City hall will soon make more than $500,000 a year by leasing unused land to farmers. Ten parcels totalling 1,078 acres (430 hectares) on the east and south edges of the city are proposed for three-year leases. Politicians on city council’s corporate services committee unanimously endorsed the plan. Most of the city-owned land is slated for future industrial development. Some was purchased as a buffer for the south-end landfill, and a few parcels are related to other future plans, such as a sports park and possible pollution plant. Read More
The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported no new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. With no added infections, the health unit is now reporting 28 active and confirmed cases in the region and 34 high-risk contacts. As of just before midnight Monday, there were three local COVID-19 patients being treated at a hospital in the region with one […]
A dog that was inside a pickup truck when it was stolen earlier this month has been reunited with its owners. London police asked the public for help finding Jaxx, an 18-month-old Mastiff-Shepherd mix, that was inside a pickup truck that was stolen from a parking lot near Fanshawe Road West and Richmond Street around […]
The London-area vaccine booking phone line was crushed by a surge of more than 100,000 calls Friday, the first day select health-care workers could bump up their scheduled second dose appointments.
The federal and provincial governments are investing over 11.3 million dollars in 30 community, cultural, and recreation projects. A release this morning said they are working together to “reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild business, and promote job creation, growth and investment.” Among the list of projects getting funding is…
As far as a childcare funding agreement between Ontario and Ottawa goes, the ball is in Premier Doug Ford’s court, a federal cabinet minister told The Free Press Wednesday. “We are still waiting for Ontario to submit their action plan,” said Karina Gould, the minister of families, children and social development. “We really can’t move […]