Civic Affairs

Municipal politics

The heart is back in the game in arena debate


(Meghan Plooy, executive director of the DBIA, speaks to city council's planning committee on Tuesday.)

Just the facts, ma'am...


(Carmen Gottfried, right, speaks while his son, Ken, listens.)

Wait, wait... it was this parrot!


(Photo by Darcy Cheek)

This is what grassroots looks like



(Mayor David Henderson writes ideas on the whiteboard Monday while Rev. Marianne Emig Munro, left, of First Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Kimberly Heath, of Wall Street United Church, listen.)

So, what can we do to help?


You know, I wonder if we, as a city, can somehow sponsor several families... Remember, almost all of us are immigrants of this beautiful, fantastic and colossal country.”

More than a simple bakery


Its amazing that a simple bakery could mean so much.”

We have lost our go-to place

I remember a great many things from the Ice Storm of 1998, but one of my first memories is the morning of Day One, when we gathered in the old newsroom on King Street West.

One last blast over butts


(Acting Mayor David LeSueur laughingly suggests Jeff Earle (foreground) is a bit fuzzy on the details of a smoking ban.)


One important All Ships take-away


It would be easy for the cynic, well-practised at slamming Riverfest over the years and longing for another Brockville event to devour in the acid bowels of snarl, to take down the All Ships Festival.

Curb your enthusiasm, but keep working

When a community is battered long enough by economic instability, it develops a response to positive news best captured by that sitcom title, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”


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