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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?
My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those who were struck by this unspeakable tragedy early this morning. While new information will be forthcoming I can't offer any new details at the moment beyond what's already been reported. We want to give the Brantford Police Services and the OPP every opportunity to focus on the investigation. We'll do everything we can in the meantime to keep the community informed as new information becomes available.
They'll be time to discuss the broader implications around gun violence in the days and weeks to come. Our goal today, in the early hours of this event, is to let the professionals do their jobs and to make every resource available to them, including time.
I do want to thank you Mayor Davis for showing your concern for the families involved in this horrific tragic event. Our community is important and we must come all together when tragedy hits us. My condolences and prayers go out to this family and their friends as well.
Thank you Mayor Davis for taking the time to send your condolences these were 2 very beautiful people.
My family is involved in this situation and we would appreciate respect during this difficult time. Arguing over the quality of our mayor is not bringing my loved ones back!! Mayor Davis i thing you doing a wonderful job by the way
Very sad to hear of one of this years Firearms violence has actually left fatalities.
Thank you Mayor for your concern and update. You are always on the job.
Mr. Davis is on pace to be the best mayor Brantford has ever had. You’re lucky that finally someone is in office that knows what they’re doing. Watch and learn. Understand the difference.
Besides taking selfies and showing up at every social event in town, this mayor has done nothing. What happened to all those promises he put out there. The video he made claiming he understood the problems and issues facing downtown and had a plan to fix them. Well he has done nothing except shameless self promoting. Even when I questioned him on it, he replied that "Well even a mayor deserves some personal time."
Well Mr. Mayor if it's truly personal time, you don't need to post it on your Mayor's page on Facebook.
In this last year. Brantford has seen more shootings and drug crimes than ever before. And with the growing influx of people into our city it will only worsen if we do not take steps to clean up the drug issues.
Our mayor needs to live up to his promises and stop being just a social butterfly.
I wish I could take my vote back.
Political figures take a lot of heat because they happen to be in the chair when tragedies strike. Some of it might be warranted, while some of the commentary I see on this thread is absolutely not.
What I do appreciate, more than anything else, is that Mayor Kevin Davis took a moment to be a person and understand that his role is to stay out of the way while the professionals gather evidence and draw conclusions.
Then -- and only then -- should Brantford's political leadership act.
Definitely agree, am glad we have a front facing Mayor that communicates with the citizens, and certainly agree with letting police do there job, with no political interference. BUT on the other hand there definitely needs to be action to help curb recent gun violence, acts of increase of violence, and the city's major drug problem. This is where his voice and actions need to be heard and seen.
our city is in a complete drug related crisis that is getting worse and worse right now. There needs to be some kind of intervention to help resolve what's going on....this band aid approach has played itself out and is not helping anyone!
It’s just getting way out of hand...something needs to give.
There's enough blame to go around and plenty of time to blame someone but blaming people at this point is irresponsible and ignorant. We can all agree something needs to be done but to blame the Mayor is ridiculous he didn't have a gun in his hand. WOW. Thanks Mayor Kevin Davis for the update and keeping us informed about this horrid situation. Sad day for the city of Brantford and it's residents. Condolences to the family of the dead.
don't obsess the tools of criminals
obsess the criminality and its causes
Maybe if we had laws that stick. Justice. And police doing good work instead small crap .helping taxpayers. Landlords. 4 once. Instead if saying it's a civil matter. There be less crime
cops hired officers, and created a task force to deal with gun violence, ..but there is a major drug problem here, and guns and drugs go hand in hand...I heard a gun shot right out side window on Queen St, 2 nights ago, downtown at 1 am, startled me, and several other tenants heard it too, someone in my building called cops, it's like more shots fired again!!
I found this out from the clients Monday during my volunteer work but it's nice to see it confirmed publicly.
Great for the neighbourhood!
I applaud the effort but a safe injection site is the next logical step in confronting the reality of the opioid epidemic. The growing number of people who have been personally exposed to the crisis through friends or family members understand the difference between celebrating drug use and providing a supportive space for individuals in crisis. Within the walls of a safe injection site, people don’t just get protection from an overdose; we regain, at least momentarily, the dignity of safety and self-respect.
