Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Opinion
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - PRINT EDITION

Sound Off -- July 30, 2014

City needs to do a better job of looking after me

Do I want the city to spend money on mosquito fogging so that I can enjoy the outdoors without slapping and itching? You’re darn right I do. I also want them to keep the streets free of dust and leaves, clean up all the branches and trees that were blown down, keep the floodwater off the roads and out of our houses, plow the snow off the streets (and sidewalks!), fix the roads, get the lead out of our water and stop crime. In fact, the city is doing a poor job of looking after me. I should never have to get wet in a rainstorm, hot on a summer day, or cold in the winter. Why can’t the city do all of this? Do I want them to raise my taxes? No way!

Slow it down

Regarding the mosquito fogging application. Is there a possibility the mosquito fogging trucks are going way too fast during their rounds? You can’t even see the mist emanating from the ultra-low volume application equipment when the trucks go along the streets. Too fast of a forward speed means too little malathion is applied to do an effective job. Is this why the mosquitoes seem to be winning?

Once they pull the plug we are doomed

To the recent “Real Ground Zero” Sound Off. If you look at the drainage basins for the Assiniboine, Souris and Qu’appelle river systems, you would see that approximately two-thirds of the basin falls in Saskatchewan, where it has been a drainage “free for all” for the last decade. Water runs downhill, and to think you can stop it in southwestern Manitoba with sloughs and pot holes is ludicrous. How long did it take to fill every low spot in southwestern Manitoba before it flooded towns, homes and crops? Once Saskatchewan pulls the plug, no water management strategy in Manitoba can stop that level of water.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 30, 2014

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

City needs to do a better job of looking after me

Do I want the city to spend money on mosquito fogging so that I can enjoy the outdoors without slapping and itching? You’re darn right I do. I also want them to keep the streets free of dust and leaves, clean up all the branches and trees that were blown down, keep the floodwater off the roads and out of our houses, plow the snow off the streets (and sidewalks!), fix the roads, get the lead out of our water and stop crime. In fact, the city is doing a poor job of looking after me. I should never have to get wet in a rainstorm, hot on a summer day, or cold in the winter. Why can’t the city do all of this? Do I want them to raise my taxes? No way!

Please subscribe to view full article.

Already subscribed? Login to view full article.

Not yet a subscriber? Click here to sign up

City needs to do a better job of looking after me

Do I want the city to spend money on mosquito fogging so that I can enjoy the outdoors without slapping and itching? You’re darn right I do. I also want them to keep the streets free of dust and leaves, clean up all the branches and trees that were blown down, keep the floodwater off the roads and out of our houses, plow the snow off the streets (and sidewalks!), fix the roads, get the lead out of our water and stop crime. In fact, the city is doing a poor job of looking after me. I should never have to get wet in a rainstorm, hot on a summer day, or cold in the winter. Why can’t the city do all of this? Do I want them to raise my taxes? No way!

Subscription required to view full article.

A subscription to the Brandon Sun Newspaper is required to view this article. Please update your user information if you are already a newspaper subscriber.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Election 2014
Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media