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Video and Photos: New Bike Park Opens to Applause – Ribbon Cutting

    Health & Wellness, People & Places, Photos & Videos    August 6, 2018

After years of consultation, planning, design and community engagement The Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park opened today with a big turn out from the community. Dozens of families, bikes in tow, joined the project sponsors, managers and supporters in the opening of the island’s first bike park. The family bike park is a dirt […]

Video: Kipp Nash, Captain Fantastic Gymnastics Fulford-Ganges Road Bike Action

    Photos & Videos    July 3, 2018

Kipp Nash, Captain Fantastic Gymnastics, pulled together a cycling rally for his birthday on Tuesday, July 3rd. The aim is to help get the Fulford-Ganges Road improved for cycling. This great video by Bill Warriner shows the Happy Birthday ride and some realities of cycling on Salt Spring. Stay tuned for a concerted push by […]

Aerial Photo Series of Salt Spring Island

    Photos & Videos    June 4, 2018

We’re starting a new photo sharing series with images taken in and around Salt Spring from the air. We have a beautiful collection from over the years and have been given more to share with the community and we’ll add this collection over time. If you have a great photo you’d like to have us […]

2018 Country Grocer Valentines Photo Contest Winners!

    People & Places, Photos & Videos    February 14, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Valentines photo contest sponsored by Country Grocer. The winning prize this year was for a $150 gift certificate for dinner at Auntie Pestos. Winners were selected by random draw. And! There were so many great pictures submitted this year that we’re giving away even more prizes. […]

Show Us Your Love: Valentine’s Day Photo Contest!

    Food & Entertainment, News & Events, Photos & Videos    February 7, 2018

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 […]

Video Series: Connect with Nature, Here on Salt Spring Island

    People & Places, Photos & Videos    February 7, 2018

Follow the adventures of traveller and filmmaker Erica Hargreave in her series ‘Connect with Nature, Here on Salt Spring Island’ as she explores the island and profiles some of our unique local citizens. Explore the Canadian wilderness, as she rediscovers Canadian parks, highlighting the wonderful parks and people of Salt Spring Island in this documentary […]

Video: The Most Salt Spring Thing This Year?

    People & Places, Photos & Videos    December 13, 2017

Devin Milner’s video of music in Ganges harbour. Could this be the most Salt Spring thing we’ve seen all year? music in Ganges this afternoon….. Posted by Devin Milner on Sunday, December 10, 2017  

Eclipse Live Stream Time-lapse Photos

    People & Places, Photos & Videos    August 21, 2017

What an incredible moment. People all across North America enjoying a rare total and partial solar eclipse. We weren’t in the path of totality here on Salt Spring Island but we were in about the 85-90% range and able to enjoy some dramatic changes in the sun and light all across the island. How much […]

Country Grocer Valentines Photo Contest Winners!

    Health & Wellness, Photos & Videos    February 13, 2017

It’s almost Valentines Day! Thank you to everyone who participated in our photo contest sponsored with prizes from Country Grocer. First prize was for a $150 gift certificate for dinner at Auntie Pestos along with two concession winners who will each receive a $50 Country Grocer gift cards. There is also an unexpected special prize […]

Photos: 2017 Salt Spring Snowmageddon

    News & Events, Photos & Videos    February 8, 2017

Finally managed to get out of the house today with the help of our good friend James Cowan and his big blue 4×4 ‘Sunny’. We went into town to take some pictures while we ran a few errands around the island. The roads were pretty quiet with most folks making the smart decision to stay […]

Show Us Your Love – Valentines Photo Contest

    Food & Entertainment, News & Events, Photos & Videos    January 31, 2017

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 […]

Video: Salt Spring Island Firefighters Mannequin Challenge

    People & Places, Photos & Videos    December 14, 2016

Salt Spring Island Firefighters taking on the #MannequinChallenge Firefighter style

Video: Islands in Trust – The Islands Trust Story

    News & Events, Photos & Videos    December 8, 2016

Watch: History and success of British Columbia’s Islands Trust Act, “to preserve and protect the trust area [the Gulf Islands] and its unique amenities and environment for the benefit of the residents of the trust area and of British Columbia generally”.

