BOUQUET To Legion Branch 256 for doing a great job, with short notice for the Bowen Park seniors’ Thursday Night Dance. Our first Christmas dinner and dance since COVID was great. Thank you.
BEEF The photo op at the school was pathetic. What exactly did any of those people do? At the least show the workers who built it.
BOUQUET To Trojan Collision and their great customer service for repairing, within minutes, a scraping sound coming from under the front of my car when going over the slightest bump. All done with a smile and no charge, you made my day.
BEEF In an ad for a non-profit organization I can count 11 paddlers not wearing PFDs. This is a terrible example of dangerous activity. As a volunteer I have supported families whose relatives have died by drowning in the Salish Sea due to not wearing PFDs.
BOUQUET To Jenna’s Kitchen. We had Jenna do a last-minute catering job for us for an early Christmas dinner, only gave her two and a half days’ notice and she rocked it out of the park. Excellent communication, excellent customer service and excellent food. Very happy and impressed. Thanks again.
BEEF To the government for not covering podiatrist care for B.C. residents even if they have diabetes. It is well known their feet are most important, losing your foot or toes starts there. It costs a minimum of $125 for your first visit and follow-up costs continue. Being a senior on a limited income, think about this.
BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Kennel Club for the donation to ElderDog Nanaimo. Your generosity will help us keep love in the home by assisting seniors with the care of their canine family members.
BEEF A mixed beef and bouquet to the city for snow removal. We all understand it can be a dangerous and thankless task. I must, however, question the logic in their making clearing parking lots at rec centres a priority. No one’s life has ever depended on a swim or skating session. It all too often depends on emergency crews getting to homes. If I can’t get out of my driveway, how would I get to the rec centre?
BOUQUET To the team at the Norwell Kal Tire for their kind, efficient, and generous service. They helped me when I came in with a flat tire and did an excellent job. I appreciate their hard work and customer service.
BEEF To another bad decision. First responders are the heart and mind of any city. If it comes right down to it, budgeting is a no-brainer. You start from the top not the other way around. How about reducing some of those fat cats? It’s about time we had responsible leadership, transparency, accountability and an independent watchdog. Isn’t it about time our tax dollars are allocated where it’s needed most?
BOUQUET To the doctor who operated on my son’s leg after a bad accident. I never had the opportunity to thank you and we are very grateful.
BEEF The nurses in the emergency room were rude and very mean to the woman experiencing heart pains. She and I will never go to Nanaimo hospital ever again – Port Alberni all the way.
BOUQUET To Sarah M. with the Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA’s constituency office for being awesome, a sparkling star full of compassionate listening, generous perseverance and social justice wisdom. Thank you both for the informative MLA newsletter e-mail that is very useful for me as I manage disability to remain current with my small and bigger B.C. community.
BEEF To the editor. You edit some beefs and remove the main point of the post, yet post the full content of others. Leave the beefs as they are written, unless vulgar or unsuitable content is there. It’s our opinion, not yours.
BOUQUET To the paramedics, emergency staff and triage staff at NRGH. Our mother was recently there for a couple of days due to a fall and she received excellent care. The nurses were so patient and caring to her and the paramedics were funny and very supportive and made a stressful situation easier. Our medical staff labours under very stressful and extremely busy circumstances and they stay calm, helpful and professional. Thank you again.
BEEF To those ‘patriots’ who place themselves over everyone else. We’ve become so self-centred and hyper-individualized that I don’t even recognize our great nation anymore. I can’t even count on getting home safe, because we’ve decided that the rights/freedoms of others matter less than our convenience.
BOUQUET Meredith Road was covered with snow and my car high centred when I parked. A number of passersby with shovels helped dig me out. Good Samaritans still exist. Many thanks.
BEEF To the city worker with your plow blade raised doing nothing to help clear our tertiary roads. You drove right past this helpless older woman on an icy cul-de-sac without acknowledgment, even when I shouted for help. I’ve been on house lock down for two weeks because no one can access our street.
BOUQUET To the individuals and businesses who donated to and supported the Shoebox Project in Nanaimo this year! We delivered 123 shoebox gifts to Island Crisis Care Society, which will be given to their clients over the holidays. Thank you.
BEEF To Nanaimo’s newest used car salespersons – veterinarians. Where else do you go and hand someone a blank cheque and say rip my heart out and while you’re at it take all of my money? I think the government needs to step in and regulate what vets charge for their services.
BOUQUET To the new employee at Planet Clean. Thank you for your advice.
BEEF To the woman who was using Maffeo Sutton as her personal dog park letting her dogs run off-leash and playing fetch with them all throughout the park. Please use one of the many dog parks available to you. My dogs and I just want to enjoy our peaceful walk without having off-leash dogs running up to us.
BOUQUET To Jim at Staples at Brooks Landing for the extensive help he gave me. Much appreciated. Merry Christmas.
BEEF To the driver of a green half-ton truck that changed lanes in the middle of the intersection of Bowen Road and Pryde Avenue that took off my driver’s-side mirror and pushed me up a bank of snow that kept me from killing a pedestrian. We are both OK and couldn’t believe you would just keep driving. The police have been notified and will be checking cameras and body shops. You should do the right thing and turn yourself in.
BEEF Not only does the City of Nanaimo fail to enforce sidewalk-clearing rules, they don’t even clear the city’s own sidewalks fronting parks. No wonder walking, after a snow event, is impossible in this city.
BEEF To the city and the public works employee I spoke with when I called in. I had valid concerns over the fact that our street had received no snow removal service and then the same department says that our street is unsafe so no curbside collection for two weeks in a row. The employee was unhelpful, rude, and she should not be answering phones with that attitude.
BEEF To Canada Post for charging an extra $6.56 fuel surcharge on top of the postage fee of $17.74, for a total of $25.52, to send a $10 pair of leggings to Vernon, B.C. Surely the outrageous postage fees should cover the fuel cost; after all, we have to pay for our own gas, why do we have to pay for theirs as well?
BEEF To the north end manager who always arrives at the last minute to open; when you squeak in, you make everyone who was on time late to start.
BEEF To the dental office that cleared the snow from the business into the street, blocking neighbours’ access to their driveways and properties. Please be a more courteous neighbour. You wouldn’t like it if the neighbourhood collectively dumped their snow in your parking lot.
BEEF To the ‘it’s all about me’ attitude. I was in the grocery store parking lot. The wind had got hold of a cart that someone had left on the walkway, likely for someone else to return. In the process, this cart came barreling down the pathway sideways and smashed directly into the front of my car. I am asking people to be more considerate and return their carts to the cart queue.
BEEF To those who condemn the so-called conspiracy theorists. What is your problem with those who think for themselves and don’t go along with every edict handed down from on high? They don’t slag you. You are the ones who sound like very bitter unpleasant types. Ever heard of free speech?
BEEF To those who don’t know how to use roundabouts. I had the right of way as I was already in the roundabout. The driver in the red van should have obeyed the yield sign and slowed down to let me complete my turn. Instead, he gunned it into the roundabout in front of me and I had to hit my brakes. Luckily I have lived in the area for years and have learned to anticipate ignorant drivers who don’t know the rules.
BEEF When it is dark out and someone right behind you is flashing their brights, that means you need to turn your lights on.
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