Wednesday, February 8, 2023
February 8, 2023


Island Pathways thanks transportation commission volunteers for efforts over the years

By JEAN GELWICKS Before the Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission (SSITC) is no longer and the transition into the elected Local Community Commission (LCC)...

Guest column: Magnitude of Salt Spring housing crisis and future needs quantified

BY ERIC BOOTH We all know Salt Spring has a housing crisis. However, few amongst us appear to understand the magnitude or complexity of the...

Salt Springers organize for old growth rally

SUBMITTED By Paula Katrina Ellen Johansson and team Communities from all over the province have been co-organizing to come together in a massive show of...

Islander urges ban on open net-pen fish farms

The following is an open letter written by Nancy Wigen of Salt Spring Island regarding net pen fish farms sent to federal fisheries minister...

Editorial: Harbourwalk project needs vision and reality

Few projects make headlines in five consecutive decades. The Ganges seawalk/boardwalk/harbourwalk is one of them. The story details are complicated. It’s easiest to say that...

Let’s hire the pigeons to take on evil drug cartels and ‘Big Courier’ 

You might have missed it, but a twisted piece of weirdness went down just before New Year’s Eve a few weeks ago.  Apparently, prison guards...

Director summarizes CRD and housing initiatives

By GARY HOLMAN, CRD Director The following is a summary of community projects and initiatives underway this next term — through 2026 — in which...

Thirteen recommended actions to provide basic medical services

The following was sent to B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and filed with the Driftwood for publication. By Curt Firestone  The problems at Salt Spring’s Lady...

Letter: Isabella Point Road damage concerning

A neighbour recently told me about the damage done to the work on Isabella Point Road because of the wind and rain at the...

Editorial: Help for a hospital

Our MLA Adam Olsen has been hearing a lot about staff shortages at Lady Minto Hospital, and so has the Driftwood in the past...


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