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Property taxes up $86

You’ll have to dig deeper to pay your property taxes next year. Brantford City Council has jacked up taxes by 2.8 per cent or about $86 a year on a house assessed at $248,000. The budget was approved despite attempts

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New threats made at NPC

New threats have been made against North Park Collegiate according to the school’s principal. Earlier this week, a 13-year-old male, was charged with making threats in connection with a social media post. Early this morning, parents received a message from

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Brantford receiving pot shop

Brantford is receiving a marijuana store. Brantford’s on a list of 15 cities announced Tuesday by the Wynne government. The stores will sell marijuana for recreational use. Officials say that the city has been identified for the location of at

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Woman dead in Brantford stabbing

A 24-year-old woman has been charged in a Brantford homicide. Around 10 0’clock last (Thursday) night, Police were called to a Sheridan Street address to investigate reports of a woman who’d been stabbed. A 42-year-old woman was taken to Brantford

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Police searching for baseball bat-wielding bandit

Police are hunting for a baseball bat wielding bandit who robbed the St. George Grand Street Variety. The unknown suspect, who wore a bandana and sunglasses to cover his face, fled with an undisclosed amount of cash Tuesday night around

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Brantford launches garbage, recycling app

There’s an app for that – for recycling and garage collection, that is. The City of Branford has launched a mobile and web app that contains all the information residents need for garbage and recycling services. Waste Reduction Coordinator Elizabeth

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City asked to run Dufferin Club

City hall may running the Dufferin Club of Brantford. Citing a lack of volunteers with the required expertise, club representatives say they can no longer properly maintain the tennis courts and lawn bowling greens at the St. Paul Avenue facility.

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Brantford woman missing

Brantford police are asking for your help to find a missing city woman. Christine Mary Copeland was last seen leaving her home Friday afternoon and police are concerned for her well-being. Copeland is described as white, 4-feet-9 and 150 pounds.

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Brantford staring at another tax hike

Brantford ratepayers may have to brace for a tenth consecutive tax increase as councillors start crunching the numbers in the 2018 budget. Councillor Dan McCreary says over the last decade,”the average homeowner has seen a total tax bill increase of

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Police nip weaving driver in the “bud”

Brantford Police nipped a potentially dangerous situation in the “bud” when they pulled over a driver suspected of being impaired by pot. Late Friday night police received a complaint about a truck towing a trailer that was veering all over

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“Sensitive Santa” coming to town

It’s a holiday treat for children who want to meet Santa in a quieter, calmer environment. The County and City are teaming up with Canadian Deaf Blind Association and Lynden Park Mall to host “Sensitive Santa” for the first time.

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Man charged in Facebook threats

A Hamilton man faces serious charges after a Fairview Drive woman received threats over social media. Police were contacted Saturday by the 34-year-old woman who said she’d been harassed and threatened through Facebook Messenger. The 33 year old man is

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Building boom a boon to Brantford

Brantford’s building boom is a boon to city hall coffers. A dozen building permits worth $1.7 million dollars were issued last month, bringing the total to $185 million this year. The largest permit – $1.2 million – was earmarked for

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Graffiti artist caught in the act

A graffiti artist was caught red-handed while spraying businesses and alleyways in downtown Brantford. Officers saw a male spray-painting graffiti on the side of a Dalhousie Street building on Wednesday. A 21-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with two counts

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City police seek witnesses to collision

Brantford Police are seeking witnesses to a collision that sent a 13 year old boy to hospital Monday afternoon. The teen was riding a skateboard when he collided with a vehicle at King George Road and Norman Street. The boy

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