Volunteers working on the Nelson Electric Tramway Society’s tracks get a well-deserved hug. Photo: Adrian Wagner

Volunteers working on the Nelson Electric Tramway Society’s tracks get a well-deserved hug. Photo: Adrian Wagner

HUGS AND SLUGS: Hugs to tram track volunteers

And some slugs for bad takes

HUGS: To the person who gave themselves a slug. We all make mistakes, blessings to you for owning it.

HUGS: (Re: 30 years later, Nelson’s Aimee Beaulieu murders remain unsolved) Huge hugs to Tyler Harper for bringing this tragic story to light and to all the emergency workers whose lives were changed that night.

SLUGS: To the man seen yelling and cursing at a woman for wearing a face mask in a public place. “Drop the mask mandate” means wearing one is now optional, not required. There is not, as you so obnoxiously and incorrectly insisted, a mandate prohibiting their use.

HUGS: To the volunteer crew of seniors working so hard to repair the tram tracks. You’re awesome! I hope some younger hands will man the shovels soon under your experienced supervision.

HUGS: To the 10 Ukrainian flags flying between Nelson and Balfour.

SLUGS: Slimy slugs to the kids who flip the bird to adult drivers who have 30 more years experience on the road than you do! Smarten up!

HUGS: A big hug and a thank you to the lady at the recycling depot near the airport. She always helps me and I couldn’t do it without her.

SLUGS: To the local business owner who vented to me while I was shopping, and blamed the downturn in the local cannabis market on Indigenous dispensaries. We live and play on this land, all the while mass graves are being discovered on residential school grounds, and there is an ongoing genocide of MMIW. The paltry income of a few Indigenous dispensaries is not what’s hurting the local pot market, and Indigenous peoples deserve the same rights to the market as non-Indigenous Canadians.

Got a hug or slug to get off your chest? Email it to editor@nelsonstar.com.