Village of Slocan News
|June 21, 2017|
|June 21, 2017||SLOCAN VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
In 2016, the Villages of Slocan, Silverton, New Denver and Area H submitted a joint application to the Rural Dividend Fund, for recruitment of a consultant to complete an Economic Development Strategy for our Region. The main objective to this project was to develop a multi-year, regional strategy with tangible, capacity-appropriate projects and an associated action plan.
Through a Steering Committee selection process, EDCD Consulting was hired to complete the strategy. The Steering Committee consisted of one elected official from each participating community, along with senior supporting staff (CAO’s). Public engagement sessions were hosted to collect input from the public, as well as completion of an ED Survey.
The Steering Committee received the draft report documents from the consultants which included a summary of input and data collected at the public engagement sessions, and a structure recommendation report. In May, the Final Report – Report Three: Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Plan – was released. The creation and implementation of a regional strategy will assist with the stabilization of the economy by identifying ways to save and enhance existing businesses in both the short and long term. It will identify opportunities for job creation, business retention and business expansion.
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|April 19, 2017||
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL OPPORTUNITY:
RFP-17-001 – WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY, CONSULTANT SERVICES
The Village of Slocan has significant public use areas on its waterfront. These areas are utilized year round and are most popular during the summer months. The waterfront is becoming increasingly popular with multiple user groups, who access public infrastructure including a public beach park with picnic areas and washroom, beach volleyball court, swim dock, boat launch, breakwater, gazebo, and the Slocan Lake trailhead for the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. The area is also comprised of multiple land owners, both public and private.
The Village is seeking to recruit a professional consultant, to create a long-term waterfront management and development strategy for the waterfront areas located west of the mill site. The consultant will host stakeholder and community engagement sessions and analyze existing and new-found data to create a design plan and implementation strategy. Data compiled will include landowner information, traffic patterns and parking needs, existing and potential future uses, climate change impacts, and local/regional economic development benefits. The waterfront design plan and strategy will provide the Village and other stakeholders with a toolkit for moving forward with future development of the waterfront park area, and will plan for the health and longevity of the Slocan waterfront.
Proposals will be accepted up until 4:00pm on Monday, May 15th, 2017.
|April 11, 2017||Residents are invited to review and comment on the proposed Draft Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw (2017-2021). The Bylaw is scheduled for adoption at the May 8th regular meeting of Council. Financial Plan documents are available for inspection at the Village Office during regular business hours, or by clicking the links below.|
|April 4, 2017||
The Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission is reaching out to home-based businesses in the Slocan Valley. The Commission has partnered with the Slocan District Chamber of Commerce and RDI to create a survey for home-based business. The results of the survey will help the SVEDC and Chamber respond to the needs of home-based businesses.
YOU can take this confidential Survey until May 15, 2017 and help us understand the needs of YOUR home based business. Those opposed to online surveys can obtain a paper copy by emailing email@example.com, or by visiting the Slocan Valley Co-op, New Market Foods, or the Valley Voice.
|March 20, 2017||
RFQ-17-001 – FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, DUMP TRUCK
The Village of Slocan is requesting quotation from qualified firms, for the supply of one four wheel drive dump truck. The Village is intending to dispose of its existing dump truck, and to receive trade-in credit on the purchase of a new dump truck.
Bid submissions must be sealed and received by our offices (mail or hand delivery only) by the due date: MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 at 4:00pm.
Sealed submissions should be addressed to:
RFQ-17-001 – DUMP TRUCK
|January 10, 2017||
|January 10, 2017||
WEST KOOTENAY TRANSIT SURVEY
BC Transit, in collaboration with the RDCK, are proposing new transit service connecting rural communities (Slocan included) within the RDCK to Nelson. The survey will assist in developing additional transit services proposed for implementation in August 2017.
SLOCAN: This proposal includes potential changes to Slocan pick-up/drop-off times and added days/routes.
The survey is open until January 22, 2017.
|October 31, 2016||Please join us this evening for the Annual Halloween Hoot at the Village Ball Field!
Concession will be open at 7pm, offering complimentary hot dogs and hot chocolate.
