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Wallaceburg Courier Press
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Wallaceburg Courier Press / Posted 15 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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Strathroy Age Dispatch
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Strathroy Age Dispatch / Posted 18 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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Chatham This Week
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Chatham This Week / Posted 18 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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18h
Owen Sound Sun Times
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 18 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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19h
Sarnia Observer
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Sarnia Observer / Posted 19 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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19h
Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 19 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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19h
The West Elgin Chronicle
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
The West Elgin Chronicle / Posted 19 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Chatham Daily News / Posted 19 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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19h
Kincardine News
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Kincardine News / Posted 19 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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19h
The Brantford Expositor
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 19 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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19h
Goderich Signal-Star
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Goderich Signal-Star / Posted 19 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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19h
The Norwich Gazette
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot cashthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
The Norwich Gazette / Posted 19 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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20h
Strathroy Age Dispatch
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Strathroy Age Dispatch / Posted 20 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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20h
The Brantford Expositor
City OKs new ambulancepicks up 70 per cent of the bill but Brant runs the service. "I'm concerned wi
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 20 hours ago
picks up 70 per cent of the bill but Brant runs the service. "I'm concerned with the overall governance structure," Mayor Chris Friel said. "Over the last six months, we've seen decreases in some of the numbers in critical areas and when we ask... Read more
20h
The Norwich Gazette
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
The Norwich Gazette / Posted 20 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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Chatham This Week
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Chatham This Week / Posted 20 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 20 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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Simcoe Reformer
Brantford to get marijuana retail storeregarding the site selection and implementation process in Brantford as it beco
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 20 hours ago
regarding the site selection and implementation process in Brantford as it becomes available in the coming months." Mayor Chris Friel remains critical of how the province came up with its marijuana strategy and communicated it to... Read more
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21h
Sarnia Observer
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Sarnia Observer / Posted 21 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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21h
Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 21 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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21h
The West Elgin Chronicle
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
The West Elgin Chronicle / Posted 21 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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21h
Chatham Daily News
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Chatham Daily News / Posted 21 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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Kincardine News
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
Kincardine News / Posted 21 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Mayors skeptical about getting share of pot potthe community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 21 hours ago
the community dialogue, etc., is all on municipalities, and yet we are not even part of the discussion.” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, a board member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), accused the province of ignoring the... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Brantford to get marijuana retail storeregarding the site selection and implementation process in Brantford as it beco
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 21 hours ago
regarding the site selection and implementation process in Brantford as it becomes available in the coming months." Mayor Chris Friel remains critical of how the province came up with its marijuana strategy and communicated it to... Read more
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Delhi News Record
Brantford to get marijuana retail storeregarding the site selection and implementation process in Brantford as it beco
Delhi News Record / Posted 21 hours ago
regarding the site selection and implementation process in Brantford as it becomes available in the coming months." Mayor Chris Friel remains critical of how the province came up with its marijuana strategy and communicated it to... Read more
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Simcoe Reformer
OPP to transport inmatessteps the corrections ministry and the Ministry of the Attorney General are tak
Simcoe Reformer / Posted yesterday
steps the corrections ministry and the Ministry of the Attorney General are taking to address concerns raised by Mayor Chris Friel in recent weeks. Friel chastised the two ministries for failing to come up with a "holding cell" plan to house... Read more
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Delhi News Record
OPP to transport inmatessteps the corrections ministry and the Ministry of the Attorney General are tak
Delhi News Record / Posted yesterday
steps the corrections ministry and the Ministry of the Attorney General are taking to address concerns raised by Mayor Chris Friel in recent weeks. Friel chastised the two ministries for failing to come up with a "holding cell" plan to house... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
OPP to transport inmatessteps the corrections ministry and the Ministry of the Attorney General are tak
The Brantford Expositor / Posted yesterday
