Quality with any degree of consistency was largely dependent on volume among budget big box labs. Once 35mm film sales tanked, quality started slipping and the labs vanished. Costcos around Toronto dropped all film service 3 years ago. This left Frontier labs in a large grocery chain that are now on the verge of ending all film service for lack of customers. Crappy results like the OP's have killed 35mm for me--why bother with junk C-41 dev/print service? Now it's 120 developed at a quality pro lab.