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Water Interruption Notice for Salt Spring Island – Highland/Fernwood Water Service – September 20, 2018

    Health & Wellness    September 20, 2018

Capital Regional District (CRD) staff are responding to a water system leak in the Highland/Fernwood Water Service Area on Salt Spring Island. The leak is located near 180 Maliview Drive. Until this issue is resolved, residents in the Maliview area will be without water for a period of time. It is also important to note […]

Temporary Wastewater Bypass for Ganges Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade on Salt Spring Island

    Health & Wellness    August 9, 2018

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is currently upgrading the wastewater treatment plant in Ganges Village on Salt Spring Island and in order to complete the work a wastewater bypass is required between August 16 and August 28, 2018. During this time, wastewater will receive preliminary treatment only (solids screening) and then bypass the normal treatment process […]

Maliview Wastewater Discharge Notice

    Health & Wellness    June 20, 2018

A mechanical failure at the Maliview Wastewater Treatment Plant resulted in approximately two cubic meters of untreated sewage entering the marine environment through the discharge outfall pipe. The equipment has been repaired and the wastewater plant is functioning well again. The area impacted by untreated sewage is in the vicinity of the Maliview Wastewater Treatment […]

Cloudiness in the Cedars of Tuam Water System on Salt Spring Island – Water Remains Safe to Drink

    Health & Wellness    June 19, 2018

CRD Integrated Water Services advises the customers of the Cedars of Tuam Water System on Salt Spring Island (refer to attached map) that turbidity has caused cloudiness in the treated drinking water. Operations staff is investigating the matter but it is believed the ground water source is being impacted by fine sand intrusion. This problem […]

Community Consultation to Commence for Updated Centennial Park Master Plan

    News & Events    January 27, 2016

The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) is embarking on a community consultation process to inform a comprehensive update to the 1966 master plan for Centennial Park. The updated Master Plan will set a long term vision for Centennial Park and guide future operations, management and capital investment decisions. The CRD will seek […]

Local Government Elections with Mail Ballot Voting Available

    News & Events, People & Places    September 17, 2014

The Capital Regional District’s (CRD) General Voting Day for local government elections is on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The CRD holds elections for the following positions: Director Juan de Fuca Electoral Area (East Sooke, Malahat, Otter Point, Port Renfrew, Shirley/Jordan River, Willis Point), Director Salt Spring Island Electoral Area and Director Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area (Galiano, Mayne, North […]

Breaking News: CRD Will Not Initiate Potential Expropriation of Grace Islet Property

    News & Events    August 14, 2014

The Capital Regional District’s (CRD) authority to expropriate Grace Islet could be subject to challenge and Directors have received advice that this is a matter that the CRD should continue to advocate for action by the Province. While the CRD provides a very wide range of services within the current authority granted by the Province […]

Grace Islet Burial Site: CRD Directors and First Nations Demand Action

    News & Events    July 8, 2014

VICTORIA,BC — Capital Regional District Directors and First Nations leaders are proposing action at this Wednesday’s CRD Board meeting to protect the First Nations burial site on Grace Islet in Ganges Harbour on Saltspring Island. The site is currently the subject of a controversial development project to build a private residence on the First Nations […]

Pilot Project for Saturday Market Approved

    News & Events    June 2, 2014

CRD Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Pilot Project for the Market in Centennial Park Salt Spring Island, BC– The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission approved a pilot project for the Saturday market to expand on Friday and Sunday’s targeting the three long weekends in July, August and September. The decision was based […]

Saturday Market Survey Results

    News & Events    May 2, 2014

Salt Spring Island, BC– On Thursday, May 1 the Capital Regional District (CRD) Salt Spring Island Area staff released the survey results about the Saturday Market in Centennial Park. The impetus for the survey was in response to more than 600 petitions for increasing vendor opportunities. However; due to space limitations at the market, CRD […]

