Tag: Local News
Careless smoking caused $50K London basement blaze: Fire officials
Careless smoking is to blame for a $50,000 basement fire at an east-end home late Monday, London Fire Department officials say. Fire crews were called to a fire at 62 Sackville St., near Hamilton Road and Egerton Street, shortly before 11 p.m. Monday, officials said on social media. The fire was extinguished by 11:15 p.m. […]
Hockey Canada: 2018 world junior players ineligible for international games
OTTAWA — Hockey Canada says players from the 2018 world junior hockey team will not be considered for international competition until an investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving members of the team is complete. In a statement obtained Monday evening by The Canadian Press, Hockey Canada indicated the decision was made earlier this year […]
Drivers avoid serious injuries in head-on crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway
A portion of Veterans Memorial Parkway near London’s airport was temporarily closed Monday night following a head-on crash, fire officials say. No serious injuries were reported following the collision, which took place about 6:30 p.m. and forced the closing of the north-south roadway between Huron and Oxford streets. Fire crews on scene Veteran Memorial Parkway […]
With home building in the spotlight, Londoner to lead national group
Tasked with tackling tough issues such as affordability, homelessness and supply, there may never be a more challenging time to lead the national home builders association. That suits Sue Wastell just fine. Wastell, 48, president of Wastell Homes in London, has been named president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, the first London builder to […]
Townhouses, apartments proposed for eastside Owen Sound property
A development is being proposed for a strip of land on Owen Sound’s east side that could eventually see close to 500 residential units built in the form of townhouses and apartment buildings. On Monday, Owen Sound council held a public meeting for an official plan and zoning bylaw amendment for the approximately five-and-a-half-hectare site […]
Catholic school board, beset by conflicts of interest, passed $312M budget
While six of the eight London District Catholic school board trustees declared a conflict of interest Monday amid an ongoing deadlock that’s led to court intervention, they were all able to vote and unanimously approved a $312-million budget. Their ability to vote Monday on the budget — possible only because of a ruling by Justice […]
Daycare operator facing sex charges granted bail
A Woodstock daycare operator facing multiple sex charges was granted bail with house arrest terms Monday, less than three weeks after he was taken into custody.
911 caller saved struggling Lake Erie paddle boarder: OPP
Provincial police say a timely 911 call saved a paddle boarder who nearly drowned in Lake Erie and now faces a charge.
Dentist’s staffer to discipline hearing: I saw nothing inappropriate at work
A former co-worker of a Sarnia dentist facing a long list of charges from Ontario’s regulator including unprofessional or unethical conduct and sexual abuse of a patient says she never saw him cross professional boundaries at work.
Date announced for Kincardine’s Pride Parade
Downtown construction isn’t putting a damper on plans for this year’s Pride Parade. “We’ve worked collaboratively (with the Municipality of Kincardine) to come up with a solution,” explained Sandy Blackwood, vice-president and co-founder of Kincardine Pride. “Due to the construction on Queen Street, the parade has been rerouted.” The parade, scheduled for June 24, is […]