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Milton council rejects property tax hike

Milton council has given staff a deadline to come back with options to lower a large property tax increase this year. Council rejected a proposed 8.74 percent property tax increase – 3.8 percent when combed with Halton Region and school

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Horse and buggy driver charged in Woolwich crash

The driver of a horse and buggy has been charged after a collision in Woolwich township. Two people were riding in the buggy which collided with a car on January 6th on Northfield Drive East and Highway 86. Both were

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Haldimand loses two community leaders

Haldimand County is mourning the loss of two community leaders. Harrison Laird “Bud” Miller, owner of Miller Funeral Home in Caledonia, died yesterday (Tuesday). The Caledonia resident was one of the founders of the Caledonia Corvairs junior hockey club. He

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Chocolate may be best medicine for your cough

Nothing to sneeze at. Chocolate may be the best cough cure, according to researchers in England who randomly prescribed more than 160 patients either regular cough medicine or a chocolate-based medicine. Patients on the chocolate-based medicine improved more quickly than

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New federal food regs in place

New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are now in place. The policy aims to prevent unsafe food from making it into the marketplace and to remove such items quickly if they do. The regulations include new requirements for licensing, traceability,

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Bomb threat at Mississauga hospital

A bomb threat was made at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga last night. Peel Regional Police were contacted after an unknown person phoned the hospital around 6 0’clock saying a bomb was placed on the property. Officers conducted a thorough

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Cambridge says yes, Brantford says no to pot shops

Brantford is out, Cambridge is in. With MPP Will Bouma watching the debate, councillors voted 7-4 last night to opt out of permitting legal cannabis stores to operate in the city. They also voted to have staff monitor the experiences

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Saskatchewan Coach, G-M heading to Browns

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will have a new coach when the 2019 season rolls around. Head coach and G-M Chris Jones is leaving the C-F-L team for a coaching job with the Cleveland Browns. The move comes one week after Jones

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Rising oil prices help loonie, TSX

Gas prices range from .86 to $1.05 a litre as of 4 0’clock this morning. Brantford, Brant: .92-$1.04 Hamilton: .89-$1.05 Burlington: .94-$1.05 Milton: .93-$1.03 Oakville, Mississauga: .92-$1.05 Kitchener-Waterloo:  .94-$1.05 Cambridge: .89-$1.03 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: .97-$1.01 Simcoe: .97 Dunnville: .91 Woodstock:

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Calm before the storm

The Weather Centre Forecast, Today: flurries ending then a mix of cloud and sun.  Northwest wind 30-50.  Temperature falling to minus 8. (windchill -15). Tonight: a few clouds then becoming mainly clear overnight. Low minus 14 (windchill- 18). Tomorrow: increasing

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G-M reaffirms decision to close Oshawa plant

General Motors says it will continue to be a major manufacturer at its Ingersoll and St. Catharines plants. But the automaker is reaffirming its plans to close the Oshawa Assembly Plant at the end of the year. Company executives met

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Fatal crash in Flamborough

A Lynden man has died after he was ejected from his vehicle on Highway 6 in Flamborough. This (Tuesday) morning’s single-vehicle collision occurred on Highway 6 South, between Concession Street 7 and Concession Street 8 East. Burlington OPP believe speed

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Provincial funding announced for GEDSB

Ministry of Education funding won’t have a significant impact on the Grand Erie District School Board. Trustees learned last (Monday) night, the overall financial impact on the Brantford-based board, is a $211-thousand funding reduction this year. The board says more

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Broadway actress Carol Channing dies at 97

Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97. Channing, a Seattle native born on Jan. 31, 1921, got her start in the 1949 Broadway play “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” alongside Yvonne Adair and Rex Evans. Years later, she would star

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Teen driver nabbed in frenzied Haldimand pursuit

An 18-year-old man faces a slew of charges, including impaired driving, following a collision investigation in Hagersville. A witness tells Haldimand County OPP and Six Nations Police a male was possibly injured after trying to stop a suspect from stealing

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