• Highway 99: Actionable Suggestions by a Citizen

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    Here is a brief list of problem areas accompanied by actionable suggestions, some that can be accomplished quickly while others more involved.

    Taking the town’s pulse

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    In an interview with Gagandeep Ghuman, Squamish Community Foundation president Doug Hackett and communication coordinator Dave Thomson explain the process and the intent of Vital Signs

    ‘I’m More Patient Now’: Coun. Ted Prior

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    Coun. Ted Prior ran in 2009 on the promise of a renewed waterfront, diking, economic development, and better governance. He speaks about his first stint as a councillor and shares his views on SODC, LNG, and other issues.

    ‘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.

    ‘Open for Business a Priority’: Coun. Raiser

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    Now in his second term as a councillor, Bryan Raiser has shown a lot more grit and grasp than his constituents and supporters are used to seeing.

    I Have Faith in the System on Woodfibre LNG: Sturdy

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    In an interview with Gagandeep Ghuman, MLA Jordan Sturdy talked about his experience as a rookie MLA, his views on Woodfibre LNG and his position as an secretary to the Minster of Transportation.

    “We’re Going to Have Some Service Cuts”

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    In an interview with Gagandeep Ghuman, the general manager of financial services Joanne Greenlees talks about expenses, reserves, debt and the challenge of drafting a budget that balances service expectations and tax increases.

    ‘Our Contribution Won’t be Small’: Woodfibre LNG vice-president

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    An LNG export facility being planned on former Woodfibre pulp mill sit has thrilled and worried Squamishers. While many welcome the jobs and taxes the facility will create, there are others who are anxious to know its impact on environment. In an interview with Gagandeep Ghuman, the vice-president of corporate affairs at Woodfibre Natural Gas, Byng Giraud, answers questions about the project.