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QUANTUM SHIFT: Mood headlights - the wave of the future?

When George Orwell wrote and penned the now famous words, "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others," he likely didn't have local driving habits in mind.

This land is your land

I bet you didn't even know that you owned oceanfront property on Howe Sound, but you do. The Nexen Lands belong to the District of Squamish, and the District of Squamish is you and me. Now, I have to admit, I've been kind of negligent with my land.

Letters to the editor

On attack over Ashlu Editor, Sudden and dramatic action by the provincial government is resulting in tremendous displeasure being expressed to the provincial government from the municipal level.

Sit down and be counted

How many people do you think there are in Squamish now? Some would say 15,000 or so, some say 17,000 or even more, judging by the number of townhouses flying up every week. But the official population is 14,263.

Raising the level of debate

Impassioned debate is a sign of healthy democracy, but what's going on inside Squamish's council chambers lately is beyond impassioned - in fact, it's ugly. For the last three years, Squamish New Directions controlled council, and although Coun.

Councillor lauds volunteers

Volunteers come from all walks of life, ages and experiences. They share a common desire to make a difference in their communities and in their lives by freely giving of their time and expertise.

Signing off

As Mayor Ian Sutherland reported in his Council Corner column last week, I am leaving The Chief as its editor. In fact, this is my final week at the helm of this fine ship, and writing in this prime spot.

Letters to the editor

More questions than answers on Nexen lands Editor, Do you know what is going on at the former Nexen lands? After a year of questions for the Squamish Oceanfront Development Corp. CEO and Board Chair, there are today more questions than answers.

Blindness at the barricades

A quick look around the high terraces of environmental consciousness on West Vancouver's Eagleridge Bluffs will reveal a "Who's Who" of the richest community in Canada.

What's an Adventure Centre to do?

There's one. Oh, there's another, and another and holy cow they're everywhere! Those little soccer balls hanging from rear view mirrors invaded our town last weekend and they brought with them a swarm of football (sorry, soccer) players.