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Christopher is the Founder and Account Director of the Salt Spring Exchange and the Founder and Director of Digital Marketing at Marketworks .

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For Sale: Home/Office Desk

Ikea corner desk for sale. Top is a bit marked up but otherwise it’s a desk!

July 24, 2018
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For Sale: Kids Trail-a-bike

Trail-a-bike attachment for riding an adult bike around with kid. Good for kids 3-6’ish I’d say. Older but works well!

July 24, 2018


Stephen Jenkinson Returns to Salt Spring &#...

Stephen Jenkinson returns to Salt Spring Island, this time with the Gregory Hoskins band for Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part […]

July 9, 2018


For Sale: Cat/Pet Carrier

Cat/per carrier for sale in good condition.

June 28, 2018


For Sale: Kids Trail-a-Bike

Older but in good working condition trail-a-bike for riding with a younger rider attached to a bigger bike.

June 28, 2018

Video and Photos: New Bike Park Opens to Applause – Ribbon Cutting

    Health & Wellness, People & Places, Photos & Videos    August 6, 2018

After years of consultation, planning, design and community engagement The Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park opened today with a big turn out from the community. Dozens of families, bikes in tow, joined the project sponsors, managers and supporters in the opening of the island’s first bike park. The family bike park is a dirt […]

Grand Opening of the Salt Spring Island Lions Memorial Bike Park

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    July 31, 2018

Beshano Bike Trials Club will be putting on a free bike stunt show at the Grand Opening of the Lions Memorial Bike Park on August 6th, 2018. Show are at 11:40am and 12:40pm and are 20 mins each. This is a free customer appreciation family event courtesy of OutSpokin Bike Shop. Come out to the […]

Video: Bike Park Build in Progress

    Health & Wellness, Travel & Transportation    July 10, 2018

Update: New photos of the bike park in progress coming in. New wooden trail features are now install. The new bike park will be open soon. Stay tuned for updates on the opening day announcement. Well Salt Spring Island families and kids are in for a real treat. The amazing local team behind the creation […]

Work Progressing on the Xwaaqw’um Big Canoe – Carver’s Host Fernwood Nature Class Visits

    Indigenous News, People & Places    June 1, 2018

The 32’ foot-long snuhwulh (big canoe), carved from a single 710 year old X’pey (western red cedar tree) downed in a river valley windstorm will be finished over the next month or so for the Xwaaqw’um Project (aka Burgoyne Bay). “The Hul’q’umi’num word for canoe is snuhwulh, which means to transport people,” says Joe Akerman, local community organizer for the Xwaaqw’um Project […]

Photos: Fernwood School’s “Great Water Walk” 2018

    Health & Wellness, People & Places    May 24, 2018

The students and staff of Fernwood School once again be walked in support of SOPAR’s village well projects in India. SOPAR is a non-profit, non-governmental, Canadian/Indian organization that supports community-driven development throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh. Classes walked to St Mary’s Lake to collect water and carry it back to Fernwood, experiencing what millions […]

Islanders Get First Look at Proposed Bike Park Concept

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    March 25, 2018

The Salt Spring community received its first look at the proposed children’s bike park today at a community open house designed to solicit feedback on the proposed park. The heavily attended event offered participants a chance to review the project background, conceptual design plan as well as the opportunity to meet with project co-ordinators, landscape […]

What Was That Big Rumbling Tonight?

    News & Events    January 17, 2018

Did you hear the heavy rumbling and shaking tonight around 7:35 PM? At first we though it might be an earthquake. We could hear it first but also feel it even though there was nothing shaking. Then thought maybe it was testing at the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR) in Nanoose Bay. […]

Animated Short Film ‘Fox And The Whale’ Inspired by Salt Spring

    Art & Design, People & Places    December 6, 2017

Watch this. It’s beautiful and it was inspired by a visit to Salt Spring Island by its creator Robin Joseph who now lives in Toronto. The short film was just nominated for an Oscar and is one step closer to being a short-listed as a finalist. Those of us that live here know how inspiring […]

Salt Spring’s 2017 Business Award Winners

    Business Profiles    October 20, 2017

The Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce took a fresh approach to the Business Awards this year. The awards were broken into 2 categories, Community and Business Awards. Voting was done entirely by the community online rather then by closed vote. Winners receive a ‘Salty Award’ and over 50 awards will be given out in the […]

Salt Spring’s 2017 Community Award Winners – Salt Spring Exchange Wins Media Award

