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Sound Off -- Feb.14, 2013

Not a forward-thinking town

I have a beef with the “Our View” in terms of losing the airline and the casino. I don’t know who the person is who writes this column, but they have obviously never been to Carberry because there are no goat trails here. This place is never flooded and sure there is the desert here, but flooding has never affected the area where the casino will be. So I wish someone would put that straight to the Brandon people. You have aways been negative about everything that happens if it does not happen to you! Maybe that is why you are not getting anything, such as the air service, because you people are backward and you are not forward thinking. (Ed. note: The proposed casino is 15 kilometres south of Carberry. And Highway 5 between Carberry and Glenboro was closed for months — including the area where the casino would be — during the flood of 2011.)

Change your attitude — now our wardrobes

You people complaining about Jeans Day should be ashamed of yourselves! Do you know what Jeans Day is about? Money raised goes to charity and working for one I can say that this brings in a lot of money. Last year, we received almost $2,500. We can’t thank the Brandon Sun and Westman companies enough for doing this for charities! You feel insulted that someone is giving to charity? Just remember, it’s not always about you, suck it up! And as for professionalism, maybe changing your attitude is where you should start! Unbelieveable what people complain about these days. All I can say is — WOW!

It’s not the material, it’s how it’s worn

I don’t think the concerns about Jeans Day are because of denim — look at what we do each year for Fair Week — it’s that some people don’t wear appropriate jeans to the office. They are too tight, too faded, too worn or show “plumber’s crack.” Or even worse, some gals still think it’s sexy to show the top of their thongs. Gross.

Turn down that blasted music

In regards to Kelly McCrimmon complaining about not getting the crowds at the hockey games. He has got himself to blame for that with the music blasting so loud. People come to watch hockey not to be blasted out of the arena by this loud music. The sooner he turns that off, the sooner he is going to get people coming back to watch hockey.

Turn it down, please

I’ve seen so many complaints about the loud music at the Wheat Kings games. I’ve seen nobody in favour of it. What is it being played so loud for? The majority of the crowd are older and also like to socialize and chat between periods and when there’s a stoppage in action. But it’s impossible with the blasted music blasting down on you. Why can’t we just have a nice organ player and some of the great standard sports motivational ditties like some of the classy big city arenas still do?

Look at the audience

While the Wheaties might get some motivation with the loud “new style” music being pumped through the loudspeaker system at the hockey rink, I hate it. I know it has driven people to leave the games early and I bet it has convinced others not to return. It’s not a rock concert or a disco. If the play is good, the crowd will make enough noise. Volume down please, coach! You have a 50+ crowd or even older. Respect them or be prepared for financial losses.

Couldn’t do it without the volunteers

The Mauritian community and the MCAB (Mauritius Cultural Association of Brandon) would like to say a big thank you to the volunteers who gave a helpful hand to the Mauritius pavilion. This event cannot be done without these dedicated people. We also would like to take this opportunity to correct a little mistake that was made in the Brandon Sun’s edition of Feb. 1, saying that “Kumar Hurrydass” was the organizer. In fact it is the MCAB who is the organizer and again: Thank you, merci and gracias to everyone. We are already working on making it better for next year.

Showing your insecurities

Regarding Dave Chomiak’s Letter to the Editor, Feb. 12, Brandon Sun. He says that telling Manitoba not to develop their Hydro further with multibillion-dollar expenditures is like telling Alberta not to develop their oil. How insincere can this guy get? Alberta oil was not developed on the backs of taxpayers.

Leading the way on lead facts

Regarding the recent headlines in the paper regarding the use of lead piping in the city. Lead piping has been here since the waterworks were first installed in 1893 in the original section of the city. This is nothing new! Lead piping has been used for years around the world. Sure, it is a concern, and a problem, but it takes time and money to correct the problem and it won’t happen overnight. The city already replaces lead piping during repairs being made now. And how many homeowners will change the lead piping on their property? Let’s think about it. Of all the water consumed by the residents in these areas, how much of the water is actually ingested? The majority of the water is used for washing, bathing, toilets, washing dishes, floors, cars, lawns, gardens etc. Before drinking the water, flush the line out for a minute or two. The speculation of all things that may or may not happen just blow my mind. Let’s be reasonable and don’t get carried away.

Retired teachers please stay retired!

Retired teachers are getting first pick of the subbing jobs while university grads are trying to pay off their student loans. Whomever is making the subbing choices should try being a little more fair.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 14, 2013

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Not a forward-thinking town

I have a beef with the “Our View” in terms of losing the airline and the casino. I don’t know who the person is who writes this column, but they have obviously never been to Carberry because there are no goat trails here. This place is never flooded and sure there is the desert here, but flooding has never affected the area where the casino will be. So I wish someone would put that straight to the Brandon people. You have aways been negative about everything that happens if it does not happen to you! Maybe that is why you are not getting anything, such as the air service, because you people are backward and you are not forward thinking. (Ed. note: The proposed casino is 15 kilometres south of Carberry. And Highway 5 between Carberry and Glenboro was closed for months — including the area where the casino would be — during the flood of 2011.)

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Not a forward-thinking town

I have a beef with the “Our View” in terms of losing the airline and the casino. I don’t know who the person is who writes this column, but they have obviously never been to Carberry because there are no goat trails here. This place is never flooded and sure there is the desert here, but flooding has never affected the area where the casino will be. So I wish someone would put that straight to the Brandon people. You have aways been negative about everything that happens if it does not happen to you! Maybe that is why you are not getting anything, such as the air service, because you people are backward and you are not forward thinking. (Ed. note: The proposed casino is 15 kilometres south of Carberry. And Highway 5 between Carberry and Glenboro was closed for months — including the area where the casino would be — during the flood of 2011.)

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