Sometimes things just click. Take the last couple of days, for example. FROM THE GROUND UP First, my friend Susie introduces me to Micah White. White, one of the founders of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has written a book, called The End of Protest. Susie knew I’d like White’s tome for two reasons: … More Rural Revolution?
Today’s show is all about… food! Specifically the Kaslo Food Hub — and especially the Food Hub’s annual Christmas Hamper campaign. Patrick Steiner and Casey Jones explain what the Hub is and does, they dish up the details on the annual Kaslo—North Kootenay Lake Christmas Hamper program, and talk about the upcoming benefit show at the … More Radio Free Kaslo November 20, 2015
It’s time for positive change in rural BC. It’s time for a fresh new approach to the challenge and opportunities that face rural residents and their communities. An approach that recognizes that the greatest asset any community has… is the place itself! Enter place-based development. So what is it? To paraphrase the Government of Canada’s … More Social Enterprise + ‘Place-Based’ Development
This was amazing. As a educator it was heartening to see that careers like this can be attained even with people from small rural communities. We invited Hollywood-based, Academy Award-winning animator and director John Kahrs to join us last month here in Kaslo. John graciously accepted, and led a session at the Rural Summit that … More When You Wish Upon a Star
It wasn’t that long ago that the only ways to reach Kaslo from the outside world were either by horseback, or via the SS Moyie — in fact there are Kaslovians still very much alive and kicking who moved here as children on what is today the world’s largest remaining sternwheeler, and a National Historic Site. Visitors can … More Welcome to Kaslo — & the SS Moyie
Folks who are experts in the phenomenon of “amenity migration” — that is, the study of people who move from large centres to the (usually beautiful) countryside, often point out that the combination of water, mountains, and trees is pretty much irresistible for urban dwellers squished together in great heaps of concrete, glass, and pavement. … More Welcome to Kaslo (Bay)!
Welcome to Kaslo! We’re proud to be the host town for this year’s biennial BC Rural Communities Summit — a conference that brings together folks from across British Columbia, united in their interest in and commitment to all things rural in Canada’s westernmost province. Kaslo, situated on the east shore of 150 km-long Kootenay … More Welcome to Kaslo