Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Aug. 7, 2014)

  • Dark pink roses to the hard-working nurses who devote their time and energy for the patients’ wellbeing in the Guru Nanak Emergency Ward at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Your time and patience is greatly appreciated!

  • Roses to Mary, a kind neighbour who offered rides to three strangers when the SkyTrain broke down on July 17. We encountered each other in the lineup at Edmonds and her car was parked at Scott Road. All she asked was that we pass the good deed on. You got it, Mary!

  • A dozen roses to our local journalists who, despite the craze of the Internet, strive weekly to do our community good by providing interesting, relatable information and news stories to read in the paper during the evening. As a university student interested in publishing, it gives me hope. Thank you!

  • A million red roses to Sophia Walia for hosting a great charity tournament. The tournament raised awareness of certain types of cancer, which are more predominant in men. She is a great person and put a lot of time and effort into this field hockey tournament. Great job, Sophia! All of Surrey’s field hockey players salute you. Field Hockey Tackles Cancer was a great event.

  • A huge bouquet of roses to the men who helped us push, up an incline, our very heavy VW Westfalia out of the intersection of King George Boulevard and Highway 10. And thank you to the very pleasant and competent Unitow truck driver.

  • Roses to the organizers and volunteers of the White Rock Sea Festival. You put on an event to be proud of.

  • Roses to Hayley Grice, who the Now featured for being the only girl in the provincials. Great job, Hayley!

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  • Rotten tomatoes to the teachers who decided to go on strike two weeks before the end of the school year. You say you do this for the kids – it had nothing to do with the kids, you were trying to make a point and failed by walking out on the students. Why didn’t you wait until exams/graduation were complete? I give you a failing grade – summer school for you. Oh wait, there is no summer school.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the Surrey Memorial Hospital’s emergency department for excessively long wait times. It seems that they want you to wait at least six hours if you have to go there. The whole place seems to be in slow motion. I have complained to the hospital and it doesn’t even respond.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the City of Surrey, which spent months re-doing the road along King George Boulevard and 16th Avenue. The city planted grass (which has not been mowed but weed-eaten twice) and 16 cedar trees at the cul-desac and all but one is dying. Maybe they should have had someone water them. What a waste to the taxpayer.

  • Rotten tomatoes to whoever is vandalizing the volunteer search and rescue team’s equipment, stealing and destroying things. What if you needed rescuing and they’d say "all our equipment in that area has been stolen and we can’t get in there without our equipment?"

  • Rotten tomatoes to the store owner who parked in a handicapped zone and when confronted, pushed a 75-year-old man to the ground and broke his hip. Shame, I will not shop there again!

  • Rotten tomatoes to Linda Hepner for even putting the idea of a ferris wheel out there. Give your head a shake! Surrey needs responsible government, not an amusement park philosophy.

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