Musicians gather to support Tree House

Salt Spring musicians put their talent to work at a community rally held Monday evening to push for a resolution to the Tree House Cafe conundrum.

Participants defend vibrant 'community hub'

A funky band of nearly 100 rallying merrymakers crammed the tiny laneway alongside the Tree House Cafe Monday evening in a bid to bring music back to Ganges. “This is in support of a permanent resolution,” said Ky Fox, one of the rally organizers. “We’re planning to be here every Monday until this is resolved.   MORE

NEWS

Salt Spring joins regional burn ban

A dry spring prompted the Salt Spring Island Fire-Rescue Department to declare a fire ban across the island that took effect Friday, May 13 at noon. “We’re still in a high fire hazard rating and   MORE

Hiker Linda Quiring rests for a moment at a favourite scenic point on Musgrave-area Crown land.

Vandals damage “wild west”

Campers looking for a free camping experience in the backwoods this summer should look further afield than the Gulf Islands. A recent query from the Lower Mainland about Salt Spring’s southern hills, known to old   MORE

Church acts to reclaim green space

Citing stress to the neighbourhood and damage to a popular downtown green space caused by “groups of marginalized people,” members of the Salt Spring United Church have launched a campaign to restore the peace. Following   MORE

BUSINESS

Vesuvius pub site sold

An iconic stop along the Vesuvius waterfront has joined Salt Spring’s growing list of sold properties. Kelly Regen, an agent with Macdonald Realty Ltd., confirmed the sale of the former Vesuvius Inn site on May   MORE

LIFESTYLES
Celebration Station at last year's Bike to Work Week. This year the week runs from May 30 to June 5.

Bike week set to roll

With just over two weeks to go before Bike to Work Week 2016 gets rolling on Salt Spring Island, organizers hope to pedal well beyond last year’s stellar results. Islanders are encouraged to cycle to   MORE

ENTERTAINMENT
London Belongs to Me, 1971

Fault Line welcomes Wisdom

A new art space in the heart of Ganges swings open its doors Friday night with a reception for London Belongs to Me, 1971, photographs and more by David Wisdom. The event at Fault Line   MORE

Award-winning and popular jazz performers from Victoria will be on Salt Spring Sunday afternoon for a stop on the West Coast Django and Jazz tour.

Jazz show set to sizzle

The West Coast Django and Jazz concert has been running to great acclaim for the past four years in Victoria. This month the show goes on the road, including a matinee stop at ArtSpring on   MORE

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BLOGS

LINE DRIVE

No ‘grim business’ for 30-year hospice volunteer

One thing is guaranteed whenever I have a conversation with Kathleen Horsdal. Whether we’re talking about books, a musical event that may or may not involve her husband Valdy or her decades of experience as   MORE

COMMUNITY
Pender Island's Sea Star Vineyards was one of the places to host Tour des Iles events in 2015.

Islands gear up for Tour

Planning is well underway for the second annual Tour des Îles, a three-day inter-island celebration set for June 24, 25 and 26. “There will be fun things to do organized on each of the islands,”   MORE

OPINION

Sacred space

For many it’s a shortcut between Hereford and McPhillips avenues. Some are drawn to its tranquil surroundings for a picnic lunch or coffee break. Others drop in for market days, rummage sales or other community   MORE

SPORTS
The Salt Spring Dynamite U16 girls sport big smiles after their bronze finish at a Saanich tournament on May 15.

Dynamite win bronze

The Salt Spring Dynamite squad came out with a few amazing wins at the U16 girls fastpitch tournament in Saanich over the weekend. Brianna Cudmore made three double plays, and Kaitlyn Lazzarotto got several runners   MORE