8 hours ago

Mayor Kevin Davis

It’s a hot one out there today!! Please be sure to stay hydrated and cool in this weather.The Brant County Health Unit #HeatWarning remains in effect in our area. Stay hydrated and take breaks from the heat in shaded areas or air-conditioned buildings. For tips on how to stay safe during a heat wave, including access to City facilities and services, visit brantford.ca/heat. #Brantford #BrantHealthUnit #HeatAdvisory bchu.org ...

It’s a hot one out there today!! Please be sure to stay hydrated and cool in this weather.

 

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Don’t forget to check on neighbours, family, and friends!

Why doesn't Parks & Rec keep the outdoor pools open longer during days like this?

Wondering on Friday I was at king George school at play ground parks and rec where cutting grass..garbage was everywhere and its still there.It was 2:15 in afternoon and when I asked if they picked up all the garbage they just looked at me and walked away..were gone by 2:20 and im sure they clocked in at 3..sad sad sad..when our is going to pot

It would be good for people to have free drinking water downtown (fountains etc) or misting stations. Seeing as how this is probably going to become a consistent issue, are there any plans to provide respite for people, especially the homeless?

"THANK YOU " Kevin.

You too ..... Mr Mayor. xoxo

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1 week ago

Mayor Kevin Davis

This is encouraging news. The BMO Q2 Labour Survey confirms Brantford is the TOP LABOUR MARKET in Canada with an impressive 17% growth in employment and an unemployment rate of 4.7%. To address the labour needs of our local employers we now need to increase the labour force participation rate.BRANTFORD CMA SECURES TOP SPOT ON BMO LABOUR MARKET REPORT CARD

The Bank of Montreal’s most recent labour market report card ranks the Brantford CMA as having the best labour market in Canada. The ranking is led by Brantford CMA’s impressive 17% employment growth and complimented by a June unemployment rate of 4.7%, down 1.2% from the same period last year.

Read our article at:

www.advantagebrantford.ca/en/brantford-cma-secures-top-on-bmo-2019-q2-labour-market-report-card.aspx
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This is encouraging news. The BMO Q2 Labour Survey confirms Brantford is the TOP LABOUR MARKET in Canada with an impressive 17% growth in employment and an unemployment rate of 4.7%. To address the labour needs of our local employers we now need to increase the labour force participation rate.

 

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Kevin, you are the city "DAD" , and your children need to be paid adequate wages. About 30 years ago, after the Massey Combine Plant closed, I went to work in Burlington , travelled 355,000 miles to Burlington, and back to Brantford every work day, because, wages weren't enough to sustain a family here . Inappropriate wages, along with no benefits ? To-day housing in Brantford is "UNDERWATER" , a financial term, meaning the mortgage is worth , more than the home. Not many working for these Brantford company's , can afford a home. I have paid property taxes for 42 year's , lived at the same house for all those year's, again had to leave the city to acquire that house. Brantford people, are the best in the world Kevin, and employer's outside the city, just love to hire Brantford people. You go forward, and "ENJOY YOUR DAY", and just like you did in court, stand up to , to ever needs to be stood up to . You are doing a good job.

That's good Mayor Davis, but what is the rate of precarious workers stuck in temporary positions? Low unemployment numbers are skewed as a result of the number of temp agencies we have running in the city.

Does this account for those without an address? I'm seeing a lot of homeless in the park across the street from me. It's hard to find and keep a job through that first month (while trying to find a living space) when you don't have n address. How can we help them? In Calgary, Ab, the mustard seed has a place for people to stay while they get their job secured. Do we have anything like that?

Excellent.

good but, how many are temp jobs?

How any of these are temp jobs paying way below what they should?

If only wages would increase so people who are flirting with the poverty aren’t left behind.

Now we just need better jobs

All these temp jobs should not count

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