We are very disappointed in the outcome but as the time honoured saying goes, the people have spoken. We are happy that we’ve seen a record turnout at the polls for this important decision and we congratulate the opposition on their success. Our belief remains that local government decisions should be made by a representative […]
NEWS, OPINIONS AND VOICES OF YESS!
Bt Gillian McConnell, Salt Spring Artist and Rob Honey, Salt Spring Builder It would appear that the phrase “in concert with the Islands Trust” on the YeSSI poster was misconstrued. Playing “in concert with” means “appearing and performing on the same stage” and therefore does not constitute a misrepresentation of the Trust’s neutral position vis-a-vis incorporation. […]
By Richard Walker, Salt Spring Resident. Salt Spring Coffee was forced off the island some time ago, and now the last remnant of that unique success story, the RoCo cafe, is closing its doors. Tree House is open and operating, but the bureaucratic hurricane that surrounds that venerable landmark may eventually take its toll. The […]
Our Experience Running Up Against A Broken Local System While Running a Beloved Local Business – The Treehouse Cafe.
By Mark and Terena LeCorre – owners of The Tree House Cafe When we moved to Salt Spring ten years ago we bought a charming, iconic one of a kind local treasure in the Tree House Cafe. We also bought a business that needed much repair and upgrading. There were many things that were falling […]
By George Grams – Salt Spring Island Islands Trust Trustee In considering whether to respond to the many requests I’ve received from members of the local community to make public my position on incorporation I have at all times been guided by Islands Trust policy. Two policies give direction on the subject. The policy on […]
By Peter Lloyd Jones, Salt Spring eco conscious B&B owner since 2014, Community Volunteer. On Salt Spring we have operated a very successful eco conscious Bed and Breakfast since 2014 ( Solar, rain water collection, locally sourced breakfasts etc.) and continue to run our hospitality PR agency. I have been on the Board of the […]
By Meror Kreyenhoff Meror Krayenhoff is owner/ founder of Salt Spring Island’s Sirewall.com and has been awarded BC’s most environmental builder, is a three time winner of Best Homebuilder in BC awards, and has been featured on David Suzuki’s “Just Build Green.” Krayenhoff now works globally as a green building consultant specializing in modern rammed earth. Many […]
Our two-term CRD Director Wayne McIntyre was also previously elected as a municipal councilor in Lions Bay. With many years of experience working inside both systems of governance, he explains why he is voting YES. The Salt Spring Island governance referendum vote will be held on September 9th. The two options will be to remain […]