Monthly Archives: December 2011

December 2011

Londoners rally for distraught family

December 22nd, 2011|

A neighbour’s house burned and the family’s Christmas presents destroyed, Alice Kolendowski had a hard time shaking a certain thought from her head Thursday morning.

“I keep on thinking about my own girls. I can’t imagine those children losing their toys,” Kolendowski, 29, said.

That in mind, Kolendowski and her sister went shopping, buying dolls, toy […]

Fire hits Blackfriars apartment house again

December 19th, 2011|

First, a suspected arson hit the place while they slept.

Now, six weeks later, firefighters say residents of a small London apartment house are lucky to be alive after yet another early-morning fire tore through their building just before dawn, a close call at a time when fires are deadliest.

The blaze sent five people to […]

Brescia remembers Montreal Massacre

December 11th, 2011|

Brescia University College commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the Montreal Massacre December 6 at the annual Ritual of Re-membering.

“The Montreal massacre took place at a university,” said Kim Young Milani, director of The Circle Women’s Centre. “So, as the only women’s university in Canada it is important that we honour this day (and) celebrate […]

Suspicious fires (updated)

December 8th, 2011|

Police and fire investigators are looking into the causes of a pair of suspicious fires set within 20 minutes of each other.

Just after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday (Dec. 8), John Haddow woke up to a neighbour knocking on his door to tell him his ‘93 Ford Tempo was engulfed in flames in the driveway […]

Flames reached to top of silos on farm

December 8th, 2011|

Barn fire created smoke that was thought to be toxic, but testing revealed no changes to air quality.

Emergency workers blocked off a section of Highbury Ave. on the outskirts of London Wednesday after a barn fire created a giant plume of toxic smoke that was visible kilometres away.

Two barns were fully engulfed when firefighters […]

Hazmat called to barn blaze (update)

December 7th, 2011|

The London Fire Department’s hazardous materials unit was on the scene of a large barn blaze earlier today after concerns nearby propane tanks could explode due to the intense heat.

The fire is now under control and the fire crews were able to keep the tanks cool. There were also concerns about burning insulation.

There have […]

White Oaks collision

December 7th, 2011|

Three people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle collision Wednesday evening (Dec. 7) at Ernest and Bradley Avenues.

London police confirmed the vehicles collided at the intersection, while one driver was turning left and the other, right. Two adult women were extracted from one of the vehicles and one senior […]

Major Fire South of London

December 7th, 2011|

Hyde Park home destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon

December 2nd, 2011|

A fire in Hyde Park has damaged a family home just before Christmas.

At around 4:30 pm. Yesterday (Dec. 21), London fire crews were called to 1794 Seymour Cres. after receiving notification about a house on fire.

The fire appears to have started in the rear of the home, but extended into the attic. According to […]