Hugs beat out slugs 6-5 this week.

Readers submit more hugs than slugs

It seems Nelsonites enjoy complementing their neighbours, more than bashing them.

SLUGS: To the local politician who I saw driving and turning left onto the 600-block of Front Street, off Hall Street. You had one hand on the steering wheel and were talking on your cell phone. Please don’t show this example to our children. Drive safe.

HUGS: Hugs to everyone who works hard to keep our senior residents safe in all the senior complexes across BC and make sure our fire systems are working and up to date. Clutter is a huge fire hazard. Make sure that your apartment doesn’t pose a risk should a fire occur, putting everyone else in danger. With what happened in Quebec, we should demand that this be part of inspection protocol by fire inspectors.

SLUGS: Gargantuan slugs to the speeding moron who raced by a Good Samaritan, who was trying to get a big beautiful dog off Granite Road on Sunday night. Even though he had his emergency flashers going and was obviously stopped on the road, in your moronic disregard of posted speed limits and possible emergency, you blasted by this fellow striking the dog with fatal force. After turning around you returned to pick up the broken pieces of your pickup grill and screamed obscenities at the fellow who had tried to rescue the poor beast, then sped off into the night like the uncaring moron that you will always be remembered as!

HUGS: Hugs to the schools for taking our kids to the hill.

HUGS: Hugs to the kind gentleman living on upper Silica who helped me get moving after I parked up there on glare ice on a sunny New Year’s Eve.  He chopped, dug, and directed me how to move the car until I got out of my fix.

HUGS: Hugs to the kind lady who assisted me when I was having car trouble in the credit union parking lot on Wednesday. It was very much appreciated!

HUGS: Huge hugs to our wonderful snow blowing and shovelling fairy. It was such a nice surprise to come home to a clear driveway and stairs and to see all the neighbours done as well.  We feel so grateful. — Loving our new neighbours

SLUGS: I’d like to give out slugs to all the people who litter, but especially those who throw out food on our streets. As a dog owner, I have had the displeasure of trying to stop my pet from eating half a discarded hot dog, or chocking on a chicken bone because people carelessly toss them from their car windows. Show some respect for your neighbourhood, it’s not your personal trash bag.

SLUGS: Slugs to the viruses that are making all my friends sick. I miss my friends.

HUGS: I just wanted to give a hug out to my best friend who has been there for me, especially in the past few months, your help is so appreciated.

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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