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Tournaments worthwhile

Tournaments worthwhile

If Mr. Bob Kusch is saying that $11,500 is incurred for weekend maintenance (garbage cleanup) during tournament season, then maybe an increase in user fees could offset some of these costs. But if Mr.
No to Surrey sprawl

No to Surrey sprawl

The out-of-control development in Squamish is taking its toll on our community. Wild animals, like cougars, are being stressed as more habitat is levelled.
7th Ave. proposal terrifying

7th Ave. proposal terrifying

So, council wants to butt right into the estuary, eh? ["Say no to 7th Ave." The Chief, letters, June 19.
District needs to get real before it gets visionary

District needs to get real before it gets visionary

John Lennon once said: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." During the recent town hall meeting, two sharply contrasting views of Squamish emerged.
No vision

No vision

Councils' orientation to staff to investigate erecting billboards along the highway during the prelude to the Olympics is a sad indicator of our community direction ["Council Supports Regional Growth Strategy," The Chief, June 5].
No support for GAS

No support for GAS

This letter was copied to The Chief for publication. When GAS first came to my attention I thought that Cat Lake was the main issue, but I have since learned so much more about the project, the issues and the men who are promoting it.
What's there to complain about?

What's there to complain about?

One of the oddest things I read this week was a comment in the Vancouver Sun attributing the increased cougar sightings in the community to the Olympics.
Couldn't have been better

Couldn't have been better

My legs beg to differ, along with Gonzo's skinny little dented chest, but I don't think Test of Metal weekend could have been better. Thanks to all the organizers, volunteers and fans who were involved.
SSC ailing

SSC ailing

Has the Squamish Sustainability Corporation passed its "best before" date? Seven years ago the concept sounded great on paper. Woodfibre was in the throes of being mothballed and business was not exactly booming at the top of Howe Sound.
Spot rezone hurts integrity

Spot rezone hurts integrity

I was disappointed with Council's spot rezoning of a single family property on Rhum and Eigg to permit the building of a duplex.
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