BOUQUET To Auto Check Automotive for a great and efficient job adjusting the gear mechanism so my wife, with a right arm disability, could comfortably drive our car. Top marks to Jayne, Steffan and Mike.
BEEF To the person who identified themselves as a queer not wanting to have advance voting at a church because they didn’t want to visit a place that thinks others are sinners. The bible teaches that we are all sinners so nobody should feel singled out.
BOUQUET To Crissy at First Choice Haircutters. Please know how much you’re appreciated. Every time you cut my hair, I feel fabulous. You’re the best.
BEEF To the recycling depot that won’t sweep or run a magnet over their yard. Three times I’ve been there and three times had to repair a tire. No coincidence.
BOUQUET Thank you to Don, who gave a ride to the two women with the love seat to Harewood.
BEEF To the bylaw staff for not enforcing the no dog bylaw at Departure Bay. When will this change?
BOUQUET Thanks to Mary and Kiyo for all the wonderful things you do for me.
BEEF To the City of Nanaimo about the deplorable condition of the boat launch ramp at Long Lake. This is the third summer that I haven’t used it. Too hard on my vehicle, trailer and boat.
BOUQUET To Arlene at Terminal Park BMO for going to such great lengths to straighten out our PIN number problem.
BEEF To ex-premier Christy Clark. Thank you so much for your too-long years of self-loss of awareness and self-deception of the reality of B.C. needs. P.S., LNG is hiring.
BOUQUET To Nanaimo Fish and Game Club, the yacht club and volunteers for a great Saturday for the visually impaired. All of you are exceptional people.
BEEF To the person who stole our barbecue the night before our garage sale. Hope your steaks and hamburgers will burn to a crisp.
BOUQUET To the kind people assisting a lady struck by a car at the intersection of Bowen Road and Dufferin Crescent.
BEEF To whoever is in charge of keeping the walkway clean at our beautiful waterfront. My husband and I walk down there regularly and when the dragon boat races were on it was absolutely disgusting. The walkway all in front of all the little shops were stained with spills of something and bird droppings.
BOUQUET To Rachelle at BCAA for being so helpful and patient with a couple old-timers renewing their insurance.
BEEF To residents who store their stuff in a location on their property, where they don’t have to look at it, but their neighbours do.
BOUQUET To Superstore in north Nanaimo for repainting the pedestrian crossing when asked; much safer now.
BEEF To the private recycling company for the big ‘do not do this, do not do that’ signs, they are off-putting. To the City of Nanaimo and Regional District of Nanaimo for allowing it and for not expanding packaging and compost bins.
BOUQUET To the women who spotted, followed and reported the person who stole our red kayak at Pipers Lagoon Park. It was recovered undamaged thanks to you.
BEEF To the beefer about the ‘tinkling’ lady. When you gotta go, you gotta go. If we were as civilized as Europe, we’d have public toilets along trails and even on sidewalks. Dare you to make it from Woodgrove to Harewood along the E&N Trail without dropping your drawers. Hope someone publicly snickers at your distress, too.
BOUQUET To my neighbour on Beach Drive who had their tree height trimmed down on their property to improve the view from our homes. Thank you so much.
BEEF To the beefer. Stephen Harper supported strong borders and a very stringent immigration policy. You are clearly poorly informed as the current prime minister is who you need to look at if you’re assigning responsibility for the payout to Khadr. The Liberals are really good at focusing criticism on the previous government while taking no responsibility for there own actions.
BOUQUET To the Pleasant Valley PAC group. What a dedicated group working hard to make a difference for our school.
BEEF To the guy at Port Place mall, who was filming the young lady walking through the parking lot. It’s super creepy. I hope you saw me tell her I saw you.
BOUQUET To all you Broombusters that did a super job of cutting a large amount of the invasive species scotch broom from our city, parks and trails this season.
BEEF To those who put up garage sale notices on public utility poles and don’t bother to remove them. They should be charged with littering.
BOUQUET To Greg Nowik and the Nowik Mortgage Team for donating bicycles to so many kids in need at different schools in Nanaimo.
BEEF To those building shacks in the trees in Koram Park and beef to the city for refusing to do anything about it.
BOUQUET Hats off to the third annual Heritage Day parade and 147 years to the Nanaimo Empire Days Society for volunteering at the May long weekend.
BEEF To the NDP for sneaking their way back into power. It’s tricks like this that makes the NDP great. No one does it better. Now, let’s see if we can unbalance the budget and put the province back into debt. Pretty sure it won’t take long.
BOUQUET To the manager at Sunrise Records for being patient and understanding when we came in for a fidget spinner.
BEEF To the hardware store that wrongfully accused me of shoplifting a flashlight. I had to empty my pockets and have my purse checked in full view of customers and staff. The entire experience left me traumatized and humiliated.
BOUQUET To the wonderful person who turned in my $100 I accidentally left in the bank machine at Port Place London Drugs. You have restored my faith in the good folks of Nanaimo. Thank you so much.
BEEF To the thief who stole my son’s black Free Agent BMX from our home in Ladysmith the morning we were packing to go camping. Bouquets to anyone who can help track it down.
BOUQUET Thank you to the person who handed in the DVD I left in my cart at Costco. your honest gesture made a little boy (and me) very happy.
BOUQUET To the drivers on Hammond Bay Road who patiently and carefully drove around a man riding a motorized scooter in the vehicle lane on a busy morning.
BOUQUET To the staff and Dr. Ho in the ER who looked after me. Received excellent care from all of them. Thank you so much.
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