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Fire Trustees Invite You to Discuss 2019 Bu...

On Monday, October 1, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Lions Hall, Fire Trustees will welcome your questions about a new budgetary direction they are proposing to […]

September 26, 2018

Fire News: People Profile – Rollie Cook

    Fire News    February 15, 2018

When did you come to Salt Spring and what brought you here? My partner and I bought a farm on Bullock Lake about 15 years ago. We fell in love with the landscape here – the coastal rain forest is quite amazing. The island has a great cultural and food scene. Why did you decide […]

Fire News: People Profile – Howard Holzapfel

    Fire News    February 13, 2018

When did you come to Salt Spring? And, what bought you here? We wanted to simplify our life, and we fell in love with this island. We had planned to stay for one year, and we are now beginning our ninth year here. One of the main reasons my wife and I had chosen Salt […]

Fire News: People Profile – Fire Trustees Howard Baker

    Fire News    December 19, 2017

When did you come to Salt Spring? And, what bought you here? My wife and I purchased our offshore sailboat in Brentwood Bay in November of 1999. Sailing around the Salish Sea the following summer, the Farmers Market in Ganges was high on our list of places to visit. Anchoring in the harbor, we rowed […]

Fire News: Arjuna (A. J.) George’s One Year Anniversary as Chief

    Fire News    December 13, 2017

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: I’ll Bet You Did Not Know. . . .

    Fire News    December 11, 2017

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 […]

Community News

  • 2018 General Election Preliminary Result...

    by on October 20, 2018

    Thank you to all of the candidates who offered their time and resources to run for these locally elected positions and to everyone who supported the voting process. Here are the official preliminary results from today’s voting. These results are the official preliminary results. Final official results will come from Chief Election Officer in a […]

  • 2018 General Election Voting Today ̵...

    by on October 20, 2018

    It’s 2018 General Election voting today on Salt Spring Island for CRD Directors and Islands Trust Trustees. Here is information on voter qualification, locations and times. Qualifications for Registering as an Elector There are two categories of electors for voting in local government elections or referenda: Resident Electors (you live in the community) and Non-Resident […]

  • Robin Williams for CRD Director, A Platf...

    by on October 19, 2018

    With the Election tomorrow, Saturday October 20th. The Robin Williams for CRD Director presents a concise review of his platform. All the points listed are within the CRD area of responsibility and are achievable within the four year term. This election for CRD Director presents a solid choice, one an endorsement of the status quo […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 19, 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 rainwater for housing. Question: How would you address and support the creation of a process to ensure that safe potable rainwater systems are installed on Salt Spring (e.g., Trust […]

  • Balance Matters

    by on October 18, 2018

    I am running for the Islands Trust because I believe it is time for strong new leadership that is more attuned to the needs of today’s diverse population. I know we can honour the mandate of the Islands Trust while also strengthening the fabric of our communities, local small businesses and farms, and important services.  […]

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

    by on October 18, 2018

    Response Report – SSIFR responded to an above average month with 79 Incidents in September. Alarm Bells – 5, Assistance – 11, Medical – 27, HAZMAT – 2, MVI – 5, Structure Fire – 4, Open Burn – 18, Hydro – 1, Beach Fire – 2, Brush / Grass Fire – 3, Rubbish Fire – […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 18, 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 impact of affordable housing. Question: Using the many valuable planning tools in the Islands Trust report, Options for Affordable Housing-New Solutions to the Housing Crisis, how would you address […]

  • Darryl Martin – 2018 General Election C...

    by on October 17, 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 […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 17, 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 impact of environmental challenges. Question: What are the top three challenges facing the natural environment of Salt Spring, and what steps would you take to address these challenges? Sabrina […]

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