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  • From left, project coordinator Kjell Liem and Tom Graham, acting facilities manager for SD64.

    Solar panels delivered to GISS

    Solar energy is about to become part of everyone’s future at Gulf Islands Secondary School. Thanks to volunteer efforts from Salt Spring’s local Community Energy Group, donations from the community,   MORE

  • Foul play ruled out in Davidson case

    A coroner’s investigation into the 2012 death of a 28-year-old woman on Salt Spring has dismissed the possibility of foul play or suicide. “I find that Crystal Davidson died on   MORE

  • RAR set for Nov. 4 hearing

    Discussions about implementation of the provincial Riparian Areas Regulation continue to limp closer to completion despite 11th-hour concerns from the province that Salt Spring’s proposed bylaw doesn’t go far enough.   MORE

  • Fire board faces heat

    Salt Spring Fire Improvement’s District Board of Trustees promised to clean up its act after members of the public pointed out a number of inconsistencies, errors and omissions during their   MORE

  • From left, Islands Trust bylaw enforcement manager Miles Drew and new bylaw enforcement officer Thomas Loo, who will be stationed on Salt Spring Island.

    Trust bylaw officer assigned to Salt Spring

    The Islands Trust hopes to speed up investigation of bylaw infractions by locating an enforcement officer on Salt Spring. “I’m absolutely thrilled and am certainly looking forward to coming back   MORE


  • Salt Spring resident author Patrick Taylor.

    Newest Taylor book launched

    The Salt Spring Island Public Library, in conjunction with Salt Spring Books, is hosting the book launch of international bestselling author and local writer Patrick Taylor on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Beginning   MORE

  • B.C. supergroup The Bills perform at ArtSpring on Oct. 26.

    Bolshoi, Bills and strings

    A wide spectrum of artistic offerings is on tap at ArtSpring this week. In addition to the Oct. 22 concert by the Dover String Quartet, a live broadcast of Boshoi Ballet   MORE


  • Photo by Brigitte Prochaska 
From left,  Pender Fire Chief Charlie Boyte, Robert L. Conconi Foundation executive director Sanja Simic and Pender Islands Fire Protection Society president Gord Soute at a ceremony where the foundation's $110,000 contribution to a new training facility was formally received.

    Pender training site gets funds

    Between strong support from Pender Island residents and community groups, and an endowment from the Robert L. Conconi Foundation, Pender Island Fire Rescue can continue upgrading its training facilities.  The   MORE


  • John Stonier speaks to attendees at a GISS solar conference held earlier this year. He returns to Salt Spring for an Oct. 24 presentation about EV tourism potential for the island.

    EV tourism explored

    Salt Spring’s future as an electric vehicle tourism mecca is the topic of a presentation at the Harbour House this Friday, Oct. 24. Vancouver-based entrepreneur John Stonier will present his   MORE


  • Larry Gorrill of El Loco Taco with his People's Choice Award trophy. Gorrill also won the New Business of the Year award.

    Business award winners

    Congratulations to 2014 Salt Spring Business Excellence Award winners, announced at the Oct. 23 awards gala at the Harbour House Hotel: • Windsor Plywood and Salt Spring Cheese  - Business   MORE

  • Small Business Week hops on Salt Spring

    Things are hopping for Small Business Week on Salt Spring Island.  In addition to seminars already held Monday and a trade show and social on Tuesday, more workshops are set   MORE


  • Salt Spring Old Boys team captured on film at the GISS field. The team plays again this Sunday with a kickoff time of 10:30 a.m.

    Old Boys keep kicking

    The Salt Spring Old Boys snagged a fifth consecutive victory in a hotly contested Sunday morning match-up against visitors from Juan de Fuca. Fans found reason to celebrate midway through   MORE