Re: the Sound Off, “Who Will Have The Bigger Crowd?” from the Oct. 9 paper. Don’t know what your casual bet was, but just to let you know, the hall for Green party Leader Elizabeth May showed only a few vacant seats in the front row. It was well attended. It could be those few seats were put aside for you and others, who didn’t bother to show up. It was a great presentation. Too bad, you missed it!
A wonderful conundrum
Loving WestJet! Have already used the Brandon-Calgary service once this fall. Last night I had to book another (last minute) trip to Calgary and the flight was booked solid. While disappointed to have to drive into Winnipeg this morning to catch a flight, I am thrilled that our Brandon air service is doing so well!
Working towards the future
Good for VBJ Developments to try and start developments in and around our city. If developers don’t push city planning and the RMs, nothing would get done at all. We need to question the hiring of consultants for decisions that should be easily made by city hall’s numerous, highly paid staff. We still have a huge problem in the planning department and sad to say, changes need to be made if we want our city to grow!
Lack of beds an issue in Brandon as well
In the Sept. 28 article by the Winnipeg Free Press “Patients Waiting For Care-Home Spots Hamper Hospitals,” is a fact of this health-care system. There does not seem to be any disrespect for this group of patients. It is seen as a lack of beds for these people. This is not only a problem for Winnipeg but here in Brandon as well. Brandon Regional Health Centre has a set number of beds for people waiting placement. When this number of patients almost doubles there is back-up on the rehab and acute care units. This becomes difficult when patients present in ER and need to be admitted for acute problems.
A dangerous drive indeed
In response to the recent Sound Off “Drive With Caution.” In theory, driving with caution is a good idea, but in reality it doesn’t matter how cautiously you drive this road, Veterans Way. This road is in such poor condition that accidents have become a daily occurrence during winter conditions and when visibility is not optimum. This road is dangerously narrow and absolutely terrifying to drive on in the winter. There is absolutely nowhere to go if a deer jumps out in front of your vehicle or if an oncoming car drifts slightly into your lane because they have hit a patch of ice. This “wagon trail” is in desperate need for paved shoulders with white lines to make it safe for the hundreds of drivers who drive on it every day. How long do we have to wait to have this road fixed? The snowmobile trails on either side of this road seem to be better maintained then the actual highway itself.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 15, 2013