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Hamilton Bulldogs owner makes arena pitch

The owner of the OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs is willing to put up half the cash for a new arena. Michael Andlauer says he’ll match what the city invests to replace FirstOntario. Andlauer would like to see a 5,000-10,000 seat arena

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More beds for The Willett Hospital

The Willett Hospital in Paris is receiving nearly three-dozen new beds. The Brant Community Healthcare System says 32 temporary surge beds for flu season will help decrease congestion at Brantford General Hospital. Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins announced more additional

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CP Holiday Train ready to roll

Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train is warming up for its journey across southern Ontario. Decked out in lights and packed with holiday entertainment, the Holiday Train has raised more than $13 million and gathered over 4 million pounds of food,

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Brant, Kitchener water costs rising

Brant County and City of Kitchener  water users will dig a lot deeper next year. In Paris, Brant County officials say some increases in costs are causing water rates to increase by as much as 7 per cent in 2018.

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Another jolt coming on your hydro bill

The head of Hydro One says the utility needs to have a rate increase approved, in order to keep the power system stable. Mayo Schmidt says an application currently before the Ontario Energy Board seeks to increase rates by 0.5

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401 Cambridge reopens after truck fire

Highway 401 through Cambridge has now reopened after a truck fire closed all lanes. Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says OPP closed the 401 from Highway 6 North to Hespeler Road early last evening. The transport truck crashed between Townline and the

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NDP blocks bill to end college strike

The provincial New Democrats have blocked an attempt by the Liberal government to table back-to-work legislation to end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty. Premier Kathleen Wynne says unanimous support of the legislation would have meant students could return

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Leafs beat Devils in overtime thriller

Make it five straight wins for the Toronto Maple Leafs. William Nylander had the overtime winner and Frederik Andersen made 42 saves as Toronto edged the New Jersey Devils 1-0. NHL Toronto 1 New Jersey 0 (OT) Pittsburgh 3 Ottawa

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Gas prices edge lower, markets rally

Filling up for the weekend? Gas prices range from $1.07 to about $1.21 a litre for regular. The world price of oil dropped 17 cents to $55.35 U.S. per barrel. The Canadian dollar is trading at 78.41 cents U-S, down

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Keep an umbrella close by

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT- Rain is expected to move into southwestern Ontario tonight and will persist into Saturday. The rain may fall heavily at times. Total rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 mm are likely, although some areas may receive higher

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CIBC leaving Jarvis, Port Rowan

The CIBC is leaving Jarvis. The bank has been a fixture in the Haldimand County village since 1898 but that will end next May. Accounts will be transferred to Hagersville and the four employees have been reportedly offered jobs at

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Federal funding flows to GRCA

Funding is flowing to the Grand River Conservation Authority  from the federal government. Cambridge MP Bryan May announced two grants worth about 230-thousand yesterday at GRCA headquarters in Cambridge. The funding will provide financial assistance for two GRCA programs aimed

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College faculty reject offer

Striking faculty at the province’s 24 colleges have rejected on a proposed contract offer aimed at ending a month-old strike. 95 per cent of faculty voted and 86 per cent rejected the deal. The College Employer Council had asked the

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Market Street Parkade undergoing facelift

The Market Centre Parkade will be open while it undergoes a facelift. Construction at 59 Icomm Drive this month includes structural repairs, lighting upgrades and replacing the traffic coating over the driving surface. The city says while large portions of

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Always lock your doors: OPP

Police are reminding people to be vigilant about locking their doors after a homeowner in Simcoe came home to discover a drunken stranger. Norfolk County OPP say they were called by an alarmed homeowner just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday

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