Nelson area in a Hug kind of mood

To the City of Nelson public works department for filling the pot holes in the alley

HUGS. Big hugs to the staff at the Kootenay Lake Hospital emergency department for taking such good care of my little girl, and to the ladies of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary, for the beautiful blanket they sent us home with!


HUGS. I’d love to send some hugs out to everyone who made the ANKORS Kootenanny a success! Thank you sponsors, awesome audience and crazy talented performers. What an amazingly supportive and gifted community.


Hugs. To the lottery cashiers who always say “good luck!” after I’ve purchased a ticket. You are so sweet and make my day — may you all have good luck as well!


Hugs. To all those positive, upbeat people out there — the ones who always look cheerful and welcoming, always greet passers-by with a smile or greeting, always show consideration for others, and take the time to make even just a small difference in people’s lives. You are uplifting and make me feel good all over. It’s not difficult — let’s all aspire to live life this way! You only live once, let’s all make the most of it.


HUGS. Huge hugs to the people who groom the railway grade from Mtn. Station. It’s always a pleasant surprise to find that you’ve been hard at work, in the wee hours, establishing the x-country ski trail. This skier greatly appreciates your time and effort!


Slugs. To the arrogant cop that was driving the unmarked police car who almost ran through a stop sign and hit me at the corner of Stanley and Victoria.

When I shook my head at you, not knowing at the time you were one of Nelson’s finest, you had the audacity to bully me. Yikes! Your job is to protect and serve not to bully. Maybe you should walk the beat for awhile and refamiliarize yourself with stop signs and crosswalks as a pedestrian? It may also make you a bit more humane with no stealth vehicle to hide inside.


Hugs. To my five-year-old neighbour who came out to pick up garbage in the neighbourhood with me. We did a lot, and it looks great! Your enthusiasm is an inspiration. We’ll do more.

– The other half of the team


Slugs. To the resident of Procter who has recently made false accusations and reports to both the SPCA, as well as child services. You are wasting valuable time and money from those resources that could be better spent. If you have comments, questions or concerns regarding the welfare of your neighbourhood children or animals, please discuss these concerns with the person first, then make reports after if you feel the need to do so.


Slugs. To those who allow their dogs to chase geese, ducks, and even migrating swans on the Kokanee Creek Park beach. These birds have flown untold kilometres seeking a resting spot. When your dog chases them it could result in their death!


HUGS. To the City of Nelson public works department for filling the pot holes in the alley outside my house just a few hours after I called to have them filled. I wasn’t expecting them to come so late 5:15 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. Thank you.

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