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Snowmobiler rescued from Tricone

A Whistler snowmobiler got more excitement than she bargained for during a ride in the Tricone Basin Friday (Jan. 23). The unidentified woman was riding in the backcountry between Squamish and Whistler with a group of friends.

Operator disciplined after 911 calls went unanswered

When you call 911, you expect someone to answer. That didn't happen at 6:45 a.m. on May 4, 2003. A Brackendale resident needed an ambulance that Sunday morning because his wife was seriously ill.

The visionary

It takes many long hours of hard work, dedication and devotion to become a leader in business and community. Two Squamish residents possess plenty of the above and as a result have been honoured accordingly by their peers and colleagues.

Ex-RCMP officer cleared of charges

Matthew Wild Special to The Chief A retired Squamish police officer has been cleared of all charges of wrongdoing nearly a year after being accused of fabricating evidence and obstructing justice.

Wind: Squamish's new energy source?

During the summer months, the windsurfers and kite boarders know how reliable the strong moving air is around Squamish. Most days in the warm months, the daily inflow winds kick in once the heating action of the morning sun warms the land.

Business break-ins up significantly in 2003

In an unusual move, S/Sgt. Cliff Doherty and Sgt. Colin Worth met with Squamish Council this week and gave council an update on police operations.

Way Out Women shred the snow

Start your engines, the women are ready to roar. After a hugely successful 2003 campaign to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, the Way Out Women (WOW) are back in the snowmobile saddle again.

ABOUT TOWN: May you be with the Force tonight

All Star Wars fans will want to be at the Eagle Eye Community Theatre tonight (Jan. 23) for The One Man Star Wars Trilogy with Charles Ross.

Clean bill for Nexen site

The District of Squamish officially acquires 71 acres of waterfront land this Tuesday (Jan. 27) - and the land has been declared clean and ready to build on.

Thomas steams into Heritage Park

Squamish will become the home of another very famous - and really useful - steam engine this spring. The West Coast Railway Heritage Park (WCRHP) is pleased to announce that Thomas the Tank Engine is coming in June 2004.