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Aid mission to Sri Lanka takes off

Four Squamish residents are in the tsunami-ravaged island nation of Sri Lanka this week getting a better understanding of what needs to be done to help rebuild Squamish's adopted village of Wanduruppuwa.

Additional education funding on the way

The B.C. government announced a $150 increase in education funding on Jan. 31, but the Howe Sound School District won't know how the extra money will be used or how much there will be.

New vision for Loggers Sports Grounds

A diverse group of people gathered last week and came up with a future vision for the Al McIntosh Loggers Sports Grounds. The grounds on Loggers Lane are the central attraction every August long weekend.

Squamish's health care pioneer honoured

Being honoured for more than 50 years of service to his community is nice - but the service is reward enough for Dr. Laverne Kindree. Kindree has been awarded with a 2005 British Columbia Community Achievement Award.

Hombergs file Olympic counterclaim against VANOC

A 74-year-old Brackendale woman and her son have struck back at Olympic organizers in a dispute over a disputed internet address.

ABOUT TOWN: Music and romance to support Humanity Village

A magic show in support of the Squamish Humanity Village project will be held in the Brennan Park Recreation Centre auditorium Saturday (Feb. 12) from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Magician Ray Wong of Vancouver promises an interesting and fun performance.

Heart and Stroke month: building on 50 years

No open-heart surgery, no hospital cardiac care units, and no comprehensive understanding of the heart-and-stroke hazards of smoking, physical inactivity, and poor diet - it was 1955. A group of doctors formed the B.C.

Squamish-Whistler bus passes scrapped

The Sea to Sky Transit service linking Squamish and Whistler has proven so popular officials have had to stop selling monthly passes.But the change means some commuters will be paying nearly twice the amount to get to and from work on the bus.

Lonsdale, Sutherland clash over facilities referendum

An impressive sum of $20 million and Squamish's future amenities are at stake as Squamish residents get set to send a message to District of Squamish Council on Feb. 26.

Learning Gym provides brain workout

Continuing Education at Capilano College is moving in a new direction this term with the addition of a program for kids that helps deal with learning frustrations.
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