I Love Nelson http://ilovenelson.com Nelson's Community Website Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:59:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Horoscope for the Week: July 03, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-july-03-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-july-03-2015/#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:59:48 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=285703 Sunstar Banner

Tip of the Week:

How interesting that Canada and the United States share such close dates for the national birthday: July 1st for Canada, coinciding this year with the Full Moon in Capricorn and July 4th for the U.S.A. The astrology of nations is called Mundane Astrology. It applies to provinces, territories, states, cities and towns and to companies and any legal entity where a signature officiates a ‘moment of birth’. In this respect, every country has many birth dates under its overall domain. This does add dimension and complexity to an otherwise rather simple overview based on the birthday of the entire nation.

Sometimes even the nation has more than one key date that ‘influences’ its course of destiny. For example, in the United States, November 4th 1777 has been presented as another very important date. Yet in good Scorpio fashion it is largely concealed. The merger of these two chart, or the Composite Chart, which reveals the deeper purpose of any two people or ‘persons’ (how legal entities are referred to) provides powerful insights. From the U.S. composite chart one can see, among other themes, the signs of the ‘super hero archetype’ subject to various eccentricities and transmutations producing extraordinary strengths and powers…. Maybe Marvel comics could focus on that.

In Canada, the Repatriation Act which culminated with an official signature on April 17, 1982 activated a new chart for the nation. This date was very well chosen because it reveals a powerful chart serving to offset the rather weak chart of July 1, 1867. Not surprisingly, Canada has over the past 30 or so years and continues to steadily rise in power. In my next newsletter slated for July 1st I will provide some insight on the Composite Chart.

Imagine, with Astrology we can gain valuable insight into the deeper purpose and expression of the relationship between any two people and it can be illustrated that the themes revealed undergo their own evolutionary momentums, turns, peaks and valleys. Want to learn more about your most important relationships this way, contact me to book an appointment today.

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
A process of really digging deep continues. This could manifest as home renovations, attending to family matters and/or probing within to access your most intimate feelings. Although it has begun this process will likely last all summer and will leave you, significant others and/or your residence transformed. Fortunately there are some auspicious factors at play as well.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
Your energy levels are running high. It is a good thing too because you have a lot of work to do on a variety of fronts. With your confidence levels on a steady rise you are in a good position to advance. A review of where to best direct your energies is featured. You are probably wise to approach matters with increased patience and to avoid making final, long term decisions for now.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
A process of deciphering what makes you feel secure and how to best direct your energies is underway. Changes in your daily rhythm and routine have begun as a consequence. Opportunities are knocking but you will have to make extra efforts to engage them. Fortunately you feel alert and sharp in your mind. Exercise a creative approach balanced with a healthy dose of risk for best results.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You are in an assertive mood. Your ambitions are running high and you intend to act upon them. You are inclined to keep certain thoughts and plans private for now. You are not in a rush but you do want to advance your position. You are looking to the future over the longer term. Focusing to maintain a healthy balance of power feels important.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
A busy time behind the scenes continues. In some respects this cycle can be described as a time of retreat. However, you also must work diligently. Overcoming fears, doubts and perhaps a few debts are likely scenarios. Fortunately, this is also an expansive time for you. Fortune favors the bold under such influences so be willing to reach out to increase your scope and exposure.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your individuality is shining these days. This is supported by a rebellious and perhaps even irreverent mood. Some of what you once held sacred you no longer do. This can extend to important relationships as well. Yet before you make conclusive decisions take note that this energy pattern is an invitation for you to dig deeply to uncover what you deem true and valuable.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
If you have been waiting to advance your position in the world, to gain recognition you feel you deserve and rewards you feel you have earned, now is the time to assert yourself. You may have to go the extra distance and get and/or give special training. Call it paying your dues. In any case, financial concerns and considerations are part of the plot.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
You are in the mood to see a bigger picture. Although you are not necessarily in a big rush you will steadily and forcefully assert yourself if necessary. There are some very good indications of opportunities being available in your public and professional sphere. That you may have to exercise more discipline than usual is all part of the deal.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
A dive into deeper waters may characterize this cycle. As would be the case, the light has dimmed and the pressure has increased. There is nothing negative or evil about this lower light but it does invite acknowledgement. Positively, it invites a final phase of clearing the old to make way for the new. Key changes in your overall lifestyle for the sake of health are implied.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
Relationship involvements may feel a bit more entangled of late. A moody period is underway. Yet it may certainly prove to have a silver lining too. You desire more… interaction, communication, love, pleasure, money…. If you can avoid attachment yet remain clearly focused and patiently persevering then you will have struck the balance.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
Recognition, rewards and other returns are yours to enjoy now. Yet these come in a time of increased effort. As well, though the demand is there the same may not be true of your full resolve. This mood may endure for a few weeks so set an even pace. Lively and animated communications is another perk amidst it all. Be open to new angles of perception to see opportunities more clearly.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
A dynamic and creative cycle continues. As long as you are in a giving mood everything will flow smoothly and abundantly too. This is a good time to engage in sincere conversations where you reveal your observations, interpretations, values, priorities and feelings with added sincerity. Communicate from the heart and others will hear you beyond the words.
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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NPD – Information of Interest June 30, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/npd-information-of-interest-june-30-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/npd-information-of-interest-june-30-2015/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:28:40 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=285844 nelsonpoliceDuring the summer months, one person is killed every three days in impaired-related crashes in B.C. That’s why the B.C. government, ICBC and police will be kicking off the CounterAttack campaign on July 1st to keep impaired drivers off our roads this summer.

