Well the forecasters were right, we got some snow mixed with freezing rain. It’s melting fast, but the roads are still a bit slick here on Family Day. Here is our photo of the day. ‘Wink’ the snow man.
Salt Spring Island photo of the week: Contemplate. Photographed by Christopher Roy looking North into Sansum Narrows from the Skeena Queen.
Photo of the week this week is a cool morning sunrise taken from the Vesuvius-Crofton Ferry crossing. Gorgeous!
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 […]
The sunrise this morning.
Did you miss the sunrise this morning? Wow. Was it ever beautiful. Didn’t want you to miss it so here it is in all it’s simple, clear, cold morning beauty.
Salt Spring Island and Gulf Islands photo of the week. Red Sun taken in Ganges Harbour, Tuesday, November 26th at 7:16 AM. Photo by Christopher Roy.
Always amazing to see the wild beauty that lives in the waters around and near our island. This is footage from a whale watching charter filmed by one of the passengers in Haro Strait just off San Juan Island, one of the sister islands of Salt Spring Island.
This is incredible. Footage of a pod of dolphins captured by a passenger on the Queen of Nanaimo. As of this publishing the Queen is still out of service after the high-wind damage incident.
There is so much to see and do at the Salt Spring Island fall fair, but undoubtedly the zucchini racing is one of the big draws. Running on the on new 3 lane track, and for the first time featuring a water pond ending, the racing didn’t disappoint. Big crowd, big fun, great times. Thank […]
Wow. Not exactly Salt Spring Island, but close enough. Here is a pod of orcas filmed in Active Pass off the shores of Galiano Island. The spot is not far from InTheBluff and the Galiano Inn & Spa.
Great piece on the story, the fun and vibe at our very own Salt Spring Island Tree House Café.
Ever wonder where the most crashes and accidents happen on Salt Spring? Well now you can see it. We’ve pulled together data provided by ICBC to map out all the reported to ICBC accidents that occurred on Salt Spring Island over the last three years so you can visually see the spots where the accidents […]
Well that was amazing. Imaginelle, and its 70 person cast closing out an evening of dance, music and adventure brought the house down at ArtSpring last night. Imaginelle has one more sold out showing tonight but here is what the last minute of the evening looked like at the end of the show to give […]
Come for a visit to Salt Spring Island’s Saturday market. Meet some of the great people of the island who make the market happen.
As we expand the features and services of the Exchange to support the 8,500+ of you who use the site each week, we have begun publishing some updated video tutorials on key features that we get the most questions about. All of the video tutorials are in our online guide, which is the first place […]
Ever wonder how the kids from Mayne, Galiano and Pender get to school on Salt Spring Island? Take a ride on the ‘The Scholarship’. It was a great ride that day, I was on the Scholarship too for a trip to Galiano to attend a conference. It’s a great way to get between the islands […]
Photos from last night’s Kilaya Singh celebration of life.
Valdy, Captain Apple and other Salt Spring super heros singing for the abattoir at Ruckle Park Farm days.
Did you miss the BC Elections all candidates? Watch the key parts of the debate with video produced by Scott Simmons.
Brother Lt. Travis Guedes of Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue and IAFF Local 4467, 35, was diagnosed with Brain Cancer in November, 2012. Unfortunately, after a courageous battle with the illness, he passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Here is video of the procession from this past Sunday’s service.
The Committed, Salt Spring Island’s roller derby team, rocked home turf on Saturday playing against the Harbor City Rollers. Here are some photos for you to enjoy. Photos by Billie Woods.
Here on the Exchange we mostly share beautiful photos and videos of our fair island taken during the day. Shooting photos and video at night often doesn’t highlight the character of the experience, but we would be remis not to share at least a little of the drama that happens here after dark, especially at […]
Just a bunch of beautiful lambs in April, in beautiful Ruckle Provincial Park, on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC. Video by Rachel McLaughlin.
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From its humble beginning as an educational adventure into a new style of theatre learning, The Canadian Improv Games got its start in Ottawa in 1977. Today, CIG is home to one of the largest and most geographically dispersed theatre festivals in Canada with 14 regional programs and over 100,000 alumni participants. Each year students […]
Ruckle Park Active Farm has been in transition since 2018 June when dear Helen Ruckle died – last signatory on a life tenancy agreement between BC Parks and the Ruckle family that allowed them to live in the homes and continue to manage and operate the family farm. The loss is immeasurable, in so many […]
Response Report: Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 49 calls for assistance in March. From January to March 2019, SSIFR has responded to 72 Fire Incidents, 71 Medical Incidents, 13 Rescues, and 10 calls for Assistance (Total 166 Calls) Operations This month firefighters attended our first of the year brush fires. Two fast moving brush […]
On Saturday April 6, 2019 Salt Spring joined 18 communities across BC taking action in support of better protection for our local and provincial forests. About 150 Island residents participated, first gathering at the Library and then marching through Ganges. Joe Akerman opened the event and spoke about the long tradition of stewardship by Coast […]
Moriba Jah grew up in Venezuela and then joined the US Air Force, where he was tasked with guarding nuclear missiles in Montana. Inspired by conversations with the engineers and technicians maintaining the missiles, he began to study – a path that took him to a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Jah then worked at […]
Salt Spring property owners have had the opportunity to review and vote upon a number of proposals for a replacement of the Ganges Fire Hall. All have been defeated but it’s time to look a little more closely at the reasons for the proposals and the reasons for the defeat. The Ganges Fire Hall has […]
Is there a risk that foreign powers will try to influence our 2019 Fire Board Trustee election? The good news is: Absolutely not. Nobody outside of Salt Spring Island really cares how we structure and manage our fire service. But this also shows how uniquely isolated we are as an island. While the Crofton Fire […]
The new washroom at Centennial Park has been completed ahead of schedule and is now open. The washroom has a number of features making it unique to other cinderblock washrooms that the community may appreciate. There are four sinks located on the back of the washroom for vendor use and the porta potties have been […]
My wife Annebeeke and I have been calling Salt Spring our home since 2007. Our two children Emily and Wynn were born here, and we plan on continuing to raise them in this truly special part of our planet. Born in 1975 in West Germany, I grew up during the Cold War. Our emergency services […]