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!


Information re: the Affected Areas/Community Initiatives grant process


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!

LV Museum building’s 100th!… and in celebration of this:



Jfest Vollie?

Be part of the magic that makes the 27th Annual Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival happen! If you would like to volunteer and be part of the amazing team, please read our Volunteer Information Package and apply here:



Saturday, March 10th, 10 – 12 noon at the Seniors’ Hall

The Board of Directors and the Executive Director of the Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake are pleased to invite you to attend our AGM for 2018.


We are celebrating our 5th anniversary since beginning to offer hospice services to our community as the new Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake.

The support from our community has continued to grow and we are grateful for what this has enabled us to offer.

We would like to share with you about our accomplishments in 2017 and our plans for 2018.

Many grant applications require us to state how many members the society has, as well as the attendance at our AGM.

You can demonstrate your support for our society by attending and by purchasing your 2018 membership for $10.00.

(Please see the statement below that clarifies membership in our society.)

We’ll appreciate the show of your support at our AGM.

HSNKL Board of Directors:

Jane Ballantyne, Mandy Bath, Jeannie Brown, David Cheatley, Julie Kucera,

Emily Mattes, Karen Pidcock, Phyllis White and Margaret-Ann Winn,


Executive Director: Chelsea Van Koughnett


Statement Regarding Membership in The Hospice Society Of North Kootenay Lake

  • Membership in the Society is a means by which individuals demonstrate their support for the activities of HSNKL.
  • Membership numbers are a measurable expression of community commitment to HSNKL and are often requested by potential grant-giving bodies to whom the society may apply for funding.
  • Membership carries no obligations or responsibilities.  We do encourage members to attend the AGM to hear about the past year’s activities, vote on adoption of the annual reports and to elect the Board of Directors.
  • There is no expectation that members engage in hospice-related activities.
  • HSNKL is grateful for those who do choose to volunteer their time, in addition to being members of the society. Information on volunteer opportunities is available from Chelsea Van Koughnett, Executive Director: 250-353-2299,

Feb 26 : RDCK Budget meeting in the LV.

From Director Watson

North Kootenay Lake residents Lardeau and North:

The RDCK does an annual budget roadshow to present the proposed budget for the upcoming year and ask the residents for their input. This budget is where we determine taxation rate based on service demands. Historically the meeting for Kaslo and Area D has been held in Kaslo. This year, there will be a meeting at the Lardeau Valley hall on February 26th at 2pm to be more accessible to our remote residents.