Want to see names
I am disappointed with the new Veterans Memorial. When we were asked to contribute, we were told that for your money your father’s name would be on the plaque. Now I found out there are no names on there — if you go to Brandon City Hall, it will be there. The idea of the memorial was to honour soldiers. That’s where the names should be. I paid $100 for this?
Thanks for beefing me up!
A bouquet to the angels on the second floor, Room 214, for the great care, also to the ER staff and to the cooks for the delicious food with a gain of five pounds during my stay at the Brandon Regional Health Centre.
Sidewalk accessibility needs improvement
Hats off to Walter Gibbons, Theresa Machibroda, Don Butler and anybody else out there who are disabled in any way or other. Only the disabled would notice the problems these sidewalks cause. Shaving the sidewalk curbs is a good way if it was smooth, but some corners are not even done and you have a six-inch drop on the corner and you have to go half a block where there is an access driveway to get on the sidewalk on the other side of the road. Sometimes you have to go on the street and then you get in trouble with police and they say get on the sidewalk, not on the street. Maybe they should look at the situation more.
Let’s talk about what is being put in our food
I would like to see the labelling of genetically modified food brought up as an issue within this federal byelection campaign.
Our judges are failing us
Jail For ‘Horrendous’ Attack On Teen. I am so sick of the gutless judges who slap the offender on the wrist for a crime so horrendous that the general public wants to retaliate out of frustration with the judicial system. Seriously, six months for a beating that the victim will bear the scars of forever. It is time for the judges to be judged, and they are failing our community miserably.
Drive with caution
Shame, shame, shame Manitoba Highways! You name a busy highway after our veterans (Veterans Way) which is too narrow to be called a highway, with no shoulders, crumbling pavement with no improvements or maintenance done on it in years. A road without any white lines on either side to guide drivers during weather with poor visibility. There were two head-on collisions last winter during morning rush hour going to Shilo from Brandon. I challenge our MPs and those responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of this “wagon trail” you refer to as Veterans Way, to join us in our daily commute to work — not at your leisure, but during rush hour traffic from 6:30 a.m.to 7:30 a.m. and not when half the base is deployed, either, which is when you like to set up your little traffic counters. If you can have a nice newly built “road to nowhere” service road north of the Trans-Canada Highway, which nobody uses, why can’t we have a decent highway that hundreds of us drive every day?
Cultural heritage should be taught in the home
This is in regards to the story in Sept. 21 paper. My parents immigrated to Brandon when I was a young child. I believe my cultural heritage is very important. I do know my cultural heritage and am now passing it along to my children. This was taught to me by family and others of the same culture. But this was not taught to me by the Brandon School Division. Why are the schools giving special privileges to certain cultures? I do not want my tax dollars being spent to teach cultural heritage — this is what families are for. No wonder our tax dollars are so high.
A great choice
I believe in giving credit where credit is due and I just want to say that we got some catering for the first time — Olivier’s Bistro Catering — and I can not tell you how great they were. The roast beef melted in your mouth. And I just want to say to Paul and Susan, what a wonderful, wonderful meal you guys put out for our ’do. Thank you so much. It was great!
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 28, 2013