Monday, February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024


Patrick, Harris and Holman win Salt Spring Trust and CRD seats

Salt Spring voters chose stability by voting for an incumbent Islands Trust trustee and Capital Regional District director in Saturday’s election, but also approved...

Southern Gulf Islands choose mix of new and known trustees

Southern Gulf Islands voters chose a few new faces to add to familiar elected officials in Saturday’s local elections. Longtime Mayne Island trustee Jeanine Dodds...

Coalition secures funds for community park

Organizers of a grassroots fundraising effort are celebrating after raising enough money to purchase 75 acres on Salt Spring for a new park. On Wednesday,...

Video: Salt Spring CRD/Trust all-candidates meeting

Video of the event organized and hosted by the Salt Spring Forum and Driftwood, moderated by Aletha Humphreys.

Trust and CRD candidates face public at meeting

With 10 hopefuls on stage — and just two hours at their disposal — candidates faced bright lights, strict time limits and pointed questions...

Island life

Salt Spring Men’s Shed opens doors

A new men’s organization on the island is seeking tool and materials donations — and, even more importantly — new members.  The Salt Spring Men’s...

Santa’s Workshop seeks new recruits

A long-running volunteer-sponsored Salt Spring event is about to gear up for the holiday season — and is seeking new members, particularly those interested...

Parade and Mateada Convergence rise up for climate action

SUBMITTED BY TRANSITION SS  Salt Springers will see a creative expression of climate grief and action with a ‘community procession’ through Ganges on Saturday, Sept....

Fowl shine at Fall Fair

SUBMITTED BY SSI POULTRY CLUB  It was our third try to hold the American Poultry Association (APA) B.C. provincial show and it was well worth...

Salt Spring Islander recalls childhood encounter, letter

By Sherry Hickman Today Queen Elizabeth died, Sept. 8, 2022. I have always had an interest in the Royal Family; I was born in 1943...

Salt Spring EV numbers cause for celebration

BY JIM STANDEN Salt Spring EV Group As early as 1996, entrepreneur Tony Seba predicted that the adoption of fully electric vehicles would be a disruptive...


Editorial: Voting homework worth it

Low turn-out rates in municipal/local government elections are often decried. But it’s understandable for people to shy away from voting when they don’t know the...

Local community commission referendum: a plethora of opinions

Below are letters to the editor and longer opinion submissions to recent Driftwood publications on the topic of the Salt Spring Local Community Commission. LCC...

Q&A with the CRD Director candidates

Jesse Brown What skills and experiences do you have that would make you a good CRD Director? I have 10-plus years of executive director experience leading...


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NIELSON, Sherril (Sheri) Lynn (nee Blunden)

Sherril (Sheri) Lynn Nielson (nee Blunden)June 28, 1954 ~ July 14, 2022 With great sorrow we announce the unexpected passing of Sheri Nielson of a...

COOKE, Doreen

Doreen CookeJuly 9, 1930 ~ Sept. 14, 2022 On September 14th, with the same intention and grace she gave to all things, Doreen waived goodbye....

More news

Q&A with Salt Spring School Board Candidates

Five candidates are vying for three seats as trustees for Salt Spring on the Gulf IsIands Board of Education. Below are answers to three of...

Local election poll dates, times and more

The first of two advance polls for local government elections and referendum questions was held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, with a second one set...

Candidates Answer Housing Position Questions

The Salt Spring Housing Council sent a questionnaire to all three candidates for CRD director and seven candidates for the Islands Trust. Responses were...

Students drum, march on reconciliation day

Observance included day-long powwow drumming and song Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) students and staff observed Truth and Reconciliation Day early on Thursday, with a...

Q&A with Salt Spring Islands Trust candidates

The seven candidates for two Salt Spring Islands Trust seats responded to three questions posed by the Driftwood. The questions are: 1. What skills and...

CRD rolls out local active transportation survey

Input sought on pedestrian, bicycle network If you walk or wheel on Salt Spring, the Capital Regional District (CRD) wants to hear from you. An online...

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