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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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Gently used Pentek inline water filter housing in great condition. Mounting bracket, filter wrench and 3 brand new 5 micron sediment filters included. Here is […]

2017 December 6

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

    Art & Design, People & Places    2017 December 6

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    2017 October 20

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    2017 October 18

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    2017 September 9

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    2017 August 28

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    2017 August 21

(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    2017 August 21

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    2017 July 17

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    2017 June 21

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    2017 June 19

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    2017 June 13

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    2017 June 6

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    2017 April 25

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    2017 April 13

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    2017 April 5

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    2017 February 8

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    2017 January 21

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    2016 December 10

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    2016 November 2

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 […]

Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Fall Magic

    Photos & Videos, Travel & Transportation    2016 October 26

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. The ghouls are lurking. #saltspring #saltspringisland A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:41pm PDT Fall wow. #saltspring #saltspringisland […]

Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Stunning Sunset

    Photos & Videos    2016 October 5

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. Dawn on Mount Maxwell Video Contributed by Dylan Davies Dawn on Mount Maxwell #saltspring #saltspringisland Posted by Salt Spring Island on Wednesday, October 5, […]

Videos and Photos: Xwaaqw’um (Burgoyne Bay) Welcome Pole Unveiling Ceremony

    Indigenous News    2016 August 22

Four generations of Quw’utsun Tzinquaw Dancers danced the unveiling of the new Xwaaqw’um (Burgoyne Bay) Welcome Poles carved by local Cowichan Master Carver Harold Joe this past Saturday on Salt Spring Island. The ceremony attended by over 200 locals, family, friends and relatives of Hul’qumi’num community members was an unprecedented event in the recent colonial […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Active Pass

    Photos & Videos    2016 July 14

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. Big plane little plane #saltspring @saltspringair @harbourair photo by Harlold K. A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jul […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Peacocked

    Photos & Videos    2016 June 16

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. Country Grocer do so much to help the local community and good causes that the middle school students decide to […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Water Love

    Photos & Videos    2016 June 8

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. Tesla power. #saltspring #saltspringisland A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:09pm PDT Lake effect. […]

Live Video: Not-So-Silent Night in the Tree House Laneway

    Local News    2016 May 16

Video live stream from the Tree House Not-So-Silent Night in the Tree House laneway.

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Sea and Sunshine

    Photos & Videos    2016 May 11

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. Docking at the island of sunshine. #saltspring #saltspringisland A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on May 10, 2016 at […]

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Community News

  • The Hottest Tickets in Town: Christmas w...

    by on 9 hours ago

    Despite the stinginess of the old miser who we know as Scrooge, a local theatrical production known as Christmas with Scrooge attracts an abundance of generosity. Newman Family Productions will be presenting Christmas with Scrooge for its 47th year since it started. This musical adaptation will be at ArtSpring from December 20th to 23rd. With […]

  • Video: The Most Salt Spring Thing This Y...

    by on 22 hours ago

    Devin Milner’s video of music in Ganges harbour. Could this be the most Salt Spring thing we’ve seen all year? music in Ganges this afternoon….. Posted by Devin Milner on Sunday, December 10, 2017  

  • Fire News: Arjuna (A. J.) George’s One Y...

    by on 2017 December 13

    On the first anniversary of becoming Salt Spring Island Fire-Rescue’s eighth Fire Chief, Arjuna George graciously agreed to share some of his story with me. Our Island-raised Chief envisioned a future in customer service in the restaurant industry, hoping to someday become a chef with his own restaurant. When he became a volunteer firefighter in […]

  • Fire News: Current Fire Board Making Rea...

    by on 2017 December 12

    Some weeks have passed since Salt Spring’s divisive referendum and it’s reassuring to see our community again moving forward rather than circling its wagons before firing inward. The Library, the Rainbow Road Pool, ArtSpring, our Conservancy, Salt Spring Literacy and many other local organizations continue to meet various needs. Efforts are again underway to improve […]

  • Fire News: I’ll Bet You Did Not Know. . ...

    by on 2017 December 11

    I thought that I knew quite a bit about what was happening on Salt Spring. Was I ever wrong! I had absolutely no idea of all the interesting training initiatives the Salt Spring Island Fire-Rescue (SSIFR) team is offering to keep our community safe. Worried about fire protection at home? SSIFR can help you with […]

  • Integrated Major Crime Unit and Coroner ...

    by on 2017 December 7

    UPDATE: 2017 December 8th at 11:45 AM -The identity of the deceased in the death on Salt Spring Island that occurred on Dec 6th has now been confirmed to be that of 47 year old Heather Jones. The 22 year old male originally arrested, was released from police custody and has been apprehended under the […]

  • BC Ferries Going Smoke and eCigarette Fr...

    by on 2017 December 6

    BC Ferries is pleased to advise customers that the company will be introducing a smoke – free environment in all BC Ferries locations, including terminals and vessels starting January 22, 2018 . This also includes the interior of all vehicles on BC Ferries property. “This new policy support s the health and wellness of our […]

  • Salt Spring Reads: Owl’s Dream

    by on 2017 December 6

    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. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book online with others. Owl’s Dream, […]

  • Animated Short Film ‘Fox And The W...

    by on 2017 December 6

    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 […]

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