The Valley Voice

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The Valley Voice is an independently owned regional community newspaper serving the Slocan, North Kootenay Lake and Arrow Lakes valleys. The Valley Voice covers the news of Nakusp, Burton, Fauquier, Edgewood, Kaslo, Woodbury Creek, Ainsworth Hot Springs, New Denver, Silverton, Sandon, Slocan, Winlaw, Slocan Park, Crescent Valley and South Slocan. As an important communications link for residents of the West Kootenay, The Valley Voice is distributed free of charge to all postal addresses in the Arrow Lakes and Slocan valleys and in the Kaslo area through Canada Post. Many copies are also circulated to Argenta, the Lardeau Valley, Nelson, Trail and Castlegar. The Valley Voice is published bi-weekly and has a circulation of 7200.

The Valley Voice is committed to publishing the work of local writers and photographers. The newspaper provides a forum for the opinions of West Kootenay residents through its Voices from the Valleys feature. The Valley Voice regularly publishes news and photography relating to politics, crime, health care, business, education, sports and the arts, as it affects people living in the West Kootenay, particularly in the three valleys that the newspaper serves.

Letters to the editor and submitted articles should be 500 words or less, and are subject to editing.

The Valley Voice also publishes heritage tourism publications. The Silvery Slocan Heritage Tour Guidebook is a guide to a driving tour through the West Kootenay, with more than 25 historic photos, historical information, maps, descriptions of over 85 points of interest, and listings of tourism-related services. It sells for only $4.95 at outlets along the tour route. The Sandon Paystreak is in the style of Sandon’s turn-of-the-century newspaper and contains historic articles about Sandon. It is available for $2 at the Sandon Museum and The Valley Voice office.

To contact us, email, phone 250-358-7218 or fax 250-358-7793.