Beefs and Bouquets for Sept. 21

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

BOUQUET: I would like to thank all the pre-school children who stop and say hi to me when I walk on the Galloping Goose trail with my owners. That is the highlight of my day! Also, thanks to Jennine who runs the daycare who found my Dad’s credit card that was dropped on The Goose. I am a golden retriever named Mr. Boo. I appreciate all the love. Hope to see you soon! Paws and Kisses.

HUGE BOUQUET: to cashier Julia who works at the Fairway Market in Westshore Town Centre. She is always so friendly, efficient, just all around the best. We always go to her even if we have to wait in line! Thank you Julia.

A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET: for Shelly at CRD. She was so kind and helpful in answering my questions as well as offering me information about my water meter. I am very grateful for her excellent customer service and patience.

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BOUQUET: to all the venue staff at Friday’s PFC game! You were all helpful, patient, and smiling. Thanks for all you do!

BEEF: to the drivers who don’t obey school zones, even though we’re a month in. It’s not summer anymore and speeding past an elementary school at 60km/h is very dangerous. There are children around, thus the school zones. Look out for people other than yourself!

BOUQUET: to the kind soul I saw running after someone in the Thrifty’s parking lot to return their dropped wallet. While I was just a witness to your good will, it’s great to know that there are still those who do things like this in this day and age. I’m glad that everything worked out.

BOUQUET: to the barista at Rhino Coffee who made my latte this weekend. You were so pleasant to deal with and my coffee tasted wonderful. Thanks for brightening my day!

BOUQUET: to the drivers who use their indicators as it is very helpful in keeping traffic moving if we know you are turning.

BEEF: to the people who do not pick up their dog’s poop in our parking lot. If you have a pet, be responsible for them and think of others.

BIG BOUQUET: to those who put their lights on now that it is darker out. I work on the West Shore and while driving I have noticed in the past month the majority of cyclists are not wearing helmets. Please be safe and wear a helmet as it does offer some protection as the streets are very busy.

BOUQUET: to the man on the red bike on the Galloping Goose on Sunday who stopped to help me with my bike. It was so kind of you to assist me and I didn’t thank you enough.

Do you have someone to thank, or a peeve to get off your chest? Send it to or drop it off in the Gazette office mailbox. We reserve the right to edit submissions and discard beefs deemed to be libellous or mean-spirited.

Please limit submissions to 50 words. We will not publish beefs about private businesses or charities (those associated with published news articles notwithstanding).

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