Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Opinion
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - PRINT EDITION

Sound Off -- April 1, 2014

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.

Lane leapers

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.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 1, 2014

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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!”

Please subscribe to view full article.

Already subscribed? Login to view full article.

Not yet a subscriber? Click here to sign up

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!”

Subscription required to view full article.

A subscription to the Brandon Sun Newspaper is required to view this article. Please update your user information if you are already a newspaper subscriber.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Election 2014
Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media