Shelter stance altered

HOUSING Emergency facility to remain open through March 2023 BY EMELIE PEACOCK DRIFTWOOD STAFF See more stories at Gulf Island Driftwood BC Housing has confirmed that Salt Spring’s emergency shelter will not close later this year as previously announced. In April the housing agency stated it would no longer fund the shelter, operated by Salt […]

‘Where do I go, downtown?’: Salt Spring Island residents fear being homeless after hospital purchases hotel property

Brendan Strain CTV News Vancouver Island Journalist Contact Updated Nov. 26, 2021 7:04 p.m. PST Published Nov. 26, 2021 5:35 p.m. PST   VICTORIA –  The owner of an aging hotel on Salt Spring Island, B.C. has decided to sell the property and move on. The issue with the sale is that the property is currently home […]

Hotel at centre of tug of war amid Salt Spring housing crisis – Times Colonist

Darron Kloster Times Colonist Hotel being used to house people who used to live on streets and in the bush; hospital wants to buy it to house staff On Salt Spring Island, where housing has always been scarce, a small, aging hotel is at the centre of a crisis. Salt Spring Island Community Services desperately […]

Salt Spring Commons Welcomes First Tenants

The week leading up to New Year’s Day is a busy one at the new Salt Spring Commons housing development by Salt Spring Island Community Services (SSICS) with 12 families moving into their new homes. The 12 homes represent the completion for occupancy of Phase 1 of the project with Phase II occupancy of a […]

Salt Spring Commons Ground Breaking Ceremony

24 much-needed new affordable rental homes on Salt Spring were officially announced by the BC Government at a ground-breaking ceremony July 16, 2019 for the Salt Spring Commons. “We are working with partners to deliver affordable housing on Salt Spring Island and throughout the province, so people can stay in the communities they choose to […]