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  • From left, Ken Lawson, Chris Casillan, Roman Danylo and David Milchard in their acclaimed Comic Strippers show, which has been nominated for Best Live Performance in the 2016 Canadian Comedy Awards. Winners will be announced the day after their Nov. 5 Salt Spring appearance.

    Comic Strippers show visits

    A group of established Canadian comedians will be stripping down to the essentials next Saturday when their show The Comic Strippers comes to the ArtSpring stage. Instead of mining their   MORE

  • Scene from Out Innerspace's new Major Motion Picture dance production that plays at ArtSpring on Oct. 28.

    Major Motion Picture on stage

    Last week ArtSpring had the honour of hosting two performances by Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, an internationally acclaimed dance company from Montreal. This week, another contemporary Canadian dance spectacular   MORE


  • Salt Spring BC SPCA branch manager Sean Hogan with two of his furry friends. Hogan is leaving Salt Spring Island to take on the position of branch manager of the Kelowna BC SPCA.

    SPCA’s Hogan says farewell

    By SEAN HOGAN SPECIAL TO THE DRIFTWOOD The first time I visited Salt Spring was in 2002 with my then-boyfriend Robert Prince. We vacationed here that summer and stayed at   MORE


  • Four Nissan Leafs in the Country Grocer charging station area.

    EV growth continues

    There have been many things that have happened locally since my last EV report which appeared in the August 2016 edition of the Driftwood’s Best of Salt Spring Island magazine.   MORE


  • Editorial – Well done

    As the Salt Spring Island Incorporation Study Committee’s nine volunteer members approach the end of what’s been an all-encompassing, two-year stint to guide completion of a major governance report, it’s   MORE

  • Time to get engaged in discussion

    I’m convinced our incorporation study committee has been doing its best. They paid attention when a citizen spoke up last November, to say that the preliminary study’s figures for road   MORE

  • More and bigger complicates civilizations

    We are the ultimate social animals. Minute by minute, for our whole lives, the things we encounter most are other people. People, someone said recently, are the modern human’s habitat.   MORE


  • From left, Larry Gorrill of El Loco Taco accepts his award for Small Business of the Year (sponsored by Island Savings), with new Island Savings branch manager Jeff Knutson and just-retired branch manager Donna Robinson (and awards co-emcee) behind.

    Small businesses honoured

    The 11th annual Salt Spring Business Awards event, presented by the Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce, was held at ArtSpring on Thursday, Oct. 20.  Winners were: • Small Business (under   MORE


  • Dylan Carter putts from high up a maple on #13 in Mouat Park's Hart Memorial Disc Golf Course. 

    Disc golf open to all

    Salt Spring’s disc golf community is inviting everyone to enjoy an afternoon of Halloween-themed disc golfing fun this Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 2 p.m. Hart Memorial Disc Golf   MORE