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Sound Off -- Aug. 20, 2014

After 40 years it’s time for an update

A recent Looking Back column had a section for 1974 which tells of a new intersection at 18th Street and Victoria Avenue, with new left-turn lights. Perhaps after 40 years we could update them for 21st-century traffic and allow more than two or three cars to turn. Set the time of left-turn lights, similar to First Street and Veterans Way.

Need some patient-doctor quality time

Why are doctors invisible after a person has tests such as colonoscopy and laparoscopy? My husband recently had a laparoscopy. The nurse handed him a prescription for stomach acid relief and told him to make an appointment to see the doctor in two months. He was very upset that the doctor did not speak with him, give him some verbal advice and the opportunity to ask questions. He tried to make an appointment with his own doctor to discuss the situation and was told that the doctor was on vacation for the next two weeks. I know the doctor has a busy schedule, but could he not spare five minutes to reassure the patient?

Feeling trapped on the bus

I was on the bus recently and three apartment-sized strollers were in the aisle. This was a bus with only one door. Trying to get off the bus, I got as far as I could and short of climbing up on seats I could not access the front door. One moved her stroller a little and another female passenger began chastising me. The driver sat and did nothing. I have some mobility issues of my own which may not be visible. I had to walk sideways squeezing between three strollers. Please enforce the rules so we can all enjoy what we pay for. Seats can be folded to park the strollers out of the aisle. Anyone attempting to get on that bus would have had the same trouble I had getting off. Like bylaws, they are only effective if they are enforced.

Build a permanent dike and be done with it

Regarding Coun. John LoRegio saying the City of Brandon does not need a city-run golf course. How come the small towns that have golf courses seem to be running their golf courses with less population? Poor management is one answer. Build the dike and get it over with. Forget about spending wasted money on the areas at Riverbank Discovery Centre and Dinsdale Park just to be flooded again. Build the soccer fields in a place that will stay dry for our young people and adults to play on. The golf course also used to have tournaments, but due to poor management again it has lost that due to flooding. Just stop and think, what does the City of Brandon have to offer to attract people to come off the Trans-Canada Highway to visit? Get busy and do something productive for a change.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 20, 2014

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After 40 years it’s time for an update

A recent Looking Back column had a section for 1974 which tells of a new intersection at 18th Street and Victoria Avenue, with new left-turn lights. Perhaps after 40 years we could update them for 21st-century traffic and allow more than two or three cars to turn. Set the time of left-turn lights, similar to First Street and Veterans Way.

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After 40 years it’s time for an update

A recent Looking Back column had a section for 1974 which tells of a new intersection at 18th Street and Victoria Avenue, with new left-turn lights. Perhaps after 40 years we could update them for 21st-century traffic and allow more than two or three cars to turn. Set the time of left-turn lights, similar to First Street and Veterans Way.

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