Category Archives: Intelligent Development

The earth is warming! The earth is warming!

A hen was picking at a stack of hot pea-straw when a hot pea fell on her head, and she thought the earth was warming. And she thought she would go and tell the queen about it. And she went, … Continue reading

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Has the dust from the municipal election settled?

That depends on how responsible a voter you were. Did you vote?  Did you vote for a new candidate where the incumbent had served three terms or more?  Did the need for change compel you to vote for BOTH a … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 9

Happy voting day! Before you drive to a polling station in Brantford, Ontario we suggest you eat an hour or more before you venture out.  Driving Brantford roads can induce motion sickness.   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 8

When you go to the polling station tomorrow you may find a skill-testing question on the ballot to ensure you, as a voter, are of sound mind and issues aware.  It’s rumoured the question on Brantford, Ontario ballots will ask:  … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 7

Yes, some resurfacing of Wayne Gretzky Parkway in Brantford, Ontario was done last summer.  Was up to par asphalt used to ensure a long-lasting job? Unfortunately, sections were missed:   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping Trudeau: How Donald … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 6

The list of arterials in Brantford, Ontario that need TLC continues. Why is there taxpayers’ time and money to add an addition to the Brantford Public Library, but no taxpayers’ time and money to maintain the pavement outside the library’s … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 5

Have you driven West Street in Brantford, Ontario? If your vehicle’s suspension needs a workout, this is a good choice.   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping Trudeau: How Donald Trump will change Canada even if Justin Trudeau doesn’t … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 4

Here’s another arterial road that is on the laundry list of roads in Brantford, Ontario that require TLC. If it ever gets redone, will subpar asphalt be used for a quick (but not lasting) fix?   We appreciate your comments. … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: oh where, oh where should that new retailer go?

Oh where, oh where have the plans for Brantford’s little Costco gone? Oh where, oh where can they be? With the Craig St. location coming up short, and the Wayne Gretzky Parkway and 403 interchange change to long, Oh where, … Continue reading

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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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