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Winning $50K lottery ticket stolen from store by employee: OPP

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Article content Two Southwestern Ontario residents face charges after police say a winning lottery ticket with a $50,000 cash prize was stolen and redeemed. The OPP’s investigation and enforcement bureau received information on Dec. 14, 2023, from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. about a suspicious lottery

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Rare snail found near Woodstock in first regional sighting in 20 years

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Article content An endangered tiny snail thought to have vanished from Ontario’s mainland has been found near Woodstock, its first sighting in Southwestern Ontario in 20 years. The discovery of two of the snails is significant because it suggests there may be a path to recover the

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Blast of heat prompts health warnings across Southwestern Ontario

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Article content Public-health officials issued safety warnings on Tuesday morning amid an expected blast of heat that could deliver daytime temperatures of 31 C across Southwestern Ontario. That scorching high – which would tie the record for hottest May 21 ever recorded in London (1941) – was

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Memorial Cup: The skinny on the four rival cities, including London

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Breadcrumb Trail Links Sports News Local News Junior Hockey Hockey Here’s the 101 on the four cities chasing junior hockey’s Memorial Cup in a tournament starting May 24 Published May 20, 2024  •  Last updated 2 hours ago  •  3 minute read Article content With bragging rights on

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Letters to the Editor: May 18, 2024

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Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Letters Cup lids aren’t ‘woke’ Published May 18, 2024  •  Last updated 52 minutes ago  •  4 minute read Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MP Lianne Rood slammed Tim Hortons over “woke” paper lids on its coffee cups in a video posted to social media. (Screengrab) Article content

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Construction company, director hit with six-figure fine over worker’s fatal fall

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Article content A Southwestern Ontario construction company and its director have been fined a combined $117,500 by the province after a worker was killed on the job two years ago. According to the Ministry of Labour, on March 4, 2022, four workers were installing wooden roof trusses

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Kids in London Children’s Aid care being placed in hotels, motels: Union

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Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Published May 16, 2024  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  4 minute read The Children’s Aid Society in London is shown in this Free Press file photo. Article content Child welfare workers are sounding an alarm that children in CAS care are

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Alice Munro, Nobel literature winner from Wingham, dead at 92

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Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Author of the article: Postmedia News The Associated Press Published May 14, 2024  •  Last updated 28 minutes ago  •  9 minute read Author Alice Munro speaks to the media as she receives her Man Booker International award at Trinity College Dublin, in

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Sport notes: London Majors start season; Listowel Cyclones with Jr. B title

A collection of news and notes from across the Southwestern Ontario sports scene MAJORS START STRONG: The London Majors opened their 2024 Intercounty Baseball League regular season with a dramatic 7-5 victory over the Maple Leafs at Toronto’s Christie Pits on Sunday. Tommy Reyes-Cruz doubled home veteran

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Manufacturing sector’s next challenge: Retirements loom as production booms

More than 70,000 workers are retiring from industrial workplaces during the next four years, just as demand will spike for more manufacturing employees with the start of electric-vehicle battery production across Ontario. A recent report from the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters shed light on the expected retirement