Major story buried on back page
A Pope has resigned for the first time in 600 years. This is world wide news whether you are Catholic or not. In your March 1 newspaper you have this report on the very last page, and a low account report of “Teen Sex Offender Released On Bail” … on the front page. Where are your priorities with this paper? (Ed. Note: Local, local, local. I’m pretty sure readers had heard more than enough about the Pope resigning by the time you read the print edition of the Sun. The local court story was exclusive to us and of extreme interest to this community, of which we dedicate ourselves to.)
Thanks for the game
Great job by WCGtv for picking up the Brandon Bobcats’ run to the CIS championship. Great work! Thanks!
Good work, Mr. Jaster
Must be tough on a reporter to be sent to a French-only speaking city to cover a major national sporting event. But Chris Jaster in the Brandon Sun offered very concise and readable reports from the scene. Good on the Sun for sending a reporter there.
Selinger, get your head out of ... Winnipeg
Reading Sandi Knight's article regarding the lack of compensation and support for the farmers, ranchers, home and cottage owners, First Nations, businesses and campgrounds around Lake Manitoba made me so angry. This NDP government has no concerns for anyone outside the Perimeter Highway. As mentioned, all of these individuals were sacrificed for the City of Winnipeg, but since then many millions have been spent inside Winnipeg, and it is time the provincial and federal politicians stand up and do the right thing for those they “chose” to flood in 2011. People have waited patiently and trusted the word of the politicians who said compensation would be paid. Stan Struthers said “no premier in the history of this province undertook to get an emergency channel built.” Perhaps, but no premier in the history of this province decided to unleash flood waters on so many of its citizens. Mr. Selinger, come out of the City of Winnipeg and talk to the people! Brian Pallister, take up the fight for these people who have done nothing to deserve their problems.
Leaving a bad impression
This Sound Off is for the corporations, retailers, businesses, stores, chains, outlets within Manitoba that have grown very large but now appear to have forgotten about customer service and about who propelled them to where they are now. That would be us, the customer. It is simply despicable and unacceptable to walk into a retail or any other store, business, chain, outlet and then feel that you are imposing upon the staff because you simply ask them a question or because you are asking for their assistance. Sometimes they are too busy talking to each other, they are rude, disinterested, lazy and/or they don’t appear to care about serving the customer or their job at all. All it takes is one bad employee, experience to taint/tarnish the image and reputation of the entire organization.
Freedom to holiday
I like living in Canada ... freedom of speech, freedom of movement and the right to take holidays any time of year! Who is anyone to dictate when a city councillor takes a holiday? I hate to think if one councillor is missing, the city falls apart. Enjoy your trip, Mr. Harwood!
We must give city councillors credit for coming up with reasonable property tax increases. We can only hope that the Brandon School Division board of trustees adopts a similar reasonable and responsible tax increase. An 8.2 per cent increase does not fit either of those criteria.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 5, 2013