HUGS: To the wonderful neighbour who came over after the last snowmageddon with his snowblower as ours had died and my husband had hurt his knee.
SLUGS: To the folks who have left their cars parked on the side of the streets for days on end during and after the recent snow storms. Plowing and driving around these obstacles is dangerous for everyone else. Follow the rules and move your cars!
HUGS: To the gentleman who jumped in to help me pull my grocery cart through the snow and slush in the Chahko Mika Mall parking lot to my car on Jan. 4. More hugs for returning the cart for me and wishing me a happy new year. Your kindness made my day and warmed my heart.
SLUGS: To the snowmobilers that use Redfish Forestry Road in Balfour. They park their trucks blocking the community mailbox, access to our water boxes, and driveways. YRB cannot properly plow with all the trucks parked in their way and has had to come back at night to finish their job. All the snowmobiles that run up and down the road in our neighbourhood have turned the road into a skating rink.
SLUGS: To the oblivious and ignorant drivers who fail to properly clear their vehicle of all snow and ice before driving. This is a danger to other drivers. Those behind you are blinded by the blow-off or, as I observed in town recently, the snow on the roof slides over your windscreen after your car has warmed up a bit and you need to stop in the middle of the road to clear.
HUGS: To all the volunteers who deliver meals on wheels. This is such a great service. I’m amazed my meal gets delivered no matter road conditions. The meals are always hot and so tasty.
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