Author: Felton Staff Writer

Big winners in London hospitals‘ Dream Lottery unveiled

Big winners in London hospitals‘ Dream Lottery unveiled

They are regional hospitals, and the winners of the two big prizes from fall Dream Lottery draw reflect that. One is from Leamington, the other from Breslau. But the winner of the 50/50 prize needed some convincing. When she was ed by phone, Heather Whyte told lottery officials, “I feel like I’m being pranked right now.” Whyte then expressed her […]

Multiple zoning appeals challenge York Street safe consumption site plan

Multiple zoning appeals challenge York Street safe consumption site plan

It‘s a major hurdle for those trying to establish a permanent supervised injection site at 446 York Street, currently home to a musical instrument store. Four separate zoning appeals have been filed to the Local Appeals Tribunal in opposition to the proposed location. Drewlo Holdings, which owns a highrise apartment building at York and Colborne streets, Burwell Auto Body on […]

OPP searching for suspect who fled after striking cruisers, injuring officer

OPP searching for suspect who fled after striking cruisers, injuring officer

Police in South Bruce are looking for a suspect after an injured officer fired at a fleeing vehicle in Arran-Elderslie on Thursday morning. OPP say they were investigating a suspect vehicle with one occupant at an address on Greenock-Elderslie Townline around 8:30 a.m. when the incident occurred. During the investigation, the suspect reportedly fled in the vehicle, hitting two cruisers […]

Feds, province could help with Merrymount‘s financial challenges

Feds, province could help with Merrymount‘s financial challenges

The Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre is looking to city hall for financial help, but some responsibility may lie with higher levels of government. Councillor Phil Squire says, “Will the federal government step up and provide a contribution? Will the provincial government?” Squire values the work Merrymount does in the community, but wants city staff to investigate other funding […]

Court to hear request to speed up hearing on OPP commissioner case

Court to hear request to speed up hearing on OPP commissioner case

TORONTO — An Ontario Provincial Police deputy commissioner is asking a court to urgently consider ordering the provincial ombudsman to investigate the appointment of a friend of the premier‘s to the job of top cop. Brad Blair has applied to Ontario‘s Divisional Court in an attempt to force an investigation into the hiring of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as […]

Woman jumps in frigid waters to save dog

Woman jumps in frigid waters to save dog

Provincial police say a woman and her family dog are safe after she jumped into the frigid waters of Long Point Bay to rescue the pooch. They say the incident happened earlier this week, when the dog jumped into the water and the woman called 9-1-1. Police say that instead of waiting for emergency services to arrive, the woman followed […]

SIU completes investigation after man bitten by police dog

SIU completes investigation after man bitten by police dog

Ontario‘s Special Investigations Unit has closed their investigation into an incident involving the London police K-9 Unit. A 34-year-old London man filed a complaint in Nov. 2018 in relation to an incident on Christmas Eve in 2015. Investigators say London police were called to a home for a domestic situation, but the man involved refused officers entry and would not […]