Sunday, March 26, 2023
March 26, 2023

Island Life

Next generation of responders train at Pender camp

SUBMITTED BY GULF ISLANDS FIRE RESCUE CADET CAMP Pender Island Fire Rescue (PIFR), in association with Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue and other emergency response partners including...

Wood-burning issues, stoves and rebates explored

So many of us rely on wood stoves for our home heating on Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands, but have you considered...

Earthquake expert is next Forum speaker

By GEORGE SIPOS Some 40 years ago my wife and I lived in Kew, a suburb of London under the main flight-path to Heathrow. In...

Garden club welcomes bee expert Cyr

If you’re interested in improving your fruit and vegetable yields through pollinators, the Salt Spring Island Garden Club has a guest speaker for you.  Gord...

Laundromat gift program one way to help community

A Salt Spring Island United Church program that provides Salt Spring Laundromat gift cards to people who are struggling financially is being expanded to the wider community.

Aid sought for former fire chief 

One of Salt Spring’s former fire officials could use some help from the community he served for more than 30 years.   The family of Les...

Foundation’s mental health fund capacity expanded

By SSI FOUNDATION Organizations working to improve mental health on Salt Spring Island can now benefit from an expanded fund designated for that purpose.  The Salt...

Marginalized people assert identities in Salt Spring Film Festival films

BY STEVE MARTINDALE Salt Spring Film Festival Society Everyone wants to be seen and heard, but some people are forced to assert their identity in the...

Pink Shirt Day: Better ways to communicate

By LAURA DAFOE Special to the Driftwood Pink Shirt Day draws our attention to the uncomfortable reality of bullying. Each year we notice increasing participation in...

Salt Spring Seedy Saturday weekend activities outlined

By CLAIRE SCHILLER For Island Natural Growers Island Natural Growers presents the 28th Annual Salt Spring Island Seedy Saturday weekend, running Feb. 24-26 at the Farmers’...


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