Teaching Tolerance In Small Town B.C.

Heather Magee | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

My hometown wasn't a particularly tolerant place when I grew up there. Squamish in the 1990s was a logging town of roughly ten thousand people, often referred to as the "McDonald's pit stop on the way to Whistler." Despite being less than an hour away from a diverse and progressive urban center, many of the kids I grew up with didn't have access to experiences that might expand a young person's view of the world. And many of the ones who did seemingly weren't interested.

Clean Innovation Goes West Coast

Stephen Hui | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Stephen Hui

The district of Squamish in British Columbia is widely known as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada. But this all-season destination for climbers, hikers, mountain bikers, kite surfers, and birdwatchers is also developing a reputation as a nucleus for clean innovation.

Controversial Ski Resort Near Squamish Gets Environmental Go-Ahead

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The approval comes with 40 conditions.

Vancouver's Housing Market Is Driving Away Young Families

Ashley Redmond | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Ashley Redmond

Since I've moved to Vancouver in February of last year I've become accustomed to daily news updates on the real estate market. There are other towns like Squamish that are on the winning end of the housing crisis in Vancouver -- these towns are getting young families that will one day help their town prosper.

B.C. Nurse Allowed To Administer Rape Kits After Years-Long Fight

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Really, B.C. had 19 hospitals without forensic nurse care and now we have 18 hospitals without forensic nurse care."

Harper Is Right When He Says Justin Isn't Ready

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

We shouldn't be judging a political leader on what he or she has been saying or doing a few weeks before an election. Assessment needs to be based on the prior years. In Mr. Trudeau's case, even putting aside the question of what we should expect to see in someone with such a privileged upbringing, a quick review of the past couple years is evidence enough.

Bear Climbed Fence To Get Trash Left At B.C. Music Festival

CBC | Posted 08.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Conservation officers are warning Squamish Valley Music Festival goers to pick up their trash that could potentially attract bears.

An Active Getaway a Short Drive From Vancouver

Vitamin Daily | Posted 07.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Cocktails on the beach are nice but, at times, we prefer a more active holiday -- something that beautiful Squamish, B.C., delivers in spades. With our gear securely loaded into our Chevy Colorado, we recently made the one-hour drive from Vancouver to Canada's outdoor adventure capital for some serious physical fun.

'Terrifying' Stawamus Chief Rock Slide Shakes Squamish

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

No injuries have been reported.

Air Quality Warning Issued As Burning Squamish Dock Dismantled

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

People with underlying medical conditions are advised to avoid strenuous exercise and stay indoors.

Warning Lifted As Crews Continue To Fight Squamish Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

SQUAMISH, B.C. - A massive blaze at the Squamish Terminals deep-water port in British Columbia may not be fully extinguished until Saturday, says the ...

Squamish Dock Fire Spews Noxious Smoke

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It’s pretty smelly, pretty toxic smelling."

Squamish Music Festival Lineup Revealed!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

You in?

B.C. Councillor Keeps Promise To Set Himself On Fire

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The former professional stunt double for Arnold Schwarzenegger committed to the fiery stunt if voter turnout improved.

WATCH: BC Transit Commercial Is So Badass

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Public transit doesn't exactly bring the adrenaline rush that mountain biking does, yet a new commercial from BC Transit manages to make the link. ...

The New York Times Really, Really Likes Squamish, B.C.

CBC | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The main fuel stop on the Sea to Sky Highway between Whistler, B.C., and Vancouver is getting international attention as a place to do more than get g...

B.C. Interior Crash Kills 7-Year-Old Boy, Mom

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A SUV carrying a family of five on a B.C. highway went over a steep embankment in heavy snow, killing a seven-year-old boy and his mother. Their 20...

Burnaby Mountain Is A Perfect Storm of Activism

Larry Commodore | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Larry Commodore

The current Burnaby Mountain demonstrations and civil disobedience over Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline expansion has developed into a perfect storm of activism. You have three powerful First Nations; you have location, your local politicians, academics, the young, the old, and David Suzuki and his grandson.

B.C. Nun Awake During Live-Streamed Heart Surgery

CBC | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Less than an hour after having heart surgery on Monday, Sister Theresa Stickley was alert and in high spirits, and was looking forward to going home t...

Woodfibre LNG Is Litmus Test For Squamish Municipal Candidates

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

The Woodfibre LNG issue in Squamish holds vast importance for the broader community, the province, the country, even the world at large. It's that big.

LOOK: Stupid Sexy Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

OK, OK, we don't exactly need another reminder of the beauty of the Greater Vancouver region, but sometimes a photo comes along that is simply way too...

It's Time For Squamish To Grow a Pair And Get Political

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

Like it or not, it's time for Squamish to grow a pair and get political. Stop, even for a few hours, the trail bike riding. The hiking. The mountain climbing. The kite boarding. If the mudders really want to "live the life," then it's time to really get dirty. But by putting a little time aside for arguing and debating for the environment you so immensely enjoy.

What Kitimat Can Teach Squamish About Standing Up To Big Projects

David Burke | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Burke

Enbridge is expected to be a significant issue in this fall's municipal election campaign in Kitimat, just as Woodfibre LNG is expected to be in Squamish.

Some Of Canada's Most Valuable Land Sold To B.C. First Nations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Three British Columbia First Nations have agreed to a partnership deal with a federal government body over three valuable parcels of land ...

Citizens Should Demand That B.C. 'Completely Rethink' Its LNG Strategy: Expert

David Burke | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Burke

Given all the impacts and uncertainties, he added, "Maybe one of the best things you can do in British Columbia is kee this resource in the ground."