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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.



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


RDI Community Profiles 2018

Selkirk College’s Rural Development Institute (RDI) has updated and published comprehensive community profiles for the Slocan Valley region. http://cbrdi.ca/Communities/Central-Kootenay/Slocan-Valley


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