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SEA CAN Needed for SSI Emergency Program

NEW GROUP LODGING SUPPLIES and LEGION PARTNERSHIP “SEA CAN NEEDED” We are pleased to announce that CRD Protective Services has successfully received a group lodging grant […]

April 7, 2018

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

  • Judith Sayers: Clean Energy, First Natio...

    by on 22 hours ago

    Clean technology is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world—and an essential response to climate change. In British Columbia, several First Nations are leaders in the renewable energy sector. By the end of 2016, 30 First Nations had operational solar, run-of-river, geothermal, wind, and biomass projects powering their communities and BC. There are […]

  • Join Country Grocer in Practicing the 3 ...

    by on April 18, 2018

    Who doesn’t love progress, especially when it comes to our health and well-being? And targeting school-aged kids is a great place to start. Country Grocer’s latest demonstration of community leadership launches this week – just in time for Earth Day on April 22. The store’s community relations team went into schools through the week of […]

  • Untreated Sewage Discharged into Ganges ...

    by on April 16, 2018

    An electrical and mechanical failure at the Ganges Wastewater Treatment Plant on Salt Spring Island resulted in a sewage release from early afternoon April 14 to early afternoon April 15. The sewage entered Ganges Creek and travelled approximately 100 meters prior to discharging into the ocean at the outlet of Ganges Creek. The shoreline affected […]

  • Depleted Old Boys Squad Battle Through i...

    by on April 13, 2018

    Old Boys end season on a winning note –  The pouring rain on Saturday April 7th complemented the Old Boys mood as only 9 hardy souls arrived at Finlayson Park, Victoria for their opening game in the Annual Bill Drew end of season tournament.  Included in the 9 was a return after a 2-season absence of […]

  • Fire News: Being FireSmart Protects Your...

    by on April 13, 2018

    FireSmart is a wildfire safety programme with an economical and common sense approach. The key concept of FireSmart involves removing or reducing the amount of burnable material (think “fire fuel”) from around your home. The area within 10 meters (30 feet) of your home is the “Priority Zone.” If you remove fire fuel from this […]

  • Forum: Globe Columnist Elizabeth Renzett...

    by on April 11, 2018

    Why are there so few women in politics? Why is public space, whether in the street or on social media, still so hostile to women? Is the #MeToo movement signalling a real shift in society’s treatment of women? From Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign to the quest for equal pay, and from the transgender movement to […]

  • Wet Soil, Cool Crops and Pollinator Plan...

    by on April 5, 2018

    Our cold spring continues…with the soil too soggy to work in many gardens, especially after this recent heavy rain. If you squeeze a small handful of soil and it stays together in a compact clod, then it is too wet to handle; it should be moist but still easy to crumble apart after you squeeze […]

  • Forum Hosts Vancouver Aquarium President...

    by on April 4, 2018

    Salt Spring Islanders know the importance of healthy oceans. Indeed, many Salt Spring residents are protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, which if completed will add hundreds of oil tankers to the Salish Sea each year. The threat of oil spills is but one of many challenges facing our oceans. Overfishing, climate change, and plastics […]

  • BC Rural Dividend Grant Funds Salt Sprin...

    by on April 3, 2018

    As part of its rural development mandate, the Government of British Columbia is providing $39,136 to support community projects in the Cowichan Valley and Gulf Islands, Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan announced today. “The wide range of projects that received grants is a testament to the resourcefulness of the proponents and their commitment to diversifying […]

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