Archive for News

Wild Days in August

August 1, 2018  |  Community Events, News  |  Comments Off on Wild Days in August

The Slocan Lake Stewardship Society is proud to present Wild Days, a wildly successful nature program in its fourth year! Wild Days are three family-oriented nature walks in August to explore different habitats within the Slocan Lake watershed. Each day will have local naturalists and scientists on tap to make the day interesting.

Every summer, Wild Days introduces a variety of destinations and themes and this year’s offerings include a fascinating “Evening with the Stars” with experts from Okanagan’s Royal Astronomical Society. We hope you can make it to one or all three of the following exciting programs.

The first program Hosts of Valley of the Ghosts is happening Saturday, August 4. Explore the Valley of the Ghosts from old saloons in Sandon to recovering forests with saskatoons along the K&S Rail Trail. Leaders include Hal Wright, Vida Turok, Marcy Mahr and Jim Moore. This tour is co-sponsored by the North Slocan Trails Society. Participants meet at the Prospector’s Pick store in Sandon’s downtown.

Did you know that toads and bats are trail users? The second program Toads & Bats Take to the Trails brings participants to Summit Lake on Saturday, August 11. Wildlife biologists Kat McGlynn and Elodie Kuhnert are teamed up to share how adult and baby toads along with elusive bats are using the rail trail along Summit Lake.  This tour is co-sponsored by Hills Recreation Society and Kootenay Community Bat Project. Participants meet at the Rail Trail at the southeast end of Summit Lake and park on Summit Road.

Dig out your binoculars and get ready for an intergalactic experience of star-gazing. An Evening with the Stars is scheduled on Saturday, August 18. Experts Colleen O’Hare, Guy Mackie and Olaf Lutz will take participants on a star-studded tour of the universe. This tour is co-sponsored by Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Okanagan Centre. Participants meet at the Centennial Park gazebo in New Denver. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Wild Days are FREE and the first two events run from 9 am to 12 noon. Please note that the third event Evening with the Stars is from 8 pm to 11 pm. Don’t forget to dress for the weather, bring plenty of water and snacks, and please carpool.

Wild Days 2018 is made possible by Columbia Basin Trust, RDCK Area H, and Regional Recreation Commission #6. For further information, please visit

2018 Obon Ceremony

July 16, 2018  |  Community Events, Council Business, News, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre  |  Comments Off on 2018 Obon Ceremony

The annual Obon ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre.

Bosun Hall Replacement Feedback

July 16, 2018  |  Community Events, Council Business, News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Bosun Hall Replacement Feedback

A presentation was held on July 16th, 2018 at the Bosun Hall to view and discuss the feasibility plans for a new building created by Cover Architecture.

The preliminary plans have attempted to resolve all of the priorities and features that were requested during various rounds of consultation with community members and stakeholders.

For those unable to attend the presentation, information and feedback forms  are available here:

Initial Plans – Bosun Hall Replacement

Feedback Form – Bosun Hall July 18

Please submit your feedback by July 31st, 2018 by sending it to the office by email, mail or in person. Thanks you for your input!



July 13, 2018  |  Coming Events, News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on PUBLIC PRESENTATION – BOSUN HALL

Local area residents are invited to view the initial building plans for a new Bosun Hall at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 16th, at the Bosun Hall. Feedback from attendees will be gathered at the event to guarantee community input is included in the final plans. This will give Council valuable information regarding the various potential options for the future of the Bosun Hall. The final plans will be received by Council prior to making a decision about the future of the building.

Initial Plans Presentation Poster



June 20, 2018  |  News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on KNOX HALL BUILT HERITAGE GRANT APPROVED


CBT Built Heritage Program – Grant Funding Approved

The Village of New Denver has been given grant funding of $210,694 through the Columbia Basin Trust’s Built Heritage Program to commence improvements on the Knox Hall. The Knox Hall Revitalization Project will provide funds to restore many heritage features and upgrade systems throughout the building to improve its functionality for end users.  The Village will contact all renters affected by the project when further information is available.  The hall will remain open until further notice.


2017 CARIP Report

June 1, 2018  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on 2017 CARIP Report

The 2017 CARIP Report is now available for viewing.  The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant program that provides funding to BC Climate Action Charter (Charter) signatories equivalent to one hundred percent of the carbon taxes they pay directly.  This funding supports local governments in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move forward on achieving their Charter goals. For more information, please contact


May 31, 2018  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on 2018 PROPERTY TAXES

Residents of the Village of New Denver are reminded that 2018 Property Taxes have been mailed out. Property Tax Payments are due on or before Monday, July 16, 2018.  Please contact the office if you have not received your notice by June 11th, 2018.

Information about the provincial Home Owner Grant programs, Property Tax Deferment programs, and the general property taxation process are available from the Village Office or on our website:

For further information, please contact the Village Office.


May 30, 2018  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on SPRINKLING RESTRICTIONS

Residents of the Village of New Denver are asked to observe the following rules regarding the use of sprinklers within the municipal boundaries:

Level 1 Sprinkling Restrictions: No sprinkling between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.


May 30, 2018  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on THE “A CUP HALF-FULL” REPORT

The Village is pleased to share the Final Report for the Interior Health-funded project, “A Cup Half-Full: Using an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Approach to Support Healthful Aging for Older Adults in Rural Communities”.  The link to the full report can be found here: A Cup Half-Full Report


May 18, 2018  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on OUTDOOR BURNING REMINDER

Residents of New Denver are reminded that outdoor burning is regulated within the Village of New Denver.  Outdoor fires contained within a barbecue pit or fire pit having a surface area not greater than four (4) square feet; or within a manufactured gas, coal or electric barbecue are permitted unless a campfire ban is in effect.  Other open burning is only permitted during designated periods and does require a free permit from the Village – the next open burning period starts September 30th.  Council thanks all residents for their cooperation.