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. […]

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. […]

Escape from paradise

May 14, 2020 The Goat
Sandy and I made our dash home amid the Coronavirus epidemic from a remote part of French Polynesia (FP). The island of Hiva Oa is in the Marquesas group on the far eastern edge of Polynesia, three hours by air from Tahiti. […]

Sue & Me2 B&B Opens!

May 12, 2020 The Goat
By Andrea Arnold,
The old church building on Main Street in McBride across from “Sue and Me Eatery” has been given a new lease on life. The 70-year-old former church building has had an assorted history. […]

Bangladesh – Swift Justice

April 16, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer The murders happened 45 years ago, and what remains of the family has been seeking vengeance ever since. One of the killers was caught a week ago – and he was hanged […]

Hungary: The First Casualty?

April 11, 2020 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer “Hello, dictator!” said Jean-Claude Juncker cheerily to Hungary’s leader, Victor Orbán, at a European Union summit meeting a couple of years ago. The president of the European Commission was only joking, of […]
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