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We are dedicated to the enhancement of literacy and community education on Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands.

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Free Computer Help Wednesdays. – Mak...

Want help using your computer or phone? Have questions you want answered? We have friendly, patient volunteer tutors who can help! Come in to get […]

September 10, 2018
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Book & Jewellery Drop-off Day Septembe...

Bring your good-quality donations of books and jewellery to Salt Spring Literacy’s Donation Drop-off Days on September 6 and the first Thursday of every month […]

August 30, 2018
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Free Computer Help Wednesdays.-Make an appt...

Want help using your computer or phone? Have questions you want answered? We have friendly, patient volunteer tutors who can help! Come in to get […]

August 30, 2018
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Free Computer Help Wednesdays. – Make an ap...

Want help using your computer or phone? Have questions you want answered? We have friendly, patient volunteer tutors who can help! Come in to get […]

August 22, 2018

The Giant Book Sale – Book Collections Begin!

    News & Events    August 18, 2014

The process of collecting donated books for Salt Spring Literacy’s Giant Book Sale is now underway with bins set up in Salt Spring’s three financial institutions and at the Rock Salt Restaurant in Fulford. As usual, people are asked to not donate books that are in poor shape or smell mouldy, or the following: Reader’s […]

You’re Not Really a Salt Springer Unless…

    News & Events    May 30, 2011

“You’re not really a Salt Springer until you have held four jobs simultaneously” Salt Spring Literacy study of the culture of employment on Salt Spring Island. You’Re Not Really a Salt Springer…Final

Community News

  • New Free Wi-Fi connects Lady Minto Hospi...

    by on 7 hours ago

    Free public Wi-Fi is now available to patients and visitors at Lady Minto Hospital thanks to financial support from the Lady Minto Hospital Auxiliary, Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, Country Grocer, Island Health and the Salt Spring Exchange. “We are thrilled to be bringing public Wi-Fi to patients and visitors at Lady Minto Hospital. We know […]

  • Community Alliance Releases Governance R...

    by on 11 hours ago

    The Governance Working Group, one of six working groups of the Salt Spring Community Alliance, includes volunteers who supported both sides in the 2017 incorporation referendum and some who remained neutral. We came together believing there were ways we could enhance how local government works within our current unincorporated system. We believe it is important […]

  • Clean Air Bylaw includes cannabis, vapin...

    by on 14 hours ago

    Island Health, in partnership with the Capital Regional District, supports all efforts to promote outdoor public spaces free of smoke from tobacco and vapour devices, as well as cannabis (when legalized). Island Health enforcement officers and CRD bylaw officers continue to provide education and awareness around the CRD’s Clean Air Bylaw (no.3962). Island Health enforcement […]

  • Parting Words from Wayne McIntyre, Elect...

    by on 17 hours ago

    While I have advised those who have asked that I don’t intent to run for elected office in the forthcoming local government elections, I felt it was timely to release something more formal. First of all I want to thank the community for giving me the opportunity to represent Salt Spring as the CRD Director […]

  • Long Harbour Terminal – Night Work...

    by on September 11, 2018

    Please be advised that night work will be required on the Salish Eagle while berthed at Long Harbour terminal. Work will commence after the last scheduled sailing on the evening of September 12. This night work is necessary in order to prevent a service disruption. All efforts will be made to minimize the level and […]

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

    by on September 11, 2018

    Salt Spring Fire Rescue (SSIFR) responded to 71 Incidents for the month of July. Operations Update Due to dry and hot weather, SSIFR declared a full fire ban July 18, in an effort to reduce human-caused fires on the island. Since July 12th Salt Spring Island has maintained a steady “Extreme” Fire danger. Work is […]

  • The Court’s Ruling

    by on September 11, 2018

    When the Federal Court of Appeal announced its decision to quash the Justin Trudeau Liberal government approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) many of us in Saanich North and the Islands celebrated! Not only did the decision recognize that the federal government needs to respect the law with Indigenous people, but it also […]

  • Island Leaders in Canada and U.S. Call o...

    by on 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 […]

  • Neighbourhood Small Grants Launched on S...

    by on September 5, 2018

    Carolling by canoe on Cusheon Lake, the Firefly Lantern Festival, public pianos, Earth Day in Centennial Park, Art Jam, and a neighbourhood potluck party on Park Drive. What do all of these have in common? They are all colourful and joyful expressions of Salt Spring culture, local projects and events run by people who are […]

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