    Business Profiles, News & Events    October 18, 2017

The Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce took a fresh approach to the Business Awards this year. The awards were broken into 2 categories, Community and Business Awards. Voting was done entirely by the community online rather then by closed vote. Winners receive a ‘Salty Award’ and over 50 awards will be given out in the […]

Breaking News: Salt Spring Incorporation Official Vote Results

    Governance & Politics, Local News, News & Events    September 9, 2017

Here are the official, preliminary, incorporation referendum election results. These results were posted tonight by Anthony (Tony) Kennedy, Salt Spring’s Election Officer. The final, official results still need to be verified by the Chief Election Officer before they are confirmed as final. Ballots were counted by hand while the full process was reviewed by scrutineers […]

Incorporation Poll: How Would You Vote if You Voted Today?

    Governance & Politics, Polls & Surveys    August 28, 2017

Well we’re getting down to it now. The incorporation referendum vote is just over a week away. Advance voting starts this week. There have been dozens and dozens of stories, opinions and editorials published weighing pros and cons. Discussion is active all around the island and online. Many members of our community have stood up […]

Incorporation: Debate Live Stream Hosted on the Exchange

    Editorial & Opinions, Governance & Politics    August 21, 2017

(Note: The video archive of the debate is available here now that the live stream is complete. There were a total of 1148 people who watched the stream at different times during the time it was live with an average of 275 peak concurrent viewers.) In partnership with local streaming media specialist Robert Reinhardt at […]

Eclipse Live Stream Time-lapse Photos

    People & Places, Photos & Videos    August 21, 2017

What an incredible moment. People all across North America enjoying a rare total and partial solar eclipse. We weren’t in the path of totality here on Salt Spring Island but we were in about the 85-90% range and able to enjoy some dramatic changes in the sun and light all across the island. How much […]

Incorporation Poll: How Would You Vote if You Voted Today?

    Governance & Politics    July 17, 2017

Salt Spring Island will go to the polls for the upcoming incorporation referendum in just 54 days. The island is starting to heat up with vigorous debate and opinion exploring the merits and challenges of a myriad of questions, ideas and concerns which have emerged from the numerous camps defending No/Yes voting. Our last poll, […]

Photos and Video: Take A Ride on the Brand New Long Harbour Ferry

    Travel & Transportation    June 21, 2017

BC Ferries welcomed its second Salish Class vessel, Salish Eagle, into service today with a small public event on board the 9:10 and 10:50 a.m. inaugural sailings from Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands and we were there to capture photos and videos to share with our Salt Spring community. President & CEO Mark Collins cut […]

Photos and Video: 2017 National Aboriginal Day at Xwaaqw’um

    Indigenous News    June 19, 2017

Local community and First Nations gathered this past weekend to celebrate National Aboriginal and Father’s Day at Xwaaqw’um Beach (Burgoyne Bay). The family friendly cultural gathering was a celebration and learning about Coast Salish culture and traditions to nurture “Sound Relations” between settlers and First Nations peoples. The gathering included stories from the land, Tzinquaw […]

Sneak Peek: New Salish Eagle Ferry

    News & Events    June 13, 2017

Salish Eagle will enter service on the Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands route in June. Sister ship, Salish Orca will start service on the Comox – Powell River route late next month. Salish Raven, the third Salish Class vessel will begin preparations for service soon. The 107-metre Salish Class ships will carry 145 vehicles and […]

Bike Riding on Salt Spring Pro Tip: Lateral Bike Safety Flag

    Editorial & Opinions    June 6, 2017

Could this $14 piece of plastic save your life riding a bike on Salt Spring roads? Remember the adage of what to do when you see a bear? You make yourself bigger! Why? So the bear thinks twice about chasing you down knowing it might not work out well. So imagine for a moment, that […]

Poll: 2017 Provincial General Election

    Governance & Politics    April 25, 2017

British Columbians are set to go to the polls for the 2017 Provincial General Election on May 9th. Eligible voters in B.C. are voting to elect 87 Members of the Legislative Assembly. Each Member represents an electoral district (also known as a riding or constituency) and has a seat in the provincial Legislature. After all […]

Incorporation Poll Results – Leaning No or Too Close to Call?

    Governance & Politics    April 13, 2017

As it stands right now, if Salt Spring Island were to vote for incorporation today, there might be only a slight pre-voting trend indicating which way the official results could unfold. After one week of voting and 800+ participants in our online poll, the No votes edged out a small, statistically narrow win. Of the 819 votes […]

Poll: How Would You Vote for Incorporation?

