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It's Harvest time! Apples, pears, berries...produce...the farms on Salt Spring are showcasing product at the Saturday Market and at the Tuesday Farmer's Market...and stocking their farmgate stands. Cideries, wineries, craft brewery, cheesemaker's delights...the bread bakers, the tarts and pastri...
08/25/2019
Here we are...mid-August...and about one third of the way into our "real season". Although a very few new listings have come on market, they are mainly over the one million mark. As soon as one differentiates property type and a price point, one can immediately see that it's a thin inventory tim...
08/15/2019
Ponder the Ruybiat of Omar Kayham...and his "the bird is on the wing" reminder of the fleeting nature of Time. Summer is short but sweet on the great Pacific Northwest Coast. On Salt Spring? Try a whale watching adventure, a kayak trip to Chocolate Beach, a scooter rental for the island's less b...
07/23/2019
Salt Spring's natural beauty invites visitors and residents to slow down...and the summer season offers diversions to please. The Eco-House and Lifestyle tour is on July 28...held every two years, it is not to be missed. Thinking of your green footprint? Lots of ideas and inspiration on display....
07/15/2019
Canada Day...July 1...and it is on a Monday this year. It's a holiday weekend that signals the beginning of Summer Vacation, right across Canada. On Salt Spring? Enjoy the Classic Car Show, the live music venues, and be in Ganges Village at dusk for the Fireworks celebration. Canadians can appea...
07/01/2019
Salt Spring enjoys the same micro-climate that is experienced on all of the Southern Gulf Islands. Called "cool Mediterranean", it supports vineyards (wineries), olive groves, orchards (cideries), and the many organic farm holdings (including the Salt Spring Cheese producer). The Saturday Market...
05/08/2019
A sea voyage is a restorative way to travel...lucky Salt Springers have a choice of three different B.C. Ferry routes to get them to here and there. Fulford Harbour to Swartz Bay puts one close to Sidney and mere minutes to Victoria. Vesuvius to Crofton puts one close to Duncan and the Cowichan ...
05/06/2019
It's truly Spring now (the calendar says so). Spring's energy often creates a desire for action in real estate in secondary home regions. Salt Spring and the Gulf Islands are such discretionary/recreational choices...April to October are the months seen as the main season on the Pacific Northwes...
03/26/2019
Mid-March whispers the song of spring-into-summer. Early Daylight Saving Time encourages longer days to extend even further, the annual Home & Garden Show on Salt Spring makes us want to spruce up our properties, the clean-up the Island committees are getting ready for Earth Day events in April,...
03/12/2019
There are many changes currently underway in how real estate is conducted...reflecting overall changes to all businesses in this post-internet world. Raw data is not information... statistics need surround sound to give them substance...they need a point of view. Information needs interpretation...
02/27/2019
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