I noticed a wall poster in the washroom of the library. The ‘wash your hands’ instructions are written in several different languages yet one of the official languages of Canada is missing. Why is there no instruction in French?

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 24

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BOUQUET To the nice people who quietly made our day by paying for our meal on our night out at Ricky’s. Thank you, your kindness on your birthday was most appreciated.

BEEF I find it really frustrating when, although people are driving just over the speed limit, someone behind will honk to get them to drive faster, even in the slow lane. Go back to where you came from if you don’t like the pace in Nanaimo.

BOUQUET On behalf of the residents at Pacifica Senior Housing I would like to thank Tilray’s employees for purchasing gifts for all of us and delivering them. We were fortunate again when the employees from London Drugs wrapped 2,800 gifts that were purchased by their customers.They delivered them to us and to another seniors’ facility. The visit and the gifts brought joy and were very much appreciated. May the New Year bring you health and happiness.

BEEF I am always amazed at the whining local Nanaimo politicians engage in about affordable housing except that they don’t include the bigger picture. They don’t include affordable public transportation in their calculations for instance.

BOUQUET To Dennis L. who delivers our paper to our office. He never misses us even when it’s pouring rain or snowing. Thank you.

BEEF Surely Nanaimo’s new $70M water treatment plant should have ensured its disaster recovery protocols were tested, and worked properly, before the storm struck. Why did this reboot take so long?

BOUQUET To all the staff members at Ricky’s restaurant in north Nanaimo for going above and beyond to feed the hungry residents who had no power due to the windstorm. Some people had been working for well over 12 hours. Thank you.

BEEF To the Greens and their unholy bromancer NDP buddies for even considering proportional representation. We punted that and soon will send you packing.

BOUQUET Thank you for a wonderful concert Nanaimo Concert Band and Maureen O’Hearn. A talented voice and performance that was superb, and really brought those songs to life.

BEEF To our postal workers for taking away one more Christmas tradition. Receiving Christmas cards was something I always looked forward to. This year however, I received but one card by mail. The rest were sent by email – somehow these just didn’t add to the Christmas spirit.

BOUQUET To Jingle Pot Pub as the food and service was exceptional for my 64th birthday. The ladies even gave me a great dessert on the house. The evening was perfect; highly recommended.

BEEF To the library for closing in the days after the storm. Hundreds of patrons sheltering in the mall could have used the public services we pay for.

BOUQUET To the lady who helped my daughter cross the street when there was no power at the corner of Bowen and East Wellington. If you did not stop traffic not sure how long she would have to wait to cross.

BEEF To the former MP, now Nanaimo MLA candidate. I sent two e-mails to her regarding a federal concern in the spring and she did not even respond. So she is not “working for me” as her full-page ad states.

BOUQUET To the young lady that very generously paid for my pedicure at Polished Perfect. An outstanding act of kindness and I will pay it forward. A wonderful surprise and I thank you very much.

BEEF to the addict who dropped a tube of sterilized injection water while rummaging around in my carport in Divers Lake. What is happening to our city?

BOUQUET Thanks from the Georgia Avenue School community to the Vancouver Island Construction Association and K2 Stone for supporting our families in need at Christmas and beyond.

BEEF I live across from Duke Point and the whine coming from the mill is like a constant mosquito in your ears all night. Where is by law concerning this constant irritant, innumerable complaints have been posted and nothing is done.

BOUQUET To the Bonaventures Outreach team for their homemade turkey sandwiches and food donation at the shelter during the power outages. We enjoyed your smiling faces and your spirit.

BEEF To the woman who beefed about a thief stealing from her husband’s locked truck well he was not smart at all for leaving toonies and loonies worth $50. What do you expect when money is visible? That they will ignore it?

BOUQUET To the lady with the jingle bells in front of the bank. You are a star for standing outside in the very cold wet windy day and I hope you enjoyed your hot chocolate.

BEEF To ethnocentrism (racism and nationalism); no to me first. Bouquet To humanism and free movement across borders; yes to Me Too.

BOUQUET My appreciation to Ron and Ted of Argo Contracting for assisting me through a complicated renovation and building upgrade around and throughout my apartment. You were respectful of my situation. You kept me updated. You were helpful beyond the expected scope of this contract.

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for not realizing it’s time to consider a roundabout at Bruce Avenue and Fifth Street intersection.

BOUQUET To Value Lodge Motel and their partners for taking in a mom-in-need over the holidays.

BEEF I noticed a wall poster in the washroom of the library. The ‘wash your hands’ instructions are written in several different languages yet one of the official languages of Canada is missing. Why is there no instruction in French?

BOUQUET Many thanks to the hydro crews, arborists, city crews, and others, who worked under brutal conditions, at no small personal risk, to restore services.We too often take these services as our right, forgetting those who are out in some of nature’s nastiest and most perilous conditions for us.

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

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