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Salt Spring Island Electoral Area – Public Alert Notification System (PANS)

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    November 16, 2018

What is a Public Alert Notification System? (PANS) – In the case of a public safety incident, the Public Alert Notification system will be used to deliver critical and potentially life- saving alerts to residents and stakeholders who have registered. This information can help you and your family know what to do, where to go, […]

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

  • Salt Spring Island Electoral Area –...

    by on November 16, 2018

    What is a Public Alert Notification System? (PANS) – In the case of a public safety incident, the Public Alert Notification system will be used to deliver critical and potentially life- saving alerts to residents and stakeholders who have registered. This information can help you and your family know what to do, where to go, […]

  • Video: B.C.’s Electoral System: Tr...

    by on November 16, 2018

    Still sitting on your mail-in ballot to vote in B.C.’s electoral reform referendum? Still not sure how to vote? Feeling the November 30th deadline looming? This video should help, by offering valuable facts about our First Past The Post system, exposing misleading myths and misconceptions. Since 2002, I’ve been keen on electoral reform. Adriane Carr […]

  • MLA Adam Olsen Welcomes Newly Elected Of...

    by on November 14, 2018

    First off I would like to congratulate the newly elected and inaugurated Mayors, Councillors, CRD Directors and Islands Trustees across Saanich North and the Islands. And, raise my hands to the Chief Rebecca Harris and her new Council recently elected in Pauquachin as well. There are more than 60 elected officials in local and first […]

  • Seniors Services Society Receives Windfa...

    by on November 14, 2018

    On the evening of Thursday, November 8,  Boodie Arnott gave a 5-minute presentation to the membership of 100 Women Who Care Salt Spring Island. Boodie explained that, as someone who benefits from the programs at the Salt Spring Seniors Services Society, she would like to see the society receive the funds that were being raised […]

  • 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 […]

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