COMMENTARY · 19th January 2012
While covering the JRP Hearings in Smithers and BurnsLake, there were some very touching moments we encountered and we would like to say a Huge Thank You!
It is amazing how cold weather can bring out the best of a community.
In Smithers, Jennifer at the Hudson Bay Lodge was most helpful and accommodating and so was the staff in the lounge. Very friendly and made us feel right at home.
In Burns Lake, Mulvaney’s Pub staff went above and beyond their job to help when our electronic door opener batteries went dead. Thanks for all your help and the prime rib special was excellent.
A big Thank you! to the truckers on the road that keep an eye out for the vehicles travelling the same route and especially the Clark Transport driver who guided us from 6 Mile Hill through to Terrace! Coincidentally we both stopped in Smithers, he for coffee and us for fuel. When we returned to the highway we found ourselves behind him again taking the lead.
While leaving Smithers we came across a hitchhiker freezing on the side of the road, we turned around and went back to check on him. We couldn’t believe he was actually standing out there, it was midnight and the temperature dropped substantially.
Turns out he is heading for Terrace, we picked him up but not before this gentleman came up to the van. He was parked behind the hitchhiker and let him warm up in his truck every 20 min or so. He even offered a warm shelter for the man but the hitchhiker declined and needed to get home.
Thank you Jake!, who works for Hudson Bay Plumbing and Heating. Also, to the two girls working at 7-11 for letting the hitchhiker warm up and giving him hot chocolate.
And last but certainly not least, a Huge Thank you to the First Nation Communities along the way. Thanks for the dried fish! Your welcoming smiles and jokes kept us warm throughout the trip.
These acts of human kindness are not unnoticed. Showing sincere compassion and concern for complete strangers is a great thing to witness. The world needs more of that.
Comment by Pat#1 on 22nd January 2012
Thank you to the Terrace Daily for contnuing to provide up to date coverage on anything and everything!