Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 2012

Local celebrities kick-off 18th annual Scan Away Hunger campaign

October 31st, 2012|

Local athletes from the London Lightning together with media personalities and others will help kick off the 2012 Scan Away Hunger campaign, an annual fundraising initiative by Mission Services of London.

Players from the London Lightning basketball team, morning show personalities Chris Love and Natalie Lovie from Fresh FM and Dunner and Matt from More […]

The Second Calendar

October 31st, 2012|

Support for the first Hall of Flame Calendar was so great that all calendars produced were sold quickly, making it an easy decision to create a second calendar.

Get Social with Us

October 30th, 2012|

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Smoke Alarm Blitz

October 30th, 2012|

London Firefighters will be canvassing homes in a London neighbourhood to determine if everyone is fully protected by working smoke alarms.

False alarms

October 29th, 2012|

Three big scares last week — a suspicious package, a mysterious white powder and a bomb scare — forced London police and firefighters to call out specially trained teams. Free Press reporter Kelly Pedro looks at the scares that tied up hazardous material teams, bomb technicians and uniformed officers and firefighters who had to […]

BURN – The Film

October 28th, 2012|

A group of London citizens are interested in hosting a local viewing of this film and are looking for your help...

Calendar Beginnings

October 26th, 2012|

With the release of a new calendar coming up (Nov 16, 2012 ), I thought it would be fun to republish the old calendars for nostalgic reasons...

East London Canada Post Depot Reopens; ‘White Powder’ Still Unidentified

October 25th, 2012|

Operations at a Canada Post sorting depot in London returned to normal Thursday, the day after a suspicious package triggered a large scale Police response.

Early Wednesday morning, the building on Highbury Avenue was evacuated after a suspicious package and powder were discovered.

Fire crews, the London Police Forensics Unit and the bomb squad were all […]

Mail Sorting Plant Evacuated

October 25th, 2012|

The Canada Post mail sorting plant on Highbury was evacuated this morning after a suspicious package was found.

The London Fire Department hazmat team was called in and conducted an investigation alongside city police.

It happened early this morning when employees found a white powder coming from a package.

The powder has been sent for analysis.

The facility […]

Canada Post Evacuation

October 24th, 2012|

An unknown substance was found at the Canada Post Sorting Plant on Highbury Ave. The building was evacuated this morning and remains closed. This is an interview with District Chief Wayne Brown.

via CTV London

911 Clash for a Cause

October 24th, 2012|

London Fire Fighters are participating in the 911 Clash for a Cause to raise funds for Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.

Green Light Given After ‘Suspicious Package’ Found at Canada Post

October 24th, 2012|

The all clear has been given at the Canada Post mail processing facility on Highbury Ave. after workers first came across a suspicious package with white powder inside.

The building was evacuated around 6 a.m. Wednesday as a “precaution,” according to Canada Post spokesperson Eugene Knapik.

Employees were allowed back into the building after 1:30 Wednesday […]

Mystery powder closes Canada Post

October 24th, 2012|

Canada Post employees evacuated the Highbury mail processing facility when a suspicious package containing white powder was discovered.

Man suffers burns in Robarts explosion

October 24th, 2012|

An explosion in a lab at Robarts Research Institute Tuesday sent one person to hospital with minor burns.

Lab Explosion Sends One Person To Hospital

October 24th, 2012|

A research technician suffered minor cuts and burns following a lab explosion in Western’s Robarts Research Institute.

Fire crews responded to the scene Tuesday afternoon and said damage was contained to just the one lab.

“We had a minor explosion of a chemical called Rubidium and it injured one of the University workers,” said Platoon Chief […]

Deadly Blaze Investigated

October 22nd, 2012|

Investigators have yet to officially pinpoint the cause of an apartment blaze that claimed the life of a disabled man, a man many say will be missed. CTV London’s Celine Moreau has more.

via CTV London

Disabled London Man Killed in Belmont Dr. Apartment Fire

October 22nd, 2012|

A fire inside a south end apartment building has claimed the life of a disabled London man.

Fire crews were called to the scene on Belmont Drive, near Wharncliffe, around 8 p.m. on Sunday night, to find heavy smoke in a fourth-floor unit.

“He was found in the living room area. He was in a chair. […]

Man Killed in Apartment Fire

October 22nd, 2012|

An investigation is being conducted into a deadly fire in the south end last night.

A 52 year old disabled man was killed after fire hit his fourth floor apartment on Belmont Avenue.

The fire was contained in the apartment but there was heavy smoke damage to the entire floor.

The cause is under investigation and the […]

Disabled man dies in London fire

October 21st, 2012|

A disabled man is dead after fire crews found him engulfed in flames inside his south London apartment Sunday night.

Fire fatality on Belmont Drive

October 21st, 2012|

A fire broke out at a Belmont Drive apartment building early Sunday evening (Oct. 21) leaving one person dead.