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Planning process beings on municipal Oceanfront lands

The planning process for the Oceanfront Lands has finally begun. This time around, residents can expect Facebook, interactive maps and even pub nights to be part of the consultation process.

Greg Gardner running for mayor

District of Squamish Councillor Greg Gardner announced he's running for mayor Tuesday (June 17), one week after current Mayor Ian Sutherland announced he would not vie for the seat.

Loggers Sports faces upheaval

Just when free entry into Loggers Sports appeared to be on the chopping block, new sponsorship stretching from as far as Vancouver Island has come through to keep the event in line with its 51 years of tradition.

Freshwater gets protection

Council heard more about a new watercourse bylaw that would determine how close new developments could be to freshwater systems during a District of Squamish council strategy session Tuesday (June 10).

Greg Gardner running for mayor

Election season is starting early this term. District of Squamish Councillor Greg Gardner announced he's running for mayor Tuesday (June 17), one week after current Mayor Ian Sutherland announced he would not vie for the seat.

Mayor throws in the towel

Squamish will soon have a new leader to usher in the 2010 Olympics and tackle the effects of rapid development, as Mayor Ian Sutherland announced Tuesday (June 10) he will not be running for re-election this fall.

Broken shoe the harbinger of great things for dancer

Chelsea Blackett had never broken a pointe shoe before.

Debate heats up over Howe Sound dumping

As massive amounts of contaminated material are dumped into the Howe Sound this month, some residents are questioning the role of Jane Basin, a pit used for disposal that feeds into the recently constructed Britannia Mine Water Treatment Plant.

VANOC recants transportation hub

Opportunities for Squamish to get involved in the 2010 Winter Olympics are looking smaller than ever now that VANOC has decided not to use Squamish's as a transportation hub during the Games.

Paralympian shows kids nobody is a loser

Students at Squamish Elementary learned that Olympic spirit goes far beyond competition on Wednesday (May 28) when the school hosted a Paralympic Day.
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