Southwestern Ontario

Nepotism in city hall crosshairs

Is nepotism a problem in city hall’s workforce?<p>One city politician isn’t sure – but he knows there are too many people who fear it is, so he’s …

City Halls

Elderly Windsor man accused of historical sexual assaults

A 73-year-old Windsor man is facing multiple sexual assault charges in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred more than 30 years ago — and …

Crime

Teen drives through middle of roundabout

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CTV National News

Windsor con artist ordered to pay back victims of vacation property fraud

Fraudster Matthew Jonsson made a living ripping people off through the popular world of online cottage rentals.The Windsor man would collect photos …

Southern Ontario

Man found dead inside power station ID'd

Police have identified a 64-year-old whose body was found inside a power station southwest of Woodstock.<p>Emergency crews were called to a Hydro One …

Crime

Medical marijuana: Lambton County may soon be home to $30-million, 250-job factory producing medicinal pot

A British Columbia-based company has applied to Health Canada for a licence to grow and process medical marijuana in Lambton County.

Cannabis

Chatham-Kent police hand out 25 speeding tickets in 2 hours

It appears speeding concerns in Chatham-Kent are valid.<p>The Chatham-Kent police traffic unit conducted a speed enforcement blitz on Charing Cross Road …

Southern Ontario

Human remains discovered: police

Police are investigating the discovery of human remains in a community southwest of London.<p>The remains, confirmed as human Thursday, were found in a …

Human Remains

Playgrounds removed with no replacement plan called a 'crazy thing'

It’s a “crazy thing,” to rip out a playground and have no game plan for replacing it, says grandparent Gary Graves.The South Windsor man is one of a …

Southern Ontario

LHIN adds eight doctors to administration team

Southwestern Ontario’s health-care administrator is taking the old advice to “ask your doctor” to a whole new level.

Health Care

Western Mustangs: QB Merchant getting comfortable with new offence

Changes have been such a large part of Chris Merchant’s football life that one more isn’t going to cause him to lose much sleep.

Bo Levi Mitchell

Kitchen: Western University grad tops Kickstarter with app-operated slow cooker

A Western University grad is enjoying a huge wave of crowdfunding support for a gadget that can cook a gourmet meal remotely with a smartphone app.

Southern Ontario

Transit trumps all at city hall: poll

Bus rapid transit. High speed rail. Traffic-clogged streets.<p>More than one in three Londoners call transportation London’s biggest issue, a …

Cities

Protesters block wind-turbine sites

Protesters blocked the entrances to three wind-turbine construction sites near Chatham Thursday morning.<p>The protest group, Water Wells First, has for …

Southern Ontario

Q and A: Gene Simmons does what he wants

KISS fans, remain calm: KISS is not retiring.<p>You have the assurance of KISS bassist and co-founder Gene Simmons who’ll be playing Caesars Windsor on …

Southern Ontario

Brantford teen maturing into a jazz sensation

On an album of mostly self-penned ballads, Without a Little Rain, Avery Raquel lets ‘er rip on her rendition of the Beatles’ “Oh! Darling.”

Canadian News

Windsor astronomy fans prepare for biggest solar eclipse since 1979

Anticipation is building for the afternoon of Aug. 21, when North America will experience its most significant solar eclipse in decades. Here’s what …

Astronomy

DNA testing reveals family secret

Dear Amy: About a year ago, I used one of those genetic testing services. The website shows other users who share genetics with you, and allows …

Southern Ontario

London paramedics took a construction worker to hospital after he was shocked at a site Wednesday

Middlesex-London EMS took one person to the hospital with injuries from an electrical shock at a north London house construction site on Wednesday.

Southern Ontario

Another inmate dead at London jail

A third inmate in three months has died at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC), <i>The Free Press</i> has learned.<p>London police confirmed they were …

Southern Ontario

Tricar intense with development

London city council wants intensified development. Now they have another chance to seize it.<p>Later this month, politicians will debate a major …

Southern Ontario

Dog won’t leave owner’s grave

There is little doubt that Capitan — a devoted German shepherd — is a very good boy.

Dogs

Rome man confesses to killing sister, tossing body parts in trash

ROME — A man in Rome confessed to authorities Wednesday to killing his sister, whose dismembered legs were accidentally found in a city trash bin …

Crime

Does your city councillor deserve a raise?

City politicians may be in for a significant pay bump -- to the tune of more than $10,000 each – starting next term.<p>A task force that reviewed the …

Southern Ontario

Drowned teen failed swim test prior to school's Algonquin canoe trip: TDSB

More than half the students on a school canoe trip that ended in tragedy last month could not swim and should never have been allowed to go to …

Southern Ontario

Man violates court-ordered ban almost immediately

A Sarnia man was given jail time after violating a ban on communicating with a woman -- the same day it was issued.<p>The man, 32, was sentenced behind …

Crime

London police say a motorcyclist who flew over his handlebars in a close call Wednesday suffered non-life-threatening injuries

A motorcyclist was injured when he flew over his handlebars in a close call along an east London street Wednesday afternoon.

Southern Ontario

Couple's arranged marriage, a 19-year 'love story', coming to tragic end

David and Elizabeth Weinlick’s life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined …

Marriage

London man dies in Erieau

A 57-year-old London man was pronounced dead at the Erieau Marina on Monday night.

Southern Ontario

Logan Couture’s effort to boost brain research gets full support in its first try

A couple of years ago, Drew Doughty suffered a freak concussion during an on-ice collision in a summer skating session at Budweiser Gardens. The fear …

Ice Hockey