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Inflation eases in August

Canada’s annual inflation rate eased just a bit last month as the core rate moved higher — feeding the case for higher interest rates. Statistics Canada says the rate fell to 2.8 per cent in August from three per cent

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Alexa coming to a home and car near you

Your word would be Amazon’s command, at least when it comes to a batch of new devices the online retailer is rolling out. The company has unveiled new gadgets aimed at realizing its goal of putting its Alexa voice assistant

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Mediterranean diet can lower stroke rates in women

A new study out of the U-K suggests following the Mediterranean diet — which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, and unsaturated fats — can help lower stroke rates in women. For 17 years, researchers followed more than 23-thousand people who

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Suspect vehicle photos in Kitchener shooting released

Photos of a vehicle linked to a fatal shooting have been released by Waterloo Regional Police. A man was gunned down in what investigators believe was a targeted shooting in the area of King Street and Pandora Avenue yesterday (Thursday)

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Province promising to expand natural gas access

The provincial government is taking action to expand natural gas access to families and businesses throughout rural and Northern Ontario. The Progressive Conservative government says the proposed legislation, if passed, will result in an innovative partnership with local communities and

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First-ever Walk for ALS at Holmedale Park

A fundraiser aims to provide services and support for people living with ALS, a disease that has no cure. The first-ever Walk for ALS tomorrow (Saturday) is expected to raise close to $10,000 according to Melissa Van Tuyl, Regional Manager

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Large fire at Mississauga auto scrapyard

Officials say a large fire that ripped through an auto wreckage yard in Mississauga and spewed dark smoke into the air is now under control. Mississauga Fire Chief Tim Beckett says the fire broke out at Eagle Tech Recycling around

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Jays stun Rays; Cleveland’s losing skid over

Justin time to match the LARGEST 9th-inning comeback in franchise HISTORY. #Walkoff — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 21, 2018 The Blue Jays’ bats came alive in the ninth inning, rallying from a six-run deficit to down Tampa Bay

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Gas prices drop, U-S markets soar

The price of gas ranges from $ 1.09-$1.26 a litre in our region as of 4:00 this morning from Brantford: $1.12-$1.26 Hamilton:  $1.16-$1.26 Burlington: $1.17-$1.26 Milton: $1.09-$1.26 Oakville-Mississauga: $1.18-$1.26 Kitchener-Waterloo:  $1.17-$1.28 Cambridge: $1.10–$1.26 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: $1.20-$1.27 Simcoe: $1.15

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Thunderstorms, risk of damaging winds

The Weather Centre Forecast, Wind warning:  Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Strong southwesterly winds gusting near 90 km/h are expected this afternoon and early this evening, with higher wind gusts possible in thunderstorms. These strong winds

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One charged, two wanted in suspected mob hits

Hamilton Police say one man has been charged and two others are wanted in a pair of deadly shootings that investigators say have ties to the mob. Investigators announced they had charged 27-year-old Jabril Hassan Abdalla with two counts of

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Kitchener fatal shooting

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Kitchener. The shooting occurred this morning in the area of Pandora Avenue North and King Street. A suspect vehicle was seen leaving the area. Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute has been placed in

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Amazon hiring

An economic shot-in-the-arm for the GTA. Amazon says it’s hiring for 500 full-time and part-time roles for the fulfillment centres in Brampton, Milton and Mississauga. Amazon says candidates can apply by attending a walk-in hiring event this Saturday or begin

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GO Transit expanding across GTA, Hamilton

The provincial government says it’s expanding GO Transit service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The Ministry of Transportation says that starting next week, the Lakeshore line in and out of Toronto will see an additional 220 trips per

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Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre celebrating 5th anniversary

The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre has been a home away from home for many residents since 2013. To mark the 5th anniversary of the newly-renovated facility, officials are planning a celebration on Saturday, September 29th. They’ll host a free public

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