must be held accountable
Just the other day in the paper there was a story about a girl beating up other children at school and setting a fire and all these other charges, and at the end it says she will not have to pay for the damages to the trailer as she has no source of income. Well, that is just disgusting. She can go out and find a job, and she can pay for the damages she has done.
Great people still out there
I would just like to say thank you to the four people who offered me a hand when my car wouldn’t start at the south-end Sobeys parking lot and to the fellow who gave me a boost. It is nice to know that there are still some very good people around in this town. Thank you again for your wonderful help.
Future of our children’s education is up to us
I am from Canupawakpa Dakota Nation. I am embarrassed by the attention our community has been receiving by past politicians voicing their opinions negatively and anonymously. I was a little amused by the whole post-secondary education issues. First of all, no one gave this chief and council the opportunity to administer the education dollars before there was criticism and accusations and even predictions of uneducated students in the future. The future of our children lies in our hands, to provide that opportunity for our children to get their post-secondary education whether we save up or take student loans, but no one should be waiting for a handout. I also believe there is a total lack of communication. The present day chief and council should provide updates to the community on a regular basis, whether it be via community meetings, newsletters, etc.
Need to be more practical
Yes, it would be nice to see our city vehicles being nice and clean, inside and out, when they hit our streets. Another thing that would be nice, would be that instead of buying the more expensive cars for employees to drive around, they could buy a lot cheaper, smaller cars, with a designated, longer term warranty (say four or five years) and not allowed to be taken home and used as personal cars — saving on gas, mileage and wear and tear.
Find your own way
In regards to the mom who thinks the children should be bused for industrial arts/shop. Even when I was in school some 33 years ago, we had to find our own way to shop, we were not given a bus pass. The taxpayers of Brandon should not have to pay for the busing of the students to and from — it is the parents’ responsibility. Surely on some days mom or dad could use their lunch hour or an aunt, uncle, grandparents etc. could offer a ride or take turns? We walked, my children walked, and my grandchildren are now responsible for their own ride to and from. We do not have money in the budget for busing and the children would be late for classes as majority of buses are not available till after 9 a.m.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 11, 2012