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  • Island Savings staff took the team approach to the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser for ALS. Getting wet in the front row, from left, are Karla Copeland-Rice, Jessica Slinger, Tanya Steeves, Ross Duncan and Erin Bettger-Phillips. Wielding the buckets, from left, are Deb Upshall, Moya Doherty, Jennifer Anderson, Jeff Pawson and Scott Howe.

    Ice Bucket Challenge embraced

    Celebrities like Charlie Sheen and Justin Timberlake might be responsible for pushing the Ice Bucket Challenge into stratospheric heights of public awareness on the global scale, but on Salt Spring   MORE



  • Sarah-Jane Smith practises warrior II on a paddleboard in Ganges Harbour. Scheduled classes at St. Mary Lake conclude for the season on Aug. 27, but private sessions for small groups can still be arranged.

    Paddleboard yoga creates waves

    When the first stand-up paddleboards appeared on North America’s West Coast in the mid 2000s, the phenomenon left many landlubbers scratching their heads. The sight of people capable of coasting   MORE