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People Profile: Marialyn and Tom Boekbinder from El Loco Taco

    Food & Entertainment, People & Places, People Profiles    May 9, 2019

Community People Profiles on the Salt Spring Exchange feature local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews that share with us a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives and work on Salt Spring Island. This profile features Marialyn and Tom Boekbinder from […]

Black History Month: Sylvia Estes Stark, Matron of Salt Spring

    People & Places, People Profiles    February 19, 2019

During Black History Month we celebrate pioneers who were a key part of BC and Canada’s history. Sylvia Estes Stark immigrated to Canada in 1858, settling on Salt Spring Island in 1860. Having been born into slavery in the United States, Sylvia Stark embraced the pastoral life on the island, and was a true homesteader […]

Winners! – 2019 Country Grocer Valentine’s Photo Contest

    People & Places, People Profiles, Photos & Videos    February 14, 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Country Grocer Valentine’s ‘Show Us Your Love’ photo contest. The winning participants receives a $150 dinner at Auntie Pestos, two runners up get a $50 Country Grocer gift card and each participating couple receives a one-time Country Grocer voucher for 15% off which expires on March […]

Video: Local Love – Conversations Collected by Billie Woods

    People & Places, People Profiles, Photos & Videos    February 13, 2019

I have wanted to do this project for a few years now. I am so curious about relationships. What makes them work and what keeps them good. I had the chance to sit down with 4 Island couples to ask them just about that. This is a very small portion of the question + answer’s […]

2019 Country Grocer Show Us Your Love! Valentine’s Day Photo Contest

    People & Places, People Profiles, Photos & Videos    February 8, 2019

Every season is the season for love. Let’s face it: Love is trending 365 days a year. But Valentine’s Day adds a dash of spice and invokes romance. It reminds some of us to do something different and extra special, perhaps with a bit more flair or creativity, to say, “Thank you for being so […]

Let’s Win the Lottery Together Salt Spring Island!

    News & Events, People Profiles    October 24, 2018

If this ticket wins the big draw of the LOTTO MAX on Friday this week, with an estimated $60 million dollar jackpot, we’ll share the winnings with everyone from Salt Spring Island that has LIKED and SHARED this post on Facebook. Open to Salt Spring Island full-time residents only!

People Profile: Dr. Bob Richmond

    People & Places, People Profiles    June 22, 2018

Community People Profiles on the Salt Spring Exchange feature local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews to tell us a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives and work on Salt Spring Island. Dr. Bob Richmond, affectionately known by many as Dr. […]

Islands Trust – Regarding Beachside (Island Escapades)

    Governance & Politics, People Profiles    April 27, 2018

I have received numerous calls and e mails from islanders who are concerned about a stop work order on the renovations to the Beachside, formerly Island Escapades, property on the Ganges waterfront. It is a valued business and benefits our community. We would all like to see it succeed. However as in any jurisdiction, whether […]

People Profile: Kiran Dhingra

    People Profiles    August 2, 2017

Community People Profiles are a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives living on Salt Spring Island. This weeks […]

People Profile: Meet Peter Parker

    Local News, People Profiles    May 26, 2017

This People Profile is the fifth in a series of profiles about people who work at Pharmasave here on Salt Spring Island. These profiles are short interviews that give islanders some insights into the lives, careers, and daily experiences of the pharmacists and employees working at Pharmasave. This People Profile is about Peter Parker, who […]

Meet Wafa, Downtown Pharmasave’s Store Supervisor

    People Profiles    April 12, 2017

What brought you to Salt Spring? My family and I used to come to Salt Spring Island for vacations and loved it. During our vacations, we were introduced to a wonderful community of people. Following those visits, we decided that, instead of living in a busy city, we would move to a nice, calm environment for […]

Meet Sneh Parikh, Pharmacist at Pharmasave

    People Profiles    March 28, 2017

How long have you been working at Pharmasave and have you always worked in this position? I have been working at Pharmasave since September 2014 as a staff pharmacist. This is my first job as a pharmacist in Canada and am really happy to choose this place as my first job. I usually switch between […]

