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Squamish ninth highest crime rate in B.C.

In the wake of a provincial report listing Squamish ninth in provincial crime rates, Crime Stoppers is launching a new initiative to fight the problem in the Sea to Sky corridor.

IGA out at Squamish Station; Nesters rumoured

After 10 years as the anchor of Squamish Station Shopping Centre, MarketPlaceIGA will close its doors in 90 days, employees learned this week.

Missing hiker found

Two hikers spent an unexpected night in the bush on Monday (Aug. 15) after becoming separated while bush whacking up Rubble Creek near Garibaldi Lake. The pair had only intended to be out for the day and did not carry overnight gear.

Whistler's arena decision draws local ire

Mayor Ian Sutherland said he blames Whistler for a corridor-wide loss of $18 million following VANOC's decision to move sledge hockey and wheelchair curling Paralympic events to Vancouver.

SAM goes down for the winter

Some called him gaudy, others fell in love at first sight. But everyone agreed: there was no missing Sam the Squamish Axe Man as you drove past him on Hwy. 99.

Contaminated bird cleanup halted

Focus Wildlife and Canadian Wildlife Service at odds over cannon net use Sylvie Paillard [email protected] The group hired to collect oil-contaminated birds left town Monday (Aug.

Carney's to shut down composter Sept. 1

Whistler lawmakers this week pledged their support for an initiative to fill the composting vacuum left by the impending closure of the Carney's Waste Services organic recycling facility in Squamish.

Who's running, who's not

With fall fast approaching, election season has unofficially begun. Coast Reporter's election coverage begins today with this preview of candidates for the mid-November municipal election. Voters will go to the polls on Nov.

Candidates hit the ground running

Candidates in the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country riding were off and running this week in the third federal election in four years.

Oil spill cleanup effort continues

Cleanup efforts continue in the Howe Sound and Squamish estuary following the Westwood Anette oil spill.
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