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About Jan Slakov

  • Member Since: February 24, 2010

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June 16 circle

This circle will begin with a 15 minute excerpt from a CBC Ideas program on the oceans which recounts an amazing and moving story. You […]

June 14, 2018
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Pro-Pipeline petition-LIES

Dear fellow Salt Springers, I find it shocking, how Elizabeth May was treated by Justice Kenneth Affleck. I wanted to understand more, so tried to […]

May 29, 2018
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Milking Stand (& goat food)

The milking stand was made here on Salt Spring but I don’t need it any more; my last goat died in January. It’s very useful […]

May 21, 2018

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

  • Summer Service Expansion Coming to Salt ...

    by on 3 hours ago

    Starting Wednesday, June 27, bus riders on Salt Spring Island will enjoy expanded summer transit service, which will make it easier to get to the Fulford Harbour and Vesuvius Bay ferry terminals later in the evening. Changes include expanding the Monday through Thursday evening schedules for routes 2 Fulford Harbour and 6 Salt Spring Connector, […]

  • Video: Proportional Representation Town ...

    by on 23 hours ago

    June 16, 2018, a town hall meeting on proportional representation featured guest speakers Elisabeth May, and Gary Holman. Here are two videos from the Town Hall meeting on Proportional Representation.

  • Maliview Wastewater Discharge Notice

    by on June 20, 2018

    A mechanical failure at the Maliview Wastewater Treatment Plant resulted in approximately two cubic meters of untreated sewage entering the marine environment through the discharge outfall pipe. The equipment has been repaired and the wastewater plant is functioning well again. The area impacted by untreated sewage is in the vicinity of the Maliview Wastewater Treatment […]

  • Cloudiness in the Cedars of Tuam Water S...

    by on June 19, 2018

    CRD Integrated Water Services advises the customers of the Cedars of Tuam Water System on Salt Spring Island (refer to attached map) that turbidity has caused cloudiness in the treated drinking water. Operations staff is investigating the matter but it is believed the ground water source is being impacted by fine sand intrusion. This problem […]

  • Heat Alert! Sowing Winter Brassicas

    by on June 18, 2018

    The recent cool weather is giving way to what is forecast to be pretty hot weather starting this weekend. This is a reminder that if you haven’t done so already, do finish mulching vegetables before it gets hot; it will conserve soil moisture and keep roots cool. Some people had quite a bit of rain, […]

  • Calling for Creative Bus Shelter Designs...

    by on 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 […]

  • The 2nd Annual Art & Nature Fest is ...

    by on June 18, 2018

    Last year, a festival-goer called the Art & Nature Fest “an epic event with something for the whole family.” She then passionately stated that there should be an Art & Nature Fest every year! This year, the Salt Spring Island Conservancy will host its second annual Art & Nature Fest on Saturday, June 30, from […]

  • Free Boaters Shuttle to Salt Spring̵...

    by on June 13, 2018

    This unique FREE service offers the convenience of picking Boaters up at their marina and bringing them to Upper Ganges Village Shopping Centre, with Country Grocer the largest grocery store of the Gulf Islands; an amply provisioned Liquor Store, a Pharmasave and Uptown Pizza. After shopping the Shuttle will return you to your marina! All […]

  • Friday’s Forum: Inside BC Politics...

    by on June 13, 2018

    No-one was prepared for the closest election outcome in British Columbia history, on May 9, 2017. The BC Liberals had emerged with just two seats more than the BC NDP, leaving the decision—as to who would form the government—to three Green Party MLAs. What led to Christy Clark’s downfall, to the NDP forming government and […]

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