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  • Amelia Van Brunt brings her acclaimed In the Blue of Evening show to ArtSpring on Friday and Saturday nights (May 27 and 28).

    In The Blue Of Evening

    An award-winning actress and comedian from San Francisco will present her one-woman show on Salt Spring this weekend, with two performances of In The Blue Of Evening at ArtSpring on   MORE


  • Clients and staff of Choices and Community Initiatives Day Programming are ready for this Saturday's fundraising golf tournament at the Salt Spring Golf and Country Club.

    Golf tourney on tap

    Time is running out to sign up for the 14th annual Choices golf tournament, set for Saturday afternoon, June 4, at the Salt Spring Island Golf and Country Club. Novice   MORE

  • Sailing Club Past Commodore Eric van Soeren, centre, who spearheaded the club’s application for Clean Marine BC certification, gets ready to raise the flag designating the club facilities as an eco-rated marina at opening day ceremonies on Sunday, May 1. The club’s own mini pipe and drum corps, Rod Macdonald, right, and Philippe Erdmer, piped the club Officers from the docks to the clubhouse for the celebration.

    Club flies Clean Marine flag

    Salt Spring Island Sailing Club is the first boating facility in the southern Gulf Islands to be recognized for its commitment to environmentally sustainable operations through the Georgia Strait Alliance’s   MORE


  • Salt Spring RCMSAR Station 25 volunteers at an incident in Maple Bay last year.

    RCMSAR seeks recruits

    When Nic Futter joined Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue’s Station 25, he admits to being unable to tell his port from his starboard. Aside from some time spent in   MORE


  • Editorial – Spring fever

    The Victoria Day long weekend has come to be well known as the moment when a perfect storm of tourist events converge on Salt Spring. A flotilla takes to the   MORE

  • Anti-playing field logic questioned

    This is a response to Sharon Bronstein’s May 18 In Depth appeal on behalf of Brinkworthy residents whose lifestyle would be impacted by the “CRD-proposed ball fields that would abut   MORE

  • Bring back the water

    Trying to follow the latest developments in the recent dispute over the Tree House Café’s practice of serving food and drinks to patrons sitting at tables in the adjacent laneway   MORE

  • Land shortage for farming is real

    Salt Spring’s farm organizations — the Salt Spring Agricultural Alliance, the Farmers’ Institute, Island Natural Growers and the Salt Spring Agricultural Advisory Committee — have all expressed opposition to the   MORE



  • Members of the AFC Gauntlet team celebrate their victory in the men's competitive division of the Challenge Cup soccer tournament held on the long weekend on Salt Spring.

    Gauntlet outlast Sons

    Having missed the last two Challenge Cup soccer tournaments because of commitments in Scotland, this past weekend I gained some sense of the emotions young islanders must experience when they   MORE