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A Cup Half Full: Invitation

May 9, 2017  |  Coming Events, Community Events, News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on A Cup Half Full: Invitation

poster_Cup half full Aging Well May 2017 Let’s Talk about “Aging Well” in New Denver

Please join the community discussion and share your ideas about how to age well in New Denver and the surrounding communities. Researchers from the University of Victoria are working in partnership with Interior Health, and with municipal and health leaders from your local communities to gather your thoughts on aging well.

The events will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at either 1:00-4:00 pm, or 6:00-9:00 pm at Knox Hall in New Denver. A third drop-in session will be held in Knox Hall on Wednesday May 17th from 9:30-11:30 am. Light refreshments will be served.


Community Halls Feedback Report

May 8, 2017  |  News, Press Release  |  Comments Off on Community Halls Feedback Report

The report summarizing the recent consultation about community satisfaction with Knox Hall and Bosun Hall has been presented to Council and is available here: Summary Report or pick up a paper copy at the Village Office . We thank everyone for their input!

2017-2021 RDCK Financial Plan Community Open House

February 16, 2017  |  Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on 2017-2021 RDCK Financial Plan Community Open House


Tuesday, February 21st 1 p.m.  Council Chambers
Village of New Denver Office

Economic Development for the Slocan Valley – Public Engagement Meetings

February 15, 2017  |  News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Economic Development for the Slocan Valley – Public Engagement Meetings

TSV EconDev Strategy Posterhe Villages of Slocan, Silverton and New Denver, and the unincorporated communities within Electoral Area “H” of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), are working with EDCD Consulting to explore new models for how to deliver services that will support local business and economic growth. We are asking residents for input. Please attend one (or all) of the following meetings:

Public Engagement Meeting #1:

When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Silverton Memorial Hall

 Public Engagement Meeting #2:

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Passmore Hall

Public Engagement Meeting #3:

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Slocan Legion Hall

Also, please complete the online survey by February 24:

Hard copies are available at the Slocan, Silverton & New Denver Village Offices


January 12, 2017  |  Coming Events, Council Business, News, Press Release  |  Comments Off on INFORMATION SESSION – COMMUNITY HALLS

Residents of New Denver are invited to attend an open house to learn about the outcomes of the two recent structural assessments done on the Knox Hall and the Bosun Hall.  Steven Thomson, Principal Engineer from 9dot Engineering Inc. will be presenting the results of the structural assessments and will be available to answer questions directly related to the contents of the two reports.

WHEN:  7:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017

WHERE:  Bosun Hall – 710 Bellevue Street, New Denver, BC

PDF copies of both of the structural assessment reports are available on the Village’s website at and a printed copy can also be viewed at the Village Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., weekdays except statutory holidays.

Council Message – Update on New Denver Trail Network Connections Project

September 2, 2016  |  News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Council Message – Update on New Denver Trail Network Connections Project

As many residents know, the Village of New Denver was fortunate to receive a recreation infrastructure grant from the Columbia Basin Trust in order to connect existing trail networks in the New Denver area. The Village has been actively working on this project, including developing trailheads and signage, increasing related trail amenities such as basic washroom facilities, benches and picnic tables, and of course, improving the lakeside Mori Trail to extend to Bigelow Bay and the Carpenter Creek trails and Orchard trails.

At this point, the existing trail has been cleared and several new sections have been added, reaching almost all the way to Bigelow Bay. Professional arborists have been brought in to assess trees that could pose a safety risk. The Village is aiming to maintain the character of the trail while also increasing accessibility and ensuring public safety. Take a walk along the lakeshore if you have not already to check out the new trail features.

Public washroom facilities have been installed at the Denver Canyon trailhead as well as the north-west side of Carpenter Creek, fulfilling a need in the community. The facility at the end of Main Street will be installed with vegetative screening if required and appropriate signage for access. It is Council’s hope that these measures will reduce the number of people “doing their business” in the bushes around town. The Village of New Denver is hoping to install more permanent and elaborate public washroom facilities and is optimistic that these can be included in future improvements to the Bosun Hall, pending the outcome of the structural assessment on the building which the Village expects to receive later this year.

