I Love Nelson http://ilovenelson.com Nelson's Community Website Fri, 29 May 2015 23:56:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.5 Horoscope for the Week: May 22, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-may-22-2015-2/ http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-may-22-2015-2/#respond Fri, 29 May 2015 18:59:08 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283311 Sunstar Banner

Tip of the Week:

Communications, education, disseminating information, neighbors, siblings and short distance travel are all themes and characteristics linked to Gemini. In the deeper respects of the sign, Gemini is symbolically linked to perceptions. Woven within our perceptions is intrinsic levels of subjectivity. In fact, pure objectivity is actually not possible.

It has even been proven that our very perceptions change what we are observing. It has also been clearly proven that all people are biased in some way and that all perceptions, even when involved in closely controlled scientific experiments, is selective even if only in small degrees. It may even be said that in an absolute sense objective reality is a subjective illusion we share.

The perceptual/experiential reality of planets in retrograde reveals that our perceptions are not limited to our conscious mind. Our subconscious mind which comprises the bulk of our consciousness, as in the submerged portion of an iceberg, contributes to our perceptions as well; in fact the influences are very strong. When interpreting a Natal Chart which hosts retrograde planets, we learn that they produce a pervasive tendency in our personality.

Currently, Mercury is retrograde. This natural phenomenon occurs three times per year and for about 3 weeks each time. How any planetary activity ‘influences’ people, is relative. While we all share the same planet, we each experience life from a significantly subjective perspective. While the interpretation of any factor is not pat and the chart must ever be interpreted as a whole to gain the most accurate insights, the fact remains. Our unique perceptions define us as the individuals that we each are. Is it any wonder people cannot completely understand one another? Coming to a fuller appreciation of your own unique individual character, destiny and timing is what Astrology is all about.
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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
A steady stream of thoughts, ideas, communications and information exchanges are keeping you busy. A reconsideration of various perceptions and interpretations is featured. Beyond mere curiosity, circumstances close to home are prompting your focus. You yearn for greater harmony and to create a supportive environment. Change your own mind and leave the rest as it is.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
You have entered new territory. The situation calls for a multi-task approach. The challenge is to overcome narrow thinking. Your ambition levels are high. Yet to succeed you must dig deeper than usual. As well, the changes that are required are as much within you as linked to outer realities. Fortunately your confidence levels continue to rise.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
You are experiencing a growing urge to explore your options. Your focus is sharp and your resolve is firm. The main challenge is to decide which direction to take. A variety of options are available. Yet, more information, education, or training may be required to pursue the best ones. Financial considerations are emphasized.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Tending to matters behind the scenes continues. In some respects, this will require extra effort and perhaps more courage. As well, you may feel more challenged than usual to concentrate. Yet, the urge to express yourself, especially your feelings is extra strong. Taking risks to increase your overall exposure and to develop your talents feels important.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
Dreams of what might be vie with realities of what is. This classic tale may last for several weeks as well. Reaching out to communicate your visions and ideals may prove helpful. Yet, you must also be willing to take a leap of faith, or two. While there may be a lot of surface activity, the deeper realities of your current situation will take longer to change. Yet the process is already underway.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Gaining the attention and recognition you want and feel you deserve continues. Highlighting past performances, achievements and successes will help. Overcoming fears is implied and includes directing your imagination to work for you, not against. Acknowledge and nurture important friendships for added inspiration.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
Travel and adventure are in the forecast for you now. If it does not occur in fact, you may at least be inspired by movies and books that emphasize it. Gathering various tools, techniques and strategies is featured. Like a secret agent, you may be required to assume a different identity for a while. If you can manage not getting lost in it, your mission will be a success.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
You remain at an important point of decision. It is basically between taking the path of least resistance and accepting a higher path. The latter will likely prove more challenging especially in the short term; yet will yield greater returns over time. Either way, arts and cultural activities with an alternative twist are featured. Think deeply, speak less and go big.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
Your social life should be getting busier. Preferring more harmony than usual, you may be less inclined to speak your truth so casually. In fact, you may be inclined to sugar coat your communications. This phase will not last but may see you through a few gates that could remain closed otherwise. All in keeping with the game aim to win hearts to gain favors.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
You are in an extra practical cycle. You are determined to get a lot done. Your faculties of critical analysis are on full volume. Yet, you are not inclined to be abrasive in any way to achieve your goals now. You prefer to exercise grace and diplomacy. In fact, this has emerged as your new strategy for life. Whether it will last is uncertain, but for now it feels right.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
You are in the mood for some fun and frolic. You may have to give a bit more than usual, but you are willing. With your public life expanding, opportunities to do just that are increasingly available. These are the result of returns for past efforts. The intensity will rise and you will feel more sober again in a few weeks so get in some extra playtime now.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
A good deal of sifting and sorting close to home is keeping you busy. This could prove very productive supporting you to get extra organized. Yet, you are also open to splicing some fun into the mix. Sharing quality time with someone you love is featured. Yet, focus to give more than usual for best results. Focus to manage your time well to have it all.

