Listen to the people
I just read the July 27 Sound Off “There Must Be Something In The Water.” I also agree that Brandon City Hall has become a very big circus especially the mayor who appears to put this front on that she is there for the citizens and likes to listen to them and take their input like with the Coffee With the Mayor, etc. But the fact is if they actually did listen to us, our traffic lights would be in sync, our roads would be in better condition, our police would be actually fighting the crimes that matter like the cocaine epidemic in this city — the real crimes, not these petty checkstops and all these little traffic fines that don’t amount to anything. If they really want to do something about making this city better then the mayor should actually listen to the people who actually live in the city day after day, not hide in her office.
Bravo to the editor
I always enjoy reading James O’Connor’s Notebook column in Saturday’ paper. In fact, it’s what I turn to right after Sound Off. Regarding his piece this week, while I found it very amusing, the undertones are concerning to myself as someone who doesn’t want to live under endless NDP rule. Mr. O’Connor is correct when he states, “I’m sick of sticking up for a bunch of losers,” referring to the Conservatives, who lost power in 1999. I’m sure Mr. O’Connor will anger many on the right, but it’s not the first time he’s taken them to the woodshed.
East End Success
Just wanted to say thank you to the volunteers who made the East End Community Centre Reunion such a great time for everyone. From the car show, to the kids carnival, to the outdoor social it was an outstanding job. We had such a great time visiting with people we had not seen in many years. Thank you again and to the East Enders who could not make it, we sure missed you, but boy, you missed a great time.
Moonlighting smoke eaters
I find it interesting that there seem to be a large number of firefighters in this city who have professions outside of firefighting. Interesting, because didn’t they complain about losing sleep time at work. Complaining that it would have an impact on their family life?
Highway medicine returns
My elderly relative was sent to Winnipeg from the Brandon Regional Health Centre to have her fractured hip repaired on this August long weekend. I was told this will occur a lot in August. What’s up with that? Certainly not good health care service! Is this what regionalization holds for us?
Power to a few
I wonder why our mayor and council haven’t done something about the monopoly that a few families and businesses have in this city. Try to purchase land or a house or even become involved in business and you will see what I mean.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 7, 2012