Sunday, June 16, 2024
June 16, 2024


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...

Viewpoint: Route 6 and 4 changes will be significant

By Harold Swierenga The Salt Spring Island Ferry Advisory Committee (SSIFAC) would like to provide some clarifications and updates regarding the plans for the Vesuvius...

Editorial: Trust work not a solo act

We regularly refer to the Islands Trust as the area’s “land use authority,” which — while correct — fails to convey something important: that...

New Maxwell park: The good, the bad and the ugly

By PATRICIA DONNELLY AND ABRAHAM RUBEN We are lucky enough to have a local government that thinks the acquisition of a new park is a...

Viewpoint: Cupboard bare for terminal improvements

BY DAVID COURTNEY On March 22, 2024 BC Ferries advised: “As a result, we have had to defer or adjust the scope of some of...

Nobody Asked Me But: ‘Return from the other side’ tours next for legendary rock stars

They’re back at it again. As you read this, the Rolling Stones, arguably the greatest rock and roll band of all time, are in...

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...


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