Links to maps: CCC

Link to all maps pertaining to forest development via Cooper Creek Cedar:





Want to be part of the beach cleanups and enter to win $500??

We are looking for artists to sign up for our ‘Trash to Art’ competition. Artists will participate in the beach cleanup and have one month to create an installation out of the trash collected. Installations will be on display at outreach events throughout the summer and the winner will take home $500, honorariums available for top three picks!

Contact nina@friendsofkootenaylake to register, participation is free!

AST-1 Course

AST-1 Course being offered locally, it’s the perfect intro course for anyone wanting to get into the backcountry and be safe. Contact Kaslo Search and Rescue to sign up, cost of $231. The course will be Saturday March 24th in Kaslo, and then Sunday in Nelson the 25th at Whitewater.

Kaslo SAR on Face Book:   “Kaslo Search and Rescue”.


Job….. Deadline April 2nd 2018.

HIRING: Kaslo, BC Trail Coordinator Position!
Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society (KORTS) is seeking applications for a Trail Coordinator on a contract basis. The position has a scope of 280 hours @ $30/hr.
Rural Economic Development Ad Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society (KORTS) is seeking applications for a Trail Coordinator on a contract basis. The position has a scope of 280 hours @ $30/hr Expectations: - Coordinate with local trail user groups, - Build an inventory of existing trails and develop a digital data base of these trails, - Provide a central point of contact for user groups, - Plan and prioritize future trail maintenance and development, - Consult with greater community to facilitate a recognized and acceptable trail development plan, - Develop a unified trail signage plan. - May be involved in planning and supervising summer work crew. - Drafting a foundation for the development of a trail master plan.
The successful will have: - Experience in community planning and consultation. - Background and familiarity with accepted trail design practices. - Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. For inquiries email To apply submit resume and cover letter to attn. Stu Heard. Applications will be accepted until midnight of Monday, April 2nd.

Information re: the Affected Areas/Community Initiatives grant process



Spring break closure..

Hi everyone,

The Kaslo and Meadow Creek Family Centres will be closed for Spring Break from March 19th – April 2nd and re-opening on April 3rd.

Hope to see you then,

Sarah Evans


Kaslo Housing society update: AGM April 4

Since our AGM is coming up on April 4th, we’d like to take a moment to talk about exactly what we’ve been doing this past year, and where we envision going in 2018.
Our immediate goal has been to create a multi-residential housing development on the Village land behind the public works yard, sometimes referred to as “Lovers”. The Village has agreed to grant a 99-year lease to KHS for this parcel of land. We are in the preliminary stages of planning for this housing development. So far, our vision includes a combination of single and family apartments which share some community-building spaces such as a courtyard, common lounge, garden, and a commercial kitchen area. These apartments would be dedicated rental units, available at reasonable market rates and affordable for average individuals and families in Kaslo. We chose this project because the need for stable rental housing is severe and worsening. Our proposed building project would significantly increase the number of available, secure, rental units. We believe the addition of these units would alleviate housing pressure and safeguard the vitality of our community. The results of our application for funding this project will be presented at the AGM on April 4th.
It is important to mention that rental housing addresses only one part of the housing crisis. We are also investigating ways to facilitate home ownership for residents. In the long-term, we envision another project which will allow residents who have reliable income, but who may not qualify for a standard mortgage, to enter the housing market through a shared-equity ownership model.
As many of you already know, we recently secured funding for a local Housing Coordinator position. This position is the first of its kind in the area. We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who applied for this posting. This process was new to our board, and we were lucky to have a broad range of skills and experience to choose from. We reviewed all the applications very carefully, and conducted interviews with several candidates. You can expect to meet your new Housing Coordinator at our upcoming AGM.
We are excited that 2018 will see us advancing toward our goals, and we hope you will be a part of our journey.
See you at the AGM, Kaslo Housing Society
P.S. We will be looking for volunteers to help with our fundraising activities this year, so stay tuned!