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Sound Off -- Dec. 30, 2013

It just makes sense

Canada Post, finally some common sense! This is simply business 101, you are making the right decision to scale back and phase out delivery. It’s inevitable with the way technology has advanced. It’s too bad the NDP would bankrupt our country just to keep the unions happy. Protesters/union members outside of Transport Minister Lisa Raitt’s office clearly define the word incompetent.

Fire Hall plans look promising!

It is good to hear that plans are underway to redevelop the old fire hall and create a vibrant hub with local retail businesses, market hall with restaurant and patio as well as affordable housing. Bowerbird Holdings’ proposal sounds similar to The Forks in Winnipeg which draws crowds all year round. Wouldn’t it be great to see something similar here in Brandon?

Are we maximizing our resources?

I hear all this talk about the city needing more affordable housing and that they are eventually going to hire an affordable housing specialist. I wonder if the city has considered talking to the Brandon School Division to see if the carpentry program at Crocus Plains or even ACC can play a role in this need. My son was in the program at Crocus and I know he would have loved to have had the opportunity to build a house while he was in the program. The program teaches students all about the house building process, and what a great resource and opportunity to kill two birds with one stone — teach students and supply an affordable home. Just might be worth the conversation?

Hurry up and wait

Has anyone else been annoyed with the stop lights in our city not being timed with sensors? Parker Boulevard and 18th Street has the longest turning light in Manitoba turning west going nowhere. Conservation and Kirkcaldy shows red more than Canada Post’s balance sheets. Lights at Value Village will change at 2 a.m. just for fun. At all major intersections you’re lucky to get two cars through a turning light. Point is, we need some sensor technology. Our city officials are quick to blame the province for all the PTH’s but we need to push for change. We have all been on 18th Street on a Saturday and that’s enough to just stay home! And don’t get me started on the bridge!

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 30, 2013

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It just makes sense

Canada Post, finally some common sense! This is simply business 101, you are making the right decision to scale back and phase out delivery. It’s inevitable with the way technology has advanced. It’s too bad the NDP would bankrupt our country just to keep the unions happy. Protesters/union members outside of Transport Minister Lisa Raitt’s office clearly define the word incompetent.

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Canada Post, finally some common sense! This is simply business 101, you are making the right decision to scale back and phase out delivery. It’s inevitable with the way technology has advanced. It’s too bad the NDP would bankrupt our country just to keep the unions happy. Protesters/union members outside of Transport Minister Lisa Raitt’s office clearly define the word incompetent.

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