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London’s role as refuge for southern slave owners exposed in book

Some of London, Ont.’s founding families are buried just feet from fugitive slave owners who fled their plantations. Brian Martin, author of a new book, says his findings reveal a fuller picture of Canada’s complex history as a refuge for people escaping slavery, and as a safe haven for some slave owners.

Author Brian "Chip" Martin shows the gravestone of slave owner Gabriel Manigault who found refuge in London, Ont., as seen on Oct. 4, 2022. (Daryl Newcombe/CTV News London)

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Who is running in the 2022 municipal election in London

London and area voters will head to the polls on Monday, Oct. 24 to elect the next round of municipal mayors, councillors and school board trustees. The upcoming election will be to choose local leaders for a term of office starting Nov. 15 to Nov. 14, 2026.

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'This is a sacred symbol': Holy Roller vandalized again

Months after London, Ont.’s famed Holy Roller was returned to Victoria Park after a year-long restoration, the WWII-era Sherman tank has once again been vandalized. Over the weekend, it was discovered that a suspect(s) had taken an object and carved words onto the front of the tank.

London, Ont.'s Holy Roller is seen in Victoria Park on August 28, 2022. (Brent Lale/CTV News London)

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Retreating Russians leave their comrades' bodies behind

Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so rapidly that they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow's latest military defeat as it struggles to hang on to four regions of Ukraine that it illegally annexed last week.

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