We all love and want to protect our island’s incredible natural beauty.
But our unique community and culture are at risk.
It’s no one’s fault, but a combination of high real estate prices, tourism and short term vacation rental pressures, provincial tenant rights policies, and severe local bylaw restrictions are leading to a painful lack of not only affordable housing, but any housing on Salt Spring.
This is hollowing out working and middle class people and families who are essential for a thriving, functional community, and who also have a right to live here. Read their stories: