LETTER: No call too small

Reader sends us an amusing news clipping from 1994

This item about a tomato caper appeared in the Nelson Daily News in August 1992.

Re: “Nelson Police Department has a proud history

I read Robin Cherbo’s recent column with interest and amusement as I have in my possession a little bit of Nelson police history that I think readers will enjoy. I am sending an article that was published in the Nelson Daily News in August 1992 shortly after my husband and I arrived in Nelson from Toronto. It made the front page at the time:

“Police rescue beaned tomatoes

“Nelson police received the undying gratitude, not to mention a welcome bit of fresh garden produce, from an elderly lady gardener this past weekend when they rescued her tomatoes which were buried under a whole hill of fallen beans when the poles supporting the vegetable vines collapsed under the weight.

“Nelson City Police responded to the call for help and assisted in lifting the poles and the bumper crop of beans from the trapped tomatoes, thereby restoring law and order in the vegetable patch.”

After moving from the “big city” we thought that Nelson must be quite a unique community if we could call on our police force in such times of need.

Lynda Stevens


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