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EDITORIAL: Axe the 'crash tax'

EDITORIAL: Axe the 'crash tax'

A few weeks ago a letter writer to The Chief asked if Squamish has an image problem. Part of his point was that out-of-town media come to Squamish with a set of prejudices that make us look bad no matter what story they've come to cover.
VIEW FROM THE FENCE: Business registry the Olympic culprit

VIEW FROM THE FENCE: Business registry the Olympic culprit

It is amazing that through all the recent discussion of the attempts by Vancouver 2010 Olympic organizers to remove non-sanctioned use of trademarked words and symbols that no one has pointed a finger to the provincial government for causing the curr
EDITORIAL: Welcome the eagles and the world

EDITORIAL: Welcome the eagles and the world

It's the most beautiful time of the year - if not the freshest-smelling - to be in Brackendale.
CYNICAL SUNSHINE: What's in a name?

CYNICAL SUNSHINE: What's in a name?

As I write this it's World Leader Election Day. By the time you read this the winner will hopefully be chosen and the riots should be well on their way.
EDITORIAL: The right call

EDITORIAL: The right call

It's said of municipal politics that elected officials spend the first year of their three-year terms learning how to do their job, the second year doing it, and the third year campaigning for the next election.
BEHIND THE VAIL: Take some responsibility

BEHIND THE VAIL: Take some responsibility

Social responsibility is something I've been giving a lot of thought recently - I think because I keep hearing about it in the schools I've been visiting. The Howe Sound School District has set social responsibility as a school improvement goal.
EDITORIAL: The Heart of 2010™

EDITORIAL: The Heart of 2010™

Hogwash. That, in a non-copyrighted word, is what we think of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (VANOC)'s ham-handed censorship of the Squamish Chamber of Commerce's "Heart of 2010" banner campaign. Oops, sorry.
CYNICAL SUNSHINE: Everything's harder here

CYNICAL SUNSHINE: Everything's harder here

I was hesitant to rent Walking Tall. Up to now the movies that are made in Squamish, well...they're usually horribly unwatchable. Say It Isn't So, Freddy Got Fingered Insomnia was OK but none have really had the feeling that it was Squamish.
EDITORIAL: Budgets still fudged

EDITORIAL: Budgets still fudged

Hooray! We're in the money. The federal government's surplus for the past fiscal year is $9.1 billion rather than the $1.9 billion then-Finance Minister John Manley gloomily predicted last year.
VIEW FROM THE FENCE: Helmets are no-brainers

VIEW FROM THE FENCE: Helmets are no-brainers

Some great work has been done on researching how effective helmets are at protecting bike riders, motorbike riders and workers from head injuries.
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