Friday, April 12, 2024
April 12, 2024

News

Drake Road plans shift 

A long-languishing supportive housing project on Salt Spring Island has a new timeline, will help more people than previously planned, and will include new...

RCMP reports busy 1st quarter

Submitted by Salt Spring Island RCMP  In the first three months of 2024, Salt Spring Island RCMP responded to 563 calls for service, an average...

Fire, water board candidates answer Q&A 

The two largest improvement districts on Salt Spring Island are holding elections this month — with three candidates vying for two trustee positions at...

Trustees eye limiting public recording

A year-old drama from a Lasqueti Local Trust Committee (LTC) meeting may have ripple effects across the Islands Trust, as the land use authority’s...

St. Mary Lake weir plans updated

In the wake of an unexpected $10 million funding windfall, Salt Spring’s largest water improvement district has begun a complex planning process, centred on...

Island life

‘Berry with benefits’ growing on Salt Spring 

By Marcia Jansen  Have you heard of the haskap berry? No? You’re not alone. The ‘berry with benefits’ is brand new to British Columbia. Alex...

‘All hands on deck’ for ArtSpring’s 25th

By Kirsten Bolton For ArtSpring As ArtSpring readies itself to welcome the community in to its ambitious 25th Anniversary Festival April 17-21, it’s all hands on...

Wellness fair and tour merge

The second annual Salt Spring Well-being Fair is shaping up for next weekend at Mahon Hall, with an island-wide “tour” feature added for the...

Road to arts centre opening recalled by panel

A gathering held in ArtSpring’s gallery on Saturday afternoon may not have been an “official part” of the arts centre’s 25th anniversary celebrations set...

Arts & Entertainment

Youth exhibit comes ‘Home’ 

By Phöenix Kelley   Each year, Salt Spring Arts (SSA) highlights local young talent in their Youth Exhibit presented alongside the annual Spring Art Show. The...

‘re:location’ exhibition pings intersection of time, place

By Phöenix Kelley  For Salt Spring Arts  Salt Spring Arts presents the 2024 Spring Art Show, “re:location,” curated by Annika Hagen Siemsen. The multidisciplinary group exhibition...

Four-day event celebrates Indigenous dance

By Kirsten Bolton For Artspring From Wednesday, April 10 to Saturday, April 13, ArtSpring is proud to host the Matriarchs Uprising Festival, celebrating contemporary work of...

Photo of the week

BIGGER IN PERSON: Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue’s new “Brush 2” wildland fire vehicle arrived on-island Wednesday night, April 10. The three-ton chassis vehicle will be in service at Fulford’s Fire Hall 2 starting this week, replacing a 30-year-old truck Fire Chief Jamie Holmes said had been “showing it’s age.”

Photo by Robb Magley

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Opinion

Editorial: Public duty 

Salt Spring’s miniature “election season” this month is a little less crowded than this time last year.  It was about now in 2023 when we...

Viewpoint: Holding Salt Spring together 

By Ben Corno  We live in the ideal size of community. People love to tell each other, “10,000 people” or “12,000 in the summer.”   That’s how...

Editorial: Paved and prudent

The first Salt Spring Saturday Market of 2024 is on the books, and the clouds that covered Centennial Park — both literally and metaphorically...

Weather

Salt Spring Island
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4.1 ° C
6.8 °
2.9 °
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0.5kmh
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8 °
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9 °
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Obituaries

LAVENDER, Keith

 Major Keith Donovan Lavender, a decorated military officer and a beloved member of the Salt Spring Island community, passed away peacefully on April 3,...

WELLS, Cherri Sylvia

 Cherri passed away gracefully on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the age of 87. As per her wishes, she found her final rest in...

More news

CRD announces temporary water shutoff

Many Salt Spring Island residents will temporarily have no water during a rolling maintenance program starting Tuesday, April 2, according to a notice issued...

New Portlock concept floated

Salt Spring officials got a preview of the latest concept for Portlock Park last week, and a plan for improvements at the site may...

Transit ‘pass-ups’ alarm LCC

Data showing how many locals get left behind when Salt Spring’s buses fill up has island officials reexamining whether expanding service should be a...

PFAS-free gear phasing in

Salt Spring’s fire department is moving to eliminate protective gear made with materials linked to increased cancer rates — and trustees for the Salt...

B&B owner battles Trust bylaw enforcement

When Terri Potratz and her family purchased their Beddis Road property six years ago, it contained a primary residence and The Blue Ewe, a...

Harbourwalk steering committee plans review before outreach

With funding for outreach and designs allocated — and a consulting firm retained — Salt Spring’s new Ganges Harbourwalk Steering Committee hit the ground...

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