Whether you’re out golfing, boating or at a BBQ with friends, everyone needs to plan ahead for a safe ride home this summer – arrange a designated driver, call a taxi or take transit. Police will be looking for impaired drivers at CounterAttack roadchecks across the province.
With so many options to get home safely, there is no excuse to drive while impaired. But some drivers still aren’t getting the message – here are the top excuses given by impaired drivers to police at CounterAttack roadchecks:

• “My girlfriend was too drunk to make it home from the bar, so I’m going to pick her up.”
• “I’m an idiot!”
• “But I have a driver’s licence, no one else had a driver’s licence!”
• “I don’t feel drunk!”
• “I’m only two blocks from home.”
• “Mom told me to bring the truck home.”
• “I had to pick up my husband.”

ICBC supports CounterAttack with funding for enhanced police enforcement and an education campaign which promotes the use of designated drivers. Learn interesting facts in ICBC’s infographic and get tips on icbc.com.

Quotes:
“We’ve seen significant reductions in alcohol-related fatalities in B.C. since we introduced tougher legislation – and in addition, we have hundreds of officers trained to assess drug impairment and remove drugged drivers from our roads immediately,” said Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “But some people still aren’t taking the issue seriously. That’s why we’ll continue to support enhanced enforcement to intercept those who put other road users in danger.”
“Too many families are suffering from the tragic loss of a loved one in an impaired related crash,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Help keep your loved ones safe on our roads by making sure you have a plan to get home safely before you head out.”
“Driving while impaired or riding with someone who is impaired is never worth the risk,” said Chief Officer Neil Dubord, Chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee. “Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or arrest are significant and can last a lifetime. Police across B.C. will be looking for impaired drivers at CounterAttack roadchecks this summer.”

“We want everyone to enjoy their summer and have a good time – just make sure to include a plan for a safe ride home,” said Lindsay Matthews, ICBC’s director responsible for road safety. “Share the responsibility of being the designated driver to make sure your friends and family get home safe this summer.”

Editor’s note:
Lower Mainland media will be invited to attend an evening CounterAttack roadcheck on Friday, July 3; police will issue a media advisory on July 2. Several police detachments throughout B.C. will also invite media to attend CounterAttack roadchecks in their communities on July 3.
Regional statistics*:

• In B.C., an average of 42 people are killed in impaired-related crashes during the summer months every year. That’s one person killed every three days.
• In the Lower Mainland, an average of 10 people are killed in impaired-related crashes during the summer months every year.
• On Vancouver Island, an average of six people are killed in impaired-related crashes during the summer months every year.
• In the Southern Interior, an average of 14 people are killed in impaired-related crashes during the summer months every year.
• In North Central B.C., an average of 13 people are killed in impaired-related crashes during the summer months every year.

