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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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LOOKING FOR odd jobs and more

Willing to work hard for cash Landscaping Roofing Renovations Dishwasher Fitness trainer (toning) Odd jobs Please contact Chenglauv@gmail.com or txt / call at 403 458 […]

November 8, 2018
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Free Computer Help Wednesdays and Thursdays...

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 […]

November 5, 2018
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Giant Book & Jewellery Sale

Salt Spring Literacy’s legendary Giant Book & Jewellery Sale is gearing up to be the best one ever! An estimated 25,000 good-quality books fill the […]

November 3, 2018
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Free Computer Help Wednesdays and Thursdays...

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 […]

October 26, 2018
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Giant Book & Jewellery Sale Update

Thank you to everyone who has donated books for Salt Spring Literacy’s 12th annual Giant Book Sale! We are done collecting books for the year […]

October 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

  • 2018 Salt Spring Chamber Salty Award Win...

    by on November 9, 2018

    The Salt Spring community came out last night for a beautiful evening to celebrate local businesses, people, places and the many charms of Salt Spring Island. After numerous years of experimenting with the format for honouring local businesses and people, the Salt Spring Chamber really seems to have struck a nice rhythm of creating a […]

  • Thoughts on My Trial

    by on November 7, 2018

    This last March 23rd, I was arrested protesting in front of Kinder Morgan’s gate in Burnaby — now Trans Mountain Corporation, bought by all Canadians in August for $4.5-billion. I wrote an Exchange piece, published on March 29th, called  “Thoughts on My Arrest”. Time for an update. In Vancouver’s B.C. Supreme Court last week, I […]

  • Forum: From Ferries to Floatplanes

    by on November 7, 2018

    With many new pipeline projects stalled & existing ones running at capacity, oil patch producers are turning increasingly to rail to transport their product. How safe is this? Should we be concerned? What about ferries and floatplanes? Ferry accidents claim thousands of lives in other countries, but not in Canada. Floatplanes are one of the […]

  • Salt Spring’s Firefighters – Lieut...

    by on November 6, 2018

    Raised on Salt Spring by a family that supported the community through a variety of volunteer roles, it was only natural for me to follow that same path of volunteerism. In high school, I was a member of the Youth Coast Guard in Mill Bay. I was a member of the local Land Search and […]

  • Poll: Pro Rep Referendum Vote Mail In Pa...

    by on November 4, 2018

    Local proportional representation advocates gathered this past Saturday to share their support for changing our provincial voting system to a proportional system from our current first past the post system (FPTP). British Columbia is having a referendum on what voting system we should use for provincial elections. The referendum is being held by mail from […]

  • Forum: 2017 Massey Lecturer

    by on November 2, 2018

    The “us versus them” rhetoric increasingly employed by politicians is endangering human rights around the world. What are some of the major human rights struggles of our times, and what we can do about them? Payam Akhavan – renowned human rights scholar, former UN prosecutor at The Hague, and 2017 CBC Massey Lecturer – has […]

  • Leaf Mulch, Clean Bees and Cutworms

    by on November 1, 2018

    Here is my usual seasonal reminder to collect fallen leaves for garden mulching while they are all around us and to be had for free. Do collect enough to mulch the garden for the winter and also to stockpile for mulching next summer. I store leaves for summer use in bags or covered bins, keeping […]

  • How Safe is Your Lovely Roaring Fire?

    by on October 29, 2018

    Did you know that chimney fires are the most common fire emergencies  this time of the year?  – As our weather cools, and you begin enjoying your roaring fire, there are important safety tips you should know. Each year, Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue (SSIFR) is called to between 7 and 15 chimney fires. As these fires […]

  • VIDEO: Understanding PR & Electoral ...

    by on October 29, 2018

    In the lead up to the provincial referendum in British Columbia on proportional representation (happening now), the Salt Spring Forum hosted University of British Columbia Professor Max Cameron, a world-leading expert on democratic theory and electoral design. Professor Cameron teaches comparative politics, constitutionalism, and democratization at UBC, where he also directs the Centre for the […]

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