London Transit’s move to electric buses will need more staff, more training
London Transit will need more staff, both leaders and on the front lines, to transition from a diesel to electric bus fleet, its general manager says.
HURON-BRUCE: Can new parties make inroads in Tory country?
This is one in a series of local riding profiles ahead of the June 2 provincial election: THE RIDING This riding of more than 6,000 square kilometres hugs the Lake Huron shore, from Port Elgin at its northern tip south to Grand Bend, and far enough eastward to take in towns such as Walkerton, Seaforth […]
Area museum upgrades building, programs with $125,000 grant
A Southwestern Ontario museum has received a boost of almost $125,000 from the provincial government for additional workspaces and educational programs. The Backus-Page House Museum in the Elgin County community of Tyrconnell and MPP Rob Flack announced the $124,200 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The renovations were completed in December. “This funding will go […]
Endowment created for nursing students at Georgian College
With a new program about to launch locally and a shiny new wing at Georgian College’s Owen Sound campus nearing completion, area students thinking about a career in nursing have even more to look forward to with the creation of an endowment. Last week, the college announced that the Joyce Family Foundation was committing $1.5 […]
One of the mildest local winters ever, with a few snowy blasts thrown in
It’s cold. It’s snowy. It’s a far cry from the weather we’ve seen so far during a remarkably mild winter. The wintry blast that arrived locally on Sunday is providing a snow-covered distraction to the reality that, according to Environment Canada officials, this is tracking to be one of the warmest local winter seasons on […]
London-area COVID-19 cases skyrocket but no jump in hospital admissions – yet
The highly contagious Omicron variant is rewriting London’s daily case records as the area health unit announced nearly 900 new COVID-19 infections since Christmas Eve.