Michael O'ConnorMichael O’Connor is a Professional Astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical & spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice and is an entertaining and inspirational speaker. In addition to this Weekly Horoscope, Michael also writes a Yearly horoscope and a popular New and Full Moon Newsletter. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, or to sign-up for his Newsletter, please visit his website or contact Michael directly.

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Oxygen Art Centre http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-art-centre-5/ http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-art-centre-5/#respond Fri, 29 May 2015 02:08:58 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283737 oxygen_logo_jpegThe Oxygen Art Centre will open their summer season with the arrival of multi-talented international dancer and choreographer Shannon Cooney. Energetically titled Dynamic Expansion Cooney’s presence at the center and around town will be invigorating as Cooney brings with her a progressive pulse of the contemporary dance world from Berlin, Germany where Cooney is currently living.

While in residency for the month of June, Shannon Cooney will be working on the creation of a solo dance installation. Her intention is to use her residency to explore a new process, one that emphasizes the inclusion of everyday interactions and responses of the residency environment to effect the creation of a new dance. This could include the involvement of other people, spaces, sounds and objects. Throughout the month Cooney will be offering several ways to meet her and get involved in her dance process and project. She emphasizes that no experience is necessary to participate in the workshops.

The events being offered include; an artist talk on June 4th at 7pm at Oxygen, a dance workshop at the Moving Centre on June 6th and 7th, a performance at the June 15th Nelson City Council meeting and an art event on June 29th to end the residency. More info: www.oxygenartcentre.org

Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges support for the 2015-2016 Exhibition & Residency Project from British Columbia Arts Council, Province of British Columbia and Columbia Basin Trust – Community Initiatives Program for City of Nelson.

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NPD – Information of Interest May 27, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/npd-information-of-interest-may-27-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/npd-information-of-interest-may-27-2015/#respond Wed, 27 May 2015 19:17:39 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283649 nelsonpoliceOn May 24 at 10:30 the Nelson Police Department were called to assist a landlord of an apartment building. Upon arrival the officers learned that the landlord and a tenant were very concerned for the safety of an upstairs tenant as well as themselves. The upstairs tenant had told them that she was in possession of a knife and was threatening to stab people. She could be heard screaming about having her things stolen.

The two officers approached the apartment with care. Up a rickety, steep stair case the officers found the subject of the complaint. She is well known to Nelson Police. The officers located her on her matress covered with a blanket. She had moved her mattress from her apartment to the porch. Her bed frame was propped up against the wall. Two old television sets sat on the floor beside the bed frame
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The woman was in very poor mental health. She was in a highly agitated state. The officers engaged her in conversation, but their efforts were fruitless. She was bound and determined to protect her property from “them”. The veteran officers dug deep and tried their best to de-escalate the situation. The woman continued to rant and rave while eluding to the officers that she had a knife concealed beneath the blanket and stating that she was willing to use it.

