KCDS provides a variety of free career development and employment services to the communities of Nelson, Lower Slocan Valley , Salmo, Kaslo and the Crawford Bay/Boswell area. As well, Kootenay Career Development Society is well-known for employment services for people living with a disability.
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Relax on a private and peaceful 3 acre forested setting, near the pristine Slocan River in Winlaw. Our deluxe vacation rental has an open plan living & kitchen area and sleeps 8. It has 3 bedrooms, a sleeping loft, 2 large full bathrooms and a veranda. It has a large fenced yard with a private brick patio, BBQ, waterfall, fish pond and gardens. The home is complete with excellent kitchen and laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. It is great for groups and families ! All you need to bring is your groceries.
Check out our excellent website! It has slideshows of the home and area, rates, reviews and an availability calendar. Winlaw has: 4 good restaurants, 2 grocery stores, biking trails, live music and a beautiful river to swim in. It’s a great place to find some peace and quiet, and explore nature’s beauty.
We live on the property and have provided excellent service to our guests, since 2012. You can expect genuine Canadian hospitality and no booking fees. We offer wheelchair accessibility and extra amenities for children and the elderly. Call Pam or David at 1-250-226-7647 to book ahead. We accept: credit cards, cash and e-Transfers.
Established in 1898, the Hume is a restored historic, full-service hotel located on the corner of Vernon and Ward Street. All guest rooms have been tastefully renovated and are equipped with modern conveniences while paying homage to our rich history.
Inside our walls you can expect to find Aura Spa & Salon, the General Store Family Restaurant, Mike’s Place Pub, the Library Lounge, the Spiritbar, Banquets & Catering and our Liquor Boutique. This full-service hotel features a free full hot made-to-order breakfast for all room guests every morning. In 2017, we put the finishing touches on a 12 year renovation where no two rooms are quite the same.
Our greatest asset? Our team of dedicated staff of course. We are Nelson’s unique, character property with something for everyone. You can expect wide hallways, spacious rooms, extraordinary woodwork and that special sense of nostalgia that has defined our town over a century. Come and enjoy an authentic taste of Nelson’s hip heritage. The Hume Hotel & Spa – Antique. Chic. Boutique.
The Best Western Baker Street Inn & Convention Center is located on the foot of historic Baker Street.
Business travelers will be pleased to know that we offer free high speed internet while families should make note that kids stay free. Besides 70 comfortable guest rooms, other amenities include banquet facilities, Jacuzzi suites, hot tub, fitness room, flat screen TVs, microwaves, fridges, guest computer, room service and plenty of parking. Visit our website or call for more detail on the excellent ski and golf packages we have to offer.
Recently, we just opened up our new modern Italian restaurant, Marzano. We embarked on a trip to Naples, Italy in 2017. We enrolled in a one week course from one of the most revered, legendary pizzaiolas, Enzo Coccia, to understand the tradition and methods behind preparing the dough and working the forno. The course was rewarding and eye opening as we learned a century-old hand stretching dough techniques and simple authentic recipes. In addition to these well-guarded methods, we discovered the beauty of pure, fresh ingredients. The San Marzano tomato is a cornerstone ingredient that the locals take pride in as it is native only to the rich volcanic soil of the area. We were inspired by this and felt we needed to take the same care in selecting our ingredients, hence the name, Marzano as an homage to quality and authenticity.
We welcome you to come check out Nelson’s new restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Community Futures Central Kootenay is a not-for-profit community economic development organization. We are committed to helping people in the Central Kootenay region who are either operating or are planning to start their own business.
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Museum of Art and History, in Canada’s Best Small Art Town. Located in a stunning 1902 heritage building in the heart of the historic downtown district. Our public art gallery, museum and archives offer a friendly atmosphere in an exciting state-of-the-art facility.
Come in and discover the hidden gem of Nelson’s arts and crafts culture, featuring handcrafted work by local artists and artisans. It’s your source for unique souvenirs, gifts and books.
We offer eye care for the whole family and for all ages. Our exams will not only provide you with a precise measurement of your glasses or contact lens prescription, but also a thorough evaluation of the health of your eyes. Need an updated prescription for glasses or contact lenses? Concerned that you may have cataracts, glaucoma, or other eye diseases? Suffering with eyes that are irritated, dry, or infected? Interested in laser eye surgery? Selkirk Eyecare has you covered. Saturday and Evening appointments available in Nelson.
