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Fire ban lifted; caution still urged

Squamish is relatively safe from forest fires for now, thanks to some recent cool, wet weather, but the danger is still quite high for both urban interface fires and forest fires within the area.

MP, Liberals agree on wind

Conservative MP John Reynolds and the federal Liberals don't agree often - but they do agree that wind energy has potential.

Police investigate alleged sexual assault on child

Crown Counsel reviewing RCMP report John French Chief Staff Writer Squamish RCMP are investigating a Squamish man for allegations of sexually touching a child and charges may soon be laid. Cpl.

Development cost charges changing

After staying at the same rate for more than 10 years, the District of Squamish is finally updating its charges to developers for building in Squamish. The local Development Cost Charges (DCC) bylaw is under a microscope.

Celebrating our parks

They enrich our lives with natural beauty and provide us with space to relax and enjoy all that they have to offer, so why not celebrate them? They're Canada's parks, and we have some of the nicest in the world right here in our backyard.

Fence gets some international flair

On Monday (July 12), more than 35 international students from 27 different countries stopped in Squamish on Day 12 of their 30-day trip across Canada to help beautify the community.

Developer's phone survey making waves

A telephone survey of Squamish residents had members of Squamish Council and the Sea to Sky University (SSU) project team buzzing last week. The Chief learned that Merrill and Ring (M&R) commissioned the survey.

Festival bears fruit

What the Olympics are to sports, the B.C. Provincial Music Festival is to music. Four talented young people from Squamish and Pemberton recently journeyed to Victoria to represent Howe Sound for the first time.

Time to tidy up - the judges are coming!

It's time for Squamish to put on its best face and welcome the judges. The judges for the national Communities in Bloom 2004 competition come to Squamish this Tuesday (July 20) to assess our community.

Crashes down during safety challenge

ICBC expected to deal with 74 crashes involving Squamish residents from May 5 to 27. In fact, only 60 people were involved in accidents during that time. In the month of May, the Insurance Corporation of B.C.
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