In Depth

INTRODUCTION TO A FACT SHEET SERIES

By the Saturna Sustainable Health Funding Committee  

There is a growing concern about the future of health services on Saturna,...

Moments before the Queen of the North struck ground in a marine disaster that would claim two lives, Colin Henthorne woke up to banging on his cabin door.

It wasn’t the first time he’d been roused...

Each tonne that increases the atmosphere’s CO2 load costs the Arctic another three square metres of ice

New research is cutting through the confusion on disappearing Arctic...

St. Christopher's Church, Saturna Island BC

The settlement of Saturna began in 1869 when Peter Frasier became the first landowner.  In 1884 Warburton Pike and Charles Payne bought 1400 acres from Charles Trueworthy (in the area that is now the winery...

By:  Brian Hollingshead, Chair of the Ferry Advisory Committee

Well, the announcement is new.  The schedules actually go into effect early next year when the two new 145-car ferries, the...

On Saturday, May 28 from noon to 4 pm the Saturna Emergency Program volunteers will be conducting an exercise to practice evacuation for part of the island because of the discovery of a wildfire.  This is a...

Pictured here are Brent Sohier, Saturna Island Fire Chief, and Todd Bulled from Pender Island just after finishing the blindfolded/entanglement/obstacle course at the Pender Fire/Rescue Training Center; a...

The Saturna Island community has five new fire fighters volunteering for the fire department. This good luck is enhanced by the fact that two of the recruits are East Point residents, David Osborne and...

Saturna’s Refugee Support Group is looking for a long-term rental on Saturna Island to accommodate a Syrian refugee family. While we don’t yet know the family composition, it is safe to assume they will...

Sept. 14, 1921 – Feb 16, 2016

Jean Lorraine Campbell lived an exemplary life. She was a wise mother, grandmother, and aunt — and a lovely, patient shepherd to a vast array of adopted...

For more than two months now, a ruptured storage well has poured thousands of tons of gas into the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles. The Aliso Canyon leak is huge—California’s largest known source of...

by John Wiznuk

When I started with SIVFD I noticed that there was not much team spirit and no one identified with a logo. There was an attractive hand painted Osprey on the doors of the old...

In the election campaign the Trudeau Liberals’ climate platform lacked any commitment to specific targets and lacked any climate plan. They pledged to end all fossil fuel subsidies and to put a price on...

CAMPBELL, James McGeer
July 13, 1918 – Nov. 29, 2015

A Gulf Islands icon left us on Sunday, November 29, when James McGeer Campbell died at Greenwoods Eldercare on Salt Spring...

Following public consultation, discussions and deliberations, the Islands Trust Council has adopted a strategic plan for its 2014-2018 term of office. 

Trust Council will focus on the following 10...