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Cut Gorse will be Removed

Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in the Ganges Clean-up. There is a pile of cut Gorse and other debris in a parking […]

April 22, 2019


So Thankful For the police, fire dept, and ...

A huge bucket of love to all the emergency personnel that were so kind to me yesterday during a horrific time. Thank you so much […]

April 22, 2019


I just feel compelled to give a big THANKS to the Lady Minto Hospital staff – we brought our daughter in late last night – […]

April 21, 2019

GISPA production “One by One”

I have just come home after witnessing the WONDERFUL GISPA production “One by One” at Artspring. What a show! Congratulations to Jason, Michelle and Sonia […]

April 20, 2019
LR Repaired

Thank You

We Have Reopened!

Bunches of Little Red Roses to all in our community who helped and offered to help with our repairs after the storm. We are open […]

April 9, 2019
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Support for Melissa Weigel’s family

Neighbours have a freezer available for donations of meals or baking etc… to help Neal, Sofiya and Aneira through this tragic loss. Freezer is located […]

April 9, 2019

Thank you for volunteering

Huge thank yous to the 150 + volunteers who dd setup , take down, quilted, sewed, pinned, tied, ironed, stitched and made lunch at the […]

April 3, 2019



Thank you to the stellar individual who turned in my wallet. Greatly appreciate your honesty!! I had no doubt that someone would turn it in, […]

March 25, 2019


Love & Roses to Local Hero – Resc...

Hello Community! We want to acknowledge a local hero who rescued a cat and others who reached out with care and concern. This is the […]

March 8, 2019

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  • Concerns Raised Over Planned Capitol Reg...

    by on 7 hours ago

    A 144-foot Capitol Regional District Emergency Services Radio Tower (CREST) is slated to be installed beside the Legion on Blain Road in Ganges within close proximity to our seniors’ residences, midwifery clinic, Salt Spring Daycare, Kings Lane Medical Clinic and Lady Minto Hospital. Scientific consensus tells us the modulated low frequency microwaves it will emit […]

  • Planting and Pest Prevention

    by on April 24, 2019

    Carry right on planting anything that tolerates or thrives in cool weather: cabbage/mustard family plants, onions and leeks, lettuces and leafy greens, peas, broad beans, carrots, beets, parsnips. A note about parsnips: make sure you sow fresh seed (packaged for this year). Parsnips seeds are only viable for a year or so. Parsnips germinate best […]

  • For Sale: Crofton – Vesuvius Ferry...

    by on April 23, 2019

    Own of a piece of Salt Spring history! Buy the current Crofton – Vesuvius Ferry, the Howe Sound Queen! Currently in operation until 1st week in June, 2019 where it will be removed from service and kept warm and in operational state until ownership change. Reason for being auctioned, scheduled for replacement. The Howe Sound […]

  • EV Tips: Charging

    by on April 22, 2019

    I often get asked about EV Chargers. The EV Group has worked diligently to encourage merchants around Salt Spring to install Level 2 Chargers that are mostly free to use (some have donation boxes – please use them). The charging stations are primarily for tourists, but are also intended for our use. I’ll take this […]

  • Watch: ‘Slimy’ GISS Students Win at Cana...

    by on April 17, 2019

    From its humble beginning as an educational adventure into a new style of theatre learning, The Canadian Improv Games got its start in Ottawa in 1977. Today, CIG is home to one of the largest and most geographically dispersed theatre festivals in Canada with 14 regional programs and over 100,000 alumni participants. Each year students […]

  • Changes in Ruckle Provincial Park Active...

    by on April 17, 2019

    Ruckle Park Active Farm has been in transition since 2018 June when dear Helen Ruckle died – last signatory on a life tenancy agreement between BC Parks and the Ruckle family that allowed them to live in the homes and continue to manage and operate the family farm. The loss is immeasurable, in so many […]

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

    by on April 17, 2019

    Response Report: Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 49 calls for assistance in March.  From January to March 2019, SSIFR has responded to 72 Fire Incidents, 71 Medical Incidents, 13 Rescues, and 10 calls for Assistance (Total 166 Calls) Operations This month firefighters attended our first of the year brush fires.  Two fast moving brush […]

  • Photos: BC Forest March Action

    by on April 10, 2019

    On Saturday April 6, 2019 Salt Spring joined 18 communities across BC taking action in support of better protection for our local and provincial forests. About 150 Island residents participated, first gathering at the Library and then marching through Ganges. Joe Akerman opened the event and spoke about the long tradition of stewardship by Coast […]

  • From Space Junk to TED Talks: Forum

    by on April 8, 2019

    Moriba Jah grew up in Venezuela and then joined the US Air Force, where he was tasked with guarding nuclear missiles in Montana. Inspired by conversations with the engineers and technicians maintaining the missiles, he began to study – a path that took him to a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Jah then worked at […]

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