steps the corrections ministry and the Ministry of the Attorney General are taking to address concerns raised by Mayor Chris Friel in recent weeks. Friel chastised the two ministries for failing to come up with a "holding cell" plan to house... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Province ignoring city, says FrielMayor Chris Friel is calling out Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi over the
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 6 days ago
Mayor Chris Friel is calling out Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi over the impending closing of the Brantford jail and the city's inadequate court facilities. "The Minister of the Attorney General needs to get his ass out of Toronto and come to... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Jail plan in the works, says LevacJail is closed on Dec. 13. Many of the inmates will be coming from the Maplehur
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 8 days ago
Jail is closed on Dec. 13. Many of the inmates will be coming from the Maplehurst Correctional Facility in Milton. Mayor Chris Friel raised the issue at a city council meeting last week. He said that no plan had been developed to address the... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
City must 'staff up' to meet needs: FrielMayor Chris Friel is expressing frustration at the debate surrounding the munic
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 12 days ago
Mayor Chris Friel is expressing frustration at the debate surrounding the municipality's 2018 budget. The mayor said the city is doing well economically but budget talks don't reflect that. "We're a city undergoing a major transformational shift,"... Read more
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The Simcoe Reformer
Friel pleads for jail plan!Mayor Chris Friel is imploring the provincial government for a plan to house in
The Simcoe Reformer / Posted 13 days ago
Mayor Chris Friel is imploring the provincial government for a plan to house inmates set to appear in court when the Brantford jail closes in December. “It is shocking to me that while the closure is slated for mid-December, there is no holding cell... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Friel pleads for jail plan!Mayor Chris Friel is imploring the provincial government for a plan to house in
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 14 days ago
Mayor Chris Friel is imploring the provincial government for a plan to house inmates set to appear in court when the Brantford Jail closes in December. “It is shocking to me that while the closure is slated for mid-December,, there is no 'holding... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
City hall staff workload a concernmade the comments at a meeting of the council's estimates committee, which incl
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 15 days ago
made the comments at a meeting of the council's estimates committee, which includes all city councillors and Mayor Chris Friel. The committee is beginning its deliberations over the city's 2018 operating and capital budget. The preliminary... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Santa Claus comes to townlit sleigh, the crowds dispersed, with hundreds of people opting to move to Har
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 16 days ago
lit sleigh, the crowds dispersed, with hundreds of people opting to move to Harmony Square for the after-party. Mayor Chris Friel called for the lighting of the square’s Christmas tree and asked people to be thoughtful about those in the... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Transgender flag raising was 'awesome'Transgender Flag to kick-off Transgender Week and James was going to be part of
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 24 days ago
Transgender Flag to kick-off Transgender Week and James was going to be part of a ceremony that included Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, Brant MPP Dave Levac and Brantford Police Chief Geoff Nelson, as well as some city councillors. “You know what... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
'This is needed now'safe disposal of used needles is a good first step but more needs to be done to
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 26 days ago
safe disposal of used needles is a good first step but more needs to be done to combat the local drug problem, says Mayor Chris Friel. "We're seeing an increase in the number of needles being discarded in public places and we need to maintain the... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Support urged for Christmas Basketswaiting to come in." Registration will continue until Dec. 8 but can be extend
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 26 days ago
waiting to come in." Registration will continue until Dec. 8 but can be extended if there is a need, said Oliver. Mayor Chris Friel said the Bodine Drive building, near the Lynden Park Mall and a bus route, is one of the best locations Christmas... Read more
26d
The Brantford Expositor
Hub suggested for non-profit groupswho use different modes of transportation. "We need to do something about peop
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 26 days ago
who use different modes of transportation. "We need to do something about people walking and texting as well," said Mayor Chris Friel City staff soon will be looking for ways to slow traffic on Locks Road. Councillors voted at a committee meeting... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
City urged to improve golf coursesand capital budgets. It will begin meetings later this month and deliberations
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 28 days ago
and capital budgets. It will begin meetings later this month and deliberations will continue into December. Although Mayor Chris Friel voted in favour of referring the plan to the estimates committee, he broached the idea of voting in favour of the... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Brantford Lights switched on Dec. 1bank and Salvation Army food bank. Last year, more than 1,200 pounds of non-per
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 28 days ago
bank and Salvation Army food bank. Last year, more than 1,200 pounds of non-perishables were collected, said Olson. The Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst officially begins at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 when Mayor Chris Friel flips the switch. mruby@postmedia... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Flag raising shows 'respect'awareness, acceptance and social advocacy for queer members on campus. Also in
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 29 days ago
awareness, acceptance and social advocacy for queer members on campus. Also in attendance were Brant MPP Dave Levac, Mayor Chris Friel, several city councillors, including Richard Carpenter, John Utley and Rick Weaver, and Brantford Police Chief... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Solution sought to mounting drug garbageMayor Chris Friel says solutions are being sought for the growing problem of di
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 1 months ago
Mayor Chris Friel says solutions are being sought for the growing problem of discarded used needles strewn about the city. "We've been working on this for a couple of months now and a lot of that work has involved our police, our parks and... Read more

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