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Stargazers treated to own Superbowl Sunday

Last night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create a total lunar eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America — and if weather permitted, even cross the Atlantic to parts of Europe. There won’t be another

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Fire erupts at Hamilton-area nudist resort

No one was injured after a fire broke out overnight at a nudist resort near Freelton. Firefighters were called to the Ponderosa Nature Resort on Concession 8 West just after 1 0’clock this morning. Hamilton police say a seasonal trailer

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Brantford, Brant spared worst of storm

The Brantford-area was spared the brunt of Saturday’s storm that dumped as much as 50 centimetres of snow in some parts of Hamilton and into Niagara Region. City police say they investigated some fender-benders while a jack-knifed tractor trailer shut

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Patriots-Rams in Superbowl

They’ve done it again. It took the Patriots overtime and more of Tom Brady’s brilliance to do it, but New England is headed to the Super Bowl for the third straight year. Brady blew through Kansas City’s exhausted defence on

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Gas price, loonie, markets

Gas prices range from .87 to $1.05 a litre as of 4 0’clock this morning. Brantford, Brant: .93-$1.06 Hamilton: .89-$1.06 Burlington: .94-$1.06 Milton: .98-$1.06 Oakville, Mississauga: .93-$1.06 Kitchener-Waterloo:  .94-$1.06 Cambridge: .89-$1.06 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: .94-$1.02 Simcoe: .95 Dunnville: .90 Woodstock:

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Extreme Cold Warning

Extreme cold warning in effect Today:  mainly sunny. Northwest wind 25-40. High minus 11 (windchill -20). Tonight: clear. Low minus 21 (windchill -26). Tomorrow: a mix of sun and clouds.  Southeast wind 20-30. High minus 5. (windchill -11). Wednesday: mixed

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Big weekend for stargazers

Stargazers will see a total lunar eclipse and supermoon this weekend. The moon, Earth and sun will line up for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer

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Food waste estimated at $50-billion: Study

A study says more than half the food produced in Canada is wasted. The Toronto-based group Second Harvest, which commissioned the study, also says hundreds of dollars worth of food is tossed out by households every year. Examples of waste

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Ronnie Milsap’s new album released

Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is hitting all the right notes as he celebrates his 76th birthday. Milsap’s new album comes out today, as he kicks off a 22-city tour through May. A report says he spent years recording 13

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Cambridge firefighter injured

A Cambridge firefighter suffered second degree burns when a home erupted in flames. Fire crews were called to Livingstone Crescent near Newport around 8:30 last (Thursday) night after smoke started pouring out of a dryer vent in the basement. Officials

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Sponsorship opportunities in Brant

If you love your community and want to give back, then the County of Brant would like to hear from you. The County is looking for support from businesses and community organizations to sponsor local events and activities this year.

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Belwood Lake opens for ice fishing; Shade’s Mills remains closed

The Grand River Conservation Authority has opened ice fishing operations at Belwood Lake conservation area in Fergus. Spokesperson Lisa Stocco says conditions will be monitored regularly at Belwood Lake to ensure the ice thickness meets safety requirements. When the ice

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Inflation higher than expected

The inflation rate rose two per cent in December from year-ago levels, which was more than economists had expected. Inflation ran at 1.7 per cent in November and economists had expected the same reading again last month. Airfares shot up

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Leafs jolt the Bolts

The Maple Leafs are in Florida tonight to face the Panthers in the second of two games in two nights. Toronto is coming off a 4-2 win last night against Tampa Bay thanks to a 36-save performance from frederik Andersen.

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TSX highest in six weeks

Gas prices range from .86 to $1.05 a litre as of 4 0’clock this morning. Brantford, Brant: .88-$1.05 Hamilton: .88-$1.05 Burlington: .94-$1.05 Milton: .95-$1.05 Oakville, Mississauga: .93-$1.05 Kitchener-Waterloo:  .93-$1.05 Cambridge: .90-$1.05 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: .95-$1.01 Simcoe: .96 Dunnville: .91 Woodstock:

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