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Sweet dreams are made of these

"Environment Canada: Rain at times heavy. Amount 40 to 50 mm." There is simply no way to read those words on a late August weekend without at least part of you thinking that the end of summer is upon us.

Spinning out

As anyone with a shred of political awareness knows, politics is mired with half-truths, whitewashes and outright lies.

A nod to Chicken Little

Reams of extreme sports terrain is a major reason people flock to Squamish, but driving Highway 99 is one activity most would like to keep adrenaline free. Unfortunately, wishful thinking has little sway on the mountains.

In this together

There's no denying it - Squamish's popularity is on the rise, and the best part about it is the community itself, new residents and old, are generating all the interest. So it appears the fears of becoming a "bedroom community" were all for naught.

Holding on fast to my 'fixer'

I've got "a guy." He's a fixerWhen I've got a problem, I call him and he takes care of it. Simple. Clean. No fuss, no bother.Although I try not to spread it around, some people know about him. I'll admit, I like the status it brings.

VANOC in the house

There may be hope yet that the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee will throw Squamish a bone now that John French, a true blue hometown boy, has been appointed to community relations for the all-powerful Games body.

Two proud moments

What makes July 1 different from any other day? Like all holidays, it's what we put into it.In Squamish, we can be very proud Canadians.

Let's do this more often

There are literally millions of people who don't have it. They may have many things but they don't have the ever illusive and coveted sense of community.

Ruling women

Throughout this week's federal and provincial cabinet shuffles, and with our own town ramping up toward a municipal election, we've been hearing a lot about women in politics.

How I lost the Stanley Cup

I felt more than a little empathy for Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins last week when the members of the Detroit Red Wings hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup over their heads.