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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »