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Sound Off -- May 15, 2014

Bring in more Christian entertainment

Regarding the recent Guy Penrod concert at Calvary Temple. It was just a great concert with great music and a great message. I would like to encourage the people at Calvary to continue to bring in more Christian artists.

Where does the increase in gas costs go?

Just a comment on the sales tax going up one per cent. That one per cent is staying in Manitoba I believe and hopefully it is going against infrastructure. What about the price of gas — what percentage is it going up and where is that money going to end up?

If meds are too dangerous to toss, why are we putting them in our bodies?

Doctors prescribe pills (chemicals) for every ailment to make us feel better. Pharmacists encourage us to turn in all the old meds so they can dispose of them properly because they are so harmful to our environment and water when discarded inappropriately. Common sense prevails that if these pills are so harmful why are we swallowing these chemicals by the tons daily? Shouldn’t we be concerned about our bodies, too?

Lip service makes good story

Just read our mayor’s “vision for growth” article. From experience, our city does not support our current small business base that provides to our tax base. Tenders that have small financial differences, match or surpass tender requirements and time lines, should be awarded to Brandon businesses that pay property taxes. Currently our city does not support, and in fact, is driving away industry and our leadership is just providing lip service promises and good newspaper copy in an election year.

Can’t complain if you don’t participate

It’s not just about getting people out to vote on election day, it’s about having a choice for voters to make. Brandon is likely to acclaim — that’s when councillors win as they have no opponent — the existing councillors in several wards. Barking about bad decisions made by any city council isn’t right if there aren’t any quality people ready and willing to run for the office. Talk to some of your friends and family who you think would make good councillors and say you’ll help them on the campaign. If they have kids, offer to babysit — even once they get elected and have to be in on council meetings. There is plenty we all can do.

Good plan but it didn’t work

Workers available right here: I believe in the initial plans of Maple Leaf and the committees involved. They also considered and believed that employment requirements would encompass and be met by the population available in the local area, including First Nations people. That was not successful as the turnover rate in the first several months exceeded 110 per cent. For the most part, that plan was a total failure.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 15, 2014

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Bring in more Christian entertainment

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