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Sound Off - Feb. 14, 2014

Smudging a better smell than cigarette smoke

I had to laugh at the explanation by the Brandon School Division citing the “strong smudging scent draws unwanted attention to the student.” It can’t be any worse than that disgusting stench on the breath and clothing of a smoker that us non-smokers have to deal with! I would rather smell the burning of the natural essence of sage and cedar mixed with real tobacco over the disgusting smell that comes from the poisonous toxins added to a cigarette and creates that disgusting stench that as a society we ignore to be polite. Give me a break!

Don’t change the rules for anyone

Really … another day of front page news for smudging? Way too much press given to that. Every business, hospital and workplace have the “scent policy” in place and there doesn’t seem to be a problem. The rules shouldn’t have to be changed just for a certain few.

A disaster waiting to happen

Why isn’t our city stopping CN Rail from hauling oil along its tracks? They need to think of the hospital and the residents who live along the tracks, too close in my opinion! What if the worst happens?

Affordable housing should be a provincial issue

For the person who was talking about our city’s high cost of living due to tax increases, you are not alone! Brandon is not affordable for many people now! That’s what we get for voting in a tax-and-spend socialist. We are all paying for those who do not want to make their own living. I, for one, am tired of seeing some people get new housing at a reduced cost courtesy of us taxpayers! The responsibility of affordable housing should be a provincial issue, not foisted upon our small tax base in Brandon!

Get the facts straight

The media along with this paper need to stop cheerleading for the Harper government and investigate false statements. Sick time was negotiated years ago in lieu of larger wage increases, while it is true that the average public servant retires with 111 days of accumulated sick leave, these days are not paid out on retirement so there is no financial obligation to the government.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 14, 2014

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Smudging a better smell than cigarette smoke

I had to laugh at the explanation by the Brandon School Division citing the “strong smudging scent draws unwanted attention to the student.” It can’t be any worse than that disgusting stench on the breath and clothing of a smoker that us non-smokers have to deal with! I would rather smell the burning of the natural essence of sage and cedar mixed with real tobacco over the disgusting smell that comes from the poisonous toxins added to a cigarette and creates that disgusting stench that as a society we ignore to be polite. Give me a break!

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Smudging a better smell than cigarette smoke

I had to laugh at the explanation by the Brandon School Division citing the “strong smudging scent draws unwanted attention to the student.” It can’t be any worse than that disgusting stench on the breath and clothing of a smoker that us non-smokers have to deal with! I would rather smell the burning of the natural essence of sage and cedar mixed with real tobacco over the disgusting smell that comes from the poisonous toxins added to a cigarette and creates that disgusting stench that as a society we ignore to be polite. Give me a break!

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