Thanks for the act of honesty
To the man who turned in my wallet to guest services at the Shoppers Mall on Tuesday night. Thank you and God bless! I tried to get your name from the attendant, but to no avail. I am ever so grateful for your act of honesty. I truly believe that one gets what they give and you sir, are one of the good ones!
Who should have made the report?
Re: Mass hog mortality not reported, July 24, 2012. Six months later, the readers are getting some answers and also questions. It’s still somewhat confusing as to who should have been doing the reporting: The operator or the owners (Maple Leaf Agri-Farms). But then, Maple Leaf Foods spokesman Dave Bauer says they did not exceed their routine disposal capacity. What action did they take to strengthen the alarm protocols so it won’t happen again?
Save us from the angled parking inconvenience
Well we have had angle parking in the 100-blocks of Ninth and 10th streets for a year now as well as turning them into one-way streets. I don’t know what the purpose of it is. All I see here is small-town thinking with half the street blocked off with concrete barriers for the most part causing an inconvenience. I would think it is now time to restore things to the way they were. There is no advantage to this shmozzle.
We’re working our butts off
I hear people complain about seasonal workers (such as road/paving crews, construction) and that the government wants to make it more difficult for us to collect unemployment when laid off after only working approximately five to six months of the year. I recommend that the same people who are complaining come and try working in the deadly heat that we have been faced with this summer where we are working 12-16 hour shifts in 30 C heat and humidity making it over 40 C then sit back and tell us we don’t deserve to collect the unemployment that we literally have risked our lives for and sweated our butts off for. It’s not welfare we apply for ... believe me we earned every cent of the money we pay into unemployment during the short season we are able to work and deserve to collect it.
Criticism of Off Campus unfair
I’m really tired of people putting down Neelin Off Campus because it’s an amazing program, the teachers are so nice, they understand the students, care about their needs and they take the time to learn who their students are. I transferred to Off Campus half way through my senior year because the high school I attended before hand, I got bullied by not only the students but the teachers and principals as well. The school system in Brandon is absolutely atrocious and it’s comforting to have a program now that allows students to escape the problems which fill the high schools. I was told I’d never graduate by the principal at my previous school and at Off Campus I finished my studies three months sooner than I would have if I stayed in my high school. I would love to thank Mr. Baker, Mr. Ferguson, Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Sol for their help and the respect I received from them, they make the program worthwhile. The City of Brandon should be thankful there are teachers who actually care about their students. Trust me you don’t find that very often.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 26, 2012