Gold River To Be Featured Once Again On Global TV

April 23, 2017

Gold River will get some province wide publicity this weekend as it will be featured on the Global News "Small Towns" segment.  Every weekend two small towns are highlighted with pictures submitted from local residents.  If you have pictures you would like to see on T.V. you can send me them weekendnews@globaltv.com

Gold River was featured in 2013, you can see the video from those newscasts by clicking the button below.

Important Announcement: 911 Service Back To Normal

April 22, 2017

After a brief service interruption everything is back to normal with 911 service.

Cst.D.R. (Ryan Walker)

Nootka Sound RCMP

Survey Says? Gold River Residents Want Cell Service

First off, a BIG Thank You to everyone who participated in our first survey.

We asked Gold River residents if they wanted cell phone service, the answer was a resounding yes with 74% of respondents saying they wanted cell service.  The topic brought up lots of great conversation on Facebook.  Some residents were concerned about texting and driving while others were concerned about kids using their phones in school.  Many people thought it was necessary simply as a security/emergency measure while some pointed out that cell service might attract new business to the area.

 

 

To view the comments click here:

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/204472086269213/

Help Send Two Of Our Brightest Kids To The Canada Wide Science Fair. The Ridge Will Match All Donations!

April 21, 2017

Amber Pitt and Daniel Kornylo have been selected to go to the National Science Fair in Regina and we are raising funds to help with theri trip.  The Ridge has set up a donation barrel in the pub and The Ridge will match all donations collected.  Congratulations Amber and Daniel, you make us proud!

Chamber Of Commerce Public Meeting May 3rd.

April 21, 2017

You are invited to the Chamber Of Commerce Public Meeting at The Vault, Wednesday May 3rd.  Meet the new board of directors and hear a presentation from the Welcome Wagon and more.  The meeting gets underway at 7:30 p.m. 

Are You Prepared For An Emergency? SRD Needs Your Input

April 20, 2017

In order to better serve our communities SRD is rolling out a Household Emergency Preparedness Survey<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/srdep>. The survey is meant to remind residents that there are many steps that a household should undertake to ensure it is adequately prepared for all hazards. The results from this survey will help influence the emergency programs community risk assessments, and allow for more efficient public education and outreach campaigns. The more households that participate, the more validity can be placed on the data that is obtained.

The Ridge Is Looking For A Classic Rock Bingo Host

April 19, 2017

The Ridge is looking for someone to host Classic Rock Bingo and other events throughout the year. If you're handy with a computer and are comfortable with a microphone, we would like to hear from you.  Classic Rock Bingo is played every Friday and training will be provided. Please contact Jerad at The Ridge for more information 283-7533.

Drop In Bingo April 19th Legion Hall

April 19, 2017

Drop In Bingo tongiht night at legion in LA Hall, at 7pm.  Doors open at 630pm. This is a fundraiser with all proceeds going towards our GRSS students trip to Hamilton in May! Please come out a support our kids if you have the chance!

B.C. Votes 2017: North Island riding profile

April 18, 2017

The B.C. Liberals hope a well-known Indigenous leader will help them take this traditional NDP riding.

Summary: A large riding, North Island comprises all areas of Vancouver Island from Campbell River north. That is the largest municipality in the region by far, but there are a number of small port municipalities and Indigenous communities, including Gold River, Port Hardy, Port McNeil, Kingdom Inlet, Nootka Island and Zeballos. 

 

 

Politics: North Island was created prior to the 1979 election, and since then has elected NDP candidates in all but one election, usually by solid but not overwhelming margins. 

The current MLA, Claire Trevena, was first elected in 2005 and in the last election defeated the B.C. Liberal candidate by 2,002 votes.

 

Candidates: Trevena is seeking re-election for the NDP. A former journalist and communications consultant, Trevana is the party's critic for Transportation and Infrastructure, including B.C. Ferries.

The B.C. Liberal candidate is Dallas Smith, the former president of the Nanwakolas Council, and founder of the TI' axsam Scholarship Fund at North Island College. 

The Green Party candidate is Sue Moen, owner of an in-home dog care company and federal candidate in Vancouver Island North in the 2011 election.

Where does the NDP do well? In the last election, the NDP got 212 votes on Malcolm Island, north of Port McNeil, compared to just 48 for the Liberals. That sounds impressive — but consider that next door, in Alert Bay, the NDP got 319 votes, compared to just 47 for the Liberals.  
 

What about the Liberals? It does best in the southern suburbs of Campbell river, along with the polling stations directly on the city's waterfront. 

This story compliments of our friends at CBC

160,000 More Salmon Recently Added To Local Waters

April 17, 2017

The Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Society was established in 1982 when only 12 chinook salmon returned to the Tahsis River that year. Growth has been slow, but steady ever since. Friday was moving day for 160,000 young chinook salmon at the Tahsis salmon hatchery.  They’ve been growing at the hatchery since they were harvested as eggs last fall.  Watch this two minute video from CHEK TV.

“They’ll be in this sea pen for approximately three weeks and then we open the net and let them go. And they’ll head right up to the gulf of Alaska” said Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Society President Frank Collins. 

 

Several volunteers as well as Enhancement Technicians from the nearby DFO Conuma Hatchery gathered Thursday to help move the fish. The salmon are moved in a tank on a truck to a boat launch, where they’re then transferred to another tank on a boat and moved out to a sea pen in the Tahsis Inlet where the fish will become acclimatized to the salt water for three to four weeks. “Survival rate is about 4% and we had 160,000 chinook (released four years ago) and the return that came back last year was 1300” said Collins. Excellent numbers by any hatchery standard, government or community.The fish are going into the Leiner River but it all started in 1982 when just 12 salmon came back to the Tahsis River. Last year 257 chinook came back.

 

“Pretty enjoyable when you see all those fish and they’re nice healthy fish and they’re going in the sea pen and they’ll be in there for a month or so and then we release them and then four years down the road we see what we get back” commented Bill Dwulit, an original member of the Tahsis Enhancement Society. 

 

“The big difference is putting them in the sea pens for a few weeks before release helping them acclimatize to the salt water and that’s given us higher returns overall than just straight river release” said Lyndy Vroom, an Enhancement Technician at the nearby Conuma Hatchery run by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. 

 

Since 1982  there have been roughly 6 million salmon fry released in Tahsis and for the volunteers it’s a labour of love and a commitment to declining salmon stocks.“I don’t know how to say it but I tell you our group is so proud of what we’re doing” added Collins.  And next week they’ll be preparing 70,000 more chinook for release into the Tahsis River. 

This story and video comes for our friends at CHEK TV.

Would You LIke To See Cell Service In Gold River?

April 20, 2017

Here at the Daily Gold we want to know what you think.  We'll be regularly posting surveys to important issues that matter to Gold River residents.   For our first survey, we want to know if you would like cell service for Gold River.  We'll be posting the results of the poll next week.

Meet The Candidates Saturday April 22

April 15, 2017

Here is your chance to meet and talk with the candidates for the Provincial election. The Meet & Greet will take place at the Campbell River Library between 1-3 p.m. Saturday April 22.

Easter Sunday Service

April 14, 2017

The Easter Sunday service will be held April 16th at 11 a.m. at the Christian Fellowship Church, 600 Nimpkish  Drive.  Everyone is welcome!

Council Minutes Fro Regular Meeting, Public Hearing & Special Meeting

April 14, 2017

April 3, 2017 Regular Meeting

April 5, 2017 Public Hearing

April 5, 2017 Special Meeting

April 11, 2017 Special Meeting

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