• Squamish fire fully contained but not out.

    Squamish fire fully contained but not out.

    Squamish Fire Rescue is reporting that the #Squamishfire is fully contained but not out. Crews will be using a 3 hour low tide window to continue fighting the fire from the water. The shelter-in-place order remains lifted but please be aware that conditions could change throughout the day.

    Provincial officials continue to monitor the air quality and we will advise if a Shelter-in-Place alert needs to be reinstated

    Stay tuned to Squamish.ca and the District’s Facebook andTwitter feeds for updates on the #SquamishFire throughout the day today.

    Shelter-in-place (SIP) is the practice of going or remaining safely indoors during an outdoor release of a hazardous substance. Sheltering-in-place has been shown to be the most effective response during the first few hours of a substance release where the public would be at higher risk outdoors.

    • Get everyone inside immediately, including pets.
    • Close all doors and windows.
    • Shut down furnace, air conditioners, and exhaust fans and vents.
    • Close fireplace dampers.

    For further information http://www.squamish.ca/yourgovernment/news/fire-at-the-squamish-terminals/

     

  • Squamish added to “52 Places to Go in 2015″ by The New York Times

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    The New York Times, one of the worlds’ leading publications that reaches close to 1.9 million readers each day, is encouraging world travelers to visit the B.C. town of Squamish, making it No. 32 of “52 Places to Go in 2015”. Read this article by the Global News, along with a video interview with mayor Patricia Heintzman.

  • Aeriosa Films Stunning Choreography on The Chief

    Aeriosa Films Stunning Choreography on The Chief