Candy Canes and Coal (Dec. 4, 2014)


  • Candy canes to the two young ladies who helped me up and asked if I was OK when I stopped dead and fell hard on the floor in Surrey Central Mall.

  • Candy canes to the City of Surrey engineering crew who came to the rescue quickly when my drains were backing up. They were not only fast and efficient but polite as well. Thank you so much!

  • Lots of sweet candy canes to the wonderful patron at Asia Restaurant who so generously picked up our tab. Volunteers are not paid because they are ‘priceless.’ Thirty-plus volunteers from Northwood United Church Thrift Shop were enjoying their appreciation luncheon at Asia Restaurant.

  • A bunch of candy canes (and a cup of hot cheer) to the maintenance guy in our complex who has been battling to clean up all the maple leaves on the roads and keep the drains clear. A bushel of coal to the home owners who don’t clean up their own leaves and let them blow onto the neighbours’ yards for them to clean up or quietly move them onto the street for the maintenance guy to deal with!

  • Candy canes to the kind and calm guy who stopped a moment later to help me back out of my parking spot in that congested Wal-Mart parking lot and who stayed to help direct traffic so that everyone could get where they needed to go. You saw a need and stepped up to help. Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity.

  • Sweet peppermint candy canes to all the participants in the production ‘Right Here Write Now.’ It was an awesome production at the Bell Centre and all participants (whether you had a big part or small part in it) showed what young people can do. I was honoured to be in the audience!

Email your candy canes to


  • A big lump of coal to the worker at a thrift store in White Rock who refused to let an elderly, frail woman use the washroom. Your behaviour and excuses are disgraceful. And your remark, that she should use a wheelchair, was the height of insensitivity. Shame on you.

  • Coal to Linda Hepner and city hall for not sharing the philosophy that Christmas is about sharing. I was looking forward to seeing the beautiful Christmas tree that has been outside SFU Surrey Central as part of the Christmas display for the past few years. My kids and I were extremely upset once we realized the Grinches at city hall placed it in their backyard, so that only they can enjoy it when they look down from $150-million offices. Instead of allowing the hardworking students and citizens of Surrey the pleasure of viewing the most beautiful tree in the world, they have chosen to barricade it behind construction fences.

  • Coal to people who bring their sick kids to the supermarket and let them cough all over the produce. Even the parents do the same thing. No wonder flu is running rampant. What is the matter with people these days?

  • Coal to BC Place and Rogers Arena for not letting us bring in our water bottles and food we brought. Why should we pay so much money for your junk? It isn’t fair for us people who can’t afford it – either change your rule or I am not giving you my business ever again.

  • Loads of coal to the irate guy in the underground parking lot in Guildford on Sunday who laid on his horn and shouted obscenities because traffic had stopped. I was the girl walking by, ever so slowly with my Grandma helping her make it back to the car. I asked your girlfriend to try to get you to stop, which only resulted in you becoming louder and angrier. You’re obviously self-absorbed.

Email your coal to

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Police Board approves creation of municipal force at first-ever meeting

Process for hiring a police chief to ‘start immediately’: McCallum

Tree falls across road in Surrey

Crews on scene to clear the debris

Delta Nature Reserve boardwalk realignment to begin this fall

Stretch of boardwalk to be rebuilt to make room for new Highway 91/Nordel Way vehicle ramp

Cloverdale store owner giving away free face shields

Tricia Ellingsen offering more than 200 free protective shields

B.C. announces regional cancer treatment centre to be included in new Surrey hospital

Services expected to include treatment, supportive care, research, education, innovative technologies

371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm

Thursday (Aug. 6) saw a second straight day of nearly 50 new confirmed cases

Four activists face charges linked to 2019 Abbotsford hog-farm protest

Mischief and break-and-enter charges laid for incidents on four separate days prior to the protest

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions

BC Supreme Court upholds order to pay $1.55-million fine

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

‘Tiny home’ being built for Abbotsford woman with severe allergies

Online campaign raises $59,000 for custom cargo trailer for Katie Hobson

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Carver, one of Canada’s greatest actors with a career spanning 40 years, passed away at home in Cranbrook

B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan

Plan has left many parents across the province worried about their children’s safety

Most Read