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Brantford expansion, layoffs

Mitsui High-tec is planning an expansion. The Japanese-based company has made an offer to buy 7.3 hectares at 70 Fen Ridge Court next to its plant that makes motor cores for eco-friendly vehicles. The Brantford plant, Mitsui’s first in North

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New flying study nothing to sneeze at

A new study suggests the best way to avoid catching a cold or the flu while flying is to sit by the window, and stay there until you land. The article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy

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Instagram feature expands to Canada

Instagram is expanding its shopping feature to Canada. The social media giant will allow businesses to tag products in their posts, which users can tap to purchase or learn more about. The feature will also let businesses add a “Shop”

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Uber suspends self-driving vehicle testing

Uber Technologies has suspended all of its self-driving vehicle testing, including a program in Toronto. The move follows what’s believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving an autonomous vehicle. Police in Arizona say the vehicle was in autonomous

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Canada unbeaten at World Women’s Curling Championship

Skip Jennifer Jones and her Canadian team fought off a couple mistakes before pulling out a 9-5 win over China at the world women’s curling championship. Canada is just one of two teams still undefeated at 4-and-0. Anna Hasselborg of

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Markets start week in red

The price of gas ranges from about $1.11 to $1.16 a litre. The world price of oil closed down 28 cents to $62.13 U-S per barrel. And our dollar is trading overseas this morning at 76.54 cents U-S, up eight-100ths

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Sunny, cool for spring kickoff

Today:  Mainly sunny, windy.  (northeast 25-50 km/h). High plus one. Tonight:  A few clouds, windy.  (northeast 30-50 km/h). Low minus 4. Tomorrow: A mix of sun and clouds, windy (northeast 30 km/h).  High plus 4. Thursday: A mix of sun and clouds,

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BCI student wins prestigious award

A Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School student has won the prestigious Vimy Pilgrimage Award. Jeriann Hsiao was selected out of hundreds of applicants from across the country to participate in Vimy Foundation  program, which recognizes the actions of young

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Oxford students receiving healthy snacks

Oxford County students are receiving healthy snacks as part of the province’s Student Nutrition Program. An eight-week pilot project to deliver three to four fruit and vegetables options began today at 20 local schools in the Woodstock, Ingersoll and Tillsonburg-areas.

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Beef recall

Might be a good idea to check your fridge or freezer. Grand Boucher lean ground beef sold in several provinces including Ontario is being recalled due to the possible presence of E. coli. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the

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Brantford-Brant home sales fall

Home sales took a dip in Brantford-Brant last month. The Brantford Regional Real Estate Association says 122 homes were sold last month, which is down 34 per cent from February 2017. And 220 houses changes hands in the first two

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Throne speech to set table before election

Premier Kathleen Wynne says today’s throne speech is the only way her Liberal government can spell out its priorities ahead of the upcoming provincial election. Wynne prorogued the legislature last week to set the table for today’s speech and has

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Brantford still booming

2018 has picked up where 2017 left off in Brantford’s construction sector. The city says 29 building permits worth 1.7 million dollars were issued last month. That’s compared with 18 permits valued at 300-thousand dollars last February. The city says

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Six Nations man faces 60 charges

A Six Nations man now face more than 60 charges in connection with a firearms-related incident earlier this month on Cayuga Road. 49-year-old Brett Elgin Elliott Senior was scheduled to appear for bail last Friday but that hearing has been

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Raptors lose cool, lose game

A tough way for the Raptors’ win streak to end at 11 games. Russell Westbrook had 37 points in his fifth straight triple-double as Oklahoma City beat Toronto 132-125 at Air Canada Centre. Toronto finished the game without coach Dwane

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