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This article was published 4/4/2015 (810 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Sometimes playing the fair way wins
Regarding the recent Sound Off, “Let Them All Play.” I was also at the rink and watched the Atom final. Two teams — one of them rolling lines and letting everybody play and the other one was not doing that and not letting everyone play. The team that rolled the lines rolled over the other team and won the game and the championship. So there are some good coaches out there and there are some good philosophies out there, and every once and a while those ones win.
Houses not as big as they look
This is in reference to the new houses that they build in Brandon and all over. If you take a look when you drive by these homes, you see a 1,000- or 1,100-square-foot bungalow type of thing, and then what they do is put a great big two-car garage sticking right out in front of your face and it makes it look huge and that puts the price way up. And then to make it a really big house, they put a bedroom on top of the garage, which doesn’t cost that much to build. Same with the garage — it doesn’t cost that much to build as they already have the cement slab there.
Pets not at fault — the owners are
So many people advertise rooms/suites but specify no pets, no parties, no smoking. I can see the others, but no pets? What are you supposed to do … kill your pets so that you can live in a nice place? Pet owners should be responsible for their pets and it is not the pet that is at fault — it is the person owning the pet. If you cannot clean up after your pet, then you should not have one. That is why the Humane Society is so full of animals that are unwanted because people are not responsible enough to take care of their pets and they blame other people. The landlord should see through this. I hope someday, someone says pets are allowed in places where you live. What is the difference between having kids or having pets?
Thanks for the chance to see a great show
Many thanks to the lady who left her unused ticket for “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium box office for Sunday’s matinee. I am the person who received it and I really appreciated it. I will try and give back. Thank you so much.
Exceeded your limit?
When you begin to feel mad and annoyed or angry enough to swear, hit or slam buttons on VLT machines — it’s time to stop, look around and quit!
Sorry I offended you
In reply to “Your Statement Is Insulting To Veterans” (March 30). I was not intending to insult our past veterans. Sorry! My father and uncles all fought in the Second World War and not all returned. But a number of our soldiers at Shilo I’ve spoken to claim a large number feel they’ll not be called to war. They do some training, drink beer and play pool. Those who fought in our wars are heroes. But when one dies, there’s no reason for the media to carry on about it for weeks instead of reporting other local stories.
Thanks for cleaning up after us
I would like to send a sincere thank you to the gentleman who was picking up garbage along Richmond Avenue on March 30. This is not the first time I have witnessed your efforts to keep our city clean and I really appreciate it.
Not giving us all the facts
Regarding the letter to the editor “Manitoba Debt Assertion Simply Not Correct” by Len Evans (March 27). It is correct, as he states, that some Canadian banks calculate the “net debt” of each province, and it is that number he hopes we will notice, to the exclusion of all others. However, the debt load of Manitobans is more realistically reflected by the debt load of the province plus the debt of its Crown corporations. Once the latter is included, Manitoba’s debt rises from $18 billion to over $32 billion and debt per capita is close to $26,000 for every woman, man and child — the highest in Canada. It gets worse. The NDP government’s development plan for Hydro calls for spending $30-$40 billion on some refurbishment, but most of it is for capacity expansion so that we can sell hydro to the Americans below cost, as we have done consistently since 2008. When it comes to informing his constituents on the state of the Manitoba economy, could Mr. Evans do much worse?