Beefs and Bouquets for Oct. 21

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

BEEF: While there’s more housing being built here in Langford, we no longer have a LifeLabs at Westshore Mall or a walk-in clinic that closed at the Canadian Superstore just after COVID hit, not to mention we have a major doctor shortage here. And Langford is in the news as the best place to live?

BOUQUET: I would like to send a huge thank you to Sonya at the Red Barn on Brookside for the absolutely fabulous wrap she created for me this morning. It was the best wrap I have ever had. Ordering it was fun as well as Sonya has a wonderful sense of humour. My son and bonus daughter are locals who buy most of their food and all of their sandwiches at this Red Barn location and they are always impressed. So thanks so much Sonya! My tomato wrap with more veggies than I thought would fit and both the sauces I requested was awesome!

BEEF: To all those who complain to the cashiers at the grocery store about pricing, masks, waiting in line. We should praise these frontline workers as they work hard, probably for minimum wage, and are cheerful despite the negativity they have to deal with. I know everyone has problems, is lonely and isolated, but please be kind.

BOUQUET: Just a friendly reminder to the receivers of food delivery, don’t forget to leave a light on outside to indicate your house when it starts getting dark. It helps out the drivers deliver to the correct house. Thanks.

BEEF: Grocery store owners, stop using foam trays for packaging meat products. Replace the toxic trays with packaging that can be washed and put in our blue bins. Foam is ecological poison. Your customers want action to help our environment.

BOUQUET: We are very fortunate to live in a beautiful place with flowers still in bloom, mild weather, wonderful outdoor places to enjoy and a high quality of life here on the West Shore. When I watch the news and see all the problems there are out in so many places, we should be grateful for our life here.

BEEF: Premier John Horgan is spending millions of our tax dollars on RCMP helicopters, drones, lawyers and the courts. The men and women at Fairy Creek are my heroes. They will be the heroes of today’s and tomorrow’s children who will be able to visit Fairy Creek.

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