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Sound Off -- April 22, 2014

Tired of all the whining

To all the whiners out there complaining about the firefighters wanting a raise, where were you and your soapbox when the police got their huge raise? Why no outcry then? Is it just that you have a beef with the firefighters then? To the person thinking that Brandon should consider a volunteer system for firefighters — give your head a shake! Non-stop trips to Winnipeg and all the other ambulance calls and accidents. What employer is going to let their employees leave work all the time to go and do another job? Are you going to pay that employee’s wage? Think about it. And no, I am not a member of the fire department but just tired of all the whining.

Reward should be based on deeds not needs

After reading the BU bursary article in the April 11 Brandon Sun I am disgusted! A scholarship at BU is granted due to a student’s hard work (getting good grades) and a bursary is due to “financial need” (mostly due to having a student loan). This article indicated one recipient of a bursary “needed” the money to bring their family home for Christmas. In my opinion, scholarships and bursaries should only be granted for hard work. Some might say that this is not fair, because some students are more intelligent than others and can get better grades. Not so! The only reason some students get better grades is due to their work ethic (time and effort they put into their studies). How do I know? I am a university student who works hard for good grades and pays for my own education. I watch other students get free bursary cash due to them having a “financial need” only because they do not have a good work ethic.

Another mobile home park disappears?

Further to your map on Page A6 of the April 11 paper, where has Glendale Mobile Home Park gone? Is it not going to be included in this new plan? Is the city planning to eliminate it just like the south end mobile park last fall?

Welcome to Centre Avenue … or should we say Crater Avenue?

A neighbour has been trying to get our avenue, Center Avenue, paved for four years, but the city won’t listen. The avenue is a one block section and has potholes, measuring about four feet by 2 1/2 feet. It is potholes from one end to the other and residents are ruining their vehicles driving over them. It is hundreds of times worse than Victoria Avenue was last year. Come take a look for yourself. It’s the worst street in Brandon. It’s located on First Street North, turn left at Value Village and go one block west.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 22, 2014

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Tired of all the whining

To all the whiners out there complaining about the firefighters wanting a raise, where were you and your soapbox when the police got their huge raise? Why no outcry then? Is it just that you have a beef with the firefighters then? To the person thinking that Brandon should consider a volunteer system for firefighters — give your head a shake! Non-stop trips to Winnipeg and all the other ambulance calls and accidents. What employer is going to let their employees leave work all the time to go and do another job? Are you going to pay that employee’s wage? Think about it. And no, I am not a member of the fire department but just tired of all the whining.

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Tired of all the whining

To all the whiners out there complaining about the firefighters wanting a raise, where were you and your soapbox when the police got their huge raise? Why no outcry then? Is it just that you have a beef with the firefighters then? To the person thinking that Brandon should consider a volunteer system for firefighters — give your head a shake! Non-stop trips to Winnipeg and all the other ambulance calls and accidents. What employer is going to let their employees leave work all the time to go and do another job? Are you going to pay that employee’s wage? Think about it. And no, I am not a member of the fire department but just tired of all the whining.

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