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Diesel prices in the Greater Toronto Area have been 30 to 35 cents a litre higher in recent weeks than they were in June of 2017 due to a shortage in that part of the province. However, diesel fuel is in ample supply in the local area with prices per litre comparable to what motorists are paying for regular grades of gasoline. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Diesel supply hiccups

Residents of Haldimand and Norfolk who drive diesel vehicles might want to tank up before taking any day trips.

Justice

Brother testifies in teacher's defence

The brother of a Brantford high school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old male student was the first witness called Friday by the defence lawyer for Shawn Oakes.

A man and a woman on a motorcycle were injured Friday when they collided with a pizza delivery vehicle in the westbound lane of the Queensway East in Simcoe in front of Tim Hortons. The crash occurred over the noon hour. Paramedics took the pair to hospital on stretchers. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

UPDATE: Queensway traffic re-routed

A man and a woman on a motorcycle were injured Friday when they collided with a pizza delivery vehicle in the westbound lane of the Queensway East in Simcoe in front of Tim Hortons.

Mitch Meredith, a severe weather meteorologist with Environment Canada in Toronto, was in Haldimand County Thursday inspecting damage from Wednesday’s violent thunderstorm. This was the aftermath at a home at 1600 Highway 3 south of Townsend. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Tornado probe in Haldimand

A team of Environment Canada investigators was in Haldimand Thursday analyzing damage from the severe storm that blew through southern Ontario Wednesday afternoon.