Beefs and Bouquets for Oct. 14

Here are this week’s thank yous and gripes about happenings in and around our West Shore community:

BOUQUET: We get your paper delivered to our Colwood home every week, by a really nice kid. The contents have been very valuable to us in knowing what’s going on in our community. A big thank you to you and your staff (bouquet ). I would like to send a great big bouquet to Cathy, who has, during COVID times, been walking around our extensive neighbourhood, picking up loose garbage from the street (wearing a high-viz jacket and gloves). How inspirational is that? A community connector, cleaner and leader.

BOUQUET: Kudos to the company who maintains and pays for the landscaping at Eagle Creek Village Shopping Centre in View Royal. Please keep up the terrific work.

BOUQUET: A big bouquet and thank you to the elderly couple I see on my commute through Triangle Mountain. They are out early every morning with garbage bags and picker-uppers collecting trash other people thoughtlessly leave behind.

BEEF: A big stinking beef to the people who do not know how to zipper merge. Letting a vehicle in is not going to make you any later.

BOUQUET: A big shout-out to the communities and groups that have been supporting our nurses and health-care workers by sending in cards, treats and flowers to show their appreciation. Now more than ever we need to support our health-care workers and understand just what they are going through in these times. Thank you to all our nurses and health-care workers for really stepping up!

BEEF: A big old slab of raw beef to the driver in the red Mazda driving up the Malahat on Sunday weaving in and out of traffic speeding on a Sunday. Hopefully, you got to where you were going without harming any other vehicles on the road. Why must people speed on the Malahat? Slow down people.

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