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August Trustee meeting cancelled

The Salt Spring Fire Department’s Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Monday, August 19th, 2019 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting is at 7:00 […]

August 14, 2019

Neighbourhood Community Grants

At Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, we aim to help our communities thrive. What better way to do that than by […]

August 13, 2019

Country Grocer

Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

  Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

August 12, 2019

Fall Grant Applications Invited

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is now accepting fall grant applications with a deadline of September 30, 2019. We are hosting a grant-writing workshop on […]

August 9, 2019

SSI Transit Bus Service disruptions August ...

Bus Service Disruptions – August 2, 2019 12:15 pm SSI Transit Bus Service disruptions Due to bus breakdown today, Aug 2nd, the departure for Fulford […]

August 2, 2019

Outpatient Laboratory Possible Closures

For the month of August you may experience longer wait times or closures for short periods of time, at the Outpatient Laboratory, due to a […]

August 1, 2019

Change to business hours

Due to staffing shortage there will be a change to business hours New hours as of Sunday, August 4th: Sundays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm […]

July 31, 2019

Country Grocer Giant Seafood Sale!

GIANT SEAFOOD SALE Come by Country Grocer on Friday for our Giant Seafood Sale. Tami will be serving out samples of fresh-baked salmon with some […]

July 25, 2019
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Public Open House at the New St. Mary Lake ...

Public Open House at the New St. Mary Lake Water Treatment Plant The new water treatment plant on St. Mary Lake is now operating. The […]

July 24, 2019

Customer Appreciation Sale!

Our July Customer Appreciation Sale continues to Sunday! Pick up a flyer at the store or online to see the many great buys to be […]

July 24, 2019
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Water Interruption Notice

On Thursday, July 25, 2019 between the hours of 8am and 8pm, the Capital Regional District will be carrying out emergency repair work on the […]

July 23, 2019

CANCELLED | LTC Meeting – July 23, 20...

Please be advised the Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Regular Business meeting of the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee has been cancelled. The next scheduled […]

July 22, 2019

Customer Appreciation Sale begins on Sunday...

Our July Customer Appreciation Sale begins on Sunday! Pick up a flyer at the store or online to see the many great buys to be […]

July 19, 2019

Fall Fair Update- Photography

Section 16 Photography is having a makeover! New categories and cash prizes available plus the usual Trophy Awards. PLUS–enter the 2019 BC Fairs Members’ Choice […]

July 18, 2019

Support Country Grocer Spinners Team

Country Grocer’s Blake Gold, Scott Harris and Vail Paterson are riding 200 K to raise much-needed funds for Salt Spring Hospice on July 20 & […]

July 11, 2019

Community News

  • Maracaibo Vessel Fire

    by on August 8, 2019

    Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue responded to a boat fire off Maracaibo on Salt Spring Island on August 7th, 2019. The initial call came in at 17:38 and crews completed the scene at 01:15 10 Firefighters responded with 4 fire trucks along with assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard and Eagle Eye Vessel Assist. On […]

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

    by on August 6, 2019

    Vision: A responsive and sustainable fire-rescue service, effectively meeting community needs and valued by those we serve. Mission: Always learning, engaging and adapting to be response ready. Response Report Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 58 calls the month of June.   Operations We experienced a very dry June with below-normal precipitation.  Over the month […]

  • Thoughts on My Trial, Part 3: Sentencing...

    by on July 31, 2019

    On July 26th, the judge sentenced me to carry on with my volunteer work on Salt Spring — no fine, no probation officer, no jail. For six months, I’m to “keep the peace and be of good behaviour.” Apparently, this is the most lenient sentence he’s given to date for the 230+ convicted of contempt […]

  • Edit the Garden, August Planting

    by on July 30, 2019

    If your tomatoes are slow to ripen, you are not alone! Many people are wondering about it, but this cooler summer is the way our ‘normal’ summers used to be: for those that have forgotten how long it used to take tomatoes to ripen outdoors, this is a reminder. On the other hand, many other […]

  • Podcast: An Environmental Organization t...

    by on July 22, 2019

    Have you ever wondered who was behind the Electric Vehicle Recharge Stations, Car Stops, Eco Home Tours, solar panels on the high school’s roof, Rainbow Road Gardens on Salt Spring Island on the island? In this episode, I’m talking with an organization that is helping communities with reducing their dependence on fossil fuels & increasing […]

  • Salt Spring National Art Prize Announces...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Five Salt Spring artists have been named as finalists for the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP). They are among the fifty or so artists from across Canada to have their work eligible to win one of nine awards, six selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. Local artists are also in the […]

  • Notice to Bus Riders – Detours on ...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Effective July 22 to August 30, 2019 – Please be advised that Walker’s Hook Road will be closed for repairs between Fort Street and Hedger Road beginning July 22 until August 30, 2019. This closure will be in effect 24 hours a day during these dates. During this time period please note that routes 5 Fernwood and 6 […]

  • Podcast: The Tiny Home on Wheel’s ...

    by on July 8, 2019

    I’m on the Salt Spring Gulf Island Community Radio interviewing people near and far who are making good news on the planet by helping to shift the outcome of our future. These people and companies have created solutions to local and global issues we’re facing at the moment. Sharing the good news that’s happening on […]

  • Carrot Day

    by on July 5, 2019

    It is time for my annual reminder to sow lots of carrots for winter harvests in the next week or two. For me, July 1 is always Carrot Day as well as Canada Day (US readers: think 4th of July). As long as you sow before July 10, your carrots should have time to grow […]

  • Minister Seeking Input on Private Manage...

    by on July 3, 2019

    Minister wants your input on future of British Columbia forests – On May 28, 2019, the provincial government announced a review of the Private Managed Forest Land Program. They have invited British Columbians to add your voice to the program review. The province is accepting public comments until July 22, 2019. Over the past few […]

  • 2019 Eco Living and Home Tour: Ideas, In...

    by on July 3, 2019

    Headlines announcing biodiversity collapse and climate catastrophe can feel paralyzing. Even the most committed environmentalists may not know where to turn for solid information on the kinds of innovative — and dramatic — lifestyle changes that experts say will be need to weather the coming changes. Salt Spring’s Eco Living and Home Tour highlights what […]

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