    Governance & Politics    April 5, 2017

The vote for incorporation is many months away and there is active debate all across the island, online and on the Exchange about the pro/cons of both staying with our current model of governance, voting for a choosing a new model by way of municipal incorporation and even many discussions about hypothetical 3rd, 4th, middle […]

Photos: 2017 Salt Spring Snowmageddon

    News & Events, Photos & Videos    February 8, 2017

Finally managed to get out of the house today with the help of our good friend James Cowan and his big blue 4×4 ‘Sunny’. We went into town to take some pictures while we ran a few errands around the island. The roads were pretty quiet with most folks making the smart decision to stay […]

Video + Photos: Women’s March on Salt Spring Island

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    January 21, 2017

Just one day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, Women’s March was held in Washington, DC and all over the world in solidarity against the divisive campaign and policies of the new leader and incoming cabinet. Women and community members on Salt Spring joined in to support the movement with an […]

Video and Photos: Salt Spring Rallys to Protest Kinder Morgan Pipeline

    Governance & Politics, Health & Wellness    December 10, 2016

Community members and groups opposed to the recently approved Kinder Morgan pipeline gathered this afternoon on Salt Spring Island to protest the project’s high environmental risks. Organized by Transition Salt Spring guest speakers included Briony Penn and Adam Olsen, candidate for Saanich North and the Islands in the upcoming election. Organizers, musicians, speakers and participants […]

Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Ghouls ‘n Goblins

    Photos & Videos    November 2, 2016

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island. Halloween Warning: The dark angel Donald Trump has been spotted haunting the island making HUGE promises and stealing candy from kids when no one […]

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Community News

  • Physicians Accepting New Patients

    by on 13 hours ago

    Saltspring Island Health Centre (ssihealth.ca), opens its doors on September 5th at 164 Kings Lane. It will be the practice location of 6 family physicians and a midwife. Four of the physicians, Drs. Anik Mommsen-Smith, Catherine Prendiville, Paula Ryan and Manya Sadouski are familiar to the community as family physicians already in practice here and […]

  • Alert: Fulford Harbour Boat Fire

    by on August 10, 2018

    It probably started around 12:15 and was out with the boat totally destroyed by about 12:45. Coast Guard and lots of other vessels on hand. Didn’t see the initial fire so don’t know if there was an explosion or not. Of course, have no idea if the occupants got to safety but likely they did […]

  • Salt Spring Chamber – Green Touris...

    by on August 9, 2018

    The Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce has again been recognized and re-accredited by Green Tourism Canada. We become Canada’s first Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre to become accredited members of Green Tourism Canada in 2016. Our “silver” re-accreditation was made official on August 3rd, 2018. We are proud to be working within this program […]

  • Sow Spinach and Greens; Pests and Proble...

    by on August 9, 2018

    Yesterday should have been “Spinach Day” in my garden, but it is far too hot to attempt to sow anything right now. I have had good results sowing spinach as late as the middle of August so will wait to until it cools down in a couple of days to plant seeds. The forecast for […]

  • Temporary Wastewater Bypass for Ganges W...

    by on 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 […]

  • Indefatigable Old Boys Awards Ceremony

    by on August 8, 2018

    The Old Boys celebrated their 2017/2018 season with the Annual Awards Ceremony at the Tweedle residence on August 4th. This years Awards Ceremony had been held back due to the absence of stalwart Head Statistician, Columnist, and Sausage Roll connoisseur Fraser Hope while on his sojourns back to bonnie Scotland. Quite what Hope was up […]

  • Salt Spring Makes the Cover of the Vanco...

    by on August 8, 2018

    Salt Spring makes the cover of the Vancouver Sun – but not for a good reason The severity of Salt Spring’s housing crisis is well known by the many hundreds who are directly affected, and by a few hundred more like me who know people who are. But as of yesterday, tens of thousands across […]

  • Fire News: Close Call, On Alert, Lessons...

    by on August 8, 2018

    (Humanity) is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in (us) can be wrought by crisis – once that crisis can be recognized and understood. Norman Cousins Glimpsing backwards to discover patterns of adaption For those of us who have gone through hardships in the past, this week we woke up once again to the need […]

  • Video and Photos: New Bike Park Opens to...

    by on August 6, 2018

    After years of consultation, planning, design and community engagement The Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park opened today with a big turn out from the community. Dozens of families, bikes in tow, joined the project sponsors, managers and supporters in the opening of the island’s first bike park. The family bike park is a dirt […]

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