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Sound Off -- March 12, 2014

A thank you to the Western Seniors Co-op

We would like to give mention to the Western Seniors Co-op located on McDiarmid Drive. This is a wonderful facility that is in an income range for affordable housing for seniors. It is beautifully designed and well-equipped. It has been a very positive experience for our mother and brings a peace of mind to our family that she is in such a great complex. We wish the city of Brandon would really recognize the need for this type of housing and commit to designating land for future complexes of this nature. The executive, management and residents of this building have been very accommodating. This is truly an amazing place for someone to be part of ... they are creating a second family for many people.

Stop calling me

I am commenting about survey marketing phone calls. I keep getting calls from 1-438-800-0463 and I get two, sometimes three calls, per day and when I call them back, I get a recording telling me I have reached a survey line and if I want my name removed to press nine. I have done all that is required and I still am getting these same calls. I am a handicapped person and I don’t want to be trying to make it to the phone all the time only to find out is it this same number again. Any suggestions as to what I should do? Should I be calling the police?

Get kids to school on your own

I raised my son by myself since he was three years old and I would never have expected anyone to take him to school. I had to make my own arrangements and daycare and things like that. If two parents want to work then it is up to them to find out how to get their child to school. It is not up to the city to pay.

School Division cuts make me less prepared for life

In response to the Sound Off regarding paying too much in taxes, I ask the writer, do you really want to live in an uneducated society? As a Grade 10 student in Brandon, I think that everyone should not complain about the increase in taxes. Each year the class selection booklet gets thinner and thinner and our schools are filled with fewer and fewer support staff. The teachers are wonderful, but they can’t do it on their own. I have missed out on classes that I would have loved to take and would which would have made me a better person, better prepared to contribute to our society, but they got cut because the schools don’t have the budget to hire teachers and class size caps push many people into other classes, making larger class sizes and less one-on-one attention. I want to live in a literate society, which is why I will not complain about school taxes — whether or not I choose to have kids.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 12, 2014

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A thank you to the Western Seniors Co-op

We would like to give mention to the Western Seniors Co-op located on McDiarmid Drive. This is a wonderful facility that is in an income range for affordable housing for seniors. It is beautifully designed and well-equipped. It has been a very positive experience for our mother and brings a peace of mind to our family that she is in such a great complex. We wish the city of Brandon would really recognize the need for this type of housing and commit to designating land for future complexes of this nature. The executive, management and residents of this building have been very accommodating. This is truly an amazing place for someone to be part of ... they are creating a second family for many people.

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A thank you to the Western Seniors Co-op

We would like to give mention to the Western Seniors Co-op located on McDiarmid Drive. This is a wonderful facility that is in an income range for affordable housing for seniors. It is beautifully designed and well-equipped. It has been a very positive experience for our mother and brings a peace of mind to our family that she is in such a great complex. We wish the city of Brandon would really recognize the need for this type of housing and commit to designating land for future complexes of this nature. The executive, management and residents of this building have been very accommodating. This is truly an amazing place for someone to be part of ... they are creating a second family for many people.

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