Category Archives: Infrastructure

Arterial takes precedence over collector, part 1

It’s good when a municipality maintains and upgrades infrastructure—one of its primary responsibilities.  Part of this process is the challenge of putting together a list of priorities. When dealing with road infrastructure a municipality must adhere to the hierarchy of … Continue reading

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Huronia et al Settlement Unsettling

Last December, settlements were reached in class-action lawsuits that allege abuse at three former regional centres (Huronia, Rideau and Southwestern) operated by the Ontario Government for people with developmentally disabilities.  The total cost of the settlements is $68 million. Just as outdated … Continue reading

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The Chamber of Commerce Effect

In a city with unused, underused and misused commercial and industrial properties, you would think that the local Chamber of Commerce would make it a priority to work with their membership and local government, which provides intelligent zoning, to deal with such … Continue reading

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Libraries: QUIET is Quite Important

Noisy libraries have become the norm because of an increase in people talking, eating and entertaining.   These libraries have lost the distinct quality of quiet. The library proper has become the meeting place, the group study area, the lunchroom, the … Continue reading

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Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics Complex: 37 Questions Make the Proposal Questionable

1) In a July 13, 2011 Brantford Expositor poll, 57% of respondents voted NO to a new Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics-Recreation Complex.  Why is this result ignored? 2) The Government of Canada has a $26 billion deficit and a $600 billion … Continue reading

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