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Walker Hook/North end DETOUR

Could I please ask that the people using the Walker Hook détour through Starks/Acheson Rd please drive with caution. I know it’s hard to slow […]

July 9, 2018
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CONCERNING OUR RENTAL SHORTAGE

Dear MPs/Trustees,to whom it may concern. Important!! Some people of Saltspring Island must rent and are having no success in locating a rental. We need […]

July 6, 2018
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What makes this island special

I just wanted to give a shout out to the first responders that help to make this island such a wonderful place to live. In […]

July 4, 2018
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SSE Activists Need Your Help!

PLEASE HELP US TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS AND OUR FUTURES! Salt Spring Elementary Grade 4/5 Class Petitions Government about Southern Resident Killer Whales, the Trans […]

July 3, 2018
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Housing

OK … I can’t take it anymore. Every day there are two or three ads posted by people looking for housing on Salt Spring. I […]

June 30, 2018
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Housing is overrated….

Here is comedian George Carlin’s take on housing. I thinks its applcable in this timescape. & I quote: A-place-for-my-stuff-lyrics. Actually, this is just a place […]

June 29, 2018
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roofing nails

HI Folks. Well, I just fixed my third flat tire today on a set of brand new tires. Another roofing nail in the vicinity of […]

June 25, 2018
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RECOMMENDATION FOR PET/HOME SITTER ?

I am searching for a qualified house/pet sitter with great references. Can you suggest someone? Thank you :)

June 23, 2018
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A Glimpse Into the near Future / A more Hum...

(just because it’s interesting) 500000 likes per second is what takes place on FaceBook’s servers.. How will we ever break free from the centralized servers […]

June 22, 2018

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  • Farmland Trust Breaks Ground for The Roo...

    by on July 18, 2018

    Salt Spring Island, July 12, 2018 – This week the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust begins construction of the new local food centre The Root at 189 Beddis Road, and officially kicks off The Root community fundraising campaign. “If you love eating produce and foods from Salt Spring Island and would like to see even […]

  • Winter Planting and Garden Editing

    by on July 18, 2018

    Many vegetables for harvest over the winter and early next spring should be planted at this time of year. So take advantage of the somewhat cooler weather forecast for the next few days to sow seeds of beets, chard and leaf beet, rutabaga, radicchio, kohlrabi and the small, quick growing, cabbage varieties (e.g., ‘Caraflex F1’, […]

  • Salt Spring’s Firefighters – Josh ...

    by on July 12, 2018

    My wife and I and our four children moved to Salt Spring from the lower mainland in 2016. We wanted to raise our kids in a smaller community and were attracted by the beauty and pace of life here. The opportunity we needed to realize our dream came when my wife, Erin, a Registered Midwife, […]

  • Video: Bike Park Build in Progress

    by on July 10, 2018

    Well Salt Spring Island families and kids are in for a real treat. The amazing local team behind the creation of the Salt Spring Lions Memorial Bike Park appears to making something really special that fits in with our community values of preserve and protect. We went and had a little tour of the land shaping […]

  • Ruckle Park Heritage Conservation Manage...

    by on July 9, 2018

    The Friends of Ruckle Park Heritage Society is delighted to announce that it is receiving its first and most generous grant to guide future improvements to Ruckle Park heritage. The Heritage Legacy Fund has provided $10,000 to help with the creation of a “Ruckle Park Heritage Conservation Management Plan”, which will not only serve Ruckle […]

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

    by on July 9, 2018

    During the month of May 2018, the Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue (SSIFR) responded to 62 incidents. These included: 21 medical incidents, 16 open burn incidents, 7 motor vehicle incidents (MVI), 3 brush fires and 2 reports of a suspected brush fire, 4 calls for assistance, 1 structure fire, 1 reported structure fire, 2 alarms […]

  • New Specialized Community Paramedic

    by on July 4, 2018

    Salt Spring has a new medical resource – a specialized paramedic who does home visits. Chris Griffiths is a rural advanced care paramedic and part of the provincial Community Paramedic Program. The program, started in 2015, is now in close to 100 rural and remote communities in the province, but only six communities have been […]

  • Video: Kipp Nash, Captain Fantastic Gymn...

    by on July 3, 2018

    Kipp Nash, Captain Fantastic Gymnastics, pulled together a cycling rally for his birthday on Tuesday, July 3rd. The aim is to help get the Fulford-Ganges Road improved for cycling. This great video by Bill Warriner shows the Happy Birthday ride and some realities of cycling on Salt Spring. Stay tuned for a concerted push by […]

  • Interpretive Panels Moves Forward with B...

    by on July 3, 2018

    Island Pathways is receiving a much-needed boost of $4100 to support its interpretive panels program, which will highlight the history of heritage locations and building along the Ganges Village Pathway Network. The funding comes through the Heritage Legacy Fund, the only provincial grant program that supports heritage conservation, awareness, planning and Indigenous partnership projects. Island […]

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