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  • Trust initiates HQ study

    Trust Council members voted Wednesday to move ahead with plans to study relocation of some or all Victoria-based Trust operations to the Gulf Islands. “As an organization, [the Islands Trust]   MORE

  • St. Mary Lake as photographed last winter.

    Reports outline ‘dire’ future

    With water levels in St. Mary Lake already at a record low for this time of year, new reports released Friday by the North Salt Spring Waterworks District emphasize the   MORE

  • Poor spill preparedness alarms residents

    Members of a Mayne Island conservation group say research into potential effects on pipeline expansion and fallout from an April incident in Vancouver’s English Bay reveal an alarming lack of   MORE

  • CRD revises sewer project costs

    As property owners connected to the Ganges sewer prepare to vote on whether or not to borrow up to $3.9 million for critical infrastructure upgrades, it’s becoming clear that work   MORE

  • Jason Charlebois, left, and glazier Troy Kaye of Kapa Kai Glass work at installing Matt Brain's winning bus shelter design outside Country Grocer on Monday.

    Moon snail shelter installed

    Almost two years exactly after the Capital Regional District announced Matt Brain’s moon snail concept as the winning design for a new bus shelter, the completed project touched ground outside   MORE

  • CFSI Green FM radio station site in the Merchants Mews complex on Salt Spring Island. The CRTC has ordered the station cease broadcasting as of July 25.

    CRTC revokes CFSI licences

    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has revoked broadcasting licences associated with Salt Spring’s Green FM radio and ordered the station’s owner to cease broadcasting by July 25 due to   MORE


  • Fiona Duthie's felt leaves outside of Mahon Hall, part of Landart@ArtCraft.

    Nature and technology in sync

    An interesting combination of site-specific nature-based art and digital technology can be found at ArtCraft this season, whose Mahon Hall home has become the base for artful explorations crafted by   MORE

  • Kristen Lewis is a silhouette amid red light during a rehearsal for Primordial at ArtSpring.

    Primordial explores evolution

    The evolution of the human spirit all the way from the species’ reptilian past to enlightenment and back again is the inspiration for a new dance performance being presented at   MORE


  • Everyone gets into the fun of Canada Day on Salt Spring Island.

    Family fun on Canada Day

    Canada Day festivities taking place on Salt Spring this Wednesday, July 1 offer a full day of fun and entertainment that stretches all the way into the night. Events kick   MORE



  • Victoria-area rower in Saturday's Race on the Rock regatta in Long Harbour.

    Race on the Rock thrills

    Organizers say the outstanding success of the island’s inaugural Race on the Rock rowing regatta charts a promising course for the sport’s future on Salt Spring. Teams of all ages   MORE