BOUQUET To Donald in the Chrysler service department. Always smiling, excellent service and very knowledgeable about the products. You want to keep coming back. Thank you.
BEEF To cat owners who allow their cats to run loose, killing the song birds and squirrels and pooping in gardens. Domestic cats are not native to B.C and need to be kept indoors.
BOUQUET To Mid-Island Mortgages and Savings for all your help. And congrats on the new job, Melody.
BEEF For all those city councilors who voted not to support the recycling depot on Kenworth Avenue, you should all be on the unemployment line.
BOUQUET To the nursing staff of the NRGH palliative care, especially Leah, for taking care of my mother with such care and understanding.
BEEF To garbage collection staff who drop stuff transferring contents from can to truck and don’t bother to pick it up.
BOUQUET I would like to thank Jake from Country Grocer for his kindness at my son’s celebration of life.
BEEF To a florist for giving an almost dead bouquet of flowers.
BOUQUET Thank you to Dr. Pariser and all the staff at NRGH pain clinic for their compassion and expertise. It has been almost 35 years since I have been relatively pain-free.
BEEF To the home builder building multimillion-dollar homes. Is it too much to ask that you provide a dumpster for your trades to dispose of their trash and building materials, instead of allowing masses of litter to blow all over the yards and ditches on our beautiful street?
BOUQUET To Hartmann and Company staff for their personal service and excellent craftsmanship.
BEEF To the mayor for not increasing cat bylaw requirements in 2015. Apparently Victoria’s and Parksville’s issues, or other recommendations, aren’t enough of a warning.
BOUQUET To jurisdictions that actively encourage and support seniors to keep their drivers’ licences and continue driving, to protect their independence, mobility and mental, emotional and physical health.
BEEF To the inconsiderate woman who goes to the store on the sale day and buys every last can of aloe vera coconut water. I come early as I can, only to see you carting out multiple flats worth of one of my favourite products.
BOUQUET To Sue Carlson and Dee Lawrence for a very successful Daffodil Tea and Fashion Show at Beban. It was superb. Great fashions and wonderful food from Coco Café.
BEEF Nanaimo drivers, you have been selected as B.C.’s most inconsiderate drivers by running yellow lights, not using turn signals to change lanes and continuing to use phones while driving.
BOUQUET To Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum for finally retiring. I may become a Canucks fan again. Now they will be able to afford some decent young hockey players.
BEEF To the beefer concerned about plastics contaminating the oceans, you are right to be worried. That does not mean that the protesters of the Kinder Morgan pipeline are wrong or should change their purpose. You are free to protest the pollution of the oceans with like-minded people.
BOUQUET To Kiyo and Mary on recognition of 60 years’ volunteer work for judo in Nanaimo by Sport B.C.
BEEF To all mountain bikers, young and old, who build their own trails with drops, berms and skinny lines, sometimes close to walking trails in public parks. They create a hazard for some hikers and spoil the enjoyment of nature.
BOUQUET To the special person who turned in my keys so quickly to the office at Country Grocer. I was in panic mode by my car with all my groceries. My sincere thanks and gratitude.
BEEF To the bakery staff. I’ve been a regular customer for some time now and I’m saddened that the once great customer service has declined drastically. The once smiling staff is now so monotone, the extra smiles and miles have dwindled down to short, curt responses.
BOUQUET To Little Valley Restorations. I needed a small repair, but was rewarded with an awesome detailing job. Believe it or not, a dealer did a repair and detailing just two days before. You’d never know.
BEEF To my neighbour and his friends who like to rev their very loud vehicle engines and leave their vehicles running while music is blasting at 4 a.m. The neighbourhood is filled with families and people who actually work, please have some respect.
BOUQUET To Greg at HandyDart. Thank you for your patience and efficiency in making sure I get to all my appointments. I have a hard time to say what I mean and Greg figured it all out for me.
BEEF To the beefer complaining about drivers allowing others from parking lots and side streets into the flow of traffic. I wonder what it’s like to imagine that you’re the most important guy on the road in the city?
BOUQUET To the generous family who paid for my $30 worth of groceries when my debit card did not work. I will definitely pay this forward.
BEEF To the City of Nanaimo not keeping us informed on the walk-on ferry progress. This is valuable service needed for Nanaimo.
BOUQUET Thank you to the McDonald’s on Nicol Street. We recently won a contest they were having and a very nice fellow came by the next morning with a full carafe of coffee and all the fixings to wake us up. Thanks again from all of us at Harbour City Dental Hygiene.
BOUQUET To my amazing daughter. You were so brave when your little brother got hurt. You stayed with him and comforted him when I wasn’t there. Thank you. I am proud of the person you are and the young lady you are becoming.
BOUQUET To Regional Recycling. When I found the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange closed, they took all of my recyclables, even the styrofoam. Friendly, helpful staff. Great to still have a place to recycle.
BOUQUET To whoever found my lost car keys on Commercial Street and turned them in to Serious Coffee. You saved me a lot of anguish and I surely appreciate it.
BOUQUET To Ella in the patio furnishing department of Lowe’s. Thank you for your patience and support during our recent purchase to complete my vision for family gatherings. Also appreciated your assistance loading our purchases into our vehicle. Enjoy the sunshine.
BOUQUET To Chris at Madill office supplies for helping with several issues and answering all of our questions in a timely, professional and knowledgeable manner. And to Nathan for always being so pleasant with deliveries.
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