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Postal code change won't cost District taxpayers

A long enough grace period for new postal codes to take effect for Squamish residents will prevent wasted stationary and extra costs to taxpayers.

Bill 30 passes third reading

Opposition MLAs last week repeatedly sided with the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and its call for a regional energy plan as they opposed provisions of legislation that would remove the authority of local governments to zone for independ

'Purple Palace' cleared out

After years of neighbourhood complaints over noise, violence and drugs, innumerable RCMP raids resulting in arrests for possession of drugs and stolen property, and unsightly premises fines resulting in trucks of garbage being hauled away, the so-cal

Fleeing motorcyclist caught on train tracks

Railway tracks helped police catch a suspect on a motorcycle last Friday (May 12). RCMP noticed an unlicensed motorcycle traveling in the Industrial Park at 3:30 p.m. The motorcyclist fled when the officer attempted to pull him over.

Council to review BIA bylaw

Squamish council voted Tuesday (May 16) to review a bylaw passed earlier this month approving a controversial downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) in downtown Squamish.

Vancouver-area climber falls to her death at Chek Canyon

A 59-year-old Port Coquitlam climber fell to her death on Mother's Day Sunday (May 14) at Chek Canyon up Conroy Forest Road. Lois Ann Nordstrom of Port Coquitlam fell approximately 35 metres at about 3 p.m.

NEWS BRIEFS: Sea to Sky Highway update

The schedule of construction-related delays is the same for the next 10 days as it has been for the past few weeks. However, officials say some nighttime closures may be necessary between Whistler and Squamish starting Monday (May 14). Stay tuned.

Baby Razzano stable after surgery

Squamish's miracle baby is on the mend following his third - and hopefully last - open heart surgery.

Junior hockey coming to town

New league to start play in September Sylvie Paillard spaillard@squamishchief.com The Brennan Park arena will soon be crowded with cheering fans supporting a hometown professional hockey team.

Public opinion on highway sought

The consultation process is well under way as representatives of the Sea to Sky Highway Improvement Project are giving Squamish the opportunity say how features, including the overpasses, landscaping, adjacent trails, intersections and signage, on th