Tag: Salt Spring Island
Starting a community garden in Totnes

Transition ambitions

Posted: March 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm   /   V-I-Yi-Yi

By Patrick Wilson It’s 2020 and society is facing the reality of climate change. The effects can be felt daily around the world, including on Vancouver Island. Rising sea levels, heat waves, and other abnormal weather patterns are predicted by the B.C. government to continue. The outcomes feel closer than the 2050 date given. In […]

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Maria Elsser running

Run Maria, Run

Posted: March 13, 2020 at 10:48 am   /   The 401

By Maria Elsser My mother would get up every morning at 5 a.m. to run 10 kilometres along the sleepy streets of Salt Spring Island before the sun rose. It wasn’t enough that she was raising four wild children, or that she single-handedly ran a three-acre farm. It wasn’t like she had endless time at […]

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Cob Home

My cob is my castle

Posted: March 15, 2013 at 12:58 am   /   V-I-Yi-Yi

By Meagan Dyer Out with the old, in with the alternative. That’s the sentiment of many Vancouver Islanders who have opted to build out-of-the-ordinary homes that suit their lifestyles and values. Alternative housing projects are growing in popularity across the West Coast. In an era of soaring real estate costs, exorbitant energy prices, and environmentally-conscious home […]

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