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On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Council unanimously adopted the 2015 to 2018 Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan forms the starting point for the work plans during this Council's term and beyond. The plan charts a philosophical and action-oriented course for the next four-plus years. It's a living document designed to be forward thinking and progressive.  Read More »

The District of Squamish is undergoing a change in its staff leadership. Council has decided to move in a new strategic direction/yourgovernment/projects-and-initiatives/2015-to-2018-council-strategic-plan/ and is in the process of mutually concluding Corien Becker’s employment with the District. Ms. Becker has acted as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) since June 2012. Council thanks Ms. Becker for her service and wishes her well in her future endeavours. Read More »

The hottest live music event of the summer, Virgin Mobile Presents Squamish Valley Music Festival, is now hiring! The Festival will be searching for qualified candidates to fill a number of important paid employment positions when it hosts its second annual Job Fair on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Squamish Adventure Centre. Read More »

The Province of BC's Wildfire Management Branch website[] provides the most up-to-date information on wildfires of note burning in British Columbia, including the wildfires that are contributing to smoky conditions and deteriorating air quality in Squamish. Read More »

July 6, 2015 – Sea-to-Sky Corridor - The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority has issued a Wildfire Smoke Advisory for the Sea-to-Sky Corridor and surrounding areas because of forest fire smoke that is affecting areas from Howe Sound through Squamish and Whistler to Pemberton and surrounding areas. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change. This situation is expected to persist until meteorological conditions change. Read More »

BC Air Quality readings and advisories can be viewed online. At 6 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, the Air Quality reading for Squamish is '5', suggesting there is a moderate health risk. Visit the link below to view the most updated reading (updated hourly) and the suggestions for both 'at risk' and 'general' populations.  Read More »

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