Beefs & Bouquets, March 1
A huge bouquet of coffee beans and thanks to Payam of Nanaimo One Hour Optical. Your patience was much appreciated by this soon-to-be-70 lady. Keep up that great customer service. Your parents should be proud.
thanks to everyone who helped with John Silverthorne’s celebration of life at the Branch 10 Royal Canadian Legion. It was a great honour to see such respect for such a fine gentleman.
Thank you Kathleen and Nina for my wonderful 70th birthday present. It was a wonderful treat at Pollyanna’s.
Bountiful bouquets to Natural Elements Vacation Rentals staff in Ucluelet for superb accommodations. When we left our iPod charger we assumed it would be mailed back to us in Nanaimo, but it was hand delivered by a staff member. Fantastic accommodation and really exceptional customer service.
a huge bouquet of flowers to Nanaimo Elks No. 26, Nanaimo BMX Association and everyone else who helped my family out this past Christmas.
A bouquet of smiles to the Garden City Transportation school bus driver who drives up Deering Street and always takes the time to wave, smile and flash the lights at a little boy who gets so excited to see the bus. Watching for you every morning is a highlight for him and the fact you always take the time to acknowledge him means a lot.
Bouquets to Hannah at Shear Creations for putting up with a crazy pregnant lady and perfecting her hair colour.
bouquets to all the care aides and nurses at Wexford Creek Cottage 1 for the amazing care you gave to our beloved wife and mother. You came through for her and for us. We will always remember the compassion and dignity with which you treated us all.
Many thanks to the honest person who saw the wallet that I accidently left on the counter at McGavin’s Bread Basket and gave it to the cashier. You saved me an unbelievable amount of grief with replacing credit cards, driver’s licence, etc.
A GIGANTIC BOUQUET to the employee at Wal-Mart who found my gold bracelet. They say what goes around comes around and it is your turn now. Sorry this message is so late, but better late then never.
A beautiful wedding bouquet to Lindsay Coulton and Adam Munro. Congratulations on your engagement. May this couple be as happy hitched as un-hitched, may they live for many years, and may their love grow strong as an evergreen tree with its roots sunk deep in the earth.
A Battery pack bouquet to Applecross Automotive for helping a stranded parent. One helpful guy plus one battery pack equals no problem.
A happy Honda hug to Lilli, Paul and Jeff at Nanaimo Honda for providing us with the best car buying experience we have ever had. Your professional manner and your thoughtfulness toward us made this an easy and satisfying experience for both of us. My wife loves her little red Honda Fit.
a lovely bouquet of roses to Nanaimo’s compassionate and professional home care nurses, home support workers, the Canadian Red Cross and Medi Chair. All of these caring groups made it possible for my dear husband Francis Peace to pass away with great dignity in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his loving family. What a great blessing to our community.
A bouquet to the many volunteers in Nanaimo and elsewhere around the world. They assist the very young to the elderly. They are unpaid, never strike nor threaten to strike, and pay their own expenses while volunteering. They are hugely important to the “compassionate sector” of our economies.
Thanks to ReAction Source for Sports for helping us get a good deal for 30 soccer balls on such short notice. Hundreds of children from Malawi received them with much excitement as a part of a mission visit from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Thank you to Air Canada for allowing free extra baggage to transport soccer balls and other humanitarian supplies to Malawi.
A wonderful High Beam Headlight Bouquet from the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Nanaimo to Auto Check Automotive for their generous donation through their Seeing Clearly to Help Others headlight alignment campaign. Your community spirit and generosity is deeply appreciated.
A sorrowful bouquet to the owners of the cat I hit very early one morning on Lost Lake Road. It was dark out and foggy. The cat darted out and I couldn’t brake or swerve in time. I’m so sorry.
A huge field of wildflowers and dancing butterflies to Dr. Davina Kazanowski for giving me back my life. I can now live with diabetes. Feathers to you for the wonderful care you give.
A BEEF to the RDN Transit System for the “service improvements” scheduled to take place March 4. These changes will also take away many bus stops that people depend on for getting to work and every day transportation needs. This isn’t giving people much incentive to ‘Go Green’.
a beef about the local transit system. My teenagers would need to ride a bus for a full hour to get to Nanaimo District Secondary School from Extension. When I went to the Nanaimo regional transit presentation at Beban Park recently, my concerns were brushed off. We pay equal taxes, how about equal service?
a rotten beef to Nanaimo regional transit for increasing the fares in March for Handy Dart even though you will not be improving this service. This is not fair.
A beef to the individual who wrote the beef about the mom leaving her baby unattended in the car while shopping. Next time call the cops instead of complaining to a newspaper.
A beef to all the dog walkers in Cedar who pick up their dog’s poop, then throw it in the ditch. Shame on you. Take it home. I have counted more than 20 bags so far.
A beef to the person who actually believes a limit to can returns at a beer and wine store is acceptable. The stores gladly sell me limitless containers, charging me deposit on them and taking the profit on the sale. They should step up and accept just as many empties as they are willing to sell. That limit is simply a lazy way out for prissy staff who don’t like to deal with them.
A shivering beef to the people in the Smugglers Hill area who left a small-sounding dog outside sadly whining and barking on a cold night. Not only is it very cruel but you are also breaking the noise bylaw. Bring the poor animal inside. If we find out where you live, we’re reporting you.
A what-is-wrong-with-nanaimo drivers beef. Recently I watched two cars step on the gas on Bowen Road so they didn’t have to stop for an elderly woman on a scooter, who was trying to cross at the crosswalk with the lights flashing. I stopped, but caught up to these cars at the next red light. Shame on you.