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Grand visions in the wind

Wind power mogul Rick West of WestTech Energy has a grand vision for Squamish that includes wind turbine manufacturing plants and a 32,000 square foot research institute.

Real estate market on rise

Propert values in Squamish are on the rise, jumping from $2.4 to $2.6 billion this year, but area assessment officers said the increase is modest.

CANADA VOTES: NDP can be voice for change, says Judith Wilson

New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Judith Wilson says it's time for a change. Time to elect a candidate who will stand up in Ottawa and fight for common values. The lawyer and "soccer Mom" thinks she's the candidate for the job.

Congratulations to the first baby of 2006!

After going into labour just after midnight on Monday (Jan. 2), Whistlerite Meghan Deschenes fully expected to make a brief stop at Squamish General Hospital on her way to Vancouver to give birth to her second child.

Insurance takes splash out of Polar Bear swim

Approximately 12 people dipped into the frigid waters off Nexen Beach for the 2006 unofficial Polar Bear swim Jan. 1. But confusion over the event could just as easily have left people high and dry.

PM's Squamish visit scrubbed at last minute

Meeting at Totem Hall postponed Steven Hill shill@squamishchief.

Keeping a language alive

Only two elders in the Squamish Valley retain the ability to fluently speak Squamish Nation's language.

Pot grow-op busted

Local RCMP arrested two men, aged 48 and 43, in conjunction with the discovery of a marijuana grow operation in the 2200 block of Read Crescent. On Dec. 29, RCMP were conducting surveillance on the residence, which was purchased last fall.

Making it easier to pick up after Spot

Jane Emerick Special to The Chief Dog owners and trail walkers can expect to enjoy less poopy trails thanks to initiative to create biodegradable doggy bag dispensers in Squamish.

Tourism research study kicks off in Sea to Sky

A provincial tourism association is giving Squamish a hand with tourism development. The British Columbia tourism industry's human resources association, go2, kicked off a regional tourism labour market study in the Sea to Sky corridor Dec. 19.
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