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With the hot, dry weather expected to continue, the Coastal Fire Centre and District of Squamish Fire Rescue are reinstating the open fire ban effective noon Friday, August 1st. Read More »

As part of the BC Business Counts Program[] and the District of Squamish’s ongoing Business Retention & Expansion Program, the Economic Development Department is launching a ‘business walks’ initiative in Downtown Squamish. The initiative will focus on the 146-plus businesses that fall within the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) catchment area[assets/Economic-Development/Business-Improvement-Area.pdf]. Read More »

Fifty years ago this year, the Village of Squamish amalgamated with Mamquam and Brackendale to create the newly incorporated District of Squamish, and to celebrate this milestone, the District is hosting a 50th Anniversary Community Picnic on Monday, August 4, 2014. The Community Picnic is part of the Squamish Days Loggers Sports weekend, and the 100 Years of Squamish festivities. Read More »

The Cheekye Fan is an alluvial fan, a formation found in mountainous regions where deposits of alluvial sedimentation and material from debris flows and debris floods accrue over time. Natural hazards common to this type of fan include stream floods, deposition of sediment, erosion of new channels, avulsions (a sudden shift in the channel of a stream or river) debris floods and debris flows. Read More »

Following the Province of BC's temporary lift of a fire ban across the Coastal Fire Centre, the District of Squamish Fire Chief has lifted the Open Fire Ban in Squamish. Both the Province and Squamish Fire Rescue stress that this lift will be temporary. The return to hot and dry conditions after the weekend is expected to prompt a re-introduction of the fire ban prior to the August long weekend. Read More »

District staff have been working hard to improve the level of service provided to customers – residents, business owners, developers, potential investors etc. The community is invited to complete a short survey to help the District understand how it’s doing in order to continue to enhance the service experience. Survey participants will be entered to win a 10-time pass for Brennan Park Recreation Centre. Read More »

July 21 UPDATE: The Conservation Officer Service has captured, relocated and released the grizzly bear. Thank you to the public who called the COS hotline enabling the Conservation Officers to track and safely trap this bear. We appreciate your assistance with keeping our community safe and the wildlife wild. Read More »

Effective July 17, 2014 at noon, all open fires within the District of Squamish are prohibited. Current backyard campfire permits are suspended until further notice.   The continuing hot and dry conditions have raised the fire hazard prompting the open fire ban to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires. Read More »

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