Australia Fires: BC Pitches in

January 22, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken BC Wildfire Service staff, including one local, are helping in the Australian wildfires as the country continues to be hit by one of the worst fire seasons on record. On Dec. 3, […]

Steering the Bird-Dog

January 21, 2020 The Goat
Loos man plays part in Australia By Andru McCracken A man who grew up in Loos and attended McBride Secondary School is high above the front lines of the wildfire emergency in Australia. Some may […]

Valemount couple safe in Sydney

January 20, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Valemount residents Sam Lafferma and his partner, Australian-born Nicole Breed, and their daughter Matilda are safe in Chipping Norton, a suburb of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia as the fires rage […]

Transformative librarian on the move

January 19, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken The remarkable librarian Naomi Balla-Boudreau is leaving McBride. She has decided to take a position in Deep River in the Ottawa Valley, north of Algonquin Park in Ontario, it’s very close to […]

An Avalanche Forecast for McBride

January 14, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken For the first time ever, the North Rockies has an avalanche forecast to help backcountry users make good decisions in the winter time. For the last 5 years, the North Rockies (which […]

Irishmen camp for VIA

January 13, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken A couple of Irishmen who were in town visiting the area founded themselves waiting for the VIA train out of doors. Luckily, the men were well prepared and had brought a tent. […]
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