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In The News For Friday November 2, 2018

Hydro One is reporting a power outage in Alfred and Plantagnet affecting 1,514 customers. The cause is under investigation and power is estimated to be restored by 8:45 be restored.   As we head into the first weekend of November,

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In The News For Thursday November 1, 2018

The Trudeau government wants to give federally regulated workers more paid personal-leave days. The proposal arrives as the P-C government of Ontario moves to cut workers’ entitlements. Federal budget legislation, if passed, would let workers take up to five days

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In The News For Wednesday October 31, 2018

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says its rotating strikes have moved to Ottawa, Arnprior and Renfrew as they hit the picket lines this morning  at 6:00. Postal staff in Smiths Falls and Petawawa are also on strike. CUP-W says

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In The News For Tuesday October 30, 2018

OPP were called to investigate a Break and Enter a home in Russell Township between 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on October 25th. The owner of the home notified police that three firearms and electronic devices were stolen. Anyone with information regarding

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Are Clouds Really All That Light And Fluffy?

Despite their airy and weightless appearance, clouds are actually insanely heavy. According to scientists, 1.1 million pounds is the average. That is the equivalent to 100 elephants. So, yeah, you’re probably wondering how these things stay afloat. It’s because the

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In The News For Friday October 26, 2018

A special weather statement is in effect for snow expected sometime between late Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.  According to Environmental Canada a low pressure system approaching from the south will bring some snow into portions of Central and

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Rent a Mom; Sometimes, you just need that maternal care…

Brooklyn resident Nina Keneally, 63, started a business by renting herself out as a mother. The business is called Need A Mom, and services include nonjudgmental listening, watching a movie with you when you just don’t want to be alone,

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After a fire alarm Wednesday morning,  the MacDonald  Senior’s Residence on Bertha Street in Vankleek Hill was evacuated and residents were taken to the Vankleek Hill Community Centre, about a couple blocks away on Mill Street.  It was discovered that

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Red Cross Shares 10 Tips To Help Keep Trick Or Treaters Safe This Halloween

Here are the top tips for parents to keep in mind while getting kids ready for Halloween:   Make sure trick-or-treaters can see and be seen. – Use face makeup instead of masks. Masks can make it hard to see.

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In The News For Wednesday October 24, 2018

A second case of Chronic Wasting Disease  has been found in a domestic red deer from a herd on a farm believed to be in Boileau.  The same herd where previously the disease was found in a deer in late

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The Company That Pays Its Staff To Sleep…

A Japanese company will financially reward employees who get a full night’s sleep. The wedding planning company Crazy Inc. will offer points to employees who sleep a minimum six hours a night for five days a week. The points are

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In The News For Tuesday October 23, 2018

In Hawkesbury, Paula Assaly was elected mayor. The Mayor of Clarence-Rockland, Guy Desjardins, was re-elected for a second term following the municipal elections. Stéphane Sarrazin is the new mayor of Alfred-Plantagenet. Normand Riopel will replace Gary Barton as the mayor of

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Today Is National Color Day! Do Colors Mean Anything?

Different colors are perceived to mean different things. The following is one rendition of the perceived meaning of the various colors. · Red:  Excitement – Love – Strength · Yellow:  Competence – Happiness · Green:  Good Taste – Envy –

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In The News For October 22, 2018

Four cities are strike-bound when it comes to mail delivery today. The union representing 50-thousand Canada Post employees launched rotating strikes after midnight this morning in Halifax; Windsor, Ontario; Edmonton and Victoria. Mail will still be delivered in those cities

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Three Out Of Four People Believe They Have Good Neighbors

Three out of four people believe they have good neighbors, according to realtor.com®’s new Good Neighbor Report. All demographics agreed that the ideal neighbor is trustworthy, quiet, friendly and respectful, but there’s no need to maintain a close friendship in order

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