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Still going strong

In addition to a need for activities that involve both physical activity and brain stimulation, a good social network is strongly advised for when one retires.

MP plans 'digital' office here

Heidi VanLith Special to The Chief Faced with representing the largest riding in Canada, West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country Liberal MP Blair Wilson has announced a plan to set up "digital constituency offices" beginning with a pilot pro

Council members go to Torino Winter Games

Sylvie Paillard spaillard@squamishchief Council for the District of Squamish made a last minute decision Wednesday (Feb. 8) to send councillors Patricia Heintzman and Mike Jenson to the Torino Winter Games Feb. 10 to 26.

New garbage totes hit doorsteps

Steven Hill All this week, Carney's Waste Systems was dropping items off at residents' doorsteps rather than picking them up.

Council adopts new format

Sylvie Paillard The District of Squamish implemented a new format for meetings. Council now begins the meeting at 6 p.m. with items closed to public. Following the closed meeting, a recess is held between 6:45 p.m.

Housing unaffordable for much of population

Sylvie Paillard The District of Squamish needs to act now if there is to be any affordable housing in Squamish's future, states a District-commissioned report entitled Squamish Affordable Housing Strategy.

Residents oppose development

Sylvie Paillard A proposed Brackendale development received some strongly worded protest during a variance permit hearing Tuesday (Feb. 7).

Getting to know yourself through art

Heidi VanLith Special to The Chief We're all guilty of doodling at work, in class, or while on the telephone, but what we may not realize is that these spontaneous masterpieces reveal a little about our emotions and ourselves.

About town

The Global Awareness Club at Howe Sound Secondary School is hoping for a good turnout for its garage and bake sale being held in the auditorium at Brennan Park Recreation Centre Saturday (Feb. 11) from 9 a.m. to noon.

Phase out curbside garbage pickup, report urges

Steven Hill A report by a noted bear biologist calls for Squamish to phase out curbside garbage pickup within five years. But the company that picks up Squamish's waste says the plan is expensive and unrealistic.
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