Gold River

Nootka Sound RCMP and DFO Conservation and Protection Officers seized this 30 foot vessel, fishing gear and equipment as well as Chinook salmon, salmon roe, rock fish and ling cod after an investigation on Sept. 11. A judge in Campbell River on February hit the owner and his accomplices with significant fines, a ban on holding fishing licences and loss of equpment, including the boat’s motor and trolling motor. RCMP photo

Washington State trio’s fisheries violations the worst veteran officer has seen in 20 years

Judge bans three men from fishing or holding a fishing licence anywhere in Canada

 

51 years after Silvio Strussi went missing in Muchalat Lake, near Gold River, his family talks about the search for his body that they undertook last year. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

Family of logger missing since 1970 in Gold River lake pens heartfelt message

The search for Silvio Strussi last year led his grandchildren to know more about him and his life on Vancouver Island

 

A photo uploaded onto change.org where a petition to reinstate former fire chief Lisa Illes has been started by members of the Gold River fire department.

Petition to reinstate former Gold River fire chief started online

Lisa Illes was fired from her position as fire chief by the Gold River council earlier in January

A photo uploaded onto change.org where a petition to reinstate former fire chief Lisa Illes has been started by members of the Gold River fire department.
Gold River firefighters who walked out in solidarity with fire chief after she was fired last week, returned to resume their duty at the fire hall. Photo courtesy, Gold River Fire & Rescue department

Fired Gold River fire chief breaks silence, claims ‘wrongful termination’ by council

The fired chief implored firefighters who walked out in solidarity to ‘stay on and protect the community’

Gold River firefighters who walked out in solidarity with fire chief after she was fired last week, returned to resume their duty at the fire hall. Photo courtesy, Gold River Fire & Rescue department
Mayor Brad Unger confirmed the council’s decision to conclude the appointment of Illes as fire chief and although the reason for termination was not specified, he said that it was a “human resources matter.”(Black Press file photo)

Council fires Gold River fire chief

While reason for termination remains undisclosed, co-workers cry foul and hand in their pagers

Mayor Brad Unger confirmed the council’s decision to conclude the appointment of Illes as fire chief and although the reason for termination was not specified, he said that it was a “human resources matter.”(Black Press file photo)
Crews deliver gear to the Canadian Coast Guard at the spill site in Nootka Sound. (Grieg Seafood BC).

Aquaculture company donates gear to help contain Nootka Sound oil spill

Grieg Seafood BC which has a hatchery in Gold River helped the crew with mooring gear to anchor heavy booms

Crews deliver gear to the Canadian Coast Guard at the spill site in Nootka Sound. (Grieg Seafood BC).
To fundraise during the pandemic, the Gold River Skating Club had a popcorn sale in Gold River. (Submitted photo)

Gold River skate club launches popcorn for ice pandemic-safe fundraiser

The club is looking at innovative ways to meet their annual $8,000 goal

To fundraise during the pandemic, the Gold River Skating Club had a popcorn sale in Gold River. (Submitted photo)
The RCMP dive-team that went to Gold River to search for missing persons remains in Muchalat Lake since 1970 have concluded a four-day search after no luck in locating any fresh evidence. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

No luck locating missing body from 1970 in Vancouver Island lake: RCMP dive team

A huge portion of the road collapsed into Muchalat lake near Gold River in the 70’s making it difficult to locate any submerged layers

The RCMP dive-team that went to Gold River to search for missing persons remains in Muchalat Lake since 1970 have concluded a four-day search after no luck in locating any fresh evidence. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
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Hospitalization of hereditary chief puts Gold River protest against logging company on hold

Mowachaht/Muchalaht say road use dispute with Western Forest Products not a priority until recovery

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An aerial view of the spot on Muchalat lake that the Nootka Sound RCMP have recorded as the last known site of Silvio Strussi from 1970. The National Underwater Training Centre of the RCMP will conduct a search operation this week. Photo courtesy, Nootka Sound RCMP

RCMP dive team resurrects search for body of man missing since 1970 on remote Vancouver Island lake

Divers join family quest to locate grandfather’s final resting place on Muchalat Lake near Gold River

An aerial view of the spot on Muchalat lake that the Nootka Sound RCMP have recorded as the last known site of Silvio Strussi from 1970. The National Underwater Training Centre of the RCMP will conduct a search operation this week. Photo courtesy, Nootka Sound RCMP
MMFN First Nation has said that it will restrict access to portion of Highway 28 that passes through the Nation’s land until a road use agreement is reached. (Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island First Nation blocks highway access to logging trucks in Gold River

Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation restricting access for Western Forest Products pending road deal

MMFN First Nation has said that it will restrict access to portion of Highway 28 that passes through the Nation’s land until a road use agreement is reached. (Black Press file photo)

Gold River council asks B.C. to provide stumpage contribution to small communities

The revenue will help smaller communities pay for aging infrastructure and new economic development says Gold River mayor

Closing a 50-year-old wound on a remote Vancouver Island lake

50 years after logger’s death, grandchildren set out to find his final Muchalat Lake resting place

‘It’s scary’: Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation identifies first COVID-19 case

After the First Nation member tested positive in Gold River, the community is being closely monitored for more cases

One injured in accident on Brewster lake and Highway 28 intersection

The accident is the third one this week on the Highway 28 route that connects Campbell River and Gold River

Resident averts fire hazard by reporting unattended campfire near Gold River

Western Forest Products responded and put out the unattended fire near Ward Creek Main

Gold River residents opt for sustainable recycling with curbside giveaway

With the local thrift store and recycling depots closed, a day-long giveaway was organized by Jeannie Maddock and Linda Vanderberg

Vancouver Island cops get ‘ninja’d’ and they are ‘touched’ by the gesture

Nootka Sound RCMP in Gold River received a goody basket anonymously even as cops elsewhere are under scanner for police brutality