I'm a multimedia journalist at the Expositor in Brantford, Ont., assigned to the city hall beat. I blog about municipal politics, a habit I started while working at the Sentinel-Review in Woodstock, where I was stationed from 2003-11. I started his career working for the Woolwich Observer in Elmi...
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We’ve apparently made a few heads spin with all this talk of roundabouts and traffic circles. On Friday, city council members voted 7-4 to axe an environmental assessment study that would have been required to obtain provincial funding that could have paid for changing Cornwall’s – apparently – beloved traffic circle.
Not recently, and not currently. In the four years I’ve called Cornwall home, I’ve seen – as of Tuesday – three owners and the failure of one semi-pro team and now the end of another semi-pro team. For a community as large as ours, this concept boggles the mind. Cornwall and our surrounding communities have a long, rich history of contributing to both of our national sports.
Fat chance, and good luck with that. It’s an idea from Coun. Mark MacDonald he floated on Twitter earlier this week and expanded upon in an interview with the Seaway News. It’s an idea, I’ll give him that. The millions in revenues shared by the province for host cities of casinos are quite alluring to cities facing a continual cash crunch. I have no objections to casinos or the availability of gambling in our community. This is not an argument against a casino based on moral reasons.
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