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  • CRD group supports recycling

    The Capital Regional District’s environmental services committee has voted to recommend the CRD continue to aid rural recycling depots by covering $450,000 per year until 2019. “If endorsed, it would   MORE

  • Salt Spring Transportation Commission chair Robin Williams at much-decayed Peck’s Cove Park site.

    Islander eyes park renewal

    Ask anyone on the island directions to Peck’s Cove Park and you’ll likely receive a blank stare and be told to find a map. That sums up the reaction of   MORE

  • Noise remedies promised

    The new executive team in charge of a controversial fish farm at Walker Hook was on Salt Spring last week to deal with long-standing neighbourhood noise complaints. Terry Brooks, who   MORE

  • LTC to talk SSIWPA tax

    Salt Spring’s Local Trust Committee will consider whether or not to ask Islands Trust Council to approve a special property tax requisition that will provide the Salt Spring Island Watershed   MORE

  • Gun club investigates contamination

    The Salt Spring Rod and Gun Club is asking for more time to submit a site investigation report to the provincial Ministry of Environment in order to determine whether lead   MORE


  • Violinist Jean Knight, at left in front in this photo of the Salt Spring Chamber Orchestra and Choir, will be acknowledged at Bach on the Rock concerts at All Saints this weekend. Knight died in December at age 91.

    Beethoven and Faure performed

    Bach on the Rock’s spring concert will have special meaning this weekend, with performances dedicated to the memory of former concert master Jean Knight. A member of the Vancouver Symphony   MORE


  • From left, teacher Mark Kilner and brothers Milo and Obleo Demandre, in the GISS aquaponics area, which was opened last month.

    Aquaponics makes a splash

    Gulf Islands Secondary School received an unusual delivery on Feb. 14. That was the day teacher Mark Kilner welcomed approximately 100 tilapia fingerlings in the greenhouse next to the school’s   MORE


  • Sharon Bywater, organizer of the March 21 Every Drop Counts Rainwater Harvesting Tour, with one of her water-collecting rain barrels outside of her Maliview home.

    Rainwater harvesting tour set

    Sharon Bywater bought her first rain barrel about a decade ago. Today, the sprawling rainwater catchment system at her Maliview home can supply a productive quarter-acre garden for a long   MORE



  • From left, Racketlon medal winners Blair Carley, Markus Wenzel and Tony Mason.

    Racketlon bites islanders

    A contingent of Salt Spring racket sports enthusiasts returned from the Vancouver Island Racketlon Championships at the Panorama Recreation Centre in North Saanich on Sunday with three medals and high   MORE