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County ready for rough weather

The County of Brant is preparing for a potentially messy mix of snow, freezing rain and rain. According to Environment Canada, a band of snow will move through the region, accumulating 2 to 5 cms of snow. The snow will

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Collision reporting centre opens in Waterloo Region

Waterloo Regional Police is joining other municipalities, like Brantford, which have collision reporting centres. In a release, Inspector Sharon Havill says the Police Service has partnered with Waterloo Region Accident Support Services, at its current location on Maple Grove Road.

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Romance scams cost Canadians $17-million in 2017

Two people in Waterloo Region have lost a combined amount of more than 1.6 million dollars. In both cases, the victims believed they were in a relationship, but had never met their supposed partners. A male victim reported to police

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New food guide promotes healthier eating, lifestyle approaches

Canada’s new food guide does away with food groups and portion sizes, focusing instead on broader guidelines that include eating more plant-based protein and drinking more water. The food-guide facelift unveiled today reflects a new approach by Health Canada aimed

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“Roma”, “The Favourite” lead Oscar nominations

`Roma” and “The Favourite” have each captured 10 Oscar nominations. Eight films were nominated for best picture — “Black Panther,” ”BlacKkKlansman,“ ”Bohemian Rhapsody,“ ”The Favourite,“ ”Green Book,“ ”Roma,“ ”A Star Is Born“ and ”Vice.“ The best actor nominees are: Christian

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Haldimand approves marijuana stores

Haldimand County is joining its neighbours in Norfolk and Brant in approving recreational marijuana stores. Councillors voted 5-2 last night, knowing it could be 2020 or later before the province approves a licensed retailer in the area. The province will

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Semi-automatic seized in Brantford

A stolen vehicle investigation in Brantford has resulted in the seizure of weapons and drugs. Brantford police say they were contacted on Friday by a man who said he lent his vehicle to an acquaintance who allegedly failed to returned

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Suspects still at large in Brantford Mosque hate crime

City police are continuing to investigate a hate crime committed at the Brantford Mosque. On October 21st, two suspects in hoodies spray painted the walls with hateful remarks and symbols at the Greenwich Street mosque. Police say the suspects appear

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Raptors look to extend home winning streak

The Toronto Raptors aim to extend their streak of nine straight home victories when they host the Sacramento Kings at Scotiabank Arena tonight (7 p-m eastern). The Raptors improved to 20-and-4 on their home court with a 119-90 win over

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TSX posts gains

Gas prices range from .86 to $1.11 a litre as of 4 0’clock this morning. Brantford, Brant: .92-$1.06 Hamilton: .90-$1.06 Burlington: .94-$1.06 Milton: .97-$1.06 Oakville, Mississauga: .94-$1.11 Kitchener-Waterloo:  .94-$1.06 Cambridge: .89-$1.08 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: .94-$1.02 Simcoe: .95 Dunnville: .91 Woodstock,

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Relief from bitter cold, but messy mix looms

Special Weather Statement: Snow and freezing rain tonight into Wednesday then a brief thaw with strong winds and rain. A Colorado low will track northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay Wednesday, bringing a dramatic change in weather with it.

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City hall begins budget consultations

Brantford ratepayers will have their opportunity to put in their two-cents about the 2019 budget. The City says in an ongoing effort to engage the public in the budget planning process, residents are invited to take part in a survey

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HCA launches new logo, strategic plan

The Hamilton Conservation Authority has launched a new strategic plan and corporate logo. The five year road map will guide the HCA is five key areas-organizational excellence, water management, conservation area experience, education and environmental awareness and natural heritage conservation.

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McMaster researcher questions “eat less meat” study

A McMaster University epidemiology researcher is urging caution before making widespread dietary recommendations in the wake of a study published by the medical journal Lancet that urges people to eat less meat. Andrew Mente says following the advice could have

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Brant County Urges Safety Around Snow Plows

Brant County is reminding motorists to stay a safe distance back from snow plows when you see blue flashing lights. Director of Roads, Mike Tout, says it’s extremely dangerous to pass either between or around snow plows because of whiteout

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