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Technology — New suitcase will follow you around the airport

Luggage need not be lugged, at least not if you own a revolutionary new smart suitcase that drives itself around. The ForwardX Robotics CX-1 is a zany hold-all on wheels that follows you around autonomously using smart sensors. Designed by a Chinese

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 10, 2018

A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT is in effect  for our  area– Freezing rain is expected for parts of eastern Ontario this afternoon. Areas around the Quebec border and Ottawa Valley may get it worse before it turns to rain.  Much colder

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 9, 2018

The number of flu cases continues to spike across Canada, suggesting the peak of the season could still be weeks off. Infectious-disease experts describe this influenza season as “unusual,” citing the mix of two strains that are dominating this year’s

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 8, 2018

Joshua Boyle who spent five years as a hostage of a Taliban-linked group in Afghanistan is to appear in an Ottawa court today for a bail hearing. He was arrested in Ottawa last month on eight counts of assault, two

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And The Winners Are: Last Night’s Golden Globe Awards

  If you didn’t stay up to watch all of the awards last night, here’s a recap of the winners:   List of TV Winners: Best Television Series (Drama): “The Handmaid’s Tale” Best Actor in a Television Series (Drama): Sterling

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STEP– To Focus On Following Too Close And Stop Sign Violations     

Ottawa – The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on following too close and stop sign violations during the month of January.   Following too close Between 2012 and 2016, following too

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Canadians Working Fewer Hours Before And After Vacation Time

Canadians are starting to take work-life balance a little more seriously around the holidays, according to a new survey.   The study found that although 71 per cent of Canadians report needing to put in extra time at work before

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 4, 2018

Residents across a huge swath of the U-S and eastern Canada are hunkering down for a massive winter storm that’s packing snow, ice, and high winds.  The storm is moving up the Eastern Seaboard, leaving thousands of cancelled flights, closed

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How To Lose Your New Year’s Weight – Turn It Down

  It’s been mild the last two days, however the cold spelling returns on Thursday as many continue to deal with losing weight as their New Year’s resolution. Maastricht University researchers say turning your heat down is a cheap way

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Outdoor Skating Is Back In Clarence-Rockland

  The outdoor skating rinks are now open for another season in Clarence-Rockland as announced by the city on Wednesday. Enjoy some outdoor family fun from Forest Hill, to Bourget:       photo credit: vacationlandfigureskatingclub.com

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 3, 2018

A former Canadian hostage of a Taliban-linked group in Afghanistan is now facing 15 criminal charges in Ottawa. Thirty-four-year-old Joshua Boyle was rescued, along with his wife and children, last October after having been held hostage in Afghanistan since 2012

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List of Words Banished From English For Misuse, Overuse And General Uselessness

Northern Michigan’s Lake Superior State University has released its 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The tongue-in-cheek, non-binding list includes “let me ask you this,” ”unpack,“ ”impactful,“ ”nothingburger,“ ”tons,“ ”dish,“

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 1, 2018

As of January 1st people across Ontario will see their wages rise $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect.  The minimum wage will increase again to $15 an hour on January 1, 2019, to be followed by

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In The News For Clarence Rockland –December 29, 2017

Ottawa Police are investigating an incident that occurred on Dec. 7th in the Ottawa area, where an elderly female was drugged and robbed of valuables while inside her home. Posing as a prospective home buyer, the male suspect offered chocolates

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Majority Of Ontario Supports Minimum Wage Increase

  January 1st is when the minimum wage increases in Ontario, and the majority of Ontarians support the increase, especially women and younger people according to an on line survey by Angus Reid.  The  survey shows that 60% of Ontarians

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