Archaeological dig payer: who every values artifacts

The Laurier-YMCA Athletic Complex has come cap in hand to Brantford Ontario’s city council because of increased costs.  The cost of the new facility on the south side of Colborne St. is up to $67.7 Million from $58.4 Million.

Laurier-YMCA Athletic Complex, Brantford Ontario ©

Laurier-YMCA Athletic Complex, Brantford Ontario ©

Laurier and the YMCA are asking Brantford taxpayers to pony up another $3.1 Million (notice how it’s always point something) to cover costs for the archeological dig that preceded the start of construction of the athletic complex.  That’s over and above the ten year commitment of $5.2 Million made by city hall.

Archeological digs don’t come cheap; this one weighs in at $8 Million. (Hmm, no point something.)

There’s an easy remedy:  Who every values the artifacts found in an archaeological dig shall pay for said dig.

Not bad, eh?  We’ll even say it should be enshrined in our venerable Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

“So let it be written, so let it be done.”

Taxpayers, stay tuned for more requests as the balloon continues to filldon’t say we didn’t warn you.


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