BOUQUET To Jean, Bill, and Mary at Bastion Jewellers, for the friendly and helpful service in purchasing a ring. The unexpected bonus was receiving a call, apologizing about a mistake in pricing the ring, and being asked to come in for a refund of $190. An honourable business.
BEEF To the people that live on old Nottingham that own two dogs, if you cannot stop your dogs from constant barking, you should not own two dogs.
BOUQUET To the U13 boys’ soccer coach Tony C. Your dedication, encouragement, passion and generosity to our boys did not go unnoticed, thank you for a great season. Hope to see you on the field soon.
BEEF To the woman in the red vehicle on Princess Royal Avenue. Shaking your fist in the air and screaming out your window that it’s spring break was a little much. Excuse me for not realizing, and doing the posted speed of 30 for when the children are in school.
BOUQUET To the hard-working staff of the Milton Street McDonald’s for doing their very best to serve their customers with a smile while dealing with a severe shortage of employees on their shift during an extremely busy night.
BEEF To a certain co-worker who never brings in treats to share at work, but is always readily available to indulge in snacks that others have brought in, even to the point of filling her own containers to take goodies home.
BOUQUET To Ron and Diane, managers at Mid Island Co-op. Not only are you both amazing people, you are two of the best managers ever. Thank you for all you both do. You go out of your way to make your employees feel special.
BEEF To the B.C. government. More workers are needed in care homes so that chemical restraints are not used. The regulation for childcare workers and the care they are expected to give is more regulated than care aides to vulnerable seniors.
BOUQUET To Harris Kia service department who went out of their way to get the hood on our Kia up for servicing. We are seniors and are very grateful for the extra time and effort they took.
BEEF To the whole Georgia Greenway project. Enough is enough – Nanaimo has far too many taxpayer-funded trails, paths and walkways. Get real and fix our torn-up streets instead. If you want to cross a stream, just throw down a plank and take your chance.
BOUQUET To the cosmetic staff at Shopper’s Drug Mart on Mary Ellen Drive, especially to Ingeborg. Cosmetics are not cheap and some of us require someone with esthetic training or an experience-informed knowledge base, to help with appropriate choices. Thank you so much.
BEEF To high gasoline prices. It’s a sham to force the pipeline on B.C. citizens, but it will not work. We protect our environment. Keep your toxic stuff, find another way to send it to China.
BOUQUET Thanks again to Dr. Jenkin, Kelly, Eva, Kim and Danielle at NRGH for outstanding care and attention during my procedure.
BEEF To the person who killed a beautiful cat in Cassidy and didn’t even stop to apologize.
BOUQUET To the two girls and young lady for tidying up the sidewalk and removing the litter along Bowen Road at Quarterway School. What a big difference! Your hard work is very appreciated.
BEEF To the clinic that has gone downhill since the new year. They have a huge turnover rate and they have unqualified and uncertified staff doing urine tests and pregnancy tests.
BOUQUET To the outstanding gentleman at Lowe’s. You helped me out when no one else would or could. You even carried my purchase out to my vehicle, being that I am somewhat disabled.
BEEF To the beefer complaining about the amount of antipsychotics used in care homes. You have no idea how difficult it is to manage the multitude of wandering seniors with dementia, especially on a night shift when one nurse has over 100 patients to care for. Spend one night in this nurse’s shoes and see if you can keep up.
BOUQUET To the kind and caring people at Bedrock Redi-Mix for your generous donations of concrete for both the Steve Smith Bike Park and the Cedar Skatepark. These beautiful public facilities are appreciated every day by the community.
BEEF To developers and municipal councillors who allowed clear-cutting of huge areas of Lantzville forested land while ignoring the environmental impact of this devastation and the loss of our cherished semi-rural atmosphere.
BOUQUET To Tyson working at the Tim Hortons. I usually stop at Timmy’s to get a large decaf double double before my night shift, but frequently when I ask for an apple fritter they are out. Thank you for remembering my order and saving an apple fritter for me on my return visit.
BEEF To the auto repair lot. There are so many vehicles parked every which way on the edge of the road for months. It’s an accident waiting to happen. Where are the police or bylaw people?
BOUQUET To the Nanaimo fire department for coming to my rescue as they were driving by – I had misread the traffic divider and unfortunately got my car stuck on it – very embarrassing for me, but the men were wonderful.
BEEF to the city and RDN for not supporting the NRE. All the words about reducing our use of the landfill are just rhetoric. Redirect the funds allocated to the RDN name change to the NRE and do something constructive for the community.
BOUQUET To Nicole of First Choice Haircutters on Bowen Road. She truly listens to her clients wants and does a super job with kindness, patience and a gentle touch.
BEEF To all those people who sit on the couch watching TV night after night when the spring weather is so beautiful.
BOUQUET To Art’s Plumbing and Heating. You have made my life just that little bit easier. Thank you so much for everything you have done. You went above and beyond. I will continue to use you for my plumbing needs and will recommend you to everyone.
BEEF To the short-sighted city councillors – your failure to recognize the value of the recycling depot will be remembered at election time.
BOUQUET To the beefer who wrote in about people being abandoned when they lose a spouse either by death or divorce. Please look after your friends and family members who have become ‘spouseless.’ They need your friendship and support.
BEEF To the person beefing about retailers asking for donations. You too can claim these donations on your taxes. My grandson has had many surgeries at Children’s Hospital thanks to these donations.
BOUQUET To the folks living near the Georgia Greenway who honour mature trees.
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