Maple Leaf Foods Job Cuts
No word if any jobs in Brantford, Hamilton or Burlington are affected, but Maple Leaf Foods is cutting more than 400 salaried positions across Canada.
The company says it’s a move aimed at cutting costs and streamlining operations.
The meat processing company says the majority of the cuts will be completed before the end of the year, with the remainder in 2016.
Maple Leaf Foods has been cutting costs by combining some of its plants and closing others as well as reducing its number of distribution centres.
The company employs roughly 12,000 people across Canada. The Brantford plant is on Canning Street in West Brant.
Trudeau Visits Europe
Jolly old London is hosting Canada's new prime minister this morning.
Justin Trudeau touched down in the English capital overnight to kick off a six-day European trip that will also take him to Malta for the Commonwealth leader’s summit and to Paris for the UN climate conference.
Today, Trudeau will have an audience with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, and will go to 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron about anti-terrorism measures and climate change.
Their sit down comes as an early report from the United Nations' weather agency concludes 2015 is the hottest year on record.
Paris Attacks Summit
With France already on high alert following this month's terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, the new security concern is next week's climate summit in the French capital.
The UN conference will feature Prime Minister Trudeau and some 140 other world leaders for critical talks on fighting global warming.
France is already deploying even more police and troops to help ensure their safety.
Meantime, the brother of one of the Paris attack suspects still on the loose is urging him to surrender to police.
Ontario Syrian Refugees
A number of government departments will be involved as Ontario prepares to welcome Syrian refugees.
The government says the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, along with the citizenship, health and infrastructure ministries will be part of the effort.
Preparations are being overseen by a special Ministers' Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees.
Toronto Man Faces Hit And Run Charges
A Toronto man faces several charges after a fatal hit and run in the city's east end.
Police say a 25-year-old man was struck yesterday as he was crossing the road.
He died at the scene and police say the vehicle that hit him failed to stop.
Police say 28-year-old Sean England has been charged with offences that include failing to remain, criminal negligence, impaired driving and dangerous driving.read more
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Ottawa took Kingston 6-2 as Flint doubled Saginaw 4 to 2.
JUNIOR “B” HOCKEY - GOJHL
Kitchener Dutchmen are in town to meet Brantford 99er's tonight at 7:30 at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.