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London joins pilot project testing wastewater for coronavirus – London

London joins pilot project testing wastewater for coronavirus - London

The City of London is participating in a study to test the city’s wastewater for evidence of the novel coronavirus. From July 16 to July 19, daily samples were taken from the Greenway Wastewater Treatment Plant, which treats 60 per cent of London’s wastewater. The test is meant to provide …

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Middlesex-London Health Unit mandates masks for transit riders, some businesses

Middlesex-London Health Unit mandates masks for transit riders, some businesses

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) says the time has come to implement a mandatory mask policy — in certain, “specific circumstances” — in an effort to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, medical officer of health Dr. Chris Mackie announced masks will …

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Coronavirus: City of London, Ont., expanding access to some services – London

Coronavirus: City of London, Ont., expanding access to some services - London

As the province continues to reopen, the City of London is giving residents more access to services starting next week. On Monday, June 15, City Hall will be open to anyone apply for marriage licences, commissioning documents, burial permits, MFIPPA requests, in-person tax payments and in-person payment of invoices during …

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London Ont., standing up against racism, police brutality Saturday – London

London Ont., standing up against racism, police brutality Saturday - London

One large rally, several smaller protests and a march are all set to take place Saturday in London Ont., in solidarity with Americans and Canadians protesting the death of George Floyd. Black Lives Matter London is hosting a physical distancing rally in Victoria Park from 3 to 6 p.m. June …

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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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