Good neighbours

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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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Evacuation gratitude

Posted on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 4:00 AM

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Thank you to the fire marshal who evacuated my daughter's daycare when there was a gas leak at a construction site near by. Thank you daycare staff for getting every single child to a safe place. Thank you Bell/Aliant building for being the place they went. Thank you St. Matthew's Church/Circus School for taking in the children until parents could be reached and could come get their kids. Thank you again daycare staff for keeping the kids safe and happy and untroubled. Thank you even more daycare staff for keeping your cool, for showing our kids that crazy things happen and that's OK because we, together, are OK. Thank you daycare staff for loving our kids day after day, not just in emergencies but in the monotony of routine where the weeks pass and yet every day is a gift. Thank you Village for helping me raise my kid. She'll pay it forward. —Happy Happy Mama
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Hole in the fence

Posted on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 4:00 AM

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A whole hearted big love embrace to whomever kept making a hole in the fence when it was chain link and who courteously just moves a section of the new one. We love you mystery fence remover and we suspect we aren't the only ones! —a thankful neighbour
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

*movements*

Posted on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 4:00 AM

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To the Asian breakdancer at the Quinpool/Oxford bus stop on Friday listening to your music on your headphones having your own breakdance party: YOU KEEP DOING YOU! —I wanted to take snapchat so bad.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Morris Street Monopoly bears

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 4:00 AM

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Thank you to the people on Morris Street who have their teddy bears set up in the window with Monopoly money in their paws. Seeing them playing Monopoly on my way to work and then on my way home makes my day so much better. I'm temporarily stuck at a job I hate, but they make me smile on the walk to and from, so thank you! —Pass go and collect $200
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

This Is What Religion Is Supposed to Be About

Posted on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 4:00 AM

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The other day one of those people who walk around handing out pamphlets about God came into my church and handed me one of his conversion cards. Naturally, I was incredibly insulted and angry that someone would come into my place of worship and try to actively convert me, and I gave him a piece of my mind. I figured that was the end of it, but then the next day he came in again and apologized and explained himself and said that I was right to feel disrespected for it. I appreciated that apology so much. Religion is supposed to be about universal tolerance, not active evangelizing, and I'm very happy that he came through and understood that. Thank you for taking the time to come in and apologize and thank you for understanding what the point of religion really is. —Currently Loving My Neighbor
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