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Sound Off -- Feb. 7, 2014

Police raises have changed my mind

I was against the idea of replacing our police force with the RCMP, but after seeing the increases they were handed to on a silver platter by the city, I have changed my mind! For glorified babysitters to pull in that kind of wage is disgusting! And for the union president to say the force was being “reasonable” in their demands is insulting to those of us that have to hand you your gold-plated cheque!

Aussie system not the answer

Regarding the Sound Off on Feb. 6, “Why Waste Our Time,” about the poor turnout at the byelection. I heartily agree it is a waste of time, but, with all due respect the Australian model is not the way to go. Better interest and participation would take place if “proportional representation” was enacted. (20 per cent of the vote equals 20 per cent of the seats) other jurisdictions employ such a system; Japan and Germany. No system is flawless but it would be better than we currently employ. At least your vote would count and the percentage of turnout would be enhanced.

Soon to be running on empty

On several occasions I have noticed that the Brandon Police Service leave their vehicles running while having coffee at the new coffee shop on Victoria Avenue and First Street. One day, a police cruiser was running for over an hour while the officers were in having coffee. Another day there were several police service vehicles all with their motors running while the officers were in having coffee. Would someone please give me a good explanation for this?

Special thanks to Sobeys South

I would like to send a big bouquet for the staff and management at Sobeys South. While shopping I had a small medical issue and their care and concern was really appreciated. And a special thanks to the person who stayed with me until my husband arrived.

Service to veterans remains the same

The article in Saturday’s Brandon Sun “Closure ‘Shameful,’ Vet Says” contains statements from people that are wrong! The services are going to be the same here in Brandon as they have been in the past says Mr. Maguire. In fact, they are in the same building, just a different office. There is no distance to be travelled any further than what there was before. Veterans Affairs Canada has worked with National Defence to open 24 Intergraded Personal Support Centres across the country, including Shilo.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 7, 2014

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Police raises have changed my mind

I was against the idea of replacing our police force with the RCMP, but after seeing the increases they were handed to on a silver platter by the city, I have changed my mind! For glorified babysitters to pull in that kind of wage is disgusting! And for the union president to say the force was being “reasonable” in their demands is insulting to those of us that have to hand you your gold-plated cheque!

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Police raises have changed my mind

I was against the idea of replacing our police force with the RCMP, but after seeing the increases they were handed to on a silver platter by the city, I have changed my mind! For glorified babysitters to pull in that kind of wage is disgusting! And for the union president to say the force was being “reasonable” in their demands is insulting to those of us that have to hand you your gold-plated cheque!

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