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Gregory Hoskins and Stephen Jenkinson Craft New Genre Of Performance at ArtSpring

    Art & Design, Food & Entertainment    September 26, 2018

There are three challenges that face every musician. The first is writing new music that’s worth listening to. The second is creating a new live show that’s worth attending. Both of those have their shares of inspiration and perspiration. They both have their joys and their struggles. Both are largely in the hands of luck […]

Interpretive Panels Moves Forward with Boost from Heritage Legacy Fund

    Art & Design, Indigenous News, People & Places, Travel & Transportation    July 3, 2018

Island Pathways is receiving a much-needed boost of $4100 to support its interpretive panels program, which will highlight the history of heritage locations and building along the Ganges Village Pathway Network. The funding comes through the Heritage Legacy Fund, the only provincial grant program that supports heritage conservation, awareness, planning and Indigenous partnership projects. Island […]

Calling for Creative Bus Shelter Designs

    Art & Design, Travel & Transportation    June 18, 2018

Island Bus Shelters is a new group of community volunteers. In collaboration with the Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission (SSITC), we are inviting artists and designer/fabricator teams to submit proposals for creative bus shelters to recommend to the Capital Regional District. Project Philosophy – Salt Spring’s charm lies in its rural character and the absence […]

2018 Salt Spring Film Festival: Amplify Her

    Art & Design, Film Festival, News & Events    February 5, 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 Ian MacKenzie 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 […]

Animated Short Film ‘Fox And The Whale’ Inspired by Salt Spring

    Art & Design, People & Places    December 6, 2017

Watch this. It’s beautiful and it was inspired by a visit to Salt Spring Island by its creator Robin Joseph who now lives in Toronto. The short film was just nominated for an Oscar and is one step closer to being a short-listed as a finalist. Those of us that live here know how inspiring […]

Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Announces Winners Calgary’s Judy Anderson Wins the Salt Spring Prize: The “Joan McConnell Award”

    Art & Design    October 24, 2017

Judy Anderson’s “This one brings me the most pride” takes home the top prize, while Salt Spring artists Garry Kaye and Peter McFarlane also take home awards…  The winners of the second Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) have been announced with Calgary artist Judy Anderson winning the Salt Spring Prize for her work, “This one brings me the […]

The Creativity Panel – Where Science & Art Converge

    Art & Design, People & Places    October 4, 2017

Atom Egoyan, Art McDonald, Meaghan Ogilvie on Salt Spring Island, BC, October 14, 2017 ~ Three renowned Canadians present their views on the topic of the ‘creative mind’ during a panel discussion focussed on creativity in the arts and sciences. Hosted as part of the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) on October 14th, the panellists […]

Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition Opens

    Art & Design    September 18, 2017

Featuring some of the Best New Work in Canada~ Known internationally as Canada’s premier arts colony, Salt Spring Island will host the Gala Opening of the 2017 SSNAP Finalists’ Exhibition on Friday, September 22 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) has built a national platform for Canadian visual artists and is fast becoming the largest, […]

Experience Awe and Wonder at the Osman Phillips Photo Show

    Art & Design, News & Events    July 19, 2017

Art and photography fans are about to experience a rare treat. Despite the difficulty in finding film and the distance one must go to develop film, film photography is alive and well on Cedar Lane. Osman Phillips’s photography show begins August 5 and ends August 7 at his Cedar Lane Studio. Thirty-six photos capture close-ups […]

Gillian Gandossi: A Gem of an Artist

    Art & Design    June 30, 2017

Art and nature. One of the blessings of living in BC. Salt Spring has decent artistic talent. And there is something about local artist Gillian Gandossi’s work that is inspiring. Like the work of Emily Carr and Lawren Harris, Gillian Gandossi is working toward a vibrancy that is palpable. As a fan of Lawren Harris, […]

SSNAP The Creativity Panel – Where Science & Art Converge Atom Egoyan, Art McDonald, Meaghan Ogilvie on Salt Spring Island

    Art & Design    May 3, 2017

The worlds of contemporary filmmaking, physics and underwater photography come together to explore the creative spark. Is creativity born or can it be nurtured? – Three renowned Canadians will present their views on the topic of the ‘creative mind’ during a panel discussion focussed on creativity in the arts and sciences. Hosted during the Salt […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Last Men Standing

    Art & Design, Film Festival    February 28, 2017

The following article was written by Connie Kuhns as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Film subject Jesus Guillen will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by Stonehouse Bed […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Spirit Unforgettable

    Art & Design, Film Festival    February 27, 2017

The following article written by Patricia Lockie is part of a series profiling filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival, March 3-5, 2017. Director, Pete McCormack, will be leading a discussion following the screening of “Spirit Unforgettable” on Gala Night (March 3). Sponsorship for attending filmmakers is provided by Stonehouse Bed & Breakfast. Filmmaker, […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Koneline: Our Land Beautiful

