BOUQUET To Al and Cheryle of Deerwood Estates. They have been superlative managers, always ready to help residents. Their constant hard work has made Deerwood a beautiful show place. They will be sorely missed and all our thanks and good wishes go with them.
BEEF To the city council for doing absolutely nothing about our poor city and its horrible thieving problems. When it comes to raising our property taxes , it seems this happens seamlessly every year. I’m really tired of having a city council and mayor that has driven Nanaimo into the ground. It is time to wake up and get proactive.
BOUQUET To Dr. Smith and the OR staff at Nanaimo hospital for all the care and attention I received after having surgery on my knee. Thank you for having good doctors, nurses and staff. We are very fortunate.
BEEF To the government for handing out my tax dollars for free post-secondary debt relief. What ever happened to working while going to school? Why is people’s mismanagement of money the taxpayers’ burden?
BOUQUET Thank you to the lady with her dog who picked me up on Dickinson Road. There was no way I could move one more step. Thank you so much as nobody else stopped.
BEEF To ICBC for spending more of taxpayers’ money on their current advertising campaign. Advertising to customers who have to buy insurance from them regardless of how mismanaged they are is questionable at best.
BOUQUET For all the people who help pick up and remove 50 pounds of garbage along the hydro power line beside Living Forest campground. Kudos.
BEEF To the property management firm for refusing to check on tenants causing damages in hoarding conditions.
BOUQUET To all those folks who fought and fought mayor and council of the day to save Colliery Dam. Near-record rainfall in January and the old dam was working, roaring with water like it always has. The new spillway was bone-dry. The park is a jewel.
BEEF To NASA for only just finding out about our second moon, the mini moon (2020cd3). It’s been orbiting us for the last three years. Wake up people! Bouquet to the new mini moon. Welcome to Earth.
BOUQUET Big thanks for a wonderful job to Belfor Property Restoration and United Floors. Both very professional staff. Our home looks like new.
BEEF To all the communist-loving leftists. Please go live in one of the last three remaining communist strongholds for a while and then hopefully you can understand why there are only three left.
BOUQUET To Nanaimo Theatre Group. For more than 50 years, this group of volunteers have provided excellent amateur theatre productions.
BEEF To the lazy, irresponsible children who feel they are owed a living because they didn’t ask to be born. Who was? So, you expect to freeload off your parents and society forever? Nineteen years old and your hard-working parents can legally toss you out and you can finally grow up and fend for yourself.
BOUQUET To Dr. Janssen who makes house calls to see my elderly mother who cannot travel. Your above-and-beyond caring to tend to her medical needs is very much appreciated. A huge thank you.
BEEF To all the protesters. I’m finding it a little difficult to understand their point of view. If they are so dead-set against drilling and pipelines in our country maybe they shouldn’t use the services it provides. If instead of Canadians making money we are forced to buy foreign oil, prices will continue to rise. We are chasing away billions of dollars in investment in this country, not including countless high-paying jobs that generate taxes.
BOUQUET To Eva at End of the Roll. Your help with returning an item was greatly appreciated. Your compassion was also appreciated.
BEEF To hospital staff who not only allowed my 70-year-old old father to be left in the hall on a bed half the day in his underwear in front of everyone passing by, but also only fixed it after I showed up because my mother who is also disabled was left in tears.
BOUQUET To all those who help grey-haired people when they trip on the street or faint in restaurants, or offer any other kindness. Your compassion does not go unappreciated. Halos for you all.
BEEF To all the ‘affordable housing’ advocates. All housing is affordable. It is up to the individual to make the right choices in life to be able to afford things. It is not the purpose of charity.
BOUQUET To the servers and staff at Boston Pizza for helping to make our nannie’s 90th birthday such a roaring success. Thank you so much.
BEEF To B.C. Assessment. Despite providing photographic and evidence of comparable residences in my immediate area, the appeal panel chose to rely on their impersonal statistical evidence to reject my appeal. Till such time as B.C. Assessment and its panel are prepared to acknowledge their dated cookie-cutter appraisal format does not fit all situations, most, if not all appeals are doomed to fail.
BOUQUET To the person who wrote in about speeders and said their car should be taken away for some time to think about their bad habit. I agree. I also think they should have to take a safe driving course. Get the lead out.
BOUQUET I play violin with Vancouver Island Symphony. At our concert I somehow lost my glasses. I wanted to post a thank you in the paper to the patron who found them and returned them to the symphony. Words can not express my gratitude. They would have been expensive to replace and thankfully I only had to go a few days wearing my tinted pair.
BOUQUET To Smitty’s Restaurant at Rock City Plaza for the friendly service and great breakfast menu.
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