Monday, April 15, 2024
April 15, 2024


Viewpoint: Community has changed

By JAIME HALAN-HARRIS I moved to Salt Spring Island 16 years ago. What attracted me so much to the Island was how kind everyone was to...

Viewpoint: It’s a noise issue, not a rooster issue

By MIKE STACEY When I was a kid we lived on a farm out in the Fraser Valley. None of the farms had cute names,...

Editorial: Water commissioner survey shows lack of trust in CRD

It’s a question asked from time to time by newcomers and long-time islanders alike: why doesn’t the North Salt Spring Waterworks District (NSSWD) get...

Letter: Salty Dog provides sanctuary

The sense of community here at Salty Dog Retreat is incredible. Everyone looks out for each other and offers support whenever it’s needed. It’s a...

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...

Editorial: Broom busters salute

When it comes to doing their part for ecological causes, Salt Spring Islanders will often go above and beyond. Take their enthusiasm for Scotch broom...

MLA Column: Advocating for people and communities in Saanich North and the Islands

By ADAM OLSEN MLA, Saanich North and the Islands I have a deep connection to the beautiful place we live. I belong here, and this perspective...

Opinion: More Than Just Ruffled Feathers

By ELSIE BORN In the past couple years there has been a lot of crowing on this island about the so-called “rooster wars,” with the...


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