Author: The London Free Press

Wild storm lashes London, Southwestern Ontario

A strong, short-lived storm passing through Southwestern Ontario wreaked havoc in London Saturday, downing trees across the city and leaving hundreds without power. Environment Canada had issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the London region, calling for strong winds and showers. Heavy rain began falling before noon, with many Londoners taking to social media to […]

In house-starved London, builders back Doug Ford’s re-election

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford clinched another building sector endorsement as he pledged to increase housing supply at a campaign stop in London Saturday morning. The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), an industry group that represents homebuilders in the province, is throwing its support behind the PCs, the latest trade group to endorse the […]

LFP ARCHIVES: Closing the financial books on the Buxbaum murder

Longtime LFP journalist Chip Martin chronicled the Hanna Buxbaum murder for decades, including in his book Buxbaum: A Murderous Affair. The final financial details of the aftermath played out in a London courtroom and Martin covered that with this story, first published in the Dec. 21, 2012 edition of The London Free Press: “This is […]

London Lightning back where they belong: In NBL championship final

The London Lightning are back in the National Basketball League of Canada final for the sixth time in their 10-season history. The Bolts booked their latest ticket with a dramatic 110-108 victory before 1,859 at Windsor’s WFCU Centre Friday, completing the three-game semifinal sweep of the rival Express. Big man Amir Williams converted the decisive […]

Gas leak derails London Majors’ celebratory home opener

The London Majors’ 2022 home opener was suspended and Labatt Park was evacuated due to a gas leak Friday night. Paramedics were on scene to treat a handful of staff with minor injuries and local police helped clear the historic diamond of nearly 4,000 fans at the first Intercounty Baseball League tilt since the Majors’ […]

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