Fireworks will begin at approximately 7:30pm.
|June 15, 2016||We are pleased to announce that grant funding has been approved for our Cemetery Mapping Project! The scope of this project is to develop an up-to-date digital cemetery database and cemetery web-mapping and management application, for both internal and external users. Village staff can utilize this system to track, plan burials, and update records as needed. Members of the public can log on to search for burial location of a loved one or for genealogy research. Ground penetrating radar can confirm location of unknown burials and solidify historical records. Funding for the project is an estimated $10,000; CBT has contributed $5k and the remaining $5k has been awarded through the RDCK Community Development Grant Fund. We estimate the project will be complete by Fall 2016.|
|May 12, 2016||The Village of Slocan is pleased to announce the acceptance of our JCP Application to complete upgrades to the campground and waterfront! This is a $120K project, funded by the Government of Canada and Province of BC, with $40k worth of in-kind and cash supports. This is Phase II of the Slocan Tourism Enhancement Project.
|May 11, 2016|
|April 12, 2016|
|March 30, 2016||2016 CENSUS JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Please click on link below for further details
Census 2016 – Info Package
|March 15, 2016|
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|January 15, 2016||The Village is participating in the 2016 RDCK Woodstove Exchange Program.
See documents below to apply for a rebate.
|November 12, 2015|
|November 12, 2015|
|October 15, 2015|
|September 16, 2015|
COMMUNITY VOTER’S CHALLENGE!
The Village of Slocan has been invited to participate in the 2015 Voter’s Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to increase voter turnout for the Federal Election on October 19th. According to Elections Canada, approximately 62% of those aged 18-34 did NOT vote in the 2011 Federal Election. We want to encourage our residents of all ages (18+) to cast their ballots!
The organizers will calculate the percentage of voter turnout for each participating community, comparing the previous election results with the upcoming results. The largest increase wins. Prize for the winning community has yet to be announced but there has been talk about a special guest appearance. Rick Mercer has been invited by the organizers to do a “political rant” in the winning community but has not yet been confirmed!
Get out and VOTE on October 19!
For more info about the Challenge, please visit the page below.
|September 3, 2015||
|September 2, 2015||
WELLNESS CENTER – NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION
Please take note that construction will be commencing over the next few weeks at the Wellness Center. Public Works are currently in midst of replacing the Library sidewalk and in the coming weeks, a new Wellness Center sign will be erected (thank you to our volunteer sign committee for all your hard work!). Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
|August 27, 2015||
FORTIS INFORMATION TENT @ VILLAGE OFFICE
|August 25, 2015||
SMART METER – PUBLIC MEETING
|August 17, 2015|
|July 20, 2015|
|June 11, 2015|
|June 9, 2015|
|May 21, 2015||EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
The Village of Slocan is currently accepting applications for a temporary labourer position, to work in the Public Works Department, primarily to cover leave for regular full-time employees. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to water, garbage, street, park, building, and equipment operation and maintenance activities. The candidate for this position must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license with a clean driving abstract.
Please click here to view the full job posting.
|May 20, 2015||SPRINGER CREEK HYDRO PROJECT PRESENTATION
If you missed the Hydro Project Public Information Session held on May 19th at the Legion, you can view the presentation HERE
|May 19, 2015||VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:
Are you creative and looking to add a volunteer job position to your resume?The Village of Slocan is looking for a columnist to generate their monthly newsletters! Must be fluent with e-mail and document formatting.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, May 28th at 4:00pm.
|May 19, 2015||WELLNESS CENTER SIGN COMMITTEE –
CALL FOR THREE (3) REPRESENTATIVES:The Village is requesting applications from those interested in appointment to Wellness Center Sign Committee.
The purpose of this Committee is to work cooperatively in developing a sign for the Slocan Health & Wellness Center. The Committee shall provide Village Council with advice and recommendations regarding design, construction and placement.
If you are interested in sitting on this Committee, please contact the Village Office at 250-355-2277 or email email@example.com.
|May 19, 2015||SPRINGER CREEK HYDRO PROJECT OPEN HOUSE
Please join Slocan Village Council and Micro-Hydro Project coordinators to discuss plans for the Springer Creek Hydro Project. This will be an opportunity to review the project, discuss the benefits, express your opinions, and learn the next steps in project development.TUESDAY, MAY 19TH, 2015 AT 7:00pm at the SLOCAN LEGION HALLVIEW PUBLIC PRESENTATION HERE
|May 14, 2015|
|May 5, 2015||
SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE:
|May 4, 2015||
Job Creation Partnership: Western Screech Owl Walk and Tourism Enhancement Project
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|April 15, 2015|
|April 1, 2015|
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|January 14, 2015|
|December 10, 2014|
|November 13, 2014|
|November 10, 2014|
|November 3, 2014||
Notice of Town Meeting –
|October 30, 2014||
NEWS RELEASE: SELKIRK COLLEGE
|October 30, 2014||
|October 22, 2014|
|October 20, 2014||Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fall Food Fair!
