‘Here to stay’: A COVID-19 snapshot for London, Middlesex County

London’s COVID metrics are holding relatively steady so far this fall, as the province pushes ahead into the post-emergency phase of the pandemic. Two-and-a-half years since the first wave, and with flu season around the corner, here’s a snapshot of COVID-19 activity in the London area and what’s on the horizon. Case counts The number […]

Pumpkinfest returns to Port Elgin this weekend

Pumpkinfest 2022 returns to downtown Port Elgin this Saturday and Sunday, with a midway sneak-peek for locals Friday night from 5 to about 10 p.m. in Pumpkinfest Village, by the old arena. Pumpkinfest was greatly diminished over the past two years by the threat of COVID-19. This year, with nearly all COVID-19 mandatory public health […]

Judge rejects students’ challenge of Western University COVID booster rules

A challenge of Western University’s COVID-19 booster dose mandate by five students has been dismissed in court. The written decision, delivered by Ontario Superior Court Justice Kelly Tranquilli, found Western officials are within their power to enact the COVID-19 booster mandate and collecting personal health data from students and staff is necessary to administer the […]

Influenza A makes early appearance in Grey-Bruce

Someone in Bruce County has tested positive for the flu, a sign the annual respiratory bug has come early this year, the Grey Bruce Health Unit announced Thursday. Influenza A was lab-confirmed Sept. 20. In years immediately before COVID-19 in Grey-Bruce, it was confirmed by a lab on Nov. 18, 2018 and on Nov. 20, […]

New inductees added to local Sports Wall of Fame

Kincardine is honouring 10 area athletes and supporters for their contributions to local sport. On Sept. 20, the 2022 Sports Wall of Fame induction ceremony was held at Bar Down, combining inductees from 2020 and 2021, as no ceremonies have been held since 2019 due to COVID-19 restrictions. “We again extend our congratulations to these […]

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