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A food frenzy at the fair

Some cholesterol-charged appetizing delights will be available for the discerning pallet at the upcoming Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show in Simcoe. If a big pickle dog doesn’t tickle your fancy, then there’s deep fried chicken feet and savoury bacon

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Rabies vaccination clinics coming up in Oxford County

In recognition of World Rabies Day, Oxford Public Health is offering low-cost vaccination clinics across the County.   IN 2016, nearly 290 cases of rabies were confirmed in the province, up from 24 from two years ago.   Officials blame

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Cambridge close-knit in more than one way

The close-knit community of Cambridge has recognized a leader who knows how to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Sue Sturdy received an Ontario 150 award at the Grand Wooly River Ride -an art event she organizes. Cambridge M-P-P Kathryn McGarry says

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Norfolk leads region in median household income

Norfolk County did this better than most communities in southwestern Ontario.   Median household income was more than $67,300 in 2015, up 6.5 per cent since 2005.   Statistics Canada says the County also experienced the highest rate of growth

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Brantford-Brant businesses, farmers outraged by federal tax changes

Brantford-Brant Conservative M-P Phil McColeman and Chamber of Commerce officials are expected to get an earful about proposed tax changes from the federal Liberal government. They’re holding a town hall meeting tonight from 5-7, at the Best Western Hotel and

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Close encounter of Wile E. Coyote kind

An Oakville woman’s enjoyable night of kayaking took a nasty turn when she was bitten on the thigh by a coyote. A published report says 56-year-old Elizabeth Moody was unloading at the dock when she felt something on her leg

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Cami workers hope GM responds soon to “comprehensive” proposal

The union representing striking autoworkers in Ingersoll is hopeful G-M will respond to a “comprehensive”proposal soon. Unifor Local 88 President Mike Van Boekel won’t say what is in the formal proposal submitted about a week after 2500 employees went on

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Fatal crash on Burlington Skyway

A deadly multi-vehicle collision has closed the Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW at the Burlington Skyway. Provincial Police say the crash happened around 6 o’clock this morning at Eastport Drive. Police said the collision involved multiple vehicles, including a transport

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Norfolk has 150 reasons to party

Norfolk County has 150 reasons for a party tomorrow (Saturday). More than 30 events will be spread over 34 locations in five communities as the County marks the Norfolk 150 Celebration of Culture. Organizers say each community is hosting a

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Suspicious man no longer on Territory: Six Nations Police

A man who snapped a picture of a 21-year-old woman in Ohsweken is no where to be found. Six Nations investigators say he took the photo of the 21 year old woman Tuesday morning at the Tim Horton’s and is

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Brant County firefighters have the “green light”

Green usually means “go”, except if it’s flashing and in a vehicle driven by volunteer firefighters. Brant County provides a flashing green light to its 180 volunteer firefighters to help other drivers recognize there’s an emergency. Fire Chief Michael Seth

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Brantford pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

A suspected pharmacy robber is in custody following a short foot chase in Brantford. Police say a lone male, armed with a knife, entered the Rexall Pharmacy on St. Paul Ave Wednesday night and demanded prescription meds. The suspect fled

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Hamilton jail guard falls ill

A Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre correctional officer was rushed to hospital after suddenly becoming ill. Several other officers were checked over as a precaution yesterday (Thursday). The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services wouldn’t comment on union report that the

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Dog bite didn’t cause Hamilton man’s death

Hamilton police say a dog didn’t contribute to a man’s death. Paramedics were called to Belview Avenue Wednesday afternoon to deal with an emergency. A man in his 60’s, who had been bitten by a dog at some point, was

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Strike at Cami having ripple effect

The strike at G-M’s CAMI plant in Ingersoll is having a ripple effect at other factories. At least 255 workers have received layoff notices at a G-M plant in St. Catharines -which supplies most of CAMI’s transmissions. Tenneco’s manufacturing facility

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