Not enough time for the crime
Nice to know that if you break into someone’s house steal women’s underwear then get “bullied” by everyone for your actions that you did in fact do, then go and discharge a firearm multiple times at a house but it’s OK because he took “precautions” before doing so. Give me a break! Give him the four years that our laws say is mandatory ... he did plead guilty after all!
Get tougher on criminals!
So I read in the Sun that a judge grants a serious young offender bail — again — after he broke his curfew. The judge’s solution? Toughen up the curfew. Are there really no spaces in the jails? Is that why we’re seeing these accused get mollycoddled? Or is it a case of a judge who has never been a victim of a crime or doesn’t care about people like my family who has?
Let’s get our ’60s groove on!
OK, people, let’s celebrate, because our summer was too short. This year’s Brandon and Area Community Foundation is throwing a Wheatstock fundraiser today. And can we party — of course, for a benefit to our wonderful Brandon. Not only is WestJet tickets included in many great prizes we can win but better still we get to party to Route 10 Collective’s good old best Beatles songs at the Victoria Inn in the Imperial Ballroom with a kickoff beef on a bun buffet. Get on your dancing boots and let’s rock some ’60s attire — if your hotpants still fit, gals, and guys, there are likely Beatles wigs in grandma’s tickle trunk!
Hope to see you in the stands
After attending the Wheat King’s first two home games I have to say I am impressed with the effort put in by these young guns. One thing bothers me. The section I sit in (18) was only about a third full. I hope the late harvest is the main reason for this and as harvest wraps up and word spreads about how hard the team works, we will see more fans in the seats. Just like the bumper wheat crop this fall, we have an excellent, exciting Wheat King team. Go Wheaties Go!
Should be a penalty for leaving elected
I always believed Merv Tweed was doing a decent job for Brandon and Westman until reading the article on his “expenses” in the Brandon Sun. What really gagged me about the article was the statement that Merv is “stepping down after nine years of service.” P-l-e-a-s-e. When a lucrative opportunity came his way, Merv Tweed left the people who elected him, forcing an expensive byelection. A change that needs to be implemented in both federal and provincial politics is this “contract” a person has with the people who elect them. You either serve out your term or there are penalties. Of course there would be exceptions like health issues, etc.
Why close so early?
Good question — why the city locks the washrooms at Dinsdale Park in early September and necessitates the use of rental portable washrooms — it doesn’t seem to make sense to me.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 10, 2013