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Thank You

The Lee/Lavender and Woollcombe classes would like to send a thank you to the Saltspring community for all of their donations over the last two […]

May 20, 2018


KAYAKING We have opened for kayak tours and rentals from the beach – email kayak@ssbeachside.com or call 250-537-2553, The amazing Johanna (Yo) Murray is back […]

May 19, 2018


HI FOLKS, All of these nails were collected today, Saturday May 12 around Fairway Dr/Fairway Cres/Southbank. I think I got them all but can’t be […]

May 12, 2018


Thank you to Lady Minto staff

A big thank you to the wonderful staff at Lady Minto during my recent visit to rectify a “mental blip”. Also to the visitors (mostly […]

May 12, 2018
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Thank you, Salt Spring

This winter, Jake & I decided it was time to pass along the stewardship of 130 McPhillips Avenue and we would like to thank everyone […]

May 10, 2018
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Roses – and many of them!!

SSIFR had their annual Trustee & Awards Dinner this past weekend (May 5th) at the Harbour House. We wish to acknowledge those that made this […]

May 7, 2018


Eyeglass found!

Roses to Tom and his wife for the safekeeping of my eyeglasses lost in mt. Erskine. Cheers to the islanders ! Thank you so much! […]

April 26, 2018
dumped car part in riparian

dumping in riparian area

Whomever dumped the crappy plastic piece of vehicle in the riparian area beside the creek along our beautiful property–I really thought dumping old car parts […]

April 23, 2018

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

    by on May 15, 2018

    In April 2018, Salt Spring Fire Rescue responded to 41 incidents including: Three commercial and one residential alarm bell, Three calls for assistance, One beach fire, One chemical spill or leak, One BC Hydro fire, 21 medical assistance calls, Two motor vehicle incidents, Six open burn calls, One rescue, and One chimney fire. Operations Update […]

  • The Salt Spring Island Freshwater Catalo...

    by on May 14, 2018

    Selling the idea of interconnectedness and all it entails is one of the toughest pitches environmentally minded people have to make. Most people understand the connection between actions and consequences; not everyone acts upon that understanding. Living on an island fosters an acute sense of community and belonging, which can in turn lead to greater […]

  • Japanese Historical Charcoal Kilns on Sa...

    by on May 14, 2018

    May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. One of the very few Asian heritage sites on Salt Spring are the two charcoal kilns built by Isaburo Tasaka in the early 1900s in Mouat Park. Besides the two on our island, we have identified thirteen others in the Southern Gulf Islands. A new 68-page booklet published […]

  • Artificial Intelligence & Humanity

    by on May 9, 2018

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is more and more in the news. Are our cell phones actually becoming ‘smarter’ and will our cars soon be driving themselves? From healthcare to warfare, will robots become our future companions and our future soldiers? How much of the media hype about AI should we believe? Who benefits from the ‘the […]

  • Film Screening – Directly Affected...

    by on May 9, 2018

    Directly Affected: Pipeline Under Pressure is a new film with everything you need to know about the Kinder Morgan pipeline battle, written and directed by Vancouver local photographer and filmmaker Zack Embree. Film will be shown at Artspring on Friday, May 25th at 7 pm, followed by a panel discussion with the director, local journalist […]

  • Salt Spring RCMP respond to body in Gang...

    by on May 9, 2018

    On May 5 the Salt Spring RCMP responded to a report of a body in the water in Ganges Harbour which had been spotted by a tourist. When officers arrived Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue were on scene and had removed the deceased woman from the water. The initial investigation indicated that the woman’s death […]

  • APPROVED! Salt Spring Lions Commemorativ...

    by on May 8, 2018

    Update 2018 May 15: The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) approved the design of the Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park at the May 14th PARC meeting. The bike park design is the result of a year long planning process that included extensive site analysis and community consultation. The commission’s approval of […]

  • Beachside / Island Escapades Open Letter...

    by on May 8, 2018

    This is a letter just sent to Peter Grove after a disappointing shift today, after what seemed like a terrific meeting with Islands Trust staff – Stefan, Toby and Karol – at our site. Hello Peter, I am sort of confused. I just spoke with yet another person I have not met, adding another layer […]

  • Announcing A New Nature Reserve

    by on May 8, 2018

    A new nature reserve—a forested 62-acre area near Ford Lake, including small streams flowing into the headwaters of Fulford Creek—is now in the hands of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy. The Howard Horel Nature Reserve has been created largely thanks to a generous anonymous donor, with some grant support from Environment and Climate Change Canada […]

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