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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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Have you written your elected official about EMP protection?

Here’s a video that gives you a good introduction to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP): Protecting Canada’s vast infrastructure, particularly the electrical grid, from an EMP should be a higher priority for provincial and federal governments. In a two part series … Continue reading

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To control spending, or not to control spending, that is the question?

Brantford, Ontario City Council has approved the hiring of four new staff at an initial annual cost of $320K to deal with the backlog of needed work on Brantford’s  infrastructure.  While acknowledging the backlog is good, going on a hiring … Continue reading

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Urban sprawl: stop it

Urban sprawl is something we should all be concerned about. That’s the underlying message of the Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015 – 2041 Panel lead by Mr. David Crombie.  While we do not … Continue reading

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City gov’t: understand your basic job

Consider a city that has taken gradual steps (albeit without a sense of priorities) this year to maintain essential infrastructure, e.g., roads, sewers, water mains, within a regular budget.  (The basic responsibility of a city government.)  That city in its … Continue reading

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