Bridge, what bridge?
Bridge, what bridge?
I know that the city and bridge builders are having trouble coming up with new excuses as to why the bridge is not finished yet, so I thought I would help them out a bit. Please feel free to use these excuses in any order you wish, but only use one at a time so that they can last a few more weeks.
1) We were hoping that Santa would be at the ribbon cutting, but he is not free until Dec. 26. 2) We are waiting for the snow, it makes good cheap fill before paving.
3) When we park on the south side and we want to go for lunch at Timmy’s it takes forever to get around and back, or do most of you know that already?
4) Every time the guys see the great Root Bear they run up a tree.
5) One of the city hall employees has Dec. 10 in the bridge pool, so he keeps stalling the permits.
6) We are waiting for the river to freeze over so we don’t have to get our feet wet.
7) We were not at the site when the cable guy came so now we have to wait three weeks for our next appointment.
Hats off to Stockwell Day for speaking his mind and saying what most peace-loving citizens feel about the revolving-door justice system in B.C.
Some of the judges have reduced the justice system to a charade where the police have become helpless spectators forced to watch repeat offenders walk away.
The victims of crime and their families sometimes wonder if the justice system works for them or the criminals.
The actions of some of these judges have contributed to the deterioration of society, where law-abiding citizens live in fear and criminals feel secure.
They have unwittingly created an environment in which young kids feel emboldened to get into gangs and run wild, knowing very well that they will get away with it.
With all due respect, these judges should do a reality check and stop empathizing with
Satbir Singh Cheema
What’s the rule?
Sometimes you have to wonder why people judge other people by their race.
When I went in to the Lower Nicola Educational Band School to see about putting my son in the pre-school program a few weeks ago I was told that the Lower Nicola Band children had priority and any other status children were next in line, which I understand. If they had room left that I could hopefully get my son in. But first they would have a meeting with the people higher up, as my son does not have status.
I offered to pay for my son and also explained why I chose this school. I thought it would be good for him to start there as he would meet new friends and develop socially with the other children, as some of them would be attending Kindergarten at Nicola Canford Elementary next year.
So I was told later that he could not attend as the class was full. Only to find out that they are waiting for licensing to increase their numbers in the classroom. I called the school to see if he could attend once the licensing was received, to my dismay I was told no.
I do not understand why my son has to be singled out because he is not status. What are we teaching our children? Segregation? Racism? Inequality? These are certainly not the lessons I want my son to learn.
Outdoor tourney needs teams
I am writing to inform you of an upcoming pond hockey tournament to be held outside on Logan Lake, in the central interior of B.C., on Jan. 18-20, 2008.
We are hoping to attract 28 teams to participate on six outdoor rinks: 20 in an open division and eight in a “vintage” division.
Last year, which was our first, attracted 20 teams from as far away as Calgary.
Fees are $400 per team with the deadline for entries being Nov. 30, 2007.
Fees include tournament play with five games guaranteed, dinner/dance on Saturday night and insurance coverage.
For a registration package e-mail Marlon Dosch at Mdosch@OCIS.net