Sunday, December 17, 2017
1220 - UPDATE - This will warm your heart. A Salt Spring Island woman who accidentally gave her diamond ring away with a handful of change has it back. The ring was returned Tuesday after attention drawn to the story by local media coverage alerted the person who had the ring and that it was being sought, and prompted him to make arrangements for its return.
Earlier SAD STORY just before Christmas that could turn out to be a great happy story, depending on what happens next. A Salt Spring Island woman, shopping in Nanaimo, unintentionally gave her diamond ring to a man along
with spare change.
Trinda Gajek was driving out of the parkade on Wednesday when she noticed a young man in the parkade, appearing to be down on his luck. She gave him a $5 bill and some change. She had taken off her ring while travelling and put it
in a zippered pocket of her wallet. She dumped the change into her palm and handed it to the man not remembering the ring was included.
Anyone who has the ring or knows where it is, can contact her 1-250-538-8061 or drop the ring off at the Salvation
Army Community Services Office, in the New Hope Centre at 19 Nicol St.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
• A grassroots campaign has begun to keep Nanaimo Recycling Exchange open.
• What it really costs to switch to electric transportation
• We have a link to a map of some spectacular Christmas decorating displays, thanks to Island Radio.
• HMCS Nanaimo returned to her home port of Esquimalt after high-profile Caribbean drug seizures.
• Vandals are suspected in
a gas leak at Hammond Bay Elementary School
• The Port Authority is seeking input from the public about future plans for the inner harbour boat basin.
• Banning plastic bags is not as simple as you might think.
• RCMP have
recovered a bunch of stolen property and now are looking for the rightful owners.
All these stories are on our NANAIMO PAGE.