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  • Artist's rendition of new intermediate class ferries that will serve the Tsawwassen-Southern Gulf Islands and Comox-Powell River routes. They will be named the Salish Orca, Salish Raven and Salish Eagle.

    Ferry vessel names released

    The Salish Orca, Salish Eagle and Salish Raven will set sail at ports throughout the Salish Sea when construction of the new BC Ferries vessels wraps up in Poland next   MORE

  • Families question SWOVA R+R program

    Salt Spring Women Opposed to Violence and Abuse (SWOVA)’s long-running violence prevention program Respectful Relationships may not be offered at Salt Spring schools for the first time in 15 years   MORE

  • NSSWD requests new licence

    Faced with dropping water levels in St. Mary Lake, staff at the North Salt Spring Waterworks District want permission to draw the lake level below its currently allowed limit. “This   MORE

  • Feature producer Matt Cade directs players at the Portlock Park tennis court for the TSN segment of the Kraft Project Play contest last week. Salt Spring is a top-four national finalist with a chance to win $250,000 worth of recreational upgrades.

    Salt Spring makes final four

    Salt Spring has advanced to the final round of competition for $250,000 in funding for community recreation projects. “It’s madly exciting,” said Erica Ross, contest applicant and past-president of the   MORE

  • Ganges sewer borrowing referendum passed

    The Ganges sewer system should get its proposed upgrade following a resounding 102 to 11 “yes” vote in Saturday’s referendum. The referendum question had asked for authority to borrow $3.9 million   MORE


  • Into the Woods cast members rehearse a song for the show that opens Friday, July 31 at ArtSpring.

    Into the Woods opens

    Following up on last fall’s smash hit staging of Rent, exitStageLeft collaborators Jekka Mack and Christina Penhale, along with a huge island-based cast and crew, are back at the boards   MORE

  • Renowned wildlife painter W. Allan Hancock is leading an Aug. 10-14 workshop through ArtSpring.

    Painting workshop offered

    ArtSpring’s recent focus on promoting the visual side of community arts will gain momentum next month when it hosts its first-ever painting workshop with award-winning wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock.   MORE


  • Salt Spring Seniors Services Society president Neva Hohn with the six-burner barbecue being raffled for $2 per ticket.

    Seniors centre steps out

    Change is afoot at the Salt Spring Seniors Services Society. For one thing, the group is transforming the “rock pile” in front of the seniors centre at 379 Lower Ganges   MORE


  • Donor helps Choices remain open

    A Ganges clothing store will not close its doors by the end of the week as originally planned after an anonymous donor offered to pick up the cost of rent   MORE

  • Uber explored as transit add-on

    The Salt Spring Transportation Commission is considering an unorthodox way of extending its public transit system’s reach through a link-up with the Uber car service app. Commissioner Scott Simmons proposed   MORE