Beef to the drivers on Dickinson Road and Lantzville Road for driving so fast. We are outside walking, trying to get fresh air, while social distancing and you drive by so fast I’ve had to jump out of the way.

Beefs & Bouquets, June 24

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BOUQUET To my neighbour who’s so grateful for the contact buzz that they gave me a shout out. For real though, go talk to your neighbour. They’ll probably be pretty chill about it.

BEEF To the city. $400,000 for a bike lane on Front Street that leads to nowhere so that people on stolen bikes can have a joyride? Really give your heads a shake, is that the best you can do with our increasing property tax dollars?

BOUQUET I would like to thank Turley’s Florists for the pretty floral bouquet I got just this week. Service was very friendly and the shop laid out beautifully. Employees were very attentive to my queries. Thanks. I am new to Nanaimo and you’ve got my future business for sure.

BEEF To the COVID snitch beefer. We will have a bigger risk of a police state if more people decide to break the requests of government and doctors. I would rather be a snitch than risk dying of COVID.

BOUQUET To Martha, Ralph and the crew at CSN Mid Island Collision for their exceptional service and professionalism in repairing my older black Chevy pickup. I hope I will never see them again, but if the situation arises, I know where to go now. Thanks again.

BEEF To the drivers on Dickinson Road and Lantzville Road for driving so fast. We are outside walking, trying to get fresh air, while social distancing and you drive by so fast I’ve had to jump out of the way. The sidewalk is not very wide, but the speed limit is not the NASCAR racetrack. Slow down.

BOUQUET To Susan at the City of Nanaimo parks department for providing Altrusa members with beautiful flowers to plant at Beach Estates Park on Departure Bay Road.And a bouquet to the Altrusa ladies for planting and tending the park all summer long.

BEEF To the red-headed man on Twiggly Wiggly Road. While you were moving out of your home you started screaming obscenities to a lady walking her dog. The words you called her are words no woman should ever be called. Shame on you. Wherever you are moving to I hope your new neighbourhood doesn’t put up with this behaviour.

BOUQUET To Island Roots Farmer’s Market for extending their hours to support essential workers and 9-5ers.

BEEF To the person who wrote a beef about witnessing a dog being abused and stated it was heartbreaking to hear the dog’s cries. Why did you not get help for that dog? By not intervening and/or getting help to stop the abuse, you were condoning the cruelty.

BOUQUET To the garbage collector(s) who come up Franklyn Street in the Old City Quarter. My two-and-a-half-year-old loves seeing you wave back and tooting your horn. Thank you.

BEEF To the the mainstream media for relentlessly ramming COVID-19 down our throats. Fake news piled on top of repetitive stories. Tragic.

BOUQUET To Scott and Allison from Carbon Safety Solutions who came into our workplace and used these amazing testing swabs to make sure we were cleaning and disinfecting properly. They gave us tools and knowledge so that we felt confident to safely open up again. Surprisingly, this meeting left us feeling excited to clean.

BEEF To the beefer who lost her beloved kitty to a speeding driver. Each time you carelessly let it out you are taking that chance; the road is for vehicles. If you really love your pet keep it safe inside its home.

BOUQUET I would like to give proper thanks to the young man and two young children who found my purse on the highway and returned it.

BEEF To the RCMP, who will gladly collect all my information and details to update my file, but not ever show up to the suspicious activity reported in my neighbourhood.

BOUQUET To the kind gentleman who stopped and helped my mom and daughter when the car stalled and would not start at Uplands and Departure Bay. It is nice that there are still kind people out there who stop and help.

BEEF To Canada Post for charging air mail fees to Europe for letters and parcels delivered seven weeks later. If you cannot secure air transportation in this time of limited air transport, you should not charge for service you are not able to provide.

BOUQUET To the PAWS Bobcat Services for their excellent professional and courteous services during the repair of our strata water lines recently. Thank you.

BEEF To people in cars lined up to pick up fast food in drive-thru services, blocking the road for traffic to other destinations, sometimes even blocking crossings.

BOUQUET To Shelly at Coastal Community Insurance for all her professional help getting tenant insurance. We will be back.

BEEF To the bank. My two trips to your banks have been a shambles. First time a very pleasant lady had to keep stopping to ask the only other teller what to do. Second time wearing a mask and having a screen in front of her, she kept telling me to self-distance from the counter and each time I had to approach, being partly deaf and not hearing her, I felt quite intimidated.

BOUQUET To the people who physically distance by moving over and walking single-file at Westwood Lake trails, we seniors appreciate your courtesy. Thank you.

BEEF To the person reporting a crying dog ‘being trained’ at Woodlands secondary. What you are describing sounds like animal abuse. Please do not write to the paper, call the SPCA. Anyone who witnesses cruelty to animals has a duty to report it.

BOUQUET Thank you to the gentleman in the orange Mitsubishi who paid for my order at the new Tim Hortons in Harewood. You made my day.

BEEF Contrary to stated Island Health COVID-19 protocols, NRGH did not have these protocols in place at their main entrance. There was no ambassador to meet my parents with a wheelchair as they were assured. Admitting staff were not wearing masks and there was no plexiglass panel between patients and staff.

BOUQUET Just wanted to say that during all the corona stuff that is happening out there and all the thanking that is going on, no one is thanking all the technology people out there who are keeping your cell phones running, your TV going or computers. Thank you very much.

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