A Dark Chapter of Our History | Through the eye of visual artist Alan Michelson

Many in Brant, and around Canada for that matter, think of children being separated from their parents by the government, and housing them in locked quarters, is a recent story about U.S. immigration reports. In the 1800’s Canada did the same thing to native children by forcing them into Indian Residential Institutes across the land to
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The question deserves some context of course. There are some who feel the system is struggling under government intervention intended to keep one group of politicians in power by managing to hold on to a large socially liberal voting base. The criticism is that by capitulating to union demands and the apparent ensuing soaring labour
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Citizen Journalist, Sylvia Collins has a diverse background in both advocating for the needs of individuals AND celebrating the growth of a neighbourhood. She is one of the organizers in the Holmedale Neighbourhood Association in Brantford. Her essay is gratefully received by 4BRANT and shared with you, our readers. Making – ABCD (Assets Based Community
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Funding Campaign begins! Publisher’s Note: New information added to report The Brantford Community Hospital system (BCHS) announces it’s plans to move forward on it’s two highest priority projects: renovation and expansion of the BGH site Emergency Department; and renovations and new service delivery at the Willett site in Paris. Senior staff under Supervisor Bonnie Adams
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    It doesn’t matter if the mayor oversees a large urban centre, regional district or a small rural area, the role is the same, but the priorities are more locally centred. And the compensation varies. The mayor is not an emperor, the single arbiter of public safety, or princess charming looking after her flock
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Everyone’s capacity to learn is different. But, so also are the skills and curiosity within the learner. How does the institution of education, at all levels, take advantage of the strengths individuals bring to the hallways? In this environment of defining those around us through labels, society has tried to simplify: it’s much more complex
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There is so much hope for our future generations when a bunch of local kids decide a summer project would show commitment to others in desperate need. For the past three years, these dedicated kids have had the plan to donate their time in order to help people in Brant. Nova Vita was a previous
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Vera Armstrong now lives in Bobcaygeon but her eldest daughter, Janet Bradford  (from Brantford) and her family, are rooting for another year of Vera’s advocacy on behalf of the Terry Fox  campaign. Vera is 102.   She personally raised $1200 last year and did it, trundling along with her walker, down the street like everyone
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On August 30, 2018 several citizens suffered apparent drug over doses and had to be treated medically. The Brantford Police Service is asking that the community be made aware of these occurrences and risks. Please use extreme caution, if you are a new drug user you are particularly at risk should you use drugs cut with fentanyl. PUBLISHER’S
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It’s not often a delightful young lady becomes a super fan of the Canadian holder of a Heavyweight Wrestling Champion Belt, Cody Deaner. At eight years of age, Reagan, a.k.a. more affectionately known as Rags, says, “He is my friend and he is very, very, very fun!” Rags catches the Renegade off guard…oh, that was
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