Council snubs housing in OCP review

October 24, 2016 The Goat 1

This past week, Valemount Council passed a motion to review and update the Official Community Plan (OCP) through a “housekeeping type” amendment bylaw, rather than hiring an outside consultant to do an entire rewrite. A […]

Mayors should open ears, and close mouths

October 24, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, All over the province, taxpayers are complaining that their civic leaders aren’t listening to them. It’s happening in big cities like Surrey. It’s happening in smaller towns like Port Alberni and Oak Bay. […]

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Valemount 2050: still charming?

October 8, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, In the last two issues of the Goat, Rebecca Lerch and Alison Kubbos wrote letters about the potential impact of Valemount Glacier Destination Resort. Lerch was concerned about the end of the community’s […]

Time to go Carbon-less

October 8, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, Last week the Department of Energy in the United States published some very hopeful data. The overwhelming surge of solar and wind energy generation in the United States has caused the DOE to […]

Reflection on resort needed

October 2, 2016 The Goat 0

I was heartened to read Rebecca Lerch’s letter to the editor last week concerning the upcoming ski hill. I admire her purity of intent, and her bravery and eloquence in expressing it. My husband and […]

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How can you not love Pete?

October 2, 2016 The Goat 0

My love affair with Pete started a couple of years ago. What’s not to love? He knows my garden better than I do. He’s never spent time in it. He doesn’t know where it is. […]

Lack of recycling options a problem

October 2, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, Most of us know by know that we no longer have a recycling depot in McBride. From the looks of it, McBride won’t have a bottling recycling facility if Encorp. Pacific (Canada) has […]

A critical examination of the VGD project

September 23, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, The Valemount Glacier Destination (VGD) project is currently moving ahead at an alarming rate. While talking with other Valemount residents it became apparent that this is a controversial project, which makes it an […]

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Freedom of speech for everyone

September 23, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor(s), At risk of controversy, having read and witnessed the setting of a new low bar after distribution, then (facetious) defence of printing archaic mythical opinions, I’m a bit restive. The letter published in […]

Freedom of speech for everyone

September 14, 2016 The Goat 0

Dear Editor, In the Sept. 8, 2016 issue of the Rocky Mountain Goat, reference was made to The Valley Sentinel, subliminally mentioned as the “other local publication” (there is no other local publication, so it […]

Bike Park a big draw

August 24, 2016 The Goat 0

I have had property in Valemount and visited regularly since the 1990’s. I have invited and brought friends and family several times. We have hiked, camped, gone snowshoeing, quadding, etc. People are busy, and as […]

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