* Five year average from June to September. Fatal victim counts are from police data (2009 to 2013); crashes and injured victim counts are from ICBC data (2009 to 2013). Impaired is defined to include alcohol, illicit drugs and medicines.
Canada Day statistics:**
• Every Canada Day, an average of 164 people are injured in 603 crashes throughout B.C.
• Every Canada Day, an average of 115 people are injured in 370 crashes in the Lower Mainland.
• Every Canada Day, an average of 19 people are injured in 90 crashes on Vancouver Island.
• Every Canada Day, an average of 22 people are injured in 97 crashes in the Southern Interior.
• Every Canada Day, an average of 7 people are injured in 37 crashes in the North Central region.

**July 1 (Canada Day) is calculated from (00:00) to (midnight) including incidents where the time was not reported. Five-year average from police data (2009 to 2013).

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Adoptable Pets June 24 2015 – Egypt http://ilovenelson.com/adoptable-pets-june-24-2015-egypt/ http://ilovenelson.com/adoptable-pets-june-24-2015-egypt/#respond Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:20:44 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=285543 IMG_83941Egypt is a two-year-old male domestic short hair cat with a brown tabby coat. He was brought in to the BC SPCA Nelson Branch about two weeks ago as a stray.

Egypt is friendly with people, and can be quite vocal when he wants some attention! His favourite things are chasing toys, lazing around and purring away in your lap. He would make a great mouser and a wonderful companion.

Egypt would do best as the only pet in the house as he doesn’t get along too well with other cats or dogs. If you are interested in Egypt, 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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Horoscope for the Week: June 26, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-june-26-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-june-26-2015/#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:59:15 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=285478 Sunstar Banner

Tip of the Week:

Venus and Jupiter conjunct in Leo are ‘all the rave’ now. This is a hot, passionate, sexy, romantic, playful, dramatic and altogether fun combination of energies. Jupiter has been in Leo since mid-August 2014 and Venus just entered the sign of the proud lion on June 5th. While ‘aware’ of one another, the flirting really began on about June 19th. Since then the chase really began and the union when they will finally join as one, occurs on Canada’s Birthday, July 1st. This will lend a very special charm to the fireworks indeed!

On July 19th the affair will cool off as Venus enters Virgo, not her best sign placement at all, no… not at all precious. However, as if lured back by unrequited love and passion Venus will literally, or at least apparently, hover at Virgo’s gate, slow down to a pause, stop altogether on July 25th, then turn… retrograde and begin to move back towards her beloved Zeus once again. Venus will re-enter Leo on July 31st where she will be met by Jupiter moving towards her just as quickly where with abated breath they will engage in long embrace before joining as one once again by exact conjunction on August 4th. For an entire week the star struck lovers will linger finally saying their farewells with long kisses mixed and bitter sweet promises of future reunion.

Yet, Venus retrograde is extra passionate, sensual and outright erotic than when direct. All the while with Jupiter she has been secretly aware of Mars, her other longtime lover, having entered Leo himself on August 8. As much as she could hardly tear herself apart from great Zeus it would have been a lie to say she was not excited about seeing her Mars. Jupiter out of the picture for now, having entered Virgo on August 11th, Venus turns to run with hastening pace to meet her other true love knowing that she would be reunited with Mars once again on August 31st at the pinnacle point of the Leo. Get ready for a really hot summer.

