JULY 3 THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN: Thumbs up to an alert pharmacist in Grand Forks

Kudos are given to a pharmacist at a Grand Forks grocery store, who wisely advised a local to go to emergency.

Thumbs Up: To the Overwaitea pharmacist gal who suggested I go to emergency – it was quite a serious diagnosis.

Thumbs Up: To Boundary Hospital nurses and staff for such good care in a beautiful facility.

Thumbs Down: People that leave their vehicles running summer and winter with no one in it, in an idle free zone.

Thumbs Up: To the people on bikes that come up behind you and let you know they’re coming.

Thumbs Down: To people on bikes that come up behind you and don’t let you know they’re coming.

Thumbs Up: For all who took part in Canada Day celebrations in Grand Forks, whether it was as a spectator or the number of volunteers and workers who worked from the booths and kiosks.

Thumbs Down: To the city for allowing all the Hoary Alyssum to grow on city property as well to residents that also allow it to grow on their property … it is in bloom now and spreading.

Thumbs Up: To the friendly helpful staff at Value Drug Mart. Members are always upbeat and pleasant, makes shopping there such a pleasure.

Thumbs Up: To the Elks for the delicious Canada Day pancake breakfast.

Thumbs Up: To teachers across the province, especially in School District 51, for helping to educate children and youth.

Thumbs Up: To the Grand Forks Fire Rescue vehicle in the Canada Day parade, who sprayed the crowd on a hot, hot day.

Thumbs Up: To businesses that dressed their storefronts up for Canada Day, thus making things feel more Canadian on July 1.

Thumbs Up: To the Grand Forks Secondary School Class of 2013 for not causing mischief on graduation weekend, at least according to the RCMP.

Thumbs Down: Drivers that fly down North Fork Road. It’s not a racetrack.

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