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Provincial spending up 55 per cent since ’02

A line-by-line review of the Ontario government’s spending has found the province’s operating expenses grew by 55 per cent over 15 years. Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy says the audit by EY Canada found the increase in government spending has

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Enterprise Brant names Purkiss new chair

Enterprise Brant has tapped into an experienced executive as its new chair. John Purkiss has had an “impressive 40 year stretch in the retail auto business” according to a release from the business management consultant. His past offices as President

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Work on Brantford Dike to begin soon

Work on the dike and river channel along the Grand River downstream of Veterans Memorial Bridge in Brantford is expected to get underway on Monday, October 1, and will take approximately three months to complete, weather permitting. Staging and construction

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Brantford construction value nearly $94-million

Construction remained strong in Brantford last month. 100 permits were issued valued at more than $28-million, with the largest increase over last year in the residential sector. The largest permit was issued for the construction of a new hotel located

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BCI educator receives distinguished award

A Teacher-Librarian at BCI has received the school board’s highest honour. Kate Johnson-McGregor was presented with the Patti McCleister Memorial Award at last night’s Grand Erie District School Board meeting. The Memorial Award is given annually to a board employee

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Beloved dog missing near Troy

If you live anywhere between Brantford and Dundas Valley, a local family is appealing for help to find their lost dog. Timber, a Shepherd Colie Mix, has been missing for 12 days, and has been spotted a few times. The

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New owner for Brantford Blast

It looks like the Brantford Blast will be returning to the ice next season. In an email release on Monday, Peter Ham announced that he has accepted a letter of intent from the Stoney Creek Generals to purchase the team.

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Gas prices steady

The price of gas ranges from $ 1.10-$1.26 a litre in our region as of 4:00 this morning from Brantford: $1.11-$1.26 Hamilton:  $1.15-$1.26 Burlington: $1.16-$1.26 Milton: $1.11-$1.26 Oakville-Mississauga: $1.16-$1.26 Kitchener-Waterloo:  $1.16-$1.26 Cambridge: $1.10–$1.26 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: $1.17-$1.23 Simcoe, Waterford:

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Wet, windy, risk of t-storms

The Weather Centre Forecast, Today: cloudy with showers. Windy.  High 21 (humidex 28) Tonight: risk of thunderstorms, windy. Low 19 (humidex 26) Tomorrow: risk of thunderstorms in the morning, then becoming mainly sunny.  Windy. High 19. Thursday: a mix of

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Millard guilty in death of father

A Toronto man accused of killing his father in a case originally deemed a suicide has been found guilty of first-degree murder. 33-year-old Dellen Millard had pleaded not guilty in the death of 71-year-old Wayne Millard. Justice Maureen Forestell says

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Scare in the Square back at Harmony Square

If you’d like a head start on Hallowe’en, then Harmony Square has a spook-tacular festival you won’t want to miss. The 11th annual Scare in the Square features Haunted Fun House, Escape Rooms and Zombie Blood Bath and Walk. Also

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Late September EF-3 tornado second since 1898

Clean-up and recovery efforts continue across the Ottawa region after Friday’s nightmare situation that brought twin tornadoes and two downbursts. A weather specialist says tornadoes of this strength are rare in Canada, especially in September. Environment Canada Severe Weather Scientist,

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Cambridge new tech hub opening soon

A unique full-service R & D centre is about to launch in downtown Galt. Grand Innovations is the city of Cambridge’s first significant thrust into the innovation start-up and early stage business community. The centre, which is a business factory,

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3D-printing technology saves dog’s life

University of Guelph researchers have reportedly used 3D-printing technology to replace most of a dog’s cancer-ridden skull. A surgical oncologist with the Ontario Veterinary College says she believes the procedure is the first of its kind in North America. The

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Sobeys owner acquires Farm Boy

Sobeys says it has reached a deal to acquire food retailer Farm Boy in a bid to expand its reach in the province. Empire Co. Ltd. says the acquisition, which values the Ontario-based chain of grocery stores at $800 million,

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