Trust Act needs a Review

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.

Is the Islands Trust policy statement review a fair and meaningful process?

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.

Gratitude for passed housing recommendations in the Times Colonist

Read Daniel Wood’s article in the Times Colonist celebrating the recent passing of housing recommendations.

Our first clear win on housing

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.

New recommendations on housing need support

Here are simple steps to voice your support for the Trust to act on the housing crisis now.

Is this #GoodbyeSaltSpring?

We have created an exhibition: quotes, excerpts, and photos from these heart breaking #GoodbyeSaltSpring stories have been made beautiful by a talented local designer and posted, in a quilt like fashion, on the windows next to Salt Spring Coffee. It’s a powerful display of what’s going on in our community today.

Transitions Salt Spring Gets It!

Check out Transition Salt Spring’s recent article in the Driftwood asking the Trust to keep community in their mandate.

You did it! Anti-housing motions defeated at Trust Council

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.

Tell the Trust: Don’t walk away from us

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.

Solutions for environment must include people – Times Colonist

We published a response in the Times Colonist to accusations that maintaining some affordable housing for working people will lead to the destruction of nature on Salt Spring.