I Love Nelson http://ilovenelson.com Nelson's Community Website Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:38:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Oxygen Art Centre fundraiser Cabaret is back! http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-art-centre-fundraiser-cabaret-is-back/ http://ilovenelson.com/oxygen-art-centre-fundraiser-cabaret-is-back/#respond Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:40:49 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=197214 ALL OR NOTHING is the next installment in a long and infamous line up of Oxygen Art Centre FUNdraiser Cabarets. On November 21st and 22nd at 8pm, Stephen the Art Star (aka Lucas Myers,) will host a variety show with a plethora of acts by local artists, in support of Oxygen Art Centre.

Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out on your chance to catch the likes of Bessie Wapp, Lisa Menna, Lisel Forst, Sydney Black, Krista Lynch, Thomas Loh, Brian Kalbfleisch, Craig Korth, Lindsay Clague, Julie Johnson-Murray and Hiromoto Ida strut their stuff for the love of artist run culture!

Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or in advance at Eddy Music (aka The Music Store, 580 Baker St in Nelson.)

Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors and funders including British Columbia Arts Council, Columbia Basin Trust and Business for the Arts sponsors; Nelson Star, Hall Printing, Juice FM, Chelsey Freyta and ilovenelson.com

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NelsonSPCA – Toby – Nov 12 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-toby-nov-12-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-toby-nov-12-2014/#respond Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:35:59 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=197211 Toby1My name is Toby, I’m a 5 years old boy who came to the Nelson SPCA a little while ago and still looking for my forever home. I get along well with other cats and do quite well with dogs also. OK I may be quite a big boy, but who does not loves to cuddle, I really love them. If you think I could be the purrfect addition to your family, come meet me at the Nelson SPCA, or call (250)352-7178, for more information.

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  • Nelson, BC V1L 6B5
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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre Nov 7- Nov 13 – 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-nov-7-nov-13-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-nov-7-nov-13-2014/#respond Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:50:20 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=193026 The odds are definitely forever in the Civic’s favour for having something just right for you this November.

The Civic Theatre has confirmed the whole month, the guess work is gone and the product is golden.

We start the Nov. 7th week off with the much buzzed about Fury (14A).  The Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.  On the split we have The Skeleton Twins (PG),  a beautiful mix of heartbreak and humour starring Kristen Wigg and Bill Hader.

On Monday, Nov. 10th the Civic converts into the famous Globe Theatre for a live on screen presentation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Days of My Youth, Wed. Nov 12th reminds us of that special feeling of our very first time on skis and proves that skiing can keep you feeling young for a lifetime.

For our Nov. 13th Thursday film, we have secured the much anticipated and ridiculously well received Love is Strange (PG). After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and – victims of the relentless New York City real estate market – temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.

Screening in Nelson on the beginning of its second week of it’s North American opening, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (PG) takes off Nov. 14th.  There is definitely no need to leave town when you can go to the stars in the comfort of your local cinema.

Nov. 21st? I need only to say this one phrase… The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1. (PG)  on the break!!!

And for the finale of the month, the 20-year wait for the sequel of the brand of humour only Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels can deliver comes to Nelson on Nov. 28th.  Dumb and Dumber To (PG) opens here on the beginning of its 3rd week, but as the booking is confirmed and you know it is coming, it would be dumb to go anywhere else other than your own community cinema.

For details visit civictheatre.ca

Fury – Fri. Nov. 7 @ 7:00pm, Sat. Nov. 8 @ 9:00pm, Sun. Nov. 9 @ 4:00pm, Tues. Nov. 11 @ 7:00pm

The Skeleton Twins – Fri. Nov. 7 @ 9:45pm, Sat. Nov. 8 @ 7:00pm, Sun. Nov. 9 @ 7:00pm, Tues. Nov. 11 @ 9:45pm

The Tempest (Globe on Screen) – Mon. Nov. 10 @ 7:00pm

Days of My Youth - Wed. Nov. 12 @ 7:00pm & 9:00pm

Love Is Strange – Thurs. Nov. 13 @ 7:30pm

Interstellar – Fri. Nov. 14 @ 7:00, Sat. Nov. 15 @ 7:00, Sun. Nov 16 @ 4pm & 7:00pm, Mon. Nov 17 @ 7:00pm, Tues. Nov 18 @ 7pm, Wed. Nov 19 @ 9:30pm, Thurs. Nov. 20 @ 7:00pm

