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Brackendale wood waste permit deferred

Brackendale residents bothered by a nearby noisy wood waste facility won a brief reprieve when council for the District of Squamish was unable to reach a decision on a staff-recommended temporary use permit for the contentious facility.

School board, parents look into 2010 school closures

Ray Wangen and David Burke Squamish Chief/Whistler Question The first preliminary meeting between parents and school board officials on the possibility of a school closure for the 2010 Olympics was held on Monday (Feb.

WHA president says next season is on with 14 teams

With the 2006-07 season now ended for the Squamish Cougars, coaches, players and fans will be looking to whether the fledgling league will be there in the fall.

Council gives local tourism a $107,000 boost

After two lengthy discussions and numerous questions, council for the District of Squamish unanimously agreed to support a UBCM tourism funding application for $107,000 to launch a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO).

Trying to change their lives for good, now this happens...

A couple living in a trailer on the dike near the West Coast Railway Heritage Park say they were burnt out of their only home while they were away for the day trying to find work, and fear that someone had deliberately targetted them as homeless peop

Two local deaths linked to heroin

Two young women are dead, a man was feared dead and at least two more residents were hospitalized last week in heroin-related incidents. Twenty-six-year-old Niomi Joanette died Sunday (Feb.

Grandma faces jail time for Eagleridge Bluffs protest

Calling her conduct an "egregious affront to the rule of law," a prosecutor said at Vancouver's Supreme Court Monday (Feb. 19) he's seeking a nine to 15-month jail term for environmental activist Betty Krawczyk.

Residential tax increase of 8 to 10 per cent is likely

District of Squamish Council met Tuesday to further discuss this year's difficult budget and what each councillor would consider to be an acceptable increase in taxes. "There will be a tax increase this year," said Mayor Ian Sutherland.

Housing woes worst in corridor, says MLA

The transition from heavy industry to tourism-based economy has left Squamish with the worst housing problem in the corridor, according to local MLA Joan McIntyre.

Shannon Falls rock blast goes awry

Hundreds of vehicles were backed up in both directions all day Thursday (Feb. 22) after a rock blast at Shannon Falls went awry.At approximately 5 a.m.
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