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Homelessness, poverty top concern by far of Londoners: Survey

Ahead of a tough budget cycle coming at London city hall, a new survey of Londoners suggests the homeless crisis dwarfs all other issues and many would rather see taxes hiked than services cut. City council’s strategic priorities and policy committee will receive the city’s draft 2024-27 budget at a meeting early next week. Budget […]

Politicians endorse ban on images of fetuses on London streets

City councillors voiced their support Tuesday for banning the display of “graphic images” of fetuses on London streets. Members of city council’s community and protective services committee voted unanimously at a meeting Tuesday to have city staff draft an amendment to a bylaw that would prevent the display of images of fetuses by anti-abortion groups […]

Growing pains: London’s big-ask budget lineup growing

Police, public transit – and now, libraries and cultural groups. The mounting cost pressures on London city council keep coming as the politicians get ready to crack open their draft budget books this month, with the latest big increase sought from a library system whose boss says it’s been “underfunded for years.” The city’s museum […]

London’s first winter shelter beds set to open Friday

A London agency faces a tight timeline to open 120 emergency shelter beds for the homeless this winter. Ark Aid Street Mission is set to open the first 30 beds in London’s winter response plan on Friday. The remaining 90 beds included in the $3-million plan approved by city council at a meeting Tuesday will […]

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