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It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day

Some people may say Christmas is the happiest day of the year, but for others, it’s today — National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Studies have shown that dogs in the workplace can reduce stress, promote collaboration between employees

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Simcoe road-test rage

It’s not road rage, it’s road-test rage. Norfolk County OPP say a woman who failed her driving test didn’t take it too well this week in Simcoe. Officers say the woman slammed the door on her way out of the

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SPCA launches No Hot Pets campaign

The S-P-C-A says there is no excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle. So, with that in mind, it’s launched its 2018 No Hot Pets campaign, reminding the public about the danger of leaving pets unattended in vehicles

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Beware of giant weed

Beware of a nearly 20 foot giant lurking in your backyard. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says giant hogweed is one of  most dangerous plants as it poses a real human health concern. The non-native plant grows up to six

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Yogurt spilled over Toronto highway

Provincial police say cleanup efforts are underway after a transport truck collision spilled yogurt onto a busy stretch of highway in Toronto’s east end. Officers say the truck was travelling westward on Highway 401 when it hit the support posts

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Brant County, Paris Grand Estates settle

Brant County and a developer have reached a settlement over a proposed housing subdivision at a former golf course on the northeast edge of Paris. The County says the development will be reduced to 748 housing units from 800 and

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Brantford man missing

Brantford police say they need your help to find a missing 61-year-old man. Werner Praass was seen leaving Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday and police say they’re concerned for his wellbeing. Praass is described as a white, six foot three

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Roughriders trounced by Ottawa, lose Collaros

Ottawa won its season-opener,  a 40-17 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the lone CFL game last night in the nation’s capital. Quarterback Trevor Harris threw two touchdowns and over 345 yards. The Redblacks also came up big on defence

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Oil, markets down, loonie up

The price of gas ranges from $ 1.20-$1.34 a litre in our region as of 4 0’clock this morning. Brantford-Brant:  $1.24-$1.34 Hamilton-Ancaster: $1.22-$1.34 Burlington-Waterdown: $1.23-$1.34 Milton: $1.27-$1.34 Oakville-Mississauga: $1.26-$1.34 Kitchener-Waterloo:  $1.24-$1.34 Cambridge-Ayr: $1.20-$1.34 Niagara Falls-St. Catharines-Thorold-Niagara on the Lake: $1.25-$1.33

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First summer weekend a wet one

From the Weather Network, Today: cloudy with the chance of showers, risk of thunderstorms. High 21 Tonight: cloudy with showers. Low 16. Saturday: showers.  High 21 (humidex 27). Sunday: light rain.  High 23 (humidex 28) Monday: sunny. High 23.  

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Norwegian airline flying out of Hamilton

One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines is spreading its wings to Canada this fall. Norwegian Air Shuttle A-S-A has announced its launch of the only transatlantic flight between Hamilton International Airport, with daily service to Dublin, Ireland starting next March.

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Jerry Springer show ends with whimper

After decades of raucous fights, insults, backstage tears — and the occasional chair toss — “The Jerry Springer Show” is going away. The show’s distributor announced this week there will be no more new episodes. Neither N-B-C Universal nor Springer

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Flying frankfurter injures Phillies’ fan

It was a flying frankfurter that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay

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Brantford construction value tops $51-million

Two large projects account for the lion’s share of Brantford’s construction activity last month. A permit worth 8.3 million dollars was issued to the City of Brantford for the construction of a new, elevated water storage tank on Shellard Lane.

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Kitchener homicide victim stabbed

Police have now released the name of a Kitchener murder victim. 66-year-old Ronald Chandler was found stabbed to death at a Courtland Avenue East residence Monday night. Investigators would like to speak with a man described as white, in his

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