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Country Grocer

Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

Super Tuesday at Country Grocer!

June 17, 2019


Community Broom Cutting

Hi there Some of us are getting together on Tuesday 18th at 9am on the corner of Welbury and Old Scott Road to remove broom. […]

June 14, 2019
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Water System Maintenance

As part of an infrastructure maintenance project, the Capital Regional District (CRD) will be performing maintenance work at the Highland/Fernwood Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday […]

June 14, 2019


Salt Spring Island Youth Soccer Association (SSIYSA) is excited to announce that School District #64 (SD64) has agreed to partner with the SSIYSA to build […]

June 13, 2019
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Water Conservation Level 3- Effective June ...

Conservation and Water Supply Update June 12, 2019 Effective June 12, 2019, the North Salt Spring Waterworks District (NSSWD) has moved to Level 3 watering […]

June 12, 2019
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Feedback Wanted

Strategic Planning Priorities The Fire District’s Board of Trustees is considering a report prepared by its Strategic Planning & Policy Development Committee (SPPD Committee). Last […]

June 10, 2019
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Our Free Saturday Shuttle Bus

Bound for the Saturday Market? Parking-challenged? Between 9:30-3:30 every Saturday. Our Free Shuttle Bus will pick you up at the Rainbow Road Pool and deliver […]

May 31, 2019

Friday – Customer Appreciation Sale

20% off in the Nutrition Dept. Friday… all day !! Supplements, vitamins, herbal rememdies, they’re all there plus excellent staff to assist you. Savings are […]

May 30, 2019

Thursday – Customer Appreciation Sale...

20% off in the DELI, Thursday !! Pick up a flyer in-store to find all the bargains or the Customer) Appreciation Sale, goes to Sunday […]

May 30, 2019
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Update: Water Service Restored, May 29, 201...

********************************************* Update: Water service restored. 9:45PM ********************************************* Downtown Ganges customers may have low water pressure or be without water service due to water main damage […]

May 29, 2019
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Backyard Burning is Restricted

Effective at noon Pacific time on Thursday, May 30, 2019 Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to reduce […]

May 29, 2019

Wednesday: Customer Appreciation Sale

There’s 20% off in a different department every weekday this week. Pick up a flyer in-store to find all the bargains or the Customer Appreciation […]

May 29, 2019

Video: Customer Appreciation Sale #2

The Customer Appreciation Sale is on Now! Salt Spring Shoppers know that during the Customer Appreciation Sale ( Sunday – Sunday) the bargains are many, […]

May 28, 2019

Customer Appreciation Sale – Tuesday

Get 20% off in the Grocery Dept. Tuesday during our Customer Appreciation Sale. There’s 20% off in a different department every weekday this week. Pick […]

May 28, 2019
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Updated – Water Service Restored, May...

******************************************** Updated – Water service to downtown Ganges has been restored. ******************************************** Downtown Ganges customers may have low water pressure or be without water service […]

May 27, 2019

Customer Appreciation Sale!

20% off in the Bulk Dept. Monday at Country Grocer SSI Get 20% off in a different department every day this week. Pick up a […]

May 27, 2019

Customer Appreciation Sale Video

Salt Spring shoppers know how to find the deals especially during our 8 Day CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE beginning Sunday (May 26) and going through to […]

May 25, 2019

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  • Podcast: Adam Olsen speaks with Raffi – ...

    by on June 20, 2019

    When I first thought of transitioning my weekly Public Circle LIVE! broadcasts from Facebook to a weekly podcast, I had it in my mind to invite Raffi as a guest. We have run into each other a few times now at the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market and I appreciate his forthright political commentary on Twitter. It all […]

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

    by on June 20, 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 61 calls for assistance in May.  (Calls to Date:  291) Operations To be proactive regarding wildfire prevention a recommendation was […]

  • Salt Spring Foundation Announces 2019 Ne...

    by on June 18, 2019

    The Salt Spring Island Foundation, in partnership with Salt Spring Island Community Services, is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants. The Neighbourhood Small Grants program offers grants of $50 to $500 to support projects that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of community belonging and responsibility, […]

  • Island Youth Soccer Association to Build...

    by on June 14, 2019

    Salt Spring Island Youth Soccer Association (SSIYSA) is excited to announce that School District #64 (SD64) has agreed to partner with the SSIYSA to build a brand-new all-weather turf field with lights at the Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) lower field. An All Weather Field Feasibility Study was presented to the SD64 school board yesterday […]

  • Salt Spring Island Foundation Announces ...

    by on June 12, 2019

    The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $148,000 in spring grants for local charities, including $30,000 targeted to youth recreation programs. The Foundation thanks the many generous donors who make these grants possible.  BC Parks/Friends of Ruckle Park Heritage To create and install six new interpretive signs for Ruckle Provincial Park to […]

  • Crofton – Salt Spring Island Ferry...

    by on June 10, 2019

    The Crofton terminal is located within the Municipality of North Cowichan on Vancouver Island. The terminal connects the community to Vesuvius Bay on Salt Spring Island. Passengers travel on the Howe Sound Queen for a 25 minute sailing. The Howe Sound Queen has a vehicle capacity of 52 AEQ* and can carry 300 passengers and […]

  • Salt Spring’s Strategic Plan for A...

    by on June 8, 2019

    Salt Spring Island’s 2008 Area Farm Plan – the strategic plan for sustainable agriculture – needs to be renewed to provide a blueprint to take Salt Spring’s agricultural community forward to 2030. The first Area Farm Plan was based on a vision to support Salt Spring becoming a place where “agriculture is a strong, vital […]

  • Watch: “The Pharmacy”a Silen...

    by on June 7, 2019

    Country Grocer tells a slapstick accounting of how they merged with a neighbouring pharmacy!

  • World Oceans Day: Local Action Needed

    by on June 6, 2019

    The waters around our island are experiencing another push for industrialization. Freighters started anchoring at our island. Similar to a factory or refinery they are bringing industrial pollution – chronic engine and generator noise, lights, air and water pollution. More anchorages are expected and will affect more beaches and neighbourhoods. There is no protection in […]

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