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Another facelift for downtown?

Merchants, property owners surveyed John French Chief Staff Writer It is time once again for a revitalization of the downtown. That is the feeling of many in Squamish as it was more than a decade since the last revitalization initiative downtown.

ABOUT TOWN: Hot Jazz & Tapas tonight

This evening (Mar. 5) Capilano College presents the third annual Hot Jazz & Tapas at the Eagle Eye Theatre from 7 to 10 p.m. It will feature musicians Kate Hammett-Vaughn and Steve Maddock, New Orleans-style food, and a silent auction.

From sticks to stones

James Pereira has been creating art from nature all his life. Now he's living both. Pereira, the 35-year-old artist in residence at the Brackendale Art Gallery (BAG), uses several different types of rock to carve his unique stone sculptures.

Council wades into Mooroof debate

Squamish's most controversial roofing system was the topic of a lengthy debate at the most recent regular meeting of council. The debate centred on the roof designed by Moore Enviro Systems. A handful of homes in Squamish have the roofing system.

Giving the gift of life

The opportunity of a lifetime came knocking at Tracy Curley's door, and she answered it with open arms.

Mainroad subject of corridor complaints

The company that recently took over regular maintenance of the Sea to Sky Highway has been accused of doing a poor job by some residents - but Mainroad Howe Sound Contracting says the criticism is not unusual.

ABOUT TOWN: Downtown goes Wild at Art

Downtown Squamish will take on a new and alive look when the first annual Wild at Art Squamish Winter Arts Festival takes place Saturday (Feb. 28) from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Former Deputy PM pledges aid to Sikh community

Todd Lawson Chief Staff Writer Hundreds of people, including former Deputy Prime Minister Sheila Copps, came to Squamish's Sikh Temple Sunday (Feb. 22) to mourn the loss of a young widow who never had a chance to say goodbye to her husband.

Condos proposed for GBS site

Change is on the way for a piece of property in the Garibaldi Highlands which has sat mostly unused for most of the last decade. Westmana Development Corp.

Council starts 2004 budget in the black

It's budget time for the District of Squamish - and for once, council is starting with some potential good news. The first budget meeting for council was held on Tuesday (Feb. 24). The meeting started at 11 a.m. and went on for more than three hours.
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