Hidden side of Kaslo city hall re-emerges

Restoration continues on Kaslo's city hall, including the north side of the building which until recently was hidden by the fire hall.

Restoration continued Wednesday on Kaslo’s city hall, built in 1898, including the north side of the building which until last month was hidden by the fire hall (as seen below), built in the 1970s.

The fire hall’s demolition revealed some city hall windows that have long been covered up. No firm decision has been made for the future of the space where the fire hall stood — the village is welcoming suggestions from the public.

Several local contractors have been awarded different aspects of the project, which is expected to continue intermittently until next spring, when some interior renos will take place. The village says it’s only the first step in revitalizing the national historic site.

“Subsequent interior and other essential works to make it a functional public building and space will continue to require funding and community support in the years to come,” the village said in a newsletter.

A grand opening for the new fire hall, next to the arena, is planned for Saturday, October 11 at 1 p.m.

Just Posted

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

Sanchez leads Leafs to 6th straight win

Nelson held off Spokane 3-2 on Friday

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

1919: Hudson’s Bay Company gets an addition, council votes to exclude ‘undesirable enemy aliens’

Greg Scott brings us five Nelson Daily News stories from a century ago

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Most Read