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Hugs double up slugs this week

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SLUGS: Big slugs to the sand truck that did not shut off the sanding mechanism on his dump truck when he met up with approaching traffic on Highway 3A at  9:40 a.m. near the Thrums Market on February 3. We all had to drive into flying gravel.  Yes, it was great you were sanding the road, but it was totally inexcusable that you sprayed the approaching vehicles with gravel.

 

HUGS: To the sweet Aussie who works at a downtown business for finding and holding on to my brand new backpack after I carelessly left it in a stranger’s vehicle while hitchhiking home from the ski hill.

 

HUGS: Hugs to the local chef whose poise, skill and grace in the kitchen was amazing to watch in such a young chef!  You will have a long career.

 

HUGS: Big bear hugs to my lasagne-fairy friends ­— you guys rock!

 

SLUGS: Big slimy slugs to the man who stole my grandmother’s step stool at the grocery store parking lot. Snatching it up as everyone was distracted getting a toddler and groceries into the truck. She needs it to get into the truck and you’ve made a difficult season even more so.

 

HUGS: Hugs and more hugs to the ladies that came to my dad’s aid when he fell at the store. His head is healing quite nicely. Thank you so much.

 

HUGS: A big hug to the young guy in the brown hoodie who was flagging down traffic at the corner of Hendry and Latimer Street on the morning of January 29th — you saved a lot of people from disaster!

 

HUGS: Hugs to all of our concerned citizens. Thank you so much for ensuring “fewer” drive-throughs in Nelson. Such franchises are trashy, and greater presence of them would erode why people are attracted to this unique place. Thank you!

 

SLUGS: Karma slugs to the local contractor for our cable provider that was installing digital boxes back in October. You promised that the government was forcing the CRTC to reduce rates saying “more channels for cheaper,” after I told you I was thinking about going to the competition’s service. Five months later and nothing has changed, there has been no reduced costs.

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