Second year for Taco Fest

This past Sunday, Brantford held its second annual taco fest in the heart of downtown. Residents were gathered in the square as early as 11 a.m. ready to eat tacos from local businesses. Businesses that were ...

New gym facility opens in Brantford

Michael Parsons has taken his home garage gym and turned it into an expanded facility located at Wayne Gretzky Parkway.  The doors of Alpha Power and Performance Training, run by Parsons and his team, of...

Brantford elections approaching soon

Brantford municipal elections soon upon us. I once heard a Brantford native describe the city as a battle between the “haves” and the “have-nots”.   He was irate at the state of the transport...

DEO to undergo changes this year

On Friday, Sept. 7, Wilfrid Laurier University released a statement about the changes to be implemented at the Diversity & Equity Office (DEO).  The initial statement was released via email by CPAM (com...

City’s shelter system to be evaluated

A report is to be presented to the Social Service Committee on Wednesday, September 5 on the state of women’s shelters closing in Brantford.  The report is supposed to examine the city’s shelter systems...

Harm reduction strategies in Ontario

Despite the Ministry of Health putting a pause on supervised safe injection sites, Brantford still offers other harm reduction services.   Provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed on Aug. 1...

A cry-er for attention

Where would a farmer, a town crier, and the poster boy for colon cancer awareness meet? Sounds like the beginning of some corny joke but I actually got a legitimate answer for you. Meet Larry Davis, a man from ...

From ‘un-adoptable’ to adopted

When you think of adoption what do you picture? Maybe a loving smiling family with two parents and a child. Today adoption and fostering in Canada has been opened to include the many different definitions of f...

The evolution of sexting

Do you remember the days you would sign on to MSN and wait for your boo to sign on? That little light would switch from red to green and you would open up that chat and engage in a little late night flirting. ...

Privacy settings on high

Anyone who is an expert in the field of technology would tell you that a strong password consists of lower cases, upper cases, numbers, and characters, It isn’t associated with an aspect of your life and you ...

Colour me blind? I think not

The doll experiment has been resurrected repeatedly for over the past 80 years. For those of you not familiar with the doll experiment, here’s a quick run-through. In the 1940s, Kenneth and Mamie Clark – A...

“My costume is not consent”

With Halloween right around the corner, many students will be dressing up as their favourite characters this year. To paraphrase Cady from Mean Girls, Halloween is the one time of year where a person can be as ...

Golden Hawks Around the Globe

Almost every person has a list of countries they want to travel to on their bucket list. traveling is more than just a chance to get some much needed R and R. It’s a chance to experience other cultures and fo...

What’s your thing?

Meet Aaya El Zein, the photography artist El Zein has been labelled a Muslim, the Hijabi woman, and an artist. All of these titles have applied to El Zein at one point or another throughout her journey with ...

The student body as a canvas

  One reason people have been engaging in tattoos for centuries is because they are seen as a work of art. The human body becomes a canvas and portrays artwork through stories and meanings, reaching out...