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  • Near drowning at Rainbow Road pool

    Salt Spring emergency crews revived the victim of a near drowning incident that occurred at Rainbow Road pool on Wednesday night. “We offer our deepest concern for the family,” said   MORE

  • Cowichan Tribes canoe is paddled around Grace Islet as part of Sunday's celebration over the islet being purchased.

    Province settles islet dispute

    Construction of a luxury home on Grace Islet has been permanently postponed following the province’s Jan. 15 decision to settle the battle over the disputed First Nations burial site once   MORE

  • Images from Election Day in Canada, a documentary in progress by filmmaker Peter Smoczynski.

    Film tackles election fraud

    As Canada ramps up for another federal election this fall or next spring, another national campaign is striving to ensure that democracy prevails during that process. Independent filmmaker Peter Smoczynski   MORE

  • PARC commissioners have approved fee hikes for most Saturday market vendors in 2015.

    Market fees hiked for 2015 season

    Vendors at Centennial Park will pay more to sell their wares when the Saturday market resumes this spring. Parks and Recreation Commissioners voted to raise seasonal and frontage fees Monday   MORE

  • Trust launches budget deliberation

    Salt Spring residents are among a select group within the Islands Trust’s jurisdiction who face the possibility of a looming tax increase, according to preliminary 2015-2016 budget information released Friday.   MORE

  • Parents question school fee policy

    The rationale for school fees, their administration and a better system for communicating how parents can opt out in times of hardship formed the core of a parent delegation presented   MORE

  • Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue crew fights a bush fire off the beach on Isabella Point Road last year.

    FOI unveils firefighter wages

    Salt Spring ratepayers finally have the answer to questions they’ve been asking about remuneration paid to the island’s career firefighters, but the process has caused more frustration than relief. Figures   MORE


  • Harry Manx in a past performance at Fulford Hall.

    Show highlights Mohan veena

    Salt Spring bluesman Harry Manx is making room in his international touring schedule for those who love him best, with a hometown concert at Fulford Hall set for Friday, Jan.30.   MORE


  • From left, Leith Martin, Susanne Hunter, Philippa Tattersall and Laura Dafoe. The women will be leading a compassionate communication course at Salt Spring's library in February.

    Course set for library

    Four women who have learned the benefits of compassionate communication techniques are teaming up to offer a series of classes on the topic in February. Laura Dafoe, Susanne Hunter, Leith   MORE



  • Girls win Howe tourney

    Girls win Howe tourney

    Salt Spring’s senior girls high school basketball squad emerged victorious to claim top spot in the 10th annual Nairn Howe Memorial Basketball Tournament at Gulf Islands Secondary School last week.   MORE