Michele LaPointe

Turning back the pages: Photos are important

It is very exciting for me to pick up a package from the mailbox that is addressed to the Golden Museum because we never know what treasures it will contain. Information in the following article was shared by Jean Blaine, a member of the Bergenham family.

Turning back the pages: Winter festivals

As far back as Golden's history is recorded, we have played host to almost every kind of winter festival known to man. Many were probably created by cabin fever and were only celebrated once and then dropped for various reasons.

Turning back the pages: KHMR 20th aniversary

December 2020 will mark the 20th Anniversary of the opening of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and I thought it might be interesting to share a bit of the story of how it all began.

Creative Heart uses expressive art therapy

Using her love for working as an expressive arts practitioner, Heather Barrett has been helping people through their troubles in her private practice, Creative Heart, since November.

Turning back the pages: Please remember

From the Concise Oxford Dictionary, Remembrance: Remembering or being remembered, memory, recollection.

Turning back the pages: Electric lighting

Well, I started this off with the best of intentions, but anyone who has ever sat in front of an old newspaper looking for a single piece of news knows how easy it is to get sidetracked.

New local species guide for school curriculum

There is a new local species guide for children in kindergarten and up in Golden.

Future arrives at the library

The future has arrived at the Golden public library! Thanks to a generous grant from the Columbia Basin Trust, the library will soon have a makerspace equipped with a Cricut Maker digital cutter, Oculus Quest virtual reality headsets, a WhisperRoom digital recording booth, a digitization station, a digital media computer offering Adobe Creative Suite, and many other exciting toys and technologies.

Success on the Links to Benefit the Golden and District Hospital

The East Kootenay Foundation for Health had their second Annual Hole In One Tournament and it was a great success raising $14,000 to go towards a new portable X-Ray Machine for the Golden and District Hospital. The new X-Ray machine has a price tag of approximately $95,000.

Parky’s Feel the Love program

Owners Doug and Monica Parkinson of Parky's Heating and Cooling teamed up with their Lennox dealer to participate in a program called Feel the Love.

Turning back the pages: Golden in 1963

While researching information for a local family, I was looking in the Golden Star from 1963 and was amazed at how many things happened in Golden in that year. It was also a little scary thinking about how many of those events I remembered from personal knowledge. Buildings were built, people passed away, groups were formed and sidewalks laid.

Grant allows Golden to plan river access

The BC government is providing $100,000 so Golden can move forward with a new access option.