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  • RCMP Sgt. George Jenkins speaks with squatters at the abandoned Fulford Inn on Thursday.

    Inn squatters draw response

    RCMP and Salt Spring Fire Rescue personnel visited the Fulford Inn on Thursday after receiving complaints from nearby residents worried about the fire risk posed by people living in the   MORE

  • Brian Lovig is listed as the sole director of Viewpoint Enterprises Inc. His company acquired the Channel Ridge development for $6.6 million on Oct. 24.

    Channel Ridge fetches $6.6 million

    The Supreme Court of British Columbia approved the sale of more than 800 acres of land on Channel Ridge to Kelowna-based Viewpoint Enterprises Inc. on Friday afternoon. “I like the   MORE

  • Ad in the Dec. 13, 1962 Driftwood for Eric Roberts' local history book.

    Islander was key MI5 spy

    The man responsible for reporting the most valuable information on Fifth Column activities in WWII Britain was revealed Friday as being Eric Roberts, a resident of Salt Spring for 15   MORE

  • Ganges Pollution Control Centre. The facility is expected to need $4 million worth of upgrades.

    Ganges sewer needs funds

    Some 400 property owners connected to the Ganges sewer system face nearly $4 million in upgrade costs for work needed during the next five years. “Obviously doing nothing is not   MORE

  • Produce vision expands

    Members of the public will have the chance to discuss new plans for a community produce centre during a presentation at the library this Sunday, Nov. 2. Visitors to the   MORE

  • SSITC settles on Rainbow plan

    Members of the Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission have decided on a final strategy for safety improvements on Rainbow Road, voting to build an unpaved pathway from Lower Ganges Road   MORE


  • From left, Emma Thomas, Nora Lesosky and Ezra Daws-Knowles "attack" Chloe Haigh during Sunday's Zombie Walk in Ganges. Zombie-ness will also be in action at the Spook House on Halloween night.

    Spook House ready

    The creative magic and dark materials collected by Bob Twaites and Theatre Resources  will come together once again to give islanders a proper Spook House experience on Halloween night. Staffed   MORE

  • Some Salt Spring Concert Band members get into the spirit of their Dance of the Demons concert set for Halloween afternoon at ArtSpring.

    Dance of Demons returns

    The Salt Spring Concert Band invites islanders of all ages to don a costume and head out to ArtSpring for a Halloween matinee on Oct. 31. The community band is   MORE


  • Legion welcomes members

    Legion welcomes members

    Legion halls may have closed in many places across the country in the past decade, but Branch 92 of the Royal Canadian Legion on Salt Spring Island is still going   MORE


  • Scene from Time to Play, a film that premieres at ArtSpring on Thursday, Nov. 6.

    Time to Play premieres

    A new documentary video filmed on Salt Spring that looks at the importance of play in early childhood development could have profound results on education paradigms, if local producer Kim   MORE


  • From left, Connor, Jameson, Julia and arnie Hengstler, with new Saltspring Fishery owners Vivian He and Hollis Hu.

    Fishery store changes hands

    The family behind one of Salt Spring’s longest-running and best-loved businesses has left the retail side of their operations, with Arnie and Julia Hengstler handing over The Fishery to newcomers   MORE


  • Salt Spring's Shay Broemeling, left, meets a fellow paddler for a celebratory beverage during his 85-day circumnavigation of Vancouver Island this summer.

    Salt Springer achieves dream

    Most people like to think about dream trips; others, like 27-year-old Shay Broemeling,  make them happen. On June 28, Broemeling dipped his paddle into the water off Salt Spring Island   MORE