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While the summer event and tourism season is in full swing keeping the majority of locals hopping, a group of passionate community members are working behind the scenes to finalize work on the Squamish Brand Enhancement project. The volunteer committee has now transitioned to a Brand Leadership Team (BLT) and is currently editing the 50+ recommendations in the Brand Action Plan before providing it to Council and the community in September. Read More »

Downtown Squamish is about to become an outdoor movie theatre, a concert hall, a gathering place and an open-air street market thanks to the return of the Downtown Squamish Summer Event Series for a second consecutive year. This year’s series includes some of last year’s favourites as well as two new events, all taking place in Downtown Squamish during the month of August. Read More »

The new Mamquam Blind Channel waterfront park officially opened August 4, 2014 with Mayor Rob Kirkham, MP John Weston, MLA Jordan Sturdy, Squamish Nation Councillor Joshua Joseph, and Squamish Councillor and SLRD Board Director/Chair Patricia Heintzman attending the ribbon cutting. Read More »

The District of Squamish and the Squamish Oceanfront Development Corporation (SODC) have signed two important agreements required for the sale of the Oceanfront Lands. The District and SODC have agreed to terms with Matthews Southwest and Bethel Lands Corporation (MSB) on the Purchase and Sale Agreement and the Limited Partnership Agreement. MSB and the District will now begin work on the planning and infrastructure agreements required for construction activity to begin on the Oceanfront Lands. Read More »

Updated: The BC Forest Service Wildland Fire Division has been attending to a fire at approximately mile eight (8) on the Mamquam Forest Service Road since 16:42 yesterday (August 4). The fire is currently approximately one half of a hectare in size, has been fully contained, with no open flames remaining. The BC Forest service currently has a 20-person team actioning the fire today plus two helicopters and two water tankers. No evacuations have been necessary. Read More »

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[http://www.jtst.gov.bc.ca/BusinessAttractionToolkit/section5/business_retention_and_expansion.html] 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 »

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