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Great Lakes for Sale: Veteran activist and author puts renewed spotlight on diverting Great Lakes water

Great Lakes for Sale: Veteran activist and author puts renewed spotlight on diverting Great Lakes water

Tracking Michigan’s environmental issues has been a long, rewarding and at times arduous undertaking for Dave Dempsey.  

He was an environment adviser to former Michigan Gov. James Blanchard in the 1980s and now provides policy advice to the Traverse City non-profit For Love of Water. In between were stops at the Michigan Environmental Council and the International Joint Commission.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Shots while you shop: COVID vaccine clinic sets up at London mall

With case counts on the rise in London and across Ontario, the London-area health unit is offering COVID-19 shots to shoppers at a busy north-end mall ahead of the holidays. Middlesex-London Health Unit holds its first mobile vaccination clinic of the season at Masonville Place starting at noon Wednesday and will stay at the site […]

City hall briefs: Daytime debates; advisory groups; new appointments

A collection of news and notes from Tuesday night’s political debates at London city hall: Daytime council meetings get nod A long-running debate about when city council should meet turned a corner on Tuesday, when politicians voted to move those meetings to the daytime hours. The strategic priorities and policy committee voted 11-4 to recommend […]

‘Multiple’ pedestrians among nine injured in west London crash

Nine people were hurt – including three with critical injuries – in a crash Tuesday night involving several pedestrians and vehicles in west London. A spokesperson for Middlesex-London Paramedic Services said eight people were taken to hospital and one was assessed at the scene following the crash at about 6:45 p.m. on Riverside Drive west […]

Stapleton live in London in April

​London is the first Canadian stop on country headliner Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show tour. Stapleton, who performed virtually at Monday’s CCMA Awards show at Budweiser Gardens, will return to the venue live April 28. A multiple Grammy and Country Music Association awards winner, Stapleton was forced to postpone and reschedule or cancel many […]

Drastic measures on the table as city targets downtown vacancies

Expropriation, tax penalties, “proactive rezoning” in London’s downtown. It all spells one thing. City council is getting desperate. A unanimous vote Tuesday to charge ahead with a core area vacancy strategy led to a debate among city politicians about how to encourage revitalization and penalize those holding the area back. Calling downtown London’s “calling card,” […]

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