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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.



Mosquito Control Program Feasibility Study and Referendum for a Portion of Electoral Area H

A Mosquito Control Feasibility Study has been completed for a Portion of Area H as a result of two related petitions submitted to the RDCK and the ensuing Board resolution #515/17. The potential area being studied includes the area north of … Continue reading


Travelling the West Kootenay’s Silvery Slocan Circle Route

Crystal clear lakes, towering mountains, hot springs, and charming small towns with cozy coffee shops wait for you on the Silvery Slocan Circle Route. Travelling through Nelson, Kaslo, New Denver and the Slocan Valley, you trace a loop back in … Continue reading


Slocan Trail Head Improvement Project-

On July 9, Daniel Scott, Trail Specialist with RSTBC along with members of the Slocan Valley Historical Trail Society made a presentation to Council of the Village of Slocan about future development possibilities of the Slocan portion of the Rail Trail. … Continue reading


Telus plans to provide cell phone service to Slocan City next year

Telus is planning to install a macro cell site in the Village of Slocan next year, providing cell phone service (4G LTE  technology) within the village and to parts of Slocan Lake. “Telus has been exploring our options to enhance … Continue reading


Improve your business skills this summer at Community Futures

Small business workshops offered at Community Futures! Pinterest & Instagram for Beginners Nelson: September 7 (9.00 am – 4.00 pm) with Instructor Chris Holland $80+GST Learn to use the mobile apps Pinterest and Instagram for Beginners  to reach potential customers and/or promote a virtual store.  Instagram … Continue reading


Slocan Valley CANNABIS SURVEY: Land Use and Community Notification Guidelines

The RDCK is soliciting feedback from the public and stakeholders on those matters that local government can address: such as appropriate land use regulations for Cannabis Retail, Nurseries, Cultivation and Processing, as well as Community Notification Guidelines for Cannabis Retail. … Continue reading


Silverton Gallery re-opens on Canada Day

July 1, 2018 will finally see the reopening of the historic Silverton Gallery, a much-loved venue that has been closed for the past  four years and sorely missed. A pro-active village council and the Slocan Lake Arts Council secured funding … Continue reading


Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society displays a love of good works

Love of home place, dedication, and good works were on display at the Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society AGM May 29. 2018. Valley Legacy Fund balance was $202,344. This sum reflects major increases through raising $10,000 on Giving Tuesday from … Continue reading


Export Navigator Program in the Slocan Valley

Are you a manufacturer? Do you have a product or service you would like to expand into markets outside of the Slocan Valley region? this is a free service that will: FOSTER INNOVATION AND ENHANCE COMPETITIVENESS INCREASE PROFITABILITY DIVERSIFY YOUR … Continue reading


$1 Million Grant for SIFCo’s Wildfire Protection Plan

SIFCo, the Slocan Integral  Forestry Cooperative based in Winlaw, has received $1 million from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) to continue with its landscape-level Strategic Wildfire Protection Plan. “This is huge,” says manager Stephan Martineau. “Since 2009, we … Continue reading