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. […]

16 coal cars derail in Tete Jaune

May 13, 2020 The Goat
Tete Jaune resident Neil Mumby noticed smoke rising near the Lakes District Maintenance yard in Tete Jaune at about 3:15 pm on Monday, May 11 and when he investigated he found rail cars carrying coal had jumped the tracks and some coal had spilled out.
CN confirmed the incident. […]

Fire ban still in place

May 7, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken If you’re going to have a campfire, keep it small and have 8 litres of water on hand to douse it when you are done and make sure the ashes are cool […]
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Summer dump hours begin

May 5, 2020 The Goat
By Laura Keil The McBride & Valemount transfer stations have finally gone to summer hours as of May 1st. The Regional District had extended winter hours for the month of April during the COVID-19 restrictions. […]

Locals lend support to Wet’suwet’en

March 13, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Progress appears to be being made on an indigenous rights and title dispute near Houston, BC that has paralyzed rail networks across the country. Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Woos, Scott Fraser, B.C.’s Minister […]

Local Women in Business Sustainability

March 12, 2020 The Goat
By Jenn Meagher Women entrepreneurs are on the rise. As women are often the primary caregivers and do the majority of household shopping, there’s an excellent opportunity for sustainably-minded business models to emerge. Here in […]
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