Wednesday, May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024


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...

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...

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...

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...

Island life

Library’s Truth & Reconciliation efforts earn award

Salt Spring Island Public Library has been recognized for its Truth and Reconciliation work through a British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) award. Library director Karen...

World travellers present at book launch

By MARGRIET RUURS for SS Trail and Nature Club The Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club will host a free presentation by Maria Coffey and Dag...

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...

Arts & Entertainment

Porsche anchors Treasure Fair item list

BY KIRSTEN BOLTON FOR ARTSPRING ArtSpring’s best known fundraiser Treasure Fair is announcing its spotlight item, which organizers hope will entice local and off-island bidders to...

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...

Photo of the week


Rachel Jacobson is thrilled as an eagle she found unable to fly earlier this spring is released after receiving care from the Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre (IWNCC) on Salt Spring Island and the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre on Vancouver Island. Jacobson was offered the opportunity to open the cage door on release day. The female eagle was not injured when found, said Jacobson, but was dehydrated and underweight. She praised the efforts of staff and volunteers at both wildlife centres and urges people to support both.

Photo by Karen Olender Kipnis

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Viewpoint: Fulford water expansion plan flawed

By IAN PEACE With about one week of advance notice, the Capital Regional District (CRD) has tasked Fulford Water Service commissioners with a 426-page agenda...

Editorial: Missing terminal upgrade piece

If good things come to those who wait, we were hopeful that whatever was coming to the neighbourhood around the Vesuvius Bay ferry terminal...

Opinion: Fulford water report raises serious concerns

By JOHN MILLSON and JEAN WILKINSON For SSI Water Preservation Society board The Salt Spring Island Water Preservation society is a charitable organization that has been...


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 ENGLISH, SANDRA (nee SKINNER) March 20, 1944 – April 27, 2024. Passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Delta View Care Home at age...


 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...

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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...

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...

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