Your chance to sound off with Hugs & Slugs

Regular Kootenay Advertiser readers will have noticed a new feature in the paper—Hugs & Slugs.

This feature is designed for you, the reader, as a chance to anonymously give thanks to anyone who has made your life a little bit better or to call out people who make it hard to keep a smile on your face.

Feel free to express your gratitude to the store clerk who went out of their way to make your shopping more pleasant, the driver who stopped and helped when you were stuck on the road or even the friendly paper delivery person who is always on time.

Conversely, this is also a space to express your outrage at poor service, the road warriors who cut you off for no reason or the pet owner who won’t pick up after Fido does his business.

Keep your entries short and to the point. A sentence or two should suffice. If you want to name a business that helped you out, go right ahead, but do not name any particular person. Above all, keep your messages clean. This is a family newspaper!

We hope you enjoy this new feature and look forward to all the hugs and slugs you want to send.

Just email your hug or slug to Your complaint or compliment will show up in an upcoming Kootenay Advertiser. And don’t worry about being anonymous—the people you are thanking or berating will know who they are.

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