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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 »

WildSafeBC, in partnership with the District of Squamish and the Conservation Officer Service, is issuing a wildlife email alert to notify the public about a grizzly bear in the Cheekye Fan area. This area encompasses the Squamish River to the west, the Ray Peters Trail network and north of the landfill on Squamish Valley Road, as per the map below.  Read More »

As the hot, summer weather is now in full swing, the District of Squamish has announced the move to Stage 2 water restrictions effective Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6 a.m. This move to Stage 2 comes three weeks later than in 2013 despite less rainfall this year, demonstrating a willingness and cooperation amongst Squamish residents to embrace the water usage schedule. Read More »

From births to anniversaries, first rides without training wheels to first days on the job, important milestones are worth celebrating. This year, Squamish is recognizing and celebrating several significant milestones as part of the 100 Years of Squamish campaign. The 100 Years of Squamish: Celebrating Squamish Milestones campaign is officially underway with community-wide celebrations taking place throughout the summer.  Read More »

The District of Squamish and the Squamish Oceanfront Development Corporation (SODC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a developer to complete a transaction for the Oceanfront Lands. The MOU with Matthews Southwest and Bethel Lands Corporation (MSB) is the culmination of months of negotiations between the groups. Work is now underway on the final agreements. Read More »

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