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Sound Off -- April 7, 2014

Fine them like you said you would

In regards to the semi truck drivers hitting the Kemnay bridge. All they need to do is to impose the fine of $5,000 they said they were going to do years ago! Maybe then they would wake up and start reading the signs. But until they do that, nothing will change.

Governments in glass houses ...

I find the position of the Harper Conservative government regarding Crimea and Ukraine more than slightly hypocritical. One only needs to look to Canada as to what he has done for democracy under the Fair Elections Act, the Canada Wheat Board issue and many other legislative matters they have passed since this government has come into power. The editorial cartoon in the March 25 Brandon Sun obviously shows the story the best.

We need to support our team

We have season tickets to the Wheat King games and this year, the attendance has been dreadful. The first playoff home game on Wednesday, March 26, there were only 3,500 fans in attendance. I am ashamed that Brandon and area fans do not come out and support these young talented athletes. We are so lucky to have this in our city and we do not seem to appreciate it. These young men entertain us from start to finish and if you have been keeping up with the draft picks, the team that we will have for the 2014-15 season and in the next few years will be one of the best in the history of this franchise. Kelly McCrimmon is one smart man. So get off your couch and support these young men and while you are there, make some noise!

Democracy cannot thrive under the chains of oppression

The year 1863: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation. (Liberated, independent, unconstrained, uninhibited; free) — something the municipalities of Manitoba might wish to consider for taking action as Manitoba’s provincial election in 2015 draws closer each day.

Don’t spoil our dreams of a big win

Your editorial of March 31, “Not A Good Bet,” from the Winnipeg Free Press regarding Manitoba Lotteries’ falling sales, reminds me of fishing. If you had no bait on the hook, then the fish will not bite. Prizes are the bait. Make more lower-end prizes and people will buy more tickets. I am way over 35 years of age and a faithful buyer of lottery tickets, but rapidly losing interest due to the high cost of tickets and the low payouts. So I say to the Lotteries Commission, do not let your greed spoil your clients’ dreams of a big win in their future. Keep us playing. It is up to you!

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 7, 2014

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Fine them like you said you would

In regards to the semi truck drivers hitting the Kemnay bridge. All they need to do is to impose the fine of $5,000 they said they were going to do years ago! Maybe then they would wake up and start reading the signs. But until they do that, nothing will change.

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Fine them like you said you would

In regards to the semi truck drivers hitting the Kemnay bridge. All they need to do is to impose the fine of $5,000 they said they were going to do years ago! Maybe then they would wake up and start reading the signs. But until they do that, nothing will change.

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