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Why office-to-housing conversions are catching on in London

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Article content London has awarded its first city subsidy to help convert empty downtown office space into housing. Jonathan Juha breaks down the concept and why it’s catching on here and elsewhere. Article content WHAT ARE OFFICE-TO-HOUSING CONVERSIONS? During his state of the city address in January, London Mayor

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London-area home construction figures tick up, bucking Ontario, national trend

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Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News The London area is bucking Ontario’s home construction trend, with the region seeing more housing starts so far this year than in 2023, new figures show. Published May 23, 2024  •  3 minute read Apartment building construction continued at the site of a former hospital

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New LHSC boss expected to shake things up: ‘Watch for major changes’

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Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Major change may be in store for London Health Sciences Centre as its new, interim boss has a history of making things happen in health care. Published May 22, 2024  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  4 minute read David Musyj,

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Opinion | Line 5 is unnecessary and poses a catastrophic risk to Great Lakes | Bridge Michigan

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Enbridge, Inc’s sprawling gas and oil pipelines span the northern United States and Canada. Among them is Line 5, a currently contested, 71-year-old pipeline that runs across Wisconsin and Michigan. In Wisconsin, it crosses sovereign lands of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of

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Detroit approved concrete mixing plant built illegally, records show | Bridge Michigan

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But the company may be in violation of one of the stipulations that requires a 250-foot setback  distance from residential homes or commercial buildings. Measuring from some parts of the lot, the operation encroaches on residential homes.  In February, as the concrete site was seeing a flurry

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Detroit’s approval of concrete mixing plant questioned | Bridge Michigan

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But the company may be in violation of one of the stipulations that requires a 250-foot setback  distance from residential homes or commercial buildings. Measuring from some parts of the lot, the operation encroaches on residential homes.  In February, as the concrete site was seeing a flurry

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16 years after it busted, Springbank Dam saga nears conclusion

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Article content The long saga of London’s broken Springbank Dam should be finished by year’s end, almost two decades after it busted during testing. A report going to city council’s planning committee this week says the partial removal of the structure will start in July and be

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Woman, 76, readies for long-sought high school graduation: ‘I did it’

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Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Lina Philippon has plans for her high school diploma. Author of the article: Paul Morden  •  Sarnia Observer Published May 18, 2024  •  Last updated 2 hours ago  •  3 minute read Lina Philippon. (Paul Morden/Sarnia Observer) Photo by Paul Morden /The

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Brews News: Dundas and Sons tap out after good run

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Breadcrumb Trail Links Life Food Dreams come true, dreams die. Dundas and Sons, the microbrewer in London’s Old East Village has taken the ride. Author of the article: Wayne Newton  •  Special to Postmedia News Published May 18, 2024  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  3 minute

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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