LONDON-FANSHAWE: Riding a rare double NDP fortress in London

LONDON-FANSHAWE THE RIDING Shaped like a backward ‘L’, the mainly urban riding is home to the London International Airport and nearby industries, Fanshawe College, giant defence contractor General Dynamics Land Systems and much of the White Oaks neighbourhood. The riding extends north and east to the city limits, taking in some of London’s rural reaches. […]

ELGIN-MIDDLESEX-LONDON: New MPP guaranteed in rare open race

ELGIN-MIDDLESEX-LONDON THE RIDING The triangle-shaped, urban-rural riding covers all of Elgin County, including St. Thomas, Thames Centre to the east and a significant swath of south London, from the Bostwick neighbourhood to Lambeth. The riding has historically been home to key players Ontario’s in automotive manufacturing sector and is spanned by the Hwy 401. HOTTEST […]

Family pet dies in Owen Sound house fire Monday

A house fire near downtown Owen Sound resulted in the death of a family’s dog Monday morning. Owen Sound Fire Chief Phil Eagleson said the family of four who lives at the home on the corner of 11th and 2nd Avenue West were visiting family when a fire started in their kitchen. A person using […]

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’ […]

Fire guts rooming house, businesses in downtown Hanover

Rick Howald was asleep in the rooming house in Hanover he has called home for almost a year, when the fire alarm went off. Immediately he could see and smell the smoke and knew he had to get out. “I went across the roof and came down the back on the fire escape,” Howald said […]

Local furniture maker retooling to meet hot sauna demand

Durham Furniture has purchased the local Vokes Furniture brand and now the former Vokes Furniture company has a new name and new mission to meet an exploding home outdoor sauna demand. Mike Vokes has opened True North Saunas to build barrel-style outdoor saunas and others with less expensive pine in a market dominated by pricier […]

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