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Friday | Canada.com

'Huge moment' for Squamish company involved in discovery of Franklin ship

Andrew Prossin's research vessel One Ocean Voyager was one of several involved in the search for the lost ships of Sir John Franklin. For Andrew Prossin, the discovery of one of Sir John Franklin's long-lost ships in Canada's arctic was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

GlobalNews

BC ambulance service use pagers; "vital link in the chain"

The on-call two person ambulance crew dispatched to last week's pedestrian accident took 19 minutes to respond. The 61-year-old woman died and according to several sources, one of the paramedic's pagers did not go off; which resulted in a delay in getting to the scene of the accident.

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The Globe and Mail

Teen tokers risk ominous outlook: study

A young woman smokes Marijuana while watching Tokyo Police Club at the Squamish Valley Music Festival in Squamish, British Columbia on August 9, 2014. A young woman smokes Marijuana while watching Tokyo Police Club at the Squamish Valley Music Festival in Squamish, British Columbia on August 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, Family, Teenagers

Sys-Con Media

Linde AG: Linde awarded engineering contract for LNG plant in Canada

Technology company The Linde Group has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for a 2.1 million tonnes per annum natural gas liquefaction plant for Woodfibre LNG Limited, a subsidiary of energy resources development company Pacific Oil & Gas . The Woodfibre LNG Project will be located in the District of Squamish near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Pique News Magazine

Worker-bee issues mean it's time to look to best practices

I am not, as I've stated before, a journalist. Journalists gather news and report; I opine.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Squamish Chief

Squamish comic signs with Yuk Yuk's

File photo Squamish comedian Kelly Dyer recently signed with Yuk Yuk's Canada. Dyer will host another comedy night at the Livingroom on Sept.

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Squamish Chief

Downtown truck route questioned

File photo The District of Squamish is going to install pedestrian controlled cross walks on Loggers Lane beside the O'Siyam Pavilion Park this month. File photo The District of Squamish is going to install pedestrian controlled cross walks on Loggers Lane beside the O'Siyam Pavilion Park this month.

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Squamish Chief

TV star Mike Holmes hits town

22. file photo TV personality and contractor extraordinaire Mike Holmes will conduct inspections on residential houses in Crumpit Woods in Squamish Monday, Sept. 22. The star of Holmes on Homes - Mike Holmes - is hitting town to tour new homes selected to be a part of his Holmes Approved Homes program.

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Squamish Chief

Mountain bike trail insurance issues linger

Removing liability issues from the backs of landowners' with mountain bike trails running through their properties would help secure the future of biking in the community, the president of Squamish's largest mountain biking group says. In 2011, the District of Squamish unveiled its Trails Master Plan.

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Squamish Chief

Driver handed $22,000 fine for street racing

On April 28, a Squamish traffic services officer responded to a report of two sports cars travelling at excessive speeds - possibly street racing - on Hwy 99 near Cleveland Ave, at approx. 11 a.m. The officer located both vehicles travelling northbound on Hwy 99 near Garibaldi Way weaving and driving dangerously.

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Squamish Chief

Childcare stakeholders ask for policy changes

File photo Stakeholders are asking the District of Squamish to change regulations to allow residential childcare facilities to take in up to 16 children. File photo Stakeholders are asking the District of Squamish to change regulations to allow residential childcare facilities to take in up to 16 children.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Squamish Chief

West Van council opposes LNG tankers

This is a rendering of what the Woodfibre LNG export facility could look like from the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola. This is a rendering of what the Woodfibre LNG export facility could look like from the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Squamish Chief

Investigation closed Hwy. 99 early this morning

Drive BC announced the Sea to Sky Highway was closed between 2 and 4 a.m. Whistler resident David Buzzard came across the scene of an accident around 10 p.m. A red Dodge truck with a dent in its hood was parked near the intersection of Mamquam Road and Hwy. 99, Buzzard wrote in an email to the Squamish Chief.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Squamish Chief

Lovecoast gears up for western tour

Submitted photo Local band Lovecoast plays a fundraiser at the Royal Canadian Legion on Sept. 13 and kicks off their western Canada tour in Squamish on Nov. 8. Submitted photo Local band Lovecoast plays a fundraiser at the Royal Canadian Legion on Sept.

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Pique News Magazine

New higher speed limits in place at northern end of Whistler

New higher speed limit rates are coming into force in the Whistler area after a province-wide safety and speed review last July. Changes to Sea to Sky Highway speed limits include: 80 km/h to 90km/h from Eagle Ridge interchange, Horseshoe Bay to south of the Stawamus River Bridge near Squamish, 80 km/h and 90 km/h to 100km/h from north of Depot Road, Squamish to Function Junction, 80 km/h to 90km/h from Whistler Heliport Road to Pemberton Boundary and 90 km/h to 100km/h from the Pavillion Lime Plant east of Lillooet to the Highway 97 junction.

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Pique News Magazine

Whistler calls for grizzly bear recovery plans

The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative is rallying support for government action to save the threatened local grizzly bear populations. It wants the province to begin writing grizzly bear recovery plans, as outlined in the Sea to Sky Land and Resource Management Plan , approved in 2008.

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Squamish Chief

Estuary set for a refresh

File photo Squamish's log sorts are in the midst of a shuffle. The current West-Barr Contracting Ltd.'s log sort in the Squamish Estuary is moving to the southest side of the Mamquam Blind Channel.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Festival 2015 in the works in Maple Ridge

Hannah and Derek Vandenbrink of Langley were among those who attended the True North Fraser Bluegrass Festival at the Albion Fairgrounds this past weekend. The three-day-long event, in its second year in Maple Ridge, had its beginning in Chilliwack.

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Britannia fire fighters want more responsibility

PHOTO BY John French/The Squamish Chief Members of the Britannia Beach fire department are getting trained up to handle medical emergencies.

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Squamish Chief

Squamish Nation proposes 700-unit development

But before any ground is broken, proponents need to deal with the potential threat of a massive landslide from the Mount Garibaldi area.

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