Salt Spring Photos: Sun on the Water

    Photos & Videos    November 7, 2016

Terry Kong is a regular visitor to Salt Spring Island. When he travels here to visit family he brings his camera along to capture the beauty he see’s all around him. He shared these photos with us from some of us trips. This is a beautiful part of the world.

Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Ghouls ‘n Goblins

    Photos & Videos    November 2, 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. Halloween Warning: The dark angel Donald Trump has been spotted haunting the island making HUGE promises and stealing candy from kids when no one […]

Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Fall Magic

    Photos & Videos, Travel & Transportation    October 26, 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. The ghouls are lurking. #saltspring #saltspringisland A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:41pm PDT Fall wow. #saltspring #saltspringisland […]

Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Stunning Sunset

    Photos & Videos    October 5, 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. Dawn on Mount Maxwell Video Contributed by Dylan Davies Dawn on Mount Maxwell #saltspring #saltspringisland Posted by Salt Spring Island on Wednesday, October 5, […]

Photos: Terry Fox 2016 Thank You

    Health & Wellness, Photos & Videos    September 29, 2016

A big THANK YOU to the over 125 participants and 70 reliable and generous volunteers who brought forth this year’s Terry Fox Run. The run raised over $2500.00 for cancer research. We appreciate the generosity of Embe Bakery, Country Grocer, TJ Beans and Tom Watson from Recreation Excellence for nourishing our tired and hot participants. […]

Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Night Life

    Photos & Videos    September 21, 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. Night life. #saltspring #saltspringisland A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Sep 20, 2016 at 7:35pm PDT Join the team @ssifr recruiting at […]

Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Mount Baker

    Local News, Photos & Videos    September 14, 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. A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Sep 13, 2016 at 3:06pm PDT A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Sep 13, […]

Salt Spring Photo of the Week: The View

    Local News, Photos & Videos    September 7, 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. Ferry on, ferry off, ferry on, ferry off. #saltspring #saltspringisland A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Sep 7, 2016 at 6:05pm PDT […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Rumours

    Photos & Videos    August 31, 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. Skeena Queen behind schedule today down to running on one engine. #saltspring #saltspringisland #bcferries A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Aug 27, […]

Video: Valdy and Hometown Band and the Garlic Fest

    Food & Entertainment, Photos & Videos    August 17, 2016

Valdy and Hometown Band reunite at the Salt Spring Island Music and Garlic Festival. Here is the video for “Rock and Roll Song”. Videos courtesy of Salt Spring Live. The Closing. This is the last song of the last set at the Salt Spring Island Music and Garlic Festival. Valdy and Hometown Band.

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Festival

    Photos & Videos    August 10, 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. Summer evening swim hole. #saltspring #saltspringisland A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Aug 10, 2016 at 7:57pm PDT […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Boating Life

    Photos & Videos    August 4, 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. Overcast, warm breeze #saltspring A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:06pm PDT Sail away. […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Dear Oh Deer

    Photos & Videos    July 28, 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. Summer evening swim hole. #saltspring #saltspringisland A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Aug 10, 2016 at 7:57pm PDT […]

Video: Salt Spring Island Space Agency – On the Up and Up

    People & Places, Photos & Videos    July 20, 2016

Salt Spring’s incredible future has arrived! The Salt Spring Island Space Agency has been established. Located on the roof of Country Grocer, its inaugural rocket launch to Mars took place this month. All systems were set to go when Space Man, the rocket’s pilot, took stock of his supplies. Toilet paper was alarmingly low. It’s […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Active Pass

    Photos & Videos    July 14, 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. Big plane little plane #saltspring @saltspringair @harbourair photo by Harlold K. A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jul […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Farm-to-Table

    Photos & Videos    July 7, 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. 17000+ of you now giving Facebook love to Salt Spring Island. #saltspring #saltspringisland – Thank you! A photo posted by […]

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