I Love Nelson http://ilovenelson.com Nelson's Community Website Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:32:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 NelsonSPCA – Nala – Sept 16 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-nala-sept-16-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelsonspca-nala-sept-16-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-nala-sept-16-2014/#respond Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:06:09 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=177546 Hi, I'm Nala, are you my family?My name is Nala, are you my new family? Let me tell you about me. I’m a playful, young girl looking for her forever home. I have lots of puppy energy left so an active family that would give me lots of exercise would be great. I can be defensive around dogs at first, but once introduced I get along well with them. As for cats, not a fan really. The nice people here will tell you that being a young girl a bit of obedience training would be required. But you’ll see I’m a quick learner and love treats! If you’re interested, please call the Nelson SPCA at (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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Nelson Police news – Sept 13 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-news-sept-13-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelson-police-news-sept-13-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-news-sept-13-2014/#respond Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:04:40 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=176382 Sometime overnight between Sept 10 – 11 an unknown culprit broke into approximately 12 unlock cars in the Fairview area, removing valuables and change. The Nelson Police have recovered some of the stolen property and are trying to identify a suspect.  People are reminded to remove all valuables from their cars at night and lock them. Every one of these thefts was preventable if these simple steps were taken.

 

On Fri Sept 12 The Nelson Police were called to uphill about a house party that was disturbing the neighborhood. Approximately 75 under aged kids were spilling into neighbors’ yards.  Once there Nelson Police members were shown to an injured, severely intoxicated youth who required medical attention. BC Ambulance came and took care of this youth while the Nelson Police then attended to the matter of the disturbance the party goers were causing. Unfortunately for the community the youths were determined to keep partying as they moved through the neighborhood waking people up as they went.

 

For those that wish to host these parties  there are fines under the local Bylaw for the excessive noise that start at $100 and can range up to $2000.

 

Charges under the Criminal Code can be submitted for Mischief by interfering with other person lawful enjoyment of their property which can carry large fines and/or jail time.

 

Nelson Police are still investigating and the homeowners where the party took place will be spoken to. (NPD file 2014-4583 refers)

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Nelson Job Options BC program http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-job-options-bc-program/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelson-job-options-bc-program http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-job-options-bc-program/#respond Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:01:00 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=176379 A new Nelson Job Options BC program will run from September 29th to December 5th. Need a job? Want a job? Not sure where to begin? Get overwhelmed when looking for work?
Enroll in a 10-week job search program that is user-friendly and supportive in your search for employment. A career counsellor and a job developer will assist you in identifying which jobs you are best suited for and help you find work. Participants are paid a weekly allowance of $250.00 for the first five weeks. Financial support is available for training courses, daycare, transportation, and equipment necessary for work. Eligibility requirements: 18 years or older, unemployed, have had no EI claim for the past three years. Phone Kathryn at 250-352-8108 or 250-509-1286 for more information.

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Artists and community get creative in the Imaginarium http://ilovenelson.com/artists-and-community-get-creative-in-the-imaginarium/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=artists-and-community-get-creative-in-the-imaginarium http://ilovenelson.com/artists-and-community-get-creative-in-the-imaginarium/#respond Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:13:00 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=175411 Imaginarium – a place devoted to the imagination is a collaborative painting Residency & Exhibition by six emerging Kootenay artists; Amber Santos, Sergio Santos, Chelsey Freyta, Coleman Webb, Bryn Stevenson, and Tanya Pixie Johnson.   During this residency the walls of the Oxygen Art Centre will become a collective canvas where the artists release their imagination on themes brought by the group, and in response to each other’s visual communication.

 

Imaginarium_group“When artists open their process up to collaboration, infinite possibilities arise,” says Amber Santos.  Amber and Sergio developed the theme for theImaginarium project, and like several of the artists on this project, work collaboratively on street and mural art as well as a having a visual arts practice.

 

This exciting project is not just a creative collaboration between these artists. It also marks a unique collaboration between Oxygen Art Centre and the local business community,” says Miriam Needoba, Director of Oxygen Art Centre.  Cowan’s Office Supply, Kokanee Camera and Dulux Paint all made generous contributions, and Business for the Arts sponsor Can-Filters developed an air filtration system for the space. “We were concerned about the air quality with six artists painting in the space, especially with the use of spray paints” says Needoba, “so Can-Filters made us a unit that filters out the paint fumes from the air while the artists work.”  The project also received support from Osprey Community Foundation – BC Legacy Fund, Columbia Kootenay Alliance, Columbia Basin Trust and British Columbia Arts Council.

 

The public are invited to check out the work in progress during an open studio for Blue Night, on Friday September 19th between 7-9pm.  The exhibition opens during Culture Days on Friday, September 26th from 7-9pm, and the artists will talk about the work on Saturday, September 27th at 4pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome!  More info: www.oxygenartcentre.org

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NelsonSPCA – Sam – Sept 10 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-sam-sept-10-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelsonspca-sam-sept-10-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-sam-sept-10-2014/#respond Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:10:31 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=175407 samHello, my name is Sam. I’m an adorable, gorgeous grey tabby kitty looking for my forever home. I can say that I am very calm and cuddly, and love to be petted. One thing to consider if you think I’m your girl, being a mature kitty, I’m 13 years old but don’t think as myself as senior…not yet anyway, I would do best in a quiet low-stress home, so really looking for somewhere to retire. You can come for a visit and meet me at the Nelson SPCA, or call 250-352-7178 for more information.

