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Light rain, then turning colder

The Weather Centre Forecast, Today: light rain developing this afternoon.  1-3 millimetres.  Southwesterly wind 40-65 km/h.  High 6. Tonight: a mix of rain and snow, with the chance of flurries overight. Westerly wind 30-50. Low minus 3. Tomorrow: a few

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Minor flooding expected in Long Point Region

Minor flooding is expected in low-lying areas in the Long Point Region Conservation area. Conservation Authority Water Resources Analyst Ben Hodi says watercourses are expected to rise as a result of a combination of up to 25 millimetres of rain,

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Waterloo politicians support regional government review consultations

Waterloo Region’s chair and mayors say they’re encouraged the provincial government is launching an online consultation process about a review of regional governments In a release, the chair and seven area mayors say the review of regional governments has the

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Laurier alumnus screening documentary on Rohingya genocide

A film director and Laurier alumnus will screen his documentary on the Rohingya genocide at the Brantford campus. Yusuf Zine will be on hand next Wednesday to present “I am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts.” Essentially a play within

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New food guide hard to swallow for half of Canadians

A new report suggests more than half of Canadians can’t easily follow Canada’s new official food guide. Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph found more than 52 per cent of consumers surveyed said they face barriers in

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Police watchdog ends investigation into man’s fall at BGH

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the falling injuries sustained by a 43-year-old man last month in Brantford. On February 7, 2019, the man had been admitted to the Brantford General Hospital

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Vigil planned for Hamilton victims of Ethiopian plane crash

A public vigil will be held in Hamilton this weekend to remember a local family of five who died in the Ethiopian Airlines Crash. The Kenyan Community of Ontario is holding the vigil Saturday from 5 to 8 in Hamilton

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GoFundMe page set up for injured Hagersville girl

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family of a four-year-old girl who remains in a coma following a crash in Hagersville. Police say Maeve Elizabeth Field was hit by a vehicle that suddenly accelerated in reverse on

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Flood warnings, watches for Grand River watershed

The Grand River Conservation Authority  has issued a combined Flood Warning/Flood Watch message. A weather system is expected to bring mild temperatures and rain across the Grand River watershed on Thursday and Friday which is expected to melt much of

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Leafs comeback falls short

Brendan Perlini scored and added two assists as the Chicago Blackhawks survived a late Toronto charge to beat the Maple Leafs 5-4. Chicago held a 5-0 lead before the Leafs mounted a furious third-period comeback. (Mitch Marner became the first

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Gas prices up another penny

Gas prices range from .98 to $1.18 a litre as of 4:00 this morning. Brantford, Brant County, Hamilton: .98-$1.18 Burlington: $1.03-$1.18 Milton: $1.05-$1.16 Oakville and Mississauga; $1.04-$1.18 Kitchener-Waterloo: $1.01-$1.18 Cambridge: $1.00-$1.18 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: $1.10-$1.16 Simcoe: $1.10 Caledonia: .98-$1.12 Tillsonburg:

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Windy and wet, risk of thunderstorms

The Weather Centre Forecast, Today: periods of rain with the risk of thunderstorms. 5-10 millimetres. Southerly wind 30-50 km/h.  High 13. Tonight: periods of rain with the chance of thunderstorms. 15-20 millimetres.  Southerly wind 40-60 km/h.  Low 7. Tomorrow: cloudy

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Garneau grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes

Transport Minister Marc Garneau is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes in Canada over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed all on board, including 18 Canadians. Garneau says the decision to ground

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Fraudster picks wrong customer to sell fake jewelry

A fraudster picked the wrong customer to try and sell fake gold jewellery. Hamilton police say one of their officers was at a shopping mall with his family Monday afternoon when a man approached him at his car. They say

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Flat hiring climate anticipated for Brantford

Only 17 per cent of Brantford area employers will be posting a help-wanted sign. In its latest employment outlook, Manpower says local employers expect a flat hiring climate for the second quarter of the year. Erica Melarangeli of Manpower’s Stoney

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