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July 24, 2018, 2:35 pm

Kaslo City Hall National Historic Site Re-Opens

Village of Kaslo

KASLO - Kaslo City Hall’s municipal office and Council Chambers are open for business for the first time in almost 8 years.  Through several phases since 2010, the Village has restored and renovated the exterior and interior of this unique timber-frame combined municipal and court building of the late 19th Century.
 
Over these years, the Village has accessed considerable funding support from the Columbia Basin Trust, Parks Canada, Community Works Funds and other programs to progressively get the building back to its former glory and modernize its offices for the 21st Century, including telecommunications fibre broadband and VOIP services telephone made possible by Kaslo Infonet Society.
 
City Hall (1898) is one of only three municipal buildings in British Columbia that are National Historic Sites. Still on its original septic field, City Hall will be one of the properties to benefit from the Federal/ UBCM Strategic Priorities Fund announcement in March, expanding sewer collection in Kaslo to a further 60 properties.  For the community, that will mean the addition of a new rental facility on the old Court Room floor, capable of hosting groups of up to 100.
 
Service BC will be joining the Village this August to maintain the common government service front counter in Kaslo and area.
 
“The ‘City of Kaslo’ was incorporated on August 14th 1893 and was a founding member of UBCM.  It is a happy coincidence that 2018 is both the community’s 125th Anniversary and a new chapter in the life of City Hall, “said Chief Administrative Officer, Neil Smith.
 
For more information:  www.kaslo.ca
 
Mayor Suzan Hewat
250-353-2311
 
Neil Smith,  Chief Administrative Officer
250-353-2311

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