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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Decking out the Madhouse on Market St. in Black and Gold

When the Bulldogs chose to relocate to...

SC Johnson to invest nearly $50 million in Brantford

SC Johnson announced it will invest nearly...

Province to raise speed limits on Hwy. 403 around Brantford

The Ontario government is raising the speed limit permanently from 100 km/h to 110 km/h on ten additional sections of provincial highways in northern and southern Ontario, including on Hwy. 403 from Woodstock to Brantford and from Brantford to Hamilton. The change builds on the...

Local YMCA branches launch Y Saves Lives campaign

The YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford announced the launch of their Y Saves Lives campaign on Monday, April 22, 2024. The YMCA is hoping to transform countless lives through its ambitious philanthropic initiative, The Y...

Brant County OPP look to identify break and enter suspect

Brant County OPP is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individual involved in multiple Break and Enter incidents at a business on Garnet Road in Brant County. Between April 9 and April 23,...

Spring Pop-up Street Store returning to Harmony Square

The Spring Pop-Up Street Store will be returning to Harmony Square from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Since its inception in the Spring of 2016, the Pop-Up Street Store has been a...

Brant County Health Unit weekly COVID-19 update

Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) provided its weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Currently, there are eight active cases with seven new cases being reported in the last seven days. Currently, there...

Local school boards to host Vision of the Future 2024 conference

Local high school students will get an up-close and hands-on look at  possible learning and career pathways in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The Brant Haldimand Norfolk...

WLU to host Summit for Creative Community Solutions

Wilfirid Laurier University's Hub for Community Solutions will be hosting their Summit for Creative Community Solutions on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Summit for Creative Community Solutions, which will be presented in partnership with the City of...

Queen’s Court rocks out to full house in Brantford

Well over 100 people attended a Queen tribute concert at the Pearl Street Polish Hall on Saturday, April 20, 2024. For Brantford’s Queens Court, the performance marked their second time playing in the city since their first concert in December 2023. With Sean Hauk as Freddie...

Crash closes part of Cockshutt Road near Brantford, two drivers hospitalized

Two people have been hospitalized following a three-vehicle collision that occurred near Brantford early on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Police had to shut down part of Cockshutt Road between Jenkins Road and Oakland Road for several hours. The two people taken to hospital, a 37-year-old man...

Brantford police arrest man in connection to double shooting

Brantford police say they’ve arrested a man who shot two people over the weekend. Both of the victims were hospitalized, and one remains in critical condition. The initial call took place on Sunday, April 21,...

OPP, Six Nations Police investigate after body found on reserve

Police in Six Nations of the Grand River are asking for Ontario Provincial Police’s help with an investigation into a body that was found on the reserve earlier this month. OPP say a body...

Ninth annual County tree plant sees record breaking numbers

Over 200 residents attended the Brant Tree Coalition’s (BTC) ninth annual County of Brant Community Tree Plant held at Jacob’s Woods Park in St. George on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The event, held in collaboration with...

Collaboration session invokes the power of personality and recognition 

Over 80 people made up of individuals, businesses and organizations attended the Power of Collaboration event at the Brantford Golf and Country Club on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Ladies Who Lead hosted the nearly...

Brant County OPP respond to multi-vehicle collision

Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a three-vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 24 north in Brant County at approximately 7:03 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024. Members of Brant...

Brant Council approves Arts and Culture strategy

County of Brant Council unanimously approved its Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy during their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. “We are thrilled to be moving forward with the Strategy,” said David Bailey, Mayor for...

Brant County OPP and Fire investigate potential arson

Members of the Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a structure fire at an address on Number Six School Road, Brant County at approximately 1:32 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024. Brant County Fire contacted the OPP to report a fire that had...

Brant OPP charge one person in relation to bank fraud

Members of the Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to investigate fraudulent activity at a business on Grand River Street in Paris at approximately 11:06 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Members of the business advised the OPP that an individual had attended...

County of Brant receiving donations for new Wilkin Family Community Centre

County of Brant has continued to receive significant donations in support of the new Wilkin Family Community Centre. Since March 2024, the campaign working group has been seeking individuals and businesses who are...

Bulldogs Jake O’Brien named OHL Rookie of the Year

Brantford Bulldogs forward Jake O’Brien is the 2023-24 recipient of the Emms Family Award, presented annually to the OHL Rookie of the Year, as voted by the league’s General Managers.  O’Brien led OHL rookies with...

Brantford receives fourth quarter payment of $959,000

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced their fourth quarter payment totaling $959,147 to the City of Brantford for hosting Elements Casino Brantford. During OLG’s fiscal year, April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024, City of Brantford...

County of Brant receives platinum certification

County of Brant achieved a Platinum Certification for the fifth consecutive year, a recognition awarded by the World Council on City Data (WCCD). This year's certification was presented to Mayor David Bailey and...

Annual Wheels on the Pavement to return in May

City of Brantford, along with several neighbourhood associations, will be hosting the fourth Annual Wheels on the Pavement event in celebration of National Public Works Week on Sunday, May 26, 2024. The theme for...

Charity strives to bring joy to lives of children stricken with cancer

Since 1987, Help a Child Smile (HACS) has provided support to close to 2,000 families whose children have been treated for cancer at the McMaster Children’s Hospital. Joyce Hutson, who is the chair of HACS, explained...

Brantford Council to disband Vision Zero Road Safety Committee 

City of Brantford Council voted to disband the Vision Zero Road Safety Committee during their Committee of the Whole, Planning and Administration meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.   During the March 21, 2024, Committee Review Task Force meeting, Staff were recommended to investigate consolidating committees,...

Former tennis ace oversees growth of popular academy

Since the age of five, Teodora Stefanovic-Dubois has loved tennis; excelling first as a top-ranked junior and eventually becoming a much sought-after coach.    Stefanovic-Dubois, who was born and raised in Serbia, remembers becoming fascinated with the sport. “I had a neighbor who played tennis ...

City Council supports condominium conversion policy

City of Brantford Council approved a condominium conversion policy during the Committee of the Whole, Planning and Administration meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Mayor Kevin Davis and Councillor Richard Carpenter brought the resolution...

Shallow Creek Academy of Hair Design hosts open house

Brantford’s Shallow Creek Academy of Hair Design hosted an open house tour of its school and salon facility on Monday, April 15, 2024. Guests got an up-close look at the 4,800 square foot building...

Laurier Hub to celebrate and inspire at inaugural summit

The Laurier Hub for Community Solutions will be hosting the inaugural Summit for Creative Community Solutions event on Thursday, May 16, 2024. In partnership with the City of Brantford, Laurier’s Sustainability Office, Belonging Brant, the Chamber...

Brantford Police Service investigate report of gunshots

The Brantford Police Service are investigating a report of gunshots fired outside a Butcher Crescent residence on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. A 9-1-1 call was received by the Brantford Police Service to report possible...

Brantford resident one of seven to win Laurier Scholars Award

With 380 applicants across Canada applying for Wilfrid Laurier University’s most sought-after entrance scholarship, only one incoming first-year student from each faculty was chosen to receive the prestigious Laurier Scholars Award. Brantford resident, Isabella...

Brantford pickpocket suspects target elderly persons

The Brantford Police Service continue to investigate a number of personal thefts and are seeking information from the public in an effort to identify the persons responsible. Between April 11, 2024, and April 15, 2024, four...

Bell Homestead to host several popular events in May

The City of Brantford’s Bell Homestead National Historic Site will be holding many popular special events happening in May, including Eliza’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, May is Museum Month Open House and the 29th Annual Barn Sale. “May is an exciting time at the Bell Homestead,” said...

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