Beef to the business that moved into our neighbourhood and instead of being a good neighbour has taken to being a jerk and when we tried to have an adult discussion

Beefs & Bouquets, July 14

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BOUQUET To Applecross Vet Clinic for supporting Black Ice women’s hockey team by allowing us to use your space for our first-ever garage sale. Big thank you to Dr. Liam, Dr. Westworth and teammates Antonia Terris and Alli Schneider.

BEEF To the ice cream man who drives through the neighbourhood while texting on his cellphone. You’re a magnet for children who are excited and might not be paying attention.

BOUQUET To the sweet lady in the flower department at Home Depot today last Sunday who without hesitation helped me make a flower arrangement for my front door. The flower department can be somewhat overwhelming sometimes.

BEEF To the manager of a senior rental who continues to interrupt my personal living space with her controlling attitude. Sending me memos of your opinions can become problematic.

BOUQUET To all the hardworking dedicated broom busters out there who volunteer their time and energy attempting to eradicate the invasive, noxious Scotch broom.

BEEF To the business that moved into our neighbourhood and instead of being a good neighbour has taken to being a jerk and when we tried to have an adult discussion, she gets in our face and threatens to take us out.

BOUQUET From Lakeside Gardens Retirement Community to Tim Hortons on Uplands Drive for donating all the donuts, making our event successful and worthwhile. All proceeds from the affair went to the Salvation Army’s meal program.

BEEF To the parents who asked prom students seated at their table to get up and move, as they had it ‘reserved’ for their lazy kids who showed up last. Maybe they should have got there sooner like all the other grads.

BOUQUET To the members of the Departure Bay Bridge Club for your generosity and continued support. Our garden is blooming beautifully due to your thoughtfulness which is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all in October.

BEEF To the exhibitors who didn’t show up.  Very disappointing and it cast a negative light on the whole show. My husband and I won’t try those restaurants/wineries. If they’re not interested enough to honour their commitments.

BOUQUET To the city for the beautiful hanging baskets and banners at Departure Bay beach. It all looks much improved there.

BOUQUET To Brenda, our friendly cashier, at  Real Canadian Superstore. We had several coupons to cash in. She did them in such a quick and efficient manner. It made us so content as we didn’t even hold up the line.

BOUQUET To BCAA and the wonderful staff who always welcome us. Lindsay did a super job with a complicated task of switching car ownership and insurance.  We are now proud owners of a new car.

BOUQUET To the person who found a lady’s purse where she had mislaid it while visiting Mafeo Sutton Park. She didn’t miss it immediately and it was gone when she retraced her steps. She retrieved it very shortly at the police station all intact.

BOUQUET To V.I. Granite. We decided on them because of their kind donation to the SPCA. Bill Sr., Bill Jr., and Divo did a fantastic job. Bob, our plumber, added the great finishing touches. We now have a showcase kitchen.

BOUQUET To the gentleman who heard our trailer tire blow out on the Island Highway. He went out of his way to walk down the busy highway to help me change the tire and actually did most of the work, as I was so stressed with the traffic roaring by just feet from our location on a narrow turnout.

BOUQUET To the two delivery men from Merit Furniture. They were fast, courteous and pleasant. They set up our furniture exactly where we wanted it.

BOUQUET To the kind gentleman and his wife who helped me after a scary fall outside the Hospice thrift store. I dropped the car key fob and we could not find it. Thoughtfully returned by them.

BOUQUET To Blake and staff at Erickson Roofing, who provided material and labour gratis to fix our shed roof at the Eagles Club.

BOUQUET To Jodi at Lucky’s Liquor for your enthusiasm and the amazing food you create to complement the wine for Wine Club. We will miss you.

BOUQUET To the paramedics who came to my rescue when I was in a pain crisis and got me to the hospital safe and sound and then came back many hours later to check up on me.

BOUQUET To all the volunteers at St. Andrew’s Community Lunch Program. We couldn’t do this without all your hard, willing work.

BOUQUET To all who collect pull tabs. A cheque in the amount of $79.25 has been sent to Zajac Ranch for Children to put toward a campership. It isn’t much, but it helps.

BOUQUET To Brandon and his team at Take a Load Off Moving. This is a great team of energetic, hardworking and super reliable people who really get the job done, whether it’s a household move, removal, commercial goods transport or whatever your need happens to be.

BOUQUET To Brenda at Home Depot. She helped adjust prices on shelf paper that totalled a different amount on the cash register compared to the labels on the bins, no questions asked.

BOUQUET To the exhibitors at Nanaimo’s Sip, Serve and Savour Feastival. They were all very friendly, knowledgeable about their product and offered generous samples of some really wonderful food and alcoholic beverages.

BOUQUET To Laird Wheaton service people who made my detail experience a treat. Steve made it possible, Becky booked it, and Todd and his team ensured that my car left the lot shining and clean. It’s awesome to be treated well.

BOUQUET To Island Air Express. Made my flight to Abbotsford a pure joy for my high-school reunion. They were so courteous, accommodating, smooth flight, so quick, made me feel so special.

BOUQUET To Laura and Edie at Highview Optical for fabulous service.

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

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