skills; and A valid BC Driver’s Licence (driver’s abstract is required). Preferred qualifications include completion of Bylaw Enforcement Level I through the Justice Institute of BC and will be a condition of hiring. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and comprehensive resume in confidence to: Larry Plourde, Administrator Village of Gold River PO Box 610 Gold River BC V0P 1G0 Closing date for this position is Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. As only short listed candidates will be contacted, we thank you in advance for your interest.

Job Opportunity: deputy Corporate Administrator

July 20, 2018

The Village of Gold River is seeking the services of a Deputy Corporate Administrator.   This is an exciting opportunity to fill a key role in supporting all departments with the municipal function of the Village.  This is a complex administrative position of a confidential nature performed for the Chief Administrative Officer, Mayor and Council, and senior management staff.  The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Chief Administrative Officer in fulfilling the statutory responsibilities of the corporate officer (as described by Section 148 of the Community Charter).  The Deputy Corporate Administrator is responsible for the Human Resources function and deeply involved in the OCP, Zoning and administrative responsibilities for Building Inspection and Bylaw Enforcement.


The preferred candidate will be a highly motivated individual having demonstrated:


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the municipal corporate officer role;

  • Strong knowledge of municipal legislation and Council procedure requirements;

  • Supervisory experience combined with a team approach to department support.


    Preference will be granted to candidates having two (2) years of public administration or related field experience, combined with a degree in public administration or related field; knowledge of the BC Community Charter, Local Government Act, local government bylaws and procedures related to municipal administration is also a priority.

    The Village of Gold River, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island is a community of 1250 people.  The Village provides many recreation amenities with an indoor pool, arena, curling rink and nine-hole golf course.  There is also extensive hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and much more in the immediate vicinity.  The Village is at the western extreme of Strathcona Provincial Park, one-hour drive from Campbell River. 

    Further information, including a complete job description, can be obtained online at or by contacting the Village Office at 250-283-2202. 

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before August 9, 2018, providing a detailed resume including references to:

    Larry Plourde, CAO


    Village of Gold River

    PO Box 610

    Gold River BC

    V0P 1G0

Campfire Ban Coming Into Effect

July 17, 2018

Today’s your last chance for a some freshly roasted marshmallows; a campfire ban is coming into effect Wednesday at noon for Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, and the Gulf Islands.

Campfires will still be permitted in Haida Gwaii and in the “fog zone” spanning Vancouver Island’s West coast from Owen Point, near Port Renfrew, all the way up and around to the northern tip, near the boundary of Port Hardy. Fires are permitted along the strip within two kilometres of the highest tide line.

CSA and ULC– approved cooking stoves and campfire apparatus are also still permitted, as long as flames do not go higher than 15 centimetres.

The ban comes as the days get hotter, but Nathasha Broznitsky, fire information officer at the Coastal Fire Centre said this year isn’t as bad as last year.

“The province in general was quite a lot drier this time last year,” Broznitsky said. “We had more rain in June than last year, and while the fire danger rating is largely high, in general we are less bad.”

For the most updated information on fire bans, you can head to

North Island Getting Charged Up

July 16, 2018

It’s getting easier by the day to drive electric in the North Island area.

Buckley Bay, south of Courtenay, is one of eleven communities across B.C to receive funding for a public transit electric vehicle (EV) station.

According to a press release from the province, the EVs are being placed at highway rest stops throughout B.C. Eight of those will be fast charging, meaning drivers can fill up in 30 minutes or less.

The news comes just after an electric charging station was erected at the community center in Campbell River, it officially started operating last month.

RELATED: Community center all charged up 

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Claire Trevena, said it’s vital that we make the switch to green energy. .

“Our goal is to build a seamless network of electric vehicle charging stations to make it easy and convenient for people to drive from one end of B.C. to the other, powered by clean energy,” she said.

“Green transportation is an absolute necessity, given the realities we are facing when it comes to tackling climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

The release said there are an estimated 10,000 electric vehicles driving in B.C- and the trend is only getting more popular.  An average EV driver will avoid producing at least four tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year, compared to a gasoline vehicle. EV drivers also save approximately $2,400 per year in fuel costs and maintenance.

