Sounds criminal to me
The City of Winnipeg police say no charges will be laid against the Health Sciences Centre in the death of a man who waited 30 hours to be given medical attention. Keep in mind this individual was in a wheelchair and could not get around and had no one with him. How can the police say no charges will be laid if, in fact, the gentleman in question could have been living today if given immediate medical attention?
My dirty little pleasure
I don’t know why, but Sound Off is the first thing I turn to when I get my paper in my mailbox each morning. It gives me a chuckle, or makes me shake my head, as I sip my coffee. Though some of the submissions are pretty silly, others really do give me some insight as to what’s on people’s minds in the city. And I appreciate why it’s anonymous — it lets the average person speak their mind without worrying about getting into trouble.
Are they really fighting for our rights?
It’s a fact that a divisive organization such as the Great Buffalo Dakota Nation don’t have the support and backing of all the Dakota nations in our province. As a result, they are attempting to recruit and brainwash a few followers from other reserves such as Sioux Valley. If the chief and council of Sioux Valley had any semblance of authority they should step forward and with a band council resolution to abolish the people who support the Great Buffalo Dakota Nation. Their court case against the Canadian and Manitoba government is doomed for failure. The resources spent to fight the government in court should be better spent to alleviate some of the poverty and social problems which are very prevalent on Dakota reserves.
We are still open so come on down
Regarding Habitat for Humanity store closing. I would just like everyone to know that the CMHA building Re-Fit Store is not closing. We are not a part of the Habitat — they had their own re-store. Our Building Re-Fit Store, located on 11th Street, is still open and ready for business.
Fine those with back lane junk yards
Regarding the pets which are locked up in houses and vehicles on hot days. We hear a lot of people complaining about it but why isn’t there anything being done about it? Also, why isn’t there anything being done about people piling old stinking, bug-infested mattresses, which attract mice and rats, in the back lanes? Maybe the mayor should have a look around in the back lanes of her city and gather some money there. Why not fine those people instead of raising other people’s taxes?
Do the responsible thing
In regards to the person who hasn’t had their dog spayed because they “don’t believe in it.” This person really needs to educate themselves — talk to your vet about the benefits of spaying. It not only prevents unwanted pregnancy, it also prevents several types of cancer and is absolutely the best thing for their dog. If they read the paper at all they must be aware that Brandon is full of unwanted animals, mostly due to irresponsible pet owners who do not spay or neuter their pets. They also must not understand that the female dog in heat sends out a signal to male dogs that can travel many miles. Male dogs are very difficult to confine when there’s a female in heat anywhere in the vicinity. The kindest, smartest thing to do is to spay your dog.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 16, 2012