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Brantford Flood Update – FEBRUARY 23, 2018 – 3:30 PM

As announced on February 22 at 5:30 pm, the Flood Evacuation Order has been lifted for the City of Brantford while the State of Emergency Declaration remains in effect until such a time as the City can more properly assess

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Life slowly returning to normal

Life is slowing returning to normal in Brantford and Six Nations even though both communities remain under states of emergency. While several schools were closed for a third straight day, the city’s list of road closures was whittled down to

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Six Nations family rescued by firefighters

A Six Nations family was rescued by firefighters after they were trapped in their home by rising water. Crews from Six Nations, Brantford and Brant County deployed ATV’s to reach the family last (Thursday) night on 4th Line near the

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Flood risk remains for Dunnville-area

A Flood Warning remains in effect for low-lying areas of Cayuga, Dunnville & Port Maitland. Flows on the Grand River will remain high and there is still potential for significant flooding as a result of the release of an upstream

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GlobalMedic distributing cleaning kits

A disaster relief organization is helping Brantford families with the cleanup of their flood-damaged homes. Global Medic has been distributing cleaning kits to affected families since 8 0’clock this morning on Market Street, next to the Dollarama. Volunteer Ben Strasser

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Toss food in extended power outage

As residents return to their homes after the flooding the Brant County Health Unit says safety remains a top priority. For homes that have been without power, health officials say food like meat and dairy products that hasn’t been refrigerated

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Canada loses to Germany in men’s semifinal

Team Canada will play for the bronze medal after a 4-3 loss to Germany in today’s semifinal. Team Canada pushed back hard in the third period, pulling two goals back, but the Germans held on. The Canadians had won Olympic

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Canada sets medal record

For the first time since curling returned to the Winter Games in 1998, there will be no team curling medal for Canada. Calgary’s Kevin Koe lost 7-5 to Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz in the bronze-medal game this morning. Rachel Homan

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Gas prices edge higher

If you’re tanking up for the weekend, the price of gas ranges from around $1.11 to $1.22 with the average about $1.16 a litre for regular. The world price of oil climbed $1.09 to $62.77 a barrel but rising energy

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Milder, with rain

From the Weather Centre, Today:  light rain, 2-4 millimetres. East wind 15-25 km/h becoming southwesterly 20-40.  High 9. Tonight: cloudy periods.  Wind becoming northwesterly 15-30 km/h low minus 1. Tomorrow: a mix of sun and clouds with a chance of

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Brantford Evacuation Order LIFTED

In partnership with the Grand River Conservation Area, the City can now confirm that the water levels have receded to an extent that the threat of ongoing flooding has dissipated. Therefore, effective immediately, the evacuation order has been lifted in

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Nith River levels worrying officials

High water levels are expected through the weekend in Ayr. The Nith River peaked late last night and Tannery Street was closed late this morning. North Dumfries Township officials said water levels decreased by 30 centimetres within 12 hours but

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Fowl play in Cambridge

Cambridge is holding public consultations on the possibility of allowing city residents to raise chickens in their backyards. Director of bylaw enforcement Dennis Purcell says at the moment, egg-laying chicks are only legal on rural residential and agriculture-zoned properties. He

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PETA concerned about Brantford flooding

A Washington, D.C. animal rights organization is taking notice of the flooding in Brantford. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, says as flooding threatens Brantford animals could die it left behind during evacuations. PETA spokesperson Brooke Rossi

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Barrett demands action on Highway 6

Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett wants more than band-aid repairs to Highway 6 between Caledonia and Hagersville. In the legislature, Barrett spoke of the many calls and e-mails he has received about the dangerous condition of the highway and invited Minister

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