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December 22, 2009

Magic Lake Lantern Festival 2009

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 6:53 pm


Graphic by Minsky Designs

On New Year’s Eve the Magic Lake Lantern Festival returns for it’s 11th year.  This year the theme will be “Web of Light” – A celebration of the interconnectedness of earth, water, fire, sky and all living things.

Featured will be stilt walkers, shadow dancers, orcas in the lake, live music and new this year, the Web Of Light Gallery.  Be there Thursday December 31, 2009Parade assembly will be at 4:30pm at the Danny Martin Ballpark with procession to Magic Lake at 5pm.  Performances will follow at the picnic area.  For more information, or to volunteer, go to or view the brochure in .pdf format here: lantfest09.pdf.

December 21, 2009

Serving Salt Spring and the Gulf Islands…

Filed under: Services — Jocko @ 6:22 pm

From CFSI fm radio:

Salt Spring Island’s new community radio station is broadcasting at 107.9 FM.  CFSI reflects the many voices, musical genres, opinions and points of view, which make us a unique island community.

Serving Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands, and the world online.  Now broadcasting in stereo with improved signal processing and more stable internet stream. Tune us in at 107.9 fm, or listen online right now.

At the forefront of the CFSI team are dozens of on-air programmers: islanders filling the airwaves with sounds as rich and diverse as the island itself.

Salt Spring Island is world renowned as much for its natural beauty as for its many interesting, curious and talented citizens. CFSI does more than simply represent the island community, we are already integral parts of that community.

CFSI Radio is the cultural crossroads of Salt Spring Island: the meeting place of both old and new broadcasters from every walk of island life.

Our talk-radio shows span the island’s full political spectrum, and our musical programs are even more diverse and exotic, including blues, rock, classical and electronica, folk and alternative, funk, hip-hop and jazz, and more still. Browse through our Programs or check out the Schedule.

Behind our on-air programmers is a team of volunteer support staff providing training for new recruits, as well as professional and technical expertise.

CFSI is privately owned by Salt Spring Radio Corporation, managed by a small team of employees, operating as a volunteer-programmed community radio station.

Bills are paid thanks to CFSI’s advertisers, the visionary island businesses who support community radio, cultural diversity and freedom of expression.

If you would like to become a part of the CFSI crew, would like to advertise, or would just like to show your support, please contact us.

Sample Programming:  The Two Daves Show with Dave and Dave

Blues and Soul are our meat and potatoes, but our gravy is constantly changing. We Daves will play songs that reflect the mood of the day: both ours, and the world we see around us. We will dig deep into our massive collections every week to find things to make you chuckle, scratch your head, and tap your feet: all at the same time, hopefully. The Two Daves’ Show is where you wind up unwinding. Let us be your chilly breeze at naptime

Salt Spring’s new radio station, CFSI-FM, is inviting program proposals. Got an idea for a radio show? Music? Talk? Discussion? Information? Sports? News? Chess? Mime? Comedy? Now’s the time to turn it into a full-fledged proposal.”

To listen online click on CFSI

December 15, 2009

Islands Trust responds to BC Ferries

Filed under: Governance and Legal — Jocko @ 4:13 pm

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From the Islands Trust:

December 11, 2009

To the Editor, Times Colonist
Re: “Islands Trust at fault for high fares, Ferries says

Dear Editor:
The Islands Trust will not be the scapegoat for BC Ferries’ fare increases or loss of ridership. The Islands Trust is celebrating 35 years of fulfilling a provincial mandate to preserve and protect the Gulf Islands for all British Columbians. BC Ferries has a provincial mandate to provide transportation for those islands. We are doing our job, working to sustain complete communities on our islands despite complex external pressures. We would like BC Ferries top executives to do their job, and take the time to understand our communities before they blame fare increases on our locally elected representatives.

For the full letter, click here:  trustletter.pdf

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