Digging Through the Trash
“Would you like a fork with your food?”
She smiled as she handed me my takeout box holding a piece of chocolate cake I purchased at an event on Salt Spring Island. “It’s compostable, so you don’t have to feel bad.”
I rode off the ferry dock in Sturdies Bay on Galiano Island with a vague plan. I was aiming to explore Galiano by bike, but first I wanted to find a beach somewhere and sit to have a cup of coffee.
To Feed a Community
It doesn't look like much in the spring, but soon enough, the wet and muddy fields in the shadow of Mount Maxwell will be bursting with enough food to feed a community.
Pulling Through The Pain
Bonnie Reynolds was nowhere to be found.
The team from Salt Spring was competing in the 2018 Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association’s national competition in St. Catharines, Ont. when Reynolds, one of the senior girls on the team, disappeared somewhere on Henley Island. The small island holds nothing but the St. Catharines Rowing Club, and a small grove of trees. Eventually, with help from team members, coach Stacy Mitchell was able to track Reynolds down.
Island Group Buzzes With Activity
A Salt Spring-based non-profit group is working to promote resilience, sustainability and development by building a beekeeping and permaculture collective in Haiti.
In late 2012, David MacDonald and Brian Coombs travelled to Haiti to help with relief efforts following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean country. While their first trip was to help deliver food to those in need, they would return with a way to have a more lasting impact on both the people and the environment in Haiti.
"In the end, what it comes down to is attitude. Hutlet has never let his success get to him and has stayed humble throughout his growth in the industry and the Central Alberta music scene."
Photo by Crow Quill Productions
Vehicle Fire Slows Traffic
The Salt Spring Fire Department responded to a call for a vehicle on fire at the intersection of Cusheon Lake Road and Fulford-Ganges Road on Wednesday morning.
Islanders Rally Against Kinder Morgan Project
A healthy-sized crowd of Salt Spring Islanders gathered in Centennial Park on Friday to add their voices to those opposed to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project.
Salt Spring Commons Project Funding Announced
Salt Spring Island Community Services, along with the provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Capital Regional District, broke ground on the Salt Spring Commons project Tuesday morning.
Housing Advocates Rally At Trust Office
Over 100 people gathered at the Islands Trust office on Friday morning to speak out about the ongoing housing crisis on Salt Spring.
News photography is the most important job for a photojournalist. The photos must clearly add to the story and must convey information to the reader while being creative and proficient. Photojournalism to me is one of the most exciting and enticing forms of journalism, and creating beautiful visuals is a large part of what I try to do.
Photo essays are among photojournalists' most exciting tools. They bring the viewer along for a ride, guiding them through the various scenes and images in a person's life and showing them the truth behind the subject in a way single images cannot.
These shots are from a photo essay detailling the life of a farmer in the pre-season preparation phase. As soon as the snow begins to melt, farmers are getting ready for the long growing season by preparing equipment, selling last year's grain, visiting auction sales and doing everything they can to be ready for seeding.
Dan Mangan: Live at Fulford Hall
On January 20, 2018, Dan Mangan and Gordon Grdina played an intimate show for Salt Spring Island. It was Mangan’s second time playing on the island, where he has family ties. The show was wonderfully laid back, letting Mangan’s songwriting and Grdina’s musical talent shine through.
No Direction Home: The Faces of the Housing Crisis on Salt Spring Island
The island is in the middle of a housing crisis that is severely affecting the lower and middle class population. Working people with families are living in housing limbo and are being forced to leave the island they love while housing projects stagnate in bureaucracy. Rising property prices are not helping the situation and a 0% vacancy rate is preventing working class people from finding homes even on a temporary basis. This crisis is hollowing out the island by limiting the housing options for people who provide essential services and who make up the backbone of the community.
This story won silver in the 2019 BCYCNA Multimedia Feature category
The massive wind storm caused damage all over Salt Spring. Photos from across the island are mapped below, with more detailed photos in the slideshow.