So needed and happy to see it's coming. We can't deal with this issue if we haven't got the resources needed to detox or to give treatment. It's a step in the right direction.
long overdue <3
10 beds? finally we get a facility but why only 10 beds with the epidemic in this city and the fact that there is literally no space anywhere else for people who need help here, only 10 beds are approved! This has been something this city has needed for yrs ,,,I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS STILL ROAD BLOCK AFTER ROAD BLOCK! 10 BEDS IS NOT ENOUGH! I guess it's a start......but as far as I'm concerned too damn slow and not enough!!
Need an injection sight that's safe, and while there, maybe a person , can be talked into going to rehab. One person dying , is one too many.
the old halfway house, hopefully they get the support they need to keep it clean.
This is a VERY contentious topic with lots of passion on both sides. Many politicians would not go near this subject. I’m thankful our Mayor has an open mind about this subject and is bringing it forward for discussion. Remember we are talking about other humans here so let’s keep the discussion on topic and respectful.
So so sad. We all want to be happy. But come on. I don't see how making it easier to do this stuff helps make it better. Your just feeding the problem. And with all honesty I don't have the answers. OM
It will have limited success. The users do not trust the government, they do not trust authorities and as a result, it will attract limited users. This is a very hot topic. What neighbourhood do you place it in? will there be increased police presence in that area? Will other programs (needle exchange) stop in order to encourage the safe injection site? Will meth clinics close to offset the costs? Will this site stop our council from pressing the province hard for a detox centre? Await to see the answers.
There is no in between on this subject. Absolute control over the drugs issued. That are of concern. Is the only way. Script owners being put under the microscope. Random script checks in place. That way a script owner will have exactly what they are supposed to have. So they don't get a script for them. Then sell them off. Even as far as making script owners give piss test. Confirming that they have their meds in them. Instead of selling them to whoever. The script owners are the problem. As long as they are willing to sell them. There will be junkies willing to buy them. Keep them accountable and most of this crap will go away.
The lack of safe sites is a huge drain on resources, paramedics etc. Better doing this at a safe injection site than our back parking lot.
It won't eliminate the problem but if it eliminates one death from overdose, directs an addict to counselling or rehab, and prevents one case of HIV or Hepatitis then it's worth it.
Studies from numerous European countries demonstrate the validity of such programs however "counter-intuitive" it may seem to offer these programs.
I feel our tax dollars should go for treatment not injection sites. Not detox but rehab. We need to help these people.
Just wondering if the Mayor would still support this if it were in his neighbourhood --. I don't know anyone who wants it in theirs either.
Talking is great but more action is needed less cuts to police officers alot of them are getting burned out...let's put the money where its needed . This is more than a drug problem it has to do with mental illness and if don't help with that it wouldn't help with the drugs either ...
Please make sure social workers are available if this is passed. A lot of people just need help that is hard to come by if you don’t have coverage.
Good for you Mayor.
Mayor Kevin Davis..
Let's get it done...you have our full support.
Waste of time and tax payers money.. I'm tired of working and paying taxes and seeing it go to fund people who made a choice to do drugs.. Fund a rehab centre and at least help people who are trying to help themselves..
"Pragmatic Harm Reduction": People make lots of stupid decisions. Stupid decisions about drugs should not cost a person his/her life. Safe injection sites will prevent deaths and lower the stigma that will keep addicts from seeking treatment.
Historically, substance abuse is strongly related to difficult living conditions. While I heartily disapprove of consumption of illegal drugs, I also want to understand the conditions that lead someone to decide that taking such drugs is a useful behaviour.
Brantford has improved steadily over the past couple of decades. I am pleased to see city council working on a number of serious issues. Unemployment is down but we still struggle with homelessness. I wish council all the best as they move forward, both with safe injection sites and on resolving issues that contribute to illegal drug use.
Where will this site be located ?
Do injection sights actually reduce the amount of discarded needles in the street?
No way, totally against that shit. Detox Centres and help to get clean
Who's nieghoood...Definitely not mine...
But willing to provide security at a premium...
(For real ^^^)
I think you're making a big mistake you're only couraging the problem
I am with you mayor davis
Worse mistake Kevin has make to date
Good idea just the skatepark at brant crossing is so stupid .
These fellow Brantfordians need help and a loving community not punishment!
I think a rehab centre would be better. They need their self esteem back and let’s get them jobs too. They need help, not a place to overdose.
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.
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?
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.