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Sound Off -- June 16, 2014

The words ‘lipstick on a pig’ come to mind!

I am going to agree with the opinion of those ugly plastic planters! I can hardly wait for the flowers to bloom and detract from the monotonous “coffins and cement rings.” While I consider myself a “flower person,” the city needs to do some cleaning of the streets and sidewalks and repairs to roads and bridges before putting forth “window dressing.” The amount of sand and gravel lining the streets is disgusting, oh yes, and it’s not just from the past winter, in some places the sand and gravel has been there for more than a year. What is more important — flowers or clean safe streets and roads and bridges?

No need for speed

School zones in some large cities not only have a reduced speed limit and flashing lights, but the pavement is painted a very bright yellow one block on either side of the school. You can’t miss the school zone so there is no excuse for speeding!

Question attendance numbers

Great to see good numbers for the Summer Fair. But really 100,000? Who is counting? No attraction in the province gets this on an annual visitation. Someone should explain. At this rate, the Keystone should not need any external government funding.

Come on out to the ball game

All winter long we heard complaints about the attendance at the Wheat Kings games. Well, I am wondering why there are so few people that attend the Brandon Cloverleafs and the Marlins games. We have such a beautiful place to go to, the cost is only $5 and it is very good baseball. It is such a shame. P.S. … make sure to bring mosquito repellant — but that is another story!

Impressed with cadets at D-Day Tea

As a daughter of a Second World War vet, I enjoyed the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing on D-Day Tea on June 9 hosted by the 26th Field Regiment Museum. The No. 60 Swiftsure Sea Cadets served the guests beverages, sandwiches and dainties. They were so charming and polite. I had the privilege of sharing a table with them when they were invited to sit and take part in the annual quiz. I was so impressed at the information they retained from the short presentation. One cadet even gave her winning prize to a friend. I became aware of the basic skils and training gained in this organization. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 16, 2014

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The words ‘lipstick on a pig’ come to mind!

I am going to agree with the opinion of those ugly plastic planters! I can hardly wait for the flowers to bloom and detract from the monotonous “coffins and cement rings.” While I consider myself a “flower person,” the city needs to do some cleaning of the streets and sidewalks and repairs to roads and bridges before putting forth “window dressing.” The amount of sand and gravel lining the streets is disgusting, oh yes, and it’s not just from the past winter, in some places the sand and gravel has been there for more than a year. What is more important — flowers or clean safe streets and roads and bridges?

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The words ‘lipstick on a pig’ come to mind!

I am going to agree with the opinion of those ugly plastic planters! I can hardly wait for the flowers to bloom and detract from the monotonous “coffins and cement rings.” While I consider myself a “flower person,” the city needs to do some cleaning of the streets and sidewalks and repairs to roads and bridges before putting forth “window dressing.” The amount of sand and gravel lining the streets is disgusting, oh yes, and it’s not just from the past winter, in some places the sand and gravel has been there for more than a year. What is more important — flowers or clean safe streets and roads and bridges?

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