BOUQUET To Lateral Movement Mobile Care Services for helping me with my arthritis and my broken ribs. Your cold laser treatment and the elder care massage did wonders. Thank you for taking excellent care of my pain. I recommend this service.
BEEF To all the health care professionals and counsellors who want to use cognitive therapy on seniors who are grieving the loss of a partner of 48 years. This is brainwashing to try to speed things up. We need lots of time.
BOUQUET Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. I appreciate the kind care you provide to my mom and all the other patients there.
BEEF To ICBC for upping everyone’s rates rather than doing the right thing and getting the bad drivers off the road – you know who they are – or making them pay big time. It is all so unfair, so totally unfair.
BOUQUET To Mayor Leonard Krog for his extraordinary effort and organization. People from Discontent City were moved off the street to Terminal Avenue and other shelters. Everything will be going nice by his leadership.
BEEF To the company for doing a mediocre job cleaning our gutters and ridiculously overcharging us. Your lack of communication and professionalism is disgraceful.
BOUQUET A great many thanks to Chuck and all of the doctor, nurses, staff and the B.C. Ambulance Service at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their dedication to those who were sick during the holiday season.
BEEF To the new mayor and council for giving themselves a raise soon after being elected. This shows arrogance and selfishness. We just got rid of this type of thinking and to me it’s a slap in the face. Do not be so greedy.
BOUQUET To Mike and the team at Top-Lite Car Service. When I had an emergency with my vehicle, they got me in right away, fixed the problem that day and it didn’t cost an arm and a leg.
BEEF This byelection is a joke. Who is Sheila Malcolmson? Did she grow up in Nanaimo? Apparently I can’t vote now that I moved to Nanoose. I grew up in Nanaimo.
BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club and other independents who do an outstanding job of building and maintaining trails around Nanaimo. Your hard work is appreciated.
BEEF To parents who do not have a thermometer available and do not give the meds when needed.
BOUQUET To Todd Sanderson of Nanaimo Realty in his recent ability to bring about happiness, with humour, with his ultimate professionalism in transactions for a very grateful old codger. At this early stage he should be voted Realtor of 2019.
BEEF To my friend who gives catnip to her cats. It makes them crazy like people on marijuana. Both should be banned.
BOUQUET The Nanaimo British Club would like to thank Save-On-Foods Country Club Centre and Quality Foods Turner Road for donating prizes to the Christmas show.
BEEF To the drug user who chose to pass out next to his drug paraphernalia in front of the entrance to my landlord’s eatery. Not good for business.
BOUQUET To the Nanaimo News Bulletin for showing the real meaning of Christmas on their front page.
BEEF To the District of Lantzville and the construction company for leaving our once-beautiful street on Aulds Road in total chaos with mud pits, and loose gravel. All this should have been completed in October.
BOUQUET To London Drugs for promoting the Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program and to our generous community who supported it. Our seniors were delighted with their gifts.
BEEF To all the so-called barbers in town who don’t sweep up previous clients’ hair off the floor, who can’t seem to trim sideburns square, can’t trim around the ears and have no sense of styling and charge $30.
BOUQUET To Steve at Smoke RIngs and Bill at Bastion Jewellers for going beyond great customer service in repairing a very old Ronson lighter. One very good reason to support local businesses in downtown Nanaimo.
BEEF Where’s the tomato? How cheap can the chicken place be? I got a half slice of tomato on my burger. I’m told this is it.
BOUQUET To the person who wrote the letter about B.C. Ferries etiquette.
BEEF Having access to keys to a senior’s home does not give free rein to waltz in unannounced after hours. A worker opened our mother’s apartment door without knocking, announcing she ‘forgot something.’ To do so causes feeling of a lack of privacy, respect and safety, unnecessary stress and is breaking and entering.
BOUQUET To hydro and city workers for their efforts following the recent storm damage and power outages.
BEEF To the man with the backpack, intent on stealing in the Terminal-Townsite area.
BOUQUET Regional Recycling has the best boss ever. Thanks Paul for everything you do.
BEEF My friend was rear-ended at a stop sign two years ago, almost lost her life and lost her car and her job. As yet, no settlement from ICBC and they keep putting up the rates. What’s going on here?
BOUQUET and congratulations on becoming a parent and a teacher, yes, a teacher. Your child learns from you from the day they are born. Let the teaching begin.
BOUQUET To hydro workers. Thank you for everything you’ve done for Nanaimo residents.
BOUQUET To Bernhard who is an amazing employee at Pomme Natural market. He is very knowledgeable, extremely friendly and able to answer any questions with a smile.
BOUQUET To McLean’s Specialty Foods in the Old City Quarter. The owners and staff always have a great attitude and go the extra mile when it comes to customer service, with a smile.
BOUQUET To the generous and caring volunteers who put on Spuds and Duds at Port Place shopping centre once a month. The clothes and bedsheets are coming in handy, too. Special thanks to Wendy and the couple who bring along their pet parrot.
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