Golf course fix might work
I don’t know why the Wheat City Golf Course has not become a par-3 course, which could be built on what is now the back nine. A beautiful facility could be built with a restaurant and a lounging area to get ready in. In the winter it can still be used for cross-country skiing and sledding. What is so darn wrong with that idea? I see no others.
Respect needs to go both ways
Regarding the Sound Off entitled “Why Are The Muslims Singled Out?” I am having a hard time reconciling this very unloving submission with an author who claims to be a Christian. Jesus taught and exemplified love in everything He did and instructed us to “love our neighbour as ourselves.” Our neighbours are not just the people who are like us or who agree with us, but people of every race, colour, culture, religion and gender. We should be welcoming education about the traditions and celebrations of other cultures, both to increase our knowledge and as a way of making all feel at home in Canada. Many of the Muslims in Canada were victims of atrocities in their own countries and are here looking to build a new life in peace. Respecting the fact that others have different beliefs and traditions leads to community-building. Referring to them as “bad apples” is very disrespectful and intolerant. Respect needs to go both ways. What a different world it would be if we were all to welcome and respect diversity in our communities!
Truckers have a heavy load
This is about all the complaining people do about all the semi-drivers in town thinking they own the roads. These people work very hard to make your roads safer, to get what you need when you go somewhere, but yet they are quite often scoffed at, and people sometimes resort to some very unsafe practices. For example, a truck may be travelling down the road and vehicles want to get in front of them because they start out slower at intersections with gearing up. So on many occasions I have witnessed cars speed up and pass the truck, cut him off, and slam on the brakes so he can be first at the red light. Does anyone ever stop to think that a fully loaded truck cannot stop on a dime and may well push that vehicle right into the intersection and cause all kinds of accidents and injuries? Remember that it usually is the trucker who doesn’t get hurt, so for your own sake and the public’s, give the truckers a little slack.
I do most of my shopping at a grocery store in the west end and I have noticed something in the last couple months or so that bothers me. To the men in their mid-20s to mid-30s — the fire lane in front of the store is not parking for the liquor store. The huge paved area to the direct south of the building is called a parking lot and it would probably be a good idea if you learned how to use it. And “I'm only going to be a minute” is not a valid reason to park in the fire lane.