The officers kept trying to explain to the woman that they were present only to help her, the paramedics were close by and they also wanted to help to her. They pleaded with her to hand over her knife. After a lengthy dialogue one of the officers was able to remove the blanket enough to confirm that she was in possession of a sizeable kitchen knife. The woman became enraged, and started toward the officers with the knife in hand. A Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) was rapidly deployed by one of the officers. The electrical impulses of the instrument disrupted the woman’s motor functions long enough for the officers to safely pounce and disarm her. She was detained under the Mental Health Act.

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Adoptable Pets May 26 2015 – Dusty http://ilovenelson.com/adoptable-pets-may-26-2015-dusty/ http://ilovenelson.com/adoptable-pets-may-26-2015-dusty/#respond Tue, 26 May 2015 23:50:03 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283580 Dusty-300Dusty is a three-year-old male Domestic Short Hair cat with a grey tabby coat. He came to us at the BC SPCA Nelson Branch as a stray after being found wandering the streets of Crescent Valley.
Dusty might just be the most snuggly kitty you will ever meet! He just loves getting cuddles and showering you with affection. He can be independent, exploring his environment and curling up for a nap, but is also very happy to spend quality time with his people.
Dusty is not bothered by dogs but doesn’t like other cats, so would do best as the only cat in a household that can give him plenty of love and hugs.
If you think Dusty could be the companion for you, come meet him at the BC SPCA Nelson Branch or call 250-352-7178.

Pets Available at the Nelson SPCA

  • 520-C Falls Street
  • Nelson, BC V1L 6B5
  • (above Savoy Bowling lanes)
  • 250-352-7178
  • nelson@spca.bc.ca
  • Visit Our Website
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NPD – Information of Interest May 25, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/npd-information-of-interest-may-25-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/npd-information-of-interest-may-25-2015/#respond Mon, 25 May 2015 15:11:09 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283461 nelsonpoliceOn May 21, 2015 at approximately 0957 hours, the Nelson Police received a call for service in the area of Vernon St x Hendryx St for a motor vehicle accident involving a cyclist and vehicle. A member of the Nelson RCMP witnessed the accident and was able to render assistance to the injured cyclist. The cyclist was transported by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries and the driver of the vehicle was issued a violation ticket for making an unsafe turn. (Nelson Police Department file 2015-2196 refers)

As the weather improves the Nelson Police would like to remind motorists to be mindful of cyclists, pedestrians, and motorcycles using the road.

The Nelson Police Department received several calls for service in relation to persons consuming alcohol and drugs in public areas. The Nelson Police Department would like to remind the public that consuming alcohol in public is not permitted and those who choose to do so can face a fine of $230.00 under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. In addition, being intoxicated in public is also not permitted and those found to be intoxicated in public could face a fine of $115.00 and/or arrest under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.

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Horoscope for the Week: May 22, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-may-22-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-may-22-2015/#respond Fri, 22 May 2015 18:59:18 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283141 Sunstar Banner

Tip of the Week:

Gemini time, which also qualifies as the last month of spring, begins with Mercury retrograde in the selfsame sign of the twins. At the exact time of the Sun’s entry, Mars was also in Gemini positioned at almost the exact mid-point. Altogether this line-up suggests an emphasis on the air element. The fire of Sun and Mars will provide plenty of ignition power to produce a veritable conflagration of excitement. The emphasis will be upon debate as ideas and opinions are exchanged with spurious effect.

Jupiter in Leo in trine aspect to Uranus in Aries (both fire signs) will synchronize with added friction, heat and rapid expansion as well while Saturn in Sagittarius, the third of the three fire signs serves to dampen the fervor enough to cause people to listen more and think twice before committing thoughts to actual speech.

Moon and Venus in Cancer brings emphasis to themes of protection and security. The recent passing of Bill C51 comes to mind as a central theme of focus. Since it is paralleled by similar such laws being passed already, recently and/or soon all over the world it is quite likely that the vote was already decided prior to objections voiced and ballots cast.

Uranus in Aries especially indicates rapid and revolutionary momentums and on many fronts and by social segments not bound by the political process. Before the week is out Mercury, Mars and the Sun will be conjunct and this will coincide with the official gunshot announcing the next round in the games. Tune-in, this one stands to be a real nail biter.

