Sunday, March 3, 2024
March 3, 2024

News

Weir gets surprise $10 million windfall

Salt Spring Island’s largest water provider received an unexpected but welcome funding boost as the B.C. government announced its budget Thursday, Feb. 22.  Tucked into...

Benson collects Order of Canada medal

Susan Benson was named a Member of the Order of Canada (OC) in June of 2019 for her contributions to Canadian theatre as a...

Family’s fraud experience prompts warning

While scams that involve a phone call from a distressed relative claiming to need money due to an accident, robbery or being arrested are...

‘Pie Ladies’ disburse $12,000

SUBMITTED BY SSI WOMEN’S INSTITUTE February is Women’s Institute Month, and in honour of the birthday of our founder, Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, the Salt Spring...

Street sweeping overnight in Ganges on Feb. 22

Street sweeping will take place in Ganges on Thursday night, prompting a request for people to not leave their cars parked on the side...

Island life

Local woman attends United Nations Commission

CFUW SUBMISSION As one of 20 members of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) delegation from Canada, Barbara DuMoulin will join policymakers, government officials...

Sheep breeders seek Salt Spring members

There are currently no active Salt Spring Island-based members in a regional sheep association, according to its new president, who hopes an upcoming field...

No Invasive Plant Drop-off events planned for 2024

SUBMITTED BY JANE PETCH for the Native Plant Stewardship Group The Native Plant Stewardship Group (NPSG) would like to thank the generous islanders and agencies that...

Beach Dave’s trash cleanup initiative inspires

By LAUREN PORTER Special to the Driftwood Three years ago, I moved to Salt Spring, having decided this is where I would like to raise my...

Arts & Entertainment

Award-winning young NYC quartet performs

BY KIRSTEN BOLTON For ArtSpring The foursome of 20-somethings in the Isidore String Quartet bring their enthusiasm for “approaching the established as if it were brand...

ArtSpring shows innovative direction with off-site Jane Miller shows 

SUBMITTED BY KIRSTEN BOLTON FOR ARTSPRING When ArtSpring launched its 2023/24 season in September, executive and artistic director Howard Jang described to audiences that ArtSpring,...

‘Call Me Dancer’ final Best of the Fests film

BY STEVE MARTINDALE for SS FILM FESTIVAL SOCIETY The Salt Spring Film Festival wraps up this season’s very popular “Best of the Fests” film series with...

Photo of the week

Youth enjoy crafts at the 10th annual Family Day event organized by Salt Spring Arts at Mahon Hall. The packed house event also included the debut of the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Revue’s new production One Small Step, featuring live music, dance and dynamic storytelling.

Photo by Metta Rose Photography

Do you have a photo that would be of interest as a Photo of the Week? Submit it with caption information to news@gulfislandsdriftwood.com. 

 

Opinion

Editorial: Saving at SIMS

Community groups who have settled in to the Salt Spring Island Multi Space (SIMS) are understandably feeling threatened these days.  That’s due to recent talk...

Opinion: Salt Spring’s ‘Unique’ form of governance

By JULIA LUCICH The Driftwood, of late, has published numerous opinion pieces with much handwringing over the mission statement (or lack thereof) of the Islands...

Nobody Asked Me, But: Multiple pros and cons mulled in the gristle of laboratory meat 

The year was 2013. There are a number of reasons you might remember this particular year. Maybe it was because of tragic events such...

Weather

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3.6kmh
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Obituaries

DAVIES, Tudor

Tudor Davies left this world on January 15th, 2024 after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Tudor was born in 1945 in Wales, a very...

MAINWARING, Eric “ACE”

Eric “ACE” Mainwaring, age 76, passed away peacefully in Nanaimo on Saturday, February 24th. A man full of character and humor throughout life, he...

More news

LCC mulls SIMS offices

Local officials aren’t deterred by potential obstacles to housing more government offices within the Salt Spring Island Multi Space (SIMS) building, voting unanimously to...

Mayne Island celebrates teacherage opening

A community effort to provide housing for teachers on Mayne Island is coming to fruition this week — and may be inspiring officials within...

Salt Spring CRD taxes up 7%

By GARY HOLMAN SSI ELECTORAL AREA DIRECTOR The final CRD budget for 2024, a difficult year, particularly at the local level due to several factors, will...

LTC urged to not reconsider kennel

There was little said, and no action taken by Salt Spring land use officials last week after islanders voiced their opposition to an unpermitted...

GISS Improv team fundraises for national competition

As the Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) Improv team gears up for its first post-Covid national competition, students are focusing on fundraising to get...

CRD adopts bylaw to increase borrowing authority for housing

CRD MEDIA RELEASE The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved a bylaw that will increase the borrowing authority through the Land Assembly, Housing and...

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