The Beef of the Week for Aug. 3, 2017. (News Bulletin photo)

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 3

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the News Bulletin, e-mail

BOUQUET To Dr. Pistone, Donna and Shelly for the years of caring for my feet. You are missed.

BEEF To the mostly tourist-oriented Nanaimo downtown restaurant serving margaritas, wine and water in plastic ‘glasses.’ What a faux pas, gastronomically and eco-consciously.

BOUQUET To the gentleman who quietly made a generous donation to our SPCA collection box. Thank you so much. Also a bouquet to awesome Save-On-Foods staff, Jennifer and Martyn, at Country Club Centre. They promptly called me to pick up the cash and shared in my excitement.

BEEF To developers who are in the process of decimating our beautiful neighbourhood. Once a meandering country road, now a mess of trucks, backhoes and dirt. Beef to the landowner who made it all possible.

BOUQUET To coach Philip Wolf, an amazing guy; we were lucky to call him our T-ball coach this year. You taught us to have fun, play ball and listen. Thanks from the Blue Jays players and parents.

BEEF To the cowardly person who dinged the left rear of my red Nissan Micra and took off. Matter of fact, a beef to all dishonest, amoral hit-and-runners.

BOUQUET Thanks to Will, Amy and Nicole. With unexpected debts, I was sick with worry. I went to Easy Financial and they were willing to help me with a loan. I am old and not an owner of a home. It costs you, but to me it is worth every penny not to have the problem.

BEEF To something I don’t understand. Donald Trump is a bully and a baby, rude, crude and lewd, a boor and a bore. The things he says and tweets reflect badly on him, the U.S. and the Republican Party. Yet his adoring fans act as if his presidency is the second coming.

BOUQUET To the aforementioned over-perfumed transit lady. Thanks for changing neighbourhoods or buying a car.

BEEF To the person thinking Nanaimo drivers are courteous. Within the first week of me moving here, my car was damaged by a hit and run in the parking lot. No note was left despite my phone number printed on the back window. I have found drivers here either distracted or too slow and not using signals.

BOUQUET To Laura and Cliff on McKinnon Place for helping me, my husband and our dog Marley after I fell on the road.Your good care and kindness is much appreciated.

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for raising everybody’s garbage fees now, even though half the city won’t be allowed to put garden waste in their green bins for a year. How is that fair? No private business would charge customers for a service they don’t provide.

BOUQUET To Canadians with common sense. We know that imposing biased views on other countries through frivolous boycotts can make us a laughing stock and create animosity where none existed before. Stand proud. We build. We don’t destroy.

BEEF I’m seeing cigarette butts on my brown, dry lawn. There’s a fire ban and multiple forest fires. Be mindful.

BOUQUET To Dr. Guenther and staff at Chase River Veterinary Hospital for the kind and compassionate care they gave us with the passing of our cat Lenny. We always speak highly of this clinic to friends and family, and will continue to do so. Thank you for helping us both on that very emotional day.

BEEF To the beefer who doesn’t think people should comment anonymously about their views of governments. Bouquet to The Bulletin for providing the forum for free. In other newspapers online, people can comment anonymously but have to pay.

BOUQUET To the lovely young man who jump-started my car when I was stranded with a dead battery at Nanaimo North Town Centre. Again, thank you so much for helping without hesitation.

BOUQUET To a very thoughtful person who took the time to pick up my reading glasses beside my car in the Shopper’s Drug Mart parking lot and placing them by my windshield wipers.

BOUQUET Thank you to the couple who paid for our dinner at The Pantry Restaurant. It was a great surprise for us and very special after our trying day at the hospital.

BOUQUET To Lily at RLR Lawyers for taking the time and effort to bring so many fresh cut flowers from her garden into the office. These flowers really brighten the place up. This is an extremely thoughtful gesture that is greatly appreciated by your co-workers.

BOUQUET To the lady who stopped to pick me and my motorcycle up off the ground! You too Len. Thank you. Embarrassing and ego shattering, but not too badly bruised and scraped. Thanks for this.

BOUQUET To John at John’s Bedrooms for beyond exceptional customer service. His knowledge, kindness and generosity in helping select an adjustable bed was more than appreciated.

BOUQUET to Dr. W. Carlson and the OR staff who operated on a scared old man and kept me on the green side of the lawns for a few more years. Many, many thanks to all the staff for their professionalism and kind words. Nanaimo should be proud.

BOUQUET Thank you so very much to the kind man who found my credit card outside of Canadian Tire on Canada Day, and handed it in to customer service. So proud to be a Canadian, and you just reinforced how true and honest Canadians are.

BOUQUET To Bill and Shae at Home Depot for figuring out our deck project. Giving instruction, doing a supply list. They went above and beyond their job. Thank you so much.

BOUQUET To the hard-working staff at McDonald’s on Mary Ellen Drive. Your excellent service and pleasant manner is really appreciated. You are a great bunch and a pleasure to visit.

BOUQUET To the talented, dedicated teachers at École Pauline Haarer. Our grandson just shines in the rich, nurturing atmosphere of learning. Merci beaucoup.

BOUQUET To city work crews for their quick response to a burst water main on Stewart Avenue.

BOUQUET To the manager of Trojan Collision. I had a paint touch-up to a car with no appointment, no charge. I highly recommend for a great job done, as-new condition. Well done Damian.

BOUQUET To Joel at Lowe’s who went out of his way to help me get a receipt re-printed, thus saving me from the wrath of an unhappy finance department.

BOUQUET To Alexandra Huston for understanding how to properly cut and style curly hair. My daughter’s hair looks amazing and has been getting so many compliments.

BOUQUET To the gent who stopped to assist me when he saw I was I was in medical distress due to the heat. He took the time to offer me water and see that my vehicle was secured until medical aid arrived.

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail

Beefs & Bouquets

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Resident helps man in distress in Departure Bay in the middle of the night

Seven-foot-tall resident able to wade out far enough to help ‘frantic’ man in the water

Crash causes injuries, traffic tie-ups in downtown Nanaimo

Accident happened Friday at 12:15 p.m. at Terminal Avenue and Comox Road

Gabriola skatepark project gets $567,000 infrastructure grant

Federal and provincial governments providing money for Huxley Park amenities

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim against Island Corridor Foundation

Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation was seeking return of reserve land as railway sits unused

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Council’s special-interest projects boosting property taxes too high

City council should keep in mind its core services when budgeting, says letter writer

Crash causes injuries, traffic tie-ups in downtown Nanaimo

Accident happened Friday at 12:15 p.m. at Terminal Avenue and Comox Road

Colour and culture being painted onto plaza stairs in downtown Nanaimo

City commissions Humanity in Art muralists for ‘artistic intervention’ project

Nanaimo’s newest skatepark now open for use in Harewood

Harewood Centennial Park amenity opens on schedule

Two injured hikers airlifted from North Vancouver Island Park

Campbell River and Comox Search and Rescue hoist team rescued the injured from Cape Scott Provincial Park

Alberta health minister orders review into response after noose found in hospital in 2016

A piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande Prairie Hospital in 2016

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

B.C.’s Indigenous rights law faces 2020 implementation deadline

Pipeline projects carry on as B.C. works on UN goals

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

Most Read