Sunday, May 19, 2024
May 19, 2024


Community, LCC weigh in on moth spray issues

By ROBB MAGLEY & GAIL SJUBERG Driftwood Staff Salt Spring officials are fielding community concerns about recent aerial spraying for the invasive spongy moth — worries...

Policy Statement draft trims mandate interpretations

The islands’ land use authority has given notice and offered a first look at possible changes to its core guidance document, 30 years after...

Firefighters douse West Eagle Drive shed, RV

Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue (SSIFR) personnel responded to reports of an outbuilding on fire in the 300 block of West Eagle Drive on...

BC Ferries adds webcams to Gulf Islands terminals, Crofton

BC Ferries announced several new webcams have come online with live and near-live images of vehicle staging areas at terminals serving Salt Spring Island.  Starting...

Maxwell park consultation underway

Public engagement on one park’s management plan will ramp up on Salt Spring next week, and stakeholders are sharpening their focus on roads accessing...

Island life

Island artist creates cancel stamp image

A new cancel stamp is in use at the Ganges Post Office, attracting interest from philatelists across the globe — and designed by a...

Blossom Picnic celebrates Japanese culture

The Japanese Garden Society and Salt Spring Japanese community are ready to welcome everyone to the 13th Annual Blossom Picnic at Heiwa Garden in...

OGIFA hosts Mayan presenter

Salt Spring Island is lucky to be included as one of 18 stops on a B.C.-wide tour of a Mayan woman with deep experience...

Laying a path

Photo by MARCIA JANSEN Ten young men and two facilitators of The Circle Education’s Pass it On program help finish the outline of the new...

Arts & Entertainment

Eclectic Visions photo show opens May 17

The Salt Spring Photography Club (SSPC) will kick off its 15th annual Eclectic Visions exhibition this Friday, May 17, with a reception and performance...

Local poets give voice to Ian Thomas artwork

BY Kirsten Bolton For ArtSpring  More than 100 art enthusiasts and well-wishers came out for the opening reception and welcome address by long-time Salt Spring artist...

Tossed & Found 7 exhibit shares treasures

BY GILLIAN MCCONNELL For TOSSED & FOUND 7 Nine artists who transform trash into treasure are participating in the seventh Tossed & Found exhibition, currently...

Photo of the week


Aurora borealis seen in the skies over Salt Spring Island on the evening of Friday, May 10. Islanders were among those thrilled with the unusual sight caused by a coronal mass ejection from a 200,000-km-wide sunspot. 

Photo by Robb Magley

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Viewpoint: Protect island’s farming heritage

By DONNA SAFFEL I am writing to express my deep concern over the recent actions taken by the Capital Regional District (CRD) regarding agricultural activity...

This week’s letters to the editor

Support local food production Home vegetable gardens and backyard chicken-keeping are essential to food resilience and health here on Salt Spring, in addition to small-scale...

Editorial: Adverse effects

Since a Ministry of Forests-contracted airplane sprayed Foray 48B on a small part of Salt Spring May 6, fear and anger has been a...


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 It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Overholt announces his sudden passing on March 27, 2024, in Vancouver, B.C. Michael John Overholt...

EDGE, John Steve

 Steve passed away on Salt Spring Island on April 28th, 2024. He loved the island very much, and was never happier than at his house,...

More news

Pot shop claim dismissed

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Salt Spring’s Local Trust Committee (LTC), finding it did not act unreasonably in...

NSSWD election: Pyper, Courtney win seats

With all votes cast, Brian Pyper and David Courtney have been elected to serve on the North Salt Spring Waterworks District (NSSWD) board of...

Rescuers press for Mount Maxwell Road improvements

The historically rough gravel road leading to one of Salt Spring’s most spectacular views is getting worse, according to island emergency officials — and...

Hewitts honoured by BC Achievement Foundation

Two Salt Spring Island residents are among only 20 Community Award recipients named by the BC Achievement Foundation this year. Doreen and Wayne Hewitt were...

Broom drop-off event revived

Salt Spring’s Native Plant Stewardship Group has just announced that Invasive Plant Drop-off Day has been reinstated for 2024, after earlier advising the public...

Oliver, Lucarelli to serve on Salt Spring fire board 

The first of two local elections this week has ended, with incumbent Rob Oliver and newcomer Dennis Lucarelli receiving the most votes for a...

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