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HUGS AND SLUGS: Women save runaway pup

Also hugs to people who attended local overdose event
Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

HUGS: Kudos to the city staff who tend and water our stunning hanging baskets that enhance Nelson’s downtown. These vibrant, colourful natural flowering works of art are delightful and make me proud to live here!

SLUGS: Big slug to the Canada Post employee who refused to deliver mail to our house because they couldn’t figure out how to walk around a tree. Because of your lack of problem solving skills, a beautiful, healthy, mature tree had to be cut down. I hope you feel satisfied every time you walk by the huge mess and large hole that is left behind.

HUGS: To the RDCK. Thank you for the paddle gift for seniors 75-plus. You have given me hours of pleasure this summer as I kayak on beautiful Kootenay Lake. Many of us no longer have “paddle mates,” so providing us with kayaks (or paddle boards and canoes) and assisting us in carrying them to the water is awesome! I am grateful.

HUGS: To everyone who attended the International Overdose Awareness event. Hugs to all of us who are grieving, to front-line workers saving lives, to people who use drugs and feel unsafe. Thank you for showing up.

HUGS: To the two wonderful women who stopped on their way up Kokanee FSR and looked after my nine-month-puppy who bolted away after being swarmed by ground wasps. They called and met me at the bottom of the road and a frightened dog and owner were happily reunited. I will definitely pay it forward.

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