Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Opinion
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - PRINT EDITION

Sound Off -- Sept. 2, 2014

Loss of editorial cartoon

We really miss the political cartoons that used to be on the editorial page. They were always witty and good for a chuckle. The photos you are using to replace the cartoons really miss the mark. They could be anywhere in the paper, but don’t merit replacing the cartoons. However, I do realize that some of the cartoons do poke fun at the Conservatives, so that is likely the reason they are gone. Too bad, as they were always part of the conversation at morning coffee.

Not protests but criminal acts

In Ferguson, Mo., it is time to take action on the protesters. Blocking roads, sidewalks, breaking into stores, throwing rocks at police is not a protest. They are criminal acts. They are doing more harm than good. Last year, the “Idle No More” protest blocked highways, rail lines and streets in the middle of Brandon and Winnipeg. I’m afraid all that did was make that group of individuals look worse than before. And let’s be honest … who but the protesters remember what it was all about? I sure don’t.

If you can’t commit, don’t buy a pet

Why is it that people get pets then have no time for them and say there is a baby on the way? Or they work too much and must sell the dog. Better yet, the parents are purebreds and want a lot of money for a mutt … no papers — then they are not purebred. All puppies are cute but don’t stay small forever, so make a long commitment or do not adopt a dog.

Thanks for the memories

I would like to thank all the people out there this summer who worked with the kids at camp with disabilities. My child had a blast and loved it. God bless you and thank you for memories that will last a lifetime.

Can’t see the signs

It is sure nice to see the 30 km/h zone sign by J.R. Reid School hidden behind a tree. The police will have a heyday come September trying to catch all the speeders going through it because you cannot see that sign there unless you know it is there.

No service available

MTS is only worried about Winnipeg. I bought a cellphone from MTS and now find out it does not work in the area I live, which is 16 kilometres south of Brandon. I spoke with neighbours and all say the same thing. MTS will do nothing to help us out. They are only worried about Winnipeg customers.

What is the point of this?

I find it interesting that the courts in Manitoba have decided to allow Michael Bridges an appeal on his request to leave jail to visit an ailing relative especially since the relative has already died and has been buried. I don’t see the point of wasting our tax money redoing a trial for no purpose or reason.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 2, 2014

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Loss of editorial cartoon

We really miss the political cartoons that used to be on the editorial page. They were always witty and good for a chuckle. The photos you are using to replace the cartoons really miss the mark. They could be anywhere in the paper, but don’t merit replacing the cartoons. However, I do realize that some of the cartoons do poke fun at the Conservatives, so that is likely the reason they are gone. Too bad, as they were always part of the conversation at morning coffee.

Please subscribe to view full article.

Already subscribed? Login to view full article.

Not yet a subscriber? Click here to sign up

Loss of editorial cartoon

We really miss the political cartoons that used to be on the editorial page. They were always witty and good for a chuckle. The photos you are using to replace the cartoons really miss the mark. They could be anywhere in the paper, but don’t merit replacing the cartoons. However, I do realize that some of the cartoons do poke fun at the Conservatives, so that is likely the reason they are gone. Too bad, as they were always part of the conversation at morning coffee.

Subscription required to view full article.

A subscription to the Brandon Sun Newspaper is required to view this article. Please update your user information if you are already a newspaper subscriber.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media