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This week's smattering of hugs and slugs
HUGS. I would like to send a hug to the kind gentleman that stopped on Morgan Street to help my dad who had tried to walk downtown when his Parkinson’s literally tripped him up. This gentleman got my dad into his car and drove him home, and then helped me get him to the house. Thank you, sir!
Slugs. To the person who went into my locker at the aquatic centre and stole my favourite skirt and hat. And making me call a friend to bring me new pants to wear. I hope you took them for a good reason. I spent a lot of money on those.
HUGS. To the local tire shop employees, Dan and the other guy, who helped a lady in distress last week.
SLUGS. To the logging truck driver carrying a full load of logs that blew the red light at Front and Hall streets. You were going so fast that I could not get the name that was written on the side of the truck. You are not only putting our lives in jeopardy but the lives of the two small children that were riding with you. Also, slugs to police for not patrolling that intersection more often. I am at that intersection four times per day, five days per week and on more than one occasion I have nearly been hit by a speeding car. It is time that there is a police presence in this area, perhaps that would slow motorists down.
HUGS. Congratulations and a big thank you to the organizers of the Redfish Fest on Sunday. It was great to see so many people come out to enjoy all that you had to offer on a lovely Kootenay afternoon.
HUGS. A big thank you to the local auto body shop for taking great care of me and my vehicle. You were friendly, efficient, accommodated my needs with the courtesy vehicle and returned my vehicle to me ahead of schedule, clean and most importantly a job well done!
- Grateful mom of six who needed her truck back
HUGS. To the North Shore mile marker maker. I think they’re beautiful, elegant, and speak to our heritage theme. They make me smile every time I see them. Waiting to see “3 Mile” and how far out the lake you go. Thank you.
HUGS. To my wife... just because.
SLUGS. To the ignoramus who stole my garage sale signs from Ward and Stanley streets before my sale was over. Garage sales are direct recycling. Move somewhere with a larger landfill and smaller environmental conscience. You don’t belong in Nelson!
Slugs. To the drivers in Nelson who are still talking and texting while behind the wheel. You can hardly get by a week without hearing the consequences of this practice. Be it planes, trains or automobiles. It’s obvious just by going down Baker and, yes, right by the police station on Stanley Street that more needs to be done by police. Special slimy slugs to parents who knowingly break the law with their children in the car. Aside from the safety issue, what’s so important? Perhaps we all have to wait for a tragedy to happen locally before this selfish habit changes.
HUGS. To Dr. Murray for being available and helpful during this difficult times for my family.