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You rock

Garth at Windsor plywood, you the man,thanks for all your help, saved me money, and helped me sort out a complex set of fittings Thanks

7 hours ago

A Cord of Roses to Scott Dunbar!

Hired Scott Dunbar for wood splitting based on his great ad on the Exchange and was not disappointed today. Worked at a fast and steady […]

September 21, 2017
Canteiro de rosas



I just did two trips to the recycling depot. Yes, it’s been a while! To the fine men who were so helpful, hard working, friendly, […]

September 19, 2017

Aggressive Fiat driver

I am not one to take rants public – but this is an exception. To the female drive of the blue Fiat this morning driving […]

September 15, 2017

Rants to Litterbugs that Trash our Island

Rants to the litterbugs who left a huge mess for us to deal with in Mouat Park . Please keep SSI beautiful And for those […]

September 13, 2017
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Retirement Party Roses to everyone !

Bouquets of roses and thanks to everyone who participated in Friday’s retirement party- it was epic! I am truly grateful to have had the privilege […]

September 12, 2017


Have you heard of Barry Long?

Have you heard of Barry Long? One of the greatest sources of inspiration for Eckhart Tolle as well as many others, Barry Long is a […]

September 10, 2017


A Big Furry Thank You!

Another season for the SPCA Salt Spring Island Branch’s Doggie Day Care has come to and end. This year we were able to help 490 […]

September 5, 2017

vandalized license plates?

Has anyone else experienced this kind of vandalism to their car license plates? Back plates was bent up and front plate folded in as in […]

September 4, 2017


Tudor Rose

Thanks to all those who put on the wonderful production of Spamalot – running through this Saturday. It was great fun and really well done. […]

September 1, 2017
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A boat load of roses.

The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Unit #25 Salt Spring Island would like to send a big bouquet of thank you roses to Moby’s […]

August 31, 2017

Parking on the sidewalk

So here we go again…almost certain “locals” parking on the sidewalks. I say “locals” because tourists would assume they would be towed. I see this […]

August 26, 2017



I would like to thank our anonymous donor for believing in Choices and it’s services. By subsidizing the rent cost of the store you have […]

August 25, 2017
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  • Salt Spring Reads: The Consequence of Me...

    by on September 19, 2017 - Comments

    Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book online with others. The Consequence […]

  • Your Country Grocer Receipts at Work in ...

    by on September 18, 2017 - Comments

    A total of 148 local groups benefit from Country Grocer’s Save-A-Tape program, which totals about $100,000 year! Save-A-Tape began with GVM back in 1993. The program allows shoppers to give 1% of the pre-tax total on their receipt to the organization of their choice. All you have to do is put your receipt in the […]

  • Video: 2017 Fall Fair Zucchini Racing

    by on September 18, 2017 - Comments

    What a wonderful weekend at the fall fair again this year. Thank you to all the organizers who did such a wonderful job creating a beautiful and fun fair for our island. Here are some highlights of the zucchini racing, just one of the great events of the weekend.

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    Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) 2...

    by on September 18, 2017 - Comments

    Featuring some of the Best New Work in Canada~ Known internationally as Canada’s premier arts colony, Salt Spring Island will host the Gala Opening of the 2017 SSNAP Finalists’ Exhibition on Friday, September 22 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) has built a national platform for Canadian visual artists and is fast becoming the largest, […]

  • Try the Earthquake Simulator This Weeken...

    by on September 14, 2017 - Comments

    Experience something completely different during this Fall Fair weekend. On Saturday, stop by the Ganges Fire Hall between 9am and 4pm and step into a portable earthquake simulator ― the Shake Zone! Discover what a magnitude 8.0 earthquake feels like while you’re in a safe, controlled environment. The Shake Zone ― owned by the Insurance […]

  • Salt Spring Literacy Celebrates 10th Ann...

    by on September 13, 2017 - Comments

    On Friday, September 8, Salt Spring Literacy hosted a celebration because it had three reasons to celebrate: its tenth anniversary as a society; International Literacy Day; and its new premises on Rainbow Road, next to the OutSpokin Bike Shop on Rainbow Road. Cake, snacks, and refreshments were served while Literacy staff and board members gave […]

  • Trust Council Chair Congratulates Salt S...

    by on September 11, 2017 - Comments

    Peter Luckham, Chair of Islands Trust Council, made the following statement regarding the decision of the September 9, 2017 referendum with preliminary results showing 62 per cent voted against Salt Spring Island incorporating into a municipality. “The Islands Trust Council congratulates the community of Salt Spring Island for exercising its democratic right on September 9, […]

  • Incorporation: Adam Olsen Responds to Sa...

    by on September 11, 2017 - Comments

    Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, issued the following statement in regards to the outcome of Salt Spring’s Incorporation Vote. Salt Spring Island voted against incorporating as an island municipality this past weekend. “Over the past couple of years Salt Spring Islanders have been discussing how their community is governed. It has […]

  • Incorporation: Wayne McIntyre Post Refer...

    by on September 10, 2017 - Comments

    The incorporation referendum is now over, complete with a clear community “no” decision on the option to incorporate. It is now time to recognize and thank many who have been involved: The Provincial Government, through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (now the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) not only provided financial […]

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