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After all of the anti-pipeline work…t...

Our BC government has quietly worked to sell out Canadian interests in favor of Big-Corp China!! When will we get a government that works for […]

11 hours ago
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Attention: NSSWW Ratepayers

Are you a North Salt Spring Water Works Ratepayer? Remember to vote for trustees. When: Saturday, April 27 between 10 and 3 Where? Community Gospel […]

14 hours ago
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SLOW DOWN PLEASE

Would you please slow down when you turn up our street? Or any street. There are children playing, dogs and cats roaming, people walking, kids […]

April 22, 2019
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New Federal Incentive for EVs

Thinking of going Electric? The Feds revealed a new Incentive on April 17. You can now get an extra $5000 on eligible vehicles. The Federal […]

April 18, 2019
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please drivers of salt spring and tourist drive slower this is an island there is no rush respect the road and share it with others […]

April 11, 2019
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Affordable Housing on Salt Spring

In March, some community members gathered at the monthly Community Alliance meeting to discuss the Local Trust Committee’s proposed Cottages Bylaw 512, as well as […]

April 10, 2019
Stop BC Anchorage Program / Oceans Protection Plan Has Failed

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Stop Southern BC Anchorage Program!

UPDATED! April 09 2019 ……………….. LIST OF CURRENT BULK CARRIERS ANCHORED IN SALT SPRING WATERS Location: Captains Passage Site#1 Vessel Name: QUEEN ASIA ……………….. UNDERWATER […]

April 9, 2019
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STOP 5G (Fifth Generation) on Salt Spring!

Dear Salt Springers, ATTENTION change agents, Lawyers, Barristers, concerned residents, parents, seniors, teachers, lightworkers, the doers, the courageous, and health enthusiast! Basically everyone. PLEASE WATCH […]

April 5, 2019
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Campaign to turn Metal Recycling site into ...

As this letter is being written, it is the last night for Salt Spring Community Service’s Extreme Weather Shelter. Tomorrow the users of the shelter […]

April 3, 2019
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BC Ferries propose triple fares to finance ...

BC Ferries has proposed 75% increase in ferry fares to Salt Spring Island. A quick survey among residence of Salt Spring Island, recognized how the […]

April 1, 2019
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Alternatives to Burning Yard Waste

This is a great article that SSI Transition just released listing alternatives to burning yard waste while making sure your yard is fire safe. It’s […]

March 29, 2019

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Local Stories

  • Concerns Raised Over Planned Capitol Reg...

    by on 7 hours ago

    A 144-foot Capitol Regional District Emergency Services Radio Tower (CREST) is slated to be installed beside the Legion on Blain Road in Ganges within close proximity to our seniors’ residences, midwifery clinic, Salt Spring Daycare, Kings Lane Medical Clinic and Lady Minto Hospital. Scientific consensus tells us the modulated low frequency microwaves it will emit […]

  • Planting and Pest Prevention

    by on April 24, 2019

    Carry right on planting anything that tolerates or thrives in cool weather: cabbage/mustard family plants, onions and leeks, lettuces and leafy greens, peas, broad beans, carrots, beets, parsnips. A note about parsnips: make sure you sow fresh seed (packaged for this year). Parsnips seeds are only viable for a year or so. Parsnips germinate best […]

  • For Sale: Crofton – Vesuvius Ferry...

    by on April 23, 2019

    Own of a piece of Salt Spring history! Buy the current Crofton – Vesuvius Ferry, the Howe Sound Queen! Currently in operation until 1st week in June, 2019 where it will be removed from service and kept warm and in operational state until ownership change. Reason for being auctioned, scheduled for replacement. The Howe Sound […]

  • EV Tips: Charging

    by on April 22, 2019

    I often get asked about EV Chargers. The EV Group has worked diligently to encourage merchants around Salt Spring to install Level 2 Chargers that are mostly free to use (some have donation boxes – please use them). The charging stations are primarily for tourists, but are also intended for our use. I’ll take this […]

  • Watch: ‘Slimy’ GISS Students Win at Cana...

    by on April 17, 2019

    From its humble beginning as an educational adventure into a new style of theatre learning, The Canadian Improv Games got its start in Ottawa in 1977. Today, CIG is home to one of the largest and most geographically dispersed theatre festivals in Canada with 14 regional programs and over 100,000 alumni participants. Each year students […]

  • Changes in Ruckle Provincial Park Active...

    by on April 17, 2019

    Ruckle Park Active Farm has been in transition since 2018 June when dear Helen Ruckle died – last signatory on a life tenancy agreement between BC Parks and the Ruckle family that allowed them to live in the homes and continue to manage and operate the family farm. The loss is immeasurable, in so many […]

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

    by on April 17, 2019

    Response Report: Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 49 calls for assistance in March.  From January to March 2019, SSIFR has responded to 72 Fire Incidents, 71 Medical Incidents, 13 Rescues, and 10 calls for Assistance (Total 166 Calls) Operations This month firefighters attended our first of the year brush fires.  Two fast moving brush […]

  • Photos: BC Forest March Action

    by on April 10, 2019

    On Saturday April 6, 2019 Salt Spring joined 18 communities across BC taking action in support of better protection for our local and provincial forests. About 150 Island residents participated, first gathering at the Library and then marching through Ganges. Joe Akerman opened the event and spoke about the long tradition of stewardship by Coast […]

  • From Space Junk to TED Talks: Forum

    by on April 8, 2019

    Moriba Jah grew up in Venezuela and then joined the US Air Force, where he was tasked with guarding nuclear missiles in Montana. Inspired by conversations with the engineers and technicians maintaining the missiles, he began to study – a path that took him to a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Jah then worked at […]

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