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Sound Off -- Oct. 12, 2012

Putting all our lives at risk

Regarding the cuts to night-time winter snow plowing. It is not just the trucking industry that will be impacted. How many lives will be put at risk by this? Ambulances still have to get where they are going. Women in labour have to get to Brandon hospital as they do not deliver babies anymore in rural hospitals. What about the people who commute to work in Brandon? I leave for work at 7:15 a.m. to get to Brandon by 8:30 a.m. This means I am expected to drive to work on a road that has not been plowed! Maybe by the time the provincial government pays out a few lawsuits due to ambulances being unable to travel to Brandon and MPI, a Crown corporation, paying out more accident claims, they will find that their savings of $2.3 million will be gone.

Who’s the bully now?

The Brandon School Division board says that bullying will not be tolerated in schools. When persons in a position of authority are trying to push children out of their own school, what do you call that?

Mr. Premier, what about our debt?

When the premier says he supports the Strand project, has he forgotten about our provincial deficit of a billion dollars? Does he not realize that all new government spending, when in a deficit situation, requires that the money be borrowed. Perhaps he is thinking of a loan from China. He should be thinking about how we will ever pay off our provincial debt.

Who are the real leaders here?

In reference to the Sound Off, “Lack Of Judgment,” why don’t we go to the top and find out who is really the leaders of the Indian Posse and any other organized gang forming? Perhaps they are the puppets to the Hell’s Angels. So why don’t we send them back to where they came from? The puppets are only imitating the big guys.

Wasn’t that a party!

I would like to congratulate Christies Office Plus on another amazing customer appreciation day. It just keeps getting better. A lot of work and planning obviously went into this event. The staff and suppliers were so friendly and knowledgeable, and everyone really appeared to be having a good time. I particularly appreciated having all the draws/giveaways done in full view of those in attendance, none of those backroom draws. Well done, Christies, you sure know how to throw a party!

Vandalism costs my kids new coats

Gee, I sure appreciate all those people who vandalized all these cars — including mine — in the Crocus Plains area. It was really thoughtful of you. I guess you are so bored you have nothing better to do. Now the money I have to spend to fix it could have gone to buy winter coats for my kids. Hope you had fun! One day when you do get caught, I hope you get your fingers cut off. How could you do that to someone else’s property? I don’t know where you learned your manners — well, I guess you don’t have any. I am disgusted. Mayor, you need to do something!

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 12, 2012

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Putting all our lives at risk

Regarding the cuts to night-time winter snow plowing. It is not just the trucking industry that will be impacted. How many lives will be put at risk by this? Ambulances still have to get where they are going. Women in labour have to get to Brandon hospital as they do not deliver babies anymore in rural hospitals. What about the people who commute to work in Brandon? I leave for work at 7:15 a.m. to get to Brandon by 8:30 a.m. This means I am expected to drive to work on a road that has not been plowed! Maybe by the time the provincial government pays out a few lawsuits due to ambulances being unable to travel to Brandon and MPI, a Crown corporation, paying out more accident claims, they will find that their savings of $2.3 million will be gone.

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Putting all our lives at risk

Regarding the cuts to night-time winter snow plowing. It is not just the trucking industry that will be impacted. How many lives will be put at risk by this? Ambulances still have to get where they are going. Women in labour have to get to Brandon hospital as they do not deliver babies anymore in rural hospitals. What about the people who commute to work in Brandon? I leave for work at 7:15 a.m. to get to Brandon by 8:30 a.m. This means I am expected to drive to work on a road that has not been plowed! Maybe by the time the provincial government pays out a few lawsuits due to ambulances being unable to travel to Brandon and MPI, a Crown corporation, paying out more accident claims, they will find that their savings of $2.3 million will be gone.

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