RV rights group: is poverty central?

September 25, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken The Thompson Nicola Regional District has long standing rules in place that prevent rural landowners from living full time in recreational vehicles on their property. It’s no different from long standing rules […]

Converging Crisis – AI and Climate

September 23, 2019 The Goat
By Gwynne Dyer Maybe we can get through the climate crisis without a global catastrophe, although that door is closing fast. And maybe we can cope with the huge loss of jobs caused by the […]

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 […]
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