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Studio SQ passes next hurdle

Downtown affordable housing advocates were pitted against one resident who fears public parking problems during a public hearing into the proposed 33 small-scale condo complex on what is now the Howe Sound Inn parking lot.

CN Rail offers $2M to river's rehab

Nineteen months after a CN train derailment dumped 41,000 litres of caustic soda into the Cheakamus River, the railway is offering $400,000 a year over five years to environmentalists and businesses dealing with the aftermath.

Oceanfront talks renew

The Oceanfront talks started anew this week, and all sectors of the community - from residents to property owners to developers - may soon get a chance to air thoughts.

Boundary confusion delays spit upgrade

Confusion over windsurf spit municipal boundaries is causing headaches for the Windsport Society and will mean extra steps before municipally-funded infrastructure upgrades can go ahead.

Fiscal woes plague World Hockey Association

The World Hockey Association (WHA) appears to in a shambles with allegations of financial mismanagement, the loss of its Osoyoos team due to outstanding ice time bills, and the alienation of its Lumby team due to an alleged refusal to pay for play-of

Affordable housing gap to worsen

Families throughout the community are facing growing affordable housing challenges, and thousands of new units proposed for Squamish won't help, according to a district-commissioned report presented during a council strategy meeting Tuesday (Feb.

Shelter funding available, says Housing Minister

The provincial government announced Friday (Feb. 23) that it will fund 758 homeless shelter units in 18 communities throughout B.C., but Squamish was not one of them.

Squamish Nation prepares to welcome the world in 2010

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will take place in the traditional territory of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations.

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.
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