Market News

  • Jun 13

    Utility-rate exemption adopted

    Squamish home-based businesses won’t be double-billed for water and sewer use in 2012, but some councillors warn that exempting them sets a dangerous precedent. In a 4-2 vote, Squamish council on Tuesday (June 5) passed a motion that municipal staff amend the 2012 utility rates so that home-based business, excluding salons and bed and breakfasts,…

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  • Jun 5

    Lighting for the Squamish skate park on its way.

    In a month’s time, Squamish skateboarders and BMXers will be pulling tricks into the night. Thanks to the efforts of skateboard shop owner Mike Quesnel, the park recently received a $5,500 grant from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation to install lights. Since March, Quesnel worked on the project, gathering approximately $10,000 worth of pledges for materials…

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  • May 31

    Gondola receives SLRD board’s third reading

    Proponents of the Sea to Sky Gondola project received more good news from the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) board table on Monday (May 28) in Pemberton, where the bylaw and OCP amendments for Electoral Area D were given third reading. Board members heard results of the public hearing in mid-April and were told that most…

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  • May 6

    The Quest for Knowledge

    No one denies Quest University was a risk. From the outset the small, private, non-profit secular liberal arts university faced enormous obstacles. But as the students of the first graduating class crossed the stage last weekend, those obstacles seemed less daunting and the future bright for a university that chose to break the mould of…

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  • May 1

    Monitoring program launched.

    Six coyotes, three bobcats, two bears, four skunks, 13 deer and tenths of racoons. Over the past 10 years, that’s the reported death toll for Highway 99 as it cuts through Squamish. It’s also an estimate, said Leonard Sielecki, B.C.’s Ministry of Transport’s wildlife and environmental issues specialist. Some road kill isn’t phoned in and…

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  • Apr 19

    Rivendale development in Brackendale given the go-ahead.

    With zoning that permits multiple family residential development already in place, the project to build 24 units was seeking property setback variances for some of its balconies while reducing some the units’ yards size. These adjustments were needed to accommodate the Diamond Head Development proposal, district planner Sarah McJannet told council. The property presents challenges…

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