Beef to my wife who cheats at Yahtzee.

Beefs & Bouquets, April 4

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BOUQUET To the many neighbourly folks who helped with snow shovelling in February. The News Bulletin received too many bouquets to print all of them, but your efforts were appreciated.

BEEF To those who let snow pile up on streets and sidewalks during February’s snowfall. The News Bulletin received too many beefs to print all of them, but residents noticed and were unhappy.

BOUQUET To Gerry K. for a wonderful job directing the Nanaimo Concert Band for the past 22 years. Happy retirement!

BEEF To all the people who take their dogs to do their business on the grass beside my apartment building on Cypress Road and continuously don’t pick it up. I keep stepping in it in the dark, we supply poop bags and bins. This is shameful.

BOUQUET Thank you to the two guys who came to my aid when I fell outside bingo.

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for closing facilities and offering limited hours at the NAC on Family Day. Many families who cannot afford to do expensive activities would have benefited from these facilities.

BOUQUET To those who understand that wearing a bike helmet is good for the head and is also the law.

BEEF To patrons of the theatre who disregard the rules and bring liquor inside, and take pictures and video, disturbing other guests.

BOUQUET To all the people whose mindset is still free from the closed-minded.

BEEF To the student who professes to know all there is to know about the way people commute. A higher education is a licence to learn from the real world and doesn’t make you an expert.

BOUQUET To the Merry Andrew Players for a rollicking, fun evening with a great dinner and many laughs. Thank you all.

BEEF To the NDP and Greens for bringing in the speculation tax especially excluding the richest areas where certain politicians own secondary homes.

BOUQUET I wish to thank Heather from Ricky’s north end for a beautiful rose on our table for my lovely wife. And coming in especially on Valentine’s Day. You’re great.

BEEF To the beefer concerned with tarps on boats and RVs. You should try some recreation some time it might do you some good.

BOUQUET Thank you to a kind-hearted stranger, Scot, who walked disoriented newcomer hiker, me, back through the forests to my car in the Morrell Nature Sanctuary. His kindness and knowledge of nature and surroundings was very heartwarming.

BEEF To the blue Corvette going over 80 km/h on Metral through the school zone. Grow up.

BOUQUET To the very honest shopper who found the $20 bill that popped out of my purse in the produce department of Thrifty Foods. I was delighted to collect it at customer service. You made my day.

BEEF to the Nanaimo sports league for continuing to increase the price. At this rate I hope you guys are setting up and taking down instead of asking players to do it. Also with that many people and still no refs, a basic first aid kit and ice packs would be smart idea.

BOUQUET To the hospitality director at Longlake Chateau, you go above and beyond every day. Thank you for caring so much about the seniors that live in your building.

BEEF To all the people who walk their dogs off-leash, on clearly marked on-leash trails, especially Westwood Lake. Your dog might be ‘friendly’ but mine is a rescue, afraid and aggressive to most other dogs. We avoid off-leash trails and should be able to walk on-leash trails expecting that everyone else has control of their dogs.

BOUQUET We would like to thank all of the VIHA homecare ladies and gentlemen, nurses and doctors who helped with our mom over the last few years, it was truly appreciated.

BEEF To my wife who cheats at Yahtzee.

BOUQUET To all the staff at Astoria. Your caring and consideration towards residents and family members is much appreciated.

BEEF If you are using a retractable leash and allow your dog to run to the end of it without any control, beef to you.

BOUQUET To Johnston Wholesale in Nanaimo for donating much-needed personal supplies to help fill our Altrusa Care bags. These handmade bags are given to women in crisis, a small touch to help them through great difficulties.

BEEF To the man who parked his huge truck in the handicap spot at Beban Plaza. I didn’t see a handicap card and that basket of laundry didn’t look heavy.

BOUQUET To the driver who persisted in flashing his or her lights at me until I realized mine needed to be turned on. Thank you. It made my drive home so much better.

BEEF Get security for the downtown library already. The place is unsafe. The stuff I see is mind boggling. Your poor staff. Do the right thing. It’s not like you’re spending our tax dollars on books. The shelves are barren since you renovated.

BOUQUET To Aaron and Shara, paramedics, and to Dr. D. Marwood for their professional care to this elderly lady who thought she was having a stroke. Your care and kindness is appreciated. Blessings.

BEEF To NRGH staff and visitors who park illegally on Boundary Avenue. Because of your blatant disregard for parking regulations, cyclists and those using mobility scooters have to move into oncoming traffic just to go around your vehicles.

BOUQUET To our surprise ‘new family’ who unexpectedly treated us by paying for our lunch at Milano’s on Family Day. We felt elated to meet this joyful family and will pay it forward.

BOUQUET To Amie for helping my mom set up her computer, even when she is so busy taking care of her young baby.

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