PARC passes new playing fields budget

Aerial view of Brinkworthy Place 55+ residential development, with adjacent 15-acre parcel proposed for playing fields by the Salt Spring Parks and Recreation Commission outlined in white.

Delegations decry Brinkworthy project

Salt Spring’s Parks and Recreation Commission has reaffirmed its commitment to a goal of creating new playing fields at the end of Brinkworthy Road. Commissioners voted to approve revisions to the project’s budget during Monday’s business meeting. Changes include additional funds for planning costs, offset by savings to a number of studies required for development   MORE

NEWS
Kim Dalton at the top of Mount Erskine. The Salt Spring woman will shave her head this Friday, July 1 at 8 p.m. at Centennial Park for pledges that will go to fund a trip to Iowa for young cancer patient Braedyn Billwiller.

Dalton gets pledges for cancer

A Salt Spring woman is transforming her birthday celebration into a fundraiser for a family whose child needs to see pediatric cancer specialist Dr. Sue O’Dorisio in Iowa. Kim Dalton is collecting pledges to have   MORE

Dispute threatens mail service

Canadians are being warned that Canada Post’s mail delivery service could be disrupted next month if contract negotiations between the Crown corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers are not successful by the July   MORE

CRD drives work at Burgoyne septage site

After nearly 10 years of false starts and head scratching, the Capital Regional District is moving ahead with work to restore its aging liquid waste facility near Burgoyne Bay. “We are making progress,” said Keith   MORE

BUSINESS
An ocean view is on the wish list of many people wanting to purchase a home or property on Salt Spring Island.

Market favours sellers

The fast and furious Vancouver property market is fanning the flames on Salt Spring, producing the hottest real estate market since 2007-2008.  The migration of buyers from Greater Vancouver seeking more moderately priced housing outside   MORE

LIFESTYLES
David Barnes on the water in his kayak.

Barnes on Yukon River Quest

When a friend handed David Barnes a baseball cap emblazoned with a logo of the Yukon River Quest last summer, the gift came with a catch. Barnes was told he couldn’t wear the hat until   MORE

ENTERTAINMENT
Poster for Shoko Inoue's concert on Salt Spring Island set for July 8.

Shoko shares piano feast

Beethoven may not have had access to the natural world of coastal B.C. to inspire his compositions, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be reflected in a 21st-century performance. “I like to bring music into   MORE

Part of Peter Schnitzler's painting called Capital.

Schnitzler works prompt quest

Salt Spring artist Peter Schnitzler is the feature artist to open ArtCraft’s 48th season at Mahon Hall, with a solo show of paintings called Moving Parts filling the Showcase stage gallery. Schnitzler’s grandfather Arthur Schnitzler   MORE

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BLOGS

LINE DRIVE

The bins are back for showering islanders

Three weeks ago I walked into my bathroom to have a shower and was shocked to see The Bin waiting for me in the bathtub. I could swear it was smirking. “Not already!” I whined.   MORE

COMMUNITY
Fernwood students pump water from a well during a tour of the Farmers' Institute facilities.

Kids learn farming history

By Poppy Buck & Zoe Sanchez Wickland Fernwood School Students The whole of Fernwood school was invited to attend the Farmers’ Institute celebration of the island’s history of farming earlier this month.   Members of   MORE

OPINION

Editorial – Island Hopping

Residents and visitors across the Gulf Islands will take to the water on Friday morning for the start of a three-day, inter-island celebration that’s set to educate, inspire and entertain. Hundreds of participants are expected   MORE

SPORTS
Salt Spring's U18 baseball team. The boys finished third in their Midget-division league.

Boys finish season in third

The first under-18 boys baseball team representing Salt Spring in more than two decades completed the spring season with a third-place finish in their Midget-division league. Fifteen athletes aged 15-17 travelled between Chemainus and Port   MORE