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Sound Off -- May 19, 2017

Quit blocking us in

Simplot Millennium ball diamonds — what a beautiful facility Brandon has there. So we take the six-year-old grandson to play ball on a recent evening. I take him inside the gates to get him closer to the coach, then park the van once we’ve found his coach. As I get back to the van, I see two vehicles blocking the only open gate to the facility. Yes, it’s crowded parking, but they could have gone inside the gate, left turn, if necessary. Ironically, it’s a white Dodge truck and a black Ford SUV, both with RHA parking tags on the mirror, so that tells me their work place makes them familiar with "emergencies." They were there over 1 1/2 hours as we waited to get out. This is a facility that could easily require an ambulance — as per injuries or heart conditions to name a few. Why would two people see it as all right to "block" the only open entrance for vehicles? Thank you for that — shake my head in disgust! Also, a huge thanks to the two gents working there who opened the south gate to let us out when they saw we had been stuck there a while and the games still weren’t over. May this Sound Off act as an alert to all drivers to think about others health and safety.

Stumped by all the news on Trump

Why do we have to listen on the CBC national news or the CTV National news all about Donald Trump? If I want to hear about Donald Trump, I will get an American station — I have great access to them and they are a lot more fair than what our stations are. They not only report things they rationalize them. I wonder how they would like their lives rationalized like they do. And who cares if he fires James Comey? It says Comey works at the will of the president — the president can fire him for cause or no cause — Comey said that. So what difference does it make? I don’t know but it is time they get to work and got that Hillary Clinton — whom he gave a complete pass to — that is who they should be investigating but of course they don’t.

Time to call a weed consultant

Regarding the dandelions in this city. It is out of control. I honestly believe that the city council will have to call in a consultant — for likely $500,000 or whatever — to figure out this problem because obviously they cannot.

Thanks for the great Mother’s Day gift

A couple local businesses in Brandon deserve some praise. They sure made my two grandsons happy and prepared for Mother’s Day. One home renovation store had a morning craft project prepared for kids this past Saturday morning. They assembled lovely little flower pots on a little bench, painted them and then added a chosen flowering plant. On Saturday afternoon, a Richmond Avenue business offered kids to purchase a custard-filled cake and had decorating supplies on hand for them to decorate any way they chose. What great ideas. The children were so proud to present gifts they had made and at such reasonable costs. My daughter-in-law received the flower pot and I got the lovely cake. This grandmother had one special Mother’s Day. I hope the businesses repeat this marvellous idea for next year for more children to enjoy, take pride and for more mothers and grandmothers to enjoy their gifts and see the delight in the youngsters eyes. This memory is a keeper. Thanks to these businesses for making my day special.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 19, 2017

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Quit blocking us in

Simplot Millennium ball diamonds — what a beautiful facility Brandon has there. So we take the six-year-old grandson to play ball on a recent evening. I take him inside the gates to get him closer to the coach, then park the van once we’ve found his coach. As I get back to the van, I see two vehicles blocking the only open gate to the facility. Yes, it’s crowded parking, but they could have gone inside the gate, left turn, if necessary. Ironically, it’s a white Dodge truck and a black Ford SUV, both with RHA parking tags on the mirror, so that tells me their work place makes them familiar with "emergencies." They were there over 1 1/2 hours as we waited to get out. This is a facility that could easily require an ambulance — as per injuries or heart conditions to name a few. Why would two people see it as all right to "block" the only open entrance for vehicles? Thank you for that — shake my head in disgust! Also, a huge thanks to the two gents working there who opened the south gate to let us out when they saw we had been stuck there a while and the games still weren’t over. May this Sound Off act as an alert to all drivers to think about others health and safety.

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Quit blocking us in

Simplot Millennium ball diamonds — what a beautiful facility Brandon has there. So we take the six-year-old grandson to play ball on a recent evening. I take him inside the gates to get him closer to the coach, then park the van once we’ve found his coach. As I get back to the van, I see two vehicles blocking the only open gate to the facility. Yes, it’s crowded parking, but they could have gone inside the gate, left turn, if necessary. Ironically, it’s a white Dodge truck and a black Ford SUV, both with RHA parking tags on the mirror, so that tells me their work place makes them familiar with "emergencies." They were there over 1 1/2 hours as we waited to get out. This is a facility that could easily require an ambulance — as per injuries or heart conditions to name a few. Why would two people see it as all right to "block" the only open entrance for vehicles? Thank you for that — shake my head in disgust! Also, a huge thanks to the two gents working there who opened the south gate to let us out when they saw we had been stuck there a while and the games still weren’t over. May this Sound Off act as an alert to all drivers to think about others health and safety.

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