18 FOCUS - FEBRARY 2018 THUMBS UP - to Port Perry Place, on the presentation of the 2017 Clinical Protocol Excellence Award at the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s convention the end of November 2017. This award is given to a person, home or organization that has demonstrated the ability to champion the implementation of the OLTCA’s best clinical protocols. THUMBS DOWN - to people that walk into retail stores or any place that sell products to the public and think that it is their right to take whatever they want and walk out without paying for it. It seems that people do not have any self-dignity anymore. We are all trying to make a living here and when you steal from the retailers, you steal from their employees as well. Think about it, would you like someone to walk into your home and rob you? THUMBS UP - to the doctors and staff of our local hospital who have taken steps in providing Urgent Care services here within our community and not leaving us totally stranded while the hospital is being repaired. They have also worked with Lakeridge Health Oshawa and continue to provide seamless service for their patients when hospital care is required. Having surgery scheduled recently I was concerned about it being postponed, but everything went smoothly. THUMBS UP - A reader writes: we would like to give Martyn Mini Hoe ‘a great big thank you’! During a mini blizzard in early January they came to our rescue after my husband’s vehicle and another vehicle got stuck in a snow bank! They very kindly pulled them both out! We are so grateful. THUMBS UP - to Ken Dowson and the Odd Fellows Lodge for providing mobility and bathroom devices for those felled by surgery or an accident. Impressive how prompt the devices are delivered to the caregiver. THUMBS DOWN - We’ve had a number of residents voice their displeasure with the large tractor-trailer, on 7A Hwy. west of town, being used to advertise a commercial establishment. Not only is it an eyesore to the public, it also is a distraction from our very attractive “Welcome to Port Perry” sign which the township erected last year. Very disappointing for the community. Do you have a Thumb up or down that you would like to see published? Please submit two or three sentences to a maximum of 125 words to: focus@focusonscugog.com CUSTOM RENOVATIONS Ian Ross, Port Perry • 905-242-4690 inspirationalwoodworks@gmail.com inspirationalwoodworks.com The sensible way to pay! • Interior & Exterior • Additions & Kitchens • Bathrooms & Basements • General Contracting Services • Hardwood & laminate installation • Custom interior wood work • Hanging interior doors • Casing windows & doors • Custom built inns • Kitchen & bathroom cabinet installation INSPIRATIONAL WOOD WORKS Custom InterIor FInIshIng 905-242-4690 Ian Ross inspirationalwoodworks@gmail.com Port Perry inspirationalwoodworks.com WooD WorKs thAt WILL InsPIre Your LIFe OMESTEAD HFURNITURE & APPLIANCES HARDWOOD & LAMINATE FLOORING • WINDOW COVERINGS 1918 Scugog Street, Port Perry (across from Vos’) 905-985-2451 L ve beinghome. L ve L ve beinghome L ve beinghome L ve L ve beinghome L ve Viktor Treiguts 905-243-4606 vtplumbing.ca• viktor@vtplumbing.ca Licensed and Insured by WSIB Over 17 Years Experience 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR