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Sound Off - April 21, 2014

Get with the times

Regarding the Sound Off about BPS unreachable by rotary style phone. Who on earth still has a rotary dial phone in 2014? You can get one at the second-hand store for next to nothing or buy a new one for around $10. Give your head a shake.

What are the plans for the Wheat City golf course?

I am a golfer at the Wheat City Golf Course. There has not been any noise for the 2014 season. I trust the price will be close to or less than Oak Lake or Shilo, similar quality courses. What are they doing about a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, etc.? The golfers and the tennis players deserve consideration. Like it was said — run the place without the union and it will do well.

Getting gouged again!

Isn’t it just typical of Brandon’s gasoline prices. Before Christmas, Winnipeg dropped their prices to $1.06 a litre while Brandon’s prices remain at $1.15 a litre. Recently, Winnipeg raised their prices to $1.29 and the very next day Brandon’s prices pass Winnipeg’s price to $1.31 a litre. Remarkable. We only follow the leader when prices go up but somehow fail to drop prices when others do. Gouging, gouging and more gouging! Let’s wake up, Brandon, and begin to seek solutions to this injustice.

Have to keep reminding them

I agree with a previous comment that we need to keep writing to Larry Maguire and other MPs urging them to approve funds to improve our Brandon airport. If we don’t keep reminding them how important Brandon is and how important our airport is to western Manitoba, Winnipeg will keep getting the money and everything else.

Tories smear it on

The Brandon Sun editorial of April 8 criticizes the NDP for running smear campaigns. In my 55 years in Manitoba, I have never seen a Tory campaign that was nothing but a smear campaign.

A big bouquet for getting me going again

A big thank you to a gentleman named Rod from Green Acres who came to my rescue at the Co-op Gas and Car Wash Station on Richmond Avenue. My car died in the car wash bay with customers in line behind me. I went to the service store with my dilemma. There was only one customer paying at the counter, he immediately turned around and said I will help you if I can. He tried to start the vehicle but the battery had died. He pushed the car out of the bay, boosted the battery and I was mobile again. There are angels around us. He only asked that I pay it forward. I want Rod to know that an opportunity and privilege presented itself to pay it forward the very next weekend.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 21, 2014

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Regarding the Sound Off about BPS unreachable by rotary style phone. Who on earth still has a rotary dial phone in 2014? You can get one at the second-hand store for next to nothing or buy a new one for around $10. Give your head a shake.

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