Concerned Citizens of Brant Call Out for Support

The Concerned Citizens of Brant need our help

The Concerned Citizens of Brant (CCOB) in Paris are looking for support in the form of comments on a provincial posting on the Environmental Registry.

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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

Great March today!

March Against Monsanto was fantastic today!  Life interrupts, but soon the letter from Dr. Thierry Vrain to the Canadian Minister of Health will be posted, as well as the 40 minute video where he explains the risks associated with continued use of glyphosate in agriculture.  It’s a must see.  Pics from the march will go up on facebook soon as well.

Brantford March Against Monsanto 2015

The media release has been posted for the Brantford March Against Monsanto, May 23rd.

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For immediate release:

WORLDWIDE – On May 23, 2015, hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals will gather across 38 countries and 428 cities to join in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company as a part of the March Against Monsanto grassroots campaign. This movement seeks to raise awareness to the dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds and cancer-linked herbicide Roundup.

The campaign comes as the demand for GMO labeling and non-GMO food alternatives continues its exponential climb, with states like Vermont enacting mandatory GM labeling legislation that will require food corporations to let consumers know if their products contain GM ingredients.

In polls conducted by the New York Times, Washington Post, Consumer Reports, and many others, over 90% of respondents were in support of national GMO labeling – an initiative that has been defeated time and time again at the state level thanks to heavy spending by Monsanto-backed lobbying groups.

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