Claire Palmer

Highway closed, no detour available. Take alternate route.
Highway closed, no detour available. Take alternate route.
The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)

Digital preservation of Golden’s Swiss Village begins

The Edward Feuz house is the first to be digitally preserved

The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)
Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. Due to cold temperatures and persistent snowpack, avalanche hazards persist throughout the mountain national parks, such as in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay, with access roads and camp grounds having delayed openings to start the season. (Claire Palmer file photo)

Hikers beware: Avalanche hazards persist in mountain national parks

Due to an above average snowpack and a cold spring, be safe and aware when heading to the mountains

Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. Due to cold temperatures and persistent snowpack, avalanche hazards persist throughout the mountain national parks, such as in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay, with access roads and camp grounds having delayed openings to start the season. (Claire Palmer file photo)
Doug Clovechok at a community event in Golden in November 2019. He has been the MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke since 2017 and just introduced a new Private Member’s Bill to help reclaim Indigenous names, inspired by a letter written to him by a Golden student. (Claire Palmer photo)

‘Emme’s bill’: Call to use Indigenous characters, symbols on B.C. IDs inspired by Golden student

Bill would allow Indigenous language characters on birth certificates, adoption papers and pieces of government identification in B.C.

Doug Clovechok at a community event in Golden in November 2019. He has been the MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke since 2017 and just introduced a new Private Member’s Bill to help reclaim Indigenous names, inspired by a letter written to him by a Golden student. (Claire Palmer photo)
This Golden-based home has been named on of the top 10 vacation rentals in Canada. (Vrbo photo)

Golden home named in top 10 Canadian Vacation Homes of the Year

The Scandinavian-style ski-in ski-out is located in Golden with easy access to Kicking Horse Resort

This Golden-based home has been named on of the top 10 vacation rentals in Canada. (Vrbo photo)
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. (MoTI photo)

Kicking Horse Canyon to re-open today east of Golden

The highway has been closed since April 19 for the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

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. (MoTI photo)
The boulder blocking the highway. (Kootenay National Park photo)

Massive boulder causes traffic trouble on Highway 93 near Radium

DriveBC really undersold it by describing it as ‘rocks on road’

The boulder blocking the highway. (Kootenay National Park photo)
Jiang’s vehicle was found in Golden last week. RCMP are looking for information to help locate her. (Golden RCMP photo)

Vehicle of high risk missing person last seen in West Vancouver found near Golden

RCMP are looking for information to help locate Xiao Hua Jiang

Jiang’s vehicle was found in Golden last week. RCMP are looking for information to help locate her. (Golden RCMP photo)
CP Rail photo.

4 cars derail from train west of Field over weekend

Four cars derailed west of Field on Saturday night

CP Rail photo.
Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)

Highway 1 closed east of Golden for one month starting today

The highway will reopen for the May long weekend

Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)
Volunteers are organizing to purchase and preserve Golden’s Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden)

Golden’s Swiss Village Foundation crowdfunds to save property

The Swiss Edelweiss Village Foundation has temporarily secured the property

Volunteers are organizing to purchase and preserve Golden’s Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden)
DriveBC webcam at Golden Donal Upper bridge.

Extended highway closures coming to Highway 1 east of Golden

It’s a part of the multi-year Kicking Horse Canyon project

DriveBC webcam at Golden Donal Upper bridge.
NDP Transport Critic in the House of Commons, where he called on the Minister of Transport to act following the TSB report that was released on March 31.

Government’s ‘hands-off approach’ to rail safety criticized by NDP transportation critic

Response was prompted by the recent TSB report into a 2019 fatal Field train derailment

NDP Transport Critic in the House of Commons, where he called on the Minister of Transport to act following the TSB report that was released on March 31.
A freight train killed the three men on board when it derailed near Field, B.C., early Monday morning. (The Canadian Press)

UPDATE: TSB finds fatal B.C. train derailment caused by cold weather, brake failure

CP’s culture of safety ‘needs to improve’, TSB said

A freight train killed the three men on board when it derailed near Field, B.C., early Monday morning. (The Canadian Press)
CP Rail train derailment near Field, B.C., on February 4. TSB Photo

TSB to provide final update on Field train derailment that left 3 workers dead in 2019

TSB will hold a news conference to release its investigation report on the fatal derailment

CP Rail train derailment near Field, B.C., on February 4. TSB Photo
Boo is awake and enjoying the spring weather. (Cat Cowan photo)

Boo, the Golden-area grizzly bear, wakes up to the smell of spring

Boo has been in a state of ‘torpor’ since Dec. 5

Boo is awake and enjoying the spring weather. (Cat Cowan photo)
Lauran Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.

Alberta woman identified as victim in Trans-Canada rockslide

Laura Tennant succumbed to her injuries on March 5

Lauran Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.
The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)

1 person dead in weekend rockslide near Golden

One individual succumbed to their injuries after a rock fell on their vehicle

The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)
The Abbot Pass Hut will be removed this spring, as climate change has caused structural damage to the hut, causing a safety risk. (Parks Canada photo)

Climate change forces removal of historic Abbot Pass hut in Yoho National Park

Climate change has caused slope instability which has required the removal of the hut

The Abbot Pass Hut will be removed this spring, as climate change has caused structural damage to the hut, causing a safety risk. (Parks Canada photo)
The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)

Saving Golden’s Swiss Village: Dr. Johann Roduit and Dr. Ilona Spaar reflect on iconic B.C. spot

The historic Edelweiss Village has been for sale for over a year, and preservation talks are moving

The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)