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Iowa Caucus Results

Bernie Sanders says he's taking away a big thumbs-up from the Iowa caucuses because the razor-thin contest with Hillary Clinton means his campaign for the U-S Democratic presidential nomination can ultimately prevail.


He says his highlighting of wealth inequality is resonating with voters.


On the Republican side, Calgary-born Ted Cruz got a boost from edging Donald Trump, while Marco Rubio finished a strong third.


Cruz says his win in Iowa is a victory for the grassroots and is part of a larger movement of conservatives against what he calls the “Washington cartel.”


Next stop for both parties is New Hampshire.

Bosma Trial Continues Today

The Crown says the accused killers of a Hamilton man who disappeared after taking two strangers for a test drive of his pickup truck first shot their victim and then burned his remains.


Dellen Millard, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, from Oakville, have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma.


Crown attorney Craig Fraser told the Hamilton jury that Millard and Smich shot Bosma in the truck before burning his remains in an incinerator outside an airport hangar owned by Millard.


The Crown also says it intends to present video that shows Millard and Smich firing up an incinerator outside the hangar three days after Bosma went missing.

St. Joseph’s Nurse Job Cuts

Hamilton's St. Joseph's health care is cutting 61 registered nurses and 85 other positions to save 26 million dollars in an effort to balance its budget.

Other job cuts are in acute mental health, neonatal intensive care, day surgery, respirology, cardiology, geriatric outreach, and dialysis, among others.

The hospital will hire 38 new registered practical nurses.

The Ontario Nurses Association representing the RN's says patients will pay the price of the sweeping change.

Groundhog Day Predictions

The first of North America's famed, four-legged forecasters made his weather prediction and it's bound to make winter-weary Canadians happy.

Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam didn't see his shadow this morning as he scurried from his tiny shed at a provincial wildlife park northeast of Halifax.


Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil, arguably the best-known weather predicting woodchuck, also predicted an early spring, drawing cheers and whistles from the crowd.

Ontario's Wiarton Willie issued his long-term forecast when he saw his shadow in Wiarton and predicted 6 more weeks of winter.

This is Willie's 60th anniversary.


GRCA Water Warning

We're being warned to use caution around river and creeks, including the Grand River with water levels continuing to rise with the current melt.

Lisa Stocco, the manager of communications for the Grand River Conservation Authority says parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from watercourses.

The warm front and rain that moved through the watershed Sunday and yesterday (Monday) has caused snow to melt and water levels to rise throughout the Grand River watershed.

Temperatures are expected to be as high as 10 C - were expected today into tomorrow (Wednesday).

The forecast calls for between 10 and 15 millimetres of rain starting this afternoon (Tuesday).

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TENNIS – AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Canada's Milos Raonic lost his semi final match at the Australian open to Andy Murray of Scotland in five sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2. in Melbourne. Now Murray will meet top-seed and five-time champion Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final (3 am Eastern).

NBA

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan can add two-time all star to his accomplishments. DeRozan was voted into the NBA all-star game last night by coaches to represent the Eastern Conference. The 26-year-old is averaging 23 points a game. He also represented Toronto at the 2014 festivities.

Last night the Raptors set a new franchise best for victories with a 103-93 win over the Knicks. It was Toronto's 10th win in a row. The historic hot stretch - the longest active win streak in the NBA - began January 6th in Brooklyn. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each had 26 points.

LeBron James and his Cavaliers are in Auburn Hills tonight to take on the Detroit Pistons in one of nine NBA games. Cleveland is the top team in the East, with a two-game advantage over second-place Toronto.

And Houston welcomes Oklahoma City in a Western Conference battle.

GOLF

There's congestion atop the leaderboard to begin Day 2 of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. American Paula Creamer is one of seven golfers to start the day in first place after an opening round 5-under 68. Canadian Brooke Henderson starts the day three shots back. The Smiths Falls native shot a 2-under 71 yesterday.

Adam Hadwin is the top Canadian entering the second round of the PGA's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. The Abbotsford, BC native shot an opening round 1-under 71 and is five shots back of the leaders, Scott Brown and Andrew Loupe.  Brantford's David Hearn is not entered.


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