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2019-03-25

Lunchtime Trivia Monday, March 25

Posted by: Dave Creelman

Q: This activity is common among many cultures and goes back to the earliest times.  What is it? A: Spring cleaning. This was especially true in the past, when homes were heated with coal or wood and lit with whale

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2019-03-25

71 Year Old Breaks Record And Holds Plank Pose For 38 Minutes

Posted by: Dave Creelman

A couple of years ago for a New Year’s resolution, I resolved to get in better shape and one of the things  I vowed to do was plank for 30 days.  I made to day 5 and wandered away from

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2019-03-25

Canada One Of The Happiest Places On Earth

Posted by: Dave Creelman

Canada makes the top 10 when it comes to happiest countries in the world.  Finland takes the number one spot for the second year in a row. It ranked 156 countries according to things such as GDP per capita, social

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2019-03-25

Cane Toads A Problem in Florida This Spring

Posted by: Lisa Whitnel

A Florida suburb is being plagued by thousands of poisonous toads. Experts say the amphibians are ‘bufo toads’, also known as cane toads. Some residents in the infested Palm Beach Gardens neighbourhood are worried that toxins secreted by the toads

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2019-03-25

Reasons To Add A Banana To That Apple A Day

Posted by: Lisa Whitnel

Bananas are great. They’re so naturally sweet that they make anything you pair them with taste like dessert, albeit a healthier version of it. When you consider the versatility, portability, affordability, and tastiness of the humble banana, it’s not exactly

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2019-03-25

Why time seems to speed up the older we get

Posted by: Ed McMahon

Do you feel like the older you get, the more time flies? It’s one of life’s great injustices: The older you get, the more time seems to fly. If you find yourself frequently wondering where the time’s gone as you

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2019-03-25

What is the ‘Florida Man’ challenge?

Posted by: Ed McMahon

Bizarre stories from the Sunshine State has helped “Florida man” become the latest challenge sweeping social media. The game sees players Google “Florida man” and their birthday, without the year, to see what headline appears at the top of their

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2019-03-24

Ontario Holding Regional Government Review Online Consultation

Posted by: Richard

If you would like to have a say in the current Regional Government Review the question is open to the public right now as to what they want to see change, or stay the same, about their local governments in

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2019-03-22

Artist After 6: Van Morrison

Posted by: Kent

Artist After 6: Van Morrison. He’s in the Lounge at 7. Click the link to see his video for, “Have I Told You Lately.” pic:Van morrison, slieve donard 2015 ArtSiegel – Own work CC BY-SA 4.0 Video:VanMorrisonVEVO/YouTube

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2019-03-22

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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2019-03-16

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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2019-03-24

Ontario Holding Regional Government Review Online Consultation

Posted by: Richard

If you would like to have a say in the current Regional Government Review the question is open to the public right now as to what they want to see change, or stay the same, about their local governments in

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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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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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