Video: Fall Fair Zucchini Racing

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 you to all the racers, organizers Noella and Mike Fraser and Harry Warner for MC'ing the event again this year. The Salt Spring Fall Fair continues on Sunday with a great line up of events all day.
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Crash and Accidents Map

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 and crashes have occurred. Check out our interactive accident map.
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Video: The Crowd Goes Wild at Imaginelle

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 you a small taste of the energy from the performance. Congratulations to all the cast and crew for putting on this incredible creation for the community.
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Video Tutorials: Edit + Delete Listings and Adding Calendar Events

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 to look if you're needing support. Here are a few of our video guides: How to Video Tutorial - Calendar - Adding Events How to Video Tutorial - Calendar - Adding Facebook Events How to Video Tutorial - Ads - Editing Listings
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Video: Taking a Ride on 'The Scholarship'

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 for fun, work and play.
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Video: Lt Travis Guedes Memorial Procession

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.
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Video: Frogs Singing to the Moon

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 this time of year. Last night, a big bold moon was dancing in the dark coming in and out of the mist and clouds while the chorus of frogs that blanket the island sang the night away. Enjoy a little Salt Spring Island after dark.
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Photo Tour: Misty Mt. Maxwell on New Year's Day

Ever wonder what Mount Maxwell looks like in the winter? We did a family hike up the mountain on New Year's Day to enjoy the cool air and sometimes sunshine. The road is very rough and icy, with a number of downed trees across the road. You have to hike up a good bit of the way to make it to the top. Worth every step.
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Photo Tour: The New Salt Spring Library

We enjoyed the opening of the library today with a few hundred other islanders coming in to take a look at this wonderful new community space. Congratulations to all those that worked so hard to bring this facility to life. If today is any indication, the library will be an incredible community resources for years and years to come. So much has changed since we were in last taking photos during the construction. Happy holidays Salt Spring Island!
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In Construction - Salt Spring Library Photo Tour

Had a rare opportunity today to tour the new library being built in town to check in on the progress being made in our newest community building with Duncan Hepburn Chair, Building of the Committee with the Salt Spring Island Public Library Association. Here's my prediction. This building isn't just going to be a library, it is going to become the town centre of activity for gathering, sharing, connecting, learning and exploring all year round. It's an incredibly beautiful and well planned building. In addition to all the most important amenities you would expect from a local library the building boasts a community meeting room that will be outfitted with a project screen, projector and sound system with an outdoor gathering area, meeting rooms for community and business meetings and great places for the community to connect around books and learning all around the space. Note, that all of these photos show the space in various stages of completion, and while there has…
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