Don’t axe the Northern Pines Golf Course
Shocked to hear that Northern Pines Golf Course has been sold to a building developer! Surely that is not true, as this area is presently zoned by the city as a parks and recreation area. It is a beautiful piece of green space and recreation area within the city used by youth to seniors. There are acres and acres of land on the north side of the golf course that could be zoned for housing developments. Once we lose this valuable golf course, we will never get this land back. Our mayor and council need to be active in saving this gem for all generations of citizens to continue to enjoy! All citizens of Brandon need to oppose and petition that this future development does not proceed for the betterment of our community.
I am so proud of my granddaughter and her friends for the work they put into the making of the bracelets, then selling them and donating the money for breast cancer research. Keep it up, girls!
To the person who wrote in sound off on Saturday, June 9. Very well put. Anyone who does not want to gamble — be it bingo, VLTs, etc. — has that choice. Most things in life are addictive — even eating.
The posters posted around Brandon of aborted fetuses, thanks to The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, disgust me. Please do not force your views on abortion on either myself or my children. And please do not deface public property with your shock tactics.
What’s wrong with different views?
How does the staff of the Women’s Resource Centre now become police officers when there are expressions that just differ from opinions of their own. That’s not right.
The old garbage system worked better
The new garbage bylaw will work fine for family dwellings but it does not work at all for apartment blocks especially a four-plex where people share one bin and one recycle bin. Each one expects the other to put them out and it does not happen We have been trying this since the inception of the new bins and it has been a disaster with smelly garbage backing up and laying beside the bins, plus people who are not well and older people cannot drag the heavy bins through the snow. The old system worked so much better for multi-dwelling units and our previous mayor and council sure did not think this through. The back lanes were neat and tidy then.
Seeking out the creatures of the night
This summer why not make a point of spending a bit of time with your children outside in the late evening looking at bats? With the white-nose syndrome pandemic coming to Manitoba, your children may be the last generation to see bats here in their natural environment.
Share the sidewalks and be courteous
Until there are bike lanes on Brandon streets, I don’t blame people for riding their bikes on sidewalks. People in Brandon don’t know how to drive with cyclists on the road. On the other hand, cyclists should be courteous of people walking on sidewalks and give walkers the right of way. If people want to safely bike to work via sidewalks and aren’t hurting anyone, let them be!
How to repair roads and train crossings in Brandon
Put up a sign 100 yards ahead to warn of the impending pothole or rough train crossing, then install a blaze orange sign at the exact spot of the offending road damage. Problem solved — according to the local road repair crews!
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 15, 2012