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Community leaders debated policies around food security and where livestock can and can't be raised in Squamish. The Willmot family got swept up into the debate in March when they were ordered to remove their chickens and goat from a home in a residential area. Further council discussion led to approval of beekeeping in residential areas and the members of council agreed that a community chicken cooperative would be explored as a compromise in the residential chicken debate.
A Chinese company announced plans to develop the Makin Lands just south of Britannia after paying $30.5 million for the land through a court ordered sale. Architect Ron Lea said in March that the Taicheng Development Corporation didn't intend to seek bank financing for the first phase of development.
While Taicheng was making news on the Britannia waterfront, the Squamish Oceanfront Development Corporation announced it was ready to partner with world-class developers to finally move the former Nexen chemical plant lands toward development.
Mayor Rob Kirkham said a request for interested investors and developers would be launched.
"We see this as being a defining moment in our history," Kirkham said.
At the beginning of spring, mountain bike riders celebrated the grand opening of a trail called Full Nelson to kick off the riding season like no season before it.
More than 250 people gathered at the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park above Quest University to be amongst the first to ride a new trail built by Ted Tempany and his trail building team at Dream Wizards.
The friends and family of Jodi Henrickson marked the third anniversary of the teen's disappearance in June. She was last seen on Bowen Island by her former boyfriend. Her disappearance is being treated as a homicide case and is still under investigation.
Movie lovers in Squamish said goodbye to the Garibaldi 5 Cinema in August. The Dark Knight Rises was the last movie to play at the theatre operation. David Corwin with Garibaldi 5 said his company just couldn't continue to carry on losing money at the venue.
"The economics just don't work," Corwin said of running the theater in Squamish.
A forest fire near the headwaters of Culliton Creek puffed smoke into the air over the Sea to Sky corridor a few times over the course of the summer. Forestry officials concluded the fire was caused by lightning. The blaze was located in steep terrain.
The Sea to Sky Gondola was in the news a number of times in 2012. The project proponents were given all the government approvals required to install the sightseeing lift that is proposed to go through Stawamus Chief Provincial Park just north of Shannon Falls. Critics complained the approval process was flawed and lobbied unsuccessfully to delay approvals for the project.
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Course to be announced at mandatory athlete meeting Sat. 6 p.m. at the GLC More...
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Eight candidates were nominated for three positions on the Board More...