Tweaked Hyde Park towers approved despite growth, density concerns

A scaled-down proposal for a twin-tower residential development in London’s booming northwest won city council approval Tuesday, but still ran into political opposition. The developer, Highland Communities Ltd., shaved three storeys off each of the two towers, bringing them down to 17 from 20, but even that haircut to address neighbourhood opposition and city hall […]

Accused killer feigning schizophrenia to dodge murder charge: Psychiatrist

Robert Charnock and Kenneth Wallis had lived beside each other peacefully at a Wharncliffe Road boarding house. Charnock, 42, who is on trial for second-degree murder, told a psychiatrist some months after Wallis’s death that he kind of felt sorry for his 56-year-old neighbour who moved in beside him in the spring of 2021. He […]

Archie Verspeeten: 5 things to know about LHSC’s record donor

The late Archie Verspeeten, a Southwestern Ontario trucking magnate who died days ago, left a record $20-million gift to London Health Sciences Centre to help fight cancer. Here are five things about the man and his donation: WHO HE WAS A Delhi tobacco farmer who branched out into trucking, Verspeeten reportedly borrowed $800 in 1953 […]

Days after dying, trucking magnate leaves London hospital $20M donation

The fundraising arm for Southwestern Ontario’s largest hospital has received its largest single donation ever, a $20-million gift from the family of trucking magnate Archie Verspeeten. The donation from the Verspeeten family, announced Tuesday morning, will see London Health Sciences Centre rename the London Regional Cancer Program the Verspeeten Family Cancer Centre. Verspeeten died three […]