“Just the Facts” — Why Accurate Data Matters!

Researchers Adrian Leslie and Nadine Raynolds of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), give BC Rural Communities Summit delegates an opportunity to create “instant data,” and in the process make the point that good decisions are usually based on sound information. Here’s what some of the audience members had to say about their presentation: … More “Just the Facts” — Why Accurate Data Matters!

Why We Love Kaslo!

Kaslo Institute founder Randy Morse quizzes the crowd at the 2014 BC Rural Summit on what they like about Kaslo, then shares some personal anecdotes in the video below. And here’s what some Summit attendees had to say, culled from end-of-Summit evaluations: It was smooth and well organized, the Kaslo Institute did an excellent job … More Why We Love Kaslo!

Thoughts on Rural Life

Aimee Watson of the Kaslo Food Hub, Paris Marshall Smith of the Yasodhara Ashram, Kaslo Jazz Fest founder Jimi Holland, Regional District Central Kootenay Area D director Andy Shadrack, Dawn Lang of Selkirk College, Cheryl Thomas, and Michelle Heinz from the Clear Sky Centre share their thoughts on rural life — brief interviews recorded during … More Thoughts on Rural Life

Corky Evans Goes All Rural in Kaslo

  In a province, country, and world becoming increasingly urbanized, is there no longer room for rural ideas, creativity, concerns, and opportunities? In a speech at once both plain-spoken and provocative, former BC cabinet minister and long-time rural advocate Corky Evans addresses the urban-rural split, and the challenges — and opportunities — that face the … More Corky Evans Goes All Rural in Kaslo

Welcome to Kaslo

  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

BC Rural Communities Summit Conference Coming to Kaslo!

BEAUTIFUL KASLO SELECTED TO HOST 2014 8th BC RURAL COMMUNITIES SUMMIT PRESS RELEASE February 21, 2014 Noon Pacific The British Columbia Rural Network is pleased to announce that the 2014 8th BC Rural Communities Summit will be held in the beautiful lakeside village of Kaslo, in the spectacular West Kootenay region. The Kaslo Institute, a … More BC Rural Communities Summit Conference Coming to Kaslo!