January 11th, 2018 — There seems to be a big disconnect between what BC Assessment thinks a structure on a Salt Spring Island property is worth and what the owners think it’s worth. This house, not the land it sits on, was assessed at $295,000 in 2017 which is a lot of money for a very old run down 1200 square foot house. A few weeks ago the new owners began stripping it to the studs so they can rebuild onto the original building. Assuming the siding will soon go and the roof will be replaced, what remains are the studs, rafters, and joists. I didn’t count them but I will guess there are about 300 and that number divided into the assessed value make them worth close to $3000 each.
December 14th, 2017 — Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island about a quarter to four on a Thursday afternoon; a very busy place while the ferry from Swartz Bay unloads.
October 13th, 2017 — The “We Are SaltSpring” banner by Greg Klassen at the entrance to Ganges on Salt Spring Island. On the side of the road there is a memorial for Greg who died just days after the banner was erected.
October 15th, 2017 — Every once in a while I go out to a park and kick the soccer ball around. It’s good exercise and it’s fun. The downside is that after doing this a couple of times I start thinking about playing the game again, maybe in a plus 60 league. It’s a downside because I forget how serious even 60 year olds take the game such as this defender for the Salt Spring Island Old Boys who first stepped on the foot of an opposing player for the Juan de Fuca 48’s and then kneed his other leg to knock him over and leave him lying on the field. Didn’t even get a yellow card. Juan de Fuca did have their revenge, however, winning by at least eight goals.
October 13th, 2017 — Stops signs on intersecting driveways into houses on Margaret Drive, Salt Spring Island.
October 11th, 2017 — The Crofton pulp mill at sunset from the road down to Vesuvius Beach, Salt Spring Island.
October 22nd, 2016 — Burning yard debris on Vesuvius Beach.
October 14th, 2017 — Ace Courier Services office in Ganges, Salt Spring Island
August 25th, 2017 — Jack Clement’s house in Vesuvius Bay in the process of being renovated.