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Nelson BC SPCA paws for a cause walk at Lakeside park http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-bc-spca-paws-for-a-cause-walk-at-lakeside-park/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelson-bc-spca-paws-for-a-cause-walk-at-lakeside-park http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-bc-spca-paws-for-a-cause-walk-at-lakeside-park/#respond Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:54:17 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=173626 photo (1)You still have time to register for the Nelson BC SPCA paws for a cause walk at Lakeside park. Log on our web site, join the walk or just support us by making a donation. The event is on Sunday September 7th, it’s the only time during the year that your best four legged buddy is allowed to join you in the park. Hope to see you there.

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Oxygen Art Centre Fall semester arts education. http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-art-centre-fall-semester-arts-education/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oxygen-art-centre-fall-semester-arts-education http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-art-centre-fall-semester-arts-education/#respond Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:29:24 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=172079 Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce another great semester of Continuing Arts Education programming!   Courses begin in October with Balkan Choir and Singing the Blues with the fabulous Bessie Wapp.  There are two new courses with Kriya Shakti on Realistic Drawing and Intuitive Painting.  Natasha Smith and Win Dinn will join us again this semester with courses in Collage Painting, Fine Art Shadow Boxes and a great entry level workshop called Mixed Media – Playtime for Adults.

We are offering a plethora of writing courses this semester taught by some of our illustrious local writers and poets.  Susan Andrews Grace is offering a 6 week course called Writing the Serial Poem.  Luanne Armstrong will offer two workshops; Writing for Children and Creative Non Fiction. Magpie Ulysses joins us again this semester with a weekend workshop called Creative Writing for Performance & Spoken Word, and new this year is Introduction to Indie Publishing with Kristene Perron.

Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges support for this programming from Nelson & District Credit Union, BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia.  For more information or to register online please visit our webstie: www.oxygenartcentre.org
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NelsonSPCA – Tabatha – Sept 1 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-tabatha-sept-1-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelsonspca-tabatha-sept-1-2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-tabatha-sept-1-2014/#respond Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:19:53 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=172075 tabathaHello I’m Tabatha, as described by the Nelson SPCA staff I am a gorgeous brown tabby and I’m looking for a loving forever home. After coming into the Nelson Branch the humans here were worried I would not get along with other kitties since I have a bit of a reserved personality. But I like to keep people on their toes so I surprised then and warmed up to the other cats, even now living in one of the communal rooms! Don’t get me wrong I am a bit more shy than the other cats at the shelter so I would do best in a calm household with a few warm laps to sit on. If you would like more information please call the Nelson BC SPCA at 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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Kootenay Seniors’ Website Launch http://ilovenelson.com/kootenay-seniors-website-launch/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kootenay-seniors-website-launch http://ilovenelson.com/kootenay-seniors-website-launch/#respond Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:07:10 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=164059 The Kootenay Seniors Website (www.kootenayseniors.ca) is the place to go if you’re looking for information about senior’s services, resources or activities! Members of media are invited to a special media launch of this new service for seniors. A number of seniors will be in attendance to help demonstrate the website’s features for media.

Tuesday August 12th, 2014 / 10 to 11 am Nelson Public Library, 602 Stanley Street

Age Friendly Community Initiative Coordinator Corrine Younie will make a brief presentation about the Kootenay Seniors website, followed by comments from Heather Goldik, Outreach Services to Seniors for launch co-sponsor Nelson Public Library. Ms. Younie and Ms. Goldik will also be available to answer media questions at the Launch.

Finding accurate and up-to-date information about senior’s services can be a challenge. Now seniors and their family members will have an easy-to-navigate website where they can find information about everything from health services and accessible transportation to caregiver support and senior social activities.

”In the past, a daughter looking for help with her Mom’s dementia might have had to make a dozen calls before finding just the right services to fit their needs” says Initiative Coordinator Corrine Younie, “now this information can be found on one website that is continuously updated to stay comprehensive, current and accurate.”

Younie adds that the site will be a great resource for service providers and professionals that work with seniors, enabling them to quickly connect their clients to appropriate services and resources.

As for a senior who has never used a computer or who doesn’t have access to the internet? No problem says Chief Librarian June Stockdale. “We have a number of computers available to the public here at the library and our staff is always happy to help out or answer seniors’ questions”.

Adds Younie, “We’re delighted to have the Library’s support and look forward to working with them to help seniors become more ‘cyber-savvy’.”

Kootenay Seniors is a project of Nelson CARES Society’s Age Friendly Community Initiative. For more information about the Initiative or about the Kootenay Seniors website, contact Corrine Younie at 250.352.2708, ext. 11.

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Nelson Police are seeking public assistance regarding an investigation into fraudulent Shambhala Music Festival Tickets. http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-are-seeking-public-assistance-regarding-an-investigation-into-fraudulent-shambhala-music-festival-tickets/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nelson-police-are-seeking-public-assistance-regarding-an-investigation-into-fraudulent-shambhala-music-festival-tickets http://ilovenelson.com/nelson-police-are-seeking-public-assistance-regarding-an-investigation-into-fraudulent-shambhala-music-festival-tickets/#respond Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:02:06 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=164057 On August 7, 2014, information was received by Nelson Police Department that fraudulent  festival tickets were being sold for $300 and when the purchasers attended the music festival they were being advised by festival staff that the tickets purchased were not valid.

 

The Nelson Police Department conducted an investigation which resulted in two further incidents of fraud and the arrest of a 35 year-old female and her 49-year old partner, both from Nelson.  Both parties are facing multiple charges.

 

The police are continuing an active investigation into this matter.  Anyone with information that could assist in in this investigation is requested to contact the Nelson Police Department at 250-354-3919.

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