Good neighbours

Friday, November 1, 2019

Home sweet home

Posted By on Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 8:01 AM

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I wanted to write to share how grateful I am for my weird little apartment building. I live in a brightly painted building that most people recognize and few know. I rented it without ever seeing it (just moved from another city). When I come back from my morning walk/gym sesh, I am comforted by the neighbours in my hallway who are awake and brewing yummy coffee and cooking something sweet-smelling. As I pass each door, my mind goes off into a wonderland of imagining what Martha Stewart situation is happening on the other side. It's a fun way to start my day, and to those neighbours, I thank you. I don't know you all but I like you.
—Appreciating the strangers among us
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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Downtown Dartmouth love and compassion!

Posted By on Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 10:38 AM

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Just wanted to give a shoutout to Tim and Crystal from the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission. The other day, they were walking up to the guy who sells his poems on the corner of Portland and Wentworth Streets. Instead of being like some business people and asking him to move along or ignoring him altogether, Crystal went right up to him and said, "What have you got for me today?" He replied back that he was pretty sure she had already read the poem he was selling. But she and Tim stayed and chatted, and were just so kind and compassionate. It's really great to see how much love and positivity they add to the neighbourhood!
—Neighbourhood Watcher
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Cell-less in Halifax

Posted By on Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 11:02 AM

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To the Good Samaritan who turned in my phone to the Tim Hortons on Quinpool Road, a huge thank you! Props to the friendly staff at Tim’s for their help as well, they seemed just as pleased as I was! You all saved me from some Double Double trouble. Thanks again!
—Not-so-smart Smart Phoner
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Love to Dartmouth pushers

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM

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On a recent Sunday, a man's car ran out of gas in front of Lake Banook. He tried to flag down help to no avail. However a young male runner did stop to help, and with the assistance of another man they pushed the vehicle to a nearby gas station. Kindness abounds and kudos to them!
—New To Dartmouth
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Tire hero to the rescue

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 4:23 PM

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I was scrunched up, wrestling with the tire gauge and valve stem at the gas station. A young woman walked by and asked "All OK?" She saw from my face I was struggling. She plopped right down and joined in wrestling. I figured she worked there. After some minutes filling the tires and getting weird gauge readings, she said she had one at home. She didn’t work there, she was just walking by! She brought back tools and a good gauge, and we finally got the right amount of air in those recalcitrants. Thank you wonderful person! It WAS the valve stems! Welcome to Halifax, we are so fortunate to have you here. You will be an awesome nurse!
—Happily Full Of Air Neighbour
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Friday, September 13, 2019

Happy returns

Posted By on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 9:49 AM

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Thank you to the person who picked up my bank card as I zipped out of the Main Street gas station off to Martinique Beach on Wednesday. After basking in the sun and floating in the waves, I went to buy a bottle of craft beer and discovered my bank card missing (thank you credit card for funding the beer on the deck). Usually my card is tucked somewhere and I discover it a few hours later, but this time I was baffled because I knew I had to take it out of the gas pump in order to start pumping gas. I almost didn't bother returning to the gas station but I am glad I did! The clerk was excited because she said she never gets to return lost cards and I jumped up and down for joy (literally). I don't know which of us was happier. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
—Fill Yer Boots With Good Karma
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Cash money reward

Posted By on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 3:46 PM

I would love it if you found my bike bag on September 5, and will return it for a reward of $200. Please help me get my life back if you picked it up off the road.
—Cyclist
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Friday, September 6, 2019

Kind gesture on a bad day

Posted By on Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 8:51 AM

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Today I was let go from a terrible job, however I was still an emotional mess. My Macpass fell from my windshield due to the heat and I couldn't find it fast enough. The toll employee was not the most understanding person. But then YOU offered to pay for my toll. Thank you for showing me such kindness on a day when I needed it the most!
—Remembering Perspective
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Monday, July 8, 2019

A credit to humanity

Posted By on Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Thank you, "Susan in Halifax," for finding and reporting my credit card lost! You saved me from quite the hassle! I hope some good karma comes your way! —WK
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

To the dump truck driver with the blowout

Posted By on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 11:17 AM

On Tuesday afternoon, I was cycling on Main Road in Eastern Passage when you passed me. Just as you came alongside me, your right front tire blew out. Thanks to your skill and experience, I didn't even realize what happened until you were well ahead of me. I know how dangerous blowouts can be, and if you didn't react as quickly as you did you could have veered right into me. Maybe saying you saved my life is a bit over the top, but I sure am grateful that there are drivers like you out there who know exactly what to do in an emergency and stay calm under pressure. Thanks!
—Bicycle guy
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Monday, March 4, 2019

To those who take the time to salt their sidewalks

Posted By on Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 5:58 PM

Thank you! Over the past however many years, our weather has become much more icy than snowy and a lot (a LOT) of homeowners still just do a quick shovel or let the city deal with the sidewalks. Also, it seems fewer people are salting or gravelling their sidewalks (or doing it enough). As a chronic pedestrian with terrible balance even on solid pavement, walking the icy obstacle course to work in the winter is both inconvenient and dangerous. I've gotten more bruises than I can count so far this year alone. But then... then I come upon a house ot two, or sometimes an entire block, where the ice has been eaten away by judicious salt application or studded with enough gravel to make for stable footing. I can walk without fear of personal injury or being late to work. My life has been rough lately, and even the small things like not having to skate halfway to work can make my day a whole lot brighter. To all of you who take the time out of your day—even if the city has already salted and it's not quite enough—to sprinke down a few hefty scoops of salt or gravel, and especially to those who go above and beyond to break up the larger sidewalk ice sheets, thank you, thank, thank you! I can't tell you how much your efforts are appreciated by the pedestrians of the city.
—Wobbly walker
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jazzy Evenings

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Thank you to the wonderful person who plays the trumpet from their North Street apartment. I truly enjoy sitting out on my deck listening to you play about.
—Deck Lover
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Thank you to Christmas Trees Admirer (C. Street)

Posted By on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 11:44 AM

To the stranger who left a note on my door on Friday, December 22, thanking me for "spreading the Christmas cheer.” THANK YOU for lifting my spirits. I am seriously ill, and just lost my closest friend tragically and unexpectedly, so it's a dismal Christmas. I almost didn't put any decorations out this year, but thought the kids at the daycare might enjoy them. Really glad that adults are enjoying them too. Thank you for lifting my spirits with your sweet note during this extremely difficult time. –Five Trees on C. Street




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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Life on the ferry

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Thanks to the security personnel and ferry crews, helping all who want to use Transit on the ferries! People take off your headphones (which are not allowed, but tolerated on/in the Ferry/Ferry Terminal) Sit and chat with the person next to you. Don’t judge by looks, but listen to their story. I did for a year and wow, what a wonderful, diverse city I live in. —It's Me, Enlightened


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Solidarity

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Cheers to the one household on a certain south-of-Quinpool street with an orange sign amidst a sea of red!! My timid spirit bows to your boldness and you inspire me to act. I am with you in the hope for change. —So done with red





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