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Special weather statement issued for Wednesday

A cold front will move into the London, Ont. area Wednesday, with rain and strong winds expected. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of winds gusting upward of 80 km/h Wednesday in London.

Powerful waves are seen on the waters of Port Stanley over the weekend of Nov. 19 - 20, 2022, as lake-effect storms battered areas of southern Ontario with fierce winds and heavy snowfall. (Source: Cody Evans)

Trudeau accepts portrait of his father by London, Ont. artist

London artist Eric Drummond said he is honoured Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accepted a portrait of his late father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau. The painting was presented to the prime minister by London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos last week.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accepts a sketch portrait of his father Pierre Elliott Trudeau by London, Ont. artist Eric Drummond. The portrait was presented by London-Fanshawe MP Peter Fragiskatos. (Peter Fragiskatos/Twitter)

Frustration in London after province fast tracks controversial housing bill

Just a week after council warned that the province’s housing plan would create a massive financial hole at London city hall — Bill 23 has been approved at Queen’s Park. Hours after the provincial government’s decision, municipal politicians reiterated their concerns at a meeting of London’s Planning and Environment Committee.

Staffing woes at city hall put squeeze on new developments

City hall’s building department faces a staffing shortage even as London, Ont. experiences near-record demand for construction approvals. According to civic administration, 77 per cent of building applications for single-family homes are being processed by the 10 business day deadline.

Cyber Monday sales poised to exceed $11 billion

After Black Friday sales eclipsed $9 billion, online sales are expected to continue a torrent pace this week. A report by Adobe Analytics estimates Cyber Monday sales will hit $11.2 billion, with many of those sales coming on big ticket and gadget purchases. But while emails advertising sales flood our inbox, some of those links may lead to fraudulent websites.

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