Beef to the woman riding her bike with a man and small child at the roundabout on Wentworth and Milton. My daughter had stopped to keep your child safe while you decided which way to go. The taxi behind blew his horn at us but you loudly swore at us. Your foul language was offensive not only in front of your own child but in front of my grandchildren.

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 13

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BOUQUET To Steve Marshall Ford for providing their portable barbecue to us at the Church of Christ to use for our community event. They kindly delivered it to our location and picked it up again when we were finished. Thank you also to Country Grocer for helping to provide supplies needed. It was a pleasure to work with both of these community minded businesses.

BEEF To the people that helped out the immigrant family by giving them cheap used furniture, clothes, etc. from second hand stores, bringing bedbugs into their apartment. Not only did you not do them any favours by driving them out of their apartment until the problem gets solved, but you put the neighbouring apartments at risk.

BOUQUET To Marg S. at Kool and Child. Thank you for always being so pleasant and helpful.

BEEF To a neighbour who decided to burn the grass in his backyard alongside a wood fence. Guess he never heard of the drought and the ‘no open fires’ restrictions. Also no clue he could have put the whole neighbourhood in danger.

BOUQUET Thank you to the lady at Beban Park rec centre who came to my rescue when I was having breathing difficulties. I survived! Sorry I scared you.

BEEF To the store for kicking my family out because we don’t have a membership card. Why force us to pay in cash then? We’ve been members for years and never been asked for identification.

BOUQUET To Jen at Shoppers Drug Mart. You’re not only one of the nicest people working there, you’re one of the most observant as well. Thank you so much for finding my rewards card for me.

BEEF To our city leaders for dropping the ball and letting Discontent City get out of control. After seeing the rally and the march, I am convinced their initial sympathy for the plight of the homeless has backfired. Nothing they try to do to help will ever satisfy them.

BOUQUET To the wildfire fighters toughing it out in the heat. Beef to smokers who throw cigarette butts on the ground. Not only is it a fire hazard, but why do you think it’s OK to strew your unsightly garbage about?

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo, public works and the various developers around town for planting beautiful trees along the streets, in this case Linley Valley Drive, then letting them die through neglect and lack of watering.

BOUQUET To Heather G., owner of K9 Teeth Cleaning in Nanaimo. She is so gentle and caring with the dogs. Really takes her time to make your dog feel at ease. No more excessive barking, and yelling while I watch her clean my pup’s teeth. Best in Nanaimo.

BEEF To all the supporters of proportional representation. B.C. is already being held hostage by a party with very little support. Imagine the chaos if they were to form a coalition government with other small insignificant groups? The votes of the majority of B.C. residents will no longer count.

BOUQUET To the staff and volunteers of the Nanaimo Art Gallery who consistently hit far above their weight with other ‘more important’ Canadian galleries. Keep it up.

BEEF To City of Nanaimo for repaving parts of Terminal Avenue and leaving engineered potholes: manhole covers, etc., not brought up to grade. Nanaimo streets are littered with these ‘potholes’ which shows how poorly work is done by the city.

BOUQUET To the person who has put painted rocks with sayings around the forest paths of Pioneer Park. My granddaughter delighted in finding these and yes she put them right back. Such fun.

BEEF To the dog owners on Prideaux Street who let their dogs bark constantly. I never see you walk your dogs, they are bored and bark at everyone that walks in front of your house as a result. Dogs cannot be stuck in a yard all day, they need exercise and amusement.

BOUQUET To the beefer complaining about their python problem. It made a wonderful change from all the complaints about Discontent City.

BEEF To the woman riding her bike with a man and small child at the roundabout on Wentworth and Milton. My daughter had stopped to keep your child safe while you decided which way to go. The taxi behind blew his horn at us but you loudly swore at us. Your foul language was offensive not only in front of your own child but in front of my grandchildren.

BOUQUET To the owner and staff of Clean Exteriors Ltd. In Nanaimo. Thank you for the wonderful job cleaning the decks and railings at Clay Tree Society. Your kind attention was well received by all.

BEEF To the person driving a silver Lexus SUV, parked in the pharmacy parking lot on Dufferin Crescent and threw a smouldering cigarette butt out his window. There was a threatening wildfire just down the highway. Give your head a shake.

BOUQUET We enjoyed several pizzas from Milano’s over the long weekend. Even the mainlanders were impressed.

BEEF The parkway is a beautiful bike path but there are so many cracks and bumps that badly need paving over. It would be much appreciated if the City of Nanaimo would please fix this annoying and uncomfortable situation for us all. Thank you.

BOUQUET To Danielle J. from Beaula Brow Bar who microbladed my eyebrows. Very professional and my brows look very natural. I highly recommend her services.

BEEF To the people blasting their dirt bikes and motorcycles along Haliburton Street. It’s disturbing, deafening and dangerous.

BOUQUET to Jennifer at the Country Club Centre Save-On-Foods store for helping my husband and I when we found that a litre of cream had leaked all through our grocery basket, soaking everything. She was so friendly and helpful with the mess. Excellent customer service. Thank you.

BEEF To the non-Indigenous beefers who describe folks at tent city as a scourge taking up prime real estate, but do so without seeing how we as settlers are the real scourge squatting illegitimately on Snuneymuxw Nation land. That irony gives me daily laughter.

BOUQUET To Auto Check Automotive on Bowen Road. My car wouldn’t turn over on a Friday afternoon and I called them at 4:35 and they got me in before 5 and determined it was something unplugged. They fixed the problem and got me on the way for a fun weekend.

BEEF To all the smokers who walk around Westwood Lake and leave their butts on the dry ground. Does the possibility of a wildfire and the terrible tragedy it would cause ever cross your mind?

BOUQUET To Pest Doctor Services. Special thanks to Richard and Wayne for friendly and professional service.

BEEF To the dog walkers. Off-leash park, on-leash park, pick up after your pet. Is it really that difficult? You love your pet way more than anyone else.

BOUQUET To the former security company who did a first-class job of looking after the mall. Your services will be greatly missed by all.

BEEF To the woman driving the red Nissan Pathfinder down Rutherford Road. Kids in the back, phone in one hand, an apple in the other. Upon telling her to put her phone down and pay attention, her answer was,”Why should I? I wasn’t driving badly.”

BOUQUET To the gentleman who helped me to the waiting room in the hospital after my eye surgery.

BEEF To the beefer who complained about the karaoke party. You called the police; they sat down the road enjoying the music – they didn’t shut it down. Thanks for helping with my decision to start earlier in the day next year.

BOUQUET To the boy who’s always picking up trash along Sunset Road. It makes me feel better about the future to know it will be in such capable hands.

BEEF To the tire recycling business whose noise and odours are disturbing the peace and quiet of the neighbourhhood. Given the current fire hazard situation, a fire in this old tire holding yard would have disastrous effect on the aquifer directly beneath.

BOUQUET Rose McCulley and family wish to express their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in her husband’s recent celebration of life. Neighbours and friends were so kind to donate sandwiches and sweets. The Harewood Legion staff were also most helpful. Everyone’s support has helped our family deal with our loss so much. Thank you.

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