Author: The London Free Press

Ford tours Wheatley blast site, ‘very set back’ by damage: C-K mayor

Premier Doug Ford made a surprise visit Tuesday to Wheatley, pledging the province’s support as the community deals with the aftermath of an explosion last month that levelled two buildings and injured 20 people. Ford and Greg Rickford, minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, toured the blast site and met with senior […]

‘Life-changing’: London hospital team helps allergic patients get COVID vaccine

Doctors at St. Joseph’s Health Care London are helping patients with allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccine ingredients safely get the doses, reaching high-risk people who might otherwise go unvaccinated. The clinic sees people who have had a bad allergic reaction to their first COVID-19 vaccine dose or a known allergy to components of the shots, […]

Farmer: Market turfed me for selling inexpensive corn

A Huron County farmer is calling foul after he said he was booted from a Stratford farmers’ market when he refused to raise the price of his corn. Oliver Papple, a regular vendor at the market, said he’s frustrated over what he describes as “price-fixing” after being asked by market managers to increase the price of […]

First London-area COVID-19 school outbreak of the new school year declared

Public health officials are declaring a COVID-19 outbreak at a London French-language elementary school, less than two weeks into the start of the school year. The Middlesex-London Health Unit declared the outbreak at École élémentaire La Pommeraie, in southwest London, Friday after a fourth person at the school tested positive for COVID-19. The health unit’s […]

Elderly woman is London-area’s first fully vaccinated COVID fatality

A woman in her 80s is the first London-area resident to die of COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated against the virus. Her death was recorded this weekend. Tuesday, public-health officials announced the virus-related death of a local man in his 60s who was unvaccinated – with the two successive fatalities bringing the London-area pandemic death […]

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