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Feds grant $1m to First Nations cultural centre

A host of First Nations and government dignitaries gathered at Totem Hall Monday (July 24) to acknowledge a joint federal and provincial investment of $1 million into the Squamish/Lil'Wat First Nations cultural centre being built in Whistler.

Petitioning for free BC Parks use

The end of parking meters in BC Parks may be in sight, according to Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC) spokespersons during a campaign for the abolishment of the "user pay scheme".

Television series films in Squamish

They come, they shoot, they spend their money? Men in Trees, an ABC television series scheduled to air this fall, has announced they will be shooting one day per episode in Squamish from now until December and local businesses are hoping to benefit f

Ferry terminal proposed for Squamish

Squamish could be the location of a brand new passenger ferry terminal if a deal can be struck to sell 10 acres of Oceanfront land to ferry company Strait of Georgia Transit (SGT), said company executives during a presentation to council a week ago T

Numbers down at summer camp

Organizers of last week's summer basketball camp in Sechelt had a glass half full approach. Half full because that's what the gym was - half full.

Driftwood takes it to the streets

Driftwood Players, the Sunshine Coast amateur theatre company responsible for such recent successes as Melville Boys and Ten Lost Years, takes to the streets of Sechelt and Gibsons over the next two weeks with their project Wagon Tales.

Fisher nets gold at this year's Sea Cavalcade

When Celia Fisher got the call last week that she was the 2008 Golden Girl, it caught her completely unaware. She was expecting a call from Sea Cavalcade chair Conchita Harding about some memorabilia the Fishers had from past Cavalcades.

The age of liability

Liability issues are holding back good projects up and down the Coast. In Tuwanek, the Sechelt Gray Forest Service leading to Tetrahedron Provincial Park has become a four-year headache for the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD).

Saying goodbye

The District of Squamish is losing one of its longest standing employees. Trudy Coates resigned as Administrative Services Director, effective Friday (July 21), after 18 years of service.

Master carver at Heritage Centre

Excitement is building at the Egmont Heritage Centre (EHC) as master carver Arnold "Kwatamus" Jones prepares an old growth cedar log to be carved into a memorial totem pole at the centre.