What a splendid meal
A big bouquet to the Douglas organizers of the recent fowl supper. We attended the fowl supper and it was excellent, very delicious. They had very large plates so you had lots of room to put your food without piling it on top of all the rest — you needed the large plates. Lots of jellied salads, which some have discontinued. Lots of mouth-watering food. Plus another big bouquet for the large trays you had to carry your food on to your table. These people need to be recognized and I am sure they had enough for two more sittings at least. Keep up the good work and we will see you again next year.
Some squares at roundtable
I bet I know who’s gonna be at the property tax planning roundtable session that the city is going to hold later this month. The same handful of “concerned citizens” who always show up at these things. And a few special interest groups, such as the chamber of commerce. The concerned citizens could be a bit larger in number this year because of the fiasco last year, but hopefully they will be there to offer constructive criticism and not just be looking to throw a monkey wrench into the process.
They do good work
I admire the men and women of our police force immensely. They have an extremely tough job to do. Let’s face it, who is happy to get a speeding ticket or a warning that you could get arrested? I admire them even more that they do not burden their family members with the gory details of their work, therefore the family members do not feel the need to take their concerns to the public via letters to the editor! Everyone is happy when the ambulance shows up to take their loved one to the hospital or, if needed, a fire truck to put out a blaze.
Cover them up and keep them warm
To parents of young children who allow them to decide what outdoor clothing to wear: When the weather is cold, they need to wear mitts and something for their heads and when there is snow on the ground, they need to wear ski-pants and boots. Of course, a warm jacket goes without saying. You may think that you are teaching them a lesson but in reality, you are creating difficulties for the schools and your children. You are the adult — make the decision!
Congrats to our CUPE heroes
Driving around late at night after the storm this weekend, I witnessed the unsung heroes of our city working feverishly to keep our streets open. Funny how these guys go out in bad conditions, risking their lives to do their jobs, don’t get paid job naps, they, too, leave their families home alone weekends or nights to go to work yet never get the big front page splash about being “God-like heroes.” Well, guys and gals, this taxpayer sends a big thank you, keep up the good work!
Time for Brandon to quit whining about the casino!
You had the opportunity a few years back and shot it down but then once a few realized that another community might reap the benefits of the casino — then you wanted it! Now after the Manitoba chiefs’ group dropped the “bomb” that Brandon isn’t getting a casino, the mayor wants another study done to see if Westman can support two casinos! Wanna give us taxpayers the cost of this study since we will have to pay for it? Let’s just really increase the gambling addiction and put them up all over! The city didn’t want it back then and guess what your wish has been granted! Quit whining, mayor — it’s not all about Brandon!
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 15, 2012