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Sound Off -- Aug. 12, 2014

Need better enforcement regarding welfare recipients

Why are taxpayers paying out thousands and thousands of dollars in money to welfare recipients when we are bringing in foreign workers to do many jobs? Foreign workers work very hard in hotels, fast foods, stores and other eating places. Why can’t our welfare recipients take some of these jobs? Why aren’t there better enforcements for some of these welfare people who are just pretending or going through the motions in looking for jobs? We need better enforcement so we can cut down on our tax bills.

Buffer zones for expecting women

In regards to the buffer zones. The West Nile virus is one thing but do you realize that there is an increased risk of birth defects in pregnant women who are expose to malathion? Would it be OK to have buffer zones for pregnant women? Something to think about.

Solutions for these buffer zones

These so-called “buffer zones” are causing a real problem. I think if you have a respiratory problem, buy an industrial-type mask and wear it when there is to be fogging. Stay indoors, shut all doors and windows, and then you will be in control of your own situation. Why make the whole neighbourhood pay for your problem?

Do we not live in a democracy?

If the NDP takes any more of our rights away, in favour of a few complainers, Manitobans won’t have a democracy. We’ll have to live like people in Iran, Syria and Ukraine. Brandonites don’t want buffer zones for mosquito fogging, unless for a medical certificate. Let the half per cent of the population close their windows and doors and stay inside, if they are afraid of the spray. They can always move out of town and make us all happy.

Just a suggestion

Get the federal government to donate about 100 feet, or whatever is needed, along the west side of 18th Street from Grand Valley Road to the intersection to the Corral Centre traffic lights by the Safeway entrance. Then build a road from the lights to the west side of the dike to Grand Valley Road with a curve onto Grand Valley Road. Then you enter Grand Valley Road from the lights intersection. This way, the dike does not have to be removed and built every time there is a threat of a flood. It can be a permanent dike and save a lot of cost every year, building it and removing it and doing all the repairs needed.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 12, 2014

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Need better enforcement regarding welfare recipients

Why are taxpayers paying out thousands and thousands of dollars in money to welfare recipients when we are bringing in foreign workers to do many jobs? Foreign workers work very hard in hotels, fast foods, stores and other eating places. Why can’t our welfare recipients take some of these jobs? Why aren’t there better enforcements for some of these welfare people who are just pretending or going through the motions in looking for jobs? We need better enforcement so we can cut down on our tax bills.

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Need better enforcement regarding welfare recipients

Why are taxpayers paying out thousands and thousands of dollars in money to welfare recipients when we are bringing in foreign workers to do many jobs? Foreign workers work very hard in hotels, fast foods, stores and other eating places. Why can’t our welfare recipients take some of these jobs? Why aren’t there better enforcements for some of these welfare people who are just pretending or going through the motions in looking for jobs? We need better enforcement so we can cut down on our tax bills.

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