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Sound Off -- June 17, 2014

Shoddy workmanship

To the city workers who performed the sewer repair at Royal Bay on June 4, shame on you. But I am sure you don’t care about your poor workmanship and cleanup — or lack of it!

Want results? stop complaining and do something

In response to the Sound Off “The Mayor Fiddles As Brandon Floods.” These so called “ragtag” players probably have more soccer skills than the writer may ever have. And the writer is missing the point of this tournament completely. This is to integrate our friends from foreign countries into our community. And by the way, why would the writer seek help from the mayor when he/she could do a lot on his/her own? Follow the example three soccer teams in Brandon have done. They connected to a school, rebuilt the soccer pitch and are playing on it now. Complaining is just an easy way out of doing something. And also for your information: The Optimist Park is a private entity, and I don’t wish my tax dollars to go to private institutions.

Where is your sticker?

I come out of a restaurant on crutches and I see a fire commissioner truck pulling out of a handicap parking spot — no tag. Me with a broken foot and on my own was tempted to park there myself … but didn’t! Where is your handicap sticker? If I can haul my body weight on crutches, you could have done so walking.

Where’s the promised good service?

Manitoba Hydro had a photo-op showing an employee installing energy-saving bulbs in street lights in Brandon, but an entire area of street lights in Souris have been unlit for months. So much for the promise of good service in spite of office closures.

Is greed the real reason?

I am sincerely sorry for the family of the elderly man who died under accusations that he was neglected. This sad incident occurred so long ago that I don’t understand why our tax dollars, not to mention the valuable time of every person involved directly or indirectly, are still being designated to this case. If it was a loved one of mine I would grieve, see that hopefully changes are made so that the risk for other patients is as little as possible and let this man rest in peace. This family needs to get counselling if they haven’t yet and get on with their lives. Unfortunately, human error happens in life and death and sickness. And now they want an another inquest to see if race was a factor in his neglect. Come on, people, go to work, love your family, grieve for your loss, make sure the risk of this happening again is as little as possible. Human error happens every single day. We don’t need an inquest to tell us that. These people have too much time on their hands! And now is it dollar signs in their eyes that is dragging this on? Appalling to think but is greed fuelling this sad story?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 17, 2014

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Shoddy workmanship

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