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
A rather deep cycle has begun. It is making you dig beneath the surface. The results of it will leave you feeling and perhaps even looking changed. You can choose to consciously engage to support a desired outcome. At surface levels you are in the mood to play. You can focus on both extremes and thereby strike the balance. Focus to have it all.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
Your energy levels are running high and your confidences as well. Good thing too because people and circumstances are pressuring you to re-assert your commitment to the future. As old beliefs and philosophies steadily yield to new ones you are discovering that your relationship dynamics on a variety of fronts are changing. Play along and be willing to learn, grow and evolve.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
You have entered a time during which fixes, repairs and/or healing is destined to occur. These procedures will not be easy overall nor will they be completed quickly. Extra efforts and patience will be required. The good news is that you can see and feel the light and warmth of love and blessings surrounding you. Allow these to energize your resolve.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You are entering new territory with bold strides. Opportunity is knocking and you are determined to answer. Rewards for previous efforts are featured. Many thoughts are running through your mind however and you may feel a bit overwhelmed. Circumstances may even be provoking you to clarify hopes, make wishes and perhaps even utter prayers.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
A busy time behind the scenes continues. Important meetings and rich exchanges with others are likely. You feel inspired to take a few risks and express your thoughts, ideas and feelings elaborately. This is a good time for artistic expression or at least dramatic displays and carefree fun. In the deeper end the time has come to lay claim to gifts and powers that await your command.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your individuality is shining more brightly of late. You may even feel more rebellious than usual and even defiant. Although you may feel protected and blessed, you are still required to draw upon hidden reserves of faith. Reflections upon why you think, perceive, interpret and communicate the way you do are beginning to activate pivotal changes in your usual self-concepts.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
If you have been waiting to get some extra attention the opportunity has arrived. In your public and professional sphere you will take an assertive approach but some might refer to it as aggressive. In your friend sphere however you stand to be the star. Sharing quality time with an emphasis on fun will bring out the performer in you and your audience is in for an exciting show.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
A pattern of complex energies is indicated for you. Mixtures of philosophical, spiritual, visionary, rebellious and determined energy patterns are vying for your attention. All of this is packaged in a spirit of expansion and creative leadership. This is hardly a frivolous time and your attitude is somewhat sober and serious. The future beckons and you can tap into any or all of the above to activate an effective momentum.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
Your ambitions are on the rise. Beyond the outer and obvious objectives, what you really want is to experience more inner peace. By letting go of attachments and reconsidering what is important, you can relieve a lot of stress. Be willing to make a break with prior beliefs, self-concepts and lifestyle patterns and rhythms that no longer satisfy.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
Quality time shared with family and friends sounds good. Yet, there may be a few twists in the plot to contend with. Personality conflicts, interests and interpretations that do not mesh or even which clash are woven into this plot. With awareness, a flexible attitude and positive intent such challenges can be overcome. Without such harmony tools the results could be compromised.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
Sincere efforts to get to the bottom of things in certain respects will likely prove successful and rewarding this week. Changes in your career will affect your daily rhythm. You are in a good position to receive some added recognition, but you may have to work a bit harder for it. Be willing to refine your skills and update your resume perhaps to take full advantage of this window of opportunity.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
A creative and playful mood continues. Yet, it may be woven with a bit of complexity and drama too. This is an invitation to dig beneath the surface and gain a new appreciation of perceptions and how commonly every person ultimately interprets reality their way. Focus to appreciate yours and their individuality, acknowledging and respecting differences.

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.

www.sunstarastrology.com (250

352-6871 sunstarastrology@gmail.com

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The KOOTENAY REAL ESTATE CORNER w/ Chris Burneau – FAIR Realty/ My Kootenay Home http://ilovenelson.com/the-kootenay-real-estate-corner-w-chris-burneau-fair-realty-my-kootenay-home/ http://ilovenelson.com/the-kootenay-real-estate-corner-w-chris-burneau-fair-realty-my-kootenay-home/#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:08:00 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=285387 Real Estate Profile PicWhy use a Realtor when Selling or Buying a Home?

The question often comes up when looking to Sell or Buy a home. Should I use a Realtor? Without a doubt the answer is absolutely yes!
There are many advantages to using a professional agent. Let’s start off with the Selling side of things.

Agents are part of a National group called Realtors. These are thousands of members strong, that share collective information on selling, active, pending, and expired listing data. This means that your Realtor will be able to give you an accurate price point when listing your property. Combine this with their instincts on the pulse of the active market and it equates to success.
Realtors will give your property exposure that you never thought was possible. This can include print media, personal/ public websites, social media outlets, agent tours, open houses, eye catching yard signs, and entertaining Buyers Agents. And best of all these services are usually all included in the Agents own personal marketing programs; which means there is no additional cost to you except for the agreed commission structures.
Having a Realtor when Buying a home is also a huge asset. Buyers Agents set up private showing tours for you to view that next castle. They have a wealth of information that can aid you in making an informed decision. They will guide you through the mounds of mind blowing paper work and quarter back the necessary documents, home inspections, and mortgage info to where it needs to go.

