Hugs barely beat out slugs this week

Hugs go out to cyclists, healthy hikers, caring people and helpful friends.

SLUGS: Slugs to those few cyclists that ride abreast on Highway 3A. Riding side-by-side with another bike is illegal in Canada.

HUGS: To the many cyclists that adhere to this common sense.

SLUGS: To the neighbour who sneaks down our lane in the wee hours of the morning and puts kitchen waste in his neighbours compost bin.  Several of us have seen you do it. It’s creepy!

HUGS: To all the older women of Nelson that breezed by me on the hike up to the Pulpit Rock: good for you. You are an inspiration to get in better shape.

SLUGS: To smokers. You’re wrong if you think it’s a personal issue, and the only one you’re hurting is yourself. You are giving direct monetary support to an industry that is arguably the single greatest polluter on the planet — an industry that uses and irresponsibly disposes of deadly chemicals at a rate that would embarrass even the most ambitious oil man. Get this straight … we don’t want to have to walk through your smoke to get to the mall, or look at the thousands of butts that get tossed every day. At what point in history did dropping a cigarette butt on the street cease to be littering? So if you don’t have the backbone or the guts to quit, at least have the brains to do it, and/or the decency to keep it out of sight of our children.

HUGS: To the person who found and turned in the eyeglasses at the campground on the May long weekend…. many thanks!

HUGS: To the woman at the local grocery store that helped me when I dropped my shopping bag. Unlike others, you didn’t just walk past me.

If you have a Hug or a Slug… we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at with your short quips, compliments or complaints. Keep it tasteful and anonymous — no names of individuals or businesses, please. You can also drop by a written submission to our offices at 514 Hall Street.


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