BRANT: New CEO’s Innovative Adaptation to COVID-19 | Signs of the Times

Jason Schwandt, a young entrepreneur, married, with twin boys, decided to invest in Brant recently. He bought a successful Cainsville business, Brooks Signs, already established across Canada for their high-quality work and professionalism… and then COVID-19 changed his plans. The world virtually shut down leaving many businesses dark and employees without income   Except that
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With the serenity of a sunset, and the realization that darkness follows, we accept that the morning brings a fresh start in our lives. Dawn is not far away and a new day WILL be blessing our horizon. Brant gets it! Families, businesses, municipal governments and individuals respond to the reality of the virus and
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Lansdowne’s infection control and disease prevention protocols mean that, “Through abundant precaution against COVID-19 spread, we have made the decision to suspend all face-to-face services with clients”. “All of our sites will be closed to clients, families and the public as of today, March 15 until at least April 6, 2020.” Daily, and year-round, Lansdowne
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County of Brant, ON – Beautiful Barker’s Bush is in the hands of the County of Brant! And… as if that wasn’t great enough, the County gained an additional 40 acres to develop a destination park.  Losani Homes, a home builder with projects in Paris since 2001, owned Barker’s Bush which is approximately 100 acres of
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(Left to Right) Mario Colombo, Chair, Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation, Paul Emerson, Chair, Brant Community Healthcare System, Kari Wilson, Executive Director, Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation, Mayor Kevin Davis and Dr. David McNeil, President and CEO, Brant Community Healthcare System. The Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation is thrilled to share that the Mayor’s Office
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OMG! “The food bank let me know that XXXX lbs was collected by our team!!” (Ed. Note: The surprise number is at the end of the story! This story is told by another 4Brant Citizen Journalist, Kelly Fullerton, and she is the team Manager for the Brantford Ice Cats Bantam Rep B Girls Hockey team.)
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In the late 1800’s Brantford-Brant was a burgeoning community as a centre for Canadian industrialism and growth. The majestic hotels welcoming the wealthy of the time included: Hotel Kirby 1852; Bodega Hotel 1850s; Brant Hotel 1858; and The Arlington in Paris 1850. By the 1960’s all were lost to fire except the Arlington, pictured above
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Several hundred persons attended the Change of Command Ceremony recognizing the end of Chief Nelson’s term and the beginning of Chief Davis’s. There was a cross-section of police officers from a number of detachments, members of the Brantford Police Services Board, current and past elected officials, Citizens on Patrol, Auxillary Officers, Victim Services Brant, dignitaries
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When we think of  those terrible days that Brantford was suffering as much as 28% unemployment as the farm manufacturing business was dying, we couldn’t imagine what the future would hold. How do we diversify our economy? Will we ever again be seen as the forward thinking community that began in the 1800’s? One such
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With the decline of traditional newspaper availability and unaccountable or ill-informed social media in small markets, how can we assure a local perspective, a local voice and local stories getting the attention they deserve? Laurier University – Brantford Campus, invites you to a FREE PUBLIC  seminar to address this issue. What: Public Lecture, “Getting the
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