About Bill Warriner
June 16, 2018, a town hall meeting on proportional representation featured guest speakers Elisabeth May, and Gary Holman. Here are two videos from the Town Hall meeting on Proportional Representation.
Bill Henderson singing “Let This Island Change You”. Fulford Hall, Salt Spring Island, July5, 2017.
Brenda Guiled has done amazing research on the issue of Salt Spring roads and the looming liabilities. This is solid research on the subject. She presented this information in public meetings at the Lions Hall and Fulford Hall. Watch the video for the entire review. Editors Note: We welcome and invite all members […]
Valdy and Hometown Band reunite at the Salt Spring Island Music and Garlic Festival. Here is the video for “Rock and Roll Song”. Videos courtesy of Salt Spring Live. The Closing. This is the last song of the last set at the Salt Spring Island Music and Garlic Festival. Valdy and Hometown Band.
This is the first of the “Tour des Iles” series of videos. Tour des Iles, from June 18 – 21, featured free boat and bus transportation between and within the Southern Gulf Islands – Pender, Saturna, Mayne, Galiano and Salt Spring Islands. The purpose of the event was to share the various gifts of these […]
Members of the Salt Spring Island community greeted visitors from the Cowichan First Nation at Xwaaqw’um on June 14, 2015 and shared a pikwun BBQ and cedar weaving while strengthening relationships.
Singers, dancers, donors, and the community came together to “Flick the Switch” and celebrate the commissioning of the GISS Solar Scholarship array. This community-funded project saw the installation of the 7th largest solar electric system in the province of British Columbia. The Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) is now generating green electricity. The money saved […]
On Saturday Nov. 22 a special Benefit Concert and Silent Auction was held to help protect Grace Islet, the First Nations burial ground in Ganges Harbour that is being desecrated by construction of a private home. Opened with a traditional prayer by highly respected Elder Luschiim (Arvid Charlie) and a song by his nephew Louis […]
Alan Moberg and The Friends of Grace are releasing Don’t Build Your House on My Bones, a song written in support of resistance at Grace Islet, on Tuesday Oct 7. The recording includes performances by noted BC musicians Bill Henderson (Chillliwack), Diona Davies (ESL, Po’ Girl) and CR Avery, among others. Songwriter Alan Moberg (member, […]
From its humble beginning as an educational adventure into a new style of theatre learning, The Canadian Improv Games got its start in Ottawa in 1977. Today, CIG is home to one of the largest and most geographically dispersed theatre festivals in Canada with 14 regional programs and over 100,000 alumni participants. Each year students […]
Ruckle Heritage Farm has been in transition since 2018 June, when dear Helen Ruckle died — the last of four signatories to the agreement creating Ruckle Provincial Park and the last of her family to co-manage the farm with BC Parks. The loss is immeasurable, in so many ways, but the farm goes on, its […]
Response Report: Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 49 calls for assistance in March. From January to March 2019, SSIFR has responded to 72 Fire Incidents, 71 Medical Incidents, 13 Rescues, and 10 calls for Assistance (Total 166 Calls) Operations This month firefighters attended our first of the year brush fires. Two fast moving brush […]
On Saturday April 6, 2019 Salt Spring joined 18 communities across BC taking action in support of better protection for our local and provincial forests. About 150 Island residents participated, first gathering at the Library and then marching through Ganges. Joe Akerman opened the event and spoke about the long tradition of stewardship by Coast […]
Moriba Jah grew up in Venezuela and then joined the US Air Force, where he was tasked with guarding nuclear missiles in Montana. Inspired by conversations with the engineers and technicians maintaining the missiles, he began to study – a path that took him to a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Jah then worked at […]
Salt Spring property owners have had the opportunity to review and vote upon a number of proposals for a replacement of the Ganges Fire Hall. All have been defeated but it’s time to look a little more closely at the reasons for the proposals and the reasons for the defeat. The Ganges Fire Hall has […]
Is there a risk that foreign powers will try to influence our 2019 Fire Board Trustee election? The good news is: Absolutely not. Nobody outside of Salt Spring Island really cares how we structure and manage our fire service. But this also shows how uniquely isolated we are as an island. While the Crofton Fire […]
The new washroom at Centennial Park has been completed ahead of schedule and is now open. The washroom has a number of features making it unique to other cinderblock washrooms that the community may appreciate. There are four sinks located on the back of the washroom for vendor use and the porta potties have been […]
My wife Annebeeke and I have been calling Salt Spring our home since 2007. Our two children Emily and Wynn were born here, and we plan on continuing to raise them in this truly special part of our planet. Born in 1975 in West Germany, I grew up during the Cold War. Our emergency services […]