Tuesday, June 18, 2024
June 18, 2024


Enforcement reprieve granted for ‘illegal’dwellings

Salt Spring officials have further reduced the island’s bylaw enforcement footprint, with local trustees setting the trigger for staff action on non-permitted dwellings at the...

Salt Spring hosts Trust Council meeting

The Islands Trust marked 50 years since the proclamation of the Islands Trust Act on June 5 and will celebrate in person when trustees...

Poultry group appeals to LTC

Salt Spring land use officials had words of encouragement but few answers for small-scale poultry advocates, who seized a moment during a regular meeting...

Policy Statement meeting diverted by ‘object’ consensus disagreements 

A first pass at considering amendments to a cornerstone Islands Trust document got off to a rocky start last week. Islands Trust Council chair Peter...

New fire hall project updated

Action at the site of Salt Spring’s future fire hall has been taking place under the surface, fire district trustees heard last week —...

Island life

Day in the Life shoot day on June 22

It’s time for the Driftwood’s annual Day in the Life of Salt Spring Island photo shoot, and everyone is invited to contribute. This year marks...

Indigenous Peoples Weekend activities announced

Indigenous peoples and settlers of the Gulf Islands region are invited to come together next week to enjoy food, music and other arts and...

‘Quiet’ Trust conservancy has major impact

By CHARLES KAHN Fifty years of quiet accomplishment! In this era of climate change, when all levels of government are trying to protect forests and...

Indigenous placenames given voice in map

SUBMITTED BY SALT SPRING ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND ARCHIVES National Indigenous Peoples Day is June 21. As newcomers living on these unceded First Nation territories, we...

Arts & Entertainment

Pitchfork Social concert series set to thrill

Pitchfork Social — the unique Salt Spring music series of world-class roots and Americana performers — is about to open its first full season...

Evolve Dance Collective hits ArtSpring stage

Creative dance activity is taking place for all ages on Salt Spring Island, as witnessed by the Community Dance Performance hosted by Gulf Islands...

Mayne clay team first in Showcase season

By ELIZABETH NOLAN For Salt Spring Arts The creative force behind Mayne Island Clay Works makes an exciting launch on Salt Spring this month when ceramic...

Photo of the week


Axel Dollheiser and Sandra Leckie carry a mini fridge off the Ganges inner harbour shoreline area on Saturday, June 8 as part of a beach clean-up day organized by RAVEN Trust. 

Photo by Gail Sjuberg

Do you have a photo to submit for this Photo of the Week space? Send it to news@gulfislandsdriftwood.com


Opinion: Salt Spring governance confounds

BY PAUL MCELROY With no disrespect to the fine reporting by Robb Magley of the recent Islands Trust’s Committee of the Whole meeting — (COW....

Editorial: Celebrating and building relationships

Relationships between Canada’s First Nations and settlers have been hugely impacted by the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. But relationship-building with the First...

Viewpoint: Trustee criticism not deserved

By MAIRI WELMAN I gave up trying to engage in reasonable fact-based dialogue on the editorial pages of the Driftwood some time ago and have...


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 Our wonderful Mum, Mary Crickmore, passed away after a very brief illness at Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island at the age of...

THOMAS, David Harold

 David Harold Thomas was born on March 10th, 1933, and passed away on May 12th, 2024. He is survived by his loving wife of...

More news

Salt Spring OCP/LUB work kicks off

If a recent ASK Salt Spring discussion is any indication, Salt Spring’s upcoming targeted official community plan (OCP) and land use bylaw (LUB) review...

LCC gathers stakeholders for housing session

If attendees at the Local Community Commission (LCC)-hosted “Salt Spring housing workshop” had scant idea of just what the event was when they walked...

‘Estuary’ project to proceed without water district 

A commercial project at Fulford now plans to draw and treat its own water after “impossible” requests from the water district there, according to...

Developers ask to join Fulford Water System

Planners for a new development at the site of the former Fulford Inn are asking Fulford Water System (FWS) commission members to recommend the...

LCC disburses grants-in-aid

Salt Spring officials anguished over community funding last week, as requests exceeded the available budget — and tough decisions were hammered out.  The island’s Local...

Vesuvius terminal changes clear LTC hurdle

BC Ferries is proposing big changes at the Vesuvius Bay terminal — and will need the ongoing approval of Salt Spring’s Local Trust Committee...

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