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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.

Be your own spokesperson

In today's council corner, Mayor Ian Sutherland graciously acknowledges the countless hours the staff at the Chief put into portraying what occurs at a district level and in the community.

Letters to the editor

Where's the Outdoor Rec master plan? Editor, According to my Webster's encyclopedia dictionary, infrastructure isbefore marketing.

The rumour mill

Rumours are something any newspaper deals with on a daily basis. Some of our best stories come from chasing down a rumour heard from someone on the street, or emailed in to our offices. You might say unsubstantiated rumours are our stock in trade.