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Vaping skyrocketing with teens

Vaping among Canadian teens skyrocketed by 74 per cent in one year, according to new research which also found that new brands of e-cigarettes are gaining a foothold following federal legislation. University of Waterloo professor David Hammond, who led the

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Oakville unveiling Stormwater Master Plan study

The Town of Oakville is about to share the latest developments on a Stormwater Master Plan study. Officials say the plan ensures that a range of measures are in place to minimize the risk of flooding and reduce position. The

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U.S. honeybee colonies plummet

An annual survey of American beekeepers shows this winter saw the biggest loss of honeybees in 13 years. The poll by the Bee Informed Partnership found 37.7 per cent of honeybee colonies perished this past winter, nearly nine percentage points

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Premier shuffles cabinet

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is one of several high-profile ministers who are taking on new responsibilities in a major cabinet shuffle announced today by Premier Doug Ford. Fedeli will take over Economic Development while Environment Minister Rod Phillips becomes Finance

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Brant County celebrating summer in style

Brant County is celebrating summer in grand style. Recreation Services Supervisor Stacey Ellins says Friday’s kickoff at Paris Lions Park, starting at 4 0’clock with a public swim, games and activities, a free public swim and a free outdoor moving

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Hamilton ending construction industry monopoly

In a a move that could save taxpayers millions of dollars a Hamilton City Council committee is opening up the construction market to competition. Council voted 11-1 to take no action on Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act. The provincial

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Brantford’s north end loses power

Brantford Power says an issue with the flow of electricity from Hydro One to one of their transformer stations caused a loss of power in the city yesterday. Before restoring electricity, Brantford Power says utility crews had to investigate to

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Tampa Bay star wins Hart Trophy

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov has won the Hart Trophy as the N-H-L’s most valuable player. Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano won the Norris Trophy as the N-H-L’s top defenceman at the league’s awards ceremony. Also, Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson

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Gas up a cent

Gas prices range from $1.07-$1.19 a litre as of 4 a-m. Prices are up about a cent a litre from Wednesday. Brantford, Brant:  $1.09-$1.19 Hamilton, Burlington: $1.08-$1.19 Milton: $1.10-$1.19 Oakville: $1.10-$1.19 Kitchener-Waterloo: $1.14-$1.19 Cambridge:  $1.08-$1.19 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: $1.09-$1.15 Simcoe:

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Showers, then sunshine

The Weather Centre Forecast Special Weather Statement for areas along the northern Lake Erie Shoreline: Precipitation associated with an approaching low pressure system will continue to impact areas near Lake Erie beginning today.  Amounts are expected to be highly variable

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Haldimand firefighters will be door-knocking

Haldimand County’s volunteer firefighters will be out in the community over the next few months conducting mandatory carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarm checks. The annual program aims to educate residents about the importance of having working alarms and provide

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No layoffs at BHNCDSB prove gov’t plan working: Bouma

Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma says it’s clear, his government’s plan is working. He points to the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board which announced that teachers, education assistants and plant support staff would be retaining their jobs. Since the

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Illegally dumped materials from meth operation

Brantford police say lab results have confirmed that illegally discarded materials from a dumping investigation in February were likely from an illegal meth operation. The test results of the chemicals that were found in the discarded barrels is consistent with

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Vandals damage Norfolk sod farm

Provincial Police are looking for the culprits who damaged a sod farm in Norfolk County. Over the noon hour Monday, police were called to a County Road 19 East, Townsend address to investigate damage to the farm. Constable Ed Sanchuk

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More Grand Erie schools go green

More than half of Grand Erie’s schools have gone green. The board says 38 of 72 schools were rewarded for their environment efforts in 2018-2019, earning EcoSchools Certification. Initiatives led by students include introducing recycling programs, encouraging waste-free lunches, energy

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