We hope you enjoy these new and improved amenities which aim to increase access and encourage active outdoor recreation, and allow for the use of municipal greenspaces for organized recreation events.


August 15, 2016  |  News, Press Release  |  Comments Off on INFORMATION REGARDING BEAR MANAGEMENT


Following the high number of reports of bear activity in town,  the Village of New Denver would like to remind its residents to pick all fruit trees and contact WildSafe BC Coordinator Bree Lillies for further information on preventative measures.

Her contact details are as follows:


Phone:(250) 354-8120


For more information on the Province of British Columbia’s bear management procedures please click on the link below:

Level 1 Watering Restrictions in Effect

July 20, 2016  |  News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Level 1 Watering Restrictions in Effect


As the hot days of summer arrive, 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. Daily

2016 Summer Employment Opportunity

March 15, 2016  |  Council Business, News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on 2016 Summer Employment Opportunity


The Village of New Denver has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to act as the Water Smart Ambassador, a summer position for the 2016 season.  This is a real opportunity to make a difference in your community. While this is an ideal position for a person already in, or interested in, a career in environmental education or resource management, anyone with an interest in water conservation is encouraged to reply.

The Water Smart Ambassador provides public education about water conservation to residents and businesses in New Denver. Duties include: responding to customer inquiries about water conservation; proactively promoting water conservation through public displays and events, conducting lawn and garden water assessments at residential locations. Training will be provided.

Desired Qualifications

– Passion for water conservation and environmental issues

– Excellent interpersonal communications skills

– Completion of Grade 12 or an equivalent GED

– Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5

– Knowledge of the local area

– Self motivated and highly organized

– Experience with public education and/or working with the public on a one-on-one level

– Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)

– Data gathering and analytical skills

The Water Smart Ambassador position is jointly funded by the Columbia Basin Trust and The Village of New Denver. This position is a result of the Columbia Basin Trust’s Water Smart initiative, which aims to achieve a 20% reduction in basin wide water consumption by the end of 2016.

More information about the initiative and the Water Smart Ambassador Program can be found at

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by Friday April 15, 2016 to:

Village of New Denver, Attention: Bruce Woodbury, CAO

Mail: P.O. Box 40, New Denver, B.C., V0G 1S0


In person: 115 Slocan Avenue, New Denver

This position will remain posted until filled. All applicants are thanked for their interest – only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





2016/2017 Community Intiatives Grant Applications Available

January 19, 2016  |  Community Events, News, Press Release  |  Comments Off on 2016/2017 Community Intiatives Grant Applications Available

2016/2017 – Community Initiatives (CIP) and Affected Areas (AAP) Programs

The CIP/AAP programs are designed to help address the needs of Basin communities. The programs are flexible and able to accommodate individual processes and they incorporate community-based funding decisions to better meet local priorities. Program funds are allocated on a per capita funding formula and are distributed once a year to CBT’s local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, and the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden, Village of Valemount, Ktunaxa Nation Council, and Shuswap Indian Band.

Applications are available online and can be completed, saved, and submitted by email to the attention of Judy Madelung at Applications are also acceptable by fax, post, and by hand delivery. The deadline for submissions is Monday February 29, 2016 at 04:30 PST. For further program information please contact Judy Madelung at the above mentioned email, by phone at 250-352-8170 or visit our website at for further details.

MUNICIPALITIES: Cities: Castlegar, Nelson   Town: Creston Villages: Kaslo, Nakusp, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton and Slocan
ELECTORAL AREAS: Ÿ A-Wynndel/East Shore Kootenay Lake ŸB ŸC ŸD ŸE ŸF ŸG ŸH-The Slocan Valley ŸIŸJ-Lower Arrow/Columbia ŸK-The Arrow Lakes