Hugs edge out slugs 5-4

There was a nice mix of positive and not so positive comments in Nelson last week.

HUGS: Hugs and kisses to the lovely honest genuine person who handed my purse into the police station. I had just moved to Nelson last Monday when I left my purse on top of my car and stupidly drove off! The purse had over $3,700 of cash in it! (All of my savings). My purse was handed in immediately and the person didn’t even release their details to claim any of the glory of being so nice! Thank you, thank you, thank you, the warmest welcome ever!

SLUGS: Tons of slugs to the person who dumped apples and plums close to the western school bus stop in Beasley. How would you feel if one of our young people got attacked by a bear? Use your head and dump far up in the mountains or put them in the freezer until the bears are gone.

SLUGS: Giant slugs to the people that park down at Railtown because it’s free and work uptown. Customers can’t park to do business with the shops there let alone employees that end up parking some distance away. There is a parkcade that is half empty. Oh, did I say it was free for now at Railtown?

HUGS: To the lady who brought an assortment of herbs, vegetables and flowers to a local charity during the summer months. She took the time to arrange her produce artfully and we all appreciated it’s beauty before it got given away to be part of someone’s dinner.

HUGS: Hugs and thanks to the plumbing guy who always gives excellent customer service.  You are conscientious, knowledgeable and thorough. You routinely go the extra mile to explain things to a plumbing dummy.

HUGS: To our amazing “very tall” and lovely colleague who has gone above and beyond with her dedication to us and her co-workers. It has been a tough couple of weeks and we could not have gotten through it without you! You show up every day with a smile on your face and happy to do whatever it takes. Big Hugs for all you do.

SLUGS: To the person responsible for hitting the large dog on Granite Road on Friday, October 3 and not stopping. Our cat got hit two years ago and that person stopped to apologize. They were both hit in the 1800 block and we heard the crash and so did you. Please come and apologize to the owner — Concerned neighbours

SLUGS: Bucket loads of slimy slugs and fish guts to the inconsiderate person who is dumping fish heads and guts near the tennis courts and playing field in Balfour. Do you deliberately want to attract hungry bears and other wildlife to a residential and recreation area or are you just lazy?

HUGS: To all the people willing to run for office.

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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