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Islands Trust Outlines Housing Crisis Initiatives

    Governance & Politics, News & Events    June 5, 2018

The Salt Spring Island community has been very clear: we face a housing crisis on Salt Spring. It is a crisis that the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (SSI LTC) is keenly aware of. The chronic shortage of affordable housing impacts all us, directly or indirectly. The SSI LTC want to thank community members […]

Trust Council Chair Congratulates Salt Spring Island on its Governance Decision

    Editorial & Opinions, Governance & Politics    September 11, 2017

Peter Luckham, Chair of Islands Trust Council, made the following statement regarding the decision of the September 9, 2017 referendum with preliminary results showing 62 per cent voted against Salt Spring Island incorporating into a municipality. “The Islands Trust Council congratulates the community of Salt Spring Island for exercising its democratic right on September 9, […]

Incorporation: Misrepresentation of Islands Trust Position

    Editorial & Opinions, Governance & Politics    August 25, 2017

A Letter-to-the-Editor was sent to the Driftwood from the Islands Trust Chief Administrative Officer, regarding disinformation about the Trust being circulated within the community in advance of the municipal incorporation vote for Salt Spring Island electors on September 9, 2017. Below is the copy of the letter: There is much information and disinformation about the […]

Islands Trust Seeks Help to Celebrate Community Champions

    Governance & Politics    March 26, 2017

The Islands Trust is seeking the help of islanders to recognize people, groups and businesses working to protect the environment and enhance life on their islands. The 2017 Community Stewardship Awards program is now open for nominations until April 18. “Preserving and protecting the environment and ecosystems of the Trust Area islands is a shared […]

Ganges Boardwalk Vision Depends On Salt Spring Islanders

    News & Events, People & Places    January 26, 2016

The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee invites residents to learn about, and help set the vision for the island’s busiest commercial and social hub, the Ganges Harbour. “The Ganges Harbour and the boardwalk around it, is the commercial, cultural and community centre of Salt Spring Island and we want to plan now for its […]

Islands Trust 2014 Community Stewardship Awards

    News & Events    February 4, 2014

VICTORIA  The Islands Trust 2014 Community Stewardship Awards program is now open for nominations. This is your opportunity to nominate a special person, business or group that has made a big difference to life on your island. “Anyone can nominate an individual, group, organization, school or classroom that has protected the environment or enhanced […]

Survey: Industrial Land Needs Assessment

    Polls & Surveys    June 18, 2013

Help the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee to encourage socio-economic diversity and to enhance community economic sustainability and security by completing an Industrial Land Needs Assessment survey which will help identify the needs for commercial industrial lands for today and into the future. Have your say, make a difference, complete the survey.

Video: Salt Spring Riparian Areas

    Health & Wellness    March 5, 2013

The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee welcomes feedback about the new Salt Spring Riparian Areas video exploring: What is a riparian area? Why are riparian areas important? And, How are riparian areas currently protected on Salt Spring Island?

Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee to host special meeting to review stream maps

    Health & Wellness    November 9, 2012

Salt Spring Island – The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee has been working since 2010 to comply with BC legislation aimed at protecting and restoring BC’s fish habitat, improving riparian protection and enhancement, and providing stronger local government powers in environmental planning. Within this legislation is the Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR) under which local […]

Community Meetings on Secondary Suites

    News & Events    March 14, 2012

All community members are invited to join the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee in a public discussion on how to permit secondary suites. Saturday, March 31 2012 (2:00 pm – 4:30 pm) at the GISS Multi-purpose Room (Gulf Islands Secondary School, 232 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island) or Wednesday, April 4 2012 (6:00 pm […]

Community News

  • 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 […]

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

    by on August 3, 2018

    Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue responded to 60 Incidents in June 2018. These were: Twenty (20) medical emergencies, One (1) structure fire, Five (5) motor vehicle incidents (MVIs), Eight (8) calls for assistance, Two (2) BC Hydro incidents – one fire and one tree on lines, Thirteen (13) open burns, One (1) animal rescue, Two […]

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