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Bird identification

A new bird at my feeder this morning. Looks like an American Goldfinch. Are they this far north? There was 2 looks like could be […]

May 24, 2018
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Redefining Densities

Revisiting the definition of ‘Densities’ With all the conversations about the housing crisis, the word ‘Densities’ keeps coming up. With it a concern about how […]

May 24, 2018
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Help: Advice on seasonal allergy remedies

SEASONAL ALLERGY ADVICE: Help! It’s the same thing for the past few years, seasonal allergies (hay fever). The past few years have been terrible, and […]

May 14, 2018
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500 Million

The most expensive work camp in BC history

I hope you are as appalled as I am to learn that 500 million taxpayers dollars has been spent on a “state of the art” […]

May 13, 2018
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CRA email scam

We just received an email from the CRA saying it has a refund for $458 a refund from a previous year, its a scam, delete […]

May 8, 2018
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Island Escapades/BEACHSiDE Restoration

Island Escapades/BEACHSiDE Property Facts – Beach Now Open to Community Beginning condition: multiple decks up to 18+’, fences, gates, racks, retaining sandstone boulder wall, ivy […]

May 1, 2018
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Booth Bay/Ocean

Big orange streams of something floating in the ocean at Booth Bay this past week. Does anyone have any idea what this could be?

April 30, 2018
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Long Harbour Ferry revised schedule until M...

Caution for everyone traveling to or from Tsawwassen: BC Ferries has now cancelled the weekday sailings from Long Harbour to Tsawwassen until May 16th, which […]

April 29, 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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