Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Feb. 12, 2015)


  • A semi-trailer truck full of roses for staff writer Christopher Poon for his counterpoint column that argued dogs are more than property. Wonderful!

  • A bouquet of roses to the Fraser Heights Buddies. This small but awesome group of teens participate in a friendship program promoting inclusion. They have developed friendships with students in the BASES program. It is so inspiring to see a special needs student hang out with a buddy or socialize with them for coffee at lunchtime. In the true meaning of friendship, these teens make sure no one eats lunch alone. Roses to each and everyone of them.

  • A bank full of red roses to bank staff and especially the couple who stopped to help me when I fell at the Kennedy Heights CIBC. How lucky for me that not only are you kind but also a nurse. The offer to drive me home, without even knowing how far away I lived, was appreciated. An extra big thank you to the staff who supplied the first aid kit and to the kindness of strangers.

  • Roses to my lovely lady Tiffany for this upcoming Valentine’s Day! Love you!

  • Roses to Old Man Winter for laying low…

  • A stage full of roses to all the inspiring young entrepreneurs at last week’s PechaKucha Night. You lead the pack of free and innovative thinkers, and put Surrey on the map as an up-and-coming city. Bravo!

  • Roses to all the wine-loving wives and girlfriends in our complex who are beautiful, smart and strong women. Thanks for putting up with us men!

  • Roses to Adrian MacNair for braving the storm of crazies in expressing his opinion, no matter how unpopular.


  • Rotten tomatoes to the bylaw officer who tickets cars displaying "For Sale" signs – you must be really bored with your job and can’t find a better offender to give your tickets to. Get a life!

  • Rotten tomatoes to Canada Post. It wouldn’t cost much to install a minicamera at super mailboxes to catch the thieves who are breaking into them. I would like to know how much one of those boxes cost to replace. It is probably thousands of dollars. Smarten up, eh!

  • Rotten tomatoes to the person who had the audacity to say the Seahawks are a disgrace to the NFL simply for losing the Superbowl, despite accomplishing an amazing feat: being the first team in over 10 years to make back-to-back Superbowl appearances. I cannot stand bandwagon jumpers and fair-weather "fans" who only support their team when they win and turn their backs when they lose. Real fans stand by their team no matter what. Talk about being a sore loser.

  • Rotten tomatoes to columnist Adrian MacNair’s opinion piece on dogs. Terrible!

  • A pickup full of rotten tomatoes to illegal dumpers who throw their garbage on the side of the road, especially the people who dump old TVs. You can drop them off for free at retailers like London Drugs. Taking the rest of your crap to the transfer station costs next to nothing.

  • Rotten tomatoes and a big bag of dog poo thrown at the Now‘s Adrian MacNair, for obvious reasons.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the crappy dog owner (pun intended) for allowing your dog to crap in the Maple Green School yard – especially as it was in front of classroom doors! Twice! Roses to Ms. Mrak and her teachers for diligently cleaning it up so the kids don’t step in it. This owner gives all dog owners a bad name.

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