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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.



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


Rural Routes Podcasts

Check it out! The Rural Routes Podcast http://ruralroutespodcasts.com is a free podcast that takes a detailed look at different elements of rural life.


RDI e-Focus October 2016

A Plentiful Harvest Conversations about food often include favorite meals and restaurants. But in the Columbia Basin-Boundary food conversations are increasing and evolving, including discussions on local agriculture, food security, and related policies and plans. Food is a hot topic … Continue reading


Alzheimer Society upcoming courses in the Slocan Valley

Dementia Dialogues: Self Care for Caregivers Oct 14 at Slocan Park Hall slocan-park-self-care-for-caregivers-oct-14 Shaping the Journey, living with Dementia 5 sessions starting Oct. 12 at the Covenant Church, South Slocan. stj-oct-nov-2016-1 Contact Julie at 250-365-6769 in Castlegar for more information … Continue reading


Rural Development Institute- Sept. newsletter: Schools Matter

RDIfocus As students go back to school, there are many emotions – from sadness about the end of summer, to excitement about the next grade or a new teacher, and being back with friends in that often important routine.   … Continue reading


Columbia Basin Trust grants $250k for Slocan Valley Rail Trail project

People who like to recreate in the Slocan Valley are the bigger winners after the Columbia Basin Trust awarded a $250,000 Recreation Infrastructure Grant to the Slocan Community Recreational Greenway Project. The funding comes through a unique partnership comprised of … Continue reading