Surveys are available at the Village Office or click on the link below.
Please return by October 31st. Thank you!HEALTHY LIVING COMMUNITY SURVEY
Healthy Communities Capacity Building – Stream One: Learn & Connect Grant
for the Village of Slocan in partnership with WEGCSS
|October 15, 2014|
|October 15, 2014|
|September 30, 2014||
CANDIDATE NOMINATION PERIOD BEGINS! (September 30 – October 10)
|September 11, 2014|
|September 11, 2014|
|September 10, 2014|
|August 13, 2014|
|July 15, 2014|
|July 16, 2014||WILDFIRES!
For the latest information on wildfires in our area, please visit:
|June 10, 2014|
|May 20, 2014|
|May 16, 2014|
|May 12, 2014||ANNUAL REPORT – Public Consultation Meeting
Monday, May 12 at 6pm at the Village Office
|April 16, 2014|
|April 16, 2014||
Notice of Special Meeting:
|April 16, 2014|
|April 15, 2014|
|April 14, 2014||CBT Community Initiatives: Public Input Meeting
Monday, April 14th, 5pm at the Village of Slocan
|March 31, 2014||FINANCIAL PLAN – Public Consultation Meeting
Monday, March 31 at 7pm at the Village Office
|March 17, 2014|
|March 10, 2014||RDCK Discretionary Grant & Community Development Grant Disbursements|
|March 10, 2014||WEST KOOTENAY TOURISM ALLIANCE –
BRANDING PROCESS, Newsletter – Issue 3
|Feb. 20, 2014||NOTICE: RDCK PUBLIC MEETING
Residents of the Village of Slocan and Electoral Area H are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the RDCK 2014 Budget.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Slocan Village Office, Council Chambers.
|Feb. 13, 2014|
|January 21, 2014||
Thank you and congratulations to the Slocan Legion for their 2013 donations, adding up to a whopping $21,135.95! To see the list of donations, please click here.
|January 21, 2014||
C-O-W MEETING – JANUARY 21, 2014, 5:30 p.m
|January 21, 2014||
The City of Castlegar wishes to introduce to the local government partners of the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District, which includes the Village of Slocan, a proposal for the development of a strategic planning initiative regarding the future of investment in acute health care planning for the region.
Slocan Village Council has scheduled a public meeting for January 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Office for discussion and the development of a Village of Slocan position on acute health care.
Residents are asked to consider the following three questions to help Village Council develop the content of the Village’s position on the proposed strategic plan.
Your responses can be either presented verbally at the January 20th meeting or in writing (e-mails accepted). Please send your response to Jack Richardson CAO, PO Box 50, Slocan BC, V0G 2C0 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for written submissions is February 4, 2014.
|January 16, 2014|
|January 1, 2014|
|December 12, 2013|
|December 9, 2013||
THE VILLAGE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED AT 4:00 p.m. ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 23rd, 2013 AND WILL RE-OPEN AT 9:00 a.m. ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 2014.
RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE WILL BE PICKED UP ON:
COMMERCIAL GARBAGE WILL BE PICKED UP ON:
BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL THURSDAYS IN DECEMBER (11am – 12pm) EXCLUDING THE 26th.
|December 9, 2013||
At the December 9th meeting, Council agreed to circulate an Acute Care Planning Strategic Initiative information package prepared by Jim Gustafson on behalf of the City of Castlegar. The City of Castlegar wishes to introduce to the local government WKBRHD partners a draft strategic plan regarding the future of investment in acute care planning for the region. A public meeting will be scheduled for January 2014 for further discussion and the development of a Village of Slocan position on acute care.
Click the link above to view the document.
|November 14, 2013|
|October 31, 2013||
JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOOT!
|October 22, 2013||
FREE ART THERAPY FOR ADULTS!
W.E Graham Community Service Society Presents: A free drop-in Art Therapy group for adults every Tuesday from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. This group is co-facilitated by Art Therapists Seamus Gray and Lindsay Dew. Come explore, connect and have fun!
