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2019-03-20

That’s A Birthday Dinner To Remember

Posted by: Lisa Whitnel

It can be fun when the staff of a restaurant serenades a guest with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Imagine having an Oscar-winning actor do it. That’s what happened to Samantha Aragon this past weekend when she dined at an

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2019-03-20

Welland Canal opening

Posted by: Ed McMahon

Ahead of Friday’s Welland Canal opening, the Port Colborne community gathered at St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church last Sunday night for the annual mariners celebration, an evening of prayer for local marine heritage. Greetings were brought by Mayor

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2019-03-20

Not A Smart Thing To Do… And Not A Smart Thing To Document It On Social Media

Posted by: Lisa Whitnel

A young man in Newfoundland has learned the hard way that it’s not a great idea to post a picture of yourself driving and holding a beer on social media. Mounties say they identified the 19-year-old man after being tipped

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2019-03-20

This Video Store Makes Its Last Stand

Posted by: Ed McMahon

There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use.

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2019-03-19

Artist After 6: Tom Jones

Posted by: Kent

Artist After 6: Tom Jones. He’s in the Lounge at 7. Click this link to see his video for, “She’s A Lady.” pic: free use      video:mp34k/YouTube

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2019-03-19

Scientists Gave Alligators Ketamine and Headphones to Understand Dinosaur Hearing

Posted by: Kent

An experiment involving 40 drugged alligators reveals how dinosaurs might have located sounds in their environment. Scientists dosed alligators with ketamine and had them listen to sounds through earbuds to better understand the auditory abilities of dinosaurs. The experiment, described

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2019-03-19

Second-Hand Shop in North Carolina is Selling a ‘Haunted’ Dresser

Posted by: Kent

A thrift store can be a great place to find used books, potentially valuable art, and if you’re lucky, a haunted dresser that tormented its past owner. As WBTV reports, a Habitat For Humanity ReStore in Salisbury, North Carolina is

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2019-03-19

Now This Social Media Trend Is A Good Thing. The #TrashTagChallenge

Posted by: Dave Creelman

Every once in a while we witness the good we can do and this comes via the social media.  The trend involves getting people to clean up the neighbourhood.  Basically the appeal is to those who are bored to get

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2019-03-19

Lunchtime Trivia Tuesday, March 19

Posted by: Dave Creelman

Q:  By the time you’re 18 you’ve pretty much made up your mind when it comes to this.  What is it? A:  Your musical taste/preferences. Sure you can appreciate different types of music and it doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate

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2019-03-19

How Would You Like 12 Weeks Paid Vacation? One Company Thinks It’s a Good Idea

Posted by: Dave Creelman

Just back from vacation and thinking wouldn’t a few more days or weeks be nice.  The Australian office of accounting firm, Ernst & Young think it’s a smart move and a way to attract new talent and also a good

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2019-03-16

In 4 More Days, Spring Will Have Sprung!

Posted by: Bob

Top 5 this week!   1. Hamilton: Disney on Ice. Celebrate the legacy of Disney in this ice skating spectacular as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble

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2019-03-09

Have a Great and a Safe March Break!

Posted by: Bob

Top 5 this week! 1. Cambridge (March Break idea): Rocky:The Musical. Introduce your kids/grandkids to this cult classic and relive some great memories. The Academy Award®-winning film Rocky returns to the forefront as a triumphant new musical. Featuring the famous

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2019-03-02

The Sap is Flowing Again and Delicious Pancakes are a Short Drive Away!

Posted by: Bob

Bob’s Top 5! 1. Rockton & Oakville: Maple Syrup Festivals. a) Rockton. Bring the family and friends out for some springtime fun this Sunday. Learn how maple syrup was made in the early and mid-19th century and then enjoy a

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2019-02-23

Posted by: Bob

Top 5 this week! 1. Burlington: Taste of Burlington. Committed to showcasing Burlington’s finest restaurants during the Taste of Burlington prix-fixe dining program. This year’s winter program runs through March 10. There are a total of 41 restaurants participating in

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2019-02-20

“Chili Willy” Cook-Off this Weekend!

Posted by: Corey O'Shaughnessy

Strodes BBQ & Deli and Downtown Brantford are proud to present the “Chili Willy” Cook-Off! This popular event will showcase local restaurants competing for the coveted title of “Brantford’s Best Bowl of Chili”! Residents are encouraged to attend and sample

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2019-02-18

Bob’s Family Day Five! (updated)

Posted by: Bob

Top 5 For Family Day!   1. Brantford: Frosty Fest. If you’re looking to embrace the freshly fallen snow and to enjoy a growing winter carnival experience, come on out to Frosty Fest. Here you will find all sorts of

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2019-02-16

Happy Family Day Long Weekend!

