BOUQUET To the young woman at the Recycling Centre who gave her return money to the homeless person that was there with his recycling.
BEEF To the owner of the vacant lot. Your discontinued care of large trees that are destroying the safety of our home and yard needs to be taken care of; we were assured you would in a verbal contract over two years ago, the trees at least need to be topped.
BOUQUET To Generations Church for putting on such a wonderful Christmas performance. The play was a lot of fun, and the choir and soloists really blew us away. We will be coming back next year.
BEEF To Service Canada, Work B.C., Worksafe B.C., and labour relations for not reviewing my evidence and giving me a big runaround. Employees have the right to refuse unsafe work and unwelcome behaviour in the workplace. My right to Employment Insurance is still under review and or being withheld, why?
BOUQUET To the lady who handed in my Christmas debit card at Chapters. You restored my faith in people.
BEEF I voted for all but one of the new city councillors plus the mayor. Had any of them expressed a hint at pulling out of the waterfront expansion at that time, they would not have gotten my vote; that’s how big of a deal this project is to so many of us. Feeling disheartened.
BOUQUET To all the education assistants in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. Thank you for working so hard to support our students. We (parents) see the work you do, and the care with which you do it. We only wish there were more of you. Thank you.
BEEF To the newly elected Lantzville council for voting themselves an outrageous pay rise. You knew what the compensation was when you ran for office.
BOUQUET To Dr. Carly and staff at Nanaimo Regional Hospital Emergency Department.Your patience, kindness, knowledge and caring service took all the trauma out of my trauma visit. Thank you.
BEEF To city council for second guessing the waterfront walkway project that would be a source of pride and enjoyment for everyone. I want a council that values the beauty of our city’s waterfront.
BOUQUET To the writer suggesting post-basic driver competence groups. Perhaps ICBC can also start time-capping new drivers who continue to drive as ‘N’s for over a decade.
BEEF To my neighbour for writing a beef about me trimming my own hedge and complaining about the sight of my trailer. The hedge is entirely on my property and if one more egg gets thrown at my trailer, I will be forced to contact the RCMP. It’s time to act your age.
BOUQUET Thank you to the person who turned in my black leather glass case at Costco. Much appreciated.
BEEF To the strata for not resolving several complaints about the noisy neighbour, that goes on for several hours through the night. This strata company has sure gone downhill over the years. Don’t ever expect a reply either. And beef to said neighbour who has no regard whatsoever for the people around them.
BOUQUET To the wonderful lady at Parksville Bottle and Recycling Depot. I recycle as much as I can but sometimes sorting the plastics is hard to figure out. Even when I repeat the same errors she is patient, supportive and reassures me. Thank you. You make it easy to do the right thing.
BEEF To the neighbour on our street who has an old rusty car sitting on the front lawn, it’s deteriorating daily and not a classic that should be on display. It’s an embarrassment, get rid of it. It makes your house and yard look terrible.
BOUQUET To our wonderful friends at Woodgrove Co-op gas station. Thank you for your year-round kindness and service.
BEEF To careless drivers downtown. Another driver cut off a pedestrian, crossing with the walk sign, to make a left turn at the intersection of Fitzwilliam and Commercial Street. You didn’t even have your signal light on, man. What are you thinking? Time of the year, the part of the city where pedestrians are numerous – these are the road conditions drivers should be aware of.
BOUQUET To the lovely lady Sue, a complete stranger, who rescued me from Thrifty’s Foods parking lot. I was on foot really struggling with a heavy load of groceries when this angel came along and assisted me with an offer of a lift home. Another big thank you for remembering my cane.
BEEF While out at Bowen Park helping get food and money for the homeless and poor, they were breaking and entering our neighbour’s home. Doesn’t make one wish to help them when they bite the hand that feeds them.
BOUQUET To Dover Bay Secondary School drama, choral groups and school orchestra for a job well done with Oliver. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
BEEF I wish a bouquet of brains to all those who aren’t smart enough to turn their headlights on during these wet and dark days. News flash: your running lights don’t help your back end. it’s all party-in-the-front, out-of-business in the back, people.
BOUQUET Thank you Mitchell for the beautiful Christmas card you made and left on my car at the Superstore. It really brightened up my day.
BEEF To the mayor and council who didn’t admit not fully supporting the walkway expansion plan before the election. I would not have voted for anyone who wasn’t behind this exciting plan for our city.
BOUQUET To Laura and her mom at Highview Optical. Laura is highly informed and skilled. She added new lenses to my frames at the best possible price, with the least hassle. They are also kind and caring women.
BEEF To the people who park their cars on the sidewalk so that people in wheelchairs can’t get down the sidewalk.
BOUQUET To the kind people who helped my son on Uplands Drive.
BEEF To the beefer who doesn’t think swimming lessons for school kids are a good use of tax money. We live on an island. Even if you never plan on using your swimming skills on purpose, accidents happen and I for one am very glad that I know how to keep my head above water. I will gladly pay to teach a life-saving skill to a child.
BOUQUET To the wonderful lady who rescued my purse left in the basket outside and took it into Shoppers Drug Mart. You made my day and my Christmas. Thank you does not say enough for your kindness and honesty.
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