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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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Arrowdale & Earl Haig for sale to developers: weigh pros & cons

The pros and cons of the proposed sale of Brantford, Ontario’s Arrowdale Municipal Golf Course and Earl Haig Family Fun Park to developers for residential and commercial use almost balance out. Pro #1:  does not breakeven; low membership; low visitor … Continue reading

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Brantford’s athletic complex mania

Mr. Twain was right:  “Truth is stranger than fiction.”  It boggles the mind that the municipality of Brantford, the Ontario government and the Canadian government have no scruples over the apparent inexhaustible use of the taxpayer’s dollar to fund the … Continue reading

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Brantford’s Municipal Election: is education worth a “blank cheque” to a city?

The latest missive, “What’s education worth to a city” from The Expositor that tries to rationalize Brantford City Hall’s decisions regarding: – the sale of former valuable commercial land on the southside of Colborne St. to Wilfrid Laurier University and … Continue reading

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