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I've been fooled by pretty pictures and dreamy talk before. It was the turbulent time of the late 90s when all the water cooler talk in Squamish revolved around the Downtown 2000 plan.

EDITORIAL: Fraser gets an F

Want to know how Howe Sound Secondary School ranks among B.C.'s high schools this year? You'll have to find out somewhere else.

VIEW FROM THE FENCE: Go with the Blind Channel flow

Very soon the Ministry of Transportation is going to start working out the specifics on how Hwy. 99 will run through Squamish. The detailed design will shed light on the impacts the expanded highway will have on the local environment.

CYNICAL SUNSHINE: Fight the good fight

Once again I find myself in front of the computer with nothing on the glowing screen but that infernal blinking cursor.

EDITORIAL: The proper way to use power

We never thought we'd live to see the day when John Reynolds and Sheila Copps would be on the same side - and over an issue that comes from Squamish, no less.

EDITORIAL: Black and blue budget

Big deal. Those two words seem to sum up the overall reaction of voters to the news this week that the B.C. Liberals have finally balanced the books.

VIEW FROM THE FENCE: A room with a bitter view

Squamish is currently going through a classic case illustrating how government can really mess with the lives of some people. The dispute over Dave and Tamara Maxim's cabin is the case in point.

EDITORIAL: Downloaded

The strangest thing has happened in Canadian politics: the federal government is actually taking money from its own pocket and giving it to a lower level of government.

CYNICAL SUNSHINE: Crime pays (for school)

As the cold, hard cash slid across the counter, that spirit-crushing weight finally slipped off my back. I was making my final student loan payment and boy-howdy, it felt good.

VIEW FROM THE FENCE: Add, subtract, multiply and divide Hwy. 99

We were reminded in a harsh way this week how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away. In the aftermath of too many deaths in too few days on Hwy.
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