For a map of all the new EV stations, follow this link:


July 12, 2018

VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C- Canada is strengthening its rules on interacting with marine mammals.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) published the fully amended Marine Mammal Regulations for the first time today.  

The new rules, which are officially in effect, will provide a minimum approach distance of 100 metres for most whales, dolphins and porpoises. Their aim is to legally protect these animals from human disturbances.

According to a press release on the Government of Canada’s website, marine mammals face a variety of threats.

These threats are particularly challenging for endangered whale populations, notably the Southern Resident killer whale, the North Atlantic right whale and the St. Lawrence Estuary beluga.

The amended regulations clarify what it means to disturb a marine mammal, they include feeding, swimming or interacting with it; moving it (or enticing/causing it to move); separating a marine mammal from its group or going between it and a calf; trapping marine mammals between a vessel and the shore, or between boats; as well as tagging or marking it.

Before the changes, voluntary guidelines existed, but they were not enforceable. Under the new amendments, anyone who is caught breaking the rules can be charged with an offence under the Fisheries Act.

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, said finalizing the rules was a step in the right direction

“Our government is committed to protecting our oceans and the marine mammals that call our oceans home,” he said.  

“These stronger rules will help to ensure our whales and marine mammals can still be enjoyed, but at a safe distance. Finalizing these regulations is just another concrete measure that our government is taking to make sure that our marine life is protected for future generations,” added LeBlanc.

For a link to the full set of amendments, visit


July 12, 2018

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C- High demand has forced the hand of NIC.

In a press release, North Island College announced that they are accepting applications for a second intake of students into the Electrical Foundation program this fall.

“This is an opportunity for another 16 students to start their electrical career and begin their path to becoming fully ticketed electricians,” said Chris Udy, NIC director of Trades & Technical programs.

“The first intake filled quickly to meet the high demand.”

NIC said the foundation program is the first step to entering the industry. Students graduate with applied skills, theoretical knowledge and technical training credit toward their Red Seal designation.

“Our goal is to be proactive in serving our trades students and industry’s needs by offering additional seats when needed to address demand,” said Udy.

NIC also offers four levels of electrician apprenticeship training throughout the year so students can proceed through each level on Vancouver Island.

Seats are also available for September starts in:

  •         Aircraft Structures Technician (Campbell River campus)

  •         Automotive Service Technician (Port Alberni)

  •         Joinery / Cabinetmaking (Port Alberni)

  •         Welding (Campbell River and Port Alberni)

For more information, visit

Let's Talk Tourism- Meeting July 13

July 10, 2018

Gold River's tourism industry continues to grow and we want to make it even bigger. Join us for a meeting at Nimpkish Park July 13th from 11-3 and discuss ideas. There will be hot dogs and beverages available.

North Island Labour Market Update

July 09, 2018

The purpose of the following report is to provide local labour market information for Campbell River and the North Island. The source of the information is obtained from the NIEFS Job Posting database which is compiled and analyzed internally and managed by NIEFS.

Between October – December 2017 NIEFS posted 680 jobs which was up 165 postings from the same quarter in 2016. Total annual postings for this 12 month period are also up by 936 compared to 2016 and 1259 compared to 2015.

The top industries for job postings this quarter were:

Forestry = 19.8% (137 postings)
Construction/Trades = 15.3% (106 postings)
Tourism/Hospitality = 14.5% (100 postings)
Other Business Services = 10.4% (72 postings)

What An Amazing Show!

July 07, 2018

I had the pleasure of seeing the Comedy Tour at The Eagles in Campbell River last night.

The tour continues tonight in Gold River at The Ridge and you definately want to see this show. 4 comedians packed into a 2 hour entertainment package. If you're easily offended with the occassional F bomb, this might not be the show for you but, if you appreciate adult humour and like to'll love this show. The Ridge still has tickets available so do yourself a favour and check it out, you won't be dissappointed.

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