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Black market cigarette sales growing

(Brant-Brantford) Crime stoppers and Kingston Police are joining forces in an awareness campaign to help snuff out black market smokes. Crimestoppers chair Marc Laferriere says about 36 per cent of all cigarette purchases in Brantford are illegal -up 15 per

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Seven lucky for Hamilton

Seven turns out to be very luck for Hamilton. The city’s economic development office won seven prestigious national and international marketing awards over the past two weeks. The office earned kudos for its foreign direct investment work as well as

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Fatal crash in Caledonia

A young man is dead after a rollover crash in Caledonia. Haldimand County O-P-P say a car was southbound on highway 6 when, for an unknown reason, the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled and crashed into the ditch

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Shania finds her voice

After becoming  one of the world’s bestselling vocalists of all-time, Shania Twain thought she may never be able to sing again. The Canadian country icon contracted Lyme’s disease, which damaged her voice and she thought her career was over. But

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Businesses, farmers, outraged at possible tax changes

Small business owners and farmers are flooding M-P Phil McColeman’s office with concerns over proposed federal tax changes. McColeman is teaming up with the Chamber of Commerce to hold a town hall meeting Monday from 5-7, which had to be

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Hamilton man dies suddenly after dog bite

The coroner’s office is investigating the sudden death of a Hamilton man in his 60’s who was bitten by a dog. However, neither police or animal control would say if the dog played a role in the man’s death yesterday

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$10 marijuana?

You can take a trip for only 10-bucks. The province’s largest marijuana dealer says a retail price of 10-dollars a gram could rake in more than 100-million dollars for the government a year. The 10-dollar fee, estimated after New Brunswick

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Brantford family escapes fire

A man on his way to work may have saved a Brantford family of four from their burning home. The mom and dad, their two children and two rabbits made it out safely after fire tore through a Campbell Street

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Proposed new fines for careless, distracted driving

The provincial government plans legislation this fall to crack down on careless and distracted driving with some of the toughest penalties in Canada. Drivers who are convicted of careless driving causing death could face a maximum $50,000 fine, a licence

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Brant gears up for Culture Days

World class performers, Juno calibre musicians and award winning theatre productions are all here. We’re not talking Toronto but Brant County. Culture Days now in its 8th year, will be celebrated in Paris, St. George and points in between with

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Plowing match cancelled today

Heavy rain is forcing organizers to shut down the 100th International Plowing Match today in the Goderich-area community of Walton. Lynne Godkin says a meeting was held among executive members and volunteers, and it was decided to close the grounds

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Haldimand County wants your two cents on trail project

Haldimand County wants to hear what you think about its vision for the Caledonia-York Rotary Riverside Trail. Ambitious plans are to widen River Road from York to Cayuga for a cycling path, convert the C-N bridge over the Grand River

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Hurricane Maria slams into Puerto Rico

Maria has made landfall in southeastern Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane. It had briefly been upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane. Maria is in strength second only to Irma, which had 300 kilometre per hour winds and killed

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Mexico rocked by another earthquake

The search continues for survivors of a deadly earthquake in Mexico as the number of fatalities rising. Officials confirm 25 bodies were recovered from a school that had collapsed during the 7.1 magnitude quake — all but four of them

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One suspect still-at-large in Ohsweken youth assaults

Six Nations police have arrested a Brantford woman and are searching for a man still at large as they continue their investigation into the abduction and assault of two youths. 39-year-old Jennifer Lynn McIntyre faces nine charges including assault with

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