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Sound Off -- Feb. 5, 2014

Winter tires could put a stop to all these accidents

The news in the Jan. 30 Brandon Sun that MPI may need to increase insurance rates in view of the record number of claims this winter is very frustrating. More than 16,000 collision claims in January alone is unbelievable. Like many other responsible drivers, I use winter tires and have always been able to avoid such problems. Are there any statistics being kept regarding the tires on vehicles involved in accidents? Maybe MPI should do so and give a break to those of us who prepare properly for winter driving.

It is tough all around

The federal government is trying to cut costs. I have to wait another two years to collect the OAS as well as many Canadians. Canada Post is phasing out door-to-door delivery service, times are tough and sure to get worse. Veterans must accept this change in their services, too.

One or the other ... which is it?

I see in the Jan. 31 paper a smoke shop was raided, then more on Dakota sovereignty. So why does the government ask them to give up status rights since they say they are not covered by a treaty? I’m from Canupawakpa and we have Frank Brown saying this, so if they have no treaty, why are they keeping their status? They still cross the border into the U.S. When I go, they ask me for my status card to cross. They tell us they are not treaty, yet they live on the reserve with all benefits.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 5, 2014

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Winter tires could put a stop to all these accidents

The news in the Jan. 30 Brandon Sun that MPI may need to increase insurance rates in view of the record number of claims this winter is very frustrating. More than 16,000 collision claims in January alone is unbelievable. Like many other responsible drivers, I use winter tires and have always been able to avoid such problems. Are there any statistics being kept regarding the tires on vehicles involved in accidents? Maybe MPI should do so and give a break to those of us who prepare properly for winter driving.

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Winter tires could put a stop to all these accidents

The news in the Jan. 30 Brandon Sun that MPI may need to increase insurance rates in view of the record number of claims this winter is very frustrating. More than 16,000 collision claims in January alone is unbelievable. Like many other responsible drivers, I use winter tires and have always been able to avoid such problems. Are there any statistics being kept regarding the tires on vehicles involved in accidents? Maybe MPI should do so and give a break to those of us who prepare properly for winter driving.

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