The Golden Rink Company

By Colleen Palumbo Heavy snowfall in 1896 caused the roof of the curling rink to collapse, taking one whole side of the rink with it. Twice in Golden’s history their rinks have collapsed under snow loads, March 1972 was the second. Negligence on the part of the caretaker was considered responsible for the roof collapsing.…

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1926 Forest Fire Near Golden, BC

The fire situation in the areas some distance from Golden is quite severe, with huge fires burning large tracts of timber. Here are some of the newspaper reports of fires from the late 1800’s through the 1930’s that burned close to Golden. It has been quite a number of years since a really large fire…

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The John Barr Family

From the Nostalgia Column of the Golden Star, November 8, 1978 Five generations of the Barr family have lived and are living in the East Kootenays. This family who’s our origins were in Ireland, came to Canada early in the 1800s to settle and make their home out of the dense forest that once covered…

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