There will be business opportunities for local companies in construction, remediation, marine transport, medical services and supplies, installation, structural fabrication, etc, company representatives said.
An anti-LNG protest drew a crowd of 200 people to downtown Squamish on Saturday, Nov. 8.
It was a visionary plan to create alternative energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve the district’s fiscal performance. But eight years after it was first proposed, the Neighbourhood Energy Utility plan remains on paper languishes somewhere in the district’s reports.
In 2009, as many as 420 people received EI and Jen Foreman (pictured above) was one among them. In 2010, that number stood at 520 and was on an upward trend touching 560 the next year, highest in the province.
Foreign investors are looking to buy local businesses, which expedites their citizenship application through a provincial nominee program.
The Scott Crescent development is finally moving ahead despite concerns by Hospital Hill residents about traffic and unsustainable density in the neighbourhood.
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.
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.