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Bad mood not such a bad thing: UW study

A bad mood isn’t necessarily a bad thing, according to a University of Waterloo study UW researchers say a foul mood may it easier for some people to handle every day tasks. They looked at how mood can influence skills that

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Bank of Canada rate increasing

The Bank of Canada is raising its benchmark interest rate from 1.25 to 1.5 per cent. It’s the first hike in six months. The central bank predicts the economy will remain resilient even as it faces an even bigger bite

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Tim’s introduces “Skip the Dishes App”

Yes, there’s an app for that. Tim Hortons has launched food delivery with the Skip The Dishes app through 148 restaurants on Monday, saying it plans to expand to other cities if the test goes well. It’s one of several

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Long Point Causeway repairs coming sooner

The Long Point Causeway Bridge will be repaired a lot sooner than expected. Originally scheduled to be fully repaired in 2024, Norfolk County councillors supported local councillor Noel Haydt’s plea to fast-track the project. Council was looking at an estimated

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Norfolk OPP appealing to solve cold-case

Norfolk OPP are appealing for the public’s help in an investigation into a hit-and-run collision that left a 20-year-old Port Hope man dead seven years ago. Police say Chad Everets was struck and killed by a vehicle on Cockshutt Road

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Stroman solid as Jays wins

Marcus Stroman pitched seven strong innings in his 100th career start and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta 6-2 to knock the Braves out of first place. Russell Martin singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning for the

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Stocks, oil up

The price of gas ranges from $ 1.22-$1.38 a litre in our region as of 4 0’clock this morning from Brantford-Brant:  $1.22-$1.38 Hamilton-Ancaster: $1.27-$1.38 Burlington-Waterdown: $1.25-$1.38. Milton: $1.27-$1.38 Oakville-Mississauga: $1.27-$1.36 Kitchener-Waterloo:  $1.27-$1.38 Cambridge: $1.22-$1.38 Niagara Falls-St. Catharines: $1.27-$1.36 Simcoe:

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Sunny, not as humid

The Weather Network Forecast Today:  mainly sunny. High 27. Tonight:  clear.  Low 14. Tomorrow: sunny. High 30. Friday: a mix of sun and clouds.  High 29 (humidex 33). This weekend:  a mix of sun and clouds with the chance of

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Energy+ earns top marks

Energy +(plus) staff may be feeling a little “wired” after receiving top marks for conservation. The Cambridge-based utility placed 4th out of 68 local distribution companies in a ranking from Independent Electricity System Operator – or IESO. Energy + which

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George Clooney “fine” after collision

Actor George Clooney is “”will be fine” after his motorcycle was struck by a car in Sardinia, Italy.   The John Paul II hospital in Olbia confirmed Clooney was treated there and released after today’s (Tuesday’s) accident. Local media representatives

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Heart, blood pressure drugs recalled

Several heart and high blood pressure drugs that contain valsartan are being recalled because of a substance that can cause cancer. Health Canada says the medications were supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals of China and that the valsartan used in the affected

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City man charged with child pornography

A 30-year-old Brantford man faces child pornography charges. Inspector Scott Williams says the Internet Child Exploitation Unit investigated a man who had engaged in an online conversation. He says explicit messages were exchanged. Last (Monday) night, officers arrested the man

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Challenging weekend for local fire services

Norfolk County’s Fire Service is praising its next door neighbours for stepping up this past weekend. Haldimand County supplied backup while Norfolk’s crews battled blazes in Port Dover, Teeterville and a large grass and bush fire. A Norfolk official says

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Elmira woman killed in cross-country dairy tour

An Elmira woman who was on a cross-country tractor tour with her husband to promote Canada’s dairy industry has died in a collision with a semi north of Saskatoon. 55-year-old Bettina Schuurmans died in the crash Monday morning on Highway

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Mission Accomplished: Boys, coach rescued

All twelve young soccer players and their coach are now safety out of a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Thailand’s navy SEALs posted the good news on Facebook just before 8 a.m. Eastern time. A medic and three Navy SEALs

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