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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Originally wrote this as a reply to something on a local Facebook group but I think it is worth sharing here too with some added info: Folks in our community should check out the County of Brant YouTube video at the bottom of this paragraph. There was some good news in the draft provincial plan… Read more »

Steve Howes Speaking at 2020 Paris Fair with Marc Laferriere, Ellie Laferriere and Cheryl Muir watching

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Here is a great piece written by my colleague and friend Councillor Steve Howes on local water. Steve writes often on various local issues at Facebook.com/VoteHowes and I would highly recommend giving his page a follow: Why does Paris water taste so good? I have always been curious about why the water in Paris tastes… Read more »

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Hello to all in Ward 2 and the County of Brant as a whole. This month I am eschewing my regular blog to focus solely on COVID-19 related information that is pertinent to folks in the County of Brant. I have been doing regular updates on my Facebook page trying to share information as I… Read more »