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THANK YOU SALT SPRING

A matatu full of Kenyan flowers to all the businesses and individuals who supported the bridge tournament to raise money to buy uniforms for Kenyan […]

November 11, 2018
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Reminder to all drivers

Reminder to drivers: The flashing lights you see at a crosswalk means SLOW DOWN and allow pedestrians to cross. It does NOT mean to drive […]

November 10, 2018
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ecosystem loss

Proposal for aquaculture netting -Saltsprin...

Dear Saltspringers, As per the Driftwood October 29, 2018: Please take the time to write to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations (aquaculture) […]

November 4, 2018
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Great Customer Service

I left personal items and my Ipad in the Vesuvius Coffee Shop/Store. Natsukho employee( or owner?) -took exceptional means in trying to locate me. I […]

November 2, 2018
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Roses for Halloween participants

I would like to say thank you to all the people who donated candy to Maliview this year & a special thank you to Moats […]

November 1, 2018
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Dancer goes to Heaven

It is with great sadness that everyone who ever loved Dancer must say thank you and goodbye. We invited close friends and family to a […]

October 25, 2018

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  • MLA Adam Olsen Welcomes Newly Elected Of...

    by on 1 hour ago

    First off I would like to congratulate the newly elected and inaugurated Mayors, Councillors, CRD Directors and Islands Trustees across Saanich North and the Islands. And, raise my hands to the Chief Rebecca Harris and her new Council recently elected in Pauquachin as well. There are more than 60 elected officials in local and first […]

  • Seniors Services Society Receives Windfa...

    by on 7 hours ago

    On the evening of Thursday, November 8,  Boodie Arnott gave a 5-minute presentation to the membership of 100 Women Who Care Salt Spring Island. Boodie explained that, as someone who benefits from the programs at the Salt Spring Seniors Services Society, she would like to see the society receive the funds that were being raised […]

  • 2018 Salt Spring Chamber Salty Award Win...

    by on November 9, 2018

    The Salt Spring community came out last night for a beautiful evening to celebrate local businesses, people, places and the many charms of Salt Spring Island. After numerous years of experimenting with the format for honouring local businesses and people, the Salt Spring Chamber really seems to have struck a nice rhythm of creating a […]

  • Thoughts on My Trial

    by on November 7, 2018

    This last March 23rd, I was arrested protesting in front of Kinder Morgan’s gate in Burnaby — now Trans Mountain Corporation, bought by all Canadians in August for $4.5-billion. I wrote an Exchange piece, published on March 29th, called  “Thoughts on My Arrest”. Time for an update. In Vancouver’s B.C. Supreme Court last week, I […]

  • Forum: From Ferries to Floatplanes

    by on November 7, 2018

    With many new pipeline projects stalled & existing ones running at capacity, oil patch producers are turning increasingly to rail to transport their product. How safe is this? Should we be concerned? What about ferries and floatplanes? Ferry accidents claim thousands of lives in other countries, but not in Canada. Floatplanes are one of the […]

  • Salt Spring’s Firefighters – Lieut...

    by on November 6, 2018

    Raised on Salt Spring by a family that supported the community through a variety of volunteer roles, it was only natural for me to follow that same path of volunteerism. In high school, I was a member of the Youth Coast Guard in Mill Bay. I was a member of the local Land Search and […]

  • Poll: Pro Rep Referendum Vote Mail In Pa...

    by on November 4, 2018

    Local proportional representation advocates gathered this past Saturday to share their support for changing our provincial voting system to a proportional system from our current first past the post system (FPTP). British Columbia is having a referendum on what voting system we should use for provincial elections. The referendum is being held by mail from […]

  • Forum: 2017 Massey Lecturer

    by on November 2, 2018

    The “us versus them” rhetoric increasingly employed by politicians is endangering human rights around the world. What are some of the major human rights struggles of our times, and what we can do about them? Payam Akhavan – renowned human rights scholar, former UN prosecutor at The Hague, and 2017 CBC Massey Lecturer – has […]

  • Leaf Mulch, Clean Bees and Cutworms

    by on November 1, 2018

    Here is my usual seasonal reminder to collect fallen leaves for garden mulching while they are all around us and to be had for free. Do collect enough to mulch the garden for the winter and also to stockpile for mulching next summer. I store leaves for summer use in bags or covered bins, keeping […]

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