Sunday, December 10, 2023
December 10, 2023


Viewpoint: Speculation tax unfair for ex-pats

By RALPH GRIERSON While in the process of writing this letter, I learned that the Gulf Islands would be exempt from the B.C. government’s proposed...

Editorial: Undue ferry mayhem

Smooth sailing can’t always be guaranteed with the world’s largest ferry system. But the chaos that has reigned for Gulf Islands ferry travellers for the...

Viewpoint: Unlawful STVRs must shut down

By Miles Drew The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (SSILTC) has requested that bylaw enforcement officers take action on unlawful short-term vacation rentals...

Nobody Asked Me But: Coping with lost passwords needs guile

What is/was your mother’s maiden name? Name of your first pet? Your favourite subject in school? If these questions seem vaguely familiar to you,...

Editorial: Dream team of cleaners

Salt Spring Islanders expressed sparkling community spirit in recent weeks by stepping up to clean up the island they love. Activity culminated on Earth...

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...


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