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Who Endorses Gary Holman?

To support Gary Holman’s candidacy for CRD Director, numerous members of the community have written thoughtful, informed endorsements. I invite you to read these endorsements […]

October 14, 2018
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Local Elections

Info for SSI and other islands on Candidates http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/trust-council/elections/2018-candidates/

October 12, 2018
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Update from Community Alliance on Darryl Ma...

Update from the Salt Spring Community Alliance A few have questioned why the Salt Spring Community Alliance did not publish Islands Trust candidate Darryl Martin’s […]

October 12, 2018
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PROREP VOTE

Let’s lead in voting for Proportional Representation in BC and then for Canada!

October 12, 2018
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Prominent businessman Matt Steffich, chair of the Ganges harbour steering committee, formally endorses Robin Williams for CRD director 2018 on Salt Spring Island. Video Link: […]

October 11, 2018
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Mess at Centennial Park – smoking &am...

Is anyone else sick and tired of the constant mess at Centennial Park! We came down town to enjoy dinner in the park and an […]

October 10, 2018
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Those who have questions about how Proportional Representation works in New Zealand will find this informative! New Zealand

October 2, 2018
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Questions for Local Candidates – Watc...

These questions were selected by participants in the Salt Spring Community Alliance – either through a Working Group process or from suggestions made at the […]

September 30, 2018
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Bad Parking

I would like to apologize unreservedly to the person that left a note on my windshield, and anyone else inconvenienced, when I parked in a […]

September 22, 2018
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Fact Checker http://prorepfactcheck.ca/ I...

SINCE POSTING THIS: On Saturday, FairVote Canada-BC launched a Proportional Representation Fact Checker Site – two of Canada’s top electoral reform experts objectively evaluating the […]

September 22, 2018
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Let’s Create a Government we can be p...

Let’s have a look at the Trust and see if we can create some governance solutions through the Trust. https://www.change.org/p/minister-selina-robinson-request-a-legislative-review-of-the-islands-trust?recruiter=143932715&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition

September 21, 2018
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I love Saltspring

I love Saltspring island and its parks. But why do people drink and do drugs in the bushes. And sometimes out in the open. Why […]

September 19, 2018

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  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on 4 hours ago

    In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on impact of sustainable transportation. Question: How would you promote environmentally sustainable transportation on Salt Spring? Sabrina Ali (candidate for Islands Trustee): I would like to see public transit extended […]

  • Great to See All Candidates Prioritize H...

    by on 23 hours ago

    Over the course of the past 6 months, volunteers from across the Island have been exploring solutions to our affordable housing crisis. Members of our group have held hundreds of meetings and conversations with community leaders, current elected officials, planners, non-profit housing proponents, engineers and water experts, builders and rental suite owners, and those most […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 15, 2018

    In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on impact of new projects. Question: (CRD Only question) When making a cost-benefit analysis for a capital project, how would you account for the environmental impacts of that project, and […]

  • Vote: Make Someone You Know a Salty Awar...

    by on October 14, 2018

    Presenting the  Salt Spring Community & Business Awards!  Winners will receive a Salty Award and 30 awards will be given out two areas – Business and Community.  You can also vote in new the “Fun and Games” category.  Salt Spring residents, visitors and fans are nominating and voting for the winners online. You can now vote for 1 […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 14, 2018

    In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on alternative housing options. Question: What would you do to bring the current Land Use Bylaws in line with the OCP’s support for alternative housing options to allow innovative projects […]

  • Dewy-eyed Unicorn Jockeys from Salt Spri...

    by on October 13, 2018

    Salt Spring Island, we’re in the news! Alberta Premier Rachel Notley recently referenced us in her defence of the Trans Mountain pipeline. “I would say to those who oppose our fight to build this pipeline, that they are being extremely foolish,” Notley said in a speech to a teachers convention. “Maybe on Salt Spring Island […]

  • We Need a Cohesive Housing Strategy Now

    by on October 13, 2018

    We have a housing crisis that is impacting everyone on this island either directly or indirectly. Working people – among them nurses, teachers, servers, chefs – struggle to find long-term homes. We are losing organizations and businesses that are integral to our island life. Enrolment in our school district is falling. This is a complex […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 13, 2018

    In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on health. Question: How would you support the proposed Salt Spring Community Health Centre so that it is completed in a timely and effective manner? Sabrina Ali (candidate for Islands […]

  • 2018 Elections – Candidates Perspectives...

    by on October 12, 2018

    In the lead up to Election Day on October 20th, 2018, the Community Alliance will post answers from candidates to crucial questions. Today, we focus on water. Question: How will you use the numerous reports and knowledge currently available on Salt Spring’s water stresses and vulnerabilities to resolve concerns and deliver safer, more sustainable, water […]

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