What part of ‘limit’ do you not understand?
Recently, at least two people have complained about others not driving at the speed limit. The expression “speed limit” does not mean the speed at which you must drive. It does not mean the recommended speed for driving on a section of road. It means the highest speed at which you “may” drive if road and weather conditions permit. By the way, drivers, unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed within the city limits is 50 km/h. Check the signs as you enter the city.
Waiting to play
Why is it taking so long for the provincial government to help with our soccer fields? Do they not think our children are more important than the Dome Building project? The Dome gives nothing in return where our soccer fields give many hours of entertainment for children, parents and grandparents. Give your head a shake, NDP.
What else does the good book tell us to do?
Regarding Sunday shopping. Why should a business be forced to abide by “rules” from a 2,000-year-old book of myths and fairy tales? The Bible also says great things like keeping slaves (Leviticus 25:44-46) and that rape victims should marry their attackers (Deuteronomy 22:23-24). Should we also follow those “rules”? Here is a radical idea: If you don’t want to work on Sunday, find a job where you won’t have to!
Thanks for the show
Kudos to the children and adults from Meadows School who walked over to Fairview Home to perform their musical concert. Job well done. Thank you.
Stop the spending
I just received my tax bill, totally disgusted, 25 per cent increase! When will this tax-and-spend nonsense end? I, for one, do not see it ever ending! Especially with ideas such as spending $1.5 million to upgrade the airport when in previous years the airlines have only stayed 10 weeks and 15 weeks!
Employers take responsibility in other countries
When we ask the provincial government for more funding for the English language program (EAL), we seem to forget that that is just us again. Our immigrants and their taxpaying employers are an asset to our community, but in some countries the employers of immigrant workers take the full financial responsibility for the language education.
I am not complaining
To you people who have been so vocal about your recent city tax increases, my bill was almost $800 but I am not complaining. Someone has to pay for the exceptional job that was done last spring to save our city from a possibly devastating flood. My thanks go out to the municipal and provincial people who worked so hard to save our city. And besides I am in an elevated area of the city that was not directly affected by the flood.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 1, 2012