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Emergency Notification System

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM In a major emergency or disaster getting warnings and alerts quickly to people is essential. Timing is critical. Our new Emergency Notification […]

August 9, 2017
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Emergency Preparedness Tips – August ...

Emergency Preparedness Tips – August 9, 2017 SAFETY CONCERNS – WILDFIRE SMOKE Wildfire smoke can harm you in multiple ways. Smoke can hurt your eyes, […]

August 9, 2017

Post-Quake Analysis

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    January 4, 2016

Following the recent earthquake in the area the Salt Spring Island Emergency Program (SSIEP) sent out an e-mail request to all POD and Neighbourhood Leaders to respond and provide a description of what they experienced with the earthquake.        PODS Who Responded: 30 out of 53 PODs reported in (57%) North (18 Responses): North […]

Fulford-Ganges Road Delays

    News & Events    January 6, 2015

Please note that SSI Mainroad has advised us that there will be extensive work done at the corner of Drake and Fulford-Ganges Road in order to fix the underground water drainage system. Please expect delays on: Wednesday, January 7th and Thursday, January 8th – 2015 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Emergency Reception Centre Exercise

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    June 17, 2014

RECEPTION CENTRE EXERCISE: SSI EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES On Saturday, May 31st, while most island residents were outside enjoying the sunshine, a dedicated group of volunteers participated in a simulated Emergency Social Services event. Pretending that a wildfire had occurred in the Musgrave area of SSI, a Reception Centre was opened in the gym at Fulford […]

Alert: North Beach Road Closure

    News & Events    January 17, 2014

NON-EMERGENCY – ROAD CLOSURE – JANUARY 20 and 21, 2014 -1410 NORTH BEACH ROAD Due to the large road damage at 1410 North Beach Road from our last weekend’s storm, Mainroad has advised us that there will be a road closure at this site from approximately 8 am to 5 pm Monday (January 20) and […]

St Mary’s Lake Advisory Lifted

    News & Events    June 27, 2013

St Mary Lake on Salt Spring Island Swimming Advisory Lifted June 21, 2013. Current Beach Report – June 21 2012 Vancouver Island Health Authority Area Beaches. We have been advised by Vancouver Island Health Authority and information below is taken off the VIHA Website. Read the full June 2013 beach status report here. Why monitor beaches? […]

Toxic Algea Alert – St. Mary’s Lake

    Health & Wellness    March 8, 2013

The attached Advisory Notice has been issued by VIHA on March 7th, 2013, indicating that toxic algae may be present within St. Mary’s Lake. Please read the notice and for further information contact http://www.viha.ca. VIHA informed resorts that beaches will be posted due to microcystin exceeding 20 micrograms/liter mostly directed at the boating and fishing […]

Radiation from Japan poses no health risk in B.C.

    News & Events    March 15, 2011

Office of the Provincial Health Officer VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall today issued a statement reassuring British Columbians that there is no expected health risk from radiation at the Japanese nuclear power plant. “Based on present information, we do not expect any health risk following the nuclear reactor releases in […]

Community News

  • Incorporation: Email to a Friend

    by on August 18, 2017 - Comments

    I don’t think there are meaningful answers to the questions you have raised. I think the actual vision for Salt Spring is still best articulated in the Islands Trust object: “to preserve and protect the environment and amenities of the Gulf Islands for all British Columbians.” I haven’t heard any articulation of another vision for […]

  • Incorporation: Development Pressure Inhe...

    by on August 18, 2017 - Comments

    First, please just grab a coffee and sit on a bench in centennial park, or have a seat at Barb’s or T’J’s or in your own kitchen, and hear me out.. actually, in this case, read me out. Let’s put the “fearmongering” accusation aside for just a moment and explore the factual relationship of development […]

  • Incorporation: A Chance to Express Who W...

    by on August 18, 2017 - Comments

    What an opportunity we have before us! We have a chance to truly express who we are, our past and importantly, our values as they relate to our future. Now we have the opportunity to dispel the undeserved title: C.A.V.E. dwellers (Citizens Against Virtually Everything) by spearheading the measured and exciting change that will propel […]

  • Incorporation: Order Vs. Chaos

    by on August 17, 2017 - Comments

    For me the Sept 9th referendum is a vote of order-vs-chaos. Salt Spring’s quaint hodge-podge of electoral and improvement districts represents anything but order, in my opinion. It’s a creature with many tentacles but no brain. Just look around: No acceptable traffic plan in Fulford village; inadequately marked walking trails; none of the roads leading […]

  • Incorporation: Harold Swierenga is Votin...

    by on August 17, 2017 - Comments

    Listen to the wisdom of our elders: Harold Swierenga, has been a Co-op Farm Director, Commercial Farmer, Economics Professor, and has a ton experience in local governance. 8 years experience as municipal councillor and reeve of municipality in Ontario. Served as Warden (head) of Lanark County Council. Served as a director of Federation of Canadian […]

  • Incorporation: The More Beautiful Our He...

    by on August 17, 2017 - Comments

    In The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, Charles Eisenstein very clearly distinguishes that we are in the process of transitioning from an Old Economy, that ensures our demise, to a New Economy that is essential, not optional, if we are to survive as a species. (He is very clear that the transition […]

  • Incorporation: Where Is the Larger Voice...

    by on August 17, 2017 - Comments

    Salt Spring is in the midst of an incorporation campaign as everyone on our island knows. But who else knows? I love all our Gulf Islands and want to protect them all from over and inappropriate development. I have a hard time abiding views of others who can only see what is good for them […]

  • Incorporation: The Facts About Our Roads...

    by on August 17, 2017 - Comments

    The Final Incorporation Study Report repeats, at least eight times, that Salt Spring taxpayers put pay $90,000 more per year into the in Provincial Rural Taxes than they get back in road works. How accurate is this? The report estimates that an average of $1,360,000 was spent annually in routine maintenance in recent years, or […]

  • Incorporation: Response to Open Letter t...

    by on August 16, 2017 - Comments

    A group of ex-Fire Board Trustees have written a letter to the current trustees chastising them for not coming out in favour of incorporation after an attempt was made to strong arm them to do so. Our current trustees sensibly waited to hear what the “no” folks had to say. That group didn’t ask the […]