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Squamish Public Library and Squamish Nation to host Truth and Reconciliation event and pledge drive

The Squamish Public Library and Squamish Nation are collaborating to raise local awareness of the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), which honours both Aboriginal peoples and Canadians in a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships. Two important initiatives are being planned locally to begin this process of honouring the truth and reconciling for the future. An Evening Celebrating Reconciliation will take place on Monday, February 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Eye Theatre with honoured guest speaker Shelley Joseph of Reconciliation Canada, and elders from the Squamish Nation. Residents are also encouraged to pledge to read the Summary of the Final Report of the TRC, available online[http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Exec_Summary_2015_06_25_web_o.pdf], at the Library, or at Totem Hall. Read More

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency: Public Comment Period for Woodfibre LNG Project

*Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency* * Public Notice: Public Comment Period for Woodfibre LNG Project* Read More

Squamish oceanfront lands deal is signed, sealed and set to deliver on a community dream

signing At the northern tip of Howe Sound, the Squamish oceanfront peninsula is poised to take its highly anticipated position as the crown jewel of this picturesque community. In a town surrounded by natural jewels, that is a tall order. Surrounded on all sides by dramatic mountain views, the oceanfront lands have been sold, with a closing date of February 3, 2016, and the ground work is set to realize Squamish’s vision of a multi-use ocean-side community. Development of the oceanfront will commence this year with the main peninsula road followed by initial work on the oceanfront park. Read More

UPDATE: Spill Notification for Daisy Lake Dam discharge has been cancelled

UPDATE: The Spill Notice previously issued by BC Hydro alerting to a discharge of higher volumes of water from the Daisy Lake Dam has been cancelled.  Read More

BC Hydro issues spill notification for Daisy Lake Dam discharge

January 28, 2016, 12:30 p.m. - BC Hydro has issued a Spill Notice alerting to a discharge of higher volumes of water from the Daisy Lake Dam, due to continuing high inflows over the next 24 hours. Read More

High Streamflow Advisory for South Coast

ISSUED: January 27 2016 1:00 PM Read More

UPDATE: No job action currently planned for public transit in the Sea to Sky region

The District of Squamish has been informed that a tentative agreement has been reached between BC Transit's contractor in Squamish, Diversified Transportation, and its unionized employees. Read More

Public call for submissions announced for District of Squamish Street Banner Project

Would you like to see your artwork on the streets of Squamish? The District of Squamish Public Art Select Committee has announced the Squamish 2016 Street Banner Project which will see a series of artist-designed banners on street lampposts located in Downtown Squamish, Garibaldi Estates and Brennan Park Recreation Centre. A public call for submissions was launched today and is open only to artists who currently live in Squamish. The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2016. Read More

Potential Transit Service Disruption

UPDATE, January 18, 2016 - There has been no further indication at this time regarding possible service disruption due to job action as a result of a labour dispute between BC Transit's contractor and its unionized employees. The Union has indicated in the media that they will notify the public 24 hours in advance of any job action. We will continue to closely monitor to the situation and update with any new information we receive. Read More

Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

District Operations staff have received a number of calls from homeowners about frozen pipes, which have resulted in the homeowners having no water. We would like to remind homeowners that NOT winterizing your home may result in frozen or burst pipes inside your home: Read More

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