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New drug designed to prevent chronic migraines

The U-S Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug said to be the first designed to prevent chronic migraines. Aimovig is a monthly shot developed by American drug maker Amgen and drug giant Novartis AG, and will cost

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Recycling collection suspended in Long Point

Recycling collection has been suspended in Long Point due to load restrictions on the Causeway Bridge. Garbage collection will be provided by Norfolk County at regular curbside collection points. Long Point’s normal pickup day is Monday but collection will now

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Main party leaders fan out across the province

Where the leaders of Ontario’s main political parties are campaigning on Friday, May 18: ___ Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne 9 a.m. _ Makes an announcement, 4th Floor Rooftop, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto. 1:15 p.m. _ Visits Mill Creek Gardens,

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Despite higher gas prices, inflation dips

Last month’s annual inflation rate was 2.2 per cent, a slight decrease from 2.3 per cent in March. Statistics Canada says the upward pressure on inflation was led by higher costs for gasoline, air transportation and restaurants. The biggest downward

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Breath test touted as alternative to endoscopy

Many people over 50 have had a colonoscopy, to test for colon cancer. An upper endoscopy is a similar test and commonly used to identify esophageal or gastric cancer. But Many people with symptoms that look like gastric cancer —

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Drivers feeling pinch at pumps

Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they hit the road for Victoria Day weekend. But fuel market analyst Dan McTeague of says price direction will vary across the nation over the

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Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

Kensington Palace has announced that Meghan Markle’s future father-in-law Prince Charles will walk her down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. The statement said Markle asked the father of the groom to perform the honour and

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Team Canada beats Russia in overtime

It will be Canada versus Switzerland and the U-S against Sweden in the semifinals of the world hockey championship tomorrow (Saturday) in Denmark. The Canadians pulled out a 5-4 victory over Russia on Ryan O’Reilly’s goal 4:57 into overtime. Meanwhile,

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Gas prices up for Victoria Day weekend

The price of gas in our region ranges from $1.28-$1.44 a litre for regular, with the average about $1.27. Brantford-Brant: $1.28-$1.40 Hamilton: $1.25-$1.140 Burlington: $1.29-$1.40 Milton: $1.25-$1.39 Oakville/Mississauga: $1.30-$1.44 Kitchener-Waterloo: $1.29-$1.40 Cambridge: $1.24-$1.40 Niagara Falls/St. Catharines: $1.35-$1.39 Norfolk: Delhi, $1.29;

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Long weekend forecast improving

From the Weather Network, Today:  a mix of sun and clouds, windy and cooler. High 15. Tonight: increasing cloudiness with light rain overnight.  Low 11. Tomorrow:  showers.  High 18. Sunday: a mix of sun and clouds. High 22. Victoria Day

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Grandview Lodge hiring

Grandview Lodge in Dunnville is putting up the help-wanted sign. The long-term care facility is holding a job fair and open house on Thursday, May 31st from 11-7 at the Lock Street West location. Administrator Joanne Jackson is hopeful job

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Hamilton, Niagara Region Lyme Disease risk areas

As we head into the long weekend, provincial health officials are monitoring the relentless spread of black legged ticks that cause Lyme disease. The tiny bugs are mostly found in wooded areas, brush and tall grass and the Health Ministry

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Party leaders stumping in southern Ontario

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne 9 a.m. _ Makes an announcement, Walkley Yard, 3101 Albion Rd. N., Ottawa. 3:45 p.m. _ Tours the Innovation Hub and delivers remarks at St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Ave., Kingston, Ont. 7:45 p.m. _ Meets

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Traffic headaches for Long Point cottagers

Cottagers heading to Long Point are likely to experience delays for the first holiday weekend of the summer season. Traffic on the Causeway will be reduced to a single lane due to the condition of a major bridge that connects

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Brant promotes Bulky Waste Collection

Brant County residents will be able to get rid of large household items two times a year. The County of Brant’s new Bulky Waste collection program takes place from January 1 to June 30th and July 1st to December 31st.

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