It appears every nook and cranny up and down this valley has become fertile ground for residential and commercial development. And that outburst of activity is garnering mixed reviews. A proposal for a major building project on the “tear drop” property in the vicinity of Squamish Elementary School lit up The Chief’s Facebook page a few weeks ago. Prentice Geary, who called the plan “the worst idea yet”, was worried about how it would impact traffic in the area.
In the late summer of 2014, the Squamish Branding, Development and Marketing Action Plan was unveiled with considerable fanfare following an intensive consultation exercise. Now, nearly three years after it was launched, the program is receiving mixed reviews. For the most part, Squamish council has been encouraged by the evolution of the project. Peter Kent says it “has been wildly successful” and with the continued support of council, staff and business it will gain even more traction.
Benjamin Franklin, the illustrious American polymath and a founding father of the Republic, once wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And in this cash-strapped town it appears the powers-that-be will continue to reach deeper into our pockets to extract more and more of the latter. According to the District of Squamish Financial Services department, from 2013 to 2017 the revenue required from property taxes increased by 21.4 per cent.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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