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Letters to the Editor: May 25, 2024

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Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Letters Dam lament Published May 25, 2024  •  Last updated 55 minutes ago  •  5 minute read Mitchell Wright, 17, laughs as his grandfather Herb Kroger had a hard entry into his kayak below Springbank Dam in this file photo. (Mike Hensen/The London Free

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London’s outside civic workers reject contract offer

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Article content London’s outside workers, the ones who maintain roads and parks, have rejected a contract agreement their union struck with the city, sending both sides back to the bargaining table. Only 300 of the 770 members of Local 107 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees,

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Quiet time: Why London is looking at extending curfew for gas mowers

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Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News City council is looking at prolonging the time, under the noise bylaw, when residents are prohibited from using gas-powered equipment on their lawns or gardens, part of an effort to encourage the uptake of electric alternatives. Published May 23, 2024  • 

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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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Vacant core office building owner taps city fund for apartment overhaul

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Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Vacant over the past six years in the heart of downtown London. Ready for occupancy by this fall. Published May 23, 2024  •  Last updated 57 minutes ago  •  3 minute read The building at 166-170 Dundas St., at the corner of Dundas

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Towers, traffic headaches and one politician’s concerns over ‘bad infill’

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Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Published May 23, 2024  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  3 minute read Ward 6 Coun. Sam Trosow speaks about a proposed 25-storey apartment building near the intersection of Wonderland Road North and Beaverbrook Avenue at a meeting of city council’s

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Pressured by residents, politicians close ‘back door’ to homeless hub

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Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News A homeless hub on a south London site was not on the table at London city hall on Wednesday, but politicians voted to make sure it won’t happen later without extra hurdles Published May 22, 2024  •  4 minute read Ross

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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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South-end homeless hub ‘dead in the water’ but neighbours still on edge

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Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Published May 19, 2024  •  Last updated 41 minutes ago  •  4 minute read Ross Rains of Focal Point Group, a local office rental business, owns a building at 743 Wellington Rd. in London – formerly home to radio station AM 1290 –

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Parents raise alarm about overcrowding at London elementary school

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Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Parents of children at Sir Arthur Carty school in south London are speaking out about safety concerns caused by an increase in enrolment Published May 15, 2024  •  Last updated 16 minutes ago  •  3 minute read Sir Arthur Carty Catholic elementary

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Electrical issue forces London city hall evacuation

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Ark Aid seeking break from city on parking fees for volunteers

An agency in line for additional funding of $700,000 from city hall is asking it for one more reprieve — free parking for its volunteers at a city-owned parking lot. In a letter to city council that is on the agenda for its meeting Tuesday, Sarah Campbell,