Sunday, September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023


In Response: Bus shelter comfort matters more than looks

By JENNY MCCLEAN I am writing in response to the recent letters about the new bus shelter in the uptown area. I am surprised that...

Viewpoint: Comprehensive village plan needed

By Francine Carlin and Laura Patrick A thriving Ganges village is vital for the health and well-being of our local economy. Yet the village...

Editorial: Housing crisis reaches boiling point

No topic has been talked about more on Salt Spring in recent months than the lack of rental housing on the island. It’s not...

Nonhumans deserve honouring too

BY GERI RAMSAY The March 21 edition of the Driftwood contained an obituary for a beloved family and Salt Spring Island community member, Lucy. It...

Editorial – Volunteer power

National Volunteer Week runs from April 15-21, and it’s the ideal time to say thank you to all the volunteers who keep our community...

Editorial: Let’s make Salt Spring clean and green again

Salt Spring Island is a beautiful place to live. If you happen to start taking the greenery for granted, a quick visit to the...

Making the case for Site C and clean energy

By ANDREW OKULITCH In his Viewpoint article last week, Tom Mitchell made a heartfelt and sensible plea against hydrocarbon energy systems. Then, towards the end,...

Local village committee organizes Earth Day weekend clean-up

By JEREMY MILSOM I would like to send a hearty “thank you” to Rowena Dixon for echoing in last week’s paper what I have...

Viewpoint: Wake up soon for the children’s sake

By TOM MITCHELL Last Friday I found myself with many Salt Spring Islanders and others, standing with Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of...

Editorial: Protesting’s alive and well

Protesting has been in the news of late. Most dramatically, a group of high school kids from Parkland, Florida have mesmerized the world with...


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