People Profile: Meet Christine Steffich, Pharmacy Manager

    People Profiles, Travel & Transportation    March 8, 2017

How long have you been working at Pharmasave and have you always worked in this position? I started at Pharmasave as a brand new pharmacist after graduating from UBC Pharmacy in June 2001. I have never worked as a pharmacist anywhere else, and I feel very fortunate because I found the best employer right out […]

People Profiles: Meet Lynn Vanderwekken, Pharmacy Manager

    People Profiles    March 2, 2017

How long have you been working at Pharmasave and have you always worked in this position? I have been working at Pharmasave since 1991. Obviously that was when only the downtown store was open. I started work as a cashier, and then I worked on the floor, stocking shelves. This was during my summer break […]

Moonshine Mama’s: What’s the Secret to Savouring?

    People Profiles    September 20, 2016

Who isn’t intrigued by the word “moonshine”? It’s not a word we hear often these days. It conjures images of brewing under the light of the moon. And when we see that word on a beverage, we can’t help but be curious―even if it’s alcohol-free! It’s not just the word moonshine that provoked a deep […]

People Profile: Charles Kahn

    People Profiles    February 9, 2016

Community People Profiles are a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives living on Salt Spring Island. This weeks […]

People Profile: Harry Burton

    People Profiles    January 26, 2016

Community People Profiles are a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives living on Salt Spring Island. This weeks […]

People Profile: Keith Picot

    People Profiles    January 21, 2016

Community People Profiles are a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives living on Salt Spring Island. This weeks […]

People Profile: Suzanne Little

    People Profiles    January 11, 2016

Community People Profiles are a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives living on Salt Spring Island. This weeks […]

People Profile: Kees Ruurs

    People Profiles    August 5, 2015

Community People Profiles are a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives living on Salt Spring Island. This weeks […]

People Profile: Jim Standen

    People Profiles    June 24, 2015

Community People Profiles are a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives living on Salt Spring Island. This weeks […]

People Profile: Mike Stefancsik

    People Profiles    June 9, 2015

Community People Profiles are a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our island home. These profiles are short interviews, with one answer questions to share with you a little about what each of these folks are thinking about as they go about their lives living on Salt Spring Island. This weeks […]

Faces of Salt Spring: Jill Louise Campbell

    People Profiles    April 15, 2015

Tamar Griggs has been photographing her island community, passionately drawn to the people, events and changes in our villages for over twenty years now. Through her camera she has documented the fleeting moments in our lives and ultimately recorded history. The Faces of Salt Spring exhibit will be a showing at ArtSpring in the coming […]

Faces of Salt Spring: Róisín Taylor Gill

    People Profiles    April 9, 2015

Tamar Griggs has been photographing her island community, passionately drawn to the people, events and changes in our villages for over twenty years now. Through her camera she has documented the fleeting moments in our lives and ultimately recorded history. The Faces of Salt Spring exhibit will be a showing at ArtSpring in the coming […]

Faces of Salt Spring: Robert Bateman

    People Profiles, Photos & Videos    April 2, 2015

Tamar Griggs has been photographing her island community, passionately drawn to the people, events and changes in our villages for over twenty years now. Through her camera she has documented the fleeting moments in our lives and ultimately recorded history. The Faces of Salt Spring exhibit will be a showing at ArtSpring in the coming […]

Faces of Salt Spring: Jean Brouard

    People Profiles    March 25, 2015

Tamar Griggs has been photographing her island community, passionately drawn to the people, events and changes in our villages for over twenty years now. Through her camera she has documented the fleeting moments in our lives and ultimately recorded history. The Faces of Salt Spring exhibit will be a showing at ArtSpring in the coming […]

Faces of Salt Spring: Karen Hudson

    People Profiles    March 18, 2015

Tamar Griggs has been photographing her island community, passionately drawn to the people, events and changes in our villages for over twenty years now. Through her camera she has documented the fleeting moments in our lives and ultimately recorded history. The Faces of Salt Spring exhibit will be a showing at ArtSpring in the coming […]

