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You could say it was "frank, straightforward and honest."  Therefore, you could call a Thursday news release from the City of Moose Jaw "candid."

It was information about the "rash of watermain breaks" in our city.  The release stated there had been 11 breaks and 7 had been repaired.

The release detailed the worst problem, a transmission line over on Caribou Street West at 14th Avenue:  "...crews were unable to isolate due to faulty or non-existent valves and incomplete construction records," it reads.

And, so I wonder who was in charge when those valves were supposed to be installed and who was responsible for those records.  If one could narrow down when that infrastructure was installed we could figure it out and we could point fingers and lay blame.  But, do we need to do that?  Does it matter now?  I don't think so.

And, I don't think that's what city administration wants either.  They just want us to know about some of the challenges they're facing.  You can't blame them for that.  I appreciate the candidness.

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