Residents’ Experiences

Housing Crisis Amplified on Denman Island:

There is a strong feeling among Salt Spring Island’s farmers, artisans and tradespeople
that the local land-use government (Islands Trust) is attempting to ‘cleanse’ the Island of its
‘working classes’ in the interests of turning the land base into a nature preserve comprised of a
conglomerate of private properties owned by a wealthy few” – Dr. Mielle Chandler

 IT 2020 housing working group report: