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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

Its all here, shouldn't you be?

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Summer at Gold River Builders


Note: This is a new post as Bridgite wanted to add canning supplies and her Daughter Cassandra’s AMAZING handmade soap!

Summer at Gold River Builders:

Fishing has been hot and Gold River Builders has a section devoted just for fishing needs specialized to Nootka Sound. There is also a small section devoted to camping.

Canning Supplies and Fish Smoking: Everything you need to deal with all the fish you caught!

Coolers are in many sizes for camping, picnics, fishing, etc.

Barbeques are a necessity for summer! There are a few left with great pricing.


Homemade in Gold River by Cassandra Messer with all natural ingredients are now available at the main store. Enjoy an extraordinary lathering experience!

Garden Centre Clearance Sale:
All trees and shrubs! 30% OFF!

There are many nice items left:

  • Three Mock Orange – deliciously fragrant!
  • Two Forsythia – One of the first bloomers in the spring with bright yellow flowers.
  • Several Heather – Purple and white with next spring’s buds already set!
  • One Large Eddie White Dogwood tree
  • Two Flowering Red Bark Dogwood
  • One, almost full grown, Boogle Larch – great in planted or kept in a container.
  • Two Weeping Atlas Blue Spruce
  • Many evergreen shrubs – The work horse of any landscape. They come in many shades of green, blue and yellow; an endless variety of shapes that require virtually zero effort for care and look good all year!
  • Grass: Tall clumping reed grass with interesting blooms as well as small evergreen Mondo grass with white flowers.

Late summer and fall offer ideal planting conditions for trees and shrubs.

 As we head into a shoulder season for gardening, hours at Gold River Builders Garden Centre are shrinking. I am at the store every Monday and most Tuesdays from 9am to 5pm. The rest of the week I am there only on days when watering is necessary. If the “OPEN” light is on, I’m there.  When traffic to the garden centre is slow, there is a sign on the gate indicating that for help go to the main store.  You will find that garden centre supplies that are needed in the fall have been moved there for your convenience. If not, someone will help you get what you need.

Thank you so very much for all the support Gold River! Plus, to all the residents of Tahsis who shop at Gold River Timber Mart, Thank you too! I have so enjoyed meeting you.

Gold River Builders is a full building supply: lumber, drywall, plumbing, electrical, hardware, paint, windows, doors, countertops etc., located at 502 Industrial Park Place. Turn at the yellow bridge!


By Bridgite Messer

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The Buzz is Back – Sort of

Thank you SO VERY much to Lee Yateman for helping me solve this seemingly unsolvable problem.  I appreciate it more than you know Lee. 🙂
Now, I have days and days of trying to get the website back to the way it was, and I will admit that I created it six years ago and my memory isn’t what it used to be, so please bear with me.
It may end up looking a bit different, but change is good, right?
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The New Ridge Roadhouse Welcomes You!

*The New Ridge Roadhouse Welcomes You!*

The Ridge is now locally owned and operated by Jerad Dry.  Jerad has over 10 years experience in the hospitality industry both in the Yukon and the Lower Mainland. He’s proud to call Gold River home and looks forward to meeting his new neighbours.

There are a lot of new and exciting changes happening at The Ridge including a brand new menu, live entertainment and much more. The pub is open 7 days a week starting at 11:30am, and will remain open throughout the day. Jerad recognizes some of the challenges the pub has experienced in the past, but is confident that he can deliver a pub and restaurant that Gold River can be proud of.

“The most important aspect of running a success business in a small town is to have a local owner. By living in Gold River full time I will have a better understanding of what local residents want to see at The Ridge”

The Ridge will continue to host “Wing Night” every Wednesday, but they’ve also added a fun new game for customers to play, it’s called Classic Rock Bingo and it is A LOT of fun! It’s played like regular Bingo but instead of calling out numbers, music clips are played from the most popular songs of the last 50 years. The games are free to play and there are lots of prizes to be won. Games start at 6:00pm every Wednesday night so call up the friends and make a night out of it.

The Ridge is pleased to announce that a new website has just been created, you can visit them online at www.theridgeroadhouse.com. As well, a new Facebook page has also been created, just search “The Ridge Roadhouse.”

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Please Think of Us

Yesterday, the Gold River Cat Society has had to deal with two kitten tragedies- a little one was found down the bank of the highway just this side of the bridge and is probably the only surviving member of a tossed litter; the other was a report of a distressed kitten on the street that someone “put in a bag and took to the village.” Upon enquiry of the Village office, no one apparently has taken the kitten in to them, meaning it was probably thrown away.

After being in operation for over a year and having had a lot of publicity, I cannot fathom why people behave this callously when they know the Cat Society is here. CALL US, please, if you have a unwanted litter or if you find a cat or kitten in need of assistance. We have a website (www.grcs.ca), an email address (goldrivercatsociety [at] gmail [dot] com), and links from other websites, including the Buzz. Our phone number is 250-283-7606.

There is no excuse for throwing away ANY kittens. We will even pay to have your cats spayed/ neutered if you cannot afford it. Just let us know if you need help.

Joanne Folkins

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