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Salt Spring Reads: The Performance by Ann Eriksson

    Books Reviews    November 2, 2017

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 online with others. Ann Eriksson’s […]

Local Author Wins 10th Annual Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize

    Books Reviews    October 13, 2017

Tonight, two Victoria authors were recognized for their literary talent at the 2017 Victoria Book Prize Society Awards Gala. Yasuko Thanh was named the winner of the 14th annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains (Hamish Hamilton). Margriet Ruurs was named the winner of the 10th annual Bolen […]

Salt Spring Reads: BC’s Butterflies of Concern by Robin Fitzgerald

    Books Reviews    October 3, 2017

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 online with others. Robin Fitzgerald […]

Salt Spring Reads: The Consequence of Memory by Anthony Bruce

    Books Reviews    September 19, 2017

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 online with others. The Consequence […]

Salt Spring Reads: Boundary Layer by Kem Luther

    Books Reviews    August 2, 2017

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 online with others. Boundary Layer, […]

Salt Spring Reads: Child Honouring edited by Raffi Cavourkian and Sharna Olfman

    Books Reviews    July 19, 2017

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. To have your book included, please submit a copy to Margriet Ruurs: margrietruurs@hotmail.com Child Honouring, […]

Salt Spring Reads – A Disappearance in Damascus

    Books Reviews    June 14, 2017

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 online with others. The variety […]

Salt Spring reads: Raptor Night by W. James Dickinson

    Books Reviews    May 10, 2017

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 online with others. The variety […]

Salt Spring Reads: Victoria, A Harbour Town History

    Books Reviews    April 18, 2017

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 online with others. Victoria, A […]

Salt Spring Reads: Kanaka, The Untold Story of Hawaiian Pioneers by Tom Koppel

    Books Reviews    April 5, 2017

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 online with others. Many books […]

Salt Spring Reads: Finding Lien by Bruce Logan

    Books Reviews    March 6, 2017

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 online with others. Book Review: […]

Salt Spring Reads: Writing Alone Together

    Books Reviews    February 7, 2017

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 online with others. Book […]

Salt Spring Reads: Hiking the Gulf Island – Salt Spring, The Story of An Island

    Books Reviews    January 10, 2017

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 online with others. Perhaps […]

Salt Spring Reads: The Salt Spring Chronicles

    Books Reviews    December 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/or in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments. The Salt Spring Chronicles by Roger M. Brunt, […]

Salt Spring Reads: Holy Cow!, Hilarious Misadventures in India

    Books Reviews    November 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/or in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments. Holy Cow!, Hilarious Misadventures in India by Stewart […]

Salt Spring Reads: Owen’s Grandmother and The Little Black Box

    Books Reviews    October 19, 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/or in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments. Owen’s Grandmother and The Little Black Box by […]

Salt Spring Reads: Sockeye Salmon, Their Lifecycle and Travels

    Books Reviews    October 19, 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/or in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments. Sockeye Salmon, their lifecycle and travels, by Brenda […]

Salt Spring Reads: Mod ’n Lavender, Salt Spring Island n the ’60’s

    Books Reviews, Travel & Transportation    September 14, 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/or in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments. Mod ’n Lavender, Salt Spring Island n the […]

Salt Spring Reads: Zabel

    Books Reviews    August 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/or in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments. Zabel by Pearl Gray The sub title of […]

Salt Spring Reads: Timmy the Tugboat

    Books Reviews    July 13, 2016

Any of us with young children or grandchildren will be familiar with the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine. But did you know that we have a west coast equivalent? Timmy the Tugboat may have been written in the early ’80’s but the various adventures are still fun to share with children today, especially since […]

Salt Spring Reads: Almost a Lifetime

    Books Reviews    June 14, 2016

Almost a Lifetime by John McMahon – A young man signs up for military duty at the beginning of World War II. John McMahon, better known as Paddy Mac, lived in Scotland and was eager to do his share in defeating the enemy. He was assigned to the Air Force and learned to fly. Together […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salt Spring Reads: Briony Penn

    Books Reviews, News & Events    December 11, 2015

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. Briony Penn is a well known Salt Springer: […]

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Community News

  • TV Donated Just in Time for Grey Cup

    by on 8 hours ago

    Today was a great day for Tom Woods and Branch #92 of the Royal Canadian Legion. A 65” high definition 4K Smart TV, still wrapped in its box, was delivered to the Legion by Country Grocer’s Community Relations team. The TV was a donation in honour of veterans for Remembrance Day and was a way […]

  • First Past the Post Referendum

    by on 15 hours ago

    The B.C. Government has introduced legislation to hold a referendum in the fall of 2018, which will ask British Columbians to decide whether B.C. should keep its current voting system (First Past the Post) or move to a system of Proportional Representation. Countries around the world use different voting systems to elect their representatives. How […]

  • Superintendent of SD64 Schools Resignati...

    by on November 23, 2017

    The Board of Education for School District No. 64 (Gulf Islands) wishes to announce that they have accepted the resignation of Superintendent of Schools Lisa Halstead effective August 1, 2018. In her letter of resignation, Ms. Halstead indicated that it is an honour to serve the students, staff, and communities of the Gulf Islands School […]

  • Large Selection of Raw Dog Food at Count...

    by on November 23, 2017

    Pet owners, have you noticed the upright freezer in the pet section of Country Grocer? This is a new addition specifically for raw pet food, brought in by customers’ requests. In the freezer, you’ll find brands such as Primal Pet Foods, JD Farms, Mega Dog Raw, and Bold Raw in various sizes, including trial packs. […]

  • Salt Spring Island Foundation Fall Grant...

    by on November 23, 2017

    The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $100,000 in grants for local charities, including $50,000 in support of local affordable housing projects. Affordable housing is shown to be a critical need in Salt Spring’s 2017 VitalSigns® report. These grants would not be possible without the support of our many generous donors, who […]

  • Incorporation: Post Vote Reasons for Vot...

    by on November 21, 2017

    Reasons for Voting Positively No in the 2017 September 09 Salt Spring Island Incorporation Referendum ~ From late 2012 to 2017, Salt Spring Islanders engaged in two studies, first a Governance Review Study, then an Incorporation Study. Both explored the incorporated municipal model of governance in full, as it would apply to Salt Spring. Neither […]

  • Interactive Salt Spring Sea Level Rise M...

    by on November 14, 2017

    Scientists agree that human activity is heating the planet. But how quickly could sea level rise and what would that rise look like here on Salt Spring? This interactive map shows sea levels locked in by different amounts of carbon pollution, according to recent scientific research. If we burn enough fossil fuels to heat the planet by […]

  • Last Notes For Your Winter Garden

    by on November 13, 2017

    That recent cold snap was a surprise, with temperatures well below freezing and the first snowfall in some areas. If your winter veggies were not all mulched by then I doubt they came to harm as the soil was still relatively warm. In this warmer lull, however, do get the mulching done before temperatures drop […]

  • Cricket Protein at Country Grocer

    by on November 12, 2017

    Crickets are an old type of food for a new type of world. Earth is expected to be home to over 9 billion people by 2050, and currently, the bread basket of the United States is experiencing severe water shortages. Perhaps that knowledge has helped the idea of eating insects in North America gain some […]

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