Making it big in the little city

A grant program is being issued to help small businesses survive in Brantford's downtown Recent times have proven challenging for small businesses within Brantford’s downtown as can be seen in the case of re...

Foot Patrol ≠ Taxi Service

Foot patrol helps maintain safety on campus. By Aldo Zhang. When I applied to Laurier Brantford, the one major concern I had with school was my safety. Like some, I never stepped foot on Brantford soil unti...
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Brantford: The rebirth of a community

A growing university and a revitalized downtown core have worked to create a sense of community that Brantford hasn’t seen in almost 20 years. The economic recession in the early 1990’s and the loss of the ...

Grand River likely to flood

  “BE FLOOD AWARE” warns a City of Brantford mobilesign. By Nathanael Lewis. With each spring comes a season full of decision-making. Should one opt for a coat or sweater? Is it really necessary...
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Transit fare on the rise

As of April 1, 2014, it will cost $3 to take a ride on Brantford public transit. The twenty-five cent hike in fare only applies to cash transactions; the price of monthly and refillable transit B-Cards will ...

Thomas Mulcair visits Brantford

Thomas Mulcair, official leader of the NDP, speaks to Brantford locals at the Sanderson Centre. By Aldo Zhang. On Tuesday evening, leader of the NDP, the official opposition, Thomas Mulcair, addressed a hal...
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B is for Brantford

After years of work, the City of Brantford has a new city logo. But after just one week, complaints and debates over the new logo throughout the Brantford community has forced the mayor to agree that the log...

James Alfred Cooper back in custody

Brantford Jail. Aldo Zhang. A 78-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested and taken into custody on Friday. James Alfred Cooper, at one point named the worst sex offender in Canada, moved to downtown...

Brantford: The city of romance

  Alexander Graham Bell is feeling a little romantic during this time of year. Cody Hoffman. Everyone has a different definition of romantic. Some define it as a fine dinner with the best wine and a...
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Black History Month in Brantford

February is Canada’s Black History Month, and the Brantford arts community wants the public to get in the know. Black History Month is an annual celebration of diversity to help recognize the racialized na...

Hidden treasure: The Arts Block

The Brantford Arts Block. Cody Hoffman. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, perhaps something that embodied the stock images in my head, the ones I’d retained from the pages of glossy art magazines....
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20-year old woman not assaulted

Last Friday, news spread of a young woman sexually assaulted early in the day before dawn. The Brantford Police Service has now confirmed an assault did not take place. The Major Crime Unit underwent an intens...

Fire in GRH building; no one injured

Grand River Hall Residence. By Oren Weiner. For the second time since the October fire safety session, Laurier Brantford has experienced another fire incident, this time in Grand River Hall. Special constab...

Pedophile returns to Brantford

The Salvation Army building. Cody Hoffman. James Alfred Cooper, 78, is a former resident of Hamilton. He was once considered Canada’s worst pedophile, due to the fact that he raped and tortured six ch...

Study and munch simultaneously

It’s that time of the year where students start cramming for exams. Everyone’s studying, preparing for the last hurrah of the semester. This time of year can be quite stressful for many, but this stress of ...
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Brantford Police catch robber

Last Wednesday, a man by the name of Matthew Clifford Marshall, 22, was arrested and charged with robbery involving a firearm on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Police found a modified .22 caliber rifle in his back...