Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (July 9, 2015)


  • Roses to Brent, a man with Tourette’s who is frequently seen – and heard – walking around Cloverdale’s Hillcrest area. He stopped and chatted with me while I was training at the ball diamond and I asked him if he ever watched a ball game at Hillcrest and he said no – he worries his Tourette’s would distract the players. He also said he worries about making loud noises as he walks through our area. Don’t worry about us – when we hear you, we will know to come out and say hello!

  • Roses and a lifetime of great karma to the fellow who found my prescription sunglasses on the Victoria ferry. Having lost two pairs this year, I fortunately put my name, address and number inside the case. When he realized the number was our landline, he decided to deliver them to my home! I missed him by a few minutes – I would have loved to pour him a glass of something, having saved me from the merciless teasing I deserved from my bride

  • Roses to all the folks who attended FuzzyThumb Photography’s yard sale for the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer and helped us raise over $1,140.

Rotten Tomatoes

  • A hanging flower basket full of dead flowers and rotten tomatoes to strata council members who are constantly in everyone’s business and complaining about petty little things. If it’s a real issue, worry about itIf not, let it go!

  • A cul-de-sac full of rotten tomatoes to all the horrid neighbours in a cul-de-sac in Fraser Heights. You are all a bunch of anti-community, self-absorbed, carobsessed, gossipy, low-life neighbours. Congratulations on your newly painted black garages. Now your houses match your hearts. Ugly!

  • Rotten tomatoes to the City of Surrey for wasting our tax dollars to push a tax increase that none of us wanted. More tomatoes for the $100 ‘arts and culture’ levy that is clearly a poorly disguised tax to help pay for new cops. Funny, there was no mention of new taxes during election time..

  • Rotten tomatoes to parents of kids in sports who treat games like it’s Game 7 of Stanley Cup or World Series. Yes, we want to push our kids to get better but let’s remember to have some fun out there too.

Send your roses or rotten tomatoes to and watch for them here and in Thursday’s Now.

Just Posted

Surrey Mounties investigate drive-by shooting in Fleetwood

It happened Monday afternoon in the 8000-block of 153A Street. Police say no victim has been located.

18-year-old to hospital after shots fired in White Rock

Police investigating early-morning incident

White Rock RCMP unaffected by Surrey’s choice of police force, city says

Mayor Darryl Walker to meet with RCMP Staff Sgt. Daryl Creighton

Surrey firefighters tackle blaze at Guildford home

Firefighters have yet to determine what caused the vacant house fire

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

Touching note left on Lower Mainland veteran’s windshield

A veteran is hoping the writers of a note know how much he was touched by their kind words.

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Territory recommends a proposal that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking

Shelter struggles: Landlord takes over rental unit whenever visiting B.C. town

Renter’s story highlights how hard it is to find accommodation in Revelstoke

‘Weird Al’ brings Strings Attached tour to Lower Mainland next summer

Legendary musical satirist performs with full symphony orchestra

Most Read