Category Archives: Intelligent Development

Municipal election primer: do your sewers deliver?

Making sure a municipality’s sewer (a.k.a. wastewater) system delivers, is maintained and is upgraded is pretty basic stuff for those who occupy your local government building(s), wouldn’t you say?  That’s really what government is intended for: deliver service maintain service … Continue reading

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Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 3

The maintenance of this portion of Powerline Road at Hwy. 24 was the responsiblity of the County of Brant in Ontario.  With the approval of the much vaunted purchase of 6719 acres, as per the Brantford-Brant County Boundary Adjustment Agreement, … Continue reading

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Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 2

Brantford, Ontario is (make that the taxpayers of Brantford are) purchasing 6719 acres because of The Brantford-Brant County Boundary Adjustment Agreement. Will the city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix Park Road North?   We appreciate your comments. Click here. … Continue reading

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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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Climate change hoaxers & …

You’ll find in the links below much wisdom from Ontarians who understand where the priorities are not.   Winds of change “… thanks to Mr. Peter Epp for his column, wherein he shows what a farce the Ontario government’s policy … Continue reading

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Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment babble, part 10

Have you read the August 31, 2016 edition of The Paris Chronicle or The St. George Lance?  You’ll find a refreshing take on the proposed Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment in an editorial by The Neptis Foundation. Neptis does research, analysis and … Continue reading

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