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SSI Incorporation 1873-83 in *Ruckles’...

Here are the three pages in *Ruckles’ World* about Salt Spring’s first and only incorporation, including the protest letter in the *Daily Colonist* that helped […]

August 15, 2017
Yess! for Renters

Attention Salt Spring Renters

Attention All Renters – YOU CAN VOTE!!! Have you been living in Salt Spring for at least 30 days leading up to the vote on […]

August 14, 2017

Three Discussion Papers on Incorporation

Three Discussion Papers on Incorporation: The Contract Municipality Option, Smart Growth and Incorporation, and Incorporation and Strategic Planning Here are links to 3 discussion papers […]

August 14, 2017
channel ridge development


Channel Ridge Village

In the interest of a response to the No side’s fears of a municipality creating an environment for development. The following is a directly excerpted […]

August 11, 2017



Home Rule This is my first post so allow me introduce myself. I am not a professor or a retired municipal lawyer, or politician nor […]

August 4, 2017

overnight parking

Amazing that it needs to be said, but sleeping overnight in a vehicle in a residential neighbourhood is not only illegal, it is a threat […]

July 31, 2017
Green Van

Incorporation: This is what city councils d...

Over and over incorporationists tell us Salt Spring is so green, turning us into a municipality could never lead to over-development. Well, Vancouver prides itself […]

July 27, 2017


sounding the RF/EMF alarm!

dear salt spring island we have a(nother) serious problem. it’s called RF and EMF disturbance. this is a hazard to our society which will likely […]

July 27, 2017

1940s Marconi Console Help

My 1940s Marconi turntable/radio console is a beauty! Can someone tell me how to fix speaker…there IS a wire that is not connected but I […]

July 23, 2017
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Local Stories

  • Incorporation: Response to Open Letter t...

    by on 4 hours ago - Comments

    A group of ex-Fire Board Trustees have written a letter to the current trustees chastising them for not coming out in favour of incorporation after an attempt was made to strong arm them to do so. Our current trustees sensibly waited to hear what the “no” folks had to say. That group didn’t ask the […]

  • Twisted Town Hall

    by on 5 hours ago - Comments

    What a hoot it was! Community members gathered at the gazebo in Centennial Park, drawn by the danceable dance tunes, the day’s last warm rays on the grassy hillock, and the frolicking and giggling clowns. It was the Twisted Town Hall ― a Referendum Social for In-Co-operation. Organized and hosted by Nomi Lyons and Robert […]

  • “A World of Pride” on Diverse and Inclus...

    by on August 15, 2017 - Comments

    This year’s Salt Spring Island Pride Festival ― the 13thth annual ― is going to be yet another incredible celebration of diversity and inclusion. Join in from September 6 to 10 for one of BC’s most unique Pride events! This year’s theme, A World of Pride, welcomes you to join in on the celebration of […]

  • Incorporation: Taryn Muldoon on Voting N...

    by on August 15, 2017 - Comments

    Young spoken word poet and activist Taryn Muldoon explains why she is voting NO.

  • Incorporation: North Salt Spring Waterwo...

    by on August 15, 2017 - Comments

    The North Salt Spring Waterworks District (“NSSWD”) is, by far, the largest water Improvement District on the island with well over 2,000 connections including commercial properties in Ganges, schools and the hospital. Faced with a major investment program to meet provincial regulations, including new treatment plants at St. Mary Lake and Maxwell Lake and raising […]

  • Incorporation: How a ‘Farmer’ Mayor Chan...

    by on August 14, 2017 - Comments

    I went from a staunch YeSS! voter to a PosNo voter … and then the more I supported the PosNo’s position and saw how much they want to preserve and protect (which I do), prevent rampant development (which I do as well), save our precious farmers (love buying local!) and prevent runaway tax increases (yeah, […]

  • Incorporation: Ron Cooke on Voting Yes

    by on August 14, 2017 - Comments

    Ron Cooke is involved in a number of affordable housing projects. He is voting yes. “I have lived on Salt Spring for 29 years, raised a family here and worked as a carpenter and later in home design – quite often in conjunction with Rammed Earth. I serve on the Board of Directors at Salt […]

  • Incorporation: It’s Now or Never f...

    by on August 14, 2017 - Comments

    The sheer size of Salt Spring is its “achilles heel” in any plan to incorporate and grow as a municipality. Large size means a large road network, which means high annual road costs, which means much higher taxes for all residents if Salt Spring incorporated as a municipality. In short, we simply do not have […]

  • Incorporation: A Municipal Engineer̵...

    by on August 14, 2017 - Comments

    This article is written for those who are currently undecided relative to the upcoming incorporation referendum, and are interested in reading a Municipal Engineer’s perspective before making a decision. I am not one who writes articles to local papers; however, after having received the Positively No flyer in the mail I thought it prudent to […]

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