My five-year-old grandson saw the Easter bunny in the park and went running over to see him only to be told it was a private party. How very sad that he wasn’t even allowed to say hi. (The News Bulletin)

Beefs & Bouquets, April 27

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BOUQUET To the Neighbourhood Church for its loving message on its Rutherford Road bulletin board showing support for our Muslim friends. I and many other Nanaimoites stand with you.

BEEF To dog park lady slandering Great Pyrenees as stubborn. This breed is patiently grooming humans to elevate us to their superior mindset. A Minnesota town elected Pyr as honorary mayor three years running.

BOUQUET To Jamie, an employee at Woodgrove Chrysler, for his excellent customer service, his mannerism to people, his knowledge of service regarding my automobile.

BEEF To the Trump supporter who wants protesters to lay off. Just because Trump signs a paper, does not make it law. Most documents he has signed, “his promises,” have got turned down and rejected.

BOUQUET To Donald at Woodgrove Chrysler for your warm, friendly and courteous service and your beautiful smile.

BEEF To Trump supporters. Rolling back financial and environmental regulations, suppressing climate change data, discriminating against religious and ethnic groups, cutting foreign aid, eliminating arts funding and social programs that benefit society’s most vulnerable citizens does not a great country make.

BOUQUET to Larry and his team at Hitfair Auto. Thank you Larry, Russ, Keith and Gara for your honesty and fair service. I’ll always go back. You guys are the best.

BEEF To the grocery store. I wanted to get a item and asked if they would price match themselves for the next day. Was rudely told off, ended up going somewhere else.

BOUQUET To caterers extraordinaire, Spice of Life. Their generosity to Seaview School is boundless.

BEEF To the lady in the SUV who recklessly rolled backward at the intersection into the front of my car. I guess that wasn’t bad enough so you decided to lie to ICBC and say that you were stopped and I hit you.

BOUQUET To all those people who attended Brechin Church’s open house, especially those from the Brechin community. The support for the future redevelopment of the church space is greatly appreciated.

BEEF To the developer. Destroying the original marsh, clearcutting a large wooded area in spring when birds have their nests in the trees. How many nestling have you killed? Sad you have no respect for nature or the environment.

BOUQUET To the very nice person who picked up my recycle container off the road after it fell out of the back of my truck. You put it right where I would see it on my way home. Thank you.

BEEF To the individual who blows an air-horn to annoy his neighbour. Put a plug in it already – you’re disturbing everyone else on the block.

BOUQUET To the kind and generous lady at Starbucks in Chapters. You offered my husband and I two free tickets to see the John Denver tribute at the Port Theatre. We really ejnjoyed the show. It is rare that we are able to have a ‘date night,’ so this gift was extra special to us. Thank you.

BEEF To the person walking the black dog down Holyrood. Why did you feel it was OK to scoop poop into a blue nitrile glove and toss the glove into the ditch? How long does it take to break down?

BOUQUET We very much appreciate the consistent excellent customer service at Midland Tools. All the agents go above and beyond to fulfill our requests for products, many of which can be hard to get. Our grandson is going to love his new toolbelt.

BEEF My five-year-old grandson saw the Easter bunny in the park and went running over to see him only to be told it was a private party. How very sad that he wasn’t even allowed to say hi.

BOUQUET To Harbour Air Seaplanes for its new addition, Jordan, as a pilot, and the most memorable and informative ride to date.

BEEF To the gym. Get your own free WiFi – don’t rely on Shaw hotspot for your members. When it’s busy, the free WiFi doesn’t work as there are too many people on it. Get one for the members.

BOUQUET To the Zumba instructors at Northridge Health Performance Centre for making fitness so much fun.

BEEF To dog owners using the off-leash area in Pioneer Park. This area is not just for you and your dogs – it is for everyone. Stop telling everyone else they should not be there if they don’t have a dog.

BOUQUET To the Altrusa Club, their friends and fellow muffin bakers. Once again, they supported the students of Georgia Avenue School with a huge donation of home-baked muffins. The students love them.

BEEF To the hospital for not enforcing its no-smoking policy on the property. It’s disgusting to walk through a cloud of smoke to get in the main entrance.

BOUQUET To the staff and volunteers at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for all your gracious care and attention in helping my mom during her last month. You made all the difference to her and her family.

BEEF To the pub. Friends from the mainland had their dinghy stolen while they slept. Pub owner told them he is charging a finder’s fee of $100 plus $10 per day storage. That is just wrong on all levels.

BOUQUET To the cyclists along the E&N trail who use their bells to warn unsuspecting walkers that they are coming up behind them. I really appreciate it.

BEEF To all the people who drop their trash along the roads. Take responsibly and put it in a garbage can or take it home.

BOUQUET To all News Bulletin readers.

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