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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.



CBT Community Initiatives and Public Engagement – Meeting Schedule April 2018

Proponents are expected to attend the public input meeting in each area that funding support is requested from and organizations need to be prepared to make a short presentation regarding their project or be prepared to respond to inquiries about … Continue reading


Spring 2018 Small Business Training Schedule

Improve your business skills at Community Futures Getting publicity for your business is one of the most powerful and cost effective promotional tactics you can learn. The rules are simple: conventions must be followed, but the pay-off is worth the … Continue reading


Central Kootenay Farm & Food Directory ready to go!

The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council would like to invite all Farmers- Producers- Processors in the Central Kootenay to participate free of charge in the new Farm & Food directory. The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council’s 1st annual Farm and … Continue reading


Small Town Living? Residents Say It’s Good

March 1, 2018 New Denver submitted by the Rural Development Institute of Selkirk College A recent survey of the New Denver area shows that the vast majority of residents are satisfied with their quality of life, plan to stay, would … Continue reading


Graphite is soaring in the Slocan

Although many of the mines in the area have been put on hold for various reasons, one is still going strong and plans to expand – perhaps by a factor of 10. Eagle Graphite owns a quarry and production plant … Continue reading


Physician Recruitment for New Denver

The Slocan Community Health Centre, located in New Denver, is seeking two physicians. The SDCC is supporting this through their Health Committee consisting of Chamber members including local government representatives and community members with knowledge of health services in the … Continue reading


Rosebery to Summit Lake Rail Trail and Moto Bypass Trail approved

The Rosebery to Summit Lake Rail Trail has been given the green light by the provincial government. The Rail Trail, Motorized Bypass Trail, and Girl Guide Recreation Site were approved by Justin Dexter, Recreation Officer with Rec Sites and Trails … Continue reading


Schools Facilities Plan is Good News for Winlaw and Slocan

School District 8/ Kootenay Lake officials and interested Slocan Valley parents and community members gathered at Appledale Hall on October 30 for an update on the Slocan Valley Family of Schools Facilities Plan. Beginning with the background, Secretary-Treasurer Kim Morris … Continue reading


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