BOUQUET Thank you to the young person who took the time to pick up countless cigarette butts along our new walkway on Departure Bay. It is great to see people who still take pride in our community.
BEEF To the health-care facility that refuses to do something about the workers that must tolerate working in temperatures in excess of 30 C. Doors are locked and there is no air conditioning. How can staff be expected to care for our elderly population under these inhumane conditions?
BOUQUET To Melissa for staying with me after my accident and driving me to my destination afterwards. Your kindness was very much appreciated.
BEEF To the hooligans in the black diesel truck with the headache rack, blacked-out rims and chrome tires who threw their half full can of twisted iced tea out the window as you sped by, which hit our dog as we were walking him along Northfield Road.
BOUQUET To our loyal and enthusiastic seven-a-side soccer organizers. You guys are awesome, thanks for supporting us on the field.
BEEF An inconsiderate beef to my neighbours for having an outdoor karaoke party in the middle of our townhouse complex in the yard until 11:30 p.m.; nobody wants to hear that. And when asked to turn it down I was confronted by nothing but rudeness.
BOUQUET To Rob and his team at Pride Painting. Leon and Brian completed a job at my home with efficiency and attention to detail. They did a great job for a fair price and I highly recommend them.
BEEF When driving, merge does not mean to bully or nearly cause an accident because you think you are more important than anyone else. You are a menace.
BOUQUET To the very kind woman in James Grocery who complimented me when I was with my two grandsons.Thank you for your very kind words and for bringing light into an otherwise ordinary day.
BEEF To the heartless person who hit a poor little animal on Departure Bay Road and drove away leaving it screaming so loudly I could hear it in my car across the street. I don’t understand how you could do that. Thanks for the sleepless nights I’m going to have hearing that screaming.
BOUQUET To the couple who quickly responded to my plea for assistance at Pipers Lagoon when wave action had knocked me down and left me unable to regain my footing on slippery stones. They were so kind and caring.
BEEF Check your store receipts carefully; a local pharmacy cash registers have not been programmed to charge the sale price. On three separate occasions I was charged the original price which is most annoying when I get home and check my bill.
BOUQUET To the wonderful young woman walking her dog in the park. Thank you for staying with me until help arrived after I had a fall and wasn’t able to walk.
BEEF It’s terribly sad when one loses their home and belongings by fire. What is even sadder is that they have GoFundMe pages set up to cover costs that the insurance company does not. I had a tragedy several years ago and my insurance company covered everything, including meals and accommodation. Hopefully the insurance company is checking into this and recoups the money raised.
BOUQUET To the perinatal unit at NRGH. Thank you for your efficient and compassionate care during and after the birth of our baby girl. We had a great experience.
BEEF To a person complaining about a size of new garbage containers. They were designed for families of all sizes to accommodate the amount of garbage and recycling. The streets look now much tidier, without yellow recycling bags and garbage cans of all sizes flying all over roads. Some people have to resist everything that’s new.
BOUQUET to Roto Rooter and Josh for fixing my sewer line so quickly. Great service. Josh was amazing working tirelessly in 33-degree heat.
BEEF To the decimation of the beautiful little jewel of a forest that stood next to Five Acres school. South Nanaimo’s lung is gone forever.
BOUQUET To the bright ninth grader exposing the lunacy of ‘reflecting’ – the inglorious creation and enforcement of a past university department head.
BEEF Construction signs are there to warn of a merge. If all cars were to move over at signs indicating an upcoming merge, there would be a long line of vehicles in one lane. Proper driving is to approach close to the narrowing and alternate.
BOUQUET To the writer. There’s an absolute need to end off-shore property piracy. Beef to real estate agents who encourage this. And, beef to the assessment bureau that increases the arbitrary value of all nearby properties, based on the sale of the most recent single overpriced property. City property tax deferments on the increase.
BEEF To the white GMC at the gas station. Going around two cars waiting to get gas and trying to barge in front of me. Not cool. What makes you so important to jump the queue? What if someone did this to you?
BOUQUET To the lovely, generous lady who presented me (on Sunday 29 July) with a $50 Walmart gift card for my charity. Lunch Munch Program and Blankets for Canada say thank you.
BEEF To the highway maintenance company that despite my initial call over three months ago and numerous follow-up ones, have not seen fit to fix our non-existing road shoulders.
BOUQUET To Vicky and Ian at Ocean Bay Apartments on the Island Highway. They work hard every day to provide clean, safe and pleasant rental units. I wish I did not have to move as I love my apartment, it is so clean, sunny and well cared for – and with a great view of the water. Thank you.
BEEF To the roofing contractor. We can count on being woke every morning around 6:15 a.m. by your loud talking and banging of ladders. Be a good neighbour and quiet down.
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