BOUQUET To the friendly people from the Sunnybrook Estates who came to our aid when our vehicle broke down on Sixth Street. They directed traffic and called the tow truck.
BEEF To parents who allow their children to scream and cry in stores and restaurants. Have some consideration for others.
BOUQUET To Ashley at Discount Battery for getting me a new battery when mine went dead. It only took her five minutes.
BEEF To my sister, who moved out from her children because they were no longer part of her dream.
BOUQUET To the bagpiper on Shack Island. Hearing you play is a wonderful way to spend the evening.
BEEF To the home detailing company for not doing the job as per agreement. We cannot pass on your name to others.
BOUQUET To Barron’s Appliances for fixing my three-year-old dishwasher and going over and above the call of duty to get it done. Great service and skills.
BEEF To management who colluded for the past five to six years to destroy the best non-profit society in Nanaimo. The board of directors are too naive and arrogant to figure it out.
BOUQUET To the very honest lady, Jane, who found my son’s new iPhone and made sure it was returned to its rightful owner. I am a true believer in karma, and good deeds will always come back to you.
BEEF To Justin Trudeau for copying Donald Trump’s use of an elevator in his television ads. Is this how he plans to lead Canada, by copying Donald Trump?
BOUQUET To Phyllis from Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary craft group for her generous donation of $40 to purchase quilt backing fabric. We were touched by your kindness.
BEEF To the person who thinks a changeroom at a local thrift store is a washroom. What kind of person does that?
BOUQUET To the ladies who host the Nanaimo Wedding Swap and Shop page on Facebook. What a great resource and community you have built for local brides to do all things wedding. Your diligence and organizing does not go unnoticed.
BEEF Be an example for your children and teach them to put garbage where it belongs: in their pockets or their backpack until they find a garbage can. It doesn’t help when they witness you throwing things out the car window.
BOUQUET To the Calico Cat for letting a little girl’s dream of dressing up and experiencing high tea with her grandmother happen. Thank you for the experience – she will never forget it.
BEEF To the golf course for making us all think we need to drive a 4×4 to make it over the potholes to enjoy a round of golf. Time to tee off somewhere more user-friendly.
BOUQUET To the people who have weeded the west entrance to Rock Ridge Estates. You do a great job and it’s a pity other people don’t help. Unfortunately because of health problems I can’t.
BEEF To the letter carrier who stood outside my door texting for close to two minutes. No wonder the mail gets mixed up. That goes for other people too. Save texting for your breaks. You’re being paid to work.
BOUQUET To corporations. They are always being criticized for being greedy, yet they pay very high union wages to their employees and manufacture goods that are affordable at the retail level.
BEEF To the people at the Maffeo Sutton Park crabbing dock keeping undersized crabs. Read the regulations and play by the rules, we all want to continue crabbing and eating our legal catch.
BOUQUET To Emma at Flight Centre who, always with a smile, went the extra mile to book our flight at the time we needed.
BEEF To the politicians who continue to allow private contractors in health care who care more about money than their employees and the elders they serve.
BOUQUET To the Good Samaritan who saw my mother standing on the corner of Tunnah and Uplands roads looking lost and confused. She stopped to ask Mom if she was OK and drove Mom back to her retirement home.
BEEF To employers who ask employees to install GPS tracking apps on their personal smartphones. Not only is it a massive privacy concern but it is insulting to ask employees to use their personal property to supervise the employer’s business.
BOUQUET To Bill and Debbie for arranging and hosting the block party on Coach House Drive, so we get to meet our neighbours.
BEEF To all Nanaimo gas stations. Why is gas still $ 117.9 in Nanaimo while only $110.9 in Ladysmith, $109.9 in Duncan and $106.9 in Comox?
BOUQUET To Dr. Chan at Holly Tree Dental for his exceptional help in showing my kids how to properly take care of their teeth.
BOUQUET To Dr. Carr and the third-floor RNs, HCA, support staff and medical imaging at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for the excellent care I was given over a two-week period in April after surgery for a ruptured appendix.
BOUQUET To non-smokers who work more time in a day than smokers, who take numerous smoke breaks. Unfair to non-smoking workers.
BOUQUET To Elaine, Tom, Reg, and staff of Carlos O’Bryan’s pub for their love and support and for so generously catering our son’s memorial service, and to everyone for being there in so many ways.
BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Clippers. Good luck this season, guys.
BOUQUET To Dr. Jenkin and his team, as well as the nursing staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, during my recent surgery and hospital stay. Nanaimo is most fortunate to have such a fantastic group of health care professionals.
BOUQUET To David Hayward of Royal LePage Realty and Keith Wood at RBC for making the purchase of our first home such a happy, low-stress process. Thank you for all your help as we searched (and searched) for our perfect home.
BOUQUET My husband and I dined at a restaurant and we would like to thank the strangers who paid for our meal.
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