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Candy Canes and Coal (Dec. 23, 2021)

Our Christmas-season collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

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• Candy canes to all who are fully vaccinated and continue to follow COVID protocols. You show your commitment to humankind and have internalized the deep and spiritual meaning of the season. As Linus, the iconic character from the Peanuts gang, says, “That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.” (Charles M. Schulz, Dec. 9, 1965.)

• Coal to our embarrassment of a mayor! Keeping citizens out of council meetings, then getting charged with mischief? How dare you! You are such an embarrassment. You need to step down and take your lumps.

• Truckloads of coal to a Surrey senior citizen who went grocery shopping at a Save-On Foods in South Surrey a few weeks ago and pulled a childish, serious stunt on another Surrey citizen when outside, something teenagers might do, and has now been charged for it by the police. Oh yeah, forgot to say this was Doug McCallum and now he has hired the most expensive lawyer in B.C. and expects that we, the citizens of Surrey, pay his legal bills!

• Candy canes to store workers at Chalo FreshCo in Newton. Throughout this long pandemic, so many of you care about me and ask me about my day when I shop in my scooter. How am I? Sometimes you are the only person who asks in a week or two. Thank you for being such a community strength in our Surrey neighbourhood!

• A dump-truck full of coal to Surrey’s mayor for taking all of us Surrey taxpayers to the cleaners. We will remember this during the next election. Worst mayor ever.

• Candy canes to the Surrey RCMP Constable who jumped into a cold Fraser Heights swimming pool to rescue two seniors after a motor vehicle accident that put themselves in peril. God bless him for his heroism!

• Dirty black coal to our mayor for this mischief charge. What a big embarrassment to our city.

• Candy canes to everyone reading this. You made it through another year. Here’s to 2022!

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