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About David Denning

I am a film-maker, photographer, naturalist, and science educator who has lived on Salt Spring Island for 17 years. My hobbies include kayaking, mountaineering, gardening and other forms of goofing around. My partner, Deborah Miller, and I are active with the Salt Spring Island Conservancy.

Featured At-Home-In-Nature-Cover

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New Book Celebrates Life in Nature

Rob Wood – At Home In Nature — Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 pm, Salt Spring Library, Free We all know what it is like to […]

October 13, 2018
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Everest Show/Nepal Fundraiser

On Tuesday, October 23, world-renown British climber, Doug Scott, will provide a spectacular slide show “A Hard Road To Everest” about his first ascent of […]

October 12, 2018
Rob-Wood-Library-Talk

Free

New Book Celebrates Life in Nature

Rob Wood – At Home In Nature — Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 pm, Salt Spring Library, Free We all know what it is like to […]

October 4, 2018
Doug-Scott-On-Everest

$25 ($20 Forum)

Everest the Hard Way

On Tuesday, October 23, world-renown British climber, Doug Scott, will provide a spectacular slide show “A Hard Road To Everest” about his first ascent of […]

October 4, 2018

Renewable Energy Pioneer Proposes Green Tourism Vision

    Local News, News & Events    April 10, 2014

John Stonier is a Vancouver-based chartered account and businessman with an exciting business plan for Salt Spring Island. “Free electric car charging stations are the new “wi-fi” opportunities of the decade” he declared at the Salt Spring and Gulf Islands Renewable Energy Conference this last Saturday. Stonier was part of the closing plenary panel session […]

Students Announce the GISS Solar Scholarship

    Local News, News & Events    April 10, 2014

Keenan Nowak and Sky Losier stood in front of an audience of 200 people at the recent Salt Spring and Gulf Islands Renewable Energy Conference and announced the official launch of the GISS Solar Scholarship project. “Because we are grade 12 students and graduating this year, Sky reported, the Solar Scholarship won’t benefit us directly. […]

Renewable Energy Conference

    News & Events, People & Places    March 18, 2014

Transition Salt Spring is pleased to announce its annual “What’s Happening in Local Climate Action” event ––– for 2014 it will be an all-day conference at the Gulf Islands Senior Secondary. All members of the Gulf Islands and surrounding areas are invited to attend the Salt Spring and Gulf Islands Renewable Energy Conference: Exploring Issues […]

Solar Scholarship Project To Be Launched at Renewable Energy Conference

    News & Events, People & Places    March 18, 2014

The GISS Solar Scholarship Project is an innovative new partnership between the Transition Salt Spring Community Energy Group (TSSCEG) and School District 64. The project will see the installation of 20 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic panels on the high school roof, funded by grants and donations from the community. When complete, the installation will be […]

Community News

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

    by on 17 hours ago

    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 19 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 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 […]

  • We Need a Cohesive Housing Strategy Now

    by on October 13, 2018

    We have a housing crisis that is impacting everyone on this island either directly or indirectly. Working people – among them nurses, teachers, servers, chefs – struggle to find long-term homes. We are losing organizations and businesses that are integral to our island life. Enrolment in our school district is falling. This is a complex […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 13, 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 health. Question: How would you support the proposed Salt Spring Community Health Centre so that it is completed in a timely and effective manner? Sabrina Ali (candidate for Islands […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 12, 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 water. Question: How will you use the numerous reports and knowledge currently available on Salt Spring’s water stresses and vulnerabilities to resolve concerns and deliver safer, more sustainable, water […]

  • Sustain Our Vibrant Community and the En...

    by on October 12, 2018

    Our island environment is under stress from the impacts of climate change, a heated housing market, and increased tourism. I believe the Islands Trust can be a leading model of ecological-based land management. I know we can and MUST do better if we are to build a healthy, vibrant island community that is in harmony […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 11, 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 Bylaw Enforcement. Question: Do you have interest in finding alternatives to complaint-driven enforcement of bylaws? If yes, what alternatives would you suggest? Sabrina Ali (candidate for Islands Trustee): Yes, […]

  • Shamana (Sabrina) Ali – 2018 General Ele...

    by on October 10, 2018

    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 […]

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