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Sound Off -- Dec. 10, 2013

Turn down the volume

I have called our local cable company as to why the music on all programs plus commercials are so loud. Sometimes the music is so loud it interferes with the news broadcaster. Does anyone else have this problem?

Give us a break when you take a break

This comment pertains to the new law on the highways where you have to slow down when there are workers working, and even if they are not around you have to slow down. They could be in the ditch or something so I can see that, but when they go for supper or lunch or coffee breaks or whatever, maybe they could put a cover over the speed signs or whatever and then they wouldn’t slow down semis, and trucks and all the highway traffic. But otherwise, yes, we should slow down even ... if we cannot see them.

Sportsplex money should have gone to YMCA

I would like to know how much money has been spent on the Sportsplex since the mayor took office. That money should have been spent on increasing the size of the YMCA pool so that it would have be large enough for competition. Somebody was not thinking ahead.

Need more serious bylaws

I just moved out to an oilfield town, I won’t mention which one, but they have a bylaw here that if you have a dandelion on your lawn, they will give you a fine. They should have more serious bylaws like making sure your truck is covered so that your nails don’t go all over the road. I have had two flat tires since I moved here. With better bylaws and more friendly people it would be better for business people.

Costs covered by fundraising

In response to the Sound Off in Saturday’s paper about why we need these new signs at these schools. To my knowledge, my son’s school fundraised to pay for their new sign. So for most things like playgrounds, signs or any fancy extras like that, unless it is capital expenditures, schools do the fundraising to get that.

Thanks for the lift

Thank you ever so much to the wonderful, caring lady who gave me a ride to Target on a cold Friday morning. Thanks again.

Reality check

How does the city expect the taxpayer to believe that yet another expert is required on staff there? A staff that has an additional $665,000 spent on them plus their great wages and $2,000 a month for luncheons? They have lost sight of reality.

Housing situation is a provincial issue

There is no need for the city to be involved with the housing situation in Brandon. This is a provincial responsibility and they are addressing this by building more Manitoba Housing units. All Manitobans pay taxes to support this, and now our mayor and council want homeowners to pay double toward this. Enough is enough.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 10, 2013

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It is difficult to imagine that the YMCA pool will be large enough to meet the needs of the future, being just a bit more swimming area than the previous pool. One solution might be to have the pool open 24 hours a day, so people with extreme flexibility, could fit in a swim in the wee hours.

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Turn down the volume

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