Election provides opportunity

April 15, 2017 The Goat 0

by EVAN MATTHEWS, editor A while back, I wrote an editorial about the need for rival candidates for incumbent MLA Shirley Bond in the May election. Since then, the NDP’s Natalie Fletcher and the Green’s […]

Spring is in the air

April 9, 2017 The Goat 0

by EVAN MATTHEWS, editor The sun is out, and the mercury is rising; the birds are chirping. The snow is (mostly) gone and the roads are bare. Spring, it would seem, is here. A change […]

Valemount soon to peak

April 2, 2017 The Goat 0

by EVAN MATTHEWS, editor As the Jasper Tram Car approaches the upper station, the horizon begins to fade and the snow begins to fall. I exit and strap into my snowshoes. A slow but steady […]

Money talks (to Council)

March 27, 2017 The Goat 0

by EVAN MATTHEWS, editor There is one aspect to the Ash Street burn not being discussed. At its Mar. 14 meeting, Council decided to grant a burn permit extension to the property owners and burn […]

Chip off the old block

March 23, 2017 The Goat 0

by EVAN MATTHEWS RMG News, editor “Our glass repair guy will be right over to take a look at the six chips in your windshield, I should have a quote for you in about 10 […]

How does Facebook make you feel?

March 14, 2017 The Goat 0

by EVAN MATTHEWS, editor Facebook is an interesting medium. Originally it was designed to bring people together, and in so many ways, the social media platform does just that. It does the obvious things like […]

Mayor’s remarks cause for concern

March 7, 2017 The Goat 1

by EVAN MATTHEWS, editor Valemount residents have been advocating for a ski resort for years. The process has been well thought out, meticulous, and careful throughout every phase. It seems like the mayor is now […]

Time to get real about drugs

February 26, 2017 The Goat 0

by EVAN MATTHEWS Editor We need to be realistic about the opioid crisis in rural communities. As The Goat has covered in past weeks, the opioid crisis — specifically fentanyl — is extending to rural […]

Political competition a good thing

February 20, 2017 The Goat 0

by EVAN MATTHEWS  As it stands now, Liberal MLA for Prince George-Valemount, Shirley Bond, is the only confirmed candidate for the provincial riding. This issue of The Rocky Mountain Goat comes out on Feb. 16, […]

No Picture

See the news, be the news

February 14, 2017 The Goat 0

by EVAN MATTHEWS EDITOR Citizen journalism is becoming more prevalent all the time. Most everybody carries a cell phone, which means they have photo and video capability. With social media being what it is, people […]

Bell Let’s Talk? Well, let’s talk

February 5, 2017 The Goat 2

by EVAN MATTHEWS EDITOR Last week marked an important day for mental health awareness. Jan. 26th, 2017, was designated as Bell Let’s Talk Day, and it was the most successful day since the campaign’s inception […]

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