Category Archives: Intelligent Development

Oh where, oh where have my sports complexes gone

That’s what you think when you hear the good folks of West Brantford, Ontario, especially the Shellard Lane area, exhort the want of a Shellard Lane sports complex to serve them. Some folks need to be introduced or reintroduced to the … Continue reading

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Big Daddy’s response to Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment approval: hypocrisy & mendacity

Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof comes to mind when you ponder the ability of the Ontario Liberal government to make decisions.  With apologies to the late Mr. Williams, they are the hot tin roof and citizens are … Continue reading

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City priority: an archaeological dig, new real estate or caring for seniors?

Brantford, Ontario’s city hall is pondering three choices: Give Laurier-YMCA another $3.1M to cover costs of an archaeological dig, which occurred before construction of the Laurier-YMCA began. Spend $14.75M to purchase the Brantford’s Federal Building downtown, which may or may … Continue reading

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“Beware the ‘tion-factor'”

The writer in the link below compels us to be wary of the “tion-factor”:  amalgamation, deinstitutionalization, privatization, globalization, suburbanization and intensification. Government and business love such words because when John and Jane Q. Citizen hear or read them they think:  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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