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Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

 

BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.

BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out

Microloan program available in all areas of province

 

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry B.C. village hopes it’s close to having grocery store for 1st time in 5 years

Co-op on the way to finally replace the Gold River grocery store closed in 2016

 

Paulette Talerico and her nephew Pierre Pelletier after the transplant. Paulette Talerico photo.

Golden woman donates kidney, advocates for living donor program

Paulette Talerico donated her kidney to her nephew in August, and is now advocating for donors

Paulette Talerico and her nephew Pierre Pelletier after the transplant. Paulette Talerico photo.
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Kelowna portfolio manager fined over $55K by B.C. Securities Commission

This is the second time the firm was fined in the past eight years

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A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
The list included other well-known small towns such as Banff and Tofino. (file photo)

Golden named one of Canada’s top 12 small towns

Travel + Leisure magazine showed the mountain town some love this week

The list included other well-known small towns such as Banff and Tofino. (file photo)
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Golden’s Louisiana Pacific to allow only vaccinated employees on site

As ordered by Interior Health in response to several employees testing positive

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John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)

In the heart of Mara Lake: Family and dive team reflect on recovery of drowned Alberta man

John Planaden called Sicamous a second home, was part of community for more than 30 years

John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)
The pool and aquatics centre are among the services effected by the closure (Kelly Pape photo)

Annual maintenance prompts closure for Parkinson Rec Centre pools

Parts of the facility will be closed between August 30 and September 19

The pool and aquatics centre are among the services effected by the closure (Kelly Pape photo)
(Black Press Media file)

East Kelowna road traffic slowed for paving

June Springs Road will be down to single-lane traffic between Aug. 16 and 19

(Black Press Media file)
Vernon’s Eric Tucker, 74, is all smiles after collecting $500,000 in spliting a $1 million Maxmillions prize with a man from Surrey in the June 8 Lotto Max draw. (BCLC photo)

Vernon man soars to $500K lottery win

Eric Tucker, owner of aircraft maintenance company, collects $500,000 in Lotto Max Maxmillions draw

Vernon’s Eric Tucker, 74, is all smiles after collecting $500,000 in spliting a $1 million Maxmillions prize with a man from Surrey in the June 8 Lotto Max draw. (BCLC photo)
The Calgary driver involved in the fatal Lake Louise hit and run has been charged. (File photo)

Charges laid in Golden arrest after fatal Lake Louise hit and run

The man was arrested in Golden, after allegedly striking two Ontarians in Lake Louise Thursday

The Calgary driver involved in the fatal Lake Louise hit and run has been charged. (File photo)
The single-lane bridge on Kicking Horse Trail where the fatality occurred. (File photo)

Golden man dead after falling into Columbia River

Golden-Field RCMP responded on Friday, Aug. 6 to a call that a man had fallen into the river

The single-lane bridge on Kicking Horse Trail where the fatality occurred. (File photo)
Crews have been filming in the South Okanagan since July 21 (Black Press File Photo)

Indie movie set to film in South Okanagan this August

The script was inspired by the writer’s childhood visits to Summerland

Crews have been filming in the South Okanagan since July 21 (Black Press File Photo)
The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3p.m.-7p.m. July 30-August 4th (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)

Downtown Kelowna vaccination clinic extended

Kelowna residents can get their shots at the Kelowna Yacht Club until Aug. 9

The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3p.m.-7p.m. July 30-August 4th (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)
The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 4. (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)

Pop-up vax clinic coming to downtown Kelowna

The clinic will be open for five days, starting this Friday

The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 4. (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)
Foundry Kelowna’s Wellness on Wheels project will be the host of the clinic (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Foundry rolls out pop-up vaccine clinic in West Kelowna

On July 28, those eligible can receive their first or second dose in West Kelowna

Foundry Kelowna’s Wellness on Wheels project will be the host of the clinic (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Three Valley Lake Fire on July 20. (Photo by Nicole Rodriguez-Garcia)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District monitoring risk of rockfall near Three Valley Lake Chateau

The Three Valley Lake wildfire burning nearby is measured at 60 hectares in size

Three Valley Lake Fire on July 20. (Photo by Nicole Rodriguez-Garcia)
After hosting Cranworx last summer, Kicking Horse will now have a shot at hosting the Canadian Downhill Natioanl Championships this weekend. (Cranworx photo)

Canadian downhill championships come to Kicking Horse

Approximately 350 athletes from across the country will converge on Golden this weekend

After hosting Cranworx last summer, Kicking Horse will now have a shot at hosting the Canadian Downhill Natioanl Championships this weekend. (Cranworx photo)