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Sound Off -- June 4, 2014

Your trip is not such a burden

I don’t believe the person writing in about having to travel to Winnipeg for citizenship oath missed the point. Obviously, some newcomers were complaining about having to make this trip. Just be happy that you have been able to come to our country. Many of us as I am sure the person having to take her sick child to Winnipeg all the time realizes the service cutbacks, but I think there needs to be a priority in what services are cut back. Look at our veterans who have fought for our country and tried to bring peace to other countries — they have a right to complain. Making a trip to Winnipeg is no big deal — it is the provincial capital. I understand both Sound Offs, having to travel back and forth with a sick child tops my list.

One of my favourite things

Here is one thing I love about our Brandon Sun: all the Canadian spelling usage! In today’s paper alone (May 29, 2014), I have found the words neighbourhood, honour, centre, flavour, counsellor and counselling. It pleases my Canadian eye greatly, especially in these days of Americanized spell-check. Keep up the great work, eh?

Where’s your pride?

We’ve been restricted to one lane on First Street due to a temporary fix of a sink hole that occurred more than two months ago. Our street sweeping program apparently has started, but sure seems late. We try to show pride in our little city, but sometimes it seems some departments aren’t setting a very good example.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 4, 2014

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Your trip is not such a burden

I don’t believe the person writing in about having to travel to Winnipeg for citizenship oath missed the point. Obviously, some newcomers were complaining about having to make this trip. Just be happy that you have been able to come to our country. Many of us as I am sure the person having to take her sick child to Winnipeg all the time realizes the service cutbacks, but I think there needs to be a priority in what services are cut back. Look at our veterans who have fought for our country and tried to bring peace to other countries — they have a right to complain. Making a trip to Winnipeg is no big deal — it is the provincial capital. I understand both Sound Offs, having to travel back and forth with a sick child tops my list.

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Your trip is not such a burden

I don’t believe the person writing in about having to travel to Winnipeg for citizenship oath missed the point. Obviously, some newcomers were complaining about having to make this trip. Just be happy that you have been able to come to our country. Many of us as I am sure the person having to take her sick child to Winnipeg all the time realizes the service cutbacks, but I think there needs to be a priority in what services are cut back. Look at our veterans who have fought for our country and tried to bring peace to other countries — they have a right to complain. Making a trip to Winnipeg is no big deal — it is the provincial capital. I understand both Sound Offs, having to travel back and forth with a sick child tops my list.

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