For more info, please call 250-355-2484. Located at 1001 Harold Street, Slocan BC.
|October 21, 2013||
RESIDENTIAL FALL CLEANUP!
|October 17, 2013||
|October 16, 2013||
Western Screech Owl Project
|October 15, 2013||
Social Media tools are quickly becoming commonplace to local governments in an effort to communicate effectively with the public. Our Slocan Mayor and Council has indicated a desire to explore these avenues and wish for the public to come forward with their comments and concerns about the draft “Social Media Policy” listed above. Please submit responses by 12pm on Tuesday, November 12th by email or mail.
|October 15, 2013||APPLICATION FOR SNOW FURROW REMOVAL
We are now accepting registration forms for SENIORS and PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES; CLEARING OF DRIVEWAY FURROWS. Please pick up your form at the Village Office; this form must be completed EACH YEAR. Please be mindful that this is a FREE service and that it is not a required service or bylaw. Streets and commercial areas will be cleared before driveway furrows. Your patience is much appreciated! Apply Here
|October 15, 2013||October Newsletter||October 2013 Newsletter|
|September 23, 2013||Highway Construction Project Announcement – Hwy#6|
|September 14, 2013||FOUND Found at Slocan Beach: Woman’s GOLD RING with stones. Found Saturday, September 14. Please call the Village Office at 250-355-2277 to describe and reclaim your ring.||CLAIMED!|
|September 12, 2013||September Newsletter||September 2013 Newsletter|
|September 30, 2013||
FOR SALE BY BID:
*1997 FORD F150 4×4
|September 10, 2013||
September 10, 2013, 7pm – 9pm
|September 9, 2013||NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: PROPOSED ZONING BYLAW
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 – 6:00pm
Village of Slocan, Council ChambersLinks:
AD: PUBLIC HEARING INFORMATION
EXISTING: VILLAGE OF SLOCAN ZONING BYLAW NO. 393, 1988
PROPOSED: VILLAGE OF SLOCAN ZONING BYLAW NO. 633, 2013 | Map
|August 15, 2013||August NEWSLETTER||August 2013 Newsletter|
|July 27, 2013||
UNITY MUSIC FESTIVAL COMES TO SLOCAN
The Slocan Valley Cultural Alliance, a local non-profit society is bringing the Unity Music Festival to Slocan City on July 26, 27 and 28. Organizers are excited to hold this family festival at the Slocan Beach area and are looking forward to working with local service groups and the residents of Slocan in showcasing the Village. For festival program and more information, please visit www.unitymusicfestival.ca.
|July 17, 2013||Slocan Community Library – Notice of Temporary Summer Closure
Wednesday, July 17th – Monday, September 2nd
|July 11, 2013||July NEWSLETTER||July 2013 Newsletter|
|July 2, 2013||PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE!
4:00pm, Tuesday, July 2, 2013
|June 19, 2013||REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: JANITORIAL SERVICES
The Village of Slocan invites proposals for Janitorial Services for the Village Office and the Health and Wellness Center.
Proposals will be excepted no later than 2pm on Monday, July 31, 2013.
Proposals may be faxed, mailed or emailed.
JANITORIAL AD TERMS OF REFERENCE
|June 16, 2013||Slocan Valley Art & Garden Tour 2013
Sunday, June 16 from 10am – 4pm
|June 12, 2013||June NEWSLETTER||June 2013 Newsletter|
|June 10, 2013||2012 ANNUAL REPORT
|June 10, 2013||Water Conservation Measures In Effect
||Sprinkler Regulations 2013|
|May 21, 2013||Unity Festival – Public Information Meeting
Tuesday, May 21 at the Legion, 7:00pm
The Slocan Valley Cultural Alliance, a local non-profit society is bringing the Unity Music Festival to Slocan City on July 27th and 28th, 2013. Organizers are excited to hold this family festival at the Slocan Beach area and are looking forward to working with local service groups and the residents of Slocan in showcasing the village. A public information meeting and volunteer sign up session will be held Tuesday, May 21 at the Legion at 7:00 pm. All welcome.
For more information, please visit www.unitymusicfestival.ca.
|May 17, 2013||May NEWSLETTER||May 2013 Newsletter|
|May 6, 2013||CANADA SUMMER JOBS
Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students.
The Village of Slocan is now accepting resumes to fill two (2) positions (32 hours per week) with Public Works for the summer season. Resumes will be accepted until May 24 at the Village Office – 503 Slocan Street, Slocan BC.
Fax: (250) 355-2666 | Email: email@example.com
|April 29, 2013||ANNUAL SPRING CLEANUP!
