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First ascender to help group opposing gondola

In 1961 Ed Cooper and his climbing partner Jim Baldwin made Squamish a famous climbing destination. Now Cooper is lashing out at a proposal to put a gondola on the Stawamus Chief.

Wal-Mart not always welcome

Bringing Wal-Mart to town is easy. Preventing the world's largest retailer from breaking ground is a much more difficult task. Despite the challenge, some communities have successfully blocked the corporation.

EDO, council must do more for industrial jobs: Lonsdale

Coun. Corinne Lonsdale, who led the charge to re-open Interfor's Squamish Lumber mill five years ago, says Squamish council and the Economic Development Officer need to do more to attract industrial jobs.

Legendary climber will rest on Stawamus Chief

A man who lived to climb will be remembered this week on a rock his name will be forever attached to. Daryl Hatten was a climbing legend who posted many first ascents of the Stawamus Chief. He lost his life Aug.

Sawmill gone for good

Interfor investigating purchase offers for waterfront land John French Chief Staff Writer International Forest Products (Interfor) gave up this week on its Squamish sawmill.

RCMP names new detachment commander

The new commander of the Squamish RCMP won't be moving to town - he already lives here. S/Sgt. Mark Hennigar accepted a lateral transfer from the RCMP's North Vancouver office and is going to be in charge of the Squamish detachment later this month.

Whippets run wild

It was a wet and slippery weekend, but the dogs didn't seem to mind one bit.

ABOUT TOWN: Fall Fair will be full of fun

When you walk through the admission gates at the 10th annual Brackendale Fall Fair Saturday (Aug. 28), please give a thought to all the many volunteers and members of the Brackendale Farmers' Institute who have made this day possible.

'Not afraid of the naysayers'

The two Whistler men proposing to put a $12-million gondola up the Stawamus Chief are claiming support in Squamish's business community for their proposal.

A dog's life gets better

There are music festivals, sports festivals and just about everything else for people festivals in Squamish- but until last year there was never a festival for the one beloved member of the family - the dog.