Beef to modern mattress manufacturers. My last mattress lasted 20 years, cost less, had less bulk and weight and could be flipped over, doubling its longevity. Today’s un-flippable mattresses rapidly compress where you sleep leaving uncomfortable lumps elsewhere.

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 22

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BOUQUET To Peter at Moore’s men’s wear for his pleasant and knowledgeable service.

BEEF To our apartment complex neighbours and their guests who constantly leave cigarette butts scattered around our grounds and sidewalk area. All tenants were given a polite letter asking that you stop doing this. It’s not an unreasonable or difficult request but you’ve yet to comply.

BOUQUET To John’s Bedroom Barn for giving my boyfriend’s son foam to build a puppet. It extremely heart warming and showed tremendous Christmas spirit.

BEEF Why are the change rooms at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre colder then the pool area? Entering the change rooms from the pool is like walking through a wall of ice.

BOUQUET To Turley’s Florist for the lovely centrepieces (I am still enjoying mine) and Ron Hopper for the great Christmas get together for the Friends of HMCS Nanaimo.

BEEF To the beefer who complained about joggers running against traffic in the dark. Yes, it is against the law for cyclists to ride against traffic but pedestrians on the road should always travel against traffic so they can see what is coming towards them. Wear bright clothing too.

BOUQUET To Figo Restaurant downtown for the superb service and the unbelievable Italian dinner that made my wife’s birthday a special evening. We are so fortunate to have an Italian restaurant of this high quality in Nanaimo.

BEEF To the person who has killed every last deer in our neighbourhood in Eagle Point).You’re a pathetic example of mankind. We enjoyed their daily visit to graze a little and move on. Then suddenly nothing.

BOUQUET To he home on Hammond Bay Rd that creates such a beautiful display of lights every Christmas season. Not only is it a magnificent display, but also a very meaningful one showing the true meaning of Christmas.

BEEF To some VIU students who park on Nanaimo Lakes Road at Wakesiah. Please stop dumping your trash in the ditches. I suggest you clean up what you have dumped already.

BOUQUET To Dan at Kern Motors in Cedar for his integrity, exemplary skill, and reasonable rates over the past three years, our older Toyotas have thrived under your care.

BEEF The other day I followed a vehicle with just one operating brake light. I couldn’t get close enough to advise. C’mon ICBC, get into the 21st century, why not have an 800 number, or easy * cell number to text to advise.

BOUQUET To Nanaimo Toyota. Your thoughtfulness for closing your business on Boxing Day was noticed and greatly appreciated.

BEEF To the management of a residential community that leaves seniors’ driveways snowed in during plowing.

BOUQUET To the many RCMP members who contributed to the Christmas collection for Wild Animals in Distress; who took the time to seek help for injured animals; and who understood walking along the parkway/highway is not necessarily the action of an unbalanced person.

BEEF To the misers at the RDN and the city for leaving the NRE out to dry. Recycling is a critical component of a city’s waste management, especially with the exploding population that’s happening.

BOUQUET To the young guys at Kal-Tire in the north end, J.J., Jared and Jake. Your service with my flat tire was impeccable. Not only did you get me in right away, but you helped give me some tips along the way.

BEEF To the online company that will not permit truthful ads on their site containing information about dogs. They will allow people and puppy mills to sell puppies but they will not allow an educational article from dog breeders on how to source out and find a good breeder.

BOUQUET To London Drugs and their amazing customers that donated this Christmas so that local seniors were not forgotten. Your generosity put smiles on the faces of many in care. Thank you and blessings for 2018.

BEEF To modern mattress manufacturers. My last mattress lasted 20 years, cost less, had less bulk and weight and could be flipped over, doubling its longevity. Today’s un-flippable mattresses rapidly compress where you sleep leaving uncomfortable lumps elsewhere.

BOUQUET To the grandmother and mother from the Salvation Army. A little gift elf helper delivered me a full-course turkey dinner plus a gift bag filled with useful gifts. Thanks once again for everything.

BEEF To the developer – your building has extended the neighbouring three-storey roofline. You promised to respect the ‘little over two-storey limit,’ disallowed questions during presentation, and gave voting ballots to persons from outside neighbourhood. You knowingly block the view of many long residing residents.

BOUQUET To the kind person at McDonald’s on Bowen Road who saved a great-grandma from losing her purse. Thank you.

BEEF To RDN for being regressive towards and unsupportive of the new recycling facility. Every other city in Canada promotes and supports recycling. Why don’t we?

BOUQUET To my neighbor Court for coming over and shovelling the foot of snow from this disabled senior’s driveway. If we win the bouquet, Court, you’ll be receiving it. Thank you very much.

BOUQUET To Five-Star Embroidery for their wonderful support of the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive.

BOUQUET To Highview Optical in Terminal Park Mall for working hard to get my husband’s glasses all covered by the government. Thanks for working hard to help me find nice glasses too.

BOUQUET To Dr. Oberholster, as well as Dr. Baillie and team at the Heart Function Clinic for the excellent care given to my husband, Peter Anseeuw over the last several years. I would also like to extend a special thank you to the palliative team for the care and compassion they showed to him and our family during his final days.

BOUQUET To the Van Osch curling team from our city that won the women’s provincials and represented B.C. at the national Scotties championships.

BOUQUET To Linda at Chase River Country Grocers. Was in shopping, had my purchases unloaded on the counter when the internet went down. Instead of me having to put everything back Linda took money from her own wallet to cover my purchases! She is without fail, cheerful, friendly and helpful to every person who goes through her till.

BOUQUET To Panago for awesome support of the toy drive volunteers.

BOUQUET To Geoff in the appliances section at Best Buy. Extremely informed in all areas of each appliance brand. He was very pleasant, offering advice and listening to our requirements. Very happy with our purchase.

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