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  • Thanks on behalf of all cyclists

    KUDOS to the driver of the pickup who stopped his truck and allowed a cyclist to put his bicycle on top of the truck’s bed to travel through a flooded roadway.

    The Pembina Highway underpass was under 30 centimetres or more of spring runoff, too deep for the cyclist. Amid all the animosity between motorists and cyclists, this was a pure sign of respect from one to the other. On behalf of cyclists in this city, I offer thanks.

    — Ed Klemm

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  • Lost credit card returned

    THANKS to the kind and honest stranger who found my MasterCard at the Charleswood library and turned it in to staff.

    — Rae Kabernick

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  • Meal free for mourners

    MY friends Aileen, Evelyn, Katherine and Marilyn and I gathered at the Olive Garden on Portage Avenue to grieve the loss of a friend and celebrate her life.

    Staff surmised it was a special occasion. Ron Welgush, a manager, approached our table and greeted us, asking us about the occasion.

    Upon hearing the reason for our gathering, he informed us our lunch, beverages and dessert would be complimentary.

    It was an incredible act of kindness, bringing tears to our eyes as we thought about Doreen.

    We were sure she was looking over us and laughing about us getting a free lunch.

    Thank you, Ron, and the Oliver Garden.

    — Linda Sangster

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  • Volunteer firefighter took charge

    AS I was driving my son to his medical appointment, we were T-boned by a pickup truck crossing Route 90.

    Our car spun around, and we ended up in the ditch. Before I finished my call to 911, Gerrit — a volunteer firefighter with the Stony Mountain Fire Department who was on his way to work — stopped to make sure we were OK. He went through his routine: disabled the car, ensured we were safe, checked that my neck was OK and that I knew the day of the week (oh yeah, it is Monday, not Tuesday), and waited there until the city fire truck arrived.

    It was nice to have someone take charge of the situation. We want to thank him for going out of his way to help out.

    I hope he doesn’t have to make stops like that very often.

    Thanks, Gerrit.

    — Cathy and Greg Coss

     

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