Tiny Houses loom large

May 31, 2020 The Goat
The Tiny House Warriors had no idea why locals had gathered near them last Sunday on the road to Murtle Lake. As Kanahus Manuel filmed the residents, more than 60 metres away, she guessed why they were there and what they were doing. […]

Backlash in Blue

May 27, 2020 The Goat
Last week my article about the violent confrontation between three men and a woman and the Tiny House Warriors provoked a strong reaction from some in the community of Blue River. […]

Hard question, tough answer, repeat

May 15, 2020 The Goat
It seemed like an innocuous question, but when McBride resident Jason Gardner wondered whether vacant houses in the community could be used by people looking for a home in an online post, he almost broke the internet. […]

Micromanaging is always partial

May 13, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken, EDITOR,
A good letter from a resident sent council into a tizzy at their last council meeting. It was as if the councillors had suddenly realized they weren’t dressed in their finest clothes, but were, in fact, naked. In the letter, a resident asked council to reconsider two expensive measures: the purchase of a newer backhoe and hiring a new employee. […]

5 Reasons

May 4, 2020 The Goat
Andru McCracken, EDITOR For the first time in 50 winters, Valemount will, in all likelihood, have a ski lift operating close to town. It will start small. And that’s the best way to start. It’s […]

Clear path to a community ski hill

May 2, 2020 The Goat
By Joe Nusse We have a ski lift, and permission to put it somewhere. I realize that this is not the ski hill construction announcement everybody has been anticipating. But after decades of dreaming about […]

Rewriting the rules

April 27, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken, Editor Our province and country looked into the gaping maw of COVID-19 and, without flinching, made the right choices to keep people safe. Tragically, others needed to learn the cruel lesson from […]

Renovating during an apocalypse

April 19, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Is there work we can do to make our communities better during the shutdown, despite the conditions imposed on us? Is there work we can do to make our communities better _because_ […]

The new, baffling, shape of things

April 14, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken I was driving by the Valemount Industrial Park the other day and saw a queer thing, a bulldozer was clearing some land of snow. I’m glad I enquired about it. The community […]
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