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

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Brantford YART Sale, Sunday

temp1Yes, you read that right!  This Sunday June 7th there will be a Community Yart Sale in Brantford.  What is a Yart Sale you ask?  Well, it’s an ART sale in the Yard!

Hosted by Nartia Studios and The Grain by Shayne, the Brantford Community Yart Sale will feature works by local artisans displaying paintings, carvings, and hand-made jewelry, to name a few.  You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to see what type of creative wonders are being produced right in our city, and take some home to enjoy.

The Yart Sale will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 115 Chestnut Ave.  Parking is on-street, and limited, so you might need to walk a little ways if you’re driving to the sale.
Don’t you dare miss it!

Three Community Garden Installs This Weekend!

Equal Ground Community GardensThree new Community Gardens are being installed this weekend in Brantford, and you’re invited to help out!  Your time investment will probably be an hour and a half to two hours, and well spent.

Saturday June 6

10 a.m. – Cedarland Park  (Cedarland Drive is off of Dunsdon St.)

  3 p.m. – Buck Park (Spring Street)

Sunday June 7

11 a.m. – City View Park  (McMurray Street)

Hope to see you this weekend!

UPDATE!:  Cedarland Park has been postponed

Truck Hits Niagara Street Train Bridge

Truck hits Train Bridge on Niagara Street

Here’s a new take on Rail Safety

Niagara Street in Brantford was closed for a short while this morning just before noon, after a truck driver misjudged the height of his vehicle and slammed into the CN Rail bridge.

No one is believed to have been injured in the incident, but police, Brantford traffic services, CN, and a large tow truck attended, to safely unwedge the vehicle from under the bridge. Continue reading

Dr. Thierry Vrain on Glyphosate (RoundUp)

At the March Against Monsanto on May 23rd in Brantford, I mentioned that I would post the letter to the Canadian Minister of Health from Dr. Vrain, as well as a video of a talk that he did on his tour across the country to share his concerns with Canadians wherever he could reach them.  The video is 40 minutes, and well worth setting time aside to watch.  I attended an event in Guelph last year, where Thierry presented on glyphosate along with BC activist Tony Mitra.  The presentation changed my whole view on GM agriculture.  You can read Dr. Vrain’s letter to the Minister of Health here, below the video. Continue reading