MTBA to Study Mountain Biking’s Impact on Tourism

Kris Squamish council has approved $10,000 from the council contingency budget to contribute to Western Canadian Mountain Bike Tourism Association’s study of the impact of mountain bike tourism in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

MLA Jordan Sturdy On His Past and Future

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Incumbent Liberal Party MLA Jordan Sturdy is contesting to retain the West Vancouver-Sea to Sky riding in the May 9 provincial election. Here is a brief interview with Sturdy.

District of Squamish Waives Construction Fees for Refugee Sponsors

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District of Squamish is granting an exemption of construction fees for families who are sponsoring Syrian refugee families in town.

The Exodus to Greener Pastures

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A number of Squamishers are moving to other small towns due to rising real estate prices in Squamish. Here are stories of a few people who have moved to 100 Mile House, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, and Parksville.

One Bill, One Due Date Rankles Citizens

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Is it a convenience or a burden to lump together taxes and utilities, both due before July 4? Depends on whom you ask. If you believe the district, the decision to streamline both payment into one due date would “increase convenience for residents and businesses.” Citizens like Anne Bright might see this word play in a different light.

New Trails, Epic Bike Loop, Full Time Trail Crew: A Big Year Ahead for SORCA

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This will be a BIG year for Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association. We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary of trail advocacy, sustainability and fun events in Squamish.

Will the Downtown Sirocco Project Take Away From Brand Squamish ?

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A Downtown Squamish resident is questioning the council’s approval of a six-story apartment building on Loggers Lane, which she says will block the views of the Chief and defile the outdoor recreation brand of Squamish.

Should District Buy the Brackendale Art Gallery

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There is no doubt that the Brackendale Art Gallery is a more than just a building. It’s a meeting place for locals and artists alike, a place where you can enjoy talks, theatre, and art all under the twinkling eyes of its eccentric owner, Thor Froslev. But should the district buy it ?

Minister Gives Cold Response to Mayor on Foreign Buyers Tax in Squamish

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BC Minister of Finance, Michael de Jong, has given an ambiguous response to Mayor Patricia Heintzman’s request to implement a 15 per real estate tax on foreign buyers in Squamish.