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Even Scrooge is Delighted at Country Grocer...

Even Scrooge is Delighted at Country Grocer SSI: Scrooge visits the store and sees the many ‘Seasonal Delights’ for sharing to make this a delicious […]

December 9, 2018
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An Island Silent Comedy

This is a hair raising tale of an island community who pulls together behind a campaign to obliterate food waste!

December 9, 2018


NSSWD Assessment Notices

Owners of property in the North Salt Spring Waterworks District are advised that their parcel tax assessment notice has been sent on December 7, 2018. […]

December 7, 2018

Mid Island Co-op early closing

We will be closing at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 12th for our staff holiday party. Thank you for your understanding. Happy Holidays from Mid […]

December 7, 2018
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The Season’s Delights in the Bakery

The Season’s Delights in the Bakery at Country Grocer SSI Staff in each of our departments have many ‘Seasonal Delights’ to share with you to […]

December 7, 2018
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Protect Threatened Dog Fish on Booth Canal

Did you know that there is a massive Oyster Farm being proposed to go in at Booth Bay? This would be very bad for this […]

December 6, 2018
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2018/19 Grants from the SSI Women’s I...

The Salt Spring Island Women’s Institute (SSIWI) is pleased to announce their annual 2018-2019 donations. We have given over $7000 to a number of organizations […]

December 3, 2018

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Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

December 3, 2018

Commercial Shellfish License application on...

URGENT WARNING & CALL TO ACTION A corporation has applied for a tenure to create a 33 acre commercial shellfish farm on Booth Bay, Baker […]

November 28, 2018

EMERGENCY TEST: McLennan Valley / Amblewood...

Attention residents of the McLennan Valley / Amblewood area. Emergency pod members are conducting an emergency notification system test on Sunday November 25 at 11:00 […]

November 24, 2018
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The Save-A-Tape program

Country Grocer’s Save-A-Tape Renewal The Save-A-Tape program is being updated during November. If your group has a box or wants a one, we’d like you […]

November 13, 2018

Santa’s Workshop

If you are worried about providing gifts for your kids at Christmas, gift hampers are available through Santa’s Workshop. Applications for Santa’s Workshop can be […]

November 13, 2018
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Shaw Family Community Grant Applications In...

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is accepting applications between Oct. 15 and Nov. 30, 2018, for the 2019 Shaw Family Community Grant. Up to $100,000 […]

November 11, 2018

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Local Stories

  • Watch: Salt Spring Unicorn Riders Associ...

    by on December 5, 2018

    Recently Rachel Notley while speaking to an Alberta Teachers’ Association was heard grumbling: “Maybe on Salt Spring Island you can build an economy on condos and coffee shops but not in Edmonton and not anywhere in Alberta,” and “Here in Alberta we ride horses, not unicorns, and I invite pipeline opponents to saddle up on […]

  • Let’s Try and Win the $60,000,000 ...

    by on December 4, 2018

    December 7th, 2018 Draw! – If this ticket wins the full amount of the big draw of the LOTTO MAX on Friday this week, with an estimated $60,000,000 jackpot, we’ll share a portion of the winnings with everyone from Salt Spring Island, BC that has subscribed to our Salt Spring Exchange email newsletter, liked and […]

  • First Cold Snap

    by on December 3, 2018

    Just a quick note that the first cold weather of the year is forecast for this week, with night time lows by Wednesday and Thursday forecast to drop well below freezing in some parts of the region. That’s the signal to finish mulching everything if you haven’t done so already. Now is the time to […]

  • Buy Local, Including Your Local Media

    by on December 3, 2018

    The BC Buy Local campaign celebrates local business to promote the contributions that BC businesses make to our local economy and our communities. The goal of the campaign is to illuminate the local market, making BC-based businesses, products, food and wines more visible to consumers. Think about this too when you spend time online, where […]

  • Hands On – Video Series Features S...

    by on November 30, 2018

    In this digital age there has been a shift in how we relate to our physical things. It is more common to buy things than make them. It is more common to stream music than to learn an instrument. There is great satisfaction in working with your hands. If you are baking bread you know […]

  • A Surprise Proposal; Facilitated by Stra...

    by on November 28, 2018

    This past July a mystery person using a pseudonym posted an ad on the Salt Spring Exchange, three people sent it to me, I had to know more… The first person who sent me the mystery classified ad requesting, “a photographer for a surprise proposal,” was my Mom. And like all things your Mom sends […]

  • Salt Spring’s First Neighbourhood Small ...

    by on November 28, 2018

    The Salt Spring Island Foundation, in partnership with Salt Spring Island Community Services, is pleased to announce the recipients of our first Neighbourhood Small Grants. The Neighbourhood Small Grants program offers grants of $50 to $500 to local projects and events run by people who are passionate about giving back to the community and who […]

  • Salt Spring Island Electoral Area –...

    by on November 16, 2018

    What is a Public Alert Notification System? (PANS) – In the case of a public safety incident, the Public Alert Notification system will be used to deliver critical and potentially life- saving alerts to residents and stakeholders who have registered. This information can help you and your family know what to do, where to go, […]

  • Video: B.C.’s Electoral System: Tr...

    by on November 16, 2018

    Still sitting on your mail-in ballot to vote in B.C.’s electoral reform referendum? Still not sure how to vote? Feeling the November 30th deadline looming? This video should help, by offering valuable facts about our First Past The Post system, exposing misleading myths and misconceptions. Since 2002, I’ve been keen on electoral reform. Adriane Carr […]

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