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Malamute clear cut culprits close to settlement with DOS

It's been a year since property owners shocked recreationalists by clear cutting a swath of forest along the Upper Malamute in contravention of the district's site alteration bylaw - and a settlement is still being worked out.

Complaints pile up over highway work

Complaints and claims for damage related to Highway 99 construction are pouring into the Sea to Sky Improvements Project office, but representatives are attempting to assure drivers that every measure is taken to ensure safety.

Emergency department starts $3-million expansion

Construction efforts for the $3-million expansion to Squamish General Hospital's emergency department started Monday (March 10).Joan McIntyre, MLA for West Vancouver-Garibaldi, joined Dr. LaVerne Kindree, Coun.

District offers wireless internet downtown

Now that the District of Squamish's downtown wireless internet system is implementing a test phase, residents and visitors can surf the web along Cleveland Avenue from Main Street to Pemberton Avenue.Convenience is rarely without cost, however.

Fuel runs into Browning Lake

Fuel from a tanker involved in an accident on Highway 99 last month has leached into Browning Lake, provincial Ministry of Environment officials confirmed this week.

No retirement in store for Thor

The Republic of Brackendale doesn't exist on any map -but it's a very real place, due to the life's work of Thor Froslev.

Aboriginal tourism booster recognized

Deanna Lewis has played an integral role is creating the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre where the living culture of both Squamish and Lil'Wat Nations can be shared, celebrated and preserved.

Youth at risk for sexual exploitation

Sexual exploitation of youth is happening in Squamish at a degree many residents may find shocking. "Youth are being sexually exploited here in Squamish.

Teacher earns Premier award

Long-time Howe Sound Secondary School teacher Linda Firbank was lauded as one of the 20 first ever recipients of the Premier's Award for Teaching Excellence during a special ceremony at Government House in Victoria Monday (March 3).

District speaks out against Pitt River IPP

Following a heated public open house last week on the Pitt River Independent Power Project (IPP), Squamish Council unanimously agreed Tuesday (March 4) to advise the province it is not welcome to link into the Cheekye Fan substation north of Squamish
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