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  • Salt Spring firefighters work at the site of a live fire practice burn on North End Road on Saturday.

    House burn ignites firefighter skills

    Residents of the island’s north end may have sniffed a distinctively fiery atmosphere Saturday as Salt Spring firefighters undertook a rare live-training burn in an abandoned home. “We do not   MORE

  • SAR locates missing woman

    Salt Spring Search and Rescue volunteers located a missing 61-year-old woman following an extensive island-wide search early Sunday morning. A search and rescue team located the woman sleeping under a   MORE

  • Derelict boats reach national agenda

    A coastal MP is hoping to make federal headway on a problem smashing Pacific and Atlantic coastal communities with the reintroduction of a private member’s bill on abandoned vessels. A   MORE

  • Salt Spring Transportation Commission chair Robin Williams, left, and Salt Spring Transit operator Ineke de Jong check out the first of four new buses bound for the island.

    Fleet replacement rolls out

    The chair of the Salt Spring Transportation Commission is happy to have been the first paying customer aboard the first new bus from ARBOC Specialty Vehicles to reach the island   MORE

  • LTC seeks SSIWPA funding

    The Salt Spring Local Trust Committee is seeking public input on its request to adopt a special tax requisition of $110,500 in its 2016-17 budget to provide funding for another   MORE

  • Ship noise endangers whales

    New research undertaken by a group of American scientists shows ship noise in the southern Gulf Islands may be more detrimental to the region’s aquatic species than initially thought. “The   MORE

  • Grace Islet dispute surfaces in court

    The Victoria company hired to build a home on Grace Islet in 2014 is suing its former client of breach of contract for failure to pay a bill worth almost   MORE

  • Doors opened to refugees

    The make-up of the Gulf Islands population base made a subtle shift last month as the first family of Syrian refugees arrived on Pender Island and news of another successful   MORE

  • RCMP see scam uptick

    Tax season means fraudsters are out for another round of Canada Revenue Agency-themed scams. Earlier this month, island resident Paul Minvielle reported receiving a call from someone who claimed to   MORE


  • From left, Patrice Bowler, Sue Newman and Patrick Cassidy rehearse for Love Scallop: The Magical Musical.

    Love Scallop opens

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and an original mini-musical is part of this year’s celebrations. Love Scallop: The Magical Musical depicts the story of a down-and-out clown/magician called   MORE


  • One vendor's seeds from Salt Spring's Seedy Saturday event a few years ago. This year's version is on Sat., Feb. 13, with an extra workshop series on Feb. 14, and a film screening on the evening of Feb. 12.

    Seedy Saturday sprouts

    The 21st annual Salt Spring Seedy Saturday runs this weekend with a Breakfast in Beds theme. Events begin on Friday night with screening of the film Open Sesame: The Story   MORE



  • Drew Stotesbury, front and centre, enjoys the Cedar 12-kilometre race along with his Salt Spring Sneakers cohort on Sunday.

    Sneakers hit Cedar 12-K

    Members of the Salt Spring Sneakers Running Club were back on the road Sunday morning for the latest event in the annual Vancouver Island Race Series. “Amazing performances again from   MORE