Four-Day Work Week

June 23, 2020 The Goat
As countries in Europe and North America emerge from lock-down and start trying to rebuild their devastated economies, the great concern is jobs. […]

Hummingbirds of the Robson Valley

June 16, 2020 The Goat
Curtis Culp is a longtime hummingbird enthusiast and research contributor through his banding work in the Robson Valley, but he hadn’t considered publishing his knowledge until recently. […]

Race in America

June 14, 2020 The Goat
It’s been a bad week in the United States: six nights of protests over the police murder of George Floyd, with six dead, rioting and looting in fifty cities, and thousands arrested or injured. […]

What Coronavirus teaches us about climate change

June 9, 2020 The Goat
Human beings respond well to a crisis that is familiar, especially if it is also imminent. They don’t do nearly as well when the threat is unfamiliar and still apparently quite distant. Consider our response to the current coronavirus threat. […]

Hong Kong — What Went Wrong

June 2, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer, The ‘joint declaration’ of 1997 by which Britain handed Hong Kong over to the Communist regime in Beijing promised that the territory could keep free speech, the rule of law and a […]

Truckload of generosity

June 1, 2020 The Goat
This year, The Open Gate Community Garden Society in McBride was a recipient of the Four Rivers Co-op Grant process based out of Vanderhoof, and received a $800 grant donation from the Four Rivers Community Support Fund. […]

Basic Income: A Done Deal?

May 25, 2020 The Goat
The First World War speeded up the emancipation of women; the Second World War led to the creation of welfare states in all the industrialised countries. What great change will the coronavirus crisis bring us? […]

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. […]
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