Wednesday, March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023


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...

Editorial: The latest scoop on the island’s poop

When a problem is out of sight it is easily out of mind. That’s certainly the case with Salt Spring’s “poop problem” and the Burgoyne...

Guest column: Bamberton project illustrates need to close environmental loopholes

By Sonia Furstenau, Cowichan Valley MLA and Adam Olsen, Saanich North and the Islands MLA If you have been in the Saanich Inlet recently, or live on its...

Letter: A call to joy

Transition Salt Spring executive director Darlene Gage appeals to our responsibility to keep joy alive despite the sometimes overwhelming challenges of our times.

Nobody Asked Me But: Drug instructions as scary as ailments they treat

Have you ever taken a close look at the spec sheet that accompanies the medication for any new prescription you may have picked up...

Viewpoint: Ferries progress proves advocacy still effective

By DAVID COURTNEY PATRONS OF ROUTE 6 Gary Holman, our 30-year veteran of local and B.C. politics and recently re-elected CRD director, appears to be amazed...

Editorial: Let generosity and gratitude prevail 

The holiday season brings out the best in most people.  It’s a time when those with some extra cash are motivated to donate to worthy...


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