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Sound Off -- March 25, 2014

How about a ‘Welcome back Spring’ parade

You know ... it’s been a brutal winter. Let’s encourage the city to put on a parade to celebrate the impending spring! They must have plenty of money stashed away. One look at the condition of most streets these days, and the way they have been kept for most of the winter would suggest that they do.

Walking made easier

Big thanks to the snow-pile removal crew from the city. Thanks for taking care of the big ice ruts on the street. Now walking is made a lot easier.

I won’t be attending

With the State of the Province chamber luncheon coming up in April, I wonder how many business owners feel the same way with our province and its out-of-control spending and union-backed habits that we have put up with year over year? Maybe it’s time to stop supporting lunches like this? Let’s show that verbal bridge repairs are not enough to have us pretend to enjoy the provincial speeches that we all know are complete and utter! Think about it, we don't have to show up!

You are really beginning to bug me

In recent weeks, I have received no less than three telephone calls from the Conservative party in Ottawa requesting donations. While I understand that fundraising is necessary for political parties, I heartily resent the condescending tone of these calls. They are so childish regarding the official opposition, I had to remind them that opposition is the democratic process in action. They also suggest that Justin Trudeau is somehow cheating by luring young people to the Liberal party by his stand on marijuana. Well, there are a lot of older adults who would favour relaxing the draconian laws regarding weed. They also slam the NDP for opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. Our transportation system relies on messy fossil fuels, so why not encourage other forms of energy by opposing the pipeline? Maybe I will just abstain from voting.

Your help is much appreciated

I would like to send a sincere thank-you to Debbie, Audrey and the young gentleman who called 911 from Stan's Fine Foods on March 13, when our daughter had a health issue. Everyone was so helpful, caring and understanding. Much appreciated!

Best wishes to Garth

Garth Rice is a good guy when he’s not wearing his union hat, but we wish him the best in the future. Kudos to the City of Brandon for not wasting money on filling his council seat for the interim ... don’t worry, October will be here quick!

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 25, 2014

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How about a ‘Welcome back Spring’ parade

You know ... it’s been a brutal winter. Let’s encourage the city to put on a parade to celebrate the impending spring! They must have plenty of money stashed away. One look at the condition of most streets these days, and the way they have been kept for most of the winter would suggest that they do.

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How about a ‘Welcome back Spring’ parade

You know ... it’s been a brutal winter. Let’s encourage the city to put on a parade to celebrate the impending spring! They must have plenty of money stashed away. One look at the condition of most streets these days, and the way they have been kept for most of the winter would suggest that they do.

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