Brexit — Johnson Makes His Move

September 10, 2019 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyers Shock! Horror! Johnson prorogues Parliament!  End of democracy in Britain! The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, says he was not even consulted, and calls it “a constitutional outrage.” Or, […]

Greenland’s Gamble

September 9, 2019 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer From his purchase of New Jersey casinos to his proposed acquisition of Greenland, Donald Trump’s real estate deals have always been plagued by bad timing. The United States could probably have bought […]

Big Foot Wonder

September 9, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken If you are an artist and you think the Valemount Arts and Cultural Society’s Big Foot sculpture is the least attractive, imaginatively bankrupt, poorly conceived, idiotic waste of taxpayer money, you should […]

A local report? That’s crazy talk

September 3, 2019 Arthur Tanga
By Andru McCracken The information contained in the 2019 Valemount Childcare Needs Assessment & Strategy (see story on A1) temporarily blinded me to some disappointing aspects of the report: It was developed by a local […]

Can we laugh through this?

August 24, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken I overheard an interview with Grace Dillon about Indigenous Futurism. Dillon, a professor from Portland State University, coined the phrase for the act of imagining First Nations in the future. The interview […]

The Real Refugee Problem

August 5, 2019 Arthur Tanga
By Gwynne Dyer The image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, fleeing from the Syrian civil war, dead face down on a Turkish beach in 2015, triggered a wave of sympathy that ended with Germany opening its […]

Standing in the ashes of forestry

July 27, 2019 Arthur Tanga
By Andru McCracken The board of the Valemount Community Forest (also the board of the Valemount Industrial Park) have purchased a mill and have the intention of running it. It is wonderful news for our […]
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A battle won, the next in view

July 20, 2019 Arthur Tanga
By Andru McCracken This week we learned that Carrier Lumber will not aerially spray broadleaf herbicide in the Robson Valley. The CEO of Carrier pointed to letters from our community as being a driver in […]
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