Vincent Ball, Brantford Expositor

Vincent Ball

A graduate of the Master's journalism program at the University of Western Ontario and Glendon College, York University, Vincent Ball has been a reporter at The Expositor for the past 25 years. Now covering the police and business beat for The Expositor, Ball previously covered health, social services as well as education. In addition to writing stories, Ball produces videos for The Expositor's website and writes For What it's Worth, a weekly column. After work, Ball trains in the martial arts and works on other writing projects including one detailing the contributions of Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations to the First World War.


Park Lane Terrace (Expositor photo)

Staff hours being cut at long-term care home

Reduced funding from the provincial government is being blamed for an “unprecedented” reduction in working hours for personal support workers and registered practical nurses at Park Lane Terrace, a long-term care home in Paris.“The reduction is a symptom of a broken funding system from the provincial government,” Ken Dam, of the Christian Labour As

Former editor 'wanted to make a difference'

A funeral service will be held Friday for a former Expositor writer and city councillor.Wynn Harding (nee Matthews) died Monday. She was 87.“She was someone who always wanted to make a contribution to her community and make a difference,” her son Mark Harding said. “That’s why she got on council.“She was so frustrated by what was happening in the c

Renovations planned for jail

The provincial government is renovating a section of the now-closed Brantford Jail to accommodate inmates being brought to the city for court appearances.Plans call for 10 holding cells as well as a control room for Brantford police and a lawyer-inmate consultation area to be opened at the jail, which officially closed its doors just before Christm

Volunteers keep ice nice

It’s a problem often encountered by those who make neighbourhood rinks.How do you accommodate both hockey players and those who just want to skate or little ones who are just learning?Jim Hardie had an answer.Build another rink.Now there are two rinks at Centennial Park, one for skaters and one for the hockey players. One rink is on the tennis cour

OPP to transport inmates

The OPP will be in charge of transporting inmates scheduled to appear in court when the Brantford jail locks it doors on Wednesday, the province says.

Janice Youngson, left, and Diane Luke, members of the Twilight Quilters' Guild of Norfolk, are shown with one of two art quilts that were unveiled at the Simcoe library on Sunday as part of a Norfolk Remembers event. VINCENT BALL/POSTMEDIA NEWS

Quilts pay tribute to Norfolk soldiers

Janice Youngson needed only two words to describe the feeling she had when two commemorative quilts were unveiled at the Simcoe Branch of the Norfolk County Public Library on Sunday.

Mustangs capture championship

The Brantford Collegiate Institute Mustangs won the battle of the underdogs to capture the Brant County Senior Boys’ Football championship on Saturday.The Mustangs defeated the Assumption College Lions 10-8 in a defensive battle that wasn’t decided until the horn finally sounded signalling the end of the game.“I love this game, I love my players an

Hundreds pay tribute to veterans

More than 500 people, including many veterans, their spouses and caregivers, came out for the annual Thank-A-Vet Luncheon on Saturday.“Yes, this is something I always look forward to,” said Joseph Simich, a 92-year-old Second World War veteran who regularly attends the event.In addition to a good meal served by a large team of volunteers, Simich an

Paris celebrates hockey great Apps

Residents of Paris celebrated a homecoming for one of Canada’s best hockey players and greatest athletes on Saturday.A banner commemorating the late Syl Apps was raised at the Brant Sports Complex before a large crowd of local residents and prior to a game between the Paris Mounties and the Ayr Centennials.“This is such a wonderful, wonderful occas

Ontario Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal (left) chats with Ferrero Canada managing director Fabrizio Secco prior to a news conference on Wednesday. (Brian Thompson/The Expositor)

Ferrero plant takes 'another big step'

Ferrero Canada Ltd. is getting $11 million from the provincial government to support a $90-million expansion project at the chocolate and confectionary manufacturer's Brantford plant.