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Construction begins on Ashlu River power project

Ledcor Power Inc. began construction on a contentious Ashlu River independent power project on Thursday, Aug. 10, despite the Squamish Lillooet Regional District's (SLRD) refusal to allow rezoning and heavy opposition by the river's user group.

Paralympic arena still possible: Sutherland

Frustration brews over Whistler's indecision Sylvie Paillard [email protected] It seems Squamish hasn't lost its chance to host the Paralympic sledge hockey arena after all.

Help clean up the Estuary with your camera

Want to do your part to help clean up the Squamish Estuary after last week's oil spill?You can help - with your camera. The Chief is calling for your best photos of the Squamish Estuary.

Reward to catch wildfire starters

The Coastal Fire Centre, which includes the area around the District of Squamish, is offering up to $50,000 to catch those who have been setting fires in the region.

Squamish Days SWINGS!

It started with singing and it finished with chainsaws loud enough to hear throughout the corridor. Squamish Days were on last weekend and organizers are calling it one of the best in recent memory.

OIL IN THE WATER: 'I told you so', says ex-harbourmaster

Federal control of harbour would have meant better response, says Bruusgaard Sylvie Paillard spaillard@squamishchief.

Industry, Estuary don't mix: environmentalist

A local environmentalist said industry should not be based so close to the sensitive ecosystem of the Squamish Estuary, following the industrial accident that caused thousands of litres of bunker C fuel to escape from the fuel tank of the Westwood An

Sale of Mining Museum lot agreed

The sale of a six-acre prime commercial lot owned by the BC Mining Museum to Macdonald Development was passed by members of the Britannia Beach Historical Society at an Extraordinary Meeting held in Vancouver on Tuesday (Aug.8).

Bingo hall proposed again, this time in Business Park

A District of Squamish lot exchange of Business Park property will assist in the development of commercial and light industrial facilities, including a possible bingo hall.

Local shores closed to public

The District of Squamish is warning the public to stay away from Nexen Beach, the Squamish estuary and the windsurf spit because of hazardous "rogue oil" or "tar balls". "It's a precaution," said Acting Mayor Mike Jenson.
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