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Ont., N.S., Lyme Disease youth hot-beds

Research for the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program found 81 per cent of Lyme disease cases involving kids and youth over a three-year study period were in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Principal investigator and Halifax-based infectious disease specialist Joanne Langley says

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Sunny today, Friday, humid this weekend

The Weather Network Forecast, Today:  mainly sunny. High 29. Tonight:  partly cloudy. Low 17. Tomorrow: a mix of sun and clouds.  High 29. Saturday: chance of a shower in the morning, sunny in the afternoon.  High 33 (humidex 39) Sunday:

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Increased police presence in downtown Toronto

Toronto police say they are increasing the number of officers throughout the city in response to an “unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information” relating to the Greater Toronto Area. Police say they received information about a potential risk to the GTA,

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Ikea Canada recalls pet water dish

Ikea Canada is recalling a water dispenser for pets due to a risk of suffocation. The company made the move after receiving reports that two dogs got their heads stuck in the dispenser’s dome and suffocated. The company says it

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Kissel, Moskaluke lead CCMA nominations

Canadian country stars Brett Kissel and Jess Moskaluke lead the CCMA Awards nominations with six each. Kissel – who won last year’s Male Artist of the Year Award – received nominations that include Apple Fans’ Choice Award, Album of the

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Cairn stone monument relocated

Brant County residents may notice that the cairn stone monument in Paris has been relocated. The County says it’s been moved from 65 Dundas Street East to 61 Dundas Street East. The monument was unveiled in 1998 and commemorates the

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Restaurant giant to buy “sustainable” beef

McDonald’s Canada says it will be the first Canadian company to acquire beef that is “certified sustainable” according to standards outlined by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). The chain says more than 20 million of its Angus burgers

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Biker gang warning ahead of Friday-the-13th

Provincial police are reminding people planning to attend Friday the 13th in Port Dover they could be unwittingly supporting organized crime groups by purchasing and wearing gear related to outlaw biker gangs. They say the purchase of gang gear directly

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Woman charged with fraud, stealing from CUPE

A Hamilton woman’s been charged with ripping off a union that represents 1,700 hospital workers. Police say between January 2010 and March 2017, CUPE Local 786 lost about $1-million. Investigators say the fraud unit received a complaint last year from

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Hamilton police investigating sudden death

Hamilton police are investigating the sudden death of a young boy found on the ground outside an apartment building. The 6-year-old boy lived on the sixth floor of the apartment building on Young at John Street with his family, and

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Travis hits grand-slam but Jays lose

See that window of opportunity? @DeVoTrAv just SLAMMED it wide open! — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 12, 2018 Not a memorable start for Blue Jays pitcher Sam Gaviglio. He didn’t make it through two innings, allowing six runs

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Oil, loonie, markets drop

The price of gas ranges from $ 1.24-$1.41 a litre in our region as of 4 0’clock this morning from Brantford-Brant:  $1.24-$1.36 Hamilton-Ancaster: $1.24-$1.38 Burlington-Waterdown: $1.25-$1.38. Milton: $1.24-$1.38 Oakville-Mississauga: $1.29-$1.38 Kitchener-Waterloo:  $1.26-$1.38 Cambridge: $1.26-$1.41 Niagara Falls-St. Catharines: $1.25-$1.35 Simcoe:

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Sunny, warm, then humid for the weekend

The Weather Network Forecast, Today:  mainly sunny. High 29. Tonight:  partly cloudy. Low 17. Tomorrow: a mix of sun and clouds.  High 29. This weekend: Saturday: chance of a shower in the morning, sunny in the afternoon.  High 33 (humidex

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Brant County council vacancy filled

A familiar and experienced voice is returning to the Brant County Council table. Steve Schmitt has accepted council’s appointment to fill out the rest of this term, following the resignation of Will Bouma. Schmitt served on County Council for 8

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Arnott elected as Legislature Speaker

Veteran Progressive Conservative MPP Ted Arnott is the new Speaker of the Ontario Legislature. Arnott was elected on the first ballot over three other candidates, including Burlington MPP Jane McKenna. The Fergus resident was first elected to the Legislature in

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