October 28, 2022



Here's what we've done so far - and what's coming up!

Scroll through Let’s Talk Squamish and the Budget 2023 Interactive Tool to learn about what is proposed in the upcoming plan. Upcoming Meetings:

➡️ November 15 - Tying It All Together

➡️ November 29 - Public Information Meeting

Do you have a question about this project? Follow the link below to participate. 

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Halloween is almost here! Have eco-friendly spooky days this year and reduce waste with some simple steps.

  • Choose Halloween decorations that you can reuse every year.
  • Recycle candy wrappers as flexible plastic packaging at the recycling depot on Queens Way.
  • Keep jack-o-lanterns out of the landfill. Use the flesh, guts, and seeds of pumpkins for tasty soups, sauces, and pies. Retired Halloween pumpkins go into the organics tote for composting as part of our curbside collection program.

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Welcome Talking Circle

Squamish Welcome Centre & Settlement Service is hosting a free program open to anyone interested in connecting and learning about the Indigenous practice of a Talking Circle.

The weekly event will be facilitated by mental health professional Perry Omeasoo and will include a shared meal. All participants will also receive a $10 food voucher for Save-On-Foods.

This event is open to all, no registration is required and there is no fee to join. Those interested are invited to the Squamish Welcome Centre (38027 Cleveland Avenue) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through December 13.

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Fireworks Permits are now open

Residents are reminded that fireworks are no longer permitted except for special celebratory holidays such as Halloween, Diwali and New Year's Eve, at the discretion of the Fire Chief.

The permit application for Halloween is now open. Fireworks are permitted to be discharged only between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2022.

A map of the number of permits issued in each neighbourhood will be posted to this page by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31.

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Community Enhancement Grants are now open

Community Enhancement Grants support vulnerable citizens, youth, reconciliation, equity and diversity, social, mental health and physical well-being, environmental stewardship, recreation programming and connectedness in our community.

This grant is specifically geared towards projects that seek to enhance the community of Squamish through programming that aligns with the overarching goals of the District of Squamish’s Official Community Plan. Funds will be awarded to non-profit or charitable organizations that propose to enhance the lives of local citizens. Applications are open until November 14.

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Arts and Culture Grants are now open

Squamish Arts is now taking applications for the 2023 Arts and Culture Grant until November 14, 2022. Funding is available to groups, organizations, or individuals with arts and culture projects comparable to the goals and mandate of Squamish Arts. Squamish Arts will provide funds to pay specific expenses for approved projects that seek to enhance arts and culture activities in Squamish.

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Infrastructure Upgrades and Impacts:

Mamquam Road Sewer Upgrades

Over the next few weeks, crews will be installing a sewer bypass line that will be used to move live sewer flows so that the existing sewer line can be upgraded.

Through to November 4: Impacts will change as work progresses but may involve:

  1. Highway 99 northbound off-ramp to Mamquam Road (east) closure.
  2. Mamquam Road eastbound thru lane closure.
  3. Access to or from Canadian Tire from Mamquam Road is closed. No parking and lane closure on the north side of Mamquam Road.

Please plan ahead, provide yourself with extra travel time, and obey the traffic control signs. Stay tuned to the project for the latest squamish.ca/mamquam.

Time frame: Through to December 2022.

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Industrial Way Storm Interceptor Project

Impacts: Traffic from Industrial Way onto Highway 99 is detoured onto Discovery Way and Commercial Way. Traffic from Highway 99 onto Industrial Way is reduced to one lane. In November work will be on the north side (Eastbound) Industrial way. One lane will be closed but two-way traffic will resume.

Time frame: Through third week in November.

Pioneer Way Extension Project

Discovery Trail will be temporarily rerouted around the work area during work hours. Please use caution and adhere to closed signs and fencing when in place.

Time frame: Through April 2023.


Latest additions to the Development Showcase:

41349 HORIZON DRIVE - Development Variance


PHASE 2 TOWNHOMES - Development Permit

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Bus Trips Booking Page

November 6 - December 14

Squamish Recreation and Culture 55+ bus trips are back! "Choose your own adventure". Simply board our bus and decide which activities YOU would like to do at the arrival destination. Various dates and  activities.

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Learn to become a swim and lifesaving instructor 15+

November 22

This 40-hour course will train participants to become certified swim instructors. Swim instructor certification is necessary for getting a super-fun, well-paying job at a pool. Participants must have strong swim skills and a high level of comfort in the water.

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We will reimburse your Class 4 Driver Course

Squamish Recreation and Culture has offered bus trips to our 55+ community for more than four years. Our community of qualified volunteer drivers makes these bus trips possible, at a reduced rate for all participants. We are hosting Class 4 driver courses to grow our volunteer driver base and will reimburse successful participants the full cost of the course. This course will allow participants to obtain an Unrestricted Class 4 Driver’s Licence, in order to safely drive our 14-passenger program van.

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Arena and Pool Updates

  • The Brennan Park Aquatic Centre is open! For those with membership or multi-visit passes, don’t forget your card for the new Early Bird swim deck scanner!
  • Are you in Grade 6? Ask us about the Grade 6 Get Active Pass for FREE swimming and skating all year long!

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Quest Lecture Series: Can an AI be Sentient? (online)

November 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Blake Lemoine, a former engineer at Google, went public in July 2022 with his belief that a chatbot called LaMDA is sentient. For this view, he was mocked by other engineers and ridiculed in the mainstream media—and then fired by Google. In this talk, I consider whether Lemoine’s views have any validity, whether Lemoine had a point, whether the public reaction was justified, and what obligations we would have towards a truly sentient machine.

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Community Book Club: Gathering Moss (online)

November 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, Robin Wall Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing.

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Legal Advocacy Drop-In

November 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Legal Advocacy Program offers free advocacy support and assistance to financially restricted individuals and families in Squamish including public education, information, guidance, and support during mediations in areas such as human rights disputes, tenancy disputes, and formal appeals for Income Assistance Benefits and referral services. The program offers community service providers and a Legal Advocate at the library once a month. Drop-in conversations or appointments are welcome.

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