Cartoon is right on!
The March 25 Brandon Sun editorial cartoon showing a figure gesturing a salute, and also a thumb nose on “democracy in Canada,” is worthy of being recognized and “telling it like it is!”
Can’t you read the signs?
I cannot believe it! How many signs and flashing lights does it take? What are these semi drivers doing that they can’t read these signs and/or see the flashing lights warning them of the low bridge ahead? Boggles my mind and makes me really worried that such careless drivers are in charge of these big trucks on our highways.
Does anyone in the city of Brandon turn into the correct lane when turning? Eight out of 10 cars lane leap. When you are turning left, you turn in to the left lane. If you turn right, you turn into the right lane and then you change lanes as required. Get out your driver’s handbook and you will see this is correct. Several times I have almost been in an accident when I do the correct thing and the driver behind me lane leaps with considerable speed and I need to change lanes and I cannot. I would hope that the fine police officers in Brandon, when they are out ticketing the cellphone texters and talkers, look for this. You could hand out a hundred tickets a day for this easy in this city.
Teacher cuts will not be the end of the world
In regards to the article in the Brandon Sun on March 24 by Rikki Bergen named “Students To Pay Price For BSD Cuts.” I must say I don’t like the tone in which she wrote that article. The people in this city don’t have extra money in their pocket just to satisfy the needs of certain “excellent” students. It was time the BSD listened, and tightened its belt on taxing the people of Brandon. Those 11 positions cut will not be the end of the world for Brandon students and as it always has been, there will be those who will fall through the cracks. We got our education in multigrade classrooms of at least 35 to 40 students and did well. We are the taxpayers of this city and we have the right to say where our money can be and should be spend. Maybe it is time to do away with school boards and have the province only provide the money.