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Enjoying some added verve and tempo is likely now. Your focus is sharp, your energy levels high and your ability to multi-task at a peak. All of this in the midst of some rather deep changes occurring both within and without indicates the task of strong paddling within the context of powerful currents. Yet, the goal is to produce a new state of beauty, harmony and security.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
Yours is the A to Z sign, as in you are keen to be able to do all tasks or at least are interested in all the steps required. Although you may be characterized as slow by some, many also recognize just how sure you can be. Although change is seldom your favorite thing you should at least be able to say that some of it these days is actually flowing your way.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
You are determined to enter new territory. Yet to succeed you will have to tend to a variety of fronts and with added emphasis on the details. In some respects this implies bringing matters to completion. You may feel as though the efforts required have and will prove heroic. Overall, you yearn to enjoy a new state and quality of security, but you will have to earn it.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Doing the inner work implies identifying and overcoming inner fears, doubts, blocks and negativity in general. The next several weeks will require extra effort in this regard. Circumstances may arise producing the need, yet you may not be so interested in doing the work. Entertaining the unfamiliar and entering the unknown will be the hidden price of this success.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
Circumstances now and over the coming weeks will require the full measure of your individuality and ingenuity. Among these will be your ability to weave grace, patience and diplomacy. Avoiding expectations and trusting the flow will help. Yet, you could feel rebellious and may find yourself heading down roads you have not travelled before.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
A lot of energy and excitement in your public and professional sphere will rise to the next level this week. While your energy and enthusiasm will be high, your confidences may not be. However, by way of a more empathetic and humane attitude towards yourself and others you stand to win hearts and the day too. Sometimes feeling vulnerable is the key to overcoming our fears.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
You are entering an exciting cycle. It will activate new levels of enthusiasm and inspiration to explore new ways of looking at things. At worst, you could feel a little lost for a while. Yet, you also feel a bit bolder than usual supporting you to forge ahead. Gathering new skills and tools implies an important if short and sharp learning curve.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
You have arrived at a point of decision. It may otherwise be described as a crossroads. Often, this produces some degree of indecision. While you will be eager to hear the opinions of others on the matter, you will likely be less inclined to reveal your own rationalizations. Decipher between what constitutes an expense versus an investment.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
New relationship opportunities are available to you now. Since you are in an adventurous mood the likelihood of forging new, meaningful and lasting connections is higher yet. As ever, the deeper reaches of your destiny plan would have to support this. Still, you are ready and willing to expand your overall social outreach. Balance proactive strategy with risk.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
A busy, work cycle has begun. The focus will be as much inner work as outer. This may be as simple as activating your imagination, brainstorming and making plans. Your powers of critical analysis will be fully operational. Deciphering between dreams and fantasies, on one hand, and pressing practical realities on the other, is the main point.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
Are you ready to have a bit more fun? This is your invitation. The pace will accelerate in a few weeks so do what you can to tuck it in now. But it might prove wise to enjoy some quality time without telling everyone what you are up to. Speaking about what you are doing versus just doing it can make you miss the moment. Say yes and allow yourself some space to love, laugh and play.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Digging deep to access your deepest thoughts, truths and priorities is on your mind. As much as you would like to change your usual rhythm, the existing momentum will likely prevail. However, you have arrived at an important juncture. A change of perspective and approach is brewing. Trust this flow and enjoy the last hurrahs of old rhythms and reserve some energy to prepare for the new.
Michael O'ConnorMichael O’Connor is a Professional Astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical & spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice and is an entertaining and inspirational speaker. In addition to this Weekly Horoscope, Michael also writes a Yearly horoscope and a popular New and Full Moon Newsletter. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, or to sign-up for his Newsletter, please visit his website or contact Michael directly.

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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre – May 22-28, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-may-22-28-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-may-22-28-2015/#respond Fri, 22 May 2015 16:05:36 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283319 May22-28civic_flyerKootenay stories sung in A Cappella this week at The Civic

After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform. Pitch Perfect 2 (rated PG) opens May 22 and plays all the way through until the 28th.

