Friday, December 8, 2023
December 8, 2023

News

Kennel owner seeks second chance at approval

Supporters hoping to reverse a November decision barring a Salt Spring Island dog rescue and boarding organization from operating at its new location face...

Province files ‘unexplained wealth order’ for island property

A bit of ignoble legal history is being made on Salt Spring Island — and a pair of property owners have found themselves in...

Sandwich board signs removed

A miscommunication may have started a rumour that new bike lanes were imminent at Portlock Park, but it’s the long tail of an old...

Islands Trust, U.S. counterparts to meet in Victoria

The Americans are coming.  Next month, and for the first time in years, members of the San Juan County Council (SJCC) will take part in...

Portlock Park plan halted

Regular users of Portlock Park are pressing Capital Regional District (CRD) staff to go back to the drawing board with master plan concepts for...

Island life

Summit sets the table for food security action

About 80 people feasted on a homegrown initiative at the Salt Spring Island Food Summit held Nov. 26 at Meaden Hall, hoping to spark revolutionary change when it comes...

Pathway bench roster keeps growing

By JEAN GERLWICKS FOR ISLAND PATHWAYS The Partners Creating Pathways (PCP) committee of Island Pathways’ (IP) volunteers has been busy again. This month they have installed...

Cat rescue society donations matched

By JENNIFER MCMILLAN Founder, Cats of Salt Spring Rescue Society Please help us continue our work with the community cat population here on Salt Spring Island...

Farmstand Light Up & Tour map ready

Organizers of the 4th annual Salt Spring Farmstand Light Up & Tour have been busy putting together the must-have map of participating stands and...

Two ferry terminals added to little library list

When the COVID pandemic was interfering with Salt Spring Islanders’ easy access to books, Margriet Ruurs and her husband Kees started mapping “little libraries”...

Tsunami adds junior program with young leaders

It’s an exciting time of year for young circus enthusiasts: application season for the Tsunami Circus performance troupe. And Salt Spring’s 12-and-up youth —...

Restorative Justice Week activities coming up

Restorative Justice (RJ) Week runs Nov. 19 to 25 nationwide, and Salt Spring’s RJ group has organized two special public awareness events during that...

Photo of the week

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Two eagles pop up from a nest near the Gulf Islands Driftwood newspaper office in Ganges. 

Photo by Robb Magley

Opinion

Opinion: Rationale for maintaining oval track shared

By RICHARD HAYDEN As the Portlock Park Master Plan is being developed it is clear many people see a perimeter pathway around the park as...

Editorial: Buy and donate locally

Without a doubt, holiday season festivities are back to full strength, as craft fairs and all kinds of entertainment activities take place on Salt...

Viewpoint: Retreat and rescue provides vital service

The following was sent to Premier David Eby, Minister of Housing Ravi Kahlon and media outlets, including the Driftwood. By OLGA MCGILL   We need urgent...

Weather

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Obituaries

Kathleen “Amina” Faith Towne Vaillancourt

Passed peacefully surrounded by song, family and friends.  Kathleen will be remembered for her generous heart, and her beautiful spirit. She was a dedicated social...

Chris Kodaly

Chris Kodaly peacefully passed away on October 31st at 3:33PM in Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island after a short battle with cancer....

More news

Water district preps for election season 

Unlikely as it may seem, at least one organization on the island is already thinking about an upcoming election: the North Salt Spring Waterworks...

Housing agreement stripped from Brackett Springs land

A Rainbow Road property’s disposition has become an object lesson in dotting I’s and crossing t’s — and, possibly, in the value of a...

LTC lands on ADU compromise

Salt Spring officials may have found a way to accomplish one housing goal for the island — and if the details pencil out, the...

Fulford Creek coho run impresses

A record number of coho salmon have been spotted this year returning to Salt Spring Island’s Fulford Creek, according to volunteer counters.  Island Stream and...

Remembrance Day unfolds under clear skies

Salt Spring’s Remembrance Day ceremony may not have taken place in exactly the same spot as planned due to construction that began in Centennial...

Delayed Drake Road project draws MLA’s ire 

As a supportive housing project on Salt Spring Island remains stalled, the provincial agency in charge has increasingly come under fire from local officials...