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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.



Rural Dividend grants, and the Slocan Valley Regional Economic Development Implementation Plan Project

reported by Jan McMurray, Valley Voice Oct. 19/ 17 The BC government has announced the recipients of the latest round of Rural Dividend grants, and the Slocan Valley Regional Economic Development Implementation Plan Project is on the list. The project … Continue reading


Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission working to improve local economy

Slocan Valley Economic What … ? … well might you ask. Who are we? What do we do? Why? Are we making a difference? Well, we are 10 of your neighbours, a mix of elected officials from each of Silverton, … Continue reading


Floating on the Slocan River

Nothing says SUMMER like floating or tubing down the Slocan River! While this can be one of the most memorable things of the summer, a little planning can make it a great memory rather than the other way around… BE … Continue reading


PLACE NAMES: Slocan

Slocan is one of the few First Nations place names in common use in our area. One-hundred eightieth in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names by local historian, Greg Nesteroff http://www.castlegarnews.com/opinion/place-names-slocan/ Slocan is one of the few First … Continue reading


Evacuation Order Slocan Valley West Road

June 1, 2017 at 9:30 am The Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued an Evacuation Order for Slocan Valley West Road. The evacuation order has been issued for the following areas: 2220 to 2987 Slocan Valley West Road. At … Continue reading


Slocan Valley TV Society forges ahead with upgrades

by Jan McMurray, Valley Voice Newspaper March 9, 2017 The Slocan Valley TV Society replaced the equipment on its towers and now offers a high quality, reliable service, according to Derek Murphy, secretary/ treasurer of the society board. The taxpayer-funded … Continue reading


Slocan Valley Home Based Business Survey- On Line

Take the confidential Survey until May 15, 2017 and help us understand the needs of home based businesses in the Slocan Valley. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/homebasedbusiness We are reaching out to home-based businesses! If you run a home-based business, we want to hear … Continue reading


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