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  • Demonstrators hit the streets of Ganges Saturday afternoon as part of the Kinder Morgan Day of Action on Salt Spring Island.

    Pipeline opponents march in Ganges

    Islanders opposed to expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline took their message to the streets of Ganges Saturday afternoon. “What we are doing today is the most important thing that   MORE

  • Salt Spring's Jean Gelwicks, in the red coat and lime-green sweater, was one of several islanders attending a Nov. 19 anti-pipeline protest in Vancouver.

    Pipeline rally planned

    Opposition to last week’s federal government decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline project flowed swiftly among concerned citizens and many residents of Salt Spring Island. “We have put in   MORE

  • Masts of two vessels that have recently sunk in Ganges Harbour.

    Sunken vessels cause alarm

    A pair of boats that have foundered along a stretch of Ganges Harbour shoreline have  prompted concern about navigation and environmental safety from nearby residents. David Roberts had been watching   MORE

  • Hydro cut over meter battle

    A Salt Spring family of four that refused to let BC Hydro crews swap out their old electrical meter accuses the Crown corporation of playing tough to impose the new   MORE

  • Snowman made by Sabrina Newton was one of many created on Salt Spring Island as snow fell overnight Sunday and again on Monday evening.

    Island copes with first snowfall

    A single vehicle crash on Fulford-Ganges Road was the only major traffic incident reported after islanders awoke Monday morning to Salt Spring’s first snowfall of the winter. According to a   MORE


  • Gabrielle Jensen's Birch Grove.

    Jensen shares new direction

    Multimedia works by Gabrielle Jensen showing at Auntie Pesto’s this month reveal an interesting new direction for an established Salt Spring name, while the release of 30 small charcoal drawings   MORE

  • Salt Spring Concert Band, which performs at ArtSpring this Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

    Colourful show on tap

    Salt Spring Concert Band players will take their audience on a musical adventure around the world this Friday, Dec. 9. Under music director Dawn Hage, the group presents Colour Wheel   MORE


  • Phoenix School garden, which will benefit from a rainwater harvesting project funded by the Salt Spring Island Foundation.

    Phoenix adds rainwater collection

    While water restrictions have called the feasibility of an affordable housing development on Drake Road into question, a smaller piece of island infrastructure located just next door is taking steps   MORE


  • A handful of the many decorations and lights at Troy Kaye's property at 1531 Fulford-Ganges Road on Salt Spring Island.

    Display lights up road

    Drivers travelling between Fulford and Ganges on a dark winter evening have many kilometres to go before they hit a street light; if heading north, there’s nothing much to ease   MORE


  • Mike and Annie Deas take in the magical, mesmerizing winter village scene in the Mouat's Home Hardware window, which won the best all-around prize in the Driftwood's Christmas decorating contest.

    Decorators win honours

    The village of Ganges is all aglow for the Christmas season, and merchants and institutions have once again gone all out with their decorating skills to give islanders a treat   MORE