Wishes of great karma to an honest person
I would like to thank the honest person who found my wallet inside the Husky store on 18th Street across from The 40 and turned it in. I truly wish you great Karma and you are a credit to one of the many fine citizens of Brandon. It means so much to me and thanks to the honest staff at the store to getting it to me.
Is the city involved or aren’t they?
City of Brandon administration staff manages, distributes public funds for, provides free public bus service to, and operates the public website of the Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival yet city manager Scott Hildebrand states that the city has nothing to do with the festival? What? I understand that one might want to distance oneself from the scandal of multiple votes for some and no accountability for public money, but as a taxpayer, I would expect that city hall would want answers to the obvious abuse going on.
No silver spoon here
Regarding the recent comments about affordable housing. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth either, but I didn’t expect to be offered a house! Is our society now becoming “what’s good for one is good for everyone,” sounds a bit too socialist. What happened to motivation, work ethic and saving up to afford a down payment on a starter home? I went to school with a student loan so that I could get a decent job and eventually down the road be able to put a down payment on a modest home. And I was a single mother. What we do need is more senior-assisted living facilities as the boomers are aging quickly.
Peaceful protest needs clarification
If the police were called to the Idle No More disturbance at the mall that took place without permission, why didn’t they respond? This question needs further investigation by city council. I know many people were afraid and were asking where the police protection was. If non-natives had behaved like that, the police would have been there immediately and removed from them from mall right away, that is also discrimination. If people want to protest, that is their right to peacefully hand out information to people passing by on sidewalks or roads but not to block and obstruct roads or sidewalks and interfere with the rights of law-abiding people.
Nothing but a cleansing diet
What is this “hunger strike” and Chief Theresa Spence. Living on fish broth and medicinal tea? Barbara Kay reported in the National Post that this is nothing more than a “detox diet,” which is low calorie and highly nutritious, and one which many people pay hundreds of dollars for to “cleanse their bodies” in detoxification centres. Come on, Theresa. With all the money your reserve gets and the way you are managing it, you want more taxpayer dollars? No wonder the general population does not take you seriously!
Looking to the west
Just got back from visiting my kids in B.C. and Alberta, and I can see why so many kids leave here and go there. The property taxes and the taxes in general are a lot less there. There is no PST. It is a lot more economical to live there. You don’t pay so much provincial taxes. I can’t believe I am still here in Manitoba and I really, really have to think about that. It may be time to leave.
Regular pay for a regular day
Christmas has come and gone and with it the celebrations of Hanukkah and the Ukrainian Christmas. It is interesting that the latter two groups were able to mark their occasions without having special work days set aside. They also were not paid time and a half if they worked on these days. Maybe it is time that the same practice was implemented for Christmas; maybe there should not be a work day holiday for all the critics of “Merry Christmas”; maybe the detractors should not be paid time and a half. After all, it is just another day. And those of us who do celebrate the Christian Christmas would still, like our Jewish and Ukrainian friends do, find ways to observe this special event if we had to work at regular pay.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 10, 2013