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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.

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

Columbia River Treaty Negotiations Underway

Important Negotiations are Underway! May 22, 2018 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, announced today that Canada and the United States will launch negotiations on May 29, 2018, to renew the Columbia River Treaty. Katrine Conroy, B.C.’s Minister … Continue reading

RDI Focus – Checking in on Life in the Basin-Boundary

Checking in on Life in the Basin-Boundary Every year, the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College takes stock of well-being in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. This region wide check-up investigates a number of indicators across economic, social, … Continue reading

Evacuation alerts issued for Slocan Valley

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued evacuation alerts for residents and visitors in areas of the Slocan Valley due to the potential flooding. The alerts affect Indian Point Road and Slocan Valley Road West. Local firefighters will … Continue reading