Too many missing persons
The CBC program “The Fifth Estate” reported on Friday night about a woman, a wife and mother of two, who went missing in Prince George, B.C. Appalling as that story is, I was more distressed by the report that dozens, yes, dozens, of young women have gone missing in the Prince George-Prince Rupert area. And that the RCMP don’t have the resources to search for missing women. Yes, and here in Manitoba, Grant Moffat was never found along with a number of native women. It is time to launch an inquiry into all these missing persons.
Not fair for the taxpayers
If the province would quit giving people who have never worked/paid taxes affordable housing, it would give our elders, students a place to live in this city!
Why is university housing special?
Interesting to notice in the write-up on university housing that the university requires three per cent annually to maintain its rental housing and so forth, and the Manitoba government sees fit that landlords should be able to maintain all theirs at one per cent. It just kind of makes you wonder who makes up all these figures, doesn’t it?
An injustice to the children
In reference to the conservative Mennonite group situation, I definitely do not condone the abuse as reported, but I am stunned that anyone would consider grabbing these children out of their homes and placing them elsewhere and that includes a nursing baby. If they must be removed, then the mother should have gone with them. On top of this, it has been drawn out far too long with only brief weekly visits allowed. I cannot believe this is happening in Canada. I guess common sense is no longer common.
Way to play
Congratulations to the Oak River Bantam AA baseball team and to the Brandon Midget AA team which both won gold medals for Manitoba in the Western Canadian Championships played in Swift Current, Sask., on Aug. 16-18. Great effort, teams!
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 22, 2013