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.

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.

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.

The Trust needs another push on housing

The Islands Trust is unsure if housing should be a top 5 issue on Salt Spring.

Your voice made the difference!

People like you sent 30 letters of support and the Croftonbrook affordable housing project got its latest approvals!

Affordable housing is under attack again – please write a letter

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.

Reimagining Salt Spring: forward for the better, not “back to normal”

What if we don’t go “back to normal” on Salt Spring?