Hugs and Slugs

Hugs: A big hug to Great Canadian Oil Change for their honesty and integrity. I pulled my truck in because I was told by the dealership that I need to change my transfer case fluid ($200 cost) . The guys at Great Canadian Oil Change checked my transfer case fluid and explained to me that the fluid is still good and I can wait another 30,000 km or so before checking to see if needs to be replaced . I so appreciate their integrity, when they could have made a quick sale on an unknowing customer. They treated me like family , were looking to help me save money. They just earned a forever customer !

Thanks guys!

Slugs: I have come to the conclusion that large Cranbrook Retail Companies have ZERO respect for their customer’s time. It is the large Cranbrook Retail Companies standard practice that we wait 10-15 minutes in a line up before paying. I want to support local Canadian businesses hence I have expressed my concerns to local management as well as emailed the Retail Company’s head office to no avail. I think they are confused and believe we need them more than they need us. Sorry, I have to go; I think I hear “Amazon” at my door.

Slugs: To the lady that near hit me in a crosswalk walking my bike like your supposed to do. You were driving a big full size white van on the other side of the courthouse by the fire house. Good thing i had some sense to hold back. The car coming down from Baker stopped for me.

Hugs: To the writer concerned about the impact of my signs on the environment: I put 18 signs out during a three-day period. Together they represented a significant amount of personal time and money. I checked them twice each day, not because I was worried they would become dislodged since they anchor securely in two places, but because my message to “hunt targets, love animals” was so upsetting that every one of my signs was defaced over those three days. I took pictures of the messages ripped into pieces, signposts pulled from the ground then twisted completely in half, and one that was taken on a quiet night and thrown into a nearby creek. I’d marked the location of each sign on a city map, and spent a long time afterwards scouting areas near where signs went missing because of the costs each had incurred. Thank you for this opportunity to encourage everyone to be kind, eat plants, and love animals.

Hug: Big hugs to Safeway for having free cake decorating for kids on the day before Mother’s day. Each child got a heart shaped cake to decorate for mom. Such a wonderful time those kids had and the cakes tasted wonderful! Talk about community spirit! Safeway…you take the cake!

Hugs: To a Wal-Mart employee for preventing a senior from being scammed out of hundreds of dollars. He was asked to purchase Google play cards by an online scam. When asked why he was buying that amount of Google play the Wal-Mart employee explained about the scam that was going around. Thank you to that Wal-Mart employee.

Slugs: For the open letter to our NPD député Wayne Stetski. Perhaps the Conservative Candidate for Kootenay-Columbia did consider the local people by claiming to vote against the gas price increase, but when he says, “We Conservatives care…” Let’s just say we’ve seen that plenty of times before with their poor stand on the environment and bills such as the GST and the Secret Police Bill. Shame on you, comrades!

Send your hugs and slugs to shannon.stewart@cranbrooktownsman.com

Just Posted

Ladies and Gentlemen, the ninth annual Trash Fashion Show

Mt. Baker Secondary School art students turn clutter in haut couture

MS Walk set for Sunday at the College of the Rockies

On Sunday May 26, communities across BC will participate in the annual… Continue reading

School District 5 superintendent announces retirement

Lynn Hauptman, who has served as the top administrator since 2013, is calling it a career

Cranbrook Tritons prepare for international swim meet

Two local swimmers will compete against the best at the Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet

Cranbrook Eagles victorious in Rock Creek

Three Eagle boxers won their matches at Rumble in Rock Creek

VIDEO: Protesters in Penticton gather to rally against sleeping-on-sidewalk bylaw

The proposed bylaw would outlaw sitting or lying on the city’s downtown sidewalks

A pain in the pump

I have just returned from a quick drive across the province to… Continue reading

A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality: Parts I and II

Rev. Yme Woensdregt A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality: Part I June is… Continue reading

The exoneration of Poundmaker

There occurred a small but significant moment in Canadian history Thursday. The… Continue reading

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Most Read