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Car trunk full of roses


Cheers lovely fellow!

My car trunk full of sweetheart pink roses to the lovely gentleman who stopped randomly to help me load a free pallet into my car […]

November 23, 2017

Heritage Roses to BMO Staff

Heritage roses to BMO staff – thank you – your compassion was extraordinary.

November 21, 2017


Scam email circulating claiming to be from ...

I had am email in my inbox this morning claiming to be from Shaw, requesting that I update my billing info. It is asking for […]

November 21, 2017


Fraud phone call

Someone claiming to represent the Canadian Tax department just threatened me with jail. I called them back and asked if they didn’t have a mother […]

November 20, 2017

Access to More Water

With all this recent rain that salt Spring has received it could have been harvested and solve a lot of salt springs water shortages during […]

November 16, 2017


Need a plumber???

If you need a plumber I highly recommend Jason Popp of Popp Plumbing. Excellent, on-time, competent, knowledgeable plumber. You will be pleased with his work.

November 10, 2017


Thankyou Dr Bond and all staff.

A big thank you to Dr Malcom, Dr Harold and the entire team at Salt Spring Veterinary Services. Your professionalism and expertise are greatly appreciated. […]

November 6, 2017


A hearftfelt thank you!

The Tsunami Circus Troupe of the Salt Spring Island Middle School would like to extend their appreciation to the Salt Spring Foundation for the grant […]

November 5, 2017
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Our clients advertise for us

Testimonial ‘We would again like to thank all the people of Heritage Place. Our Dad came to Heritage Place approximately 8 years ago from a […]

November 2, 2017
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Thanks for your Generosity!

Big thanks and a Large basket of Roses to Gil & Celine and Corey and Calder who reminded me what a fabulous community we live […]

October 30, 2017


Unsure why someone was so determined to remove this Mt Maxwell hiking sign?It was bent a number of times and finally broken.

October 30, 2017


With Great Appreciation

In my haste to get home and eat something after shopping at the Country Grocer yesterday, I forgot my purse in a shopping cart in […]

October 25, 2017
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Local Stories

  • TV Donated Just in Time for Grey Cup

    by on 10 hours ago

    Today was a great day for Tom Woods and Branch #92 of the Royal Canadian Legion. A 65” high definition 4K Smart TV, still wrapped in its box, was delivered to the Legion by Country Grocer’s Community Relations team. The TV was a donation in honour of veterans for Remembrance Day and was a way […]

  • First Past the Post Referendum

    by on 17 hours ago

    The B.C. Government has introduced legislation to hold a referendum in the fall of 2018, which will ask British Columbians to decide whether B.C. should keep its current voting system (First Past the Post) or move to a system of Proportional Representation. Countries around the world use different voting systems to elect their representatives. How […]

  • Superintendent of SD64 Schools Resignati...

    by on November 23, 2017

    The Board of Education for School District No. 64 (Gulf Islands) wishes to announce that they have accepted the resignation of Superintendent of Schools Lisa Halstead effective August 1, 2018. In her letter of resignation, Ms. Halstead indicated that it is an honour to serve the students, staff, and communities of the Gulf Islands School […]

  • Large Selection of Raw Dog Food at Count...

    by on November 23, 2017

    Pet owners, have you noticed the upright freezer in the pet section of Country Grocer? This is a new addition specifically for raw pet food, brought in by customers’ requests. In the freezer, you’ll find brands such as Primal Pet Foods, JD Farms, Mega Dog Raw, and Bold Raw in various sizes, including trial packs. […]

  • Salt Spring Island Foundation Fall Grant...

    by on November 23, 2017

    The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $100,000 in grants for local charities, including $50,000 in support of local affordable housing projects. Affordable housing is shown to be a critical need in Salt Spring’s 2017 VitalSigns® report. These grants would not be possible without the support of our many generous donors, who […]

  • Incorporation: Post Vote Reasons for Vot...

    by on November 21, 2017

    Reasons for Voting Positively No in the 2017 September 09 Salt Spring Island Incorporation Referendum ~ From late 2012 to 2017, Salt Spring Islanders engaged in two studies, first a Governance Review Study, then an Incorporation Study. Both explored the incorporated municipal model of governance in full, as it would apply to Salt Spring. Neither […]

  • Interactive Salt Spring Sea Level Rise M...

    by on November 14, 2017

    Scientists agree that human activity is heating the planet. But how quickly could sea level rise and what would that rise look like here on Salt Spring? This interactive map shows sea levels locked in by different amounts of carbon pollution, according to recent scientific research. If we burn enough fossil fuels to heat the planet by […]

  • Last Notes For Your Winter Garden

    by on November 13, 2017

    That recent cold snap was a surprise, with temperatures well below freezing and the first snowfall in some areas. If your winter veggies were not all mulched by then I doubt they came to harm as the soil was still relatively warm. In this warmer lull, however, do get the mulching done before temperatures drop […]

  • Cricket Protein at Country Grocer

    by on November 12, 2017

    Crickets are an old type of food for a new type of world. Earth is expected to be home to over 9 billion people by 2050, and currently, the bread basket of the United States is experiencing severe water shortages. Perhaps that knowledge has helped the idea of eating insects in North America gain some […]

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