Islander awarded Sports Emmy

Sports Emmy winner David B. Clark.

FIFA broadcast centre faced challenges

A Salt Spring resident is savouring his golden moment this week after receiving the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ top honour. David B. Clark, owner of Burnaby-based BC Event Management, received a Sports Emmy for his role in the design and construction of the Vancouver broadcast centre used by Fox Television sportscasters during   MORE

NEWS

Trustees declare full service

The Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District has voted to declare the island a full-service fire district, a decision that concludes a lengthy, complex and often frustrating process. “I would like to see this removed   MORE

Drake Road eyed for micro-housing project

Members of the Community Economic Development Commission got their first peek at an unprecedented affordable housing project that stands to create up to 30 units for islanders in need. “We won’t make any money from   MORE

Donation drop stresses food bank supply

Volunteers are ramping up efforts to refill the cupboards and restock the shelves at the Salt Spring Island Community Services Society food bank as seasonal demand begins to rise. The new school year and onset   MORE

BUSINESS

Network profiles bounty of Salt Spring

Salt Spring Island will make a star appearance in the mainstream media once again, this time on an undisclosed program for The Food Network. Members of the public may have seen film crews in session   MORE

LIFESTYLES
An artist's rendering of the new Salish Eagle vessel with artwork by John Marston.

Salish Eagle artwork unveiled

BC Ferries, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and Stz’uminus First Nation have offered a look at the second of three Coast Salish artistic designs for the new Salish-Class vessels, with the design for the Salish   MORE

ENTERTAINMENT
Birth of the Ainu, by LeeAnn Norgard.

Creative juices flow at new show

Two artists working at the height of their creative powers have united for a joint show at Salt Spring Gallery this month, offering a beautiful take on the world’s most ancient beliefs with the Creation:   MORE

The cast of Cabaret fine-tunes their choreography for Thursday night's opening show.

Cabaret celebrates tolerance

Salt Spring’s exitStageLeft Productions offers an artistic argument on the need for tolerance in hard times with a staging of the iconic musical Cabaret opening at ArtSpring this Thursday, Sept. 22. The producers are continuing   MORE

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BLOGS

LINE DRIVE

Last chance for Friday night island hopping

For most Gulf Islanders, riding the ferries is something we are forced to do for practical reasons. It’s low on the list of exciting leisure-time activities. So it’s unlikely that many islanders have had much awareness about Friday   MORE

COMMUNITY
Salt Spring's counter-culture of the 1960s is the theme of John Grain's Mod 'n Lavender.

John Grain revisits 1960s

John Grain lived on Salt Spring during what was arguably the most turbulent decade in history: the 1960s. Grain’s observations of his life as an oblivious teenager growing up on the island, and the impact   MORE

OPINION

Editorial – Full service ahead

Monday’s decision by fire district trustees to declare full-service training levels concludes more than a year of mixed messages, reading between the lines and rampant speculation. The topic has been a mainstay at the board’s   MORE

SPORTS
Susan Gordan strikes a pose at Salt Spring's 2015 Terry Fox Run.

Islanders ready for Fox Run

As Salt Springers enjoyed the annual antics of the island’s beloved fall fair over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of runners, walkers, rollerbladers and cyclists hit the road in communities large and small across the   MORE