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Incorporation: Trust-Centred Governance Can Work

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    September 6, 2017

Salt Spring’s accomplishments demonstrate our trust-centred governance can work and be improved without risks of incorporation; While serving as MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, I felt honour-bound to remain publicly neutral about the incorporation issue on Salt Spring, because the Province, along with locally elected officials, is a caretaker of the public information […]

Incorporation: Undecideds Event – Brenda Guiled on Road Repair and Maintenance

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    August 25, 2017

Brenda Guiled seen at the Undecideds voters event put on by the Positively NO group at Fulford Hall on Aug.23 . In response to a question about road costs and their impact on taxation, Brenda is speaking about road repair and maintenance cost estimates and the disparity between her research into B.C. government and Bowen […]

Jordan Templeman – 2017 Provincial Election – Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Travel & Transportation    April 27, 2017

The next provincial general election in British Columbia is scheduled for May 9, 2017 and to help our community get to know the candidates who are running in our riding we’re sharing profiles of each candidate. All candidates have been invited to share a profile with the Salt Spring Exchange and we’ll be featuring profiles […]

Gary Holman – 2017 Provincial Election – Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics, Travel & Transportation    April 11, 2017

The next provincial general election in British Columbia is scheduled for May 9, 2017 and to help our community get to know the candidates who are running in our riding we’re sharing profiles of each candidate. All candidates have been invited to share a profile with the Salt Spring Exchange and we’ll be featuring profiles […]

Rollie Cook – 2017 Fire Trustee – Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    April 4, 2017

Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District has given notice for a by-election for voting of trustees to fill 2 vacant spots on the Fire Board. Qualified electors of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District will vote Saturday 22nd of April 2017 at Training Room Ganges Fire Hall, 105 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, […]

Mary Lynn Hetherington – 2017 Fire Trustee – Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    April 3, 2017

Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District has given notice for a by-election for voting of trustees to fill 2 vacant spots on the Fire Board. Qualified electors of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District will vote Saturday 22nd of April 2017 at Training Room Ganges Fire Hall, 105 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, […]

Stephen Roberts – 2017 Provincial Election – Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    March 31, 2017

The next provincial general election in British Columbia is scheduled for May 9, 2017 and to help our community get to know the candidates who are running in our riding we’re sharing profiles of each candidate. All candidates have been invited to share a profile with the Salt Spring Exchange and we’ll be featuring profiles […]

Adam Olsen – 2017 Provincial Election – Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    February 28, 2017

The next provincial general election in British Columbia is scheduled for May 9, 2017 and to help our community get to know the candidates who are running in our riding we’re sharing profiles of each candidate. All candidates have been invited to share a profile with the Salt Spring Exchange and we’ll be featuring profiles […]

Andrew Hildebrand – 2015 Fire Board Trustee Election Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 16, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for elected office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Mary Lynn Hetherington – 2015 Fire Board Trustee Election Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 16, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for elected office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Michael Craig – 2015 Fire Board Trustee Election Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 16, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for elected office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Howard Baker – 2015 Fire Board Trustee Election Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 16, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for elected office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Howard Holzapfel – 2015 Fire Board Trustee Election Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 13, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for elected office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Fiona Foster – 2015 Fire Board Trustee Election Candidate Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 13, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for elected office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Alicia Cormier – 2015 Federal Elections Candidate People Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    October 9, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for elected office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Elizabeth May – 2015 Federal Elections Candidate People Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    September 22, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for elected office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Tim Kane – 2015 Federal Elections Candidate People Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    September 21, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for elected office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

People Profile – Elections: Maxine Leichter

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    April 9, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for local office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

People Profile – Elections: Mitchell Forest

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    April 6, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for local office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

People Profile – Elections: Derek Hill

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    April 6, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for local office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

People Profile – Elections: Norbert Schlenker

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    April 2, 2015

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for local office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

2014 Election and Referendum Results

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics, News & Events    November 15, 2014

Thank you to all of the candidates who bravely stood up and offered their time and resources to run for these locally elected positions and to everyone who supported the voting process. Thank you also to everyone who voted. Here are the official preliminary results from today’s voting. These results are the official preliminary results. Final […]

2014 Election Prediction – Straw Poll Results

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 12, 2014

Our online straw poll closed this evening and based on the results over the last 9 days, the Salt Spring community is leaning towards some pretty clear potential outcomes on election day this Saturday. These are just straw poll results of course, and though in the past these Salt Spring Exchange polls have in many cases reflected the […]

Voting 2014 – When, Where and Who

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 4, 2014

Salt Spring Island electoral area voting information for the 2014 elections. Here are all of your election candidates. You can learn all about each candidate by reviewing their profiles if they have provided one and vote in the online straw polls.       Capital Regional Director Candidates Garth Hendren Wayne McIntyre Islands Trust Trustee […]

John Wakefield – 2014 Election Candidate – People Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 3, 2014

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for local office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Christine Grimes – 2014 Election Candidate – People Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    November 2, 2014

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for local office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Wayne McIntyre – 2014 Election Candidate – People Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    October 29, 2014

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for local office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Neal Wilkinson – 2014 Election Candidate – People Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    October 27, 2014

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for local office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

Garth Hendren – 2014 Election Candidate – People Profile

    Election Candidates, Governance & Politics    October 24, 2014

Community People Profiles for Elections is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island who are running for local office. Our People Profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of the people we will feature are thinking about […]

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