Court approves Channel Ridge sale

Status of court case unclear

Members of the Channel Ridge Owners Association are voicing cautious optimism about last week’s B.C. Supreme Court decision to approve the sale of Channel Ridge Properties Ltd. to a numbered company affiliated with Vancouver-based Onni Group. “We believe this is an opportunity to establish a relationship with Onni,” said Alistair Black during Thursday night’s CROA   MORE


Trustees balk at sauna donation

Salt Spring Fire Protection District trustees want details about the use and long-term costs of decontamination saunas before they accept a donation from the Salt Spring Fire Rescue Foundation. “The saunas are for decontamination, but   MORE

Neighbours oppose Belcher trail

Concerted opposition from seven neighbouring properties to a proposed trail from Liberty Hall Lane to Mount Belcher has caused Salt Spring’s Parks and Recreation Commission to delay consideration of the project for six months. Parks   MORE

Copper Kettle builds housing momentum

Organizers hope an upcoming Copper Kettle Community Partnership town hall meeting will spur renewed action to create adequate affordable housing on Salt Spring. It is set for Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at Lions   MORE

Events poster for Small Business Week on Salt Spring Island.

Small business celebrated

Small Business Week activities are unfolding on Salt Spring, beginning with a Small Business Showcase event at Meaden Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 18. It runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and features “show and tell”   MORE

Biochar created by Salt Spring property owner Rick Laing.

Better way to burn

Talk of charcoal elicits images of a slow, steady burn and tempting aromas associated with barbecue season, but an increasing number of people are turning to charcoal to prevent the devastating consequences of climate change,   MORE


New book explores Moby Doll’s legacy

There came a point in his journey to learn about the killer whale called Moby Doll when Mark Leiren-Young felt his quest had taken on a life of its own. He’d spent years searching archives,   MORE

Spring Basket by Sandy Harquail won the top prize for established artists in the Salt Spring Island Ceramic Awards exhibit.

Ceramics show concludes

The first ever Salt Spring Island Ceramic Awards show ended Sunday after an exciting 10 days of exhibitions, workshops and events celebrating the best the island region has to offer. Capping a finale weekend that   MORE


Your guide to everything posted in the past seven days



Stone art brings life to refugee experience

The Salt Spring Library Program Room was packed on Saturday afternoon as people came in dripping from the torrential rain to hear Margriet Ruurs talk about how her latest book. Ruurs, a Salt Spring Island   MORE

Athletes qualify for BC Games

Athletes qualify for BC Games

Salt Spring Island will again be represented at the Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games next summer. Six athletes learned earlier this month that they had qualified to be on the Region 6 team competing in   MORE


Electoral reform a priority for MLA

The 2015 federal election has put electoral reform on the front burner in Canada. The federal parliamentary committee examining electoral reform will make its recommendations to the federal government by year end, with government’s response   MORE

GISS Scorpions player Bradon Nordine, in white, battles for the ball against a Frances Kelsey opponent during a home game last week. GISS plays again at the Hydro Field on Thursday.

GISS team gelling

SUBMITTED BY GISS SCORPIONS After an uninspiring opening to the season against Brentwood in Mill Bay, the Gulf Islands Secondary School’s senior boys soccer team found another gear for their trip to Shawnigan, earning their   MORE