Monday, April 29th – Thursday, May 3rd
(Electronic Recycling Pickup Friday, May 4th)
|Cleanup Rules & Regulations|
|April 27, 2013|
|April 17, 2013||FOR SALE BY BID: FOUR (4) MODULAR TRAILERS
(Must be bid on separately, see details)
Bidding Closes: Wednesday, May 8th at 4pm
|April 15, 2013||NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: MONDAY, APRIL 15th, 6:00pm
To discuss the 5-Year Financial Plan and 2013 Budget
Held at the Village Office, Council Chambers
|April 10, 2013||April NEWSLETTER||April 2013 Newsletter|
|April 8, 2013||Nick Verigin presented Mayor Madeleine Perriere and Council, at the April 8th regular Council meeting, with the gift of a portrait; that of Mrs. Emilie Popoff, Slocan’s first female mayor (1946). Verigin requests that the portrait be kept at the Village Office to ensure its preservation. A warm thank you goes out to Nick Verigin for his generous donation.|
|April 8, 2013||CBT Community Initiatives: Public Input Meeting
Monday, April 8th, 5pm at the Village of Slocan
|March 25, 2013||Easter Holiday – Office Hours||Easter Hours|
|March 14, 2013||March NEWSLETTER
||March 2013 Newsletter|
|March 13, 2013||
NOTICE: RDCK PUBLIC MEETING
|February 22, 2013||
QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIAMOND JUBILEE
|February 20, 2013||FOR SALE BY BID: LOT OF FOUR (4) MODULAR TRAILERS
|February 20, 2013||FOR SALE BY BID: TWO (2) OFFICE SAFES
|February 18, 2013||February NEWSLETTER||February 2013 Newsletter|
|February 12, 2013||NOTICE: As the Village Office is closed on Friday, February 15th (Utility Bill discount deadline), we will be accepting discounts until 4pm on Monday, February 18th, 2013.|
|January 25, 2013||RDCK January Newsletter||RDCK News|
|January 24, 2013||Notice of Special Meeting: Monday, January 28, 2013
“In-Camera” – 12:00 noon
“Special” – Immediately Following the In-Camera Meeting
|January 21, 2013||WE STRIVE TO BE A FIRESMART COMMUNITY!
Wildland forest fires are capable of spreading at an astonishing rate. Crowning forest fires often spread at up to 5.5 km per hour, with spotting as far as 2 km ahead. Wind blown grass fires can spread at speeds up to 8.8 km per hour.In British Columbia, an average of 48% of all wildfires are caused by human activity. Wildfire is also a natural phenomenon. Nearly 52% of BC’s wildfires are caused by lightening strikes. Over the last several centuries, large areas of BC have been burned over repeatedly. Over the last 10 years, on average over 2,500 wildfires were started in BC each year, consuming over 25,000 hectares of forested land annually. Thousands of families were recently evacuated from their communities and hundreds of homes destroyed.
If you live in Slocan or surrounding area, sooner or later you may have to contend with the spread of wildfire. The best protection against loss, damage or injury due to wildfire is prevention.
Following the FireSmart Home Owner’s Manual can help reduce that risk. For more information, please follow the link below.
|January 17, 2013||Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society January Newsletter
“The Telegraph” – Rail Trail News
|January 17, 2013||January NEWSLETTER||January 2013 Newsletter|
|January 14, 2013||Community Initiatives 2013/14 Grants Program||Application Form|
|December 21, 2012||RDCK December Newsletter||RDCK News|
|December 20, 2012||Office Holiday Schedule||Holiday Schedule|
|December 15, 2012||Slocan Transfer Station Holiday Hours||Slocan Transfer Station Hours|
|December 12, 2012||Woodstove Exchange Program||Woodstove Exchange|
|December 10, 2012||2013 Council Meeting Schedule||2013 Schedule|
|November 1, 2012||Fitness Center Winter Brochure||Brochure|
|October 15, 2012||Snow Removal Registration Form
(driveway Furrow clearing for seniors or those with a disability)
|Snow Removal Registration|
|September 6, 2012||Micro-Hydro Project: Public Presentation||Micro-Hydro Presentation|
|May 2012||Water Conservation Measures – Effective Immediately||Water Conservation|
|April 2012||The Village of Slocan has two vehicles available for bid. Bidding Closes June 15th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.||For Sale|
|Monday, May 14 to
Thursday, May 17, 2012
|Residential Spring Cleanup 2012||Details|
|Feb. 15, 2012||Campground Operator Request for Proposals
(CLOSED March 29, 2012 at 4pm)
|January 2012||2012 Council Meeting Schedule||Schedule|