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Brantford’s athletic complex mania, part 2

We have two more athletic complexes to add to the list we started last summer: Athletic complex #4:  $3.2 Million Bison’s Alumni Field (under construction beside North Park Collegiate) Breakdown: City: ? Add-ons: $362K Capital fundraising (non-government sources): ? At … Continue reading

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Are universities & colleges in education biz or construction biz?

Despite the record Ontario deficit and debt, it is business as usual at universities and colleges.  At Western University, for example, three new buildings are under construction: Engineering Building FIMS & Nursing Building Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (next to the … Continue reading

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Can your city afford more land?

More to the point, can you the taxpayer afford to pay for your city buying more land? That’s the question Brantford, Ontario taxpayers are asking themselves in the wake of the latest grandiose Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment proposal.  (What happen to … Continue reading

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City Budget Games: councillors’ musings, part 2

With all the hand-wringing going on at Brantford City Hall over the 2015 budget, what could be on the minds of councillors? “Hey, shouldn’t us COUNCILLORS come up with better ways to administer TAXPAYERS’ dollars?” “Relying on staff for ‘the list’ is the … Continue reading

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Mohawk Lake clean up: priorities anyone?

Brantford, Ontario’s latest flavour-of-the-month sexy project is the proposed clean up of Mohawk Lake and canal.  Some politicians love to regale themselves and their groupies in such projects–they look good in campaign literature and make headlines.  (Road maintenance, sewer maintenance, lead-free drinking water systems, … Continue reading

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