COVID-19 Information

People are being strongly encouraged to stop all unnecessary travel to Salt Spring Island in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to reduce pressure on limited island services. Read more >>

If you suspect you may be sick, please self-isolate and use BC’s online COVID-19 self-assessment tool. If you have non-medical questions, call the provincial number at 1.888.COVID19 or text 604.630.0300.

Salt Spring Island residents can email non-medical COVID-19 questions. If your question falls outside the CRD’s area of responsibility for electoral area governance, we will do our best to re-direct you to the appropriate resource. We will attempt to answer your questions as quickly as possible.

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About Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island is located just off the east coast of Vancouver Island and is the largest and most densely populated of the Gulf Islands. Salt Spring Island is an unincorporated rural Electoral District under the jurisdiction of the Capital Regional District (CRD). The CRD serves as the local government for electoral areas and most administrative functions are handled from the SSI office.

Services

More information on the services and administrative functions offered on SSI by the CRD can be found on the following pages:

Projects and Initiatives

On a quarterly basis, the CRD prepares a dashboard showing progress made to date on local service priorities, initiatives, and capital plans.

Subscribe to capital projects for updates on major capital projects underway.

Committees and Commissions

Please visit the Board, Committees and Commissions section for appointments, agendas and minutes for the following Salt Spring Island commissions and committees.

Additional Information

Director

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Gary Holman is the Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director and a locally elected representative on the CRD, CRHC and CRHD Boards. Director Holman has lived on Salt Spring Island since 1989 and has a professional background as an economist.

Director Holman serves on various local commissions and was elected as the Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director in 2018. He previously served as the MLA for Saanich North and the Islands (2013-17) and as the Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director (2002-08).

Alternate Director

Mary Richardson is the Alternate Director for the Salt Spring Island Electoral Area.

Contacts

SSI Administration
250.537.4448

Animal Control
1.800.665.7899 (toll-free) or 250.478.0624

Building Inspection 
250.537.2711

Bylaw Enforcement
1.800.665.7899 (toll-free) or 250.478.0624

Water & Sewer
General – 1.800.663.4425
Emergencies – 1.855.822.4426