Can the cans
I totally agree with the idea of locking up spray-paint cans as is done with other items that have been proven to be wrongly used by some people. It’s not the same to say that a store needs to treat them like medical prescriptions or guns. The spray-paint menace is a plague on downtown and all around the city. This is true big time in the spring, as all the little idiots come out of their hidey holes from the winter and run around in the warmer nights causing untold thousands of dollars in damage.
Pay more to spray
Lock up spray paint aerosols? Sure, the shaker cans could be put behind counters or behind a locked cage in aisles of bigger stores without much problem, but what about the smaller seller who has to deal face on with punks who could intimidate the proprietors? What if a mom or pop store — maybe more in the smaller areas — refused to sell spray paint? Imagine the mess their walls would be once the juvenile delinquents got hold of some paint. Or even just found a rock or two to break windows in revenge.
If truckers can’t read current signs what good would new ones do?
Regarding the reader who suggested that we close Highway 1A west of Brandon to all truck traffic. If all of these large trucks do not notice all the warnings in place, do you really think they will understand “no truck traffic?”
Brandon Sun seems biased
I am not pro-union or anti-union, I just want to know what is going on. But the Brandon Sun editorials seem to be so pro-management and so anti-union that I question their ability to provide unbiased reporting and publishing of what counts as news in Westman. (Ed. note: As we’ve stated repeatedly in the past — yes, the Sun’s corporate position as reflected in its editorials in the Opinion section is centre-right. In no way is this position used as a guide for how stories and photos are selected, assigned, produced or edited.)
A warning for seniors
My husband and I are seniors who live in Lions Manor and we frequently walk across the street east of Lions Manor to get to a nearby drugstore. One has to walk one block east past a bus shack that is no longer in use. Last week at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon, my husband, who walks with a cane, was pushed forcibly by a teenage assailant who came charging out of the empty, no longer used, bus shack. We figure that this teenage girl was probably lying in wait for a senior to walk by so that she could push him or her and try to dislodge their wallet or cellphone from their pocket. Fortunately this push-and-run wallet grab was unsuccessful and my husband was unhurt. But I am just writing this to warn other seniors to be vigilant and hang on to their purses and wallets even if they are only walking one block.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 17, 2014