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Alzheimer's disease explained

Mental health is an issue for all of us yet it often remains hidden because of a stigma that persists in society. The more we know, however, the better we understand the issue. As we get older we look forward to retirement, travel and new pursuits.

Wanted: a dog-gone empty nest

I now know why it's called Thanksgiving: It's because that's what empty-nest parents do on Monday when their adult children leave and head back to wherever they live. "Thank God they're gone again," goes the sigh.

The making of a legend

"[Clam Chowder] is rude, rugged, a food of body and substance like Irish stew, Scottish haggis, English steak and kidney pie a worthy ration for the men and women of a pioneer race and for their offspring." Louis P.

RCMP accused of 'willful blindness' over gaming problems

The former commander of British Columbia's now-defunct integrated illegal gaming enforcement team is questioning the provincial government's commitment to "meaningful" illegal gaming investigations.

Control somebody online

I've never been a real big fan of so-called reality television shows. Programs like Survivor don't seem all that based in reality to me.

Thanks for parade help

Editor, I would like to thank the community of Squamish for their outpour of support for the Squamish Santa Claus Parade.

Leave us kids alone

Editor, We at Howe Sound Secondary understand that the trail behind the school is disgusting and littered with garbage ["Clean it up," The Chief, Oct. 9].

Follow the rules

Editor, [Squamish Youth Soccer Association] SYSA website states "The alternate all-weather field schedule is in effect for U13 to U18 divisions.

Recognize equestrians

The following letter to the mayor and council was copied to The Chief for publication. In reading through the various Official Community Plan documents available online at www.businesssquamish.


Editor, I am outraged about the District of Squamish hiring a trapper to kill beavers along Loggers Lane ("District trapper kills 12 beavers," The Chief, Oct. 20). Squamish residents take great pride in the area's natural beauty.
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