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Recent Vandalism

My husband and I were shocked when we heard about the recent vandalism to Scott Royal’s log truck while it was parked at the Golf […]

January 12, 2019

more unscrupulous individual

Another day and more recycling (yes 98 % of the stuff is recyclable and a lot is booze related) & garbage, people should be ashamed but […]

January 11, 2019
Garbage but mainly recycling

Unscrupulous individual

why do we see more and more garbage and recycling in ditch all around our island, if you lack respect for the environnement and this […]

January 9, 2019

Big Roses to Frank at Glad’s

During the power outage Frank offered his freezers at Glad’s ice cream shop to anyone trying to save their frozen food. When I picked ours […]

January 5, 2019

Thanks to mainroad

Thanks Joe, Ken, Jono and the rest of the mainroad crew for all the tireless work in cleaning up our island’s road infrastructure. Probably a […]

January 2, 2019
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Pharmasave 270 Staff

To the staff at Pharmasave 270, I am going to miss you all! I realize that you aren’t necessarily going anywhere and that we will […]

December 31, 2018
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Thank you Community

A huge thank you to Country Grocer, TJ beans, and the Co-op for providing our Waterworks crew with coffee and muffins throughout the last week! […]

December 27, 2018

Thank you Judith

Hi all, I would like to say a huge thank you to Judith on creek side, after taking myself and a friend in after the […]

December 27, 2018

Rotten egg. Vandalism

Who is (are)going around smashing up the town and slashing tires.(mine included. Be vigilant everyone. Report all suspicious activity and persons.

December 23, 2018

Firewood at Hudson point on North Beach Rd

Did you pick up firewood that was stacked by the road at Hudson Point? I spent the morning bucking and stacking that firewood and planned […]

December 23, 2018
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Roses to the hydro linemen

Much gratitude to all the BC Hydro linemen for working so hard to get our power back on and roads clear! Much gratitude too you […]

December 21, 2018


Thank you chain saw guys

Absolutely priceless the community we have here on Salt Spring Island. Especially those chain saw guys who helped push through the trees to get us […]

December 21, 2018

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  • Planned Night Work on the Skeena Queen &...

    by on January 16, 2019

    Night work is required on the evening of January 29, 2019 to remove a right angle drive on the MV Skeena Queen. The work is done at night time to prevent a service interruption. The work is scheduled to take place between 9:35 pm Tuesday January 29 and 5:30 am Wednesday January 30. All efforts […]

  • Pruning, Grow Lights, #*!#*@#! Spotted W...

    by on January 15, 2019

    Well, I don’t know if there will be a winter this year or not, but other than windstorms, there hasn’t been much winter in evidence. As I started to write this, it was sunny and unusually warm outdoors and I suddenly remembered that early warm weather makes trees bloom early….I leaped up and shot out […]

  • Salt Spring Doula Collective: Community ...

    by on January 15, 2019

    Pregnant people and new parents and infants on Salt Spring Island have access to state of the art midwifery care for medical support in the childbearing year. Para-medical, social, counseling, and educational support is available through Island Health Public Health, nurse practitioners and second birth attendants, SSI Community Services and the Family Place specialized programming […]

  • Road Report: Stewart Road Washout –...

    by on January 9, 2019

    Update on the Stewart Road washout from the heavy rains this past week. Mainroads is indicating that it will take between 6-8 weeks to repair the road. It is unpassable at this section. ROAD CLOSURE WARNING 1:30 pm Saturday January 5, 2019 – Stewart road on Salt Spring Island has been closed by Mainroad and […]

  • Towards Sustainable Community Economic H...

    by on January 7, 2019

    Salt Spring’s Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) embraced new directions in 2018.  We focused on initiatives that facilitated collaboration, coordination and advocacy on behalf of our island’s economic health and well-being. Here’s an overview of the areas we expanded into and the progress we’ve achieved in 2018. Championing Entrepreneurship Across All Economic Sectors Much of […]

  • Video: Storm Force – Just How Powe...

    by on January 5, 2019

    Strong storm force winds of over 100km/hr hammer the SW BC coast on Dec20 2018.The southern gulf islands were particularly hard hit. 5000 trees down on local roads alone! 500,000 people without power.One fatality reported.Not a good day for boats!        

  • Emergency Support Services Volunteer Sto...

    by on January 2, 2019

    The Emergency Support Services team of dedicated volunteers was handed its most challenging task to date and came through it with flying colours. Along with countless other volunteers, first responders, caring family members, neighbours and commercial operations, the community was taken care of. ESS opened and ran a Reception Centre at the Legion on Windstorm […]

  • The Most Damaging Storm in Salt Spring a...

    by on January 2, 2019

    The windstorm that hit B.C.’s South Coast on December 20 resulted in more than 750,000 customers without power and thousands of damaged pieces of equipment. Highlights; The December 20 storm was the most damaging storm in BC Hydro’s history—and was unlike any previous weather event BC Hydro had encountered because: The wind came from multiple […]

  • Get in Involved with Emergency Response ...

    by on January 1, 2019

    From the time Elizabeth Zook was contracted on a part-time basis by the CRD to co-ordinate the Emergency Program 8 years ago, there have been many facets of “emergency preparedness” undertaken. In addition to building a network of excellent communication with First Responder agencies, her focus was predominately on building a POD (neighbourhood emergency) network […]

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