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The sensitive underbelly of Howe Sound's waters

The sensitive underbelly of Howe Sound's waters

This week, The Chief introduces the monthly science column Think Tank with Dr. Phillipa Gardiner, a freelance writer originally from Outback Australia.
Muni Hall flag a disgrace

Muni Hall flag a disgrace

Editor, I have seen worn out flags before with tattered edges, but how long did it take to become bleached orange? I grew up in a town no bigger than Squamish and we had a 100-foot pole with a 40-foot flag. It was and still is a thing of beauty.
The art of couch potato

The art of couch potato

A simple television set was once considered the absolute pinnacle in home entertainment.
Wonderful week with whippets

Wonderful week with whippets

Editor, Wow! What an amazing week! Kim and I were lucky enough to make the trip from Indiana to the [North American Whippet Racing Association and the National Oval Track Racing Association] nationals in Squamish ["All dogs go to Brennan," The Chief,
Happy trails to a good man

Happy trails to a good man

Editor, I saw notice of the anniversary of Greg Parker's passing with a mixture of regret and melancholy. Greg and I did "Chips and Pop" service at Don Ross for a few years. I came to appreciate that we were the only Dads in that service.
Help those off reserve

Help those off reserve

This letter was sent to Squamish Nation chief and council and copied to The Chief for publication. Squamish Nation policies are set up for only children living on reserve, in regards to education for preschool ages.
Spend legacy funds appropriately

Spend legacy funds appropriately

Editor, The proposed $750,000 Olympic sport legacy fund is a much-needed boost for recreational infrastructure in our community, a town chronically beset with financial needs with no shortage of places to invest ["Help spend $750K Olympic legacy," Th
Preparing for China

Preparing for China

In July, the District of Squamish Council decided to join the Whistler Forum's Harmony II Tour to Shanghai, China to advance our community's economic development initiatives.
Celebrating independence

Celebrating independence

As people from all generations filled the Avenida de la Americas on Aug. 6 to partake in the festivities commemorating the end of the Spanish dominion in Bolivia 185 years ago, political and social instabilities seem to have disappeared.
Critics troubled over B.C. drug review

Critics troubled over B.C. drug review

The provincial government's new drug review process could potentially include individuals with connections to the pharmaceutical industry in a move that has left critics troubled.
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