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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.

Commuters petitioning against highway closures

A new round of highway construction closures was announced and on the heels of the news a petition started circulating around Whistler and Squamish. The petition is aimed at commuters to and from Whistler.

Downtown condo development concerns aired

A large development proposed for downtown Squamish is not getting unanimous neighbourhood support. A public information meeting held on March 10 drew a number of people who believe the proposed development is wrong for the area.
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