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Robert Chipman's legacy also includes his daughter, Susan Millican (Power 30, Jan. 4). He was certainly as proud of her as he was of her brothers.

A former Red River College graduate and instructor, she won an ACTRA award while working at CBC Television in Winnipeg. She also worked as a consultant for Oprah's Oxygen Network, as vice-president for the Women's Television Network, and as CEO of the National Screen Institute in Winnipeg.

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She is currently chairwoman of the Winnipeg Foundation, sits on the board of Megill-Stephenson, and continues her generous involvement in Winnipeg's community organizations, including Rossbrook House.

Susan walks in her father's community-service and philanthropic footsteps. She should have been included in your article.

RICKI KATZ

Toronto, Ont.

 

I am surprised Rana Bokhari did not make the Power 30 list after winning the leadership race for the Manitoba Liberals. After getting 7.48 per cent of the vote in the 2011 election, the Liberal party currently sits at around 20 per cent popularity.

Rana is transforming the Liberals into major contenders. Despite their lead in the polls, this could lead to trouble for the Conservatives in many Winnipeg seats.

FRED MORRIS

Winnipeg

 

An unhealthy marriage

I am in complete disagreement with Diane Francis' premise of Canada and the United States merging (A marriage made in the boardroom, Jan. 4).

Canada is a distinct cultural society from our neighbours to the south. We do not worship guns or invade small countries in order to take their natural resources.

We value community over the individual. Here in Canada, we provide free health care for all; across the border you either pay or you die.

The U.S. is thirsty for our clear, abundant water, our oil and gas, and our minerals to satisfy their insatiable demand for comfort.

If our politicians perform this marriage of the two nations it will be Canada that loses.

FRANCISCO VALENZUELA

Winnipeg

 

Postal priorities

I agree with both Evelyn Wakaruk and Larry Kazdan (Letters, Jan. 3). I understand Canada Post is making money except in the area of home delivery. Management has decided to cut front-line workers and services as the solution to improve the bottom line.

Several thousand unemployed workers cannot contribute to the economy on the same scale, and businesses and residents are cheated out of what they have the right to expect -- services.

Are supplying valuable services not the purpose of Crown corporations? This is just one more instance of the continuing erosion of our public services.

Is anyone looking forward to a hike along rut-filled, slippery roads and sidewalks to get their mail?

MARION NESBITT

Winnipeg

 

Bringing the community together, seniors excited about the additional exercise... enough with the propaganda.

Canada Post has decided to cut door-to-door delivery because it saves them money. Not anything else.

BRIGITTE BISSON

Winnipeg

 

Waterfront concerns

Unlike the vision presented in Saturday's editorial (A vision without a paddle, Jan. 4), I hope our city is including the environmental impact of development into their waterfront-planning strategy.

Manitoba suffers extensive flooding, partly because our province eliminated natural wetlands and developed them into economically productive farmland.

The editorial argues we now manipulate and control our river levels and compensate property owners for artificially flooding their land -- all so that Winnipeg might attract "new restaurants, businesses, recreational opportunities, housing and retail developments to the waterfront."

Perhaps city planners and the author of this editorial should read The Lorax and discover, as did the Once-ler, what happens to our land when only economic development is considered.

JAN KUSHNIER

Winnipeg

 

Problems with plows

I'm glad Hugh Gordon had his blocked sidewalk cleared by a snowplow operator (Letters, Jan. 7). I had a different experience early Monday morning.

My recycling bin, on a perfectly clear driveway, was plowed in by an operator who left a big bucket of hard scraped snow encasing the bin and covering a large part of my driveway.

It probably took him three seconds to do that, but it took me about 20 or 30 minutes to dig out my bin and clear the rest of my driveway.

Why would managers schedule a plow for a garbage collection day? It makes it more difficult for plow operators, garbage collectors and residents.

The plowing operation had already been delayed several days and could have easily been done one or two days later.

RAY HIGNELL

Winnipeg

 

Gender not relevant

Regarding the headline Denmark's female-led government flounders (Jan. 4). Would The United States' male-led government flounders be equally appropriate? How about Manitoba's male-led government faces increasing deficit?

LARRY MENEC

Ste. Anne

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 8, 2014 A8

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