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    ASK Salt Spring Answered


    After most ASK Salt Spring events, CHIR.fm interviews the guest or guests about the highlights of the question and answer session from the event. Thanks so much to Gayle Baker for facilitating this. Hear the major points these important speakers make.

    ASK Salt Spring Answered: Episodes

    EP 38

    Matthew Quetton -- Exec. Dir., Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce

    Damian in conversation with new Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matthew Quetton about the new direction for the Chamber and the new business directory.

    EP 37

    Laura Patrick SS Island Trustee

    Damian in conversation with Islands Trust Trustee Laura Patrick about Salt Spring's Official Community Plan COCP) and Complete Communities Assessment.

    EP 36

    Rollie Cook -- Salt Spring Fire District

    Damian in conversation with Rollie Cook board chair of the Salt Spring Fire Protection District about the new $12 million firehall, equipment needs and much more.

    EP 35

    Jon Cooksey -- Farmland Trust

    Damian in conversation with Jon Cooksey, board member of the Farmland Trust about food security on Salt Spring Island

    EP 34

    Andrew Gaetz -- Emcon

    Damian in conversation with Andrew Gaetz, operations manager for Emcon, the company that maintains the roads on Salt Spring Island

    EP 33

    RCMP Sgt. Clive Seabrook

    Damian in conversation with RCMP Sgt. Clive Seabrook about his future plans to stay on SSI and other matters involving policing on the island.

    EP 32

    Nora Layard - Green Loans

    Damian in conversation with Nora Layard, chair of Transition Salt Spring Enterprise Co-op about the loans they make to individuals and community businesses.

    EP 31

    Gary Holman - Miscellaneous Issues

    Damian in conversation with CRD director and Local Community Commission member, talks about tax hikes and new funding for housing on Salt Spring.

    EP 30

    Adam Olsen - Miscellaneous Issues

    Damian in conversation with Green Party MLA Adam Olsen discusses the upcoming provincial election, secondary suite legislation and healthcare.

    ASK Salt Spring Answered: Episodes

    EP 17

    Adam Olsen - Miscellaneous Issues

    Damian in conversation with Green Party MLA Adam Olsen discussing $20,000 Legislature desks and BC Ferries chaos.

    EP 18

    Gary Holman - Miscellaneous Issues

    Damian in conversation with CRD director Gary Holman discussing taxes, transit and absentee homeonwers.

    EP 19

    Janey Rowland - Housing Now

    Damian in conversation with Janey Rowland of Housing Now, about a new housing initiative to put those needing housing with those who have it available

    EP 20

    Brian Young - Transition Salt Spring

    Damian in conversation with Brian Young, chair of Transition Salt Spring about the latest update on the progress of the climate action plan.

    EP 21

    Alexander Fischer-Jean - Ambassadors

    Damian in conversation with Alexander Fischer-Jean, of Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce about the Ambassador Program.

    EP 22

    Adam Olsen - BC Ferries and traffic

    Damian in conversation with Adam Olsen, Green Party MLA for North Saanich and the Islands about BC Ferries and speed limits in Ganges.

    EP 24

    Polly Orr from Grow Local

    Damian in conversation with Polly Orr of Grow Local about the importance of food security on Salt Spring Island. 

    EP 25

    Julia Wagner on The Fab Lab

    Damian in conversation with Julia Wagner of Salt Spring Public Library about The Fab Lab, where you can make almost anything using 3-D printers and much more. 

    EP 26

    Gayle Baker of the LCC

    Damian in conversation with Gayle Baker a member of the Local Community Commission about road line painting and the Ganges Harbour boardwalk. 

    EP 27

    David Norget, Mental Wellness Initiative

    Damian in conversation with David Norget of the Mental Wellness Initiative about mental wellness outreach and The Ambassador program

    EP 28

    Adam Olsen MLA on housing

    Damian in conversation with Green Party MLA Adam Olsen about why he is so opposed to the NDP's housing policies.

    EP 29

    Brian Pyper -- NSSWD chair

    Damian in conversation with Brian Pyper, chair of the North Salt Spring Water District about a study into the current water hook-up moratorium and Channel Ridge.

    ASK Salt Spring Answered: Episodes

    EP 1

    Gary Holman - Fulford Water Issues

    Gary talks about the significant water issues facing Fulford, and all of Salt Spring. The existing infrastructure is old and prone to signifiant water loss, and replacement is a costly proposition. In addition there increasing demand for water and issues about sustainability from Salt Spring's water sources

    EP 2

    Adam Olsen - Healthcare

    Damian Inwood chats to Adam Olsen about the pressing healthcare issues facing Salt Spring Island



    EP 3

    Nejmah Guermoudi - Housing

    In a 2 part podcast (see EP 4 as well) Damian Inwood sits down with Nejmah Guermoudi to go through her take on the pressing housing issues facing Salt Spring



    EP 4

    Ron Cooke - Housing

    In a 2 part podcast (see EP 3 as well) Damian Inwood sits down with Roon Cooke to go through his take on the pressing housing issues facing Salt Spring



    EP 5

    Adam Olsen - Housing

    For the second week in a row Ask Salt Spring looked at Housing issues. This time the guest speaker was our MLA Adam Olsen



    EP 6

    Gary Holman - Housing

    For the third week in a row Ask Salt Spring looked at Housing issues. This time the guest speaker was CRD Director for SSI Gary Holman



    EP 7 - 10

    LCC Candidates

    This week Damian interviewed 5 of the candidates for the new LCC Commissioners: Kylie Coates, Brian Webster, Earl Rook, and David Courtenay


    EP 11

    Mairi Welman - Homes for Islanders

    This week Damian interviewed Mairi Welman a spokesperson for Salt Spring Solutions on their recent study, Homes for Islanders

    EP 12

    Minister Ron Fleming - Salt Spring Transportation issues

    This week Damian interviewed Rob Fleming the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure about some recent transportation announcements for Salt Spring Island

    EP 13

    Gary Holman - Salt Spring Infrastructure issues

    This week Gary Holman talks about "prudent use of debt" to deal with aging infrastructure repairs such as the electrical room and rotting walls at the pool.

    EP 14

    Brian Young - Transition Salt Spring

    Damian in conversation with Brian Young, chair of Transition Salt Spring, which is a climate action advocacy group. They discuss a number of climate action ideas for Salt Spring

    EP 15

    Alexander Fischer-Jean - SSI Chamber of Commerce

    Damian in conversation with Alexander Fischer-Jean, operations manager of the Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce talks about the new Ambassador program.

    EP 16

    Adam Olsen - Miscellaneous Issues

    Damian in conversation with Adam Olsen, Green Party MLA about BC Ferries, Ganges Revitalization and the suggested 30k/h speed limit in the Ganges Village.