Jackson’s Hole & Grill, one of Nelson’s best restaurants. Serving a wide variety of fresh, homemade foods, you are sure to find something for everyone. Come and enjoy Nelson’s best patio, or spend time in our turn of the century lounge or restaurant. Come and see what so many others already know! Great food, great Service, great times!
“West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit, community-driven organization, that works to bring together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region. The three main pillars of our work are: taking action to reduce the crisis of climate change, promoting sustainable local food systems, and preserving wild places, ecosystems, air and water for future generations. If you’re looking to get involved in the community, EcoSociety’s a great place to learn about local issues and how make a tangible, positive impact in your community.”
Gabriel’s focus and gift is creating a grounded, supportive space rich in compassion, awareness, safety and humour. He invites clients to slow down while he listens wholeheartedly. His body-centred approach works with the psychophysiology of how trauma presents itself in the body, nervous system, bone and muscle memory. He offers art-making in session for clients wanting to explore the benefits of therapeutic creative expression.
Gabriel works with children, youth, couples, families and individuals. He specializes in facilitating personal growth work with men.
Clinical experience: trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, attachment issues, end of life, depression, stress, PTSD, ADHD, addiction, shame-shifting, men’s issues, rites of passage, dreamwork, the Work That Reconnects, ceremony and process-oriented group facilitation.
Vision Statement: Our vision is to be the best financial service company serving the long term needs of individual Canadians At Investors Group we:
1)Relate to our diverse clients through comprehensive planning
2)Are diligent in all of our endeavors
3)Respect each other and the communities we serve by being People Who Care.
Corporate Profile: Investors Group is a Canadian leader in providing personal financial services, and is dedicated to building lasting client relationships. Our primary objective is to help Canadians plan for financial security by providing quality financial advice and products through a network of Consultants.
Cornerstone is a consulting, facilitation and training company specializing in management solutions that elevates performance and produces results for their clients – businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. The Cornerstone mission is to help clients achieve their goals through finding innovative approaches, identifying competitive advantages and achieving significant bottom-line impact. Cornerstone combines extensive knowledge in business and non profit organizations excellence practices with experience to build and strengthen client capabilities.
Blue Sky Clothing Company, Comfortable Elegance Sized for REAL Women XS to 4X. Blue Sky offers locally designed, natural fibre clothing in styles and sizes for all women. We also have summer fun wear for the whole family. Balfour, Nelson and Vancouver locations.
511 Baker St. in Historic Nelson
Balfour Ferry Landing (seasonal)
1312 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, B.C. 604-566-9976
1533 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver B.C.
2029 4th Ave. Kitsalino, Vancouver B.C.
We believe in keeping interest local. As a member you share a bond, a commitment to keeping interest local. Doing business with NDCU supports 100 mile theory and contributes to a vibrant community and a dynamic local economy, while insuring decisions are kept local. From community comes strength! Logically. Locally. At NDCU we have a long history. From cash box to community cornerstone, your community Credit Union has been Nelson, Rossland and the East Shore’s local credit union for decades. Based on a history as an alternative to the banks, NDCU has grown from a modest beginning to an innovative, community-based financial co-operative. We believe the key to our success has been our membership.
Like banks, credit unions are full-service financial institutions providing a wide variety of financial services such as banking, loans, investments, and insurance to members from all walks of life – and to individuals, organizations and businesses.
There are, however, key differences.
The first is that the underlying mandate for banks and trust companies is to provide a healthy return on shareholder investments. These shareholders may or may not be customers of the bank…or even live in the same country.
Credit unions, on the other hand, have co-operative values where profits are directed back to the members and the community. Decisions as to how and where these profits are shared are made right here, by local management and by directors that local members elect through a democratic process – another key difference between credit unions and the big banks.
And while responsible money management is the priority, credit unions are justly proud of a reputation for providing superior customer service and a personal touch by local staff who are your neighbours, friends and family members.
An alternative to the traditional design agency — Co-working & collaboration in Nelson, B.C,
You like to travel in style. You want a seamless, enjoyable luxury vacation where you can relax and take in something new. You care about quality; the best of the best. You want an expert that will work around your busy schedule and provide you with travel options that you can trust.
iLand Luxury Travel is an affiliate of Travel Experts, a Virtuoso Agency. Our managing partner is fully Virtuoso accredited and has achieved the Certified Travel Industry Executive qualifications with the Travel Institute. She was also named in the Top 25 Agents of 2014. We are a luxury travel agency providing our clients with the best of the best, from the first phone call to your agent until you arrive back home from your journey. We believe that you deserve the best, and provide that to you in the following ways:
- Worldwide Relationships – We have established worldwide connections with the best of the best in the luxury travel market. From our hotel connections, airfare providers and tour operators, we ensure that every booking is placed with a reputable and vetted operator. Your satisfaction is our primary objective and we only recommend itineraries that will be both enjoyable and safe.
