Public and Private Potable Water Systems and Existing and Emerging Water Conservation Strategies On June 15, 2023 Salt Spring Solutions, the SSI Watershed Protection Alliance and Transition Salt Spring co-hosted a free community workshop focused on the opportunities and challenges of using potable rainwater on the islands for commercial, institutional and multiunit development. The workshop… Continue reading Navigating Water Needs in a Housing Crisis
By Mairi Welman A commentary by the co-chair of Salt Spring Solutions, published in the Times Colonist. To see the original article, please follow this link. Lack of housing is an issue in communities large and small across Canada. However, one of the key reasons that solving the housing crisis on Salt Spring Island has… Continue reading Gulf Islanders need housing solutions
Readers of yesterday’s Driftwood would have found our board member Mairi Welman’s succinct argument on why the Trust Act needs a review, citing issues from environmental degradation to the suppression of the arts and farmer communities due to lack of affordability.
The Salt Spring Exchange just posted our article outlining the ways the recent Public Opinion Survey published as part of the Island Trusts Policy Statement Review Phase 3 Public Engagement launch.
After years of pressure from people like you, the Local Trust Committee (LTC) finally passed some significant motions last week that should have a positive impact on our workforce housing crisis.
Check out Transition Salt Spring’s recent article in the Driftwood asking the Trust to keep community in their mandate.
Efforts to remove affordable housing from the Trust’s priority list were voted down last week, partly due to the hundreds of people who wrote or attended public meetings.
Right now the Islands Trust is considering removing its responsibility to protect our “unique island culture and community” from its mandate, to solely focus on the environment. Write a letter to tell them this is misguided.
Nonprofit affordable housing project Croftonbrook continues to face strong opposition from some local residents. They need our help – again – with letters of support for housing solutions to the Islands Trust by July 28.
A growing movement to encourage local government bodies to work harder on bold and systemic solutions to the housing crisis held a positive rally this morning at the Islands Trust offices.