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Waterloo testing LRT ION trains

Waterloo Region’s new Light Rapid Transit project appears on track. Several ION vehicles, made by Bombardier, are being tested. The region has received eight of the 14 vehicles so far, with a ninth expected to arrive this month. The LRT

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CNE lifts lid on wacky treats

Chocolate-banana steak eclairs, pickle ice cream, fried frog legs and s’more fried chicken sandwiches are among the crazy gastronomic concoctions revealed before the Canadian National Exhibition opens in Toronto tomorrow (Friday) The eclair is a mix of sweet and savoury,

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Ottawa announces three year neonics phaseout

The federal government is giving farmers three years to figure out what pesticides they can use to protect their crops from aphids and mites. Health Canada plans to gradually phase out all three nicotine-based pesticides that are currently approved for

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Esther the Wonder Pig has cancer

A 300-kilogram celebrity pig whose owners raised more than half a million dollars to bring an oversized CT scanner to the University of Guelph has been diagnosed with cancer. According to the Halton Hills Independent and Free Press, veterinarians found

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Six Nations Police raid illegal pot shop

Six Nations Police raided an unlicensed marijuana dispensary and arrested three suspects yesterday (Wed.) The two men and one woman, aged 31 to 39, were charged after police executed a search warrant at “Green Health for 6.” A large amount

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Feds will use every “tool in toobox” to fight auto tariffs

With threats of devastating U-S tariffs hanging over the auto sector, a major employer in the Cambridge-Woodstock area, the Trudeau government says it is looking at every tool in its toolbox. Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains says Ottawa is considering

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Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, dead at 76

Aretha Franklin has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. The undisputed “Queen of Soul” sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and “Respect” while standing as a cultural icon around the globe. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells

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Granderson’s grand slam leads Jays past K-C

Curtis Granderson? More like Curtis GranderSLAM! 😎 — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 16, 2018 Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over Kansas City 6-5. The Blue Jays look to go 3-and-1 in

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Oil, markets, loonie take hit

The price of gas ranges from $ 1.30-$1.36 a litre in our region. Benchmark U-S crude have stabilized this morning and is three cents higher to $64.98 U-S per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The

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Thunderstorm risk building

From the Weather Centre, Today:  cloudy with sunny breaks with the chance of showers and thunderstorms.  High 27 (humidex 35). Tonight: showers and thunderstorms. Low 21. Tomorrow:  overcast with showers and thunderstorms -which could be severe.  High 26 (humidex 35)

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Broader public sector pay frozen

The new Progressive Conservative government has frozen executive pay across the public sector. In a directive issued to public-sector agencies, including hospitals, school boards and municipalities, Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy says all base salaries for executives cannot increase beyond

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Female entrepreneurs still facing gender gap

A new study suggests a lack of access to capital is one of the biggest challenges facing women entrepreneurs. An online survey done by PayPal and Barraza and Associates suggests about 53 per cent of female-owned businesses with an e-commerce

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Neonics expected to be phased-out

Beekeepers and grain farmers in Brant, Norfolk, Haldimand, Oxford, Hamilton, Halton and Waterloo region will be watching this announcement closely. The federal government is expected to announced a phase-out of nicotine-based pesticides which have been linked to a rising number

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Rascall Flatts concert ends abruptly

Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department says the bomb threat made Thursday night for Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in

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Massive roller coaster coming to Wonderland

Introducing the world's fastest, tallest and longest Dive Coaster – YUKON STRIKER – coming in 2019! — Canada's Wonderland (@WonderlandNews) August 15, 2018 Canada’s Wonderland says the amusement park north of Toronto will feature a record-setting roller coaster

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