OKSWEKEN – Six Nations police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of a house fire that claimed the life of a three-year-old boy.
Michael-Allan Marion, Brantford Expositor
Michael-Allan Marion has been a reporter at The Expositor for 23 years. With a B.A. Honours in political studies from Queen's University, an M.A. in political science and Doctoral Studies (ABD) in planning and politics at University of Waterloo, he has covered City Hall and our local representatives at the provincial and federal scenes, and has provided coverage of elections at all three levels of government. He has garnered several Ontario Newspaper Award nominations and wins for political and environmental features. Among them, he is a three-time winner of the Murray Thomson Award for Excellence in Environmental Writing. For the past five years, Marion has concentrated on his old stomping grounds covering Brant County council, agriculture and rural life, and has extended his coverage to include Six Nations council and aboriginal issues.
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TILLSONBURG -- Ontario tobacco growers had to weather a difficult summer but brought in a harvest that is keeping the sector on a sustainable path.
Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley capped a week of presenting Canada 150 awards to deserving people in her riding by handing out the final 35 to people living in communities around Waterford on Saturday.
Santa usually pulls into town on a sleigh to usher in the holiday season, but in Port Dover he honours a tradition of arriving at the dock in a tug boat and wading through a crowd of adoring fans to take his place in the annual Christmas parade.
PARIS – Brant County OPP are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the circumstances of a two-vehicle collision that led to the injury and later death of a 25-year- old Brampton man on a road south of Paris.
SCOTLAND -- The Ontario Ginseng Growers Association is getting a $420,000 federal grant to develop a strategy to promote new markets at home and around the world for Canadian ginseng.
Members of the Ontario South Wineries and Growers Association are finishing a good second consecutive harvest that will let them draw even more distance away from disastrous seasons a few years ago.
Ontario ginseng growers are proving themselves a hardy bunch as they manage to grow their industry and the number of members while enduring the uncertainties of weather.
SIMCOE – Only time will tell if the inaugural Routes to Roots Film Festival will be a successful annual exposition of unusual movies, but organizers, directors and those who lined up to buy tickets to the two-day event say it has all the ingredients.
SCOTLAND – Public benefactors could not have chosen a more idyllic place to build a community centre in the repurposed building of a closed school, on a height of land overlooking rolling hills and farm fields.
PARIS – Family are beginning to gather for Bea and Doug McCauley’s 76th anniversary party in Parklane Terrace, but Bea tells the first ones to arrive that one essential item will ensure they all have a great celebration.
Jacob Hoag is facing a sentence of up to five years in prison for killing his best friend in a fiery car crash while driving impaired last year.
It appears there were two kinds of people wanting to come to the Donnybrook Fair — little kids eager to test the mettle of air bounce inflatables and parents who wanted to watch the event’s signature demolition derby.
Norfolk Fire Services members Bryan Thomson, Marco Reyes and Justin Sega donned full gear and flashed ankles stacked in red high heel shoes.
A Brantford family of four is safe after a fire early Wednesday ripped through their home at 152 Campbell St.
PARIS – Increasingly vibrant downtown Paris is about to get more sparkle with the announcement that a long closed and deteriorating site of an old hotel and Capitol Theatre will be reborn in the form of an upscale condominium and boutique retail development.Located at 11 Mechanic St., the project, called The Royal, is the brainchild of prominent lo
PARIS – County council wants the Brant Community Health Care System to begin a study about the future of the Willett Urgent Care Centre and its associated community health services.With sharp comments, Mayor Ron Eddy and councillors lined up Tuesday to express their support for a report from CAO Paul Emerson and Deputy-CAO Michael Bradley that call
Impresarios Frank and Nancy DiFelice were revelling in the moment on Wednesday as they stood in the Darling Street entrance lobby of the Sanderson Centre to unveil the lineup of something they never thought they’d see - the 10th anniversary Brantford International Jazz Festival.It runs in downtown Brantford from Sept. 15 to 17.But before they could
PARIS – Organizers of the 159th edition of the Paris Fair are offering visitors to Brant County’s largest social and agricultural event a combination of new and established attractions.The “new” in the Thursday to Monday exhibition features a concert by headliner the James Barker Band. They’re playing at the Grandstand on Sunday at 8 p.m.“We’re thr
CALEDONIA – An Indigenous group supporting the claims of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in a bitter land dispute is asking for the public’s patience as a standoff continues with no resolution in sight at a barricade they set up more than two weeks ago.Meanwhile, Haldimand County Mayor Ken Hewitt says “patience is at an end” for residents and the bus