Beef to the parent on the bus who allowed their child to jump on fellow passengers asking for money and candy. Your child should not be taking literal candy from strangers.

Beefs & Bouquets, April 11

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BOUQUET To the staff and care aids (Kimberly and Ann Marie) on the third floor, renal unit and the palliative care unit at the NRGH for taking good of our much loved and terribly missed Sandra O. aka Lady S.’

BEEF To my neighbour who thinks he is so sneaky; not only myself but several other people in Nanaimo have spotted you with a woman other than your wife. You’re making the rest of us good men look bad.

BOUQUET We attended the NDSS theatre company performance of Beauty and the Beast and were extremely impressed with the quality and professionalism of the cast and crew. Everyone involved and the staff at NDSS are to be congratulated on a job very well done.

BEEF To the secretary who is mean and unprofessional to some people and sweet and helpful to others. Many students are afraid to enter the office and some parents find you unapproachable and rude. You are supposed to be a welcoming presence in the office.

BOUQUET To Dr. Simon and his staff at the Parksville Animal Hospital for their incredible empathy and kindness during a time of terrible loss.

BEEF To whoever pepper sprayed my dog when she was behind a secure fence in our yard in the Old City Quarter and to politicians who pamper irresponsible adults.

BOUQUET To the person(s) who found my black purse left behind in a shopping cart at Country Grocer on Bowen Road and turned it in to the customer service counter. Thanks.

BEEF To the beefer complaining about people leaving their garbage and recycling containers on the street. Sometimes people are away for a few days for appointments or mini vacations and put their containers on the street so they can be emptied while they are away.

BOUQUET To Kathy at Port Theatre for going above and beyond to ensure we get to see a future performance in lieu of one we had to miss. Much appreciated and thank you very much.

BEEF To the graffiti ‘artists’ who plaster our city with their ‘art’ and make us feel like we are living in a gang-infested ghetto. Beef also to our public utilities that let this graffiti accumulate on their utility poles, mail boxes etc. and do nothing to clean up the problem. It’s a shame to let our beautiful city be marred by this pointless vandalism.

BOUQUET Altrusa’s annual Christmas Swag fundraiser was a great success. Thanks to all. A very special thanks to Green Thumb Nursery. Once again they generously provided us with the large space essential for the project. All proceeds go to Nanaimo’s women and children in need.

BEEF To dental implant and laser-eye clinics that take out ads containing very misleading information. Both of these procedures cost thousands of dollars and can have very disappointing results. If it sounds too good to be true, it sometimes is.

BOUQUET A huge thank you to Mid Island Co-Op for their generous grant of $3,000 to KidSport Nanaimo. This will help 15 youth facing financial barriers play a sport.

BEEF To all drivers who still don’t understand school zone speeds of 30 kilometres per hour apply from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days. Far too many speeders by Cilaire Elementary and no police to ticket them.

BOUQUET To Budget Glass on Island Highway for your entertaining quotes and phrases on the board outside your establishment. We look forward to reading them on our drives.

BEEF To B.C. Ferries for charging people to pick up arrivals. Sure, it has been said, but it bears repeating: this is the unmistakable footprint of a money-grabbing racket. What’s next? Charging passengers to wait in line?

BOUQUET To young Saige H. for making my birthday very special with your angel card, in which you wrote many nice things. That angel is you. I will keep it and read it every birthday. Thank you, sweet girl.

BEEF To the two levels of government that allow people experiencing homelessness and addictions to set up camp in public parks for the night. Who is going to make sure that they leave in the morning? No one. Who is going to have to clean up after them? Everyone. This got all the makings of another tent city.

BOUQUET To the customer service desk and the cart guys at Save-on-Foods in Parksville for going the extra mile to retrieve an item from one of the carts that was left behind after we drove away. Much appreciated.

BEEF To the parent on the bus who allowed their child to jump on fellow passengers asking for money and candy. Your child should not be taking literal candy from strangers. This was a very uncomfortable bus ride.

BOUQUET To the man in the parking lot of the Child Development Centre for finding and turning in the $50 I dropped. Thank you so much. I hope you get it back tenfold.

BOUQUET My husband lost his wedding ring at Country Grocer. He was devastated. Thank you to the amazing person who found it and turned it in to lost and found. If you will let us know, through the store, who you are we would love to reward.

BOUQUET To Tom at HardyDart. His professionalism, kindness and good humor makes booking a ride with him a stress-free event. Keep up the good work!

BOUQUET To AC Taxi. They have provided reliable service to my family for many years. They kindly give a 10-per cent senior discount, and send a polite letter when they send the gift certificates.

BOUQUET To Tammy and the rest of the staff at the Child Development Centre for being so wonderful and helpful.

BOUQUET To B.C. Ferries staff. On a recent trip to Vancouver for a medical test I didn’t have the proper authorizations for my pass and also when I got lost in the dark and almost wound up in Gibson’s Landing.

BOUQUET To the person who turned in some papers I dropped by the Superette on Albert Street, thank you so much and also to Jeremy who held them for me.

BOUQUET Stone Soup turned one year old. Huge thank you to all the volunteers, cooks, kitchen help that make Stone Soup so awesome. Wondering how many bowls of soup have they done in a year.

BOUQUET Thank you to Matt at Great Canadian Oil Change on Metral Drive. Another automotive shop said I was in need of a coolant flush, but Matt was extremely honest and said that it wasn’t necessary. I appreciate excellent customer service and more importantly honesty.

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