Slavery thankfully hasn’t existed in Canada since 1834. Why does the building industry insist on calling the largest bedroom in a dwelling the master bedroom?

Beefs & Bouquets, March 28

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BOUQUET To the staff at Oceanside Group home. You guys rock for all the hard work you’ve done in the community.

BEEF To the woman who spends hours every day at the thrift store. The employees are not your friends. They are paid to be nice.Don’t take advantage of that.

BOUQUET To the 911 operator, first responders, paramedics, RCMP, and coroner. For everything you did, me and my family thank you. Your professionalism and compassion did not go unnoticed.

BEEF To city council for getting the cart before the horse. Placing homeless and addicted people in housing before they are rehabilitated will not cause them to straighten up and fly right. They are still grouped amongst each other, where there is no correct value system to build a life.

BOUQUET To the students of drama and song from NDSS for their performance of Beaty and the Beast at the Port Theatre.

BEEF To the guy from the business near Old Victoria Road who smokes his cigarettes on the street and throws the butts on the road instead of disposing of them in the garbage. This is littering.

BOUQUET To Big O Tires on Albert Street. They make me feel so valued and give great service.

BEEF To the management of the gas station for mistreating staff and going against many labour relations laws. The owner needs to seriously review the management training process. As a customer I see the manager failing on many aspects of her role and I’m surprised she still has staff working for her.

BOUQUET To the grocery stores that have distinctive signage indicating Canadian-made items and those produced locally or Island grown. Supporting our Canadian farmers and local industries benefits us all in so many ways.

BEEF I am so tired of so many businesses disrespecting our time. Banks, cable, phone and so many other services expect you to sit and wait on line for their customer service.

BOUQUET Thank you to my neighbours on Portsmouth Drive and everyone who helped me find my dog. Rosa and her owner are together again and happy.

BEEF B.C. Ferries has gone to the trouble and expense of posting many signs at their ferry terminals that there is no smoking on their ferries or their properties. However, they don’t appear to make any effort to enforce this rule. I’ve had people stand beside my car smoking while I’m waiting to load.

BOUQUET I’ve been dealing with Staples in the north end of town for awhile. The tech I get is so knowledgeable and efficient. I t ake my computer in to get checked. His name is Dan B. I highly recommend him.

BEEF To the woman in the pet store who used her foot to force my dog’s behind down when I was trying to focus my dog’s attention to sit. Then who proceeded to tell me that I shouldn’t repeat the command. Maybe you shouldn’t use your foot on another person’s dog.

BOUQUET To the Valley Oak paper girls for consistent delivery in all weather conditions.

BEEF Slavery thankfully hasn’t existed in Canada since 1834. Why does the building industry (architects, engineers, designers, etc.) insist on calling the largest bedroom in a dwelling the master bedroom? There are many effective alternatives such as bedroom 1, main bedroom, owner’s suite, just to name a few.

BOUQUET To Jason, staff member at north Nanaimo London Drugs. He is knowledgeable, helpful and provides outstanding service. We would highly recommend him to anyone who requires assistance with their computer.

BEEF To Canada Post seriously not bothering to buzz me to check if I was home instead of leaving me a delivery notice and you want a raise, no way.

BOUQUET To Trojan Collision for an excellent job repairing my fender bender. Shirley and Ted gave friendly and professional service.

BEEF To those who aren’t able to read the many clear road signs at Oliver Woods. Latest excuse for driving the wrong way and over the speed limit was, that she had she never been there before. Really, how do they get licences?

BOUQUET To Sun-Ray Heating for providing good service. You guys are so helpful, especially Bert for loading up pellets and putting a smile on our face.

BEEF Looking at the published photo of the Jingle Pot-Westwood area we do not need traffic lights among the trees. A roundabout or four-way stop signs will do. And the projected cost for installation of traffic lights is astonishing. Be more prudent with taxpayer money.

BOUQUET To the NDSS theatre group for an outstanding musical Beauty and the Beast. Wow, how awesome you all were, as good as local professional theatre. Looking forward to more plays ahead.

BOUQUET To Tuff City Motor Sports. You fixed my quad where other companies told me it was not fixable. You fixed it for less than $200. Thank you.

BOUQUET Many thanks to the kind and honest person who turned my credit card in to the office at the Real Canadian Superstore gas station.

BOUQUET To Buy-Low Foods at University Village mall. I was the grand prize winner for a one-minute dash for up to $500 in groceries. Thank you to all the staff and my sons Floyd and Mike. Unforgettable day.

BOUQUET Back in December I was looking for a dress for a Christmas party. Penny at the Bay was more than helpful and found a dress on a model and and gave me a discount. Thanks, a great help.

BOUQUET To Peter at London Drugs in the north end. A phone kiosk wanted to charge for a new SIM card as it was a different size from my old phone. Peter cut the card to size, installed and tested it at no charge.

BOUQUET To a lovely young man with black hear for his unusual kindness to help. He got from his car when he saw me as I was struggling to get across the street with my shopping during the snow. Thank you for your help.

BOUQUET To Dave at community policing downtown for instant help when my blood sugar crashed at Port Place mall. And to Subway who provided free sustenance.

BOUQUET Thank you to the manager Alex at A&W at Northridge for being so kind and helpful when I fell.

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