Posted by: Bob

Top 5 this week!   1. Hamilton: Ace Academy Flight Experience. Check out this exciting interactive exhibit from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Visitors will have the chance to pilot a First World War biplane using motion sensing technology.

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2019-02-09

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Early..With a Nice Evening Out!!!

Posted by: Bob

Here are Bob’s Top 5! 1. St. Catharines: Legends of Motown. Check out this 16-piece cast of singers and musicians performing live look-a-like/sound-a-like tributes to The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Martha and

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2019-02-06

Inclement Weather Closures and Delays for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Posted by: Ed McMahon

Inclement Weather Closures and Delays for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Due to current and forecasted icy conditions in the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk including the City of Brantford, transportation is cancelled and schools are closed to students for

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2019-02-02

Things to Do On Superbowl Weekend Before the Big Game!

Posted by: Bob

Top 5 this week!   1. Hamilton: Winterfest. Explore the city now until February 18 with more than 100 activities. Skate at the waterfront and local arenas, enjoy concerts, classes and a series of new Signature Events in major parks

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2019-03-16

In 4 More Days, Spring Will Have Sprung!

Posted by: Bob

Top 5 this week!   1. Hamilton: Disney on Ice. Celebrate the legacy of Disney in this ice skating spectacular as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble

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2019-03-14

Special Weather Statement For Storms Thursday, March 14

Posted by: Richard

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for much of Southern Ontario, including all of the Golden Horseshoe, due to some potential heavy rainfall combining with snowmelt to create ponding issues in streets and low lying areas.   The

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2019-03-13

Rare Hockey Cards Up For Auction In Elmira

Posted by: Richard

In what might be a good lesson to pay attention when your parents or grandparents offer you an old collection and give it a look; some rare hockey cards are going up for auction this Saturday at the Woowich Memorial

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2019-03-10

Senior Volunteers Sought After In Waterloo

Posted by: Richard

The City of Waterloo is looking for volunteers to help local seniors. The City says there are a handful of opportunities currently, including becoming a ‘shopper escort’. That particular task would involve driving senior shoppers to the store and helping

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2019-03-10

Wind Warning Niagara Region High Winds Elsewhere Sunday March 10

Posted by: Richard

The good news is any signs of Freezing Rain have passed, but there are high winds expected over the course of Sunday with gusts up to or exceeding 70 or 80 km/h which has led to the Special Weather Statements

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2019-03-09

Have a Great and a Safe March Break!

Posted by: Bob

Top 5 this week! 1. Cambridge (March Break idea): Rocky:The Musical. Introduce your kids/grandkids to this cult classic and relive some great memories. The Academy Award®-winning film Rocky returns to the forefront as a triumphant new musical. Featuring the famous

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2019-03-08

Special Weather Statement In Effect Friday, March 8, 2019

Posted by: Richard

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for several regions in Southern Ontario including the Kitchener-Waterloo region through Brant County, Hamilton, Halton-Peel, and down by Simcoe and to the Niagara Region.   Many of the Statements read as follows;

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2019-03-03

Mountains Of Ice Best Seen From Afar Photos And Video

Posted by: Richard

Last Sunday and Monday saw very high winds creating an interesting natural phenomenon down by Lake Erie that had police along the shoreline telling people to stay back and grab their snaps from a distance. Down toward Niagara they even

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2019-03-02

The Sap is Flowing Again and Delicious Pancakes are a Short Drive Away!

Posted by: Bob

Bob’s Top 5! 1. Rockton & Oakville: Maple Syrup Festivals. a) Rockton. Bring the family and friends out for some springtime fun this Sunday. Learn how maple syrup was made in the early and mid-19th century and then enjoy a

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2019-02-24

Wind Warning And Blowing Snow Advisory For Sunday February 24 2019

Posted by: Richard

With the forecast calling for winds gusting up to 100km/h or 110km/h for much of Southern Ontario or even higher possible around the shoreline it is no surprise that there has been a Wind Warning issued for Today;   Major

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2018-11-14

Find us in the Community!

Posted by: Melissa

Visit us all over the community in our Community Cruiser, powered by Brantford Toyota! The Jewel Community Cruiser is getting tuned in the garage, we’ll be back on the road ASAP!

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