Developer Donates $140,865 to Women’s Centre

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Clasina van Bemmel, a first-time developer who plans to build a spiritual centre in downtown Squamish, donated $140,865 to the Howe Sound Women’s Centre to support housing for women and children fleeing abuse.

B.C. Timber Sales to Reduce Logging Area at the Chief

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BC Timber Sales will reduce by one-third the harvestable area at the Squamish Chief to address visual and recreational concerns. The proposed logging is in the Upper Oleson Creek area located behind the Stawamus Chief in Squamish.

‘It’s Been a Great Start to the Gondola’: Trevor Dunn

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No other tourism venture has taken our town to such soaring heights as the Sea to Sky Gondola. It has brought generous and positive press attention to Squamish, and has emboldened locals to think of themselves as a tourism destination in itself, not just a pit stop on the way to Whistler. Gagandeep Ghuman spoke to Trevor Dunn about the public response to the gondola and plans for the future.

Judge Orders Aqua Developers to Pay $24 Million to BMO

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A BC Supreme Court judge has ruled in favour of Bank of Montreal (BMO) and ordered the Aqua developer to pay the bank $24 million, as well as interest owing from March 2013.

Fortis Plans a $350 Million Pipeline for Woodfibre LNG

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FortisBC plans to construct a new natural gas pipeline that will course its way from Coquitlam through Squamish to the LNG site. The construction will start in 2016, and the project is expected to cost Fortis $350 million.

LNG Spill Would be Catastrophic, Activist Warns

Woodfibre LNG Project Rendering June 2014

The BC LNG industry will add to the GHG emissions, spur fracking, and worsen global climate change, but even the economic arguments for it isn’t sound, said Sean Lumb, a member of My Sea to Sky.