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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.



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


Tubing 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