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Sound Off -- March 11, 2014

Work together to solve the problem

In regards to the story you ran about busing, the school board has guidelines for a reason. If they started busing every student whose parents believed they were unable to walk in the cold and were unwilling to make arrangements themselves, we’d be in big trouble financially. You think taxes are high now? Look out! I have picked up extra kids in our neighbourhood for years as we are right outside of the bus area. We’ve carpooled in the past, and I know other parents who have cabbed children to school, usually in a van, and split the fare between the families when that was the only option. You, as a parent, are responsible for getting your children to school. Buck up and find a solution instead of demanding someone else do it for you!

Brandon airport sidelined in budget … typical

Mayor Shari Decter Hirst says it’s “inconceivable” that Brandon Municipal Airport renewal is not included in Manitoba’s 2014 budget. Inconceivable that it is, the NDP planners probably concentrated their strategy to the area that in the past has been their stronghold … Winnipeg! It is indeed unfortunate that Brandon airport has been sidelined, especially when Brandon City Council, led by Decter Hirst, finally succeeded in efforts to bring WestJet to the city after many years of promises and failures. I do not believe the province realizes just how important this airline is to the residents of Westman and Brandon.

Shouldn’t come as a surprise

I find it amusing that Mayor Decter Hirst is baffled by the provincial budget. I guess her public support of the NDP and photo-ops with Selinger don’t mean anything to the NDP government and don’t garner support for Brandon … after all, we are outside of the Province of Winnipeg!

Stand up, young men

On Feb. 20 in the WestJet departure lounge at the Brandon airport, it was sure nice to see the Brandon University men’s volleyball team sitting down in the handicapped area, taking up most of the chairs, texting away while elderly passengers waiting to board the plane stood … one with a cane! Nice work, coach … you really know how to train your men!

Grateful for your help

To the four young men who came to my aid on March 6 when my car wouldn’t go due to slippery conditions on the road to Stickney Avenue by Lady of the Lake, I would like to say a million thanks for their kindness in helping me. May God bless you, for this touched me very much. Thank you again.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 11, 2014

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Work together to solve the problem

In regards to the story you ran about busing, the school board has guidelines for a reason. If they started busing every student whose parents believed they were unable to walk in the cold and were unwilling to make arrangements themselves, we’d be in big trouble financially. You think taxes are high now? Look out! I have picked up extra kids in our neighbourhood for years as we are right outside of the bus area. We’ve carpooled in the past, and I know other parents who have cabbed children to school, usually in a van, and split the fare between the families when that was the only option. You, as a parent, are responsible for getting your children to school. Buck up and find a solution instead of demanding someone else do it for you!

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Work together to solve the problem

In regards to the story you ran about busing, the school board has guidelines for a reason. If they started busing every student whose parents believed they were unable to walk in the cold and were unwilling to make arrangements themselves, we’d be in big trouble financially. You think taxes are high now? Look out! I have picked up extra kids in our neighbourhood for years as we are right outside of the bus area. We’ve carpooled in the past, and I know other parents who have cabbed children to school, usually in a van, and split the fare between the families when that was the only option. You, as a parent, are responsible for getting your children to school. Buck up and find a solution instead of demanding someone else do it for you!

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