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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.



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


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