VILLAGE OF GOLD RIVER - NEWS & EVENTS
2019 Annual Report
The 2019 Annual Report is available for public viewing at the Village office and here. The annual report will be on the August 17, 2020 Council meeting and the public will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Road Closure Notice - July 30 and 31
Alder Street will be closed between house numbered from 410 to 360 (on the corner) to do sewer maintenance. Barricades will be set up starting around 8 am on Thursday.. The barricades will be removed by the end of day on Thursday and we will have the street fully open overnight and we will close the road again Friday morning, if needed.
There will be no need to shut down any services, other than the road, but will be plugging off the sewer line that comes down from Cedar. Staff will be monitoring this to make sure no backups are experienced during this time.
Please contact the office at 250-283-2202 if you have any concerns.
Request for Proposals
Public Notice - Road Closure
The Village of Gold River will be repairing sewer lines on Trumpeter Drive on Thursday July 9 and Friday July 10, 2020.
Access to Trumpeter Drive from the South end at the intersection of Nimpkish Drive and Trumpeter Drive will be closed to traffic for the two days.
Access to the Health Clinic and the back of the mall can still be accessed through the service road at the end of Muchalat Place.
Gold River Transfer Station (Depot) - Canada Day Closure
The Gold River Transfer Station will be closed on July 1, 2020 and will reopen during normal hours on July 2, 2020
Notice of Residential Garbage Collection Change
As Canada Day (July 1st) is on a Wednesday this year, residential garbage collection will be moved to Thursday July 2nd.
Next Council Meeting - July 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Public Notice - Road Closure
Peppercorn Road will be closed for repairs from Thursday June 18th to Thursday June 25th.
Village Office Re-opening
The Village Office will be re-opening June 8, 2020 - Check notice here.
Economic Development Committee - Kiosk Project 2020 Report
May 27, 2020 - The Economic Development Committee has released a report on the Kiosk Project 2020.
Tax Penalty Date
At the May 19, 2020 Regular Council Meeting, Council passed Tax Penalty Bylaw No. 724, 2020 changing the tax penalty date to October 1, 2020. On October 1, 2020, any portion of unpaid taxes will have a 10% penalty added to the unpaid portion of property tax.
The Tax due date remains at July 2, 2020
If you have any questions, contact the Village office at 250-283-2202 or email@example.com
Hydrant Maintenance and Flushing
Starting on May 11, 2020, Public Works will be completing hydrant maintenance and flushing of the following streets starting:
1. Donner Drive, Donner Court
2. Cala Drive, Cala Court
3. Burman Court
4. Scout Lake Road
5. Maquinna Crescent
6. Nootka Drive
7. Chamisss, Crescent, Chamiss Court, Chamiss Place
Customers may experience discoloration of their water shortly after maintenance and flushing has been completed in their area. Customers are advised to run the water until it clears.
Message from Mayor and Council
A letter from Mayor and Council can be found here.
Village of Gold River 2020 – 2024 Financial Plan
April 21, 2020 - Financial Plan presentation available here.
Videos can be found here.
Taxation notes can be found here.
Questions and Answer document can be found here.
No Public Attendance at Council Meetings
During the COVID-19 event there will be no public permitted at Council meetings. During this event, we will be taking any measures available to the Village to ensure that the information is made available to the public in a timely manner. Link to notice
April 16, 2020 - Provincial Fire Bans will continue until the public is otherwise notified. More information can be found on the Provincial Wildfire website.
Open fires are also prohibited within the Village of Gold River.
Messages from the Mayor
Food Security - March 21, 2020
Returning Students from Overseas - March 19, 2020
Residential Garbage Collection
For the health and safety of our employees, all garbage placed into garbage containers for curbside pickup must be in bags. No loose materials are permitted in the garbage containers.
Should a garbage bin have loose material in it, the garbage will not be collected and you will need to rectify for next garbage collection, as long as it does not exceed your permitted volume, or bring to Garbage Depot and pay for disposal.
Please be advised that effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Village of Gold River Office, Anne Fiddick Aquatic Centre, Gerry Morgan Memorial Centre and Jack Christiansen Centre will be closed to the public until further notice.
Although staff will continue to be available to answer phones, no bill payments etc. will be accepted in person at the office. All payments can be made via mail.
We apologize for the inconvenience, however feel this is a necessity in light of the current COVID-19 situation.
Gold River in Top 10 Fastest Growing Communities
According to BC Stats, the Village of Gold River is in top 10 of fastest growing communities in BC. Check out this CTV News article.
Do you have old electronics to recycle? Well the Gold River Depot now handles Electronics Recycling. Check out the following link to see what acceptable products can now be dropped off for recycling at the Gold River Depot. Electronics Recycling Info Link
Village update - COVID-19
Village has posted the following update on Village operations - March 19, 2020 update
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The Village of Gold River is a community rich in history, progressive in commerce, yet proudly retains it's small town appeal. The Village is nestled among snow capped mountain peaks, surrounded by the Pacific Rain Forest and opens to the waters of the Historic Nootka Sound. Welcome future residents, visitors and those just passing through. We hope to see you soon!
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