- Convenience – We’re available outside of normal business hours, at the convenience of our clients. You don’t have to come to an office. We meet you in our virtual office. We work around your schedule, saving you time and effort while making your travel planning as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
- Exclusive Access at Venues – Through our relationships we are able to get you ahead of the line and into places generally closed off to the public. By using us, you will never have to stand in long lines for tickets; we ensure that your private guide picks them up ahead of time and takes you in. For example, exclusive access to side entrance to the Vatican, or access to private sections of the Strahov Monastery in Prague, just to name a few.
- Value – You work hard for your money; you deserve to get the best value out of every dollar you spend. By leveraging our connections, we are able to secure exclusive complimentary amenities, such as meals, resort credits and VIP access/perks. Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly reviewed to ensure that you are getting the best of the best for your dollar. This can even include an airport butler! and other services you didn’t even know existed in order to make your journey seamless.
- Trusted Expert Agents – We take pride in working with agents who are highly skilled, knowledgeable and genuinely care about providing you with an excellent luxury travel experience. Their years of experience, destination training and customer service skills enable us to provide you with the right advice and recommendations for any destination.
We look forward to getting to know you! To start planning your dream vacation, click here.
PAIGE LENNOX RN, BSN
Patient Advocate/ Healthcare Navigator
The healthcare system is overstretched and truth be told sometimes people fall through the cracks.
Everyone has heard stories of people who get lost in the system.
Have you ever wondered… is there a way to stop this from happening?
That is why CHAI exists.
CHAI stands for Canadian Health Advocates Inc. and represents a national network of Health Advocates.
Health Advocates – also known as Patient Advocates- navigate the healthcare system with patients and caregivers so that people don’t fall through the cracks.
CHAI Advocates are professionals with extensive nursing, paramedicine, social work or medical backgrounds.
Our Advocates have deep experience and expertise in the Canadian healthcare system, so we know and understand its intricate workings.
We know what questions to ask and whom to ask. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to help people navigate an often confusing system.
Every patient deserves to receive the best possible care.
My passion for Advocacy is a direct result of professional and personal experience.
For 25 years I witnessed how patient care is affected by stretched resources and overworked healthcare professionals. I should know. I was one of them.
When my own mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness everything became more obvious. As a result of that experience I realized thousands of canadians experience this every day… and who is there to help them?
Again, this is why CHAI exists.
So specifically how do we help?
It breaks down into practical support, emotional support and empowerment.
Here are a few examples:
- Attending doctors appointments
- Coaching about your current condition, medical jargon, Advance Care Planning
- Support with complicated paperwork- for example CPP Disability Forms
- Helping with Discharge Planning from hospital to home or residential care
Emotional Support can take the form of…
- Reducing patient & caregiver stress
- Making sure the patient is heard
CHAI helps Empower Patients & Caregivers
- For example: supporting patients to advocate for themselves
CHAI also supports your doctors in providing you great care.
Our overstretched healthcare system often leaves doctors short of time and resources.
Hospital capacity in Canada is 125%- that means there are 5 people for every 4 beds in the Canadian healthcare system. And the situation is only going to get worse.
Baby Boomers- the largest cohort in human history peaks in 5 years. So who knows how many people will be needing those 4 beds!
So having a Health Advocates in your corner could make all the difference.
Whether you are building a new home, doing an addition or re-roofing your home, our dedicated team works efficiently to get your project done accurately the first time. Edge Roofing LTD uses only the highest quality of materials and employees experienced tradesmen to ensure quality work.
In 2006 Edge Roofing Ltd was established and since starting we have done many projects ranging from garden sheds, custom homes to historic commercial buildings.
Based in Nelson BC, Edge Roofing LTD is managed and run by Dan and Breanne Gaudreau. As an owner, Dan works closely with building contractors and home owners to guarantee the highest quality of workmanship.
Now in its 13th year, Make A Change Canada was established in 2004 as a national nonprofit and charitable organization that provides employment and skills training to Canadians who face challenges to finding or maintaining employment in today’s labour market.
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Communications needs to have a human voice. It should have a plan and room for spontaneity. Everyone has a story to tell. Firelight Communications focuses on helping you tell your story with writing, communications and media relations planning and training for businesses, local governments, nonprofits, and anyone who wants their communications to have a human voice.