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It was a tough year for Squamish bears with more than a dozen killed by the middle of October. Meg Toom, the District of Squamish Bear Aware Coordinator, said natural food sources were scarce so more bears than usual turned to backyard fruit trees, birdfeeders and garbage containers for food.
"With a wet spring and unseasonably dry weather during the late summer and fall, the alpine berry crop has been negatively impacted, forcing many bears to forage for food in the valley," said Toom.
In the final weeks of the year, Squamish council approved a rezoning application that led to approval of a development proposal for the corner of Highway 99 and Garibaldi Way. The property developer plans to put a Tim Horton's restaurant on the property along with a CIBC Bank. Both operations will have drive through windows, sparking a debate over how many drive through service windows in Squamish is too many.
And, the Garibaldi at Squamish resort proposal resurfaced with the proponents holding a public information meeting in November. The proponents revealed that they plan to pump the resort's water up the mountain from a well near the Tenderfoot Fish Hatchery.
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