THUMBS Up to having more taxis available at the airport. “At 1 a.m., it’s very frustrating having to wait in long lines for a taxi. With more companies being allowed to service the airport, this will be very welcome, especially during the approaching holiday season. However, Thumbs Down to the airport authority for having removed all pay phones. Not everyone has a cellphone to call other taxi companies.”

THUMBS Up to Const. Jae Elvish of Thunder Bay Police Service. “I had the pleasure of dealing with Elvish last week during a difficult situation. He went above and beyond to listen, provide information and instill a sense of safety. We truly appreciate your compassion and hard work. Thunder Bay is lucky to have such a dedicated officer protecting our citizens. Because of your actions I have a deepened appreciation and respect for the police service, from the bottom of my heart thank you. Stay safe out there TBPS and again thanks for everything you do.”

THUMBS Up to a group of five teenage boys and girls that “took the time to ring our doorbell last Thursday evening to thank us and tell us how appreciative they were of our Christmas light display. It’s nice to see such positive, respectful kids. You all should be proud of yourselves as should your parents. You made my evening. Thank you!”

THUMBS Down to the person that threw broken tree branches in front of the Duke Hunt Museum in Rosslyn. “You drove across their front lawn to do it. And putting them at the base of a hydro pole looks pretty unnatural. Next time drive yourself to the actual dump.”

THUMBS Up to Paramount Live with their musical of Newsies at the Paramount Theatre. Last performance is tonight. I’ve seen many shows this fall from numerous theatre groups and this one by far is the best I’ve seen. The talent blew me away, the singing, the dancing, the story. I even learned things watching the show. These newsies kids make it look easy. If my grown-up children were still young, I’d be sending them to this theatre school as the actors’ passion for performance shines throughout every show I’ve seen there.”

THUMBS Up to Ted and his team at a local auto glass repair shop for promptly taking care of my car’s broken window. “Ted went above and beyond in customer service. A big thumbs down to the person(s) responsible for smashing the passenger’s window of my car. Thankfully you didn’t steal anything.”


Check out some of the Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down from previous weeks. For all the Thumbs, see the print and digital editions of the Chronicle-Journal each Saturday. Submit your Thumbs here.

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