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'Hearing that was brutal': Witness speaks out after EMDC inmate dies in custody

A man says he witnessed a violent altercation at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) last month, the same night police say a man was taken to hospital and pronounced dead. Wes Simpson was at the EMDC the night of Sept. 12, in the cell next to the person he believes was the victim taken to hospital that night, and he doesn't believe the inmate died by suicide.

Wes Simpson speaks with CTV News London's Carlyle Fiset on Sept. 27 about what he witnessed at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre on Sept. 12. (Carlyle Fiset/CTV News London)

Family struggles to access cancer treatment for 11-year-old daughter

Kristy and Dave Costa's world was turned upside down in December 2021 when their young daughter Lacey was diagnosed with cancer. As Lacey continues the battle against stage 4 melanoma, her family is currently trying to get her life-saving treatments, but gaining access to the right medication is another challenge.

11 year-old Lacey Costa, seen in this undated photo, is described by many as a "warrior" as she battles stage 4 melanoma. (Source: Kristy Costa)

Faculty at Western University overwhelmingly approve strike mandate

Members of the faculty association at Western University are ratcheting up the pressure on contract talks later this week. “We are pleased to report that 91 per cent of ballots cast were YES votes, in support of the UWOFA Board of Directors authorizing strike action if necessary,” reads a statement.

Impaired driving causing death trial underway in London, Ont.

A courtroom heard how Beulah Peters, 23, of Munsee-Delaware First Nation had been out partying with her friends on Dec. 2, 2018 when she was struck and killed while walking along Jubilee Road, southwest of London, Ont. The trial, which got underway Monday, is slated to last two weeks.

Bruce Power expanding medical isotope production

Bruce Power produces 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity, but they are quickly making a name for themselves in the world of medical isotopes. But the world’s largest nuclear station, known for creating electricity, is rapidly expanding its medical isotope business. Top Stories


BREAKING | North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains, as the North escalates tests of weapons designed to strike regional U.S. allies.

Reports: Migrant flights' mysterious recruiter identified

The mysterious woman who allegedly lured dozens of migrants on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' flights to Martha's Vineyard from San Antonio has been identified by several media outlets as a former combat medic and U.S. Army counterintelligence agent living in Tampa.