Agree with editorial
Thank you for the editorial in the March 25 paper, “Election Bill Off The Mark.” It’s a subject that needs to be discussed and anyone who has concerns about this bill should contact MP Larry Maguire and let him know. I read a quote saying something like ... “while democracy is the most stable form of government, it is also the most fragile.” Let’s not take ours for granted. The cartoon on that same page pretty much said it.
You broke it ... you fix it
So pleased to see your front page on March 26, “Can’t You Read The Signs?” There needs to be significantly higher fines or consequences to the drivers who ignore the many signs that have been put in place to avoid these collisions with a bridge! Perhaps the errant drivers should be made to compensate the many individuals and companies that have to “fix” their thoughtlessness, carelessness — whatever you want to call it. This would be thousands of dollars, well more than $203 anyway.
Only in Manitoba
What’s wrong with the justice system in this province? Man gets a $203 fine for ignoring the elaborate signs and safety devices paid for with taxpayers’ dollars and causes damage. More taxpayer money is then wasted in emergency response and subsequent inspections. The next poor sap gets nailed for not wearing a seatbelt with no accident ... the government site shows a fine of $299.65.
If you want to go somewhere ... try a classroom
Will somebody from the school board please tell the public how much it is actually costing to send all these school administrators on trips all over the country and out of the country. If these people want to get out of their office, why don’t they go and work in the classroom and work face-to-face with the students instead of travelling all over the country.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 4, 2014