Canada Post is apparently in financial distress, but now it is increasing the price of stamps and making it more difficult to purchase stamps. Neither of the corner stores near my home now carry stamps and they are not available for sale at the south end mall where I do my shopping. Canada Post's policies are not even logical.
All organizers and volunteers deserve recognition
The community events coverage by the Brandon Sun is greatly appreciated by the not-for-profit groups and community volunteers. Having said that, I feel it is necessary to set the record straight regarding the Louis Riel Day Festivities at the Discovery Centre. In addition to providing sleigh rides, the SW Region Manitoba Métis Federation and the Grand Valley Local also provided the venue inside the centre, the hotdogs and hot chocolate, face painting for the kids, as well as volunteers to staff the event. The volunteers for our groups work very hard to bring together all facets of the community in these celebrations and need to be recognized for all their efforts. A job well done and appreciated by the many who attended.
It’s an issue of safety
At College Avenue East between Russell and Frederick streets the city has piled snow four to five feet high on the boulevard where pedestrians should safely walk. The city has been promising for 30-plus years to install sidewalks here. Walking on the street is unsafe as buses, tow trucks and autos fly around the corner from Frederick Street onto College Avenue East often on the wrong side of the road. Calls to the city works have been non-productive. Requests for police to monitor traffic have also gone unanswered. I don’t mind shovelling a path but there is no way a snow pile five foot high can be shovelled. It is like a mini-mountain.
No copy should be needed
I went to a school in Brandon to register my child for kindergarten and I took along the required proof of birth and proof of residence. But since when does the Brandon School Division or the school need a copy of my personal utility bill? Looking at it should have been good enough. I think this has to be addressed.
Should get a discount for being safe
I think for people who spend $1,000 on snow tires, which I did, maybe Autopac could give you a discount like we get on our house if we have a smoke detector. If they get in an accident without having snow tires on, well then look out. I am not sure how they would police it but I don’t think it would be that hard.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 28, 2014