Also, Agents always have one step up with inside information on New Listings before they hit the public market. This means you have a better chance at finding that special property. Not to forget that when using a Realtor to buy a home there are normally no fee’s. That means there are no un-expected cost’s.
Did I mention that Realtors are normally strong negotiators? This can net you more money on the sale of your home, or on the flip side, an incredible deal on your new property purchase.
It’s a Win-Win situation if you choose to call a professional Realtor in your area. Not only do they ease the stress of the Home Selling/ Buying experience, but they conduct their actions under a strict code of Ethics & Business practices that ensure your ease of mind.
Realtors are everyday people that quite often become great friends and have a wealth of connections to help everyone around them.
Don’t hesitate to call a Professional today!!

 

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Bobby Bs Car Tip of the week! http://ilovenelson.com/bobby-bs-car-tip-of-the-week-2/ http://ilovenelson.com/bobby-bs-car-tip-of-the-week-2/#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:55:29 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=285383 Bob pic 2Hot Summer Travel, be Ready, Prepare!
Before hitting the road this summer, you can take several simple precautions to keep your family safe and save money at the pump. Extreme heat and long drives can be tough on cars. Cracked hoses, leaky radiators, underinflated tires and dirty filters can significantly lower your fuel efficiency, or worse, lead to a total breakdown. To increase the chance of a Fun Stress-free trip take the following pre-cautions. It will take a little time and money but far Better than being broke down far from home and dealing with waiting for a fix, if you can find one at all.
-Tires – Pressure and condition- Air Pressure is Very Important,

Over-inflation leads to wearing and stress, under-inflattion has similar effect Plus decreased gas mileage.
-Change Oil and filter – Every 5000 kms, or, newer vehicles there is a monitor to remind you when to change it, if its under 20% until next one due, just do it now!
-All Fluids check and top up. No explanation required
-Belts & Hoses. Check for cracks and wear. Remember- its easier to change one at your convenience at home and throw the old one in the truck for a spare than to try to change a broken one on a hot busy roadside!
-Air filter: Let that engine breathe! Change it. Some have cabin air filters also.
-Battery: Obvious -Check it
-All off the above can be done at your favourite Dealership or quick lube business. If you choose an oil change establishment over a certified garage make sure they are Warranty Approved such as a Mr. Lube if you have a newer vehicle. Even if it costs a few bucks more it is worth it to have a competant person doing this Important service for you.
-Brakes: So Important, Keep your family Safe! Especially on steep mountain roads.
-Air Conditioning: It won’t break down until its +38 Degrees C and everyone is Hot, Sweaty and Grouchy. Have it checked before, re-charge if needed.
-Spare tire and equipment to change: If you dont have a jack to lift car and wrench to change it, the spare tire wont do much good.
Lastly!
Be Prepared! Carry extra parts and tools if you have an older vehicle. Booster cables. Buy extra windshield wipers, fluids etc at your Local stores (always much more expensive at a gas station in a tourist destination). Drinking water, snacks, blankets etc. Think what you would like to have if you were stranded for a while and bring it!

Have Fun and be Safe!

Bob Bourke
Sales and Marketing
Nelson Chrysler

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Films at the Nelson Civic Theatre – June 19 – 25, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-june-19-25-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/films-at-the-nelson-civic-theatre-june-19-25-2015/#respond Sat, 20 Jun 2015 14:16:56 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=285302 Jun19-25civic_flyerBeachin’ it at The Civic

