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London city council's volunteer advisers bridling at idling forced by COVID-19
by Megan Stacey on 05/07/2020 at 9:00 pm
Londoners who volunteer on committees to advise elected officials on everything from heritage to environmental issues are chafing that their meetings have been curtailed amid the coronavirus pandemic, with no firm return.
London non-profit agencies face nasty insurance shock amid pandemic
by Heather Rivers on 05/07/2020 at 5:00 pm
Some Ontario non-profit and charitable organizations whose insurance is up for renewal have had a nasty shock that could threaten their existence, officials say.
Two adults sustain life-threatening injuries after crash north of London
by Jennifer Bieman on 05/07/2020 at 4:30 pm
Two people were rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash north of London Sunday morning. Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Medway Road, between Richmond Street and Wonderland Road, at about 7:43 a.m., Middlesex OPP said. An eastbound vehicle left […]
London police seek suspect after sexual assault on bike path
by Jennifer Bieman on 05/07/2020 at 1:55 pm
London police are asking appealing to the public for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bike path southeast of downtown. The unidentified woman was walking between Chelsea Green Park and Watson Street Park at about 7:30 p.m. Friday when she was approached by a man and sexually […]
YOU SAID IT: Mandatory masks would create deep rift among Londoners
by Patrick Maloney on 05/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
As London's top public health official prepared to decide on making masks mandatory in indoor public places, we asked readers for their thoughts. We received an astounding amount of feedback – nearly 1,000 comments – on the matter.
Drug-site opponents lose latest bid to stop planned York Street facility
by Jennifer Bieman on 05/07/2020 at 2:24 am
Officials pushing for a permanent supervised drug-use site on York Street are celebrating a victory after opponents of the proposed facility failed their latest bid to stop it. Neighbours fighting the planned site at 446 York St. were unsuccessful in seeking leave to appeal a provincial […]
Clashes raise thorny question: How (or if) to regulate First Nations pot shops
by Max Martin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on 04/07/2020 at 7:36 pm
Separate disputes over illegal pot shops near Southwestern Ontario Indigenous communities weeks apart highlight the complexities surrounding how First Nations cannabis stores ought to be regulated, if at all.
Local player who alleges hazing in OHL Kitchener regrets taking hockey path
by Paul Vanderhoeven on 04/07/2020 at 5:00 pm
The London-area player who's speaking out about his experience as an Ontario Hockey League rookie now says he'd have chosen a different sport altogether had he known what chasing his NHL dream would entail.
Everything you need to know about the 'defund police' movement in London
by Megan Stacey on 04/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
As pressure across Canada and the United States mounts to address racism, calls to rein in police power and funding are hitting council chambers and boardrooms across the continent.
Growing Concerns: With soils dry, time to immerse yourself in ways of watering
by Rob Mason on 04/07/2020 at 4:00 am
Though we've had a few bouts of rain, gardens are still wanting more.