Pipeline digs to test integrity

May 20, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Trans Mountain pipeline is conducting integrity digs throughout the Valemount area and it has piqued the interest of Peter McCartney, the Wilderness Committee’s climate campaigner. According to Trans Mountain, a new in-line […]

Creosote ties on the move

May 19, 2019 The Goat
by Andru McCracken When Garry Wallace and his neighbour Byron Bustin went to take a look at a pile of old creosote ties sitting in a marsh next to the railroad right of way they […]

Fear, anger at McBride caribou meeting

May 9, 2019 The Goat
by Andru McCracken Many residents in McBride were upset they weren’t consulted during the creation of a draft agreement between the Province and the federal government concerning the recovery of B.C. caribou and they voiced […]

Stockpiled rail ties irk local resident

May 2, 2019 The Goat
by Andru McCracken A Tete Jaune resident is concerned an old cache of railroad ties could be leaching creosote into surrounding marsh not far from the Fraser River. Visible in satellite imagery, the stockpile is […]

Grain dumpers habituating wildlife

April 29, 2019 The Goat
by Andru McCracken Police issued a warning to grain haulers last week who may be dumping product between Valemount and Avola.  The authorities are unsure why the haulers are dumping grain, but it’s not working […]

Mayor calls for caribou action, jobs

April 24, 2019 The Goat
by Andru McCracken McBride’s Mayor Gene Runtz is calling for more than consultation regarding the federal and provincial action on caribou; he wants McBride to be included as part of the solution. “Let’s get people […]

Premier appoints Lekstrom caribou liaison

April 23, 2019 The Goat
by Goat Staff Premier John Horgan has responded to increasing acrimony regarding caribou recovery. On Monday afternoon, Horgan appointed Blair Lekstrom as community liaison tasked with engaging residents of the Peace region on draft partnership […]

Backburning for safety

April 18, 2019 The Goat
Augusto Pardo a member of the Valemount Volunteer Fire Department helps remove dry grass through burning near the railway last week. Behind him Elliott Ingles of Parks Canada and Dean Schneider, also of the fire […]

All charged up on electric cars

April 13, 2019 The Goat
by Andru McCracken When Tim Haus presses the pedal down, his car leaps forward. It’s a 2012 Chevy Volt and although neck straining acceleration isn’t the main reason he bought the car it is an […]

The elusive wolverine

April 11, 2019 The Goat
by Andru McCracken Wolverines are legendary. And even though they are so rarely spotted, McBride, Valemount, Blue River, the wilderness and parks around us are prime habitat for them. They are sometimes born in avalanche […]
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