Beef to the person who blames postal workers for taking away his/her tradition of receiving Christmas cards in the mail.Your beef is with your friends who choose to use the internet rather than the mail service to send cards. Your beef has absolutely nothing to do with the postal service.

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 28

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

BOUQUET To Honda car salesman Dan K. for his excellent service.

BEEF To the people blaring loud deep party music at night in our neighbourhood. We figured it was a house party but it’s blaring every night on Colbourne Drive.

BOUQUET To Sheila and Donna, housekeepers in the NRGH emergency department. Amazing ladies keeping emergency clean and always having smiles on their faces and going above and beyond in helping their co-workers at a moment’s notice.

BEEF The residents of the house in the Newcastle neighbourhood need to trim their hedge as it blocks the visibility of northbound motorists approaching a corner.

BOUQUET The management at the new pet-friendly apartment in Nanaimo’s north end is being very good at providing dog poop bags and a dispenser outside the main door. I find it very sad and disappointing that you will find all kinds of dog waste and the bags just left all along the road.

BEEF To employers that still hand out paycheques to their staff on payday. You’d be doing your employees a great service if their pay was direct deposited straight into their bank account. Get with the program – it saves time, paper, and inconvenience to both you and your employees.

BOUQUET To Mike C. at Mikero Computer Repair; thanks for honest and reliable service.

BEEF To our new mayor. Don’t you think your position as mayor should reflect a non-partisan position and not all these photo ops with the provincial NDP candidate? You’re entitled to your political views and the political party you support but not using your current role as mayor of Nanaimo.

BOUQUET To Josh, the manager at Michael’s. Always helpful and friendly and the staff reflect it.

BEEF To the person who beefed that a women’s husband is responsible for having $50 worth of loonies and toonies stolen from his truck because he left it in plain sight. The person asked, “What do you expect?” Well I expect that some low life doesn’t break into the guy’s truck. Put the responsibility where it lies, with the criminal.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Toyota dealership for closing and allowing all staff to attend the service for Dallas Orr. No one could have anticipated our sudden loss. He so loved his job and staff, grateful for your love and prayers each month.

BEEF To the individuals now wrecking Beban Park with litter, refuse, and shopping carts. Haven’t we had enough already?

BOUQUET I went through the drive-thru at Tim Hortons on Comox Road and Wallace Street and the drive-thru employee Marissa took my order with such a pleasant, courteous and cheerful attitude that she made my day. Thank you.

BEEF I was warm and dry inside when you needed my assistance. You had me move your friend/family member etc. to your vehicle outside. Then you left me out in the cold wet weather without helping me back inside to keep warm and dry. Then others needed my help. I made them cold and wet because I was left outside. Signed, the hospital wheelchair.

BOUQUET To the very kind lady Patrice who stopped when my car broke down in miserable weather. Not only did she lend me her cellphone, because I’d left mine at home, and stand out in the wet and cold while I called BCAA, but she drove me back to my house to get my cellphone. I’m very grateful.

BEEF This a beef to those who think it’s OK to bully other people. I’ve seen the victims pretending to have fun with it out of fear of being picked on even more. Kids are too scared to talk out of fear of being picked on more, and when the situation is seen by someone willing to report it then ends up falling on deaf ears because no one wants to believe it’s even happening. Let’s try and end the pain, end the fear and end the bullying. Let’s not only try to teach kids how to be a good friend but let’s show them how to be a good friend, too.

BOUQUET To Crystal, our Bulletin delivery lady, who always delivers the paper as soon as they are delivered to her. No matter how bad the weather, I always get my paper nice and dry, and a big smile to go with it. Great job!

BEEF To the person who blames postal workers for taking away his/her tradition of receiving Christmas cards in the mail.Your beef is with your friends who choose to use the internet rather than the mail service to send cards. Your beef has absolutely nothing to do with the postal service.

BOUQUET To Kevin and Jessie on your engagement.

BEEF To the shady seller who scammed my daughter and I with a laptop that was full of hidden unethical programs. Thank goodness someone with morals and ethics spotted them and told us. We’ve warned everyone about you.

BOUQUET To two generous guys for giving us their absent wives’ tickets at the Clippers’ game so we could skip the long line and get in before the start of an exciting game by our much-improved team. Thank you very much!

BEEF to a certain car dealership. Your service department was great until it wasn’t; then you ignored our concerns. Others’ complaints resulted in a Better Business Bureau C rating.

BOUQUET To Opera Nanaimo for the wonderful afternoon concert on New Year’s Eve; I am still humming the tunes.

BEEF To the person at Robins Park freaking out on the lady for taking a picture of a deer. Maybe if you weren’t such a bad seed, you wouldn’t be paranoid of a camera that’s not even pointed in your direction. I hope you had the day you deserve.

BOUQUET Tried to carry three flats of pop to my car at Real Canadian Superstore – couldn’t make it. I put one flat down and made it to my car. Right behind me, a sweet lady had carried my third flat, unbeknownst to me. Thank you very much.

BEEF To charities I have been supporting that in return, waste a portion of my donation by sending me notepads, address labels, greeting cards, etc. which I do not need; this is such a waste of my donation; so now I refuse to send those particular companies any further donations.

BOUQUET To the artist/artists who placed the beautifully painted, heart-shaped stones around Lost Lake Trail. What a nice surprise on our morning walk to look for the next and the next well-placed stone, and to admire the beautiful artwork on it.

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

Just Posted

Governor General’s Award-winning author launches her new book

Wendy Phillips’s ‘Baggage’ is told in experimental ‘free verse’ style

Nanaimo city councillors to hold e-town hall meeting on strategic priorities

Meeting will take place May 23 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Nanaimo Heritage Festival helps highlight the long weekend

Parade and family activities took place downtown today, May 19

Crews putting out one of the first wildfires of the season in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Fire Rescue, B.C. Wildfire Service called to Doumont Road fire

Editorial: Homelessness task force has to be more than misdirection

Task force won’t be able to address all the challenging issues that come before Nanaimo council

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Nanaimo ferry stops to let bear swim past

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife

Two cats die in house fire in Nanaimo

Fire happened just after 2 p.m. Sunday on Fifth Street, one resident displaced

Wellington Secondary drama program stages adaptation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Production will feature two actresses in the role of Alice

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Say no to plastic straws

Straws make drinking frappuccinos easier, but they kill sea creatures, says letter writer

RDN looking into providing bus service 365 days a year

RDN transit committee to consider adding bus service on Christmas, New Year’s and Good Friday

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Nanaimo author details hotel history along the E&N railway

Along the E&N tells the story of 32 establishments from Esquimalt to Campbell River

Most Read