Thanks from the Buttertubs Senior Social Committee to all the businesses that donated prizes or gift certificates to our Christmas dinner: Dairy Queen, Save-On-Foods, Thrifty Foods, First Choice Haircutters, Husky gas station, Shoppers Drug Mart, Wellington Hotel, Quarterway Hotel, Central Drugs, Pharmasave, and our maintenance man, Robert.
A whole armful of bouquets to the Costco member who helped pay the bill of an elderly gentleman who was having difficulties. It was wonderful and inspirational to see such generosity.
An enormous bouquet of thanks to Jeff Soloman and other Save the Colliery Dams members for giving your time and knowledge to help us save our precious park.
an unexpected bouqueT. What a nice surprise to be presented with a bouquet of flowers by a gentleman. I do not know you, but you made my day.
Many thanks to Julie, Brent, Natasha and all the staff at Keeping House for taking such great care of Grandpa Bruce. Much appreciated.
Bouquets of Gratitude to Columbia Bakery for their donation of delicious buns to Paradise Isle Seniors Society. Thanks also to Yvonne for bringing them to us.
A knight-in-shining-ARMOUR bouquet to the ATV driver with a snowplow who cleared many sidewalks in the Wakesiah/Jingle Pot area during the latest snowfall. From a grateful Fairview parent.
A truckload of bouquets to Mike, a manager at AC Taxi, for going above and beyond his normal duties to ensure an elderly gentlemen returned home safely – Mike used his own truck during a surprise snow storm. Thanks from the ADP staff at NTL.
Big smiles and thank yous to the person who returned my watch to Quality Foods.
Many Thanks to all the people along my paper route who remembered me this year. You are all the greatest. Hugs from Paper Lady May.
thanks to the people who helped me push my car to the side lane at Comox and Machleary roads, to the fire department staff who tried to help me, and to the best BCAA service in town.
a Huge bouquet of chopsticks to Hong Kong House on the impressive quality and selection of your buffet and menu. My favourite is your spicy dish that I cannot get elswhere. You have met and surpassed your competition. We are committed converts. Thank you for persisting in the efforts that produced a top quality Canadian Chinese food restaurant right in our own neighbourhood.
thanks to Nanaimo Toyota service department workers Becky and Keith for their outstanding service.
a bouquet of gratitude to the province and ICBC for repairing the inside southbound lane at the intersection of the Parkway and Jingle Pot Road, which may have caused a major accident had it been left without this attention.
Many Kudos to Doug, manager of the north end Home Hardware. I complained about an error in my bill, which was mailed to me from their bank in Toronto. Doug phoned me to say the bank's staff member had inadvertently made an error and he had it sorted out to my complete satisfaction.
Many thanks to Pat F., who sold me her computer desk at a ridiculously low price through usednanaimo.com. I am happy to report it fits perfectly in my home office and your kindness was appreciated.
A large winter bouquet to the staff at Impact Visual Communications for going the extra mile to provide exceptional customer service. Your kindness did not go unnoticed.
A big, warm Legion bouquet to Elda Burton for crocheting lap blankets for veterans in care facilities. Her thoughtfulness is appreciated.
A year's worth of flowers to Steve and Garth at the Bowen Road Husky gas station for exceptional customer service. Your kindness means a lot.
Bouquets of Blessings that Pat Myers is still coming to Paradise Isle Seniors and still getting down to the casino on her own. Being almost 93 has not slowed her down a bit.
Environmental bouquets to the hard working employees at Nanaimo Recycling Exchange and to the public who patronize this important service.
a Huge thank you bouquet to the Idle No More movement. Kudos that some Canadians have enough sense to protest Harper's Bill C-45 – 2.5 million lakes and rivers previously protected by federal laws were reduced to 62 protected rivers and 93 lakes. All Canadians should pay attention: this compromises our water, our air and our food chain. The web of life for all is at risk because our prime minister does what the oil industry demands.
a Beef to a paper carrier. All of us have given you a Christmas bonus – without a 'thank you' in return – and you act like it was a requirement.
A BEEF to the north end restaurant whose staff frequently congregate to socialize while on shift. Your customers don't need to hear the details of your personal lives while trying to enjoy their meals. Surely there is a break room for this?
A rotten beef to owners of large breed dogs who let their animals bolt around in the small dog off-leash area at Beban Park. Signs outside the area clearly point out that it is only for small dogs. There is a reason why they made a separate area. Being rolled over by a large dog is not fun for a small dog, and the small dog could be injured.
A beef to the driver who yelled at me on Victoria Crescent. Tell your friend that you do not stop in one lane, then turn on your four-way flashers and suddenly change lanes without looking.
A beef about the roadside notice board at Wellington Secondary School. This sign should be for road safety, not for stale, internal news. Thousands have to pass this sign on a daily basis.
A stinky beef to some of the dog walkers in the Diver Lake area. I take my two small children out for many walks in our neighbourhood and this weekend was absolutely disgusting – there is dog poo all over the place. If you own a dog it is your responsibility to clean up after it. If I see you leaving poo in my yard I will report you.
A beef to everyone who walked past the young gentleman at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital at Christmas. What kind of world do we live in where people simply walk past someone who is hurt? Thanks to the security staff who helped the fellow when he broke his ankle.
A beef to the owner of the dog walking company. You had way too many dogs for the amount of walkers and none of you were in control when your dogs swarmed mine. I was bitten on the finger in the ensuing fight and not once did you accept responsibility or apologize. Instead you blamed me.
A here-we-go-again beef. Does city council really think that someone who has to pee is going to seek out this $100,000 toilet in the middle of the night? Just another build-it-and-they-will-come debacle like the conference centre.