Eclipse Live Stream Time-lapse Photos

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 did the light change? I was taking time-lapse image captures from our Ganges Harbour Live Cam hosted at Moby's and here are some of the transitions in light we saw over the hour leading up to the peak moment of coverage and back to normal light. An amazing treat for all of us here on the island. vc_stream = 'vcbc002';
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2017 Country Grocer Valentines Photo Contest Winners!

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 for an unexpected special entry. Winners were selected by random draw. Congratulations and thanks to all the couples who sent in amazing photos of their love. Scroll to the bottom of the photos to find out if you won! Concession Winners - Lorcan Pitcher and William Curtin Concession …
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Photos: 2017 Salt Spring Snowmageddon

Finally managed to get out of the house today with the help of our good friend James Cowan and his big blue 4x4 '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 home. Check out the photos taken just an hour or so ago and a video too from our trip down the big dip. Warm front and rains are supposed to move in tonight and start washing this all away.
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2017 Show Us Your Love - Valentine's Photo Contest

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 amazing.” And if you’re the kind of couple who loves to do that with fine food and wine, then you might want to try to win a dinner for two. Country Grocer has arranged for Auntie Pesto’s to serve up a meal valued at $150 as a gift for two lovebirds at 7pm on Valentine’s Day. That’s right! They’re expecting you. To earn a chance to win this dinner, all you have to do is upload a photo with you and your sweetheart. Show us your love! (Your “clothed” love, of course!) Whether you’re young and ecstatically in love or in your 90s with a twinkle in your eye whenever you see each other, whether you’ve taken your “flirt” down a few notches over the years or you’ve taken your flirt up a few…
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Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Ghouls 'n Goblins

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 is looking. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Oct 30, 2016 at 3:09pm PDT

The ghouls are lurking. #saltspring #saltspringisland

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Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Fall Magic

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

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Oct 25, 2016 at…

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Salt Spring Photo’s of the Week: Stunning Sunset

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, 2016    

Beautiful endings. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Sep 29, 2016 at 7:09pm PDT

How sweet it is. #saltspring #saltspringisland

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Photos: Terry Fox 2016 Thank You

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. The entertainment was perfect for the occasion and we want to acknowledge the SS Concert Band, Nicky Mackenzie and Samba du Soleil for giving of their musical talents. We also want to recognize the contributions of the following groups: Salt Spring Film Festival Parks and Recreation Recreation Excellence Rainbow Road Pool Salt Spring Exchange Gulf Islands Driftwood Shaw Cable Island Savings The Salt Spring Sneakers MainRoad Taoist Tai Chi on Salt Spring Island Tom Vergalen, TNT Signs Slegg Lumber Fraser Auto Repairs SD #64 Early Learning for Families (ELF) program Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue Finally, thank…
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Salt Spring Photo's of the Week: Night Life

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 the Fall Fair #saltspring #firefighter

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Salt Spring Photo's of the Week: Mount Baker

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, 2016 at 8:55am PDT

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Sep 11, 2016 at 3:38pm PDT

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Salt Spring Photo of the Week: The View

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

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Sep 4, 2016 at 9:34pm PDT

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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Rumours

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, 2016 at 5:34pm PDT

Ruckle Park #saltspring #saltspringisland @bcferries

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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Festival

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

Garlic festival #saltspring #festival #musicfestival

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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Boating Life

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. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Aug 1, 2016 at 9:19am PDT

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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Dear Oh Deer

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

Garlic festival #saltspring #festival #musicfestival

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

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 a good thing the Space Agency is located where it is! Space Man hurried into Country Grocer to replenish his rolls. Staff were surprised to see Space Man―the Real McCoy―ankling up and down aisles and dragging his oxygen tube. They filled his carts and helped him load up the rocket just in the nick of time. Attaboy, Space Man! He’s got his priorities straight. This launch was handled by qualified aerospace technicians and attended by a farewell band. Together they ushered Salt Spring into its new era of space age whackiness and exploration. No baloney! Keep your peepers open for “A Trip to Mars” when you head to the Fritz Theatre this week! Yo…
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