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New report nothing to sneeze at

If you have a cold or the flu, health experts have some advise about sneezing — let ‘er rip — but sneeze into your crooked arm to stop the virus spreading to other people. Doctors want to discourage people from

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Lowry back but Raptors lose

A returning Kyle Lowry couldn’t reverse the Toronto Raptors’ luck. The Philadelphia 76ers beat Toronto 117-111, handing the Raptors their second straight loss and third in four games. After missing three contests with a bruised tailbone, Lowry had 13 points

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Gas, dollar rising

The price at the pumps ranges from $1.17 to $1.25 a litre for regular. The Canadian dollar is trading at 80.5 cents U-S, up more than half-a-cent from Friday. Wall Street was closed yesterday in observance of Martin Luther King

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Becoming sunny, milder by weekend

Today: light snow ending this morning, then a mix of sun and cloud.  Windy (southwest 20-30).  High minus 5. Tonight:  partly cloudy.  Wind southwest 15 km/h. Low minus 13. Tomorrow: mostly sunny.  Wind southwest 30 km/h.  High minus 5 (low

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McCreary, Martin want brakes on tax hikes

If two city councillors have their way, ratepayers will get their say in a referendum question on the municipal election ballot on October 22nd. Councillors Dan McCreary and Greg Martin say in the resolution they will introduce tomorrow (Tuesday) night,

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Columbus back at LPRCA helm

Long-time Norfolk County councillor Mike Columbus (pictured) has been re-elected as chair of the Long Point Region Conservation Authority. He has seven years on the board, including two as chair. Norwich area councillor John Scholten remains vice-chair. Columbus says with

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Brantford girl, 12, takes mom’s car

An underage driver has some explaining to do after she took off with her mom’s car. A Brantford police officer was called to the girl’s home yesterday (Sunday) morning around 4:30, after her mother realized daughter and car were both

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Willett rolling out new beds to stem flu

The Willett Hospital in Paris has received more beds to help deal with the flu. The Brant Community Healthcare System, which was scheduled to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Monday), says the 32 temporary surge beds will help decrease congestion

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Word of year just ducky

An Australian dictionary has chosen “milkshake duck” as its word or phrase of 2017 — though most people said they had never heard of the term until it was announced. Milkshake duck is a term born in the twittersphere that

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Guelph company receives $49-million

The federal government is providing a $49-million shot in the arm to Guelph-based auto-parts maker Linamar Corporation. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains made the annoucement in Guelph this morning. The government says the grant will create 1,500

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Hamilton man succumbs to injuries

A 72-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a car in Hamilton on Friday died in hospital on Sunday. Police say the accident happened on Friday morning when two men, the 72-year-old and a 58-year-old, were crossing a street near the

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Garbage collection back to normal

Normal garbage and recycling collection resumes today in Brant County. There have been collection delays due to recent heavy snow and bitterly cold temperatures. The County is asking residents to place their trash in a cleared area near the end

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Flood watch continues

A flood watch continues for the southern Grand River watershed. The Grand River Conservation Authority says cooler temperatures over the weekend reduced runoff throughout the watershed. Discharges from the Belwood and Conestoga Reservoirs were increased Saturday morning to release water

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Attempted murder charge in Brant

A 36-year-old Brantford man has been charged with attempted murder after OPP were called to a fight on Saturday. Police say two men were arguing before they started fighting with an “edged weapon” at the Brant Road home. One of

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Sears Canada closes for good

The few remaining Sears Canada stores closed their doors for good yesterday (Sunday). The longtime staple of Canada’s retail landscape declared bankruptcy last year and announced in the fall that it would liquidate its remaining stores, leaving 15,000 people out

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