Manufacturing tax change

November 23, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, It is time to tax productivity by robot like we do labour. I have been trying to articulate a concept not too complex, but some of my peers do not seem to fully […]

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Advice for McBride

November 23, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, Did you know that each one of you [living in McBride] (men, women and children) spent $1,000 on something you will never see or get any benefit from? That’s right. A $215,000 culvert […]

Best forest practices?

November 16, 2016 The Goat 0

I have to wonder about some of the recent letters to the Editor. Seems like people just don’t understand that the trouble we are in stems from past management. Brian Monroe was criticized for bringing […]

Carbon taxes falling, except here

November 16, 2016 The Goat 0

Forget NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the softwood lumber agreement. The first Canada-US deal has already been shredded in the post-Obama era, but its death has nothing to do with Donald Trump. No, it was […]

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Hope for McBride

November 9, 2016 The Goat 0

Remember the good old days when TRC Cedar was employing up to 90 employees and schools had too many students in some classes? We had an expanded business community. Now all we talk about are […]

Utility tax rate increase a good thing

November 9, 2016 The Goat 0

In a special meeting on Thursday Nov 3, Valemount Council agreed to increase water and sewer rates by something like nine percent, keeping the discount for those who pay early. The bylaws still have to […]

MCFC – ship without a sail

November 6, 2016 The Goat 0

Just think: it was only a couple of years ago that the McBride community forest was operating with a general manager and it was generating a significant income for the village over the previous years […]

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October 30, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, Statutory Oversight and Community Forests  The Community Forest program and legislation was set up to provide the means for direct award of an area-based tenure of public forest to communities of residents within […]

Generational theft of the worst kind

October 30, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, As of July. 4, 2016, the last hope anyone under the age of 40 ever had of gaining a foothold into today’s blistering hot real estate market has collapsed. I feel particularly embarrassed […]

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Telus taking unfair advantage

October 24, 2016 The Goat 2

I don’t know how many other people are fed up with Telus internet, but I imagine there are a few. The ultra-slow speed we receive is bad enough, but this week I received an email […]

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