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 – Fri. Nov. 21 @ 7:30, Sat. Nov. 22 @ 7:30, Sun. Nov 23 @ 4pm & 7:30pm, Mon. Nov 24 @ 7:30pm, Tues. Nov 25 @ 7:30pm, Wed. Nov26 @ 7:30pm, Thurs. Nov. 27 @ 7:30pm

Dumb and Dumber To – Fri. Nov. 28 @ 7:30pm, Sat. Nov. 29 @ 7:30pm, Sun. Nov. 30 @ 4:00pm & 7:30pm, Tues. Dec. 2 @ 7:30pm

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NelsonSPCA – Ty – Nov 2 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-ty-nov-2-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-ty-nov-2-2014/#respond Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:47:14 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=193023 TyMy name is Typhoon, but you can call me Ty. I came to the Nelson SPCA after being found abandoned on the side of the highway. I love to go for runs, but still getting used to walking on a leash. I would be better suited with an active and confident guardian, I need some obedience training, I’m still in puppy mode. I love being around people so that causes me to display signs of stress and anxiety when I’m left alone. According to the nice people here if you want to adopt me you must understand my behavior and have the time, confidence and patience to work with me, I need to feel comfortable being left on my own. I do get along well with other dogs, we keep each other company when left alone. If you think I’m your guy come meet me at the Nelson SPCA, or call (250)352-7178 for more information about him.

  • 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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All Civic Candidates Reverse Forum on Social Issues http://ilovenelson.com/all-civic-candidates-reverse-forum-on-social-issues/ http://ilovenelson.com/all-civic-candidates-reverse-forum-on-social-issues/#respond Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:52:51 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=191728 NELSON, BC. Social issues will be in the spotlight on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Best Western (153 Baker St) at 7:00 p.m. when the Social Planning Action Network Society (SPAN) will host an All-Candidates “Reverse” Forum.

The “reverse forum” will give the public the chance to speak while candidates listen on key topics such as housing, seniors’ services, health care access, mental health, poverty, and child care. After introductions and brief remarks, each candidate will spend 15 minutes in each of three sessions listening to citizens’ concerns on a given topic. Finally, the candidates will have an opportunity share their vision for change and commitment.

Rona Park, Chair of SPAN, will moderate the event. “This forum is intended to ensure that whoever is elected will be fully informed of the issues facing our community,” she said. “We are looking forward to hearing citizen concerns and the candidates’ responses. We hope to make social issues a key election issue.’

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday November 5th at 7PM

Location: Best Western Hotel- 153 Baker Street, Nelson BC

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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre Oct 31- Nov 6 – 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-oct-31-nov-6-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-oct-31-nov-6-2014/#respond Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:24:09 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=191723 Culture and conscious meet this week at the Civic.
Come and check out what all the critics are raving about, David Fincher’s latest Gone Girl is living up to the buzz and stirring up Oscar nods.  And then, Civic duty at the Civic, Nelson Votes presents a fun event to get Nelsonites at the polls Nov. 15th with a screening by donation of Election, starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon on Monday, Nov. 3.  On Nov. 5th support the Jumbo Wild Campaign as well as the Sinixt Nation Society with a fundraising screening of Occupied Cascadia.  To finish of the week we bring you one of the most prominent musical cultural figures of our day, Nick Cave in 20,000 Days On Earth.  A line in Cave’s songwriting notebook calculating how many days he’d been alive inspired the film’s title.  Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of the musician and cultural icon, Thurs. Nov. 6.
Oct. 31 – Gone Girl @ 7:30pm
Nov. 1 – Gone Girl @ 7:30pm
Nov. 2 – Gone Girl @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Nov. 3 – Election (Nelson Votes) @ 7:00pm *for info: http://www.civictheatre.ca/event/election-presented-nelson-votes/
Nov. 4 – Gone Girl @ 7:30pm
Nov. 5 – Occupied Cascadia @ 7:00pm (See description below)
Nov. 6 – 20,000 Days on Earth @ 7:30 *for info:http://nickcave.com/films/20000-days-on-earth/
Visit civictheatre.ca for more details of the programs.
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NelsonSPCA – We have kittens – Oct 30 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-we-have-kittens-oct-30-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-we-have-kittens-oct-30-2014/#respond Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:18:48 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=191720 kittenWe have little kittens. They are as cute as can be.
They’ll jump on your heads, and chew on your hair.
They’ll climb up our leg, careful the needles are out.
They’ll jump upon our laps, and purr you a song.
Kisses, scratchy kisses, they’ll give to your nose.
We have a few kittens looking for their forever home. Come by the Nelson SPCA Shelter or call us at (250)352-7178.

