Tag Archives: Brantford Ontario

Municipal election primer: is that hire necessary?

Does your city, town, village or hamlet love to hire, hire and hire some more? The city council of Brantford, Ontario seems to think it needs a Director of Downtown Infrastructure Revitalization and Renewal Program. The annual cost to taxpayers:  … 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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Paved “nature” trails, a golf clubhouse & other burning priorities …

Whether it’s the Grand River Trail Project … (which is going cap in hand to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ontario government.  You may be familiar with the latter.  It takes increasingly more of your cash and … Continue reading

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Alas, taxpayers

Government loves to spend the people’s money for its own end. In Brantford, Ontario the budget hand-wringing goes on while $15M goes to buy and fix the Federal Building, which is plan wrong. But wait, there’s more another Athletic Complex, … 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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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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Brantford Bike Park: Who is bullying who?

Who needs TIFF when we have Brantford, Ontario’s city hall.  The latest melodrama to be released is about the alleged bike park proposal brawl on social media.  Accusations of bullying are flying between the yes camp and the no camp.  … Continue reading

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Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment babble, part 9

Former Brantford, Ontario city councillor, Mr. John Starkey gave us a crash course in misguided urban planning.  At the recent information meeting on the latest iteration of the Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment proposal he gave an interview to ArcPro HD Inc. … Continue reading

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Urban planning for the 21 century anyone?

A city has unused properties, underused properties and misused properties in its core.  Fully aware of this fact, it approves the building of another outdoor mall in another part of the city and the expansion of an indoor mall in yet … Continue reading

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