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September 14, 2018  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on CAMPFIRE BAN LIFTED

As a result of the recent rain, the provincial campfire ban has been lifted.  Small campfires and cooking fires (contained and having a surface area of less than four square feet) are now permitted within the municipal boundaries.


September 14, 2018  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on SPRINKLING RESTRICTIONS END

With the arrival of fall weather, the Village of New Denver has removed restrictions on sprinkling.  All residents are thanked for their compliance this past summer, and their continued efforts to reduce water consumption.


September 14, 2018  |  Coming Events, News, Press Release  |  Comments Off on PLANNED POWER OUTAGE

Residents and property owners are reminded that there is a planned power outage scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to enable BC Hydro crews to complete upgrades to the distribution system.

Household Hazardous Waste Roundup

September 5, 2018  |  Coming Events, Community Events, News  |  Comments Off on Household Hazardous Waste Roundup

Each year residents have the opportunity to responsibly dispose of hazardous waste for free. The Regional District of Central Kootenay will be hosting the following six Household Hazardous Waste Roundup Events in the fall of 2018.

Date Location Time
Sat. Sep 15 Creston & District Community Complex 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun. Sep 16 Salmo Recycling Depot 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sat. Sep 22 Silverton Public Works Yard 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun. Sep 23 Nakusp Arena 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sat. Sep 29 Castlegar & District Community Complex 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Click HERE for a list of what will be accepted at 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Events. (NOTE:  List of acceptable materials may change depending upon the participation of Stewardship Agencies.)


August 10, 2018  |  News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on WATERING RESTRICTIONS

Residents are reminded that watering restrictions are in effect

The use of sprinklers is prohibited between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day.


August 10, 2018  |  News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on 2018 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

A Local Government election is scheduled for Saturday October 20, 2018

Nomination packages for prospective candidates are available, from the Village Office, weekdays except statutory holidays, between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please note that completed nomination packages can only be submitted to the Village Office between 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4th and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14th.

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