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EpiPen Shortage

The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.3-milligram form of the EpiPen

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Free skate exchange

If you’d like to hit the ice, but don’t have a set of blades, then head to the Brantford Public Library. The Skate Exchange will be open between 11 and 2 tomorrow (Saturday), at the Main Branch on Colborne Street.

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Film Fest goes retro

TIFF maybe be long over, but film lovers don’t have to wait for the fall to enjoy another lengthy film festival. Lovers of old movies might be happy to hear that select Cineplex locations are hosting a Flashback Film Fest—a

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New Transport Minister has lot on the “GO”

With great power comes great expectations, and it’s fair to say the expectations on Cambridge MPP and newly named Minister of Transportation Kathryn McGarry are high. Those expectations can be summed up by one tweet from Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig.

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Aunt Jemima product recall in U.S., Mexico

A New Jersey-based food company is recalling Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast because they might be contaminated with Listeria. Pinnacle Foods says it’s working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the recall, which applies only

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Getting double-double doubly-difficult

If you are going for a double-double at Tim Hortons this morning, it might be difficult to get in that coffee line because of a picket line. Protesters angered by some franchisees who slashed workers’ benefits and breaks after the

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Project to help pregnant moms to release findings

A provincially-funded project for youth, led by youth, will release its final report into the needs of expectant moms and young parents in Brantford and Brant County. Young people teamed up with City and County agencies last year to find

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Leafs blow another lead

Another third-period collapse for the Maple Leafs. Sean Couturier scored 18 seconds into overtime as the Flyers came from behind to beat Toronto 3-2 in Philadelphia. Connor Brown and Frederik Gauthier gave the Leafs a 2-0 lead after two periods.

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Gas up as weekend approaches

It’s almost the weekend and gas prices are edging up, ranging from about $1.14 to $1.26 a litre. The Canadian dollar opens trading at 80.35 cents, down 13-hundreths. On the markets, the TSX gained 42 points while the Dow Jones

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Milder this weekend

Today:    Becoming mostly sunny this afternoon.  Southwest wind 40-60.  High zero. Tonight: A few clouds.  Southwest wind 40-60. Low minus 1. Tomorrow:  A mix of sun and clouds.  Southwest wind 30 km/h. High 5. Sunday: Cloudy with the chance of

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Britain appoints “Minister of Loneliness”

The United Kingdom’s appointment of a minister of loneliness is starting a conversation. B-C’s seniors’ advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, says whether government intervention is the right approach remains to be seen, but she likes that the U-K move is at least

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Ex-boyfriend charged in Hamilton woman’s death

The ex-boyfriend and the father of a Hamilton woman’s young daughter has been charged with second-degree murder. The body of Holly Hamilton was found yesterday in her car in a Barlake Avenue parking garage after her family reported her missing

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Christmas weight gain not so jolly

If you gained a few pounds over the holiday season, you’re certainly not alone. But a new study shows that those few pounds might be doing you more damage than you think. Researchers studied 23 people by making them gain

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New wrinkle on Botox treatments

It seems that Botox might do more than just get rid of wrinkles on your face — it might also help to prevent grinding of the teeth at night. Teeth grinding is a common problem that can cause a multitude

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Brantford, Brant award finalists

The city and county are finalists for a prestigious national award. The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Prestige Awards recognize sport tourism events, organizations, volunteers and leaders in seven different categories. The 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games, jointly hosted by Brantford

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