Beefs & Bouquets, June 14

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

BOUQUET To Evan at University Village Quality Foods for ensuring that I was able to order cases of products easily and at a fair price.

BEEF To all drivers disabling their daytime headlights and those not enforcing that good law. We now expect to see lights when a vehicle approaches, no lights, no vehicle, we think. So, seen and be seen.

BOUQUET To all the wonderful people and businesses who helped make our Ladies Night Out at the Lantzville legion another huge success. We couldn’t do it without you.

BEEF To the drug addicts who show no regard for others. Put your free needles into the free sharps containers and stop tossing them where children used to play. You need help; get it now before you waste any more of your life.

BOUQUET A warm hug to Ms. Miller and Mr. Lambert for helping the Seaview Grade 1 students create their heartwarming and wonderful Mother’s Day gifts.

BEEF To the fired city official for doing so much harm, and to the gang of five councillors who hired her for their own purposes.

BOUQUET To all the girls who work so very hard at the access centre here, especially Leanne who helped me and encouraged me through the very stressful signs test.

BEEF To the city for not posting warning signs at all downtown city parks letting kids and parents know about the needle hazard, parks are no longer safe for play. Drug addicts now control the park.

BOUQUET To the kind person who returned my reading glass to the Costco optical. I am every so grateful. Thank you.

BEEF To the beefer for opposing the government’s efforts to provide housing, using a buyer tax. Citizens didn’t elect them to give subsidies to developers and non-citizens.

BOUQUET To Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association for the wonderful barbecue and fishing for the visually impaired. Thank you to Ron and Dave from the yacht club for donating a fishing charter for the visually impaired year after year.

BEEF To all pitbull lovers. These dogs are potentially dangerous and with no exception. Their breed should be banned.

BOUQUET To the builder who has been gradually buying up and tearing down the houses/duplexes on Portsmouth Street that so badly needed replacement. One by one you have built new and attractive houses, restoring the beauty to the road. What a difference when I drive down that road.

BEEF To the gym that promised us extra aerobic classes and never followed through.

BOUQUET To Robin, a city employee who daily picks up needles and garbage in all downtown city parks. I feel bad for her when I see her shovel human waste into a bag. Robin, you deserve a medal.

BEEF Wake up Canada. We’re being treated like stupid, gullible Canadians.

BOUQUET I would like to say a big thank you to Colleen, employee of 7-11 on Dover Road, who helped my senior mother and I with my mom’s flip phone and how to use and track her speak out minutes.

BEEF To the pizza company that only gives specials online.

BOUQUET To Colton of Mid Island Trailer and Hitches for your friendly, knowledgeable and courteous service. Thank you for taking the time to ensure our trailer is safe.

BEEF To all those who ride bicycles along the seawall where no cycling is allowed. One afternoon I saw 11 cyclists in an hour, a few days later there were nine cyclists in one hour. Better signage and enforcement required.

BOUQUET I was in the express line at Superstore and the cashier asked if I had a bag, I did not and the lady ahead of me pulled out a hand-crocheted bag from her bag and gave it to me. What a lovely gesture and a beautiful bag, thank you again. I will certainly pay it forward.

BEEF To the person in the gift shop complaining about the U.S. exchange rate. The clerk explained it several times. It’s standard practice to receive the currency of the country one visits. A 30-cent discount is a good deal.

BOUQUET To Trudeau; he refused to kiss Trump’s royal American behind.

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

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