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Island Leaders in Canada and U.S. Call on Prime Minister to Abandon Trans Mountain Expansion

    Governance & Politics, Health & Wellness    September 5, 2018

In light of the Canadian Government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and stated commitment to expanding it despite a court ruling quashing the expansion permit, elected representatives from the islands in the Salish Sea, on both sides of the Canadian-U.S. border, have written an open letter urging Prime Minister Trudeau to abandon the expansion […]

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

  • Salt Spring Island vs Saltspring Island?...

    by on 19 hours ago

    Way back in 2013, we dared wade into one of the oldest controversies on the island. What is the proper spelling of Salt Spring Island? We thought the issue was resolved with over 75% of the island making it clear that the proper convention was Salt Spring Island. Five years later we’re seeing a host […]

  • Legendary Mountain Climber Doug Scott on...

    by on 19 hours ago

    What drives a person to scale the most dangerous routes up the world’s highest mountains? Find out with Doug Scott, one of the most famous mountaineers of all, with over 40 ascents of major peaks in the Himalayas and around the world. The Salt Spring Forum hosts a very special evening with Doug Scott on […]

  • 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 […]

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