Day: December 22, 2020

Western University appoints first vice-provost, associate vice-president of Indigenous Initiatives – London

Western University’s first vice-provost and associate vice-president of Indigenous Initiatives will be an Anishinabe member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. A recognized leader in Indigenous education, Dr. Christy R. Bressette, whose Anishinabek name is Neeta-Noo-Kee Kwe (Hard-Working Woman), will begin her five-year term on March 1, 2021. Formerly, Bressette was a national coordinator […]

3 Hamilton police officers have knife wounds to face and head after downtown altercation

Three police officers in Hamilton, Ont., have knife injuries to the face and head, but are in stable condition, after an incident with a “person in crisis” in the city’s downtown core. Hamilton Paramedic Service has confirmed that four people, including three police officers, were assessed around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. Const. Krista-Lee Ernst wouldn’t confirm specifics, but […]

Ontario shutdown could create child care challenges to start 2021 in London, Ont. – London

London, Ont., area parents and guardians with kids requiring child care will have to make alternate arrangements to start the New Year following the provincial coronavirus shutdown announcement. On Monday, Premier Doug Ford announced a province-wide shutdown will begin on Dec. 26 and last for four weeks in southern areas of the province and two […]

10 correctional officers face criminal charges in death of Indigenous inmate in St. John’s

Jonathan Henoche, 33, was killed inside Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s in November 2019 while awaiting trial for first-degree murder. (Facebook) Ten correctional officers are facing criminal charges in the death of an Indigenous inmate in St. John’s, including three men charged with manslaughter. Seven more correctional officers are facing charges of criminal negligence causing death […]

Former councillor Dale Henderson remembered as colourful character committed to London – London

Former London city councillor, electrical engineer and entrepreneur Dale Henderson is being remembered for his positive attitude, friendly smile and entrepreneurial spirit. According to an obituary, Henderson died at University Hospital as a result of a stroke on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the age of 74. Read more: Remembering Bill Boland, award-winning volunteer helped bring […]

Safer at Home Programs Provide Relief to Ontario Families

Toronto — The Ontario government is providing new financial supports for individuals, families and small businesses, as they do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the province’s health care system during the Provincewide Shutdown. The province is expanding the Support for Learners program to include secondary school students and lowering electricity […]

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