City hall will soon make more than $500,000 a year by leasing unused land to farmers. Ten parcels totalling 1,078 acres (430 hectares) on the east and south edges of the city are proposed for three-year leases. Politicians on city council’s corporate services committee unanimously endorsed the plan. Most of the city-owned land is slated for future industrial development. Some was purchased as a buffer for the south-end landfill, and a few parcels are related to other future plans, such as a sports park and possible pollution plant. Read More
Shuttering the Thames Park Pool appears to be a tough sell for some members of the city council committee that will be the first to hear city staff recommendations on the swimming hole’s fate Tuesday. Several politicians on the six-member committee appear open to options that eke a little more use out of the outdoor […]
The Knights are a tuckered-out bunch.
Long-time Deputy-mayor Jay Kirkland is to be appointed mayor in South Bruce Peninsula after Garry Michi resigned from the position late last month after he was heard on a recording making disparaging remarks about the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. South Bruce Peninsula council on Tuesday voted in favour of appointing Kirkland to the […]
Brantford police made an unusual haul earlier this month: seven decaying vehicles that have been sitting at the bottom of a lake for decades. The vehicles were likely stolen, police said. “Initial investigation found no evidence to suspect these vehicles were involved with any other crime,” police said Wednesday in a news release. “As these […]