Time for a few hugs

Readers of the Nelson Star have a lot of people they want to thank this week.

HUGS: Hugs to all the businesses in the Nelson area that support “Pink Shirt Day” to raise awareness about bullying.

SLUGS: To whoever stole my son’s large grey socket set from the mall parking lot last week.  He’s always helping his friends with house and auto repairs, and you have put an unfortunate crimp on that activity.

HUGS: Hugs to all the people who said yes we should spend $4.5 million on the NDCC because as a kid, I love it and it is our school’s hang out place.

SLUGS: Slugs to the people who said no to the pool renovation.

HUGS: In late January we arrived in Nelson from lovely New Zealand for our two month house-swap.  Four days into our stay my partner broke her leg on the ski hill. Hugs and more to all those kind Nelsonians (and some from Trail too) who have helped her get mobile again.

HUGS: A big bear hug to all the performers, volunteers, sponsors and supporters who made the Blues Brews and BBQ event a huge success.

HUGS: Hugs to my husband for all his help throwing the perfect second birthday party for our little Cinderella. You are such an awesome dad. Love you!

HUGS: Gracious warm hugs to the kind person who shovelled my yard path and sidewalks on February 16.

HUGS: Thank you to the young gentleman who found my wallet in the mall parking lot and had it returned to me. Your honesty is very much appreciated! I owe you one!

SLUGS: Slugs to whoever is responsible for this travesty. At Lakeside Park, three gorgeous birch trees of about 100-years-old each, were cut down, with no evidence of root rot that I know of. Also, more than 30 huge globe street lamps are turned on three hours before dark. We have to fix this — Feeling “Green” about this!

SLUGS: To the weatherman. It’s probably not your fault, but this last dump of snow, in March has me down and I feel like I should blame somebody. — Winter Blues.

SLUGS: To the lady in the green car who cut me off while I was driving down the road. You know, the big red sign with the letters S, T, O, and P doesn’t mean blow right through and dive into traffic. It means stop and wait until it’s clear to drive safely. Some people shouldn’t have a licence.

HUGS: Hugs to my mom. Just for being her.

If you have a Hug or a Slug… we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at editor@nelsonstar.com 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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