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Dawn Dakin  Century 21 Arbutus Realty

Dawn Dakin Century 21 Arbutus Realty

Realtor for Gold River
250 203 6512

Century 21 Arbutus Realty

Century 21 Arbutus Realty

Serving North Vancouver Island since 1982

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Village of Gold River

Village of Gold River

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RCMP Name the Litter

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police needs your help to name the next generation of police dogs.

The chosen names will be given to 13 German Shepherd puppies born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta.

The 13 children whose names are selected will each receive a laminated 8×10-inch photo of the pup they name, a plush dog named Justice and an RCMP baseball cap.

Contest rules are simple

  • Names must begin with the letter “M”
  • Names must have no more than nine letters
  • Names must be one or two syllables
  • Contestants must live in Canada and be 14 years old or younger
  • Only one entry per child will be eligible
  • Entries must be received by March 26, 2019

Contest winners and the winning names will be announced on April 30, 2019, on the RCMP website and social media.

There are two ways to enter

  1. Enter online
  2. Send a letter to the following address. Be sure to print the child’s nameaddresstelephone number and the suggested name for a puppy.Attn: “Name the Puppy Contest”
    Police Dog Service Training Centre
    Box 6120
    Innisfail, AB T4G 1S8

We love to receive drawings and paintings! If submitting by mail, children are invited to get creative with their entries.

Winning names will be chosen by the PDSTC staff. A draw will determine the winning entry in the event of multiple submissions of the same puppy name.

Although there can be only 13 winners, names not selected for the contest will be considered for other puppies born during the year.

About the Police Dog Services Training Centre, Depot Division

The Police Dog Services Training Centre is home to the RCMP’s national police dog training program and is a part of RCMP Depot Division. The centre has earned a great reputation for breeding top quality, working German Shepherds and for training dogs with outstanding searching and tracking abilities.

Village has New Chief Admin Officer


Gold River hires a new Chief Administrative Officer!

Mayor Brad Unger and Council welcome W Michael Bolch as the new CAO of the Village of Gold River.

Council reviewed many applicants and finally shortlisted and interviewed them in Gold River last weekend.

Michael has extensive and deep experience from Western Canada, including The City of Victoria, the Powell River Regional District and most recently as CAO of a Vancouver Island Water Improvement District. He is also currently a Director of the Coastal Water Suppliers Association.  He takes over control mid-March from retiring Village CAO Larry Plourde, former top executive of Gold River Municipality and trusted employee for many years.

‘For decades Larry led a small dedicated staff and advised Mayors and Councils equally and well. Larry leaves our Village in great shape. He will spend a few more months on special project files and helping Michael into a smooth transition to the new CAO position.

We appreciate Larry’s dedicated service to the Village over the years.’

We also look forward to Michael’s many talents and welcome him and his family to our municipality. ‘

Thank you from GR Cat’s Society

Once again, I’d like to thank our volunteers who have helped maintain the work this rescue does: Wendy and Ken Smith, the caretakers for the main colony; Janet Witton , Sharon Alstrup, Al Slack, Ovide Bertrand, Dawn Dakin, and Monika Cyron, the board of directors besides myself; Kat Zettler, the manager of Bosley’s in CR, who took in and fostered a discarded mom and her kittens (and became a foster fail re: the mom); Dr. Dave McDonald, Lori Toohey, Michelle Carstensen, and the staff of Comox Valley Animal Hospital; Kitty Cat PALS, who has allowed us to transfer older cats for rehoming; and anyone who has aided us in any way.

Joanne Folkins, President
Gold River Cat Society grcs.ca goldrivercatsociety [at] gmail [dot] com

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