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Federal government announces tough restrictions on Chinook fishing

April 17, 2019

Sport-fishing sector fears big financial and job losses; action needed to protect Fraser stocks, government says

The federal government has announced tough new restrictions on fishing for Chinook salmon in an effort to protect endangered Fraser River stocks. Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said the measures are necessary to save the fish from extinction.…


Sea to Sky school district briefs

Student registration; cell phones in class?

Student registration A policy regarding school enrolment is going back before the School District 48 policy committee after parents raised objections to it.…


Study shows progression of multiple sclerosis linked to lifestyle factors, income

She couldn’t even walk herself down the block, let alone take a stroll with her kids. “Shortly after I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis I had a very bad relapse and it was very difficult for me to walk,” Marilyn Lenzen, a lifelong North Vancouver resident, told the North Shore News recently.…


Canada captures Whistler Cup

Forget helps nation to first U16 title since 2013

In recent years at the Whistler Cup, Canada had always been more than accommodating as hosts. After winning five of six overall titles between 2008 and 2013, Canada hadn’t been able to pull off the U16 overall title as visitors from Austria, Norway and Switzerland brought it back to Europe.…


Squamish Nation and District sign community forest agreement

The signing is a landmark step to creating the co-governed land

A new community forest is on the verge of becoming a reality after the Squamish Nation and the District of Squamish signed an agreement. The agreement formalizes a governance structure for 10,000 hectares of forest land.…


Crashed paraglider lucky to be alive, North Shore Rescue says

Members of North Shore Rescue say a paraglider is lucky to be alive after spending a night trapped on a snowy cliff ledge. The team was called to assist the Alberni Valley Rescue Squad on Friday after two paragliders in a group of three collided, sending one of them plummeting to a ridgeline on the Beaufort Range.…


Pro skier Dave Treadway dies in fall in Pemberton backcountry

Freeskier fell 30 metres down crevasse near Rhododendron Mountain, says PSAR

A well-known local pro skier has died after falling down a crevasse while skiing in the Pemberton backcountry on Monday, April 15, confirmed Pemberton District Search and Rescue (PSAR). Rescue crews had just finished attending a nearby call when they received word that a backcountry skier had fallen roughly 30 metres down a crevasse near Rhododendron Mountain and was unresponsive.…


21-yr-old Burnaby man jailed for criminally harassing Squamish Mountie, lying to court

April 16, 2019

The charges date back to the day Jeevan Singh Gill was ticketed for having too many passengers and not displaying his ‘N.’

A 21-year-old Burnaby man who criminally harassed a Squamish RCMP sergeant and his wife and lied in sworn statements filed in court has been sentenced to nine months in jail and three years of probation. ‘Incredible consumption of public resources’…


Furthering the quest to make Squamish outdoor education accessible for all

Cheakamus Centre gets $20,000 for accessibility upgrades

The Cheakamus Centre is going to undergo further accessibility upgrades thanks to a $20,000 injection from the Rick Hansen Foundation. It will mean more students can enjoy the overnight, outdoor experience.…


Hero teens honoured for Grouse Mountain chairlift rescue

The North Shore teens who used a fence to catch an eight-year-old boy dangling from a Grouse Mountain chairlift were honoured by District of North Vancouver council Monday. A commendation for exemplary service was bestowed on Joshua Ravensbergen, Gabriel Neilson, Ethan Harvey, James MacDonald, Sam North, Danielle McKinney and Peter Pian.…


Canada’s emissions target gets further away as 2017 report shows increase

OTTAWA — The return of oil and gas production following the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire and a colder than usual winter pushed Canada’s national greenhouse gas emissions up in 2017 for the first time in several years, a new report says. The latest national inventory report on emissions, filed this week with the United Nations climate change secretariat, showed 716 million tonnes of greenhouse gases were produced in Canada in 2017, an increase of eight million tonnes from 2016.…


Vancouver Park Board urges pot event organizers to cancel 4-20 rap event

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Park Board has passed a motion asking organizers of an annual marijuana festival to cancel a recently announced headline act, fearing the performance could draw even more people to the unsanctioned event. The 4-20 festival, held annually in Vancouver on April 20 as a celebration of cannabis culture, attracted about 40,000 people to Sunset Beach last year, defying Park Board regulations requiring permits for large events.…


‘Very experienced skier’ dies after falling down crevasse in Pemberton backcountry

Friends identify victim as professional freeskier Dave Treadway

A 38-year-old man is dead after falling down a crevasse while skiing in the Pemberton backcountry on Monday, April 15, according to Pemberton District Search and Rescue (PSAR). Rescue crews had just finished attending a nearby call when they received word that a backcountry skier had fallen roughly 30 metres down a crevasse near Rhododendron Mountain and was unresponsive.…


Eat your buckwheat, Buckaroo!

Another Canadian special worth a second look

Around these parts, we know it as buckwheat, but it ain’t wheat at all. In fact, it’s not even a grain, which means it’s not really a cereal either, although we pretty much consider it one.…


Squamish paddler crosses the U.S.

Jillian A. Brown on finding freedom when a journey takes unexpected turns

On April 28, it will have been a year since Squamish’s Jillian A. Brown first put her paddle in the waters of Oregon in an effort to become the first woman to canoe across the U.S. She’s come a long way since then—more than 6,500 kilometres, to be exact. Brown originally joined the trip when she was hired to document a long-distance canoer’s journey through her writing and photography as they retraced Lewis and Clark’s expedition.…


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