We are your local news site for the people of Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River – and we aim to be the number one place citizens in this region turn to for news about their community.
The Brant Beacon will produce fair and accurate local journalism for, with, and by, the people of this region because when we are all watching and engaged with our community and governments, social services and sports teams, local businesses and industry; our needs are addressed, democracy works better, and our community is stronger.
We aim to build bridges with community partners so we can tell your stories to readers via our website, email newsletter, and various social media outlets. We are digital first, and only.
We value integrity, transparency, public trust, and quality over quantity. We aim for truth, depth, and context as well as accuracy, thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and fairness before speed and style. We want to foster informed, healthy discourse – and also have some fun doing it!
We believe journalism is a needed, necessary, public good. The Brant Beacon exists to benefit the public by providing solid journalism by engaging our community.
Simply, our community comes first.