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Wildfire policy changes accelerated

Last month, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell said problems funding the preparation of community wildfire protection plans would have to be solved by local governments.

Do it for the kids

Editor, I am absolutely gobsmacked that there may not be a Santa Parade in Squamish this year. For the Chamber to leave it so late before letting anyone else know is downright stupid.

Billboards' benefits

Editor, I read with some trepidation your coverage of the proposed billboards to be erected at the entrance to our (no longer fair) city ["Feds OK Highway 99 billboard," The Chief, Sept. 25].

Celebrate billboards

Editor, Instead of criticizing the Squamish Nation for erecting the electronic billboard, we should applaud them for yet another manifestation of joining the mainstream economy.

Women more likely to suffer from alcohol

People drink alcohol for a variety of reasons, ranging from a glass of wine with dinner or an occasional social drink with friends to heavy consumption because of addiction or dependence.

Your input is needed - stay engaged

Choosing topics for Council Corner is always challenging because of the volume and complexity of the issues we are dealing with.

Step into fall foliage

I am back at school taking the Advanced Master Gardener program at Van Dusen Gardens, and botany terminology are swirling around my head.

Help in really tough times

Local news around here has followed a familiar trajectory: the Olympics, Garibaldi at Squamish, Oceanfront Development, the electronic billboard issue, a sprinkling of police blotter reportage, and so on.

Our example

Squamish has suffered a major loss this week with the death of Dr. LaVerne Kindree at the age of 88. Dr.

No gold for Olympic brass

The 2010 Winter Olympics may be all about going for the gold but those running the provincial government's Olympic Games secretariat seem to be having trouble just reaching the finishing line.
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