Beef to the neighbour screaming foul language over the fence at two pre-school children and their parents while accusing the children of being overly loud. This is a family neighbourhood and your behavior was unacceptable.

Beefs & Bouquets, July 11

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BOUQUET To the Adventure Centre and parks and rec for the full moon paddle.

BEEF To the neighbor screaming foul language over the fence at two pre-school children and their parents while accusing the children of being overly loud. This is a family neighborhood and your behavior was unacceptable. I too am a senior and love hearing the children at play.

BOUQUET To the organizers and participantas at the Pride Parade. 20,000 people, wow! Beer garden, vendors and entertainment makes this one of Nanaimo’s greatest events.

BEEF Water restrictions only for the peasants (us) apparently, and not for the city. They heavily water all the ‘tarmac’ at Oliver Woods. Of course none would think to use a brush to get rid of the little bit of grit.

BOUQUET Thank you for the professional services provided by Jessica at Sands chapel and Patricia Zogar from Unity Spiritual Centre of Nanaimo. And also to the family members and friends who attended Roy Vernon’s special celebration of life service on June 22.

BEEF ‘Drag Queen Storytelling’ was an event at Nanaimo North Library. It invited all ages to be involved. I have googled this, and question whether it is appropriate for a public library. I asked staff about it, and was told it was quite suitable for all ages, including five-year-olds.

BOUQUET To the beautiful ladies Nicole, a manager and a cashier at Bentley store at Woodgrove Centre. Thank you for everything and for being so nice to the customers.

BEEF To the company using Oliver Road as its parking lot for vehicles after hours. Park the vehicles at your place of business or where you live.

BOUQUET To Marilyn and the girls at Northgate Liquor Store for their kindness and treatment when I injured my thumb. Great customer service.

BEEF To the developer who wants to put 57 condo units on the shore of Westwood Lake.

BOUQUET To the drama teacher Mrs. Parker, student Zoe Wood and NDSS staff and drama classes for putting on the drama fundraiser for a service dog for Lily, who has autism. Thank you to all the people who attended and all the people and students who participated in any aspect of the show.

BEEF To the man driving the orange Kia. You didn’t even notice I honked at you four different times and at stop lights to get off the phone. Your swerving almost hit a lady on a bike. It’s because of people like you that I see so many people injured at work – yes, I work in the hospital.

BOUQUET To all the young people out there. Stay focused and keep believing in your vision about a better future. Don’t let confusing comments or answers from adults stagger your growth. We are learning every day just like you.

BEEF At the VIU convocation ceremonies, a politican on stage was reading e-mail and some audience members were texting or answering their phones while the president was giving his closing remarks.

BOUQUET To director Holly and members of the SoundWave Choir for a wonderful performance at the Port Theatre. Very talented local singers.

BEEF Canada Post still insists on south Nanaimo residents all going to Fifth Street instead of South Parkway Plaza which is only half as far away. This is a considerable hardship on anyone who does not have a car. Lots of plans and promises but no bus service. Affordable housing must include affordable transportation.

BOUQUET To the firefighter who was waiting with his little boy at the Port Place clinic. You gave my elderly friend a coffee gift card to take her for a treat after her doctor appointment. It made her day when she realized that a stranger would do that simply because he wanted to make her feel better.

BEEF To all the vehicle backup beep-beeps to do with the sewer upgrades on Seventh Street. I’m not against upgrades, just the noise. This is torture all day long. There are alternatives to the beeps. They should be made mandatory for long jobs such as this.

BOUQUET To the young gentleman who was at Thrifty Foods behind me at the till and paid the $25 I was short. Very much appreciated. I’ll pay it forward.

BEEF To the ‘handsome young man’ upset with car manufacturers. Stop thinking that just because – in your mind – you are better than average looking you deserve perks of any sort. Get a job and earn the privilege to play.

BOUQUET To the HandyDart drivers. They are so great. They help everyone on and off the bus, even come to the door to make sure all are safely to and from their destination. Too bad other conveniences don’t do the same.

BOUQUET To Cindy at Shar Kare. Your product knowledge of pet food and other animal feed helped us find the right food for our dogs and cat and we are seeing good results. Your positive attitude and great rapport with your customers is unmatched.

BOUQUET To Kelly’s Kitchen Café on Bowen Road for making my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday lunch so special. And a special thanks to Jayne for the decorations and flowers.

BOUQUET To Island Furniture at the old co-op store. They are so good to deal with. They go out to their way to help, are honest, not pushy, wonderful people.

BOUQUET Thank you to all the volunteers at the 7-10 Club. You are so welcoming to new helpers and make working there fun.

BOUQUET To Ryan and Paula from the Nanaimo News Bulletin circulation department. You are awesome; I love working for you.

BOUQUET Thank you to Tricia from Lateral Movement for your amazing service. I am so pleased when I wake up each morning pain-free. Your treatments have changed my life.

BOUQUET To Nigel M. at Canadian Tire who had a mechanic instantly inspect a recent major tuneup and did repair at no cost to us.

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