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August 31, 2009. Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands offer splendid opportunities for travel enjoyment as we enter a "shoulder season". September can be every bit as warm as August, and it's still a great time to arrive by private boat, too. The Southern Gulf Islands are in the heart...
Here's a retreat opportunity on special Salt Spring Island, at the tranquil "south end". Appealing cabins (outhouse here) for summer use, year round creek (which divides the property),septic in place for building site of a new home, sea glimpses, close to beach, to hiking/walking trails, and a s...
Here's a "mini-farm" property with sweetie 2 bed/ 1.5 bath country cottage home, garage/workshop, fenced veggie garden, fruit trees, very sunny and quiet area. Surrounded by much larger acreages, also with rural/pastoral allure, the illusion is of a much larger parcel! Close to beach, to school,...
August 27, 2009. Don't know if it's just a hold-over from the years I was in education (used to teach grades 8 to 12), but I always think that the year "really" starts in September, and this January to December demarcation seems quite artificial, to me. The Fall is a signal for new beginnings, to...
August 24, 2009. As we start into the final days of August, we're seeing that very slow upticking of the higher end residential category starting to fill in. We're always a good 3 to 4 months behind Vancouver, and approximately 8 weeks behind the Victoria market. To date, on Salt Spring Island, t...
Here's a best buy acreage, ready to build your dream home, on Salt Spring Island! 3 + acres, sunny, with pond, and zoned for main home, separate guest cottage and separate studio. Sunsets from here, and good all day sun exposure...beautiful vistas over Stuart Channel towards ThetisIsland. Clos...
August 21, 2009. Tonight is the opening of J. Mitchell Gallery's 2009 Summer Exhibition. The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Drop by and say hello to the Gallery's new owner and the manager of this great artistic venue. New work from all the outstanding artists will be on display. The Summe...
Here's a terrific oceanview acreage, with dramatic home, and sunsets forever! Sunny, private, quiet, and close to several lovely beach accesses (warm ocean swimming in this area), plus park hiking/walking trails. Open plan living/dining, cook's kitchen, master bedroom in its own "wing", with ens...
Give yourself a treat, and drop by Salt Spring's newest vineyard. A certified organic vineyard, the tasting room enjoys a spacious deck, with valley and mountain vistas, and an inviting lawn with picnic tables (bring your lunch)! A great place to hold an event -- family reunion, wedding reception...
August 17, 2009. Salt Spring's cultural scene is bubbling along...don't miss these occasions! "Images From Different Worlds" is showcased at ArtSpring, until the 29th. Works by Eleanor Kobley, Erik Thorn, Gill Horodyski, Miriam Thorn. Also at ArtSpring, in their Open Space, new work by Gail Sible...