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Shoe of appreciation

Thank you so much to The Chief for choosing me to win the What My Mother Means to Me Contest. My Mom, Dad and I went to Pepe and Gringo's for lunch the other day and it was delicious. We sat on the sunny patio, coloured and ate some yummy tacos.

A nod to California's Hispanic influence

I write to you today from California's Palm Desert in the Arid Coachella Valley. Once a playground for vintage Hollywood greats like Sinatra, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis, one needs only to spend a day here to realize why.

Get it straight

It's becoming apparent that council for the District of Squamish needs to be tutored on Community Charter regulations. Throughout this new council's mandate, there have been inconsistencies in the district's reasons for keeping information secret.

Bring it on

Picture Kevin Ramsay, our recently appointed chief administrative officer, trekking down from the Stawamus Chief to bring order to his wayward flock.

The stars come out tonight

Up and coming young talented musicians, singers and dancers are ready to compete in the 2009 Star Search event at the Eagle Eye Theatre tonight (May 22) at 7 p.m.

My ugly little croc

I have seen the light. I have been converted. I own a pair of Crocs and I'm not afraid to admit it. Crocs are those popular clog-likes shoe made of perforated closed-cell resin called Croslite.

Reconsider fire protection decision

As a recently retired and fairly long serving volunteer at Squamish Fire Rescue, I feel obliged to make a comment or two on the recent announcement that a career firefighter is to be laid off by the District of Squamish ["Firefighter cut creates fear

A fitting farewell

Our community recently lost one of their own, my brother, Myles Robert (Bob) Ellis to cancer ["Soccer game honours Ellis," The Chief, April 17].

Not all pesticides created equal

Re: "Say not to chemical warfare," The Chief, May 8. Based in greater Ottawa, I am currently honorary Canadian observer on the Pesticide Working Group based in Washington, D.C.

Senior centre dream to become reality

The membership drive for the new Squamish Seniors Centre gets underway next weekend.
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