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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.

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.

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.

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