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Press Releases and Publicity

2017

Slocan seniors’ housing to break ground this fall

Construction will start this fall on eight affordable housing units for seniors in Slocan.

“It’s been a very long haul,” said Slocan Valley Seniors’ Housing Society president Rita Moir, “but we are really pleased to announce final funding has been approved.”

Along with the good news, there is still one hurdle: the twelve-suite project in the heart of Slocan has been downsized to eight units due to sharp increases in construction materials and additional requirements since initial budgeting two years ago. BC Housing is encouraging the Society to pursue the additional four units when a future program becomes available.

“We’ll think of these eight units as phase one,” said Moir. “We’re so glad to get going with these eight beautiful suites, and construction will include the infrastructure to get those final four done as soon as possible.” The four-plexes, directly behind the Slocan Library and Wellness Centre, will include six one-bedroom suites with lofts and two two-bedroom suites.

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2017 09 15 – My Nelson Now – Greg Nesteroff,

The Slocan Valley Housing Society will break ground this fall on a seniors housing project in Slocan City.  But president Rita Moir says it won’t be as large as they originally hoped. BC housing is providing $831,000 plus a low-interest mortgage, while the Columbia Basin Trust is putting up $269,000. The community raised more than $45,000 in last year’s Hike and Bike for Housing event and has also provided free materials and pro bono services.

To hear the full Radio Interview with Rita Moir, click here.

2017 Sep. 15 – SVSHS Press Release

“It’s been a very long haul,” said Slocan Valley Seniors’ Housing Society president Rita Moir, “but we are really pleased to announce final funding has been approved for affordable seniors’ rental housing in the Village of Slocan.”

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The Passmore Lodge will do some energy upgrades thanks to $6,400 from the Columbia Basin Trust.

Administrator Nora Lilligren says they were one of the recipients of the recently-announced grants. Lilligren says they’re switching from incandescent and fluorescent lamps to LED. They’re hoping to do the work this fall and the grant will pay for about half the total cost. The lodge has 10 units and is operated by the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society.

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2016

by Kim Pemberton – Vancouver Sun – Published on: December 4, 2016 | Last Updated: December 4, 2016 4:26 PM PDT

The backlog of low-income seniors in B.C. needing social-housing will not be met, despite a recent announcement by the provincial government to increase the number of subsidized housing units through B.C. Housing.

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B.C. Housing has awarded $6,300,300 in funding to a Nelson CARES project that will build 48 units of affordable housing. ( The corporation chose to fund three other projects in the Kootenays: A dozen seniors units in Slocan through the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society.)

B.C. Housing has awarded $6,300,300 in funding to a Nelson CARES project that will build 48 units of affordable housing. It was one of three dozen projects funded around the province amounting to a total of a half billion dollars.

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Submitted – “We’re over the moon” about the success of the Hike orBike for Seniors’ Housing, said Slocan Valley Seniors’ Housing Society President Rita Moir after the weekend’s fundraising adventure on the valley’s rail trail. “I don’t think in our wildest dreams we expected to raise more than $35,000. It shows complete commitment to the seniors’ housing project in Slocan on behalf of our entire community.”

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by  Contributed – Nelson Star posted Jun 20, 2016 at 2:00 AM— updated Jun 20, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Eighteen years ago an epic 233 km walk-a-thon raised $25,000 to help build Passmore Lodge. Now residents plan to do the same for seniors’ housing in Slocan. For three days, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, they’ll hike or bike on the Slocan Valley Heritage Rail Trail with all funds going to help build 12 units of affordable rental seniors’ housing in the heart of the village.

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They did it then and they’ll do it again! Eighteen years ago an epic 233 km walk-a-thon raised $25,000 to help build Passmore Lodge. Now they plan to do the same for seniors’ housing in the Village of Slocan.

For three days, from September 30 through October 2, volunteers will hike or bike on the Slocan Valley Heritage Rail Trail with all funds going to help build 12 units of affordable rental seniors’ housing in the heart of the village. At least one of the original hikers, Lydia Kania, who was 72 then and 91 now, is already in training with the help of a walking stick carved by Don Munro, another of the early trekkers.

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The upcoming Hike or Bike for Housing and updates on the Slocan housing project will highlight the Slocan Valley Seniors’ Housing Society’s AGM September 13 at Passmore Lodge.

“We’ve moved so far on the Slocan roject. We’re shovel ready if funds come through, and now the community is preparing to hike or bike to help raise money for the new housing,” said society president Rita Moir. “We are proud to run Passmore Lodge and its success punctuates the need for more seniors’ housing. There are only 20 units in the Slocan Valley, where half the population is over 50 years old.”

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Amendments to the zoning and OCP bylaws to change the zoning designation for the site of the proposed seniors’ housing project from Parks, Open Spaces & Institutional (P) to Multi-Family Residential (R-3), and to increase density in the R-3 zone to 49 units per hectare, were given first two readings. Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed bylaw changes on September 12 at 6:30 pm. At the council meeting at 7 pm that same night, council will consider the completed Development Permit Application for the seniors’ housing project. Councillor Perierre reported that MP Richard Cannings joined the seniors’ housing society board for a walk-about of the site on August 7.

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It’s really an incredible group of people breaking in their runners, tuning up their bikes, and gathering pledges for the September 30 – October 2 Hike or Bike for Housing, a fundraiser for the seniors’ housing project in Slocan. There’s veteran hiker 91-year-old  Lydia Kania, 82-year-old track star  Don Currie, 68-year-old farmer and former MLA Corky Evans, and former housing society president Don Munro.

Webmaster’s note: Don Munro,  is actually the one coming from Oliver for the hike, Susan Harder our new director continues to reside in our area.

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2015

by  Bill Metcalfe – Nelson Star

posted Mar 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM— updated Mar 25, 2015 at 3:04 PM

“Please complete your Seniors’ Housing Survey!”

That’s the message the board of the Slocan Valley Seniors’ Housing Society wants to get out to past and present valley residents this month.

The society has its eye on an attractive piece of ground in Slocan for seniors’ independent living. It’s been offered to the group on a 40-year lease for a dollar a year.

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Seniors survey shows solid support for Slocan housing – Nelson Star

Seniors’ Housing Society updates Slocan plans – Nelson Star

Seniors advocate dismayed by Kootenay seniors’ housing plight – Nelson Star

Slocan Valley projects get $250,000 boost – Nelson Star

2014

June 9th Council meeting highlights

Council met with the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society to revisit the idea of a seniors and affordable housing complex in Slocan.

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The annual meeting of the Slocan Valley Seniors· Housing Society unanimously endorsed a motion to  proceed with planning affordable rental housing, with a focus on seniors, in Slocan.  The motion, proposed by the society, and moved by Slocan Mayor Madeleine Perriere, was the highlight of the September 23 AGM at Passmore Lodge.

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