Slugs win again, defeat hugs 7-5

There is an air of negativity circulating in Nelson this week.

SLUGS: To the road company that is destroying our highways with that mower it has destroyed some beautiful vegetation along our roads. It is one thing to do clean up but that is a little excessive.

SLUGS: To the local newspaper delivery person who throws the newspaper at the end of our driveways only to be scattered for blocks by the wind. Quit being so lazy and have some pride in your job and community.

SLUGS: To those people who put out boxes or piles of junk on boulevards and just leave them there.  After a few days, pick it up and take it to the dump…. where it probably should have gone in the first place!

SLUGS: Double smelly slugs to those people who put their boxes or piles of junk on someone else’s boulevard and just leave them there!  You are a disgrace!

SLUGS: Double slugs to the person who came into our yard in Uphill and stole our hammock. As if stealing a hammock wasn’t enough you took it by cutting it out of our tree with scissors and ruining the zap straps it was hung with rather than simply untieing it. We miss our hammock a lot and now to re hang a new one we have also to buy new zap staps. If you were the culprit we would love if it would come back to us.

HUGS: To all of the organizers, volunteers, and sponsors of the Kootenay Spirit Festival. You made the weekend so special with all of your work to bring all of these phenomenal presenters and musicians to Nelson. It was a life-changing experience. Thank you so much for bringing this to our region.

SLUGS: To all those awesome, dedicated, hardcore runners in the area, who never do the Terry Fox Run! You’re going to go for a run anyway, why not support a good cause?

HUGS: To the individuals and businesses that donated to an orphanage in Russia this summer. They were overjoyed with the generosity from our community. You help make the world a better place. May you be abundantly blessed for your kindness.

HUGS: Big squishy hugs to all my lovely co-workers. You’ve made the last almost three years so wonderful! Thanks for enabling my shoe habit and putting up with my quirks.

SLUGS: To the person or persons who litter all along Sproule Creek Road by throwing their empty beer cans, booze bottles and fast food containers and wrappers out their vehicle windows! Shame on you. Take your garbage home!

HUGS: To the kind chap who donated a difficult-to-find cable when you overheard I was missing one for my new backup drive. I’m happily backing up now and grateful for your kindness – your company is lucky to have you as an employee!

HUGS: To all the people who submit slugs. Hopefully you will have a better week.


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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