UPDATE: Two people confirmed dead in plane crash at Brantford Municipal Airport

Vicki Gray

News has always been for the people and I am proud to join John Bradford and the 4Brant team as editor-in-chief. I was the municipal affairs and general assignment reporter at the Brant News before it closed. I have always been passionate about politics, social issues, gender equality, women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, Indigenous rights and strengthening communities. I believe citizen journalism is the future and will help the community become more knowledgeable and engaged. don't be afraid to send me questions and comments at victoria.gray3@gmail.com.

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UPDATE: Two people confirmed dead in plane crash at Brantford Municipal Airport

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Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed that a husband and wife died in a plane crash at the Brantford Municipal Airport. OPP Constable Ken Johnston said Mildred, 81, and Ronald Chamberlain, 76, from Brampton, crashed sometime overnight Monday or in the early morning hours of Tuesday. “There are no staff at the airport after 5 p.m.,”
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Brantford and County of Brant GEDSB trustee candidates vie for your vote

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  Candidates for Grand Erie District School Board trustees want to improve communication with parents and stakeholders. About a dozen candidates for Brantford, County of Brant and Norfolk County were given three minutes to speak to community members last Wednesday evening at the Brantford and District Civic Centre where accountability and transparency took centre stage
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Burford Slo-Pitch Year-End

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By Jesse Ferguson Ackland’s Insurance wins Burford Men’s Slo-PItch crown On Saturday, September 8th, the Burford Men’s Slo-Pitch League completed final day of the Year-Ender Bender © tournament. Things kicked off bright and early at 9 a.m. despite some players’ grogginess.  Number one Cement Heads took on Bre Haul, while Tota Farms had the honours
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Advance polls started Monday – with seven Brantford mayoral candidates running, who will you choose?

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  Candidates in Brantford’s mayoral race believe they can make a difference. There are seven candidates running for mayor in the October 22 election, each one with a plan to create a more affordable, safer city. “If you op to do better and you believe you have the strengths to do that- run. That’s the
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St. George Applefest celebrating bumper crop

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Kara Pate is excited to share this year’s apple crop with the community she loves. “It’s a great crop this year,” the farmer at Brantwood Farms said. “It’s been an awesome year and we always love coming to Applefest to share that.” Brantview Farms and Brantwood Farms supplied hundreds of people with their apple fix
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PC candidate Bouma knocking on doors to get his message out

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Willem Bouma has a lot on his table as he campaigns under the Progressive Conservative banner in Brant-Brantford. Already a County councilor, he is still keeping up his county council responsibilities. Questioned on the legality of holding down his council position and receiving his county honorarium he says he has cleared it all through the county
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Wrobel wants to make a difference as an independent candidate

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51-year-old Dave Wrobel has a new visual perception of this provincial election and it’s not his normal Progressive Conservative colour “blue.” The long-time Brantford city councilor has stepped out of the realm of his familiar old party politics to run as an independent. Questioned as to why the change of political heart, Wrobel is at no
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Autistic youth not welcome at school in Brantford

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Brenden Bradley is not welcome at school. The 11-year-old hasn’t attended school since early April and probably won’t return to school this year because educational assistants (EA) at Grandview public School refused to work with him. Bradley is on the Autism Spectrum, he’s non-verbal and low functioning. His mother, Mandi Bradshaw said the Grand Erie
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Green Party candidate Ken Burns urges Brantford-Brant to vote for what they value

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By: Warren Beck Green Party candidate Ken Burns knows his chances of winning the riding of Brantford-Brant on June 7th are slim but that has not deterred him from running again, He ran in 2014 and tallied only just under 21-hundred votes.  Liberal winner David Levac won with over 19-thousand votes. But Green Party candidate 49 year
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NDP Candidate Alex Felsky wants to improve health care responsibly

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By: Warren Beck She’s been here before, done that before and is doing it again. NDP candidate for Brant-Brantford Alex Felski ran third against Liberal winner Dave Levac in the 2014 provincial election, just over 5-thousand votes behind Levac and just 14-hundred votes behind second place finisher Phil Gillies. Married with two sons she has wasted little time getting
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