More hugs than slugs this week

SLUGS. To the BC Teacher’s Union and the BC Liberals for making the 2011-12 school year one of lost opportunities for our children.

HUGS. To the wonderful people in the Castlegar Dairy Queen who found and returned by ring. My faith in mankind has been restored. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.

 

SLUGS. In response to the June 1 degrading comment in this section about squatters living in the forest and suggestion that they “get a job.” Our current economy is such that there is over 100 appplications for any decent job out there. The other 99 per cent that are left unemployed have to seek desperate alternatives. Would you prefer they be back in front of City Hall? What is despicable is your arrogance, you have the compassion of a flea.

 

Hugs. To Dave in the Dairy Queen parking lot on May 30, for the fantastic act of kindness of fixing my blown out tire! So appreciated! The world needs more Daves who are willing to let their ice cream melt to come to the aid of a stranger’s dilemma, you made my day!

 

Hugs. To the Nelson Star newspaper carriers who delivered papers in the rain Wednesday.

 

SLUGS. To whoever decides not to put bike lanes in Nelson and the surrounding highways in and out of town. Not a very bike friendly place and very dangerous.

 

SLUGS. To the BC Teacher’s Union and the BC Liberals for making the 2011-12 school year one of lost opportunities for our children. Get over the squabbles, let common sense on both sides prevail and end this ridiculous dispute that has dragged on for far too long.

 

HUGS. To those local teachers who managed to rise above the politics of this labour dispute and carried on through the year. Most of you did a great job with the cards you were dealt, even if it meant going against the strongarm of your union. You know who are and us parents appreciate it.