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IPP a win-win

IPP a win-win

Editor, The idea of a run-of-river power project at Skookum Creek has considerable merit if the piggyback benefit of having the road maintained that far into the Mamquam Valley is factored into the equation ["Two power projects proposed," The Chief,
Enough with the signs

Enough with the signs

Editor, Re: Gateway to direct people to downtown Squamish for $20,000 ["District considers $20K for gateway project," The Chief, March 19]. A better use is to put $20,000 towards a water park across from the library.
Council pay is a barrier

Council pay is a barrier

Editor, I am responding to the letters berating Bryan Raiser and other councillors who feel that a pay increase is a reasonable request ["Do your job," "Council work a public service," The Chief, April 9].
ICBC chair and mega casino developer have a past

ICBC chair and mega casino developer have a past

The Insurance Corp. of British Columbia's (ICBC) chair has a longstanding business relationship with Paragon Gaming Inc., the Las Vegas-based firm that recently inked a deal to build a mega casino in Vancouver, Public Eye has exclusively learned.
Do your job

Do your job

Editor, Enough Bryan Raiser! It seems whenever I read the newspaper lately you are at the forefront of trying to implement a salary increase for mayor and councilors ["Council raise defeated," The Chief, March 26].
Tales from the veggie patch

Tales from the veggie patch

Interest in food gardening is huge at the moment. Thanks to the 100 Mile Diet, the Slow Food movement, Zero Mile Gardening and an urge for independence in food production, vegetable gardening is the new black.
Hospice on the brink

Hospice on the brink

Editor, I attended the recent meeting of council at which they dealt with applications for community enhancement grants and grants in aid [Grants to focus solely on "essential needs," The Chief, March 26].
How would you like your eggs?

How would you like your eggs?

Throughout time the egg has been a symbol of fertility, creation and new life. The Pagan cultures celebrated spring equinox with the gift of red-dyed eggs and after eating them they crushed the shells to drive away winter weather.
Our common heritage

Our common heritage

Dear Editor, Some Canadians have commented on the federal government's new citizenship guide, issued under the auspices of Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, as part of his commitment to promote and strengthen the value of Canadia
No raise for council

No raise for council

Editor, This past week, Bryan Raiser made yet another motion to increase remuneration to council, this time by suggesting that the mayoral remuneration be increased to $60,000 range knowing that, as councillors are supposed to receive 48 per cent of
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