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Hamilton mountain power outage

Power was cut to more than 25,000 homes and business in the upper Hamilton area. Utility company, Alectra, says the outage was caused due to supply issues from a Hydro One transformer station. Multiple traffic signals on Hamilton mountain were

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St. Catharines offering free bus rides election day

Getting to and from the polls will be easy for St. Catharines residents. The city’s transit commission is offering free bus service Monday. All riders have to do is show the driver their voter registration card. Those who don’t have

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Guelph Hydro, Alectra merging

Guelph Hydro will soon be merging with a Mississauga-based utility. Yesterday the Ontario Energy Board approved a merger between the distributor and Alectra Utility Corp. Alectra is a municipally-owned utility that provides power to about a million customers in the

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Nothing to sneeze at: Kleenex scraps “Mansize” tissues

Kleenex is scrapping its range of “Mansize” tissues after 62 years, following complaints that the branding is sexist. The company first launched its tissues aimed at men in 1956, claiming they would “stay strong when wet.” But complaints on social

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Brantford Power planning ahead for postal disruption

Brantford Power is encouraging you to register for an online account in the event of a postal disruption. Should rotating strikes begin Monday, delivery of utility bills as well as payments may be impacted. Senior Manager Holley Taylor says Brantford

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Flood Watch issued for Lake Erie

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Watch for the entire Lake Erie shoreline until noon tomorrow. Near gale force winds are expected to cause water levels to surge on Lake Erie early tomorrow (Saturday) morning. Spokesperson

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Edmonton girl one smart cookie

As people lined up at an Edmonton cannabis store on Wednesday, nine-year-old Elina Childs used the opportunity to sell her entire wagon full of Girl Guide cookies to the grateful crowd. Wearing her guide uniform, the little girl walked up

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Lotto-mania on both sides of the border

Americans hoping to win big are flooding convenience stores from New York to Los Angeles as a $970-million jackpot is up for grabs. The Mega Millions lottery has customers looking for any perceived advantage they can find. But the odds

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Province’s “backup” plan for weed delivery hazy

The province is telling pot enthusiasts they shouldn’t worry about a potential Canada Post strike, because there’s a backup plan in place to make sure everyone gets their legal weed. But Finance Minister Vic Fedeli refused to say what, exactly,

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City announces plans for postal disruption

Brantford has released its contingency plan in the event of a postal strike. The city says vendors should register for electronic funds transfer if they haven’t already done so. Payments can be made by drop box at City Hall or

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Norfolk Inn sold to Christian charity

Norfolk County and the Simcoe Business Improvement Area have announced Indwell has firmed up a deal to buy the Norfolk Inn in downtown Simcoe. The County says Indwell will take ownership later in November.   The new development will be

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Leafs shutout; BoSox eliminate Astros

It turns out the Toronto Maple Leafs’ offence can be stopped. Matt Murray stopped all 38 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped Toronto’s winning streak at five games with a stifling

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Gas cheapest in Brantford

The price of gas in our listening area ranges from $1.09 to $1.30 a litre as of 4:30 this morning. Brantford: $1.09-$1.25 Hamilton: $1.13-$1.25 Burlington: $1.15-$1.25 Milton: $1.11-$1.30 Oakville-Mississauga: $1.15-$1.25 Kitchener-Waterloo:  $1.14-$1.24 Cambridge: $1.13–$1.29 Welland-Niagara Falls-Thorold-St. Catharines-Grimsby: $1.17-$1.22 Simcoe: $1.17

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Sunny windy, colder by Sunday

The Weather Centre Forecast, Today: a mix of sun and clouds, windy (southwest 50 km/h). High 14. Tonight: cloudy with the chance of a shower, windy (southwest 60 km/h). Low 8. Tomorrow: cloudy with sunny breaks with the chance of

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Election results at home or on the go

Residents in many municipalities will be able to view real-time election results online at home, or on the go. In Brantford, the city will have election results at http://brantfordvote.brantford.ca/results/results.aspx. Oakville says residents can log-in at elections.oakville.ca once voting locations close Monday

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