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aggressive dog

Common Sense

Unleashed Dogs who become Aggressive

Walking on the trail in Moats Park this afternoon with my puppy we came around a bend in the trail to meet an unleashed medium […]

17 hours ago
Drummond play ground 2

Noise Pollution

You should hear the noise pollution coming from Drummond Childrens Playground !!! This is not the spot this type of event !!!

July 21, 2019

noise pollution

Can the person on Cranberry Road that likes to use their generator at 6.45 AM on a Sunday morning please not. Some folks like to […]

July 21, 2019

Uptight on Leisure Lane

To the woman in her car on Leisure Lane who passed by my daughter on Monday night and warned that she’d “better get ahold of […]

July 18, 2019

Canadian Tire

Roses to Canadian Tire in Saanich,-they’ve resumed shipping to Salt Spring-having decided that we are not so remote after all!

July 14, 2019
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Roses to Miss Molly Black

I wanted to publicly thank Molly Black for improving my life. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis that started 3 years ago. I had repeatedly insisted […]

July 9, 2019

Respect private property

It seem that people don’t understand that private property are private. I’m the owner of the property with all the poppy’s on the corner of […]

July 4, 2019


Millions of Roses to two wonderful men!! &#...

My huge heartfelt thank you to Simon Wheeler & Dave Dunning who helped me replace the flat tire on “PeeWee” my little pickup truck today. […]

July 3, 2019

our earth

Thanks for reducing our plastic use!

Big Roses for all of our wonderful customers at the Tuesday and Saturday markets who have taken the time to bring their own reusable containers […]

July 2, 2019

Thanks from Mobility Challenged

Sincere thanks to the kind people in line to pay taxes that were gracious enough to hold spaces in line for those of us with […]

July 2, 2019
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Rotary Shredder Day – Missing $240

Many thanks to the Salt Springers who took part in our Annual Shredder Day in May. And a big thanks to the Lions for letting […]

June 27, 2019
Bent Knee

Hard to get

Formal Apology

Just want to make a formal apology for making a comment that was mistakenly taken as me questioning the authenticity of the sound of a […]

June 25, 2019

missing GISS grad hoodie

Our family moved off island before the school year ended but our daughter still graduated from GISS. We were not able to afford to bring […]

June 25, 2019
Daisy Garden


Roses for returning my aging dog

I would like to thank the couple who returned my dog to our house. I had no idea she was outside and I was distracted […]

June 24, 2019

Community News

  • Podcast: An Environmental Organization t...

    by on July 22, 2019

    Have you ever wondered who was behind the Electric Vehicle Recharge Stations, Car Stops, Eco Home Tours, solar panels on the high school’s roof, Rainbow Road Gardens on Salt Spring Island on the island? In this episode, I’m talking with an organization that is helping communities with reducing their dependence on fossil fuels & increasing […]

  • Salt Spring National Art Prize Announces...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Five Salt Spring artists have been named as finalists for the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP). They are among the fifty or so artists from across Canada to have their work eligible to win one of nine awards, six selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. Local artists are also in the […]

  • Notice to Bus Riders – Detours on ...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Effective July 22 to August 30, 2019 – Please be advised that Walker’s Hook Road will be closed for repairs between Fort Street and Hedger Road beginning July 22 until August 30, 2019. This closure will be in effect 24 hours a day during these dates. During this time period please note that routes 5 Fernwood and 6 […]

  • Podcast: The Tiny Home on Wheel’s ...

    by on July 8, 2019

    I’m on the Salt Spring Gulf Island Community Radio interviewing people near and far who are making good news on the planet by helping to shift the outcome of our future. These people and companies have created solutions to local and global issues we’re facing at the moment. Sharing the good news that’s happening on […]

  • Carrot Day

    by on July 5, 2019

    It is time for my annual reminder to sow lots of carrots for winter harvests in the next week or two. For me, July 1 is always Carrot Day as well as Canada Day (US readers: think 4th of July). As long as you sow before July 10, your carrots should have time to grow […]

  • Minister Seeking Input on Private Manage...

    by on July 3, 2019

    Minister wants your input on future of British Columbia forests – On May 28, 2019, the provincial government announced a review of the Private Managed Forest Land Program. They have invited British Columbians to add your voice to the program review. The province is accepting public comments until July 22, 2019. Over the past few […]

  • 2019 Eco Living and Home Tour: Ideas, In...

    by on July 3, 2019

    Headlines announcing biodiversity collapse and climate catastrophe can feel paralyzing. Even the most committed environmentalists may not know where to turn for solid information on the kinds of innovative — and dramatic — lifestyle changes that experts say will be need to weather the coming changes. Salt Spring’s Eco Living and Home Tour highlights what […]

  • BC’s Rural Islands Launch Economic Forum...

    by on June 27, 2019

    For the first time BC’s rural islands have launched an initiative to cultivate rural island economic partnerships. The Rural Islands Economic Forum (RIEF), a two day event, will bring together leaders from rural island communities to focus on advancing local and regional, sustainable, economic capacity building. The Forum gets underway on Pender Island on November 7 […]

  • Survey: Should British Columbia Adopt Ye...

    by on June 24, 2019

    British Columbians are invited to share their views on how we should observe time in our province. Most areas of B.C. currently “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time during summer months and “fall back” to Standard Time in the winter. The following choices are being considered: 1) B.C. continues the practice of changing our clocks […]

  • Podcast: Adam Olsen speaks with Raffi – ...

    by on June 20, 2019

    When I first thought of transitioning my weekly Public Circle LIVE! broadcasts from Facebook to a weekly podcast, I had it in my mind to invite Raffi as a guest. We have run into each other a few times now at the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market and I appreciate his forthright political commentary on Twitter. It all […]

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

    by on June 20, 2019

    Vision: A responsive and sustainable fire-rescue service, effectively meeting community needs and valued by those we serve. Mission: Always learning, engaging and adapting to be response ready. Response Report Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 61 calls for assistance in May.  (Calls to Date:  291) Operations To be proactive regarding wildfire prevention a recommendation was […]

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