Nelson, BC, is a community full of dreamers and dissidents with stories to tell. Amy Bohigian brings us some of these memorable stories shared by the people who have coloured this community throughout history. From war resisters to residential school survivors, hopeful immigrants to pioneering women, Dreamers and Dissidents, Thursday May 28th, explores why certain people are drawn to BC’s rugged interior. Through family albums, archival photos and intimate interviews, we learn how Nelson – and the broader Kootenay region – came to be known for its resilient spirit.

Coming Next: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Great Lake Swimmers, Pura Vida Fundraiser and While We’re Young

Pitch Perfect 2
Fri. May 22 @ 7:30, Sat. May 23 @ 7:30, Sun. May 24 @ 4pm & 7:30, Mon. May 25 @ 11am & 7:30, Tues. May 26 @ 7:30, Wed. May 27 @ 7:30 and Thurs. May 28 @ 4pm.

Dreamers and Dissidents
Thurs. May 28 @ 7:30 & 9:00

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Dinner for Nepal on Saturday, June 6th at 5:30 http://ilovenelson.com/dinner-for-nepal-on-saturday-june-6th-at-530/ http://ilovenelson.com/dinner-for-nepal-on-saturday-june-6th-at-530/#respond Fri, 22 May 2015 16:00:11 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283308 The earthquakes in the past weeks in Nepal have caused more than 8,000 dead,19,000 injured and 450,000 displaced and homeless. Come celebrate Nepali culture and while raising funds to aid with post-earthquake support by coming to Dinner for Nepal on Saturday, June 6th at 5:30 pm at the Nelson United Church (602 Silica St). We’ll be eating traditional food from Nepal, including dal bhat tarkari, chai and a desert. Tickets are available at Otter Books. $25 per adult, $10 for kids, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders and ChildHaven. Tickets are limited, so get them early. For more info, call Tasha at 354-4800. Please see the attached poster.

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The Grad Talent Show http://ilovenelson.com/the-grad-talent-show/ http://ilovenelson.com/the-grad-talent-show/#respond Fri, 22 May 2015 14:17:56 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283314 grad pictureThe Grad talent show will be a night of incredible local youth talent to be held on Saturday May 23, 2015, 7:30pm. It’s a great way to celebrate graduation and the talented young adults of LVR high school! Tickets are available for purchase from the Capitol Theatre Box Office for $15 for adults or $10 for students, 421 Victoria St., Nelson, BC, call 250-352-6363 or online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca . Come out, enjoy the show, and support L.V. Rogers’ Class of 2015

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NPD – Information of Interest May 19, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/npd-information-of-interest-may-19-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/npd-information-of-interest-may-19-2015/#respond Wed, 20 May 2015 15:58:56 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=283209 nelsonpoliceNow that spring is here many British Columbians will be getting on their motorbikes to enjoy the fresh air. The minimalism of riding a motorcycle can be a fun, efficient method of transportation, but also makes riders more vulnerable to hazards compared to traveling by car. Safety is absolutely necessary when hitting the road in any type of vehicle but especially on a motorcycle.

Motorcycle drivers account for only two per cent of all B.C. drivers, but new statistics say they are 15 times more likely than other vehicles to be involved in a crash.

The highest number of motorcycle crashes involves individuals between the ages of 16 and 25. This may suggest that inexperience is also a contributing factor in motorcycle accidents. Please keep the following safety tips in mind before you head out.

• Drive what you can control. Often, people buy motorcycles that are too powerful for them to handle. Ask your dealer if you can test drive the bike before you buy it.

• Wear a DOT (Department of Transportation) approved helmet. Choose the helmet best suited for how you ride, and replace your helmet every five years.

• Wear clothing that will protect you in a fall. Heavy denim or leather jackets and pants aren’t just stylish; they help prevent nasty cuts and burns if you fall.

• Always be seen. Assume car drivers can’t see you, so leave them plenty of room. Also, wear clothing or reflective materials that allow you to be seen.

• Ride in the proper position in the lane. Know where you should be positioned in the lane and never drive along the middle of the lane where there is oil build up from cars.

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