Lawsuit: Condo buyers fighting 25% price hike blamed on COVID-19

Some buyers in a Tillsonburg condominium complex are suing its developer after being hit with a price increase of up to $95,000 a unit, about one year after they bought, because of extra construction costs from the pandemic. It’s the second such housing conflict in Ontario in days, a hot market priced beyond reach of […]

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 25

Vaccine not perfect, but doing its job We live in a free country and we are all granted freedom of speech. But enough is enough. The COVID vaccinations have not given anyone a third ear or a tail. This is not a perfect vaccine but it is doing its job and helping us through the […]

Arra encourages child vaccination as first school outbreak declared

Grey-Bruce saw 10 new COVID cases reported Thursday, which included an outbreak declaration at Holland Chatsworth Central School and an increase of dismissed school cohorts and high-risk contacts. It serves as a reminder to parents to look closely at vaccinating their kids said Dr. Ian Arra, the local medical officer of health, in an interview. […]

Pandemic Black Friday: Will shoppers show up?

If you have a Black Friday sale in a pandemic, will they come? London business owners will have their answer at the end of this week, and one local retailer says there have been promising signs ahead of this year’s sales. “We’re definitely seeing a resurgence of people wanting to escape the house and visit […]

Union cites toxic workplace as burnout hits local health unit workers

The head of the union for hundreds of Middlesex-London Health Unit workers says its members are “constantly” sharing concerns about a toxic workplace, but scared to proceed with formal complaints. Burnout after nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic is a major issue, said Steven Holland, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local […]

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