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Cost of living increases

Canada’s annual inflation rose last month as price pressures strengthened for fresh vegetables, mortgage interest costs and auto insurance. Statistics Canada’s consumer price index in March increased 1.9 per cent compared with a year ago, up from its reading of

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False 911 calls lands Burlington man in trouble

A Burlington man faces two charges for making a false 911 call. Halton Regional Police say they received a call last (Tuesday) evening, that a woman had been shot at a home on Walkers Line. They say officers and paramedics

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Waterloo carpet plant closing

A Waterloo carpet plant is one of two being closed by Tarkett North America. Seventy employees will be laid off when the Johnsonite Canada plant on Weber Street North is shuttered and work is transferred to Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Two-hundred

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Raptors top Magic to even playoff series

Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 to tie their N-B-A playoff series 1-1. Despite playing in foul trouble for much of the night, Leonard finished with a career playoff-high 15 field goals.

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Gas prices holding at $1.28/litre

Gas prices range from $1.10 to $1.28 a litre as of 4:00 this morning. Brantford, Brant: $1.10-$1.27 Hamilton: $1.10-$1.26 Burlington: $1.14-$1.28 Milton:  $1.16-$1.28 Oakville, Mississauga: $1.16-$1.28 Kitchener-Waterloo: $1.14-$1.28 Cambridge: $1.11-$1.28 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: $1.20-$1.25 Simcoe: $1.22 Dunnville: $1.20 Tillsonburg: $1.20

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Soggy through most of Easter

Fog advisory in effect Today:  fog lifting then a mix of sun and clouds. Windy. High 13. Tonight:  rain ending then becoming foggy.  Low 6, Tomorrow: cloudy with sunny breaks in the morning then light rain in the afternoon, south

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Explore the Grand Visitor Guide now available

You’ll now have a guide at your fingertips of the best places to visit, shop and eat in our region. The ‘Explore the Grand’ 24-page visitor guide, a collaboration of Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations Tourism Departments, is available

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GRCA lowers the booms

The Grand River Conservation Authority is lowering the booms. The GRCA says booms or white bouys are made of plastic floats joined together by a chain, and are to warn paddlers, anglers and boaters to stay away dams. Orange booms

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City launches “Let’s Clear the Air” Awareness Campaign

You’ll no longer be able to light-up on City property. Brantford has amended its Clean Air By-Law to prevent smoking or vaping at municipally-owned administrative buildings, including parking lots, Northridge and Arrowdale Golf Courses, recreation centres, sports facilities, parks and

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GEDSB hosting “Important, timely” social media session

Calling it “important and timely”, Grand Erie’s Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a social media and online safety information session. Social media expert Paul Davis, who has more than 27 year of IT knowledge and experience with the board, will

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Krista DuChene eight seconds faster at Boston Marathon

Brantford’s Krista DuChene cut eight seconds off her time, completing her third Boston Marathon in two hours 44 minutes 12 seconds. The 42-year-old mother of three finished fifth in the masters (40-and-over) division and 46th among women to fall short

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Hamilton teen murdered

Murder charges are expected to be laid after a 17-year-old boy was found dead in the wreckage of a vehicle last night in Dundas. Hamilton Police say they expect to charge three youths with first-degree murder today. Just after 7:30,

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Toronto man, Brantford woman, face drugs, weapons charges

A Brantford woman and a North York man faces numerous drugs and weapons charges in connection with an incident early Saturday morning. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling on Colborne Street without its light on and performed a traffic stop

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France promises to rebuild Notre Dame cathedral

The Archbishop of Toronto is among many Canadians lamenting the heavy damage to the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Thomas Cardinal Collins says “All around the world, all of us feel a certain sadness in our hearts at the

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Leafs edge Bruins to take series lead

Auston Matthews had a goal an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2. The win gives Toronto a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Less than an hour before puck drop, the Maple Leafs learned

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