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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.



Have your say: creating good jobs, more opportunities with Clean BC

British Columbians are invited to give input on the wide range of training and job opportunities driven by CleanBC. CleanBC  aims to reduce climate pollution and boost energy-efficient solutions, while creating more jobs and opportunities for people thought the province. … Continue reading


Slocan Valley celebrates Small Business Month

It’s Small Business Month and we at the Slocan Valley Economic Development Partnership and Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission would like to honour all the storefront and home-based small businesses out there. Those of us who are self-employed and have … Continue reading


Two new physicians at Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver

The Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver has two new physicians as of October 1, 2019. Dr. Sean Wachtel and Dr. Svet Gueordjev join long-time New Denver physician Dr. Chuck Burkholder, stabilizing primary care and 24/7 emergency services at … Continue reading


Small Business Fall 2019 Training Schedule-Community Futures

Available in Nelson, Castlegar and Nakusp Nelson: October 10 Bookkeeping Lab (9-12) 17 Google Lens – Free (12-1) 19 Intro to Cannabis Business – Free (9-3) 22 BBA – Buying A Business – Free (8:30-11) 22 BBA – Succession Planning … Continue reading


Online portal to test internet connectivity

Residents in the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions are being urged to try out a new online testing portal which is designed to test internet connection speeds. The Regional Broadband Committee has been working to get a better understanding of … Continue reading


Request for Proposals for Slocan Valley Digital Media Development

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) on behalf of the Slocan Valley Economic Development Partnership (SVEDP) is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide professional services focused on developing web, app and social media (digital) platforms. With … Continue reading


Free online tool to help Slocan Valley communities care for their properties-“Better than Google!”

The Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) has developed a free online tool to help communities care for their properties in ways that benefit wildlife, water and wild spaces. The Stewardship Solutions Online Toolkit is a portal to a list of Kootenay-based … Continue reading


Spacefinder BC: Lets Slocan Valley Venues access Renters

SpaceFinder BC is an internet “matchmaking” tool for renters looking for creative space, and spaces looking to promote their rentals. Here in the Slocan Valley, we have a plethora of great spaces, some better  known than others…and we believe that … Continue reading


Local nurse practitioner Donna Gibbons honored as Health Care Hero

Donna Gibbons has been honoured as Interior Health’s Health Care Hero for 2019. She is a nurse practitioner at the Slocan Community Health Centre and the Village of Slocan. Donna is described as the beating heart of health care in … Continue reading


The Lift Cowork ~ Expressions of Interest for Pre-memberships

The Silverton Cowork Society recently formed to create and manage the future Lift cowork in the the old Silverton General Store building at 222 Lake Ave. The space will utilize 1000 square feet for a shared office, board room, small … Continue reading