Local Government of Gold River

Village of Gold River Municipal Council
499 Muchalat Drive, PO Box 610, Gold River, BC, Canada V0P 1G0
Phone: 250-283-2202 Fax: 250-283-7500
Website: www.goldriver.ca
Email: villageofgoldriver@cablerocket.com


Council is the governing elected body for the Village of Gold River, comprised of a Mayor and four Councillors. All members of Council are elected for terms four years in length and each member of Council represents the Village at large.

The Community Charter and Local Government Act give Council the statutory authority to do such things as provide services, set budgets, levy taxes, and establish policies for the benefit and protection of its residents

Council Meetings are held the first and third Monday of every month unless otherwise posted, in Council Chambers at 7:30pm. Agendas are prepared on the Thursday prior to the meeting and are available for viewing by the public at the Village Office on the morning of the meeting.


Gold River Mayor & Council

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Mayor Brad Unger Mayor grbunger@conumacable.com
Rachel Stratton Councillor grrstratton@conumacable.com
Brenda Patrick Councillor grbpatrick@conumacable.com
Kirsty Begon Councillor grkbegon@conumacable.com
Joe Sinclair Councillor grjsinclair@conumacable.com

Gold River Village Staff

Brad McRae Chief Administrative Officer grbmcrae@conumacable.com
Mike Roy Deputy Corporate Officer grmroy@conumacable.com
Maxine McLean Director of Finance grmmclean@cablerocket.com
Michelle McElroy Deputy Director of Finance grmmcelroy@conumacable.com
Mick Mann Public Works Supervisor arena@conumacable.com


Village of Tsaxana

Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation
100 Ouwatin Road, Tsaxana Reserve, Gold River, BC.
Mailing Address: PO Box 459, Gold River, BC, Canada V0P 1G0
Phone:250-283-2015 Fax: 250-283-2335
Toll free: 1-800-293-2388
Web Site: www.yuquot.ca

Council of Chiefs

Dan Savey Sr Ha’wilth  
Norman George
Tyee Ha’wilth  
Michael Maquinna
Tyee Ha’wilth  
Ben Jack Sr Ha’wilth  
Pat James Ha’wilth  
Larry Andrew Chief’s Elders Advisor  

Mowachaht/Muchalaht Administration Staff

Yvonne Murphy Receptionist reception@yuquot.ca 101
Conference Call
Renee Mitchell Social Dev. Manger social.dev@yuquot.ca 115
Kevin Kowalchuk Administrator admin@yuquot.ca 116
Jack Johnson IV GIS Tech/Referral gis@yuquot.ca 117
Tracy Amos Admin. Assistant admin.assistant@yuquot.ca 118
Roberta Savey Housing Manager housing.mgr@yuquot.ca 119
Rose Jack Family/Health health.services@yuquot.ca 122
Laureen Amos Patient/Membership patienttravel@yuquot.ca 123
Nathan George Fisheries fisheries@yuquot.ca 124
Wayne Lord Public Works Manager publicworks@yuquot.ca 126
Natasha Amos COC Assistant chief.assistant@yuquot.ca 127
David Humphrey CFO cfo@yuquot.ca 130
Betty Frame Finance Clerk finance2@yuquot.ca 138
Dorothy Hunt Lands Manager lands@yuquot.ca 139
Wayne Hinchcliffe Housing Worker housingworker@yuquot.ca 166
Sheila Savey Project Researcher researcher@yuquot.ca 167
Thomas Mark Coast Guard Liaison ccgslianison@yuquot.ca 170
Eliza Johnson Admin Janitor cleancrew2@yuquot.ca  
Staff @ Wah-Meesh Gym
Marie Lavoie Education education@yuquot.ca 129
Michelle James Language Coordinator language@yuquot.ca 131
Carleen Jack Daycare Supervisor daycare@yuquot.ca 132
Jeannine Dick Events/Recreation recreation@yuquot.ca 134
  Preschool Teacher preschool@yuquot.ca 135
Shirley Johnson Gym Janitor cleancrew1@yuquot.ca 137

House of Unity – 250-283-7269

Elder Centre – 250-283-2962

Daycare – 250-283-2396


Gold River Visitor Centre

gold river visitor center

PO Box 610, Gold River, BC V0P 1G0
Phone: 250-283-2418 (July-August)
250-283-2202 Off Season (Sept – June)

Located at the entrance to town on Hwy 28, the Gold River Visitor Centre is housed in a beautiful heritage building, with full washroom facilities, pay phone, sani-station and potable water, directional and business signs, all on a landscaped park like setting.  The Visitor Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and there are picnic tables and RV parking available.  The Gold River Visitor Centre is a seasonal operation open weekends from May to June and daily between July and August.

Strathcona Regional District

#301 – 990 Cedar Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 7Z8
Phone: 1-877-830-2990

The Strathcona Regional District was established on February 15, 2008 as one of two new local governments, created by the provincial government’s  restructure of the Comox Strathcona Regional District.   Regional districts are a unique feature of the British Columbia local government system, and the Strathcona Regional District, as with all regional districts, is a federation of municipalities and rural areas. Regional districts provide a government for unincorporated (rural) areas, a forum for inter-municipal cooperation and an organization upon which provincial mandates can be imposed, such as for regional waste management planning.  The Village of Gold River is a member municipality of the Strathcona Regional District.