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Agriculture is one of the important parts of the Salt Spring community...along with the Arts and the alternative health and wellness focus. The Saturday Market, the Tuesday Farmer's Market, the farmgate stands, the Farm Dinners in the summer season, the Chamber sponsored Sip & Savour harvest cel...
04/18/2018
Luxury is an interesting word. Leafing through luxury home magazines, there are a lot of homes with marble, state of the art kitchens, spa style bathrooms, pool complexes...these are luxurious. For Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands, although there are estate style properties, the "luxury...
04/10/2018
Change, change...everywhere a change...isn't that a riff from a 1960s anthem? Maybe the cultural, economic, societal, political changes that were erupting in the late 1960s are just now entering their fruition time? Might be worth being a bit of an archeologist & digging around in that era. Alon...
03/12/2018
Salt Spring Island offers an authentic marine experience. There are varying types of waterfront: beach, deep water, high bank/mid-bank/low bank, dock, no dock, tidal, semi-waterfront...expansive panoramic views, narrow fiord-like vistas, bays, coves...something for everyone. Located in the some ...
03/03/2018
Salt Spring Island encourages one to savour the natural world. The Islands Trust is the form of governance on all the Gulf Islands. A provincial government body, created in 1974, to "preserve and protect" the environmental beauties of the Gulf Islands, for the benefit of all B.C. residents, this...
01/29/2018
January, on the Pacific Northwest Coast, holds both Winter and Spring in its grasp. Some days show a Winter face and others foretell Spring. Check out the gardens for those crocus, snowdrop, and daffodil bulbs...tiny shoots are already poking up. Seedy Saturday events are underway. Every day is ...
01/17/2018
Salt Spring encourages a spirit of entrepreneurship. Have you seen the evolution of Grace Point Square into an authentic artists locale? What about the recreation of the former Gasoline Alley? Wow...every newly created space is painted its own signature colour...boutique row, now. Adjacent to th...
01/16/2018
Twelfth Night (January 6th...also known as Epiphany) brings to a close the English tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Special menu, a special cake with a coin in it...discovery of the coin in your slice brings luck with it...and a putting away of seasonal decorations. January is a time o...
01/05/2018
The English tradition of the 12 Days of Christmas begins on Christmas Eve and celebrates through to January 6 (Twelfth Night). The French tradition of Reveillon is celebrated on Christmas Eve. Canada is a bilingual country, with two founding traditions...English and French. This is a season of l...
12/23/2017
Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands enjoy a microclimate known as "cool Mediterranean". Less precipitation and warmer temperatures are a hallmark of this area. Snow is infrequent, and when it does appear it doesn't last long (12 to 24 hours? Maybe a week, at higher elevations?). Vin...
11/17/2017
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