Valemount couple safe in Sydney

January 20, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Valemount residents Sam Lafferma and his partner, Australian-born Nicole Breed, and their daughter Matilda are safe in Chipping Norton, a suburb of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia as the fires rage […]

Transformative librarian on the move

January 19, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken The remarkable librarian Naomi Balla-Boudreau is leaving McBride. She has decided to take a position in Deep River in the Ottawa Valley, north of Algonquin Park in Ontario, it’s very close to […]

Collateral Damage

January 18, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer One of the major causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by somebody’s military. Accidents account for nine-tenths of all deaths in civilian airline crashes, and […]

Welcome to the strange world of mushrooms

January 18, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken It’s a world of inoculation, mycelium, spores, marthas, constant humidity and sterile surfaces, Paul McManus of Robson Valley Gourmet Mushrooms’ farm in the Valemount Industrial Park is like no greenhouse you have […]

Three strikes and you are out

January 15, 2020 The Goat
CN didn’t mean to crash a train at Moose Lake. It just happened. There were probably some mitigating factors that made operating a 96,000 tonne train through a mountain pass even more difficult than usual. […]

An Avalanche Forecast for McBride

January 14, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken For the first time ever, the North Rockies has an avalanche forecast to help backcountry users make good decisions in the winter time. For the last 5 years, the North Rockies (which […]
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