News in Brief: Lucille Mountain Rescue

May 20, 2020 The Goat
Robson Valley Search and Rescue responded to a call from three snowmobilers on Lucille Mountain at 11:30pm May 2nd. According to the weekly incident report, two members of the SAR team responded to the call and met the snowmobilers on their way out. […]

News in Brief: Daycare re-opens

May 20, 2020 The Goat
Valemount’s daycare is reopening June 1st, 2020 after being closed since mid-March due to COVID-19.
The Valemount Children’s Activity Society says it will not be resuming preschool this school-year (it usually runs September-June). […]

BC Hydro stuck with too much power

May 18, 2020 The Goat
A lack of demand for electricity is straining BC Hydro operations and will likely mean Kinbasket Reservoir, just south of Valemount, will be filled up this year. BC Hydro is attributing the drop in electricity use to COVID-19. Power use is about 10% lower than usual. They believe demand could slump to 12% lower than usual by April 2021. […]

Some Reasons to Hope

May 17, 2020 The Goat
You don’t feel like reading about the Plague today? Good. I don’t feel like writing about it again either. So here’s some reasons to hope, none of which are related to the coronavirus.
First, they have found a new way to combat malaria that gets around the problem of growing resistance to existing drugs and insecticides. […]

BRKH Custom Woodworking Ltd: Open for Business!

May 16, 2020 The Goat
It took a little time, but BRKH Custom Woodworking Ltd., owned and operated by The Dunster Community Forest Society, has begun sales and production.
“The name was not easily decided on,” said General Manager Ray Thiessen. “There was a lot of brainstorming.”
They wanted a name that was unique to the Robson Valley, and specifically to Dunster. […]

Student poetry submissions

May 16, 2020 The Goat
The Goat invited local students to submit poems on the topic of COVID-19, social distancing or spring.   Brightness of Spring By Kestrel R. New life colors Everywhere I see! What great sights Living in […]

Trust the doctor: MLA

May 15, 2020 The Goat
COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on our lives and the economy, although the virus has had a limited impact in Northern BC. On Monday there were just 7 laboratory-confirmed […]
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