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Therapy on two wheels

The drive of a volunteer, an appreciation of her surroundings, and a husband who mountain bikes led Ratna Das to bring "Trips for Kids" to Squamish in an attempt to allow all youth in town experience what their surroundings had to offer.

Valleycliffe toolshed lights up the sky

A tool shed fire in Valleycliffe garnered considerable attention Saturday evening when residents saw flames shooting several feet into the sky. Emergency dispatch operators received 17 calls for the one incident.

IPP bill 'disturbing': kayakers

Provincial legislation that would strip local governments from deciding on rezoning issues for Independent Power Production (IPP) is "a step backwards," says Stuart Smith of the Whitewater Kayaking Association of British Columbia (WKABC).

Federal child care plan criticized by local providers

May is childcare month and the Sea to Sky Community Services Society (SSCSS) is asking parents to remember their child's caregiver especially in light of recent announcements in the federal budget.

Anti-BIA merchants unite

Downtown merchants and commercial property owners are mobilizing to rescind a recently adopted bylaw imposing a Business Improvement Area (BIA) upon the downtown.

Food on every table is the goal

Sea to Sky Community Services, in conjunction with Vancouver Coastal Health, are inviting all members of the community with a stake in keeping food on the table to a series of meetings in the Sea to Sky corridor.

New postal codes affect residents Monday

Many Squamish residents will be faced with new postal codes from Monday in what Canada Post calls an attempt to improve mail-delivering efficiency in the Squamish area.

Offering help and hope for families with eating disorders

In the past Jane Smith* and her husband Tom* have struggled alone with being the parents of a daughter with an eating disorder and now they are reaching out to others like them in Squamish to share their experiences in a support group.

Book in Adventure Centre will direct people to local artists

Finding Squamish's various artists has never been easier thanks to a local women's initiative to create a book documenting the sources of the town's artwork.

Contentious Dentville tree felled

Sylvie Paillard spaillard@squamishchief.com Dentville neighbours are still torn over the cutting down of an old growth cedar on Britannia Avenue and Madill Street.