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Lake, exhibit evolving

As the leader of the core design team for the Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions exhibit at the Manitoba Museum, I read Ron Thiessen's recent comment with interest (Forest message missing, Letters, March 31).

I have been in touch with Thiessen, and we will be working together to find ways to include the issue of boreal forest preservation in the exhibit. I extend this same invitation to other interested individuals or groups who feel they can contribute to the Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions exhibit.

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The museum is open to working with the community and partners from all areas of this issue, to present the most comprehensive resource on the health of Lake Winnipeg to our visitors.

SCOTT YOUNG

Manager of science communications and visitor experiences, the Manitoba Museum

 

Finish rapid transit corridor

Re: Rapid transit raises concerns (March 29).

Detractors of the currently planned second phase of the southwest rapid transit corridor who feel it should be cancelled and the money transferred to a road project should consider what would happen to the now two-year-old section that is finished and incapable of creating the desired effect (decreasing road traffic) because it is too short.

Improved road systems are needed, but won't solve the increasing amount of road traffic. Widened roads simply accommodate more cars, which won't speed up traffic.

GORDON LINNEY

Winnipeg

 

An important history lesson

Re: Residential schools in classroom (Editorial, April 2).

I'm not so sure we're ready to bring ourselves to accept this horrendous part of our recent history.

Our federal government was slow to start this process, and still refuses to release more documents to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for fear of further proof of horrors.

Generations to come must learn about the residential schools' legacy, but the burden of implementation can't be left to the young.

All Canadians should speak up, in their schools and school boards, and require provincial education officials to make it a mandatory part of their children's and grandchildren's curriculum.

JANICE ISOPP

Selkirk

 

Close spending loopholes

Re: Campaign fairness (Editorial, March 31).

Unfortunately, Coun. Scott Fielding isn't the only one at city hall taking liberties while being handsomely remunerated by the city. When Coun. Dan Vandal announced he would seek the federal Liberal candidacy in the next federal election, his already over-the-top spending to get his face on bus benches and litter bins should have immediately been discontinued.

Those ads are essentially now campaign ads for a potential federal election candidate, which Vandal hopes will slip under the wire as being exempt from being counted as campaign expenses.

Amazingly, the position Vandal seeks carries the title of "Right Honourable."

KEN HOLT

Winnipeg

 

Conservation part of plan

I agree with Ken Klassen's assertion that conservation measures can and should be used to avoid or minimize capital investment in additional capacity (Encourage hydro conservation, Letters, April 2).

Klassen asserts the city "claimed the Shoal Lake aqueduct would not have sufficient capacity to supply projected growth in Winnipeg's water use. Critics argued rather than twin the aqueduct or pursue expensive alternatives, it made more economic sense to encourage water conservation."

I worked for the Water and Waste Department for 28 years before retiring in 2011. Water conservation was always factored into demand projections when considering expansion requirements. The challenge was gauging the potential effectiveness of conservation measures and balancing the risk of periodic water shortages during high-demand situations if water conservation measures fell short of projections.

There was no need to bow to critics; the conservation ethic was embedded in business and engineering decisions.

TOM PEARSON

Indian Wells, Calif.

 

Players need positive message

I read once that a coach can have as much effect on a young person's life as a teacher or even a parent (Coach alleges official made racial slurs, April 2).

If Darrel Swan's message to his young players is that it's OK to jump someone, punch them, kick them and fire a hard frozen object at their heads if that person insults you, he needs to quit coaching.

The coach of these kids should send a positive message to them that this is unacceptable behaviour.

GLENN CHESTLEY

Winnipeg

 

Complacent on mail changes

As polite and passive Canadians, will we sit by while Canada Post soaks us with their new postal rates and their ugly community mailboxes?

Delivering the mail is an essential service, and it is incumbent upon these civil servants to provide Canadians with this service at reasonable cost.

Businesses which rely on Canada Post are struggling with these unconscionable costs. Individuals who still rely on letter-writing and bill-paying are being hosed. Parcel delivery costs have surged beyond all reason.

Why a groundswell of protest hasn't taken place is beyond me. Even the Winnipeg Free Press has ignored the issue.

We should be screaming from the rooftops -- but we won't.

GLORIA JOHNSTON

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 3, 2014 A12

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Updated on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 9:38 AM CDT: adds links

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