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Emergency Services Building $325,000 over budget

Taxpayers are going to cover more than $325,000 in cost overruns from the construction of the new Squamish Emergency Services Building. Details of the cost overrun were presented to Squamish Council on Tuesday (Sept. 28) at a special council meeting.

Council rejects Chief gondola

Alternate route could still be inside park John French Chief Staff Writer Plans for a gondola to the top of the Stawamus Chief have been scrapped after rejections by both the Squamish Nation and District of Squamish Council.

School board surplus means extra teachers

An extra $438,861 in the Howe Sound School District's budget for the 2003/2004 year has made room for more teaching staff at three Squamish elementary schools this year.

ABOUT TOWN: Borealis String Quartet performs tonight

The Howe Sound Arts Association is pleased to have the Borealis String Quartet perform at its fall opening tonight (Oct. 1) at 8 p.m. in the Eagle Eye Theatre. This talented quartet is becoming well known in the Canadian chamber music scene.

Chief gondola proponents go before council Tuesday

The two men who are proposing a controversial gondola for the Stawamus Chief will go before Squamish council Tuesday (Sept. 28).

ABOUT TOWN: Sea to Sky Film Festival tonight

The ninth annual Sea to Sky Film Festival will be held in the Eagle Eye Theatre tonight (Sept. 24), at 7 p.m. Each year there are over 10 short films screened for the audience, many world premieres.

It'll be a ride to remember

The road from Squamish to Central and South America is a long one, but two local people are making the trip on motorcycles. Todd Lawson and Christina Tottle won't be the only people from Squamish in Central America.

Underwater world discussed Thursday

British Columbia's land-based provincial parks have existed for decades, but "ocean" parks are new to the provincial park family, and they're here to stay. Two of the people responsible for the creation of B.C.

'I assaulted him', said manslaughter suspect: Crown

VANCOUVER-A Squamish man beat his friend to death after a drunken argument, it was alleged in court this week. Jesse Andy, 32, is on trial at Vancouver Supreme Court for manslaughter, following a killing in Squamish on Sept. 8, 2003.

Taking the breastfeeding challenge

Squamish mothers have a chance to be part of a record-breaking event next weekend just by doing what comes naturally. On Oct. 2 at 11 a.m.
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