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  • Incorporation: Alex Gay is Voting Yes

    by on July 25, 2017 - Comments

    Alex Gay is Voting Yes. “Born and raised on Salt Spring Island, I am voting to bring Our leadership home because I believe that by coming together we as an Island community can work together to create a system that works for EVERYONE, not just the few.”

  • Incorporation: Irene Wright’s Pers...

    by on July 25, 2017 - Comments

    I have lived on Salt Spring Island for exactly 50 years. Arriving here was a big lesson in politics for me. Where I hadπ lived before, mainly in Calgary, politics was something that was “out there;” it was something that we read about or watched on the news and sometimes it was interesting, or scary, […]

  • Incorporation: Islander Susan Russell on...

    by on July 25, 2017 - Comments

    A voice of experience. Susan Russell, a business woman, teacher and community volunteer served as a Salt Spring PARC commissioner for 6 years. Having worked within the current system, she became an advocate for a municipal governance. “As a PARC commissioner I helped with the community process of initiating and approving the Rainbow Road Pool, […]

  • Incorporation: Which side are you on?

    by on July 25, 2017 - Comments

    So which side are you on – Positively NO or Negatively YES? The Incorporation question by it’s nature divides our community rather than uniting it in creating an inclusive model for self-government. Some folks win, and others inevitably lose. Why would we do this to ourselves? (More below). Once upon a time the Duncan area […]

  • Swimmer Aims to Swim Around Salt Spring ...

    by on July 25, 2017 - Comments

    Against all odds, Rama DelaRosa takes the plunge to fundraise for Indigenous legal challenges to the Kinder Morgan pipeline ~ A Salt Spring woman is committed to stretch the limits of human capacity in the hope to improve the health of our ocean waters. Athlete and activist Rama DelaRosa is fiercely determined to protect this […]

  • Shepherd Shoes: Much More than Shoe Repa...

    by on July 25, 2017 - Comments

    Salt Spring has a new business for shoes, leather accessories, and repairs. Shepherd Shoes is a repair service for shoes, purses, horse tack, and marine gear. This new business, creating footwear and accessories, completes a circle in the life of John Shepherd. Having moved to Salt Spring last October, John has reunited himself with his […]

  • Country Grocer’s Summer Sale with a Twis...

    by on July 24, 2017 - Comments

    It seems impossibly soon, but it’s true! Country Grocer is having yet another Customer Appreciation Sale, starting Sunday, July 23 through to Sunday, July 30. As a continuation of its celebration of 45 years serving Salt Spring Island, you have another 8 days of catching great sales. Speaking of great catches, Friday, July 28, is […]

  • Incorporation: Paradise Lost

    by on July 20, 2017 - Comments

    I grew up in a semi-rural municipality in BC’s Lower Mainland where most people had small acreages with modest homes surrounded by woodland. Even in the late 1990s, it looked a lot like Salt Spring. When I went back there recently, I found it radically changed. Many of the family farms that once shaped the […]

  • Salt Spring Reads: Child Honouring edite...

    by on July 19, 2017 - Comments

    Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. To have your book included, please submit a copy to Margriet Ruurs: margrietruurs@hotmail.com Child Honouring, […]