Over 20 years ago, Marilyn Cobban started Blue Sky Clothing out of the back of a VW van in small-town Balfour BC. Her vision and passion was to help women of all sizes and body types find beautiful styles in natural, breathable fabrics. Since then Blue Sky has established nine locations in BC, a thriving ecommerce presence, and a growing wholesale business.
- Nelson: 511 Baker Street, Nelson, BC
- Balfour: 350 Ferry Landing Rd, Balfour, BC (open from Easter to Thanksgiving)
- North Vancouver: 1533 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, BC
- East Vancouver: 1312 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC.
- Kitsilano: 2029 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC
- Kamloops: 263 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC
- Victoria: 1316 Government Street, Victoria, BC
- Tsawwassen: 196-5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta, BC
- Kelowna: 541 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
Formerly a member of the Skogstad Shkooratoff law office, Jolene Shkooratoff have been serving the Nelson area for over 4 years. Our legal team prides themselves on their ability to deliver peaceful solutions in a timely manner. If you are seeking honest and upfront representation in a family legal matter, contact us today.
Family Law, Divorce, Marriage / Common law agreements, Child Custody, Child Visitation Rights, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Common Law Separation, Enforcement of Orders, Grandparent Rights
The Pinnacle PAC promise:
- Great Turn Around
- Fixed Pricing
We believe that accounting is about much more than the numbers, and that to grow local businesses and economies, we must support and encourage culture and community.
Pinnacle PAC wants to help our community prosper economically through successful enterprise and spiritually through artistic endeavour. We believe our own business can contribute to the economic and social well-being of our community by nurturing start-up enterprises, coaching existing businesses, providing low-cost services to non-profits, offering secure, well-paid and meaningful work to our team members, setting a good example of best practices and technological innovation and supporting local artists and food providers.
Our passion at Pinnacle PAC is helping people succeed. Our clients tell us they value our relationship because we translate technical matters into plain English they can understand and use. We believe the accountant should be a coach, cheerleader and peer rather than simply the scorekeeper. We believe professionals should charge a fair price for the value provided to the client and that value is not a function of time spent. We believe an accounting office can be a fun and creative place for the team members and an open and non-threatening environment for clients.
A successful enterprise is one that exists to serve the objectives of the proprietor. Too often, the proprietor ends up chained to her own business with a lunatic for a boss. How does this happen? Can it be avoided? Can it be changed? We can help small business owners to identify their personal objectives and then take action to achieve them through the operation of their businesses.
We want to empower small business owners to help themselves – to understand their business, understand their financial position, measure their growth, interpret their financial results, build their operating systems, improve their teams and make themselves better leaders and community members to the enrichment of our whole region.
QUALITY. IT’S ON OUR SHIRTS FOR A REASON
There’s a lot more to being a good contracting company than just owning an excavator. There’s accurately quoting an estimate. There’s punctuality and the completion of a job on time and on budget. There’s honesty. And there’s knowing that whatever arises, a solution will be provided. In short, there’s quality and that’s why all of us here at Kays Contracting wear shirts with that word emblazoned on them.
Kays Contracting is a full-service excavation company specializing in commercial and civil work. From site preparation to completion we guarantee careful planning, creative problem solving and quality workmanship for all your underground works. The territory we serve includes British Columbia’s West Kootenay region from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Salmo up the Slocan Valley and North Shore of Kootenay Lake to Trout Lake and Nakusp.
KFI, THE new choice in air filtration and ventilation
Now you have a choice for high quality carbon air filters. Made in North America using the highest quality components on the market.
Two filter lines to better meet your needs
- Uses activated carbon only from renewable resources.
- Lightweight, screened granulated carbon
- Uses pelletized activated carbon
- Long service life
- Very low pressure drop
Phoenix Computers – Nelson BC Nelson, British Columbia Quality Computer Service and Sales in the Kootenays and Beyond. Computers Laptops Towers Ram Cables Wiring Web Design.
Offers counselling including mental health, trauma, relationships, emotional difficulties, stress management.
All services are provided by master’s level clinical social worker registered with a professional licencing/registration body.
Sessions are personalized to support the uniqueness of the self or the relationship dynamics. Clients’ concerns may involve anxiety, chronic pain, substance use, trauma/abuse, stress from school or work, and a sense of the lack of purpose and meaning in their lives.
All clients welcome (e.g. cultures, LGBT+, polyamory).
Nelson Banking Centre
CIBC Branch with ATM
Toll Free 1-800-465-2422
Monday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
A micro-brewery and 55 seat taproom located in the heart of Nelson on Baker Street. Stop in to have a pint or grab a growler to enjoy a beer wherever you like.
Kootenay Crate Company has locally sourced and handcrafted wood furniture to help with your home organization-practical, functional bed frames, shelving , entertainment units and more. In addition to locally made furniture we offer the handcrafted products made by Kootenay based artists and artisans to beautify your space. Gift giving with an emphasis on supporting local talent and creativity! We also carry Springwall Canadian made mattresses to compliment out crate storage beds.
