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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.

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

Slocan Valley business receives funding to build batteries for clean energy vehicles

Eagle Graphite will receive $290,000 to further develop B.C.’s clean energy vehicle (CEV) sector, create jobs and support low-carbon innovation. “Under our CleanBC plan, we are building a low-carbon economy that will reduce climate pollution and create good jobs across … Continue reading

Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Funding

Wondering how your community will be determining how funds are distributed? Here is a complete list including New Denver, Silverton, Slocan and Area H. PUBLIC PROCESS INFORMATION FORM Dot Day in Winlaw is Saturday April 6, 2019 from 1-3 pm … Continue reading

Improved high-speed internet is on the way in the Slocan Valley!

Improved high-speed internet is on the way for 26 communities in the Kootenays, bringing people opportunities to learn, connect and better expand their businesses. * Communities benefiting from this work include Appledale, Brouse, Crescent Valley, Hills, Lebahdo, Lemon Creek, Nakusp, … Continue reading

Slocan Valley Economic Development update

The following update from Ron LeBlanc, Slocan Valley Economic Development Coordinator, was originally published in the Valley Voice on March 14, 2019. Valley residents often ask me about my new role of Slocan Valley Economic Development Coordinator.  What does that mean? What … Continue reading

Rural Media, Kootenay Style

In the summer of 2018, Angela Long embarked on a 22,000-kilometre journey, traversing eight provinces and a territory – from Dawson City, Yukon, to Cape Breton, N.S. – to learn from residents, reporters and experts about journalism’s importance in rural communities. In the … Continue reading

Rural Evidence Health Care Review project

Local evidence for health service planning through a rural lens The RER aims to collaborate with rural citizens to provide robust, comprehensive and rural-relevant evidence to inform rural health service planning in British Columbia. The activities involved to achieve this … Continue reading