Good neighbours

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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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Christmas cheer

Posted on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM

To the beautiful home on Flamingo Drive, everyone loves your huge, flashy, beautiful Christmas display. Thanks for spreading some Christmas cheer to your neighbourhood. —Love the lights!
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Balcony patio Hip loving

Posted on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Shoutout to the guy chilling on his balcony patio on Windsor Street near the Cunard intersection on Monday night. With your glass of wine and Tragically Hip tunes blaring, it's clear you have great taste in life. Keep it up. —Cheers
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Noise complaint

Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 4:00 AM

You tried to ruin our fun because of your arbitrary vendetta; but your petty villainy just brought us all together. Hope your night was as fun as ours! —Neighbourly Love
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tiny, the little black poodle

Posted on Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 4:00 AM

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To the owner of Tiny, I can't thank you enough for being patient as I almost had an emotional meltdown on the street at the site of your little dog. Ours passed away a few days ago and running into you and your identical dog felt like fate. The matching stories of a hard beginning followed by a rescue of these 16-year-old poodles make me wonder if I met our little guy's brother. Hoping to run into you two again someday. —Appreciative on Almon
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ukulele player

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 4:00 AM

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to the person who lives in the apartment above mine, your ukulele music makes me so happy! —relaxed & blissful
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Vol 27, No 17
September 19, 2019

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