Beefs & Bouquets: week of October 17

Beef to litterbugs; bouquet to Judy Hagen

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Although the post will be anonymous, include a contact name and phone number, because there’s a draw every week for a meal for two from Dairy Queen. This week’s winner: Judy Armstrong.


THERE WILL BE bouquets to the NDP provincial government and municipal governments when they get the marijuana sale outlets right. Recreational marijuana will be sold in B.C. liquor stores only and medical marijuana will be sold in pharmacies only. Illegal grow ops won’t be able to compete with the high quality, market priced products sold in liquor stores and pharmacies. Still wondering though how this proliferation of marijuana use will make life better in Beautiful B.C.

COURTENAY KIWANIS club would like to send a large bouquet of beautiful flowers to every one who supported all our Kiwanis Junktique sales over the past years. With your donations we are able to support many local programs. Always great to see so many familiar faces. Kiwanis Junktique fundraising events have been going on for more than 25 years. One big Thank You, from all Kiwanians, and we hope to see you at our next Junktique sale in November.

ROTTEN BEEF to all the people that think the CVP (Comox Valley Parkway) is their personal trash bin. If it is visitors to our beautiful valley that are littering this area, please do not come back. If it is local residents that are doing this, please don’t be so “Neanderthal” in your thinking. A suggestion for a possible solution to this issue, raise the fine for littering to a level that even these inconsiderate people would think twice before tossing their garbage out the window.

BIG BOUQUET and thank you to Lonnie (and his dad) at Brilon Plumbing, who recently renovated my bathroom. All details of the work were explained ahead of time, with lots of opportunity for my input; the crew always arrived at the time they had promised; work was carried out efficiently, with no waste of time but with real attention to detail, and they cleaned up at the end of each part of the job. And it ended up being not only reasonable priced but also under the estimated cost! Great work.

BOUQUETS AND BLESSINGS to the Northgate Four Square Church for all of the delicious apple pies generously donated in the neighbourhood. Thank you from a appreciative and blessed neighbour.

AFTER A VERY long day of travel from London U.K., our arrival home on Oct. 3 was a bit more “exciting” than expected. We had almost made it, had the cab door closed and were ready to pull away from the curb when my husband had an epileptic seizure. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came to our assistance. Rob — our cab driver from Joe’s Taxi — was so sweet and he remained calm, which helped me stay calm too. Kylie from National Car Rental saw the commotion and came over to offer her help. She called 911 for me while I sat with my husband. Both Rob and Kylie stayed with us until the first responders and ambulance arrived. Thank you all again. No vacation is really complete without a welcome home and we certainly had that!

THIS IS TO send a huge bouquet to Erica for the great care she has given me throughout the years. Her work is of a caring person. We will lose a great asset to the medical community. Wherever you go, you will be helping people. Thanks for doing so much.

THIS IS FOR two great people — Megan and Cole of the CBI rehab team. You both gave me encouragement to get better and I understand how exercises are very important to our bodies. Keep up the great work.

GLAD IT’S never too late to say thank you. I’ve found out that due to a “glitch,” a bouquet of appreciation I dropped off Labour Day weekend wasn’t published. So I’ll give it the ol’ college try again and say “thank you” to Emterra Sanitation engineers, namely Barry and Corey, who collect in my area every Friday. This message is meant for all the young men who serve us so well: tidy and always with a friendly smile. I also recognize Brittany at Nissan Courtesy Car Wash, who recently washed and vacuumed my car, keeping my old X Trail looking spiffy.

A HUGE BOUQUET to Judy Hagen for her timely article in her Hunt for History column regarding the possible take over of Glacier View Lodge, which was published recently in the Record. Those of us that have lived in the Valley for a number of years may remember the previous attempt and appreciate the opportunity to refresh our memories as to the sequence of events that happened at that time.

I HAVE A huge beef for the driver of a newer black Honda ridgeline pickup, who thinks now that the hot weather is gone, it’s OK to throw out his lit cigarette butt on the road. As I am on the road daily, I am now calling out all the drivers who think it’s OK to litter on our roads. Ill be watching.

I WOULD LIKE to send a huge bouquet of gratitude to the person who handed in my purchases to London Drugs that I had left in a shopping cart! Thank you for your honesty God Bless you.

A BIG BOUQUET of thanks to the ambulance staff, police officer and hospital staff that came to my aid after I was hit while riding my bike on Back Rd. on Oct. 4. Also a big thanks to the strangers that stopped to help. Even with the hospital going through their own growing pains, they handled it all with humour and apologies. And a special thanks to my sister for making sure I had everything I needed while I was stuck at home recuperating. All these things confirm why I love living here. But please, please be careful when you are out and about. It only takes a second to change everything.

HUGH HEFNER of Playboy died with a smile on his face. What a way to go. No harassment lawsuits from the Bunnies, as they knew the deal. Not so for the RCMP senior management, who are continually mired in harassment and pay issues. How can Ottawa be so out of touch? Here on Vancouver Island, we rarely see Mounties on the road. And drug dealers continue to kill people with impunity. Time for change, Ottawa.

NOTICE HOW Harvey Weinstein has taken the news away from gun control in the U.S.? Harvey is a ladies dude with control of careers. There are much more dangerous dudes that work in the Comox Valley with their killer drugs ending careers and lives. Wake up folks. Harvey is just a distraction.

A BOUQUET TO every local who has said “Welcome to the Valley!” and “You’ll love it here!” I do love it and it’s not just because of the physical geography – it’s the people!

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