Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Feb. 4, 2016)

Our weekly feature gives readers a chance to vent about things that enrage them - or to thank a certain someone who made their day.


  • Roses to Apple for having such amazing support when my phone was giving me tons of issues.
  • Roses to my 83-year-old dad’s extraordinary neighbours in a North Delta cul-de-sac. Thank you for all your kindness towards my dad, especially when my mum died and after his recent car accident. The world is better place, thanks to all of you!
  • Roses to the Fortis serviceman who came to our home to change our gas meter outside and alerted us that we had a carbon monoxide leak from our furnace. He asked another co-worker to check on us later that night. The next day, another serviceman came out. Each of them was helpful, knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Thank you for saving our lives!
  • Roses to the person who anonymously returned my daughter’s wallet containing her driver’s licence, credit card and $40 to our townhome in Clayton Heights. I wish I was able to thank you personally but you did not leave a number. Your graciousness, kindness and thoughtfulness has been acknowledged in our hearts!

Email your Roses to

Rotten Tomatoes

  • Rotten tomatoes to the boorish young man who crossed against the light at the Surrey Central bus loop as the 335 was departing. He proceeded to shout obscenities and flash obscene gestures at the driver after he braked and honked. Kudos to the driver and a nearby police officer for pursuing him and arresting him. To the young man – your actions inconvenienced everyone on that bus. I hope you’re proud of yourself.
  • Rotten tomatoes to the woman who threw her banana peel on the sidewalk while I was waiting for the 99 UBC bus. You should be ashamed of yourself. We are trying to keep our city clean. It’s called a garbage can – use your common sense!
  • Two semi trucks full of rotten tomatoes to the drivers who still talk on their cell phones and especially to the lady on her cell phone who nearly ran me down as I was in a crosswalk.
  • Rotten tomatoes to people who don’t say thank you – or not even offer a smile – when you do something nice for them like hold the door for them or offer them your seat in a restaurant lobby. It takes very little effort to be courteous.

Email your Rotten Tomatoes to

Just Posted

New Surrey councillor is a newer dad

Mandeep Nagra’s son Kabar was born at Surrey Memorial Hospital, four days after the civic election

Over-budget bids cause delay of four Surrey school projects

Two projects have gone back out to tender, two awaiting ‘revised budget approval’ from Ministry of Education

Fees ensure patients have access to parking at SMH, FHA says

Fraser Health Authority hasn’t heard yet from city hall about pay parking at Surrey hospital

Free hospital parking a non-starter in White Rock

City considering task force to look at parking generally – Walker

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

5 to start your day

Police try to thwart retaliation after Hells Angels member killed, criminal investigation at B.C. legislature and more

B.C. police watchdog calls for investigation into police board spending on former Victoria police chief

Police Complaint Commissioner says accountable and transparent review is in public interest

South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

South Korea’s Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol’s president edging out a longtime veteran of Russia’s security services.

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce sickens 18 people in Ontario, Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it’s working with U.S. authorities to determine the source of the romaine lettuce those who got ill were exposed to.

Trump defies calls to punish crown prince for writer’s death

The U.S. earlier sanctioned 17 Saudi officials suspected of being responsible for or complicit in the Oct. 2 killing, but members of Congress have called for harsher actions, including cancelling arms sales.

British, EU leaders to meet as Brexit deadline looms

The U.K. and the European Union agreed last week on a 585-page document sealing the terms of Britain’s departure.

Richard Oland was killed ‘in a rage,’ prosecutor tells son’s murder trial

The verdict from Oland’s 2015 murder trial was set aside on appeal in 2016. Richard Oland, 69, was found dead in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011.

B.C.’s HMCS Edmonton rescues two more sea turtles

Warship credited with a turtle rescue earlier in November

Most Read