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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.

Small Town Living? Residents Say It’s Good

March 1, 2018 New Denver submitted by the Rural Development Institute of Selkirk College A recent survey of the New Denver area shows that the vast majority of residents are satisfied with their quality of life, plan to stay, would … Continue reading

Graphite is soaring in the Slocan

Although many of the mines in the area have been put on hold for various reasons, one is still going strong and plans to expand – perhaps by a factor of 10. Eagle Graphite owns a quarry and production plant … Continue reading

Physician Recruitment for New Denver

The Slocan Community Health Centre, located in New Denver, is seeking two physicians. The SDCC is supporting this through their Health Committee consisting of Chamber members including local government representatives and community members with knowledge of health services in the … Continue reading

Rosebery to Summit Lake Rail Trail and Moto Bypass Trail approved

The Rosebery to Summit Lake Rail Trail has been given the green light by the provincial government. The Rail Trail, Motorized Bypass Trail, and Girl Guide Recreation Site were approved by Justin Dexter, Recreation Officer with Rec Sites and Trails … Continue reading

Schools Facilities Plan is Good News for Winlaw and Slocan

School District 8/ Kootenay Lake officials and interested Slocan Valley parents and community members gathered at Appledale Hall on October 30 for an update on the Slocan Valley Family of Schools Facilities Plan. Beginning with the background, Secretary-Treasurer Kim Morris … Continue reading

Rural Dividend grants, and the Slocan Valley Regional Economic Development Implementation Plan Project

reported by Jan McMurray, Valley Voice Oct. 19/ 17 The BC government has announced the recipients of the latest round of Rural Dividend grants, and the Slocan Valley Regional Economic Development Implementation Plan Project is on the list. The project … Continue reading

Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission working to improve local economy

Slocan Valley Economic What … ? … well might you ask. Who are we? What do we do? Why? Are we making a difference? Well, we are 10 of your neighbours, a mix of elected officials from each of Silverton, … Continue reading

Tubing on the Slocan River

Nothing says SUMMER like floating or tubing down the Slocan River! While this can be one of the most memorable things of the summer, a little planning can make it a great memory rather than the other way around… BE … Continue reading


Slocan is one of the few First Nations place names in common use in our area. One-hundred eightieth in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names by local historian, Greg Nesteroff Slocan is one of the few First … Continue reading

Evacuation Order Slocan Valley West Road

June 1, 2017 at 9:30 am The Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued an Evacuation Order for Slocan Valley West Road. The evacuation order has been issued for the following areas: 2220 to 2987 Slocan Valley West Road. At … Continue reading