Beef to the fireplace on cable TV. Those of us who have little joy in our lives eagerly look forward to fireplace channel and are crestfallen to see the same pieces of firewood being used every year.

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 10

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

BOUQUET To the new council for hopefully cancelling the waterfront walkway. I want that $40 million to be available for more wages for firemen, police, city employees and whoever else is in line. Maybe some shiny new offices.

BEEF To the owner of the apartment building in Departure Bay for not dealing with the remaining large and dangerous maple tree that could fall onto our property. Two trees had already fallen in the past, one onto our roof.

BOUQUET To the staff at the News Bulletin for putting my beefs in the paper.

BEEF To homeowners who park their motorhomes and plastic covered boats in their front yards creating a visual eyesore. The curb appeal of the whole neighbourhood is diminished by these monstrosities!

BOUQUET To Sylvia and her hard-working committee for a very successful Run for the Cure. Despite rainy conditions, it was a super event.

BEEF To the government for sending out voting packages. You didn’t get it when a lot were sent back. I did not send mine in.

BOUQUET To Tyler at Save-On-Foods north end, from the Ladies’ Auxiliary No. 257 Lantzville Legion for the fantastic deal on turkeys. We were able to offer our vets a free turkey lunch again this year and it was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Ono Trading for donating gift cards for a draw.

BEEF A store denies its customers to use empty cartons to carry home their purchased items. I was forced to buy a plastic bag to carry my goodies home. Shame on you that you still sell plastic bags. Everybody knows they are bad for our environment.

BOUQUET To Johnson Wholesale for your donation of toiletries so we could make gift bags for the homeless. The Ladies’ Auxiliary No. 257 Lantzville Legion thanks you so much and the people receiving them were so appreciative.

BEEF To city council to allow another car dealership to open near Long Lake when we need land for more housing.

BOUQUET To Aaron G., a very kind cashier to all customers at Save-On-Foods at Brooks Landing.

BEEF To all the speed demons racing up and down Lantzville Road. The speed limit is 50 kilometres per hour, not 150km/h. People walking their pets and joggers take their lives at risk of being killed.

BOUQUET To Chris Bush, a reporter at the News Bulletin. Thank you for your nice work in our community. We all love you.

BEEF To a disconnected city. What happened to taking your belongings with you when you move? When we move we take our stuff with us.

BOUQUET To the lady who paid for my lunch at Smitty’s in memory of her mother. I’m sorry we didn’t meet so I could thank you in person.

BEEF To package handlers who mutilated our parcels during transit, and to delivery persons who leave said parcels at the door and don’t bother to knock or ring the bell.

BOUQUET Thank you to a very thoughtful gentleman who brought us coffee. We were collecting for the Loaves and Fishes drive and it warmed our hands and our hearts.

BEEF To all the Grinches who want to ban Christmas carols for not being politically correct. Get a life.

BOUQUET To the bicycle and ICBC post. How right you are. I have had four near-misses in red-light runners and crossing lanes.

BEEF To the person who beefed about a lack of poppy wearing. Showing support to the vets who serve us and define our country isn’t mandatory, for sure, but a small donation for a poppy is a small price to pay for their part.

BOUQUET To the person who wrote in about bicycles taking over the roadways with no insurance, you’re right on the money.

BEEF To the supermarket. I was absolutely appalled and disgusted at your audacity to charge for 100 grams of bulk foods, upwards of $5 or $6 for selected items.

BOUQUET To B.C. Hydro for having gas and diesel trucks in the fleet to respond to the massive electrical outages from the December wind storm.

BEEF to the fireplace on cable TV. Those of us who have little joy in our lives eagerly look forward to fireplace channel and are crestfallen to see the same pieces of firewood being used every year.

BOUQUET To the one city councillor that voted no to the pay raise. Beef to the mayor who has done nothing to prove worthy of the position or a raise.

BEEF To motorists who don’t signal in a roundabout. Make clear so traffic can flow.

BOUQUET To Helen and her team at MGM for a fabulous start to the new year. Doctors of Rock ‘n’ Roll with Russ at the helm provided toe-tapping, energetic music which was enjoyed by more than 100 folk. Delicious eats, too.

BEEF To ICBC. Why don’t you get the bad drivers off the road – there are a lot of them – rather than picking on older people who have perfect driving records? I am one and I know others.

BOUQUET To the city for the traffic-calming improvements to Estevan Road. The designated turn lanes keep traffic flowing and it’s much safer now for pedestrians to cross.

BEEF To the mall and its anchor store for tepid Christmas spirit. Christmas is make-or-break in retail.

BOUQUET We would like to thank the Bulletin for putting the nativity scene on the Dec. 25 front page.

BEEF To the motorists who give money to panhandlers on the Nanaimo Parkway. If you get in an accident you are protected by seatbelts, airbags, etc. These people standing are in real danger.

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

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