Yearly Archives: 2010

December 2010

Vents blocked by snow can cause fatalities

December 8th, 2010|

Beware.

All that white stuff can unleash a deadly killer: carbon monoxide.

Fire and Union Gas officials are warning Londoners to keep their natural gas vents free from mounting snow drifts.

A blocked vent can lead to a buildup of the odourless killer, ending in death.

Case in point was Elgin Hall, a student residence at the University […]

Fire at London Police Headquarters

December 3rd, 2010|

King Street between William and Adelaide is closed this morning after a fire at the London Police headquarters.

The London Fire Department was called to the scene around 3 a.m after smoke was reported coming from a storage garage containing a bomb disposal truck and small amounts of explosives.

Police say the fire started inside the […]

November 2010

Fire hastens heritage park

November 8th, 2010|

Though it hardly made headlines, the destruction of the long abandoned Elgin Pavilion was another step – albeit accidental and perhaps problematic – in the fledgling transformation of a former rehabilitation village for Canada’s war veterans.

Overgrown with weeds, the building burned to the ground Friday night in a blaze London’s fire department says wasn’t […]

October 2010

London Fire Department ends Thames River search

October 30th, 2010|

More than 20 firefighters from the London Fire Department’s Marine Unit scoured the Thames River today following reports of a man in the water.

But the search ended at about 7 p.m. tonight, and no one was found in the water.

“The water search is complete, there was nothing in the water,” said Syd Gatenby, Platoon […]

September 2010

In her shoes

September 19th, 2010|

Seeing a man walk around downtown London in bright red stilettos may cause you to take a second look.

So, when nearly 200 men donned the accessory and tried to balance their way around Victoria Park Sunday, it easily drew a crowd.

It was all for a good cause, though.

“Next year, I’m going to ask for […]

Walking a mile in her shoes

September 19th, 2010|

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August 2010

Blaze causes $2M damage at industrial plaza in city

August 29th, 2010|

The London police arson squad is looking for occupants of a dark vehicle seen just before the outbreak of a Sunday fire that caused $2 million in damage and sent four firefighters to hospital.

Police don’t have any suspects but said a dark vehicle was seen leaving the scene — an industrial plaza at 300 […]

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August 26th, 2010|

Vehicles Responding to Highrises on Wharncliffe Rd

August 22nd, 2010|

The truck’s too big . . . for this London fire station

August 19th, 2010|

City officials may be fire-engine-red with embarrassment after a tiny measuring error left a new $840,000 truck unable to fit into its destined London fire hall.

But London’s fire chief moved Wednesday to hose down any controversy after The Free Press learned of the gaffe, saying the new engine will still be put to good […]

June 2010

East London propane blast puts man in hospital

June 1st, 2010|

A man is in hospital with severe burns after a propane explosion rocked an east London neighbourhood.

The aftermath of the Monday morning blast left a scene worthy of a war movie.

The garage of the house on peaceful Sunrise Cres. was simply gone, blown clean off the house by the force of the blast.

In the […]

Safe riding

June 1st, 2010|

Mersadie Herdman, 5, gets a lesson on the proper way to wear her bike helmet from Julianne Wever, the London Fire Department’s public fire and life safety instructor, during a bike rodeo at the Stronach Community Centre on Friday, May 28. The rodeo was put on by the London Block Parent program – a […]

May 2010

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February 2010

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