  • 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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NelsonSPCA – Miss Marble – Oct 21 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-miss-marble-oct-21-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/nelsonspca-miss-marble-oct-21-2014/#respond Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:19:29 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=189534 You may call me Miss Marble. A little description, I’m a young, quite beautiful young lady, not even 2 yet, who came to the shelter with my two kittens, Ginger and Scooter. Since my arrival I have gotten along well with the other cats. I can be a little bit nervous around people that I don’t know, but if you give me a chance to get to know you, you’ll see I’m very cuddly. If you think I’m a good fit for your family please visit or call the Nelson BC SPCA at 250-352-7178.
Miss Marple

  • 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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Horror Takes Over: Zombies in Nelson http://ilovenelson.com/horror-takes-over-zombies-in-nelson/ http://ilovenelson.com/horror-takes-over-zombies-in-nelson/#respond Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:31:16 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=188408 HORROR TAKES OVER: Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller inFrankenstein; Downtown Zombie Walk; the 30th Anniversary ofGhostbusters, and Best Films of Austin’s Fantastic Fest, all at The Civic this month


unnamed (1)Nelson, BC – October 20, 2014 | The Undead are alive and well at Nelson’s Civic Theatre this month, where a terrifying array of monster and zombie experiences will lead up to Halloween.


October 22 and 23, The Civic will screen National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Transpotting) swapping the roles of doctor and creation.  Shows start both nights at 7:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased separately or in a package for patrons who wish to see both.unnamed (2)




On the heels of Austin’s Fantastic Fest—the biggest Horror and Fantasy film festival in North America—we have secured two of the winners not shown outside of the festival circuit until now:


The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Audience Award), with showtimes on October 24, 7:00pm (dubbed); October 26, 2:00pm (dubbed); October 28, 7:00pm (subtitles).


Dead Snow 2 (Best picture and best screenplay in the Gutbuster Comedy Feature category) screening on October 25, 9:00pm, and October 28, 9:40pm.




Watch out for Zombies on October 25 as they take over downtown in Nelson’s first Zombie Walk, organized by the Civic Theatre (NTCS).  Featuring a dearly-departed New Orleans Funeral Jazz Band (Rick Lingard and Mary Defeo, with the Oxygen Orchestar), all local undead and zombie fans are invited to join the walk.


For the near-dead, professional makeup artists will be in the Civic Theatre Lobby from 12:00-2:00pm to help you blend in (small fee to cover supplies). Please arrive early for makeup services.


The walk starts in front of the Civic Theatre at 2:00pm and will make its way through the downtown core, returning full circle in time for a FREE classic zombie film at 4:00pm at the Civic Theatre.  All—dead and living—are welcome to attend.




Finally, on October 27 at 7:30pm, the Civic is pleased to offer a real treat for Member Monday: we will be showing the 30th Anniversary restoration of Ghostbusters.


Other screenings in October also include:

October 24, 9:40pm    Borgman

October 26, 7:30pm    Only Lovers Left Alive

October 29, 7:00pm    Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest

(all Eastern Block Rockers Welcome)

October 30, 7:30pm    Borgman


See civictheatre.ca for details. 


Nelson Civic Theatre Society (NCTS) was formed in 2012 to save and restore Nelson’s Civic Theatre, which showed films from 1938 until the late 2000s.  Today the Civic Theatre presents a wide variety of film screenings for local audiences, from new releases to indie flicks.  

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Horoscope for the Week: Oct 17, 2014 http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-oct-17-2014/ http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-oct-17-2014/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:59:32 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=187198 Sunstar Banner

Tip of the Week:

Before the Sun leaves Libra and enters Scorpio time some extra insight about Libra will serve to explain an important feature of Astrological practice. Libra is the archetypal principle of cultivating harmony, fairness, balance, mutual respect and love in any relationship. Beyond our more personal romantic, familial, sibling, relative, friend, neighbor and so on relationships, even business relationships could, in the ideal, foster all of the above.

Of course, cultivating a steady flow of such harmony requires ongoing effort and can well be deemed a true art. Invariably, due to the laws of change, this cultivation is a process and a diplomatic one at that. Any relationship therefore, between individuals as well as between larger entities like companies, institutions, cities, states, provinces and countries (each may deemed ‘persons’) implies a ‘political’ process.

Conflict is a common feature of relationships and of life. The level and magnitude of conflict varies from the minor to the extreme but no relationship is entirely free of it. What is ideal and important for harmonious and peaceful resolutions is increased objectivity.

