New Highway 5 passing lanes

August 13, 2017 0

by Goat Staff Construction is underway soon on new passing lanes on Highway 5 between Barriere and Little Fort, near Darfield. “This project will get going fairly quickly, now that the contract is awarded,” said […]

Welcome rain comes with putrid smoke

August 13, 2017 0

by LAURA KEIL Showers in the Robson Valley are a welcome antitote to the dangerously dry wildfire conditions, but a thick smog has also settled in, spiking unhealthy particulate matter in the region. A shift […]

Off-road vehicles banned on Crown land

August 12, 2017 0

by GOAT STAFF Effective Aug. 4, 2017, the Province has banned the recreational use of off-road vehicles on Crown land in the Cariboo, Kamloops and Southeast Fire Centres. In addition, all on-highway vehicles must remain […]

Education

Grade 7 Berg Lake trip

July 2, 2017 0
by GOAT STAFF This year’s Grade 7s from Valemount carried on tradition, as they spent the Jun. 23 weekend hiking up to Berg Lake. For the past 40-odd years, students have embarked on the journey. [...]

Robson Valley students return to Little Mudder

July 1, 2017 0
For the second straight year, students from the McBride and Valemount Elementary Schools went to Prince George to get a little muddy. The second annual Little Mudder Challenge, put on by the Aboriginal Education Department [...]

Sports

Mud and nuthin’ but at Valemount mud races

August 9, 2017 0
The Northwest Mud Racing Association’s annual event at the Canoe Mountain Rodeo grounds in Valemount brought out the crowds despite 30 degree temperatures last weekend. See more photos P6. Races included street legal vehicles, off-road [...]
In the Spotlight

New Valemount conservation area named after local

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by GOAT STAFF                           The newest conservation area in Valemount pays homage to a family with longstanding ties to the community. On Jul. 18, Nature Conservancy [...]

Arts

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Artistic vision in new murals

August 11, 2017 0
Two new murals celebrate the artistic talents and beautiful scenery of McBride. The McBride Community Foundation paid for the supplies for these murals – plywood, paint, brushes – through a grant to the Whistle Stop [...]

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Entertainment

Editorial: Spray arch an example of local gumption

August 14, 2017 0

by LAURA KEIL, Publisher Last week the Village installed a “spray arch” at Centennial Park. The Public Works Committee brought forward this idea in 2016, and now it’s here. The wooden doorway sprays misted water […]