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Sound Off -- Feb. 19, 2014

Coulda and shoulda!

Wouldn’t it have been nice to reap the economic benefits of a new casino in Brandon that would have generated more than 160 jobs and a huge economic windfall for the city? I can assure you our taxes wouldn’t have increased this year or probably years to come if our citizens would have been progressive and forward-thinking rather than backwards and Brandon could have reaped the benefits rather than the Carberry area.

Us seniors just can’t take it anymore

Brandon City Council and Brandon School Division have raised taxes each of the past three years and residents, especially seniors, can’t stand another nickel. I know of eight senior couples and three couples with schoolchildren who are contemplating leaving Brandon if either council or BSD raises taxes at all, as they can’t afford today’s raises in taxes along with Selinger’s extra taxes. I certainly hope our spendthrifts think about this as there are probably many more people thinking this way.

Keep your uninformed comments to yourself

Regarding the Sound Off, “Oh, The Inhumanity,” regarding Source for Sports. People need to get their facts straight before they make comments like this because Source for Sports is looking at purchasing .22 of 2.3 acres of property. Source for Sports also donates strongly to the community and supports KidSport and people who are on low income who cannot afford to put their kids in sports, as well as making donations to community centres within the city. Source for Sports is only wanting 60 feet of property of the 2.33 acres that are for sale.

Toughen up already!

Regarding the recent Sound Off, “Where Was The Bus?” I’m perplexed. I read that over several times, still hard to believe a boy that age or his parent would complain about such a short distance. When I was that age, my friends and I walked three times that distance to school every day no matter the weather and partly across open fields. After school a 16-city block Winnipeg Tribune paper route and a couple years later, a four-block Free Press route. The parents of today must have been coddled and overprotected, and are doing the same to their children. Are we creating a wimpy society? Looks that way. Also, expressing the wind chill as the actual temp is untruthful. If you are dressed properly, you’ll survive. I did and I give thanks for those opportunities in my younger years to toughen up.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 19, 2014

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Coulda and shoulda!

Wouldn’t it have been nice to reap the economic benefits of a new casino in Brandon that would have generated more than 160 jobs and a huge economic windfall for the city? I can assure you our taxes wouldn’t have increased this year or probably years to come if our citizens would have been progressive and forward-thinking rather than backwards and Brandon could have reaped the benefits rather than the Carberry area.

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Coulda and shoulda!

Wouldn’t it have been nice to reap the economic benefits of a new casino in Brandon that would have generated more than 160 jobs and a huge economic windfall for the city? I can assure you our taxes wouldn’t have increased this year or probably years to come if our citizens would have been progressive and forward-thinking rather than backwards and Brandon could have reaped the benefits rather than the Carberry area.

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