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Sound Off -- July 9, 2014

Thanks for keeping us informed

The Brandon Sun needs to be commended on its coverage of the flooding in southwest Manitoba. It has been a huge source of information for families far and wide. Please know that your information has helped so much. Keep up the great work!

Thanks for stepping up

Nice to see some solid community members stepping up for council positions. Good on them. While we are lucky to have some bright lights among the incumbents, others are fading fast. This city deserves some intelligent thinking and decisive action from our civic leaders. Not just folks who lollygag about and contribute very little other than maybe being introduced at chamber lunches. I look forward to seeing even more candidates come forward, both the worthy incumbents and some truly good citizens of the Wheat City.

Where is our turning light?

What about a green blinking arrow for turning from Victoria Avenue onto 26th Street? We have a turning lane but no turning signal. Many times drivers go through yellow/red lights. The same can be said for Park Avenue and 10th; McTavish and First Street. Our traffic has increased. Get with the times and update our traffic lights so the flow of traffic is more efficient.

Where did the previous flood money go?

I am wondering what the money that was given to the City of Brandon from the government after the 2011 flood was used for? To my knowledge, it was to build dikes at a certain height and to install gates to control the water in the culverts by the Assiniboine River. If that is in fact the case, then why is the work not done and where is the money? Do homeowners and businesses have any recourse for compensation if they get flood damage this year?

Stop blaming others

Re: Brandon Misses The Boat Again in a Sound Off from July 2. Lately there has been quite a lot of negativity about Brandon not having a casino. I may be wrong, but in 2002, there was a vote that said NO! In 2008, a plebiscite did NOT support a casino. Democracy was utilized and served appropriately. Stop blaming Brandon’s mayor and council. Look in the mirror ... there is the real reason!

Easy way to reduce city’s police salary burden

I’ve got an idea that will pay for at least 10 inflated city police salaries. Sit a cruiser on the corner of Ninth Street and Patricia Avenue all day. Guarantee he/she nabs at least 10 not stopping at stop signs and 10 speeders each day. Twenty tickets on average of $200 each, multiplied by 260 work days a year, nets over $1 million in city revenue. Easy math, my fellow Brandonites.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 9, 2014

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