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Controlling COVID is up to all of us
It is a New Year, and a new semester. Just as this has been a challenging past year, the New Year brings its own set of unique challenges. Read this article

Fanshawe College mourns international student
Fanshawe College is mourning the loss of a young international student killed in a crash in north London on Jan. 6. Read this article

Nursing students left in the dark following University Hospital outbreak
Editor's note: The names of nursing students in this article have been changed for their privacy. When Lisa Walters arrived at her University Hospital nursing placement Nov. 11, she knew she was entering a hospital with a COVID-19 outbreak. Read this article
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London moves into 'orange zone' with new restrictions
London transitioned into the 'orange-restrict' level of Ontario's coronavirus regulations on Dec.6. Read this article
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Black Lives Matter today, but for how long?
Whether it's masks, t-shirts, posters, graffiti, I see London Ontario is finally listening more intently to those who have been trying to speak. Read this article

London Police launch Project LEARN as students return to school
London Police Services launched Project LEARN (Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise) on Sept. 6. Read this article

Student in residence among 28 and counting to test positive at Western University
A student living in Western University's residence has tested positive for COVID-19, along with 27 other students. Read this article

Community outbreak declared; nine and counting Western students test positive for Covid-19
As of Sept. 15, nine Western University students have tested positive for COVID-19 after the London Middlesex Health Unit (MLHU) declared a community outbreak on Sept. 13. Read this article

Hundreds attend London's Defund Police rally
Hundreds of Londoners gathered in Victoria Park on Aug. 29 as part of a nationwide rally to defund Canada's police services. Read this article

Masks and face coverings now mandatory in London's enclosed public spaces
City Council has passed a temporary by-law requiring London residents to wear a face covering or mask in all enclosed publicly-accessibly spaces, effective immediately. Read this article

Fanshawe researching potential COVID-19 treatment
A treatment for COVID-19 could come from Fanshawe's main campus in London Ont. Read this article

COVID-19 field hospital to be finished by Friday
A temporary field hospital for recovering London and area COVID-19 patients is expected to be completed by Friday. Read this article

City of London declares state of emergency due to COVID-19
London's acting mayor Jesse Helmer and London Mayor Ed Holder have declared a state of emergency for the City of London due to growing 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Read this article

Londoners protest in solidarity in Wet'suwet'en
On Feb. 28, Idle No More-London, Red Warriors, and Climate Justice London held an emergency protest in solidarity with Tyendinaga and Wet'suwet'en. Read this article

Canada Life Youth United accepting grant applications
Canada Life Youth United, part of United Way Elgin Middlesex, is encouraging youth to make a difference in their community. Read this article

Ontario Summer Games returning to London
The Forest City is going to host the Ontario Summer Games for a second time. Read this article

Green bin program an educational opportunity
A composting program for the City of London received green thumbs up during multi-year budget talks. Read this article

Fanshawe part of federal pre-budget consultations
Stakeholders from across London met at Fanshawe College with members of the federal government to discuss Budget 2020. Read this article

RETWEET is your new favourite podcast
RETWEET is a thought-provoking podcast which I encourage all podcast lovers to listen to. Read this article

Dundas Place reopens to traffic
Ward 13 City Councillor Arielle Kayabaga and London Mayor Ed Holder placed the last brick into London's first flexible street to celebrate the end of its main construction. Read this article

Fanshawe's downtown addition wins award
The team behind the design of 130 Dundas Street has been recognized with an Urban Design Award from the City of London for their innovative reuse of the former Kingsmill's department store building. Read this article

Atlohsa bridging gaps found in London’s homelessness crisis
When there were less crash beds available in London, Atlohsa's Family Healing Services brought in a resting space. Read this article

Intersex flag at City Hall celebrates milestones
A Friday morning gathering in Victoria Park honoured the intersex community and local milestones. Read this article

Project LEARN 2019 sees less warnings, tickets, and charges
Project LEARN 2019 resulted in 30 provincial offence notices, 17 of the tickets regarding the nuisance by-law, 97 warnings, three arrests, and one federal charge. Read this article

Full-time student bus passes unaffected by LTC fare increase
Londoners will see local bus fare prices go up when the big apple drops and 2020 begins. Read this article

Richmond and York re-opens
Drivers and cyclists facing downtown construction as part of their daily commute can rejoice as they cruise down Richmond Street. Read this article

Walk commemorates young girl's life, 50 years after death
Fifty years after she was abducted and murdered, a young girl's life continues to be commemorated with the annual Oct. 4 Walk for Jackie English. Read this article

City of London provides federal election resources
The City of London is preparing Londoners for the upcoming federal election (Oct. 21) with a suite of online resources. Read this article

Fanshawe working with London Jobs Now to connect employers to graduates, students
Fanshawe College is connecting its students to the regional job market. A City of London press release said the College joined the London Jobs Now Task Force. Read this article

City moves forward with transit projects
The federal government has made its largest one-time funding pledge to London by way of $123 million towards transit and transit-supportive projects. Read this article

Rare core construction season continues
During the summer of 2019, three core construction projects occupied the downtown core, with two still in the works. Read this article

Justin Trudeau speaks at 25th annual Sunfest opening ceremony
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance at the opening ceremony for the 25th annual TD Sunfest along with other local MPs, MPPs, and London mayor Ed Holder.  Read this article

London first city in Canada to offer menstrual equity
Earlier in the spring, London passed a motion making it the first city in all of Canada to offer free feminine hygiene products in all city-owned, publicly accessible buildings. Read this article

12 Days of Cleaning
London mayor Ed Holder visited Fanshawe on April 16 to launch a 12 Days of Cleaning campaign. Read this article

