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The Chief  The Squamish Chief has been published every week since 1991, serving the community of #Squamish with award-winning local news.

Thanks to local photog Rick Metcalf of One Cut Media ( on Instagram: onecutmedia_rm) for these lovely local shots.

For the young, and young at heart in Squamish, don't forget Saturday night is the Dancing Bear festival

Former A Tribe Called Red DJ will play Dancing Bear festival
DJ Shub will headline the event at Quest University

Two victories for local rider Holden Jones
Team Squamish also took the podium in several divisions
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Soccerfest strikes gold
Shockers took win in men’s open, Fulcrum took gold in ladies’ open
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Thanks to Deborah Wade for this lovely shot she took in the Squamish Estuary.

Ocean Wise’s "AquaVan" was parked outside of Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School on Thursday for a ocean education session. The van made it's way up the Sea to Sky corridor last week teaching kids about aquatic conservation. Students and instructors were talking about melting polar ice caps, plastic polution, and got to meet live creatures like crabs and sea stars
Photos by Haley Ritchie

'Tis the season... PHOTO GALLERY: On 4/20, a new place to find weed

Just in time for 4/20, a new cannabis dispensary has opened up in downtown Squamish. The Mussett family’s business, Sky High Cannabis Ltd., has set up shop on Second Avenue, just south of Winnipeg Street. Owner Tristan Mussett heads the business with his spouse Aimee Mussett, and their children Linley and Matt. The entrepreneurs gave The Chief a brief tour of Sky High on April 19, which was the day after the store opened.

If you thought Squamish looks great, just wait till you see it from up in the air! Check out the pix!

Squamish pilots take flight
A bird’s eye view of the district
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Sneak peek at tomorrow's front page.
It is a big paper this week with lots of great stories and photos.
Cover story on the OCP by Haley Ritchie, cover photo of kids on a magic Squamish ride by David Buzzard.

Have you heard them?
Brian Aikens sent in these pics of northern flickers banging on the roof vents
They follow up with their very distinctive call, he said. "All very fine and enjoyable, unless you are trying to sleep in the house they are banging on."
Indeed.

It was another busy weekend in Squamish! Photographer David Buzzard captured a few of the sights in town on April 14.

Our Haley Ritchie was at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler this weekend and captured these cool shots.
Big Air at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival
Photos from the Friday night event in Whistler Village

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