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Incorporation: Vote NO and Keep Our Options Open

    Editorial & Opinions, Governance & Politics    August 25, 2017

If Salt Spring were to vote for incorporation on Sept. 9, this would close the door for a number of options for positive change that are open to us under our current system. This is one of several reasons why I will be voting “no”. Like many others, I would have liked our governance and […]

Celebrating the Islands Trust

    News & Events    July 2, 2015

Those of us who live here know: Salt Spring is a special place! In order to “preserve and protect” this place, this community, the ISLANDS TRUST was established in 1974. This Sunday evening (July 5, 7 – 8:30 pm, Lions Hall) there will be a celebration of over 4 decades with the Islands Trust with […]

Bike to Work Week

    News & Events    May 21, 2015

If you love this planet, if you love your health, bike to work – that’s the message of Bike to Work Week (BTWW) , May 25 – 31. Some of the many reasons for participating are to be found online. On that site you can register on an existing team or start a new one, […]

Bike to Work Week – Try It, You’ll Like It!

    Health & Wellness    May 22, 2014

Active transportation: cycling, walking, running, using a mobility aid. Because May 26 – June 1 is “Bike to Work” week, but any time is a good time to get out of your car and get to where you’re going under your own steam. Bike to Work Week serves to raise awareness and provides an ideal […]

Community News

  • Fire News: I’ll Bet You Did Not Know. . ...

    by on 17 hours ago

    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 […]

  • Integrated Major Crime Unit and Coroner ...

    by on December 7, 2017

    UPDATE: 2017 December 8th at 11:45 AM -The identity of the deceased in the death on Salt Spring Island that occurred on Dec 6th has now been confirmed to be that of 47 year old Heather Jones. The 22 year old male originally arrested, was released from police custody and has been apprehended under the […]

  • BC Ferries Going Smoke and eCigarette Fr...

    by on December 6, 2017

    BC Ferries is pleased to advise customers that the company will be introducing a smoke – free environment in all BC Ferries locations, including terminals and vessels starting January 22, 2018 . This also includes the interior of all vehicles on BC Ferries property. “This new policy support s the health and wellness of our […]

  • Salt Spring Reads: Owl’s Dream

    by on December 6, 2017

    Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book online with others. Owl’s Dream, […]

  • Animated Short Film ‘Fox And The W...

    by on December 6, 2017

    Watch this. It’s beautiful and it was inspired by a visit to Salt Spring Island by its creator Robin Joseph who now lives in Toronto. The short film was just nominated for an Oscar and is one step closer to being a short-listed as a finalist. Those of us that live here know how inspiring […]

  • Fire Rescue News – Chief’s F...

    by on December 4, 2017

    Firefighters responded to 44 incidents this month, making a total of 592 incidents for this year. October 4: SSIFR Firefighters responded a nine-hour call comprised of four incidents – a medical call, a commercial fire alarm, a structure fire, and a vehicle fire on Sarah Way. The structure fire on Devine Road was a small […]

  • FireSmart Tip of the Week: Chimney Safe...

    by on December 1, 2017

    How Safe is Your Lovely Roaring Fire? – Did you know that chimney fires are the most common fire emergencies this time of the year? In partnership with the Salt Spring Conservancy, SSIFR will offer a free workshop: Burn it Right” at the Library on Sunday, December 10 from 3:00 – 4:30 so that you can learn […]

  • Salt Spring Forum Tackles Global Issues

    by on November 30, 2017

    Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General, called certain global issues “problems without passports”—challenges that cannot be solved by one country acting alone. According to Annan’s former adviser Michael Doyle, climate change is a clear example of a problem that cannot be solved unless China, the United States, and India all take strong and decisive […]

  • Chilli and Charm This Saturday

    by on November 28, 2017

    When you think of a holiday kickoff, do you think of a chilli cook-off? That’s how Salt Spring islanders like to do it! In the brisk air of Centennial Park on December 2, chilli fans will gather around tall heaters as the lineup winds its way toward the various chillis to sample. Mouths water as […]

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