KASLO, village, pop 1,049 (2021), lies on the west side of KOOTENAY LK, 71 km northeast of NELSON. First settled in 1888–89 by SAWMILL operators, it boomed following the discovery of SILVER–lead–ZINC ore in the SLOCAN area in 1891. It may have been named after John Kasleau, a prospector. In 1895 it was connected to the MINING area by the narrow-gauge KASLO & SLOCAN RWY. Incorporated as a city in Aug 1893, it chose village status in 1958. Over the years mining declined and LOGGING became...

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