BOUQUET To the wonderful staff at the Nanaimo Hospital emergency department. We are fortunate to have such caring professionals in our community.
BEEF To expensive dysfunction at city hall and to the gang of five councillors who created it.
BOUQUET To my grandma Hazel, you’re the best grandma I could ever have, I miss you so much, way out here In Ontario. I hope these word flowers hold out till I can hand-deliver real ones.
BEEF No disrespect to the Queen of England, but Prince Charles is a divorcee. According to history, this is a no-no. Prince William should be the next king.
BOUQUET To the driver of a pickup who gave me a chance to enter Northfield Road at the Quality Foods parking lot. A difficult spot to get into traffic. Thanks for the 10-second break.
BEEF To the business that flies a bleached and shredded Canadian and B.C. flag beside a pristine international flag. You need to change them or take them down.
BOUQUET To Greg at Long Lake Automotive for awesome service, great pricing and a sense of humour.
BEEF To Gabriola Islanders complaining about shipping noise. Nanaimo has a working harbour. Be grateful for the economic activity.
BOUQUET Gratitude for all the nurses and ER doctor who attended Holy Thursday Mass at St. Peter’s and helped my dad. I am eternally grateful for your quick responses and action. I hope this simple post reaches you.
BEEF To those who voted against public transportation to the Duke Point ferry terminal. Who ever heard of such a stupid idea, to have a ferry without public transportation to and from Nanaimo. Not everyone can get a ride and taxis are expensive.
BOUQUET To the person or persons responsible for creating and installing the adorable and quirky little hand-painted wooden statues on all of the posts around the Linley Valley ponds. Your generous investment of time and talent brightens the day for all of the trail users, thank you.
BEEF To the nurse who gives antipsychotics to more than 100 dementia patients. Why doesn’t the government stop this? These drugs can kill people with heart problems.
BOUQUET To V.I Honda on Bowen Road from a very satisfied customer. Tony and Norm both went out of their way to ensure that I continued to be a happy and loyal customer with their above-and-beyond good service.
BEEF To Nanaimo for keeping the same potholes I hit last year on my visit during Easter.
BOUQUET I would like to send out a bouquet to Lorri B. at BCAA. From the time we moved here last summer she has gone above and beyond to help us with house and vehicle insurance, even stopping by our house on her way to work. Always a big smile and positive energy.
BEEF Very sad and frustrating to see what has become of downtown, businesses closing and too many homeless people around leaving junk all over. It used to be nice and cleaner.
BOUQUET To Smokin George’s. Thanks for rescuing the store up the way when we were out of oil to make popcorn for our staff.
BEEF Put some garbage cans on bus stops, then people don’t litter. It’s common practice in most parts of the world.
BOUQUET To all those who came to help me when I fell in front of the Port Theatre. And especially to the angel who came from across the street to rescue me. Forever grateful and all is well.
BEEF To the beefer that said their six-year-old is reading in the paper about homeless getting services for free and wanting to be homeless because of that. I doubt he reads the paper, maybe start raising him with values.
BOUQUET TO Diana, Kathy and Nicola at the Nanaimo River hatchery, from the grateful Seaview School Grade 1s. We learned so much about the forest, stream and web of life.
BEEF to the grocery stores who still post their weights in both imperial and metric units. It’s been more than 40 years since we switched to metric, come on people, figure it out.
BOUQUET To Greg at HandyDart. Thank you for your patience and efficiency in making sure I get to all my appointments. I have a hard time to say what I mean and Greg figured it all out for me.
BEEF To the woman sitting in her car parked along the yellow lines behind the north-end mall. I fell and broke my collar bone trying to get through. You were rude and drove off, never even asking if I was OK.
BOUQUET To the woman from the Coast Bastion lounge. Thank you so much for the special sweet treat, plus tea and coffee for our 55th wedding anniversary at our special window table. It sure made our day.
BEEF To RCMP and bylaw for doing nothing about the homeless camps in Koram Park. It is now a permanent camp and dumping ground after numerous calls and e-mails to do something about it. Do your jobs. It is a public safety issue.
BOUQUET Thanks to NRGH housekeeping and all other staff for helping me with donations and the celebration of life for my son.
BEEF To my brother’s ex-girlfriend that stayed at our house every day when he was visiting when he treated you so well. You blocked him and dropped him for the mean and nasty guys you are used to. Good riddance.
BOUQUET To organizers of the recent water symposium in Nanaimo. Great information regarding our most valuable resource. Also to volunteers and RDN staff for helping to protect our waterways.
BOUQUET To city council for not giving in to the NRE’s demand for $6 million. You dodged a bullet. If the city and RDN were to be completely involved in the day-to-day operation of the NRE, I would say OK. You’ll certainly get my vote come the next election.
BOUQUET To Volunteer Nanaimo for hosting its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon and for recognizing the amazing contributions of volunteers in our community.
BOUQUET To Sandy C., who works at the London Drugs, Nanaimo North Town Centre. She’s always smiling and has such a positive attitude. She really brightens our day.
BOUQUET To all of you who show random acts of kindness, please read Matthew 10:42. A simple act of kindness can reshape a destiny. It is to those of you who give this way that encourages people like me to keep going and remind me of the endless power of kindness.
BOUQUET Two thumbs up to the kind soul who returned my lost card wallet to the CIBC at Port Place mall.
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