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London Ont. Olympic champ bobsledder in hospital with COVID-19

London Ont. Olympic champ bobsledder in hospital with COVID-19

Olympic champion bobsledder Alex Kopacz of London Ont. Canada has been hospitalized with COVID-19. The 31-year-old brakeman entered London’s University Hospital on Wednesday and required oxygen to help him breathe. “I’ve never felt so close to my own death before,” Kopacz told The Canadian Press from his hospital room …

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LHSC declares COVID-19 outbreak in the emergency department at University Hospital – London

LHSC declares COVID-19 outbreak in the emergency department at University Hospital - London

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared for the emergency department at London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) University Hospital (UH) on London, Ont., Friday. LHSC reports that there is currently six staff associated with the outbreak and no cases linked to patients or specific exposures to patients at this …

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Coronavirus vaccinations expected to ramp up in London and Middlesex in the new year – London

Coronavirus vaccinations expected to ramp up in London and Middlesex in the new year - London

Dr. Adam Dukelow, LHSC’s chief medical officer, anticipates they will be able to vaccinate up to 500 people per day with the coronavirus vaccine starting Jan. 4. “We will vaccinate approximately 300 people (Tuesday) and ramp up our capacity to vaccinate approximately 420 each day starting (Wednesday),” Dukelow said. …

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London’s New Year’s Eve virtual celebration to pay tribute to front-line workers – London

London’s New Year’s Eve virtual celebration to pay tribute to front-line workers - London

Although people can’t gather in Victoria Park this New Year’s Eve, there will still be an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks to front-line workers. Instead of a regular celebration, chair of the New Year’s Eve Planning Committee, Marcus Plowright, and Mario Circelli have organized the Everyday Heroes: London …

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Coronavirus: City of London releases list of facilities closed for provincewide lockdown – London

Coronavirus: City of London releases list of facilities closed for provincewide lockdown - London

Community centres, arenas, rinks and aquatics facilities are just some of the temporary closures to come as part of Ontario’s provincewide COVID-19 shutdown. On Monday, the province announced that starting Dec. 26, Ontario will be going into a provincewide lockdown for four weeks. Due to the lockdown, the City …

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Coronavirus: London, Ont., businesses respond to COVID-19 lockdown – London

Ivanopoblano and organic Mexican food restaurant on Wharncliffe Rd S in London On. July 16, 2020

Local businesses are fearful of the future with the announcement of a province-wide coronavirus lockdown starting Boxing Day. On Monday, Premier Doug Ford announced that starting Dec. 26, all regions would be entering a lockdown, which would be 14 days for those in the north and 28 days for …

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London city council approves film investment, lower property tax increase for 2021 draft budget – London

London city council approves film investment, lower property tax increase for 2021 draft budget - London

The City of London has made some cuts to the bottom line in the 2021 budget draft to help London property owners who might be struggling during the pandemic. Council approved a 3.4-per cent tax increase for 2021 as opposed to the original 4.4 per cent increase originally planned …

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COVID-19 case identified at before-and-after-school program at Arthur Ford Public School in London, Ont. – London

COVID-19 case identified at before-and-after-school program at Arthur Ford Public School in London, Ont. - London

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) says a positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in the before-and-after-school program at Arthur Ford Public School. Read more: Sir Arthur Carty in London, Ont. says COVID-19 cases involve 4 students from 2 families According to the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB), …

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COVID-19 cases confirmed at Lambeth Public School – London

COVID-19 cases confirmed at Lambeth Public School - London

The Thames Valley District School Board has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 at Lambeth Public School in London. The TVDSB said all staff, parents, and guardians at the school have been contacted. The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) is currently investigating the case, identifying the individual’s close contacts, and directly …

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Coronavirus: London reopens some community centres and arenas – London

Coronavirus: London reopens some community centres and arenas - London

Heading into fall, the City of London is in the process of reopening community centres and arenas to allow for recreational programming to restart amid the coronavirus pandemic. The city initially closed all areas and community centres in March in response to the spread of the virus. The reopening …

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