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.
Vincent Ball, Brantford Expositor
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.
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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
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
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
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.
Aberdeen Health and Community Services Foundation will close its doors by the end of the year.
Alison Stark had to make a big adjustment to her game when she decided to take golf seriously.
Bayfest 2017 was, among other things, a big dill.
Hope is alive and well in Norfolk.
Kees VanBerkel might not get as much press as the Canadian Snowbirds but the longtime pilot has been getting more attention than usual this year.“We’ve been pretty busy and lot of that has to do with the 100th anniversary of the First World War,” pilot VanBerkel, 69, said Wednesday. “”We did a show on April 9 – the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge -
Al Mickeloff has some advice for those planning to attend the Community Air Show at the Brantford Municipal Airport on Wednesday.Get there early.“The weather is looking pretty good and if it holds, we’ll likely crack the 10,000 mark in terms of attendance,” said Mickeloff, a spokesman for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. “With those kinds of
A chance to hear some terrific music was just one of many reasons Stacy Lauwerier decided to travel all the way from Courtland to Port Ryerse on Saturday.
A large crowd gathered on a footbridge over the Nith River at Paris Lion’s Park on Saturday to cheer on some floating fowl. The Big Duck race fundraiser was a spectacle that invited a lot of cheering, photographs and cracking wise.“Hey, I want that duck checked for performance enhancing substances,” one fan shouted as a bright yellow rubber duck ea
Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell was among the visitors to the Three Rivers Pow Wow at the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.“It has been a great weekend,” said Stacey LaForme, Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. “I think we had more than 3,000 people here on Saturday and that was probably one of our best days ever.“It’s because of
The Brantford Harlequins flexed their muscles and Nathan Manners flashed his smile in support of Brant United Way on Saturday.They were just a couple of the participants in the first-ever antique fire truck pull held at the civic centre. The event was held to announce the fundraising goal of this year’s campaign - $1.7 million - and raise awareness
Barricades were set up on Argyle Street in Caledonia this morning and representatives of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy say they will remain in place until Ontario keeps its word.
Organizers of WTFest are pleased with the results of this year’s day-long rock concert but changes to better highlight local talent are being planned for the 2018 festival.“We’ve always done what we can to promote the local music scene and talent,” event organizer Jamie Stephens said Tuesday. “What we want to do next year is have fewer local bands
Ryerson Gates loves ice cream on his sprinkles, syrup and cookie crumbs.
Jonathan Schuit has arguably the biggest, baddest, best looking truck in Brantford.
David Hearn was at the Brantford Golf and Country Club on Monday to boost efforts to combat Alzheimer’s disease.“It’s something that has affected members of my family – my grandmother and great-grandmother,” Hearn said. “There are a lot of families out there who have been affected by it, as well, and so today is all about raising funds for research