If you want it — you pay for it!
To the person who wrote in the Oct. 28 Sound Off, “We Don’t Want Your Deal?” that makes two of us! I have a seasonal cabin in the RM of Park and haven’t been in favour of this water debacle from the start. I pay school taxes for your kids’ school (almost half of my total tax bill is for school taxes alone) and now I’m also paying for your water to be installed. I want a seasonal cabin that I can go to with my family, not another house that eats up all of my hard-earned income because I’m paying for the luxuries you want.
More to sports than hockey
It was nice to open up the Brandon Sun this morning and see that the sports section had something better on the front page than hockey. The second page was delegated to hockey. Surely it is nice to have more sports like volleyball in Brandon featured on the front page.
parking on 10th Street — How quickly they forget!
How did we ever manage before when 10th Street housed the busiest bowling alleys in Brandon, three at one time, plus a very active business and retail section on the 00- to 100-blocks. Not to mention the apartments above the stores. It was way busier than now with only the dance studio there and a very limited business section. Parents still managed to drop off children seven days a week without incident and businesses were flourishing. Amazing how people used to handle things, eh?
Making mountains out of 10th Street
To the person complaining about the changes to angle parking on 10th Street. They say that it will be hard parking in a parallel spot on a hill in the winter. How is it any easier backing out of an angle parking spot when you are facing downhill? Also, apparently, it will now be dangerous dropping off kids for dance on 10th Street. Well, just drop them off on Princess Avenue. The door is right there. Some people like to constantly bellyache about nothing.
Is any property safe?
Yes, my home is on wheels and can be moved. Your home or business is on a foundation, and it also can be moved. Let’s face it, if the government decides to expropriate a property, what choice will you have? We, as mobile home owners, are not the only ones at risk. Anyone who rents or leases is at the same risk. Mobile and modular homes are affordable housing. We take pride in our homes, whether we erect fancy stairs, covered-in decks or planters. We are all homeowners in different homes — shouldn’t we all stand united in the fight against these happenings?
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 29, 2013