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Incorporation: Wayne McIntyre Post Referendum Statement

    Editorial & Opinions, Governance & Politics    September 10, 2017

The incorporation referendum is now over, complete with a clear community “no” decision on the option to incorporate. It is now time to recognize and thank many who have been involved: The Provincial Government, through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (now the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) not only provided financial […]

Incorporation: Rationale for Opinion

    Editorial & Opinions, Governance & Politics    September 5, 2017

Along with others, particularly the SSI Trustees and the two committees we selected , I have been involved with the two SSI studies for over five years; the first the comparison of our present governance system with the municipal model and the second a full incorporation review, including financials. The Trustees and I were stewards […]

Incorporation: CRD Director Wayne McIntyre Weighs In

    Editorial & Opinions, Governance & Politics    September 2, 2017

The Salt Spring Island governance referendum vote will be held on September 9th. The two options will be to remain with the status quo or to move to a municipal model. Many have asked for my opinion, which I believe is appropriate to share. My experience in local government is extensive and I believe as […]

CRD Takes Over Occupancy Rights of Manson Road / Treehouse Lane

    News & Events, People & Places    January 20, 2017

The CRD has had a long relationship with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) on Salt Spring Island road and transportation matters, including active (walking and cycling) and water transportation. We cooperate with them in a number of areas, directly and indirectly: walking and cycling pathways; through rights-of-way; safety enhancements; ferry advisory; as well […]

Call for Applications – Salt Spring Island Governance Committee

    News & Events    November 15, 2012

A study to determine the future governance structure for Salt Spring is an expressed community desire. To start the process, SSI Electoral Area Director, Wayne McIntyre and our two SSI Trustees, George Grams and Peter Grove, will strike a Governance Study Committee of which they will be ex-officio (non voting) members. Applications for the committee […]

Response to Beddis Road Open Letter

    News & Events    March 20, 2012

This is in response to the open letter to myself from three Beddis water subscribers that was published in the March 14th Driftwood. For the benefit of all water commissions on SSI and the community as a whole, I felt it useful to outline some of the actions taken in the last three months to […]

Community News

  • Islanders Join Global Women’s Marc...

    by on 10 hours ago

    If you were in downtown Ganges on the afternoon of Saturday, January 22, you may have seen a lot of pink hats. People in cities and towns across Canada and the United States and around the globe came together in solidarity with women who demonstrated in Washington on the same date. In Canada alone, tens […]

  • Salt Spring Island Lions Club Commemorat...

    by on 10 hours ago

    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 has a history of […]

  • Spring Is Coming – Seeds, Yams, Pr...

    by on January 22, 2018

    With the gardening season arriving quickly (yay!), it is time to sort out our seed collections, decide what to buy and check seed suppliers for new varieties: Germination test: If you are wondering whether seeds in old packets are still good, you can check with a quick germination test: Count out 20 seeds if you […]

  • Video: Discover Yourself on Salt Spring ...

    by on January 22, 2018

    Discover yourself on Salt Spring Island! We have so much to share from music to arts, farm to table bounty, ocean adventures, connection to nature and wellness. When can you get here?          

  • What Was That Big Rumbling Tonight?

    by on January 17, 2018

    Did you hear the heavy rumbling and shaking tonight around 7:35 PM? At first we though it might be an earthquake. We could hear it first but also feel it even though there was nothing shaking. Then thought maybe it was testing at the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR) in Nanoose Bay. […]

  • Is Big Brother Watching you?

    by on January 17, 2018

    Governments hold an increasing amount of your electronic information. So too do private companies. Who exactly has access to your information, and what are they allowed to do with it? What is the state of Canadian law regarding online surveillance and data-sharing? Are our privacy laws out of date? What can we do to protect […]

  • Fire News: Do You Know Enough About Your...

    by on January 17, 2018

    Would you like to know more? Come to the Lions Hall on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. to get answers to your questions. With the exception of a brief introduction, the evening will be yours. You can ask your questions from the floor or submit them in writing. Either way, Trustees […]

  • Fire News: Chief’s December 2017 R...

    by on January 15, 2018

    SSIFR responded to 63 Incidents for the month of December. The final statistics for 2017 ended the year with 701 calls for assistance, making 2017 the district’s 3rd busiest year in Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue history. Operations Update SSIFR finished off the year with a response-heavy December due to an increase in weather related […]

  • Martin ‘Buck’ Vandenberg Mak...

    by on January 13, 2018

    This is our story and why I need your help. Heather and I took our son in to the hospital with the intention of signing our son in for mental health issues chest pain, lack of sleep and hearing multiple voices in his head. It got really bad so we took him to the hospital. […]

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