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Road and Bus Updates -Jan 29, 2018 9:30 pm

ROAD AND BUS UPDATES- January 29, 2018 9:30 pm We have been advised by Mainroad of the following road conditions: Isabella point Road (500 blk) […]

January 30, 2018
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Emergency Preparedness – Jan 23, 2018...

Emergency Preparedness – Jan 23, 2018 8:45 am PREPAREDNESS DAY Today some of us got woken up this morning to a tsunami warning for the […]

January 23, 2018
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No Tsunami Danger to SSI at this time from ...

THERE IS NO DANGER TO SALT SPRING ISLAND OF TSUNAMI AT THIS TIME (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BC) UPDATE: Tsunami Warning: coastal areas of BC following 8.2M […]

January 23, 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

  • Proposed Bike Park Project Update

    by on February 16, 2018

    As was recently announced, Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) has received a donation of $150,000 from the Salt Spring Island Lions Club towards the construction of a family bike park. The donation is made to the Salt Spring community in celebration of the club’s 60th anniversary. The Salt Spring Island Lions Club […]

  • International Cookbook Deal for Local Ba...

    by on February 16, 2018

    International Cookbook Deal for Local Bakery. Local residents and savvy visitors flock to Jana’s Bake Shop to covet fresh-baked goods that are distinctly Salt Spring Island. Jana’s bakery on Upper Ganges Road, is a perennial hive of activity and her special-order cakes and desserts are the highlight of many family dinners on Salt Spring. Soon, […]

  • Bitter Cold Alert for Gardeners and Grow...

    by on February 16, 2018

    I waited, hoping to see that the forecast cold would be moderated by a warmer weather system as the last one was—but it hasn’t happened. The predicted cold weather, starting Sunday or Monday is for extreme lows over the next 3-5 days that would be very damaging this late in the winter. All around the […]

  • 2018 Salt Spring Film Festival: LUND ...

    by on February 15, 2018

    The following article was written by Jennifer Cikaluk as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 2-4, 2018. Filmmaker Tai Uhlmann along with Co-Director Theo Angell will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is […]

  • Fire News: People Profile – Rollie...

    by on February 15, 2018

    When did you come to Salt Spring and what brought you here? My partner and I bought a farm on Bullock Lake about 15 years ago. We fell in love with the landscape here – the coastal rain forest is quite amazing. The island has a great cultural and food scene. Why did you decide […]

  • Love A Little Help Eating Healthy?

    by on February 14, 2018

    Valentine’s Day marked the “soft opening” of Country Grocer’s newest addition—freshly cut fruits and vegetables in its produce section. You can attend the Grand Opening on Thursday, February 15: the cooler shelves will be fully stocked with glistening colours and tasty cuts. The cooler features halved papayas and small watermelons; fresh blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries; […]

  • 2018 Country Grocer Valentines Photo Con...

    by on February 14, 2018

    Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Valentines photo contest sponsored by Country Grocer. The winning prize this year was for a $150 gift certificate for dinner at Auntie Pestos. Winners were selected by random draw. And! There were so many great pictures submitted this year that we’re giving away even more prizes. […]

  • Is the Future Turbulent for Cannabis?

    by on February 14, 2018

    The legalization of cannabis in Canada is approaching quickly—as early as this July. Here in BC, the provincial government just announced that adults will be able to buy marijuana from private retailers and in government-run stores. However, the province will only license retailers with support from local governments. What will legal pot mean for you, […]

  • 2018 Salt Spring Film Festival: Meet Bea...

    by on February 13, 2018

    The following article was written by Jennifer Cikaluk as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 2-4, 2018. Filmmaker Natalie Boll will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by: Stonehouse B&B, Harbour […]

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