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Sound Off -- Dec. 17, 2013

Garbage bylaw does not apply to all

The garbage bin bylaw is not enforceable. We have a problem house in our neighbourhood. Those who live there are young and able-bodied — just really, really lazy. We have reported that they leave their bins out 24/7 and on top of that, they throw their garbage on the ground so we have to pick it up off our lawns. We decided to try an experiment — none of us have called in two months — and has bylaw come back to check? Hell, no! We’re all talking about leaving our bins out all winter. Why bother trying to drag them over the snowbanks? It is a stupid garbage system which only applies to those who can’t or won’t pay off a city official!

Do it or drop it, Drew

I agree with Mr. O’Connor when he wrote in his column last weekend that our Brandon East MLA should either stop criticizing our current mayor, council and senior city staff or step up and run for the job. Drew Caldwell has plenty of experience to be well-considered as a candidate by the electorate. And he is obviously getting no respect from his current boss in the legislature, who continually passes him over for a cabinet promotion in favour of more political postings.

I’ll keep checking my mailbox

As the mail service to the households is phased out, at least I still know I will be getting the flyers I need each week in the Sun’s Community News Section delivered right in the old mailbox. I enjoy clipping coupons and it’s something I look forward to each week. And at least some government agency isn’t going to take that away from me!

Taxis need winter tires!

I’ve had the need to take some taxis around town for the past while and I’m amazed there aren’t more accidents involving those cars. I’m shocked that very few — if any — have snow tires on. They slip and slide to get going through an intersection and slip and slide as they try to stop. I would think that any vehicle carrying people for a fare would be required by law to have safe tires appropriate for the weather conditions here.

A good read

We offer the highest of commendations to the Brandon Sun for its editorial in Monday’s edition, titled “Numbers Don’t Lie On Rising Rents.” The article is a brief, but thorough discussion regarding the continuing reality that too many of our citizens are facing with respect to the cost of housing. A reality that persists while more housing units are being built. Media have a role with respect to being our social conscience. The Brandon Sun is fulfilling that role through editorials such as this. We highly recommend the editorial to all Brandonites and even to share the editorial with others. In particular, we recommend the editorial to the Brandon City Council. Job well done!

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 17, 2013

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Garbage bylaw does not apply to all

The garbage bin bylaw is not enforceable. We have a problem house in our neighbourhood. Those who live there are young and able-bodied — just really, really lazy. We have reported that they leave their bins out 24/7 and on top of that, they throw their garbage on the ground so we have to pick it up off our lawns. We decided to try an experiment — none of us have called in two months — and has bylaw come back to check? Hell, no! We’re all talking about leaving our bins out all winter. Why bother trying to drag them over the snowbanks? It is a stupid garbage system which only applies to those who can’t or won’t pay off a city official!

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Garbage bylaw does not apply to all

The garbage bin bylaw is not enforceable. We have a problem house in our neighbourhood. Those who live there are young and able-bodied — just really, really lazy. We have reported that they leave their bins out 24/7 and on top of that, they throw their garbage on the ground so we have to pick it up off our lawns. We decided to try an experiment — none of us have called in two months — and has bylaw come back to check? Hell, no! We’re all talking about leaving our bins out all winter. Why bother trying to drag them over the snowbanks? It is a stupid garbage system which only applies to those who can’t or won’t pay off a city official!

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