I am a resident of 34th Street and I am just horrified that there are condos going to be built in Brookwood. I bought my property as an investment and if the value goes down because of this, I will be angry. I have put up with all the dirt, garbage and noise from that development and am not happy with any part of it to start with, now this. Put them on the corner of Patricia Avenue where they won’t bother anyone!
A buck is not enough
Let’s hope that the City of Brandon is smart enough to not sell a heritage building for $1. People who want to have a business at this location already will have the financial benefits of doing business downtown and tax breaks from it having a heritage status. However, given the way things are going at city hall, nothing would surprise me!
Who gets caught holding the empty bag?
So if the city sells the old firehall for $1 to those who want the brewpub, if the brewpub does not flourish, then what? Who owns the building then? And why should they receive the building for $1 while the taxpayers of this city get to hold the empty bag again?
Misplaced decimal or an evil plot by Hydro?
My equalized payment plan with Manitoba Hydro for the last year ended at the end of August with a slight credit. The plan for next year calls for the monthly payments to increase by 21.3 per cent, not the 2.5 per cent approved by the PUB.
No running allowed
Regarding kids running around the pool at the Sportsplex. I personally don’t like to see kids running on the cement in case they fall and smash their head. At least that lifeguard was doing her job because when we were there last time, I called the director because I didn’t think there were enough lifeguards on duty. So hats off to that lifeguard for doing her job. You are not supposed to run around the pool, grandma!
Lifeguards do a great job!
To the person who wrote about a lifeguard at the Sportsplex pool: sorry, but you are all wet! I am in my 70s and have swum at the Sportsplex for years. I have watched numerous lifeguards teaching children, and marvelled at their patience and kindness. If you had to supervise a group of excited, bouncing children at that venue, or tried to teach swimming to some who are shivering or who are ignoring you, you would have to insist on order and obedience, for safety as well as for learning. The lifeguards at the Sportsplex deserve medals not abuse!
Thanks, now I know the rest of the story
I have lived in the Brandon area my whole life and I had always wondered why there was the silver jet at the Brandon airport. I really appreciated reading the story about the Ninety-Niners and to learn why that plane was erected. Clearly they worked very hard to raise the money for the plane so I’m happy for them that the 99 is back on it.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 6, 2012