Patricia Heintzman Elected Mayor of Squamish

Patricia-main Squamish voters elected Patricia Heintzman as their Mayor and brought in three new faces to council in one of the most hotly-contested municipal election in recent history.

Anti-LNG Protest Draws 200 People


An anti-LNG protest drew a crowd of 200 people to downtown Squamish on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Council Jumped the Gun in Selecting Developer: Former SODC Chair


A former Squamish Oceanfront Development Corporation (SODC) director says the council didn’t follow process, acted in haste, and used incomplete information to select the Oceanfront developer.

Kirkham Aims to Bring People Together

Mayor Rob Kirkham in his office on Dec. 26.

In an interview with Gagandeep Ghuman, Rob Kirkham, the incumbent mayor seeking re-election, says Oceanfront, economic development, and bringing disparate groups together have driven his desire for re-election.

Heintzman Promises Inclusive Governance


In an interview with Gagandeep Ghuman, mayoral candidate Patricia Heintzman outlines her ideals and her plans for what she would like to do as Mayor.

Advice and Words of Caution from Old Hands


Former councillor Jeff McKenzie thought it was going to be just another day at his business—until some people started to show up with a message no businessman wants to hear.

Choreographing the Dance of Democracy

Arthurs and pawluk

For voters, an election day can begin and end within an hour. But for district employees Robin Arthurs and Charlene Pawluk, the election day can extend up to 14 hours, sometimes even to 20.

Council Votes to Defer FortisBC’s Application to Drill in the Squamish Estuary


Squamish council voted unanimously to defer a FortisBC application to drill boreholes in the estuary for geotechnical investigation for a proposed natural gas pipeline for Woodfibre LNG.

Know Your Candidates: Peter Kent, Karen Elliott, Auli Parviainen, Eric Andersen, Rob Weys, Bryan Raiser, Doug Race


Council candidates Peter Kent, Karen Elliott, Auli Parvianinen, Eric Andersen, Rob Weys, Bryan Raiser introduce themselves and explain their political platforms.