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No more crash bills for out-of-towners

There won't be any more surprise bills for non-residents who crash their vehicles and need help from Squamish Fire Rescue. Council voted on Tuesday (Nov.

ABOUT TOWN: Fall Classic set for Sunday

The 28th annual Squamish Fall Classic has a new focus this year as the fundraiser will go towards the Angela James Memorial Scholarship.

From spandex to spats

The big time hits Squamish (Nov. 20) as the Squamish Off Road Cycling Association (SORCA) presents Casino Night at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company.

New credit union coming to town

Local financial institutions are welcoming news of Squamish's second credit union opening next spring, saying competition is a sign of growth.

VANOC to pay for street banners

Olympic organizers veto banners for second time John French jfrench@squamishchief.com The Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee (VANOC) is taking some responsibility and apologizing for setting back Squamish's street banner program.

Croft comes back to corridor for Mountaineer's Soiree

The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) presents the sixth annual Mountaineer's Soiree next Saturday (Nov. 27) in Whistler.

Eagle Watch gears up for new season

It's that time of year again - Jingle Bell tunes lull us into a trance while shopping for the latest and greatest toys on the market, Santa makes an appearance at the local shops, and the skis are hauled from summer storage in great anticipation.

Two local gas stations robbed in one day

Police are looking for a short skinny man with dark hair suspected of robbing two local gas stations in the early morning hours of Nov. 15. Squamish RCMP reports that the 7-11/Esso station on Hwy. 99 at Cleveland Avenue was robbed at 1:15 a.m.

Royal Hudson could steam again by 2006

The Royal Hudson could be steaming along the tracks as early as spring 2006. The West Coast Railway Association has received a grant for $110,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada to put towards the rebuilding of the Royal Hudson.

No donuts for this officer

Eating can be a complicated lifestyle if you are a competitive body builder. Stacey Rogers, a Squamish RCMP officer, competed in the Sandra Wickham Fall Classic natural body building competition on Nov. 6.