Summer 2021 Blog – Of Bridges and Bypasses

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Hi all, just to give some input to hopefully help inform the conversation about bridges, bypasses, traffic and development:⁠– Bypass study underway which will look at the facts and figures of all options to redirect traffic including the feasibility of a bridge in the current circumstances. This was approved a soon as the downtown master… Read more »

Spring 2021 Blog – Pride Crossover

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The County of Brant only started celebrating Pride in 2019. It was a big celebration with a lot of learning and advocacy activities attached – making up for lost time. In 2020 celebrations were muted by the pandemic despite support growing and the hard work of our locally-formed County of Brant Pride Committee. So, in… Read more »

March 2021 – Environmental Reserve Fund

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This month I’ll be bringing this motion to County of Brant council. I have been working on it for over a year and I’m hoping it doesn’t just pass in the County of Brant but in other muncipalities as well. Currently received correspondence from several other municipal councillors looking at the potential of this motion… Read more »

Feb 2021 Blog – Paris Grand Subdivision LPAT Results

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LPAT results are in and available to the public – despite an unusually long delay from the time of the decision to public release by this provincial tribunal. This underscores how important the revisions we are making to the Official Plan process are. Some of what we do there will make certain things unappealable for… Read more »

Jan 2021 Blog – 2021 Budget Information

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The 2021 County of Brant budget process is wrapped up and it was delightfully boring. What I mean by that is that unlike some of the political things we are seeing all over the world there was very few contentious moments. Also, despite the financial pressures brought on by 2020, Covid-19 and various economic issues… Read more »

End of Year 2020 Blog – Midterm Platform Review

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Hello all and all the best to you as we close out a difficult and unexpected 2020. With Covid-19 we have seen some of the best and worst of things – and at times ourselves. However, we are a resilient and persevering community. There is a collective loss in the air this year. It is… Read more »

Nov 2020 – Municipal Mental Health: Just Remember 211

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This has been a hard time. Let’s just be honest about it.  For some harder than others.  Nonetheless everyone has been exposed to new worries, difficulties and challenges because of the state of the world and personal circumstances.  We can see this even socially distanced.  Signs of these issues permeate even in the once friendly… Read more »

October 2020 – Downtown Paris Pedestrian Safety Plan

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October was a busy month with some controversial topics that have been building in the community over time being decided on. I would like to explore the pedestrian safety issues that have been complained about in Downtown Paris for as long as I have lived here. Speed, walkability, volume, traffic backing up and safety have… Read more »