Pipeline opponents march in Ganges

Demonstrators hit the streets of Ganges Saturday afternoon as part of the Kinder Morgan Day of Action on Salt Spring Island.

Hundreds join ‘Day of Action’

Islanders opposed to expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline took their message to the streets of Ganges Saturday afternoon. “What we are doing today is the most important thing that we can do, which is acknowledge that this is a global issue,” Salt Spring’s Briony Penn told participants during a noon-hour rally in Centennial Park.   MORE

NEWS
Salt Spring's Jean Gelwicks, in the red coat and lime-green sweater, was one of several islanders attending a Nov. 19 anti-pipeline protest in Vancouver.

Pipeline rally planned

Opposition to last week’s federal government decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline project flowed swiftly among concerned citizens and many residents of Salt Spring Island. “We have put in jeopardy our pristine coastline for   MORE

Masts of two vessels that have recently sunk in Ganges Harbour.

Sunken vessels cause alarm

A pair of boats that have foundered along a stretch of Ganges Harbour shoreline have  prompted concern about navigation and environmental safety from nearby residents. David Roberts had been watching a 22-foot vessel take on   MORE

Hydro cut over meter battle

A Salt Spring family of four that refused to let BC Hydro crews swap out their old electrical meter accuses the Crown corporation of playing tough to impose the new generation of smart meters on   MORE

BUSINESS
Mike and Annie Deas take in the magical, mesmerizing winter village scene in the Mouat's Home Hardware window, which won the best all-around prize in the Driftwood's Christmas decorating contest.

Decorators win honours

The village of Ganges is all aglow for the Christmas season, and merchants and institutions have once again gone all out with their decorating skills to give islanders a treat as they walk around the   MORE

LIFESTYLES
A handful of the many decorations and lights at Troy Kaye's property at 1531 Fulford-Ganges Road on Salt Spring Island.

Display lights up road

Drivers travelling between Fulford and Ganges on a dark winter evening have many kilometres to go before they hit a street light; if heading north, there’s nothing much to ease the way until you get   MORE

ENTERTAINMENT
Gabrielle Jensen's Birch Grove.

Jensen shares new direction

Multimedia works by Gabrielle Jensen showing at Auntie Pesto’s this month reveal an interesting new direction for an established Salt Spring name, while the release of 30 small charcoal drawings by her famous father LeRoy   MORE

Salt Spring Concert Band, which performs at ArtSpring this Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Colourful show on tap

Salt Spring Concert Band players will take their audience on a musical adventure around the world this Friday, Dec. 9. Under music director Dawn Hage, the group presents Colour Wheel at ArtSpring beginning at 7:30   MORE

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BLOGS

LINE DRIVE

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

COMMUNITY
Phoenix School garden, which will benefit from a rainwater harvesting project funded by the Salt Spring Island Foundation.

Phoenix adds rainwater collection

While water restrictions have called the feasibility of an affordable housing development on Drake Road into question, a smaller piece of island infrastructure located just next door is taking steps to add rainwater collection to   MORE

OPINION

Restricting farmers not solution to market woes

By VAL PERKINS On Nov. 21, the Parks and Recreation Commission passed a resolution restricting farm vendors at the Saturday Market in the Park to 25,000 square feet (25 10’x 10’ tents) and disqualifying others   MORE

SPORTS

Old Boys reach ‘end of the roll’

Old Boys set off in style from Thrifty’s parking lot on Sunday morning, quietly confident of maintaining their unbeaten streak of three consecutive games with a long-awaited match with Duncan 48s at Frances Kelsey field.   MORE