Aloha Nelson! You can cross “Beach it” off your to do list. The Civic goes to the beach this week with Cameron Crowe’s, Aloha (rated PG) shot in sunny Hawaii, and the Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, bio pic Love & Mercy (rated PG). And rounding out our main feature split, M. Yves Saint Laurent (rated PG) will make sure you are stylishly dressed for bike ride along the beach with the Nelson Cycling Club to SPCA’s Kitty Corral.
The ‘A’ list cast should convince you enough, but if you are not coming to Aloha to see Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride or Alec Baldwin, then the Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, We Bought a Zoo) brand of romance should help you heal from Jurassic World‘s dinosaur bites.
Bill Pohlad, producer of the acclaimed, 12 Years a Slave Wild and Brokeback Mountain takes over the directors chair for the 88% Certified Fresh bio pic of Brian Wilson’s decline in mental health while crafting of one of the best pop albums of all time. Love & Mercy stars Paul Dano as Brian in the Beach Boys past and John Cussak plays 80’s Brian under the constant watch of a shady therapist played by Paul Giamatti.
On Monday, June 22nd, The Nelson Cycling Club is excited to bring to the screen two great film,  sand unReal. unReal is for those of us who escape. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. This place isn’t remote or hard to find, and yet many never see it. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky and thousand pound mammals become riding partners.
And for a slightly less weighty mammal snuggling partner, The SPCA brings back the Just For Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival on Weds. June 24. You will get a chance to adopt your own snugly mammal at the lobby Kitty Corral at 6:30 with the hilarious public outing of the solitary practice of internet cat video watchers commencing at 7:30. Local DJ Jesse Lee AKA Rafferty Funksmith, Artist of the Year at the Kootenay Music Awards, will provide the pre-show vibe followed by a family friendly burlesque from those frisky felines The Showcats.
Oh don’t worry Yves, we will have cat hair rollers on hand for Thursday before we lay out your exquisite garments in your bio pic aptly named Saint Laurent. 1967-1976, one of history’s greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
Surf’s up.
Coming Soon: Spy, Dancing Arabs
Aloha
Fri. June 19 @ 7:00, Sat. June 20 @ 9:30, Sun. June 21 @ 4:00, Mon. June 22 @ 11am, Tues. June 23 @ 7:00
Love & Mercy
Fri. June 19 @ 9:00, Sat. June 20 @ 7:00, Sun. June 21 @ 6:30, Tues. June 23 @ 9:00
Nelson Cycling Club Fundraiser
Mon. June 22 @ 7:00
Just For Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival
Wed. June 24 @6:30
Saint Laurent
Thurs. June 25 @ 7:30

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Horoscope for the Week: June 19, 2015 http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-june-19-2015/ http://ilovenelson.com/horoscope-for-the-week-june-19-2015/#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:59:06 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=284913 Sunstar Banner

Tip of the Week:

Happy Solstice! The official turn of the season occurs on June 21st at 9:38 am PDT. Here in the Northern Hemisphere summer begins coinciding with the somewhat ironic fact that from this day onward until December 21st, the hours of daylight begin to be less and less. This play on light, due to the fact that the Earth has a tilt of approximately 23.5 degrees from the place of the ecliptic, otherwise understood as the apparent path of the Sun, has a subtle yet pervasive psychological and spiritual effect.

From the perspective of the season as a whole the chart cast for the exact moment of solstice, or the exact moment when the Sun is at 0 Cancer in the Tropical Zodiac, offers hints at what can be expected for the next 3 months. The chart reveals an exciting yet also rather dramatic theme. The Sun and Mars are closely aligned which already reveals a highly charged and energized tempo. Yet it is the Moon in Leo at 29 degrees forming an exact square aspect to Saturn Retrograde in Scorpio also at 29 degrees that tells the deeper story.

The square or 90 degree angle between planets is among the two most dynamic yet challenging aspects in astrology. It refers to energies that tend to be at cross purposes. At best it is about change, at worst making the change requires full concentration and a lot of effort (the word change does not always sound fun but imagine the world without it). The 29th degree itself is considered ‘critical’ in astrology and refers to issues of overcoming. Since both planets are in ‘Fixed Signs’ (Taurus, Leo and Scorpio), which indicates themes that can be described as having more weight and gravity, this altogether sets a rather serious tone. Invariably everyone will feel or experience or at least witness the repercussions. How it will affect your own life can be best revealed by getting a personal Astrology Reading.

