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What is the local government on Salt Spring Island?

What is the local government on Salt Spring Island?

It's complicated! Here is a simplified answer.

The Islands Trust is a unique form of local government in British Columbia that was established in 1974 to protect and preserve the environment, land use planning and development on Salt Spring Island.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) on Salt Spring oversees services like building permits, some sewerage, some water districts and regional parks.

The Salt Spring Island Fire District is a local government agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services to most areas of Salt Spring Island.

The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of most roads on Salt Spring.

The Salt Spring Island RCMP is a detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) that provides policing services on the island.

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