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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!
VILLAGE OF GOLD RIVER - NEWS & EVENTS
The Gold River Economic Development Strategic Planning Process Survey ends Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The link provided on this website will be unavailable effective Thursday, March 1, 2018.
The Drop Off Depot at the Public Works Yard (100 Hilke Road) will be open regular hours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 during the planned power outage.
BC Hydro has advised that a planned power outage has been scheduled on Saturday, February 24, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to the Industrial Site and neighbouring properties (Clayworks, The Lodge) Public Works Yard and neighbouring areas on Hilke Road (ball fields, Marling Fieldhouse etc.) and the Heber Heights Subdivision (Matchlee Drive, Elkhorn Drive, Golden Hinde, Conuma Drive, Mt. Heber Drive, and White Ridge Drive). Go to the BC Hydro website for more information on scheduled plan outages at https://www.bchydro.com/power-outages/app/outage-list.html#planned
At the Regular Council Meeting held Monday, January 15, 2018 Donna Schneider, Paramedic Unit Chief/Community Paramedic gave a presentation to Council on the new Community Paramedicine Initiative. Click here to view the presentation.
BC Assessment's inquiry, or public audit (appeal) period commenced January 2, 2018 and ends on January 31, 2018. Property owners are required to submit their notice of appeal to BC Assessment before January 31, 2018. BC Assessment's contact information is noted below:
* Toll-Free Number: 1-866-825-8322
* Outside North America Number: 604-739-8588
* Fax Number: 1-855-995-6209
* Online Contact Form: https://www.bcassessment.ca/property/contact
* BC Assessment website: (including assessment search and comparison tool):http://www.bcassessment.ca/
* BC Assessment YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/user/BCAssessmentVideos
The Village of Gold River is seeking the services of a Deputy Corporate Administrator upon the retirement of the incumbent in the Spring 2018. Click here to read the posting. Further information including a complete job description can be obtained here or by contacting the Village Office at (250) 283-2202.
The Village of Gold River is undertaking an Economic Development Planning Process to develop a two year economic development strategy. A simple survey has been developed for the Strategic Planning process. Community members are encouraged to complete the survey. Click here to take the survey.
The Village Office will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22nd and 29th, 2017, and will be closed on December 25th and 26th and January 1st. Regular office hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. resume Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Click here to read the Village Office Christmas Hours Notice.
The next Regular Council Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. onTuesday, January 2, 2018. Click here to read the 2018 Regular Council Meeting Schedule.
At the Regular Council Meeting held Monday, December 4, 2017 Council approved entering into a Municipal Service Agreement with the Strathcona Regional District for Building Inspection Services. Given the challenges of maintaining a qualified Building Inpector in Gold River this appears the most consistent option for Gold River to continue to provide building inspection services. Click here to read the full report.
At the Regular Council Meeting held Monday, September 18, 2017 Council received the Administrator's report regarding the Off Leash Dog Park Area in Nimpkish Park. Click here to read the full report. Council passed a resolution that the Nimpkish Park Off Leash Dog area be open on a seasonal basis, effective Friday, September 22, 2017. Signs will be posted advising off leash dogs are permitted within the inside oval of the Nimpkish Park running track. The Dog Park will be closed to off leash dogs effective April 30, 2018 while Council reviews the redevelopment plans for Nimpkish Park. This item will be brought back to Council in September 2018 if no permanent plans have been finalized for an Off Leash Dog Park at that time.
The Village of Gold River invites applications for a part-time contract Building Inspector. Click here to view the Posting.
At the June 5, 2017 Regular Meeting Council passed a resolution amending the Regular Council Meeting schedule to one (1) meeting in July on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. with the July 17, 2017 meeting being cancelled and one (1) meeting to be held in August on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. with the August 21, 2017 meeting being cancelled. Click here to view the Revised Council Meeting Schedule.
Employment Opportunity - Labourer - Casual Term Position - click here to view the Posting. To apply please send cover letter and resume to the Village of Gold River. Closing date for this position is Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Comox Strathcona Regional Solid Waste Board has recently implemented an Illegal Dumping Program. A new web page has been created in support of the program which can be found here. The information online includes a list of disposal fees for commonly dumped items, in order to dispel the myth that illegal dumpers do so because of the cost of tipping fees. To report illegal dumping in the Comox Strathcona Waste Management service area call 1-800-331-6007.
Applications are now being accepted for a full time Utility Labourer. View the posting here. Closing date for this position is Friday, May 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Please contact the Village Office for more information
The Recycling Council of BC has developed a survey to better understand the issues of general recycling in BC. The general recycling survey contains 20 questions and is meant for residents of BC communities. The survey will be available to access until July 7, 2017. Click here for the link to the general recycling survey.
At the April 18, 2017 Regular Meeting Council adopted Amendment Bylaws for Garbage, Sewer and Water Rates. To view the Amendment Bylaws:
A Special Council Meeting will be held immediately following the Public Presentation of the 5-Year Financial Plan on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the Special Council Meeting is for Council to consider the first three readings of the Garbage, Sewer and Water Rates Amendment Bylaws. View the Notice here.
Public Presentation of the 5-Year Financial Plan 2017-2021 will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, Municipal Office, 499 Muchalat Drive, Gold River. View the Notice here.
A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, Municipal Office, 499 Muchalat Drive, Gold River to consider proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 634, 2003. Click here to view the Notice.The Amendment Bylaws and Staff reports are available for review at the Village Office between Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and April 5, 2017 during regular office hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.
At the Regular Council Meeting held Monday, March 20, 2017 Council adopted new Grant-in-Aid Guidelines, Grant-in-Aid Application and established criteria. Go to the Village Bylaws and Policies on the Municipal Office page to view the new Grant-in-Aid information.
A Committee of the Whole (Special Meeting) will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, Village Office, 499 Muchalat Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the 2017 budget package. Click here to view the Notice.
BC Hydro has advised of a planned power outage on Saturday, March 18, 2017 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The outage will affect all customers in Gold River. Crews will do their best to restore power by 2:00 p.m. Customers can call (1-888-POWERON) 1-888-769-3766, or *49376 from a mobile device for information during the outage.
Campground Operator RFP - The Village of Gold River is requesting proposals from interested Proponents for the Contract Management of the Gold River Municipal Campground. Click here to read the Notice.
Campground Operator RFP - Click here to view the Proposal documents.
Effective Friday, January 13, 2017 the Boil Water Advisory for Industrial Site users was lifted by Island Health. Click here to read the Notice.
The Village of Gold River has issued a Boil Water Advisory for Industrial Site users only. The Notice is issued as a result of a frozen distribution line across the Gold River and loss of water pressure. Click here to read the Notice.
View the 2017 Regular Council Meeting Schedule.
At the Regular Council Meeting held Monday, November 21, 2016 Council agreed to reopen Nimpkish Park as the off-lease dog park until April 30, 2016. Click here to read the Notice.
Vancouver Island Regional Library
396 Nimpkish Drive
Gold River Literacy Society
Village Square Plaza
499 Muchalat Drive - P.O. Box 610
Gold River, BC V0P-1G0
250-283-2202 fax 250-283-7500