McBride boil water advisory ongoing

May 23, 2020 The Goat
A year ago engineers finished installing a new water intake system for the Village of McBride, replacing an old above ground concrete intake that was beyond its useful life.
While the new system aims to settle out sediments suspended in Dominion Creek before it enters the water treatment plant, a challenging spring runoff is forcing the community to initiate a boil water advisory. […]

Library patrons can now get “take-out” books

May 23, 2020 The Goat
One of the things that people turn to during times of isolation and slow living is reading. So for McBide’s newly-appointed Library Director, Abi Ward, figuring out a way to get books into the hands of the Valley residents has been important. After a week of trial runs, Friday May 15, marked their first official book take-out day. […]

Valemount coffee roasters un”vale”

May 22, 2020 The Goat
The four entrepreneurs behind VALE Coffee share an abiding love for good coffee and the village they’re making it in. VALE Coffee is a small batch coffee roastery based in the Trading Post on Main Street in Valemount. […]

Province starts Phase 2 of re-opening

May 22, 2020 The Goat
In Doctor Bonnie Henry’s weekend update, she offered reassurance to people stressing out about moving into Phase 2 of BC’s reopening plan. Henry shared her own misgivings about having friends over this weekend. […]

News in Brief: Berg Lake Trail update

May 22, 2020 The Goat
BC Parks has updated its information regarding Mt. Robson Park. Last week the Goat reported that the Berg Lake Trail is closed to day-use. The trail is also closed to overnight use until further notice (reservable Berg Lake campsites usually open on June 1st). […]

News in Brief: Mt Robson Marathon cancelled

May 21, 2020 The Goat
The Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association (YORA) has made the decision to cancel this year’s Mt. Robson Marathon slated for September 12th along the Berg Lake Trail. YORA President Patricia Thoni said it was a hard decision. “They were talking about all events in summer, but we’re so close to summer and really the beginning of September is considered summer, and with everything going on we thought let’s cancel.” […]
McBride Council

McBride council: Tax assistance, recycling

May 21, 2020 The Goat
McBride Council members met May 12, 2020 via video-conference for their regular meeting. Mayor Runtz called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Councillors Frederick, Hruby, Green and Smith were present, along with CAO McCutcheon. […]
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