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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 […]

December 7, 2017
Lostandfound

Found glasses and a glasses lens

We found a blueish pair of glasses and a glasses lens at the Book Sale. Someone needs them to read books? Call or email: 250 […]

November 21, 2017
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Free Computer Help Wednesdays. – Mak...

Salt Spring Exchange Free Computer Help Wednesdays-Make an appt Want help using your computer or phone? Have questions you want answered? We have friendly, patient […]

November 21, 2017
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Giant Book Sale & Jewels for Literacy S...

Salt Spring Literacy’s famous 11th annual Giant Book Sale and 3rd annual Jewels for Literacy Sale runs from Friday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 19 […]

November 11, 2017

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

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

    by on 18 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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