“Canada’s Great Street 2017” is First Avenue in Ladysmith

Posted on Nov 16, 2017

 

Photo Credit: Great Places in Canada

The community of Ladysmith has been honoured by the Canadian Institute of Planners with the title of Canada’s 2017 Great Street, in recognition of the Town’s historic First Avenue.

First Avenue is a defining area of this charming community on Vancouver Island, and was recognized based on criteria that included social, economic and accessibility and safety factors, as well as elements including design, culture, history and landscape. First Avenue beat out 16 other submissions from across Canada.

You could be enjoying this and many of the other amenities of this lovely Vancouver Island waterfront town from your home at The Gales.

The Gales is a new luxury ocean view home community in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Currently there are two patio homes under construction. These new patio homes are 1,820 sq. ft, and offer stunning ocean views.

The Gales has one new luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy, featuring 1,000 sq. ft. on the top floor and 1,555 sq. ft. on the ground floor. This new home is offered for sale at $649,900.

For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Office: (250) 245-0545
Toll-Free: 1-877-252-2252
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New Retirement Living Community Enjoys Benefits of Downtown Courtenay Location

Posted on Oct 25, 2017

Riverside Senior Living, a new independent living community for seniors, is set in downtown Courtenay, just steps from grocery and drug stores, and a shopping plaza offering medical lab services, a coffee shop, a travel agency and more.

The Comox Valley offers many of the benefits of big city living, all in a friendly, small town setting. The City of Courtenay is the largest of three municipalities in the valley, and is the hub for shopping and services.

The city boasts a brand new hospital (opened October 2017), and an airport with expanding service thanks to increasing passenger numbers.

A vibrant, walkable downtown shopping street leads to the Sid Williams Theatre and the Florence Filberg Centre, which is home to the Evergreen Club. Seniors in the Comox Valley can also take advantage of the course offerings at ElderCollege is hosted by North Island College.

With a growing senior population in the Comox Valley, there are many services set up to cater to this group. Riverside Senior Living is the newest independent retirement living community in Courtenay, and features a host of amenities, including a social lounge, three dining venues, a swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness facility, and a busy activity schedule.

Contact them today to book a tour of their show suite and learn more about the amenities at Riverside Senior Living.

Contact 250.331.4010 or register on their website.

 

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136 New Building Lots Keep Crown Isle Growing

Posted on Oct 18, 2017

Silver Sand Land Corp., the real estate division of the Crown Isle community, is taking offers on proposed building lots in The Rise and in the Crown Isle Drive Extension V and VI. The Rise will be adding 69 lots in Phase III and Cambridge Park Estates will be adding 67 lots on the extension of Crown Isle Drive. Lot prices in The Rise are expected to start at $195,000; lot prices in Cambridge Park Estates are expected to start at $250,000.

Site services and road work are expected to continue during the winter, once all approvals are in place with paving scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2018. The real estate team in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community are hoping to have registration on the lots by May of 2018.

Make your inquiry today, as many lots are already reserved.

For more information, contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Sales
Cell: 250.207.0070
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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Phase 2 Ready for New Homes at The Ridge in Courtenay

Posted on Sep 30, 2017

Construction on new homes in Phase 2 of The Ridge will be underway this month. This phase consists of 43 lots, with some featuring stunning views of the ocean and of the surrounding mountains.

The developers plan to add an additional 100 lots in the next phase, which will to come onto the market in the summer of 2018. All of these lots will include zoning for a secondary suite.

The Ridge is a new sustainable residential community in South Courtenay and is a picture-perfect location for building a new home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on their new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Two New Hospitals Opening This Fall on the North Island

Posted on Sep 13, 2017

Residents of the North Island will be visiting their new hospitals soon as both campuses in Campbell River and Courtenay are set to open in the next few weeks.

The 153-bed Comox Valley campus in Courtenay will have an expanded emergency room, surgical care space and University of BC academic teaching space.

In Campbell River, the 95-bed campus will include larger single-patient rooms with more private space for patients and their families, a larger emergency department and a bigger maternity ward, with two large birthing rooms to accommodate extended family.

The new hospitals in Campbell River and Courtenay were opened to the public for open houses in August and approximately 4,000 people turned out for self-guided tours of the North Island Hospital campuses. There is an excitement about the new hospitals for residents, staff and volunteers.

The $606.2 million North Island Hospitals Project includes a $331.7 million, 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital in Courtenay on Lerwick Road near Ryan Road, and a $274.5 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospital on the existing hospital site.

Construction of the new hospitals created an estimated 2,200 direct jobs and more than 1,400 indirect jobs over the life of the project.

The economic and social benefits of the North Island Hospitals Project extend well beyond job numbers, said NIHP Chief Project Officer Tom Sparrow.

He notes the project to date has purchased $165 million worth of equipment, products and services from a wide range of Island suppliers.

The North Island Hospitals Project has been recognized as one of BC’s ‘Champions of Apprenticeship’ by the Industry Training Authority, which funds skilled trades training in BC. The North Island Hospitals Project won another award for innovation excellence. The project’s design builder, Graham, won Gold in the ‘Builder/General Contractor Commercial over $500 million’ category at the Constructech Vision awards in Chicago August 18, 2016.The award is from Chicago-based Constructech Magazine, which celebrates the places “where construction and technolog converge.”

The North Island Hospital’s Campbell River campus is projected to open on September 10, 2017 and the Comox Valley campus on October 1, 2017.

Clarice Coty is the editor of Building Links.
Contact: clarice@buildinglinks.ca
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North Island Developing New Marketing Strategy to Attract Workers

Posted on Aug 31, 2017

The Mt. Waddington Region is marketing itself to attract skilled workers to live and work in the district. The project is a part of a larger initiative that will enable community partners in the Regional District of Mt. Waddington to deliver an education and training strategy to support forest sector workforce retention and attraction.

“There’s broad community support for this project including First Nations, industry, and education,” said Andrew Hory, Chair, Regional District of Mt. Waddington, in a press release.“This collaborative approach gives us confidence that we’re going to find the creative solutions we need to be successful.”

The strategy has eight formal partners, including: the Regional District of Mt. Waddington; the Town of Port McNeill; Community Futures Mt. Waddington; Western Forest Products; Woss Residents’ Association; School District 85; North Island College; Strategic Natural Resource Consultants, and the North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society. The project is currently underway with completion anticipated by January 2018.

For more information, visit their website.

 

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