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Brantford woman duped by fraudster

An elderly Brantford woman took the bait and is now several thousand dollars poorer. Police say a fraudster purporting to be an R.C.M.P. officer informed the victim that her bank account and credit cards had been hacked and that money

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Kansas farmer has a cow

Topeka, Kansas farmer was so impressed by Elon Musks’ and Tesla’s Space X program and their launching a Tesla into orbit being drive by Starman, that he wanted to do his own ‘space’ thing and introduces his cow art. His

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Brantford launches “age-friendly” plan

An ambitious three-year “Age-Friendly” plan has been launched in Brantford. The city identified this as a key priority in its 2014-2018 strategic plan and determined Brantford is well-advanced in achieving an age-friendly community in providing accessible transportation, inclusive programming, and

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Kids, teens can ride Brantford Transit for free

Kids and teens, too, will be able to ride for free on Brantford Transit. Councillors at last (Tuesday) night’s committee meeting voted in favour of a three-year pilot program that would allow for all children twelve of age and younger

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LISPOP projects PC majority

The Progressive Conservatives would win a sweeping majority if an election was held today, according to the Laurier Institute for Public Opinion and Policy or LISPOP. Associate Professor Barry Kay says the Conservatives would have won 82 seats, the New

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Emergency alerts coming soon to smartphones

An update to the National Public Alerting System will soon force smartphones to sound an ominous alarm when an emergency alert is triggered. Compatible phones on a 4G-LTE network will emit an alarm and display a bilingual text warning in

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Are Tessa and Scott an item? Ellen wants to know

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ice danced their way into our hearts with their stunning performances at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. As the most decorated Olympic skating duo in history, with five medals and unmatched chemistry to boot,

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Texas bomber dead

A suspect in a wave of bombing attacks in Austin, Texas is dead. The suspect, Mark Anthony Conditt, 24, reportedly killed himself inside his car with an explosive device early today (Wednesday) as authorities closed in on him. Since March

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Jones perfect; Leafs blow lead

Canada’s Jennifer Jones is still unbeaten at the world women’s curling championship in North Bay. The Winnipeg skip improved to 6-and-0 after earning two wins. Canada dispatched Denmark 10-5 in the morning draw before downing Scotland 8-6 in the evening.

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Gas prices steady, for now

The price of gas is holding steady at about $1.10 to $1.16 with the highest price around $1.26 a litre. The world price of oil rose $1.41 to $63.47 per barrel. That boosted the S&P/TSX, which closed up 27 points.

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Sluggish start to spring

Today:  a mix of sun and clouds.  Northeast wind 20-35 km/h.  High plus 4. Tonight:  partly cloudy.  North wind 15-30 km/h. Low minus 5. Tomorrow: a mix of sun and clouds.  Northwest wind 20 km/h.  High plus 5. Friday: mainly

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Do you know a watershed hero?

They put their time and energy into improving the Grand River watershed without fanfare and not wanting any attention. But the Grand River Conservation Authority wants to recognize those efforts in its annual Watershed Awards. The GRCA has presented the

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Federal government unveils new gun control bill

Some residents may applaud the federal government’s new firearms regulations while gun owners may be wondering if it’s back to the future. A proposed measure, introduced in the House of Commons today (Tuesday), by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, would

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Deadly Texas parcel bombs linked: FBI

Police in Austin, Texas are investigating reports of a suspicious package found at a FedEx shipping facility near the city’s airport. That as an employee was injured, when a package containing nails and shrapnel, that was bound for Austin, Texas,

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Several people shot at Maryland school

Police say several people have been injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland. School officials say the campus is on lockdown and that the situation is contained. Police are asking parents to stay away from

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