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What does it take to be a good neighbour?

August 8, 2012 The Goat
In a tourism town, it makes sense that some people are angered by properties that are left to rot or overgrow with wild grasses and shrubs. It’s an identity crisis. How can we be the world’s butler if we haven’t combed our hair?
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Locals negotiate CBC broadcast

August 8, 2012 The Goat
The CBC has discontinued their TV broadcast to many rural areas including the Robson Valley as of the end of July. Some residents have lost their only channel and are coming into town to watch […]
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Hiking in the Robson Valley- Marsh Trail

August 8, 2012 The Goat
The marsh is located on a 600-acre wildlife sanctuary and wetland located adjacent the Best Western Hotel just south of the Valemount village limits. More than 150 species of birds as well as beaver, otter, moose and deer call this place home. Bears have also been spotted foraging in the area. […]
Mud Bog Races 2012, at the Canoe Mountain Campgrounds

Valemount Mud Bog Races

August 8, 2012 The Goat
Valemount hosted its 3rd annual mud bog event at the rodeo grounds last weekend. This event was sponsored by the Northwest Mud Racing Association. Many local thrill-seekers took part in the races which included ATVs, […]
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Down at the lake

August 4, 2012 The Goat
By the time this article has come out I will be in Clearwater for Bible Camp! I have been so excited to go, so I guess I’ll see you on the day I come back. […]
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Wild Foods with Rene Nunweiler

August 1, 2012 The Goat
More than a dozen people were treated to an educational romp through the woods last weekend, as part of a Wild Food Walk sponsored by the Valemount Museum. Guide Rene Nunweiler showed participants various plants […]
Woodpeckers in the Community Forest

Valemount Community Forest gets 25-year license

August 1, 2012 The Goat
Under the Land-Based Investment Strategy program, the Community Forest was able to plant over
30,000 seedlings in some of the open areas within the Swift Fire burn that have not regenerated adequately. This area can be seen from town, in the grey burn area near the top of Swift Mountain, alongside the old logging areas. […]
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