CRD takes crack at gun noise

Action at last fall's Salt Spring Rod & Gun Club open house. The club, Capital Regional District and neighbours are trying to reach a compromise about noise and activity limitations on the club.

CRD examines revised bylaw

Capital Regional District staff and officials are continuing their attempt to negotiate a ceasefire in an ongoing conflict between the Salt Spring Rod and Gun Club and its neighbours. That task may be an impossible one, concedes Salt Spring’s electoral area director Wayne McIntyre, but he’s hoping the most recent work on the island’s noise   MORE

NEWS

Transient activities worry park parents

Public urination, excessive drinking and drug use in Centennial Park have encouraged the Parks and Recreation Commission and RCMP to team up and develop a strategy to curb a springtime rush of public safety concerns.   MORE

RAR ready for centre stage

RAR ready for centre stage

Salt Spring Islands Trust staff predict the provincial Riparian Areas Regulation will be adopted before local government elections in November. Since vocal community opposition returned RAR to the drawing board in 2011, Trust planner Stefan   MORE

Scotch broom will soon be in flower all over the island, marking the right time to remove the invasive species.

Time to cut that bloomin’ broom

If you’ve recently seen a woman with an axe sliding down a bank, chances are good there’s a “Cut Broom In Bloom” sign close by. It’s that time of year again, as Salt Springers join   MORE

BUSINESS
New GreenFM general manager Dan Miller and assistant manager Radha Fournier.

GreenFM charts new course

Major programming changes underway at Salt Spring’s only radio station should benefit listeners while bringing the outfit into good standing with the CRTC, according to new general manager Dan Miller. While CFSI FM had been   MORE

LIFESTYLES
Soon-to-be-96-year-old George Clogg on a motorcycle driven by Andrew Little;

Motorcycle adventure for 96-er

When you are to be 96 in June and are told by a specialist your life has a limited time, you can either cry your way to Heaven or philosophically live from day to day   MORE

ENTERTAINMENT
From left, BOTR director Jim Stubbs, singers Sue Newman and Kevin Wilkie, and bassoonist Laurie Stubbs get in costume and have fun with themes in their April 26-27 concerts.

Edgy music links centuries

A uniquely creative musical program awaits audience members at Bach on the Rock’s next concert offering at All Saints’ By-the-Sea on April 26 and 27, which links the controversial merger of sacred and popular music   MORE

Fraser Byers as the Prince and Kahlila Ball as Snow White rehearse a scene from StageCoach Theatre School’s year-end show, whiuch runs this weekend at ArtSpring.

Snow White set to run

Celebrating 15 successful years of offering theatre arts education to Salt Spring children, StageCoach Theatre School has a special presentation in store for its annual year-end show. The Onstage Theatre Class will perform a unique   MORE

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BLOGS

LINE DRIVE

Timeline crushes local government credibility

It’s easy to see validity to arguments on all sides when it comes to the Salt Spring Island Metal Recycling land-use dispute. A complete shutdown, a rezoning possibility on that site, or relocation and rezoning   MORE

GREEN HEROES

Wanted: More pedal power please

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get out the bicycle to fully enjoy the season. But getting around in a hilly place has its challenges. Thanks to today’s electric bikes, you can get that   MORE

COMMUNITY
Jack, age 6, enjoys a therapeutic riding lesson with help from his dad, volunteer Sue Higgs, instructor John Herbert and Laddie

Island riding program needs help

Rain was coming down heavily during a spring storm near the slopes of Mount Maxwell last week, but the weather had no dampening effect on the smiles of two children who were scheduled for sessions   MORE

OPINION

Editorial: Ready to RAR

Political scientists and planning departments across the country could learn a thing or two from the way implementation of the Riparian Areas Regulation has played out on Salt Spring. For nearly eight years, we’ve gone   MORE

SPORTS
Deb Leblanc brings TRX fitness to Salt Spring.

TRX fitness set to run

Whereas it’s no big secret that an active lifestyle makes a healthier and smarter person, finding time for fitness is often elusive for busy island families. That’s where Deb Leblanc jumps to the rescue. Now   MORE