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Archaeological dig payer: who every values artifacts

The Laurier-YMCA Athletic Complex has come cap in hand to Brantford Ontario’s city council because of increased costs.  The cost of the new facility on the south side of Colborne St. is up to $67.7 Million from $58.4 Million. Laurier … Continue reading

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Brantford’s Laurier-YMCA proposal: redo time

  The recent layoffs at Wilfrid Laurier University remind us that post-secondary education is very much an industry.  Given these layoffs, it’s time for Brantford, Ontario to have another look at the Laurier-Y proposal. Some deep-thinkers in Brantford provide us with compelling … Continue reading

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City Budget Games: councillors’ musings, part 1

City: Corporation of The City of Brantford, Ontario, Canada The Numbers Debt (as at 31.12.13): $41,062,000 + $4,798,000 (interest & principal) Deficit: $789,000 Outstanding Fines: $13, 200,000 Preliminary 2015 operating budget: $132,200,000 (4.89% increase over 2014) Preliminary 2015 capital budget: … Continue reading

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Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics Complex: Oct. 27 ballot question

Brantford City Council recently showed its ability to vote unanimously when it decided to: 1)  sell a section of the former tax revenue generating properties on the south side of Colborne St. for $2 to Wilfrid Laurier University and the … Continue reading

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Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics Complex Proposal: Citizens speak

Brantford citizens, again, speak their minds on the proposed Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics Complex here.  They suggest better locations, such as Earl Haig Park/Civic Centre, Market Square (majority of which sits empty); they express concern about the total cost to taxpayers.  A citizen … Continue reading

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