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Hugs & Slugs

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Hugs: A big hug for Mr. Rob Hogg, who has volunteered for years at St. Mary’s school. He taught in many Cranbrook elementary schools during his long career, and continues to find great joy in helping children learn. Despite an illness, he continues showing up as often as possible to work with any kids who could benefit from his help.

Hugs: To Joy at Telus in the mall for her patience with getting my phone transferred out of the incompetence of Rogers/Shaw. The threehours you spent was appreciated — thank you.

Slugs: To the people that dumped the freezer at the corner of 33rd St. S. And 30th Ave. S. Thanks for the extra work to clean up your mess!!

Hugs: Huge hugs to Mike Duffy owner of Duffy’s Doors & More Ltd., who along with his awesome team of David & Johnnie came to my rescue! Despite the fact that Mike was out of the country, he took my “crisis” call & helped me out when our garage door was accidentally backed into & there was no way in or out! Mike did not need to take my call, but because he’s such a dedicated businessman and genuinely cares about people he was on it. Amazingly, David and Johnnie were at our house in less than an hour and they managed to get things straightened and working again! Mike you have a first class business attitude & a work ethic that is second to none; thank-you for going above and beyond!

Slugs: To the City for ceasing funding the SPCA all because the SPCA had to raise their working capital and the city baulked at the proposed increase. This is the same as after a so called extensive traffic flow study decided to build a 4 way stop at the bottom end of 14 Ave. Then erected a no left turn barrier at the stop sign. This road work cost thousand of tax payers money for no benefit to anyone and certainly does not help traffic flow.

Send Hugs and/or Slugs to shannon.stewart@cranbrooktownsman.com. Submissions may be edited for length, subject matter or tone. Publication is not guaranteed.



Barry Coulter

About the Author: Barry Coulter

Barry Coulter had been Editor of the Cranbrook Townsman since 1998, and has been part of all those dynamic changes the newspaper industry has gone through over the past 20 years.
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