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Support the Food Bank

Come to the market between 10:30 and 1:30 tomorrow (May 26th) to support the Food Bank! A group of the Saltspring Centre School’s grade 5 […]

May 25, 2018
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Customer Appreciation Sale Starts Sunday!

Customer appreciation sale begins Sunday May 27th until June 3rd 2018! 8 days of great savings at Country Grocer.

May 23, 2018

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Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

May 21, 2018

Backyard Burn Ban in effect

In an effort to reduce wildfires and in alignment with the Province, Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue has issued a Category 2 Backyard Burning Ban […]

May 18, 2018
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Water Interruption

NOTICE TO LOCAL AREA RESIDENTS HIGHLAND WATER SERVICE AREA On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 between the hours of 8am and 8pm, the Capital Regional District […]

May 15, 2018
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Water Interruption

On Monday, May 7, 2018 between the hours of 8am and 8pm, the Capital Regional District will be carrying out emergency repair work on the […]

May 7, 2018
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The Salsa Tour at Country Grocer

The Salsa Tour and more… Wendy of Country Grocer SSI’s Fresh Cut Fruit & Veggie section, bears a remarkable resemblance to artist Frieda Kahlo. Wendy […]

May 4, 2018
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Event May 9 “Groundwater Budget Analy...

This event has been postponed. More information at http://www.ssiwpa.org when it becomes available. Thank you, Shannon Cowan SSIWPA Coordinator info@ssiwpa.org

May 3, 2018
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Free REUSABLE BAG with every $25 purchase u...

Free REUSABLE BAG with Every $25 of your purchase up to April 22nd. This weekend (April 20-22) you’ll receive one REUSABLE for every $25 of […]

April 22, 2018
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Reuse, Reduce and Recycle with Country Groc...

Reusable Bag Tips with some OWL class members from Salt Spring Elementary. Salt Spring Elementary students from the OWL class, take you through Country Grocer […]

April 19, 2018
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Saturday April 7th – Giant One Day S...

Saturday April 7th – GIANT One Day Sale at Country Grocer SSI (v#3) We’re not clowning around, this sale is a one-day chance to pick […]

April 6, 2018
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Giant One Day Only Sale – Country Gro...

Saturday April 7th – GIANT ONE DAY SALE at Country Grocer SSI (v #2) Cheddar cheese, Italian padano, chicken cutlets, perogies … you name it […]

April 6, 2018
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One Day Sale – April 7th

Giant Sale, one day only. Visit Country Grocer on April 7th for our giant one day only sale.

April 3, 2018
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Country Grocer: What’s For Dinner!

WHATS FOR DINNER THIS EASTER? How about Ham, Turkey or Prime Rib Roast? Turkey fresh or frozen! ….Oh we have Chocolate Easter Eggs and Bunnies, […]

March 30, 2018

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  • BC Ferries Launches Online Engagement fo...

    by on May 25, 2018

    BC Ferries announced today the launch of an online engagement platform for community input to help shape future plans for Swartz Bay terminal. The online engagement effort is part of a broader community engagement program BC Ferries announced earlier in May, which includes meetings with key stakeholders and pop-up sessions at the terminal in late May […]

  • Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Educa...

    by on May 24, 2018

    Nominate someone in B.C.’s education system who has made a positive, long-lasting impact on your school community. The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education were created to recognize the enormous contributions of B.C.’s exceptional teachers, administrators and support staff that are vital to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the province. The Premier’s Awards provide students, […]

  • Photos: Fernwood School’s “Great Water W...

    by on May 24, 2018

    The students and staff of Fernwood School once again be walked in support of SOPAR’s village well projects in India. SOPAR is a non-profit, non-governmental, Canadian/Indian organization that supports community-driven development throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh. Classes walked to St Mary’s Lake to collect water and carry it back to Fernwood, experiencing what millions […]

  • Video: The Islands Trust – To Pres...

    by on May 24, 2018

    Trustees describe the work of the Islands Trust and what the mandate to preserve and protect the environment and the unique amenities of the islands in the Canadian Salish Sea means to them personally. Watch to learn more about the governance organization that regulates Salt Spring Island and most of the Gulf Islands.

  • Tour des Iles Festival – Explore O...

    by on May 23, 2018

    The Tour des Iles Festival (TDIF) is big and getting bigger – and we want you to be a part of it! Our Fourth Annual Festival is taking place June 22, 23, and 24, 2018. All day inter-island small boat service will connect you to Pender, Saturna, Salt Spring, Galiano and Mayne Islands. Courtesy shuttles, […]

  • Globe Health Reporter André Picard at Fo...

    by on May 23, 2018

    Is Canada’s public health-care system under threat? What are the social and economic impacts of mental illness? Why is tackling poverty not a health-care priority? Why do so many Canadians lack a family doctor? Health issues have long occupied top headlines in Canadian media, and no journalist has written on public health with more authority […]

  • Fire News: Chief’s Response Report – 201...

    by on May 15, 2018

    In April 2018, Salt Spring Fire Rescue responded to 41 incidents including: Three commercial and one residential alarm bell, Three calls for assistance, One beach fire, One chemical spill or leak, One BC Hydro fire, 21 medical assistance calls, Two motor vehicle incidents, Six open burn calls, One rescue, and One chimney fire. Operations Update […]

  • The Salt Spring Island Freshwater Catalo...

    by on May 14, 2018

    Selling the idea of interconnectedness and all it entails is one of the toughest pitches environmentally minded people have to make. Most people understand the connection between actions and consequences; not everyone acts upon that understanding. Living on an island fosters an acute sense of community and belonging, which can in turn lead to greater […]

  • Japanese Historical Charcoal Kilns on Sa...

    by on May 14, 2018

    May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. One of the very few Asian heritage sites on Salt Spring are the two charcoal kilns built by Isaburo Tasaka in the early 1900s in Mouat Park. Besides the two on our island, we have identified thirteen others in the Southern Gulf Islands. A new 68-page booklet published […]

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