    Art & Design, Film Festival, Food & Entertainment    February 23, 2017

The following article was written by Connie Kuhns as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Filmmaker Nettie Wild will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by Stonehouse Bed and […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Show Me What You Care About

    Art & Design, Film Festival, Food & Entertainment    February 22, 2017

The following article was written by Connie Kuhns as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Filmmakers Brianne Nettlefield and Naomi Mark will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Filmmaker Interview: The Memory of Fish

    Art & Design, Film Festival    February 20, 2017

The following article was written by Patricia Lockie as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Filmmaker Jennifer Galvin will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by Stonehouse Bed and […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival Preview and Trailer: River Blue

    Art & Design, Film Festival    February 17, 2017

The following article was written by Connie Kuhns as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Filmmaker Roger Williams will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by Stonehouse Bed and […]

Need to Write a Novel Next Month? Shut Up and Write

    Art & Design    October 19, 2016

Even the best intentioned writers can find working at home one distraction after another. Whether it’s tidying their desk, creating just the right the level of comfort, snacking, or checking social media, writers can find many things to do before writing one sentence. As they settle down and achieve some focus, the phone rings, someone […]

Salt Spring Reads: Fritz, the Cinema Cat

    Art & Design, Books Reviews    May 10, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book with others. Fritz, the […]

Salt Spring Reads: Life Sketches, by Robert Bateman

    Art & Design, Books Reviews    April 12, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments. Life Sketches, by Robert Bateman This gorgeous, inch […]

Salt Spring Reads: The Story of My Face

    Art & Design, Books Reviews    March 16, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book with others. The Story […]

2016 Film Festival: Sea Blind

    Art & Design, Film Festival, People & Places    February 19, 2016

The following article was written by Robert McTavish as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 4-6, 2016. Filmmaker Sarah Robertson and editor Jennifer Abbott will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. Sea Blind When filmmaker Sarah […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week

    Art & Design, News & Events    February 17, 2016

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island. Morning commute from #saltspring to #YVR with @bcferries in the distance. A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Feb […]

Salt Spring Reads: Ganbaru

    Art & Design, Books Reviews, People & Places    February 15, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book with others. Ganbaru, the […]

2016 Salt Spring Film Festival: Elder in the Making

    Art & Design, Film Festival, Food & Entertainment    February 2, 2016

The following article was written by Robert McTavish as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 4-6, 2016. Filmmaker Chris Hsiung and film subject Cowboy Smithx will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film. Elder in the Making Filmmaker Chris Hsiung […]

First Peoples’ Cultural Council Announce Artists For Salish Class Vessels

    Art & Design, News & Events    January 21, 2016

BC Ferries, in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, has selected three Coast Salish artists to create designs for the new Salish Class vessels. The artists being commissioned to produce artwork for the new ships are Darlene Gait from Esquimalt Nation for the Salish Orca, John Marston from Stz’uminus for the Salish Eagle, and […]

Salt Spring Reads: A Castle on the Frontier

    Art & Design, Books Reviews, People & Places    January 18, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book with others. A Castle […]

Witnessing Prav

    Art & Design    November 10, 2015

On Wednesday Nov. 4, Prav Pillay held a reception for his first new exhibit in seven years. His show, titled “Witness” opened in the back room of the artist-run Salt Spring Gallery. First impressions are important, but they can also lead us astray if left unexamined. My first impressions on entering the exhibit for its […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    by on November 2, 2018

    The “us versus them” rhetoric increasingly employed by politicians is endangering human rights around the world. What are some of the major human rights struggles of our times, and what we can do about them? Payam Akhavan – renowned human rights scholar, former UN prosecutor at The Hague, and 2017 CBC Massey Lecturer – has […]

  • Leaf Mulch, Clean Bees and Cutworms

    by on November 1, 2018

    Here is my usual seasonal reminder to collect fallen leaves for garden mulching while they are all around us and to be had for free. Do collect enough to mulch the garden for the winter and also to stockpile for mulching next summer. I store leaves for summer use in bags or covered bins, keeping […]

  • How Safe is Your Lovely Roaring Fire?

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    Did you know that chimney fires are the most common fire emergencies  this time of the year?  – As our weather cools, and you begin enjoying your roaring fire, there are important safety tips you should know. Each year, Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue (SSIFR) is called to between 7 and 15 chimney fires. As these fires […]

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    In the lead up to the provincial referendum in British Columbia on proportional representation (happening now), the Salt Spring Forum hosted University of British Columbia Professor Max Cameron, a world-leading expert on democratic theory and electoral design. Professor Cameron teaches comparative politics, constitutionalism, and democratization at UBC, where he also directs the Centre for the […]

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