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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 9

Happy voting day! Before you drive to a polling station in Brantford, Ontario we suggest you eat an hour or more before you venture out.  Driving Brantford roads can induce motion sickness.   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 8

When you go to the polling station tomorrow you may find a skill-testing question on the ballot to ensure you, as a voter, are of sound mind and issues aware.  It’s rumoured the question on Brantford, Ontario ballots will ask:  … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 7

Yes, some resurfacing of Wayne Gretzky Parkway in Brantford, Ontario was done last summer.  Was up to par asphalt used to ensure a long-lasting job? Unfortunately, sections were missed:   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping Trudeau: How Donald … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 6

The list of arterials in Brantford, Ontario that need TLC continues. Why is there taxpayers’ time and money to add an addition to the Brantford Public Library, but no taxpayers’ time and money to maintain the pavement outside the library’s … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 5

Have you driven West Street in Brantford, Ontario? If your vehicle’s suspension needs a workout, this is a good choice.   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping Trudeau: How Donald Trump will change Canada even if Justin Trudeau doesn’t … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: do you need that new city hall

Brantford City Hall graces 100 Wellington Square in Brantford, Ontario.  It was built in 1967 to mark Canada’s Centennial.  Mr. Michael Kopsa made excellent use of Brutalist architecture in its design.  This included provisions for expanding the structure. Unfortunately, it … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: do you need a new hospital?

Is the drywall still curing on your current hospital’s last addition? Has a provincial government investigation found your hospital to have an “unacceptable failure in both governance and executive leadership?”1 Did that investigation find the hospital failed to balance its … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: does your elected official know when to move on?

How many terms have each of your elected officials served? Unfortunately, elected officials rarely know when its time to move on.  Democracy is best served and protected when an elected office is renewed through new people. How do we know … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: do your sewers deliver?

Making sure a municipality’s sewer (a.k.a. wastewater) system delivers, is maintained and is upgraded is pretty basic stuff for those who occupy your local government building(s), wouldn’t you say?  That’s really what government is intended for: deliver service maintain service … Continue reading

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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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