HEROES & ZEROS

Earlier this month I was at Corilair’s dock watching seaplanes come and go when a gust of wind caught my hat

HEROES – Earlier this month I was at Corilair’s dock watching seaplanes come and go when a gust of wind caught my hat, taking my glasses and hearing aid with it. Three men working at Corilair saw that I was in distress and quickly came over to help. They made sure that I was okay and then went into action to help me look for my hearing aid that was nowhere to be seen. One of the men crawled into a small rock space under the dock to look while the other two men carefully looked in between all the planks on the dock. After over an hour of searching, the man who had gone under the dock found my hearing aid hanging on a rock beside the dock. All three men worked hard and wouldn’t quit searching until they found my “needle in a haystack,” aka, hearing aid. Thank-you Bryce Andrews, Brandon Swartz and Mike Farrell for your altruism and thoughtfulness. Many, many, many thanks – Reg Armstrong

HEROES – We wish to send a very big thank-you to the United Way, Campbell River for their generous financial support of the Sexual Wellness and Education Society of Campbell River. This funding makes it possible to provide clinical services and education programs to the youth of our fine city. – The Board of SWAESOCR

HERO & ZERO – Getting a second opinion and estimate is always a prudent exercise. In my case it saved me $7,000 – $7,500. We are in the process of selling our house and the potential buyer wanted a chimney inspection which is as I understand, a normal procedure. He went to the telephone Yellow Pages and found a WETT-certified inspector to do the work. During his inspection, this ZERO person pointed out some deficiencies and tried to intimidate the buyer by telling him and I that if there ever was a fire, he would make certain that the insurance company would not make a payout. After getting everybody very upset, I took it upon myself to talk to other chimney professionals and house owners and could not believe the horror stories I was told about this particular individual and the company he represented. So I called the Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island and the WETT company that certified this guy and made a written complaint. Let me point out that Lyle from Clean Sweep Chimney was the HERO that did perform the work in a very professional and satisfactory manner and saved me a pile of money. If you had the same experience where someone tried to overcharge you through intimidation and outrageous overcharging, by doing so, you will save a lot of money for a lot of people and maybe get this guy and his company out of business. – Peter Gellerman

ZEROS – After 41 years of existence, Meals on Wheels doesn’t exist anymore. What were the reasons for its closing? Was it because of not enough clients. If it is so, Meals on Wheels should do more publicity to have more of the people, like me who were very happy to have their service. Or was it because of the lack of government subsidies and if it is so, the government should think about it and re-evaluate the good they were doing. The government should think also that we won’t ever be a big number of people that will want the service but this is for a good cause, for the seniors that have limits to cook for themselves. The meals were at affordable prices ($6.50 a meal) and we could arrange our meal schedule as we desired, discussing that with the person in charge at the office of Meals on Wheels. I can’t think of Campbell River without a service like that – nice volunteers delivered every day your meals at your home and it is very good food. Campbell River needs that kind of service. – Remi Tremblay

HERO – Many thanks to the kind person who returned my wallet and iPhone on Simms Road. Please stop by sometime so I may thank you and offer a small token of my appreciation. I already feel so blessed to live in a great town and now more so. – Aaron Lovely

HERO –  Dr. Patrick Rowe. Thank you for the excellent care you have provided us and for your patience for the past 13 years. You have been our primary care physician since we moved to Campbell River and we will miss you a lot. We wish you and the lovely Mrs. Rowe a long and happy life. Enjoy your well earned retirement. – Cecil and Helen Henley