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Londoners rally in support of Black Lives Matter to denounce police brutality – London

Londoners rally in support of Black Lives Matter to denounce police brutality - London

In solidarity with Americans and Canadians protesting the death of George Floyd, a local rally in London has garnered a lot of support. Black Lives Matter London is hosting a physical distancing rally in London’s Victoria Park from 3 to 6 p.m. this Saturday. “A protest is not a solution …

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Teen entrepreneur opens London, Ont., health food store amid coronavirus pandemic – London

Diet & Wellness Health Food Store opened May 11 at 944 Oxford Street E.

Any new business comes with its challenges, but COVID-19 was not something Lana Khadra planned for. At only 19 years old, Khadra is the owner of Diet & Wellness Health Food Store, which opened May 11 on London’s Oxford Street East. MORE: Coronavirus: London businesses embracing first phase of Ontario’s …

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Birthday surprise for 80-year-old retired London, Ont., fire captain amid coronavirus pandemic – London

Birthday surprise for 80-year-old retired London, Ont., fire captain amid coronavirus pandemic - London

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Chartwell Royalcliffe Retirement Home and some family members went the extra mile to surprise one resident for his 80th birthday. On Sunday, retired fire captain William Switzer celebrated the milestone with a surprise birthday drive-by with all of his family and members of the London …

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Londoners encouraged to stay close to home over long weekend amid COVID-19 – London

Pedestrians walking on at trail and Springbank Park in London Ont. May 15, 2020 Sawyer Bogdan

The City of London is encouraging those who want to go outside this long weekend to stay close to home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. This announcement comes after parks have started seeing an increase in pedestrian and cyclist activity. “While many of us may feel uncertain …

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Personal support worker in London Ont. dies of COVID-19, remembered as ‘wonderful employee’ – London

Personal support worker in London Ont. dies of COVID-19, remembered as ‘wonderful employee’ - London

London Ont., has lost its second health-care worker due to COVID-19. Sister Margo Ritchie with Sisters of St. Joseph said Thursday the personal support worker was part of their team for 16 years. “She was a wonderful employee… One of her great gifts besides her skill was her warmth… she …

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Children’s Hospital in London, Ont., launches virtual emergency clinic – London

Children’s Hospital in London, Ont., launches virtual emergency clinic - London

Families with ill children in London, Ont., are no longer required to meet face-to-face with a health-care professional for medical advice during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) announced Monday that it has launched a virtual emergency clinic for families who are concerned their …

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London, Ont., floral shops preparing for busy Mother’s Day amid COVID-19 pandemic – London

London, Ont., floral shops preparing for busy Mother’s Day amid COVID-19 pandemic - London

A local floral shop owner says she and her team have kept very busy this past week preparing for the biggest day on their calendar, coming up on Sunday. “For the floral and garden industry, [Mother’s Day] is the biggest holiday — it’s bigger than Christmas,” said Robin Pero, the …

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London Ont. mothers working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic – London

On a daily basis, moms do not get the credit they deserve for the fantastic work they do, which is especially true for those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. From grocery store cashiers and transit workers to nurses and doctors, many moms are putting the needs …

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London businesses taking cautious approach to Ontario’s reopening of garden, hardware shops – London

London businesses taking cautious approach to Ontario’s reopening of garden, hardware shops - London

As the province gives the green light for some businesses to open their doors to the public, there is a mixed reaction from those on the approved list. On Wednesday, Premier Doug Ford announced that starting Friday, all nurseries and garden centres would be allowed to open, followed by hardware …

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London, Ont. man paying for first responders’ meals at local cafe from May 1 to 5 – London

London, Ont. man paying for first responders’ meals at local cafe from May 1 to 5 - London

A London, Ont. man is giving back to first responders by supporting initiatives introduced by another generous Londoner amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Brad Heslop, the owner of the Early Riser Cafe in north London says he received a call on Thursday from a man named Rick Slee. “Rick reached out …

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