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Cold weather alert cancelled

The cold weather alert in effect for most of our listening area has now been cancelled. The Medical Officer of Health for the Brant County Health Unit says temperatures are no longer forecast to drop to or below minus 15.

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Word of the year may shake you

Oxford Dictionaries is recognizing the power of the millennial generation with its 2017 word of the year — youthquake. Lexicographers say there was a five-fold increase in the use of the term between 2016 and 2017. Coined almost 50 years

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Electric vehicles funding jolt

The Wynne government  is offering businesses rebates of up to $75,000 for buying electric and other low-carbon vehicles. Businesses that have purchased or will purchase eligible vehicles, including electric and natural gas trucks, after September 1st can qualify for a

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Property taxes up $86

You’ll have to dig deeper to pay your property taxes next year. Brantford City Council has jacked up taxes by 2.8 per cent or about $86 a year on a house assessed at $248,000. The budget was approved despite attempts

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New threats made at NPC

New threats have been made against North Park Collegiate according to the school’s principal. Earlier this week, a 13-year-old male, was charged with making threats in connection with a social media post. Early this morning, parents received a message from

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Brierwood Gardens’ beds not moving

Nearly 80 long-term care beds will remain in Brantford. Health and Long-term Care Minister Eric Hoskins has quashed a plan by Revera to relocate the beds at Brierwood Gardens to a new facility in Ancaster. Hoskins also insists the Park

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One fatality in E-coli outbreak

One fatality has been linked to an E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that has been detected in five provinces. The Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement Thursday night that a total of 30 cases of E.coli

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TSB investigating fatal helicopter crash

TSB investigators will be back out this morning at the scene of yesterday’s helicopter crash in eastern Ontario that killed four people. Efforts to gather evidence last night at the crash site outside Tweed, north of Kingston, were suspended last

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Leafs struggle without Matthews

Thursday’s Games NFL Denver 25 Indianapolis 13 — NHL Nashville 4 Edmonton 0 San Jose 3 Calgary 2 Montreal 2 New Jersey 1 (OT) Chicago 5 Winnipeg 1 Minnesota 2 Toronto 0 Philadelphia 2 Buffalo 1 Washington 5 Boston 3

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Gas prices drop to start day

The price of gas ranges from about $1.13-$1.21 a litre, with the average around $1.15. The world price of oil increased 44 cents to $57.03 U-S/barrel. The Canadian Dollar is trading at 78.40 cents U-S, up 31-hundredths of a penny.

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Happy Friday! More snow

Today: flurries, risk of snowsqualls. 2-4 cm. Windy (southwest 20-40 km/h). High minus 4 (windchill minus 10) Tonight: a few flurries, then partial clearing. Windy (west 30-50 km/h). Low minus 10 (windchill minus 19). Tomorrow: a mix of sun and

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Credit card debt rising

Household credit market debt hit another record high in the third quarter, rising to 171.1 per cent. That’s the amount Canadians owe relative to their income. It means there was $1.71 in credit market debt, which includes consumer credit and

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All survive plane crash in northern Sask.

Five people aboard a plane that crashed last evening in northern Saskatchewan required medevac attention, but for non-life-threatening injuries. That’s according to the vice-president of West Wind Aviation. It owns the turboprop with 22 passengers and three crew members that went down

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Toronto home of future princess sells fast

A buyer has been found for the west-end Toronto house where Prince Harry and “Suits” actress Meghan Markle spent time before announcing their engagement last month. Real-estate agent Alex Beauregard says the two-storey house, which the future princess rented for

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Salvation Army needs volunteers

The Salvation Army needs a few good men and woman in Milton. A report says the Kettle Campaign has shifts to be filled through Saturday and 116 next week. The Milton campaign has raised $81-thousand, less than half of its

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