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Sound Off -- Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Massey puts on great play

Bravo to the students of Vincent Massey High School and all who were involved in the production of “My Son Pinocchio.” It was a wonderful professional presentation. Thank you very much!

Facts prove you wrong

Unsure why people don't research the facts before they Sound Off! All home economical and shop students in grades 7 and 8 receive free busing for the entire school year. Get the facts first!

Enjoyed Lunch with Cecil Roulette

I was really pleased to read the “Sun Weekend Lunch” with Cecil Roulette. As a non-aboriginal person in Brandon, it is nice to see that the Brandon Sun is focusing on the positive contributions First Nations people are making in our community. All too often, the Brandon Sun appears to focus on the negatives. I believe some more articles and contributions from our First Nations community would be beneficial in educating our citizens on the positives that are occurring as well as some cultural education. I think education is the first step in eliminating racist stereotypes. Perhaps next we can hear interviews with elders, or have a First Nations columnist.

Thanks for letting everyone play

Congratulations on a great season and thank you to all the teachers who coached grades 7 and 8 volleyball this year. Thanks for encouraging participation where everyone got a chance to play and teaching good sportsmanship and good team play. We are glad the days are over when they only selected the best 10 or 12 players and the other 15 or 20 who tried out for the team were cut and left with no opportunity to play. The old fashioned system way back then seemed like an elitist system just to satisfy the ego of some arrogant coaches who only played their best players and who were only interested in winning at any cost — glad those days are over. Thanks coaches, we are glad you care so much.

More heads should roll

To the person who wants Phoenix Sinclair’s parents to be the main focus of the investigation into this little girl’s death, when a child disappears for nine months before the government agency assigned to protect her even knows she is dead and buried ... there should be more heads rolling than just her parents!

How about something a little more local?

A suggestion for the Brandon Sun to begin including the standings of our local Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The CFL season is over and I would think more people would care about the local standings more so than the European golf tour. Hope to see it in the paper soon.

The five-year plan

In the most recent Manitoba Co-operator, Transportation Minister Steve Ashton was quoted as saying it takes “five years to design, receive environmental approval, and build a bridge of this size” referring to the Coulter Bridge and is hoping to cut this time frame in half. Seriously, five years? No wonder this province is broke.

An eye for an eye in the fish tank

I went with my daughter to a pet store in Brandon to get her a fish yesterday. My daughter noticed that two of the goldfish in the goldfish tank had no eyes! We asked the clerk in the store and to my absolute horror, shock and surprise, we found out that even some fish are bullies and this is what they will do to each other. I absolutely had no idea that this bullying even occurs within the goldfish world. My eyes were sure opened up yesterday and we left the pet store feeling very thankful that we still have ours.

‘province of Winnipeg’ bleeding us dry

While our provincial government can only spend, spend, spend in Winnipeg, they only trickle next to nothing out to the rest of the province. It looks like the “Province of Winnipeg” gets it all (arenas, football fields, Convention Centre expansions, etc.), while the rest of the province drive on beat-up roads with no bridges, falling apart infrastructure, etc. Yes, it’s about time to officially have a “Province of Winnipeg.” We can’t afford to be about $2 billion in debt by the end of the fiscal year due to Winnipeg’s wants. Mr. Selinger, look after “your friends.”

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 28, 2012

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