Beef to the drivers who were speeding 150 kilometres an hour heading north near Parksville. Please sign your organ donor card.

Beefs & Bouquets, June 7

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BOUQUET To Thrifty Foods for supplying heart-shaped cakes for children to decorate for Mother’s Day. What a treat. Our grandson was so proud of his cake, as were his mom and me.

BEEF To cyclists who don’t dismount when using pedestrian crosswalks. You are not in the right, follow the rules of the road.

BOUQUET To Cathy B. for her compassion and dedication and hard work for the seniors of Mid Island Abilities and caring thoughts for the seniors, you always have a hug or smile for everyone. Many lives have been enhanced by your care.

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for avoiding taking care of the damage done to my fence because of the newly developed elevated lots along the back of my property that they permitted, obviously without due care for existing home owners.

BOUQUET To Canadian Tire staff. Thank you for everything you did for me. I walked out with tears of gratitude thanks to Jordan, Tamara and Colton.

BEEF To the people who continue to allow free-range cats to destroy our community. I have personally witnessed shocking spreading of dead small animals on the lawn, numerous people allowing cats to gorge themselves in several houses, and a general mess.

BOUQUET To Maddy at the Bowen Road Country Grocer for being so helpful and patient with a bumbling senior who has problems with the phone and parking the scooter.

BEEF To the library and daycare service that continues to change their bathroom policy weekly. Hope you all saw the feces-throwing lady and her technique.

BOUQUET To the staff and customers at Thrifty’s Parksville, a special thank you for coming to the aid of my wife when she tripped and fell in the parking lot. A very special thank you to employee Sherai for your care and comfort given to my wife.

BEEF To the mayor and council who think this is a good option for tent city to camp between businesses and residences. The addicts outnumber the shoppers on downtown streets now.

BOUQUET To Gallazin Locksmiths for the excellent and prompt service for making a new car key for me.

BEEF To the drivers who were speeding 150 kilometres an hour heading north near Parksville. Please sign your organ donor card.

BOUQUET To the Craftsman Collision. The front desk and autobody guy who helped me. Thank you for fixing my car mirror and being so friendly and courteous.

BEEF To the adults playing basketball at Pleasant Valley School. When done, multiple of you decide to speed up Metral Drive. The kids who go to that school are smarter than you.

BOUQUET To the City of Nanaimo public works department for hosting an excellent open house with fun exhibits enjoyed by our 300 local students. Thanks for all you do for our city.

BEEF To the person who stole our electric bike locked up at the charging station in what is supposed to be a locked secure parking area of what we thought was a very nice condo. This is definitely done by someone living here with a key to access the area. We had the bike for only four days. Shame on you.

BOUQUET Thanks to Alex and Alison from V.I. Fitness for all your wonderful years of teaching me yoga. I really appreciate all the work and effort you put into creating and teaching classes. To say you are missed is an understatement.

BEEF It’s truly a shame in the critical time of civic concern that a back door process was used to authorize the borrowing for fire hall No. 1. How many actually were notified about the plan? How many knew of the opportunity to stop it?

BOUQUET To Lynne for rescuing me from an embarrassing situation at our local Quality Foods. When I realized at the checkout that I had left my wallet at home, she stepped right up and bought my Chinese dinner. What awesome generosity and kindness.

BEEF To people when confronted about their dog being left in a hot vehicle get bent out of shape in denial, saying dog is fine. Why not just suck it up and admit you did a stupid thing and don’t do it again. It can only takes 10 minutes in a hot car for brain damage to happen to the dog.

BOUQUET Thank you to the two young Thrifty Foods fellows who rescued my purse and kept it safe for me after I left it outside in a shopping cart at Port Place.

BEEF To the fresh market for selling me what I thought were rib eyes but were actually two different meats together. The taste and look was unappealing and I was very unhappy being told to go elsewhere without a refund.

BOUQUET To the new complex on Bowen Road for the beautiful totem pole. What a wonderful addition along with the art at both ends. I miss all the totem poles that were here in Nanaimo years ago.

BOUQUET Thank you to the intake receptionist at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in imaging and X-ray department. I am so grateful for your kind assistance and calls.

BOUQUET To the ladies’ textile group from Woodgrove Estates for the two huge baskets of lap blankets and hand muffs they knit, crocheted and decorated for our seniors at Dufferin Place. They make everyone smile.

BOUQUET To Tim Hortons at South Parkway Plaza. It was my daughter’s birthday and she came in for a treat, whoever served her gave her an extra pastry since it was her birthday. A small gesture that made her day.

BOUQUET To Nikki and Vivian from the Departure Bay-area apartments for leading the search to corral my new rescue dog; to Tom from Nanaimo Animal Control for apprehending my dog, to Cyndie from Pet Rescue Nanaimo for her dog whispering; to FLED for your continuous support throughout this ordeal and to residents for your assistance.

BOUQUET I would like to say thank you to the grey car for being my backup alarm clock.

BOUQUET A farewell to our garden lady. Wishing you every success in the future. Thank you for your help with garage sale. We raised $50 for the SPCA.

BOUQUET To the downtown businesses that worked hard to revitalize downtown Nanaimo and make it beautiful again.

BOUQUET To the students, staff and parents of McGirr Elementary for their generous support of the Justin Smith Coin Drive. Your kindness allows Justin’s scholarship to continue helping graduating students pursuing a career in the field of science or medicine. Our family is forever grateful to all of you.

BOUQUET To Dr. Carole Ann Brown of Departure Bay Veterinary Hospital for treating my dog Susie for a recent dental surgery procedure. Susie was treated with care and compassion. Thanks also to Taelon at reception. Excellent service.

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