Claire Palmer

The avalanche that the two riders were caught in. (GADSAR photo)

2 sledders caught in avalanche north of Golden; GADSAR

One sledder was able to ride out on his own, while the other was airlifted to hospital

The avalanche that the two riders were caught in. (GADSAR photo)
The Golden Secondary Eagles boys’ basketball team with new coach Taj Manhas and assistant coach Isaac Tetrault on the left. (Contributed)

GSS boys’ basketball adapting to COVID restrictions

Many high school teams have been left in a state of flux due to COVID

The Golden Secondary Eagles boys’ basketball team with new coach Taj Manhas and assistant coach Isaac Tetrault on the left. (Contributed)
Construction is well underway on some of the permanent infrastructure surrounding Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project. Pictured above is an excavator working on the project, scaling the rock face at ���Cut 2��� overlooking the future Lynx viaduct in the western portion of the project zone. Last week saw the installation of the first bridge girders. (MoTI photo)

Closure schedule announced for Trans-Canada east of Golden

Extended closures are quickly approaching, with 24 hour closures in April.

Construction is well underway on some of the permanent infrastructure surrounding Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project. Pictured above is an excavator working on the project, scaling the rock face at ���Cut 2��� overlooking the future Lynx viaduct in the western portion of the project zone. Last week saw the installation of the first bridge girders. (MoTI photo)
Members of the Métis society present a painting, along with bannock, jam and tea to health care workers at the Golden hospital to show their appreciation for them throughout the pandemic. (Claire Palmer photo)

Columbia River Métis Society show support for Golden health care workers

A painting, along with bannock, jam and tea were presented to the hospital last week

Members of the Métis society present a painting, along with bannock, jam and tea to health care workers at the Golden hospital to show their appreciation for them throughout the pandemic. (Claire Palmer photo)
The highway was closed for the incident for several hours when it occured. (File photo)

Semi-driver from Surrey dies following collision outside of Golden

A 51-year-old man from Surrey was pronounced dead at the scene.

The highway was closed for the incident for several hours when it occured. (File photo)
Winter driving conditions are being reported along the road, drive with care. (DriveBC webcam)

Update: Highway 1 fully open as vehicle incident cleared

A detour is in effect along Highways 93 and 95

Winter driving conditions are being reported along the road, drive with care. (DriveBC webcam)
The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)

Third round of extended highway closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)
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DriveBC Webcam just west of Field.

UPDATE: Highway 1 re-opens east of Golden

A detour is available along Highway 93 and 95.

DriveBC Webcam just west of Field.
Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

High elevation, high numbers: B.C. resort towns report COVID spikes

Resort communities are at more risk, according to Dr. Karin Goodison of Interior Health

Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
BC CDC map showing geographic break down of cases in Golden.

BC CDC reports 81 new cases of COVID-19 in Golden as Omicron surges

It’s more than 4x last week’s case count of 17

BC CDC map showing geographic break down of cases in Golden.
DriveBC webcam photo.

Highway 1 closed east of Golden

DriveBC says that the estimated time of re-opening is 3 p.m. MST

DriveBC webcam photo.
The purple indicates areas that TELUS has expanded their 5G network to. (Photo via TELUS)

Golden now part of TELUS 5G network

It’s a part of a larger push from TELUS to increase connectivity

The purple indicates areas that TELUS has expanded their 5G network to. (Photo via TELUS)
Gary the Cat is a popular instagram celebrity, with the famous adventure cat paying a visit to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and other RCR resorts this past week to mark the start of ski season. (JAmes Eastham photo)

Gary the Cat pays visit to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

The Rockies favourite adventure cat is doing a tour of RCR resorts this week

Gary the Cat is a popular instagram celebrity, with the famous adventure cat paying a visit to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and other RCR resorts this past week to mark the start of ski season. (JAmes Eastham photo)
Garbage from the Golden Landfill can be found on neighbouring properties. (File photo)

CSRD continues work on Golden Landfill

The Golden Landfill was deemed non-compliant by an investigation this summer

Garbage from the Golden Landfill can be found on neighbouring properties. (File photo)
Joy Guyot says her power usage almost doubled after last weekend’s outage, despite normally having very low power consumption. (photo submitted)

Golden residents speak out against increase in power usage following outage

Joy Guyot says her power almost doubled after the 30 hour outage last weekend.

Joy Guyot says her power usage almost doubled after last weekend’s outage, despite normally having very low power consumption. (photo submitted)
Classes will be relocated from the school to Golden Secondary School and Alexander Park Elementary School temporarily. (File photo)

Water main breaks in Golden on Lady Grey private line

It is estimated that the system lost approximately 3.6ML (800,000 gall) of water

Classes will be relocated from the school to Golden Secondary School and Alexander Park Elementary School temporarily. (File photo)
The outage is now affecting 3,779 people. Almost 5,000 were left without power during the initial outage. (BC Hydro photo)

Areas of Golden to remain without power for another night

Kicking Horse will be closed due to the outage

The outage is now affecting 3,779 people. Almost 5,000 were left without power during the initial outage. (BC Hydro photo)
Several communities across the Kootenays will be implementing measures such as promoting solar power, providing electric vehicle charging stations, composting stations, and other measures to go emissions free by 2050. Calvin Beauchesne is hoping that Golden will join them. (West Kootenay Renewable Energy photo)

Golden council asked to pass state of emergency on climate change

Several communities across the West Kootenays have already committed to be emissions free by 2050

Several communities across the Kootenays will be implementing measures such as promoting solar power, providing electric vehicle charging stations, composting stations, and other measures to go emissions free by 2050. Calvin Beauchesne is hoping that Golden will join them. (West Kootenay Renewable Energy photo)