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1 in 4 Ontario farmers contemplated suicide in past 12 months: Study

There’s no way around it — Farming is one of the most stressful occupations on the planet. “Seventy six per cent of farmers are self identifying as having moderate to high stress levels. In general, that is much higher stress levels than the general population,” said Ontario Federation of Agriculture President Peggy Brekveld.

(Scott Miller/CTV News London)

Many trapped in Florida as Ian heads toward South Carolina

Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through flooded streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped after Hurricane Ian destroyed homes and businesses and left millions in the dark. The destruction began to come into focus a day after Ian made landfall in Florida as one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the U.S.

Newest Dream Lottery home unveiled in Talbotville, Ont.

The Dream Lottery, supporting hospitals in London, Ont. is letting the sunshine into its latest dream home. The grand prize residence, located in a new neighbourhood in Talbotville, features tall windows, a glass doorway and has a value of nearly $1.8 million.

Owner’s inaction leaves demolition of fire-gutted Dairy Queen to city hall

Fire ravaged and forgotten, the remains of a former Dairy Queen may soon have a date with the wrecking ball. On Aug. 10, city officials issued a Property Standards Order to make the building safe — but due to inaction by the owner, civic administration now recommend the municipality demolish what remains at the owner’s expense.

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