DEC. 5 THUMBS UP AND THUMBS DOWN: Thumbs down car thieves and people that make it easy for them

Welcome to the second edition of Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down, an opportunity to laud or loathe, in a sometimes entertaining fashion.

Welcome to the second edition of Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down, an opportunity to laud or loathe, in a sometimes entertaining fashion.

Thumbs Up: A big thank you to all the volunteers at the recent book fair at Hutton Elementary School.

Thumbs Up: The residents of 18th Street, north between 78th Avenue and Coalchute Road for the excellent Christmas lighting displays. Drive by some evening and have a look.

Thumbs Up: Grand Forks Border Bruins’ forward Connor Bowen for netting three goals in the team’s first win at Grand Forks Arena in about two years – a 5-4 final over the Kimberley Dynamiters.

Thumbs Up: Thank you to Buy-Low foods for lending a grocery cart to collect the Grand Forks and District Public Library’s Food for Fines donations for the food bank and Community Christmas Hamper program.

Thumbs Down: Deer that dart across the road at night, especially when it’s foggy.

Thumbs Down: Slow drivers on Central Avenue. If you see a lineup form behind you, pull over.

Thumbs Down: People who break into cars and steal things.

Thumbs Down: People who don’t lock their car doors, making it easier for people to break in and steal things.

– Would you like to give a thumb up or a thumb down? Email editor@grandforksgazette.ca with your short quips, compliments or complaints. We could publish your anonymous submission. Attacks on specific businesses and people will not be published. Editor’s discretion will always be exercised. Please keep it tasteful.

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