Who is developing the Paris Golf Course?

I haven’t posted an entry for quite some time, but a local issue came up that needed some research.  I believe my findings to be worth sharing.  As you may have heard, the property where the Paris golf course sits is slated for development.  A plan for 400 residential units has ballooned to 800 units, raising concerns for dozens of locals.  In the interest of public accountability, I decided to find out who was behind this scheme. Continue reading


CCOB’s Paris Appeal Continues into 2017


The Concerned Citizen’s Of Brant appeal of the PTTW and ECA for CRH’s (formerly Dufferin Aggregates) gravel pit, on Watts Pond Road in Paris, continues into 2017 in front of the Environmental Review Tribunal at Brant County Council chambers.  The CCOB posted a schedule image to facebook to let us know when we could attend in support.

Source: Concerned Citizens of Brant’s Tribunal Schedule on facebook

Eiffel Tower lights up for Belgium

From Paris to Brussels, this is what solidarity looks like.

From Paris to Brussels, this is what solidarity looks like
PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 22: (FRANCE OUT) The Eiffel tower is lit up with the Belgian flag colours of red, yellow and black on March 22, 2016 in Paris, France. The tower has been lit-up in solidarity with the Brussels victims following the bomb attacks which killed at least 31 people on today in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images)









Source: huffingtonpost.co.uk

Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture

“I’m tired of watching people turn into pretentious assholes who think their activism makes them better than everyone else, even those oppressed and marginalized groups with whom they claim “allyship”.”

“Folks, do the world a favour…stop with the safe spaces and trigger warnings, and get serious about changing the world.”

Bailey Lamon provides perspective on the left-wing activist community, as she sees it today.  I have to agree.  Revolutionary change is unlikely to happen unless “we” are inclusive.  But then, no one flies on one wing anyway.

Source: Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture — Medium.com

County of Brant moves to support the CCOB

The Expositor has published a couple of good articles recently regarding Dufferin Aggregates’ Permit To Take Water and Environmental Compliance Approval, both of which were approved last week by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, and the CCOB’s successful lobbying to have the municipality more strongly express its concerns with the ECA application.  The article linked below, though, provides a very good overview of where all the players currently stand, in this epic stand-off. Continue reading

Back to The Brantivist

Today marks fully six months since I finally got this Brantivist idea started.  It was probably at least two years in planning (not procrastinating, lol)  and in May this year I finally jumped in and started blogging The Brantivist.  Well I wasn’t as ready as I had thought.  I underestimated the time I had already been investing in activism, advocacy, and participation, as well as the impact another commitment was going to have on my available time.  This all taking priority over a new initiative such as the Brantivist.  So when push came to shove, by summertime, I simply could not prioritize writing over the many important things I had involved myself with, while adding a huge time commitment to my schedule.  Fortunately, I have been able to get all that somewhat balanced out in reasonably short order, and expect to be able to update on a more regular basis from here on. Continue reading