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The Valley VOICE is a biweekly regional BC community newspaper serving the Slocan, Arrow Lakes and North Kootenay Lake Valleys. It is 100% independently and locally owned.



The Village of Slocan is on the cusp of an eco-tourism boom

Once focused on forestry, Slocan is now evolving into an eco-tourism hot spot by Danielle Cameron, Kootenay Business Magazine March, 2017 The Village of Slocan is a jovial community of about 350 people, located at the southern end of Slocan … Continue reading


Community Paramedicine coming this spring and fall

by Jan McMurray, Valley Voice newspaper Community paramedicine is rolling out in Kaslo, New Denver and Winlaw this spring, and in Nakusp and Edgewood this fall. This new healthcare profession allows paramedics to work in expanded roles, providing healthcare services … Continue reading


Slocan Valley Economic Development Strategy process well underway

by Jan McMurray, Valley Voice Newspaper The Slocan Valley will have an economic development strategy by the end of April. Consultants Dale Wheeldon and Colleen Bond were in the valley the week of February 20 to gather public input for … Continue reading


Rural Development Institute- March 2016 newsletter

Sneak a Peak at the New State of the Basin 2016! Are Columbia Basin-Boundary communities growing or shrinking? What sectors are people working in? How do our wages compare to other places? What are the trends in student enrollment and … Continue reading


Slocan Valley Economic Development Strategy Public Engagement Invitation

There are several ways to participate in the Rural Dividend Fund Economic Development Strategy Public Engagement process: Attend one of three open houses in the Slocan Valley: Feb. 21- Silverton Feb. 22- Passmore Feb. 23- Slocan 1. NORTH VALLEY @ … Continue reading


Basin-wide shipping and logistics survey

January 30, 2017 The Columbia Basin Trust is undertaking a Regional Shipping and Logistics Analysis to assess regional logistics infrastructure and services and explore options for improvements. The success of this project will depend on the input and participation of … Continue reading


Rural Development Institute: December 2016 E-Focus

RDI December 2016 E-Focus Weather, Climate & Community Action As we head into winter, the ski season conversations often turn to the weather. How hot or cold it is, the amount of snow that has (or has not) fallen, and … Continue reading


Get your business on the FRONT COVER of Kootenay Business Magazine?

How does your company celebrate SUCCESS? Why not start with your photo on the front cover of Kootenay Business magazine? It’s our annual PROFILES IN PROGRESS edition! How about starting 2017 with some high level, front page exposure on the … Continue reading


Request for Proposals: Economic Development Consultants

The Village of New Denver is seeking a qualified consultant to carry out an Economic Development Strategy. The project is in partnership with the Villages of Slocan, Silverton, and RDCK Area H, with funding assistance from the Province of BC. … Continue reading


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