Saturday, June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

News

Islanders, delegations challenge Trust commitment to environmental mandate

About 50 people from Salt Spring, Galiano, Pender and Gabriola islands gathered at the Harbour House Hotel on Tuesday to press Islands Trust Council...

Ganges Hill improvement plans detailed

Plans for road construction this summer on Salt Spring Island are becoming clearer, and a submission for tenders expiring Friday, June 21 reveals some...

School board opts for livestreaming

A draft meeting schedule for the coming year has been laid out for Gulf Islands School District (SD64) Board of Education members — and...

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...

Island life

Indigenous People Weekend meaning shared

By MARCIA JANSEN DRIFTWOOD CONTRIBUTOR  Salt Spring Island is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with a three-day weekend of events and activities that celebrate Indigenous arts and...

Anti-racism workshop empowers students

By JAQUELINE WIGHTMAN and INARA WALLACE For STUDENTS FOR RACIAL EQUITY The Active Witnessing presentation and workshop concluded a gratifying year for the anti-racism...

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...

Arts & Entertainment

Satirical opera shines light on Purcell

SUBMITTED BY SALT SPRING BAROQUE Finding true love has always been difficult, whether in 2024, or 1694!  The Salt Spring Baroque concert titled Henry Purcell (mostly)...

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...

Photo of the week

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Gulf Islands Secondary School graduating class gathers for the traditional group shot at the school on the June 15 ceremony day. 

Photo by Billie Woods Photography

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

Opinion

Editorial: Livestreaming improves democracy

The Gulf Islands Board of Education will join the 21st century this fall when school trustees’ business meetings will be livestreamed for viewing online. School...

Viewpoint: Build ferries closer to home

By PHIL VENOIT BC Ferries’ engagement report called Charting the Course affirmed the public’s top three priorities are reliability (33 per cent), affordability (30 per...

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....

Weather

Salt Spring Island
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13.6 ° C
15.2 °
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5.7kmh
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Thu
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Obituaries

DE BOER VISSER, Nicola

 It is with sadness that we have to announce the passing of Nieke de Boer Visser, on her own terms. She was born in...

CRICKMORE, Mary

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

More news

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 —...

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...

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