Close 1A west of Brandon to all truck traffic
Another truck hits the Kemnay rail bridge. I read the March 26 Brandon Sun article. It mentions that Herb Mahood, director of regional operations with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, saying they’ve tried every reasonable thing to prevent trucks from hitting the bridge. They’ve done every expensive thing, but it’s the cheapest and simplest that will work. Just close the 1A west of Brandon to all truck traffic. All trucks needing access to the west shall travel on the Trans-Canada Highway only. Problem solved.
If it is a real emergency, you’ll wait
In defence of our wonderful hospital emergency room in Brandon, you had to wait three hours and still didn’t see a doctor? How do you know what is going on back there? There could have been lots of critically ill patients or people dying! If you are sick enough or in enough pain, you will wait for treatment. I have had to have my loved one in for emergency treatment far too many times, but we have always received treatment ASAP when emergent. I have seen people come into the hospital drinking their Timmies and having a snack like they are at a coffee shop, some even get up and leave because they have to wait! If you are well enough to grab a coffee, maybe you don’t need the emergency room? You have no idea what is happening in the back!
Free education for some
I am tired of hearing about uneducated parents being unable to motivate their children in school. This is in reference to the recent Sound Off about breaking the cycle regarding lower education levels. There are groups of people the Canadian government funds university degrees for. They can then take a year off and be funded for another degree. Also have their child care, health costs and many other things paid for! Quit complaining. You are very lucky — others have to scrape by on minimum wage or EIA.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 2, 2014