Isabella Point Road slips and slides

Washed-out bank on Isabella Point Road.

Ministry aims for speedy repair

Drivers are advised to proceed with caution on Isabella Point Road until the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure can repair a high-bank cliffside after much of it slid into the ocean last Thursday. Mainroad Contracting sent out an advisory about the washout near 310 Isabella Point Rd. at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. Barricades and   MORE

NEWS

Monk farm house razed by strata council

The campaign to save a historic Beaver Point area farmhouse came to an end on Wednesday, Feb. 15 with the home’s destruction and removal by the strata community that owned it. Island resident Brenda Guiled   MORE

Centennial Park in Ganges, with gazebo in the background that will eventually be removed and a new performance area created in another spot.

Park master plan approved

Salt Spring Parks and Recreation Commission members approved a long-term master plan for Centennial Park on Monday night, with a new washroom facility and preliminary site work getting top priority. With the final plan addressing   MORE

Tony Kennedy, left, and Nigel Fisher hold a “Free Baquer Namazi” sign marking the one-year date of his imprisonment in Tehran today (Feb. 22).

UNICEF campaign supported

Two retired UNICEF workers living on Salt Spring are supporting a campaign to free an 80-year-old UNICEF worker who is in prison in Iran. Baquer Namazi has been in prison since Feb. 22, 2016. Tony   MORE

BUSINESS
Sheila Windsor of Windsor Farm with one of her charges.

Meat consumers get site

People who prefer to get their food as close to the source as possible have a new way to access island-farmed meat and eggs with a new website called Salt Spring Meats launched earlier this   MORE

LIFESTYLES
The Gulf Islands Secondary School student body listens to a presentation by “Bipolar Babe” Andrea Paquette, executive director of the Stigma-Free Society, seen at far right.

Youth Wellness Summit held

Gulf Islands Secondary School hosted its first Wellness Summit on Thursday, with a full day of events devoted to supporting mental health in students put together by the Leadership Class. The school-wide forum included an   MORE

ENTERTAINMENT
Kiran Ahluwalia, who will perform at ArtSpring on March 2.

Ahluwalia visits ArtSpring

On Thursday, March 2, ArtSpring will host a breathtaking appearance by two-time Juno award-winning singer, songwriter and performer Kiran Ahluwalia. Ahluwalia’s music is rich with the vocal traditions of India and Pakistan, though she also   MORE

From left, Martin Thorn, Jekka Mack and Christina Penhale rehearse a scene from I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, which runs for three nights only at Mahon Hall next week.

Love musical on stage

If Valentine’s Day’s commercialized enshrinement of romantic love leaves a sour taste in the mouth, a more honest take on the realities may be a welcome  elixir this February. The anxieties, hopes and rueful realizations   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
Back to the Future movie poster. The 1985 time-travelling classic plays at the SS Library on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. It's free for kids aged 10 and up.

Youth Movie Night debuts

Salt Spring youth will have a free evening activity to enjoy when the first Youth Movie Night makes its debut this Saturday, Feb. 25. The Salt Spring Public Library, in cooperation with SWOVA, will screen   MORE

OPINION

Viewpoint: Valued volunteers won’t vanish

By ROCHELLE NITIKMAN Much has been said about the spirit of volunteerism in our community (Hannah Brown’s Feb. 15 “Keep volunteerism at the forefront” Viewpoint piece). Unfortunately, the point of some of this is to   MORE

SPORTS
Salt Spring Old Boys player Mike McCormick takes command during a 9-2 shellacking of Zgoda at GISS on Sunday. McCormick was one of three players to score a hat trick.

Hat tricks make history

Apologies for the non-appearance of a Driftwood report of the previous week’s 5-0 victory by the Old Boys over Gordon Head Nearly Dead. The White House staff and the NSA nixed the publication on the basis that   MORE