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Brant, Kitchener water costs rising

Brant County and City of Kitchener  water users will dig a lot deeper next year. In Paris, Brant County officials say some increases in costs are causing water rates to increase by as much as 7 per cent in 2018.

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Brant firefighting costs could soar under Bill 148

New provincial legislation aimed at helping low-income earners could cost Brant County ratepayers more than $4.6 million a year. The county may have to spend millions more on firefighters once Bill 148 is passed, better known as the Fair Workplaces,

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Brant starts weekly recycling collection

Brant County residents can now put out their blue boxes every week. In contract changes announced last month between the County and Emterra Environmental, recycling will be collected weekly while residents are limited to four garbage containers at the curbside

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Weekly recycling pickup coming to Brant County

Brant County residents can put out their blue boxes every week, starting November 1st. The County says several improvements will be initiated under a new contract with Emterra Environmental, which provides garbage and recycling services. Spokesman Matthew D’Hondt says in

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Thieves hungry for cash in diner break-in

Thieves had more than the munchies in mind when they broke into a Colborne Street East diner. Brant County O-P-P say the culprits smashed a glass door and ripped out an ATM, causing plenty of damage to the restaurant early

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Brant County staging emergency training exercise

If an emergency strikes, Brant County will be ready. Paramedics, utility providers, health care professionals and county officials will hold a two-day training exercise to practice their response to a gusty and damaging wind storm with power outages. The media

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Brant celebrates local businesses

Brant County has recognized the cream of the crop at its annual Salute to Business event. More than 225 residents attended last night’s festivities to honour this year’s award winners who were recognized in several categories: 1. Agriculture / Agri-Business

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Brant gears up for Culture Days

World class performers, Juno calibre musicians and award winning theatre productions are all here. We’re not talking Toronto but Brant County. Culture Days now in its 8th year, will be celebrated in Paris, St. George and points in between with

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Brantford-area real estate market remains hot

Home sales continue to set record but the pace has slowed locally.   More than 18-hundred homes had changed hands by the end of August, up 4.4 per cent from 2016 – which was also a record.   Officials say

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