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Island Savings Account #2622645

We have opened a new bank account at Island Savings for Heather’s donations. For those that did not make a donation via the internet, you […]

11 hours ago

Country Grocer

Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

2017 December 12
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Islands Trust office closed Wednesday, Dece...

And we will re-open Thursday morning at 8:30.

2017 December 12

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Penny’s Pantry Holiday Operation Hour...

Announcement! There will be no Greek Night Specials on Fridays @ Penny’s Pantry until the end of Christmas season and we will keep you posted […]

2017 December 8
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Paying Respects to Eric Field

Eric Field, precious husband of Candace Cole, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, December 3. Many of you will know Eric and Candace […]

2017 December 4
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Emergency Preparedness Tips – Decembe...

Emergency Preparedness Tips – December 1, 2017 PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES Salt Spring Island is prone to severe storms (i.e. power or snow) which may […]

2017 December 1

Thursday! Customer Appreciation Day

Thursday, November 30th 2017 is Customer Appreciation Day at Pharmasave! 15% off most items in our stores. Check out the Deals Page on the Exchange […]

2017 November 29
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Emergency Preparedness Tips – Novembe...

Emergency Preparedness Tips – November 24, 2017 Emergency Support Services: Take Ownership of your Emergency Resources On Salt Spring Island there are 1 church, 3 […]

2017 November 25
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Dunbabin Park Trail Open

The Dunbabin Park Trail is now open. Go check out the new bridge. Happy hiking! PARC

2017 November 24

Derek Discovers Crickets in the Aisle

Derek Discovers Crickets in the Aisle! Derek takes us through the grocery aisles at Country Grocer SSI to find a new and unique product. Crickets […]

2017 November 24
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Junior Tennis Player receives Award!

CONGRATULATIONS Scott Goddard: Tomorrow’s Champions Award New SSTA member, Drew Fernandes, of National Bank of Canada, surprised young player Scott Goddard with a special award […]

2017 November 22
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Emergency Preparedness Tips – Novembe...

Emergency Preparedness Tips – November 17,2017 Who makes a great POD and Neighbourhood Leader? – Passionate about helping others – Enjoys talking to various people […]

2017 November 17
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Consideration of 2018/2019 Local School Cal...

Re: Consideration of Local School Calendar Option for 2018/2019 The School Calendar Form provided by the Ministry is required to be submitted by each district […]

2017 November 15

Still Celebrating – version 3!

Country Grocer staff love to celebrate their SALTY AWARD!! (version 3) Our wonderful staff are still celebrating their recent Salty Award for being “The Go […]

2017 November 12

Raw Dog and Cat Food Now Available

RAW RAW RAW for our Pet Food Department You can now find RAW dog and cat food in our new cooler in the Pet Food […]

2017 November 9

Country Grocer staff are still celebrating ...

Country Grocer staff are still celebrating their SALTY AWARD!! Country Grocer Staff celebrate their recent Salty Award for being “The Go To Place for Grocery […]

2017 November 2

2017 Salty Award – Country Grocer

Salty Award 2017 – Country Grocer “The Go To Place for Groceries on Salt Spring” Country Grocer was honoured to receive a Salty Award on […]

2017 October 21

Fall Customer Appreciation Sale

SUNDAY IS 20% off in the BAKERY. he Fall Customer Appreciation Sale, ends Oct. 8. There are lots of terrific deals including a 20% discount […]

2017 October 8

Fall Customer Appreciation Sale

SATURDAY IS 20% off in the NUTRITION DEPT. The Fall Customer Appreciation Sale, on until Oct. 8, has lots of terrific deals all week long […]

2017 October 6

Fall Customer Appreciation Sale

FRIDAY IS 20% off on BULK FOODS. The Fall Customer Appreciation Sale, on until Oct. 8, has lots of terrific deals all week long including […]

2017 October 6

Local Suppliers – Salt Spring Harvest...

SaltSpring Harvest pates are simply delicious and they’re right Country Grocer’s Deli department! Made right here on Salt Spring by Zoe and Corinna with some […]

2017 August 31

Celebrate Diversity at Pharmasave!

Celebrate diversity in our community! Pharmasave has t-shirts and bumper stickers in support of DAISSI and is ready for Pride Saltspring Island style!

2017 August 29
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Summer Fashion Sale!

Summer fashion – going, going, gone! On sale now at Pharmasave!

2017 August 18

Local Suppliers – Culturalive Ferment...

Local suppliers at Country Grocer – Culturalive Fermented Foods!

2017 May 28

Dawn’s Thank You!

Dawn’s thank you video.

2017 May 12
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  • The Hottest Tickets in Town: Christmas w...

    by on 10 hours ago

    Despite the stinginess of the old miser who we know as Scrooge, a local theatrical production known as Christmas with Scrooge attracts an abundance of generosity. Newman Family Productions will be presenting Christmas with Scrooge for its 47th year since it started. This musical adaptation will be at ArtSpring from December 20th to 23rd. With […]

  • Video: The Most Salt Spring Thing This Y...

    by on 24 hours ago

    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  

  • Fire News: Arjuna (A. J.) George’s One Y...

    by on 2017 December 13

    On the first anniversary of becoming Salt Spring Island Fire-Rescue’s eighth Fire Chief, Arjuna George graciously agreed to share some of his story with me. Our Island-raised Chief envisioned a future in customer service in the restaurant industry, hoping to someday become a chef with his own restaurant. When he became a volunteer firefighter in […]

  • Fire News: Current Fire Board Making Rea...

    by on 2017 December 12

    Some weeks have passed since Salt Spring’s divisive referendum and it’s reassuring to see our community again moving forward rather than circling its wagons before firing inward. The Library, the Rainbow Road Pool, ArtSpring, our Conservancy, Salt Spring Literacy and many other local organizations continue to meet various needs. Efforts are again underway to improve […]

  • Fire News: I’ll Bet You Did Not Know. . ...

    by on 2017 December 11

    I thought that I knew quite a bit about what was happening on Salt Spring. Was I ever wrong! I had absolutely no idea of all the interesting training initiatives the Salt Spring Island Fire-Rescue (SSIFR) team is offering to keep our community safe. Worried about fire protection at home? SSIFR can help you with […]

  • Integrated Major Crime Unit and Coroner ...

    by on 2017 December 7

    UPDATE: 2017 December 8th at 11:45 AM -The identity of the deceased in the death on Salt Spring Island that occurred on Dec 6th has now been confirmed to be that of 47 year old Heather Jones. The 22 year old male originally arrested, was released from police custody and has been apprehended under the […]

  • BC Ferries Going Smoke and eCigarette Fr...

    by on 2017 December 6

    BC Ferries is pleased to advise customers that the company will be introducing a smoke – free environment in all BC Ferries locations, including terminals and vessels starting January 22, 2018 . This also includes the interior of all vehicles on BC Ferries property. “This new policy support s the health and wellness of our […]

  • Salt Spring Reads: Owl’s Dream

    by on 2017 December 6

    Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book online with others. Owl’s Dream, […]

  • Animated Short Film ‘Fox And The W...

    by on 2017 December 6

    Watch this. It’s beautiful and it was inspired by a visit to Salt Spring Island by its creator Robin Joseph who now lives in Toronto. The short film was just nominated for an Oscar and is one step closer to being a short-listed as a finalist. Those of us that live here know how inspiring […]

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