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Property values up, but below BC average

Property values continue to climb in Squamish - but surprisingly, the overall increase in provincial assessments for 2006 was below the provincial average. B.C.

Arson suspected at Valleycliffe store

RCMP, Fire Rescue and Canada Post have teamed up to catch a suspected arsonist who targeted the Valleycliffe General Store bulletin board Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Downtown flood fix demanded

Flooding on Fifth Avenue not tied to Skye project, says mayor Sylvie Paillard spaillard@squamishchief.

Get chipping with the Scouts

Those beautiful, fresh Christmas trees that adorned your home in December are probably sitting in your backyard to be disposed of. Scouts Canada is offering a chipping service for those trees on Sunday (Jan. 7) at the Garden Centre.

0 to 800 in 48 minutes

It took only 48 minutes on New Year's Day Monday for the 800 spots available for the North Shore Credit Union Test of Metal mountain bike to sell out. "This simply blew away our expectations," said race organizer Cliff Miller.

Tenth Siku Guru's birthday celebrated

The Sikh world is celebrating the birthday of tenth Guru Gobind Singh on Jan. 5.

Men accused of extortion arrested in high-risk takedown

A Dentville house was the scene of two dangerous police tasks over the holidays where serious criminal activities were allegedly taking place.

Missing man found dead in vehicle in backcountry

RCMP and Search and Rescue workers went through a rollercoaster of triumph and tragedy over Christmas with the rescue of one elderly man and the grim discovery of a young man who died in his vehicle.

Highway 99 work to intensify in Squamish this winter

The presence of Highway 99 improvements will heighten within Squamish over the next few months, but commuters will feel less of an impact with a reduction of scheduled delays, according to Sea to Sky Improvements executive director Peter Milburn.

Squamish Nation and developer propose garbage incinerator

The District of Squamish is looking at four solutions to the fast approaching closure of the Cheekye Fan landfill, but at least one option for dealing with solid waste has Brackendale residents fuming.
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