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Heavy rains flooding Harris Park? Amid climate change, get used to it

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Shoreline fixes coming to Harris Park won’t prevent floods like the one that happened last week after near-record rain left the downtown-area greenspace and its walkways submerged. The Harris Park shoreline restoration project, instead, will replace old erosion prevention measures with naturalized infrastructure to “protect the shoreline into the future,” city hall officials say. While […]

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Politicians give shelter $1.8M for rest of 2024, but no promise beyond that

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A London shelter now has the runway, potentially, to turn its wintertime beds into a year-round space for the homeless, though city politicians are queasy about the $4-million-plus annual cost. City politicians have voted 10-2 to give Ark Aid Street Mission $1.8 million, pulled from reserves, to continue providing 24-hour assessment at its Dundas Street […]

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London police seek witnesses in downtown shooting

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London police were asking for the public’s help for information after a man was shot near Richmond and Clarence streets early Sunday. Police said that at about 5 a.m., they were called to a London hospital where a man had arrived with suspected gunshot wounds. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries. They learned that […]