Gold River

Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Canadian singer Mick Dalla-Vee brings Idols and Icons to Vancouver Island towns

Dalla-Vee to perform June 10–12 in Port Alice, Port Alberni and Gold River

 

A load of soil is delivered to the community garden site in Gold River. Photo courtesy Lisa Poitras

Gold River Community Garden gets its start

Community garden helps with food security in village

 

The new BC Hydro EV fast charger site in Gold River began operating on March 31. Photo courtesy BC Hydro

First EV fast charger operational in Gold River

Charger adds 50 km of range in about 10 minutes, located at Tourist Info Centre

The new BC Hydro EV fast charger site in Gold River began operating on March 31. Photo courtesy BC Hydro
An aerial view of Gold River. (Photo/Village of Gold River)

Gold River eyes Bitcoin Mining for old mill site

Bitcoin mining and data centres approved as use on Industrial lands

An aerial view of Gold River. (Photo/Village of Gold River)
The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps

Communities on Island west coast to get Mobile Health Unit

Gold River, Tsa’xana and Tahsis residents can come to new unit for expanded health services

The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps
New opportunities for tourism and related enterprises along the Gold River waterfront will be explored in a Waterfront Planning process, with support from the Trust’s READY program. AdobeStock

Gold River sprucing up its waterfront

Island Coast Economic Trust backing village’s effort to develop a waterfront concept plan

  • Feb 18, 2022
New opportunities for tourism and related enterprises along the Gold River waterfront will be explored in a Waterfront Planning process, with support from the Trust’s READY program. AdobeStock
Muchalat Inlet, near Gold River, British Columbia. (Wikimedia commons)

Gold River sprucing up its waterfront

Island Coast Economic Trust backing village’s effort to develop a waterfront concept plan

  • Feb 16, 2022
Muchalat Inlet, near Gold River, British Columbia. (Wikimedia commons)
Power for 884 Gold River residents has been out since 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. BC Hydro outages map

Power goes out again for 884 Gold River residents

Outages have been frustrating for a village made up of more than 50% seniors, Mayor says

Power for 884 Gold River residents has been out since 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. BC Hydro outages map
Power outages on the west coast of Vancouver Island on Tuesday, Jan. 4 are proving difficult to remedy. BC Hydro outages map

Power outages in Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos affecting 1,600

BC Hydro rep blames intense storm season for frequent outages

Power outages on the west coast of Vancouver Island on Tuesday, Jan. 4 are proving difficult to remedy. BC Hydro outages map
A small, orphaned black bear cub in Gold River has been rescued. Photo courtesy Kim Sevinski.

Wildlife advocates work together to rescue orphaned bear cub in Gold River

Underweight bear was alone for days in Vancouver Island community, now in rehabilitation centre

A small, orphaned black bear cub in Gold River has been rescued. Photo courtesy Kim Sevinski.
BC Hydro is reporting a power outage in Gold River on the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 16. BC Hydro outages map

112 customers affected by Gold River power outage

BC Hydro reporting outage on Thursday afternoon

BC Hydro is reporting a power outage in Gold River on the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 16. BC Hydro outages map
Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Mobile Health Unit coming to Gold River

Program will be based on Campbell River’s MOUHSS, but tailored to fit Gold River’s needs

Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry Gold River hopes it’s close to its 1st grocery store in 5 years

Town pursuing a c0-op, last grocery store closed in 2016

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo
An aerial view of Gold River. (Photo/Village of Gold River).

Gold River opens way for new housing development

Rezoned five acres to provide up to 50 units in multi-family builds

An aerial view of Gold River. (Photo/Village of Gold River).
The Village of Gold River wants to keep Muchalat Lake campsite open, closure pushed back to facilitate discussion. Photo courtesy Rachel Stratton

Muchalat Lake closure pushed back one month to find solution

Discussion to be had between Village of Gold River, SRD and province

The Village of Gold River wants to keep Muchalat Lake campsite open, closure pushed back to facilitate discussion. Photo courtesy Rachel Stratton
Indoor raceways at an existing land-based aquaculture facility, similar to those planned for the proposed Gold River Aquafarms facility. Photo courtesy Robert Walker.

Gold River Aquafarms project waiting on regulatory green light

Company has plans for 3,000-tonne, land-based steelhead aquaculture facility at former sawmill site

Indoor raceways at an existing land-based aquaculture facility, similar to those planned for the proposed Gold River Aquafarms facility. Photo courtesy Robert Walker.
Muchalat Lake is to be closed on Oct. 4, but Gold River council wants to discuss options. Photo courtesy Rachel Stratton

Gold River residents, village council surprised by decision to close nearby campground for winter

Council wrote to FLNRORD asking to reconsider decision to close Muchalat Lake site

Muchalat Lake is to be closed on Oct. 4, but Gold River council wants to discuss options. Photo courtesy Rachel Stratton
A wildfire has started near Gold River, and B.C. Wildfire Service crews are on scene. Photo courtesy Coastal Fire Centre

Wildfire burning in remote area near Gold River

Coastal Fire Centre investigating cause, but confirms it is human-caused

A wildfire has started near Gold River, and B.C. Wildfire Service crews are on scene. Photo courtesy Coastal Fire Centre
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

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