A temporary fix to glare-ice conditions on personal sidewalks is to splash scalding hot water on it, followed immediately by some snow. These two will bond on contact, giving a surface conducive to safe travel. One must try it to prove it. The rock-salt solution is fine if there is no need to go out for a walk within an hour. The hot-water/snow mix is an immediate solution ... not something one would apply to large parking lots, for instance.
A waste of tax dollars
I would like to know whose brilliant idea it was to produce the high-quality brochure which was distributed to homes in Brandon the other day. If it makes the BSD feel good about themselves it certainly doesn’t make those of us who are annually asked to pay more and more in school taxes, feel anything but anger. As for the results, competencies in all listed grades, of 35.6 percent to a high of 68 percent “meeting or exceeding expectations” is appalling! What about all those who fall below those standards?
Hope they don’t treat their kids the same
While it sickens and saddens me to hear that two puppies were left on the side of the road, it does not surprise me anymore. The limits of some people']s cruelty to animals is limitless — just throw them away when you don’t want them!
Good for you, but we are not all the same
Regarding the Sound Off, “I Can Do It, So Can You.” To this person, you are very lucky to have good health at age 75. Many people do not. You should be thankful to God for your good health and not be flaunting it as there are many younger people whose health isn’t as good and cannot shovel snow.
Regarding the Sound Off, “Religious Zealots Are Such Intolerant Bullies,” from Nov. 27. Shame on you for trying to boycott businesses which are using happy holiday signs. Well I won’t. But when I walk up to a business and see the spelling of centre with “re” which is Canadian or center with an “er” which is American — the ones that use the American spelling I guess don’t know where they actually live. I think the same with the people using “happy holidays” — they are trying to be politically correct and they just don’t know where they live.
No compassion for killing pigs
The Baldur-area pig farmer maybe should bang his head against a wall. He seems to justify killing piglets by slamming their heads on a concrete floor as being painless and that only 10 minutes of video over three months does not represent the true story. He is right — we wonder what goes on in these barns all year long. We wonder what kind of people are hired to do these killing tasks, obviously they have no compassion. However, I imagine the bottom line is always considered as why not euthanize these piglets with a needle, similar to putting down a pet when it is old and in pain.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 12, 2012