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Tidy up

Editor, To everyone living in Valleycliffe: This morning, during my daily walk, I picked up garbage along the road, ditches and yards, enough to fill five garbage bags.

Take better cell phone photos

: These days, every gadget on the market seems to also come equipped with two completely different gizmos built right in. My portable video game console doubles as a web browser.

Grade swap backgrounder

Editor, Your readers may be interested in some background information to help understand the issue of the possible reconfiguration of secondary schools in Squamish ["Teachers denounce grade swap," The Chief, Jan. 22].

Keep up the great work

Editor, I was absolutely thrilled to see the new promotional video produced by Tourism Squamish Finally, a tourism marketing product that speaks directly to the incredible place in which we live.

Media sponsorship brings reporting into question

Vancouver's two major newspapers are sponsoring a government-run centre that will tell international media covering the 2010 Winter Olympics about how the province is dealing with homelessness issues in the city's troubled Downtown Eastside.

Joy in the winter garden

I will let you in on a little secret. Winter is my favourite season in the garden.

For the historical record

This letter was sent to Mobina Jaffer, Senator for British Columbia, and copied to The Chief for publication. Dear Ms.

Help paint the town red

The magnitude of the Olympics has not hit home yet. We're still in the calm before the storm stage. But the Games seismic rumblings have started and in two weeks Squamish will rise to the occasion to fully honour this momentous event.

Behind the scenes at your library

Our library is fully automated. This means that all the time consuming and picky jobs of checking in and out, of record keeping at the end of the day, of ordering and cataloging books is either done by computers or is aided by them.

Trip to parents' homeland invigorates patriotism

Story: Over the holidays I took a trip to India. I am a first generation Canadian and this was my first trip to my parent's homeland. India is amazing, colourful and alive. It is a country that truly survives.
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