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  • Cathy Thomson reflects on the scene of her recent rescue action at Brinkworthy village.

    Heroics save island man

    Cathy Thomson is the toast of Brinkworthy village following her on-the-spot heroics to save a seizure victim from drowning in her backyard pond. Thomson was installing a stretch of drainage   MORE

  • RCMP keep mum on Salt Spring man’s death

    Police are staying tight-lipped as officers continue to investigate circumstances of a late-night gathering at 174 Richard Flack Road that left a 36-year-old man dead early Friday morning. Police responded   MORE

  • The Tree House Cafe seen in 2013, when tables were still permitted in the contested area on the left side of the path. A recent decision by the Harbour Authority of Salt Spring Island could see some tables return to the space.

    HASSI floats Manson compromise

    Several years of wrangling over space in a small Ganges right-of-way may soon be coming to an end, with a draft licensing agreement between the Harbour Authority of Salt Spring   MORE

  • GISS teachers and students participate in an exercise demonstrating the loss of indigenous Canadians’ rights over the centuries since European contact.

    GISS hosts aboriginal experience

    Gulf Islands Secondary School students were given the opportunity to revisit Canada’s colonial history from the inside during an insightful experience-based learning activity on Thursday. School District 64’s aboriginal education   MORE

  • Workshop prompts vigilance

    Organizers of a recent human trafficking prevention workshop at the Gulf Islands Secondary School wasted no time to answer a query on the minds of everyone in the audience. “I   MORE


  • Kathy Stack performs with Bob Delion, left, and Laurent Boucher at a recent event. Stack will perform with Marianne Grittani and Valdy at Music and Munch on May 4.

    Kathy Stack at M&M

    Kathy Stack, the featured artist at Music and Munch on Wednesday, May 4, is well known to local music lovers and beyond. She has been performing her songs in her   MORE

  • Multi-media image created by Ryo Sakamoto for the April 29 Salt Spring Concert Band performance titled Awakenings.

    Spring magic set to soar

    April is all about new beginnings, pale green shoots reaching for the sun, beauty, transformation and growth, both in nature and in the human spirit. The Salt Spring Concert Band,   MORE


  • Rose Murakami and Douglas Paterson with medals received for their contributions to UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science.

    UBC medals bestowed

    Islanders Rose Murakami and Douglas Paterson joined 98 people at UBC earlier this month to receive a Dean’s Medal of Distinction to mark the university’s Faculty of Applied Science’s 100th   MORE



  • Salt Spring Over-35 Alumni team member Tom Langdon (in white) has his eye on the ball in Sunday's B.C. cup quarter-final against Coastal Peace Arch FC at a game at GISS.

    Alumni cup run ends

    It was a busy week in which Salt Spring’s Over-35 men’s soccer team (AKA Alumni) had to compete with Stanley Cup playoffs. Seriously, who’s watching? The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.   MORE

  • Tourney season underway

    By BEN CORNO Special to the Driftwood On Saturday, April 18, eight players from Salt Spring Island’s spirited disc golf community travelled to Metchosin to compete in the South Island   MORE