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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.



Proposed broadband from Playmor junction to Nakusp: update

Aimee Ambrosone, Director, Delivery of Benefits for Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) who also works on broadband and  high-speed connectivity projects told Nakusp council that the CBT is setting up and supporting a broadband backbone in  the region. The “last mile” … Continue reading


Film festival calls for submissions

The 13th annual North Valley Mountain Film Festival returns to Silverton Memorial Hall March 2. Short ski and snowboard films produced by local youth to professionally produced adventure films and environmental documentaries. This year it is once again offering a … Continue reading


Slocan District Chamber of Commerce presents Slocan Valley promotional video

YouTube: https://youtu.be/nI-ROuaYxfc This has been a big endeavor and we are happy to release the final product. Early in 2018 this project was launched, with the release of a Physician Recruitment Video in the spring. Two smaller videos, especially for sharing on social … Continue reading


New Economic Development Coordinator for Slocan Valley

Nelson, BC: The Villages of Slocan, Silverton and New Denver, RDCK Area H (Slocan Valley) along with the Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission (SVEDC) would like to welcome and introduce Ron LeBlanc as the Slocan Valley Economic Development Coordinator. In … Continue reading


New Local Impact Investment Fund Seeking Founding Members

From November 9th to December 14th, Eden Yesh, Invermere Branch Manager for Kootenay Employment Services, project manager to the 2018 Mobilizing Local Capital initiative, and Chair of the BC Community Impact Investment Coalition, will emcee public launch sessions in the … Continue reading


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