Beefs & Bouquets, June 24

To submit a beef or a bouquet, email

Do you have someone to thank, or a peeve to get off your chest? Send it to or drop it off in mailbox out front of Gazette office.

BEEF: To the person in the red jeep (?) who, for years now, has been travelling along Desmond Drive and laying on your car horn. Please try to realize what a disturbance this is to the entire neighborhood. I assume that you know someone who lives on this street and you feel the need to say “hello” every time you drive by. Have you heard of texting?

BEEF: To the person who had a beef about people leaving their doggy poop bags on trails and then recommending that if they didn’t want to throw them in the trash, they should chuck the bag into the bushes.

At first I was outraged as I am one of the many who picks up those poop bags daily and disposes of them properly, but then I thought no one could be stupid enough to suggest such a thing. So, I’m chalking their beef up to being bored and trying to get a rise out of people. It worked for me, momentarily.

BOUQUET: A big Bouquet to Phyllis in Metchosin, who saw a mother bear and her two cubs in her yard (Gazette June 17), and did not call BC Conservation to have them killed. We have taken a lot of their habitat away and the bears should not be shot just because they are looking for food to survive. If we can buy hotels for the homeless people, can’t we come up with the money to relocate wildlife? Is that too political? Too much work? More expensive than a bullet? Wildlife matters! Good for you Phyllis!

BOUQUET: I would like to give a huge bouquet to the person who handed in my wallet at the Superstore in Langford, on Saturday afternoon, June 13. It is wonderful to know that there are people who are honest and caring in this world. I cannot thank you enough.

BOUQUET: Big Bunches of Bouquets and Cheers to all the grads of 2020 in SD62. You did it! Be proud of yourselves and all the best on your next journey!

READ MORE: Beefs & Bouquets

BOUQUET: To the very nice couple in my place of retail employment. You were so kind and thoughtful to the customer ahead of you in the line at my register. This person was short of money and not able to afford to pay for the purchase so you stepped up and kindly offered to pay for the purchase. This person was very humble and appreciative and I must say you warmed my heart to my toes. I still have a lump in my throat. It is nice to know there are caring people that think of others before themselves. A little kindness goes a very long way.

BOUQUET: I read every single bouquet. What a beautiful idea. You should make this a tradition in your paper and keep it going forever, Nobody needs to hear other people’s beefs, but we all need to hear about the good deeds people do. So my gratitude to you Goldstream Gazette

BOUQUET: To the kind family ahead of me at the Tim Hortons on Island Highway on Friday, June 19. Thanks for the coffee…I’ll pay it forward!

BEEF: To the driver on the Malahat in the white Ford F350 with the oversized tires. You should slow down. No need for speed on the Malahat…there have already been too many accidents!

BOUQUET: To all the moms and dads who have been struggling to get through the virtual classroom and homework. This has not been easy on families or the kids. I hope everyone has a great summer and we are able to have a new normal for kids in September.

BOUQUET: To MOLE on Millstream, Thank you for bringing some great flavour to the West Shore, I am sorry to hear you will be closing. We wish you all the best on your next journey!

Gazette staff reserve the right to edit all submissions, and discard Beefs deemed to be libelous or mean-spirited. Please keep submissions within 150 words.

Beefs & Bouquets

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Coastal scenes at the forefront for July shows at Victoria galleries

From sculpture to landscape paintings, summer art is about nature

Victoria man collects 28 bags of trash along two-kilometre stretch of highway

20-year-old spent 12 hours collecting garbage near Thetis Lake

It’s showtime: Victoria theatre reopens with new COVID-19 protocols

Capitol 6 theatre and SilverCity Victoria have reopened with limited seating

Rapid bus system could increase frequency, reliability in Greater Victoria

BC Transit studies methods for improving major routes in Capital Region

13 new B.C. COVID-19 cases, Langley Lodge outbreak ends

Health care outbreaks down to four, 162 cases active

Two injured hikers airlifted from North Vancouver Island Park

Campbell River and Comox Search and Rescue hoist team rescued the injured from Cape Scott Provincial Park

Alberta health minister orders review into response after noose found in hospital in 2016

A piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande Prairie Hospital in 2016

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

B.C.’s Indigenous rights law faces 2020 implementation deadline

Pipeline projects carry on as B.C. works on UN goals

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Lower Mainland teacher facing child pornography charges

Elazar Reshef, 52, has worked in the Delta School District

Most Read