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Hwy. 99 tunnel debate hits home

Squamish is feeling neglected when it comes to the Sea to Sky Highway Improvement Project. The highway improvement issue that is getting the most attention is the alignment of the route through West Vancouver.

Fast-acting rescuers save boy's life

11-year-old nearly strangled by rope swingJohn French Chief Staff Writer A child's rope swing turned from being fun to almost deadly over the Easter long weekend - but a fast response by emergency personnel saved a life.

Wal-Mart land clearing proves controversial

The clearing of the land where Wal-Mart plans to set up shop in the Squamish Business Park has some residents asking questions.

Toughing it out with some tough kids

Ralph Hutton Special to The Chief I have just spent the Easter weekend "in the bush" with 54 young men and women from the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. As a first-timer on such an exercise, I really didn't know what to expect.

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).


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.
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