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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 […]

New Farm-To-Table Eating Adventure Opens

    Farm & Garden, Photos & Videos    July 5, 2016

Salt Spring farmers and foodies are warming up to farm-to-table dining. Within the last couple of years, several farms have hosted this kind of event, such as Stowel Lake, Foxglove, Knoth, Bullock Lake, and Golden Tree farms. In this last week, Redwing Farm joined the fun! The dining is a social experience. Settings are arranged […]

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Community News

  • Proposed Bike Park Project Update

    by on February 16, 2018

    As was recently announced, Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) has received a donation of $150,000 from the Salt Spring Island Lions Club towards the construction of a family bike park. The donation is made to the Salt Spring community in celebration of the club’s 60th anniversary. The Salt Spring Island Lions Club […]

  • International Cookbook Deal for Local Ba...

    by on February 16, 2018

    International Cookbook Deal for Local Bakery. Local residents and savvy visitors flock to Jana’s Bake Shop to covet fresh-baked goods that are distinctly Salt Spring Island. Jana’s bakery on Upper Ganges Road, is a perennial hive of activity and her special-order cakes and desserts are the highlight of many family dinners on Salt Spring. Soon, […]

  • Bitter Cold Alert for Gardeners and Grow...

    by on February 16, 2018

    I waited, hoping to see that the forecast cold would be moderated by a warmer weather system as the last one was—but it hasn’t happened. The predicted cold weather, starting Sunday or Monday is for extreme lows over the next 3-5 days that would be very damaging this late in the winter. All around the […]

  • 2018 Salt Spring Film Festival: LUND ...

    by on February 15, 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 Tai Uhlmann along with Co-Director Theo Angell will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is […]

  • Fire News: People Profile – Rollie...

    by on February 15, 2018

    When did you come to Salt Spring and what brought you here? My partner and I bought a farm on Bullock Lake about 15 years ago. We fell in love with the landscape here – the coastal rain forest is quite amazing. The island has a great cultural and food scene. Why did you decide […]

  • Love A Little Help Eating Healthy?

    by on February 14, 2018

    Valentine’s Day marked the “soft opening” of Country Grocer’s newest addition—freshly cut fruits and vegetables in its produce section. You can attend the Grand Opening on Thursday, February 15: the cooler shelves will be fully stocked with glistening colours and tasty cuts. The cooler features halved papayas and small watermelons; fresh blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries; […]

  • 2018 Country Grocer Valentines Photo Con...

    by on 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. […]

  • Is the Future Turbulent for Cannabis?

    by on February 14, 2018

    The legalization of cannabis in Canada is approaching quickly—as early as this July. Here in BC, the provincial government just announced that adults will be able to buy marijuana from private retailers and in government-run stores. However, the province will only license retailers with support from local governments. What will legal pot mean for you, […]

  • 2018 Salt Spring Film Festival: Meet Bea...

    by on February 13, 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 Natalie Boll 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 […]

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