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
The past few weeks have likely been active, energizing and fun. There is reason to say romance could be blooming as well. All the while, a steady and measurable flow of change and transformation continues. The emphasis this week will turn towards home and family. Deciphering what you truly need to feel secure is a core theme.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
An extra busy and creative cycle continues. Bringing love, light and beauty to your world is a main focus. Although summer has officially arrived, cleaning and clearing the clutter will likely prove liberating. The end goal is a shift of atmosphere and thereby of perspective towards new levels of confidence and fresh flowers of inspiration.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
You have recently entered new territory, probably both literally and figuratively. Waves of creative inspiration are flowing in and you are excited about the possibilities. Focusing may be more challenging than usual, however. Making key moves to feel more secure is featured. As usual, money and health are main areas of focus.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
A period of reflection and retreat is now yielding to a more dynamic cycle. You will still feel pulled to do some inner work and soul searching but your focus will be divided. Opportunity has been knocking and if you were not before you will feel ready to answer now. Important exchanges with others will require that you keep it confidential.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
You remain in an expansive time overall. Yet, a period of retreat or at least a state that will support a change of perspective is likely. Sometimes such a change has a re-energizing effect. As well, the urge for creative self-expression is extra strong. Meanwhile, a process of breaking with the past continues. Keeping an open mind about literally everything is a key to this phase of destiny.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Getting the attention and respect you feel you want, need and deserve has been keeping you busy. This trend will continue and includes a rather dynamic learning curve. Gaining new knowledge and training and perhaps sharing the same with others remain central. You can also anticipate the gypsy in you stepping out so go on a little adventure or two.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
An exciting period mixed with travel, adventure, cultural exchange and quality time shared with friends new and old is featured in the planetary line-up for you. Now the focus is shifting to your public and professional sphere. Generally, the more you are able to work from your own secured space the more confident you will feel. Get clear then push for what you want and need.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
An ambitious period continues to rise. You may still be unsure of your direction in some respects. A process of deciphering your priorities is implied. Opportunities and options are available yet you are not so inclined to take cavalier risks. Many imaginative ideas are flowing through your mind. Choosing the path of love over fear means the result does not produce guilt or casualty.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
You are about to enter a rather deep, soul searching period. By now this may sound quite familiar. Yet, this one is important because the other side of it stands to open your world in new and exciting ways. There may yet remain some important ironing out of details. Key communications to preserve a lasting peace are also featured. Be willing to follow through on realizing a healthy new lifestyle for best results.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
An extra busy time complete with many details and communications continues. Yet the scale is now tilting towards family, fun, relationships and quality time shared. This presents a window during which taking time to enjoy the simpler pleasures of life will prove restorative. Be open to receive more and focus on the lighter side of things. Escaping it all has its place especially when the timing is right.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
Amidst a playful cycle some added emphasis will tilt towards health. As well, there could be some fresh starts at work and/or in your daily routine in general. Meanwhile, your social horizons continue to steadily expand. As a consequence you feel happier, your light is shining brighter and others are noticing. If you have been wanting and waiting for love you are in a good position to succeed soon.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
A good deal of sifting and sorting close to home and within your own heart and mind continues. Yet now it is opening into a more fun and creative period. It may feel a little harder to feel happy and at peace these days, but this window which will last a few weeks anyway could prove quite uplifting. Make the most of it and fill your tanks with inspiration.

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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Adoptable Pets June 16 2015 – Stubbs http://ilovenelson.com/adoptable-pets-june-16-2015-stubbs/ http://ilovenelson.com/adoptable-pets-june-16-2015-stubbs/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:22:51 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=285008 Stubbs-3Stubbs is a two-year-old male Domestic Medium Hair cat with a grey coat and green eyes. He came to the BC SPCA Nelson Branch as a stray and seems to have had a rough life so far, having come in with a damaged right ear and scratches on his body.

Stubbs is a very affectionate kitty who is full of love. He likes being around people and especially loves getting a good scratch on the neck.

Stubbs would do best in a calm household that is able to give him some quality cuddle time. If you are interested in Stubbs, 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
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Cathy Burkes Decorating Tips http://ilovenelson.com/cathy-burkes-decorating-tips-2/ http://ilovenelson.com/cathy-burkes-decorating-tips-2/#respond Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:21:09 +0000 http://ilovenelson.com/?p=284989 P23060TA203727_p_14I am Cathy Burke and I am the Interior Decorator in your neighborhood.

I can can help you prep your home for a profitable sale if you were interested in selling.
I can help you to choose the right paint color for your home.
I can help you with your kitchen, bathroom, renovations.

So give your local interior decorator a call 250.777.1788

Tip for the week:

Curtains, Instead of installing them directly above the window, hang curtains high-between the ceiling and the top of the window, and your space will feel a lot loftier. (And don’t let the bottoms pool, they should just graze the floor.)

Mirror, Mount a mirror opposite a window. Its the best way to bounce light around and create the illusion of a bigger room.
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