We are a contemporary boutique for women. Strutters buys and sells gently used, quality clothing.
While we are not a consignment store we do buy and re-sell lightly loved clothes, shoes and accessories. This gives us the ability to curate our collection making it effortless for you to find something new, something fun, something special and affordable each time you visit.
We LOVE helping you find the perfect fit and when asked – will always offer an honest opinion, helping you find clothes that compliment your beauty.
Now open in the heart of downtown Nelson, Play It Again Kids is a high quality consignment store, that showcases an impressive mix of virtually new consigned and new clothing, footwear, equipment, toys, books and more. From newborn baby to size 14 youth, you’ll find great condition or new clothing, that’s cute and on trend, but at a fraction of retail prices. The store also offers maternity clothing and related accessories. New moms will appreciate a dedicated nursing nook and baby change room, with spacious change-rooms. The new store is a contemporary and spacious, feel-good space. Parents can shop with ease as the kids enjoy the cute in-store ‘play garden’.Lea
Beauties is a passion project of three friends who like thin NY style pizza, quality draft beer, fun and mischievous cocktails and good times. Located in the dead centre of downtown Nelson, we serve pizza and mischief until midnight every night. Friday nights get wild with a local DJ spinning vinyl from 7pm-late.
Offering legal services as a Notary Public including transfer of property (buy/sell), Wills, Power of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Health Directives and Notarization of documents. Street level access. Mobile services.
Our team is committed to supporting you through some of the major events of your life. Buying a house, preparing a Will or granting a Power of Attorney can be daunting tasks. We have your best interests at heart as we help you navigate through legal issues to get the results that you need. We are happy to notarize, authenticate or witness your legal documents. Drop in or give us a call and let us know how we can help you today.
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!
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.
The Blindman.ca is a local West Kootenay company with an excellent reputation based on quality service and the satisfaction of many customers. We will work with you throughout the entire process to ensure that you are satisfied with the quality of our products and services. The Blindman is an expert in determining and helping customers needs when choosing window covering products. Design and colour choice experience. Dealer for Hunter Douglas Products, Shadeomatic, Altex , Wizard Screens, Artistic Awnings and Solace motorized sun control systems. All products to fit any budget. Commercial quotes also available.
Make A Change Canada was established in 2005 as a national nonprofit and charitable organization that provides employment and skills training to Canadians who face challenges in finding or maintaining employment in today’s labour market. We are accredited (since 2015) through the Imagine Canada Standards Program, one of just over 200 charitable organizations in Canada to have achieved this important standing. Make A Change Canada is exempted from certification under the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and is a certified educational institution under Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This means we are authorized to provide students with T2202A certificates to claim a tuition tax credit. Make A Change Canada has assisted hundreds of individuals in the local community to attain the skills they need to move on to meaningful careers and increased earnings. The net benefit extends to our clients’ families, to local businesses requiring employees with essential technology skills, and to the local economy. Help us celebrate our upcoming 15-year anniversary when we host the Montreal Canadiens Alumni in a charity fundraising game this January 23, 2020. We’ll be celebrating “The Canadian Way of Life!”
- Commercial /Residential/Industrial/Interior and Exterior/Book a Painter Program/Color Consulting/Patching Drywall/Stucco/Carpentry/Containment and Air Filtration/Spray Painting/High Pressuring Washing/Maintenance Program
Escape to Africa Safaris leads small and intimate eco-tours hosted by a native Zimbabwean guide with a background in conservation, who focuses on wildlife, and cultural heritage. Guests experience wild Africa and learn about the plight of many endangered species that live within the savannah and woodlands. Luxury tented camps and lodges accommodate the tour in addition to traveling via bush plane, land cruiser and riverboat. The delicate balance of human interaction with nature is placing the most importance on respecting wildlife and viewing species when they allow us to share their space and daily routines.
“Escape to Africa Safaris strives to provide its guests with exceptional experiences and courteous service
embracing the use of professional conduct and morals while respecting nature”
At Escape to Africa Safaris we envision the immersion of individuals into Africa’s natural surroundings that make up vast and integral eco-systems that support some of the most unique species on the planet. Through beautiful and raw interactions and education, we hope that these experiences will help to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species.
It is our intention to open your eyes to an intriguing and stunning continent through authentic experiences in small groups that leave less of a footprint on our natural surroundings. Our commitment to safety and the use of professional partners allows you to rest assure that you can be awe inspired and full of spirit as you engage in adventure and passion for nature. Through thoughtful planning lead by integrity and ethics we truly devote ourselves to making sure your African safari is one of which will grace you a lifelong stream of memories and impact.
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.
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.
Hive Home Inspections provides thorough visual home inspections servicing the entire West Kootenay. Certified home inspector with Consumer Protection BC (License #77889) and an associate member with HIABC, Jacques Laplante complies and strives to exceed HIABC’s Scope of Inspection & Code of Ethics.