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  • Member Since: January 3, 2019

Riviera Maya Film Festival beach showing

3 Festivals & Events in the Riviera May...

The Riviera Maya while known for its white sand beaches and fabulous Caribbean coastline, hosts an exciting and diverse number of festivals and events throughout […]

January 29, 2019
Cenote Azul

A Perfect Day In The Riviera Maya

3 Things To Do For A Perfect Day In The Riviera Maya The Riviera Maya was recently voted the best destination in Mexico for good […]

January 21, 2019
Turtle in Akumal Bay

What’s in a name – Akumal?

WHAT’S IN A NAME – AKUMAL Akumal is a quaint Mexican beachfront town between the bustling tourist centers of Playa Del Carmen to the north, […]

January 15, 2019
Poolside at Ocean Breeze Akumal

“Close your eyes & feel the hot sun and...

Are you fed up of living in a wet rainforest? Had enough of the cold and damp winter conditions? Ever thought of exploring Mexico’s Riviera […]

January 9, 2019

Community News

  • Salt Spring Bike Club Announces Merger w...

    by on February 16, 2019

    With great enthusiasm and anticipation, the Salt Spring Bike Club announces its merger with Island Pathways and the creation of the new Island Pathway committee: Cycling Salt Spring Island! The Salt Spring Bike Club formed five years ago to: promote cycling as a healthy, sustainable and fun mode of transportation and recreation; foster a stronger […]

  • Winners! – 2019 Country Grocer Val...

    by on February 14, 2019

    Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Country Grocer Valentine’s ‘Show Us Your Love’ photo contest. The winning participants receives a $150 dinner at Auntie Pestos, two runners up get a $50 Country Grocer gift card and each participating couple receives a one-time Country Grocer voucher for 15% off which expires on March […]

  • Video: Local Love – Conversations ...

    by on February 13, 2019

    I have wanted to do this project for a few years now. I am so curious about relationships. What makes them work and what keeps them good. I had the chance to sit down with 4 Island couples to ask them just about that. This is a very small portion of the question + answer’s […]

  • Concerned About Snow Load on Your Roof?

    by on February 12, 2019

    What are signs of heavy snow load on my roof? If you’re concerned about the weight of snowfall on a roof, look and listen for signs of stress. These signs can include unusual sounds from the roof or supporting walls, visible movement of walls or sagging of ceiling and cracking of drywall or plaster. Other […]

  • Video: Time-Lapse – Watch Ganges T...

    by on February 11, 2019

    Wow. Watch the transformation of Ganges from our Salt Spring Exchange Live Cam at the Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue hall in town. The day started out cold, clear and sunny and transformed in just a few short hours to a snowy wonderland!      

  • 2019 Country Grocer Show Us Your Love! V...

    by on February 8, 2019

    Every season is the season for love. Let’s face it: Love is trending 365 days a year. But Valentine’s Day adds a dash of spice and invokes romance. It reminds some of us to do something different and extra special, perhaps with a bit more flair or creativity, to say, “Thank you for being so […]

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

    by on February 5, 2019

    Incident Report – Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue (SSIFR) responded to a record 183 Incidents in December 2018, ending the year with our highest call volume in history of 816 incidents. These incidents included: Fires: 8 Hydro Fires, 1 Chimney Fire, 1 Mobile Home/Trailer Fire, 1 Vehicle Fire, 2 Brush/Grass Fires, 3 Sightings/Smells of Fire, […]

  • Penelakut’s Proposed Clam and Oyster Har...

    by on February 4, 2019

    On January 17, 2019 I took part in a meeting between Salt Spring Island residents and representatives of Penelakut Tribe to discuss the proposed Tenure application for a portion of Booth Bay. My office has received a volume of correspondence on this issue. I have heard the concerns of Salt Spring residents about aquaculture and […]

  • Forum: Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne

    by on February 4, 2019

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. If you purchased tickets, please hang on to them because as the Salt Spring Forum will be rescheduling the event ASAP. If the new date does not work you, we will refund your tickets then. Do stay tuned! From the lack of affordable housing, to the high […]

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