Salt Spring’s Blue Jays proved they have a flair for the dramatic when they finished their season as the third-best AA Mosquito-league team in B.C. The team of mostly 10 and 11-year-old boys won five of six baseball games played Aug. 4-5 at Lionel Courchene Park in Surrey. Four of the five games were won by only one or two runs. “It was heart-pounding to try to hold on to those two leads,” said team head coach/manager Rowan Hughes, referring to their first and last games.
There has been a lot written recently about the pros and cons of incorporation, which is good. People are at least thinking about it. There are views as to the effect on taxes, other services, road maintenance — even whether the the Fulford-Ganges Road would be widened by one metre, maybe more. Much of it is based on supposition. The fire board has for now taken the position of neutrality, evidently feeling that its job is to run the fire department rather than advising us on political matters.
He who pays the piper . . . . David Wood is more than a cheese maker. He is a talented artist who has created mouthwatering cheeses that combine taste with beauty. He is also a dreamer with an enviable knowledge of our island’s governance issues. His contribution to the July 12th Driftwood, “Municipal model provides tools,” paints a beautiful picture — one of shared values for all islanders: “Do you know anyone who wants a Salt Spring different in any important way from the one you want?” he asks.
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Selecting a term
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Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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