Sanderson Centre | A Century of Applause

John Bradford

John Bradford

It is time to fill the void as a result of Brant News closing. Online...free...no flyers delivered... I'm ready. Contact me for stories publisher@4brant.com I have been in media for over 50 years: Television Broadcasting; Print Investigative and Photo Journalism ; a VERY brief turn in Radio; Cable Television; and now publishing a live Digital News Platform. My community board contributions have covered: Health Care (BGH, John Noble Home and Lansdowne Children's Centre); Post Secondary Education; Special Olympics, Sports Council; Victim Services; Rotary; and Physician Recruitment Task Force. Married with 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, one great grandson and one step great grandson. My spare time passions include professional and amateur photography, soap stone carving, writing, travel and scuba diving as a Dive Master. Finally, I have served as a City Councillor for 4 years and as a community advocate/consultant for residents and local business for 8 years since then. Join us in sharing stories 4BRANT

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In the Fall of 1919, a dream began, a theatre fit for performance and exhibition was opened in downtown Brantford. The Temple Theatre for vaudeville and silent movies, then the Capital Theatre 1929 under the ownership of Famous Player’s Theaters and finally the Sanderson Centre a cultural acquisition by the City of Brantford in 1986,
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Brantford Council considers adding to tax base

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Now that I have your attention, words matter. Yes, the Estimates Committee under Chair Greg Martin met on Friday and Monday to consider the consequences to capital project dollars in their last budget deliberations for the year 2019. Chair Martin, “It is important that we as a council have to be fiscally responsible in how
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The weather may have been gloomy as they started their march, but the 9th Annual Brantford Pride Parade and park event was far from it! About 300 marchers from the LGBTQ2+, their friends, family and allies were vibrant and positive, filled with love and determination to celebrate diversity in Brantford. Back in Mohawk Park, support
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The Chief Administrative Officer is the City’s senior executive manager, overseeing all City Commissions and departments, including over 1,800 employees and approximately 190 discrete business units. He replaces the current retiring CAO Darryl Lee, Ted Salisbury before him and John Brown before him going back to the early 2000’s. Under Municipal law, the CAO is
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Rubber Mat Fire | Henry Street UPDATE

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The call was sent out around 6:00 am Sunday morning. The location is Northwest Rubber, 321 Henry Street, Brantford. The plant takes recycled tire rubber and re-purposes it into mats. As an update at 5:40 pm, Deputy Chief Todd Binkley advises that the Ministry of the Environment monitoring indicates the smoke is at a safe
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Springtime in Paris | More than a weekend… rather, a lifestyle

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Paris Ontario is described as “The prettiest little town in Ontario”. Along the banks of the Grand River merging with the Nith River, this thriving community reflects the changing urban landscape born from traditional values of the past. Each year the Kiwanis Club of Paris gets together with a cadre of volunteers to bring a
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Photos Capture Moments | Moments are the Expression of Heartbeats

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We see pictures and they either have meaning or not depending on the content. Occasionally someone else’s moment triggers something in our soul, something we call memories, Memories are the stuff of our senses and our emotions, coloured by who, what, or why we related them to. For instance, a photo of home baked oatmeal
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Colborne Street East Closed Sunday | Vehicle Accident and Fatality

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May 26, 2019,  Members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to investigate a single Motor Vehicle Collision at approximately 10:08 am. Colborne Street East near Hip’s Cycles was closed during Brantford Police Reconstruction Investigations until later Sunday evening. The involved motor vehicle was travelling eastbound on Colborne Street when it lost control, crossed into
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Weapon Charges | West Street Disturbance

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Disturbance – West Street: On Monday May 20, 2019 just before 3:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a disturbance call on West Street. A group of males were involved in a verbal argument when one of the males pulled out a knife and started to chase the others down the street. Community Patrol Officers
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Happy Victoria Day Weekend | Five more Impaired Citizens Charged

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Impaired – Stanley Street: On Sunday May 19, 2019 just before 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a possible impaired driver. A male was seen stumbling and getting into a vehicle and driving away. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the suspect vehicle. Officers performed a traffic
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