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After years of lobbying, 24/7 ambulance service established

After more than three years of lobbying by local officials, Squamish will now have around-the-clock ambulance service, Mayor Ian Sutherland announced Tuesday (Feb. 15).

Loggers Lane lease extended for one trucking company

One of the two trucking companies on District of Squamish (DOS) owned land near the new Sea to Sky Adventure Centre can stay longer, but the other has to be off by the end of the month. Burritt and Son Tucking Ltd.

SAR: the next generation begins training

The Squamish Emergency Program called and the volunteers answered - and some day, one of them could be saving your life.The program is training a new batch of around 60 people to work with the program.

Community mailboxes heading for Highlands

Info meeting coming March 2 for feedback John French Like it or not, residents in the Garibaldi Highlands will be changing their addresses this year.

Community

Heritage Week is celebrated from Feb. 20 to Feb. 27 and to commemorate this week, the Squamish Public Library is hosting a Heritage Walk and Tea on Sunday (Feb. 20). Participants are asked to gather at the meeting room at 1 p.m.

Man caught in move during flood out of luck for compensation

A local man caught between homes when floodwaters hit the Squamish Valley won't be getting any help from the provincial government to replace $30,000 in personal possessions.

MedWatch expands program

A small plastic vial could save your life - and it's free for seniors over the age of 50. Medwatch is a plastic container, much like a pill container, containing personalized medical information.

A step-by-step plan for quitting smoking

Everyone has a bad habit. But if yours is smoking and you've quit, or are thinking about quitting, Vancouver Coastal Health has just the thing for you. It's running a Smoking Cessation Program at Coast Garibaldi Health.

Women's Centre hopes for more money after gov't announcement

The provincial government is pouring $12.5 million into programs and services for women and children escaping violence, but the Howe Sound Women's Centre doesn't know what that will mean for its services.

Explosion rocks Dentville

A number of people called 911 at just before 7 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 4) to report they heard and felt an explosion in the area of Howe Sound Secondary School.
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