Beef. I drive at night and am 80 years old, and in the last year have very nearly hit and very nearly killed lots of people walking on the road not the sidewalk after dark wearing all black clothing.

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 13

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BOUQUET We have a wonderful young man, Roland, who delivers our papers two days a week. We would like to express how polite he is to myself and the staff when he comes in our office. He is a pleasure to have as our delivery person.

BEEF To those using leaf blowers just to blow leaves aside but not remove them is so ridiculous, we have to listen to the annoying noise week after week.

BOUQUET To Craig at R-U Computing, for sure the best computer shop in Nanaimo. My computer is fixed. The service was fantastic and he explained the entire process so I could understand it.

BEEF To the teachers for leaving their students unsupervised at the aquatic centre while they are sitting in the back, staring at their phones. During what should be school instructional time, it is left up to the lifeguards to supervise them.

BOUQUET To the City of Nanaimo for our green recycling bin. How wonderful to have our yard waste picked up every week.

BEEF I drive at night and am 80 years old, and in the last year have very nearly hit and very nearly killed lots of people walking on the road not the sidewalk after dark wearing all black clothing. I think they are really not thinking about themselves or others.

BOUQUET Thank you so much, staff of Steve Marshall Ford, for your kind and thoughtful gifts and card when we picked up our F-350 after having work done on it. Special thanks to Wyatt for arranging a ride for us and for making our 50th anniversary special. We were truly touched by your kindness and recommend you to our friends and family.

BEEF To the person in the car downtown on Terminal Avenue. You threw a rock and hit a homeless man on the head. The man told me someone is driving around targeting homeless people. Why is this happening in our city?

BOUQUET To the students and staff of Fairview Elementary School for their beautiful and touching Remembrance Day assembly. Thank you. You have remembered them.

BEEF To the staff of the store on Terminal Avenue. An injured homeless man came in asking for help and they ignored him. Were you hoping he would go away? What would you have done if it had been a well-dressed person? Where is your compassion?

BOUQUET To the talented people who make the delightful wood carvings that they then place along parts of the Linley Valley trail. The seasonal changes always bring extra pleasure.

BEEF To the cyclist complaining about electric bikes on the E&N trail: not all of us are triathletes like you must be. Would you prefer if I got back in my car for the commute? Then your ego would really take a hit when I passed you.

BOUQUET To Klynt and his staff at Bavarian Motors for their repair to my car in a timely way, even though the part had to be brought in from out of town, and the very reasonable cost of the repair.

BEEF To the inconsiderate individuals who dumped their used recliner in my front yard in the middle of the night. You didn’t want to junk up your front yard, so you decided to plunk it in mine? Now I have to get it hauled away.

BOUQUET Thanks to the Buccaneers hockey team who set up the Wellington Legion, helped to clean up and re-organize the chairs for the Remembrance Day service. You are testament to a number of wonderful youths in Nanaimo.

BOUQUET To the gentleman I saw walking the length of Nelson Road picking up litter. Thank you for spending your morning making our city a better place. I wish there was no litter to pick up, and if we all followed your example, there wouldn’t be.

BEEF To the real estate agent who states he would provide gratuities to us for giving him the job of selling our condo. We sold, moved and nothing materialized even after communication.

BOUQUET Huge shout out to the city builders committee and parks and recreation for the installation of new tables and seating in Loudon Park at Long Lake. From seniors to juniors, these increase accessibility and enjoyment while providing some long overdue beautification. Thank you.

BOUQUET To Cheryle and Al at Deerwood Estates who make the gardens so beautiful. We travelled to several countries this past summer, and didn’t see any gardens as beautiful as the ones where we live.

BOUQUET To the boy who gave me a bunch of flowers on Remembrance Day at the cenotaph. This brought a smile.

BOUQUET To the sort-and-toss drivers for Flagstone Road. I hear so many complaints about people’s garbage and recycling not being taken or carts being damaged. Our drivers do an excellent job every week.

BOUQUET NALT is thankful to the community for their generous support of the wine and cheese soiree held at Lucky’s Liquor Store. Proceeds will help promote and protect the natural values of land in the area. It was the best social event of the year.

BOUQUET To RN Christine at NRGH emergency room. Your humour and spunky personality made me feel way less anxious than when I had arrived. Not only did you help me on many occasions in one night, but phoned my mom to explain the situation and reassure her as well. Many thanks.

BOUQUET to scientists’ warning of radiation-emitted environmental destruction. Their signed petition charges that 5G will be “massively increasing” the general population’s radiation exposure. Why do all levels of government still support corporate greed of ‘smart’ anything?

BOUQUET To public works. They re-ditched our old grown-in ditch, replaced culverts and partially paved after our complaints about the ditches not draining last winter. The crew did a great job and were all pleasant to deal with. Huge thanks.

BOUQUET To the amazing lady at Costco who overheard our dilemma and delivered our new flooring to our house after it wouldn’t all fit in our van. You saved us so much time that we got to spend as a family instead. Your kindness will be passed on.

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com.

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