There are two basic techniques used in Astrology to weigh and measure the quality of any relationship: Synastry and Composite. A Synastry Chart compares the ‘astrological chemistry’ between any two people. The principle of a ‘compound’ in chemistry lends a good example of this common approach. A Composite chart reveals the synthesis of the relationship. The principle of a ‘solution’ in chemistry supports a better understanding of this approach. There are also two types of Composite Chart, one that reveals the deeper purpose of the relationship and one that more fully illustrates the expression of that purpose.

In both Synastry and Composite charts, the reality of change can also be added to the perspective and it is measured as current ‘Transits’ (position of the planets in the sky in real time compared to the Birth Chart) affecting both each individual ‘persons’. The other is called Progressions’ which also represent flows of time representing change in both each individual person and the Composite charts they create together.

Altogether, these represent techniques that provide profound and valuable insights towards greater respective and mutual objectivity. With this increased level of insight and awareness beyond subjective biases and projections, mutual understanding and diplomatic resolution can be achieved. One may even gain awareness regarding the likely conflicts that will arise and may thereby decide not to enter into the relationship as a consequence.

In existing relationships, it ever remains important that both parties be committed to resolution which is itself an expression of sincerity and respect. The lack of such willingness reveals the otherwise concealed or unrealized lack of respect. Sincerity and integrity therefore are the basic foundations required for cultivating healthy relationships and Astrology can serve to activate these to higher than normal levels.

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

An important current cycle is your invitation and opportunity to integrate a whole new quality of relating and of creating relationship. Often we tend to ‘have’ relationships as opposed to the ideal of creating relationship. The result is the significant others in our life tend to feel ‘had’. When we create relationship we are present and respectful and a core feature of true success is the result. This is your cue.


Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

The act of creating balance in our life is the art of life. This refers to every aspect, arena and front. A golden key to this cultivation process is to recognize that the balance point is ever moving, ever changing… never static. So, every day is a new day and requires that we attune, adjust, and adapt with health and balance in mind. Now is the time.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

A wave of creative inspiration is washing in. It holds the energy of individuality within it. Holding a vision of your own unique destiny to fulfill is implied. A variety of art expressions is likely. Creating optimal health is also ideal especially now. The biggest issue is scattering your focus. Engaging with and sharing the journey with others will prove inspiring and empowering.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Shifts and changes in your world continue to roll in. As is often the case, the old must make way for the new. Focusing upon long-term investments and/or relationship involvements is a core theme. Creating or inviting beauty in your home somehow is a source of inspiration. One way or another, this is a call to color your world.


Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

Your world is changing and expanding. Meeting new people and making friends and other social connections is a new norm. Doing so will prove inspiring now and will bring opportunities in years to come. At deeper levels you are destined to overcome some core fears. To decipher what these are, outline your goals, plans and/or dreams and they will be brought into the light of day.


Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

A process of building upon new foundations continues. This is a necessary stage for future developments. This is a call to access and make use of some of your hidden resources. Deciphering what these are may require a bit of extra time and energy but will prove worthwhile. Take inventory of your gifts, skills and assets.


Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

A pioneering cycle continues. In addition to exploring new people and places, you are also destined to explore yourself anew. A process of re-discovery and possibly of re-invention is implied. New jobs, relationships, lifestyle rhythms and modes of creative self-expression are all possible features. Reach within and without.


Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

Merging your talents and resources with those of others is a central theme these days. During this cycle of expansion in your public and professional life, this focus is extra important. Call it creating communion or inviting imagination…, either way a weave and synthesis of collective talents is a key to your success at this time.


Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

Reaching out to participate in the world with purpose and passion is a steadily emerging theme. In the short term, your main task may simply be to get comfortable with the prospects. Generating ideas and tapping your deeper destiny is also ideal. This new cycle will especially get underway in 2015. For now, focus on seeding dreams.


Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) 

Your public and professional world is on a roll. Success has required that you step out of your comfort zone. With your ambitions on a steady rise, simply relaxing would prove ironically stressful. Reaching out to be seen and heard is important. The window of opportunity is now open. Hopefully you have acted upon it. If you have not yet, do it now!


Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

A social, cultural and artistic cycle continues to spiral upward. This is leading you to meet new people and make new friends. Professional affiliations are woven in this mix. In fact, this will become your next major focus over the coming weeks. Especially if you have been diligent, practically wise and sincere, your efforts will be well rewarded soon.


Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A process of clearing the old to make way for the new continues. Yet it may also be that in making new associations old involvements are steadily fading away. Either way, change is in the air. This will lead you to new levels of power and responsibility. Creating a healthy lifestyle rhythm and practice is important to your success now and later.



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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