GISS Wins Grand Prize in My Green High School Plan Contest

    News & Events    February 6, 2014

Victoria, BC – An innovative farm-to-cafeteria project is one of the winners of the “My Green High School Plan” challenge promoting high school greening initiatives. The Capital Regional District (CRD), in partnership with BC Hydro and Community Social Planning Council, promoted a challenge promoting sustainable behaviour changes in secondary schools. Four teams from across the […]

Public Consultation on Salt Spring Island Biking

    News & Events    January 16, 2014

Victoria, BC–- The Capital Regional District wants to hear from Salt Spring Island residents on a feasibility study to potentially develop a cycling and pedestrian trail along a 1kilometre section of the south approach to Ganges Village on Fulford/Ganges Road. Public Consultation Meeting DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 TIME: 3-6:30pm PLACE: Salt Spring Island Public […]

Bus Shelter Design Selected

    News & Events    June 25, 2013

The CRD Salt Spring Transportation Commission (SSITC) approved the bus shelter design for the bus pullout on the South side of Lower Ganges Road. The selected design was from local artist Matt Brain. The design focuses on the moon snail shell, and the organic spiral design also echoes shapes of the island’s natural beauty. The […]

New Salt Spring Island Library Open to the Public

    News & Events    December 21, 2012

Ganges, BC– – Yesterday, the doors to the new Salt Spring Island (SSI) Public Library, located at 129 McPhillips Avenue, opened to the public. The opening marks the return to normal operating hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. The success of the project is a testament to the excellent working relationship between […]

Community News

  • Darryl Martin – 2018 General Election C...

    by on 3 hours ago

    It’s 2018 General Election time on Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands and over much of British Columbia. Our Election Profiles series on the Salt Spring Exchange features candidates who are running for local office. These short interviews are structured so that you can learn about each of the candidates and why you might consider […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on 9 hours ago

    In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on impact of environmental challenges. Question: What are the top three challenges facing the natural environment of Salt Spring, and what steps would you take to address these challenges? Sabrina […]

  • CRD Candidates Differ on Important Issue...

    by on 21 hours ago

    As the local CRD campaign unfolds, significant differences between candidates on important issues and priorities have emerged. This is my view of these differences and their importance our community.   Affordable Housing Affordable housing is Salt Spring’s top priority. I believe my platform proposals are the most comprehensive, and include provision of supporting infrastructure, strengthening […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 16, 2018

    In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on impact of sustainable transportation. Question: How would you promote environmentally sustainable transportation on Salt Spring? Sabrina Ali (candidate for Islands Trustee): I would like to see public transit extended […]

  • Great to See All Candidates Prioritize H...

    by on October 15, 2018

    Over the course of the past 6 months, volunteers from across the Island have been exploring solutions to our affordable housing crisis. Members of our group have held hundreds of meetings and conversations with community leaders, current elected officials, planners, non-profit housing proponents, engineers and water experts, builders and rental suite owners, and those most […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 15, 2018

    In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on impact of new projects. Question: (CRD Only question) When making a cost-benefit analysis for a capital project, how would you account for the environmental impacts of that project, and […]

  • Vote: Make Someone You Know a Salty Awar...

    by on October 14, 2018

    Presenting the  Salt Spring Community & Business Awards!  Winners will receive a Salty Award and 30 awards will be given out two areas – Business and Community.  You can also vote in new the “Fun and Games” category.  Salt Spring residents, visitors and fans are nominating and voting for the winners online. You can now vote for 1 […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 14, 2018

    In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on alternative housing options. Question: What would you do to bring the current Land Use Bylaws in line with the OCP’s support for alternative housing options to allow innovative projects […]

  • Dewy-eyed Unicorn Jockeys from Salt Spri...

    by on October 13, 2018

    Salt Spring Island, we’re in the news! Alberta Premier Rachel Notley recently referenced us in her defence of the Trans Mountain pipeline. “I would say to those who oppose our fight to build this pipeline, that they are being extremely foolish,” Notley said in a speech to a teachers convention. “Maybe on Salt Spring Island […]

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