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Brant’s Medical Officer of Health retiring

The Brant County Health Unit will be searching for a new medical officer of health. Dr. Malcolm Locke announced at yesterday’s meeting that he will be retiring at the end of September. During his 16 years as MOH, the board

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Public’s help needed to retrieve stolen plaque from Bell Memorial

Officials say they are saddened by an act of vandalism and theft that took place overnight at the City’s cherished Bell Memorial, in which the original dedication plaque was stolen from the monument located at West Street in Brantford. Unveiled on

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Leafs earn much-needed win

John Tavares has joined Mitch Marner as the second Maple Leaf with an 80-point season. Tavares and Auston Matthews each had a goal and an assist as Toronto beat the Sabres 4-2 in Buffalo. Tavares now has 41 goals and

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Markets, oil rise

The industrials sector helped boost Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U-S stock markets also surged higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 44.14 points at 16,211.70. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up

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Cloudy, cool for first day of spring

The Weather Centre Forecast Today: mainly cloudy, chance of a shower.  High 7. Tonight: cloudy periods with scattered flurries overnight. Windy.  Low one. Tomorrow:  scattered flurries. Northwest wind gusting to 70 km/h at times.  High 2. Saturday: sunny. Windy. High

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St. Patrick’s Day bash attracted 33,000 in Waterloo

Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin isn’t mincing words in describing the St. Patrick’s street gathering in Waterloo. Calling the unsanctioned event unlawful and extremely dangerous, Larkin says police laid 514 charges, an increase of 19 over last year, and responded

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Russell Reid students propose plastic straw ban

Mayor Kevin Davis thinks the future is in good hands. In a Facebook post, he’s referring to an “excellent” presentation by a group of students from Russell Reid School, seeking a ban on the use of plastic straws in Brantford.

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Telephone scam targeting Cambridge, Brant County

Energy+ is warning its customers about another telephone scam circulating in Cambridge and Brant County, targeting business and residential customers. A spokesperson says individuals who pose as utility employees are demanding immediate payment and threaten to disconnect electrical service. Energy

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Study finds millennials are perfectionists

A Canadian study has concluded that millennials are more inclined to be perfectionists than previous generations — and that could cause problems. The study in the Personality and Social Psychology Review suggests parental and socio-cultural factors, including a rise in

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No charges in Amber Alert

A Toronto-area father whose daughter was the subject of an Amber Alert has been released without charges. York regional police say the man, who was sought under the alert issued Tuesday afternoon, was taken into custody when his daughter was

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Province supports Wilmot flood recovery costs

The Ontario Government has notified the Township of Wilmot that it will provide financial support through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance program to help with local flood recovery efforts. On February 19, 2018, heavy rainfall combined with snowmelt in the Nith and

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Morneau defends budget, deficit

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has begun promoting the recent budget that’s already come under fire for its big-ticket spending promises. Morneau is defending the Liberal government’s strategy in a speech to a breakfast meeting of business leaders in downtown

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Leafs shutout by Nashville

The Maple Leafs couldn’t get anything past Pekka Rinne. The Predators goaltender made 22 saves in shutting out Toronto for the second time this season, and Nashville beat the visiting Leafs 3-0. Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds and Filip Forsberg scored

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Today’s gas prices

Gas prices range from .94 to $1.20 a litre as of 4:00 this morning. Brantford, Brant County: .94 -$1.20 Hamilton: $1.03-$1.19 Burlington: $1.09-$1.20 Milton, Oakville, Mississauga: $1.07-$1.20 Kitchener-Waterloo: $1.05-$1.19 Cambridge: $1.03-$1.21 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: $1.08-$1.19 Simcoe: $1.13 Caledonia: $1.12 Tillsonburg,

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Spring is sprung at 5:58 p.m.

The Weather Centre Forecast, Today: a mix of sun and clouds.  Southwest wind 20-40. High 9. Tonight: a mix of snow and rain. South wind 20-30. Low 2. Tomorrow: cloudy with showers in the morning, sunny breaks in the afternoon. 

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