BOUQUET To the folks who set up and donate to the pop-up lending libraries around town.
BEEF To all the park users who left piles of dog poop all over the park.
BOUQUET To Kevin at Country Club Save-On-Foods. He always has a big smile and wave for my son, even when he was having a meltdown. It makes a big difference to a tired mom.
BEEF To the person beefing about ambulance drivers’ over-usage of lights and sirens. In case of emergency, all emergency vehicles must use lights and sirens. Think before you complain.
BOUQUET To the Toyota Corolla with mysterious engine issues to Mid-Island Auto (Napa Auto Pro) on Wilgress Road. Beyond excellent service from staff and very reasonable prices.
BEEF To those who stole my sunglasses. You have a very dirty character.
BOUQUET To the man in the Morden Homes truck who corrected us on the concrete board we were going to buy from the tile store. We really appreciate him getting out of his truck to say something.
BEEF To the irresponsible neighbour who regularly walks a large dog on Calder Road and does not scoop the poop. Please be more considerate of others.
BOUQUET To the staff at Dufferin Place for everything they do for the well-being of their residents keeping them comfortable, busy and entertained. Your efforts are appreciated.
BEEF To the beefer about dawdles. Eighty kilometres per hour is the maximum, not the minimum. Since when does your lack of time management become my problem?
BOUQUET To Nami at Sweet Factory. She is a good person and always very helpful whenever I ask about candy or all things Pokémon.
BEEF To the many people allowing their dogs to run loose at a packed Westwood Lake Park. We were an organized children’s group having a barbecue at a picnic area and several of the off-leash dogs running loose came over to pester people for food and even tried to take food off the picnic table. This is a public dogs on-leash area.
BOUQUET To Harbour Air Seaplanes for their new addition, Jordan as a pilot, the most memorable and informative ride to date.
BEEF To the beefer who clings to archaic and unethical development practices of clear-cutting during nesting season and destroying wetlands. One would hope in this day and age, the capacity to think progressively for ethical changes were a goal rather then defending avoidable environmental destruction.
BOUQUET To Rob and his team at Coastline Plumbing and Electrical. I find them very knowledgeable, efficient and fair. These are local people who are running a business and I’m very happy to support them.
BEEF To the department store that continues to sell a line of women’s clothing while others will not carry it. It seems that making money trumps the boycott undertaken by other responsible stores.
BOUQUET To Dr. Bellamy and his excellent support staff. Bellamy Orthodontics is the place to go for kind, efficient, orthodontic treatment with excellent results. I’m so happy with the look and function of my teeth.
BEEF To mobile park owners who give you a list of rules when you move in; the rules then are never enforced, but better not be late with the rent.
BOUQUET To Canada’s transport minister for warning Canada’s airlines not to duplicate that United Airlines attack on that innocent passenger. Another to the New York Port Authority for telling airlines that removing overbooked passengers is not a police matter. Beef to the goons who did this.
BEEF To not clearing brush from intersections We are the city with the most blind intersections in B.C.
BOUQUET To the staff at Woodgrove Pines Clinic. I am so grateful for the dedicated healing practitioners that made my mobility possible again. I really appreciate your compassion and generosity.
BEEF To the vet hospital. Your uncaring attitude makes us sick. Our dear cat was lucky not to end up being treated by you, while you helped yourself to our funds.
BOUQUET To the fellow mother who recognized my panic when my three-year-old son took off on me in Cabela’s. Not only were you the only person who came to my aid, but you also found him for me. I hope you also managed to locate your husband soon afterward.
BEEF I had to take the time and pay for a 21-kilometre return trip to vote while other Islanders got a free bus pass.
BOUQUET To staff at Shoppers Drug Mart at Country Club Centre for their helpfulness and friendliness to my husband and I. Especially to Randy who went out of his way to help us with our camera case.
BEEF to the powers-that-be who see us as mere consumer units to constantly surveil and relentlessly pick our pockets. The true ‘deplorables.’
BOUQUET To Holly’s customer at Thrifty Foods on Turner Road. I was frantically retracing my steps to find my cellphone and was told it was found. Thank you to the kind gentleman who tried to help me find it.
BEEF To the thief who stole plants and a wrought-iron hanging basket from the Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club. Club members pay for those plants, and hard-working volunteers do the maintenance of the green, and the surrounding gardens. Shame on you.
BOUQUET I recently set up three new phones at Bell in Woodgrove Centre. Fantastic customer service from Laryssa and Nate. They were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Patient, too.
BEEF To all those who think loud exhausts are cool and impressive. They’re not, they’re just noise pollution. Grow up and have some consideration for others.
BOUQUET To our friend Tanya for help in fixing our remote problem, of which the cable company was no help after waiting 45 minutes for someone to answer the phone. Thanks Tanya for your expertise.
BEEF To the kids from the north-end elementary school at the zone meet. Very rude and a lack of supervision.
BOUQUET To the nice lady at the bus stop who went out of her way to throw her coffee cup in the can instead of just tossing it to the ground. It’s a nice example to set for her two daughters.
BEEF To the beefer about LED lights. Our vehicle was broken into in our dark driveway and it cost us a $200 deductible to fix the broken window. So now we bought two LED motion sensor lights to warn off intruders. Unless you want to stand guard for the night at our place in the dark, we will then turn off the LED lights for you.
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