No one wants to raise taxes

November 24, 2019 The Goat
By Laura Keil “No one wants to raise taxes.” This was repeated by Council members at last week’s Council meeting where Council unanimously agreed to raise water and sewer rates by 8.5%. I’m going to […]

Fragmentation: The Tribalisation of Politics

November 21, 2019 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer In most democratic countries economic self-interest is no longer driving voters’ choices. Tribalism is taking its place, and that is not an improvement. Take three quite different countries, all unable to get […]

Room for everybody

November 15, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken They take up the most space and time on social media, they dominate my personal Facebook experience and if you would just listen and do a little research on your own you […]

Ambazonia

November 9, 2019 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer Sometimes Donald Trump gets it right. In February he cut off US military aid to the central African country of Cameroon because of its appalling human rights record. Last Friday he acted […]

Editorial: Let’s burn it right

November 6, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Valemount Village Council has asked staff to draft a clean air bylaw at the request of the Clean Air Task Force. It’s a good step, and just one in a suite of […]

Empathy, I’ve got a little

October 30, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Like any corporation, the McBride Community Forest Corporation has a lot to balance. But the McBride Community Forest Corporation is much much more than just a corporation. Clawing itself back from years […]

The Catalan Dilemma

October 25, 2019 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer The demonstrations, some of them violent, are still going on in Catalonia a week after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine separatist leaders to between nine and thirteen years in prison for sedition. […]

Too much cash a grave concern

October 24, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken The Columbia Basin Trust has so much money to disperse in Valemount that it’s causing problems in Castlegar. You don’t know about this? It’s true. Every year the Columbia Basin Trust has […]

Leaders debate blues

October 16, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Finishing most of my work early on Monday afternoon (the Rocky Mountain Goat’s dreaded deadline day), I burst out of the office delighted I would be in time to stream the leader’s […]

A climate crisis: Stop feeling guilty

October 9, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken When we talk about the climate crisis we need to acknowledge feelings. A piece of the puzzle that I have ignored until now is guilt, but watching Greta Thunberg excoriate leaders at […]
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