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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. 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 this environment of texting, twitter and a barrage of other social media expressions, there seems to be a laziness in how we communicate. Less words, use of acronyms, emojis and gifs combined with a complete separation of reality to context, or even literacy, drive the messaging. So it is, with the absence of fact
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Brantford Police Services – Exemplary Service Awards

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It is important to realize that our own police officers find themselves in situations that put themselves in harm’s way above and beyond their official call to duty. Constables Matt Roberts, Constable Jacob Campbell and Constable A.J. Snively were recognized by Chief Nelson at the BPS Board meeting April 12th as they personify exemplary service
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Brantford Police Service Awards – Civilian Merit Awards

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There are times when a civilian gives the police service assistance, despite some personal risk or substantial inconvenience and are appropriately recognized for their worthy contribution. On April 12th The Brantford Police Services Board recognized three individuals: Jason Connell, Justin Hoag and Bob Vigh. Jason and Justin were in separate vehicles last July when they
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Harmony Square -10th Anniversary!

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On the weekend of June 8, 9 and 10, the City of Brantford will be celebrating the spirit of Harmony Square after 10 successful years over hundreds of events and community activities.   Thousands from near and far have treasured this jewel in the heart of downtown as a destination for music, art, movies, food,
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Rockstars walk among us in County of Brant and Norfolk County

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Rock Stars… They walk among us! Have you imagined the glory of being part of world tours performing in front of thousands of raptured fans or on stage with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and side by side as an opening act with Sir Rod Stewart? A post shared by Sir Rod Stewart (@sirrodstewart)
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Two young women removed from the control of their traffickers

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Brantford Police Services has issued the following Media Release in relation to Human Trafficking in Brant. Two young woman aged 14 and 16 were removed from the control of their traffickers On the early morning hours of Monday March 12, 2018, Community Patrol Officers attended a Motel on Colborne Street and spoke with two females.
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Human Trafficking in Brant: ‘Crystal’s’ Story

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“Crystal” (not her real name) was the typical rebellious kid in her teens and convinced she knew it all and was invincible. She struggled with authority and was in and out of trouble throughout her high school years. Originally, inappropriately diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, her doctor thought although there is no treatment for this likely
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Human Trafficking in Brant: Nightmare in OUR Neighbourhood

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Yes, it is a fact! Movie and television productions tend to highlight human trafficking as the abduction and imprisonment of individuals in a context of ransoms or global political intrigue. The reality is that scenario represents just 17 per cent of the international picture. 83 per cent of those forced into servitude around the world
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“Sous Vide” | Brantford Chefs give away a TOP SECRET to succulent meat preparation

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You have been waiting to prepare that special memory dinner to impress someone equally special. Here’s the scoop from several Brantford top Chefs and one local Techie/Foodie guy. Have you tried Sous Vide? On-The-Lam, Brantford Club, Brantford Golf and Country Club and Devlin’s Country Bistro in Mount Pleasant are local establishments using this technique. Sous
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Daughters, Dad and Road Trips

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I’ve been a biker for 50 years. My first little sweetie was a beat-up Ariel Square Four, 1000cc kick start, 20 bucks. Of course, back then you could ride with a learner’s permit at 15. So, off to school I went, listening to the pieces rattling and littering the road behind me on the way
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