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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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A city whines that it lacks tax revenue, yet …

… a few months ago Brantford, Ontario approved monies for the design and manufacturing of a new marquee for the deficit plagued Sanderson Centre.  The estimated cost is $100,000. The Brant News reported last spring that the manufacturing process will … Continue reading

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The world’s, not just Canada’s, economy is slowing down

These words should cool the hot air that is spewing from some political parties vying in Canada’s federal election campaign. Mr. Don Drummond, the Stauffer-Dunning Fellow at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University and a former chief economist … Continue reading

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Brantford’s “Education Avalanche?” If Former Mohawk College Elgin St. Campus is Integral Part of Mix

Focus on Brant reports on an “education avalanche” in Brantford, Ontario. How is this so when Brantford is loosing Mohawk College’s self-contained campus precinct on Elgin Street?  A campus that helped to meet the growing need for trade skills training.  … Continue reading

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