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Raptors lose cool, lose game

A tough way for the Raptors’ win streak to end at 11 games. Russell Westbrook had 37 points in his fifth straight triple-double as Oklahoma City beat Toronto 132-125 at Air Canada Centre. Toronto finished the game without coach Dwane

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Mostly sunny, cool this week

Today:  Mainly sunny.  Windy (northeast 20-30 km/h).  High zero. Tonight: Clear.  Windy (northeast 15-30 km/h). Low minus 6. Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. Windy (easterly 35 km/h).  High zero. Wednesday: A mix of sun and clouds.  Windy (northeast 30 kmh.).  High 3. The

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Oil up, loonie lower to start week

The price of gas ranges from about $1.10-$1.26 a litre with the average about $1.16. The world price closed Friday at $62.41 per barrel, up $1.16 per barrel. The Canadian dollar opens trading at 76.41 cents U-S, down a third

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Laurier expanding program to Brantford

A $300-thousand donation from Manulife will help Laurier expand a program to Brantford. “Jumpstart to Higher Education” provides students from at-risk communities with resources to make decisions about career options. It also includes information about funding and encourages strategic thinking

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United Airlines apologizes again

A German Shephard flown by United Airlines to Japan instead of Kansas has been reunited with his family. Kara Swindle and her two children were flying on United on Tuesday during a move to Wichita and when they went to

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Some GO Train service expanding

Service is being expanded on the GO Transit Lakeshore corridor as well as the express train that links downtown Toronto and Pearson Airport. The provincial government says new weekend morning service as well as daily late-night trips are being added

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Zehrs co-founder was 91

The co-founder of the Zehrs grocery store chain has died. Lester Zehr died Tuesday in Waterloo at the age of 91. The first store opened in Kitchener in the 1950’s and there are more than 40 locations across southwestern Ontario.

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Waterloo landlord backs down on threats

A Waterloo landlord has had to go back to the drawing board on his plan to crack down on a St. Patrick’s Day street party. Tenants of three buildings near the intersection of Ezra and King Street had been told

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Romance scam more than heart-breaker

Looking for love? The romance scam is not only a heart breaker, it’s a wallet breaker, with 250 victims tricked out of 6.2 million dollars last year. With many of those duped too embarrassed to come forward, Norfolk County OPP

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Homelessness survey Monday

The city and county are part of a national effort to combat homelessness. Representatives from several agencies, including Brantford Native Housing, will participate in the second cross-Canada homelessness count on Monday. The initiative, called “Everyone Counts, takes place in 61

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Leafs win back-to-back

James van Riemsdyk had two goals and an assist to lead the Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win over the Sabres in Buffalo. It wasn’t all good news for Toronto though. Leafs forward Leo Komarov was injured midway through the

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Gas, loonie lower

The price of gas ranges from about $1.08 to $1.15 a litre. The world price of oil is up 23 cents to $61.19 per barrel. The dollar is trading overseas this morning at 76.58 cents US, down 15 basis points

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Happy Friday! Mostly sunny through Tuesday

Today: Mainly sunny.  Windy (west 30-50 km/h.) High zero.  Tonight:  Mainly clear.  Windy (west 20-30 km/h). Low minus 7. Tomorrow: Sunny.  High 6.  Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 7. The Outlook: Monday:  Sunny.  High plus 1. Tuesday:  Sunny. Snow late in the evening. About

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Canada-wide warrant issued for violent sex offender

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a federal offender that’s known to commit violent sexual offences against children. The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad says Thomas Robichaud is wanted as a result of his breach of a Long Term

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WLU cracking down St. Patrick’s Day

Dozens of residents living near Wilfrid Laurier University may not be allowed to have any guests over this weekend, because of strict new rules being enforced exclusively for St. Patrick’s Day. A handful of student residences near Ezra Avenue in

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