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Sound Off -- July 26, 2014

No bug spray for you either!

For those Brandon individuals who have registered for a mosquito spraying buffer zone, I would like you to reconsider. Personally, I do not want to cover my body with bug spray containing Deet every time I want to enjoy my backyard activities. I would rather have my area sprayed and then wash everything off so those few remaining mosquitoes become just a minor nuisance. So if you have registered for a spraying buffer zone, remember, you can’t use any bug spray this year!

Get a better grip

So somebody wants his money back from the city golf course because he can only play six holes. Get a grip; we’re in the middle of a flood and that’s the worst problem in your life? If you don’t like playing a hole more than once, then I assume you choose a different course every week? And who pays for your refund? ... us Brandon taxpayers.

Build it up in the first place

So the water is receding and the hands are out looking for money to rebuild. Where will the governments get the money? From taxpayers of course. Why not let the guilty pay, rather than all of us. Case in point: people affected by the Portage Diversion deserve full compensation, as their is a man-made flood, but why should Brandon foot part of the bill? Those downstream of Portage receive the benefits, so why don’t they pay the cost? And the washed-out roads; if you build a road a foot above the normal creek level and put in a 12-inch pipe, of course it will wash out when a flood strikes. But here in Brandon, all water from the west passes through the city, and with the dikes every drop goes under the David Thompson Bridge. And where is the bridge now? Right where it was built, high and dry. Build it right and it will stand; we shouldn’t be paying for others’ lack of foresight or engineering skills.

Rideau spray park a great addition to east end

My grandkids came in from Souris to stay with us for a couple of days and we spent a good deal of our time at the Rideau spray park. We had so much fun. What a great place to go and enjoy — not one, but three afternoons. The spray park was full of people enjoying themselves. Makes me proud to say I’m an Eastender!

Your government is selling you out

I hope a good majority of Canadian citizens read the national news and what the government is doing for foreign workers. To our own young citizens struggling with huge loans putting themselves through university or colleges to obtain good jobs, your government has sold our country and you out.

Keep up the good work, Albert

Thanks to Albert Parsons for the lovely display of flowers in the Community News. I enjoy his remarks too and I read them faithfully even though I only have three plants.

Majority should rule

Regarding the buffer zones. I am in one and I don’t think it is fair. I can not go outside because there are so many bloody mosquitoes. There is someone on our block who is in a wheelchair and can not defend herself from mosquitoes and she can not go outside because there is no spraying. The people who complained do not have a medical condition and I think the city needs to look at this. The majority should rule.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 26, 2014

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A lot of people are upset with the buffer zones. Some have suggested that the majority should rule and that there should be no buffer zones. I agree but in many situations like this, it is the MINORITY that rules.

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No bug spray for you either!

For those Brandon individuals who have registered for a mosquito spraying buffer zone, I would like you to reconsider. Personally, I do not want to cover my body with bug spray containing Deet every time I want to enjoy my backyard activities. I would rather have my area sprayed and then wash everything off so those few remaining mosquitoes become just a minor nuisance. So if you have registered for a spraying buffer zone, remember, you can’t use any bug spray this year!

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No bug spray for you either!

For those Brandon individuals who have registered for a mosquito spraying buffer zone, I would like you to reconsider. Personally, I do not want to cover my body with bug spray containing Deet every time I want to enjoy my backyard activities. I would rather have my area sprayed and then wash everything off so those few remaining mosquitoes become just a minor nuisance. So if you have registered for a spraying buffer zone, remember, you can’t use any bug spray this year!

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