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Gas-throwing youth gets probation, community service in Chapman death

On the night of July 20, 2002, a young Squamish resident made a decision that led this week to a judge ordering the convicted youth to do 100 hours community work service and two years of probation.

Wal-Mart: the battle begins

The store that some love to hate and some can't wait for could be the centre of debate this summer. On Wednesday (June 16) between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wal-Mart's consultants will hold a public information meeting at the Sea to Sky Hotel.

ABOUT TOWN: Kindergarten Health Fair tomorrow

Putting Children First is the theme of the annual Kindergarten Health and Childcare Fair at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre arena Saturday (June 12) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

School spending down, administration up next year

Howe Sound schools are getting less from Victoria in the coming year, but are planning to make up the shortfall with more tuition from overseas students.

Family loses home to fire

Outpouring of community support after Government Road blaze John French Chief Staff Writer The call that nobody wants came to Ian Brennan while he was at work. His wife, Deana, called on Monday (June 7) just before 11:30 a.m.

School taxes push up property tax bill

Rate 'out of our hands', say school board chair, mayor John French Chief Staff Writer Tax bills that went out to property owners in Squamish this week contain a nasty surprise - an increase in school taxes.

ABOUT TOWN: Stars come out at youth, men's talent shows

The 12th annual Star Search youth talent night takes to the stage of the Eagle Eye Theatre tonight (June 4) at 7:30 p.m. This event that showcases the talent of our young people each year is presented by the Howe Sound Arts Association.

Family sues Deichen over snowmobile stunt death

Jeremy Walter Deichen is now involved in two court actions in connection with the death of Squamish's Josh Chapman. The family of the 23-year-old burn victim filed suit recently in B.C. Supreme Court.

Pipers heading to Scotland

There's big news in the air for Squamish's only pipe band. Not only is the Diamond Head Legion Pipe Band changing its name to the Black Tusk Caledonia Pipe Band, they're also planning to head to the 2005 World Pipe Championships in Scotland.

Two gondola proposals in works

Details of two separate proposals to construct gondolas in Squamish are sparse as the separate proponents work toward getting into government review processes.
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