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Vikes, Jags advance to NFL title games

A thriller in Minnesota. Stefon Diggs caught a pass from Case Keenum on the game’s final play and ran it 61 yards for a touchdown as the Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 29-24. Minnesota advances to the N-F-C championship

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Gas prices edging high

Gas prices are up to start the week, ranging from about $1.14 to $1.25 a litre for regular. The world price of oil is up 50-cents to $64.30. The Canadian dollar opens the week at just under 80 cents U-S,

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More snow to start week

Today:  Scattered flurries. About 2 centimetres.  East wind at 20 km/h. High minus 6. Tonight:  Light snow.  2-4 centimetres.  East wind 15-30 km/h.  Low minus 7. Tomorrow and Wednesday: A mix of sun and clouds.  Westerly wind 25 km/h.  High minus

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Man assaulted with brass knuckles

Police are searching for an Ohsweken man in connection with a vicious assault on Moccasin Trail. Last Saturday, Six Nations Police responding to reports of an unconscious man, found a 43 year old resident lying in the snow, covered in

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Close encounter of coyote kind

A Markham woman thought her time was up after fending off a coyote. Ravinder Malhi was walking her dog, Coco, Monday morning when she came face-to-face with the animal near her Bellcroft Lane home. Malhi scooped up CoCo and started

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Flash Freeze Friday

Special Weather Statement Potential for icy conditions today Today: rain changing to freezing rain, then blowing snow late this afternoon. 1-3 cm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature falling to minus 5 this afternoon. Tonight: periods of snow

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Facebook undergoing facelift

Facebook is making changes to the way you interact with it, and the changes are designed to leave you spending less time on Facebook. The social medial giant says the goal of the changes is to have users spend their

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Oakville assembly plant to build revamped Edge

Ford’s revamped Edge S-U-V will be assembled in a plant in southern Ontario, something being hailed by the head of the union, Unifor. Ford says preparations are already underway for production in Oakville and it plans to export the vehicle,

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Waterloo campaign aims to elect more women

A group of local women in politics are hoping council chambers look a little different after the next municipal election. The group is hosting a crash course for women who are thinking about getting their first taste in the political

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Waterloo Region’s LRT right on track

We’re one step closer to having a new LRT system up and running – as the Region of Waterloo says vehicle testing along the tracks is now underway. Starting Thursday, the ION light rail vehicles will be towed along the

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Hydro bill redesign cost “ridiculous”: Tabuns

Ontario’s New Democrats are raising concerns about a report that Hydro One spent nine million dollars to redesign its bills and then proposed spending another six million. Energy critic Peter Tabuns says the 15-million-dollar total is ridiculous. He says the

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LPRCA says no serious flooding expected

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority doesn’t expect any serious flooding today, but has issued a flood safety watch. It’s warning people to stay away from ditches, streams, rivers, ponds and any frozen water bodies in the Simcoe-Tillsonburg-Port Rowan watershed

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Brant County resumes normal waste collection Monday

Normal garbage and recycling collection resumes Monday in Brant County. The County is asking residents to place their trash in a cleared area near the end of their driveway, due to the snow. The curbside limit has been increased to

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GRCA issues flood warning

A flood warning is in effect for New Hamburg, Drayton and Woolwich Township. The Grand River Conservation Authority says warm air coupled with rainfall has triggered runoff across the watershed. It’s expected flooding will take place this afternoon and peak

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Olympic men’s hockey team unveiled

Hockey Canada is going with a veteran group of former N-H-Lers for the upcoming Olympics. Canada has unveiled the men’s team aiming for a third straight Olympic hockey gold medal next month at the Pyeongchang Games. It’ll have more than

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