Beefs & Bouquets, Oct. 1

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BOUQUET To Kelly at Flight Centre in Woodgrove Centre for her exceptional and professional customer service skills and for giving me a good deal for a flight to U.K.

BEEF To the Colliery dam protester who chained his little girl to a tree with him. Keep your children out of your misguided civil disobedience.

BOUQUET To Knappett Construction for an infrastructure upgrade on Lorne Place – very little disruption and inconvenience caused during construction. JSK traffic control and Hub City paving, great job also.

BEEF To Nanaimo drivers who are allowing themselves to be abused by Nanaimo gas stations. Go to Ladysmith – gas is consistently cheaper.

BOUQUET To the very kind family who took care of my husky Aura when she wandered into the Wastelands after being lost in the foothills all night. She definitely found the right family to turn to for help.

BEEF To pedestrians who cross at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Look for vehicles. Just because you walk out on the road, we can’t stop on a dime.

BOUQUET To Jarud, Wayne and friendly staff at Home Hardware for their excellent service. Always helpful and if they don’t have it in stock, they will order it quickly.

BEEF To those who vandalize election signs and stop signs. They must be feeling insecure about their preference for a candidate/party to resort to doing these childish things.

BOUQUET To Bobbie for saving me. You are a good person.

BEEF To the individual who beefed cyclists who ignore the “red hand” at intersections. You need to review traffic laws. Cyclists are required to obey the same traffic signals as motorists. The signals you referred to are intended for pedestrians only.

BOUQUET To On Side Restoration for the repairs after our water damage. Special kudos to Garret.

BEEF To the people driving through Metral Drive school zone. Your ignorance is not an excuse for your behavior. If you can’t obey the laws you shouldn’t be on the road.

BOUQUET To Jamie of Tess Construction for a fast and stress-free response to fixing our sundeck.

BEEF To transit, public works and delivery companies for not obeying the rules of the road and after many complaints still feel they have to the right to speed as they please.

BOUQUET To those who planned and served the delicious meal to honour Colin and Vivian’s 50th celebration. What a great time was had honouring a couple who do so much for others.

BEEF To the union that insists on harassing its members with robo-calls, telling us how to vote in the federal election. I hope the membership is intelligent enough to ignore this pressure and make its own decisions.

BOUQUET To a very prompt and efficient electrician from Shaw who came to my unit to fix my Healthline and other things. Your management should be proud of you.

BEEF To the inconsiderate person in Cinnabar Valley who feels we must all listen to their booming music every weekend. And to the neighbour of said person, do us all a favour and report them.

BOUQUET To Maggie at Independent Respiratory Services for helping a senior with her CPAP problem. Her assistance went far beyond her job requirements.

BEEF To the eyesore of a paving job on Kildonan Way and Neyland Road. It looks horrible. It would have been nice to know when paving was going to start. No communication or consideration at all.

BOUQUET To Christopher Martins at Nanaimo Golf Club for allowing me to charge my scooter while my friend and I had lunch. It’s nice that in our 90s we are able to get out because of people like you.

BEEF To Nanaimo parks and rec. The table tennis group purchased equipment with its own money and were told now that it’s on their property they own it all.

BOUQUET To Intact Insurance for the quick and professional response to our water damage. It was a no-stress situation. Special thank you to agent Ken Millar who kept us informed.

BEEF To the smoker at Departure Bay beach who stubbed out her cigarette and dropped it on the sidewalk – mere steps from a garbage can.

BOUQUET To Barry for donating a CPAP machine to an elderly pensioner who could not otherwise afford one. She is forever grateful.

BEEF To the driver who honked your horn and yelled at me to move because I was holding up traffic. Two cars had just been in an accident and I was still on 911. I could not safely move my car until emergency vehicles arrived.

BOUQUET To the first two foot passengers travelling from Tsawwassen to Duke Point  on the 10:45 p.m. sailing on Sept. 20. You guys rock.

BOUQUET To Gordy Dodd of Dodd’s Furniture for giving free meals to the needy at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

BOUQUET To all volunteers who made Mine Town Day in Lantzville the best ever. The event could not take place without all your time and effort.

BOUQUET To the staff at the non-profit facility. Your hard work with society’s most vulnerable people makes a huge difference.

BOUQUET To two valued employees of Baywood Glass for replacing three windows in my home. Thanks to them for making it possible to have a much warmer home this winter.

BOUQUET To all of the participants at Volunteer Nanaimo Touch a Truck event. We could not have done it without your enthusiasm and especially your trucks.

BOUQUET To a Good Samaritan from Nanaimo for stopping at the accident on the Malahat on Sept. 20 to enquire about our well being. Humanity is still alive.

BOUQUET To Todd and Aaron of Westcore Electrical switching my stove from propane to natural gas. They were so professional and quiet they didn’t even wake the two sleeping babies.

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