Safe shelter: homes needed

November 14, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken When things get tense at home, when tempers flare and stress builds, women in the valley have a place to go if they fear for their safety: it’s a long running program […]

Chillin’ at the Valemount Café

November 14, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken About 35 residents took advantage of Valemount Café from 6pm to 8pm on October 29. It was an opportunity to meet with village councillors one on one, to connect with staff, ask […]

Local glaciers fading fast

November 13, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken If you hoped that the cold wet weather we experienced this summer may have built up local glaciers like Castle Creek or Zillmer, or even slowed their fate, think again. In fact, […]

289 pies? It’s a piece of cake

November 12, 2019 The Goat
Last week, it was the annual apple pie making bee at the Golden Year’s Lodge. The day started with the peeling of 460 pounds of apples. The 34 volunteers made 289 pies. The money is […]

Poaching in the Raush

November 12, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Devanee Cardinal is getting the word out that hunters aren’t welcome on her family’s land up the Raush without permission and is signing the property to make it clear what is private […]

The Regiment: Farley Mowat on war

November 11, 2019 The Goat
By Laura Keil If you’re looking for a Canadian soldier’s view of World War II you probably won’t think of one written by a Canadian Naturalist. But in the case of Farley Mowat’s The Regiment […]

Local man on the Italian campaign

November 11, 2019 The Goat
19-year-old Joe Sivecki volunteered for service in the Canadian army in 1942 and served with the Seaforth Highlanders during World War II. In Italy, Sivecki was a part of an important bridgehead for which a Canadian man was awarded the Victoria Cross. […]

Italian Campaign – overview

November 10, 2019 The Goat
This year’s Veterans Week poster highlights the Italian Campaign of World War II. Canadian troops played a vital role in the 20-month Mediterranean campaign which led to the liberation of Italy. According to Veterans Affairs, […]

Refuge for Train Travellers

November 10, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Passengers departing Valemount on VIA Rail who hold a valid ticket will have access to the Valemount Hotel waiting room and pub. Last winter, the Rocky Mountain Goat covered the story of […]


November 9, 2019 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer Sometimes Donald Trump gets it right. In February he cut off US military aid to the central African country of Cameroon because of its appalling human rights record. Last Friday he acted […]
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