It’s unanimous, hugs for everybody

This edition of Hugs and Slugs is missing one thing, there are no slugs.

HUGS: Hugs to people in the communities of Bonnington, South Slocan, Playmore, and everyone living along that stretch of highway from Taghum to the Junction as well as volunteers and friends from Castlegar, Blewett and Nelson, and family members from Trail who came out for days and looked for my lost pup. Through their social networking system people became aware Khyber was missing and wherever they went they kept an eye out for him until he was finally found. I am amazed at their caring and sense of community and I feel  fortunate to live in such a place. I will be forever grateful. Thank you.

HUGS: A big bear hug to the person who left a note recently on their grocery list on our truck windshield to advise us of the licence plate number of the person who damaged our truck at the mall parking lot. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness.

HUGS: Hugs to everyone who didn’t get what they desperately needed on Valentine’s Day.

HUGS: Hugs to the emergency room staff working on the morning of January 31. My wife had a bad fall on the stairs at home and fractured a disc. We hear many complaints these days about hospital service but these guys and gals deserve a super hug. They did their best to stop the pain and make her comfortable, and yes, they really did care.

HUGS: Hugs to the young man who gave me a beautiful long stemmed red rose on Valentine’s Day.   I was very touched. You made my day!

HUGS: Hugs to the vibrant cashier at the local grocery store whose smile and great customer service were outstanding. I even noticed you put two hearts on my receipt to emphasize my total points and savings. You rock at your job. Keep up the good work

HUGS: Big hugs to all who assisted me during and after my motor vehicle accident on Tuesday night.  Thank you police, ambulance, fire fighters, hospital staff, the first aider that stayed with me, the other vehicle driver who came over to make sure I was okay, and all the friends and my partner for the care afterwards — you all rock!

HUGS: A hug for the doctor and staff that took care of me at two different medical centres. And another hug to my friend for taking such good care of me during my recent experience. I appreciate the time you spent with me… In love and compassion, thank you.

HUGS: Big hugs to a very special man for helping our school keep the path clean and clear. We appreciate your time and your efforts in keeping everybody safe. Thank you! You are one of a kind!

HUGS: I’d like to give out a big hug to the nameless person who helped me as I was struggling with my dog and my groceries. You saw someone in need and didn’t hesitate to lend a hand. My dog liked you too.

HUGS: To everyone who made this week a unanimous hugs edition. Keep up the warm thoughts.

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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