“Squamish has a long, proud history of working together to achieve community benefits. Please, let’s continue that tradition.”Read Story
Council Commenced Planning to Replace our Public Facilities with the Wrong Premise
“Is there a secret cabal conspiring against us as some council members are implying, or are we, as a community, feeling growing angst within Squamish?”Read Story
A Better Way to Fund Our Public Buildings
“With the public works building estimates rising from $12 million to now over $22 million, one wonders why the District is even trying to defend this project without looking at alternatives. If the cost of your household renovation went from $12,000 to $22,000, I am sure there would be a lot of questions asked of the contractor. Or would you hand them a blank cheque?”
-Brian Hughes said in his opinion pieceRead Story
How Much Development is Too Much Development?
“The District moves to approve high rise buildings in our downtown and moves to densify our neighbourhoods are tearing asunder the nature and qualities that we love about Squamish, leaving residents disillusioned and angry.”Read Story
How Did Langford Get So Many Community Amenities? What Can Squamish Learn?
What Can Squamish Learn from Langford?
Langford was voted “Best Place For Work” and “‘Most Resilient City” and “Most Liveable City.” These titles were determined by calculating home price growth, nightlife, scenery, property taxes, proximity to commercial airports and population growth, among other factors. This year the city’s already snagged another title – Most Economically Resilient City in B.C., awarded by the B.C. Business Magazine.Read Story
Yes, you can tell Squamish Council where to spend our money.
We’re getting close! If just under 1500 Squamish citizens sign the petition, we can tell the Squamish Council that we do not agree to millions in new spending and a property tax increase.Read Story
Shouldn’t Brennan Park be the Priority?
This is your money. This is your town. Sign the petition to have your say.Read Story
Is biking the best solution for the parking issues around Squamish?
Now that winter has hit, the bike lanes are covered in snow. The District of Squamish’s website does not include that the removal of snow from bike lanes is a priority.Read Story
Questions Raised About New City Hall Plan
“Developers own city hall” is usually a figurative accusation tossed out when it seems developers are getting their way too often with the local government. Is this just an urban legend, or is there some truth to it?Read Story
Will Densification Reduce Housing Prices in Squamish?
If affordable housing is what the District of Squamish seeks, densification may not be the cure.Read Story
Got Parking Problems, Squamish?
There’s nothing that quite fires up a conversation in Squamish like parking – or the lack thereof. There’s no way around it, parking in downtown Squamish is frustrating and the situation has only been exacerbated by the town’s rapid growth.Read Story
The Day They Gave Squamish Away
When you add new housing, you need more recreation amenities, services, roads, sidewalks, traffic control – more everything. Current taxpayers, who have paid for the amenities that the new residents will benefit from, should also benefit from the added density in their community.Read Story
After the Pandemic
Squamish has faced an unprecedented challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this presents us with an incredible opportunity to build the Squamish that we want to live in – a thriving community for our kids, for our families, and for each other.Read Story