Funding announcement "disappointing" for Ontario sexual assault centres
The director of a London-based sexual assault centre is saying that the Ford government is not providing enough funding to meet an increasing demand for its services. Read this article

Ontario lottery winner to create new pot shopping experience
Buying weed in London may soon be as easy as picking up milk, thanks to a new partnership between the world's largest cannabis company and a major North American convenience store operator. Read this article

Anova London in the process of developing pet policy
Anova London, a recent merger of Women's Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London, is in the process of developing a policy to allow residents to bring their pets in to stay with them at the shelter. Read this article

Fanshawe community protests OSAP changes
Fanshawe students and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) have joined in on the province-wide outcry against recently announced changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Read this article

"Our world is falling apart": Local protesters march against pipeline, RCMP
A demonstration led by local Indigenous communities took to the streets of downtown London on Jan. 9 as part of a national protest against the federal government and plans for a TransCanada pipeline. Read this article

Newly elected councillor makes local history
Arielle Kayabaga, the first black female city councillor in London, was inspired to run because of the lack of representation in politics. Read this article

London Police: London "absolutely a hub" for human trafficking
More than two dozen men were charged with obtaining sexual services and contact was made with more than 50 women and girls involved in the sex trade during a sex-week project targeting human trafficking in London, Woodstock, St. Thomas and Strathroy. Read this article

London's life sciences sector gets a boost
A London-based medical technology incubation program has received $440,000 in increased government support. Read this article

Budweiser Gardens reveals new sponsorship deal
Internet and cable provider Start.ca has taken over the naming rights of the Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens from RBC. Read this article

London Police Services Board seeks feedback on Sexual Assault Investigation Policy
The London Police Services Board (LPSB) is requesting community feedback on its Sexual Assault Investigation Policy draft until Dec. 10. Read this article

New Reforest London program to get elementary school students involved
Reforest London is known in the community for trying to turn London back into the Forest City. Read this article

London Votes: What mayoral candidates are saying about economic development
London may be a university/college town, but the question of what to do after graduation is never far from students' minds. Read this article

London Votes: What mayoral candidates are saying about preventing sexual violence in the city
The Interrobang asked several of London's mayoral candidates how they plan to prevent sexual violence and make the city a safer community for everyone. Read this article

London couple donates over 1,100 bikes in five years
A London couple has given away free bikes to benefit the community socially, environmentally and economically. Read this article

London makes history with new ranked voting system
On Oct. 22, London will make history as the first Canadian city to use a ranked ballot in its municipal election. Read this article

London Votes: What mayoral candidates are saying on student housing
Here's what a number of London mayoral candidates had to tell the Interrobang about their thoughts on the issue of student housing. Read this article

VIDEO: London mayoral candidates on BRT
Interrobang reached out to London mayoral candidates to speak out on a variety of issues that directly affect Fanshawe students. In this first of a six-part series, candidates discuss the hot button issue of BRT (bus rapid transit). Read this article

London Votes: What mayoral candidates are saying on BRT
Unless you never step foot off campus, you've most definitely noticed that London's transit system and infrastructure desperately need upgrades to meet an increasing population. Read this article

New Electric celebrates grand opening in London
On Aug. 15, industrial electrical contracting company, New Electric celebrated the grand opening of a London branch. Read this article

Cadillac Fairview donated $500,000 to youth-focused charities across Ontario
Cadillac Fairview (CF) has announced a significant donation of $500,000 to 18 youth-focused charities across Canada. Read this article

LHSC medical technician terminated and charged for sedating and sexually assaulting a patient
A June 5 press release from the London Police Service (LPS) announced that twenty-four-year-old Vincent Gauthier, of London, Ont., was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by administering or attempting to administer a drug.  Read this article

Downtown core: The impacts of London's first flex street
The City of London is seeing some major changes in its downtown core, with the construction of Dundas Place. Read this article

London's update on the Ontario Film Commission location library
The City of London is moving towards becoming a popular destination for movie and TV producers from around the world. Read this article

Virtue and Moir: Londoners welcome home Olympic champions with wide open arms
Figure skating fans packed the London International Airport to catch a glimpse of Olympic ice dancing champions, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, as they made their way back home from Pyeongchang. Read this article

Heavy rainfall leaves London swimming in deep water
Torrential downpours, compounded by warm weather which melted ice and snow created quite the soggy situation for many Londoners at the end of February. Read this article

Results of 2017 Public Needs Survey
On Feb. 15, the London Police Service (LPS) released the data collected from their 2017 Public Needs Survey. Read this article

Temporary overdose prevention site to open in downtown London this February
London will become the first city in the province to open a temporary overdose prevention site this February. The site will provide those who use injection drugs the opportunity to take these drugs under the supervision of healthcare professionals. Read this article

Twenty-five Fanshawe staff win Dream Lottery grand prize
A group of 25 current and former Fanshawe staff won the Fall Dream Lottery grand prize. The current and former Fanshawe staff members were the first group to win the grand prize of either the choice of one of two $1.4 million homes or a cash prize of $1 million. Read this article

Provincial government invests $170 million in BRT project
Earlier this week, the Minister of Transportation revealed that the provincial government will be investing $170 million into London's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Read this article

Youth Opportunities Unlimited receives $1 million donation
On Oct. 24, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) received its largest monetary donation in the organization's history from the Smith family of EllisDon Construction. Read this article

London city hall considering the removal of all city-owned vending machines
Public health was discussed over a city hall plan to ban all pop and candy machines from London city-owned facilities. Read this article

London ranked third best place to be a woman in Canada
In the recent study authored by senior researcher Kate McInturff at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, London was rated the third best place to be a woman in Canada. Read this article

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