Beef to the silver truck. You must think rolling the coal on an elderly man is funny. I am sure you rev it up and blow your black smoke on everyone walking the sidewalk. You exhausted particulate all over an old man who started coughing and had to put a handkerchief over his mouth.

Beefs & Bouquets, May 9

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BOUQUET Thank you to the wonderful staff at the rehab department at NRGH. They were kind, caring, helpful and so encouraging. A great team.

BEEF To criminals. Buy them a one-way ferry ticket and escort them onto the ferry. It would be cheaper than the hundreds of thousands we spend on reparation, policing, reclamation, new housing, legal proceedings, task forces, etc. There are plenty of social services, opportunities for improvement or activities for criminals and drug users in Vancouver.

BOUQUET B.C. Ferries staff were thoughtful, kind and helpful with wheelchairs for us to the ferry and back again. We were able to see Shen Yun at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, even with the ferries late because of the Langdale accident. Forever grateful.

BEEF To the gas stations in Nanaimo. I have lived here for 26 years. It never ceases to amaze me the higher prices for gas than any other place on the Island. You always have an excuse.

BOUQUET Good luck to Sean. He and family are moving to Kelowna. Who will sell Graham and Trish lottery tickets?

BEEF To all the vegans and vegetarians for using the ‘beef’ section.

BOUQUET It’s such a pleasure to see the horse opposite the airport. Can’t wait to see it dressed for Mother’s Day.

BEEF To the silver truck with your shiny right bumper crunched up. You must think rolling the coal on an elderly man is funny. I am sure you rev it up and blow your black smoke on everyone walking the sidewalk. You exhausted particulate all over an old man who started coughing and had to put a handkerchief over his mouth.

BOUQUET To the emergency veterinary hospital. Thank you for saving our dog Keeva when she got into compost mould.

BEEF To those people with (or without) disabled parking permits who take up the handicap spot but do not exit the vehicle. Park somewhere else since you do not require the purpose of that special space.

BOUQUET We would like to loudly applaud our cancer clinic at the NRGH. What a team right from the volunteers, nurses and doctors. We are so lucky to have them for a person really feels that the team are there to help you, complete with smiles, information and assistance.

BEEF To the so-called heroes to allow their unsecured compartment to drop a machine, which fell out and damaged cars and endangered life.

BOUQUET To all the kind residents near Parkway Drive who kept an eye out for Zoomzoom; he has returned home safe and sound. Also a huge thank you to the girls who found him and contacted me so we could be reunited.

BEEF To people using Departure Bay beach as a parking lot to frequent the business across the street. Many people try to visit the beach but there is no place to park so they leave.

BOUQUET To my mom, She is not only an amazing mom and grandmother but also works with children. Your work ethic, passion, patience and love for teaching children is an inspiration.

BEEF To the Green Party which presents itself as friends of the environment. Why did you put up more plastic signs than all of the other political parties combined? Does not seem very environmentally friendly to me.

BOUQUET To Chris at Nexgen hearing. The best customer service bar none.

BEEF To the two mothers who decided to run the stairs at Linley Park pathway, by the duck pond, leaving their two sleeping infants unattended at the foot of the stairs.

BOUQUET Our thanks to the staff (and honest customers) at Papa John’s Pizza who found my husband’s wallet, with everything intact, and kept it safe until he could pick it up the next day.

BEEF To the beefers about the dog tied to a rope in a yard its entire life on Cedar Road. Call the SPCA. A beef in the paper will do nothing.

BOUQUET To the man who helped us get our keys out of our car in the Home Depot parking lot. You didn’t have to help us, but you did and we are very grateful. Thank you.

BEEF To drivers – when turning right please make sure you are not overtaking a cyclist. Let them clear the intersection first, it will save dings in your passenger door.

BOUQUET To the tall girl with long blonde hair who caught a shoplifter at the hospital auxiliary thrift store and called the lady out on it. Many have seen her stealing and have not been able to stop her. I hope the shame she felt being yelled at by another customer stops her.

BEEF Shame on the government of Canada for shutting down the sports fisherman. It takes nutritious food out of my family’s mouths and puts more in the pockets of greedy businesses. I know who won’t be getting my vote come election time.

BOUQUET Thanks to all the people who assisted after I fell off my bicycle and broke my knee. They include Sue, who looked after my bike, Noah, who called 911, the very professional ambulance staff, the staff at emergency, x-ray, sixth-floor nursing and physio, and especially Dr. Cameron and his team. You all rock.

BEEF Pretty soon you’ll ruin another good thing and they’ll have to close just like the convenience store downtown did. Fund your habits another way.

BOUQUET To Bill Hunter for coming out early on a Monday morning to save two stranded seniors from an inoperative garage door. Bill cheerfully accommodated our need to get out of the garage. And he did maintenance on the door to boot. Thank you.

BEEF To the person who beefed with the store that allows dogs in. It’s a shame that a child got jumped up on and scratched but that’s the dog owners fault and the child’s parents’ fault, not the stores. Beef to people who don’t train their dogs properly and give the rest of the conscientious dog owners and well-behaved dogs a bad name.

BOUQUET Thanks to Dr. Love. He is a wonderful physician, whose unfailing kindness and excellent medical advice has helped me greatly through some tough times.

BEEF To the person who stole my car insurance and registration papers out of my car. I even had them hidden. Also, you’re welcome for the used bag of clothing, which I had been meaning to drop off at donations. Tick that off my ‘to do’ list.

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