People Profile: Deanna Milligan

    People Profiles    March 12, 2015

Community People Profiles is a series on the Salt Spring Exchange featuring local personalities on our dynamic Gulf Island. 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 as they go about their lives living on […]

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Community News

  • Maracaibo Vessel Fire

    by on August 8, 2019

    Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue responded to a boat fire off Maracaibo on Salt Spring Island on August 7th, 2019. The initial call came in at 17:38 and crews completed the scene at 01:15 10 Firefighters responded with 4 fire trucks along with assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard and Eagle Eye Vessel Assist. On […]

  • Fire News: Chief’s Response Report – 201...

    by on August 6, 2019

    Vision: A responsive and sustainable fire-rescue service, effectively meeting community needs and valued by those we serve. Mission: Always learning, engaging and adapting to be response ready. Response Report Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 58 calls the month of June.   Operations We experienced a very dry June with below-normal precipitation.  Over the month […]

  • Thoughts on My Trial, Part 3: Sentencing...

    by on July 31, 2019

    On July 26th, the judge sentenced me to carry on with my volunteer work on Salt Spring — no fine, no probation officer, no jail. For six months, I’m to “keep the peace and be of good behaviour.” Apparently, this is the most lenient sentence he’s given to date for the 230+ convicted of contempt […]

  • Edit the Garden, August Planting

    by on July 30, 2019

    If your tomatoes are slow to ripen, you are not alone! Many people are wondering about it, but this cooler summer is the way our ‘normal’ summers used to be: for those that have forgotten how long it used to take tomatoes to ripen outdoors, this is a reminder. On the other hand, many other […]

  • Podcast: An Environmental Organization t...

    by on July 22, 2019

    Have you ever wondered who was behind the Electric Vehicle Recharge Stations, Car Stops, Eco Home Tours, solar panels on the high school’s roof, Rainbow Road Gardens on Salt Spring Island on the island? In this episode, I’m talking with an organization that is helping communities with reducing their dependence on fossil fuels & increasing […]

  • Salt Spring National Art Prize Announces...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Five Salt Spring artists have been named as finalists for the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP). They are among the fifty or so artists from across Canada to have their work eligible to win one of nine awards, six selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. Local artists are also in the […]

  • Notice to Bus Riders – Detours on ...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Effective July 22 to August 30, 2019 – Please be advised that Walker’s Hook Road will be closed for repairs between Fort Street and Hedger Road beginning July 22 until August 30, 2019. This closure will be in effect 24 hours a day during these dates. During this time period please note that routes 5 Fernwood and 6 […]

  • Podcast: The Tiny Home on Wheel’s ...

    by on July 8, 2019

    I’m on the Salt Spring Gulf Island Community Radio interviewing people near and far who are making good news on the planet by helping to shift the outcome of our future. These people and companies have created solutions to local and global issues we’re facing at the moment. Sharing the good news that’s happening on […]

  • Carrot Day

    by on July 5, 2019

    It is time for my annual reminder to sow lots of carrots for winter harvests in the next week or two. For me, July 1 is always Carrot Day as well as Canada Day (US readers: think 4th of July). As long as you sow before July 10, your carrots should have time to grow […]

  • Minister Seeking Input on Private Manage...

    by on July 3, 2019

    Minister wants your input on future of British Columbia forests – On May 28, 2019, the provincial government announced a review of the Private Managed Forest Land Program. They have invited British Columbians to add your voice to the program review. The province is accepting public comments until July 22, 2019. Over the past few […]

  • 2019 Eco Living and Home Tour: Ideas, In...

    by on July 3, 2019

    Headlines announcing biodiversity collapse and climate catastrophe can feel paralyzing. Even the most committed environmentalists may not know where to turn for solid information on the kinds of innovative — and dramatic — lifestyle changes that experts say will be need to weather the coming changes. Salt Spring’s Eco Living and Home Tour highlights what […]

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