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Going really cold turkey

It was cold at the polar bear swim at Britannia Beach on New Year's Day - but no one knows how cold. "I was scared to ask," said George McLaren, the organizer of what is fondly called Crazy George's polar bear swim.

Property values climb 22%

Squamish stayed ahead of the provincial curve in property assessments in 2004 while property values in Whistler are finally leveling off.

Pedestrian killed in MVA on Garibaldi Way

For the second time in less than two months, a pedestrian is dead after trying to cross Garibaldi Way in the Garibaldi Estates.

Locals get fundraising for relief effort

From the waves of the tsunami in South Asia came a flood closer to home - a fundraiser for the victims called From the Heart of Sea to Sky: the Waves of Compassion Fundraiser.

Squamish to be 'Host First Nation' of Games

NORTH VANCOUVER-A treaty signed between First Nations groups and the organizers of the 2010 winter Olympics was heralded as promoting the area's bands to a global audience.

Olympic trademark battles continue

The controversy around the use of trademarked Olympic-related words grew this week with a 74-year-old widow making headlines and a German internet entrepreneur vowing to ignore court rulings that go in favour of the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Commi

Council has highway improvement concerns

Squamish council unloaded its concerns about the proposed improvements to the Sea to Sky Highway on highway project leaders Monday (Nov. 22).

Christmas Care full steam ahead

The Community Christmas Care Committee is full steam ahead with preparations for this year's Christmas distributions. We appreciate the donations of non-perishable foods and cash donations.

Creating a fantasy world

Books don't always end happily ever after. But Tyler Dhensaw, 17, was sick of reading books with endings left unfinished. So he wrote his own fantasy novel, called The Nine Moons of Adjemir.

GBA lands will cost over $1M to clean

It only cost a dollar to acquire, but a parcel of land turned over to the District of Squamish next to the Nexen lands will cost at least $1 million to clean up. But once it's clean, the land will be worth an estimated $4 million.
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