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Calling for Creative Bus Shelter Designs

    Art & Design, Travel & Transportation    June 18, 2018

Island Bus Shelters is a new group of community volunteers. In collaboration with the Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission (SSITC), we are inviting artists and designer/fabricator teams to submit proposals for creative bus shelters to recommend to the Capital Regional District. Project Philosophy – Salt Spring’s charm lies in its rural character and the absence […]

Incorporation: Myths Around Grants

    Editorial & Opinions, Governance & Politics    July 31, 2017

There is too much misleading information making the rounds about all the grant money Salt Spring would supposedly receive if we incorporate. Perhaps some persons are even led to believe that we get no grants at all now. The truth is that Salt Spring already receives numerous grants – possibly more than our share – […]

Transportation Referendum: the Facts

    Editorial & Opinions    November 8, 2014

Ken Marr makes valid points in his opinion piece on the transportation referendum. But the credibility of these points is undermined by omissions and errors of fact. Fact #1: The SSI Transportation Commission (SSITC) referendum is not solely related to a sidewalk on Rainbow; funding will advance progress on multiple safety-driven projects: a sidewalk in […]

Transportation Referendum an Important Decision

    Editorial & Opinions    November 5, 2014

Salt Spring voters face an important decision on November 15. A transportation referendum is on the ballot. Arlene Dashwood’s letter to the SSI Transportation Commission pointed out that the transportation sector has been long neglected on this island: “I think we have a big catch-up to deal with as there has not been much done […]

Pedestrian and Cycling Masterplan Endorsed

    News & Events    January 9, 2014

Over the past two years, the Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission (SSITC) and Island Pathways have been working with other community volunteers and the CRD Active Transportation group to integrate Salt Spring into the Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Masterplan (PCMP). CRD and the SSITC contracted North America’s leading consultants on active transportation Alta Planning + […]

Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission Invites Community Input on Bus Shelter Design

    News & Events    November 7, 2012

Victoria, BC –- The Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission (SSITC) is inviting community input on new bus shelters that will be installed as part of the North Ganges Transportation Plan. Located on each side of Lower Ganges Road at Crofton, the two shelters will be designed to reflect Salt Spring Island’s character. The SSITC is […]

Salt Spring Island Car Crash Statistics

    News & Events    February 3, 2012

The Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission (SSITC) has obtained “crash” statistics from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) which highlight the ten most incident-prone intersections on the island from 2000-2010. The ICBC crash statistics call attention to the need for care at several other intersections on Salt Spring, namely: • Crofton and Lower Ganges […]

Community News

  • Trust to Put Brakes on Fulford Inn ̵...

    by on 19 hours ago

    As many of you know, our proposal is a Development Permit with Variances. We propose to amend the motel, liquor store, and pub uses under the existing zoning into a modern, vibrant village square that offers an immersive Saltspring experience to visitors, while providing an essential gathering place for South Island residents, an essential community […]

  • Maracaibo Vessel Fire

    by on August 8, 2019

    Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue responded to a boat fire off Maracaibo on Salt Spring Island on August 7th, 2019. The initial call came in at 17:38 and crews completed the scene at 01:15 10 Firefighters responded with 4 fire trucks along with assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard and Eagle Eye Vessel Assist. On […]

  • Fire News: Chief’s Response Report – 201...

    by on August 6, 2019

    Vision: A responsive and sustainable fire-rescue service, effectively meeting community needs and valued by those we serve. Mission: Always learning, engaging and adapting to be response ready. Response Report Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 58 calls the month of June.   Operations We experienced a very dry June with below-normal precipitation.  Over the month […]

  • Thoughts on My Trial, Part 3: Sentencing...

    by on July 31, 2019

    On July 26th, the judge sentenced me to carry on with my volunteer work on Salt Spring — no fine, no probation officer, no jail. For six months, I’m to “keep the peace and be of good behaviour.” Apparently, this is the most lenient sentence he’s given to date for the 230+ convicted of contempt […]

  • Edit the Garden, August Planting

    by on July 30, 2019

    If your tomatoes are slow to ripen, you are not alone! Many people are wondering about it, but this cooler summer is the way our ‘normal’ summers used to be: for those that have forgotten how long it used to take tomatoes to ripen outdoors, this is a reminder. On the other hand, many other […]

  • Podcast: An Environmental Organization t...

    by on July 22, 2019

    Have you ever wondered who was behind the Electric Vehicle Recharge Stations, Car Stops, Eco Home Tours, solar panels on the high school’s roof, Rainbow Road Gardens on Salt Spring Island on the island? In this episode, I’m talking with an organization that is helping communities with reducing their dependence on fossil fuels & increasing […]

  • Salt Spring National Art Prize Announces...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Five Salt Spring artists have been named as finalists for the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP). They are among the fifty or so artists from across Canada to have their work eligible to win one of nine awards, six selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. Local artists are also in the […]

  • Notice to Bus Riders – Detours on ...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Effective July 22 to August 30, 2019 – Please be advised that Walker’s Hook Road will be closed for repairs between Fort Street and Hedger Road beginning July 22 until August 30, 2019. This closure will be in effect 24 hours a day during these dates. During this time period please note that routes 5 Fernwood and 6 […]

  • Podcast: The Tiny Home on Wheel’s ...

    by on July 8, 2019

    I’m on the Salt Spring Gulf Island Community Radio interviewing people near and far who are making good news on the planet by helping to shift the outcome of our future. These people and companies have created solutions to local and global issues we’re facing at the moment. Sharing the good news that’s happening on […]

  • Carrot Day

    by on July 5, 2019

    It is time for my annual reminder to sow lots of carrots for winter harvests in the next week or two. For me, July 1 is always Carrot Day as well as Canada Day (US readers: think 4th of July). As long as you sow before July 10, your carrots should have time to grow […]

  • Minister Seeking Input on Private Manage...

    by on July 3, 2019

    Minister wants your input on future of British Columbia forests – On May 28, 2019, the provincial government announced a review of the Private Managed Forest Land Program. They have invited British Columbians to add your voice to the program review. The province is accepting public comments until July 22, 2019. Over the past few […]

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