Permit granted to Domespace house

An example of a Domespace house, similar to what homeowners are planning to build on a Margaret Drive property.

Building seen as a fit for island

Salt Spring’s Local Trust Committee has given its support to an innovative Domespace house bound for the ridge overlooking Vesuvius Bay. The LTC granted a development variance permit at their business meeting Thursday, required because the flying saucer-shaped home will exceed the maximum height guideline of 7.6 metres (25 feet) at its highest point. Trustee   MORE

NEWS

Hetherington and Cook win fire board seats

Mary Lynn Hetherington and Rollie Cook will complete the board of trustees for the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District following Saturday’s election. Hetherington topped the polls with 262 votes, while Cook was close behind   MORE

Referendum date cemented by CRD Board

Salt Spring will have to learn to live with having its incorporation referendum date and the biggest event of the Salt Spring Pride festival scheduled on the same day. The Capital Regional District’s board of   MORE

NSSWD candidates outline positions

Three individuals are vying for two available seats on the North Salt Spring Waterworks District board of trustees. The election takes place at the April 25 NSSWD AGM. A brief biography and answers to four   MORE

BUSINESS
Screen shot for new Opportunity Salt Spring website to encourage economic development on the island.

Island opportunity boosted

Salt Spring’s Community Economic Development Commission is being proactive when it comes to boosting economic activity on the island. A new website launched April 12 “provides valuable tools for islanders looking to enhance and grow   MORE

LIFESTYLES
A happy participant in last year's Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park. This year's version runs on Sunday, April 23.

Earth Day party at park

Salt Spring’s Earth Day Festival keeps on growing, with more activities than ever before planned for this Sunday, April 23. The free all-ages event runs in Centennial Park. It begins with sun salutations at 7   MORE

ENTERTAINMENT
Tiffany Hastie demonstrates her painting technique at Gallery 8.

Milestone for Gallery 8

The opening reception of an exhibition at Gallery 8 is always a busy and celebratory affair, with those who want to actually see the art advised to come early, or return the next day. The   MORE

OJ Clarke fired clay sculptures are backed by Susan Benson portraits at Body of Work, a Salt Spring Arts Council exhibition featuring 20 artists at Mahon Hall.

Body of Work at Mahon

The human figure in all its variations is the focus of the Salt Spring Arts Council’s Easter Art Show at Mahon Hall this year, and Body of Work proves there are just as many ways   MORE

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BLOGS

LINE DRIVE

Faster isn’t better if you want safer roads

In mid-December, Transportation Minister Todd Stone directed ICBC to commission a third-party review to determine how to keep vehicle insurance rates from continuing to soar in this province. If public input is requested as part   MORE

COMMUNITY
Katya Mycyk and her husband Steve Forbes.

Fundraiser for Katya underway

Friends and family of longtime islander Katya Mycyk are rallying once again to help her beat the odds against cancer, with hopes that an innovative treatment pioneered by a clinic in Vienna will have the   MORE

OPINION

Viewpoint: Break big money’s grip

Christy Clark’s Liberals love to call themselves the party of “free enterprise.” As we all know, in a free enterprise system you get what you pay for. In January, Premier Clark’s government approved the Kinder   MORE

SPORTS
Salt Spring Slayers, the U-18 boys team coached by Colin Walde, show their medals and the Lower Island Soccer Association district cup earned in the final game against Gorge on Sunday.

U-18 boys win district cup

By MARKUS WENZEL U-18 team ‘soccer dad’ In what was the final youth soccer game for several of the players, coach Colin Walde’s boys U-18 Slayers made no mistake in earning the right to hoist the   MORE