READER INPUT: Is it thumbs up or down?

READER INPUT: Is it thumbs up or down?

The Mission Record wants its readers to have their say on issues that come to mind.

Do you know someone who deserves a pat on the back? Or is there an issue that really gets your goat?

The Mission Record is launching a new weekly feature called Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down. It’s an opportunity for readers to express their feeling about any subject they choose in a quick, readable format.

Do you get great service or maybe a passerby lent you a hand? Give them a thumbs up. If you are tired of people littering on the streets, give it a thumbs down. Do other drivers drive you nuts? You get the idea.

Thumbs up or Thumbs down will print readers’ pet peeves and compliments each week.

Please keep your comments to 50 words or less and keep the language clean and civil. You can comment about something without resorting to name-calling. The Record reserves the right to edit all submissions  for length and content, or refuse those deemed inappropriate.

To submit a Thumbs Up/Down, email the editor at or submit it on our Facebook site.

Then check out the Friday edition of the Mission Record to see what residents are talking about. Below are some examples.

THUMBS UP: To the Mission girls soccer squad  for winning the championship title. We are so proud of your accomplishment. Way to go.


THUMBS DOWN: To the rate increase for secondary suite owners. Increasing taxes on rental suites makes no sense at all. It’s like saying property taxes should be charged based on the number of people occupying a house.


THUMBS UP: To the Mission senior who wrote a novel. This just shows that you are never too old to try something new.


THUMBS UP: To council for moving forward with the Stave West Plan. I love Stave and I am glad the district is finally doing something about it. Everyone will now be able to enjoy the beauty of the area.


THUMBS DOWN: To the driver of the blue Honda that cut me off on 1st Ave. You’re supposed to look behind you before you pull out of a parking spot. Some people don’t deserve to have a licence.


THUMBS UP: To the man at Heritage Park who helped me catch my dog after I dropped the leash. I appreciate the assistance.


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