Flowers are beautiful, but what about the Burdock?
I am writing to let you know how much I enjoyed the beautiful flowers as I drove north up the hill across from the Corral Centre on 18th Street North the other day. They were truly beautiful! I would have seen them on the way into your fair city, but my eyes were drawn to the west side of the street by the trees and the thousand of Burdock that are left to grow wild every year.
New to the city, but it’s the same old story
I tend to change jobs every few years and end up moving to medium-sized or smallish cities such as Brandon. It’s always so hard trying to make friends and establish any type of social circle. Especially since I’m a woman, I don’t just want to go and ‘hang’ around bars — I’m getting a bit old for most of them — as I’m not that type of gal who just wants to get ‘picked up.’ Things have worked out well in the past, so I’ll just give it some time.
Another city blunder
I cannot believe that with the highly paid management the city has mistakes like the “Share The Road” signs happen! Four signs to each street? Plus, most of them are not visible because the city doesn’t look after their trees and trim them. Then they spend more money taking half of them down after a front-page picture in the Brandon Sun. Sheesh! Give your heads a shake at ‘silly hall.’
Does council have a plan?
As a Lorne Avenue East resident who has a sign on my lawn, I like the idea of sharing the road with bikes. I support bike lanes! The problem is the ridiculous number of signs and the lack of other parts of the project such as painted/designated lanes — and the lack of information to affected residents. If there actually is a plan, let us know what’s going on! Was this discussed at a ward meeting?
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 6, 2013