Cheers and Jeers for May 13

Cheers: 

 

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Cheers to all of the volunteers who placed Canadian flags at the tombs of Canadian veterans in the city cemetery and the memorial gardens on Saturday. It was a simple gesture, but the rows of flags looked nice.  

 

Cheers to the Downtown Business Association for having the outdoor markets, and to the Estevan Farmers’ Market Association for its first market of the season. It was good to see people at both. Hopefully they will be supported throughout the year.

 

Cheers to Estevan city council for their decision to not place benches promoting Pro Life Estevan and Area in city parks. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled it is the state’s duty to protect every person’s freedom of conscience and religion and that it may not use its powers in such a way as to promote the participation of certain believers or non-believers in public life to the detriment of others. 

 

Cheers to the money that Estevan will be getting for pathways this year. Once this pathway network is finally complete, it will give people more motivation to get outside and exercise more often. And Kensington Avenue will finally be pedestrian friendly.  

 

Cheers to the Estevan Wildlife Federation for organizing the fishing derby on Boundary Dam on the weekend. Yes, it was a cool and windy day, but it was still nice to spend the day out on the water, doing something that can always be done safely.

 

Cheers to knowing or hearing both sides of a story before commenting.  

 

Jeers: 

Jeers to people who pick up their dog’s poop and then throw the plastic bag on the ground or in trees. What makes you think other people want to see that or pick it up? 

 

Jeers to not wearing masks and not getting vaccinated. Don’t go to the hospital if you get sick.

 

Jeers to people with unkempt properties this spring. Time to clean your yard and cut your grass.

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