As part of the provincial response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, on March 22, 2020, the Ministry of Education announced plans to further support health care professionals and other essential frontline workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police, and correctional officers, as well as other essential workers, with access to safe, local emergency child care throughout the duration of the pandemic.

Emergency Child Care to be provided for local Essential Workers

Below is a transcribed version of the statement made by Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke, Acting Medical Officer of Health, on April 10, 2020.  I want to first start by giving everyone an update of where we stand as far as key statistics. In Brant, we currently have: 60 Lab confirmed positive cases […]

Brant Covid-19 Numbers

For our social, fun loving and active twelve-year-old, missing out on a party and not seeing his grandparents made the… You must be logged in to view this content. Please Log-In or Subscribe to view the content. If you need support contact us at Log-In Subscribe

The Making of a Great Day

The Burford and area businesses have all been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With everything from having to completely… You must be logged in to view this content. Please Log-In or Subscribe to view the content. If you need support contact us at Log-In Subscribe

Adapting and Rising Above

This past weekend was no different. We waved at our first apartment as we drove by, we checked out the… You must be logged in to view this content. Please Log-In or Subscribe to view the content. If you need support contact us at Log-In Subscribe

Editorial March 12 2020

I’ve set up a lovely little office in our basement. The office is cozy and well organized, though somewhat inconveniently located beside/in my kids’ TV room. This is the space where, in any normal situation I would send my noisy kiddos to the basement to play video games and scream […]

Editorial – April 2 2020

On Saturday March 21st, local clergy gathered in downtown Burford for a time of prayer for the health and well-being of the community and the world. Recognizing that worship services can no longer take place as they used to, local faith-based leaders are doing what they can to reach out […]

Praying for Strength and Healing

Editorial from Nov 9 2017I remember the surge of energy that washed over me as I entered through the doors of BDHS on my first day of grade nine. The school was virtually pulsing with energy and hormones and I was awed by the enormity of the building and the […]

Locker 510

By: Clayton Barker 1957 advertisement for Neil Young and Sons farm implement dealership and service garage, at what is now 77 King Street East, Burford. Burford, Dec. 5th, 1957 SANTA CLAUS COMING TO BURFORD SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th:Santa Claus will be coming to Burford on Saturday afternoon, December 14th. Arrangements for […]

Burford Years Ago

The other night my two sons and I were curled up together on the couch. Somehow the three of us had managed to compress ourselves onto a single couch cushion. We had one massive blanket that covered the three of us which was pulled up around our faces, ready to […]

The Hunger Games Connection

Around 6:30 AM on Thursday morning, Diane Baggs of Burford received a phone call from a concerned friend. Not sure what her friend was referring to, Diane looked out her window and saw dark plumes of smoke billowing from a large warehouse just across the street. Worried for her neighbour, […]

Local Firefighters Leap to Action

The County of Brant Snow Buddies program is looking for new Buddies to help senior citizens and those who require additional assistance with their basic snow removal needs.“The Snow Buddies program is offered throughout all our communities in the County of Brant,” said Sarah Dredge, Recreation Coordinator for the County […]

Snow Buddies Program Recruiting New Volunteers

By: Clayton Barker View of a group of people working in the fields picking beans, c1914-18, this barn stood north of Burford village in the middle of the field on the east side of Maple Ave. (photo from Clayton Barker’s personal collection). Burford,Sept. 20th, 1917 THEY SHALL NOT PASS:The Immortal […]

Burford Years Ago

Saturday, December 12th, 20206:00-9:00pmThis year, Burford’s Agricultural Society, Optimist Club and Lions Club are hosting a Santa Claus Parade COVID style. Local community groups, organizations and businesses are asked to set up exhibits and displays in a family-friendly Christmas theme just as they would do for the annual Parade throughout […]

Christmas in Burford Reverse Santa Claus Parade

Tito’s Pizza is all set to officially open their doors in Burford on Thursday November 26, 2020. Owner Ali Reza (joyfully called Mr. Tito by staff and friends) launched the first Tito’s pizza in Brantford in 2001 and has been growing in small towns across south western Ontario ever since. […]

Tito’s Pizza Officially Joins the Community

The County of Brant has created a new Community Improvement Plan Program to allow businesses to implement public safety measures.“We anticipate this will be a valuable resource to support many businesses in the community,” said Mayor David Bailey. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on businesses and this is […]

The County of Brant will Provide Additional Funding for Businesses to Improve Public Safety Measures through the Community Improvement Plan

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