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Brantford low-income residents to get internet break

First Waterloo Region, now Brantford residents may be eligible for low-cost, high speed internet. Rogers has partnered with the city to deliver the lower priced service for people living in subsidized housing. Eligible residents in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge can receive

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Safe injection sites recommended for Brantford

Brantford may be the latest municipality to have safe injection sites. The recommendation is contained in a report that outlines strategies to battle opioids and other substance abuse. The report, which has the backing of several agencies including Brantford police,

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Brantford police lock up door-to-door scammer

Brantford police have nabbed a suspected door-to-door fraud artist. A 30-year-old city woman was charged with 21 counts of fraud after incidents between March and May this year. She claimed she was collecting money on behalf of a Lansdowne Children’s

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Brantford men found dead in Sask. motel

Police have ruled out foul play in the deaths of two Brantford men in a Saskatchewan motel. The bodies of 55-year-old Edward Reibling (ree-bling) and 71-year-old Frederick Stockwell were found in a room September 25th in Mossomin, a town about

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It’s Harvest Fest – in Brantford

It could be the city’s best kept secret.   Fresh produce from some of the city’s 30 community gardens will be on the menu at Saturday’s Harvest Fest, which will be held at Friendship House on Grey Street, starting at

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Brantford helping flood-damaged homeowners

Brantford residents who suffered flood damage last month will receive a one-time grant from city hall.   Nearly 50 millimetres of rain fell in a 24 hour period on August 11th, including 32 millimetres in just 20 minutes in some

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Arson suspected in Brantford-area fire

Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire southwest of Brantford early yesterday. City firefighters called to a fire in progress at 393 Mount Pleasant Road encountered heat and heavy smoke on the second floor of the house. Brant

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New warehouse gives Brantford a lift

The city has received a lift from Ryder Material Handling. The company, which sells, rents and repairs lift trucks of all shapes and sizes officially opened a new warehouse on Tallgrass Court yesterday (Tuesday). Ryder CEO Ron Greer is quoted

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Tax changes attract overflow Brantford crowd

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he agrees with some of the feedback the government has received about its proposed tax changes. But Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says raising taxes would keep small businesses from creating jobs and investing in their

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Brantford family escapes fire

A man on his way to work may have saved a Brantford family of four from their burning home. The mom and dad, their two children and two rabbits made it out safely after fire tore through a Campbell Street

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Pedestrian dies in Brantford passenger train collision

A pedestrian has died in a collision with a VIA Rail train near Brantford. Police say the 36-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, at Powerline Road between Oak Park and Paris Road, around 7:30 this (Tuesday) morning. The

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Brantford tops for most opioid-related visits to E-R

Brantford has the dubious distinction of having the most opioid-related visits to the emergency room of any city in the province.   The Canadian Institute for Health Information says for every 100-thousand people, the city’s census area, which includes Brant

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Brantford lecture series launches with “Colonization Road”

In towns throughout Ontario, there are Colonization Roads that carried 19th century settlers to new lands, but today stand as startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. In the award-winning film “Colonization

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Filling up? Prices dropping

Filling up for the weekend? Prices have dropped since the beginning of the week, when many of you were paying around $1.31 a litre for regular. A survey of local gas stations finds the average price at around $1.24 a

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Brantford man duped in internet scam

A Brantford man took the bait in an internet fraud. Police say the man transferred $150s to buy an all terrain vehicle he saw advertised on Kijiji. The seller was reportedly in Calgary and told the man he would deliver

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