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Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area

The largest of the southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring is home to over 10,000 people and is one of Canada's top tourism and retirement destinations. The Salt Spring Island trust area enjoys one of the warmest year-round climates in Canada, and is popular for its easy-going lifestyle, rich culture and serene beauty. Encompassing nearly 20,000 hectares and including numerous islets, the Local Trust Area is located 11 kilometres north of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island.

Important Information: North Salt Spring Waterworks District Water Supply Statement


GET INVOLVED ​| Serve on the Advisory Planning Commissions & Board of Variance

Apply to become a member of the Board of Variance or an Advisory Planning Commission. Applications are accepted until April 26, 2019.  Read more >> | Application Form



Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News 

April 4, 2019 ​| New Bylaws to Protect Drinking Water on Salt Spring Island

The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee has adopted two bylaws that will help maintain water quality in the Island’s drinking water lakes while also respecting the role that farming plays in the island’s culture and economy. Read More >>


March 26, 2019 ​| SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC:  Amended Proposed Bylaws 488, 489 and 490 (Industrial Lands Review Project) and requested the public hearing notification be mailed to property owners within 100 metres of any properties proposed for rezoning and directed staff to schedule a community information meeting at least one week prior to the public hearing;  Confirmed that a Place of Interment is a permitted use for 2100 Fulford-Ganges Road;  Accepted a Water Treatment System Covenant and referred the DVP and Subdivision applications for 210 Norton Road to the APC and AAPC;  Approved the front lot line DVP for 310 Old Scott Road;  Adopted bylaw 508 for - 121 Upper Ganges Road (Harbour House Hotel);  Forwarded the ALR application for 360 Upper Ganges Road to the ALC with conditions and support;  Approved issuance of the rear lot line setback DVP for 148 Lyoness Drive.


February 26, 2019 ​| SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC amended Bylaw 512 (Affordable Rental Housing - Cottages) and requested staff schedule a Public Hearing; Allocated $5,000 from the Water Sustainability budget to identify Community Aquifer Recharge Areas; Requested the Islands Trust have the opportunity to review and comment on the Terms of Reference for Integrated Water Management; Adopted Bylaws 496 & 487 (Agriculture in Rural Watershed Zones); Referred the proposed CREST VHF tower at 120 Blain Road to the APC; Received 2 notices regarding Cannabis Licensing; Read Bylaw No. 515 (GISRA - 154 Kings Lane) a second time and referred it to the CRD Ganges Sewer Commission, re-referred it to Island Health, requested an Archaeological Impact Overview, and approved, in principle, the draft housing agreement; Approved the Development Permit for 210 Norton Road; and, Accepted the water treatment and storm water management covenants for the 370 Baker Road subdivision application.


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Page last updated: 04/04/19
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