Important issue needs your opinion
Interesting comment in March 19 paper that your editorials were bias. All media have a certain bias but I find the Brandon Sun to be fair on issues. One thing though, I wonder why there hasn't been any editorial or opinion piece on the Fair Elections Act being presented by Pierre Poilievre? Or did I miss it? This is an important piece of legislation being put forward and there seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding it. Does the Sun not have an opinion or do you think people don't care about this important issue? Would really like to hear your take on it as it relates to Canada's democratic process. Something our government preaches about to other countries but their actions sometimes contradict their words.
What part do the parents play?
In response to the Feb. 27 National Viewpoint in the Brandon Sun, “First Nation Parents Need Education Choice.” If the parents are under-educated and lack the sincere ability to motivate, direct and encourage their children to pursue education, the cycle will not be broken no matter how much money is given.
We need the Eighth Street bridge operating
I think it is an excellent idea for parking permits for all downtown to replace meters. And I would also like to say a word about the Eighth Street Bridge. It is of great importance to the people in the north end, of which there are many, and businesses too. It is just so important ... I think maybe even more important than the Daly Overpass.
Bridges need protection from overweight trucks
I am concerned about the small bridges that span the Souris River. There are weight restrictions but there is no apparent policing of them. A little money spent on enforcement would go a long way to keeping these bridges intact. In fact, I would like to see barricades installed so that big trucks are unable to cross these bridges and would be forced to go on main highways instead.
Thank you to the City of Brandon workers
The city workers take a lot of heat for being lazy and are always the brunt of complaints. But does anyone ever say thank you for all the good work they do? They keep Brandon looking beautiful. You can tell that some take pride in the work that they do. The tree pruning for example, is looking beautiful and preparing us for clean and safe streets. So just in case you don't hear it ... thank you!
How about a ‘Welcome back Spring’ parade
You know ... it's been a brutal winter. Let's encourage the city to put on a parade to celebrate the impending spring! They must have plenty of money stashed away. One look at the condition of most streets these days, and the way they have been kept for most of the winter would, suggest that they do.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 24, 2014