New Proposal to Fix the Housing Crisis on Salt Spring

With an increasing shortage of affordable housing for our workforce, Salt Spring Island’s housing crisis is worsening and impacting every aspect of our community – our seniors, businesses, hospital and schools. To find a path forward to a more resilient, ecologically sustainable community, we published Homes for Islanders: An Integrated Housing Solutions Framework for Salt… Continue reading New Proposal to Fix the Housing Crisis on Salt Spring

Navigating Water Needs in a Housing Crisis

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

Gulf Islanders need housing solutions

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

Local group issues prescription for housing solutions on Salt Spring Island

A core reason that solving the housing crisis on Salt Spring Island has been such a tough nut to crack is because of the fragmented nature of the island’s governance and lack of coordination and collaboration between government organizations, says local community group Salt Spring Solutions.

Here’s how we all made Salt Spring a little better in 2021

Here are some highlights from Salt Spring Solutions’ work in 2021.

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.

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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.