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Sound Off -- Jan. 7, 2014

Landlord defends pet ban

I’ve never seen a tenant say, “Gosh, my dog had diarrhea on the new carpet you installed when I moved in so I will have it professionally cleaned,” or “Our dog shredded the screen on the new back door so I’ll replace that.” They just leave it and we are expected to take this into account as normal wear and tear on a house.

PST shoved through

Regarding the Sound Off from the Jan. 3 paper, “If You Don’t Like The PST Hike, Then Leave.” I think the biggest dissatisfaction about the hike, was the way it was accomplished by the NDP government. Lying and then ramming it through. They didn’t allow the referendum, as was legislated, and proceeded as the majority.

Our crosswalks just fine

Re: the comment about our crosswalk lights, it is so tiring to keep hearing about the differences between Winnipeg and Brandon! Some of us have been here for many years and give you a “no thank you for Winnipeg.” Have there been an fatalities on Winnipeg crosswalks? Just asking.

Do drivers know the laws?

The former Winnipegger with pedestrian issues should take a look at the MPIC Driver’s Manual regarding pedestrians, drivers and crosswalks. It states: “As a driver you must stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are about to cross (a marked or unmarked crosswalk), unless they are on the opposite side of a divided highway separated by a median.” As such, any street corner, including every one in Winnipeg, is a crosswalk and the pedestrian has the right of way, although most pedestrians are smart enough not to challenge vehicle traffic on our busier streets.

Re-read your manual

Perhaps the person from Winnipeg who thinks you only need to look out for pedestrians at crosswalks with overhead lights needs to re-read their drivers’ manual. EVERY intersection is a crosswalk! Pay attention!

Another high-paying city job

I see the city is again trying to solve the lack of high paying jobs in Brandon by posting yet another $35 an hour job. No one in administration thinks of the financial burden that is being foisted on the taxpayers? All the talk about the city’s costs going up and no one can show restraint in spending the money that is already in the coffers?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 7, 2014

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Landlord defends pet ban

I’ve never seen a tenant say, “Gosh, my dog had diarrhea on the new carpet you installed when I moved in so I will have it professionally cleaned,” or “Our dog shredded the screen on the new back door so I’ll replace that.” They just leave it and we are expected to take this into account as normal wear and tear on a house.

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Landlord defends pet ban

I’ve never seen a tenant say, “Gosh, my dog had diarrhea on the new carpet you installed when I moved in so I will have it professionally cleaned,” or “Our dog shredded the screen on the new back door so I’ll replace that.” They just leave it and we are expected to take this into account as normal wear and tear on a house.

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