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Water rates on the way up

A tax increase that was rejected last week came back to council this week, and as a result, water rates will go up this year. When the proposed rate increase came before council on April 6, the request from staff was rejected. Coun.

Food for friends and Food Bank

As part of a North American effort to help feed those in need, the 400-plus members of Squamish Curves have donated 1,256 pounds of food to the Squamish Food Bank while losing some of their own pounds in the process.

Wind energy pilot project coming

There shouldn't be any surprise that a town named after an ancient Squamish Nation word for "big wind" is dabbling in tapping the wind as a source of energy.

Wal-Mart moves ahead

Wal-Mart is one key step closer to locating a store in Squamish. The District of Squamish has a conditional agreement to sell a large parcel of highway-side property to the world's largest retailer, Mayor Ian Sutherland announced Tuesday (March 16).

Helping the helpers

At Hilltop House, life for the 60 residents is made a whole lot easier by the efforts of the volunteers of the Hilltop House Support Society (HHSS).

SPECIAL REPORT: A Toxic Legacy?

Former workers at chemical plant site passing to District control have suspicions about tumours John French Chief Staff Writer A beach at the tip of Howe Sound represents Squamish's future.

Spreading the words

Qat, qaid, faqir, sheqel, qindar, tranq, qintar, qwerty, qanat, qindarka. You're either thinking "What the heck is this guy writing?" or you're thinking Scrabble.

Council aims for 1% tax hike

The difference between a deficit and a balanced budget for the District of Squamish is currently about $672,900.

First Nations tourism training program launched

There was a large celebration last week to launch Capilano College's unique new diploma program.

ABOUT TOWN: Get ready to bowl

Garibaldi Lanes will be filled with bowlers next weekend, March 26 to 28 when the 2004 Bowl for Big Brothers and Big Sisters is held. Bowlers will be on lanes on Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m.
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